We've backed Creative Rec since day one, but there's always been a little question in the back of our minds: What if these sneakers were vulcanized? Perhaps the brand had to establish its style before getting simple with it, but as of this month the iconic footwear gets a new sidewall treatment and goes nautical/casual. Both the Cesario and the Ponti will be offered in vulcanized styles as part of the Essentials line, with the Cesario XVI (shown here) leading it off. $70 2/15.cr8tiverecreation.com