Vans are some of the cooler shoes made. I have worn them multiple times over my 30 plus years of life. The thing about vans is that they are clean and classic. They always have my favorite outsole, Gum Rubber. If you take it easy on them they will last forever or if you are like me and like to party they might not be around for to long. I was just messing around on their website and found a place where you can make your own and maybe just maybe learn a bit about shoe anatomy if you are really paying attention. Check out my customs I just put together.
Gotta put some new content up here or the few viewers I do have are going to disappear. I was in Portland a few weeks ago for a work event. I was speaking with a coworker who just got back from Japan. He brought a few pair of Mizuno children shoes back for gifts. I was lucky enough to haggle these from him for my child. They may be hook and loop but they are fresh and classic. Check it out gum rubber out sole, tan color with tan camo. Kai will look tough in these on the playground at daycare.
Asics has some super dope Onitsuka High Tops that will be ready for the fall. Not a bad photo shoot either. Check out this photo that I borrowed from Highsnobiety.
The question is does asics make a shoe than can translate into a everyday hipster shoe?? Being a mainline running brand do they have the power that Nike does to cross and blur the lines? They've been producing the Onitsuka line for sometime now. Even made a splash in Kill Bill Voume II as a ninja boot.
Like I often say, Things that make you say hmmm???
These things are hot. I mean super hot. Narrow toebox, suede leather. White midsole and two eyelets. Hmmm, what color do you get or do you just skip the chukka boot and go with the loaf for late summer and some white pants? Either way i'm in.
I sat outside for the majority of the day and I got fried. Im feeling super pink like a lobster right now. But that is life, so next time I will put on my sunblock on. Anyway I will be ready for the week after a few more cocktails!
Man I love shoes. Its crazy how many shoes I have. Im like a chick in the fact that I have a ton of shoes in my closet. I have a certain affinity towards certain shoes too. I love anything with gum rubber. I love sipping on shoes, and I love clean simple lines without a ton of logos. If you look at me I will typically always have a simple V-neck on and pair of jeans. I don't know why but I can't stand logos. But I love a high fashion name brand. Am I name whore? Who knows?
Here are my sneaks of the day.
I would get me a pair if I lived on the east coast.