The Life and Culture of Kicks

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The life and times of kicks will be back…


Site returning soon! No set date yet but I’m going for late August. Doing allot of stuff behind the scenes so stay tuned.


Not Sure What Brand Jordan Is Doing

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I appreciate innovation. I love to see new ideas. But what exactly is this?

I think I’ve seen a very very good looking colorways in this sneaker but those good colorways are far in between. I can’t put my finger on it but something is off with the overall design. Maybe it’s weird for me to see those 11 soles on a one piece top.

I’ve seen exactly 2 people wearing this sneakers. Granted I don’t go by the highschools like I used to in my travels but to only see 2 people wearing them with all those colorway releases makes me think that other people don’t get it either.

I hope they keep pushing forward with the design. The Future 2 may be the joint… Or it’s a weird top sitting on Air Jordan 14 soles :-/

The Air Jordan 11… Legend Blue vs Columbia Blue

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(I just don’t get it…)

Ok Brand Jordan…. I'm going to get straight to the point. Why change the name of the color? Is there something different about this sneaker (other than the fact that it's a retro)? I love these kicks. Always wanted a pair of 11's in this colorway. I missed out when I was younger. And one of the things I loved about it was its colorway name.

It sounds really anal… Like being mad that I'm paying $200 bucks for a sneaker and the box it comes in looks like someone stepped on it… But I don't get the name change. Is it about keeping the original "original"? Is there something different about the material? Is the color a little lighter or darker?

Give me something.

At this point I'm not sure if I'm getting the AJ11 Legend Blue due to me wanting to keep my money for the remastered 2015 joints… Well joint so far cause I only want one… Those AJ 7's Bouduax (yes I know it's not spelled that way… Cut me some slack).

Hopefully I get some answers to the legend blue question.

I want these: Nike Kobe 9 EXT

I’ve been out the game for a minute. I have no idea what EXT stands for. Clearly it’s not the performance version of the Kobe 9 but I can’t figure out what EXT stands for and it seems the Sneaker Blog Universe doesn’t want to say.

So which color do I like? I like the purple but the cobra looking is the one that I can see wearing everyday.

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The Return of Sneakers And Shoes

Its been a long time. In fact a few years. I had many a plan to get back into blogging but they all fell away due to life and admittedly lack of interest.

Welp, my interest is back. Its just about to be a forest fire but I wouldn’t go that far.

there are many blogs out there on footwear and quite frankly I get most of my fill from going to those sites. with sites like SneakerNews and Nicekicks as well as others, and a few more fashion focused sites, its like why start blogging again?

I think for me its just that i Like the design of footwear. I’m not a sneaker historian. I barely know sneaker knowledge like other site owners although I have to admit once I start posting again, I probably will learn it from writing and researching articles.

What I do have is imagination, ideas, and a love of design that also has to function. Sneakers have to work as footwear. I like seeing how many different ways you can do the same thing… and then voicing my opinion on it.

This, voicing my opinion, is probably what really sets my blog apart from others. I really go in. I will admit I’m a total coach quarterback but that don’t stop me from saying I like or don’t like something.

Showcasing new ideas, new companies, art work, options, taking a look at high fashion footwear and womens shoes? This is what makes my blog unique. Starting this Monday I start posting again… slowly. Probably 1 post in 3 days.

But once I get into it again… expect 4-6 posts a day and the main website/magazine being updated once a week.

A labor of love… should be fun.

On Sale: adidas Rose 4.0

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[gonna get these and play ball in them]

Nothing to say (until I get them and do a test run). I like the way they look. Some of my friends think it’s hideous but I like them. There is just something about how the design works makes me think they will look great on my feet.

Not a fan of the duo-tone though… most of the colorways are duotone. Probably why it’s either these or the all black ones that will be the most popular (until they come up with more colorways)

On sale now at EASTBAY.com

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Ummmm… Wow That’s High: Under Armour Highlight MC Lacrosse

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[they actually look nice… but they still funny looking]

Got nothing to say about these. They for the pro athlete. No hype beasts here standing on line for them and re-asking them for $400 bucks.

On sale now on Eastbay

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On Sale: Nike Air Max 95 DYN FW – Men’s – on Eastbay

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[green rainbow for sale]

Ok so it’s time for me to get posting again. It’s my mission in life to tell people who I don’t know that a pair of kicks are on sale. Usually they are a pair I like and I think should get attention.

Then there are other times… This is those other times.

Don’t like the way these look at all BUT they are still Air Max’s (the most comfortable sneaker ever) and they are $60 bucks off.

So that turns these “green rainbow” looking kicks into good looking kicks.

You getting them?

On sale now on Eastbay.com

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Doernbecher”

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[these look awesome]

That’s all I got. These look really good. Too bad they are to a general release.

New Year About To start… Air Jordan 5 Labs finish off the deal

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[the last sneaker of the year]

So it’s the final release of the year. Apparently it may just be a limited release. Why I say that is because more than a few sneaker shops don’t have these sneakers for sale. Also the sneaker doesn’t have grade school sizes.

I had a feeling that these would be limited but I was hoping they wouldn’t be cause I got some gift shopping to still do. I don’t remember reading on any of the other sneaker blogs that this would be limited and usually they say something about that.

It’s all good though. I guess I’ll find out at 8am (I hate this new shop online policy of buying shoes at 8am instead of midnight like back in the day).

Hopefully Eastbay may have what I’m looking for. Lost out on those Gammas (and I really thought I would get them for sure).

Anyway I’ll be making a few end of year posts as I restart my blog about my sneaker journey (and love of women’s shoes… Yeah I’ll admit I love looking at a good looking lady wearing nice heals.

So I guess those Air Jordan 12 Gammas Sold Out

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[best pics I’ve seen of the gamma 12’s]

I would think that people would be gamma-ed out. In fact the 12’s don’t look that good in this color way (remember this is the most opinionated sneaker blog EVAR). I mean let’s face it, the AJ 12’s is like the second worst design (AJ 2’s are the worst in case y’all wondering) but retros are in and re-catching all those good memories of when you was younger is also very in… So all of a sudden those 12’s look nice (even the Taxi AJ 12’s).

Well anyway to all those who got them, good wearing (if you actually wear your sneakers) to you!

Next release is basically a fusion (or maybe a hybrid???) 3 lab 5.

Now that’s an interesting sneaker.

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