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Nike Free Trainer Sneakers

Did your New Year’s resolution include more exercise?  Then, you need the right shoe in order to get the job done.  At the online retailer Millet Sports, they have the newest version of the Nike Free Trainer men’s running shoes, which are perfect for a man on the run (so to speak).
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It is a shoe that provides a light weight, but supportive black mesh upper, that also has a water resistant finish to keep your foot protected from some of the elements that you will encounter on your run. This shoe is built to offer a decent amount of cushioning, while keeping the profile of the sole low and the heel-toe construction promotes the most effective stride. I say decent amount because I did experience some slight aching after running a serious distance, but the light use of padding definitely resulted in next to no sweating inside.  A fair trade-off!

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Also, as an added plus, the reflective upper will offer some safety for running in times of low light. Just keep in mind: A shoe that is too heavy will tire your feet more easily as you travel though your day and a heavier-weight construction will have a tendency to overheat your feet over time.

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Now, from a fashion point of view, the color options for Nike Free Trainer men’s sneakers allows for a variety of cool combinations.  With my pair, the black color of the mesh upper and the bi-color sole is done in a groovy black and white and green combo that will blend easily into your casual outfits, as compared to the stark white or all-over brightly colored athletic shoes.  You could easily get away with wearing these Nike running shoes with a pair of jeans, as you could with running shorts or sweats.

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Men’s Shoes Trend – The Sneaker Boot

The concept of the Hybrid is no stranger to us with the development of gas-sipping automobiles and enhanced strains of food, but now the concept has shifted into the fashion industry. For 2013, Nike has taken two favorite styles of footwear and fused them into one: The Nike Sneaker Boot. They took the favorite functionality from each style and created a Hybrid Footwear.

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Totes and thong sandals are a must for the beach

While I was browsing for men’s beach accessories, I came across some great items for beach excursions. First off, everyone needs a terrific tote bag or summer backpack to carry all the things that you need with you to the beach.

Check out this Laguna Sail Tote for $168 that is made of recycled sail material that is egg-shell white on top and a bold red printed bottom. The handles are made of sturdy twisted rope. It is definitely one that is going to last and is also made in the USA. Also, in the same material, there is a white tote with a blue marlin sewn across it. It is customer top rated and will work at the shore or sailing on the ocean.

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Lesson #113: Summer shorts

Shorts are a staple piece in a summertime wardrobe – and that’s a good thing for those of us with sweaty legs. Though thoroughly casual, shorts still have the potential to make or break your ensemble for park or beach excursions.

Nike Crested Plaid Men’s Shorts
INFEASIBLE: Plaid shorts 
Regardless of the colors involved, plaid is a difficult to work with on upper garments – let alone pants. I can’t think of what one would wear to match any checkered design below the waist, besides something so boring as a white polo shirt. Frankly, this particular pair makes me think of the henchmen uniforms from some bad space opera, so no dice.

Vineyard Vines Men`s Seersucker Club Shorts
Feasible: Seersucker shorts
Like I said earlier in “Seersucker and You”, seersucker is a great cloth to don during the summertime. Better yet, I bet you can instantly imagine how the example above would match a whole spectrum of flowery or seasonally colored shirts. They’re also comfy as what.
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Musings on Men’s Fashion – Review of Zuriick’s Alpha Beata Sneakers

Sneakers, sneakers, sneakers! Love the finer ones, and they’ll love you…r feet. Unfortunately, it seems like every name brand out there these days is trying to push a pair of “designer” sneakers. And once, as you probably very well know, everyone starts to have designer shoes, then the very idea behind the premium/unique good loses its meaning. SO WHO CAN YOU TRUST? Us obviously: I decided to make my next sneaker purchase one from an unheard of brand called Zuriick and see if the little guys are still fighting the good fight.
Funny name or not (“Alpha Beata”) I really like these shoes! Let it be known that I’ve secretly sought maroon-colored shoes for some time now and I’m glad I found something with that color that wasn’t made out of plastic and bulky – I’m glaring at you, Nike. Canvas works by and large as the material, though it can wrinkle slightly if you don’t tighten the laces and wear the shoes loosely (see evidence in pic below).
Most importantly, it’s clear how the designers gave much attention to the details of form. Check out those off-blue eyelets, the extra long laces to allow bow-tying variation, and the quality stitching inside the shoes themselves. The Alpha Beata shoe isn’t the product of a hurried attempt to capitalize on an annoying trend, but something else entirely.
Finally, I honestly had no idea these suckers came with purple soles, but I yelped in joy when I discovered as such. It’s fresh, utterly unexpected, and the shade matches one of my collared shirts. How fortuitous! I highly recommend these and other shoes from Zuriick for men looking for unusually-colored yet nevertheless sharp sneakers.

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Lesson #109: It’s practically summer, so where are you sandals?

Sandals are OH SO NICE in summer weather. But don’t think you can get away with wearing any pair of flip-flops because, yes, even your uber-casual footwear sends people a message.
Columbia Reel Deal Sandal

INFEASIBLE: Sandals with straps, hinges, etc.
Sandals serve a very specific function: provide minimal foot protection with comfort and ease. You should be able to kick off your flip-flops at a moment’s notice but still traverse the beaches without worrying about burning yourself. That’s why I don’t get this pair of Columbia with its many extraneous additions. Who needs a molded cage and a nylon shank for their sandals? Do people really think to do EXTREME things – rock climbing, break dancing, etc. – in their sandals? I wager not, and I also bet people will think you look damn silly in them.
Nike ‘6.0 Solarsoft’ Sandal

Feasible: Simple yet stylish flip-flops
These Nike’s fulfill their purpose and do so in style. They’re supportive without being overbearing and none too plain, not to mention cheap ($20 as of 5/2/10). I think I might pick up a pair for myself. Summertime, booya.
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