Hope everyone’s getting a chance to relax after a long workweek. The grind was real for myself and the rest of the KicksOneTwo staff, and I’m sure it was for you too.
Welcome to the first edition of a new thing I want to try out, Sunday Sneaker Ramblings! There’s a lot that goes on in the sneaker world week to week, and most of the news is small enough that it’s not worthwhile to write a full article on.
However, this news is still relevant to the culture and the game as a whole, and deserves to be touched on. I’m going to speak briefly about whatever caught my eye in the sneaker game this past week…and as always, discussion is encouraged! Feel free to drop your opinion in the comments, or hit us on Twitter! There’s nothing better than a good discussion.
First off, I enjoyed a few of this weekend’s releases. The Air Max 95 is my favorite Air Max of all time…and the release of the classic Volt color way (especially with the dope OG box) was pretty cool. Definitely a pair that needed to be added to my collection.
It was also dope to see people’s reaction to the Question Lows that came out yesterday. Usually, when you work in a sneaker store (like I do), you only really see people get hyped about whatever Jordan is dropping. However, Iverson still seemingly evokes serious nostalgia as well, as several people were extremely excited to get their hands on the Questions. A few people even doubled up!
Seeing everything about the Converse Chuck 2 made for some interesting conversation as well. Understandably, the updated version of a classic drew some ire from people who (justifiably so) think “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The Chuck Taylor is the most legendary and important athletic shoe of all time (article coming about how significant it really is this week!), and it’ll be interesting to see what the response to the modernized version is.
That’s it for this week’s sneaker ramblings! Feel free to share anything sneaker related that was on your mind this week with us! As stated above, we don’t think there’s anything better than a good discussion.