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High Heels: Upward Trend Alarms Docs

This is for the ladies in the house. If you are thinking about wearing the 8″ heel next summer, maybe you will think twice about them.

Take care of those feet.

So Cal Air Force ones: Most Expensive Sneaker

I must have missed this one somehow, but here it is. Its pretty cool. not sure about putting gems on my sneaker just for me to walk around in them and loosing all those crystals.

Anyway, just thought I would post it to let you guys know its out there. As seen on Street Knowledge.

A sneaker customization company called Laced Up started a program called Solitaire Kicks made them.

Fall Preview of the New Balance MT580 – Sneakers and Information » New Balance MT580 Fall ‘08 Preview

I think my Mom would like these. She is just WAY into new Balance. The only problem I think is that these things are so tough. I think Mamma need more cushioning than walking on Cross Trainers made for… well, running Cross Country (I used to do that and believe me, I wish I had a pair of these… stepping on rocks, tree roots and branches throws you off AND it hurts). All my Mom is doing is walking in them.

Well, anyway the different styles is shown on The Shoe I’m not sure why many sneaker blogs talk about these New Balance sneakers, but I guess the old school NB have more history.

So What’s Up With The Cool Grey Spiz’ikes?

One of the best colorways for the Spiz’ike (not the best, but close to it) has been released in Europe and seems to continue to be released in more countries that are NOT the US lol. So when will these release here? I don’t know and it sure hasn’t shown up on any of the other sneaker blogs (they have been in the mix for years longer than I have).

Anyway, Sneakerfiles has way more shots of the sneakers and below Sneakgeekz has a video of the sneaker too. I’m telling you, this thins is real good looking. Plus it will go with everything i got (almost). Can’t go wrong with grey lol

Nice, h’uh? You get to see the Cool Grey and what I call the African red and white Spizikes. I’m telling you its all good. 2008 is gonna be so hot!!!

On Sale Air Jordan Countdown Pack 17 + 6 (Of Which Includes Carmines)

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Ladies and gentlmen, here it is. Quite possibly the most wanted Countdown pack of the year, the Air Jordan 6 and the Air Jordan 17’s. Already sold out on Finishline (then again sometimes they get more after like 4-5 am at their online site) and currently still available on Eastbay and Nikestore (as per

For me, I never really planned on truely getting them, but since so many sneaker heads are calling this the re-release of the holy grail of sneakers (this is the first retro of the Carmines) and I do want to start a real sneaker collection, I was thinking maybe I’m wrong and I should pony up the money while its still avialable. yeah, I know; that sounds so lame that I am getting something cause everybody else wants it, but I seriously want my collection to be stuff I like while also having a high value that others would want too. getting all these sneakers is sort of a investment (only if the value of my sneakers increases of course)

Great video of the sneakers from Sneakgeekz on YouTube

As you can see, this is a very special year for Air Jordan and those who know this are buying Jordans like crazy. I already spent about 1000 Dollars on Jordans alone this year and will definality be spending another 640 AT LEAST before the year is out.

So much for getting a Alienware computer this year! lol I better settle for a Dell XPS or something to hold me over until next year (I just hate the idea of buying a computer and then the next year buying another one when I know how to put one together myself… but I really want an Alienware and I really need a new computer… Damn, I am going to be poor this year!). If Air Jordan had its own stock quote, I would have defiantly bought some stock cause they must be rolling in money.

Anyway, The pack has release and is popular. I actually saw 2 people wearing them today and totally expect many more sightings tomorrow. Much like in the past when the Carmines originally released, it will be hard to find something that will go with these sneakers. I suggest light blue jeans or shorts and a white tee. A black or white and red tee shirt will work too. Also what will work are some light tan pants. Everybody I saw wearing them today was wearing light tan pants.

T-Shirt Examples (sold on Eastbay by Jordan)

Jordan Men’s Countdown 6/17 Tee


Jordan Men’s Countdown 6/17 Tee


Jordan Men’s Countdown 6/17 Tee


Real smooth. I am willing to bet that I see the AJ6’s way more than the AJ17’s. Being that this is the holiday weekend, I also suspect that there will be a whole bunch of people out. Lets see what they will be wearing.

Air Jordan Retro VI (6) Olympic Video and Pictures

Call it the Rainbow Jordan, or call it Gay pride… whatever, the bottom line is that after seeing the video from SneakGeekz aka MaplewoodBootCamp made this look good. I’m telling you for real, these sneakers looked like colorful crap from almost every picture I saw. The Shoe Game showed some pictures that look better but then I saw that thing on the toe and wondered why in the hell did Jordan put it on there.

You see that thing on the toe? what is that? Imma goona have ta look that up. someone has got to explain why this thing is there and what it means. There has to be some meaning behind it.

Also, in case you didn’t see, this thing has so much patent leather that it will literally will turn into one big wrinkle after wearing it LOL.

Ok, ok, the sneaker does look good, I’m just very upset at this emblem at the toe. The video makes it look like it won’t be so bad when its on your feet, but I guess I will have to see for myself.

Yeah, ok it looks good…. see more on


Did you here him talk about the Cool Grey Spiz’ikes? did he say they wanted 4000 for it or 400? Either is pretty steap (but 400 is at least a item that can be fit into someones budget… but not 4000!!! That’s a trip for 4 to Florida!!!)

Madfoot Idolator Hi Looks Good in Plaid

As seen on High

I think that just like the Air Jordan Fusion V’s that are coming out with that summer plaid look, these Madfoot Idolator’s look great. I think its only for the summer as it would look very odd in the summer to me.

High Snobriety has more shots of these sneakers and believe me they all (mostly) look good. They also tell you were to get it. Tell me why I thought one of them had a side pocket lol!!!

On Flickr: Giant Converse by Converse and Company

Its a giant converse! Look OUT!!!

Converse and company has some very interesting shots of an old classic. He (she or they) have a set called Converse Giant with 6 shots. I like the shots and will try to follow the photo set if it gets updated.

If you wanna see all the Flickr shots I like (from sneaker, shoes, cars, rims, architecture and other interesting photography) then check my account on Flickr. If you guys don’t have a Flickr account, you should get one.

Air Jordan 1 Mid Premium looking a little sweet!!!

Air Jordan 1 Mid Premium – GS – Grey Violet – Sunburst – White on

This is for the ladies!!! I would wear them ONLY at a sneaker meet and greet just to show off lol. First seen on, the site says this sneaker is for the ladies.

Nothing else to say about this for me. I like it and that’s that. Check out for more info and pictures.

On Sale: Puma Suede Mid Weave on

From Puma Suede Mid Weave – Price $89.99

This caught my eye while browsing for those casual shoes that I can’t remember the name of… anyway, they style is cool and I like how they made it “weave” (I can’t tell from the pictures if it really is weaved) its weaved, just saw the close up d’uh. That’s one thing I can say about Zappos is that they really take pictures of what you are getting. Front back left right bottom… LOL They could use a couple more close up shots I guess, but they pretty much got the sneaker covered.

From what I see on the site, the sneaker has 2 styles. Both pretty much stand out but have a cool quality too. I haven’t seen these on other sneaker sites so I don’t know when they first came on the scene but there here now.