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Diggin In The Sneaker Crates: MajorDC x Reebok Pump 25

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Ohhhh man I like these! ok ok ok I know my current waredrobe wouldn’t allow for such a brightly colored sneaker such as this… sky blue with stars on it? I would have a hard time working this.

But I still like it. There is just something about it.

Here are the details from SneakerNews.com about the kicks

This year marks 25 years of Reebok Pump technology. And while the focal point has been on the vector brand’s Insta Pump Fury with nearly too many collaborations to count, it’s nice to see that the original Reebok Pump will be getting some shine in a new collaboration with Major DC. In earlier previews we saw the vibrant blue sneaker light up with gold accents, but today we get our first full look at the silhouette. Set for a release date on September 13th, the metallic gold accented pair looks to be fairly limited

Since these came out in 2014, the only way you could get them is if you went to an auction site like eBay or something.


At Finishline: Air Jordan 2 “Radio Raheem”

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Personally I hate hate hate the Air Jordan 2 in almost every colorway (originals and retro’s) and I can’t say I like these either but I will say that this colorway give these kicks some hope. They also have a historical point to them harking back to the movie “Do The Right Thing”. It also gets nostalgia points for those old head (like me) who watched the movie when it originally came out.

Considering these released sometime last week I guess I’m not the only one who is just not that into the Air Jordan 2.

If you want them Finishline has them currently for $189.99 HERE

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More pics of the Radio Raheem AJ2 HERE


Back to the Future: It’s Here

   
   
Ok so I’m falling into the hype. Let’s be honest; this sneaker don’t look that great does it? But it’s good enough to be wearable. When you add the history and culture behind it then these sneakers turn into extra ordinary kicks. 

They haven’t released. According to the sneaker webs the sneaker will be released in 2016. Of course Micheal J Foc got his pair today. And yes it laces by themselves WITH the sound effects. 

More posts coming soon in Novermber for Sneakers and Shoes. 


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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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.


Restarting Sneakers and Shoes

I truly miss posting and discovering new items that are coming out in the footwear industry. I miss talking about why sox cost $20 bucks for one pair or why a sneaker can perform so good and look like crap.

I miss talking about design

I miss the sneaker community

I wish there was a bigger shoe community (yes I distinguish between sneakers and shoes lol)

So I’m coming back. Just need to do some background stuff and I will be blogging, video-ing, and twitter-ing in no time.

This is gonna be fun! Can’t wait!


Eastbay and Finishline… I’m mad at you! Me no get me AIR Jordan 11 GAMMAS

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I’m amazed as to how a sneaker site can totally mess up a person getting a pair of kicks.

I’m so tight about it, that it’s bringing back my passion to post mad opinionated blogs on footwear again.

The last time I got hype about a pair of kicks and I couldn’t get them I blogged for 3 years. Then life got in the way and I stopped blogging…

Now this happens.

I’m so upset and tight about the experience I feel the need to blog again. I’m gonna team up with my blogging partner and we gonna get this started again.

I got allot to say. Probably won’t be well liked but that’s why they call it a blog.