December’s 31 Days of Sneakers



In the spirit of the holidays, I am celebrating this December with 31 days of sneakers. Each day this month will feature a new sneaker selected not just by me, but some of my most sporty and fashionable friends. So to all my sneakerheads out there, I’d love to hear some of your picks too.


DEC.31: Well it’s the last day of December, the last day of my 31 days of sneakers and the last day of the year! Very hard to pick the final sneaker, especially while there are still so many more to choose. I am giving today to the ADIDAS SPEZIAL, because I love this orange and yellow combo, and because I couldn’t decide between the ADIDAS GAZELLE, CAMPUS or SAMBA… all timeless Adidas classics!

DEC.30: Going with a kid’s pick today from a very hip 8 year old, NYC Elite gymnast, Ellie Diamond (who happens to be my niece). Ellie always has the coolest kicks and loves these OSIRIS KIDS NYC83.

DEC. 29: PONY TOPSTAR. Remember these? Pony was born in Brooklyn in 1972 and quickly became of the most recognized and iconic Sports brands in the world.

DEC.28: SAUCONY ORIGINALS BULLET. Originally a track shoe with spikes, Saucony took this 1985 classic and adapted it for the street.

DEC.27: NIKE LEBRON X+. Today’s sneaker of the day comes from Ariel Foxman, the Editor-In-Chief of InStyle magazine! This shoe celebrates of the tenth anniversary of LeBron James and Nike Basketball, and features newly engineered cushioning and state-of-the-art support. When paired with the Nike+ Sport Kit (sold separately), the LeBron X+ tracks your highest jump, average jump height and total jumps per game, along with your steps per second, quickest moments and more. Very cool pick Mr.Foxman!

DEC.26: PUMA G.VILAS. This Puma classic named after 70’s tennis legend, Guillermo Vilas, is another timeless classic.

DEC.25: Gotta go with this green suede and mesh ADIDAS ORIGINALS DECADE OG for the Christmas sneaker.

DEC.24: Today’s pick comes my old friend Adam Glassman, Creative Director of O, The Oprah Magazine. Like me, he is obsessed with the Nike Flyknit Trainer, which happened to be my Dec.1 Sneaker of the Day. Adam has a sneaker feature as well in the January issue of O, and I am going with one his choices from the magazine, the ASICS GEL-LYTE33, as today’s sneaker of the day. This lightweight, super-flexible running shoe delivers a cushioned ride and promotes a mid-foot to forefoot strike. Plus the neon yellow and pink will definitely add an extra burst of speed to your runs! Read More


Kustomyzed Kicks



While brands like ADIDAS, CONVERSE, VANS and NIKE offer hundreds of colors and styles, for those who want their own unique design, these days you can have your sneakers anyway you like them. All have customizable options for most of their classic models. Adidas Sambas and Gazelles, Nike Dunks and Free Runs, Converse Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells, Vans Originals and many more can be made to order… from the laces to the soles, from the stripes to the swooshes, AND you can even have your nickname put on too. So for all you running, skating and other athletic artists, it’s time to get creative. Gotta go order mine!


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