Taylor the Intern and I are so pleased to announce Jackson Ray as The Featured Collector of the week! Jackson has some great insight stated below about his Geo Baskets, continue reading to hear what he has to say!

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Photo: @wegoodlooking

Photo: @wegoodlooking

Current Location: New York City

What do you love about this piece?: I love Geobaskets because they are like monster trucks on your feet. I played basketball in high school, so I have always had a love for high top sneakers. The Geobaskets are a timeless sneaker that you can beat to hell and they will still look amazing. They are given so much character with wear. If you like Rick, these are definitely an essential.

Any styling tips you suggest with this item?: DO NOT wear these with blue jeans ever! I usually rock these with my drop crotch Julius jeans (pictured), my Rick Owens pod shorts, or my Rick Owens drop crotch trousers. I think any drop crotch pant looks sick with Geos. Black jeans also do the trick just as well, just make sure they aren't too tight because it will just look funny.

Maintenance Suggestions?: I never clean my Geos because I like that natural aging. I mean they just look wrong if they are super clean all the time. The only maintenance I do on these is a nice leather cleaner, and a heel replacement every so often. The heels wear out pretty bad, but luckily you can just get them replaced by a cobbler and you are good to go.

Sizing Suggestions?: It is pretty different based on season. Some people say they run big. I would say they run true to size for the most part. There will be some break in time for sure, but that's just part of the experience of owning any Rick Owens shoe. 

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