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.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Can the Adidas D Rose 5 Boost come out and play?

This past July, somewhere in the U.S, the Adidas Advanced Category Footwear Designer Robbie Fuller and Derrick Rose unveiled the Chicago Bulls superstar's new signatures shoes— the D Rose 5 Boost, the first signature model to feature Boost cushioning, an industry-first technology designed to deliver maximum energy return, responsiveness and comfort to players.

The Adidas Boost cushioning setup has been throughly tested over the past year to ensure it's deliverables. The result has been universally positive feedback, consistently preferring Boost to an EVA alternative.

The adidas D Rose 5 Boost launches Thursday, October 23 for $140.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nike LeBron 12 - delayed explosion/arrival

Product quality is high on the priority list for Nike and that is why due to a small cosmetic issue with some of the LeBron 12 shoes, Nike decided to delay the initial retail launch that was scheduled for China on October 1st and the global lauch that was scheduled for October 11. At this point there is no update yet on the retail release date but with the NBA season closely approaching, and people in Cleveland once again willing to buy LeBron gear; I am sure Nike has their employees on standby 24-7 to get these to release as soon as possible.

NIke KD 7 "Good Apple" - How to approach scoring buckets

A week ago, as I landed in Penang Island, I had hopes that I would stumble upon these KD 7 "Good Apples", but as faith would have it, they were nowhere to be found. Nor did I find any apples, lots of Durians though. LOL!

Anyways, what do an apple orchard and a basketball court have in common? According to KD, A LOT! KD views the basketball court similar to an orchard where every shot is an apple. From there, the geniuses at Nike came up with the inspiration for the Nike KD 7 "Good Apple".

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunday reading: SNEAKERS: The Complete Limited Editions Guide

This book caught my eyes while browsing around Ak.Sa.Ra Pacific Place the other day. Seems the author did a pretty thorough job in collecting all the information. Paid quite a bit of coins for Indonesian standards, but then again EVERYTHING in this country is starting to cost a pretty penny. If you are interested, am sure Ak.Sa.Ra still have them. If you are in the U.S or Europe or other parts of the country, am sure your carries it.


So how do you get a RETURN OF INVESTMENT after signing Kevin Durant to a multi year contract worth around $300,000,000? Keep giving the sneakerheads something bright for them to wear with their tight jeans and cuffed sweatpants. LOL!

All kidding aside, the NBA season is about to kick off in 2 weeks times and this is already KD's 8th or 9th colorways that released to the public already. And KD has even played a single game into the new NBA season yet. Absolutely BRILLIANT marketing by Nike!

Look for this to drop at your favorite Nike Basketball retailers on October 16, 2014 for a cool $150 or in the neighbourhood of 1.9 million Rupiah.