Top 5 Sneaker Releases This Weekend

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Take a deep breath. Now exhale. You made it through another workweek, and the glorious weekend is upon you. And a glorious weekend it certainly is, as it’s full of fire kicks every way you look. Since there’s a lot of options we’re ranking our favorites, so without further ado, here’s the top 5 sneaker releases this weekend.

5. Concepts x Diadora N9000 “Concepts Pack”-Today, $N/A

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Concepts and Diadora wanted to pay homage to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack on a classic sneaker with this collab, and they did just that. The black and white blocking is done very tastefully, and the red top eyelet adds just a little extra steez. Another great runner collab from Boston’s best. read more


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Drop Everything You’re Doing, Drake’s “Views” Is Out Now

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In case you were in bed mad early last night or were disconnected from the Internet and missed it somehow…Drake dropped his highly anticipated album Views yesterday. The biggest album of the year this far, it’s got bangers like “Hype” and “Still Here”, but also has the more introspective cuts that Drake’s so well known for, like “Weston Road Flows”.

It’s a fine body of work from Drizzy, and you should do yourself a favor and go cop it on iTunes right now, or stream it on Apple Music if you’re a subscriber. Here’s the link to buy…what are you waiting for? Go pay your respects (or respecks, as Birdman might say). read more


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Release Dates: Does The Day Of The Week Matter?

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Saturday. A day of the week that most of the general populace spends either relaxing, getting stuff done around the house (if you’re a middle-age suburbanite), or fighting off a hangover (if you’re a 20-something like us). It’s also a great day of the week for any sneaker fan, as it’s often a Jordan release day.

Jordans and Saturdays have become¬†synonymous. They’re tied together. Everyone knows the heat is coming out on Saturday, and everyone has money because they just got paid the day before. It works out great. However, sometimes things get switched up. That’s what happened this week as the Jordan X “NYC” was released yesterday, on a Wednesday. Rather peculiar, right? read more


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DIY: Give A Custom Sneaker Project A Try

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Here at KicksOneTwo, we’re all about individuality. We firmly believe that being yourself and doing your own thing are very important. We believe that one way you can express your individuality is through your kicks and gear, and a great way to do just that is to try out a custom sneaker project a try.

“Wait a second” you may find yourself saying. “I can’t paint. I don’t know how to sew either. How am I supposed to make a custom?” Well thankfully, there are several simple things you can do to put your personal touch on something. We can’t all be custom wizards like our buddy MPLS Customs¬†(do yourself a favor and hit that link if you haven’t seen his work..you’re in for a treat), but we can all try out a DIY project, and it can be something simple. read more


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Sneaker Bots: Good or Bad??

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Let’s be honest: copping shoes online is a chore. You’ve got to have the speed of a sprinter and the reflexes of a Gold Glove-winning shortstop to hit on a pair of hyped shoes on any website. If you don’t get the shoes in your cart and check out mere seconds after they drop, you aren’t getting them. It’s a pain in the ass and can lead to a lot of unnecessary stress.

But what if there was a solution? What if there was something that you could use to cop effortlessly and not have to worry about your fingers fumbling on the keyboard as you attempt to type in your card’s security code? Well, there is. read more


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Music Mondays: April 25th

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For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we bring you one of our favorite tracks off of A$AP Ferg‘s recently released album, “Always Strive And Prosper”. Here’s “Yammy Gang”, featuring the A$AP Mob and Tatiana Paulino


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Sunday Remembrance: Classic Prince Clips

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We’re still reeling from Prince’s passing here at KicksOneTwo. He was tremendously important and influential all over the world, but here in his hometown of Minneapolis, his presence was felt like none other, and he’s missed greatly. As it’s Sunday, we figured it was only right to pay our dues and share a few of our favorite Prince clips with you. Enjoy.

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At the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince tore the roof off the building with a fantastic guitar solo. The effortless confidence he portrayed, and the solo itself are nothing short of incredible. He was on stage with legends like Tom Petty and Steve Winwood, and outshined them by a long shot. Incredible. read more


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Put Some Respek On It: Birdman’s “Best” Sneaker Collabs

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Yesterday was an epic day for the Internet.

Birdman, of Cash Money fame (or infamy, depending on who you ask), made a brief visit to the world famous Breakfast Club morning show on New York radio station Power 105.1. The visit was brief because he started tripping the moment he came through the door, berating the hosts and telling them to put some “respek” on his name. He made a fool of himself, and has become the laughingstock of the internet. If you feel like watching it again, we’ve got it for you right here. read more


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Purple Rain: 5 Of Our Favorite Purple Kicks

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The world lost a legend yesterday. Prince, of Purple Rain fame passed away at 57. His impact was felt all over the world, and especially here in Minneapolis, as his fans turned out in droves to honor him and his memory.

As Minnesotans, we felt a need to pay homage to Prince in our own way. We could write about his music..but that’s been done, and we’re not a music-centric website (even though we do hope you enjoy Music Mondays!). Besides his music, Prince was known for his love of purple, so we thought we’d bring together 5 of our favorite purple kicks, in no particular order. We can only hope that Prince himself would approve of these purple beauties….so we’ll get right to it. read more


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The Adidas NMD Runner Is The Shoe Of The Moment

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It’s gearing up to be a big summer for Adidas. They’ve got a bunch of new lifestyle shoes dropping. More Kanye footwear should be hitting shelves soon. Superstars and Stan Smiths can be spotted all over the place. They’re winning. But out of all their models, nothing has captured the moment quite like the NMD Runner.

The price is reasonable. They’re relatively easy to get your hands on with a little work and not a ton of cash (unlike the Yeezy 350 Boost, the other shoe of the moment, which is hard to find and prohibitively expensive). They come in a wide swath of colors. They’re comfortable. They work with any outfit. They’re a great throw on and go shoe. With summer right around the corner, they’ll only become more popular. read more


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