Culture. Style. Taste.
Culture. Style. Taste.

Lace-Up with These Fresh Kicks

Every summer and back-to-school season brings a new gotta-have-it shoe – or four.

Sneakers have slowly but surely taken over the footwear industry. What was once a shoe only worn by athletes and sports enthusiasts has turned into a full-blown, must-have fashion #MOOD.

We want you to step into every room with confidence. Not to mention, also becoming the life and sole of every party (see what we did there?). Luckily, Miami sneakerheads, you don’t have to travel too far to find the latest limited-edition kicks and streetwear that tell a story.

Let your cool kicks take you to great places like Aventura Mall, where you can continuously explore exclusive sneakers at Survival and Kick Essentials. Lace up, shoppers! Here are sneakers that will ensure you hit the ground running.


Saucony’s Jazz 81, $90

An icon, reborn. Building on decades of love from runners and sneaker fans alike, the Utah Jazz franchise celebrates 40 years looking and feeling finer than ever. Did you know Dwyane Wade now has a stake in this franchise? We know – and we’re ready to buy these sneakers now, too.

The unisex, premium suede shoe honors the original’s look and feel with a few upgrades to ensure future generations covet this style the same way. Coming in 13 colors, the shoe has the original tongue badging from 1981, but has upgraded to a full cushion sock liner. These kicks were made for walkin’!

Kick Essentials

Air Jordan Mocha, starting at $299

If we ever let our head down, it’s to admire these fresh kicks. The Air Jordan 1 Retro OG ‘Dark Mocha’ features a distinctive palette that calls to mind a highly coveted Air Jordan 1 collaboration with Travis Scott from 2019. Continuing its rich history with the Jordan Brand, the crisp mocha color blocking on soft leather gives this OG a clean and subtle look.

The shoe’s upper is built with leather, sporting a white base overlaid by black leather. The heel and collar incorporate Dark Mocha nubuck, while a nylon tongue and perforations on the toe box maintain the classic aesthetic of wearable earth tones. Shoes speak louder than words, and these definitely make some noise!

Rookie of the Year, starting at $249

You may not be Michael Jordan, but you can definitely rock these high-top kicks. In 1985, MJ received the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award after starting his career with a remarkable point

per game average and thirst for success. To celebrate, the Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Rookie of the Year.’

The high-top features a white-based leather upper with perforations on the toe box for breathability and Gold Harvest leather overlays on the mudguard, ankle, eye stay and heel. Hidden on the inside of each strap of the upper are callouts to MJ’s outstanding rookie season. ‘1984-85 R.O.Y. 2313 POINTS 28.2 PPG’ can be found on the inside of one strap, and a quote from Jordan can be found on the other. Channel your inner MJ and shoot some hoops in these kicks.

Ceramic Dunks, starting at $225

The Danish fairy tale, “The Ugly Duckling,” tells a story that encourages people to accept themselves for who they truly are. These ceramic dunks available at Kick Essentials allow sneakerheads to express themselves in a way that reflects just that. Originally releasing as part of the Ugly Duckling pack that dropped exclusively in Japan in 2001, the Dunk Low SP Retro ‘Ceramic’ 2020 brings back the look with this release.

The shoe’s upper is built with suede, finished in black and Ceramic, with a green Swoosh, laces and heel patch. A mesh tongue is included for breathability, while underfoot, the concentric rubber outsole includes a further Ceramic hit while providing traction. It doesn’t matter if you’re born in a duck yard, so long as you have fresh kicks!

It’s time to step up your game, sneakerheads! Stop by Aventura Mall to discover your next favorite pair at Kick Essentials and Survival.

For more information, please call 305-935-1110.

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