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What’s Out Now: Jimmy Choo 120MM Anouk Pumps at Luisaviaroma

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Nothing to see here… just your everyday casual $700 pair of pumps. No really these things are expensive. I’m willing to bet they are not that comfortable either. If I was going to spend that much money on a pair of high heals, those things better be as soft as pillows on my feet. I mean really ladies, why would you hurt your feet and your wallets?

Anyway if I saw a lady wearing these, she would have my attention. Not sure what type of outfit she would be wearing with this but apparently the websites I found these on has some ideas…

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That vest by the way, costs well over $2500. The short shorts is a steal at $525 (and those short shorts are really short shorts).

Think the pumps are what you are looking for? Head over HERE to Luisaviaroma.

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Diggin in the Sneaker Crates: Diesel Don’t Make Running Sneakers

 

(wow, really?)

This actually happened… it was over 5 years ago but it still happened. Deal with it.

As seen first on Ad Rant


Back to the Future: It’s Here

   
   
Ok so I’m falling into the hype. Let’s be honest; this sneaker don’t look that great does it? But it’s good enough to be wearable. When you add the history and culture behind it then these sneakers turn into extra ordinary kicks. 

They haven’t released. According to the sneaker webs the sneaker will be released in 2016. Of course Micheal J Foc got his pair today. And yes it laces by themselves WITH the sound effects. 

More posts coming soon in Novermber for Sneakers and Shoes. 


Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Photoshoot…  

   
 
Yes I know…. These sneakers came out a while ago. So what’s the point of having a photoshoot for a pair of sneakers that they hype is gone? Exactly! They hype is gone. This photoshoot (and others coming soon) is just about the love of the design and history of the sneaker. 

I like sneakers (in fact all footwear) mainly because it’s a mix of form and function; design, art and science. In other words these things have to work not just look good but if they don’t look good do they really work?

Grand Re-Opening

The Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux along with another sneaker gets the photoshoot treatment for the re-start next month. 


Sneakers and Shoes reopens in November 2015

After multiple restarts and stops the blog and magazine will restart officially by the end of the month. The most opinionated foot loving random post having innovative blog site is back.  

  


Not Sure What Brand Jordan Is Doing

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I appreciate innovation. I love to see new ideas. But what exactly is this?

I think I’ve seen a very very good looking colorways in this sneaker but those good colorways are far in between. I can’t put my finger on it but something is off with the overall design. Maybe it’s weird for me to see those 11 soles on a one piece top.

I’ve seen exactly 2 people wearing this sneakers. Granted I don’t go by the highschools like I used to in my travels but to only see 2 people wearing them with all those colorway releases makes me think that other people don’t get it either.

I hope they keep pushing forward with the design. The Future 2 may be the joint… Or it’s a weird top sitting on Air Jordan 14 soles :-/


The Air Jordan 11… Legend Blue vs Columbia Blue

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(I just don’t get it…)

Ok Brand Jordan…. I'm going to get straight to the point. Why change the name of the color? Is there something different about this sneaker (other than the fact that it's a retro)? I love these kicks. Always wanted a pair of 11's in this colorway. I missed out when I was younger. And one of the things I loved about it was its colorway name.

It sounds really anal… Like being mad that I'm paying $200 bucks for a sneaker and the box it comes in looks like someone stepped on it… But I don't get the name change. Is it about keeping the original "original"? Is there something different about the material? Is the color a little lighter or darker?

Give me something.

At this point I'm not sure if I'm getting the AJ11 Legend Blue due to me wanting to keep my money for the remastered 2015 joints… Well joint so far cause I only want one… Those AJ 7's Bouduax (yes I know it's not spelled that way… Cut me some slack).

Hopefully I get some answers to the legend blue question.


I want these: Nike Kobe 9 EXT

I’ve been out the game for a minute. I have no idea what EXT stands for. Clearly it’s not the performance version of the Kobe 9 but I can’t figure out what EXT stands for and it seems the Sneaker Blog Universe doesn’t want to say.

So which color do I like? I like the purple but the cobra looking is the one that I can see wearing everyday.

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On Sale: adidas Rose 4.0

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[gonna get these and play ball in them]

Nothing to say (until I get them and do a test run). I like the way they look. Some of my friends think it’s hideous but I like them. There is just something about how the design works makes me think they will look great on my feet.

Not a fan of the duo-tone though… most of the colorways are duotone. Probably why it’s either these or the all black ones that will be the most popular (until they come up with more colorways)

On sale now at EASTBAY.com

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Ummmm… Wow That’s High: Under Armour Highlight MC Lacrosse

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[they actually look nice… but they still funny looking]

Got nothing to say about these. They for the pro athlete. No hype beasts here standing on line for them and re-asking them for $400 bucks.

On sale now on Eastbay

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On Sale: Nike Air Max 95 DYN FW – Men’s – on Eastbay

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[green rainbow for sale]

Ok so it’s time for me to get posting again. It’s my mission in life to tell people who I don’t know that a pair of kicks are on sale. Usually they are a pair I like and I think should get attention.

Then there are other times… This is those other times.

Don’t like the way these look at all BUT they are still Air Max’s (the most comfortable sneaker ever) and they are $60 bucks off.

So that turns these “green rainbow” looking kicks into good looking kicks.

You getting them?

On sale now on Eastbay.com

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Doernbecher”

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[these look awesome]

That’s all I got. These look really good. Too bad they are to a general release.


New Year About To start… Air Jordan 5 Labs finish off the deal

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[the last sneaker of the year]

So it’s the final release of the year. Apparently it may just be a limited release. Why I say that is because more than a few sneaker shops don’t have these sneakers for sale. Also the sneaker doesn’t have grade school sizes.

