Seeing as this is the very first post on “Sole”, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you what I like rather than tell you who I am. Besides, you can tell more about someone by the shoes they wear than by what they tell you anyway.
So, here are my Top 10 sole choices.
10. NIKE VINTAGE WAFFLE RACER
Vintage kicks are great, and even better is the fact that the first waffle racer soles were actually made with a waffle iron. Putting two of the best things together, how can these sneaks not be a win?
9. VANS ERA PLACID BLUE
This model is always a must have. The simple shape makes it an “every day” classic, and this colourway is a personal favourite. Furthermore, something automatically becomes even more of a favourite when you find it in a weird ghetto shop in a dodgy area that you wouldn’t think to find them in.
8. REEBOK FREESTYLES WHITE/ GUM SOLE
I swear these make you feel like you could be Jane Fonda. All you need is the Michael Jackson “Can You Feel It” backing track to play when you’re walking down the street. These ARE comfort.
7 . NEW BALANCE 574 FRAPBOIS
If you’ve never heard of Japanese street wear brand “Frapbois”, that needs to change. When it comes to perfect collaborations, New Balance makes it look so easy. Their classic 574 model will always be in my top 10.
6. NIKE AIR JORDAN 3 SILVER ANNIVERSARY
There is always that one pair of Jordan 3s we all want but can’t find in our size. These are mine. It’s pretty much like wearing cocaine on your feet.
5. ADIDAS STAN SMITHS
There’s so much more to this shoe than meets the eye. A classic silhouette that you should have in your collection simply for what they mean, even if you don’t plan on ever wearing them. Also it just so happens to be one of Marc Jacobs’ favourite kicks.
4. NIKE AIR MAX 90
Safe to say these will always be in my top 5. Ridiculous colourways and brilliant fabrics make this a timeless classic. Not bad for a running shoe.
3. NEW BALANCE X UBIQ 1600 “ THE BENJAMIN”
I will forever have an obsession with men’s kicks, and New Balance breaks my heart every time they do a brilliant release and I’m left in tears trying to deal with the fact that I can only look at them. New Balance x Ubiq is basically one of the most beautifully made shoes ever, with perfect fabrics and the perfect colourway on one of my favourite models.
2. NIKE AIR MAX 97
This is the sneaker that started it all for me. I don’t think I need to go into detail about how not getting a pair of kicks has you making up for lost time. Also, I still don’t have them. So I’ll still be making up for it.
1 . NIKE AIR MAX 1