Christmas has come and gone, and if you didn’t get everything you want there’s a good chance you got some gift cards or a little holiday cash from Grandma. If you’re trying to figure out what you should buy with your holiday bonus, we’d recommend breaking down and getting yourself a new pair of shoes in advance of spring. These are a few of our favorite pieces of footwear that any fashion-forward guy should consider for 2016.
There are few things more fly than a pair of Jordans. The brand consistently serves up some of the most fashion-minded and popular shoes on the planet and the new model that Jordan teased over Christmas is no exception. The Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Alternate 89’ is set for an online release at the beginning of the New Year and fans are already frothing at the mouth for the new red and white kicks. The brand previously dropped its insanely ’90s Aqua model on Black Friday and put out a new Chrome edition in December, but this classic-looking colorway might be our favorite yet. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350
The latest shoes by Kanye West came out at the end of December, and naturally people are losing their minds for the artist’s most recent foray into the world of footwear. Adidas has announced the sixth (and last) chance to get your hands on a pair of the coveted Yeezys in time to start ’16. The new kicks keep with the earth-toned color-palette of Yeezy Season 2 with a minimalistic Oxford Tan that will work well with your other winter fashions and surely make you the envy of everyone. Classic Timberlands It’s hard to understate the value of a good pair of workboots and Timberlands are among the cream of the crop. Not only do the boots look great and evoke memories of the golden days of hip-hop, they’ll last you forever with the proper care. Tims have made something of a comeback in 2015 with plenty of pop-stars spotted rocking the boots or featuring ’em in their music videos, including Drake and Omarion. A pair of workboots might be the most practical way to make a street-style statement that’ll leave you prepared for anything. White Sneakers You might have noticed the trend this year, but pristine all-white sneakers are all the rage. Forget the old-fashioned rule about white after Labor Day, because when your shoes have this much style just about anyone would be willing to make an exception. Just one look at this helpful list of sneaker styles shows that just about every designer is trying to get in on the trend; including Adidas, Fred Perry, and many more. We doubt that the trend is going anywhere anytime soon, so shop with confidence and you’ll be well-stocked for spring 2016. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Keeping with the theme of iconic sneakers done in all white comes the new take on the ever-present Chuck Taylor. We won’t lie: we thought it couldn’t be done. The Chuck Taylor is such a classic that any talk of a redesign of the staple shoe seemed like utter blasphemy. However, the company managed to improve on perfection by adding a Lunarlon insole to make these cool kicks more comfortable than ever.
We hope you are finding new inspiration, purpose and motivation everywhere with the new year. To add to the list, you need new music. Listen to our new playlist filled with Tory Lanez’ new shit, Russ, Toro y Moi and some stuff you haven’t heard of. Happy 2016 ya’ll!
Last year G Eazy rolled through the Roseland for a packed house and a wild night. Girls has their asses and chest signed with the infamous signature of the rap star. People were loosing it. Now, after a year of touring the world, opening for thousands at the biggest music festival and releasing a new project, G has secured himself as one of the biggest artist of 2016. His newest album When It’s Dark Out features songs with Big Sean, Keyshia Cole, E-40 and it’s a solid 16 song project.