Since seen a sample some time last year (like 7 months ago), it was a sure shot that I would buy these. The attraction came from the Aqua/Blue hue and the gummy bottom. It also came from combination of the two materials with an added white accent separating the two hues. It looks so damn good. At least in my eyes. When properly worn, well, you can see the shoe in the image above speaks for itself…
The shoe is made up from a ballistic mesh, overlaid with creamy suede panels and leather for the ///. You also get Black leather accents that seal the tongue and top of the ankle collar. To add some nice comfort, a textile liner is implemented. Finally, to finish this skate shoe, the designers threw in a gummy bottom. The only thing I wish the shoe didn’t have is the the rather gaudy adidas emblem on the back part of the mid-sole. I think the shoe would look so much cleaner without it. In any case, if you’re interested in them you can grab a pair at this David Z and select retailers. They also had a Natural Beige C/W too. Now, all I need is a Black version and a Red version.
This goes to show that not every shoe has to be a collaboration to look good. The excitement for me when I saw these last weekend was like the joy of a kid finding a long last toy in his house. That’s because I totally forgot about them and thought they weren’t coming out. So, my big boi Kool-Aid smile sprung forward at the first glance at these. Of course, this model is not for everyone but I’m always willing to try something as long as it looks good on me. Simple, to the point and I been wearing them everyday since the acquisition…
Box Price = $70
Style Number = G24871
Color = DRKSTE/DARKSTE/BLACK1
Made In Vietnam
Size = 11
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Above image taken and edited on iPhone 4.
Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker© 2011. All Rights Reserved.