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The definitive SF-approved non-baller sneaker thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lemmywinks, May 27, 2010.

  1. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    Good thread, Lemmy. And I'm interested in how jet responds to your question. I doubt he wears nonballer anything, but I think it's very cool when a baller can recommend something nonballer for us, such as, "I think the Sambas are a good choice," etc.
     
  2. quasky

    quasky Senior member

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    recently picked these up on the cheap. not for everyday wear, but supremely comfortable and look mighty fine with chinos.
     
  3. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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  4. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Just got these a couple days ago. Good, bad, meh?


    I like them, but ugh, velcro.

    My first pair of sneakers in like six years:

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  5. AntiHero84

    AntiHero84 Senior member

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  6. driveslowk

    driveslowk Senior member

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    uncontrol, why you double dipping dawg? Ahaha

    willy, i like those mark mcnairy x pro keds. The colours look bright. If the shape wasn't so schoolgirl-ish I'd rock.
     
  7. onion

    onion Senior member

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    Here are some sneakers from a brand called SAWA. Not sure of any retailer other than Comme Des Garcons' and Wood Wood's B&M shop. Retail is like $95 IIRC. One interesting this about them is EVERYTHING is made in Africa (sole, leather, laces, thread, etc).

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    And probably the single greatest pair fo sneakers under $100 in existence, the German Army Trainer. Available on German ebay for around $50 with shipping.

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  8. wgbennett83

    wgbennett83 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a link to the German Army Trainer auction? I did a search for "army trainer" located in worldwide and came up with nothing that matches. Those shoes look a lot like white Addidas Sambas...
     
  9. danilo

    danilo Senior member

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    I like those SAWAs! And I like those Supergas as well!! Nice thread!!!

    My daily shoes are Jack Purcells and Adidas Samba K's
     
  10. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    I've been really into Puma 917s lately, just got a pair of lows in tan and I really like them. It draws cues from the Chuck and balmoral sneakers like the Samba, but puts the whole midsole on a tilt for a really streamlined effect. Plus the Puma formstrip generally looks pretty sharp.

    I have an old pair of navy chucks, not great as part of an outfit but fantastic beater shoes.
     
  11. poly800rock

    poly800rock Senior member

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    sawa's look great. don't know if i'll make it to nyc in june, but i want those. or another pair of german army trainers, anyone got a link?
     
  12. onion

    onion Senior member

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    To find German Army Trainers go on German ebay and use the following search terms:

    -bundeswehr turnschuhe
    -bundeswehr hallenschuhe
    -bundeswehr sportschuhe

    Be sure to email the seller (I used bablefish to translate) to make sure they ship outside of Germany.
     
  13. baba booey

    baba booey Senior member

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    ^^^Getting a response and for them to ship outside Germany seems like a real chore. I have tried a few times with no luck.

    I picked these up from NDC.
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  14. Marcus Brody

    Marcus Brody Senior member

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    seavees
    pf flyers non-albins (sumfuns, bob cousy all americans, glides)
    spring court
    new vans home skool lo ($90)

    sort-of approved
    keds
    tretorns


    Why non-Albins? I think the crinkle leather Albins are one of the better offerings in their current line.
     
  15. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Mark McNairy for Pro-Keds.

    These are hot, goddamn. I like the SAWAs, too, but not 100% sold on the black stripe.

    From time to time, I do some searching for a plebe alternative to something more expensive. I prefer to play with my shoe fetish on the cheap with multiple pairs as opposed to one really nice shoe once a year. I was looking to hop on the gum sole bandwangon and picked up a pair of the following:

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    http://www.pointerfootwear.com/index...Fairbank/White
     
  16. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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  17. nakedundermyclothes

    nakedundermyclothes Senior member

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    seem like good beaters from muji which can be had for about $26, dont know too much about them though
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    anybody have any experience with these?
     
  18. nicelynice

    nicelynice Senior member

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    i've got a pair of leather mujis in the shape i paid $30 for, real nice, black leather sneakers just not my style
     
  19. hiei

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    cons first string

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  20. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    There are a lot of SF-approved sneakers in this thread. There are also a lot of NON-SF-approved sneakers (some of which are truly terrible) in this thread.
     

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