Lace Up: Spring Edition

Sneaker wall @ Kith NYC

The weather in upstate NY is finally starting to change towards something somewhat bearable, which means for sneaker enthusiasts it’s time to crack open boxes you’ve stacked this winter. While I’m still skeptical to step out in my Infrared 6’s …here’s a few pairs that will see the light of day this month.

Major out of DC killed this collab with Reebok dubbed the “Cherry Blossom”.  The Ventilator is a shoe that will be dropping all over the place this year, and I recommend grabbing a pair. Super lightweight and breathable, this model pays homage to DC in bloom. Highly detailed at every angle, this is one of the flashiest pairs in my collection. They’re available on ebay for about $130.

Keeping with the cherry blossom theme, Kith and Puma teamed up to do a 698 runner in a mid, something Puma’s never done before. Inspired by the cherry blossom season in Japan, Ronnie did two shoes showcasing the different parts of the season. I grabbed the mids because I fell in love with that suede and the gradient midsole transitioning from white to navy. Excellent execution all the way around. These sold out quickly, and if you want them it’ll cost you around $200 via ebay.

Lets talk impulse buy. I’m in the local mall a few days ago looking around, and I pass one of these in a display window. I walk into the store, grab the shoe and it’s a 10.5. I immediately took it to the counter and cashed out. I love Jordan 1’s and I love Space Jam, so these “Hare 1’s” were an instant cop. The white and grey upper is offset by a red outsole and a multicolored tongue featuring Bugs as the Jumpman logo. Love it. You’ll find these online from various sellers around $150 a pair.

I nabbed these for a touch over the $190 price point a month ago. The “Oreo” color way isn’t OG, but that doesn’t matter when the shoe is so clean. The Jordan remasters are supposedly about better quality, and these 4’s prove it. A light gray speckled midsole, lace grids, and a silver Jumpman on the tongue contrast fantastic black tumbled leather all over. Gorgeous. The Jordan reseller market is slowly dying, so you’ll find these slightly over retail all over the internet with ease.

Rock what you like. Feel free to comment below, and happy spring.


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