Let us go out on a limb here and say that around these parts we are Air Max 90 fans. In fact, it could be categorized as "a bit of a problem." Couple that with the fact that I haven't been able to turn down anything in any variation of teal, and you will start to see where I am headed. I tried to walk away (virtually) from the Air Max Lunar 90 shoe no less than three times before finally just going for it. I justified it in the end by saying to myself "self, but they match the PDX airport sock." It worked.
What is the deal with teal? Funny question, but how did that, and orange become the two new hot colors of the year? It was almost like they snuck up on us while no one was looking. Then all of a sudden you open your eyes and you have a closet full of teal. Not that it is a bad thing. If you look up "teal" on wikipedia, it has all the references that you could ever hope for — it was the background default color for Windows '95, the San Jose Sharks, as well as the color of Sexual Violence Awareness. So, you can talk about those things to justify all your teal colored clothes from now on. Me? I just really like these shoes!
- Damn, this color looks good. I was trying to shoot them on our stump here and two different people picked them up and tried to buy them. Not for sale.
- Water Resistant? How could I resist for the tropical climate that is Portland? I couldn't.
- The WR actually works too, a quick wipe with one of those fancy Jason Mark wipes (or a swiffer one) cleaned up any of the road grime that had accumulated before shooting them.
- The material that makes it water resistant is a bit stiffer than, well, anything and takes a bit of getting used to where the shoe bends at the forefoot. But it has the upside of looking like an old Arcterycx jacket that I used to have - that cross hatched pattern.
-If there was ever a moment of #kitspiration it would be with these shoes, the grey on the outsoles seriously enhance the teal colors - and the fact that it uses a few different shades of grey (yeah, I said that) makes it even better.
The "Lunar" side of these shoes is starting to wear me down. At first I was all "no way, I am a die hard Air Max 90 fan and I don't need any of this new technology to make my shoes look good." But, then Julie got a pair of them and started talking about how comfortable they are and going on and on about it, so I thought I would give it a try. Success. This Lunar business is the business.
Thumbs up for these. Especially coming off the Ay-Cee-Gee release last week. You could have stamped those three big letters on this pair and people would have went crazy "look at those colors!" they would have said "they're water resistant for the country, but MADE for the city" someone may have remarked. Instead, it came and went just like that un-remarkable. Well, at least the good folks at NIKE keep it fresh everywhere else. I guess I'll just have to keep daydreaming about Lava Dome's and MoWabb's in fresh colors like you see here.