what is the MOST essential shoe to you? looking for something that goes well with a lot, as i dont have money for a rotation
noone outside of the internet knows what cps are,
they're just white shoes to the average joe. so nobody will really care and even if they knew what they are, I bet the reactions would be positive. i say go for them.
the creasing looks fucking awful on those but i like the sole
>and yes i know stans use pretty shit leather anyway but the premium/vintage ones are a bit better.
i tried on a pair of the more expensive stan smiths with the yellow-ish sole and holy hell they looked terrible
it's hard to describe but the toe box was just completely fucked up, it looked like shit and was round and shiny like a fucking billiard ball
did i do something wrong?
i thought these were supposedly the good ones?
I was actually looking for a pair of dress shoes that one might also wear with a little more casual clothes and I've seen fit pics with mono 1461's look good, but the pictures on their website are atrocious.
Do they really look this cheap and shiny?
Also the sole seems really high, can I wear them if I'm a ~6'2 or will I end up looking ridiculous?
yeah ive had every type of stan smith in hand but ive only seen the basic ones with those creases.
the premium/vintage ones are probably just as bad
the raf simons ones are better but the price is shit for what feels really similar to the regular ones. i dont know if they crease like that tho.
they all have the same toebox
which stan smith version was it?
The pair I tried were the D67362
I wanted to like them, I don't mind the popularity and they look nice on most pictures I've seen, but for some reason they looked really appalling in person
yeah i somewhat agree
they look really different in person, much more bulky than people expect. i still like them though.
yeah, the ones you tried are the vintage ones, they are pretty much the same shit quality as the others but many prefer the slimmer tongue and yellow sole.
Not that anon, but I have pic related and they look great with skinnies
They're suede though, so hopefully you're not deadset on leather
i copped 1461 mono
made in thailand/china are a size larger than usual, so size down.
once broken in, they mold to your feet and the silhouette looks a LOT better. the heel is slightly too big for my liking, literally the same heel size as the dr marten boots... but solid beaters that i wear with slim tapered pants. skinny tapered would probably make them look like clown shoes tho... theyre very comfortable with the air cushion sole, i tried on my friends made in england monos and it feels like walking on cement lol, so he has insoles for them. but the air cushions are like insoles already and add even more to heel height...
the shine goes away on its own but you can use shoe conditioning to get rid of it you really want it gone from day one.
I suggest taking night walks with one for a week before you wear them out in public during the day. they'll be well broken in by then and have a more vintage look. make sure to wear thick sock and wear fabric bandage.
are you me? i almost hopped on the white mids bandwagon, but me being the wizard i copped the white lows instead, too many 14 yo fuccbois/girls started to wear the mids just after i bought my lows, now i don't want the white mids anymore, black mids are the next best
If you're looking for a shoe that will remain in style you should buy Converse All Star. They're not unique and aren't fantastic quality but they'll always be an acceptable sneaker to wear to normies.
Mine is Stan Smith. Really love em, fits well with all of my fits. Plus I swear I never see anyone wearing Stan Smith here, which is weird. There's a lot of Superstars however.
I don't really like Converse though, those shoes makes me feel like I'm stuck in the past (yeah yeah I know. some people get that with Stan Smith too).
Pic somewhat related. Something I would get if I have the money. I like the silhouette better.
tfw you didn't know there was a difference and you bought the pleb smiths instead of the vintage smiths
was looking for a pair of 80s off white and i found these
mmm these are tasty
i think the colors are a lot nicer
is the silhouette and shape different?
Those are really fucking nice. Cop
I bought a pair of stan smiths from aliexpress for 30 dollars . Anybody here has ever bought from china? the imitation is legit?
How 'bout these instead? I like the longer lacing and the side stripe
stan smiths are half assed... lazy man picks them out because they're "white" trying to imitate all the cool kids in white sneaks on the block. Don't get Stan Smiths. Or white chucks.
everyone knows the basic sneaker is a Chuck Taylor, tho
They pretty much do. All of my styles are far too masculine for stans to work at all. My white sneakers are j1 mids though. Far more masculine looking. Not a fan of the af1 silhouette, too much like a cheese wedge.
why do we have the same white sneaker threads every day
post black sneakers please, need to cop a pair.
These go pretty well with cuffed jeans, a bit too well if you ask me. They last a long time, too.
These things are indestructible, 10/10 recommend to everyone and anyone.
you guys actually buy mass-produced shoes?
You overpay for shit build quality, the brand and lack of customization/alterations when you don't make them yourself.
