Sneaker Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by denarii, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. familyman

    familyman Senior member

    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2005
    I tried on a pair of PF Flyer Center HI's while in LA and really liked them. The burgundy and grey in leather are NICE!!

    [​IMG]


    I really like how those look. In low the toe looks a bit clunky to me but for some reason the high has a great balance.

    Met another guy who wears Chucks as a biz casual shoe. Beat black Chucks. He says black Chucks have been his go to shoes since the 60's and I believe him.
     
  2. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    Had these but couldnt get on with the shiny leather. The Laver is much nicer imo

    You don't like the superior leather on those huh, odd. I'm not a big fan of the cheap leather on my regular ss's, the matt finish just screams low budget. Had Lavers several years ago and was anxious to get rid of them myself.
     
  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Rod laver vintage

    [​IMG]


    Yeah, online I've only been able to find these with a grey stripe on them somewhere, in all white, or with the aboveformentioned green.
     
  4. modual

    modual Senior member

    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    You don't like the superior leather on those huh, odd. I'm not a big fan of the cheap leather on my regular ss's, the matt finish just screams low budget. Had Lavers several years ago and was anxious to get rid of them myself.

    The shiny leather on white trainers is not pleasing on the eye and the leather is very thin.I know they're trying to recreate something vintage but this is not always a good thing. I agree though that the matt leather on recent stans is cheap looking too. The "vintage" Laver pictured is very good quality wise and easily the best Laver reissue i've seen. Not normally a fan but these are great
     
  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    I've been eyeing them for some time and they look even more shiny in the newer pics I found so I'm going to have to agree with you there. I'll stick to my cheap all whites I guess.
     
  6. nomovement

    nomovement Senior member

    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2006
    Location:
    chicago
  7. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    Those are actually wht/blue that are common as with the wht/grn, mine are all white.
     
  8. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

    Messages:
    3,246
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Location:
    Cambridge/Texas
    Chucks.
     
  9. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Those are actually wht/blue that are common as with the wht/grn, mine are all white.
    The ones I've seen all look like this, with some grey and an extended area of blue on the front of the shoe, and those vintage look more flat. [​IMG]
     
  10. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Apparently these were only made for Europe, so they are probably hard to get, best price I found was like 70 EUR
     
  11. jet

    jet Persian Bro

    Messages:
    20,997
    Likes Received:
    9,106
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Location:
    socal
    ^^Oh I was talking about the stan smiths player. I had those Lavers back in the day too [​IMG]
     
  12. Manny Calavera

    Manny Calavera Senior member

    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    The goal is strictly casual (think denim and plain tees, possibly cargo shorts and plain tees), but still classy. You know, a cut above all the other sneakers out there (so no obvious branding).
    I'm going to recommend the same brand I recommend to everyone: Common Projects. Nothing flashy, ultra-comfortable and really well-made if a little pricey. By far the best sneakers I've ever owned.
     
  13. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

    Messages:
    13,141
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Rod laver vintage

    [​IMG]


    If anyone can find these shoes anywhere in 10.5 or 11D, please let me know as I would greatly appreciate it. I've been trying to source a pair without any success.
     
  14. modual

    modual Senior member

    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    13
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    If anyone can find these shoes anywhere in 10.5 or 11D, please let me know as I would greatly appreciate it. I've been trying to source a pair without any success.

    check your messages
     
  15. charolastra

    charolastra Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2006
    I'm going to recommend the same brand I recommend to everyone: Common Projects. Nothing flashy, ultra-comfortable and really well-made if a little pricey. By far the best sneakers I've ever owned.

    I have to agree with you on this.. I have the grey mids and they are magnificent. Excellent quality and comfort. They look great with slim or straight denim.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by