Black/brown casual kicks
First a note about sneakers as footwear. I LOVE sneakers as casual footwear, but am a little snobbish in that I feel like if they’re runners, well, they belong in the gym and are more function than fashion. This is JUST my opinion, and you can of course, do whatever makes you feel comfy!
I own more casual footwear than I should, and I’m going to start showing what I like for basic black and brown options in this department.
When I was 11 years old I got my first pair of Adidas Sambas. I got them because the cool kids (the “older” boys) at the summer camp I went to had them and well, you know, I wanted to be like them. So I got some and they were totally comfy and awesome and for years people asked if I played soccer. And then, somewhere in the 90’s Sambas became really cool footwear and have pretty much been readily available as casual wear since then, and became available in more styles and colors. Ever since 1988 I’ve ALWAYS had a pair of the original black and white Sambas, and they’re my go to for black casual sneakers/footwear.
As for brown? Lately I’ve been wearing Onitsuka Tigers by Asics. I couldn’t find my exact color combo but they make lots, and usually a brown version! Just like the Sambas, these are a really casual, really comfortable shoe.
Both of them are fairly neutral as footwear – they won’t take away from any part of the outfit you’re wearing, they look good, and aren’t shouting (which sometimes isn’t a bad thing and we’ll get to that at a later date,) ” hey, look at my amazing shoes!” They just blend really really well.
What kind of casual footwear do you like to wear?