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The 20 Best Designer Sneakers For Men

We all work hard for our money, and while there are times where we may decide to turn down a purchase due to the ridiculous price tag (or opt for a cheaper alternative), there are times where we should treat ourselves to the finer things in life. Whether you are a self-described ‘sneakerhead’ or not, everybody deserves to own at least one pair of luxury sneakers in their lifetime. Now the mention of luxury might have you automatically thinking of obvious heavyweights such as Burberry, Gucci, and Maison Margiela, but there are other brands worth your time, money, and consideration as well.

We have put together a list of 20 different designer sneakers that you can purchase if you are considering adding a pair of luxury sneakers to your wardrobe. This is a varied roundup with something in there for everyone’s personal tastes and styles. Hopefully we can be of assistance as you take your drip to the next level.

1. Givenchy Spectre Low Runner Sneakers
Givenchy Spectre Low Runner Sneakers

Givenchy—The house of fashion. Givenchy’s foray into the sneaker game isn’t surprising as many of the world’s top luxury brands have changed their mind on making sneakers with its rise with popular culture and entertainment. While Givenchy offers different selections of sneakers depending on your preferences, the ‘Low Runners’ remain among the most popular. The overall design of the shoe is similar to Adidas’ NMD R1 (which has been a classic since the 1980s), and in addition to the ‘luxury specs,’ the shoes are quite comfy. 

The ‘Low Runners’ boasts white perforated leather with a side zipper, alongside heat-bonded white and red band, and a white Givenchy branded zipper pull. If you had any questions as to just how popular this shoe is, the ‘Low Runners’ are currently on back order at Bergdorf Goodman until the end of September (though that could also partially be due to Covid). That said, if these are on your list, you may want to order now if you want a shot at being able to have these in your closet this year.

BUY NOW, $750
2. Dior B23 High Top Oblique Sneaker
Dior B23 High Top Oblique Sneaker

By now you have probably seen these plastered around the internet/social media as just about everybody who is ‘anybody’ have been spotted at some point rocking these. High Tops remain a go-to shoe with just about any brand as they are easily pairable with a large variety of outfits, while still being cutting edge. The B-23’s pride themselves on their white and black Dior Oblique motif and transparent paneling. The contrasting details and patchwork adds to the unique features of the shoe, and are an instant eye catcher with street cred to match.

BUY NOW, $1,150
3. Common Projects Sneakers
Common Projects Sneakers

Common Projects has a vast catalogue of sneakers to choose from on various retail websites such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom. The latter seems to have the most diverse collection when it comes to Common Project sneakers, so we’ll go with them when it comes to this article as there are plenty of options available for both men and women.

You really can’t go wrong with any Common Projects sneaker, and you could go with ‘traditional’ colorways such as off-white and denim, or if you are feeling on the bolder side, then you could opt for the ‘Achilles Neon Yellow’ low tops offered on the website. The ‘Achilles Low’ are another classic, and if you were to only have one Common Projects shoe for the entirety of your life, these would be our recommendation.

BUY NOW, $260
4. Gucci Platform Sneakers
Gucci Platform Sneakers

Any designer sneakers list has to include Gucci, and since for some reason it seems like the 1980s and early 2000s (which pulled a lot of its trends from the 80s) is slowly making its way back, we’ve decided to include the ‘Platforms’ as platform shoes as a whole were a staple of both eras. In all honesty, there is no other way to describe these sneakers other than the term ‘Gucci.’

The ‘Platforms’ are an all-white chunky shoe with the iconic metallic gold bee against the Gucci Web and classic branding. You have to give Gucci credit where it’s due as the brand was creating sneakers as early as the 1970s, during a time where other luxury brands didn’t consider sneakers a priority (and certainly not couture). Chunky sneakers may not be everyone’s forte as they can be heavy on your foot when walking, so if you aren’t a fan, Gucci has other shoes available that you can check out.

BUY NOW, $790
5. Fear of God Sneakers
Fear of God Sneakers

Fear of God has boasted collaborations with Nike and Converse, and have their own set shoes that are both timeless and classy. There is no denying the impact Fear of God has had on the luxury sneaker community, and if you are looking to add your collection, then look no further than the Taupe Suede 110s. A low top perforated suede sneaker with leather lining, this is a canvas shoe that is suitable for work and casual/semi casual events.

If the taupe colorway isn’t appealing, Fear of God does have other colors available (though you may have to scour the internet) to select from, and of course, if you looking for a more ‘athletic’ shoe, then you could check out their collabs (Nike has quite few that can be purchased via the resell market).

BUY NOW, $550
6. Prada New America S’Cup Bike Fabric Sneakers
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Prada New America S’Cup Bike Fabric Sneakers

Prada does a good job at combining high-end and sporty, and the brand has plenty of styles available at your disposal. Known for their inter-galactic imprints, Prada currently has over 100 (yes 100) sneakers ranging from low tops to basketball style sneakers, and loads of color models that are similar to different Nike variations such as Air Jordans and Dunks. Our only criticism of Prada is that their women’s sneakers aren’t as progressive as the men’s. Many of the futuristic iterations that are available for the guys are missing for girls, and it would be nice to see those variations on the women’s side. Just a thought.

BUY NOW, $695
7. Dolce and Gabbana Super King Low Top
Dolce and Gabbana Super King Low Top

Speaking of sneakers that capture that intergalactic vibe, the Dolce and Gabbana ‘Super Kings’ are one of the brand’s most distinct sneakers to date. While labeled as a low top, the ‘super king’ element transforms these into something of a performance shoe. The ‘Super Kings’ feature a round toe, lace-up front fastening, and a logo patch complete with Dolce and Gabbana themed laces. The evil laboratory design is an added bonus and despite the crazy colors, it is still versatile enough to work with many different outfits (especially during the fall time when warmer colors are in season).

BUY NOW, $567
8. Off White Logo Patch Low Tops
Off White Logo Patch Low Tops

Straight from the fingertips of Virgil Abloh, Off White sneakers automatically give you a street but couture look that you can rock on any runway or sidewalk. Similar to the other brands listed, the sneaker collection is limitless, and whichever one you choose is really dependent on what you are feeling fashion wise at the moment. While Off White has their traditional sneaker model in terms of style, their designs aren’t super trendy, (there aren’t really a lot of sneakers that look like Off-Whites) so rest assured that you will definitely stand out when wearing them.

BUY NOW, $255
9. Louis Vuitton Trainer Blue
Louis Vuitton Trainer Blue

Now you could get the Louis Vuitton low top sneakers with their standard design (or even some of their other trainers), but this blue iteration of trainers just stands out. It literally looks like the shoes were grabbed from the ice blocks of the Arctic Ocean, and in our opinion, they are the most dynamic in the Louis Vuitton sneaker collection. If you are going to spend $1,000 on luxury shoes, why use it on a regular design that you could get in a much cheaper alternative? Why not step outside of the box and go bold? Again just our opinion, but Louis Vuitton does have plenty of other cool sneakers that are definitely worth a glance as well.

BUY NOW, $1789
10. Maison Margiela Black Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers
Maison Margiela Black Replica Leather and Suede Sneakers

Since their debut in 1998, Maison Margiela has established themselves as one of the world’s luxury leaders, and the ‘Black Replicas’ are a pair that any fan of the brand should consider owning. Similar to Gucci, Maison Margiela was also one of the first luxury companies to really put an emphasis on sneakers, and this specific silhouette is inspired by their custom 1970s designs. Made from Italian leather and suede fabrics, the sneakers are clean cut and durable, with the ability to last you for years if taken care of properly. In addition to the black colorway, Maison Margiela also has brown, white, and grey variations that are very much worth the investment.

BUY NOW, $495
11. Raf Simons Grey Suede Antei Sneakers
Raf Simons Grey Suede Antei Sneakers

Never underestimate the importance of simplicity. While the ‘Grey Suedes’ don’t have the super colorful designs as some of the shoes on this list, these still standout with their all-leather fabric, lace-up closures, and velcro. The rubber midsole has a slight dark grey lining that is one of those minor details that may not seem super important, but changes the entire appearance of the shoe if taken away. While you can certainly rock these during the summer, the dark suede gives it a more wintery appearance. Either way the ‘Grey Suedes’ are a suitable transition shoe that makes a statement.

