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I mostly wear boots, but in dry summer days, I wear my 'shoes like pottery' sneakers/trainers

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As I spend the majority of the day on my feet, boots can be a little much sometimes. I usually wear Chuck 2 lows but also recently picked up a pair of Buttero Tanino lows.

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Ive always had a thing for Air Force 1's but never owned a pair , any AF1 wearers care to share some pics ? 

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I actually have a pair of NBxMita Sneakers that look just like moc toe Red Wings (that's why I bought them).  Unfortunately, I've been debating about selling them as I'm mostly a oxford/boot man now and haven't worn the sneakers in 4 years.  I'll post them here in a sec.

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After almost a decade straight of White's boots and Alden's, 2017 was the year of the sneaker for me. I forgot how comfortable shoes can be :D  I even bought another apir of Lace to toe Smokejumpers with lug soles for the winter, but damn, they feel like bricks to me now. Anyway, typical mall bought black Vans for me (gasp!); Pretty much the view I saw all year anytime I looked down:

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The only sneakers I wear with jeans are Converse High Tops or similar. I don't like any open-ankle/low-top footwear, in terms of feel or looks. The only pair of low tops I own is my running/walking shoes, and I *only* wear those for running or taking walks.

As far as Chuck Taylors, I have black leather (retired barring major repairs), red leather, white leather, and Jungle Green (in dry dock at the moment, pending repairs). All are standard cut High Tops.

I only wear sneakers sometimes, and only with shorts, Dickies, or tapered jeans (all of which I do not have many). I *always* wear boots with straight jeans, and never wear boots with tapered jeans.

FWIW, I'm on my feet all day at work every day, outside of driving. Boots are far more comfortable and durable to me. If I wear sneakers to work, I feel it in my legs (and sometimes my lower back) that night...not to mention having my feet and ankles feeling unprotected at work.

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Cheeky shot of the GS there mate , lovely watch 

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48 minutes ago, aho said:

After almost a decade straight of White's boots and Alden's, 2017 was the year of the sneaker for me. I forgot how comfortable shoes can be :D  I even bought another apir of Lace to toe Smokejumpers with lug soles for the winter, but damn, they feel like bricks to me now. Anyway, typical mall bought black Vans for me (gasp!); Pretty much the view I saw all year anytime I looked down:

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Do you notice the transition regarding how your knees feel since you're transitioning from arch ease to flat and spongy soles of sneakers?

 

 

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^Funny enough, I usually only feel my knees if I put on the White's after wearing sneakers for a while; Definitely more strain from the actual weight of the boots, but then my Vans do well with my foot structure. Can't say the same for any/all Converse I've owned over the years unfortunately...

Not disputing the craftsmanship, tradition, quality materials, etc. of boots of course, but I'm finding comfort is king, the older I get, and you just don't have as much flexibility and lightfootedness wearing boots (the "Can I Karate kick wearing these" test) :/

 

@Flash, perhaps I need to make a "Watches we wear with our jeans" thread...The Watches thread on the main forum is alright, but I think there's more traction here, and the denim lifestyle leanings would be more interesting to me personally (vintage, etc.etc.)

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1 hour ago, goodrain said:

I picked up the slip ons in white and black from "anaheim factory" collection. They have more comfortable insoles compared to the stock Vans. 

no tax/free shipping if you order from here https://www.tactics.com/search/vans+anaheim 

There are more colorways on the Vans website

damn thanks those look good. do you think they are on the same level as 70's cons?

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Lofgren sneakers, still the best vulcanized sneakers I've ever owned in terms of both comfort and durability. 

The canvas part on the heel is going though, that really needs to be a more durable material, regardless of brand. 

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made in kurume man. i think same as other made in kurume sneakers 

 

 

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20 minutes ago, edmond said:

made in kurume man. i think same as other made in kurume sneakers 

 

 

Yes, all the Kurume sneakers are first-class, but John picks better fabrics/materials and colorways than Kurume does on their own.

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I keep one pair of straightforward/oldschool sneakers in rotation.  Right now it's these classic pumas

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12 hours ago, Flash said:

Ive always had a thing for Air Force 1's but never owned a pair , any AF1 wearers care to share some pics ? 

i have a pair from 2008 kept in mom's place in singapore. i might consider bringing that back with me the next time i travel there..

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here's 1 i could find on the computer, asics gel lyte 3 made in japan, handmade veg tan. 1 of 500

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5 hours ago, redragon said:

Most favorite one for this moment:

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Those look really nice! What are they!?

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I like to rock Vans since I skate in them. I dig their MTE edition for a wintertime sneaker.

 

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My friend said that I like to get shoes that look like Converse, but aren't... I tend to wear PF Flyers or shoes made by MoonStar. If I wear sneakers, it's only Hi-Tops these days.

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22 hours ago, louisbosco said:

here's 1 i could find on the computer, asics gel lyte 3 made in japan, handmade veg tan. 1 of 500

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these are great! the oxblood colorway that recently came out is on my list...

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I pretty much always wear sneakers. I just recently bought some Doek baskets. But sadly, I am probably going to return them unless anyone in interested? Comparing both Shoes like pottery and Doek baskets to converse (regular, not 70s), the converse are the best for me. They fit better and imo look better. Which I guess is a good thing since they're cheaper too haha

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