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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

BUY NOW, $200
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.

BUY NOW, $140
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!

BUY NOW, $220
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.

BUY NOW, $100
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. 

BUY NOW, $350

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 15 Best Streetwear Websites To Shop Now

Streetwear is one of those things that will never go out of style, and if you are looking for some new streetwear brands to discover as we head into spring and summer, then we have you covered. No two streetwear websites are the same, and each site offers a different selection when it comes to brands, merchandise, and prices, so we’ve compiled a list of fifteen different streetwear websites to check out. While this isn’t a list of all the streetwear brands you can find, it’s certainly enough to get you started.

15. Hypebeast

Hypebeast is one of the best streetwear outlets that you can shop from. While Hypebeast describes themselves as being the ‘leading destination for men’s streetwear,’ there is an abundance of items for both genders, as well as unisex pieces. Hypebeast also has a specific section devoted solely to streetwear news and articles, so you’ll be able to find new brands and keep up with the ones you are already familiar with.

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14. Livestock

A Canadian streetwear staple, Livestock is one of the go-to places in the Great White North for both streetwear and sneakers. The brand has physical locations in Vancouver, Toronto, and Winnipeg, and a website that offers many of their in-store merchandise. Livestock caters to both men and women and is known to carry many big-named and small-named brands.

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13. Undefeated

You can’t talk streetwear without mentioning Undefeated. Based in Los Angeles, Undefeated was founded by James Bond and Eddie Cruz and carries streetwear and sneaker apparel. Undefeated has an abundance of t-shirts, joggers, hoodies, and all of the other basic streetwear essentials, and regularly collaborates with Converse, New Balance, and Timberland to bring forth some of the hottest shoes in the game. 

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12. Off-White

There is absolutely no denying Virgil Abloh’s impact on fashion, and Off-White has been a powerful player in the streetwear and haute couture communities. Since its 2013 inception, Off-White has become an iconic brand that prides itself on creating pieces with no labels or limitations. In addition to its streetwear pieces, the company also has its own specialty sneakers for both men and women, and the collection ranges from classic low-tops to exclusive Nike collaboration styles. Off-White remains known for its innovative custom designs and has put its stamp in the streetwear world over these past eight years.

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11. Union

One of the ‘OG’ streetwear lines, Union has been around since 1989, becoming the first major store to sell streetwear clothing with its original New York City store. Union then expanded to Los Angeles, opening a location there, and eventually made its way into the online retail space. Union offers streetwear pieces from brands all over the world and has always been a space where you can find clothing different from those offered in traditional department stores.

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10. ASOS

ASOS offers a wide range of streetwear clothing and sneakers, and is one of the world’s largest online retailers with more than 50,000 brands on its website. There is truly something for everybody on ASOS, including plenty of pieces for those heavily into street fashion. ASOS carries Adidas, Nike, and Reebok, as well as Armani, and their own original ASOS pieces. It doesn’t stop there though, ASOS also has plenty of items that aren’t technically labeled as streetwear but could very well fall under that category, such as baggy jeans, hoodies, jackets, and more. Since the website has such a huge catalog, you will have to do some digging, but it is definitely worth it as you can find tons of great pieces.

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9. RSVP Gallery

Based in Chi-town, RSVP Gallery is a cool place to do some streetwear shopping as they offer many notable brands and streetwear clothing for any budget. Virgil Abloh is one of the co-founders, and RSVP has been in the streetwear game for over a decade, celebrating their tenth anniversary in 2019. While their online experience is an enjoyable one, we also recommend checking out their physical location, as they have a stunning art gallery.

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8. Haven

Haven is another dope place that you should visit in person if you are ever in Canada, but their website is just as aesthetically pleasing as their retail location. Haven is a premium Canadian men’s apparel brand that offers Japanese and internationally sourced products, and is the epitome of what it means to be a true streetwear brand in the sense that they offer everything you could possibly imagine. Even if you don’t plan on purchasing anything on their website, we still recommend checking them out because you can discover the brands that aren’t receiving mass media attention and even the rare companies that many people don’t know about.

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7. Naked Copenhagen

Naked Copenhagen has everything, and we do mean everything. From coats to accessories, Naked Copenhagen covers all of the streetwear basics. While they do have luxury streetwear items that can veer towards the pricey side, they also have lesser expensive clothes that are still of excellent quality. As far as their sneakers, Naked carries Nike, Adidas, Jordans, and more, and even has some of the sold-out sneaker releases that you would normally have to go onto the secondary market to get. 

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6. Flight Club

Speaking of sneakers, no streetwear outfit is complete without a pair of dope kicks, and Flight Club is one of the best online retailers a sneakerhead can ask for. Flight Club literally has thousands of shoes at their disposal, and plenty for you to choose from for any occasion.

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5. Moose Limited

Moose Limited aka MLTD has an almost absurd collection of streetwear threads that will have you looking fresh and fly at all times. Another one of those places where you can find just about anything, MLTD offers various styles of streetwear fashion including hip-hop and sneaker-inspired pieces. From up-and-coming designers to big names such as Stussy, MLTD satisfies just about all of your streetwear needs.

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4. Concepts

Having already developed a reputation for their sneaker collabs, Concepts has been able to successfully transition in the streetwear universe, offering clothes for men, women, and kids. Sometimes kids get left out when it comes to the latest streetwear drops, so Concepts making youth releases a priority is a refreshing sight. Concepts currently has collaborations with over 30 brands, working with Converse, Adidas, and Nike amongst others, and has a selection of specialty ‘Concepts’ designs that you can choose from too.

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END offers both contemporary and luxury streetwear, with an abundance of sneakers as the icing on the cake. With over 400 brand partnerships, the options are limitless at END as the company has one of the best streetwear selections on the planet. With tons of stuff added to the website daily, END is definitely worth regular visits.

