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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.

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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
01/11/11

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MASTER Chief Custom Dunks by Daniel Reese

masterchief - Custom Dunks by Daniel Reese(wow)

This has to be one of the coolest freaking customs I have seen in a while. Once again Daniel Reese has done it again with a pair of kicks that you can purchase as customs. This basically makes your pair special beyond belief. You can get these for 180 euros (don’t have any idea how much that is in dollars… but I am going to guess that it is over $200)

Check out Daniel Reese’s blog for more customs and so forth HERE

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Now playing: Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
via FoxyTunes



Wow… $460 Bucks For The Air Jordan 11 SPACE JAM

Air Jordan 11 Space Jams Available Early at SupremexClientele

(that’s a whole lot of dough… talk about braking bread)

And I quote from Nicekicks.com:

The shoes will be $175 when they release later this year, but if you want to get them early, eBay seller SUPREMExCLIENTELE is offering them with Buy It Now’s for $460…about $300 more than the sticker price.

Is $460 too much to, not only get yours first, but to ensure you get them at all? There were some complaints about the price and it being so far above the original $175 (which is also higher than the original cost of the AJ11’s) but I would conclude that this is one special sneaker release and people want the early beat on these sneakers.

And school is starting soon too

And in NYC you have the Labor Day parade and all the parties the few days before the parade. That’s a whole lot of showing off your swagger (gawd I hate that word).

I wish/hope that Brand Jordan makes sure that there are enough AJ11’s to buy even though it is a limited release. I had no problem getting the “quickstrike” and “limited” of a few Jordans (which made me wonder if quickstrike and limited means the same thing anymore), but I just hope that when they say limited for the AJ11, what it really means is “hurry up and get to the store but you don’t have to stand online”.

More info and shots of the AJ11 on Nicekicks.com


What If? Sample Concept of Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Low – Yellow Lobster

Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Low - Yellow Lobster Sample

(AWESOME… ok I really have to stop saying that…)

Concepts x Nike SB Dunk Low - Yellow Lobster

(could this possibly be the next Concept Lobster catch?)

Relax everybody. Don’t start planning on how you are going to stand on line for a pair of yellow sneakers (lol at the color choice but its still a hot sneaker). This is strictly a sample that was given to friends and family of Nike SB (according to Sneaker news.com) and there are only so many pairs of it made.

34 pairs to be precise.

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Apparently, The Half Cent Penny Hybrid Has Released In Some (1) Store(s)

Dark Knight Black on Black HALF CENT PENNY

(FootAction did a surprise release????)

Can they give a brother a break? I mean seariously, I have been wanting these kicks for a minute now, waiting for ANY news that has to do with there release and then BAM like a brick wall in the face at 50 miles an hour I see a Tweet from @Nicekicks about someone buying a pair at a FootAction in NYC… MY HOMETOWN!!!

Can’t get over there… don’t have the money set aside for them even if I could… and they will be probably gone by the time I do get there… well, lets hope that other stores release this sometime next week so that maybe I can get one too.

EDIT

Now wit video from someone who went to go and get it:

I am still in shock. I am also quite mad as well, but i have to admit that this could actually be a way for people who really want to buy the sneaker to wear or keep can actually get them and avoid those people who buy them just to sell them for cash.

Hmmmm… I wonder if this will set the sneaker-nets on fire this week as the word gets passed around.


Lawd Have Mercy… Any News On The Air Jordan 14.5?

From sneakerfiles and kenlu - Air Jordan 14.5 Renders(why lawd, just tell me why no news on this yet?)

No news that I am aware of on  these proposed sneaker hybrid between the AJ14 and the AJ15. I hope they are still planning on releasing these in the future. There were no mock up or samples of this sneaker so all I have to go on is the drawing done by Kenlu

Pic via Sneakerfiles


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.


Ok, This Is The Joint – Nike Air Force 1 x Huarache Hybrid

Nike Air Force 1 x Huarache Hybrid - White / White - Ice

(as seen on everyblog everywhere cause they so freakin HAWT)

(thank you Weeklydrop and Sneakerfiles for this one!!!)

