My favorite three Creative Recreation sneakers in gold, bronze, and silver – Olympic medals, much? Mmm, lustrous crackled leather. The downside of patent leather is that the high-gloss finish eliminates all the texture and makes the leather stiff and easier to wrinkle. Metallic colorways beat patent leathers any day. 

{SS 2009: Creative Recreation Galow Hi – Gold}

{2008: Creative Recreation Galow Hi Bronze, Creative Recreation DiCoco – Silver}

{2008: Puma First Round 80’s – Turquoise, Puma Key – Red}

I don’t like the shape of the Puma Key, but I love the multi-texture fabric swatches & the strap on the upper.