• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Suggestions for low profile shoes?

hamish5178

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2008
Messages
801
Reaction score
2
I've got around $130 to spend for hopefully two pairs, or maybe just one. Must be simple and low profile (as in flat and not chunky, even my sambas are too chunky for me now). Any suggestions? So far I've been looking at: Vans Authentic
Jack Purcells (I have a pair of white ones that are dying)
 

Timbaland

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2008
Messages
3,259
Reaction score
686
I like the Jack Purcell's and the simple Converse shoes. You can also check out the onitsuka tiger.
 

why

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
9,735
Reaction score
406
You mean low uppers? Those shoes you posted have some of the highest, clunkiest profiles out there. They look like a brick with canvas attached.

Bikkembergs has some of the lowest profile out there (and it's really his best asset) if you can deal with the logo. At least the logo blends in when it's worth with other athletic gear. Most other Italian brands (Paciotti, Costume National, etc.) have the same aesthetic. There's some nice Dior and Jil ones too.

CPs are good because of the construction and profile too, but some models are better for this than others. They're Italian but the feel is more cosmopolitan than Neapolitan.

I think Y-3 had some lower profiles on the sprinter shoes, but if you can't sprint don't wear them.
 

rbny

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2006
Messages
119
Reaction score
0
Sambas are just as low profile as your other choices. But ok, based on your pics, I would choose the Jack Purcells and they can be found in different kinds of colors/fabrics, as well as prices. I saw black John Varvatos Purcells a while back that I regretted not getting and cost a little over $130.
 

hamish5178

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 28, 2008
Messages
801
Reaction score
2
Originally Posted by why
You mean low uppers? Those shoes you posted have some of the highest, clunkiest profiles out there. They look like a brick with canvas attached.

Bikkembergs has some of the lowest profile out there (and it's really his best asset) if you can deal with the logo. At least the logo blends in when it's worth with other athletic gear. Most other Italian brands (Paciotti, Costume National, etc.) have the same aesthetic. There's some nice Dior and Jil ones too.

CPs are good because of the construction and profile too, but some models are better for this than others. They're Italian but the feel is more cosmopolitan than Neapolitan.

I think Y-3 had some lower profiles on the sprinter shoes, but if you can't sprint don't wear them.


I don't think we're meaning the same thing by low-profile. I just mean that I like flat, low shoes. Sambas, reeboks, NBs especially, all look and feel very tubular to me.

And all those shoes are well over $130. . .
 

Coldsnap

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 12, 2008
Messages
9,745
Reaction score
5,426
trying to work some Gap discount magic so i get get 50% off the jack chucks'
 

captainmo

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 5, 2008
Messages
170
Reaction score
0
+1 for onitsuka tigers. Very low profile. Most of the ones I've seen are pretty crazy color schemes, but they have some plainer ones too.
 

rapdancin

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 16, 2008
Messages
193
Reaction score
1
tai chi tigers are nice, simple white/black color scheme

the bottom only last about 9-10 months tho
 

jet

Persian Bro
Joined
Jun 9, 2006
Messages
22,620
Reaction score
11,030
shoes on right

 

travo

Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2009
Messages
20
Reaction score
0
Related to this subject... does anyone have a pic of someone wearing the Vans Old Skools? I'm in a similar situation as the OP, I'm looking for a pair of low cut casual shoes and I'm leaning toward the Old Skools but would like to see how jeans fall on them.
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 32 3.8%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 144 17.1%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 278 33.1%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 132 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.8%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 1.0%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 54 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,234
Messages
9,230,915
Members
193,766
Latest member
salvpi
Top