Sneaker Suggestions

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Tck13, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. Flame

    Flame Senior member

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    Minya, chucks are even worse than Purcells.

    and ever tried the CP version? They feel a lot more comfortable.
     


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    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Still leaning toward Adidas and Converse but any suggestions for something not white? Brownish? Summerish?

    I have heard Asics Onitsuka mentioned quite a bit. Are they worth it? Seem to be along the same lines as chucks / purcells - maybe a little bit more comfortable? Do they last?
     


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    My suggestion, go for the Nike Dunk. They area little hard to find, cause of the different accounts that Nike has with them. Check Journey's or any other shoe store for them. I have the SB version, and I must say, it is one of the most confrontable shoes that I ever have worn.
     


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    Minya, chucks are even worse than Purcells.

    and ever tried the CP version? They feel a lot more comfortable.

    yep, I own leather CP Purcells, actually.

    The insole is very comfy. I have a problem with the heel/lower ankle-area -- it's barely padded at all, and it just rips the shit out of my heel. Not sure if there's anything I can do about that.
     


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    How many games of tennis,can you play in the HL you are talking?

    Without pain? More than I can in my running shoes, that's for sure!
     


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    I like my Topsiders, but not as an only casual shoe.

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    Please excuse the black socks, I really need to invest in some light grey ones or something. The shoes are decently comfy, and you don't see people wearing them in my area.

    I have some Tretorns and PF Flyers coming to me soon from Zappos, and I can post some pics then if anyone is still interested.

    Although it's not the one I ordered (I got the black leather Gullwing), I do like this Tretorn:

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions! Still leaning toward Adidas and Converse but any suggestions for something not white? Brownish? Summerish?

    I have heard Asics Onitsuka mentioned quite a bit. Are they worth it? Seem to be along the same lines as chucks / purcells - maybe a little bit more comfortable? Do they last?


    i own a couple of onitsukas, a mexico 66 and a tiger corsair. is it comfortable? well, the models i bought have thin soles, so i don't recommend it if you're gonna pound the pavement the whole day. but i think in terms of aesthetics and being different, onitsukas is the best choice out there. well, at least far far better than chucks, imo.

    i also bought a friend of mine a pair of onitsuka archery in brown canvas. he seems to like it... you just have to remove that kiltie it comes along with.

    http://www.asics.co.jp/onitsukatiger...N620_0561.html
     


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    Onitsuka's were meant as track/indoor court shoes, so the sole isn't exactly durable, however they do have more padding than chucks.
     


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    Jack Purcells. The "other" Converse.



    What are your opinions of the Varvatos Converse slipons?
     


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    My 2 cents. Just get a regular Chuck Taylor Slipons, or better yet, design your own on converse website.
     


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    Varvatos were kinda cool, but a little overpriced for $100 destroyed canvas.
     


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    Ah, a sneaker thread. I like a lot of the Varvatos/Converse, but the laceless chuck lows I'm not a fan of. Too gimmicky. If I really liked a color, and felt like dropping the cash, I might try to lace up a pair. The old onestars in cord/suede, now those were cool.

    I think there are varvatos purcells, now, in unsurprising earth tones.
     


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    What are your opinions of the Varvatos Converse slipons?

    While I don't really hate them, I agree with Shoreman - a little too gimmicky for my tastes, and hardly worth the designer premium (about $40 more than the regular Chuck slipons). I mean, everyone who wears Chucks knows how easily the laces fall out if you don't tie them up (a few trips down to the basement to do laundry pretty much does the trick!) and laveless Chucks are pretty comfortable in the summer for lounging around the house or the beach or putting things on the grill. But to actually buy a pair with elastics gores to simulate that look seems contrived to me. Just my $0.02, of course.
     


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    While I don't really hate them, I agree with Shoreman - a little too gimmicky for my tastes, and hardly worth the designer premium (about $40 more than the regular Chuck slipons). I mean, everyone who wears Chucks knows how easily the laces fall out if you don't tie them up (a few trips down to the basement to do laundry pretty much does the trick!) and laveless Chucks are pretty comfortable in the summer for lounging around the house or the beach or putting things on the grill. But to actually buy a pair with elastics gores to simulate that look seems contrived to me. Just my $0.02, of course.


    Thanks for the advice. I think you're right, and I think I am going to go with the regular Converse lowtops in white or navy. And if they don't end up working for me, it's only $35, not 100.
     


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    Converse has a custom color program on their website if you don't want white or navy. Unfortunately, they don't allow punctuation in their personal logo (my monogram is "S!") but otherwise it looks interesting.
     


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