Now that 2014 has come to an end I thought I’d share with you my favourite sneakers of the past year. I have compiled three top threes of sneakers I missed out on, sneakers from before 2014 that I picked up this year and sneakers from 2014 that I managed to get my hands on.
Here is my Top 3 of Sneakers from before 2014 that I picked up this year:
I occasionally treat myself to a Cuban cigar or cigarillo so when I found out that the Skate Park of Tampa did cigar-inspired Dunk I wanted to get my hands on them. I found a deadstock pair in my size at Sneakerness Paris that I picked up for retail.
2. Nike SB Dunk High “Skunk”
Another smoke-inspired Dunk. You don’t have to be a stoner to appreciate the detail that went into the design of this shoe. I never thought I’d own a pair but I managed scored these on ebay for £140. They were worn and came without the box and the purple laces. But I didn’t mind because I buy my shoes to wear them.
3. New Balance x Oshman’s x Mita 574 “Mojito”
This time it’s a drink-inspired sneaker. This shoe was my other holy grail, the one that got me into runners. I couldn’t get these when they released at Oshman’s because ordering from Japan is very complicated. I only realised that they released in Europe when it was too late.
I bought a US 10 off ebay in October 2013 but they were a bit too tight. It took a while but I finally managed to find a US 10.5 at Sneakerness Cologne that only set me back €150.