Posts Tagged ‘ authentics ’

machine washed and sun dried

we had a nice, sunny weekend here in nashville, so i decided to wash my old pair of vans and let them dry in the sun.  when i wasn’t paying attention, my lab grabbed one of them and ran around the yard.  i gave chase, but she got tired and gave up.  she was quite proud of herself as you can see in the last photo.

update: white authentics and leather laces

last month i mentioned my obsession with white authentics and leather laces.  i think they look brilliant.  i finally ordered my authentics a couple of weeks ago, and last week i went looking for leather laces.  i started at the mall and found a whole lot of nothing.  a salesman at our local department store pointed me to a shoe repair store.  i bought two laces there for $5 a piece.  not kidding.  what a mistake.  i went to target next and found several pairs of leather laces for $3.  i got ripped off but the shoes look fantastic.  it’s amazing what different laces can do for shoes.

white authentics with leather laces

i apologize for the lack of posts lately.  my internet at work has been a bit messed up.  i need to start auto-posting the night before so i can keep up.  i’ve got a lot of good stuff planned for the next couple of weeks.

with spring right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about new kicks.  my favorite spring/summer shoe is either the vans slip-on or the authentic (above).  i’ve always gone with black, gray or navy when buying either shoe, but this spring i’m going to branch out and get white authentics.

white shoes are a tricky thing to pull off.  you don’t want to look too hip hop or like you’re trying too hard to look cool.  the break in period usually consists off some ridicule from your friends, wife or girlfriend.  fear not.  give them some character by adding leather laces to the equation.  the white laces don’t do the shoes any favors.  i stole this idea from ryan at [you have broken the internet].  here are a shot of his authentics: