Yesterday I brought you the first item on my Christmas list, the Imogene + Willie - Palmore shirt. Today I bring you some footwear.
Oh Shit, it’s just blacks on blacks on blacks… The “Blackout” version of the Nike Lebron 9 is just flat out ill. I am not a fan of Lebron and not a huge fan of his shoes, not that I don’t appreciate the designs; it is that they are too heavy for me. I am not a 6’8, 250 lbs. specimen of an athlete so that makes sense.
Like many others on this planet I am becoming a little attracted to this black on black craze. While it is not new, in fact you could say I am late on it; it is safe to say it is not going away anytime soon. I have been a late adjuster to the craze primarily because all the “blacks” tend to look flat and lack detail. This shoe defies that.
The value’s of the black on all the materials of the shoe are cohesive but they all have different finishes that take them to the next level. For instance the woven material that is highlighted in the quarter of the shoe picks up just the right amount of highlights to make it pop; the gloss level is perfect on it. The overall mesh of the shoe is a very tight weave that gives the proper scale to not be a focal point but provide an overall visual detail. The “Flywire” spans the shoe to provide texture and give a second directional read to the design.
All in all this is a fresh pair of shoes that deserves to be in my wardrobe and provides me with a very sinister and serious look when paired with the right outfit.