Fairly easy to find SB’s, un-hyped, copped for less than retail on eBay about 2-3 months ago. I love ’em though. Great, clean colorway perfect for the summertime. These kinda turned into an everyday pair for me. Everyday in the sense that I wore them more than once every two weeks or so (stunt 101). They seemed to work with damn near everything I put ’em on with. Really good quality, too, compared to some of the bullshit leather Nike uses sometime.
They’re known as the Neptunes, which I can’t quite figure out. The blue/blue (and red?) color scheme….like –> blue –> water –> ocean –> ruler of the ocean King Neptune? Or something to do with the Chinese writing on the insoles? I hope it’s not some corny reference to Chad and Pharrell.
But these are the real winners of the last few pick-ups. Women’s Air Force One’s in a size 12. Which generally translates to a men’s 10.5. Which I wear. And wear these I do.
These actually ended up being a little big, but I just left the insoles in ’em, and then got my Superfeet on. I’m almost at a loss for words with these. Not really, but you know what I mean. These just work for me. I literally think they’re beautiful.
The colorway, the embossed logo, the laser work on the tongue, the colored gum sole ( I remember when kids used to refer to soles like that as ‘ice soles’). I first saw them at Urban Outfitters, which pretty consistently stocks fly Nike’s for chicks (the light red & white pinstripe Blazers come to mind), and even more consistently refuses to order anything larger than a fucking 9 or 10. I do a ‘womens Nike 12’ search on the ‘Bay every week or so, and these popped up one day and I knew it was over. They’re a part of some kind of pack (I also got another colorway in this same pack about 2 weeks ago – they’ll get their chance up here too), but I don’t know what it’s called or what it was inspired by. The laser work and the insole design vaguely suggest some kind of floral, Asian get-down.
But whatever, these are stunning. On an occasion or two, while getting something to wear, although I know they’re not in the running for that day, I’ve taken them out anyway just to look. Weird? Obsessive? A little bit. But look at the name of this blog. You knew what you were getting into.