Posts Tagged ‘ vans ’

summer shoes

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vans are probably my all time favorite shoes.  there’s no telling how many pairs i’ve owned over the years.  every spring / summer i buy a new pair.  it’s usually authentics or slip-ons, but this year i decided to change it up and go with the sk8-hi.  there’s really not much to them – they’re canvas and suede with the vans vulcanized signature waffle outsole.  it’s been a long time since i skated, but that doesn’t mean i can’t relive my not-so-glory days every once in a while.

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vans for j. crew sk8-hi reissue sneakers

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oh no.  not another j. crew shoe post.  i’m tired of these too, but i can’t help it.  they keep coming with heat.  on this collaboration with vans, they went through the archives and pulled a design straight from the dogtown days.  i’d say they nailed it.  these look pretty f’ing dope.  they also come in “boardwalk” blue.  you can pre-order them on j.crew.com.  i believe i will do just that (unless j. crew wants to send me a test pair).

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summer kicks 2014

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it’s technically not summer yet (that’s june 21st, fools), but that’s no reason not to go ahead and upgrade your shoe game.  the past few summers i’ve rocked a couple of pairs of vans (slip ons and authentics), tretorns, and some chuck taylors (i’m not big on boat shoes or espadrilles).  this year i’m going with the three beauties you see above.  from top to bottom: adidas stan smith in navy, vans slip ons in black and gray, and nike killshots.  i shouldn’t have to tell you that slip on vans should be an essential part of your summer wardrobe.  more summer staples to come this week.  get excited.

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.

 

beach inspiration: jeff spicoli

it was 85 degrees today in nashville which got me thinking about the summer and more specifically my upcoming trip to the beach.  a lot of folks are on spring break right now, so this post may not be as premature as you might think.  when i’m at the beach, i like keep things very jeff spicoli: short sleeve polo shirt, volley swim trunks, slip on vans, and some form of beach bag.  if you haven’t seen fast times at ridgemont high, you need to plan on watching it as soon as you possibly can.  mr. serious sean penn as a high school stoner and phoebe cates in a bikini: what’s not to like?