BUY NOW, $386
12. Reebok x Pier Moss Trail Fury Sneakers
Reebok x Pier Moss Trail Fury Sneakers

Let’s not sit here and pretend that we don’t own anything ‘faux’ in our closets. If the fake is done well enough nobody will ever notice, and that is exactly what Reebok and Pier Moss accomplished with their Trail Fury sneakers. The overall model of the shoe is similar to ‘InstaPumps,’ with their color mixtures and chunky outsoles, and the shoe itself is trail sneaker meant for hiking adventures. Reebok and Pier Moss really came together beautifully to create a powerful sneaker that is comfortable, and every hiker should consider these if they are looking for a dope new shoe.

BUY NOW, $250
13. Christian Louboutin Tiketa Slip-Ons
Christian Louboutin Tiketa Slip-Ons

Is any designer list complete without Louboutins? The answer to that is no. These jawns right here are called the ‘Loubisharks’ because, well, look at them. The whole purpose of high fashion is to create fashion pieces that you don’t see in everyday life, and the ‘Tiketa Slip-Ons’ are the literal embodiment of that. Have you ever seen anybody wearing a shoe like this in real life? Didn’t think so.

BUY NOW, $895
14. Balenciaga Speed Recycled Sneaker
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Balenciaga Speed Recycled Sneaker

How come more people don’t wear sneaker boots? Granted it can be hard to find the right outfit to wear them with, but when you do it’s a banger look. Now these may not be top of the line in terms of Balenciaga sneakers, but they are solid shoes that capture the grunge high fashion look, while still giving you a casual element that can allow the shoe to be worn to games, the park, etc. Again, simplicity wins.

BUY NOW, $570
15. Saint Laurent Classic Sneakers
Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent Classic Sneakers

Saint Laurent sneakers are pretty basic—you aren’t getting much more than different variations of a canvas shoe. Occasionally they will sprinkle in a couple of high top basketball shoes, but for the most part low top classics are what you are getting. We’ve preached to the choir on the simplicity of sneakers, and these are no different. The quality is excellent and most of the shoes feature a neutral tan/white design, so you’ll be able to work with them for sure.

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16. Burberry Trainers
Burberry Trainers

Jay-Z once made a statement about “Only wearing Burberry to swim,” and while that may have been true for the year 2002, we’ll plead our case for 2021. When it comes to Burberry sneakers, the key words are trainers and low tops—and there are tons of them. You can choose to get the custom Burberry print, or you could go with a different colorway. It’s up to you.

BUY NOW, $750
17. Steve Madden Maxima
Steve Madden
Steve Madden Maxima

Steve Madden’s Maxima sneakers offer so many benefits that it would be almost insane to not pick up a pair (especially for the relatively low price of $100). The ‘Maximas’ scream ‘designer,’ and they come in a rainbow assortment of colors (Maxima Blush, Baby Blue, and Charcoal), and again they are $100! Sure they may not have the luxury name brand component, but is anybody really going to know at first glance? No. Steve Madden shouldn’t be slept on though, while not particularly known for their sneaker game, they do have some gems.

BUY NOW, $99.96
18. Alexander McQueen Larry Leather Sneakers
Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen Larry Leather Sneakers

Have you ever seen a sneaker quite like this? Certainly this should come as no surprise as this is Alexander McQueen we’re talking about. Designed to give a vampire vibe, the shoes have a two-toned upper featuring red and white, and the shoe sports a red gel-like chunky rubber sole to give you that extra oomph. These shoes are definitely different than the norm, but that’s Alexander McQueen for you.

BUY NOW, $560
19. Valentino Garavani Lace Up Low Tops
Valentino Garavani Lace Up Low Tops

Valentino has quite a few sneakers available for your enjoyments, and the ‘Garavanis’ are one of the brands most exquisite. These are sort of like a luxury version of Air Max 90s with their color block patterns and chunky appearance. The shoe consists of a leather upper, and has the Valentino branding towards the top of the shoe. If this particular colorway isn’t your style, then you can definitely go for calmer color as Valentino has plenty of those in stock as well.

BUY NOW, $695
20. Golden Goose Superstar Glitter Sneakers
Golden Goose Superstar Glitter Sneakers

And then there was one. Golden Goose. Whether you are looking for casual sneakers, or formal ones, Golden Goose has you covered. As far as the ‘Superstars’ go, we aren’t quite sure what we would classify them as. They could be casual due to the fact that they are low tops, but the silver and gold tones could technically make them formal too. Either way, at $500 they are whatever you want them to be. So wear them however you see fit.

BUY NOW, $530

Well that is going to wrap up our suggestions! We hope we were able to help you on your designer shoe conquest and that you are able to get your new sneakers soon.

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5 Weekend Sneakers To Watch Out For

Well, this was an eventful week of Ls for a lot of us. Luckily we have a few more opportunities to snag some more pickups. Usually, on weeks like this where the biggest drops happen earlier in the week (like Monday through Wednesday), I like to showcase some of the ‘quieter’ sneakers that aren’t making a ton of noise in the sneaker community, and this is exactly what I am going to do this time around as there isn’t anything super major on the calendar except for the Jordan 13s and the new Lebrons. So without further ado, these are my five selections that you should consider checking out over the weekend.

1. Nike Lebron 18 ‘Lebronold Palmer’
Nike Lebron 18 ‘Lebronold Palmer’

Release Date: 4/30

The ‘Lebronold Palmer’ is back y’all! Maybe it’s my own imagination, but I have always been able to see how these shoes look like a lemonade/iced tea blend, and I imagine the tropical vibes take the whole fit to another level. I actually don’t own a pair of Lebrons, and as a lifelong Lebron fan, I’m kinda embarrassed. Maybe I’ll start with these. This iteration of the 18s features a similar tropical colorway and is a great spring/summer transition sneaker that can be paired with a lot in your closet. Y’all plan on getting these?

BUY NOW, $189
2. Air Jordan 13
Air Jordan 13

Release Date: 5/01

Is it truly a Saturday morning without the chaos of SNKRs? One of these days, we will all admit that we enjoy the madness of SNKR drops, but until then, we’ll just keep pretending like this isn’t a toxic relationship we’re all a part of. That said, there is a new iteration of AJ13’s dropping tomorrow morning in a Red Flint colorway if y’all are interested in another pickup.

BUY NOW, $205
3. Travis Scott X Air Jordan 6 British Khaki
Travis Scott X Air Jordan 6 British Khaki

Release Date 4/30

I originally wasn’t going to put these on here, but I suppose somebody will be lucky enough to get a pair. The current retail price is set at $250, but I think we all know good and well that only a few individuals are actually going to get this shoe for that price. This is a beautiful sneaker, though, with its cargo/military theme. Plus, the upper is suede, and I’m a firm believer that suede can really elevate a shoe to the next level.

BUY NOW, $250
4. Nike Air More Uptempo Sky Blue
Nike Air More Uptempo Sky Blue

Release Date: 5/1

Okay, I’m officially sold on the Uptempos. The huge lettering has always been a hard selling point for me, but I’m giving in. The color combination on this one is literally perfect with the sky blue mixture and cloud white. It literally reminds me of flying through the clouds, and I guess that is exactly what Nike was going for. I personally think that there are a lot of great looks that can be styled with these shoes as the color is still on the neutral side. I may try for these.

BUY NOW, $170
5. Nike Air Foamposite One All-Star 2021
Nike Air Foamposite One All-Star 2021

Release Date: 4/30

I had a hard time trying to figure out what I wanted my final entry for this week to be. It was between the Overkill x Adidas collab and these. I decided to go with the Foams because I don’t think I have ever included a foam release on my roundups, and I wanted to change that. Now I must admit that these aren’t the most groundbreaking Foams that I’ve seen, but they are still dope. The black upper and the green outsole are a good contrast, and I think this is another versatile shoe that can be paired with just about anything. It would have been nice if these had actually come out for the all-star weekend, but I digress.

