Athletes all? Nope-clearly commuters are opting for trendy comfort ---partially why THAT shoe market niche -looks-wise-boast straight off fashion forward runway handsomeness and functional driven outdoors' details of techy components that are fit fab+ durable.
One of the 'hot' brands out there...BRANDBLACK-a 'lifestyle' men's apparel/footwear company that would synch just right if purveyed by Dover St. Market-as easily as adorning the uncompensated forms/feet of off duty b-ball pros.
|This may be a smirk inducing take on the Birkenstock/sock Grandpa phenomena-but we bet there's a consumer base for this ONE PIECE Tabi $140 sandal/sock merger. The unibody construction is unique-woven tubular knit upper -3M abrasion tough-manages to be 100% seamless and water resistant-with typical four point closure system and grippy top of the line Vibram® outsole -typical of the best rugged sandals out there. Interesting.|
|Vibram® outsole was developed just for BRANDBLACK-non-marking outsole with basketball court players in mind- dribbling on sweated on wooden floors, executing quick fast pivots-and mad dashes/dunks- moves aided by a tricked out segmented blade construction. Nifty.|
|Bonus-the outsole 'color coordinates' with the upper.|
|Why not buy too pairs-and with it up? Four color combos available now...including urban friendly, black, pictured below.|
|more traditional looking mid upper,,,tread Vibram outsole=great overall shoe-we bet-pass for work shoes for most guys we know, not appearing in front of a judge in (on) that kind of court.|
|we wrote about this fab looking Keen UNEEK a few months back-in variant styles for ( W + M). Imaginative 2 cord construction-kinda has a nautical knot vibe but actually stitched in...featuring handy secure fit lace capture system (easy stretchy adjustment-no flopping around laces). Bonus-keepin' these sparkling white-no porblem-one can hand wash these cold water/mild soap, then air dry.|
|on board all styles-anatomically supportive footbed (PU or EVA, depending on style)) & "Cleansport NXT" odor control. These Uneek Mojo flat cord (8mm)-atop non-marking outsole w/ razor sipping for better grip.|
|Men's Uneek 02-has durability of a sneaker shoe-with a lightweight EVA midsole, fully enclosed heel-with quick dry lining for the water bound-though imo-wear with socks in cooler temp weather-get a half size bigger.|