In my diligent search to keep my closet practical, I've tended to shy away from the ridiculously overpriced sneakers that seem to be popular and taken a more practical approach. There are many that catch my eye but not all entice my wallet. Enter the Busenitz, a signature model created by Adidas for Dennis Busenitz. Obviously a soccer fan, Dennis looked to create a functional sneaker strong enough for skateboarding that was also aesthetically pleasing to the soccer fan. The silhouette of the sneaker is based the Copa Mundial, one of Adidas' most iconic soccer shoes, so to "borrow" that design was ingenious. The simple design is reminiscent of the classic Samba of nearly everyone's childhood. I chose this interesting colorway because it is somewhat of a statement piece. It can serve as the subtly-loud piece of your outfit or compliment other elements color-wise. Either way, I consider this to be a solid buy for under $80.
[Key Detail: These beautiful babies aren't actually called Cranberry. The box says Cardinal, I just thought my name for them sounded cool. I got my pair from Zumiez, apparently these were some of the last few in the company, but a simple google search should be able find these.]