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One of the reasons why I want to bring back Music Mondays – @misskeribaby

(sometimes I just see MAD heat in these videos)

Every once in a while footwear gets some love in music videos or the whole video is about kicks. When i see it, I feel like somebody should give them a shout out for showing love for the feets.

So I’m seriously thinking about bringing back Music Mondays. Maybe not every week, but at least once a month. Maybe some sort of bi-weekly wrap-up or something. Eh… we will see.

That is the HOTTEST part of the video (other than the sneaker/shoe shot LOL)

I’ll guess it will all work out. Update on this soon.

 

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Super Sale (hurry): adidas ORIGINALS By ORIGINALS – Jeremy Scott Winged High Top @Luisaviaroma

(you know you want wings so stop playing)

Here is one place (I am sure there are more, I am just too lazy to look right now) where if you want these, you can get them. WARNING THERE IS ONLY a couple left at Luisaviaroma RIGHT HERE if you want them.

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What did cost $350 bucks now cost a little over$150 bucks. These are not as outrageous as other “wings” that you may have seen on my blog or in other places.


Rihanna Doing It Up in Air Max 2010 AIR ATTACK… no clouds in my stones

(we fly high together… you know me!)

Seen this as it crossed the sneakernet wires yesterday… all I have to say is WOW. Ladies, if you’re reading this, this is how you turn a guys head. A very simple outfit with some killer kicks on.

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To top it off, she does it in the brightest, yellowest, neon-ist (real word?) sneakers in the Air Attack line up.

It doesn’t get any better than this. First seen on The ShoeGame with pics via JustJared.com

<< “chartreuse sneakers” LOL really Just Jared? Ok ok, I don’t expect everybody to know its officially called volt (its volt volt/volt to be specific lol) and is part of the Air Attack series of kicks.

>> oh and another BTW moment, while I was on the site there was a link to dress up like Rihanna was currently wearing… shouldn’t be too hard to find a Nike sweatsuit and those Air Attack Volt/Volt on Volt. Anyway, here is what you can do to have that look:

Nike Air Max 2010 Air Attack volt/volt >> RIGHT HERE at NikeStore.com

Sunglasses >> RIGHT HERE

Sweat Suits >> RIGHT HERE (hoody) – and –  RIGHT HERE (pants)

As for the rest like the angel chain, alternative kicks to make the look and so forth, just check out Just Jared.com for more info.

(more…)


Saturday the 16th, 2010 – NikeLIVE with Kobe Bryant

(well, well, well… Facebook live stream ‘huh Kobe?)

It comes on at 6pm my time (EST). AND its going to stream live on Facebook (click HERE for info). Now that’s an interesting development.


Married To The Mob & Teyana Taylor – Fall 2009 Collection

Teyana Taylor for Married to the MOB   Fall 2009 Collection

(there is something about MTTM I just like)

Teyana Taylor for Married to the MOB - Fall 2009 Collection

(you can NEVER go wrong with Air Jordan Holy Grails)

(ok, ok… you can go wrong with them, but she didn’t)

The fall 1 delivery is slated to drop next week just in time for back to school so keep your eyes peeled on www.mttmnyc.com and Alife stores to cop the gear. Married to the MOB has tapped 18-year-old rapper/singer Teyana Taylor (best known as Pharrell’s protege), to be the face of their fall 2009 “Smells Like Teen Spirit” collection shot by Brooke Nipar at ACE Hotel

Source: Freshness.com

Teyana Taylor for Married to the MOB Fall 2009

Nice.

This news came out a long time ago. Not too long ago (August ’09) but long enough. I guess it could be a “diggin in the sneaker crates” post considering just how long ago but what the hell… I ment to post this but somehow left it on the drafting table.

Anyway, the MTTM look is pretty smooth. It street style that is specifically for the ladies. It underground enough to be different yet easy enough to get and be recognizable by those in the know to flaunt that you know too… does that make sense? That damn psychology class is starting to kick in.

There are more pics on Freshness.com but the ones posted here are my favorite, especially the all black look. The Minnie skirt can be bought here, while the t-shirt can be had over here. Don’t know where the boots came from but hell, find your own hard core boots to match (or get those Timberland high heels… nah that won’t work with this… but if you follow my twitter you would know that I want to see a women in those right now!!! Those boots would make any guys head turn to check out the lady wearing them) bu I guess you can go for these Timbos if push came to shove. Kinda tall, but you wouldn’t need to put on those thigh high socks that she is wearing.

