summer shoes

vans

every summer, i pick a cheap pair of shoes to wear trash.  i spend the summer nights and weekends trying my damnedest to get them dirty.  at the end of the summer, i take pride in the lived-in look that comes from all of the cookouts and trips to the beach and ballpark.  this year, i’m changing it up a bit by adding a pair of checkerboard vans slip-ons to the mix.  they look new and stiff now, but by the time september rolls around, i’m hoping a spin in the washing machine can’t get all the dirt off.  what kicks are you rocking this summer?

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  1. Spicoli approves. Classic.

  2. New Balance 574 for me! Shoes like Vans and Converse make me walk funny, I’ve found. I can’t do shoes with flat soles.

  3. I recently picked up the same thing in a bright blue. They’ve been my go to summer shoe for a few years now.

    • ELK
    • May 18th, 2013

    I’ve got a pair similar to this; do you wear socks with yours? My feet sweat like a whore in church if I go without, but I feel weird wearing them with anything taller than what would be called “low” socks.

      • cooper
      • May 22nd, 2013

      i definitely wear socks with these. vans makes a couple different versions of “no show” socks. you should definitely buy a pair or two. they’re shoe savers.

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