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KITH has become one of the most globally prominent streetwear brands and lives up to the hype with its hyped collaborations and sneakers. The merchandise on KITH tends to sell out pretty quickly, so you’ll have to always stay updated with their latest drops and move fast when you have your eyes on something you want. KITH is also an incredible in-person shopping adventure, so be sure to check them out if you are ever in one of their location spots.

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1. Stussy

Last but not least, Stussy, one of the streetwear GOATs. Stussy made its debut in 1980, and the brand is just as popular in 2021, as it was 40 years ago. A classic favorite amongst the older and newer generations, Stussy gives you that traditional ‘Cali-style streetwear’ vibe that is still very much modern and fresh. Stussy is one of those legendary brands that you can never go wrong with, and their prices are reasonable (you aren’t paying $120 for a t-shirt). Every streetwear fan needs at least one Stussy piece in their wardrobe, so check out their website if you haven’t already.

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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. 

check it out

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.

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5 Sneakers To Watch Out For This Weekend

I must admit that this week has been quieter compared to previous roundups, but I think that can be a good thing from time to time. I’m not sure if you guys feel the same way, but sometimes when there are a lot of hyped releases coming out within the same time frame, it can be quite overwhelming. Plus, I think some really dope sneakers ultimately end up getting lost in the mix because they aren’t commanding the attention of other releases. Now as far as this week goes, Reebok has a couple of killers, and so does Adidas. We’ve also got some new AJ1s dropping tomorrow which I think will be a heavy hitter per usual. So let’s take a look at what we have got to look forward to over the weekend.

1. Air Jordan 1 Zoom ‘Stadium Leap’
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AJ1 ‘Stadium Leap’

Release Date 4/3

So I will be the first to admit that I don’t have a bunch 1s in my closet. They tend to get snatched up quickly, and I refuse to pay resell prices (that article is coming soon). That said I may actually try for these. I’m a sucker for anything suede, and the white leather mixture is a good combo. Now that we are officially in spring, lighter colors are the way to go, and I can see this being a good spring/summertime shoe that can work with a lot in your closet. I’m thinking about starting a thread on Twitter where ONE37pm fans can show off their latest releases, so let me know if you get these!

BUY NOW, $150
2. Reebok Question Low ‘Glitch’
Reebok Question ‘Glitch’

Release Date: 4/2

Classic Reebok. Classic AI. Classic Questions. I always enjoy when Allen Iverson drops a new shoe because his sneakers remind me a lot of early 2000s culture and basketball. AI has pretty much stayed true to his original design and concepts while still keeping up with the times in the sense that his sneakers don’t look ‘dated.’ I love that because while it’s important to change and ‘modernize’ things, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to stray away from what originally worked in the first place. AI will always have our support over here, and these are sick.

BUY NOW, $120
3. Bad Bunny x Adidas ‘Easter Egg’
Bad Bunny x Adidas ‘Easter Egg’

Release Date: 4/4

Set to release on Easter Sunday, this newest collaboration from Bad Bunny and Adidas is centered solely around the idea of Easter eggs. Dressed in a peach/pink colorway, the trainers have various shades of pink tones splattered around the shoe, and come with a buckle, which is an interesting touch. I like these! The lighter shades of pink gives the shoe a neutral versatility that makes it pairable with many different outfits, and will also come with a set of blue and green laces. I’m not sure how I feel about blue laces, but I think the mint green will be a cool contrast against the pink. You could also choose to go with white laces as well. Bad Bunny’s releases are always super hyped, so something tells me that the Confirmed app is going to be very busy Sunday morning.

BUY NOW, $160
4. Adidas Dame 7 ‘Fire Inside’
Adidas Dame 7 ‘Fire Inside’

Release Date: 4/2

I can’t think of a more appropriate name for a Dame shoe than ‘Fire Inside.’ As I’ve said before, solid red shoes can be tricky to master as they can come off looking a bit ‘unrealistic’ if you aren’t careful, but Dame nailed this! The red mesh is hot, and the bottom of this sneaker is designed in a red and black snakeskin print. The inner part of the shoe is modeled to look like a fire, and the reddish orange laces are an added pop. Honestly these remind me of those action video games where you are battling in some sort of laboratory. I’m not sure why my mind automatically went to that, but that is what I instantly thought of when I saw these for the first time. 

BUY NOW, $110
5. Reebok Instapump Fury
Reebok Instapump Fury

Release Date: 4/2

I get that colorful sneakers may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but man these are fire! It’s not just the gradient effect, but also the transitions. If you look closely, the blue shade on the upper fades into a purple, and as the purple ‘circles’ around the shoe, it transitions back into the original blue shade. I’m a nerd, so I find stuff like that to be fascinating. I love Instapumps in general, so this is definitely going to be on my list for sure.

BUY NOW, $170

Well that is going to wrap up this week’s drops, but you guys already know that I’ll be back next week with the latest and greatest in the sneaker world. In the meantime you can follow me on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with my collection.

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The 19 Best Fanny Packs To Wear Right Now

If you were to ask trend forecasters in the late 90’s and early 2000’s what item they thought could never make a comeback, I’m sure at least a handful would have answered the fanny pack. Although in the 80’s fanny packs were eternally on-trend, the accessory transitioned from a symbol of utilitarian smarts into a pinnacle of goofy tourist-wear often used as a punchline about someone totally out of sync with what’s stylish. See: Weird Al’s “White and Nerdy.”

