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What to Wear with Black Non-Chuck Sneakers

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by VMan, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Hey dudes,

    I know that black and white chucks look great with about anything, but what about other black and white shoes that are a bit glossy rather than matte?

    Specifically, I picked up a pair of these Rod Lavers:

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    and am having trouble pairing them with jeans/pants and a top. They are a bulkier shoe so work best with bootcut jeans.
     
  2. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This is why I don't like black sneaks.
     
  3. sygyzy

    sygyzy Senior member

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    I guess I am not a stylish guy because what doesn't go with black? You can't wear black shoes with jeans? News to me.
     
  4. sonick

    sonick Senior member

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    Jeans.

    Most of my sneakers are white (including a pair of Lavers that are exactly like yours but white), but I have a pair of black sambas. Whenever I wear them to me they just look odd. But then when I see other people wearing the same combo, it looks fine. It just takes time for me to get used to the look of black sneakers and jeans when I wear them, I guess.
     
  5. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I guess I'm just used to wearing sneaks with a lot of white or light colors in them. Black shoes seem a bit bottom-heavy to me. No matter what jeans I tried them with, it always looked very 'middle-school' to me.
     
  6. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    with those Lavers, I'd say shorts (preferably like Dickies shorts). Jeans look odd with black trainers that don't have much other color in them.
     
  7. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I would wear blacks or strong colours, leaning towards the latter. Though I don't particularly like those shoes.
     
  8. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    I would wear blacks or strong colours, leaning towards the latter. Though I don't particularly like those shoes.

    They look better in person - that photo is of a size 7 or something, mine are 12s. Not as clunky.
     
  9. Renault78law

    Renault78law Senior member

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    Jeans that are slightly distressed, and have a slight grey hue.
     

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