Corduroy Sneakers – Ankari Fluross
I have always been a sucker for corduroy. So much so, that I have two bespoke suits in it ;-). Funny enough, I do not have my shoes in it though, but that is mainly as I think that it would be a harder sell in dressier footwear so am hesitant to release them. But these corduroy sneakers by Ankari Fluross are super cool, particularly the dark brown one. I almost felt tempted to buy one when I saw them but as the last thing I need is another pair of sneakers, I maintained my strength against my shoe addiction.
I cannot say that I know much about the brand. From what I gathered on IG, he is an influencer that used his following to launch his own clothing range. The story of many modern-day brands. I am not crazy about his dress footwear, as you would all imagine and probably agree with, but I think that his sneaker range is pretty cool. There are so very cool offerings in there, such as the bi-material two tones, these corduroy ones and the teal and orange suede ones. It’s different and we all know that while I may not like a brand’s quality or style, I always respect them if they are doing their own, unique pieces. I never liked Jefferey West shoes. In fact, I hate them. But I have a lot of respect for their owners for having the balls to make those style of shoes and be vastly different than everyone else.
So while so many other sneakers look exactly the same, to me, i.e. a direct copy of Common Projects, at least AF is out here offering combinations/materials that no one else is! And these brown corduroy ones are fire to say the least!!