By 2015, fanny packs were beginning to emerge as a post-ironic anti-fashion statement, which then quickly turned the item into a must-have for clout chasers and hypebeasts. In 2018, Vogue officially declared that “due to our odd fascination with ugly throwback clothing … the fanny pack has been vindicated.”Right before the pandemic hit, it was impossible to go to any trendy bar in New York without seeing at least a dozen fanny packs — worn by all genders, creeds, and social classes. 

Nowadays, pretty much every major designer, label, or brand has its own clever take on the traditional fanny pack. Some hark back to the retro color palettes of the ’80s and ’90s, while others are fresh spins on useful athleisure and health-goth aesthetics. 

We’re counting down 19 of the most fashionable fanny packs we could find, ranging from under $10 to over $1000. Check them out, below!

19. Burberry Mini Check Bum Bag

Few things are more confidently arrogant than Burberry’s signature beige check pattern. At $550, this micro-bag is an obvious declaration of wealth, but having a disposable income is always a good look. The fabric is a cotton blend with a top zip closure feature, a front zip compartment, stitched panels, a rear buckle fastening, and mesh panels.

Buy now, $550
18. C by Loredena Pinasco Repoison Antihuman Waist Pack
Loredena Pinasco

Illegible black metal fonts never go out of style. Italian designer Loredena Pinasco’s oversized fanny pack has lots of room and inside netting pockets to keep everything organized. As darkly brutal as it is apocalyptically stylish.

Buy now, £29,00
17. Fred Perry Corduroy Arch Branded Cross Body Bag
Fred Perry

The classic British mod brand offers a simply styled hip pack with two pockets. The corduroy fabric gives the small bag a slightly more distinguished finish and the yellow/black color palette is always a look. Premium leather trim elevates this from a useful accessory into a declaration of good taste.

buy now, $95
16. Los Angeles Apparel Nylon Fanny Pack
Los Angeles Apparel

American Apparel was ahead of the curve when it came to fanny packs before they went out of business. The newly revitalized Los Angeles Apparel stays on-trend with flashy fanny packs in lightweight nylon, keeping true to the early 00’s indie aesthetic that made this label’s original incarnation so ubiquitous. The accessory comes in bright pinks and blues or more modest browns and blacks.

buy now, $20
15. Mishka Wild Bearmop Fanny Pack

Mishka’s been a staple of streetwear cool since the brand’s founding. Their graffiti-inspired fanny pack is a bold statement piece drawing on classic skateboard styling tropes: checkerboard, flames, and an insidiously cute mascot. The size isn’t quite oversized but can still fit all your essential goods and green.

Buy now, $40
14. Moschino Couture Cordura Nylon Waist Bag

Moschino’s playful and self-referential couture is far from affordable but it’s a powerfully conspicuous statement when paired with the right outfit. The brand’s signature oversized zippers are somewhat cartoonish, but what else would you expect from the pop-art-influenced label?

Buy now, $550
13. Herschel Fourteen Waist Pack

In trendy urban areas, Herschel’s affordability and durability have allowed the no-frills brand to become totally omnipresent — and, honestly, fair enough. It’s hard to argue with the $28 price point here, and the garment isn’t likely to fall apart. This particular hip pack is smaller than the average fanny pack, but it’s still got enough room for your wallet and phone.

Buy now, $28
12. Jansport Fifth Ave Fanny Pack

Jansport always gets a certain age bracket feeling nostalgic, and their bags and backpacks are made to outlast the fond memories. This plain black, inexpensive fanny pack has an adjustable waist belt with a buckle enclosure. Nothing fancy, but totally useful.

Buy now, $26
11. Champion Prime Waist Bag

Champion’s big, bold label is slapped right on the front of this roomy fanny pack. Although the brand’s been designing with athletes in mind, there’s plenty of everyday use-value in this spacious-but-not-oversized side bag. Note the modest price point.

Buy now, $18
10. Thom Browne Oversized Bum Bag In Ripstop
Thom Browne

Thom Browne brings a uniquely American take on fitted mod sensibilities, as seen in this oversized bum bag. Considering Browne’s mostly known for super-skinny fits, the big fanny pack provides a stark contrast with the rest of their wares. The high price point comes with a whole lot of clout. 

buy now, $790
9. Y3 Classic Sling Bag

With adjustable clips that allow for three different possibilities for wear, Yohji Yamamoto’s ongoing Adidas collab once again brings “a utilitarian approach in creating a versatile, multifunctional piece.” The brand’s label on this is silicone, making it stand out.

buy now, $180
8. Nike Tech Hip Pack

Nike’s sturdy hip pack features two zippered pockets, polyester materials, an adjustable strap, and a logo in a subtle anthracite gray. This matches everything but would look especially good on a full monochrome black health goth/athleisure look. 

buy now, $40
7. Alexander McQueen Oversize Harness Belt Bag
Alexander McQueen

Even before McQueen’s solo Met show stunned the high art world, any article of the couturier’s impeccably designed garments was a sign of erudite sophistication. This understated fanny pack isn’t as outre as some of McQueen’s more macabre contributions to fashion, but it will instantly win the admiration of true fashion snobs.

Buy now, $1,050
6. Primitive Nuevo Waist Bag via Karmaloop
Primitive Nuevo

Late 80’s / early 90’s color palettes and color blocking are always on-trend. Primitive’s nylon and poly canvas hip bag is a jazz-influenced throwback that clashes (fashionably!) with pretty much any outfit. 

buy now, $22
5. Côte&Ciel Isaru Small via Bodega

The Boston-based streetwear curators at Bodega have once again struck gold with their selection of the French brand Côte&Ciel. The fresh label’s aesthetic “incorporate[s] a sleek, industrial-style into their designs resulting in unique shapes and unlikely silhouettes. This “highly versatile” bag can be worn as a cross-body, around the waist, or as a tiny backpack. 

buy now, $155
4. Off White 2 Pocket Fanny Pack via Flannels
Off White

If we can put the political buffoonery aside, Off White’s semi-industrial, postmodern/deconstructive designs remain utterly cool. This particular fanny pack looks closer to a Final Fantasy-esque item bag, but the functionality is comparable to other items on this list. The half-translucent buckle is an intriguing detail, as are the small patches on the pouch. Ideal for music festivals, the bag is “constructed with two touch fastener closed pockets along with an adjustable grosgrain belt that boasts the signature jacquard logo branding.”

