That's the real benefit of rocking an up-and-coming label like Daniel Patrick.
In the world of sneakers, there are hi-tops that everyone knows. Converse Chuck Taylors, Nike Air Jordan 1s, Yeezy 750s, and other icons are always at the forefront of style, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for other hi-tops to shine. Daniel Patrick, an L.A.-based designer whose street-ready wears occupy some newfound sweet spot between John Elliott, Stampd, and Alexandre Plokhov's Helmut Lang, has a pair of high-tops that we're sure not many in even the most fashion-conscious circles would find oversaturated. That's why we think they're all the better for showing off one's personal style without following the masses to classics or hyped-up newness.
What we love about this sneaker is that it isn't some space ship just for the sake of it. It is, however, a unique version of a Chuck Taylor meets a Raf Simons Vandal for the modern man. In fact, these shoes seem so perfect for a 2016 lifestyle that we wouldn't be surprised if these luxurious suede, monochromatic kicks come with an oversized graphic tee, some slim jeans, and an iced coffee. Like Fear Of God's new signature sneakers, these are less about re-inventing the wheel and more about configuring the past in a new way. That makes these for the modern man whose tired of blending in against a backdrop of generations-old hi-tops, but isn't trying to make some grand statement. Expect questions of, "Dope sneakers, who makes them?" but ones of genuine interest.
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