The barriers between streetwear and luxe brands are finally being broken down. High fashion is definitely becoming kindred spirits with those who are being labelled as "skate rats" and "misfits." Long gone are those days when tatterred fashion just fits the grunge label and the occasional skater hating on high end brands. It's a nice period to be in where you know that times are changing for the good. It's a yummy melting pot of brands and individuals. Skate? deluxe? You name it, but definitely you cannot define and stereotype them once they join forces.
Enter the Valentino Fly Crew Sneaker. Dubbed as the brand's skate shoe. Many may disagree, but by the looks of this sneaker, it totally fits the aesthetics and the functionality standards of skateboarding. Padded tongues, rounded toes and rubber soles, this shoe is as basic as it can get with the on point quality that Valentino is known for. Not necessarily one to beat down to the ground with griptape, maybe this pair is inspired by the skate aesthetics that Vans and Airwalk are known for. An obvious nod to the 90's where everything was simple and sneakers were just that- they were made for shredding the pavement with. The studs scream "Punk Rock" without disrupting the meek white colorway that is always perfect with anything you plan to match it with.
This shoe is refreshing in the sense that divisions are starting to break down. That finally, open minds can create something that pushes boundaries. What used to be intimidating is now open to interpretation. Upon wearing these the first time, one can remember those glory days when everything was at its infancy. Those times were youthful and full of DIY energy.
The Valentino Fly Crew sneaker is one that can keep your crew fly. Keep your dreams high and reach for the sky.
Oh, have you seen our #SomethingWhite feature for Pick Of The Week? The pairs scream white shoe heaven!