Buy now, £209
3. Stüssy Waist Pack

One of the most iconic hypebeast brands (no shade), Stüssy has been a staple in the California skateboard and hip-hop community since the early ’80s. Vintage Stüssy used to be a hot commodity amongst resellers and second-hand experts, but their newer merch is just as on-trend. Their moderately-priced nylon waist pack features the company’s logo embroidered on the front — for the clout. 

buy now, $65
2. Marty And Sarah Love Wrestling Brad Fanny Pack
Marty And Sarah

We put Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling at the top of our wrestling podcasts list, and the duo’s merch game is just as strong as their weekly show. This adorably goofy fanny pack, featuring the pod’s resident mischievous space alien, is a cute novelty gift and a campy fashion statement in a playful purple.

buy now, $10
1. BoiPKG Water Resistant Crossbody Bag

So oversized it’s maybe closer to a backpack, BoiPKG’s water-resistant bag is a quirky, urban take on the traditional fanny pack. This queer-owned and operated label is best known for making all-gender undergarments and using non-binary drag performers and transgender Instagrammers as tastefully sexy models — but their ventures outside the world of intimate apparel and underwear are proving fortuitous. At just $35 dollars, this huge bag fits books, gym supplies, a tablet, and whatever else you need for a day or night out. Comes in white, grey, purple, black, and a multicolor variant.

buy now, $35
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The 14 Best Duffel Bags For Men

With airlines restrictions on carry-on bags becoming more obscure by the second, a sturdy and reliable duffel bag will likely become a necessary accessory the moment we’re finally in a post-pandemic world. Useful for weekend getaways, trips to the gym or field, or longer-term escapes, mid to large size flexible bags are an absolute necessity. 

Historically, duffel bags were mostly used by the military — originally created using coarse woolen cloths, with the name originating from a town in Flanders, Belgium. The earliest duffel bags used rope enclosures and were unbearably heavy when wet. Following World War II the waxed-canvas bags became ubiquitous in Europe and the United States, with non-Army personnel often snagging them as hand-me-downs or in surplus stores. By the 70’s and 80’s, the more cylindrical duffel bags began to be used in civilian settings and started appearing in less drab color palettes and lighter-weight materials, eventually garnering usage by athletes with heavy equipment. In more contemporary settings, these barrel-shaped satchels have become important for both utilitarian functionality and as aesthetic statements. 

Making sure you stay stylish while on-the-go is essential. We’ve curated a list of the 14 best duffels we could find on the Internet.

14. Fred Perry Classic Barrel Bag
Fred Perry

Best Overall: Fred Perry’s barrel bag has a vintage 60’s feel to it. Made with tough PU, a webbing handle, and features a detachable strap, the iconic mod brand pairs perfectly with skinny fit pants and a double-tip polo. The embossed laurel branding exudes poise. Although Perry’s wares were originally designed with tennis in mind, this works as a small carry-on for plane rides as well.

buy now, $100
13. Los Angeles Apparel Bull Denim Weekender Bag
Los Angeles Apparel

Best for the basics: American Apparel, rebranded as Los Angeles Apparel following some financial struggles, has continued their former incarnation’s thesis by creating totally USA-made products and offering workers fair wages. Their garments are all astoundingly long-lasting, and their bull denim weekender bag is no exception. According to the product description: “Each bag is manufactured and then dyed in batches, giving the thick textile of the bag a weathered texture. These bags can last you a decade and are totally washable. Dyes are extra high quality and will not fade after multiple washes.”

buy now, $54
12. Reigning Champ Duffle Bag
Reigning Champ

Best constructed: Reigning Champ’s high-end (and high priced) athletic wear is top-notch and worth every penny. The brand’s design aesthetic is notably minimalist. Their signature duffle is made from durable woven nylon and features three different exterior pockets, five interior sleeves, and a soft zip pocket for valuables. The matte black metal detailing shows an attention to detail.

buy now, $170
11. Puma Men’s Contender Duffel Bag

Best for functionality: Puma’s polyester duffel comes with a separate footwear compartment. The roomy interior is perfect for lugging gear to games or as a sturdy piece of transportable luggage. The color palettes available are mostly black, but the bold big cat is an always-fashionable emblem.

buy now, $25
10. Adidas Defender 4 Medium Duffel Bag

Best For Your buck: At a perfect 26” wide, the black/white color palette is the obvious choice as far as Adidas anything goes — but there’s plenty of options to choose from here, including a neon pink for the especially brave. The emphasis is on functionality with this duffel, which features zip end pockets, a water-resistant base, a roomy interior for your gear and essentials.

Buy Now, $40
9. Thom Browne Medium Grey Nylon 4-Bar Gym Bag
Thom Browne

Best flex: While duffel bags, in general, are meant for function more than fashion, Thom Browne is stunting with this ultra-refined gym bag. With pebbled handles and straps, brass zip enclosures, a grosgrain loop tab, and the designer’s signature thick stripes, the modified proportions make this a standout piece at an eye-popping, ultra-lux price.

