The Life and Culture of Kicks


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


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

(because I like spending 300+ on slippers…)



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


(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.


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


(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



(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

Diggin in the Sneaker Crates: @RonnieFieg Edition – Cultureshoq x Ronnie Fieg



Another pair of hot as fire shoes from the man himself. Is it art or is it footwear? And the pictures he take are fantastic!!!

Details from the blog:

For the fourth installment of the Sebago Nexus Project, and I present two new styles that I’ve been excited about since we went to Dominican Republic early this year. Priced at $140USD and limited to 48 pairs per style, the DT lug sole comes in a premium crazy horse brown leather with a removable kilt and leather laces, and the DT High is comprised of oily chestnut suede with a removable kilt/tassels. You can purchase these boots tomorrow Friday October 29th at 10am EST at the David Z flagship store as well as online at Shots by@Sqmunro

Since this went on sale way back in October, I am guessing that they are gone now. Only 48 pairs makes them pretty exclusive and no question these things are works of art.

Just diggin in those sneaker crates (Ronnie Fief Edition)… October 28th 2010 on Ronnie Fieg

Diggin’ in the Sneaker Crates: Converse X Size? Poorman Weapon HI

(on a stack of Sneaker
Freaker magazines I’m getting these)

See now this is hot
folks! For whatever reason I need the Converse Poorman to be a
collabo, otherwise I just don’t like them by themselves. And this
collaboration is exciting for me to look at. This is definatly
going in my picture blog of style… Oh I guess you don’t know
about that Sneaker/Shoes project yet… It’s ok you will


Random Craziness – Sneakers with Sound System

(this is just crazy… tell me this not real)

Don’t have much to say here. This just can’t be a real sneaker. It. Just. Can’t.

Diggin In The Sneaker Crates: Ronnie Fieg

(total heat from Ronnie Fieg)

I made a mistake. I should have been following what Ronnie Fieg has
been doing way more than I was. Hell, I should be wearing a pair of
his designs right now. I made this statement on Twitter and I stand
by it: if your top ten or 20 kicks/shoes of 2010 don’t include
Ronnie Fieg, then something is wrong with your list So to make up
for my error I will be focusing on Ronnie Fieg in my “digging in
the sneaker crates” series this month way more often then I would
normally focus on anyone or any particular brand. So don’t get mad
at me if for the rest of the month you see Ronnie all over the

PIIQS x Supra = Contest and HOT KICKS

(a tasty contest)

(with tasty sneakers)

I have NO idea if this contest is still on or not nor will I take the time to look and see (of which would take 30-40 seconds). All I care about right now is the fact that these sneakers look freakin hot.

What that song say? Black and yellow?

I can only imagine holding it down with these bad boys and have a matching headphone. A real nice look I have to say.

If you wish you can head over to Sony to find out whatever it is you want to know about the contest I guess RIGHT HERE.

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It looks like candy to me LOL

On Sale: ANDROID HOMME Craft Hi @REVOLVEclothing

(high end… at a cost)

Its Dior Homme not Dior Homie… now where did I get THAT from? Anyway here is a smooth sneaker for the more mature individual who wants something casual, stylish and is still a sneaker.

No it doesn’t have air in it… and I have no idea how comfortable it is but it does look pretty good. At the price it better, at least, be the smoothest leather.

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Currently at Revolve Clothing RIGHT HERE (I totally expect to come back to that site to see what see they got).

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.

On Sale: Y-3 – HONJA High Metal @Luisaviaroma

(this is an interesting looking sneaker)

Is this something you think you would want? Collect maybe? it’s a Y-3 so why wouldn’t you at least give it a try?

LOL there are probably LOTS of reason why you won’t give it a try. Who am I trying to kid here?


On Sale: The Melissa + Gaetano Pesce Customizable Shoe @Karmaloop

(ummmm… weird but cool)

Well take my legs and call me stumpy! I wasn’t aware that a shoe like this could be made and yet here it is on Karmaloop.

Here are the details including what this thing called MELFLEX is:

Bubble patterned bootie; can be customized by cutting out circles to achieve desired silhouette.

Melissa Shoes are made from MELFLEX, a trademarked plastic which offers improved elasticity, impermeability, and resistance to water. It is also hypoallergenic, odorless, and recyclable.

By Melissa Shoes

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Its gonna set you back a 120 bucks so if you want to pick them up at Karmaloop (right HERE). You will look original wearing these, that is of no doubt. They also have other color such as black (for those who don’t want THAT much attention) and red (for those who want to get jumped if they are in the “wrong hood”).

On Sale: The Low Level Light Up Danger Wedge @Karmaloop

(great way to restart the blog!)

Welcome back to a new design of Sneakers and Shoes blog. Figured I start with whats currently on sale around the net that is cool, interesting, and so on and so forth.

Here we have the Low Level Light Up Danger by Irregular Choice.  Its a good look if you think you know how to rock them. And yes, they do, I repeat, DO light up.

