KICKS: 2011 Prediction – Maroon Kicks

Sitting here shifting through endless mountains of crap blogs (information overload anyone??)  I seem to have stumbled across a trend that no other fashionista, trendy hendy, hipster, *insert funky word here* has yet. MAROON kicks!!!

Have a look at some of my favourites, let me know what you think in the comments.

2011 Maroon SB.

The latest Bruin from Nike SB comes dressed in my colour to be in this Spring/ Summer. The shoe is perfectly set off with that white swoosh and last years trend, that gum sole. As with any SB’s your feet can expect that 7* comfort, you will be walking on a continuos rose petal path (whatever floats that boat)

Adidas Busenitz Pro – Light Maroon

Released mid 2010, the Busenitz Pro skate shoe was easily a winning package, slim yet perfectly wedge shaped shoe with the build quality of a Rhino. Once again the maroon is perfectly offset with by the three white stripes and gold detailing. AND you know these are gonna be comfortable.
After the OG Black/ White/ Gold Sambas one of my favourite Adidas for sure.

They look too damn hot on foot too, rocked perfectly:

Nike Blazer High VNTG QS Burgundy

Finally a high top offering from Nike, the release actually consisted of Spice (Orange) and this Burgundy colourways; the burgundy was blatantly better. Over 2010 the Blazers gradually gained popularity, as they tend to work with a number of looks, they turned out to be one of those essential kicks everyone needs in their crate!

Last minute reminder:

Nike Air Max x Parra x Patta – Maroon/ Light Blue.

I actually forgot these, @thesneakerguru reminded me though. The infamous Parra x Pattas, one of my favourite AM releases of  the past year; a parra or patta collaboration would’ve been enough but Nike went all out and the two to work together to produce these! The other colourways worked too, but these just work with that maroon.
Pretty much impossible to get hold of for sensible money now, however I think they kicked started the 2011 Maroon trend …

Shout to NiceKicks, SoleCollector and NewCrackCity for the images!

update: 25.1.11 – so my prediction seems to be coming through. Adidas Originals just released the Spring collection, low and behold … theres a maroon pair of kicks! The maroon/white on gum kicks look very similar to the Busenitz skate shoes, but will be lightweight, indoor shoes as opposed to the bulky skate shoes.


If you’re Stateside, the guys over at @NiceKicks will have these in-store now. UK wise, check your local Adidas Originals store in the near future.



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