Sunday, February 15, 2015

Nike SB presents a twist to the 'Re-imagined" De La Soul Dunk SBs

At it don't stop....Nike SB is on it's way to re-release or RETRO their lineups with a twist. What used to be high cut comes back as low cuts, and what used to be low cuts now being bring back as high cuts. Case in point, these dope joint from back in 2005. The 'De La Soul' Nike Dunk SBs are returning to bring more craze but with a different look. 

The white/yellow joint came out as low cuts in 2005, now they are "re-imagined" as high cuts, and vice-versa with the brown/green joint, "re-imagined" as low cuts in 2015.

Look for them to drop this month and in March. The white/yellow high cut joint should be out by now at your fave skate shops in the U.S, while internationally hopefully in the coming week, in Indonesia, probably never. While the Brown/Green low cut joint is dropping in March. #CantWait.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

New KD7 Aunt Pearl Shoe Honors Kevin Durant’s Angelic Aunt

A special colorway of the KD7 features a pearlescent finish and angel wings as a fitting tribute to Durant’s Aunt Pearl.

Kevin Durant lost his beloved Aunt Pearl to lung cancer in 2001, and he promised himself to keep her memory alive. 

Durant came up with the idea of an angel tattoo as a tribute to his late aunt’s grace and humility. He brought an initial concept to tattoo artist Randy Harris, who designed an angel taking flight. It was scaled to fit beneath the “Maryland” tattoo on Durant’s back. Harris completed the tattoo on the 10-year anniversary of Aunt Pearl’s passing, which indelibly connected Durant to his Aunt Pearl’s memory.

Nike designer Leo Chang’s inspiration for the new KD7 Aunt Pearl shoe came from Durant’s angel tattoo. Chang brought Harris’s artistry to the shoe with a three-dimensional angel wing strap, a print of the actual tattoo on the inside of the tongue and wing-pattern detailing on both gold Swoosh design logos. 

“I’m so proud that my Aunt Pearl’s elegance was captured by this shoe,” said Durant.  “She always taught me to hold my head high and carry myself with humble confidence. It’s fitting that’s the exact statement this shoe makes to me.”

The subtle, pearlescent white-based shoe is intended to draw attention to its sculptural quality and one-of-a-kind forefoot strap.  White is also the official color of lung cancer awareness.

While honoring Aunt Pearl’s life, Durant and Chang also aspired to raise cancer awareness with the new design by adorning the heel with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund logo. Nike has been a proud supporter of the work and efforts of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund for seven years.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was founded in 2007 from the vision of the organization’s namesake, Kay Yow, former North Carolina State University head women’s basketball coach. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.

The KD7 Aunt Pearl shoe is available on Feb. 19 at and select retail locations globally.  There are matching apparels for this offering that includes T-shirt, hat and socks.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Has it really been ELEVEN years already since Nike and The Oregon Health & Science University came together for their annual collection? Known best as the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection, this partnership has been around since 2004 and it has gained popularity since day 1. Although the intention was noble, it also has brought out the ugly side of the sneaker fan based. Resellers caught wind of the popularity and limited nature of the product, and began reselling sneakers that are meant for a good cause. Am sure the occurrence will be repeated again this year being how elevated the offering now with apparel as well as the signature sneakers.

Friday, November 14, 2014

adidas Originals Consotium ZX420 “Quotool”

Try saying Herzogenaurach, five time, I bet you can’t, unless of course if you are GERMAN. But that’s where the Adidas Global Headquarter is located, and that’s where the pair of art geniuses, Peter O’Toole and QUOTE went to visit to come up the adidas Originals Consotium ZX420 “Quotool”

How did they come about to do this collaboration with adidas Originals? Well word has it that back in 2011, Peter O’Toole and QUOTE had collaborated on a poster that showcased QUOTE’s personal Adidas sneaker collection, so adidas Originals decided to get both these boys together again and commissioned a book and shoe to release in select adidas Consortium doors On Nov 15, 2014.

But if you are like me in Jakarta, your best best on obtaining these beauties are basically through connections or paying premium change on the Bay.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas 2014 Nike Basketball lineup that will keep your spirit high, #TisTheSeason

The HOLY Trinity of Nike Basketball Christmas offering is back for another year with it's potent lineup of signature kicks from Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Like previous year's offerings, each signature shoes were inspired by different Christmas theme. The Nike KD 7 is based off the eggnog, a favorite holiday drinks in the U.S and other western countries, The Kobe IX is based off the Candy cane, a traditional Christmas offering for children and lastly the LeBron 12, based off ... well not really sure what these colours are supposed to symbolised but I heard through the grapevine that it's supposed to be what Christmas in Akron supposed to look like with all the colors?

Anyways, if you dig them, doesn't matter what they are supposed to represent or whatever, just buy them if you can afford them and rock the hell out of them. Merry Christmas!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nike KOBE 9 ELITE "Legacy" - out in your neck of the wood

If you've missed out on the Nike Kobe 9 ELITE "Perspective" like I did, then you'd be a happy camper knowing that the "Legacy", a close substitute, is available now in your area's Nike Stores, Footlocker etc.

So what makes this called the "Legacy"? Well there are several theories to this, and some linked it to Jerry Buss's lucky gambling jacket, which to me makes NO sense whatsoever. The closest inspiration to this colorway would be the ORIGIN of the Lakers, which was the MPLS Lakers.

But enough about what inspired this colorway, but it should be whether this shoe will inspire you to do great things on or off the basketball court that should matter. What will you LEGACY be when you rock these?

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Adidas ZX 8000 "Fall of the BERLIN Wall" pack

Where were you at the historic moment  when the Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago?  Some can't remember, some can recall every moment, some cried, some cheered, some still hold deep resentment and some moved on with the time.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of this occasion, Adidas being an originally German brand has the rights to tell this story and made a pack our of it utilizing one of their more popular silhoutte, the ZX 8000. Inspired by the check points at Wall, Alpha, Bravo and Charlie, the "Fall of the Wall" pack will be available at Adidas Originals stores on November 8, 2014.