Friday, February 19, 2016


March 16 1966, Paul Van Doren and three other partners opened up their first Vans store. The first morning of sales 12 customers ordered shoes which were made the same day and ready for pick up the same afternoon. They were originally named The Vans #44 deck shoe and  now they are called the Authentic Vans shoe. Skateboarders wore Vans all over Southern California in the early 1970s. By 1979 Vans slip ons became the new rage in Southern California. And by the end of the 1970s Vans opened up over 70 stores in California and sold through dealers and both nationally and internationally. In 1994 they began manufacturing these sneakers overseas and now Vans is about to celebrate its' fiftieth year of  shoe making. Starting as such a small California company it has come such a long way all over the world! They have been recognized by Forbes and recognized as Americas best small company. Now Vans is also very popular in surfing, skating, snowboarding, urban and punk markets, and also making clothing and skating accessories. This brand is only getting more and more popular by the day because of its very popular slip on sneaker model that everyone loves.

Friday, February 12, 2016


1917 was the year that every basketball players shoe game would change. Converse Corporation produced the very first All Star basketball shoe only coming in natural brown colors with a black trim. Eventually evolving in 1920 to all black canvas or leather version of the shoe. These weren't selling too well but thanks to Charles Chuck H Taylor a famous basketball player saw lots of potential in these shoes and decided to join the company for better sales in 1921. Soon enough his name was added to the logo placed on the ankle of the shoe and business started booming! They started to make numbers of different colors and two different styles, the low cut, and the high top versions. Converse have become so big that other companies tried to compete by creating their own versions but none of them were as successful and Converse was. These shoes have become a classic american sneaker, and popular in everyones closet of every age even your parents. They're so classic that they will never get out of style and you could where them however you want. They are such a wonderful  shoe because of their unisex and timeless design. Definitely a must have in everybody's shoe closet!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Kanye West and a popular sneaker brand Adidas recently came together to create these unique, classy, and most talked about sneakers of this generation. 

These chic new sneakers originally came out on June 27 2015, they come in five different colors so far including: Moonrock, Turtledove, Oxford Tan, and my personal favorites Pirate Black. Although these shoes are so popular it is extremely tough to get your hands on them without spending at least over a couple of hundred dollars. The original price for Yeezy Boosts 350 is $200 but since Kanye West decided to keep these shoes exclusive not many were made, so they are being re sold at over $2,000 by the people who were able to actually get their hands on these babies.Yeezys are so popular because of the limited availability meaning that they're hyped up more than they actually should be because Kanye West designs, and wears these himself. Thanks to the Yeezy Boost, Adidas has had a come up and is now getting more recognition for the brand than it used to before Kanye pairing with Adidas. 

Now the real question is are these shoes really worth the $2,000 or the days of no sleep and hours of clicking a refresh button trying to get these sneakers into your cart? I think these are DEFINITELY worth the money. When buying these, you are not just buying a name for a shoe, you are also getting a very stylish but also quality shoe overall. As a bonus they are also extremely comfortable. 

Let me know if you guys would cop or nah and why down below in the comments!

Monday, February 1, 2016


Sneakers come in a wide variety for every single taste imaginable. Sneakers can be worn at all times as long as you are dressing them up or down enough. A sneaker should reflect on who you are, what you like, your personal style, and what sports you do. Every sneaker is unique in its own way. There are tons of different brands such as:

- Converse
-Under Armour
-New Balance

And the list goes on.
Not only are there countless different sneaker brands, but there are sneakers for every single occasion such as running, dancing, golf, cross fit,lacrosse, baseball, basketball, tennis, and even just to go out. Each sneaker is completely different yet very similar. They are generally a shoe with a flexible rubber sole and either a leather or synthetic or canvas upper material and can usually be tied with shoe laces. 
Sneakers are not just made to be worn for a sport, but they are meant to give you the correct type of support needed to prevent injury. Also to be as comfortable as possible so you can concentrate on your game. Some of these sneakers are so comfortable that people don't just use them for sports , they use them for every day life as well. 

Sneakers are not just shoes, they are a lifestyle.