Longtime friends Robert Nand and Rich Cofinco launched Creative Recreation in 2002 to address the relative absence of stylish footwear options for young, creative professional men. There were dress shoes for the office, and sneakers for the basketball court, but very few casual shoes they wanted to wear. Being employed in the footwear industry gave Nand and Cofinco a solid foundation for designing their own line of unabashedly youthful sneakers, boots, and shoes. Bridging the gap between formal and casual, Creative Recreation’s sneakers have style to spare: think sleek tumbled leather high-tops, black low-tops with distinctive contrast stitching, warm waterproof boots, and — for women — styles ranging from stiletto boots to zebra-print “Cesario” sneakers. The brand also makes kicks for kids — applying lots of bright colors and Velcro fasteners for easy removal. Recreation has never been so creative or fun.
Kidrobot makes designer toys and apparel that blend a high-design sensibility with streetwear influences and an overarching appreciation for style. Creative Recreation makes shoes that do. . . exactly the same thing. A perfect fit? Yeah, we thought so, too.
Our roundup of great picks under $50 is all about elevating your style without devastating your wallet. So whether you're looking to fill a gap in your wardrobe or to rebuild it entirely, we’ve got what you need to kit yourself out without breaking the bank.
We’re all for a good pair of wingtips or cap toes, but no guy’s footwear arsenal is complete without a solid selection of good sneakers. And any of the picks in this sale — from classic kicks to teched-out trainers — would be a welcome addition to your collection. In fact, why not grab one of each style?
Last chance to snag kids' clothes, baby gear, and maternity clothes — these items are all one-of-a-kind.