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    BR Niklas Sneaker price increase

    From $118 to $128
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...&pid=166850002

    With their rare-but-expected 50% off sale, you can get it for $64, $76.8 with more frequent 40% off sale

    1) At that price point, how good of a value is it?

    2) How versatile do you guys think this shoe is, with your usual dark wash jeans, khaki chinos, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mochi123 View Post
    From $118 to $128
    http://bananarepublic.gap.com/browse...&pid=166850002

    With their rare-but-expected 50% off sale, you can get it for $64, $76.8 with more frequent 40% off sale

    1) At that price point, how good of a value is it?

    2) How versatile do you guys think this shoe is, with your usual dark wash jeans, khaki chinos, etc?
    I bought them during Christmas break and wore them around the house. I ended up returning them. To me, there was something a little off about it. On my feet, they looked a little bulky. At least for my taste. They may work out well for you but something I couldn't put my finger on was off. If you're looking for alternatives, Greats seem to fit that bill. Beckett Simonon offers an all-white version without the gum sole. I've got a pair of Stan Smiths with a gum sole that I really like but the J.Crew New Balance sneaker with a gum sole might be the most comfortable shoe of this type that I own. The Stan Smith and the New Balance might fit the bill better for you value wise in terms of price, quality and looks.

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    I think they're just as versatile as an all white sneaker and the gum sole adds a little more character which is a nice break from the norm. That said I would pass on those BR sneakers. I felt them in stores and didn't bother to try them on. They just felt way to cheap for the MSRP or even at 50% off. I would stick with something from an actual sneaker or shoe company. I'll second all of the recommendations from @jharrisonbarrett. Greats are awesome for the price but they're expensive. The J.Crew New Balance collaboration are a much better alternative and if you can find the Stan Smiths with the gum sole, I'd get those in a heartbeat. Another option is the Johnson & Murphy sneaker at Nordstrom that Joe's written about a few times.

    https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jm-1850...0Navigation-_-
    Last edited by Geo; February 24th, 2018 at 06:53 PM.

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