BUY NOW, $390

Well, that’s going to do it for this week. As usual, I’ll be back next week with five more weekend drops. In the meantime I’ve added to my collection, so keep up with me on the gram and twitter!

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The 15 Best Slides You Can Buy Right Now

Is there a shoe anymore convenient and comfortable then slides? Think about it—you can wear them to just about any place or event that’s casual or semi-casual, and depending on which slides you purchase, you can even choose to wear them as house shoes. With things slowly returning back to normal, it’s looking like we may be outside a little more this summer as opposed to last year, so now would be the perfect time to update your collection. We’ve compiled a list of fifteen different slides that you can purchase for your summer lineup. 

While slides can be expensive (Gucci slides can run you for about $300), you also don’t want to base your purchase solely on the price, as cheaper slides could result in less durable material that you have to replace more often. That said, here are several to get you started.

1. Ralph Lauren Cayson Big Pony Slide
Ralph Lauren Cayson Big Pony Slide

These Ralph Lauren slides are a reasonable start—not too expensive, but also not too cheap. Ralph Lauren products have always been made from excellent materials, and the brand is renowned for its long-lasting products (some people have had their items for 20-plus years). The ‘Ponys’ are good for both casual and pool wear, and have the signature Polo finish with Ralph Lauren’s iconic Big Pony logo at the top. The EVA midsole provides extra comfort, making this a solid pickup.

BUY NOW, $49.99
2. Adidas Adilette Comfort Sandals For Women
Adidas Adilette Comfort Sandals For Women

Stylish and comfortable, the Adidas Adilette Comfort Sandals are a versatile slide for women that can be worn casually, or even cross into the semi-formal category depending on the event. You could pair these with different athletic outfits, or even skirts/dresses for a variety of looks. The EVA outsole makes for an easy walk, and can be paired with other Adidas items.

BUY NOW, $35
3. Adidas Adilette Slide For Men
Adidas Adilette Slide For Men

Since we covered the women’s version of the Adilette, let’s go over to the men’s. While the design isn’t as intricate as the women’s, you can still get a ton of wear out of them. With over thirteen available colorway options, the ‘Adilettes’ have a synthetic upper, durable footbed, and are fast-drying for pool days. While ‘Adilettes’ have always been reasonably priced (they tend to go for about $45), as of this writing, Adidas is having sale where the Cloud White colorway is now half-off. So you can potentially snag a really good-quality shoe for a very low price if you move fast enough.

BUY NOW, $45
4. Puma Platform Slide Tape
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Puma Platform Slide Tape

At first glance these might look a bit uncomfortable, but it is actually the exact opposite with the platform sides. The cross straps provide a secure fit and extra comfort, and the platform sole gives the shoe a diverse appearance that can work with just about anything in your closet. The ‘Platforms’ also come in a gray Violet colorway, and the shoe makes for a great wear with its slip on construction and contoured footbed. Not a bad buy at all.

BUY NOW, $45
5. Men’s Arizona Slide Sandal
Men’s Arizona Slide Sandal

While technically labeled a men’s shoe, the ‘Arizona Slides’ is actually a unisex sandal as they are suitable for women as well. The ‘Arizona Slides’ feature an EVA upper complete with adjustable straps, making the foot support solid. The slides can be worn around the house, but are still stylish enough for Airport and grocery store runs. The shoes are also waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about them being ruined if in the instance you get caught in the rain. While we don’t recommend them for work, these could make for a good commute shoe if you have to walk long distances.

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6. Michael Kors Gilmore Leather Pool Slides For Women
Michael Kors Gilmore Leather Pool Slides

There are literally tons of Michael Kors slides available on different retail outlets, so you definitely don’t have to go with the ones that we’ve selected, but for the sake of this article, we’ll keep it simple with the solid black option. These are all leather, which means your slides will be protected on the beach, lake, water, etc., and the shoes can be worn for different occasions. While the black colorway is a great choice, there is also a red option, and in our opinion the red is more formal, so you can definitely wear those to work, church, and upscale events.

BUY NOW, $41.40
7. Gucci G Slide Sandal
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Gucci G Slide Sandal

We get it. There may not be any solid reason as to why you should spend nearly $300 on a pair of slides, and honestly we don’t have a legitimate excuse either, other than sometimes in life you have to go big. Gucci is well…Gucci—one of the most renowned and respected brands on the planet, and having a Gucci item of any kind (even if it’s only one piece) just takes your closet to another level. These rubber slides are highly rated, and remain one of their most popular and best selling items. Again, this all about your personal preferences in terms of what you are willing to pay for slides. If the $300 price tag is cool for you, then this is a worthy investment.

BUY NOW, $350
8. Givenchy Slides
Givenchy Slides

Since we did the luxury Gucci slides for the men, we’ll do the Givenchy Slides for women next. Like the Gucci’s, the Givenchy sandals are $300, and you would pretty much be paying for the name brand element (these are similar to the Nike slides but with the Givenchy branding). If you are a fan of the Givenchy brand as a whole, then the slides are a must have. These slides have been seen on many celebrities through the years, and if there is one thing that separates them from your standard $50 ones, it’s the overall quality.

The Givenchy’s have a much smoother material which in turn gives it a more couture/high fashion look as opposed to a casual/athletic one. These are also very highly rated, so it appears you will definitely be getting the bang for your buck if you do decide to purchase.

BUY NOW, $295
9. Nike Air Max Camden Men’s Slides
Nike Air Max Camden Men’s Slides

Speaking of Nike, the ‘Air Max Camden Men’s Slides’ may be worth a shot if you are looking for a new pickup. The Camden’s are composed of synthetic material, so you likely won’t be able to wear them to the pool, but they can work for casual outings and house wear. The ‘Camdens’ feature the standard slip-on design with an elastic panel, and has a textured footbed plus a cushioned Air Max Heel Unit to provide ultimate comfort. The upper part of the shoe has an elastic strap complete with the Nike branding, and also features a black/red colorway option if you want more design. 

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10. NIke Benassi Duo Ultra Women’s Black Slide
NIke Benassi Duo Ultra Women’s

Since we are already on the topic of Nike’s, the ‘Benassi Duos’ are different from the other slides we have on this list because they have two elastic straps as opposed to just one, which is neat from a style perspective. These slides have also received compliments from buyers about the perfect fit, comfortability, and material. The Benassi’s have been amongst Nike’s top sellers when it comes to slides, and they are reasonably priced and highly rated as well. 

BUY NOW, $40
11. Banana Republic Men’s Pool Slides
Banana Republic
Banana Republic Men’s Pool Slides

In case you were wondering, Banana Republic offers a decent selection of slides for both men and women. The Men’s Pool Slides are similar to some of the other pool sandals that we have listed, but the toe strap on these is a tad bit wider compared to the others. Made from an all-leather fabric, there are two different colorway options available: cream and black, and the slides have currently have a five star rating on Banana Republic, with buyers complimenting its comfort, and overall fit. At the moment these are the only casual/athletic slides listed on Banana Republic’s website, but they do have a few dressier ones to choose from if you are interested in those as well.

BUY NOW, $31.98
12. Champion Tie Dye Womens Slide Sandals
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Champion Tie Dye Womens Slide Sandals

In case you haven’t noticed, 2000s fashion is starting to make a comeback, and nothing screams Y2K more than a good ole tie dye fit. Champion has their own tie dye slides that are both comfortable and colorful, and sure to add some flavor to your wardrobe. Multiple colorways are available depending on which outlet you shop from, and prices tend to range from about $25-40. In general, Champion is known for their tie dye shirts and hoodies, so the slides will also compliment those items (or any other tie dye outfits you have in your closet for that matter).

