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What a Nairobi man’s sneaker game says about him [Pulse Contributor's Opinion]
Let your shoes do the talking!
People will make an opinion of you, whether true or false, based on what you wear.
Here’s a look at what a Nairobi man’s sneaker game says about him.
- Air Force 1
Classy and effortless describe this shoe perfectly. You can rock them with the cheapest “mitumba” and you’ll still look put together and expensive.
Men who wear this shoe are just getting into the sneaker world and usually have no more than 4 pairs of good quality sneakers. This shoe is also fairly priced hence you’ll see them on every 20-something old man in Nairobi.
It is said that this is the Nairobi Institute of Character Development uniform. If you know you know!
- Air Jordan 1
These scream lavish and confidence. Super stylish and come in amazing styles and colours.
A man who wears these is not only stylish but also very confident. He has a collection of sneakers and is always knowledgeable on upcoming sneaker releases.
Ladies, if you date this man, he may or may not cheat on you but you can be sure his sneakers will always come before you.
- Skater Vans
Simple and old school. Make no mistake, they are simple but still make a statement. A quick grab type of shoe.
If you see this on a man just know that he has a good job and knows how to treat a lady. He is not the most stylish but he is the man you introduce to your mom.
- AirMax 270 React
Pop, urban, casual and cool. This is a great pair for a pop of colour when rocking plain t shirts.
The man who wears this is a close brother of the Air Force 1 guy. The only difference is that he is more obsessed with himself.
You will probably find him at a photoshoot with the cool kids of Nairobi. He can be a jerk to ladies but he is mostly a nice guy.
- Converse All Star
This shoe screams versatility. It is easily the jack of all trades of shoes and can be paired with just about any type of outfit.
A man that wears these is usually one who loves simplicity. He is also always minding his own business. Out of all other men, he is boyfriend material for sure!
These are just but a few of the common Nairobi man sneaker style. Remember there’s always an exception to the rule but if the shoe fits, feel free to lace it up! Pun intended.
The foregoing is an Opinion Article submitted to Pulse Live Kenya for publication as part of the Pulse Contributors initiative.
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Cindy Odinga is a Kenyan creative, Digital content creator and a Style enthusiast. She is a lover of all things adventure and lives by the words, "If you obey all the rules, you'll miss all the fun."
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