I Almost “Luxed” Control!
I prefer real life in person window shopping over Internet Window Shopping. But I really needed a rest this 4th of July Weekend so I tried the relaxing in-home version of window shopping and ended up finding many High-End-Luxe Sneakers, Shoes and Hi-tops.
Without reading anyone else’s trend opinion for the Fall 2013 season, I found High Shine Leathers, Patent Leather, & Black to be my favorites. Might be because that’s what I would like to wear or the fact that my feet really hurt. Either Way I made it through the Window Shopping without buying any new Kicks. I was very close a couple of times, but figure I can just look around my condo and find a new pair or two to wear this Summer & Fall. If you like anything here, many can be found on mrporter.com LN-CC shoes or check out all the major designers on The Cut.
Lanvin High Shine Derby
These exemplify Many of my chosen Hot trends perfectly. High-Shine, Black and Nice soft comfy Leather. They also take an excellent que from Nike’s clear and Ice soles. Check out the transparent soles on these babies. Sweet! And they have just a bit of Subtle blue on the heel, the color for of the Summer and yet another big trend I’ve been seeing on Men’s shoes over the last couple of years-the interesting slices of colorful soles in Yellow, Blue, Orange, Red and Purple. Lanvin Men’s snake-skin Panel Derby shoes in Midnight Blue (My favorite color other than Black) $1,123 on sale for $787.
Lanvin Canvas & Patent in Black w/Golden Strap
Even though these are low tops, I still like the black canvas and patent leather. They look sleek, slick and probably just as wearable out on a Saturday night as to work on a Monday morning. Lanvin Deacon Canvas and Patent Leather Sneakers in Black: $765.
Lanvin Suede and Patent in Black
Another pair of low tops , but irresistable. Simple yet elegant. And they bring back memories of one of my first pair of kicks-My Pro Keds Low in Blue back in the late 70’s.Would look great with a slim fitting black suit with thin purple stripes along with a pair of dark purple socks. Lanvin Suede & Patent Leather Sneakers in Black. $495
Jimmy Choo Shoes in Black Alligator
This is the first pair that caught my attention on my Luxe Kicks internet window shopping spree. Elegant Crocodile with soft leather construction and a slightly faded outer portion for that perfect worn in look. Belgravia Crocodile-Embossed High-Top Sneaker in black.$765.
Jimmy Choo Shoes in Red Alligator
Same pair of Kicks just different color-way. Belgravia crocodile-emobossed High-Top. Rich Burgundy $765.
Saint Laurent Classic black High Tops
Very understated yet full of style. This would most likely be my favorite of the pack. Even though I have every shade under the rainbow of kicks in my room, I tend to wear the more comfortable and less attention grabbing the most. I like the gold Saint Laurent label at the top of them. I wouldn’t mind wearing these to work sometime. When did the Brand stop using Yves at the beginning of their title? I’ve noticed a lot of Saint Laurent branding over the last couple of days. Saint Laurent SL01H High-Top Sneakers in black. $575.
Paul Smith High Shine Black and Full Grain Green
These would be my choice to purchase when I get a “Bonus” at work or design the next big “App”. Luxurious, attention-getting, one of a kind and very good-looking. Black suit, Black T-shirt, Black Socks and these is all you need. Paul Smith Grand Longwing Leather brogues with rubber sole/High Shine Black with Full Grain leather Green. $560 Also check out Paul Smith’s Bronze High Shine Grand Brogues. I totally dig this color-way. $586.
Comme Des Garcons Paris Cat Walk-Spring 2014
These would be the “Teaser” shoes for today. Spring 2014! I’ve seen these before in one of those $175 Fashion mags and now I found them on The Cut. Something to look forward to once we’re done with the black/Patent/High Shine or last year continuing through this year’s very colorful soles. Buckled Cat patterns in a Nifty gloss to be worn of course…without socks.
Hope you enjoyed today’s Shoe’s & Kicks Fashion Show. Can’t wait to buy my own High-Shine Shoes, maybe in September? Next Post will feature LoveFest 2013 coming up in June on the island of Oahu. Until then .. Have a great time on the Streetz of Summer 2013.
