Since 2004 this brand has been inspired by BMX styles and racing. Their sneakers keep with the BMX aesthetic and are made to last years of racing. Lotek also sells apparel and accessories to compliment your shoes. Even their website follows the off-roading appeal.
A Netherlands based company Filling Pieces was established in 2009 by former architect Guillaume Philibert. Filling Pieces has high quality men’s and women’s sneakers with unique styles and designs. Who would have thought ombre would look great on a pair of shoes?
Etonic was the brainchild of Charles A. Eaton in 1876; it’s impressive they are still around! Their sneakers are one of a kind and uniquely designed not just for a comfortable shoe but also to be visually pleasing. One of their biggest achievements was creating the industries first golf shoe with waterproof leather and a revolutionary designed outsole in 1980.
Travel down under for some great looking and high quality skate sneakers by Globe. Founded in 1994 by three brothers this company mission is to provide everyday shoes and clothing that were built for a purpose.
Launched in 2013 Greats is still fairly new to the industry. Although the owners bounced the idea back and forth for a handful of years it wasn’t until 2012 they started thinking deeply into it. Greats has all sorts of style sneakers from the classic low cut to high tops you wont get enough of. Their favorite sneaker is The Royle, which is handmade in Italy.
Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL)
This brand might have a long name but their mission is simple. Co-founders Adam and Ryan intertwined technology, design and performance to create a unique design sneaker for all sorts of athletes. With both men and women collections APL has made quiet an impact in the athletic world with their high quality and performance enhancing sneakers.
In the last couple of years Converse has taken some innovative steps forward in the footwear industry. Its been more then a decade since being owned by Nike inc., and they are finally incorporating some of their homegrown technology. The biggest game changer in the Converse Chuck Taylor 2 is it's Nike Lunarlon insoles that gives the sneaker arch support. The Chuck 2 also features a non-slip tongue and a more premium canvas upper. Design wise they kept it very similar to it's original because of the fear of breaking something thats not broken. The new Chuck II features appear to be more minimalistic without it having it's signature blue line. The shoe also has more of a couture fit and giving it a premium look and feel. It's been two days since the release and they are sold out in stores. You can find a pair on eBay tonight but expect to pay $129-$199 for a sneaker that retails at $75. This release tells us Converse is on a new path with many other great things to come! Who knows they might keep the ball rolling and drop a Chuck 3 year.
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Adidas is a household name and is known for their three stripped sneakers such as the famous Sambas or better yet the Superstars. As of 2015 the company has released new lighter weight models such as the Flux. While you may think this is as premium as Adidas get your wrong! Yōji Yamamoto, a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris has collaborated and created a collection called Y-3 which is composed of everything from t-shirts, bags and most important sneakers! His minimalistic designs are decades ahead of the games. Some of this shoes have a outer space vibe. Prices range from $250-$500 depending on the model. The Y-3 Retro Boost is like a Nike Roshe on crack that will set you back $350 bucks. Y-3 shoes would match very well with any pair of slim fit joggers.
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St. Louis has its share of upscale shopping. If your looking for major designer brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton or Armani its here! Top brands like these will be found at Plaza Frontenac, a high-end shopping mall located at 1701 S Lindbergh Blvd. If your searching for smaller boutiques with exclusive and limited items you might want to head downtown to DNA, which stand for Dictate. Never accept. Allot of the items they carry are from independent clothing designers that are sold on consignment. They also have a wide range of well known brands like PRPS, Pink dolphin, Alife and 10 Deep. You can shop here for everything from hoodies, hats to graphic t-shirts. They also offer exclusive sneakers from Nike, New Balance, Jordan and more. This is the perfect place to hit up before you step out into the night life on Wash Ave. Oh yeah, before you do that make sure you pick up a bottle of Star Cleaner because you might need some the next morning.
Converse will release the iconic Chucks in all rubber this Fall 2014. These kicks will feature a comfy fleece lining, with a rubber upper in vibrant monochromatic colors. These Chucks are like a miniature rain boot with laces, and are perfect for rainy weather and even snow. The rubber All Star Collection will be available in unisex kids and adult sizes in 7 different solid colors! Also a all white pair will be available exclusively on converse.com. Star Cleaner works best on rubber, and in this case can be used on the entire sneaker! CLICK HERE TO BUY STAR CLEANER
This month lots of new Air Jordan's will be Released! Looking for the Air Jordan 14 retro in a new color way? Well August 2nd of this month they dropped them in wolf grey/white sport blue. They will retail for $170 for men's. They will be available in all sizes down to infant.
This Air Jordan 14 Retro is inspired by Ferrari. They will feature a challenge red, black and vibrant yellow color way with a red-based suede upper and yellow and black accents. Carbon fiber accents on the midsole give them a sporty look. These are limited edition Jordan's! They will be released world wide in mid-August of 2014 for $200! You might want to buy some Star Cleaner for these bad boys!
Lacedkickxx is a Sneaker seller that offers new and used kicks! They have great deals on all exclusive sneakers ranging from Gator King Lebron XI's to the Air Jordan Black infrared 6's. All shoes are 100% authentic! No Chinese knockoffs here. There site is updated with new sneakers often so be sure to keep checking back with them for new uploads! Check them out at lacedkickxx.bigcartel.com
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