Buy Now, $1,400
8. Y-3 Classic Hybrid Duffel Bag

Best for variability: Yohji Yamamoto’s Adidas collab consistently “functionality with sophistication to craft.” This duffel uniquely can be transformed into a backpack and “the durable, water-repellent material adds protection against the elements.” Y-3’s black-on-black logo is a subtle nod to the product’s sophistication.

buy , $40
7. Nike Brasilia Training Duffel Bag (Large)

Best for reliability: The square shape on Nike’s 14” wide Brasilia training duffel provides a slightly different silhouette than your average gym bag, but just as much functionality and spaciousness. The pads on the shoulder strap are a necessity for when your gear gets too heavy. When Nike says large, they mean large — so be ready for all the extra room.

buy now, $50
6. Alexander McQueen Metropolitan Selvedge Duffle
Alexander McQueen

Best for incomparable fashionability: Alexander McQueen’s wares are so opulent that their website ensures that every item will be shipped in elegant packaging. You just can’t take it! This deceptively basic duffel has the iconic couturier’s name on the selvedge handles and straps and a black signature fabric lining — it’s extravagant both inside and out. 

Buy Now, $1,250
5. Herschel Novel Duffle

Best for flying under the radar: Herschel took hold in New York as a symbol of normcore street smarts, but wearing the brand’s impressive line of accessories doesn’t only denote urban detachment. In fact, Herschel’s goods are just plain well-made. This duffle, described as “the ideal weekend bag” features an internal storage sleeve, reinforced handles, and a signature shoe compartment.

Buy now, $90
4. Filson Medium Duffle Bag

Best for vintage fans: Filson stepped their game up with this highly crafted duffle featuring leather handles and a two-snap grid. The “modern metro” bridle leather enclosure is especially classy, and the water-resistant rugged twill gives the bag a look of old-world elegance.  

Buy now, $395
3. Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag

Best for indestructibility: Originally intended as industrial clothing for manual laborers, Carhartt’s extremely tough and dependable clothes have somehow become a staple for trendy members of the professional/managerial class and subcultural fashionistas alike. The legacy gear bag is as indestructible as anything else the brand produces, and it’s no surprise the accessory is meant to carry heavyweight tools (even though it’s more likely to hold a carefully folded suit and tie these days). 

Buy now, $50
2. Ben Sherman
Ben Sherman

Best for vegans: Ben Sherman, another notable mod brand whose designs defined style in the UK in the 60’s and 70’s, is offering this faux leather alternative to the nylon, polyester, and leather options on this list. At just 20 inches long, this travel bag’s “lightweight construction helps you adhere to airline weight restrictions to avoid unneeded airport fees.”

buy now, $70
1. Alife

Best for New Yorkers: Founded in 1999, Alife’s was “originally a creative workshop based in Manhattan’s Orchard Street, [the label’s] innovative designs and forward-thinking products propelled them into an internationally renowned streetwear clothing brand and boutique,” according to Hypebeast. Their duffel bag, with daringly un-subtle branding, is a nod to urban know-how from the City that Never Sleeps. 

Buy now, $38
Sneakers Style

5 Sneakers Releasing This Weekend That Should Be On Your Radar

It’s that time of the week again, peeps! These last couple of articles have gone pretty good with the weekend (and Monday) releases, so I think I am going to keep it this way for the time being. I am always open for adjustments, though, so let me know if there is anything in particular that you want me to cover! Now, as far as this week goes, of course, today is National Air Max day, so you already know I had to include a few new Air Max releases. Also, we have another shot at getting at some Dunks again this weekend, so I’m excited for a chance at redemption.

That said since it’s Air Max Day, and we are wrapping up Air Max month, I think it is only right that I make the list ‘Air Max’ heavy. That means I will have to leave some pretty big releases off, but I’ll have you covered with those drops on Twitter. I’m talking a lot so let’s get into it.

1. DQM x Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon”
DQM x Nike Air Max 90 “Bacon”

Release Date: 3/26

The ‘Bacons’ are arguably one of the most sought-after Air Maxes of all time. This is going to be a tough cop, and anybody who gets their hands on these is a lucky son of a gun. Nike is bringing back the 2005 design after fifteen years of requests, and this iteration has all the features from its original release. I’m super excited to see sneakerheads rock these. Nike and DQM have had a great partnership for many years, so it is cool to see the two team up again.

BUY NOW, $246
2. Nike Air Max 1 “Evolution of Icons”
Nike Air Max 1 “Evolution of Icons”

Release Date: 3/26

Out of all the Air Max drops this week, the ‘Icons’ are my favorite. Y’all know I love a dope futuristic theme, and these are a killer. Paying tribute to past Air Maxes, the shoe sports a white upper, and has grey suede overlays. 3/26 is engrained on the left heel, and the shoe goes for about $140 (retail at least). I know the ‘Icons’ may not be on everyone’s list, but I personally consider these to be a good pickup. 

BUY NOW, $222
3. CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”
CLOT x Nike Air Max 1 “Kiss of Death”

Release Date: 3/27

Okay, this is my last Air Max entry because I want the remaining two to be other releases I’m excited about, but I’m glad these are finally making their way to SNKRS. Some of you may already have this in your closet as it was originally released a couple of weeks ago, but for those of us that don’t, we get a second chance at being able to snag a pair. I love the color schematics on these. The tan color gives the shoe a versatile pop, and the red and orange on the midsole is just the right amount. We’ve honestly got so many chances to update our Air Max collection this week, and this makes me so happy.

BUY NOW, $224
4. Nike Dunk Low “College Navy”
Nike Dunk Low “College Navy”

Release Date: 3/29

What better way to start Monday mornings off than with a new pair of Dunks? The Dunk game has been crazy in 2021 so far, and I expect the Metallic Greys to go fast. There are fewer things that hurt worse than seeing a $100 pair of Dunks selling for $300 on the resell market, so I’m hoping a good percentage of us can get a W. I’ll be a part of the SNKRS Monday morning crew this time around, so I’ll keep you guys posted on if I was successful.

