Let me take a brief moment to introduce myself. I am Kiante the Sneaker Mann and I travel the United States promoting the freshest styles and trends in footwear. Now I’m stepping it up!
I’ll be reporting on some of the hottest kicks, but that’s not all. I am going to drop in and give you some lifestyle tips, introduce you to some cool taste-makers and show you some hot fashion trends that are not only affordable but are also accessible.
For starters though check out these sneakers I think are both comfortable and stylish. Stay tuned for more, and don’t hesitate to leave a comment letting me know what you think!
Jordan Retro 1
Always keeping the eyes of sneaker lovers twitching, Brand Jordan has done it again with the Jordan Retro 1. More of a fashion sneaker, it also performs very well. The upper is a combination of floater and nubuck leather, which is adorned with a TPU-jeweled “Air Jordan Wings” logo on the lateral side. The tongue backing features the exclusive numbering system dedicated to this retro style. An Air unit is encapsulated inside the solid-rubber cup sole while deep flex grooves and a concentric traction pattern provide increased flexibility and traction. Flexible, great traction and an air console for comfort, this sneaker reminds me of sitting in first class on a long, long flight! Champagne anyone? Available at Foot Locker.
This sneaker is the direct descendant of last year’s super-lightweight basketball sneaker, Nike Hyperdunk. Still light in weight, this sneaker comes in sooooo many colors ways. It’s equipped with a super-lightweight LunarLite foam in the forefoot for cushioning and support, embedded Flywire – tensile fibers that provide max support with the least amount of materials – in the upper for support, a thin TPU film with perforations that encompass the Flywire for breathability and support, a cutout area on the ankle for additional breathability and flexibility, a Nike Zoom air unit for cushioning and an outrigger on the outsole for stability. Plus the Nike Hyperize is built more efficiently than the Hyperdunk, so it’s even lighter. The outsole is state-of-the-art for the ultimate in traction; the heel treads are split to spread the force of impact more evenly. An exposed TPU shank plate helps provide lateral stability and an integrated forefoot pivot circle helps you turn quickly. Woo, these kicks are stacked! They are also available at Footlocker.
Asics Gel-Kayano 15
I am not a runner at all but if I did run, I would run in these. Asics provides cutting-edge performance running components with additions this year such as ASICS Asymmetrical Lacing design for improved fit and a new midsole platform that delivers the famous GEL-Kayano ride that runners expect. They are adorned with nylon upper and the GEL technology makes this sneaker shock resistant. These also provide advanced stability and arch support, and I don’t know about you but I could use all the arch support that I can get – I have no arches. You can find these at Zappos.com.
Adidas Nizza Hi Textile
The Adidas Nizza Hi are a canvas shoe that is etched with classic style and a retro flavor we’ve grown to love from Adidas Original. Named after a lost member of legendary Wu-Tang Clan, they will provide all-day comfort. These kicks are quipped with a durable, grippy rubber outsole that provides great traction, rubber toe cap for added protection, soft fabric lining in classic pattern so the shoe breaths and support moisture dissipation, this sneaker is so hot. Check out its cousin, the Adidas Nizza Hi-Zip. Find these at Adidas.com.
Nike Max LeBron 7
NBA superstar LeBron James is not playing around this season. Aside from releasing the film More than a Game and an international tour sponsored by Nike, he is releasing his seventh signature sneaker, the Nike Max LeBron 7. They will be LeBron’s lightest shoe ever and with a max air sole that runs the length of the shoe they will probably be one of the most comfortable. These are available at FootAction.
PF Flyers Bob Cousy All-Americans
For those of you who grew up in the 1950s, PF Flyers were a staple in your wardrobe. Now they are back and have been updating popular styles for the holidays! The Bob Cousy All-American has been revamped with luxurious glossy and metallic leathers and features leather laces for the very first time. Released in 1956, the sneaker was worn by one of sport’s first superstars Bob Cousy. The shoe features one-of-a-kind Gullwing Closure, reverse pigskin heel, counters for controlled heel movement and the authentic, model-specific logo markings and PF insole. These are perfect to rock with a suit or with a sport jacket. Between you and me, I am going to try and see if I get into the club wearing these. Available at Zappos.com.