End of the World Guide To | Survival Kicks

During the brink of a virus outbreak, news anchors around the globe gave specific instructions on how to move forward. Government officials have ordered for leisure services like the movies and restaurants to close indefinitely. Consequently, most of the population are practicing self-distancing and quarantine practices.

As a writer, I tend to sit in front of a laptop all day in an isolated space. Cabin fever eventually reared it’s ugly head and forced me to take a breather and relax. After channel surfing for a few hours, I began to recognize a reoccurring theme on television. Almost everything on T.V. had something to do with an extinction-level event. ‘I Am Legend’, ‘Zombieland’, and ‘The Maze Runner’ are just a couple of the movies I watched again with an intriguing frame of mind.

Watching those movies had me thinking about what sneakers would I wear for survival. Here are a few notable selections I believe are built to last.

Nike Flightposite or Foamposite

Both iconic silhouettes deserve a spot. Just not separate since they are so alike. The biggest difference is two things. One, Flightposites have a zipper option to protect and secure your feet. And two, Flightposites have a giant “Swoosh” logo instead of the half-cent logo found on the Foamposite Pro. What makes either shoe attractive for survival is the carbon fiber material used to build both models.

Nike Air Zoom Flight “The Glove”

These days, anything with the word ‘glove’ in it sounds like a good idea to me. Monkey paw technology is under appreciated despite its inner sole advancements. Zoom Air is great to move around and push your cushion to the limit. With the synthetic zipper wrap to keep everything in place, this shoe is definitely one to cop.

Air Jordan 19

Awhile ago, I found out that the retro 19 was inspired by African snakes. The cool Tech-Flex upper resemble scales and is fairly durable against multiple terrains. Mesh lace replacement also provides you the ability to slip on your tennis shoe and pull the back straps to tighten its grip. That plus the Zoom Air is ideal for cushioning comfort.


Writing is a craft that LaMon "Noy" Byrams developed at a young age, but never used it on a professional level. After interning at DTLR/VILLA, the company decided to acquire his literary talents to write compelling articles focused on their latest shoes and sneakers.

March 26, 2020

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