Chuck 70 vs All Star – Which Is the Best Converse Hi Top?

“The best ever, with tougher canvas and an extra layer of comfort.” That’s how Converse describes their new-but-old Chuck 70, which is both an upgrade to and a reversal from the world famous Chuck Taylor All Star. With one hundred million pairs of All Stars are bought every year, the All Star might be the … Read more

Converse vs Nothing New, the Most Eco-Friendly Sneaker on Earth

Today, I’m comparing perhaps the most iconic sneaker of all time to what is definitely the most eco-friendly sneaker of all time and if you think that sounds like comparing apples to oranges… look at them. Look at these shoes. Like most guys, as soon as I saw Nothing New, I wondered how they’d stack … Read more

A Luxury Sneaker That Won’t Crease? Meet the Idrese Nuno

OK, it’s not an uncreasable shoe. But after a few weeks of wearing the Nuno from Idrese, I finally realized what was so different about this particular premium white calfskin sneaker: the leather hadn’t creased. Between then and writing this review, I’ve worn them for about a month and it’s creased a little, but relative to … Read more

2-Month Koio Sneaker Review – Why Italian Made Matters

Business Insider says they’re “all over Instagram,” Forbes says millennials are “obsessed with them,” so why are you supposed to be so crazy about Koio’s sneakers? I’ve been wearing these Capri Triple Whites that they sent me for about two months, and this is the best review you’re going to get. Koio is one of … Read more

Oliver Cabell vs Common Projects – Who Makes the Best White Sneaker?

There is a new minimalist white sneaker in town. Well. new-ish. Oliver Cabell launched in 2018 with the goal of making shoes that are more “honest” than the bigger brands. Their whole schtick is that most brands don’t tell you how much their markups are, but they painstakingly list every item in their production process: … Read more

Oliver Cabell’s GAT vs The Original German Army Trainer

Tinder bio: Male 27 | NY | Into Cold-War-Era Footwear hbu? Of all the things to get “into”, I didn’t think 40-year-old shoes from West Germany would do it for me. But these shoes are a classic and definitely worth a look. The crisp white shoe trend has been with us for a few years … Read more

Review: Is Allbirds Really The World’s Most Comfy Sneaker?

Are Allbirds really the world’s most comfortable sneaker? I wore them in for a few weeks to find out. Well, “wear in” isn’t quite the right term for a not-leather, all-wool shoe. You don’t wear in Allbirds any more than you wear in a pair of slippers — but I’ll get to that later. Allbirds … Read more

Review: Is Common Projects the GOAT White Sneaker?

The GOAT. The apex. The pinnacle of white sneakerdom. The greatest white sneaker of all time, that’s what people say about the legendary and phenomenally expensive Achilles low sneaker from Common Projects and if you’re reading this, your question is probably this: are they worth the eye watering price of $400+? Well, friend, you’ve come … Read more

The Ultimate Chuck Taylor Sneaker Review: How to Clean, Style, and Work Out

God damn, I love Chuck Taylor All Stars. By the end of this review, you will too. They’re timeless, they’re stupid versatile, they look better with age, they come in every color imaginable, you can buy them anywhere on Earth, and they’re actually surprisingly good for working out in. (Well, for some types of working out … Read more