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The Iconic Men’s Shoes You Will Want to Own Today

When it comes to shoes, there are some brands that have stood the test of time. Timberland, Nike, Converse and adidas all have iconic kicks that have been gracing our feet for decades.

Here, we give you a run down of the most iconic men’s shoes of all time, which are all still available today. 

The Timberland Boots

The first Timberland boots were released in 1973, and they are still a bestseller today. As a boot fit for both work and play, it is the versatility of the Timberland that has kept them in the spotlight. 

They are soft and made of quality materials. With a waterproof leather upper and lug rubber outsole, Timberland boots are not only stylish, but they’re also comfortable — and something every man should have in his collection. These boots do come in a few different colors, but the tan hue is at the top of our list. While Timberlands have always been iconic, hip hop artists such as Kanye West have taken them to the next level of cool. 

The Nike Air Max Sneakers

When you own a pair of Nike Air Max kicks, they will be so much more than a typical pair of sneakers. First released in 1987, these retro shoes come in just about any color scheme you can imagine. Known for the cushioned base and that “window to the sole,” the brand wanted to show fans the air that was hidden inside. The idea to pump up the sole with air originally came from Frank Rudy, an aeronautical engineer who had experience with NASA. 

Each season we see small changes to the Nike Air Max range, but they still have that ’80s bounce we all know and love.

The Converse Chuck Taylors

Another shoe that is rich in history is the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars. These basketball babes were first invented in 1917, but Chuck Taylor wasn’t completely satisfied with the design. 

He asked for more support in 1922, and they have been an icon ever since. Converse shoes come in different cuts, but we really can’t go past the high tops. They can be worn with any outfit, and really do scream retro fashion. Whether it is black, white or red, it’s that star that will keep these legends popular well into the future.

The Adidas Originals Superstar

Another shoe that we have been coveting for 50 years is the Adidas Originals Superstar. Its rubber shell toe cap and flexibility made it a direct competitor against Converse in the basketball market. 

Adidas is a pop culture favorite, and while the Superstar may have started as a basketball shoe, it now has its place on the street. The 80s’ hip hop scene helped propel this shoe into the spotlight, as Run DMC proudly wore the three stripes

An Iconic Shoe Is a Must-Have

Shoes aren’t just for working and running, they can be the finishing touch to your look. Some shoes are made to be worn for life, and a pair of Timberlands, Nike Airs, Adidas Originals or Converse Chuck Taylor’s have long-term appeal.

No matter what the season or the occasion, these iconic shoes will be there to make a statement. Plus, they are all made with comfort and support in mind.

Antonio Brown

Antonio Brown, who is now the CEO of LVL XIII (pronounced “Level 13”) — a luxury footwear and apparel line. He went this direction after being laid off in his former accountant role at a luxury doll manufacturer, the Alexander Doll Company. He started the company by simply googling, “how to create a sneaker brand.

To date – his luxury brand signed a $1.5 million deal with Zhu Jiang, owner of Décor Apparel, which is the leading manufacturer of apparel and accessories in the world and also has current partnerships & clients such as SAKS Fifth Avenue,Nike, Target, Zara, Cole Haan, Converse, GAP, and many more. That deal also includes financial backing by international pop star and fashion icon, Jason Derulo (who has also made headlines as the brand’s ambassador).

On top of this, he is an ACTIVE philanthropist! We would love for you to highlight him and/or his brands in any stories that you are working on!

Currently, the apparel is sold nationally in both Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom. The brand is geared towards the affluent fashion male consumer between the age of 17-35 with an income in excess of $100K.

On top of having LVL XIII, Brown is also founding executive director of the nonprofit organization, Dream Of Humanity, Inc. In this role, Brown designs entrepreneurship programs that disrupt traditional business school models by providing hands-on entrepreneurial training and wraparound supports to young people from economically disadvantaged communities.

His Small Business Entrepreneurship Program, licensed by The Art Institutes, is now a required course in all of the nonprofit institution’s degree programs. Program resources will reach 30,000historically underrepresented students in 30 colleges nationwide in 2018-2019, cultivating thousands of small business owners with access to incubator program capital to fund their dreams.

Grailed x Lil Yachty

Lil Yachty announces on Instagram that he will be selling his entire Supreme collection and a portion of his designer wardrobe on Grailed.

He wants to give fans an opportunity to own some of the most sought-after Supreme pieces and rare collectibles from Raf Simons, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Margiela x Converse, Gosha and more – items they couldn’t otherwise find or buy and at prices they can afford.

Grailed wants to provide their users and Yachty’s fans with an intimate glimpse into his world so they can put themselves in the shoes of an icon. Yachty has always been very engaged with his fanbase and now he’s furthering that by giving unprecedented access on the platform he knows will speak to them directly.

“I think it’s all about individuality. There’s always that one out of the bunch that’s just destined to be different. I had red hair in 11th grade. There’s always someone who dares to be different, like Andre 3000, Young Thug and myself. I remember people used to laugh at my hair. You got the people who follow the trend and then you have the trendsetter. Regardless of everything else going on, they do what they want. I never dressed to impress anybody. I’m flashy, but I don’t wear anything in the hope someone else likes it. I wear what I want to wear because I just like to wear it.”

The collection is live on grailed.com for a preview. Yachty’s sales drop date is Monday August 27th.

Chantel Jeffries Inks Global Deal With 10:22pm

DJ, producer, and content creator CHANTEL JEFFRIES announces debut single “WAIT” featuring OFFSET and VORY to be released worldwide on Friday, May 4. The track produced and co-written by Chantel is the first of many to follow as an up and coming producer in the music world. Using mathematical sequencing to create tracks and pulling influence from the Islands, French and European house, Chantel creates a signature sound embodying her musical taste and top notch production. Chantel teased her single, “ Wait” at the Apple Music x Beats 1 party at Coachella. This was the perfect introduction to ignite the world with her unpredictable and undeniable sound as she taps into the music industry. Chantel plans to release her own line of merchandise to be released simultaneously with her upcoming debut EP, Calculated Luck due later this year.

“I am beyond excited to join the Universal Family, Celine Joshua has believed in me from day one and I am so grateful she has opened up her home of 10:22 pm and has shared this entire experience with me. I was lucky enough to not only work with incredible hit-makers such as Louis Bell and Vory, but was also able to create the record of my dreams with my closest friends.” Says Chantel.

The single is the first release under Universal Music Group’s, 10:22 pm, in partnership with Capitol Music Group.

In making this announcement, Celine Joshua said, “I’m thrilled that Chantel has chosen 10:22 pm as her home where we will work to develop new commercial and creative opportunities for our artists and content creators to advance their careers and reach new fans around the world. From the moment I met Chantel, I knew she was a creative force with a unique ear for music, and I’m honored that she’s the first artist to sign to my new label.”

ABOUT CHANTEL JEFFRIES:

Chantel Jeffries has become a global star equally known for music, fashion, and her artistic talent. Jet-setting around the world, she has DJ-ed countless coveted VIP events and been tapped as a brand ambassador for the likes of LOreal and UK retailer BooHoo. Moreover, she has collaborated with everyone from Lancome, Sephora, Maybelline, Nars, EOS, Converse, Guess, Lady Foot Locker, and Puma to Good American, True Religion, Juicy Couture, and Pretty Little Thing. With more music on the way, her influence expands exponentially yet again. She is currently working on her debut EP, Calculated Luck due later this year.

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