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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Deadstock Girard 3700 Sunglasses

As worn by Bradley Cooper in American Hustle


300-Year Sterling Silver Buckle Belt

Built to look great forever — even if you live to 300


Disposable Letterpress Beverage Shields

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Signed Charge of the Unicorns Print

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Ask the MB -- Running Shoes or Clown Shoes?

New Balance 574 via Classic Sport Shoes, $59.95
New Balance 574 via Classic Sport Shoes. $59.95.
Q: As far as workout attire, specifically shoes, should fashion give way to function? I've been looking for a good pair of running shoes, but I can't find ones that will offer great comfort and performance and don't look like a gaudy monstrosity of multiple stripes, colors, and logos. Do you take the hit and buy a pair of hideous shoes for the greater good of a great body, or is there never a good excuse for wearing what essentially amounts to Nike clown shoes?
--Ron


A: Good question. Whenever we need to blend fashion and function in sport shoes, we head to classicsportshoes.com. There you will find, ahem, classics like the New Balance 574s. Yes, there is a big "N" on the side -- difficult to avoid branding on running shoes -- but surely no multiple stripes or colors or any other clown shoe-related styling.

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