By Craig Kwasniewski
Time to send some love to my favorite kicks in the Starbury Movement... the Starbury Crossover.
Basically they're the Starbury's very decent version of the Air Force 1's (even right down them running a 1/2 size bigger than their other shoes, like the AF1's). They run a little stiff and when coming out of the box they look a little cheap (what do you expect for $14.99?). But trust me, lace em up with a pair of jeans and they look pretty clean. And with Nike flooding the market with AF1's, there's something very indie-rock about wearing the Crossovers.
Plus, everyone needs a pair of white sneaks that they can thrash up without worry. I wore a pair last Friday, took them to happy hour, a Dodger game and to Deja Vu's to cap off the evening. Sure they got beer, peanuts and cigarette ash on them, but I wasn't worried at all. What's the worst thing that could happen, my $14.99 shoes are ruined? EXACTLY!
Much like the other Starbury's, these are not the most comfortable shoes. And don't ever consider doing anything athletic in them! The biggest drawback is that they easily get dirty. Just buy some of that shoe cleaning spray at footlocker and wipe them off with a towel and they recover nicely. But just in case, I bought another pair (hell, they're only $14.99!). Anyway, here's a few more pics of them (BTW - they just came out with an all black edition that unfortunately sold out.):