What I’ve Learned From KicksOneTwo


I’d like to start today’s article off by clarifying its tone and subject matter: This is 100% a personal piece. It’s not an op-ed. It’s not a Top 10 list. It’s not an informative history lesson. It’s not a Starting Five (even though we’ve had several great ones grace these pages in the past few weeks).

This is just me, Ross, looking back over the last four years of my site, KicksOneTwo. Now is a time for recollection and reflection, as I relocated to New York this past week to work as a junior editor for SneakerNews, a brand that I’ve loved since I was a Jordan-obsessed 9th grader working at Champs Sports who always paired his kicks with oversized tees and baggy basketball shorts (I really thought I was killing it too). read more


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Starting Five: Yoseph Tesfay

It’s been nothing short of a triumphant return for our cult-favorite Starting Five segment this past few weeks. Studiiyo23’s Dallas helped us bring the segment back to life¬†after an 18-month hiatus, then PIFF’s OG Rob kept it rolling with an exemplary five of his own. Yes, Starting Five SZN is in full swing as the weather continues to warm up and you’re afforded more opportunities to to rock your kicks … and today we’ve got an extra-special Five ready to go for you, courtesy of Studiiyo23 OG Yoseph Tesfay. read more


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Starting Five: OG Rob

Starting Five season is back in full swing.

After making a triumphant return following an extended hiatus earlier this week with the second installment of Studiiyo23’s own Dallas’s current rotation, the next Starting Five up is courtesy of Piff co-owner/operations manager OG Rob, who’s currently rocking ¬†everything from classic SB’s to under-the radar Nike Sportswear silhouettes and hyped-up Air Max.

Miss the last installment and not sure exactly how Starting Five works? Here’s a quick crash course: a knowledgable Minneapolis sneakerhead shows off the five pairs that they’re currently rocking and shares exactly why they like each pair. You get an opportunity not only to see what your peers are wearing … but to see exactly why they like what they like, as they share insights on each pair in their rotation. read more


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How Can Foot Locker Right The Ship?

Foot Locker: a store that’s played a role in the life of sneaker-loving millennials around the world. Maybe you got your first pair of really nice kicks there. Maybe your first real job was wearing the stripes there in high school. Maybe you still work there, and have moved up to management or into the corporate office (or just keep the job on the weekends for that legendary 30% discount). Maybe you still get your kicks there, or maybe you don’t, but no matter what your current relationship with Foot Locker is, you can’t deny that they’ve has been a large part of your sneakerhead journey. read more


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Why the Supreme x Nike x NBA Collaboration Misses the Mark

In the world of streetwear, Supreme is the undisputed king of collaboration. With every new season comes a brand-new slate full of collaborative pieces made in conjunction with entities both large and small. Some shift culture on a massive scale, redefining the way we think and talk about streetwear as a whole, while some are little more than a flash in the pan, already forgotten by the time the next Thursday rolls around and a fresh batch of goods (collaborative or otherwise) are brought to market. read more


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“The Ten”: Ranking Supreme’s 10 Best Box Logos

There’s no logo in streetwear (and arguably in fashion as a whole) that’s more iconic than Supreme’s signature box logo. The vaunted design, consisting of a Barbra Krueger-inspired red rectangle surrounding white Futura Bold Italic text is at once recognizable to people from all corners of the world and walks of life. Indeed, it’s reached near-mythical status alongside other infamous logos like Nike’s swoosh, Louis Vuitton’s LV monogram or the “NY” on a Yankees cap. read more


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Starting Five: Dallas Camp (Part II)

It’s back like it never left. A classic KicksOneTwo series. An encore over a year in the making. After a nearly 18-month hiatus, our infamous Starting Five has returned.

Not familiar with the concept? We’ll explain. A KicksOneTwo homie picks the five sneakers that are currently getting the most wear in their rotation, and explains what they like about each pair. It’s a great way for you, our KicksOneTwo family to see what other people in the community are rocking, and gain a little insight into your peers (and their collections) as well. read more


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