Oh course I still have just on critisims… where exactly is the Huarache part of this sneaker???? lol I guess that would be my one problem with this sneaker. A Huarache patch and a symbol through the ice does not a huarache make. Maybe there is some detail I am not reading that makes these more huarache than they look… but I aint seein’ it lol

Other than that, these things are freakin AWESOME (I told myself to stop saying that word but its the first thing that comes to my mind). Clean white and the transucent light blue sole just sets it off so nicely it makes you cry. Its suppossed to release this summer (or spring) of this year. Hopefully it will not be one of those quick strike numbers they pull on us (although I will admit it should be limited but just not super limited… like thos 1/2 Hybrid Penny’s right?)

You are going to want to see more pictures so head toward the Weekly Drop for more info. Via Sneakerfiles.com


Video: Air Jordan I commercial – Banned

Doesn’t that bring back memories? Well, doesn’t it? Do you think Air Jordan should bring back the AJ1’s that ORIGINALLY released way back when (no patent leather please, spank you very much). I know he said (or some people in his team said) that there will be no more retros for a while (although they seem to be breaking that rule already… mad AJ1’s releasing this year in crazy colorways much like the Air Force One of many years past) but I would love to get a true Old Love Pack out to the masses.

I call it the TRUE Old Love Pack (with original colorways from the original release).


Are You A HyperDunk Victim? HyperDunk Recovery Center

Hahaha this is too funny. I like the video and I like what Nike is doing with the Hyperdunk push… even though the sneaker itself looks ok aka not great (depending on colorway)… and I think these sneaker will be a revolution in how sneakers are built. Light weight and ready to play, what’s better than that? It’s definitively made for those who actually play sports and may catch on with the casual wearer too if the colorways are right (like the Mcfly Hyperdunk).

Oh and more HyperDunk drama:

LMAO

This is too much! I have to find out who the ad company who thought of this. Its pretty good.


Found This on Oy Girl: Chocolate Shoes for Real!!!

Chocolate High Heel Shoe

OMG!!! Real Chocolate shoes from Gayle’s Chocolate

Thank you OY Girl for this one. I do not think I would have found this without my fellow WordPress blogger. This confectionary MASTERPIECE actually looks like a womens high heel shoe. I now know what to get one of my friends lol I think she will love this one (especially after giving up a expensive pair of shoes).

Here is a description of the sweet candy:

And you thought Nordstrom’s was the place for the shoe-obsessed? Clearly this is a designer shoe that is a fit for anyone with a taste for gourmet chocolate. All shoes are handmade and no two are alike. Shoe measures seven inches long, 5-1/2 inches high and includes the poly purse.

Hawt! And they have other shoes too… makes me think is Pastry still makes pastries lol (by the way, I’ll admit, even though I am a guy, that Pastry shoes are hot)


Freshest Fusion EvARRRR: AJ Fusion Force V Fire Red with VIDEO

HAWT DARN LOL

You have seen the Fusion V’s before, and they look great (ATTENTION JORDAN BRAND… PLEASE REMOVE THE 23 THANK YOU LOL) well now, once again thanks to MaplewoodBootCamp, we have a video of how it may look when we all get them.

Plus there is an EXTRA bonus at the end of the video. lol He must have been voting for those Reeboks in the Sneaker Final Four on Nicekicks/Complex, yes?

By the way, the video above was a video response (at least that is what it says on YouTube) to this original video set up by The Shoe Game.com. You wanna see it? He it go:

6 minutes of stuff is allot of… stuff. For more info about the sneaker click here.


Still Looking For Air Jordan 8 Aquas? Go To FinishLine

Jordan Men’s Retro 8

On finishline.com RIGHT NOW hurry!

Just when you thought there is NO WAY IN THE WORLD that you are going to get the Air Jordan 8 “Aquas”, here they are again! I do not know how long Finishline had them on there site, but they got them now. Many the bigger sizes only from 12 to 18

Hey remember this post: Still Looking For The Aquas? FinishLine

LOL, I’m telling you, Finishline needs to have a RSS feed or something when it does stuff like this or maybe a Flickr channel so its easier to see what highly popular model is coming out or is available again. I can’t be up 5 o’clock in the morning all the time browsing the interwebz to find this tuff.

So if you still want it, you better go get them now while they are there. Finishline.com also still has the orange blaze AJ 8’s available too if you wan that. Sizes are limited for them also.


