For the love of shoes
As we settle into 2015...I'd say when it comes to shoes it's okay to reminisce a bit on the top 5 shoes of 2014. I'll say this up front, I'm a HUGE fan of collaborations but can appreciate a classic silhouette. As my name, urbanAmericana lends, I represent 2 worlds colliding; urban twist on an American classic. Enjoy. These are in no particular order.
Call me a hypebeast for these but you might love or hate Kanye but he is a genius. All year I asked for all red everything cause of these. I'm also an October baby. I present the Yeezy II Red October. LAWD! As most women in the shoe world would ask, I wish these were in a less bulky version. These do not cease to amaze from every angle. They are the future with a hint of the past; Air Mag meets Nike Air Trainer 1 much? I think yes. Adidas x Kanye, don't disappoint. You have big bulky shoes to fill.
|Nike Yeezy, Red October|
All things Ronnie Fieg x Asics. I said I was a fan of collabs right? This man can do no wrong by me. From the age of 13 he worked in his family's shop and learned the shoe trade and to buy the highest quality shoe. What he now produces. Plus Asics split tongue is one of the smartest ideas ever invented as far as shoes are concerned. It's highly annoying for your shoe tongue to slide and this resolves this issue. Need I say more, these are gold and comfortable.
|Asics x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte iii, KFE|
These are the most beautiful sneakers I own; I continuously call them my Cinderella sneakers. Nike did me good with these, they had an unofficial launch day and for 3 weeks straight I was up to buy them on nike.com (NDC), finally on week 3 I lucked out AND they were at the expense of my man friend. Iridiscent is the classiest form of flash on a shoe one can ask for.
|Nike Blazer, Iridiscent|
The Westcoast has known this lady for a minute but let me re-introduce the beautiful Melody Ehsani. She does gold and bourgeois good but these ME x Reebok are head turners. They are usually the shoes I brought out for special ocassions in 2014. You'll have to forgive me because it's not my stilo to keep all the extras, I only wore one of the Love lace guards.
|Melody Ehsani x Reebok Pump, Love Me or Leave Me Alone|
I'm not a huge fan of AirMax in general but the texture, detail and 3M has become my grail. There is not much more to say but DAMN! I have 2 friends who own these and even they won't give up their connect that's how exclusive these are, on that not I'm also not quite a fan of general releases yet I'm not a huge fan of obscure hard to find items either, I wear what I like and these I just LOVE!
|Nike Air Max 90 Lunar SP, Moon Landing|
Tassjania Lozano | @tassjania @urbanamericanaDFW