BUY NOW, $40
13. Adidas Men’s Adilette Cloudfoam Shower Slides
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Adidas Men’s Adilette Cloudfoam Shower Slides

Have you ever been in the shower and wondered how much easier your life would be if you had a pair of shoes to step into to avoid slipping? Shower slides (or slippers) are really an essential item that everyone should have, and yet most of us don’t own a pair. Adidas currently has the Adilette Cloudfoam Shower Slides on their website, and the slides are made with slip-resistant materials to provide safety, and avoid tracking a bunch of water on the floor once stepping out of the shower.

Even though the ‘Adilettes’ are considered a shower shoe, you can also take them to the pool (or any other water location). You can select from five different colorway options (red, black, white, blue, and gray), and Adidas offers multiple sizes ranging from youth to adult. At just $25, these are definitely a steal. 

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14. Tory Burch Double T Sport Slide
Tony Burch
Tory Burch Double T Sport Slide

Out of all the women’s slides we have on this list, these are arguably the most ‘high fashion.’ Cutting edge and chic, the Tory Burch ‘Double T Sports Slides’ are a sophisticated shoe that can be used for work, school, or any casual/semi-casual event. The slides have a soft padded leather to provide additional comfort to the foot, and a cushioned foam insole. The outer part of the slides feature a padded napa leather upper, and a metallic calfskin trim. Stylistically, these shoes are very attractive, and are versatile enough to go with many different items in your closet. Plus, they can last quite a long time if given the proper care.

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15. Moschino Logo Print Slides
Moschino Logo Print Slides

Moschino continues to be one of the most famous luxury brands in the world, and are most known for their innovative and eccentric designs. While the ‘Logo Print Slides’ aren’t the most ‘out of the ordinary’ compared to other items in the brand’s lineup, they are still unique. Dubbed as poolside attire, the slides are decorated with a gold-tone logo print, and have a thick wide leather strap complete with the iconic Moschino branding.

The only potential negative with this shoe compared to others, is that it may not be as comfortable due to the lack of additional padding and cushioning. If you can get past that, the Print Slides are a great purchase. However if lack of comfort is a deal breaker, then we can certainly understand that as well. That said, the Print Slides are a solid pickup with excellent ratings.

BUY NOW, $195

Slides will forever and always be one of the go-to fashion choices for just about any casual event, and as we saw with some of the luxury slides we featured, they can also be great for work and upscale occasions as well. Obviously this isn’t the ‘end all be all’ for slides as there are a large variety of slides (both luxury and non-luxury) available on many different outlets that aren’t on this list.

As we continue to get back to normal, it is important that we update some of our favorite clothes/shoes to make sure our closets stays fresh. Whether you choose to go with our selections, or make your purchase elsewhere, we hope you find a brand new pair of sick slides to add to your wardrobe.

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5 Sneakers To Cop This Weekend and Where to Get Them

We’re back in action baby! This weekend has so many drops to look forward to and I for one cannot wait. We’ve got a few new Jordan’s in the mix, Zion Williamson releasing his first colorway, and the Nike Space Hippie shoes dropping today as well. I think out of all the new releases this week, I am most excited for Zion’s. It’s always a big moment when an athlete drops their first signature silhouette, and it’s dope to see both their excitement and the overall reaction to the sneakers. I imagine that is probably one of the coolest feelings in the world. I’m talking a lot, so let’s get into five sneakers you should have on your radar this week.

1. Jordan Zion 1 ‘Gen Zion’
Jordan Zion 1 ‘Gen Zion’

Release Date: 4/23

Since I hyped up Zion so much in the intro I might as well kick this list off with the first iteration of the ‘Zions.’ The first of four drops scheduled through the end of May, the ‘Gen Zions’ are a black and white colorway that I think is pretty unique in terms of its design. I’m feeling the color mixtures and the graffiti writing on the inner part of the shoe. Zion has three more anticipated shoes on the way over the next few weeks, so if you don’t get your hands on this pair, you’ll have a couple more shots.

BUY NOW, $120
2. Nike Space Hippie 03
Nike Space Hippie 03

Release Date: 4/23

I’ll admit that I have passed on most of Nike’s Space Hippie’s releases, but I have to say that these have caught my attention. I know the theme is ‘space,’ but man these sneakers are outer space to the fullest. Oddly enough, the Hippies have got all of the features that I typically wouldn’t like in a shoe, but somehow they combine together very well. The overall color combo and design makes the sneaker appear as they may not be versatile enough, but they are. You could do a lot with these if you get creative in your closet. You could also opt for the Space Hippies 01s if those are more your speed.

BUY NOW, $180
3. HUMAN MADE x Adidas Forum Lows
HUMAN MADE x Adidas Forum Lows

Release Date: 4/24

I’m still determined to not make these lists Jordan/Nike heavy, so in staying true to that, I’m going to go with the Human Made x Adidas Forum Lows next. I personally think what makes this shoe so great is the vintage 90s appearance. 90s and Y2K fashion as a whole seems to be making a comeback, and these look like they could have been released in 1990. The shoe sports a burgundy and grey leather upper, and features HUMAN MADE’s signature logo. What do y’all think? Are you guys feeling this collab?

BUY NOW, $350
4. Puma Disc Rebirth
Puma Disc Rebirth

Release Date: 4/23

Sticking with the non-Nike theme, the Puma Disc Rebirth is worth checking out again. The bright neon red and yellow is perfect, and while laces can definitely be a make or break component to a sneaker, sometimes it’s cool to go without them. Some may disagree (I know people who refuse to wear sneakers without laces), and some are okay with it. Different strokes for different folks.

BUY NOW, $138
5. Nike Air Griffey Max 1 To The Plate
Nike Air Griffey Max 1 To The Plate

Release Date: 4/24

Yeah I know I said I wasn’t doing anymore Nike drops this week, but there was no way I could leave out the new Griffey’s. One of the swaggiest people to ever walk the face of this planet, Griffey has always had an amazing shoe game and dope sneaker drops through the years . A tribute to Jackie Robinson, the shoe honors the legend with his famous quote “There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free,” and given the events of these past few weeks, these shoes are coming at just the right time.

BUY NOW, $170

As usual I’ll be back next week with another round of selections. In the meantime you can keep up with me on IG and Twitter.

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Afterpay’s “DROPSHOP” Gives You Access to Exclusive Products Before Anyone Else

At some point or another, most of us will experience the feeling of wanting to jump on a new sneaker release, but not necessarily having the funds to pay full retail price right away. Unfortunately in the sneaker world, this means missing out on many of the newest drops, as these shoes typically sell out within hours (or mere minutes).

Thankfully, Afterpay is here to change that with The DROPSHOP. Through an innovative and fully bespoke Snap shoppable AR experience, the DROPSHOP will feature exclusive products all available on a “buy now, pay later” model. For example, with Afterpay, you may want to split your $200 payment to grab the latest styles, and instead pay $50 every two weeks, which might be more conducive to your budget.*

The first brand to enter the shop this month: JD Sports Global Access. The retailer is teaming up with Afterpay to allow Afterpay customers exclusive access to a pair of Nike Air Max 90s in a colorway previously only available in Europe.
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The Air Max 90s have become something of a household name since their debut in, well, 1990. A performance shoe, the 90s quickly became one of Nike’s flagship sneakers and were renowned for their eye-catching designs, contrast colors, and comfort. The AM90s remain a staple amongst both sneakerheads and casualwearers alike due to their style, comfort, and versatility.
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JD Sports Global AccessNike’s latest version of the 90s comes just in time for the spring and summer seasons. The Halloween theme makes these 90s suitable for a good transition into fall, and the shoe itself is simple, while still bringing a bold statement that is sure to get you compliments whenever you step out in them.
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These exclusive AM90s will be available to Afterpay customers to try on the bespoke Snap AR filter beginning April 24th, and available for sale exclusively to Afterpay customers beginning April 27th. If you don’t already have an Afterpay account, you can easily sign up via Afterpay’s official website and app.

So what are you waiting for? Follow The DROPSHOP to be the first to hear about limited edition collabs, one-of-a-kind experiences and to be the first to snag these exclusive JD Sports Global Access Nike Air Max 90s.