Nike Air Force 1 Canvas Supreme KNICKS

Nike Air Force 1 Canvas Supreme Max Air – Knicks on SNEAKERNEWS.com

 Nike Air Force 1 Canvas Supreme Max Air

 

Wow! I like this! maybe it because I’m into canvas this year or something. Anyway, these look fabulous. I don’t like the NY Knicks colors (that what this is based off of according to Sneakernews.com), but I like the way this is done. the gum orange sole and the blue canvas just works right. The white-white also works and the plastic clean transparent mid-sole (using that new Air Force One 25 Anniversary mid-soles) finishes the job of making this sneaker a really cool addition to anyones footwear collection.

Too bad it doesn’t have the Air Zoom in the front like the high-tops. Then again it might not make the sneaker look that much better. No matter what, I hope NIKE makes some more cool canvas sneakers. CitySole has them on stock but be warned that i never shopped there so do your dilegance when buying sneakers online. Admittedly, Citysole is mentioned on many sneaker blogs so I guess they are ok.


Christ The King LeBron Nike Zoom V

Chirst The King Nike Zoom Lebron V

Chirst The King Nike Zoom Lebron V

(courtesy of Nicekicks.com)

House of Hoops did it again! Me loves you House of Hoops!!! Nicekicks got the pictures and you should head over there to see the details. I have to say, for a sneaker that I don’t like stylewise, there are some really fantastic colorways for it.

Umm… one thing though… while using google-fu I found some shots on Kenlu on the same sneaker….

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AJ 14.5 – Still Waiting For The Release…

From sneakerfiles and kenlu - Air Jordan 14.5 Renders

Haven’t heard any news on these yet… no real pictures or nothing. They are supposed to come out this year but I haven’t heard any news of them since late last year.

So what’s up Jordan? Where are my 14.5’s?


Air Jordan Countdown Pack: 16 + 7 = HARE Air?

 Air Jordan 16 from the Coundown Pack

+

Air Jordan 7 MAYBE

 =

The Greatest Countdown Pack EVAR!!! 

 !!!!

Set to release in June of 2008 (the 21 to be exact… but they may change the release date or something). More info on The Shoe Game right here and right there.

But you know what…

My question is when will these come out: (more…)


Is LeBron leaving the Cavs? Nike Zoom Lebron 5 Yankees

On Yahoo sports: Lebron On His Way to NY?

I don’t like the LeBron 5 but their are some colorways that are coming out that are either pretty good or great. Ok, ok… that is not the point here. The issue at hand is will Lebron leave once the new Nets stadium is built? Remember, King James is closely connected to one of the owners of the Nets… Jay-Z. Also remember that there will be (maybe) a new Nets stadium in Brooklyn? Interesting…

This:

 Jay Z and Lebron James at the Second Annual 2 Kings Dinner

(from KDU Consulting)

Plus this:

LeBron Yankee 5- part II

Equals: Lebron James coming to the NY Nets 2010

 

The Cavs are worried. Having sneakers like the Mr. Basketball and now the Zoom LeBron Yankees and events such as the 2 Kings (second annual no less) could mean that when the time is right, he will leave Ohio. Plus after that performance in NY against the Knicks a couple of days ago, I can bet people are going to wonder what it will be like if he played for NYC. Just look at these shots of him playing at MSG:

LeBron Playing in the Zoom 5 Yankees

Is LeBron really that tall? (picture source The Shoe Game)

 

LeBron Playing in the Zoom 5 Yankees

Lebron doing the crossover (picture source The Shoe Game)

 

LeBron Playing in the Zoom 5 Yankees… too crazy

this is just 2 of the points scored of the 50 that night (source: The Shoe Game)

 

Yes sir, March 5 2008 will go down in history. LeBron scored 50 points and the Cavs won 119-105. LeBron got 10 assists and 8 rebounds.

Sneakerfiles has some incredible shots of the shoe if you want more.


New Back To School Pack = The Notebook Collection

Nike Notebook Collection + More ‘08 Catalog Pics

The Notebook Collection from TheShoeGame

Here is the first Back to School pack with the composition dunks. Apparently Nike loves the idea of the composition look and is creating another pack of sneakers that all have the composition look.

This time the composition is not a dunk, it is a Vandal, Air Max 90 and a Dunk low (so if you have the hightop dunk and you get this pack, not you will have both hi and low of the same design).

