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My five hottest shoes of the season.

My five hottest shoes of the season.

Anyone who knows me knows it's no surprise that every shoe in this list is black (or mostly black). Let's be honest, the sickest shoes are always black. Don't argue with me on this. Yeah yeah, there's some hype shoes in hype colors that are pretty badass, but at the end of the day, if that same shoe comes in black, well, I think you know where I'm going with this. Some of the shoes on this list you'll probably never see in person while others you might as well order right away cause they're affordable af and might not last long. Either way, these are the shoes I'm vibing with at the moment and calling the must-haves of the must-haves this season. Call up the jolly fat one and tell him you've got your list.

 

1. LET'S START WITH THE BIG GUNS.

DIOR BLACK LEATHER BOOT (I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS COSTS.)

DIOR BLACK LEATHER BOOT (I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS COSTS.)

This boot is sick af. It's part combat boot with a sneaker-like sole, and then there's this buckle and punk-inspired red shoelaces. If I had to pick one iconic shoe for the season, it would be this one. Unfortunately most of us will never even see this one in real life, much less own it. Is it too late to believe in Santa again?

 

2. THE TONED-DOWN HYPE SHOE.

Black Taka Hayashi Edition TH Court HI LX Sneaker $160

Black Taka Hayashi Edition TH Court HI LX Sneaker $160

Now I promised no hype shoes, and while Vans is definitely not the hypest of brands at the moment, it's still trending pretty hard. I dig this high-top leather version though because it feels way more high-end and classic than any others I've seen. Plus the sole looks thick enough to tread some snow, and let's be honest, we gotta start thinking about that.

 

3. MY EVERYDAY GO-TO.

CAMPER GORKA $165

CAMPER GORKA $165

If I had a go-to everyday shoe, it would be this one from Camper. It's made in a smooth black leather with a really cool sole that can vamp up any look while still being insanely comfortable. Bonus for being super lightweight.

 

4. THE COOL MEETS FUNCTION SHOE.

DIESEL Black S-Leeve High-Top Sneaker $275

DIESEL Black S-Leeve High-Top Sneaker $275

Really vibing with the worn-in leather of this shoe, but what's really cool is the functional zippers on both sides that give the illusion of going all the way around. Beyond that, the zippers widen the shoe for easy on and off. And for my jetsetters out there, that's key for security lines.

 

5. AND AN OBLIGATORY SNEAKER.

ADIDAS TUBULAR RADIAL SHOES $110

ADIDAS TUBULAR RADIAL SHOES $110

You know I had to add a sneaker to the list. Adidas just keeps releasing banger after banger with these shoes, but I particularly like the comfort and silhouette of this one. The suede padding with old school logo make it feel fresh while still classic.

My five gifts from Mr. Porter.

My five gifts from Mr. Porter.

The Sandro SS17 Lookbook is 70s nautical sport cool.

The Sandro SS17 Lookbook is 70s nautical sport cool.