*Late fees may apply. Eligibility criteria apply. See for more details. Loans to California residents made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.


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The 7 Best Signature Sneakers From WNBA Players

Sneaker culture has always been a prominent part of the WNBA, and like many other elements of the league, continues to expand and grow with each passing season. With so many of the league’s brightest players securing big-time endorsement deals with Nike, the Jordan Brand, etc., WNBA sneakerheads have a lot to look forward to in the coming months and years. To fully appreciate where we are at now, we have to acknowledge all of the WNBA legends that paved the way by breaking down barriers. Today we revisit some of the best signature sneakers from WNBA players. We hope you enjoy this article and don’t forget that the W’s 25th anniversary tips off on May 15th.

1. Sheryl Swoopes Nike Air Swoopes 2 White Black Red
Sheryl Swoopes Nike Air Swoopes 2 White Black Red

It’s only right that we start with the first woman to have her own signature shoe. Sheryl Swoopes made history in 1996 when she dropped her first silhouette as part of her deal with Nike. While the Air Swoopes had many different iterations, we’ll go with the 2s as they have a serious case for being one of the most iconic in Swoopes line alongside the Zooms (though all of her releases were groundbreaking). The detail on this shoe was amazing, and the overall design is still pretty rare as you won’t find many sneakers with curved laces on top of a mesh upper. Thanks to GOAT and Stock X, you can still find the Swoopes in certain sizes today.

2. Lisa Leslie Signature Shoe
Lisa Leslie Signature Shoe

Unfortunately, it is very hard to find Lisa Leslie’s sneakers today (every once in a while, the shoes will pop up via eBay or Poshmark), but there is no denying Leslie’s impact on the sneaker game and entertainment culture. Leslie was most frequently associated with the Nike Total Air 9s. The shoe dropped in 1998 and came in different colorways, including one that matched her USC school colors. Leslie still has an undeniable impact, and hopefully, we can see her shoes brought back at some point. 

3. Dawn Staley Nike Zoom S5
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Dawn Staley Nike Zoom S5

Dawn Staley’s shoe game is impeccable, and you can always count on her to bring the heat on the sidelines. Staley’s sneaker heat isn’t new, though—she has been a shoe trendsetter since her early WNBA days, and the Nike Zoom S5 had a grip amongst the sports sneakerhead community upon its release in 1999. Unfortunately, the Zoom S5s are a rare find nowadays as well, so hopefully, we can get a re-release at some point in the future.

4. Cynthia Cooper Shake ‘Em Up
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Cynthia Cooper Shake ‘Em Up

The Shake Em Ups were another defining moment in early WNBA history when Cynthia Cooper dropped these in 1998. The shoe had all of the qualities of the Nike Zoom Airs and was a performance sneaker with finesse and style. Cooper released many models during her time in the W and made her mark on the sneaker landscape amongst the league.

5. Rebecca Lobo ‘The Lobo’
Rebecca Lobo ‘The Lobo’

Breaking away from the Nike pattern, Rebecca Lobo debuted ‘The Lobos’ with Reebok in 1998. The shoe was Lobo’s only during her time in the W but remains recognized for her Reebok influence within the WNBA, as she frequently sported the hottest Reebok’s as part of her deal with the brand.

6. Nikki McCray FILA
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Nikki McCray FILA

While FILA was founded in 1911, the brand began reaching its peak success around 1997/1998. Around that same time, the Washington Mystics’ Nikki McCray signed a deal with the company and released her signature Delta sneakers, which was a unisex shoe that both men and women could wear. The Deltas were a red and white silhouette that matched Mystics colors and represented where sneaker culture was at design-wise in the late 1990s.

7. Chamique Holdsclaw Shox Mique
Chamique Holdsclaw Shox Mique

Chamique Holdsclaw’s signing with Nike was pivotal in the WNBA because she was the last player to receive a signature sneaker. In the time since, we have seen player exclusives with their input being heavily featured, but we haven’t seen an official ‘signature launch’ since Holdsclaw’s 1999 deal. The Nike Shox Mique was first seen in 2001 and featured a blueish black upper with white overlays. This shoe is a gem that can no longer be found anywhere, so if you have a pair, consider yourself lucky.

It is hard to believe that it has been twenty years since we have last seen an official signature shoe from a WNBA player. Hopefully, that is something we’ll see a change soon, but in the meantime, we’ll be making a follow-up article on some of the best player exclusives we’ve seen from WNBA players in this past decade. Stay tuned. 

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5 Weekend Sneakers To Watch Out For

Wow. Another relatively quiet weekend! I must admit that I’m kind of starting to miss the chaos of weekend drops, but there are some pretty cool sneakers in there this week. Since we’re in a slow period, I’m going to try something different and go with shoes that I think are the most unique as opposed to the ‘hottest.’ On a different note, I’m thinking of experimenting with the format of these articles in the future because there are a lot of sick releases happening earlier in the week too. I would love to hear suggestions from you guys, so feel free to reach out to me on my socials! Let’s get into this week’s sneakers.

1. McDonald’s All-American Harden Vol. 5
McDonald’s All-American Harden Vol. 5

Release Date: 4/17

I don’t know about you guys, but I like the All-Americans! These have such a nostalgic vibe to them, and they remind me of the McDonald’s play area, and those toys that you get with Happy Meals. Childhood vibes aside, this is a unique sneaker with all of McDonald’s theme colors, and while they may not be for everyday wear, it’s a good collectors item. Actually you know what? These could go with some black joggers, or anything black really.

BUY NOW, $130
2. Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Bulls’
Nike Air More Uptempo ‘Bulls’

Release Date: 4/16

The ‘Bulls’ aren’t technically a new drop, they are just coming back in men’s sizes. I must admit that I wasn’t a fan of the Uptempo releases until recently. Don’t get me wrong—I’m all for a bold sneaker, but I never liked the huge ‘AIR’ lettering engrained across the shoe. That said, these are slowly starting to win me over, and if I had to pick a pair to start my Uptempo collection, it would definitely be the ‘Bulls.’ Do you guys own a pair? It would be interesting to hear different perspectives.

BUY NOW, $160
3. Nike Dunk Low WMNS ‘Green Glow’
Nike Dunk Low WMNS ‘Green Glow’

Release Date: 4/16

Here we go again. Trying to get Dunks is an interesting experience as of late. These have been rumored for a couple of months now, so I expect them to go sellout quickly as usual. Right now I’m a little over Dunks. Not because I don’t like them, but because I can’t get them. I never hit on drop day, and I’m not paying $400 resell, when the retail price was originally $100. I’m not. I’m happy for those that do get Ws though!

BUY NOW, $100
4. Adidas Dame 7 “Jam Fest”
Adidas Dame 7 “Jam Fest”

Release Date: 4/17

Continuing the unique trend, let’s go with Dame’s latest release. Dame Dolla drops the ‘Jam Fest’ tomorrow, and I’m feeling these. With the playoffs around the corner, we’ll be getting plenty more colorways from NBA players, and that excites me greatly. The all-blue is dope, and I think the green mesh in the upper is a nice contrast. Simple but still cool.

BUY NOW, $160
5. Adidas D Rose 11 “Boardwalk”
Adidas D Rose 11 “Boardwalk”

Release Date: 4/17

Since we’re talking about the NBA, let’s end it with D-Rose’s latest release. Colorful and vibrant, the ‘Boardwalks’ are a cool mixture of green and pink. I’ve said it before and I will say it again—D-Rose has some of the hottest shoes in the game, and y’all miss out sometimes! For me personally, I don’t feel the need to have ten pairs of AJ1s in my closet—I would rather have a variety. Just my opinion though.

BUY NOW, $130

Well that’s it for this week. Check y’all next week, and don’t forget to follow me on IG and Twitter!

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The 20 Best Waterproof Sneakers For Men

If you are anything like us, then you are very particular about your sneaker care regimen. Growing up with two sneakerhead parents I was always told one thing: you don’t wear your sneakers in the rain, or any place where you could potentially be around a lot of water. So for most of my life, I have stayed away from wearing sneakers in rainy weather or any other setting where I knew there was going to be a lot of water in the attempt to avoid ruining a perfectly good pair of kicks. Many of my colleagues feel the same, so that had us thinking about whether or not there was some sort of middle ground. Certainly a good pair of waterproof sneakers could solve that problem right? 