Karmaloop has a little lookbook so when you head over to the Married To The Mob page, you will see a link at the top for the fall lookbook.

MTTM background image on shopping page is BANANAS

(???)

And no… I have NO IDEA what that background pic on the Karmaloop/MTTM page is supposed to be about (and when you scroll down it gets worst lol)… its a little crazy, BUT those kicks the gorilla is wearing is alright.


Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez’s Son Got Nice Shoes

Marc Anthony & Jennifer Lopez’s Son Max Out and About

(yall recognize those AJ’s?)


Diggin In The Sneaker Crates: Kim Kardashian Tosses Sneakers

[Kim Kardashian throwing sneakers and shoes… girl give me a call lol]

Kim kardashian Tosses Sneakers

Many moons ago (back in January) Kim did a solid by tossing out sneakers to the crowd. A shoe showing contest… sounds like a good idea to me.

Just diggin in thos sneaker crates… January 2009


Music Mondays: M.I.A – Paper Planes… A Fan Video Featuring The McFlys

(no one on the corner have swagger like us)


Music Mondays: Beyonce – Diva

Beyonce's Diva Cover also showing off some real high heels

Nice shoes… can you spot all the footwear heat in this video (we know what one of them is, right)? Ok, tell you what, while you give me some hints, I’m gonna try to get the info. Lets hope they have the info lol otherwise I gonna have to guess like the rest of yall


Yeezy Wants His Own Sneakerline???

Nike x KanyeWest Air Yeezy back in Feb 2008

(I remember at first I thought this was a bad idea)

(YES I WAS WRONG LMAO)

Whaaaaaattttt????

“I wish Nike would give me a deal, I wish Louis would give me a deal. Since that hasn’t happened yet, I am in the process of making my own company from scratch to put out to my people.”

I have to see this. As for not giving Kayne a shot for his own line, that was probably a bad move for Nike who usually makes good moves, but I guess time will tell.


Music Mondays: Wale – Nike Boots

(oh now this is nice man!!!)

(kicks made you look!!!)

(yall don’t worry me in the least of bit… )

(and a finger in the middle I’mma leave them wit)


Spot The adidas Sneakers – Redman feat Erick Sermon Keith Murray “Rappers Delight”

Yes I know its not MondayYou know, for Music Mondays), but I wanted to post this anyway... Shell Top’s away! Old school video remake of an even older school song Rappers Delight with Kieth Murry, Redman and Eric Sermon… woooooowwwwwwww. I think Redman is coming out with a new album.


Funny… Just Funny lol

(reminds me of the time I showed up in school with Hi-Tech boots)

(don’t remember Hi-Tech? they were popular for one year in NYC)

(LOL)

(seen this first on Sneakerfiles.com)


Why Is This So Popular On My Blog? Sneaker Night – Vanessa Hudgens

(wow… and what the hell is One True Media???)

Anyway, starting sometime next month (depending on my workload with school, work and a few things I am doing that is related to self education on my own), I will start dedicating one post (or maybe 2-3 depending on what I can find that works) on Music. I will call it Music Mondays. The videos, links and so forth will be either old school stuff or totally sneaker or shoe related videos (or somehow relating to sneakers or shoes).

So who is going to be fly’er than the rest of them? Vanessa step your game up girl!


Music Mondays: Wale – W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.

(and a finger in the middle is what I leave em wit)

(couldn’t wait till next month to start Music Mondays)

Oh this song is going to be on repeat. Wale, I need this album to come out!!! Anyway folks, Music Mondays will officially start next month on May 4th. Just one part of my tv blog viewing line up (it will also help me to remember what I should post and when… cause remember, I got school to contend with… but I am thinking about a break, but I will let you know when that happens lol… I should have just made that a regular sentence LMAO)

Music Mondays on Sneakers and Shoes!!!!

Now in color….


