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Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Hip-Hop Sneakers

June 3rd, 2014 by | No comments

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In 2014, rappers are given sneakers with increasing frequency. And we don’t mean “given” in the sense of blessed with promotional pairs ahead of the release date, but rather they’ve had more and more opportunities to channel their personae into limited footwear collections thanks to the support of sneaker companies. This process didn’t happen overnight though, it took a couple of decades of endorsements before the floodgates really opened as far as special SMUs went. You of course have to give credit to Run DMC back in the ’80s for championing their adidas, and to a lesser extent LL Cool J for linking up with Troop (Although fellow Queens rapper MC Shan didn’t approve).

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Victor Cruz Shows Off “Red October” Nike Air Yeezy 2

February 17th, 2014 by | 12 comments

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Normal people got their “Red October” Yeezy 2s by randomly getting lucky on that fateful Sunday, or by trading up a bunch of pairs in order to obtain them, or by really biting the bullet and paying out what people on eBay are asking. Famous people, Nike athletes particularly, get their “Red October” Yeezy 2s for free in the mail from their reps out in Beaverton. Victor Cruz is one of those people, as evidenced by this quick show off pic that he just threw up. Get the full shot below, which also features that brand new Jordan 6 “Infrared 23″, and then check out how much they’re going for on eBay.

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Questlove Unboxes the Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”

February 14th, 2014 by | 13 comments

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If you were one of the lucky few that got a pair of the “Red October” Air Yeezys, it’s sort of par for the course that you post them onto your various social media channels to induce the proper level of jealousy in those who missed out. Questlove of the legendary Roots crew got his, but not through the typical channels. Yes he’s one of those who has a Nike rep sending them free gear, which means he probably wasn’t sweating one bit during Sunday’s surprise release. See the Vine video of Questlove unboxing his Yeezys and then, if you really want to get upset, see how much they’re going for on eBay.

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Questlove Unboxes the Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim”

June 13th, 2013 by | 7 comments

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Can you imagine how much extra material goes into the making of a size 14 pair of the Nike LeBron X “Denim”? Shown here is an early pair of the sneakers, one seeded out to Roots frontman and musical mastermind Questlove. Questo’s been just a little bit quiet on the Nike front over the past couple of years, you don’t hear tales of his collection too much these days and he hasn’t had any sort of officially partnered Nike shoe drop in a minute. He’s still very much in the game though, as evidenced by this ominously tracked Vine video of the man unboxing his personal pair. Continue reading to get the video and let us know if this is a shoe you’re trying to track down for the Summer.

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Reebok Question “Miracle Whip” Customs by PMK for Questlove

August 31st, 2012 by | 3 comments

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Questlove’s involvement in the sneaker world is well known, his legendary collection and overall participation in the culture garnering him a number of official collabos to come out of Beaverton. With that being said it only makes sense that he get a little Reebok love as well, with the recently retro’d Reebok Question carrying connections to the Roots drummer both in terms of name and physical location. Apparently after professing his love for Miracle Whip, Questo felt compelled to pay homage to his favorite sandwich spread in sneaker from, calling on PMK customs to create this pair that borrows the red, white, and blue blocking of that famous bottle and puts some extra Questlove touches in. Click through for a full view of the ‘Miracle Whip’ Reebok Question customs by PMK and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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A Look Inside Questlove’s Sneaker Collection

June 1st, 2012 by | 23 comments

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Questlove has proved himself to be an icon of the hip-hop game as well as the sneaker scene. Primarily recognized as a prominent DJ and drummer for legendary hip-hop group The Roots, Questlove has gained a rock-solid reputation as being one of the true sneakerheads in pop culture circles, collaborating directly with Nike on numerous occasions. Questlove recently gave his Instagram followers a quick peek into his sneaker collection, storing his stash in three simple ways: in boxes, on shelves, and stuffed in closets. Spot anything in his stash that you might have? Take a look at Questlove’s sneaker collection below (as well as pair of Air Force 1s he designed back in ’05 and his most recent sneaker pick-up) and let us know where you think Questlove ranks among the all-time celeb sneakerheads!

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What Does ‘Basketball Never Stops’ Mean?

November 7th, 2011 by | 8 comments

what does nike basketball mean summary What Does Basketball Never Stops Mean?

For most of us, basketball is just a game played with friends, when the weather permits, when a spare hour is to be spent. For others, Basketball is a way of life. For individuals like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Amare Stoudemire, Sue Bird, Coach K., those who have made a living out of the sport, basketball is more than just a game. Nike’s recently launched Basketball Never Stops campaign was intended to send a message to the world that despite the current state of NBA negotiations, the game simply cannot be interrupted. Want to hear their personal stories and opinions? Check out the video below to hear what they have to say, and let us know what ‘Basketball Never Stops’ means to you.

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