You don’t always have to put your sneakers back in the closet whenever the forecast shows rain, and we have compiled a list of 20 different waterproof sneakers that you can rock with your rainy day attire. Check them out and let us know what you think!

1. Under Armour Charged Pursuit 2 Running Shoes!5203!3!498647611897!!!g!1184529756121!!92700060992480701%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hNxSu9UwTEvHUE7UphNhb0mV1xxssizsx5YfDq3Ld7DlMn8U3AMCaEaAgjQEALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
Under Armour Charged Pursuit 2 Running Shoes

There’s a select few who enjoy doing their daily runs/jogs in the rain. If you are in this category, then the Under Armour Charged Pursuit 2 Running Shoes are just for you. Light and comfortable, the shoe has a mesh upper with breathable fabric, and a cushioned midsole to protect your feet while running. Some running shoes can also be worn casually, and these could also go well with regular athletic attire. Regardless of where you choose to wear them, your shoes will be safe in the rain.

BUY NOW, $49!5203!3!498647611897!!!g!1184529756121!!92700060992480701%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hNxSu9UwTEvHUE7UphNhb0mV1xxssizsx5YfDq3Ld7DlMn8U3AMCaEaAgjQEALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
2. Vessi Vegan Waterproof Sneakers
Vessi Vegan Waterproof Sneakers

Not only are the Vessi sneakers waterproof, but they are also Vegan which is a double bonus. Similar to the Under Armour shoes, these also have a mesh upper and comfortable midsole. Vessi guarantees that these are 100 percent waterproof, and the Vegan Sneakers have received mostly positive reviews from buyers with one even admitting that they literally stuck their sneakers in the pool for extra confirmation. That is a bit on the extreme side, but at least we know for sure that these shoes are extra protective.

BUY NOW, $135
3. Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Academy MG
Nike Tiempo Legend 8 Academy MG

Being an outdoor athlete means carefully considering the durability of your shoes when making your purchase. Since soccer players are primarily outdoors, it would be wise to have rain cleats on hand in case you have to play on a day with poor weather. The Nike Tiempo Legend 8s have calfskin leather along with a multi-ground plate for traction on both natural and artificial grass, meaning that you won’t have to worry about ruining your shoes, or slipping while playing. A win-win all around if you ask us.

BUY NOW, $52.97
4. Adidas Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoes
Adidas Terrex Agravic Trail Running Shoes

Adidas offers plenty of outdoor sneakers, but since we already have a few solid black shoes on this list, we decided to give you something more colorful. These are primarily hiking sneakers, but they come with waterproof material if in the instance you get stuck in the rain, or find yourself having to maneuver through puddles. The Continental Rubber Ground outsole makes it easier to walk in wet conditions, and provides good ankle support. On a different note, these seem more prone to getting dirty due to the colors, so we recommend them only for hiking, camping, etc.

BUY NOW, $100
5. Nike Cortez Nylon
Nike Cortez Nylon

Yes the Cortez is waterproof, so you can breathe a sigh of relief if you already have a pair in your closet or plan on purchasing soon. This shoe is designed to hold up during rainy weather, and Cortez’ in general are a strong sneaker that can hold up for a long time if taken care of properly. That said, we still wouldn’t recommend making these your go-to rain sneakers as it can wear down the overall appearance of the shoe. Just our opinion.

BUY NOW, $80
6. Steve Madden Maxima
Steve Madden
Steve Madden Maxima

At first glance, you wouldn’t necessarily think these are water resistant, but according to Steve Madden they are! These just may be the most stylish sneakers on this list, and are so nice that you almost don’t want to wear them in poor weather! Steve Madden has three different colorways for these: Baby Blue, Maxima Blush, and Charcoal, and all are priced at $100. Not a bad buy at all.

BUY NOW, $100
7. North Face Men’s Back-To-Berkeley Low WP
North Face
North Face Men’s Back-To-Berkeley Low WP

The Berkeley’s are a waterproof sneaker made specifically for hiking, but you can also use them for everyday wear too. The shoe features a DryVent Waterproof membrane, rustproof hardware, and temperature sensitive rubber lugs to ensure that your shoes are protected and slip-resistant. Simple, but effective.

BUY NOW, $75
8. Adidas Lite Racer Adapt 3.0 Sneakers
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Adidas Lite Racer Adapt 3.0 Sneakers

The Racers are a slightly cheaper alternative that still gets the job done. While not on the ‘stylish’ side, the shoes are comfortable, lightweight, and most importantly waterproof. There isn’t too much to these sneakers—they are your standard resistant shoe built for rain, water puddles, and pool days, but you don’t have to spend that much as opposed to other brands.

BUY NOW, $59.98
9. Columbia Mid-Breeze Shoe
Columbia Mid-Breeze Shoe

Columbia shoes may not be at the forefront of every major sneaker drop, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check them out. Eye-catching and a solid fit, the Mid-Breeze sneakers have a mesh upper to protect against rain, and carefully designed ankle support. The only concern on this shoe may be the laces. The confetti laces are a nice touch, but could wear pretty easily if often exposed to bad weather. However, that is a pretty correctable fix as laces can be easily swapped or replaced.

BUY NOW, $54.98
10. Salomon Outbound Trail Shoe—mens%2F459023%3Fcm_mmc%3DCSE-_-GPS-_-G_LIA_Shopping_Athletic%2520%2526%2520Sneaker-_-LIA_Athletic%2520%2526%2520Sneaker%26cadevice%3Dc%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hPz6pkvrAPQhjovdaqmGtIrh80LUi4cuj7vhdsFvNc9KKw29d4rhrgaAoV9EALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
Salomon Outbound Trail Shoe

While we have never personally owned a pair, the Salomon sneakers seem to be ranked pretty high on the list of must-have water resistant shoes. Just about any hiking/trail shoe is going to be waterproof due to the possibility of rain and puddles, but unlike some of the others, the Salomons are also interchangeable for work due to their color and design. The laces are waterproof too, which is always a great feature because having to consistently replace laces can be somewhat annoying.

BUY NOW, $99.99—mens%2F459023%3Fcm_mmc%3DCSE-_-GPS-_-G_LIA_Shopping_Athletic%2520%2526%2520Sneaker-_-LIA_Athletic%2520%2526%2520Sneaker%26cadevice%3Dc%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hPz6pkvrAPQhjovdaqmGtIrh80LUi4cuj7vhdsFvNc9KKw29d4rhrgaAoV9EALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
11. UGG’s Cali Sneaker Low Weather
UGG’s Cali Sneaker Low Weather

Have you ever had UGG sneakers? Well if not before, now would be a good time to give them a chance. The texture is neat because at first glance the shoe appears to be suede, but it’s really waterproof leather. The UGGs have flexible outsoles, cushioned insoles, and also has a black colorway option if that is more of your style. The waterproof leather has sealed seams for additional protection, and the shoes in general are great for jogging/walking, but still fancy enough for dinner.

BUY NOW, $90.99
12. Nike React Miler Shield By You
Nike React Miler Shield By You

Heading back to Nike, the Reacts are made to be a long lasting shoe that can withstand terrible weather conditions. Nike allows you personal customization options where you can choose your lace shroud, toe/tongue, and base. This is the first sneaker on this list that offers personal design options, which is cool because you can create a shoe based on your own preferences.

BUY NOW, $165
13. Columbia Outdry Mid Shoe–_-P-_-Prospecting-_–_-6541284388-_–_-113484952238-_-PLA-_-712472477.5-_–_–_-%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hNkYiHd9IXJGBKWeQ5ekJAhJOBZB6Hyw8f7RLt89Cmc6PcqnrTfd18aAjFcEALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
Columbia Outdry Mid Shoe

Columbia deserves another entry on this list because we definitely had to include the Outdry Mid Sneakers. The shoe has a water resistant upper complete with full-grain leather overlays. These sneakers are also on the smaller side, and have a sock fit. If you want you could rock with the standard black color, or choose from four other colorways if you are looking for something more vibrant.

