I decided to recreate this classic, yet minimalist, Air Jordan ad. The 72-10 was one of the most anticipated sneakers of 2015 and dispite  its tortoise-like response from buyers, it's still a great colorway. There are mixed reviews for this sneaker and most common the fact that Jordan never wore this color on court, but who gives a shit. If you like it wear it....WEAR IT!


Patent leather is no longer for the formal type. I initially saw this embraced in the Air Jordan XIs. This loafer adds a twist to the traditional patent by making a pebbled patent which, in my opinion, adds extra detail to such a neutral (almost void) color. The penny loafer will never go out of fashion and is a great addition to your closet. Find it at Cole Haan


The Luxury "Beater": Golden Goose

One thing that I've noticed in today's footwear is the idea of the "beater". In a previous post, I briefly discussed how shoe collectors and sneaker heads are downsizing their collections to weekly rotations and even shoes that can be worn all day without worry of damage and scuffs called, "beaters". I consider Golden Goose, and Italian brand that I've been watching for a while to be a new term that I call the "luxury beater". As someone who loves shoes and appreciated good craftsmanship despite that life of the shoe, Golden Goose can provide you with a high-quality beater with this classic Americana color way. Size 12-14(US) available at Farfetch. 

One thing that I've noticed in today's footwear is the idea of the "beater". In a previous post, I briefly discussed how shoe collectors and sneaker heads are downsizing their collections to weekly rotations and even shoes that can be worn all day without worry of damage and scuffs called, "beaters". I consider Golden Goose, and Italian brand that I've been watching for a while to be a new term that I call the "luxury beater". As someone who loves shoes and appreciated good craftsmanship despite that life of the shoe, Golden Goose can provide you with a high-quality beater with this classic Americana color way. Size 12-14(US) available at Farfetch


Always is rotation! Do you wear white sneakers in the winter? I do

Always is rotation! Do you wear white sneakers in the winter? I do

I've noticed that there is a big attraction to the retro or "classic" silhouette when it comes to sneakers. Aside from oxfords or a classic dress shoe, I find that athletic footwear allows for more creativity in patterns and risk-taking in color ways. Although it is 2015, it seems as though we are stuck in the past rather than embracing the future in footwear. The industry has proven that we don't have a lack of creativity, but more so a lack of diversity. I no longer go on my Facebook account (it is the DEVIL!), but I'm heavy on Instagram and I follow several top accounts in the footwear industry. I also follow a lot of retailers and one that I enjoy in RIF LA. One thing that I've noticed that I've noticed about there account is that a lot of collectors are getting older and are giving up their "babies" for...babies. Human babies and wives and a house with a grill in the backyard and "his and hers" Toyota Camrys. From this dillution of sneaker abundance brings what we now know as "The Rotation": a 5-10 pair set of shoes that are kept at a minimum and rotated to suit weekly attire. In a nutshell, people are selling their collections for more versatile and neutral colors and silhouettes. Despite a height in design, shoe brands like Timberland, Vans, Converse, Adidas and Nike still stock (and sell) basic designs...and I'm all for it! *image courtesy of kicksonfire.com

I've noticed that there is a big attraction to the retro or "classic" silhouette when it comes to sneakers. Aside from oxfords or a classic dress shoe, I find that athletic footwear allows for more creativity in patterns and risk-taking in color ways. Although it is 2015, it seems as though we are stuck in the past rather than embracing the future in footwear. The industry has proven that we don't have a lack of creativity, but more so a lack of diversity. I no longer go on my Facebook account (it is the DEVIL!), but I'm heavy on Instagram and I follow several top accounts in the footwear industry. I also follow a lot of retailers and one that I enjoy in RIF LA. One thing that I've noticed that I've noticed about there account is that a lot of collectors are getting older and are giving up their "babies" for...babies. Human babies and wives and a house with a grill in the backyard and "his and hers" Toyota Camrys. From this dillution of sneaker abundance brings what we now know as "The Rotation": a 5-10 pair set of shoes that are kept at a minimum and rotated to suit weekly attire. In a nutshell, people are selling their collections for more versatile and neutral colors and silhouettes. Despite a height in design, shoe brands like Timberland, Vans, Converse, Adidas and Nike still stock (and sell) basic designs...and I'm all for it!

*image courtesy of kicksonfire.com

You will be missed, Kobe. Truly a legend! NEVER FORGET!

You will be missed, Kobe. Truly a legend! NEVER FORGET!