Fresh off the release of their album,?The Heist, debuting at #2 on the Billboard charts, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are taking the industry by storm. However, the Seattle duo is not only known for their sharp lyricism and lush instrumentation, but also their perceptive eye for style–Macklemore’s already dropped some sneaker game jewels on the site before, and some may have seen their fresh stylings in our weekly Celebrity Sneaker Stalker column. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be in Austin in November to hit the stage at Fun Fun Fun Fest, and they will also stop by the Nice Kicks shop to particpiate in a $500 shopping spree with our #GiveThreeFs contest winner, so we hit them up to help us make some shop recommendations for our readers. Check them out and let us know what you think.
Photo Credit: ?Jason Koenig
Nice Kicks X Vans Vault Era LX ?The Duel?
“I got the high top version of these. The attention to detail is crazy. The denim is a really great tone, and well constructed. The brown leather is subtle but also is kinda stunting on em . ?The pictures don?t do them justice. A beautifully crafted shoe.”
Air Jordan 1 High RTTG
“The Air Jordan 1 is an all time favorite of mine. You can dress them up or dress them down. You can?t really go wrong with the black and white colorway. Goes with everything. The detail on the inside is a nice little accent and the red laces make them pop. Also, after rocking the red laces for a while, a pair of black laces would make them feel brand new.”
Vans Chukka Del Pato CA
“It?s cool to see Vans do a shoe like this. 1 part Chukka, 1 part Rain Boot. I like the idea of a hybrid and these actually turned out really clean. I?m from Seattle, so any dope looking boot that also acts as a water repellent is a win. These are fresh.”
RYAN LEWIS’ PICKS:
Vans OTW Pritchards
“These have become some of my favorite shoes. Although I don’t have the ones in this picture (which look pretty saucy) I have them in black and green. They don’t really look like Vans, which being someone who completely overly-wear’s classic Vans, I appreciated. They look slightly more formal but they have a great rubber sole and are extremely comfortable. They’ve become my go-to for performing on stage. Love ‘em.”
Vans Chukka Del Pato CA
“It’s getting rainy (particularly where we come from) and cold as hell. I love the semi-hi-top feel of these and they seem durable. Gonna scoop these.”
UNDFTD UD Cardigan?
“I’m a big fan of cardigans and I don’t wear them enough. I like the design of this and it looks like a classic stitching. Look good with a hoodie underneath.”