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new balance 891 high-top sneaks

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my girlfriend may kill me if i don’t quit buying shoes (should be the other way around, right?).  there are so many good kicks on the market e.g. stan smiths, jordan iii infrareds, air max anniversary.  i could name 10 more, but i’m not going to.  at this moment, i have my eyes on these high-tops from new balance.  i love the navy / orange contrast, and since they’re made by new balance, you know they’re going to be comfortable as hell (that makes little sense but you get the point).  they need to be on my feet as soon as possible.  you can buy them here.

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weekend kicks: nike air max 1

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for the last year or so, my go-to weekend kicks have been nike air max 1s.  they are one of my all-time favorite sneakers and the best part is that you can find them pretty much anywhere.  you don’t have to spend months looking for a pair to match your style (i’m looking at you air jordan 3).  there are plenty of colorways available like the grey / red air max 1 premiums you see above (and below).  i’m not sure when they drop, but i will be copping a pair.  for more info, click here.

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back in stock: adidas stan smith sneakers

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y’all, adidas is messing with our heads.  sometime in 2012 (or early 2013), they took away two of my favorite shoes: the rod laver and the stan smith.  then they announced the return of the stan smith in early 2014.  the drop date happened in late january and i missed the boat by a day or two.  i contacted adidas to ask when they were going to restock the shoes and they said they didn’t know.  (tanks fer nuttin’, adidas.)  last wednesday, i stopped by the adidas store in chicago and they were stocked with stan smiths.  i found my size (they run true) and asked if they would ship them to me.  the very kind salesclerk said adidas stores didn’t ship, so i told her i’d wait until they were restocked online.  (i had a small bag with me and didn’t want to carry them in the box on the plane.)  yesterday, i got an email announcing they were restocked online and i jumped on it.  i tell you this ridiculous and pointless story because they are now in stock at www.adidas.com.  hurry and jump on your size before it’s too late.  and adidas please just keep them in stock and stop messing with our heads.

 

alfred sargent for j. crew

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i went and did it.  i said i wouldn’t and i did it anyway. there’s a good reason for it, ok?  i wear my sid mashburn double monks almost every day.  they’re half a size too big for me and starting to look a little ragged.  rather than ordering another pair from sid, i decided to check out the alfred sargent for j. crew double monks, and i’m glad i did.  don’t get me wrong i love my mashburn monks, but variety is always welcome.

there are few differences between the two double monks strap shoes (alfred argent also makes sid’s). color wise the new ones are a little lighter than sid’s (not sure if you can tell from my shotty iphone photos). the only other difference is the toe. the j. crew double monks are less pointy than sid’s and fit my feet better. if you’re planning on making a purchase, go a .5 size down from your measured or street shoe size. they run big like most english made shoes.

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clarks x horween desert boots

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fall is finally here.  actually, it’s been here for a month.  nashville is just late to the party weather-wise.  it was in the forties this weekend.  i friggin’ love it.

nothing quite says fall footwear like a crispy pair of desert boots.  this year i’m trading in my suede joints for these new clarks x horween leather dbs.  if you’re not hip to horween, you can get schooled here.  it’s some of the best leather in the world (i’m probably not qualified to make this statement, but i can say whatever i want ’cause this is a blog).

you can buy your very own pair here.  don’t forget to go a 1/2 size down from your normal shoe size.  they run big.  i would also recommend an insole for maximum comfort.

superga classics

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the first time i saw a pair of superga sneakers i was in 8th grade.  one of my friends had invited a french exchange student to live with her for a few months and these were the only shoes she packed.  i thought they were some of the most heinous sneakers i had ever seen – which means they were destined to be cool 15 years later.  honestly, they’re probably still not “cool,” but I’m not worried about it.  they’re incredibly comfortable, easy on the wallet and you can throw them in the washing machine when they start to stink.  who knows maybe i won’t look like a tourist when i finally book that trip to europe.  you can buy your very own here.

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nike free flyknit+

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i need another pair of nike shoes like i need a hole in the head, but nike continues to release the coolest shoes ever, so i guess i know where my next paycheck is going.  last week, nike announced the free flyknit which is basically my two favorite nike shoes in one glorious looking sock-like shoe.  how can i resist?  they retail for $160 and are available for pre-order here.  six colorways are available; these are my favorite three.

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vans for j. crew washed canvas sneaks

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there is something very un-vans about buying vans at j. crew, but i had to give these a test run. i’m glad i did. i’m really digging the washed canvas – especially in the “nickel” color. they also come with two sets of laces: boot laces (as you see above) and leather laces. (white laces are for the birds.) and thank you j. crew for keeping them the same price as regular authentics. there is no such thing as having too many pairs of vans. #realtalk

summer shoes

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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?

the best no show socks on the market

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the weather in nashville was perfect this weekend which means spring no show sock season has officially begun.  i’ve tried almost every no show sock on the market and keep coming back to these: vans canoodle super no show socks (damn! that’s a mouthful).  i stumbled upon them by accident at a vans store in denver 3 or 4 years ago.  i didn’t realize they were technically women’s socks, but it doesn’t matter.  they do the trick.  they don’t bunch up at the toe or slip down your heel when you’re walking.  hands down they are the best no show socks you will find.  give them a shot this spring/summer if you’re looking for something to help keep your feet from being the smelliest on your block.  your lady will thank you.

 

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