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post #61 of 201
John april, With all due respect, those are some of the ugliest, most boring and overpriced sneakers I have seen in quite some time. And believe me, I've seen a lot of crappy sneakers.
post #62 of 201
They are kinda ugly, johnapril.
post #63 of 201
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John april, With all due respect, those are some of the ugliest, most boring and overpriced sneakers I have seen in quite some time. And believe me, I've seen a lot of crappy sneakers.
Hmm, I'm inclined to agree. Jon.
post #64 of 201
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(imageWIS @ Mar. 31 2005,08:15) I have 5 pairs: Really light gray suede w/ blue leather stripe Tan / Coffee w/ brown leather stripe White leather w/ hazed-gold stripe Brown leather w/ chocolate chip leather stripe Black leather w/ gray leather stripe I am happy to say I have never seen another person wearing any of the above-mentioned Speedcats. Jon.
Wow, you must not get out of the states then. Those speedcats and mostros were beyond exhausted by the time I was studying abroad in France damn near 3 years ago. I came back to college in Georgetown and everybody who was back from visiting Europe had them in D.C. as well.
Well, I spend a lot of time in South America and Canada, perhaps that's why I don't see them often. I have not been to Europe in a while. Jon.
post #65 of 201
Good points CTGuy. I don't like wearing Speedcats because of the afore mentioned problems about wearing them when it's wet, and I don't see any comfort or aesthetic benefits to balance that (like with Puma Sprints). What really fuels my distaste of them is that despite the practicality problem (which is multiplied when living in Amsterdam where you have to walk a lot and it rains a lot), certain sets of people flock to them and they have become a "uniform" in certain bars and clubs. Along with a pair of Diesels, and some sort of blazer. The shirt you are allowed to have some decision in, as long as it is a polo or a "pseudo vintage" T shirt. I guess it is because of that association that I have problems with them. Not the most rational, but... K
post #66 of 201
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But I think that a lot of fashionistas amongst seem to define style as something that requires wearing or owning a particular item or style before the crowd does.
Just want to add to that, some "so-called" fashionists define style as wearing/owning a particular item that the common crowd won't get a chance to lay their hands on. Hence the proliferation of all things being "limited edition". Obviously there are really gems among those limted products, but many are just average at best. Back to the original topic-favorite sneakers, one of my recent favorites are these. Reasonable price, not so ubiquitous, and goes well with dark jeans. The shoes in close looks a tad too busy, but it is alright when view from a normal distance. And the leather used, though in no way comparable to dress shoes, is much better than Nike's ones.
post #67 of 201
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John april, With all due respect, those are some of the ugliest, most boring and overpriced sneakers I have seen in quite some time.  And believe me, I've seen a lot of crappy sneakers.
And that was the point, mon cher.
post #68 of 201
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But I think that a lot of fashionistas amongst seem to define style as something that requires wearing or owning a particular item or style before the crowd does.  
Just want to add to that, some "so-called" fashionists define style as wearing/owning a particular item that the common crowd won't get a chance to lay their hands on. Hence the proliferation of all things being "limited edition". Obviously there are really gems among those limted products, but many are just average at best. Back to the original topic-favorite sneakers, one of my recent favorites are these. Reasonable price, not so ubiquitous, and goes well with dark jeans. The shoes in close looks a tad too busy, but it is alright when view from a normal distance. And the leather used, though in no way comparable to dress shoes, is much better than Nike's ones.
I like those... Deffo like em. K
post #69 of 201
JohnMC (or anyone who knows), what are those second ones you posted? The white with turquoise. Look something like what I'm looking for. m
post #70 of 201
Onitsuka Tiger - Mexico 66 with white leather upper and sky trim detailing. Got them at Frontier in London (Soho).
post #71 of 201
I don't often wear sneakers, but i think that Gucci makes the best sneakers.
post #72 of 201
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I don't often wear sneakers, but i think that Gucci makes the best sneakers.
Seriously?

I guess someone has to like them or they wouldn't make them anymore

post #73 of 201
I have a pair of black/white Speed Cats that I got a long time ago and have barely worn, a pair of high-top Aqua Chuck Taylors that I have worn twice, a pair of brown New Balance shoes of some sort that I use to do physical things, and a pair of black/grey Puma Platinums. I'm not particularly in love with any of them, but they all serve their purposes.
post #74 of 201
I like the Addidas Stan Smith sneakers. I'm thinking about getting a pair. They would look great with my new APC jeans. It is the most copied shoe design this season; everyone from Dior Homme to RL. What do you guys think (I'm getting them reguardless)?
post #75 of 201
Oooh i bought a pair of stan smith's a few months ago after having to search everywhere for them (their a staple of every Foot Locker now). I personally like my sneakers like some of you like your jeans - worn in, so the stark whiteness of the smith's have resulted in me not wearing them much, and thus not getting worn in. So that's my deal with such white sneakers.
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