Whether it’s a fresh pair or your everyday beaters, one of the best ways to freshen up your footwear is with a new pair of laces.
I recently bought a few pairs of boostVIBES laces from Rope Lace Supply, and immediately re-laced a few pairs of my Boosts. Maybe not as much fun as getting a whole new pair of sneakers, but in my opinion the next best thing (and costs a lot less money).
Footwear and fashion might not be go-to platforms for public conversations about issues beyond trends and popular style, but the world of sneakers offers an opportunity to talk to a particular range of people.
ans and collectors from disparate communities all come together in the passion of collecting footwear (like a rainbow Venn diagram), and that includes communities with contemporary tensions or violent histories. For his first few pairs of Reebok Classic Leathers, Kendrick focused on the strife between gangs in his hometown of Compton, Los Angeles.
- The two colors of the Bloods and Crips, red and blue, coexisted on each pair of shoes
- The ongoing collaboration on Reebok Classic Leathers ended in 2016
- No two hues are further apart than black and white
The new sneaker is a riff on the Club C that seem pretty simple off the bat, with a bleached denim upper and white sole. But the discourse is in the details. According to Reebok, Kendrick chose the bleached black denim as a representation of mystery and anonymity, but also the commingling and coexistence of two very different colors.
This sneaker represents that call for unity and equality, while also pushing people to look beneath the surface and uncover the hidden messages.
As a part of those releases, Kendrick and Reebok even produced a video of former gang members discussing their pasts and how they’re working to leave the violence behind and make green.
New year, new you, right? If that’s the case, it means it’s time for you to try new things all over the map—from eating more oatmeal in the morning and getting
Some of the easier sells include a classically inspired Air Jordan, some camouflaged Nike SB silhouettes, and a collaboration on a Nike Dunk that’s more than what it seems on the surface. If you’re looking to take some chances, Shoe Gallery has a subtly exciting pair of Climacools with Adidas.
- Nike Dunks have been the favorite of many collectors for decades
- The sneaker takes cues from casual men’s shoes like deck shoes
- This sneaker might be for you
The limited sneaker will only be available at the Amsterdam store this week, but will be more widely available at all Size? stores and online next week. One of the most unconventional Air Jordans of the Tinker Hatfield era—and also his last sneaker at Jordan during his reign as lead designer—the Air Jordan XV has struggled to find the wide popularity that other silhouettes like the 1 and III have.
Red appears in a more subdued way this time, showing up only in the Flywires and elements of the midsole.
It boasts a gray hairy suede upper, black midsole, and red outsole. But here’s the coolest thing: The white swoosh eventually reveals a set of sinister teeth as the painted surface chips away with wear.
For a great running shoe, obviously you want to make comfort and performance your number one priority. Fortunately we live in an age when comfort and performance don’t have to mean compromising on good looks.
That’s why we’ve rounded up the best sneakers from the past year that actually deliver on aesthetics—and that don’t sell out immediately upon release. If you’re a runner who likes to look his best while running, these are the 10 sneakers to do it in. And if you’re not a runner? Well, here are some shoes to make people think that you are.
- Camouflage tends to cycle in and out of style
- Normally we love textural shifts
- The limited sneaker will only be available at the Amsterdam store
One of the most unconventional Air Jordans of the Tinker Hatfield era—and also his last sneaker at Jordan during his reign as lead designer—the Air Jordan XV has struggled to find the wide popularity that other silhouettes like the 1 and III have.
That inspiration allows the brand to continually revisit colorways from the first year of Jordan sneakers
Like on the original AJ1, the upper is mostly white, with hits of black all over the sneaker—most prominently on the toe. Red appears in a more subdued way this time, showing up only in the Flywires and elements of the midsole.
Who would have thought that a 3-stripe trainer born out of a love for sports athletes would turn into the footwear revolution it’s become today?
Venture back in time with a pair of Adidas Gazelle trainers. These illustrious trainers first hit the rack in 1968 when they were introduced as a training shoe. Initially the shoe choice for top athletes, the style went on to be coveted by sports enthusiasts and is now synonymous with the football casual movement of the 80’s.
- The subculture has been going strong for over 30 years
- The marathon collection is the result of a rogue pair of trainers
- The design is understated and uncomplicated to style
A long-time favourite amongst Adidas devotees, this fantastic reissue features a durable gum sole and of course, that iconic 3 stripe silhouette. The vibrant colour make these kicks a strong choice for summertime dressing and are sure to turn heads.
In short, the Stan Smith is a shoe for champions. Sleek, simple yet distinctive, this reissue is better than ever.
That just about wraps it up for our Adidas Originals guide which just leaves one question remaining – is there more to life than ridiculously good shoes?
The adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016 performance review is now available for your viewing and reading pleasure. If you need a CrazyLight Boost 2016 performance review from a big man’s perspective
The dual density rubber setup worked perfectly with the pattern used. With the solid black section, on the colorway worn, is a pretty dense rubber which is durable and works well even when dust is present. Everything that you see that is white rubber is a much softer rubber; it’s a more pliable compound that gripped like crazy.
- Traction – The adidas CrazyLight Boost 2016
- Cushion – Full length Boost is finally available in a basketball shoe
- Materials – The pair I’ve been wearing features Primeknit
The only real difference between the two is that the Primeknit version doesn’t have a tongue. Instead, it features a neoprene section that makes the upper similar to one-piece construction. This is great for lockdown and containment, but it doesn’t allow you to customize the fit much.
Lockdown is incredible, especially in the heel. The forefoot, as mentioned above, is pretty snug so lockdown there is great.
If you love playing in low tops then you’re going to love these. If you’re scared of playing in low tops then you’re going to want to try these.