It's time to get pumped for summer — the hot endless tennis games, running through the dense wood on trails, possibly basketball in the park on a dusty court, but mostly I would recommend to save your big game for party time. Here are a few things from my collection to get your party zone started.
Start with a good pair of summer shoes, light to wear, with or without socks. We definitely recommend "with."
Nike, Pre - Montréal Racer Vintage: $85
The color is perfect, the fabric is perfect and it feels great to walk around in. I'm stoked on that yellow as well. Looks sharp with a shiny tan. The green — a pastel version and way more classy, than some of teal we are seeing all over the sport industry the past 2 years.
The Athletic, ATHL basketball socks: $20 - Made in the USA
I don't know anything better than wearing these socks all day long, the light grey goes well with sunny morning. They have this little french saying ''jouer au basket'' on the arch of the sock. Which is funny to me, because it translates to ''play basket'', which means just what it says. But it is also like a name for a sport that we didn't do any research on because after all we are French, and therefor — too cool for school. That's the next quote on socks I'm currently designing for the winter.
Oakley, Special Edition Tour de France Eyeshade: $200 Made in the USA
Trust me on those EyeShade's. Those are the real deal, they are made for the bike, but let's be honest — we are talking party time. I have worn them playing tennis (with head band —yes, I did that) and it's pure gold. The protection is perfect for the sunset in my face when I play on the hot side of the court, as always. Also, I may have gotten some high-five's and a few extra style points with these.
Nike, Headband and wrist band Premier, tennis: $10
I have to say, you can find them online and that is the beauty of it. I really like all the animal prints. And it makes me feel somewhere between Serena and Venus and that's what matters. Why bring them back? Because they have a real function and when it get hot — like now in the middle of the summer — even the most frigid of us will end with some salty water dripping from his forehead if you know how give your body to the sport. It works also on the beach if you're not into burning your skin down. You can buy a pack of 9 online, which is magic.
Now you're ready for the hot side of the court.