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Roundup: New Year, New Sneakers

You know what they say: new yar, new you. Uh, I mean new sneakers!  So, here are my go-to sneakers for starting the year in style!

I’ll admit it – I live in sneakers. This fall I was especially amazed by all the great colors and styles our Blowfish Malibu designers came up with! Need some inspo for picking our your next Blowfish Malibu sneaks? Below I listed my top picks for starting 2021 in style:

Fruit in Smoked Sunset

The Fruit sneaker features a pre-distressed upper with top-stitching, terry cloth lining, slip-on entry, decorative laces, and decorative zipper. Not to mention the ultra-comfortable super foam insole.

Kayla in Whiskey Hipster

The Kayla high-top sneaker features a pre-distressed canvas upper with multi-buckle detailing at the ankle, as well as an inside zipper for easy on/easy off. Don’t forget the cushioned footbed for all day comfort!


Koala in Gray 2 Tone Flannel

The Koala high-top sneaker features a pre-distressed canvas upper with elastic detailing at the ankle, as well as an inside zipper for easy on/easy off. Plus, you guessed it, a cushioned footbed so you can wear these cuties all day.


Maddox in Natural Snake Print

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The Maddox sneaker features a cushioned footbed and slip-on silhouette to keep these on and take them off easily. The mismatched upper gives these a cool factor that will update all your looks for the season!


Mamba in Gray Camo

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Take your sneaker collection to new heights with Mamba, a slip on sneak with a hidden wedge. Comfortable and lightweight, you can stand a head above the rest in these must-have sneakers. Other features include a distressed canvas upper, elastic at the vamp, a cushioned insole, and branded hardware.


Play in White (because it’s a classic)

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Be playful this winter in Blowfish Malibu’s hottest sneaker, Play-K. This style is inspired by laid-back California and features a pre-distressed, unlaced look with elastic inside to keep these on and take these off easily. Everyone will be able to spot that these are Blowfish Malibu with our signature branded eyelets! Play-K is perfect for all of your casual winter looks.


Memphis in Red Buffalo Check

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Memphis is a high-top sneaker featuring a pre-distressed upper, combined with a faux fur ankle cuff. Combined with a strap and buckle detail, the branded eyelts, and the cushioned footbed, Memphis is sure to keep you cozy.



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48 Hours in the Vex Sneaker

We put the new Vex sneaker to the ultimate test. 

Have you ever owned a pair of shoes that you just never wanted to take off? So much so that you refused any other shoe in your closet? I remember when I was young, my little sister was obsessed with her cowboy boots. She had a pair of white, calf-high boots with pink fringe. They had a little heel and silver buckles. She wore them incessantly. The only time she ever took them off was for soccer practice. She would wear them to the field (picture her in her soccer shorts and jersey) before changing into her cleats. And when soccer practice was finished, she would immediately throw her boots back on. Now, that is love!

I’m looking for that type of unconditional love. I’m searching for a shoe that is durable, comfortable, stylish, and that I can wear nonstop.

The new Vex sneaker is just what I’m looking for.

I put Vex to the test and wore the sneaker from 9am – 9pm for two days. Learn about my findings below!


The first thing I look for in a shoe is comfortability. I want to make sure I am comfy and that the shoe is easeful. Vex’s appeal is in its comfort. This ultra-lightweight sneaker features a canvas upper with elastic on the vamp so putting the shoe on and taking it off is super easy. It’s light weight so the shoe easily bends and moves with your foot, and I have to say it felt really nice! I wore them with and without socks and not once did I get a blister.


These cuties are light weight but they pack a punch! I took mine out for a spin (hike) at Griffith Park, and though they did get a little dusty, they stayed strong and supportive. However, if you need extra support for your arches, I recommend getting inserts.


I absolutely love the look of the newest silhouette from Blowfish Malibu. Vex features an upper with distressed edges and contrast stitching for a subtle pop. This sneaker goes with everything which made getting dressed each morning a breeze. On day one, I paired them with a mini sundress and denim jacket for a California-cool look. And on the next day I wore them with ankle tapered jeans and a mens white button-down long sleeve shirt. I felt totally put together and polished, yet casual and laid back.

So, it’s official. These sneakers go with everything and are super comfortable. I absolutely adore the new Vex sneakers and think I just may have found the love I was looking for.

What do you think about the new Vex sneakers? Let us know!

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