The Life and Culture of Kicks


On Sale: adidas Rose 4.0


[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





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


[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



Jordan CMFT Air Max 12 “South Beach”… man South Beach getting allot of love


So this is starting to get serious. I am beginning to think the whole Miami Vice look will actually come before 2011 ends (and I wouldn’t put it past somebody to try to do it either).

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The sneaker actually looks kinda nice. I would get it if I thought I could rock a sneaker with neon pink in it. I mean “I can see you from down the block” neon pink. Anyway, there are rockable no question, I’m just saying be careful cause they may hurt the eyes of people looking LOL

This is one of the really nice colorways for the CMFT line. I hope Brand Jordan keeps up with the good colorways and leaves the more plain colorways out of the mix.

No release date yet. First seen on


Air Max 360 Rejuvine8 – Preview Shots

(man, these things reflect)

For me, these kicks at the time I got them, are the second most comfortable sneaker I had ever worn (at that time, the top comfortable sneaker I had ever worn was the Reebok DMX 10) . They were light and pretty flexible.

And reflective…

Maybe that put people off, because they were hyper reflective, maybe because they were a nice bright green, or maybe it was the history of air printed on the sides of the sneaker.

One way or another, these kicks ended up on sale, and I bought them for 79.99 at Dr Jays many years ago. I guess, in some ways, that is what other people are doing today with the Air Max 2009 and that is the 160 price was too high, but once it went down to 129-139, all of a sudden, they were everywhere.

But once you put them on and wear them, you see why they are worth 160 and are more willing to buy it at that price too. Already did that once, and will be doing it again this weekend (getting those Air Attack 2010 in black/neon)

Plan on seeing a review of these kicks, more pics, and so forth once the site opens up. Just diggin in those sneaker crates…

Nike Shox USA… USA… USA…

(now these are some old kicks)

I don’t even remember when I got them, that is how old they are. And because I haven’t worn them in years, when I actually put them on a few days ago (to go work out… which I ended up not doing), they did some weird squeaking and just felt like someone scratching a chalkboard without the chalkboard.

While I don’t plan on doing a full review of these kicks, I do have a preview 2 minute video of the sneakers coming your way as well as some pics.

Man, I am digging in those crate boy… for real, I think I got some sneaker and shoes that I think deserve to get some shine.

Air Max 2010 AIR ATTACK – volt/volt on volt… still on sale yall so when you getting them?

(seriously, even Rihanna got them)

Ok, its not my style so I wouldn’t get them, but there is something very nice about them that is for sure. Maybe its the details the sneaker has that gives it the shadow play necessary to look good even in a solid colorway.

Whatever the reason they look good and extremely bold, the bottom line is that it can work as a fashion look if that is what you are looking for.

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You can get them RIGHT HERE at for $160

Air Jordan 5 TORO BRAVO in reflective

(reflectively amazing)

In my blurry pic that I hope comes out better when I take the shot later, you see the all glorous Toro Bravo. One of the more popular packs released way back when incuded the pair you see above as well as a mostly red brushed leather AJ5

It was a very unique pack to say the least. Count on a diggin in the sneaker crate review of them coming soon. More shots on the way also.

One thin I must say is that I am very impressed that years later the clear soles still are clear and have very little yellowing. Not sure how that came to be considering other kicks that never left the box are as yellow as hell… starting to think the box and the paper it came with may be the reason for this, but who knows.

Anybody else still have their Toro’s? How is your kicks doing?

Air Max 2010…. I really want these on my feet

(not sure bout those yellow laces though)

I am not a fan of yellow, but the sneaker has enough black to make the yellow not so beamingly yellow. Its a slick sneaker as far as I see it. Not sure why many in the sneakernets don’t like it as far as looks are concerned (and yet are floored by the look of the 2011… of which I am not sure about).

Make no mistake, no matter how bad or good the sneaker looks, this sneaker is AWESOMELY comfortable. Running in them is pretty cool too (but not the best for me though unless I am running on grass or track surface) and walking in them is totally freakin awesome.

