• Emmanuel Reyes

Burbs Back to School Kicks

Back to school is a when everyone looks to get new shoes for the upcoming school year. Whether you're looking to flex, to work out or just walk around the halls, here are some of our top picks for kicks to rock to class.

We're gonna break this down into four categories. I would suggest to have one pair from each category but that's just me.

*Clicking on the images of the shoes will take you to where you can buy the shoe. Let me know what you cop!


These are your everyday shoes. They're comfy, quick to put on and of course look great with joggers or shorts.

Adidas Ultra Boost

This one is a must have in my opinion. First off, Kanye rocked these on stage and at fashion week in New York in 2015. FASHION WEEK.

The Ultra Boost created the merge of accessibility and hype. Meaning these aren't limited or impossible to get but everyone wants a pair. A sleek upper with a cozy midsole of boost, this shoe was inspired by German-made luxury cars. Hell, Action Bronson called these "the greatest sneaker ever made." Coming in hundreds of colors and five different versions (1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 19 ~ 2.0 being my favorite), there is one out there for everyone.

Air Max 270

Debuting in 2018, the Air Max 270 brought in a revamped style of the air max unit. With the highest air max bubble ever to be put on a shoe, Nike captured a new generation of their famous air max line. Aside from the breathable mesh upper, the air max unit provides ultimate comfort. Another shoe with multiple color ways, capable of satisfying every consumer's needs.

Nike React Element 87

The first colorway of this shoe (Sail) was voted 2018 Sneaker of the Year by Complex and for good reason. With a “Off-White” vibe due to the deconstructed, translucent upper and the futuristic react sole, Nike continues to bring the heat. With the translucent upper, the shoe allows customers to show off socks and somewhat change the color of the shoe.

Nike React Presto

In 2000, Nike dropped the iconic Nike Presto. Now, Nike brings us a new version of the presto by throwing their new react sole on it. With the shoe only being four months old, there are already tons of color ways to choose from. Even more fitting they recently released a “Back to School” colorway.

Nike Flyknit Trainer

Remember the 2012 olympics? When Michael Phelps took home six gold medals? Where the U.S. won 46 gold medals (Great Britain with 27 as second most) and 121 total medals (China with 70 as second most). They all later took the podium wearing, of course, flyknit trainers. Then it was made famous by Kanye as he rocked it in the streets. Back when Kanye was signed with Nike, he would rock these exclusively until his own Air Yeezy came to fruition. Crazy how he made stacked denim and a nike training shoe look so dope.


These are the shoes you rock and everyone knows what they are. Super accessible and super fire.

Vans Old Skool

In 1977, these bad boys were born. No need to dive in too deep for these. Everyone has seen these. The jazz stripe, the leather panels, collab after collab after collab with the likes of Tyler the Creator and even Supreme. $60 retail and made in every color, pattern, etc. imaginable. The possibilities of outfit choices are endless.

Converse All-Star Chuck Taylor

Probably the most recognizable sneaker of all time, is the All Star Chuck Taylor. Made waaaaaaaaay back in 1917, these joints are 100 years old. Originally a basketball shoe, now popularized as a casual fashion show, the all-star is the perfect shoe for any occasion. It can be dressed up and dressed down. And for $55? It’s a no brainer.

Timberland 6 Inch Boot Premium

Another must-have for everyone’s back to school collections is the Timberland 6 inch Premium Boot. Perfect for fall weather, with the wheat colored leather and even better for the winter to battle the snow. Fashionable and useful for these next upcoming colder months.

Air Force 1

DJ Clark Kent, the sneaker head OG, the man who discovered Jay-Z, made the air force 1 iconic. He owns hundreds of just all white air force 1s. He believes in wearing them all once then switching to a new pair because he always wants to stay fresh. Anytime he sees white AF1s on a shelf, he buys them all out in his size. It's a shoe combines sneaker culture and hip hop. Another shoe with a million colorways that everyone should own.

Adidas Ozweego

Adidas has brought back the Ozweego in