BUY NOW, $130–_-P-_-Prospecting-_–_-6541284388-_–_-113484952238-_-PLA-_-712472477.5-_–_–_-%26gclid%3DCj0KCQjwpdqDBhCSARIsAEUJ0hNkYiHd9IXJGBKWeQ5ekJAhJOBZB6Hyw8f7RLt89Cmc6PcqnrTfd18aAjFcEALw_wcB%26gclsrc%3Daw.ds
14. Timberland Men’s Boltero Sneaker Boot
Timberland Men’s Boltero Sneaker Boot

Let’s switch it up and go with something different. Sneaker boots tend to be a hit or miss depending on whether you love or hate them, but these are doable. While the Bolteros might be better suited for the winter season, these could work for those icky days when snow and ice melts into water. Timberland currently has two colorway choices available (black or the standard Timberland sand), and is perfect for everyday wear.

BUY NOW, $79.99
15. Under Armour Charged Assert 8’s%7C%7C71700000050120906%7C58700004915302641
Under Armour
Under Armour Charged Assert 8

How about another Under Armour? The 8s are covered in mesh all around, while providing extra cushioning for comfort and support. The EVA sockliner is an added feature, and the rubber outsole provides stability when walking through slippery conditions. Other features on the 8 include: a lace-up closure, a round toe, and comfort technology. The reviews on these sneakers are definitely worth looking into as those with foot conditions have raved about the overall comfort level, and others have noted the shoe’s breathing room. Whatever the case, Under Armour seems to be pretty good at this water resistant sneaker thing.

BUY NOW, $49.99’s%7C%7C71700000050120906%7C58700004915302641
16. Ryder Indestructible Shoes
Ryder Indestructible Shoes

Any shoes labeled as being ‘indestructible’ are worth the buy. Like many of the other sneakers on this list, the Indestructibles are layered with a waterproof mesh material, and the shoe has a ‘tactical combat’ design along with a military-themed colorway. Providing long-lasting protection, the Indestructibles are built with a special military grade kevlar. While lightweight, kevlar is a strong material that can withstand any weather condition, and the outsole also features military material to keep your feet safe. If desired you can choose to add on no-tie laces, and the breathable mesh helps to prevent sweat. 

BUY NOW, $79.00
17. Vans UltraRange Rapidweld
Vans UltraRange Rapidweld

While suede and rain are typically not a good combination, certain suede materials can work in the rain depending on the overall structure of the shoe, and other materials used. By now you know that regular Vans and bad weather are an automatic no-go, but the company does offer a water resistant option for those that still want to rep Vans in poor weather.

The UltraRange sneakers are constructed with water-based inks , and also have…you guessed it…a breathable mesh in the upper. Lightweight with sock-fit cushion, you can get out a lot of these shoes, and there are loads of colors to choose from depending on what you are feeling. The reviews are great too, so this is certainly a good buy that is worth the investment. 

BUY NOW, $89.95
18. Atoms Shoes
Atoms Shoes

It took some convincing for us to really believe that these shoes are waterproof, but after some digging, we found out that the Atoms Shoes have passed the lie detector test. Made with high durability coated TPU yarn blend, the Atoms feature a custom foam midsole, and non-slip rubber outsole. In addition to being water resistant, the sneakers have a ton of other unique features such as laces that only need to be tied once (yes once), and an antimicrobial copper lining that serves to keep the sneaks squeaky clean. These are also very stylish, and can be dressed up or down depending on the event.

BUY NOW, $129
19. Olukai Olukai Ālapa Lī Trench Blue
Olukai Olukai Ālapa Lī Trench Blue

These Hawaiian-themed joints are another great investment if you are wanting to add a pair of waterproof shoes to your sneaker lineup. Priding themselves on the Hawaiian active lifestyle, the Trench Blues were literally made for the water as they can be used as a surfing sneaker. If these sneakers can withstand a full surfing day, then they can definitely handle a thunderstorm.

The only difference from the other shoes on this list is the unique drop-in-heel feature, which is somewhat rare on sneakers. If you are somebody that needs to have ankle support for stability, then this shoe may not be for you, but if you are okay with low drops, then these are potentially a solid choice.

BUY NOW, $100
20. Nike Air Force 1 GTX
Nike Air Force 1 GTX

Last but not least, the Forces. No this is not a figment of your imagination—Nike really does have a waterproof version of their Air Force 1s, and in our opinion they have a case for being one of the hardest Forces in the Nike Lineup. The crisp leather combined with the GORE-TEX technology makes the shoes so fresh, so clean, and an absolute must. If you are feeling the brown patent colorway, then you can choose either the all-black version or the deep brown edition if that’s more your style. Not bad Nike, not bad.

BUY NOW, $70.97

So what did you think of this list? Are there any that we missed? Let us know your thoughts!

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5 Weekend Sneakers To Watch Out For

Well, it’s looking like we have another quiet weekend of releases on our hands, but like last week, I’m okay with it because we’ll have some commotion on Saturday with the new Jordan 5s. It’s been a while since we’ve had a clear ‘theme’ associated with specific drops, and in my opinion, this week’s sneakers have a retro 90s vibe to them—which is always a winner in my book. There isn’t too much to talk about this go-round, so I’ll spare you guys the longer intro and just jump straight into what should be on our radar as we kick back and enjoy the springtime vibes.

1. Nike 7 Lebron ‘Dodgers’
Nike 7 Lebron ‘Dodgers’

Release Date: 4/9

You had to know something like this was coming from Lebron as baseball season is officially back in action as of last week. Dressed in a ‘Dodgers’ theme, these 7s are decked out in a red, white, and blue colorway, and come with patent leather overlays. The translucent midsole is by far my favorite feature on the ‘Dodgers’ because it reminds me of those nighttime baseball games when they have the stadium lights on. Bron caused mass hysteria when he wore these back in September, and it’s always cool to play the guessing game to see if athletes are giving us sneak peeks of future drops when they step out in certain shoes.

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2. Coca-Cola x ASICS Gel-Quantum 90 Tokyo
Coca-Cola x ASICS Gel-Quantum 90 Tokyo

Release Date: 4/9

I must admit that I’m not the biggest fan of ‘soda-themed’ sneakers. It can be a hit or miss, but I do like these. While streetwear has never gone out of fashion, it does seem like 90s streetwear is making a comeback. I don’t have a ton of memories from the 90s as I didn’t come around until the middle of the decade, but for some reason, I do remember the classic Coca-Cola commercials. These remind me of those commercials in terms of their style and design. I’m not quite sure if these can be put in the everyday wear category, but I think they could be a solid addition to just have in your collection.

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3. Jordan 5 ‘Raging Bull’
Jordan 5 ‘Raging Bull’

Release Date: 4/10

I’m stating the obvious, but these are going to cause a ruckus on Saturday morning. I’m personally not participating in this drop, but it’s always so much fun to see who is able to get Ws and who immediately runs to Twitter for their weekly (and sometimes daily) SNKRS rant. The ‘Raging Bulls’ are your typical retro AJ5s (they were first released in 2009), and it is always dope to see a vintage shoe make its way back into the current sneaker scene.

I do have a question for those sneakerheads who have been in the game for many years. Do you guys get the re-releases of these shoes if you already have the original, or do you pass? Does it depend on the condition of the original shoes? I’m genuinely curious, so please let me know!

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4. Adidas D.O.N. Issue 2
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Adidas D.O.N. Issue 2

Release Date: 4/9

I always enjoy Donovan Mitchell’s releases, and with the Utah Jazz having an excellent season, the championship theme is appropriate as Mitchell and the Jazz have their sights set on taking home the trophy as we inch closer to playoff time. Mitchell makes that clear with a large gold championship overlay stitched right in the middle of the shoe and a black and gold pattern that resembles the championship t-shirts awarded to the winner of the Larry O’Brien trophy. These are sick, and Donovan always brings the shoe heat, so I’m looking forward to these.

