Both Teams Played Hard.
Allow me to throw my 2 cents into the deafening chorus of disapproval surrounding the new Lakai product line.
Presumably, the "racing" series taps into the same aesthetic that gave birth to this opus.
Truth be told, I am loathe to wear clothing with tons of logos. I even rarely wear clothing with writing on it, period.
However, NASCAR is fucking rad. For example, this one female co-worker of mine attended a NASCAR racing event a few weeks ago and "drank a lot." This, in my opinion, is tremendously attractive. Why? Because it's about as un-hipster as you can get. Maybe this series will gain popularity if hipsters begin ironically wearing NASCAR attire.
In addition to the above IRL-themed Mariano 2, I am partial to moderately tech shoes like any Howard shoe, or the recent Carroll incarnations. I fail to comprehend how dudes skate in shoes like low-top "old-school" Vans. Skating, by definition, kills one's feet. Therefore, does it not warrant footwear that provides a modicum of protection? You don't see Chris Paul wearing Chuck Taylors or Pro Keds, praising their superior "court feel" or some shit. That might not be an apt comparison. However, I've observed Rasheed Wallace sporting high-top AF1's for a few years now. Who knows what rationale he conceived for that particular footwear decision, though.