Happy Halloween! Sneaker Horror Stories

Happy Halloween, KicksOneTwo fam!

We figured that as Haloween is a time of “horror” in some aspects (word to Freddy Kruger and Jason Voorhees), it was only right to include a list of “sneaker horrors” that most sneakerheads have had to deal with at least once or twice. Enjoy the list, and have a very happy Halloween! If you can think of any other funny “sneaker horrors”, please feel free to let us know in the comments!

-When your shoes show up in the mail, and look like B-grades. read more


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Staff Pickups: Nike Flyknit Trainer

You can never go wrong with an outlet steal, and that’s just what Ross got earlier this week when he picked up a pair of Flyknit Trainers for only $70 at the Albertville Nike outlet. Check out the pictures below, and be sure to go get yourself a pair (there’s a full size run in stock!)

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The Thirst Is Real: The Jordan XI Brings Out The Worst In Sneakerheads

It normally starts about three months early. The text message from someone you haven’t talked to in a few months. The Facebook message from someone you haven’t talked to in even longer. They’re both asking the same question: “Hey man, can you help me get those XI’s that are coming out this holiday season?”

As anyone who’s ever worked in a sneaker store can tell you, it’s a fall ritual: People who you haven’t talked to in a long time or are simply not close with will bug you about the XI’s for months and months on end. For some reason, the holiday release seems to bring out the worst in most sneakerheads, and also shows a bad side of folks who are just into shoes casually or not at all. read more


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Kick Pic: October 28th

For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of KicksOneTwo homie Tomi rocking the Nike Roshe Run NM “France”.


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Sneaker Battle: LeBron James VS Michael Jordan

The greatest to ever play the game and the heir apparent to the throne. The past versus the present. Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James.

Don’t get it twisted. Even though a piece comparing them as basketball players would be interesting, we’re here to talk about their shoes. Does LeBron have what it takes to top Michael in terms of influence and total sales, or is Michael so far ahead of LeBron that it’s not even slightly worth discussing? Let’s take a look.

The first area that we’ll look at is influence on the culture, and this is an area that Michael wins running away. Not only have his shoes continued to endure as iconic style pieces for all types of people, they continue to inspire fervor in loyal collectors all over the world. Although there are people that are just as loyal to their LeBron collections, nothing tops the craziness of any Jordan fan. Plus, Michael’s shoes have been selling since ’85, and although LeBron is on his 12th signature model (which is no small feat), Michael gets the edge in this one. read more


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Sneak Peek: Jordan XIII “Grey Toe”

The Jordan XIII “Grey Toes” don’t release until next month, but the KicksOneTwo staff thought we’d bring you some early snaps. The quality on the shoe is solid if not exceptional, with a glaring weakness being a cheap-looking carbon fiber plate on the botton. Will you be willing to drop $185 on these? Let us know, and enjoy the pictures!

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To Rock Or Not To Rock: Wearing Kicks In The Winter

As Minnesota sneakerheads, it’s a problem we’re faced with every winter (Winter may seem far away, but it’ll sneak up on you before you know it). Do you rock your dopest kicks, or do you leave them in the box? You look outside, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to snow, but it’s wet all over the sidewalk and it also appears there’s lots of salt chilling everywhere. Do you dare??

As someone who’s been through many a Minnesota winter, I’m here to tell you it’s not at all worth it, and offer you some stylish suggestions for winter kicks. Put the white/suede/super icy kicks back in the box and take a look at this list of do’s and don’ts. When that first patch of nasty winter weather hits, you’ll be thankful that you did. read more


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Kick Pic: October 23rd

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It’s a back-to-back Kick Pic kind of week! For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of Ross┬árocking the Jordan IX “Slim Jenkins”


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