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adidas Originals Revisits Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis”

December 12th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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When Run DMC contributed the track, “Christmas in Hollis” to the 1987 fundraiser compilation album, A Very Special Christmas, they basically did for Christmas songs the same thing that they did for adidas sneakers – namely, giving a gritty street edge to something that had never been seen as anything but wholesome and traditional.

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BAIT x Asics Gel Lyte III BASICS Program: Enter the Vanquish

December 11th, 2013 by | 31 comments

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When it comes to collaborative efforts, Cali retailer BAIT has been as prolific as anyone over the last few months. After a slow start to the year, they unleashed a barrage of special projects to finish out 2013 with a bang.

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Packer Shoes x Reebok Kamikaze II: Remember the Chili Pepper

December 10th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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The idea of the “b-side” sneaker design has been around for a while, also coming in the form of “flip” or “un” or “remix” editions, wherein an original colorway is reworked into an opposite or alternate version. Sometimes it can be as straightforward as reversing the shoe’s colorblocking, while others can be more conceptual sequels.

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Nike Kobe 8: PEs for a Lost Season

December 5th, 2013 by | 6 comments

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Nike may have unveiled Kobe Bryant’s ninth signature model yesterday, but there are still some untold chapters in the story of the Kobe 8. Under normal circumstances, we would have seen a countless amount of Kobe 8 PEs on his feet between last season and the start of the 2013-2014 campaign, but as we all know, Kobe has been sidelined since tearing his Achilles tendon against the Warriors last April and has missed a considerable chunk of court time. As a result, several player exclusive editions of the Kobe 8 that Nike had lined up and waiting for their superstar endorser never got to experience the bright spotlight of the NBA hardwood.

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Concepts x Nike SB: Ugly Sweaters For Your Feet

December 4th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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In most regards, the sneaker game takes itself pretty seriously, but there are still some segments of the industry where you can have some unapologetic fun. For years, Nike’s SB division has been home to some of the wackiest and most creative themes, colors, and materials to ever make their way onto a pair of sneakers.

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SELECT Vintage: Reebok Shaq Attaq II

December 3rd, 2013 by | 2 comments

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Although the basic concept had been introduced decades earlier, the signature basketball shoe as we know it really didn’t come into its own until the NBA’s glorious 1980s-90s era. Once Nike upped the ante with their mega-successful Air Jordan line, it didn’t take long before almost all of the league’s top stars had endorsement deals and their own shoe line with one brand or another. And while in most cases, players had a number of different personalized models over the years, there’s usually one or two for each guy that overshadow all the rest when we think back on what they wore during their careers.

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Ewing Athletics: Past, Present & Future

December 2nd, 2013 by | No comments

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Ever since images of those infamous mini basketball keychains first started circulating, there has been plenty of buzz around the resurrection of the Ewing sneaker line. In an age where most brands are scrambling to bring back any halfway decent basketball models they can find in their vaults, the Ewing brand remained quietly dormant and sitting on a completely untapped goldmine of styles that were hugely popular during their early-90s heyday.

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