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I Surrender: need help with sneakers

Scuttlebutt

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Well, the search feature has failed me. That big sneaker thread didn't yield much.

Basically I'm looking for a sneaker that I can wear with jeans or shorts. Nothing crazy, but a notch nicer than your typical Adidas. Needs to be conservative enough to wear in front of professors and the like, yet still have enough pop to get noticed.

Right now I have a pair of ugly loafers that need to be replaced. With jeans and shorts I really just wear boatshoes, the loafers, or Sperry sneakers (khaki colored, boring).


I'm thinking something along these lines (but less expensive if possible). Thoughts?



http://www.amazon.com/Bally-Mens-Fre...146399&sr=1-25
 

modernrenman

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Try posting this in quick questions, the noob thread, or one of the dedicated sneaker threads (baller/non-baller). Even though you didn't find what you were looking for while browsing them (really... in 362 pages of sneakers you didn't find even one pair you liked?), you'll probably get much better responses than you will by starting a new thread.
 

lemmywinks

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Just ask the same question in the sneaker thread.

Since you're budget seems to be quite high think about getting a pair of Common Projects.

Otherwise if you want to go cheap it's good to stick with the classics.

adidas sambas are nice. Converse are putting out some nice conservative non-Chuck models that you shoul go and check out.
 

Krish the Fish

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Common Projects or GATs. I'm actually trying to find a pair of GATs now.

From my experience, if you spend a moderate amount on a pair of shoes, you will continue to do so until, like me, you are stuck with 18 pairs of sneakers. The pairs I wear most are my CPs and my MMMs. The other 16 pairs are just a waste of ~$1000-$1600.
 

Listi

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I only buy shoes that cost under $40 or over $200.

If I spend $75 or 80 on a pair of sneakers, they inevitably don't get worn as much as my CP, but I feel bad for the waste. But if I spend $25 I don't care if I only wear them once or twice a month.
 

impolyt_one

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Originally Posted by Scuttlebutt
Needs to be conservative enough to wear in front of professors and the like, yet still have enough pop to get noticed.

First read this to say 'needs to be conservative enough to wear AS a professor" blah blah, saw the picture, and thought you were not far off the path and you just tended to like ugly, expensive sneakers.... but if you're a student, no professor is going to judge you for your footwear. Get a grip.
 

LawrenceMD

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Originally Posted by Listi
I only buy shoes that cost under $40 or over $200.

If I spend $75 or 80 on a pair of sneakers, they inevitably don't get worn as much as my CP, but I feel bad for the waste. But if I spend $25 I don't care if I only wear them once or twice a month.


lol i'm the exact opposite: i'll only buy sneaks not over $75. I had a pair of near $300 common projects (i loved them) the gray low perforated ones), but I just was freaked out about messing them up. If I spend something lower than $25 (retail not on sale) something like feiyue then i feel like i'm trying too hard to achieve "its soo cheap its kewl!" look.

to the OP... those gucci sneaks look like nurses shoes.
 

aguydude

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
lol i'm the exact opposite: i'll only buy sneaks not over $75. I had a pair of near $300 common projects (i loved them) the gray low perforated ones), but I just was freaked out about messing them up. If I spend something lower than $25 (retail not on sale) something like feiyue then i feel like i'm trying too hard to achieve "its soo cheap its kewl!" look.

to the OP... those gucci sneaks look like nurses shoes.


Those are Ballys.
 

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For the price and quality, I've had good luck with CNC sneakers...just make sure you get an understated version
 

Listi

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
lol i'm the exact opposite: i'll only buy sneaks not over $75. I had a pair of near $300 common projects (i loved them) the gray low perforated ones), but I just was freaked out about messing them up. If I spend something lower than $25 (retail not on sale) something like feiyue then i feel like i'm trying too hard to achieve "its soo cheap its kewl!" look.

to the OP... those gucci sneaks look like nurses shoes.


I wore my cp bballs throughout most of the winter, and in Canada? That means lots of snow and ice
I just don't worry about it.

Also, wear whatever the fuck you want in front of your professors oh my god. I'm fairly certain when I went to talk to my prof about doing a thesis with him I was wearing a floor length coat with patent leather shoes and waxed jeans
 

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I like how this didn't fit into either of the sneaker thread perhaps cool the kid should start a hybrid dress shoe/sneaker thread?
 

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after his recent purchase I don't think he should be allowed to.
 

snowmanxl

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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD
lol i'm the exact opposite: i'll only buy sneaks not over $75. I had a pair of near $300 common projects (i loved them) the gray low perforated ones), but I just was freaked out about messing them up. If I spend something lower than $25 (retail not on sale) something like feiyue then i feel like i'm trying too hard to achieve "its soo cheap its kewl!" look.

to the OP... those gucci sneaks look like nurses shoes.


i find that expensive sneakers age more gracefully than the 80-120 dollar range sneakers.
ie i wore my margielas in some vineyards on a rainy day and my cousin wore his lacoste sneakers. the creases on the toe looked awkward, his midsole was dirty etc...mmm were wet and when dried the mud chipped right off. gumsoles were a good choice for that day as well!
 

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