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Step Your Shoe Game Up! By Khalil Amani

So I was in Miami this past weekend (thus, the lack of blogs written) and was livin’ li vida loca. I ate some authentic Cuban food—black beans & rice, plantain chips, Red Snapper and some other good stuff. I also went to this fabulous club called “M-1”, which was crazy-stupid-hyped! Thanks to my best friend David, whose nephew is an international model, who models for the club owner’s company, we got in free and sat in V.I.P. I saw some of the world’s most beautiful women (and men).

Miami is my city! I grew up there and attended powerhouse Miami-Carol City Senior High School, home of Flo-Rida, Rick Ross and Pretty Ricky. Miami has style and is deeply entrenched in the hip-hop world—and the fashion world, which brings me to the point of this blog.

Fashion. In particular, the shoe game. It has been brought to my attention (thanks son!) that all your Nike sneakers are passé—whack—and so 2009. What’s in? Exclusive shoes. That’s right! Sneaker/designer shoes that scream, “What the fuck are you wearing?” It ain’t about the Nike Swoosh logo if you’re trying to wear a sneaker that’s club-ready and funky-fresh. Your shoe-game should be about individuality, exclusivity, and swagger like no other.

The tennis shoe, which is club chic, is called “Cadillac” (as in the car). Cadillac sneakers are off-the-chain fresh. My son made me cop a pair of all-black Cadillac sneakers with the patent leather trim. Sick! And they aren’t that expensive. About $80.00. I don’t think anyone in Denver has a pair. I am the sole owner of a sick pair of Cadillac sneakers! I bask in that. Lol!

Also, I copped a pair of designer Gucci sneakers that are waaaaaay too stylish for an old man, but I had to have them. I won’t even mention the price. Just know that you gotta have your money right to get them.

So all of you Nike-wearing people—save them shits for the playground. If you wanna rock a pair of sneakers to the club, get you some shit that people either respect (like a Gucci or Louis Vuitton sneaker) or a sneaker that is an exclusive shoe that no one can clock you wearing. Step your shoe game up! Don't let an old man stunt on you! Check out my sneakers.

(The Cadillac Sneaker)

(My exclusive Gucci sneakers! I'm the freshest 50 year old you'll ever meet! lol!)

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Comment by Yehudah Clark on May 7, 2010 at 8:46am
Im kinda digin the gram 395s. Yeah I must say the European sneaker Market is boomin! But you know you dont necessarily have to be overseas to get that exclusiveness. Be ready to shop when you come back down pop.
Comment by mister on February 4, 2010 at 12:56pm
Comment by mister on February 4, 2010 at 11:40am
Haha yeah, i will let you know what new ones i stumble on next, Europe has got some nice designers for footwear, when ever i go to a new country i look for local branded shoes and trainers, i love bustin new footwear.
Comment by Khalil Amani on February 4, 2010 at 7:26am
oh man! Maker... I gotta cop these shoes you introduced me to!!!! Ain't no American in Denver gonna have these "trainers" (and that's what I'm gonna call them!) thanks for turning me on to some European ish! I love exclusive shit! It's like bragging!
Comment by mister on February 4, 2010 at 6:07am
Okay, now your talking my language. I took a trip to Sweden back in December and found two brands that are killing it in Europe right now !
(well when i say killing it, i really mean "the people who know") As a self confirmed trainer (yeah thats what we call sneakers in Europe) addict
i had to buy some similar style stuff.

The First brand is by a company called Gram, these as you'll see by the price are very much in demand, iThis company names each Trainer (Sneaker) by the amount of grams they weigh.. peep these Gram 383g bordeaux leather and these 395g Black leather i bought.... i have always been into trainer/shoe style as well as typical trainers. The Grambrandhave a million more styles but they seem go change the site with every season just google them and youl see a tone of flavas....

The next brand i saw in Sweden is a brand called Tretorn all im going to say is peep the site, if you USA peeps wana drop some shit none of your friends have ever seen just have a quick look. Peep these Skymra Mid Vinter SICK ! ! ! ! ! They all have fur inside too ! so ooober comfy in the winter...

Lastly check these fucking Dylan Mid's i got SICKKKKKKK! I got these from askate shop and they are SICKAS FUCK!

Anyone else got any sneaks/trainer tips they wana share... hit this post back....


Comment by ShaTara Eunique on February 3, 2010 at 5:16pm
yes u r the freshest 50 year old in my book, i love the black ones

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