Shoes

Maison Margiela Tabi GAT

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The German Army Trainer (GAT) you never knew you needed:

$985 USD straight from the Maison Margiela vein.

As Young Thug famously said, “Take them boys to school, swagonometry“.  If you know me personally or even from my other blog (shoutout ENDO), you know I’m unwaveringly passionate about a few very specific things.  The German army trainer is one of those things, which I probably haven’t mentioned on the internet.  I own the low top grey calfskin Margiela Replica sneakers (the low top non-tabi version of the shoe in this post) and I can’t say enough about the comfort, fit, and quality of it.  It’s so good, I’d be willing to stick my neck out put $1k on the line and rock this split tabi toe.  If you’re not familiar with the style, Margiela has actually been doing it with women’s footwear for quite a while.  I’ve been trying to convince the women in my life to cop, but none of them appreciate the look or the heritage 😖.  The style dates back to 15th century Japan, split toe socks worn traditionally with their thonged footwear.  Samurai in the feudal area also rocked the look, if that alone isn’t enough.  I don’t know if you guys are sold on the style yet, but I sold it to myself again while typing this.  The question now is do I order the embarrassing socks to match off Amazon, or do I pull the retro socks-and-sandals maneuver I did when I was a kid?  The one where I leave the sock loose at the front, and then work the foot in to get the perfect tabi-esque split.

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Some military themed footwear coming soon from Nike:

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Referencing key people, places, and moments in the Air Max’s evolution, the new Air Max 1 is packaged with twenty-two patches to create a customized look.

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Oooo that OD colorway!  My next choice would be the murdered out ones, then lastly desert.   Pretty tight they come with the patches.  Definitely opens up some customization options in the future if you want to stick your own small morale patches on the tongue.

I’m not crazy about the flag being on the inside of the shoe.  I’m sure they don’t mean anything by it, but it just seems like a weird place to put it.  I would have prefered a tonal one embroidered on the side, or even one molded directly into the upper are of the sole.

These will all be available on NikeLab February 26th, so get your credit cards ready.  March 12th they will roll out to select stores in the United States.  Nike is priced really reasonably normally, so I’m sure these will be no more than $200.

Thoughts?

Source – NikeLab Instagram

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Just in case you thought kevlar shoes would save your feet from a barrage of gunfire:

Good looking shoe.  Trust OAMC to do it right.

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OAMC-Kevlar-Low-ShoeI’ve never been as much for low’s as mid’s though.  Hopefully these will drop in a mid, and blow my mind.

You can grab these for $868 over at UNION.

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Send my condolences to the dry feet game:

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Complaining about the rain will only get you so far.  Drop $100 on these Swims camouflage print Galoshes though, and you’ll be stepping over the wet corpses of guys who have heart attacks when your stylish feet hit the streets.  Bonus points if during a day of potentially inclement weather, you keep a pair of these rolled up in your bag and wear your Tier 0 limited edition Jordans anyway.

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Australia’s own UGG comes through:

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Hear me out… I know that after a 4.5 month hiatus from this blog a lot of you are going to be criticizing this homecoming post being about Uggs and not some next level Japanese shit I blessed you with so often before.  Cool out, because these are slippers not shoes and that Japanese stuff is going to be coming back full speed.  It should be noted that a fair number of douchebags aren’t going to understand the science behind slipper vs shoe construction, and frankly discussing that with you guys or anyone else is way below my pay grade.  In case you didn’t know, driving shoes semi-recently became the new menswear “thing”, and a lot of guys are not wearing them just for driving.   I was commenting to one of the girls at Nordstrom a while back how I wish a low key pair of Gucci driving shoes they had in stock came in a street version, and she was like “O ya… you Be surprised how many guys just wear them outside anyway and then try and bring them back for a refund in 2 months when they all wore out”.  I said nothing, but gave two disappointed nods in which “no doubt sistah” was implied.

$140 for the slippers.  They come in both “Stout” and “Metal” colors.  I don’t know who comes up with the names for these colorways, but I now feel I should do something arbitrary like that with my own line just because I can.

Holy @ the sizing going all the way up to 18.  I’m 6’4″ and my feet are pretty substantial at size 12.  Funny when you click on Ugg’s own sizing chart, 18 isn’t even on there… it only goes up to 16.

I have a pair of non camouflage Ugg slippers, so I can attest to their quality construction and their coziness.

Thoughts?

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Converse delivers for fall 2013:

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What’s not to like about these?  Even that signature line on the toe in black looks legit.  I always liked that detail on the Purcells.  This contrast stitching on the upper too tho… DAMN.

They are not on the Converse website yet, because they don’t come out until July 1st apparently.  I’m definitely going to keep my eye out.

P.S. Am I the only one that finds it depressing we’re already talking about fall?  It hasn’t even been real hot out yet.  Can I live?

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