Between Gotty ™, and to a lesser extent Contra™ & I, a fair amount of sneakers get posted around here. Sadly, for as much as I enjoy them, I probably haven’t worn a pair since the middle of November. Once autumn gets in full swing, I pull the boots out from the recesses of my closet and don’t look back until things clear up in the spring. So partly due to my affinity for choice (& partly because it’s good for your feet and shoes to switch up daily), I try to keep at least five pairs of boots at my disposal. They used to be all leather Timberlands, but since they’ve become harder and harder to locate in person I’ve grown partial to Nike Boots.
The AM90 boots were what I got into first and I’ve gradually shifted to the Goadomes. They’re both great boots, but tend to be on the heavy side. So I’ve had my eye on the ACG Ashiko’s since they were first posted here. The only real problem with these was that pesky $179.99 price tag. I’ve got no problem copping boots, but I refuse to pay full price for anything but a pair of wheat Timbs. I’m glad I waited until two weeks ago and was able to score mine from Finishline for $79.99. The Flywire make these feel like I’m wearing a pair of runners and they still keep your feet warm. With their higher cut on the ankle, I’d compare them to the Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K’s. Now, I’m not gonna lie and say how well they do in the snow, but for regular cold day these bad boys will do the trick. Then save the heavy duty joints for when you have to trek out in 7″ of snow.
And doing a quick check to their website, they’re now down to $47.99 for the Flint Grey/Black/Beet & Anthacrite/Orange/Green Spark colorways. So if you were on the fence about these or were waiting for a price drop… what I’m trying to say is that time is of the essence. And if you don’t see your size or like those colorways, I’d suggest keeping an eye over at Footaction & Footlocker, they’re still stubbornly trying to hawk theirs off for $149.99 & $129.99 respectively, like winter is still just around the corner.
With the price already so low, here’s a perfect chance to head to a brick & mortar Finishline and fine tune your haggling techniques.
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