Recently a Steve and Barry’s store opened in our town and one of the products they carry is tennis shoes. Like many of their clothing items they carry only one specific brand of shoes, this being the Starbury. The Starbury is named for NBA basketball player Stephon Marbury, but the big difference between Starbury shoes and say Air Jordan’s is the Price. The tennis shoes at Steve and Barry’s are all $9.99-11.99, except we got there on a sale day (as if they were not cheap enough) and I was able to buy a pair for only $8.98.
The particular type I bought was the all white Starbury Crossover. This shoe is a casual tennis shoe meant for basic everyday activities. They fit just fine and are very fashionable. This is the second pair I have gotten and I am very pleased with how they look, feel, and how long they last, not to mention the price. Finding a decent looking pair of tennis shoes for less than ten dollars is almost impossible and these don’t look like they only cost $8.98.
The Starbury brand has many different models and colors of shoes and is very popular in larger cities. The hardest part is finding them as the popular styles often sell out very quickly. I wear these around the house, for going places around town, and even to work. This model is a casual tennis shoe as is not meant necessarily for playing sports in or even if you plan on spending long days on your feet. While they do offer support, I have worn them on days when I had to do a lot of walking and they most definitely were not designed for that. While they have been durable for me they are not the lightest tennis shoe I have ever owned.
If you have access to these shoes I would recommend buying a few pair for various casual outings. They are fashionable and come in a variety of styles and colors. I wouldn’t recommend this model, the Crossover, for an exercise shoe. It is designed to be a casual tennis shoe and for $8.98 I couldn’t have gone wrong.