If you were wondering, “What do I need to spruce up my skinny black jeans and get noticed at all these upcoming holiday parties?” then this limited-edition Roy Lichtenstein-inspired Pierre Hardy high-top is your shoe. Called the Poworama, there are only 500 pairs in the world. Get yours here.
Our resident sneaker expert Brian Coats is feeling these Barker Black hi tops:
“Barker Black has been crafting some of the sharpest, (and best-constructed), dress shoes around since the 1880s. These days, they’re best known for their perfect kick of attitude. For instance, creative director Derrick Miller is known for crafting his signature brogues with skulls and crossbones on the toes. Lately he’s tried his hand at sneakers like these orange hi-tops that have the same feel. They’re a little rock ‘n roll and made to last, like all things Barker Black.”
More info, including where to get these bad boys, here.
I’ve always loved K-Swiss—and, of course, their classic white shoe is already iconic, so no need to push that on you—but these new suede babies are amazing. I love that they’re modified lace-ups made to look like slip-ons. It’s a kind of an East Coast version of a skate shoe you might see out in Montauk. Since falling off my skateboard in 5th grade and being hurled against a tool shelf in the garage, I may just wear them walking the streets of NYC—or, of course, when I’m in LA and ready to “hold court.”—Brian Coats
$90, available at kswiss.com.