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5. Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi ‘Bianchetto’
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Maison Margiela x Reebok Tabi ‘Bianchetto’

Release Date: 4/9

This isn’t your standard Reebok shoes that you can cop for $120, the Maison Margiela component makes these bad boys $350, and I think they are worth every single penny if you choose to purchase them. First of all—the color. The color!! These shoes look like they belong in a painting, and split-toe is a rare feature on sneakers—you don’t see them very often. While the ‘Bianchettos’ have all of the components to qualify as a luxury sneaker, they still keep the street vibe typically associated with Reebok’s, and I love that. 

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That is going to wrap up this week, but y’all already know that I’ll be back next week with another roundup. Be sure to keep up with me on Twitter!

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The 10 Best Sneaker Apps For Sneakerheads

Once upon a time on the day of a hyped sneaker release, we would stand outside whatever store was offering that specific drop, and wait in a ridiculously long line before finding out whether or not the shoe was still in stock upon getting in. Those lines were full of adventures, surprises, disappointments, and even…fights. While in-store drops are still very much a thing (the recent Carmine release for example), more and more of our sneaker transactions are being done not just online, but via specific apps.

Most sneakerheads have a love/hate relationship when it comes to sneaker apps as a whole. The ability to purchase online is supposed to make the process smoother, but a legitimate argument could be made that you stood more of a chance waiting in line outside of Nike to get the latest Dunks, then you now do on SNKRS participating in ‘drawing.’ When you snag a W, it’s the most amazing feeling in the world, and when you take an L, it stinks (especially knowing that you are going to have double or triple the price via resellers).

We aren’t here to turn this into a conversation about bots, resellers, and the general inconveniences of dealing with online drops, we are here to help you navigate the process better by giving you the pros and cons of ten different sneaker apps that can help you out with getting your most desired sneakers. While we can’t guarantee a win, it is our hope that this list can make your life slightly easier. Here we go.

1. StockX

StockX has a case for being the most reliable platform for buying sneakers. They offer some of the latest releases, as well as the rare older gems that may be harder to find on other websites. Just a general warning for sneaker apps on the secondary market: you probably aren’t going to find any sneaker for its original retail price. Once the drops make its way to resell, it is pretty much a guarantee that you will be spending a little extra. That said, the selections on StockX are worth checking out, the ask/bid prices are decent (though youth sizes can be a little harder), and everything is automatically authenticated so that you don’t have to worry about any fakes.

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GOAT is another awesome sneaker marketplace with a vast selection. You can choose to buy for the seller’s asking price, or you could go the route of ‘haggling’ for a lower price. GOAT gives you the option to buy sneakers both used and new, and similar to StockX, all sneakers are authenticated, with everything going to GOAT first for verification. The GOAT inventory is sick with a great mixture of new and retro, and the consumer experience is very simple and easy.

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We know that you are probably rolling your eyes at the mere mention of SNKRs, but for the time, SNKRS still remains our best chance at being able to snag any pair of Nike and Jordan brand sneakers at retail value. To give you an example; the Nike Dunk High ‘Syracuse’ sneakers were released this past March on the SNKRS app for a retail price of $110. As of this writing, the lowest asking price on StockX for those Dunks is $195 for a size 8 in mens, and the highest asking price is $490 for a 4.5 (which is considered a youth size). Based on your size, you could be spending anywhere from $100 to $400 more than the original retail price. So while we understand how much of a frustrating experience SNKRS can be, it is still our recommendation to try buying through the app first, because if you do get a W, it will save you from paying ridiculous resell prices. Ok, rant over.

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4. Confirmed App

So since we covered SNKRS, we might as well work our way to the Confirmed App. Adidas is definitely better than Nike in the sense that their overall website catalogue is more diverse in terms of newer releases, but many of the exclusive sneaker releases (Yeezys for example) still drop via the Confirmed App. Confirmed offers a specially curated selection of exclusive sneakers and collaborations, that can be purchased only on the app.

The process of buying sneakers through Confirmed is pretty similar to SNKRS; you put your name in and hope for the best. Our sentiments for Confirmed are pretty much the same as SNKRs—it’s better to try getting those select releases on the app first, before potentially spending hundreds of dollars more on the secondary market. It doesn’t hurt to try right?

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5. KicksonFire

Since we have covered so many apps dedicated solely to buying sneakers, we figured we would put an app on the list for sneaker release dates. While you can definitely use KicksonFire to shop, the app is globally recognized as being one of the best go-to places for upcoming sneaker releases. KicksonFire doesn’t just cover Jordan/Nike releases, they also  give you the lesser covered sneakers that aren’t garnering as much attention. Now as far as their shoe collection—they have a decent selection as well, but certain shoes are overpriced compared to other outlets. For example: KicksonFire offers the Nike Air Force 1 07s for around $140, whereas Nike is offering that exact same shoe for $90. That is where KicksonFire falls short from a retail standpoint in our opinion, however, they still remain among the best at giving you the most diverse sneaker calendar. 

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6. Stadium Goods

Similar to StockX and GOAT, Stadium Goods is a quality app that offers sneakers on the secondary market. The app is user friendly, with an assortment of many newer and older releases. Now as far as their overall prices, we have to be honest—Stadium Goods tends to be more expensive than other apps such as StockX.

The newer releases aren’t too far off from other outlets, but the retros (especially Jordans) can be a lot pricer on Stadium Goods. While not at the top of our list, they are still a good place for sneaker shopping.

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7. Ebay

In our experience, eBay has been one of the best places to cop sneakers. Now there are some pros and cons to buying sneakers through eBay, so let’s get into them. Here are pros: you can find loads of rare sneakers on eBay, and it is a lot easier to get your hands on youth sizes. Youth sizes can be a hit or miss on other sneaker apps, and many times it is borderline impossible to find certain sneakers in kids sizes (some of us adults have smaller feet too.)  Now as far as the cons: you could potentially run into an authentication issue. Some sneakers do come with an authenticity guarantee, but that isn’t the case with every pair being sold on eBay. If you aren’t careful, you could end up with a fake from somebody who is trying to recoup money from being duped themselves, or just simply unaware of the fact that they had a fake in their possession.

Here is our tip: As with every seller on eBay, make sure whoever you are buying from has a good rating, an authenticity guarantee for certain sneakers you know could have an issue with fakes, and a 30-day return policy so that you can return if need be.

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8. Finish Line

Finish Line is another go-to for sneakers. While they may not have all of the latest releases, they do offer some new drops from time to time. However, like many other sneaker apps, those new releases can be extremely limited as well, and you can’t even begin to access the app or website on drop days (JD Sports doesn’t work either—trust us we’ve tried). That said, Finish Line has a good mix if you are just looking for ‘regular’ sneakers. You can find an assortment of  sneakers from Nike, Adidas, Puma, athlete collabs etc., and they also do a solid job at keeping youth sizes in stock. 

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9. Laced

Buying through Laced is almost comparable to playing a video game, and it is probably your best shot at being able to get new releases at retail value (or anything close to it). If Laced isn’t anything else, it’s super fun. Each individual auction has a countdown in which users bid each other until the end of the auction. The winner is able to purchase the shoes at the final bidding price, while the other participants are awarded store credit. While it’s not likely that you’ll snag a pair of AJ1s for $2, there is technically a possibility that you could, and that in itself makes Laced worth the download.

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10. Suplexed

Last but not least, we have Suplexed, a price comparison app that displays all prices for certain sneakers amongst competitors. It can get a bit confusing and time consuming going back forth between all the different sneaker websites to compare prices, so Suplexed saves you the hassle. The app is easy to use, and gives users the option to purchase through each sneaker app by taking them directly to the listing of whatever platform they choose from. Straightforward and simple. 

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While there are other sneaker apps that you can use for buying, exploring, researching, etc., these were a few that we felt were the best. Whether you choose to use the apps listed in this article or not, we hope our roundup was helpful.