The Sneaker News Staff Shares Our Latest Pick-Ups on Sneakerpedia

February 27, 2013 BY

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JOHN KIM’S PICK-UPS

My 2013 sneaker pick-ups haven’t really surprised me thus far – the usual suspects in the Air Max 1, a pair of LunarGrands, something ‘Woven’, and a two significant February releases. It also marks my first-ever Twitter release success, so that’s reason to celebrate right? Check out five of the latest additions to my collection below.

Nike Roshe Run Woven Premium ‘Rainbow’

If you remember my Editor’s Crate, you might remember that I have a thing for the Air Woven. Add in a multi-colored Rainbow and I’m doubly intrigued. Anything in the “Rainbow Woven” formula is an instant cop for me after I slept on the two SOPHNET. x Lunar Woven Chukkas from 2010 (I bring it up once every other week I think), so I took to Twitter and tracked down the rare size 11.5 (translates to a mens 10) and picked up a pair through a ridiculously easy transaction from the good folks over at Oneness.

Nike Air Max 1 “Pimento”

If I see an Air Max 1 colorway I like, I don’t ever really think about it – I just buy as a reflex (with a coupon…always with a coupon). The recent PRM releases impressed me a lot in terms of  the quality of the suede/nubuck/call-it-what-you-want material, and this colorway is just too alluring. I have a weird thing against black midsoles, but these remind me too much of the True Red SB Dunks so I had to cop (thumbs up to anyone who has the original Air Max 1 ‘Pimento’ in their collection). Still trying to figure out the proper lace-swap or if I should keep it with the tonal red.

adidas Energy Boost

Received this pair from the folks over at adidas when I attended their media launch event. Appears very unassuming and you’d almost never pick them out if you saw them being worn out in public, but these are surprisingly clean ‘on-feet’, are deceptively lightweight, and VERY springy. The entire SN staff hopped around like a flock of nerds for a few minutes just to test the shoe out. I run roughly 15-17 miles a week – will definitely add these to the Running rotation soon and put Boost to the test.

Air Jordan III Retro ’88

I still have my ’03 pair of White/Cements that I bought at Finish Line – repainted midsoles and all. I haven’t worn them in a while, but they’re without question one of my favorite Jays of my collection and even though I wore them proudly, I’ve always had a bittersweet attitude toward it since it didn’t have Nike Air and the ’01 Black/Cements did. Yes, it matters. I lucked out on the Twitter release – definitely surprising considering it was my first and only Twitter release purchase ever.



fragment design x Cole Haan LunarGrand Saddle

I briefly lobbied for the Cole Haan LunarGrand to be in our Sneaker News Top 30 of 2012 even though I knew it technically was not a sneaker. With that said, it’s been one of my favorites since the launch and I rotate the OG Grey/Volt and two other colorways at the moment, and have several more on ice once the LunarGrand channel stops (just an assumption considering Nike and ColeHaan are not connected anymore). I missed out on the first fragment design release, but the identical colorway reprised itself on the Saddle and I gladly paid a smidge above retail on eBay. So clean.

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