I will rarely post sandals on this blog. I personally do not wear sandals, therefore, I totally ignore the subject of any open-toed shoe for men. BUT if I were to wera one pair and only one, they would definitely be these Greek god sandals from Ancient Greek Sandals. These sandals are handmade from Greece and look as authentic as Ceasar’s very own. Size 13US available online
I never understood why some guys don’t embrace the customization feature that I see alot of retailers offering. Companies like Nike, Timberland, New Balance and Adidas all offer you the option to color customize and even choose from a selection of different materials to make YOUR shoe. Having somethinf limited is one thing, but having something that is one of a kind cannot be replaced. Looking like everyone else can be very boring, therefore, I applaud those that choose to express their individuality and emrace such a feature. Italian shoemaker, Punto Pigro, offers customization with several of their shoe sillouettes, and these Punto Mocassins are a great alternative for those going for that Native look. Size 13US (46IT) available online. $330.00 US
Today, I realised that I’ve been posting alot of sneakers. I have to admit, the foundation for my love for footwear is sneakers. That’s another conversation that I will discuss later, but for now I just want to show you this finely crafted leather monk from Church’s. This leather w/ gold buckle shoes is that essential brown shoe that is necessary for your wardrobe. Size 13US available online.
2 Chainz is the next addition to our list of celebrities with big feet. Standing 6’5” and wearing a size 13US shoe, this Grammy nominated rapper not only stands out with his lyrics, but also his fashion and that’s part of what Pier|82 is about. Footwear is one of the key elements of self expression through fashion. Thank you for being you, 2 Chainz!
I love everything that Jeremy Scott brings to fashion. His vision is simple, youthful and free. There is no question behind what inspires him and his work. Thankfully, his collaboration with Adidas allows a different demographic who can realate to his vision to express themselves through his work. The Tall Boy puts a biker twist on a classic high-top design. Size 14US available at online. Retail: $250
I love the idea of casual shoes being the new sneaker, especially in an all white colorway. The summer and even spring is synonymous with the color white. It’s self-explainatory being bothe clean and bright and also netural which is a big theme in sneaker fashion. Materialistically speaking, leather (especially Italian leather) equals better quality and hand-made equates to paying attention to detail. I’m new to Acne Studios, but I love what they have done to this leather sneaker. This raw cut sneaker is a perfect combination simplicity, high-quality and style. Size 13US (46EU) available online. . Retail: $370
For those that know about the culture of the Nike Air Force One should appreciate this all “gum.” Sneaker. As a kid, nothing was better than having a fresh pair of Air Force Ones (we called them “white on whites”). Having a pair with a gum sole just added a touch of exclusiveness and luxury to us. Seeing this design takes that feeling to a higher level…a serious a fabulous level of exaggeration. Being a downtown design, the toebox is slimmer giving it a more European cut. Size 13US now available at Barneys. Retail: $165
I saw the new Katy Perry video, “Dark Horse” and I couldn’t help but noticed the high-top sneakers that the servants were wearing. I used to work at a few sneaker retail stores and the symbol was something that I’d seen before. Obviously, my first thought was Puma, but that wasn’t it. I HAD IT!! Diadora! Remember Diadora? If not, this shoe is a must have for those who are looking to go back in time to those days when they couldn’t afford them and for the new comers to enjoy a quality, Italian made sneaker with a simple silloutte and touch of color. The white sneaker is back and it goes way further than Air Force One’s. This blog is exclusively for sizes 13+ and unfortunately, Diadora only carries a size 12 of the MI Basket II. I will be on the lookout for a bigger size