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Favorite sneakers?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by dusty, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    I've got to go with Onitsuka Tigers, though they've become fairly ubiquitous. [​IMG]
     
  2. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    Black suede with white leather Puma Speedcats - the hipsters have abandoned them, so they are now safe. These shoes more than any I have owned promote female shoe-glancing (differs from shoe gazing) and generally meet with approval.
     
  3. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    My favorites right now are Nike Shox, Nike Dunk, adidas Superstar, and the New Balance 991.  I Ilke Puma Speedcats, but I don't own any.
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    My favorites, in no particular order (except, I guess, price), are:

    Chuck Taylor hightops (black or brown corduroy)
    Adidas Italias and Samoas (sadly, the former are impossible to find these days)
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    Puma Mihara MY-5, MY-7, and MY-8. The designs and colorways are just amazing.
     
  5. Brian SD

    Brian SD Senior member

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    My favorites are:

    Chuck Taylor Low (Black, of course)
    Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66
    Vans Slip-Ons

    Not really a nike fan.. it's too much shoe for me. But it's not like there aren't 14,392,772 fanatics ready to drop a million on the newest limited edition Dunks.

    I like Y-3 shoes and would probably own some were the cost not insanely high. I like to tear my shoes to bits, it would suck if I had to be careful about it.
     
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    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    It's about time to break out the Rod Lavers again... [​IMG]
     
  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    My go-to sneakers are Adidas Sambas.  I also have a pair of K-Swiss classics that I wear quite often.  I like anything Adidas puts out, and would probably own at least five pairs of various models if my budget and closet would allow.  Love the new brown suede Forest Hills, but I'm not sure about the yellow stripe . . .
     
  8. PeterMetro

    PeterMetro Senior member

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    Yeah those Lavers are dope, but I've recently converted to the Ilie Nastases. [​IMG]
     
  9. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    my faves in current rotation:

    - White & Co 1890 (white with navy and red)
    - Ben Sherman Conquest (dont usually like BS trainers but these are the bees knees)
    - Puma Kugel
    - Adidas Antelope
    - Adidas Japan
     
  10. Charles Rogers

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    I rock the New Balance 991's[​IMG] like religion but I am thinking of trying some all white Van's slip ons (30 bucks? you can't beat that). [​IMG] The only thing is, I am afraid of looking like a prisoner or a charlie. I had some lavers; they weren't comfortable but they still make it out sometimes.
     
  11. benchan

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    Love many of the sneakers being mentioned. However, I have problems fitting into some of those slimmer unisex type sneakers. Speaking of Rod Lavers, these look nice in the summer time. Not as comfortable and more pricey than the one shown by Shoreman though. [​IMG] Also a tad surprised in a few similar post, the Jordan XI was never brought up.
     
  12. Chimes

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    i see a lot of adidas fans in this thread - for those that dont know adidas has a campaign that recently launched to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the superstar model. lots of new (limited) variations of the superstar are out including shoes dedicated to Run DMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Underworld, Ian Brown, etc., etc. 35th Superstar Anniversary
     
  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the classics:

    Jack Purcell
    Adidas Spezial
    Puma California
    Adidas Rod Laver

    Benchan
    Those are nice. Are they a certain Laver model? Seem like a Stan Smith/Laver hybrid.
     
  14. sam

    sam Senior member

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    J, I have those exact same shoes. Come to think of it, I notice a lot of female shoe-glancing when I'm wearing them too. I always thought that they're looking at my foot size to see if I have a big [​IMG]. Also a fan of Onitsuka Tiger 66's (have them in birch/latte/indian ink).
     
  15. brooklyn

    brooklyn Senior member

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    this is what i wear

    Retro Jordan I Lows
    John Varvatos Converse
    Adidas Sambas

    Wanted:
    Nike Dunks Pigeons???
    Pradas???
     
  16. StevenRocks

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    I have a friend that's a major sneaker fiend that found several of the 35th Anniversary Adidas Superstar models at Journeys in Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro, NC. Â They had the New York, Boston, Black Embossed and Graphic models the other day, and the prices ranged from $70-99, far less than what they sell for online. Â Selection is limited though. Â Your local Journeys will probably have at least one of these models, but act fast.
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    I used to like Stan Smiths until they switched to the matte leather (late 90s). The rest of these, I really have only a vague idea of what you guys are talking about.
     
  18. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    Adidas superstar (especially II in white/navy)
    Chuck Taylor (High in black/white)
    Nike Air force One (High, white/white)
    Adidas Montreal 76
    Adidas Samoa
    Puma Roma
    Some Puma Mihara
    guilty pleasure: black/gray Prada America's cup along with jeans and a black blazer (yeah I know, me and 50000 trust fund kids wear that look but whatever, I like it)
     
  19. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Senior member

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    (Chimes @ Mar. 25 2005,10:56) i see a lot of adidas fans in this thread - for those that dont know adidas has a campaign that recently launched to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the superstar model. lots of new (limited) variations of the superstar are out including shoes dedicated to Run DMC, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Underworld, Ian Brown, etc., etc. 35th Superstar Anniversary
    I have a friend that's a major sneaker fiend that found several of the 35th Anniversary Adidas Superstar models at Journeys in Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro, NC. They had the New York, Boston, Black Embossed and Graphic models the other day, and the prices ranged from $70-99, far less than what they sell for online. Selection is limited though. Your local Journeys will probably have at least one of these models, but act fast.
    Thats awesome, I'm gonna see if I can find the Tokyo model locally... they have little dragon/chicken things on them..
     
  20. Luc-Emmanuel

    Luc-Emmanuel Senior member

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    I have this pair of Costume National which I find quite nice : [​IMG] Then again, it's a "designer" sneakers [​IMG] but I got them for 35 euros at some "braderie" in paris... Luc
     

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