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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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On Sale: Nike Men’s Zoom Soldier II on Finishline.com

Nike Men's Zoom Soldier II

Nike Zoom Soldier II for $109.99

I wasn’t aware of this, but the Lebron Soldier II has just released on Finishline. I don’t like it as much as I liked the first Soldier but it does have some appeal. Looks breathable too and it doesn’t look like there are any areas that will easily fall apart. For more interesting pictures, take a look at what sneakernews.com has posted.


OMG!!! Blast from the Past – Patrick Ewing Rogue II

Man, I totally forgot that Patrick Ewing had his own sneaker line (and yet for some reason I remember that Shaq had his own sneaker line lol). Does anybody here remember the Ewing? I think that he even had other players wearing them too much like how Nike signs up players to wear specific sneakers.

Nicekicks.com has some GREAT SHOTS of the sneaker from plenty of angles so if you want to take a look, be my guess. I don’t mind people leaving my little ole blog to go somewhere else… just make sure you come back! Who else gives you snarky remarks on these sneakers and shoes? LMAO!!!


As Seen Everywhere: Kobe Jumps Over Moving Car in Nike Hyperdunks

How fast is that car going anyway? lol

You can see this video on gossip sites, hip hop sites, rap sites, and (you guessed it) sneaker sites. I am sure some people believe that he actually jumped over the car and maybe even had to do a second take of the jump after not quite making the first try… LMAO

Plenty of comments on this video on sneaker sites including Nicekicks.com. Again, while I am sure someone believes he actually jumped over a car, I truly doubt it. There is no way he would risk his own health, the heart break of his family if he actually got hurt or killed, and his chances to continue playing basketball due to some serious injury.

Not to mention that it is possible that his contract could have been null and void due to him risking his life like that. Not to sure how true that would be but i am almost sure there is a clause in anyones sports contract that states they much with due diligence, keep themselves out of harms way.

Oh and by the way, you ask, what is the Hyperdunk?

More info on SneakerFreaker

Here is a small quote from SneakerFreaker about the sneaker:

Nike Hyperdunk’s designer Eric Avar did far more than that. He created a shoe with the style of Nike’s classic basketball footwear from the original Air Flight Huarache in the early ‘90s to the Huarache 2K4. The Nike Hyperdunk’s upper is encased in a web of Flywire filaments. As work on it evolved, so did the outsole. The design and research team saw that with a more flexible midsole and outsole, a Flywire upper has a more dynamic fit. The shoe now marries Flywire with Nike’s other new cutting-edge technology, Lunarlite foam, the super light springy cushioning in the forefoot, and Zoom Air in the heel.

Kobe played in a pair recently and I have to say they look alright. It obviously has great technology in them and I’m gonna bet that they work well on the court. The problem usually is that the highly functional sneaker look ugly as hell. Nevertheless, this sneaker looks rather good. I can’t wait to actually see them and see just how light they are.

Oh and I do not think these sneakers are officially the next Kobe sneaker. I think Nike just wants Kobe to promote it but its not his signature shoe. I think they want this to be a general release for anyone to wear. If anything there will be players editions (PE) of which have team colors.

They are supposed to release sometime during the 2008 Olympics.