For some, Saturday mornings are for a homemade hot breakfast, cleaning to some old-school r&b, sleeping in, or self-care. For others, Saturday mornings are for getting the latest sneaker drop. In high school, my friends and I got raffle tickets to stand in line in front of the popular sneaker store. It was a miracle if you got your hands on the latest Nikes, Jordan’s, and limited-edition shoes. However, with sites like StockX, GOAT, SNKRS, and SNS stepping on the online retail scene, there is always an opportunity to get the sneakers you saved in one of your Instagram collections. When I left for college, I sold many of my sneakers because I didn’t have room for them in my dorm. Recently, I decided to ramp up a 2.0 of my long-lost collection and rekindle my love for sneakers. Follow my steps:
NIKE AIRMAX 720 ‘PURPLE OXYGEN’
Everywhere you went in 2019, there were people wearing Nike’s newest shoe, the Airmax 720. A versatile addition to the Airmax collection, this “Purple Oxygen” pair is among one of the various colorways you can choose. I got a deal on this pair from GOAT for $95. This shoe gets its name from a unique feature that gives 720 degrees of air cushion, providing support and comfort. These are the ideal everyday shoe.
MONOCHROME CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR HI
A classic favorite, the converse chuck Taylor has been a must-have basic sneaker since 1932. I chose a monochromatic white pair from ASOS for $60. These can be worn year-round for any casual occasion or fly and fun daytime look. Unlike most shoes, these actually get better with time. A new pair of Chucks carries a timeless style and can withstand wear and tear while maintaining their classic charm.
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 LOW
Uptowns, Ones, G-Fazos or whatever you call them, these are a must-have sneaker! These Classic Nike Air Force Ones have been a staple piece in every sneaker collector’s closet since their release in 1982. They are a unisex shoe and can be dressed for any occasion. For $80, you can have an all-purpose shoe to pair with sweats, skirts, and biker shorts.
NIKE AIR VAPORMAX PLUS BRIGHT CRIMSON PINK BLAST
Futuristic looks and comfort cushion technology combine seamlessly in the Nike Vapormax Plus. I can confidently say that these are the most comfortable shoes that I own, and the price of $135 is almost too good to be true. These Bright Crimson Pink Blast are an eye-catcher with a red base and pink accents that give the illusion of a hot pink shoe. Just like the AirMax 720s, the Vapormax Plus comes in every colorway you could imagine. These are perfectly paired with your favorite legging or sweats suit!
I hope I’ve inspired some shoe shopping! Which pair is your favorite? What shoes should I get next? Comment below:
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