Happy Halloween! Today we’re bringing you a very rare Starting Five. Our homie Dallas was kind enough to let us shoot the five kicks that he’s currently got in rotation. There’s a lot of fire in this Starting Five, so make sure that your monitor doesn’t overheat while you’re checking out the pictures. Without further ado, here’s Dallas’s five!
1. Jordan Black Infrared VI
Dallas Says: The silhouette of the Jordan VI is dope, and this is such a clean colorway. It’s the first shoe Mike won a ring in too, what’s not to love?read more
It’s Friday, the day before Halloween, and we’re staring November right in the face. October has flown by this year, and it was a month full of dope releases and big news in the sneaker world. We’re rolling into the holiday season with a lot of momentum, and seeing as there’s a lot coming our way in November, we though it would be only right to list a few of the shoes that we’re the most excited for. Get your wallets ready…it’s going to be a long month, with a whole lot of fire.read more
By now, we’re all used to being bombarded with releases each and every week. All of the major sneaker manufacturers hit us with something new — in many cases, they hit us with multiple new sneakers — weekend after weekend. With this continutal release cycle, my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds are always blown up with this “shoe of the day.” Release information, pictures, purchase links, post-release “This is BS!” tweets, and more all flood my timelines for the day. It’s getting to be too much to handle.read more
There’s always those moments in the sneaker game where you think you’ve had enough. Maybe you’ve struck out on one too many releases. Maybe you’re sick of resellers. Maybe you’re just having one of those days where you can’t help but think “Damn, why do I have so many boxes stacked up in my house?”
Sometimes when unfortunate instances like the ones listed above come up, you think about hanging it up. About getting out of the game. About “retiring” from sneakers, a la Jeremy Guthrie.read more
As much as we all hate it, reselling is part of the sneaker game. People who are out to make a quick buck will cop limited kicks and flip them for well over the box price. As long as there’s more demand than supply for sneakers, there will always be resellers and there’s really not a whole hell of a lot we can do about that.
As someone who doesn’t care for paying over box price for kicks (I’ve never spent more than $50 over retail), I often find myself wondering about a few things: Who actually pays resell prices? Do people who pay resell prices feel bad about it? Would there ever be a sneaker that I wanted badly enough to pay resell prices?read more
It’s been almost a month since the last edition of Sunday Sneaker Ramblings, and as there was a lot that went on in the sneaker world this week, it’s only right that Sunday’s article briefly touches on everything important that went down over the last seven days.
Let’s start off with the Air Mag announcement, the biggest news in sneakers this past week. Earlier in the week, I discussed how I really liked the way Nike was handling the release (a link to the article is here if you’d like to check it out), and after a few days of thinking about it, I’m still very much of the same opinion. I’ll never have enough cash to get my hands on a pair, but it’s dope that they’re keeping something that special super limited. I will say that I’m surprised hypebeasts weren’t more upset about the news. Most people seem to be in full support of the release method and the proceeds going to charity. Chalk up a win for the sneaker community because of that.read more
Want to know something really great about sneakers and the sneaker game as a whole?? There’s a lot of inspiration to be found. From creative collaborations, to innovative shop layouts, to new and fresh ways to release sneakers, there’s always something occurring well ahead of the curve.
However, what I draw the most inspiration from in the sneaker game is the designers themselves. The best designers can cook up a mind-blowing new sneaker, or create a colorway so dope that it looks like it came from heaven.read more
Last week, I was lucky enough to be able to cop the white Supreme Retro 5’s off of Supreme’s website when they initially released. I know, I know. Not another Supreme 5 post. Trust me, I’ve seen more than my fair share of them this past week, but I like to think I view things a little differently than others. Here are my honest thoughts on Supreme as a whole, and the Supreme 5’s:
These shoes are actually the first item I’ve ever purchased from Supreme in my life. “What?? A teenage sneakerhead that doesn’t own any Supreme clothing??” Crazy, isn’t it? To be quite frank, I’ve never really got into all of the Supreme hype. I have been interested in buying a box logo hoodie, among some other pieces, and I’ve always been intrigued by the “godliness” of the brand to streetwear-heads, but I’ve never pushed myself to buy anything. The prices are just way too high. Now, if I wasn’t paying for college, and was making some really good money, there’s no doubt I’d be buying some Supreme. However, I’m not, so I don’t. For now, I’ll pass on drop after drop without a care in the world about it.read more
If you were anywhere near a computer, phone, tablet, or television yesterday, you already saw the news. On the date that Marty McFly was sent to in Back To The Future Part II, Nike announced that his shoes from the movie (the Air Mag) will be releasing with a power-lacing system. Some thought they’d drop today, but all we got was a pair of Bruins (still a dope shoe!) that were worn in the film as well.
Hypebeasts and resellers all over the world were surely disappointed with the news, but I for one was very happy with how Nike handled everything. A shoe that has as much cultural impact as the Air Mag should be given special treatment, and Nike did just that.read more