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Thing of the Week: Five Kicks of Christmas

How’s it going my Chic-sters? We’re back at it again, with the thing of the week -Christmas edition. Santa’s elves have been busy wrapping up this season with some of the freshest kicks to come out this year and ya’ boy is here to give you the scoop on my top five. Now, most of these sneakers are super exclusive, so your best bet would be to go to your favorite/reliable sneaker boutique or check ‘em out online. Either way, some dedication is in order, but I’m sure you’ll be happy with the results!

First up, I’d like to start right off the bat with two releases that are sure to make anybody want to skip the naughty list.

The Nike Air Huarache Free 2012 QS & Air Basketball 2012 QS
These particular Huaraches are a take on their 90′s counterparts with the exception of the NIKE Free running shoe sole. Available in high and low-top with multiple color variants to follow.

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Brand: Nike
Model: Nike Huarache Free 2012 QS
Color way: White/White-Blue Emerald-Resin
Product ID: 514594-100
Release Date: 12/16/11
MSRP: $100
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Brand: Nike
Model: Nike Air Huarache Basketball 2012 QS
Color way: White/Black-Pure Purple-Soar
Product ID: 501529-100
Release Date: 12/16/11
MSRP: $110

 

 

The Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”
Next I would like to introduce a landmark in sneaker history, the Jordan 14 basketball shoe. Nicknamed the “Last Shot” in remembrance to Jordan’s final days as a Bull during the 98 finals. A definitely cop for any basketball fan.

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Brand: Jordan Brand
Model: Air Jordan 14
Color way: Black/Black-Varsity Red
Product Id: 311832-010
Release Date: 12/17/11
MSRP: $160

 

The Adidas AdiZero Rose 2 “Windy City”
Keeping on that Chicago Bull-ish, we have Derrick Roses’ newest addition to his already spectacular Adizero Rose Series, The Rose 2 “Windy City.”
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Brand: adidas
Model: adiZero Rose 2 “Windy City”
Color way: Red/Black
Release Date: 12/20/11
Product ID: G47565
MSRP: $110

 

The Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Man-OH-man am I excited about this one, and with good reason! The concord 11 will go down as one of the illest shoes this year if not the best. When people ask “why on earth would you spend this much on sneakers?” just flash them a pair of these babies and watch those doubts fly right out the window. Please don’t snooze on these, chic-sters! These drop friday morning and I’m guaranteeing they’ll go fast!378037-107_a-620x349

Brand: Jordan Brand
Model: Air Jordan 11 “Concord”
Color way: White/Black-Dark Concord
Product ID: 378037-107
Release: 12/23/2011
MSRP: $180

The Dilemma

Waddup, world! Welcome to the inaugural post of the urban side of Society Chic. I come to you with loads of enthusiasm and nervousness about the first posting. I guess you can say “me siento muy excited.” I digress, so let’s jump right in.

Being somewhat of a ‘sneakerhead’, I’ve come across a dilemma that many of us share. What kicks are considered “Club/Lounge worthy?” For the most part, the more “Bouji” the club, the less likely you will be able to get in with sneakers. Maybe it doesn’t help that you’re trying to get in with Air Force Ones that look like they’ve been around since the 1980s, but if you are willing to compromise, I’m pretty sure you’ll be happy with the alternatives.. And also not look like you’re about to step into church.

First up, I thought I’d incorporate something that’s a bit more casual, but still has the soul/sole of a sneaker. The Vans Versa Carbon/Gum Colorway is a really clean shoe, with a timeless upper, simple paneling, and interesting details. Choosing a Darker color scheme and gum sole gives the impression of a Dress shoe. Though, the Versa is a skate shoe, ‘sneakerheads’ can feel free to wear the kicks at the skate park and then at the night spot afterward, although I would recommend dusting them off before you do.

Moving right along, finding integration between the two, just might be the combination you’re looking for. A classic Converse never seizes to amaze me (with innovation on a retro design). The All-star classic boot is a fine example of that tougher canvas then the original (available in chocolate or black). Not to mention, moccasin style toe and rounded heavy-duty laces that give the look of a “high end” boot with the feel of the “old school” Chuck Taylor

At last (and certainly not least), we find ourselves in the midst of one of the best sneaker brands ever.. The Nike Jordan sneaker collection. Now, the likelihood of you being able to rock any of the Air Jordan series, is pretty slim. Jordan has some causal counterparts to their infamous basketball line. In comes the Jordan Grown Series. One of my favorites, in the series, is the V.5 Low. Available in a variety of colors and materials, this shoe has clean lace, an up-front closure, mesh material, and Padded tongue with logo. Great for the ‘sneakerhead’ in all of us, but still passable as a mature casual sneaker.

 

Well.. There you have it, Chicheads! I hope your first time was as good for you as it was for me. I hope my posts help you out when suiting up for any nightly escapades. A key thing to remember: Everyplace is different regarding dress code. So, do the smart thing and choose wisely. If all else fails, you can always bring a spair set of shoes. My advice though… Call Ahead!

Dope is as dope does… 

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