This is like going to Burger King everyday instead of cooking the deer and veg from your back garden. Fucking pleb central this board!
chucks are good, despite every teenage girl worth her salt owning a pair
personally i like the black/white colorway best
>tfw they will never be on production again, the few out are x5 the original price
I bought the off white ones like 4 years ago and ripped the patches off. I used to wear them like every day for work. They can take a beating
I have the cdg play ones too but I couldn't remove the heart like I could the circle patch on the regular converse. If anyone's had any success, let me know cause I just want some plain minimal cream colored converse. Thought about bleaching the black stripe too
Oh and I've washed them multiple times. The dark stains at the bottom are from when I tried to super glue the sole cause the sides were coming apart. Didn't really work, maybe i could try sewing them shut or something
rick owens has probably the shittiest hightops known to fuckin mankind,
id rather have an SLP, common projects, GAT, MMM, and many other hightops over clownshoes that ricks been shillin for yrs now
>would rather have pic related over dunks anyday of the week
Can someone explain the difference between these two shoes? (The top one is $75 and the bottom one is $100)
hey guys, I want to cop some 1461 monos, esp since they are on sale, but the smallest on the site is a size 10. i hear you need to size a full size down, and I am closer to a 10 1/2 in Nike and Adidas. will they be too big, should I not bother?
Breaking in was painful, they're really stiff and were pressing against the back of my ankle/ top of my heel. But I put a plaster there which stopped that. Now the leather's softer and I can wear it however.
It fits a bit better with thin socks tbh so I go for that if I can, but it's not too bad either way. I never wear stuff without socks but they're fine with thin no-shows
I've owned CP's, numerous pairs of SLP's, Stans and a few pairs of Converse / Jack Purcell's. CP's are probably the best apart from the fact the fit is ridiculous, a months wear and they've stretched another size.
You used a wrong kind of glue. Superglue gets stiff and doesn't work well on flexible surfaces like fabric. Now your shoes are fucked up but next time get some rubbery glue designed for gluing rubber and fabric. There are even special kinds of glue made with shoes in mind.
To be fair they make those in canvas, suede, leather and canvas/suede
What material are you asking for exactly?
Not a massive fan of the stitching either, but it can work and I'm pretty sure they have models without the highlight stitching.
> live in munich
> everybodys wearing stan smiths this spring
> i will surely fucking buy stans
god, is whole munich lurking on this fucking board or what is the matter
> pic related, the dream
I hope adidas releases those shoes soon, will be a definite cop
I love these but have no clue how to pull them off.
Would you guys pay $220 for Maison Martin Margiela Replica German Army Trainers that have this scratch?
goes with whatever the fuck i throw at my body
i have 2 pairs just cause i thought the whole screen printed shit was cool, but they're horrible quality. if you curve your foot at all or your ankles curve a little in like mine, the shoe will start to fold over itself- which is really obvious to see.
is it worth the five bucks difference? looked at them in store, the more expensive pair had a yellowish sole which looked like piss, dunno if that was even the right version tho and not some kind of vintage throwback stan smith
How are these as a cheap option? Amazon selling for less than £20 at the moment, and I'm poor but need a pair of casual shoes.
SLP hightops colorway is so fucking ugly. How can anyone like that? It looks cheap AF.
Make it all black with white accents or just make it all white. IDK why they keep making this potentially dope shoe look like it's owner is a fat 5th grader
Common Projects fuck all you broke niggas, specially grey matching with an A-Wang crewneck
shiiiiit fashion game hella strong
If you walk in them further then to your car and as a daily shoe then you'll wear the heel out in 6 months and have fucking plastic stabbing you in the back of your foot.
i visited london and paris during christmas break and i got a fkn headache at the amount of people especially girls wearing stans and green parkas with blue jeans, almost every 2nd pair of shoes i saw were stans
apparently its the same for canada too
i went to go visit a friend that i hadnt seen in a while and i had brought an old OD gorka spring jacket that ive had for years and years, just for a basic shell so i wouldnt have to walk around in just a t-shirt
well i took a selfie while my friend was gone for a minute and sent it to him for shits and giggles, he then proceeds to tell me that i reminded him of those white girl selfies who dress in OD parkas and blue or black jeans, and we both laughed at that for a bit and i was telling him wtf? military clothes are for men, then his gf comes back from work and guess wtf she's wearing? an OD parka and jeans.. jesus crust
also does anyone have that image saved of a gang of girls all wearing grean parkas walking away from the camera? i remember seeing it on /fa/ once and i thought i saved it but i cant find it so here's a pic of these military-core thieving cunts, ruining mah S.T.A.L.K.E.R fits
To be fair milsurplus has always been a huge part of streetwear. And really I remember people rocking army green parkas since I can remember, they are safe as fuck and very practical at least if you have 4 seasons.
It does get kinda tiresome to see ton of girls with Uggs and fishtail parkas tho.
Every single basic bitch is wearing this same outfit in WA. Pic related