Though I've yet to buy a pair I've always found gram's styling unique and awesome. Last season was a bit plain but there have been more than a few pairs from previous collections I'd have been happy owning. The cream pair with orange sole this season is great though.
Clae Diegos are super comfortable. I have tons of sneakers but I usually end up wearing these. Clae doesn't get seem to get much mention on this forum. They pop up on Gilt every so often for cheap. Another thing about them is that they're much more supportive than shoes like chucks or plain canvas sneakers.
I had a pair of Clae Langstons that I wore holes into the soles of, I used them that much. I bought another pair of Claes at a recent Gilt sale for $28, and will break them out for summer soon. Easily my favorite "non-baller" sneaker brand.
+1. They came out last fall so they are a bit of a pain in the ass to get your hands on now, though eBay usually has them (also available in red and green). Thankfully Nike is re-releasing them in the near future and with less artificial yellowing of the sole.
Where did you hear this???
I got the blues but every once in a while I find myself wishing I'd gone for green.