Cole Haan (under the Nike umbrella) introduces a new colorway for thier highly-rated Lungargrand collection. These leather wingtips include a Nike Lunarion sole. Lunarion is lightweight cushioning that spreads the force from the foot more evenly throughout the sole. Not only does it protect the foot, but it provides stability and comfort. In a nutshell, you get a casual dress shoe with the comfort of a running shoe. Picture James Bond at a track meet. Get it? Got it? Buy it! Size 13US-15US available online. $228.00 retail.
It’s definitely boot weather and a pair of Hunter boots would add a great alternative to your closet. This durable rain boot is sure to add style, function and comfort while out on the streets or in the elements. Size 13US ( 11 5/8 inch) available at Hunter’s official website.
shelovesairjordan asked: I read your post and most of the employees at Finish Line, Foot Locker, Champs, etc. have customer service experience and not shoe knowledge. You would think that they would have people who are more shoe knowledgeable working in the store. Yes, you do have that issue and it is annoying. And with the sneakerhead thing, you do have some big footers out there who have great collections and actually KEEP and wear their shoes.
Thanks a lot! Great blog.
Gucci turns 60 this year and although the year is almot over and its the winter season, that shouldn’t stop you from stepping out in these celebratory paisley loafers. Made with a teal paisley canvas print and teal leather, these Italian-made shoes will exude the confident man that you are. $590 retail at Gucci.com. Sizes 13US-14.5US available.
what-a-jagged-little-pill asked: Heyy! As a big-footed (sz. 13.5) guy who loves shoes, I have to let you know how much I love this blog! Keep it up!!
Thank you so much! That means alot!
Joe Manganiello, Ladies and Gentleman. The former True Blood actor (6’5” size 13US) joins our fellowship of men who can find great shoes despite our large shoe size. Two cheers for the Air Jordan’s paired with a suit. #youcanttellmenothin
I started this blog because not only do I understand the frustrations of trying to find dope shoes that fit (I wear a size 14Us), but I experience it EVERY time I try to find shoes. This blog is NOT a sneaker blog. This blog is about providing a resource for quality, comfortable and dope footwear whether it be a wingtip, saddle, loafer, boot or sneaker. We celebrate quality, style and craftsmanship in footwear for men who wear a size 13US-15US.
I had a headscratcher moment yesterday at my local Foot Locker. I was looking for a new pair of running shoes and I finally decided on the Nike Flyknit Lunar 1. Of course they had them online, but I figured I would try my local Foot Locker and see if I could actually try on a pair before I made a purchase. I go to the mall with my coffee in hand and walked into a shoe store literally flooding with shoes…and employees. For a Sunday, I found it unnecessary to have more than six employees working especially if five of them are all ignoring customers and clowning around at the register. An associate finally approaches me and she asked me if I need any help. “I do, actually,” I said. “Do you have the Nike Flyknit Lunars?” This was her response:
“Um, is that a Jordan?”
SERIOUSLY?!!!!! THIS WAS MY HEADSCRATCHER MOMENT! One thing that I do not see in this “sneaker culture” is product knowledge. I can’t blame her, but I do blame her manager for not training his staff. This particular Foot Locker carries all types of shoes including basketball sneakers, boots, running/ training shoes, etc. but I did not see a single pair of Jordans in the store and you seriously asked me if a Flyknit Lunar was a Jordan? Are Air Jordans the only sneaker people care about? How can you sell me a shoe when the only thing you can tell me is if it matches my shirt or not. Do you understand pronation and supination of the foot? Do you know why the shoe is so expensive? What’s the difference between Nike Air and Nike Air Max? Why should I care? What can you help me with?
I started to ask myself…”What is a sneakerhead?” I’m on Instagram daily looking for guys who post what they are wearing on their feet. I want to build a fellowship for guys with big feet who love shoes, but all I see are sneakers, and not people wearing them, but people SELLING them. I don’t understand. It seems as if the modern day “sneakerhead” is just an entrepreneur who really hates sneakers, but knows that YOU love them and you can have them…for a price…a high price. Where are the guys that actually like weaing sneakers because they like them? Why do shoes sit on the shelves, but as soon as a celebrity wears them they are sold out in stores and sold online for twice the price? Why are there more sellers buying shoes and not too many people who love wearing sneakers? Are “sneakerheads” a sellers community? Is it a community of people who show off what they have only because you want it? I would really like to know.
Also, if you were not alive during Jordans prime then you know NOTING about the importance and nostalgia of a Nike Air Jordan.
I would love to hear any thoughts you may have on this issue.
Happy 40th to Timberland!