Sooooooooo… the Air max 2010 is a must get. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.

I believe the Air Max 2010 is a Finishline exclusive (I think) but you can also get them at RIGHT HERE

(yeah i know i wrote on the air max 2010 before… expect me to do it again lol)

The LeBron 8… the sneakernets speaks!!!

(looking good for LeBron)

The LeBron 8  preview shots has hit the sneakernets and the sneakernets responds…

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For a sneaker that you can’t see the whole thing of, it sure got some interesting opinions from people. Me personally, I love it! I can not imagine how this sneaker can look bad given some of these shots – shots of which basically tell you what the sneaker looks like.

Its not going to be as light as the Kobe V’s (or IS it???) but I am sure they will perform really nicely. I may, just maybe, get a pair and play in them to see just how well they play.

But as far as the look department is conserned, they look real good so far. Can’t imagine what they are going to do with it when the colorways start coming out…

The Sneakernets SPEAKS!!!

BUT HERE IS THE QUESTION… what are people saying online on some of the biggest sneaker sites on the net? Lets take a look.


Air Luna Rejuven8… are these mid-tops???

(anyone willing to play ball in them?)

These are called one of the most comfortable sneakers… personally I have no idea because I have yet to try them on or do a wear and tear test on them, but from the reviews on the site seem to get them credit for being light weight and comfortable.

Although running small seems to be the norm, but most certainly is not a problem for most people (unless they don’t have your size).

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You can get them RIGHT HERE at

Nike Air Max Hyperize POP @ NikeStore

(you can see the light going through the sneaker)

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Now you know they hyperize is one of the better sneakers out for playing ball in but of course you want a specific colorway to match your style. I mean performance is good but it aint everything.

So he is the Hyperize POP… what is POP? Apparently POP (PlayOff Pack) is so important to Nike that you can only buy one at a time. Did I mention that it also has 3M reflection?

Mad sizes are still available at RIGHT HERE. So far there are 4 reviews on the site and they are all positive.

Nike Air Max 24-7 IN Neon

(so sweet!)

I feel like such a big dummee for not being able to find these on sale somewhere online where I usually get stuff… just for it to be on the website RIGHT HERE. They could have been in the house already.

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I’ll admit though I only want to get one of these (trying to stay on a budget this year… and next) but I like 3 of the 24-7 so far – the neons, the chili, and that 24-7 Air Attack with all reflective 3M material. Man… for a guy who doesn’t want to spend 1G on sneakers that will hardly get worn, I am sure trying to find ways to still spend the money (I will admit, I will be wearing the 4-7’s and the 2010 because they are to comfortable not to wear them all the time).

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Total Reflection – Nike Air Attack Pack 24-7

(I just can’t help myself)

Don’t have much to say that hasn’t been said before. If you want them you can get them RIGHT HERE at and as well.

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These things would probably blind drivers to the fact that you are in front of them instead of just seeing you .

Air Attack 24-7… now with faux horse hair

Is this sneaker a collectible? It sure is. Might not be the collectible most think of but it is very much something you may want in your climate controlled sneaker closet.

All part of the ever expanding Nike Air Attack of which is seemingly trying to bring back the better parts of 2007-08 color craziness. Remember that? It was bananas… like literally bright yellow banana colors all over the place lol

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You can get them RIGHT HERE along with other parts of the Air Attack Pack at

Fake horse hair… all for you (it actually looks pretty smooth in person), and plenty of air. I am sure, as people are finding out all over NYC, that the Air Max 2009 is a sneaker worth paying $160 for.

the Nike KD II is interesting…

(have to admit I love the simplicity)

Its not the best looking kick, nor is it the most popular, but it has something… not sure what. It just belongs on your feet for some reason. I would definitely ball in these, that’s for sure. Get more info HERE about them.

