Ladies and gentlemen, the eagle has landed. Ever since the Nike Foamposite One Galaxy (a little too OTT for my tastes) dropped, I knew there was a shoe like it out there that was on the ‘just enough too much’ side of ‘way too much’. Today, with the release of the Nike Zoom Rookie Galaxy, I have found it.
With a price tag of circa $300 or £200+, it’s unlikely that I’ll manage to snap up a pair but I can always dream. Although I don’t mention sneakers all that often my blog, I’m really interested in the aesthetics of them…even though I don’t think I’ll ever get caught up on all of the history. I’m particularly interested in the way, despite this supposedly being a time of austerity, there’s still so much hype around them, with people camping out for days to get their hands on new stuff and collections selling out in a matter of hours. Not to mention the fact that a lot of brands seem to be trying to outdo each other in the zany stakes. Take, for example, the real ‘Space Jam’ sneakers, the Jordan XI…
…which was released in 2009 and is relatively minimalist and toned down. Then compare this with the Zoom Rookie Galaxy, which has GLOW IN THE DARK SOLES.
Don’t get me wrong though, I think it’s amazing that guys are becoming more comfortable expressing themselves through their shoes. Louboutins have been lusted after by ladies for so long, it’s nice to get a taste of that ‘these shoes will change my life’ emotion that I never really ‘got’ when watching Sex and the City.
If you DO get round to picking up a pair, make sure you get your girlfriend to wear some Black Milk galaxy leggings, and you pair your new kicks with this t-shirt. You’ll get MAJOR points from me if you do.