Hey /fa/, just started getting more into fashion and while im still trying to build up the basics, id like a good pair of white trainers/sneakers/whatever you want to call them. I was thinking about getting Stan Smiths but are they just meme shoes?
If you're just building up the basics you need the meme shoes. Personally I hate them but they're an essential around these parts, so go ahead. I'd advise you to get a different color for that heel cap, should get the navy one instead.
Get a collab stans so you can feel /fa/. People on this board (4chan in general) hate popular things overall but there is literally nothing wrong with stans. Just don't be a cuck and get the green heel tab
SS are nice. You can have them all white if you like.
holy fuck german army trainers are basic as fuck shoes, I don't understand how anyone would pay 400+ for them. I'm not that of a cheapfag , I mean I would buy Balenciagas close to retail price.
I have the reg stans and I'm considering copping the velcros
If they're overdone in your area, go for something else. If you rarely see em you might as well cop em, they look good, wear well, and they make for good beaters and they're a really good shoe to start out with.
Does anyone know where i can cop gat or gat-like shoes? I've been searching for a few hours and all I can find are some used ones on German ebay that might not even fit me.
They're perfectly fine white shoes. I've literally only seen like 3 irl, don't fall for the Internet meme thing. But get the more expensive ones, the big tongue on the retail US ones are ugly as shit.
In europe everybody who consider themselves fashionable (read: teenyboppers and fashionvictims) wears one of the three following
>Stan Smith (in a variety of heel tabs)
I see them everywhere, all the time.
This. I was in the city centre telling my friend he should buy some when I realised that there were 5 people within sight wearing Stans or Superstars, or something trying to be them.
Regular white/green stans are fine, they are just popular so people here say they are lame.
I personally like the superstars because of their association with hip hop, but without the right aesthetic you will either look like a bro or a slav.
>People wear popular shoes that are part of trends.
In other news, the sky remains blue.
I would recommend the corgi from Buddy Japan if you want to drop more money on them, but otherwise Stans are fine.
Yeah, way to popular. Almost every 'fashion' retailer carries them here. It's the go to shoe for people who have no idea how to dress.
Try to get your hands on these bad boys, my niggah!
>It's the go to shoe for people who have no idea how to dress.
I bet you think you're hot shit dressed in mall tier clothes lel
I wouldn't even bother glancing or looking in your general direction, I would actually turn my head away from the slightest glimpse of you in the corner of my eye and make a facial gesture to myself of smelling something putrid. If I were to have the terrible misfortune of accidentally looking at you then I would immediately turn 360 degrees and walk away
I wear full Rick Owens btw
why don't you just accept that stans are a staple of minimal but fashionable sneakers?
Because they are hyped and pushed into the market by Adidas. People wear them because they are literally available everywhere.
Same with the Janoski's from NIke.
Deep down in your heart, you know I'm the one who is right.
they are in my graphic, don't forget to upvote
Yeah I could see stand going the way of the janoski just because they require no effort to pull off. Superstars are less accessible and harder to pull off without looking like a tumblrina or yeezy type fashion victim. Due to this when they're pulled off in an understated way they are dope.
you could buy every trend and meme wear suggested on /fa/ and still look like a bag of shit. If you need other people to make your fashion decisions, rent a mother or grandmother. You need to know your strengths and weaknesses and wear what you want. If you look good, others will follow.
My professional advice is that any time you hear the word "meme" thrown around as a modifier to any article of clothing, it means that it's a popular item. All the kids around here like to be as edgy and contrarian as possible, so at the slightest hint of something becoming a trend they call it a meme and desperately try to find the next flavor of the month style. The thing is though, these meme styles are popular for a reason, and that reason is that they are cool, and trendy in every way. And the best part is that practically nobody outside of 4chan is going to really recognize it as a gimmicky trend.
So next time you read meme smith, ignore it because Stan Smiths are great and will suit you well.
Stans are really common so visit any shoe store near you to try them out. If you like them it's a great basic for a low price, if not there are tons of alternatives as posted in this thread. I'm personally gonna buy ETQs as I'm too poor to cop CPs.
However this >>10795747 is the wrong attitude. If you want people to tell you what looks good you can fuck off
>nobody outside of 4chan is going to really recognize it as a gimmicky trend
everyone who lives in a big city and has some more thoughts on fashion except matching the belt to your shoes and style tips from popular magazines recognizes it.