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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.


One Womans Shoe Collection

(did you catch all the names and stores?)

Sales, whats comfortable and lots of store name drops. I am sure most ladies already know this, but hey I figured I post it anyway. Was looking for video and opinions on Cole Haan shoes. I was told by one person on Twitter than they are quite comfortable so it may be an option for those women who are tired of the hard shoe heel  feel.

Video by blackrraine


If you have a video of your shoe or sneaker collection, add a link here and I will be sure to pick the best and post it online. when you make the video try to also put as much info as possible in the Youtube info area.

In the future there will be contests so get your shoe game (and sneaker game) on!

Looks Like Finishline Stepped Its Game Up: Updated Website

Updated FinishLine

(looks like we got ourselves a updated site)

While browsing the net for new sneakers and shoes on sale, I headed to FinishLine (as usual) and noticed that the site got updated just a touch. It now features a slide show of featured items, links to your favorite sneaker lines, and tags to your, ou guessed it, favorite sneaker lines as well as specific sneakers or shoes on sale.

And a nice touch, some footwear companies get a special landing page (sometimes I hate that because I want to go directly to the sneakers) that actually looks good and is useful. Reeboks landing page (when you click on the category tag REEBOK) actually has info on it I want to see and they CLEARLY mark where I can click to get to the kicks I want to see (or all the kicks they have at Finishline)


In Sneaker News: If You Bought From Sports Authority Beware – Largest ID theft case ever

An ID case that has penetrated some of the most popular stores including Sports Authority and Discount Shoe Warehouse. 41 million credit and debit card numbers stolen all sorts of stores involved (not just footwear and sports stores I might add including TJ Max, Boston Market, Barnes and Noble). Some info was sold to other criminals and the rest was used to create duplicate cards.

And they did it using wireless networks of the stores.

They have no idea how much was stolen (but even if its low, it can in crease over time because they are now you with your identity) but TJ Max is saying it cost them over 200 million. This is a big deal ladies and gentelmen because we all shop online and we all shop in stores. These 11 individuals are just the beginning to what will be the next level of criminal activity… identity theft.

If you haven’t put your identity on lock yet, I think you should start thinking about it. Check your credit reports (from all 3 credit report bureaus… not point in just checking one) and go to of which is set up by the feds in joint with the 3 credit bureaus (ummm don’t go to free credit because the free isn’t so free after 7 days and no I never used the product but I am HIGHLY suspect of those commercials… even though they are pretty good commercials)

Be careful out there and happy sneaker and shoe shopping!

More info here. You may want to read it.

I Know I Have Seen The Sharkleys – Part I

I know I have seen sneakers in the store. I know I did. It was in all black but I don’t remember any straps or such items on the sneakers.

To convince myself that they actually have the full size available in NYC (and at least this sneaker is about to release everywhere maybe this Friday) I will go back to the store and see if they were actually the Sharkleys. If they weren’t, they sure looked like them.

More news on this later in Part II