I had a feeling that these would be limited but I was hoping they wouldn’t be cause I got some gift shopping to still do. I don’t remember reading on any of the other sneaker blogs that this would be limited and usually they say something about that.

It’s all good though. I guess I’ll find out at 8am (I hate this new shop online policy of buying shoes at 8am instead of midnight like back in the day).

Hopefully Eastbay may have what I’m looking for. Lost out on those Gammas (and I really thought I would get them for sure).

Anyway I’ll be making a few end of year posts as I restart my blog about my sneaker journey (and love of women’s shoes… Yeah I’ll admit I love looking at a good looking lady wearing nice heals.


So I guess those Air Jordan 12 Gammas Sold Out

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[best pics I’ve seen of the gamma 12’s]

I would think that people would be gamma-ed out. In fact the 12’s don’t look that good in this color way (remember this is the most opinionated sneaker blog EVAR). I mean let’s face it, the AJ 12’s is like the second worst design (AJ 2’s are the worst in case y’all wondering) but retros are in and re-catching all those good memories of when you was younger is also very in… So all of a sudden those 12’s look nice (even the Taxi AJ 12’s).

Well anyway to all those who got them, good wearing (if you actually wear your sneakers) to you!

Next release is basically a fusion (or maybe a hybrid???) 3 lab 5.

Now that’s an interesting sneaker.


Restarting Sneakers and Shoes

I truly miss posting and discovering new items that are coming out in the footwear industry. I miss talking about why sox cost $20 bucks for one pair or why a sneaker can perform so good and look like crap.

I miss talking about design

I miss the sneaker community

I wish there was a bigger shoe community (yes I distinguish between sneakers and shoes lol)

So I’m coming back. Just need to do some background stuff and I will be blogging, video-ing, and twitter-ing in no time.

This is gonna be fun! Can’t wait!


Eastbay and Finishline… I’m mad at you! Me no get me AIR Jordan 11 GAMMAS

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I’m amazed as to how a sneaker site can totally mess up a person getting a pair of kicks.

I’m so tight about it, that it’s bringing back my passion to post mad opinionated blogs on footwear again.

The last time I got hype about a pair of kicks and I couldn’t get them I blogged for 3 years. Then life got in the way and I stopped blogging…

Now this happens.

I’m so upset and tight about the experience I feel the need to blog again. I’m gonna team up with my blogging partner and we gonna get this started again.

I got allot to say. Probably won’t be well liked but that’s why they call it a blog.


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Air Jordan 11 GAMMAS… OMG WTH!!!

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So of course this thing starts more than a few fights in more than a few locations at different Footlockers and Finishlines around America… What’s sad is that I’m very sure that many individuals who wanted a pair didn’t get it because the hype beasts and other individuals went crazy over these kicks


I am REALLY liking Nike Sports + Hipstamatic

(and you wonder how I did these photos…)

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Would you get 300 dollar slippers just to have LV on it?

(because I like spending 300+ on slippers…)

 

 


christian louboutin… ladies

(do the ladies run this mother fromer?)


The life and times of kicks will be back…


Site returning soon! No set date yet but I’m going for late August. Doing allot of stuff behind the scenes so stay tuned.


Diggin in the Sneaker Crates: @RonnieFieg Edition – THE OLIBERTE GUNSMOKE ADIBO

THE OLIBERTE GUNSMOKE ADIBO BY RONNIE FIEG

(they don’t look comfortable but damn they look good)

Told y’all I was gonna make up for not following what Mr Fieg has been doing all this time. I got to really open those crates for real cause he got some juicy grown man ish on there.

DETAILS:

The feel and hand to this leather is perfect, its soft yet rugged and adding a nice leather lining helps keep the construction of the upper sturdy. The condensed crepe soles are a bit different from what we are used to seeing and matches nicely with the rest of the shoe. To really understand what this shoe is all about you must feel them in person, the craftsmanship is flawless and they really make for a unique pair in your closet. Priced at $110, a limited run of 48 pairs will be available this Friday December 17th 10am Est. at the David Z


Now BEFORE YOU START ASKING ME about how you can get them, just read the detail… but if your a little lazy, well then I’m writing this for you… the sneaker WAS on sale a while ago. You might find it on eBay if you are lucky.

Just diggin in those sneaker crates (Ronnie Fieg Edition)… December 16th 2010 on Ronnie Fieg’s blog


Diggin in the Sneaker Crates: @RonnieFieg Edition – RALPH LAUREN THE BURNT RED RANGER

POLO RALPH LAUREN FOOTWEAR – THE BURNT RED RANGER BY RONNIE FIEG

(causal and smooth)

Another creation from a guy who knows his footwear and what materials to use to make it happen. Nothing really more to say other than its a good look.

Just diggin in those sneaker crates (Ronnie Fieg edition)… November 21th 2010 on Ronnie Fieg


Diggin in the Sneaker Crates: @RonnieFieg Edition – Clarks Saddle Collection Dessert Boot

 

CLARKS ORIGINALS SADDLE COLLECTION BY RONNIE FIEG | DESERT BOOTS

(put them on my feet NOW)

Clarks is one of the classic looks that has somehow managed to stay on the scene even as other companies have come and go. Now, or should I say back whn this came out, it gets the Ronnie Fieg ook.

Here are the details:

It’s been amazing for me to see Clarks stay extremely relevant for 15 years, one of the very few “brown shoe” companies to do so. When working with the Desert Boot, It was important for me to stay true to what Clarks Originals is all about, just added a classic finish and colors to the timeless classic. Priced at $95, all three colors will be available this Friday November 19th at the David Z. flagship


The price seems to be always right when it comes to these kicks. If you got them when they came out, you re the lucky and the few.

Just dggin in those sneaker crates… November 17th 2010 on Ronnie Fieg Blog