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More Olympic Sneakers: Reebok Omni Pump Olympics “Yao Ming”

Ummmm… these just look crazy. I don’t have any words for this look. I certinly did not see this at the Olympics 2008 and if I am not mistaken, Yao Ming was wearing the Nike Hyperdunk… not sure about that.

More info at HighSnob.


Olympic Sneakers And Shoes: UPDATE – What Usain Bolt Wears – Fastest Man Alive

The Puma Men’s Complete Theseus II Croc $99.99

(I don’t think that this is the sneaker This is not the sneaker because I think the shoe is all gold, but it sure looks like it… I’m sure we will know in a few days)

Pictured above is Bolt winning and Puma grinning with the Jamaica Puma Cell Meio

Nicekicks.com saves the day and may show the sneaker he wears soon

If you want to watch a commercial (that doesn’t even show the sneaker lol what’s up with that?) then click here (why it is on AOL website I don’t know). Here is another teaser video on Runningspace.com

Puma commercials from 2006… funny!!! Bolt is in some of them

You can also find out more about what Bolt wears here at Pumas website (ChasingBolt.com)

The sneaker looks ok (if it is the Puma Men’s Complete Theseus II Croc). Not great but ok. He also has a more causal sneaker that you can actually wear on the streets. There is a sneaker for Bolt based off the new Puma Cell Meio “street style” sneakers that are pretty interesting to me but I have not seen too many people wearing them.

Special Edition Puma Cell Meio

See More Pictures Here At Freshness Magazine

Oh and yeah, Usain Bolt holds the 100M world record.

The question is, just how fast is he? So far I, nor anyone else, has seen him push it to the limit. He has, so far, let up just before he reaches the finish line (sometimes way before). I’m not too into his show boating either, but hey I remember what I was like when I was 21… and it wasn’t grown and sexy (more like brash and reckless… ok, ok, I was a nerd but you get the point).

I hope he looses some of the show boating otherwise I think he will become the fastest and most disliked man alive.


Most Popular Sneaker In New York: Nike Air Force One “Beijing Olympic Games”

Nike Air Force One Bejing Olympics

I have seen this sneaker almost 3 to 5 times a day and have been for a while now (and no there were not the same people lol). I am not sure why they are so hot considering that I am sure there have been white and red Air Force One lows before, but I do have to admit they do look really good.

I have not seen them online anywhere except for a couple of sites (like sneakerhead BTW: I never shopped there so buyer beware) and it has only been in grade school (GS) sizes. I know for a FACT that this sneaker is sold in stores such as Footlocker, Finishline and Foot Action in adult sizes in NYC. I may get me a pair since I like them so much and the fact that I don’t have a pair of Air Force Ones (gasp!!! I should close my blog for saying such blasphemy!!! lol).

I don’t know if this is a regional released or a national release in stores only but it is in NYC and I have only seen it in stores. Prices I have seen have been in the betweens the 80 and 90 Bucks.


New Balance Gets Into The Olympics: NB 576 Limited Edition Medal Series

These look so hot. I am not one of those people who likes solid color sneakers unless they are black or white, but these are nice. My Mom is into New Balance (because they make sneakers that have widths) so I think if I show her these, she will flip for them.

For more info, visit Sneakerfiles.com (and see more shots too)


NYC Parks Pack: The Huarache 08 gets The NY Treatment

Nike Huarache 08 – NYC Parks Pack – West 4th & Dyckman

I don’t know… I like the idea of them making something that represents all those outdoor courts (like West 4th Street) and such, but I guess I expected them to look a bit more hard. I like the part that looks like the fence that sometimes surrounds the parks in NYC.

Anyway, more shots available at Sneakernews.com. You can see for yourself whether they do it for you.


Everybody Wants To be A Star: The Puma Bode and Nike Trickstar

It looks like Nike and Puma are seeing stars. Infor on the Bode:

This casual Puma features the cartoon creation of late artist Vaughn Bodé. Comes laced with three colors of shoelaces with the star pattern of the Cheech Wizard’s hat. The interior of the shoe features the star print and Cheech Wizard sits on the tongue replacing the Puma cat logo.

Source: Finishline

As for the Nike Trackstar style, is all about bicycle riding becoming a new Olympic sport:

IF YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW, BMX RACING IS GOING TO BE IN THE OLYMPICS THIS YEAR. NIKE SB DECIDED TO DO A LITTLE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ALL THE OLD SCHOOL BMX FANS OUT THERE. HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF THE TRICKSTAR PACK. DQM LENT A HELPING HAND IN THE DESIGN PROCESS, THEREFORE WE ARE GOING TO BE RECEIVING THEM A LITTLE EARLY. IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE STORY BEHIND THESE YOU SHOULD SCROLL DOWN AND READ THE POST ABOUT THE “MOST EXPENSIVE BIKE EVER MADE.

Source: The Shoe Game.com

Now that is hot. The Shoe Game as even more shots of what will be an obvious collectible for the ages. I may be just getting into the sneaker game, but I know that these will be something to have in the sneaker collection.

By the way, I bought these:

For those who want lots of pictures of them, be sure to come back here. While the color I bought may not be the most popular, but I like them and its fits my style lol


In Sports News: Celtics Win, Lakers Lose 131 to 92… but you knew that already

AND THE WINNER IS

It looks like Kobe and the Hyperflight will have to wait until next year. Nevertheless Nike gets the big win (but so does adidas and Reebok) because they cover both teams and their leaders. The sneaker winners are Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen aka Brand Jordan (Nike), adidas and Reebok

Here is some more info on the Ray Allen sneaker angle… and Paul Pierce… and so forth.

Here is a video from YouTube from the NBA.

Cool!!!

Remember to look at the sneakers!!! I hope sneakernews.com does a picture post of the finals. if they don’t, I’ll be sure to ask them when they will.


In Sports News: Celtics hold off Lakers

In the battle of teams (and sneakers) who will win?

I really think the Lakers will win, but they are sure making it tough for themselves right now. If they lose the third one… no more HyperFlight car/pool jumping?

Celtics hold off furious Lakers’ comeback – NBA – Yahoo! Sports


In Sneaker News: On Your Feet by the washingtonpost.com

On Your Feet – washingtonpost.com

How do shoes affect your feet? Is there a good way to walk in heels? Want to know about Morton’s neuroma? How about hammertoe and pump bumps?

Yeah, you want to wear those Jordans, but your foot is a little wide. Yeah, you want to wear that High Heel DKNY shoe, but now you got hammer toe


NBA Finals adidas KG Team Signature Commander LE

So will this do better than this:

Your thoughts? My thoughts is yes. If you want to see the Air Jordan Alpha Omega pack (and other things), take a look at it here.

The Omega part of the pack was not that popular in NYC and considering how long it sat on the sales racks at the brick and mortar places as well as online, I have to think it wasn’t very popular anywhere else. The alphas did very well thought.

Anyway, I like the KG’s and I think the image part was handled much better than the Omegas on the Air Jordan 22’s.