BUY NOW, $209
5. Nike Air Max “Taxi”
Nike Air Max “Taxi”

So I lied when I said the ‘Kiss of Deaths’ were my last Air Max entry. I’m from New York, so anything with an NYC design has me sold. I understand the overall colorway may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and I get it. A solid yellow sneaker can be a difficult to pair with an everyday outfit, and if we are being completely honest, I probably only have a couple of items in my closet that would go with these shoes, but they are still unique and nice (in my opinion).

I’m thinking a white contrast would work best. Maybe white joggers with a springtime hoodie or a tank/crop. Or perhaps all-black would do (but it would have to be the right outfit). Either way, these are on my list as a must cop at some point.

BUY NOW, $212

That’s it for this week! As usual I’ll be back with another round of selections next Friday. In the meantime you can keep up with me on Instagram and Twitter.

Style What To Buy

The 25 Best Sweatpants For Men To Keep You Comfortable

Approximately one year ago it became imminently apparent that we’d all be working from home way more than we were used to. Now, as we approach what we all pray is the final stretch of the pandemic, our cheap loungewear impulse buys from last March are starting to look a little drab. It’s high time to spice up your work-from-home wardrobe while still staying on-trend.

We’ve curated an (unranked) list of the best men’s sweatpants we could find, ranging from high-end designer goods to comfy essentials that won’t break the bank.

25. Death Traitors P.E.A.C.E. Joggers
Death Traitors

Brooklyn-based artist Alexander Heir’s apocalyptic art is brought to life on his ultra-fashionable line of inexpensive streetwear. His baggy joggers utilize anti-fascist imagery in embroidered details. Both comfortable and stylish, the P.E.A.C.E. joggers are also reasonably priced at just $55 and come in black or camo.

Buy now, $25
24. Y-3 Classic Light Ripstop Utility Pant

Eternally minimalist avant-garde designer Yohji Yamamoto has produced some impeccably styled athleisure in his ongoing collaboration with Adidas. The Classic Light Ripstop Utility pant is an impeccably arrogant statement piece. The relaxed fit and smooth taffeta interior mean they’re pretty luxurious, too.

Buy now, $330
23. Roland TR-808 Joggers

Roland’s drum machines and synthesizers have been the backbone of the best techno and electronica for decades. They’ve recently launched a comprehensive lifestyle brand including smartly designed sweatsuits and loungewear. Extremely cozy but also winkingly smart. Be aware, the sizes run slightly large.

Buy now, $60
22. DUMBGOOD Evangelion Sweatpants

Just in time for the release of Evangelion 3.0+1.0, the Instagram-infamous pop culture purveyors at DUMBGOOD have prepared a Unit 01 inspired look for upscale otaku. If Eva isn’t your thing, DUMBGOOD’s got Seinfeld, Jurassic Park, and The Shining-inspired outfits as well. But even if you’re not familiar with avant-garde Japanese animation, the slick late 90’s color palette on these look great.

buy now, $80
21. Fashion Nova Russ Jogger Yellow
Fashion Nova

Fashion Nova’s menswear has really found its way since its launch a few years ago. Although trendy minimalism is a mark of sophistication, there’s nothing wrong with something slightly louder. Live out your Kill Bill dreams with these bright, Bruce Lee-inspired joggers that can bring a pop of color to any outfit. Besides, who can argue with that price tag?

Buy now, $17
20. Soto Angel Devil Black Sweatpant

Manuela Soto Sosa, a Los Angeles-based tattoo artist, has become one of the trendiest illustrators and designers on the West Coast. Her anime-inspired drawings of buxom women are both flirtatious and empowering. She’s more recently begun emblazoning her iconic girls on comfy streetwear — these black sweatpants show off her unique and beloved art style.

Buy now, $110
19. Champion Powerblend Retro Fleece Jogger

90s kids will remember the ubiquity of Champion sportswear in middle school hallways around the world. The brand has more recently become an emblem of normcore style. Show off your anti-fashionable smarts with these affordable and totally retro sweats.

Buy now, $18.31 – $51.75
18. Scurderia Ferrari Race MCS Men’s Sweatpants

You might not have the purchasing power to cop your own Ferrari quite yet, but Puma’s put the sports car’s logo on these unique cross-branded joggers. Based on a retro design from 1987 that took hold in hip-hop scenes, these pants are a smartly-done throwback and are currently on sale.

Buy now, $45
17. Nike Sportswear Swoosh

There’s something subtly genius about simply doubling Nike’s signature swoosh to make an impactful statement, alongside the text of the onomatopoeic logo. The crisp white/orange/periwinkle color palette is strong, juxtaposed against the pants’ relaxed style. The mid-weight fleece is designed for city living and apartment lounging.

Buy now, $66
16. Cross Colours BLM Tie Dye Sweatpant via Karmaloop
Cross Colours

Whether you like it not, the tie-dye trend isn’t going anywhere for now. If bright hippie color palettes aren’t your thing, these slightly more drab black and grey tones could work. The BLM messaging on the logo is, of course, always righteous. Beware: these pants run a bit small, so maybe order a size up from your normal fit.

Buy now, $92
Brain Dead

Brain Dead describes their aesthetic as “disruptive [and] graphic-led … the brand takes its cues from post punk, underground comics, skateboarding, and the spirit of subculture as a whole.” The violent iconography on these sweatpants certainly is representative of those ideas, and there’s something delightfully goth about the look. This piece from their Spring/Summer ‘21 collection is both utilitarian and “otherworldly.”

