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Velcro Sneaker Trend

There’s been a ton of sneaker trends this year, from platforms to sock-boot sneakers. One of the sneaker trends currently dominating the streetwear, fashion scene comes from the norm-core trend, falling under the dad shoes trend umbrella, the velcro sneaker. Velcro sneakers are what we all used to wear before we learned to tie our shoe laces, now brands are giving them a grown-up spin. The velcro sneaker could easily be called an ugly trend, but they make an outfit chic. The clean design combined with the bulky velcro allows the chicness of any outfit to shine. The key is to wear velcro sneakers without looking like a child, so pair them with a loose, wide-leg pant or a knit dress. For guys velcro sneakers with a suit pant or slack is a clean look, to give an overall rugged look pairing them with slim ripped jean is the way to go. Brands like adidas and Vans have taken some of their most iconic silhouettes and applied the velcro aesthetic to them. Taking the Stan Smith’s iconic clean design and adding a velcro system to them elevates the sought after shoe into the current trend, while Vans put the velcro on their Old Skool model, making it a quintessential skater shoe with the easy on and off system. The velcro updates are a nice taste of nostalgia. Rime locations has a variation of velcro sneakers.

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Women’s Adidas Originals Stan Smith

Adidas have been releasing variations of their iconic Stan Smith silhouette for the summer. The Stan Smith is known for its streamlined clean look and comfortability. Exclusive to the ladies, adidas has released a take on the original. Still in place is the clean white upper, padded tongue and the stand out heel branding, only this time instead of a solid green, the heel tab takes on a stylized geometric line design in red and white, which is a nice contrast against the stark white of the rest of the shoe. These are currently available at rime’s Brooklyn location or head to the website here to pick up a pair.

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The Stan Smith Gets Some Gold Accents

Adidas’ iconic Stan Smith silhouette is the type of sneaker that is in heavy rotation in most and any closest. Its minimalism and white color palette allows it to flow effortlessly with any personal style. There’s a new iteration of the sneaker, sporting metallic gold details. The look is a collaboration with gold-beating manufacturer Eytzinger, a company based in the “Gold Leave” region of Schwabach. The tennis classic features a premium white leather upper with gold foil finishes on the embossed tongue logo, heel tab and branding at the perforated stripes. These metal infused Smiths are available at rime’s Brooklyn location.

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White On The Feet For Spring

The air gets warmer, the days get longer, then the clothes get lighter, in both fabric and color. One trend that has stayed around strong is the white sneaker trend. Whether it’s a clean pair of Stan Smiths trekking through the city or a pair of Céline canvas sneakers at a Hamptons BBQ, the time for a white sneaker is back around. below are some options for that white for spring vibe. 

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The Nike Air Huarache is  silhouette that has been enjoying a comeback recently. The retro running sneaker makes for comfortable days in the city, because of its sock like upper for a snug like fit and breathability, while the Air -Sole unit is excellent for cushioning. And the tonal all white version of the silhouette makes it a great shoe for spring. 

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The adidas Stan Smith model has become the off-court iconic performance shoe. There have been different variations of the silhouette, with slight tweaks like the Raf Simmons Stan Smith or a major overhaul of making it a hightop and brown.  No matter the change, the Stan Smith always keeps it appeal. The latest sees the sneaker take on a slight twist on the trademark heel tab.  The first features a bold pink floral print that leaks into the lining, for a distinct highlight. The Stan logo done in the same bright pink on the tongue. Next there’s the iridescent heel, like the previous, this one only takes on creative freedom on the heel tab. Against the white on white sneaker the patent leather iridescent heel adds a certain something, with the silver and blue hues that glisten when it’s hit by light. No matter the variation, the white on white of the Stan Smith makes it a lovely spring shoe.

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The classic superstar silhouette is not a trend, it’s a staple. Ever since being ushered into streetwear and hip hop culture by Run DMC in the early ’80s, the sneaker has been risen from the dead and started conversations. It’s one of those silhouettes that doesn’t need too much talking about, it has a big enough reputation. And if you’re more of a hightop fan, theres an option for you too.

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Looking to give off the cool laid back SoCal vibe, the Vans SK8 Hi is the sneaker for that. This silhouette has been around since the late ’70s and besides different takes on the sneaker in leather and colors, there hasn’t been any updates. The padded collar and vulcanized sole are still in tact, proving that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. 

*All of the models above are available at rime locations.

Adidas Stan Smith OG Primeknit Pack

Summer ready sneaker drops continue with the adidas Originals OG Primeknit pack. The first rework of the Stan Smith silhouette into Primeknit, was a successful homage to the original design, keeping the iconic tennis silhouette, while taking on the Primeknit material. Its two years later and the brand is back with the OG pack for spring. The pack includes the original Stan Smith green and white color way, as well as a red and navy, all of the color ways maintain the signature Smith signature upper look in Primeknit while sitting on an off-white rubber sole. The OG pack combines modern technology with the iconic look of the shoe. They are redone in a breathable, lightweight upper, with a soft leather lining. 

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Adidas Stan Smith Adicolor

Adidas continues to reinvent their Stan Smith silhouette by including it in their adicolor collection. The iconic shoe is done entirely in a tonal yellow. The upper is made of perforated leather, while the toe box, heel counter and tongue is made of smooth leather. The semi-translucent sole, yellow laces and eyelets round out the shoe, along with a subtle trefoil embossed on the heel caps.

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Horween Leathers Stan Smith

Horween Leather Company produces handmade leathers, using vegetable tanning techniques they’v cultivated over the last century. Adidas and Horween have come together to refresh the classic Stan Smith. The upper of the shoe is a deconstructed single piece leather, with over-cast stitching heel detail and the Adidas branding in gold foil featured on both the tongue and heel. The iconic sneaker is updated with detailed design.FullSizeRender-24 adidas-stan-smith-horween-leather-pack-4 adidas-stan-smith-horween-leather-pack-9 FullSizeRender-23

 

Both the mid and regular styles are available at rime.

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