In the past two years I witnessed a shift in Fall footwear. Traditionally Timbs were always on deck when the weather began to change. Honestly, Timbs were on deck year round, but specifically as the leaves begin to fall and the days are shorter people always pulled the nubuck suede out and rocked varsity jackets or hoodies. About two years ago that changed. I couldn’t sell through a shipment of Timbs.
The Wheat Air Force 1 High and Lunarforce Duckboot
When Nike released the British Tan and Baroque Brown Duckboot the shoes hit resell. The retail price was 165.00. The resell price climbed to 235-250.00. The rugged outsole and Gore Tex Upper was perfect for the winter weather and the shoe had a Lunarfoam midsole making it lighter than a traditional AF1. The Duckboot has died a slow death and can currently be found on sale in many of the additional colorways that Nike designed for the shoe. The British Tan still holds its value. Nike has been developing a series of shoes that will release this fall in the same scheme as the Air Force 1 Flax which followed the Duckboot in 2015 and was released again in 2016 and remains a hot shoe. The traditional wheat nubuck color topped off with a gum outsole allowed the 140.00 dollar AF1 High to spike to 250.00 a pair in resale. The Mid version sold extremely well also. The shoe still garners an above retail price which limits the appeal for many.
The Ewing Fall Suede Pack is Nice
With Jordan Brand releasing a trifecta of wheat colored shoes this fall the trend of nubuck based sneaker boots will undoubtedly be a common theme with other brands as well. Ewing Athletics has made a real effort to create an affordable option with premium suede and gum on a couple of pairs. The Ewing 33 Hi Fall Pack drops in at $99.99, right under 100.00 which when compared to Timbs, Nike’s, UGGs and other brands is a steal for a shoe that you could take from the court to the streets without missing a beat.
Description: The flagship Ewing Athletics shoe, the 33 HI is an exact retro of the 1990 original, and features a classic reversible ankle strap that can be worn on the front or back of the shoe, and a full length PU midsole for cushioning. This original classic silhouette is back fresh for Autumn with a tonal premium suede Tan upper, Navy Suede and Chive and Gum. Available in Mens Sizes 5-16.
Navy/White-Gum with free shipping at $99.99
Tan/White with free shipping at $99.99
Chive/White-Gum 99.99 with free shipping