I feel like all I’ve done is complain in the last few posts, so these next posts will be more upbeat, and will feature some things that I picked up in the month of December, and which worked out well.
First of all, Superga!
Similar in price and material to the Converse All-Stars, these Superga sneakers have a better arch support and fewer pop culture associations than Converse. They also have not developed that weird rubber smell that Converse eventually seem to get (at least, I remember back in the ’80s they did–maybe they’ve fixed that). The flat crepe sole has surprisingly good traction when wet. I love how simple and comfortable they are.