Nike ACG Woodside looks like a VERY popular boot in NYC right now

(well now these boots look familiar)

Should have posted this when I saw it originally in ’09. There is a boot in NYC that is the most popular boot that is only second to the Nike Boots and it is made by Polo (of all people) and when I saw this on NikeStore website I thought to myself that the saw the trend and came up with these.

I have no idea who is really first due to the fact that it takes time for a footwear design to make it out the door but it does look bad when one comes out first and then someone else seemingly comes out with something simulair.

Anyway, if you want the Nike Woodside (for whatever reason) you  can get them HERE at Footlocker.

Nike LunarElite… now shoes think for your feet… what’s next?

(its gonna be a good year)

Need a light? Need a light that thinks for your feet? Nike thinks so. Nike made 3 different types of “lunar” for you. This one is the LunarElite (the others are LunarSwift and Lunar Glide). Finishline also has them (but they don’t look the same for some reason).

NikeStore display for the new kicks is pretty fantastic. I don’t like NikeStore over use of flash but in this case it works really well (in fact Nike has improved its site sometime in the last few months and now uses less flash than before).

More on this later. Check out the site now by going HERE.

NIKE Air Toki

(one nice sneaker)

Still at if you are looking for it HERE.

Looks like NikeStore website got a little update…

(looking better NikeStore)

I won’t go into a big ole rant about it (maybe later… and will probably feature it on the main site too lol… FYI – usually keep the rants to the blog and as well as  my KicksOnFire blog where i may get a little more… direct shall we say) but I have to say the little touch up on the site just may make it worth going to the site to shop.

I hardly ever shop on the NikeStore and mainly it is because the site is TOTALLY flash based and it just gets annoying after a while. Maybe, one day, they will use flash far less but for now I have to say that the small update in the user interface is very noteworthy.

Check it out for yourself by clicking HERE


The name of the shoe in the  pic is the Nike Bandon Men’s Golf Shoe… in case you were wondering.

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.

On Sale: Nike Men’s Air Classic BW Textile SI on Finishline

(and it comes in different flavors as well)

Plenty of sizes left at Finishline right now so if you are into getting something a little different, you may want to pick these up. Currently the price has been slashed and it now costs $69.99

Can Anything Stop The Air jordan 16.5?… clearly the hottest .5 ever made?

(what colorway HASN’T been a hit?)

Whether its the BRED (Varsity Red vs Infrared anyone???), black and white, Cool Grey or whatever, its a hit. The picture above is the Air Jordan 16.5 Hoyas “G” (yeah I call them the G… not the official nickname but maybe it will catch on lol). First seen on Sneakerfiles with pics from

Will retros ever go out of style?

Who can’t put on these joints?

Now playing: Young Jeezy & Kanye West – Put On
via FoxyTunes

Nike Hyperdunk Manu Ginobili PE… now that’s what’s up

(marquee sole done it again!!!)

They Hyperdunk is one fine sneaker. sometimes it don’t look right depending on the colorway, but when don’t right you get creations such as what is pictured above. Head over to Sneaerfiles for the detail pic, especially the back of the sneaker.

the ladies seem to get the best colorways… New Air Max 2009+ in Black-Sport Red

(I can see the guys buying this one right now lol)

Nike has decided to show the ladies some real love with the Air Max 2009+ because release after release  or a new colorway seems to be on the ladies side. Sure the men get the Volt and silver-red colorways but the ladies have almost 4 different non-disputable hot colorways AT LEAST.

The Air max 2009+ is the most comfortable sneaker I have even worn. I am sure its the same for the women. If you run (or do allot of walking) in the city, this is a pair of kicks for you. Personally I like running on the track with my Air Max 2009+ and leave the sidewalk running to the adidas mega-bounce. But if I had to choose one, it would be the Air max 2009+

Get them at Finishline right now. PRICE BE DAMNED! You need this sneaker if you want to feel true comfort while walking or jogging (running… well maybe not so much… I think it really depends on how you run and your foot, but when does it not depend on that?)