Cravat nominee Who is Drew takes us on a tour of the year 2010 in terms of footwear, giving us a great look at just what happened in terms of shoes and boots.
1. Number(9) by Converse
In 2010, I found myself wearing the Converse Chuck Taylor shoe more than ever before. You can’t go wrong with a classic lo or hi cut in the traditional black & white. Seeing Number(9) do this collaboration was amazing because they took the classic converse sneaker and transformed it entirely by modernizing it. What caught my attention was the design for the structure of the laces; really cool side lacing with a soft fleece material. They also had an extra thick mid sole for more cushion and support. By far one of the most comfortable sneakers of 2010.
2. Nom de Guerre by Adidas
This shoe was definitely a personal favourite and still is to this day. There is a super comfortable, cool zip lock feature down the center of the shoe that can also be removed. Cement grey was a good choice. The Velcro strap at the back was what I liked the most. These made me feel like I was wearing Vandal Supreme’s. Overall, it was a great way to transform the classic Adidas Forum.
3. SILENT by Damir Doma
Damir Doma: each season came pretty correct in their footwear department, but this year they had me going crazy over a high top sneaker designed for their spin of collection SILENT. This is a simpler and more affordable collection for all Damir consumers. The shoe is made up of leather with suede detailing at the toe cap and a heavy vulcanized rubber sole. The best part to these sneakers is what they’ll look like after being aged in a year or two. They did a mid cut as well as high. Of course I go after the higher silhouette.
4. Nike AJKO 1’s
One of my favourite # Jordan’s of all time would be the 3′s, 4, 8 and 1′s. I loved these more because it had a real vintage touch to it. Plus it was canvas which it made it even better. You also can’t go wrong with the classic Chicago Bulls colors. The price point for these sneakers was just perfect. A two pair recommendation in my opinion.
5. Christian Loubitians Stud Sneaker
With studs being one of 2010’s favoured trend, I wasn’t surprise when I seen these. Wow did they do a good job on this sneaker or what? I loved how it had a Vans Sk8 hi silhouette to them, but the craftsmanship and placement of the studs was genius. Very high fashion & chic but screams urban street style. Although these are a pretty pen, I feel it is well worth it.
6. Nike Air Yeezy Black
I honestly don’t have much to say about these, because I have a love & hate relationship for them. I slept on these and am kicking myself HARD for it. These sneakers honestly made me feel like a young kid with that massive love for the sneaker culture, wanting to wait in line for a chance to get a pair. I won’t rest till I get my hands on these.
7. Rick Ownes Trainer Dunks w/ Side-zip
R.O for Life. Best sneaker ever made. Period!
8. Lanvin Rope Sandal
Now these may not be sneakers, but Lanvin made sandals look cool again. I stop wearing sandals – apart from the ones I wear at home – but these made me appreciate sandals once more. The rope dealing and choice of fabric for each was brilliant. How I envisioned wearing these was with thick black chunky knit socks – believe it or not. The rest of the look I’ll leave to your imagination.
9. Dior Homme straps sneaker
These were one of my holy grails in 2010. Of course it’s a sneaker with major height, a full zip and strongly defined detailing. Dior did a fantastic job, pure art.
10. Common Projects for Robert Geller Boots
Robert Geller is one of my favourite designers. When I found out he was going to collaborate with Common Projects, I knew he was going to come up with something amazing and timeless. That he did, using Common Projects classic combat boot w/ inside full zip. He added two buckles at the ankle for more support and a look that was edgier and street. The suede finish was a smart choice and having it black is even better.
Who is Drew
Drew has become a fashion powerhouse, consuming any and all information fashion related. Since Drew’s emergence as an up and coming stylist two years ago, he has helped combine the Urban world with the couture and contemporary styles of fashion capitals such as NY, LA, UK and JP. His fearless reputation to express his sense of style without yielding to risks or boundaries has prompted many of the industries elite to work with him. Check out Who is Drew.
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