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Other Premium Sneaker Brands?

Swag22

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Okay well I'm looking for a new pair of shoes. I really like shoes by brands like Clae or Creative Recreation. I like the whole clean, simple, sophisticated, yet stylish look they come with.

Do you guys know of any other brands that provide that same type of vibe? Thanks
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RFX45

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Common Projects and Generic Man are much more cleaner, simpler and sophisticated-er.
 

ArliHawk`

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I cannot for the life of me why everyone is so big on premium sneakers, when most of them lok like variations of Adidas Originals. . .
 

Big Pun

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Just get some Adidas Stan Smith or Gazelle, or Vans Authentics for a fraction of the price.
 

wmmk

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Originally Posted by ArliHawk`
I cannot for the life of me why everyone is so big on premium sneakers, when most of them lok like variations of Adidas Originals. . .

but...don't the little numbers printed on the side show how sophisticated I am?
 

whodini

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Get whatever shoes suit your look and budget but you can't tell me these two even remotely look comparable:
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If this is the look you're going for:
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Then at least go for these:
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Materials aside, I don't understand why it's so impossible for companies to put out a cheaper version of CP. They're just super simple shoes. Why does everyone feel the need to **** up something so basic?
 

bluemagic

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Originally Posted by whodini
Get whatever shoes suit your look and budget but you can't tell me these two even remotely look comparable:
pADIDAS1-2553309_pattern_w345a.jpg
COMM-MZ52_V1.jpg
If this is the look you're going for:
COMM-MZ48_V1.jpg
Then at least go for these:
SCOU-MZ3_V1.jpg
Materials aside, I don't understand why it's so impossible for companies to put out a cheaper version of CP. They're just super simple shoes. Why does everyone feel the need to **** up something so basic?

H&M has vaguely Common-Project-like shoes out this season.
 

taikuodo

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Originally Posted by bluemagic
H&M has vaguely Common-Project-like shoes out this season.

its called vans authentic black on black. plus employee purchase price = $20.
 

jkennett

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Obviously Gazelles don't look like CP... I've never liked the shape of that damned shoe. The Stan Smith and Rod Lavers Vintage on the other hand...

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Whodini- And, shouldn't you be repping shoes named after a guy from Pasadena, CA who went to USC?
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http://hypebeast.com/2008/03/adidas-...ament-edition/
 

Casey

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I also think it's ridiculous how ridiculous it is for shoe designers to create something simple. I would love to own a pair of Lanvin or Common Projects shoes but plunking down $300-$800 is not yet something I can fit into my budget. However, if I ever came across a pair of Achilles for $100, I would jump on it. (Obviously, I missed the whole thing at the Theory at Woodbury Commons)
 

Listi

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Originally Posted by whodini
Why does everyone feel the need to **** up something so basic?

This is true about everything... I hate it.
 

jkennett

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Originally Posted by whodini
Probably, if I didn't think they looked kinda ugly.

hahah. That's a fair reason. I actually like them but to each there own.
 

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