Guess Who Shows Up In Half Cent Pennys? Chris Brown

Chris Brown with University of Mary Washington basketball team

(watch the video on TMZ right here)

Wow, he has been off the radar for a while since what I will now call “the incident”. Now he comes out just a few days before his court date to do some charity work of some sort wearing the Half Cent Penny’s with a somewhat matching shorts. Is this a good look or is the media (and many bloggers) giving him a hard time?

Nike Half Cent Hybrid Theory - from NIKEKICKS.com

(I think Lil’ Penny shed a tear today)

Well, his sneaker game is tight, I think we can agree on that.


Now These I Want: Nike Air Yeezy in Black-Black and Pink Interior

Nike Air Yeezy in Black with Grey and Pink

(these sneakers are just amazing to look at… why are they limited???)

(a little crouded and bulky but still amazing)

When the whole idea of this sneaker came out, I was thinking to myself, yeah right this will work. I sure thought the name Air Yeezy was a crazy name to come up with (for better or worst). After a while the whole concept has grown on me. I am loving the materials, the shape and form, the colors are pretty on point and finally THE SOLES GLOW IN THE DARK. A nice touch to a nice sneaker.

Not too sure about the release of this colorway, but the  Zen Grey Air Yeezy’s release this Saturday so if your going to get them, give it a shot then.


Ol’ Skool Wednesday: Mary J. Blige – Lady Foot Locker x Reebok Commercial

(old school commercial with Mary J Blidge styling)


Lebron + 60 Minutes = An Hour Of Must See TV

(I’ll be at work – probably – at that time so i am setting the DVR for this)


LOL This Is Pretty Good: Riley Lets Them Know

(oh this is real nice indeed)

(LMAO @ broken ankle/leg… Kobe better wear more socks to protect  himself)


WOW – Paula Abdul Did A Reebok Commercial Back In The Day?

(I still don’t believe it)


In Case You Wasn’t Sure – Nike Air Yeezy Does Glow In The Dark

Nike Air Yeezy GLOWS!!!

(man, I was laughing at these sneakers at first… now I may have to eat my words)

Nike Air Yeezy in black and silver with pink

(damn you Yeezy!!!!)

Where Are You Yeezy?

As seen on Kayne Blog via Nicekicks (check those comments on Nicekicks lol too much)  and High Snob


Cool Grey For Me – Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor

(and you have to know what she is rockin)

(…oh and Dr Jays wants to know if denim jackets are coming back)

Air Jordan Cool Grey Spizikes

Man, I wish I got these *starts to cry* 🙁


Air Jordan CP3.II Is Slowly Growing On Me

Air Jordan CP3.II - Released May 2009

(oh yeah this can work… this can work real good)

Air Jordan CP3.II - Released May 2009

(as seen on Kicksonfire.com)

CP3.II for 188.99 isn’t that bad at all.

I did not like these sneakers when the internetz first started showing picutres of them. I was thinking “they too busy” or “the colorways are wrong” but after seeing some better pictures, and reading the fantastic review of the sneaker on Nicekicks, I feel that maybe these sneakers got something going for them.

Lets face it, many sneakers perform well or do their job, what makes you go for one sneaker or shoe verses another is the look and style. I didn’t give this sneaker many style points at first but now I have to give it to Jordan hat they did a good job on this.

But its all about the colorways

A colorway can save a sneaker or kill one. The CP3.II seems to get the right colorways.

CP3.II Release Party

Chris Paul - Release Party CP3 II

(as seen on The YBF.com)

Jordan CP3.II - Marti Gras

(as seen on Nicekicks.com)

(by the way, this colorway is growing on me)

(oh yeah and since it has purple in it, I suspect to see it allot in NYC)

(currently the purple capital of the world)

Not too many sneaker blogs said much about the release party… but I guess if your a sneaker blog, why post stuff that isn’t very specifically sneakers (then what the hell am I doing??? lol Oh yeah, I’m trying to take footwear loving to another level)… anyway, he had a release party of which MC Lyte, Ray J, Big Tigger and others cam through to congratulate the man Chris Paul himself.

MC Lyte - Release Party CP3 II

(also as seen on The YBF.com)

In the end, I think this is going to be a collectible sneaker. I really didn’t think so at first, but now I do. I may get me myself a pair (but I am watching my budget this year so I may have to wait for it to be on sale if it goes that route).