Buy now, $140
14. C. By Loredena Pinasco Repoison Code Joggers
Loredena Pinasco

At the intersection of black metal and cyberpunk is C. by Loredena Pinasco’s exciting clothes for dystopian times. Both edgy and comfy, these joggers from the notorious Italian label let you live your full Neuromancer fantasy and match just about any other athleisure wear you’ve got in your closet. 

Buy now, £80
13. Vans 66 Supply Fleece Pants

Vans have become experts at hitting the sweet spot between stylish, affordable, and durable. These fleece pants are no exception, and the zip utility side pocket is a lifesaver for both skaters and stoners.

Buy now, $60
12. Thom Browne Striped Joggers via Flannels

Flannels, a UK-based luxury retailer, seems to always have impressive deals on impossible-to-find designer exclusives. These Thom Browne joggers, featuring the label’s signature four thick stripes, are finely tailored for a skinny fit. Think uptight British mod, but then make it cozy.

Buy now, £450
11. Allie Kat Pussy Piledriver Sweatpants
Meowdy Yall

Deathmatch fighter Allie Kat has won over the hardened hearts of pro-wrestling’s most ravenous fanbase with her toughness, grit, and perpetual desire for belly rubs. Her uniquely feminist and playfully lascivious branding is both empowering and nasty. Be sure to stay thirst trapping and wear these to the next Grey Sweatpants Battle Royale.

Buy now, $35
10. Trio 21 Adidas Sweatpants

Not everyone can afford the brand’s more upscale collabs (like the aforementioned Y3 label), but Adidas still has plenty of classics — at much more attainable prices — to choose from. These simple sweats are a soft cotton-blend meant for stretching before you get sporty.

buy now, $50
9. Hanes Sport Ultimate Cotton Men’s Fleece Sweatpants

At less than $20, these are the cheapest sweatpants on the list. You get what you pay for: no graphics, no ornamentation, no interesting styling. Just extremely snuggly fleece from a brand we’ve all come to trust. 

Buy now, $13.50
8. Alife Generic Logo Sweat Pant

New York-based streetwear brand Alife has become a local symbol of cool in Manhattan and beyond. Their simple sweatpants in bold red have their logo screen printed on the pocket for a subtle proclamation of cultural clout.

Buy now, $120
7. Fila Rhys Jogger

Another iconic 90’s brand resurrected as retro-chic, Fila’s recent collabs with a plethora of underground artists and designers have reinvigorated the label. These French terry joggers are part of the company’s celebration of Black History, with some proceeds going towards UNCF.

buy now, $78
6. Ice Cream Men’s I Scream Sweatpants via Nordstrom

Icecream has quite suddenly become one of the buzziest streetwear brands around. The brainchild of Pharrell Williams and Japanese DJ Nigo, their graphic design aesthetic and deceptively playful name belies a serious cool-factor. No surprise their sweatpants have become a hot commodity.

Buy now, $130
5. Kikillo Poisson 887 Joggers

Kikillo’s anime-influenced designs are surrealistically fashionable and hypnotically glitchy. This psychedelic, Yu-Gi-Oh-inspired look is far from quiet or work-appropriate, but will definitely leave a strong first impression. With a brushed fleece fabric inside, they’re as soft as they are aesthetic.

buy now, $53
4. Reigning Champ
Reigning Champ

Sportswear brand Reigning Champ has become known for their almost frighteningly well-constructed garments and their midweight terry sweatpants are no exception. No frills and nothing fancy, but the perfectly made and sturdy sewing and fabrics easily justify the high price point.

buy now, $120
3. Junji Ito Red and White Panel Sweatpants via Hot Topic
Junji Ito

Horror master Junji Ito’s designs have been embraced as masterpieces by both haute couture designers and streetwear enthusiasts alike. Mall goth mainstay, Hot Topic, somehow got ahold of his imagery and slapped some iconically grotesque manga panels onto unexpectedly fashionable sweatpants — at a totally affordable price.

buy now, $24
2. Converse Dagger Pant

Converse is best known for their legendary footwear but their clothes are eternally on-trend as well. There’s nothing too flashy about these sweatpants, but the brand’s name still carries weight and ensures a degree of durability.

buy now, $85
1. Neighborhood OOTD / C-PT

Few brands are trendier than Japanese streetwear line Neighborhood. Their finely constructed garments and clever graphic looks have become high-end essentials for smart hypebeasts. This garment was designed in collaboration with ONE OF THESE DAYS, an apparel line by the LA-based visual and tattoo artist Matt McCormick. 

Buy now, $283
Sneakers Style

Our 10 Favorite Kyrie Irving Sneakers

As you all know, yesterday was Kyrie Irving’s birthday, so we figured that it would be dope to put together a list of Kyrie’s best signature shoes as a belated birthday tribute. One could make the argument of Kyrie potentially having the most popular signature shoe out of all the current players in the league, and Kyrie himself is not only known for his impeccable shoe game, but also for the time, attention, and detail he puts into his colorways.

A progressive thinker who’s never afraid to put his money where his mouth is and stand firm in what he believes in, Kyrie has that exact same mindset when it comes to his sneaker designs. From the vibrant colors and patterns to stepping out and designing a silhouette meant solely for women, Kyrie’s shoes are the embodiment of who he is: bold, courageous, and powerful. 

With so many options to choose from, it was hard to narrow down our favorites, but we managed to put together a list of some of Kyrie’s best shoes. Check it out and let us know what you think!

