TODAY: TCSAX 7 at the Mayo Clinic Square

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Today’s the day.

At noon, the Mayo Clinic Square (right by the Target Center) will be taken over by sneakerheads, music lovers, and artists as TCSAX 7 is finally upon us. Got your ticket already? Good on you. Don’t have your ticket yet? There’ll be a limited amount of tickets at the door.

Come out! The sneaker community doesn’t gather en masse frequently, so it’s important to show up. You’ll get a chance to see your friends as well as meet some new people, and there’s a good chance you’ll be leaving with a new pair of kicks or some gear. Vendors like Create Karma and Vintage Pooleboy will have tables of dope stuff for you to peruse. read more


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Catching The Oop: The Proper Conduct

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There are few things in the sneaker game that are better than catching an oop. You struck out on a hyped-up sneaker that you really wanted….but lo and behold, your homie came through and tossed you an oop on the kicks that you wanted so badly. Maybe he got lucky on a raffle. Maybe he hit on a random draw online. Doesn’t matter how you got tossed the oop as long as you caught it.

You got plugged, and you need to treat the plug with respect. There’s a few simple guidelines to make sure that the person who tossed you the pop feels good about doing it, and we’ve got them right here for you. read more


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TONIGHT: Father, Bobby Raps, and Martin Sky at the Cabooze

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It’s going down tonight at the Cabooze.

Red Bull Sound Select and Greenroom Magazine have come together and set up a banger of a show that’ll only set you back $3 with an RSVP (which you can do right here).

The always-touring Father will be blessing the stage along with St. Paul’s own Bobby Raps, Martin $ky, and DJ sets from TIIIIIIIIIIP and KicksOneTwo homie BVCKWOODS. Father’s shows always get turnt, and with $3 first come, first serve tickets (the RSVP only enables you to buy a $3 ticket at the door, it doesn’t guarantee you a spot in the show), it’s going to be even rowdier than usual. Hit the link up top to RSVP, check the tracks below to get a feel for the artists if you’re not already familiar, and be ready to get lit. read more


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Three For #3: Allen Iverson’s 3 Best Signature Shoes

Allen Iverson was elected into the Hall of Fame this week. One of the best to ever do it, he was beloved by basketball fans around the world for his skill, his heart, and his attitude. He received the highest personal honor a basketball player can earn, and he fully deserves it.

But he wasn’t just loved for what he did on the court…he was also loved for his dope signature footwear that left an impact on sneakerheads everywhere. So we’re honoring AI in the best way we know today…by ranking his three best signature shoes. Put on your shooting sleeve and your headband, we’re getting right to it. read more


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The Jordan XVII: A Refreshing Change Of Pace

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There’s a retro release this weekend.

That’s not a terribly uncommon occurrence. There’s retro releases most weekend. Jordan Brand keeps sneakerheads happy with new heaters coming out what seems like every weekend. However, this weekend’s release is a little bit different. It’s not a I-XIV like normal. It’s not a new colorway of an old model. It’s the very first Jordan XVII, the “Copper” to be specific, marking the first time an XVII has been released in over a decade. read more


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3 Must-Have Spring/Summer Shoes

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It’s getting a little warmer. There’s no more snow on the ground. Baseball season just started. It might not feel like it just yet (this is Minnesota after all), but spring is upon us, and summer is right around the corner.

You know what that means? It’s time to put the boots and heavy winter kicks away, and break out new jawnz for your rotation. Sure, you’re going to have your heat ready to go year round, but there are a few kicks that scream summer, are easy to find, and deserve a spot in anyone’s rotation. Without further ado, here’s 3 must-have spring/summer shoes. read more


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TCSAX 7 Is One Week Away

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The final countdown has begun in earnest.

One week from today, the Minnesota sneaker community will be congregating at the Mayo Clinic Square for the 7th installment (can you believe we’re already on #7? Time flies!) of Studiiyo23‘s TCSAX, or Twin Cities Sneaker Art Xchange, an event that’s a must-attend for any sneaker head, hip-hop lover (or really just anyone who’s about the culture in any way, shape, or form).

Love shoes? There’s tables full of them. Want to hear some dope hip-hop? Everyone from Baby Shel to Why Khaliq will be performing. Looking to meet new people? You’ll be surrounded by a bunch of people who like the same things you do. What’s not to enjoy? read more


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Steph Curry Has Got The Signature Basketball Shoe Market On Lock

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If you turn on the TV, go on the internet, or pick up a newspaper (some people still do, and I’m one of them..call me old-fashioned if you want) in search of some NBA coverage, there’s only one name that you’re going to hear. Steph Curry. The 6’3 shooting savant from the Golden State Warriors, by way of Davidson University in North Carolina. He’s got the sweetest jump shot you’ve ever seen, and a killer handle to go along with it. He’s the man in the NBA right now (sorry LeBron), and is easily the most popular basketball player in the world. And of course this popularity extends to his shoes. read more


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Revenge Just Dropped Their First Pieces

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Here at KicksOneTwo, we’re all about supporting local creatives trying to make their mark, which is why we’re stoked to announce that our friends at Revenge┬ájust dropped their first two pieces, the “Can’t Hang If You Ain’t Gang” tee in both black and pink.

Spearheaded by our friend DelaWes and Anis, the brand’s first tee offers a simple yet creative message on the front, and is available in both pink and black, retailng for $25. Grab one off their webstore (or hit either of the founders directly if you’ve got it like that) to cop a tee, get your step up for the spring/summer and say you were on it before they got big. Here’s some images of the tees below for your viewing pleasure. read more


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