It’s Slides Season!

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We had some beautiful weather over the week here in Oakland, CA. I got to spend sometime outside by the pool, walked to the farmers Market, and get some much needed Vitamin D in my life. As I was spending this much needed time outside I looked down at my feet and thought two things.

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So Necessary: Adidas Stan Smith

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My big sister was a huge and still is huge a Adidas fan. I remember her wearing gazelles as a kid and wished that we had the same shoe size so I could wear hers to school. My older sister is the first person who instilled the importance of having a quality sneaker collection in my life. She had Stan Smiths in every color and will wear them with the flyest sweatsuits to school. So I have always had a love for them. However it’s really hard for me to keep white shoes clean so I have ran through several pairs of Stan Smiths. My favorite story about a pair of Smith’s that I had was when I was living in Atlanta and I was hanging out with my sister by Stankonia and Alex studios. Continue reading

Adidas is Runway Ready…

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The iconic Stan Smith Adidas is getting a bit of a high fashion makeover. Adidas has teamed up with luxury department stores Barneys, Colette, and Dover street market to release an even more scaled down version of the shoe. I have always been a fan of the Stan Smiths. I had a green tag pair that I ran into the ground, and I miss them. I have my eye on the Barneys pair for sure. They drop September 10th, if you want them you can stalk Adidas HERE. You are welcome in advance. 🙂

Locally Fresh: Rico D Gives Us The Must Cop Shoes For Spring…

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I enjoy meeting new people especially ones who are truly individuals and comfortable with who they are. Rico D is one of those people. Get to know him and his style, passion for shoes and get a heads up on the sneakers you must cop in the Spring.

Who are you? Where are you from?

I am Rico D… Born and raised in Berkeley, CA.

I would describe my style as……

Sophisticated Streetwear… Urban Streetwear… Athletically Street… Ashy to classy.

When you hear “I Am Styling On You” what does that mean?

The term first brings to mind CONFIDENCE. Confidence not only in yourself but what you are bringing to the table and going put on display for the world. The term “i am styling on you” creates a mindset and describes a person that is confident not only in their fashion sense but also in self worth. It’s a lifestyle that we must become devoted to in order to SHINE! in more ways than one.

What Sneaker brands are you a fan of? Why?

Sneaker brands that I am a fan cover many lifestyles and demographics. MY FIRST LOVE AND MAIN CHICK is and WILL ALWAYS BE NIKE! LOL I could not sit here and say that Nike did not spark my shoe interest. 1993 The Nike Air Raid aka “ Tim Hardaway” changed my LIFE!! and a Love affair with sneakers began! There have been brands that have made nice sneakers over the years but M has remained consistent. I think thats what draws me to them. Nike can release a pair of shoes from 20yrs ago and SELLOUT! No matter what is or has been set the set the bar! PERIOD!! lol but don’t sleep on other brands… Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Asics, Del Toro, Timberland, New Balance, RedWing, Converse, FILA the list is LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.

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Must Cop: Adidas Stan Smith Spring/Summer Suede Pack…

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Spring is just around the corner, even though in California right now it feels like it’s semi already here. So if you are constantly thinking about your wardrobe and stay on a mission to get fresh…..you’re welcome. Stan Smith Adidas have really been my only favorite from them. They fit well, are easy to clean and the color ways are pretty versatile. My main struggle with men’s shoes is my foot is small so sometimes things don’t come in my size. Which is tragic. I hope these do because those red and turquoise I NEED in my life. These drop March 1st so keep an eye out.

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Via @highsnobiety