1. Nike Kyrie 2 Low Spongebob Mr Krabs
Nike Kyrie 2 Low Spongebob Mr Krabs

Release Date: August 10th, 2019

No matter how old you get, you should never outgrow the inner child in you. Kyrie’s affinity for Spongebob Squarepants was certainly in full effect a couple of years ago with the release of the ‘Mr. Krabs’ colorway. Designed to literally look like Mr. Krabs, the shoe debuted in August 2019 to positive reviews amongst fans and is still selling frequently. The University Red mixed in with the metallic blue, gives the shoe a beautiful appearance, and there is an image of a splattered Plankton on the side of the sneaker. A fun ‘blast from the past’ that takes us back to the glory days of when life was much more simple. 

Of note: Kyrie has additional Spongebob Squarepants colorways based on Spongebob, Patrick, Squidward, Sandy, and Spongebob’s pineapple house.

2. Nike Kyrie 6 Concepts Khepri
Kyrie 6 Concepts Khepri

Release Date: January 2019

The ‘Concepts’ were released during Kyrie’s stint with the Boston Celtics. Teaming up with Boston-based sneaker boutique Concepts, Kyrie dropped these 6s in January 2019. The name of the shoe is in reference to the Egyptian God Khepri Ra, who represents the moving sun, and the scarab beetle pays tribute to ancient hieroglyphics. The bright pink upper and blue overlays give the shoe an ‘exotic’ appearance, and the shoe is one of Kyrie’s best releases to date.

3. Nike Kyrie 6 90s
Nike Kyrie 6 90s

Release Date: June 2020

Born in 1992, Kyrie pays homage to an era that was all about explosive colors and streetwear. When I see these sneakers, I automatically think of the intro to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where the show’s name was spelled out in graffiti, and with Bel Air really being the first show to put an emphasis on rising sneaker culture, this is a definitely a shoe that could have been seen on the 1990s version of Will Smith. It’s the perfect blend of white, blue, and yellow and has that 1990s ‘gradient’ effect that we all know and love.

4. Nike Kyrie 6 White University Red
Nike Kyrie 6 White University Red

Release Date: August 2020

Gosh, these are sick! There aren’t very many sneakers on this planet that are more beautiful than a pure University Red colorway, and these are perfect if you attend Georgia, Alabama, Ohio State, or any other school that has red and white color schematics. The prices for this ‘University Reds’ are still quite reasonable, with average sales landing around the $140 mark (which isn’t super bad for the resale market). These remind me a lot of the Jordan ‘B’Loyals’ in terms of their overall design, and I consider them a good addition to any closet.

5. Nike Kyrie 2 Duke Brotherhood
Nike Kyrie 2 Duke Brotherhood

Release Date: March 2016

This is ‘old-school Kyrie,’ but we still had to include them because they are a classic. Kyrie’s time at Duke was unfortunately cut short due to an injury, but his impact on the Duke community remains felt to this day. Drawing on Duke’s ‘Brotherhood’ motto, the silhouette has a Hyper Cobalt Hyperfuse upper, with different shades of blue and dark purple splattered around evenly to create a 3D effect. While Kyrie has since expanded the production level surrounding his sneakers, these will always be timeless.

6. Nike Kyrie 6 Shot Clock
Nike Kyrie 6 Shot Clock

Release Date: June 2020

One of Kyrie’s coolest sneakers to date, the ‘Shot Clocks’ are a preview of what NBA shot clocks are going to look like one-hundred years from now. The futuristic theme is dope, and I imagine the reflective features make them look even better at night. You can never go wrong with a solid black colorway, and while not too complex in their design, they are still eye-catching.

7. Nike Kyrie 6 USA
Nike Kyrie 6 USA

Release Date: April 2020

Released last April, these sneakers were designed for the 2020 Olympics. As you all know, the Olympics were postponed to this summer in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, but hopefully, we will be able to put these to use this year. Kyrie had a strong showing during the 2016 Olympics when Team USA took home the Gold Medal, and will likely be back again if he wishes to play for the 2021 squad.

8. Nike Kyrie 7 Sisterhood
Nike Kyrie 7 Sisterhood

Release Date: November 2020

As mentioned earlier, Kyrie always keeps the same energy for women as he does for men. Named ‘Sisterhood’ in honor of the many powerful women making strong moves in every area of their lives, these sneakers are stylish and can be worn in virtually any setting.

The Royal Blue colorway makes the shoe versatile and is extremely comfortable for hooping, or even casual wear. Kyrie really challenges your mind with his current iterations, and the best feature of the ‘Sisterhoods’ is a print design located inside the mesh panel. It is a very subtle detail that you may not immediately notice, but it really takes the shoe to the next level. Kyrie outdid himself with this one.

9. Nike Kyrie 4 Red Carpet
Nike Kyrie 4 Red Carpet

Release Date: May 2018

A solid red sneaker is difficult to master. If not careful, the shoes could end up looking a little too plastic and fake (like they belong on a toy). The ‘Red Carpets’ are a good statement shoe that doesn’t cross the line into being unrealistic. These are actually one of my favorites in Kyrie’s collection, and the gold Nike Swoosh against the fire truck red is what catches my eye the most. Again it is a ‘small detail,’ but if you remove the gold coloring, it drastically changes the appearance of the shoe and what you can wear with it. This is why we say Kyrie has a case for currently being the best in the game right now when it comes to sneaker releases.

10. Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Asia Irving’
Nike Kyrie 6 ‘Asia Irving’

Release Date: July 2020

Of course, we had to save the best for last. Released in honor of his sister Asia, the ‘Asia Irvings’ are probably Kyrie’s most meaningful shoe. Asia, who is a stylist and entrepreneur that has put together many looks for her brother and other clients, is an example of what women can achieve when they are given an equal playing field. The ‘Asia Irvings’ have a variety of colorways to choose from, with the animal print ‘Multi Colors’ being our favorite. 


Happy belated birthday to one of the best! We are looking forward to Kyrie’s future sneaker releases.