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***Finally an Official Baller sneaker thread ($300 minimum)***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Never liked the shelltoe ROs, this is not helping.
     
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  2. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    Looking at the new arrivals on Ssense, I would almost want to cut myself just to bleed on these things and ruin them.

    Taking a page from the anti-genius of Christian Louboutin, Giuseppi Zanotti decided schizophrenic studs and mis-matched neons weren't enough individually, they had to be combined into one monstrous Gestalt:

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    Dsquared decided to rip off the Prada creepers, but obviously that isn't enough on its own so the leather is textured, there's contrast shit all over everything, and they switched out the sole's espadrille layer for a a jagged bottom:

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    Finally, Givenchy unveiled the ugliest shoe I can remember seeing with a price over $800:

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  3. ExAngel

    ExAngel Senior member

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    I'm with you, but they're much cooler when seen worn in person. I've handled them at maxfields and wasn't really into them, but I saw a dude walking to his car in them in the most conservative look (RRL type wash, slightly baggy jeans and a button down) and they looked pretty cool. the shell toe kind of pops out. Not something i'd wear but very unique and almost cartoony/exaggerated.
     
  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    I think they looked ok because they're basically just Converse. I mean, don't flay me, I get that they're slightly bulbous, but geez a whiz. I still marvel when people comment on how well they blend in with non-ninja fits, as if it's such a shock, as if they're best suited to the dark arts...
     
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  5. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    RO sneakers lose all their appeal when they're not in leather
     
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  6. wurm

    wurm Senior member

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    RO sneakers have no appeal to begin with :foo:

    earlier iterations of dunks actually look decent to me but still
     
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  7. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    early Dunks > huge tongue Geobaskets > sailboat/vagina sneakers > shelltoes
     
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    that dude's never-seen-the-light-of-day pasty-ass calfs and no socks are also not helping :plain:
     
  9. tonio028

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    I picked up a pair of Margiela High Velcros in the distressed navy, but it's going back. Thought I would like it, but just wasn't working the way I was hoping. Either the color wasn't working for me or I just need to concede I can't pull of high top sneaks.
     
  10. xJack

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    Hightops can be tricky..
     
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  11. Urthwhyte

    Urthwhyte Senior member

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    Nor is their pristine whiteness. A beat pair just went up on eBay and actually looks pretty great. Will try to find the pics tomorrow morning
     
  12. stylexchangemtl

    stylexchangemtl Senior member

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    What kind of jeans did u try to pair them with?
     
  13. Tsuji

    Tsuji Senior member

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    just got these...

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    not sure if i wanna keep them though...how do you guys feel about them?
     
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  14. xJack

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  15. They were the pair I was looking for before I bought my white ones.
     
  16. snowmanxl

    snowmanxl Senior member

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    Can't tell but are they black?
    I might be interested in that pair :)(if 42)
     
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  17. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Looks brown in the pic but if it's the current seasons black/grey then I say keep them.
     
  18. snowmanxl

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    I say sell them to me

    Mmm estore isn't stocking any velcros! Where are y'all getting them?
     
  19. 13k

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    Tsuji, I got myself a pair and I liked your waywt fit with them too. I think the color is "steel gray." First pair of MMM velcros for me and the most comfortable GATs I own so far as well. I do dislike the new gum soles they use now. My older pairs of GATs have a semi-transparent look to them, whereas the newer ones are pretty solid gum.

    lesamourai: I liked the OG whites too :embar:

    snowmanxl: they were released this past season in "grey" and "blue" but were pretty limited on stock. I think once they hit sales they ran out. I hope they plan on releasing more in the future.
     
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  20. 

    They had them a few weeks ago, not in size 42 though. I looked.
     

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