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Review of Adidas Superstar II shoes (shell toes)

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This is the classic color scheme. I say go with this type if you want to look sexy as fuck.

History: These shoes were first made popular in the 80’s by the rap group Run DMC. They even had a song about the shoes called “My Adidas.” Actually, even before Run DMC started promoting what came to be known as Adidas most popular shoe, a lot of NBA players were wearing them on the court. I don’t think the history is of the shoe is really that important though. Tao-te-ching and shit, you know? Let’s get on to the here and now.

Style: I’m going to start with this, because this is what you all really care about. The main reason you’ve come to this article; You want to know if a pair of superstars might be able to boost your style. Personally, before my recent shoe purchases I always would just wear loafers and casual shoes. I had been looking online for a pair of clean sneakers to take my swagger rating to the next level without having to potentially take my credit rating to the next level at the same time, and I had become a bit disheartened. I never even thought about, or considered, Adidas superstars. In the end, I was fully prepared to go out and spend over $100 on a new pair of Nike Air Maxes. Oh, but yeah, it is the space not the glass that makes the cup, Tao and shit. Back to the point.

This is an actual real life picture of me wearing my actual real life pair of shell toes.

So to make a short story even shorter, I ended up seeing some Adidas Superstar II’s at the store for $75, and I decided to get them instead of the Nikes. They didn’t have a lot of colors at Hibbets or Foot Locker or wherever I bought them, but if you look online you’ll see that these shoes come in a HUGE variety of colors and designs. There is literally something for everyone. Whether you like classic laid-back style shoes or loud ass try-hard shoes, Adidas should have something to fit your needs. I just got the original white with black stripes version. I think this is the best looking pair that I’ve seen. They look great with jeans and decent with shorts.

They come in all kinds of flashy styles with all kinds of patterns and shit. I think the simpler colors look best.

Durability: Well, I haven’t had any problems with mine so far. But then again, I’ve only worn them a handful of times. The quality definitely seems promising though. The rubber “shell toe” feels strong, and the rest of the shoe seems to have above average structural integrity as well. The tread on the sole looks deep enough to last for a good many miles before wearing down.
Price: For the classic white with black stripes Superstars (or any other standard style), like the ones I got, you can expect to pay $75-$80.  I’ve seen them on the internet for as low as $50, but I think that was a sale price. You might want to shop around.

Sizing/Fit:They fit true to size. I got the same size that I usually wear and they fit fine.

This pair is tame compared to some of the superstars out there.

The low down on Adidas Superstar II shoes:

  • They look great with jeans and pretty good with shorts.
  • They won’t break your bank. If you’re lucky, you can find some for as low as $50, but you’ll probably be paying about $75.
  • I can’t say for sure how durable they are, but they look and feel like they’ll last for a good while.
  • They fit true to size. Buy them in whatever size you usually wear.

Written by danielperry99

October 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Tassled Loafers

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Tassled loafers are perhaps the best piece of apparel a man can wear right now. They are just uncommon enough to be unique while at the same time being common enough to not be too bold. They look great with jeans, khakis, slacks, and even with shorts sometimes. They are simultaneously casual and dressy (with some leaning more to either side).

Goddamn, look at this handsome fucking shoe.

Pretty much every classy shoe company makes tasseled loafers. I have 4 pairs of tasseled loafers, and all are different brands. I like how my Sperry tasseled loafers look the best, but the rest are all nice as well. The reason I like the Sperries is because they are my most casual pair, and I usually dress fairly casually.

Don’t even worry about getting a nicer expensive pair if you don’t have the funds for it; one pair I have has a stupid looking brown checkered pattern, but I still get complemented all the time when I wear them. It’s like bitches get so excited when they see a man’s foot adorned with tasseled loafers that they don’t even notice the quality of the actual shoe. They get tunnel vision on the tassels, and all they can really think about is how to get themselves impaled by the tassel master’s rod. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration; but seriously, every time I go out in tasseled loafers I catch bitches ‘mirin. By that, I mean that girls complement my tasseled loafers 98% of the time I go out. And to convert that exaggeration to more realistic terms, I would say that I get tassel complements 60% of the time I wear them out. It depends on the setting of course.

There are two basic styles of tasseled loafers: with fringe and without fringe. The picture posted above is WITH fringe (notice the fringe directly underneath the tassels).  Here’s one without fringe.

Tasseled loafer without fringe

Personally, I like the fringe. I think it adds a lot of character to the shoe. The way I see it, it’s like facial hair. The tassels are the mustache, and the fringe is the beard. Sure, a man can look great with just a mustache, but the accompaniment of a beard never hurts; it can only help.

Loafers with tassels have been around for a long time now. As far as I know, they have never, in the entire history of their existence, gone up or down in popularity (until now when, unfortunately, they do seem to be rising in popularity a bit). Unless I’m wrong, based on my grueling calculations, it seems as though tasseled loafers will remain a cult favorite for extra stylish men throughout the entire timeline of the universe.

Before I rocked tassels, my dick was so out of use it was barely even hanging on (if you don’t use it you lose it). Now… well… at least I have cool shoes.

I would wear these, and probably get complemented doing it. Then I'd go home and jack off while sobbing quietly and picturing myself fucking the girl who complemented my shoes.

Written by danielperry99

January 2, 2011 at 5:01 am