Creative Reaction

The shoe that started it all for me was Creative Reaction. Created in 2002, their focus was on creativity, hence the name. Their motto is "without creativity, we'd all be the same." Scary thought, everyone wearing the same shoes. I think shoe titans, a la Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik, built empires based on the opposite premise. Nonetheless, I've always prided myself on being different. Creative Reaction (purchased now by a private equity shop) has done collaborations with rappers like Dreezy and Rob Stone, as well as former Disney star Nick Jonas. So, I'm not the only one to find them. Yet, these shoes are comfortable, discreet (low profile), and fashionable (enough). They are reasonably priced $100-150 (which is a rarity) and are a great solution to the sneaker with a suit look!