Here are the details:

Iridescent finish ruched and pleated suede Mary Jane style wedges; translucent heel with engraved design and interior details illuminates when walking; wooden front platform; 4″ heel with 1″ platform.

By Irregular Choice

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Very interesting no? I am not a fan of lights in a pair of footwear but this actually seems to be an ok look. Now I am not saying they would make a great Christmas present, but hey

Head over to KARMALOOP right HERE if you want to get these for yourself or your lady.

On Sale: Guess Women’s Faux Fur Obelize Boot

(faux fur… so PETA won’t come after you)

These look pretty hot (even though the one review they have on is 1 out of 5 stars) and I am sorta sure you will like them.


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But can you rock them? Do you know how? Will men take a look and say, “HELLO?”

If you want them, you can get them here on AMAZON.

DAMN those Reverse Denim Bespokes is nice!!!

(totally worth the time and bucks to make it)

Its got style, its smooth, not too flashy but will easily be notice. That is what I like about good design. These are the best  pair of Bespokes I have seen in a while.

And there is a video too???

Oh and did anybody notice those “Air 2 The Throne” boxes in the back? Hmmmmm….



On Sale: Converse Chuck Taylor Hi Roll Down at Finishline

(not your average Converse)

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Ladies you in luck if you want a casual kick that represents classic while doing a litle something for your “future look”.

I mean a super hi-top that rolls down isn’t new, but its looks new enough here. Its for that fresh look when everybody else has the same thing on.

On sale ONLY online at Finishline, so check them out HERE.

Jerremy Scott loves wings: adidas originals FIRE

(this guy REALLY loves wings)

I have to admit that the wings seem a little bit on the extra side of things but he does make them look good. This time he is using the black and orange colorway for that “I’m moving so fast, that I must have wings on my feet AND the wings are on fire” look

I guess that explains “Fire” being in the name of the sneaker.

Little tid-bits about the shoe:
Was Patrick Ewing signature kick back in he 20th century (1986 to be exact) originally called the Attitude

Currently this is now looked as an skate sneaker… Get it? Skating – motorcycle – good looking model? Well the pics still look good.

Info from

FINALLY!!! UNDFTD x Converse Poorman set to release Black Friday

(awwwww yeah I’m gettin these)

This has got to be my lucky day cause news of these coming back has totally lifted my spirits! And on top of everything the colorway is right up my alley. This will work for me.

These kicks release on black friday… A day that mad money will be flying out my pocket… Original news from shoes-up via

By the way… Anybody notice that SneakerNews has been making some big moves lately? Might have to write about that next week 😉


(ummm… what just happened here?)

Clearly Brand Jordan has a hit on it’s hands with the Jordan Vis Air, but this colorway just does not do the sneaker any justice at all.

The interesting thing I can say about this sneakers is that, at least from the pictures we have seen of it (modern VIA, there is something very interesting going on at the toe. It looks like there is some infused color lines on the patent leather.

Now that is different.

I guess if you are looking for something different and bright with a slash of color on the patent leather (tortoise marble… LOL) for an extra punch, then these kicks are for you. By the way, these kicks do have a couple of “firsts” in them (for example the marbling on the patent leather) so you could view them as collectables. The choice is yours.

Android Homme Propulsion… adults only need apply

(if only they were on sale now…)

These need to be on my feet now. This will be apart of the fall/winter line-up according to Nicekicks. This pair has grey distressed leather and it looks quite good.

Or maybe it how they took the shots… Naaaahhhhh, its gotta be the shoes.

I need these to be released for real. The question is, what will they cost when they come out? Normal Adroid Homme prices? Hmmm….

Air Jordan 13 “Premio” Bin 23 is ummmmm… interesting…

(well… now isn’t this snazzy)

As seen on Nicekicks, His Airness is releasing another pair of kicks under the Bin 23 montra of which will cost you a grip if you want one. I love the idea personally, but… and you had to know there was going to be a “but” in this… these are not the best colorway for the AJ13’s.

Don’t get me wrong, they look right (see more images by clicking RIGHT HERE) but I think for the higher price and quality materials, it could have been in a better colorway. It doesn’t have to be in the playoff colorway or one of the OG released colorways, but it didn’t have to be this colorway either.

Maybe this will grow on me like the Air Jordan 9 BIN 23 has… but I doubt it.

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My Nike Vandals (canvas) On Bridge

(now that is a nice shot 😉

Took this pic a while ago and figured I should post it here. I put those Nike Vandals to work for real. Its one of my more comfortable sneakers, not because it has all this tech in it (because it doesn’t), its because when I walk in them I feel like I am still on the ground.

Sometimes having allot of air isn’t the only way to go, and I think these Vandals prove that.

You can’t find these anywhere for sale unless you go to auction sites like eBay. the sneaker is made of canvas and is just right for the summer if you want a cool sneaker for a hot day.

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy the pic. Its big enough to be a wallpaper.