I wasn’t going to buy anything this holiday season, but then damn Karmaloop had 40%, 50%, and 60%-off sales. What was I to do except snatch these sneakers, normally priced at ~$100 each? 

White/Black Creative Recreation Galow Hi

My first pair of Creative Recreations are much loved, despite being a half size smaller than marked. The lightweight Galow Hi has a slim silhouette with a huge tongue. Definitely liking the black sole, gold stripe, and bit of white patent at the toe. These feel like they should have wings bustin’ out of the sides, just like on the logo…Jeremy Scott x Adidas, hurry up – I need those JS Wings!

Black/Gray/Red Supra TUF Skytop  

That black “TUF” material is incredibly lustrous. It’s normal suede coated with some kind of woven thermoplastic fibers (I suspect it’s nylon or polyester) for increased abrasion resistance. The red brings flair to an otherwise monochromatic colorway.

The Skytop was awarded 2008 Sneaker of the Year @ Complex.