I've said this before and I'll say it again, I am not a sneakerhead. This point was hammered home to everyone at HQ when I wore the same pair of boots two days in a row. SNEAKER EXPERTS NEVER WEAR THE SAME FOOTWEAR BACK TO BACK, LET ALONE FUCKING BOOTS. For real, dudes were wearing sneakers when New York was covered in snow and slush. Do sneakerheads have hobbit feet that can withstand the elements more than regular humans? Anyways, despite my sneaker knowledge deficiencies, I like these New Balance 996s because of the suede heel counters. I'm not even sure that's really what you call the back part of the sneaker, but it sounds right, doesn't it?