To me the Vandal looks the best but the second best looks the coolest: The Air Max 90 will probably get more points even though it is not the best looking. The low Dunk seems lame… but considering that you could match it up with your hightop, I have to say it belongs.

How much will all of this cost? Well, based off of the last pack, I will guess that the normal prices of each sneaker will stand. So whatever the current Vandal costs (or the Air Max 90 and Dunk Lo) will be the cost of the notebook look.

Set to release in August (and hopefully Nike will actually release it when they say).

OH AND CHECK OUT THE OTHER STUFF THE SHOE GAME POSTED IN THE SAME POST WITH THE NOTEBOOK COLLECTION!!! Some of what Nike will release in 08 Air Wildwood (never heard of it), Huarache 08, Air Flightposite, more dunks and other retro sneakers.


Wait A Minute… Air Jordan 24???

Air Jordan XX4 (24) Conceived! -From Sneakerfiles.com

What happened to “Air Jordan 23 will be the last one“???

Below is the special edition AJ 23

Air Jordan 23 - University Blue Titanium

 

So wait a minute here… according to Sneakerfiles, the guys at Brand Jordan have completed (or almost completed) work on the Air Jordan 24. Now this is my theory:

  • With sneakers, much like cars, you have to start the deign process early… depending on what you are trying to do it could be a 2 to 5 year cycle or more
  • They (Brand Jordan) decided to make Air Jordan 23 the last one after they almost finished AJ24 (and any related lifestyle products like sweat pants, jackets and junk)
  • They got the new contract with Nike for another 22 years after negotiations and one of the stipulations was to continue with the Air Jordan main line of sneaker (Team Jordan, retros, and special player sneakers were never effected)

Now no one AS OF YET has said that there will be a AJ24… they just said that they have developed it. My personal view of this is that brand Jordan would do better if it did not continue the Micheal Jordan basketball sneaker Air Jordan beyond 23. Going forward will muddy the waters of what is a classic sneaker line. Sure, coninue the team jordan sneakers, player excusives, fusions, retros and even remakes of whatever, but no more Air Jordans.

What they CAN do that will be somewhat respected from the sneaker community is that if the line does continue, it will be straight casual sneakers not made for the court specifically. Air Jordan 24 (since they made it already) can be a limited edition only sold at NikeTowns and whatnot… one colorway only. After that AJ 25-45 (I assume that 45 will be the new number that they will not go beyond) will be casual sneakers that may be played on the court but is really for just chillin. It will be along the lines of Jordans first (and second) retirement type of look (which I hated… so maybe not so much EXACTLY like that).

Anyway, I look forward to hearing what Sneakerfiles and other bloggers) have to say about this.


Top 10 Sneakers… according to Chris Vidal

 Top 10 Sneakers of 2007 – Chris Vidal

 Cement Air Jordan Spizike

 

You know what time of the year it is when you start seeing top ten lists all over the place (unless you are on Digg.com of which you will see lists all the time). Well, here is another list for ya. Do you have any of this sneakers? I don’t!!!! I agree with most of the list especially those Foamposites and the Grey Spizikes.

Take a look at the list. Every pic has a picture and a reason why its on the list. Man, why did I get the “Do The Right Thing” Spiz’ikes? I should have gotten the Grey’s… Oh well.

http://formatmag.com/features/top-10-sneakers/


On Sale 2008: The Year of Air Jordan – Air Jordan Fusion 12

Jordan Men’s AJF 12
White/Black/Taxi on EASTBAY

AJF12 Fusion with Box

Nicekicks.com: Air Jordan 12 x Air Force 1 Fusion

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Air Jordan 23 – Limited Edition University Blue from Sneakerfiles

Air Jordan 23 - University Blue Titanium

Straight out the mouths of Sneakerfiles.com

 

 The more I see of the new (and last) Air Jordan 23, the more I like it. Now this. I even like the pattern. It has a classic look to it; kinda like those sox your grandfather used to wear with his suits.

I do not like that “fin” in the back of the new (and last… did I say that before?) Air Jordan 23. I look forward to reading that Slam article on these and the other colorways of this last non-team, non-retro, non-lifestyle, king of all sneakers…

Nicekicks and Sole provides some more pictures of this sneaker with its crystal like soul. Just in case you are lazy, here is one shot:  (more…)