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Running Shoes Can be Stylish

For the longest time, I didn’t have any interest in both sneakers and running shoes. My tune is starting to change on that stance. I still absolutely love my loafers, and that probably will never change, but I’ve recently started expanding my horizons.

For context, here’s a quick backstory. My wife and I planned a vacation with our kids, where lots and lots of walking is involved. Prior to the trip, I knew that there’s no way I could wear loafers walking around all day. I have flat feet that need support, so my current shoe lineup didn’t cut it. I needed to invest in a pair of running shoes, which I was dreading.

Most running shoes look pretty awful. But their purpose is for running, not for style. So it’s understandable. But that wasn’t good enough for me. I couldn’t stray far from my roots in knowing that I just can’t ignore the style. I needed form and function.

I spent a lot of time researching options for my feet, and just wasn’t happy with what I was seeing. I then started to dig into Nike’s collection of running shoes, and this opened up a whole new world for me.

There was hope! I ended up settling on Nike’s Free RN Flyknit. They seem to provide good comfort/support, and they look downright cool as hell.

While I’m still not a “wear sneakers everyday” kinda guy, it’s nice to know there are options for good looking shoes for the days that will be demanding to my feet. Running shoes aren’t always for runners, and some people have to be on their feet all day.

I’m coming around more and more to the style of sneakers. And it’s good to know there is hope out there in the style arena for running shoes.

Dress Your Age


There’s a topic that’s been stirring around the ACS conversations for a while now, and we think it’s a good time to address it. I recently had a brief Twitter debate on styles vs. brands vs. age appropriate clothing. While I’ve already addressed how to think of styles vs brands, we want to start talking about dressing your age.

We aren’t going to break down age brackets here yet, but plan on doing so over the next few newsletters. But here are a few thoughts to keep in mind if you’re having trouble determining how to dress your age.

It’s About Style, Not The Brand



I recently had a brief debate on Twitter about many of the brands we’ve recommended vs the age group they appeal to. And I wanted to make clear that we are not targeting any specific age group. We are all about helping out any guy that needs help, whether he’s 18 or 50.

Here’s the thing, good style is all about just that…the style. And fit is extremely important as well. The brands that we regularly mention here on the site or newsletter are brands that we’ve found to work for our body types. If they didn’t fit us well, we wouldn’t talk about them.

But we don’t know every brand and body type. What we write and show you is to give you visual inspiration on how to dress better. Not “buy this brand”. You have to find the brands that work for you, and if you’re having trouble with that, we can certainly help. Just ask.

There are certainly styles that will work better for a younger guy than an older guy, and the same vice versa. But there are tons of styles that work across all age groups and body types.

So don’t focus on the brands so much as the style. Where you buy from doesn’t matter so much as how it looks and fits your body. When you nail down your style/fit, then you focus more towards the brands that accomplish those things best for you. But also don’t be so quick to write off a brand because you think it’s for younger/older guys.

In the coming weeks/months, we will start addressing different age groups and body types, because this is an important issue to address. So stay tuned for that, and subscribe to the newsletter so you don’t miss it.