Originally Posted by why
You mean low uppers? Those shoes you posted have some of the highest, clunkiest profiles out there. They look like a brick with canvas attached.
Bikkembergs has some of the lowest profile out there (and it's really his best asset) if you can deal with the logo. At least the logo blends in when it's worth with other athletic gear. Most other Italian brands (Paciotti, Costume National, etc.) have the same aesthetic. There's some nice Dior and Jil ones too.
CPs are good because of the construction and profile too, but some models are better for this than others. They're Italian but the feel is more cosmopolitan than Neapolitan.
I think Y-3 had some lower profiles on the sprinter shoes, but if you can't sprint don't wear them.
I don't think we're meaning the same thing by low-profile. I just mean that I like flat, low shoes. Sambas, reeboks, NBs especially, all look and feel very tubular to me.
And all those shoes are well over $130. . .