Carmelo M9 x Dave White -Tea For Two-London, England
I was wondering where this year’s fun and exciting Carmelo Anthony Video was just last week. And low and behold, here it is. A bit different from October 2011’s Helicopter jump into the Hudson, but still slick, fun and on point.
I like the 24 Karat Gold Leafe on the stars and the London/NYC Vibe. I just think this may be the first year I pass on the Melo’s. I saw them on-line and wasn’t so sure about them, then went to the store to see them in person. They have a Christmas Ribbon running through holes in the kicks. I seriously don’t get it, I don’t like holes in my shoes and I sure don’t want rubbery Christmas Ribbons holding them together.
I’m hoping they do a Melo M9 Update or The M9.5 minus the holes and ribbons, because the colors are HOT, the marketing is excellent, Melo’s one of my favorite players and last year’s Melo’s were the first Nike’s in years that didn’t hurt my (wide) feet.
Congrats to Melo for breaking the #Knicks franchise record of 30 str8t games with 20+ points. Thanks to Melo for playing against the Nets when I was in NYC and beating them. I was just a tad worried he may not play that day because he hurt is ankle a few days before it. And Carmelo has my vote for MVP for 2013 for his play, the fact that the Knicks are finally winning this year and last, and his excellent shooting..just not this year’s shoes. Good the MVP vote isn’t based on the kicks. What do you think about the Melo 9’s?
Sky High, Blow By and Glow Sides
I’m not much for low-tops, but when I received this Hot new tip on my email today, I just had to write about these. You can customize your ZigPulse shoes by Reebok. If you choose the Glow add-on for the logo on the zig-pulse, they should look like the picture above in the evening sky. So, I went over to Reebok.com and did up a pair. Here they are:
Since I probably won’t wear low-tops in less they are extremely comfortable, I made these as blinding as I could, although maybe I could have added a bit more yellow to them..LOL They still look pretty hot. I just wonder who long you would need to put them under a light for them to glow? And as I was at their site, I tried to design a pair of Hi-Tops. Here they are:
I like these a bit better, might be a bit too bright for me and I don’t really like the white on the back, but other than that, I could wear these to a club in Ibiza or Vegas. Here’s the top view and the back view too.
What do you think? Stick to Jordans? Get the custom D-WAde Jordans? Wait for the Yeezy’s? Get the Vanquish x Adidas? Or get a pair of Glow in the Dark Reeboks?
We’ve procured another picture of some celebs rockin’ the still unreleased Air Jordan Retro 3’s in the Black/Cement Colorway. According to the Shoegame.com these babies don’t come out until Black Friday-November 25th. I’ve got some sort of obsession with these, but it may wear off a bit after seeing the new pictures below this writing. The black leather looks a bit hard, crinkly and uncomfortable. But last up close picture we saw, the leather was more Pebble looking not wrinkly, so who knows when they come out what kind of leather they’ll really have on them. And actually the Stealth grey 3’s are available now on Finishline.com, so I might just cop them. Grey is one color I don’t have any shoes in any way. And I already have the Retro 3 Black Cats which are so all black that I can even get away with wearing them to work. But they are starting to fall apart a bit. Oh Decisions, Decisions. If I could get anything, I still really want the Jordan 11’s. If the Knicks don’t play that night, I will stand in line for them-Unless its super cold in NYC. Aaaaah! These do look pretty nice..eh? What You gonna cop this year? What do you think is the hottest release for 2011? Jordan, Dunks, or maybe even the Deadmau5 kicks that you can’t even order from the puma.uk.com on-line store unless you have a Mailing address somewhere in Europe..yeah..I did attempt it..I tried to get a pair..the day they came out… and even tried to think of a mailing address in England that I could try and send them to-but I didnt think the guy at the hotel I stayed at would remember me… He’d probably just end up with a new pair of kicks!
Here’s the up close picture of the black/cement Jordan Retro 3’s from this site. (The shoegame.com)
Here’s a picture of the Stealth Grey, Varsity Red, Black and White Air Jordan Retro 3’s available at this moment at finishline.com.