Talk to any sneaker collector about the summer of 2015 and you’ll likely hear about a season where “nothing hot dropped”. I call bullshit. Here’s a few pairs I picked up this summer/early fall, and a few upcoming releases I can’t wait to get my hands on.
As usual, Ronnie Fieg never fails to amaze me. I saw the pack and knew I was going to grab both. In hand, the detailed craftsmanship of the Blaze of Glory (the shoe on the right) won me over. The R698 is also nice, but the entire suede upper doesn’t do it for me in person. The R698S runs true to size, and the Blaze of Glory runs a half size big. Expect to pay around $250 for a shoe that released for a buck sixty-five. My 698’s (shoe on the left) are for sale, size 10.5. Hit me up for decent price that will include priority shipping.
Premier Skate Shop out of Detroit destroyed this collab. Unbelievable materials, great look, great concept. They’re stunners in hand as well. Believe it or not there’s a few sizes of these available here. True to size, and in my top 10 for sure.
Concepts in Boston is incapable of putting out garbage. The “Stained Glass” dunk hi’s are insane. They’re textured like stained glass and come in a ridiculous box. Worth hunting down for sure. I haven’t worn these yet because they’re too damn pretty. Preach.
Nike Huaraches are the most comfortable shoes of all time. Walking on clouds. If we’re talking colorway, this Bred look is tops. I grabbed these for retail via Finish Line and wear the hell out of them. Your feet will thank you, I promise.
My last pick up was a must. I have a real job, and I’m on my feet all the time. These Clarks are classy as fuck and decently priced. Came up on a sock sale as well. Good looking out Macy’s.
Upcoming releases: Concepts just dropped a crazy Diadora collab for $200. Sizes are available now. Nike is doing another wheat pack this fall and the AF 1’s are a must cop to replace the pair I’ve beaten to death. Vans also has a nice skate hi with a plaid sock liner that I’ve got eyes for. Sell a pair to buy a pair is the way of the walk y’all.
Wear what you like and fuck the hype. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!