Kick the Hype


vogueGivenchy designer Riccardo Tiscwent on instagram straight flexing with his sneaker collaboration with Nike for Vogue Magazine (styled by Grace Coddington). Pictured with supermodel,Joan Smalls draped across his shoulders was a kodak moment. Granted the photo of the Vogue‘s editorial wasn’t clear as expected. Needless to say, it was enough for the hypebeasts to start saying their tax money for the highly anticipated sneaker.The Air Force 1 Hi Boots would be retailing for $225 at select Nike stores. It appears Nike is not ready to play nice with the folks after Kanye dunked on them during his recent interviews. I find it hard to believe the two (Yeezy and Tisci) don’t discuss the athletic company of their sudden decision. At the end of the day, they are not going to break a friendship regards to a cooperation. It wouldn’t surprise me if the sneaker is launched around the same time as Kanye’s sneaker with Adidas. Only time will time.

Iron Will

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Nike Free 5.0 TR Jon “Bones” Jones Edition


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Nike has released a special edition of its Free 5.0 TR for current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, who just signed with the sports brand last summer. Designed to give the wearer greater freedom of movement thanks to its ultra flexible build, it was only natural that these two parties would find a match with the Free 5.0 TR. The shoes feature a predominantly tonal black upper marked by an interwoven pattern and contrasting Gym Red accents on the outsole, and “Bones” and “Jones” printed on the tongues. A subtle but integral element is the pink that lines the edges of the woven bands, allowing them to pop out from the body of the shoe. Priced at $105 USD, the shoes and an accompanying T-shirt can be found at select Nike outlets as well on Nike.com .

Despite the great design, I don’t see how this is considered as “functional”. Are going to see more martial arts (or mixed martial artists) with sneaker launches. Are there going to be used inside of the pentagon? Afterall, the sneaker is made for Jon Jones and he is a fighter! I love the fact Nike has taken the step to curate sleek footwear, which I would hope they would be able to design apparel for other sport martial arts styles (i.e. sport karate, Tae Kwon Do,  wrestling, etc.).

Iron Will

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Air Yeezy 2 Release Date


It has been reported the highly anticipated sneaker, Nike Air Yeezy (The sneakers of Kanye West) is schedule to launch March 24th, 2012. I don’t know about you guys, but its time to save some change before they drop!

The 1st edition Air Yeezy’s swept every shoe store they’ve entered. People are still being sold to the highest bidder on ebay. These will be no exception!

Nike Mag 2011


Talk about some futuristic fly shit! Now I must admit, this are by far one of the most impressive shoe I have ever seen! Nike has launched the Nike  Mag 2011, which inspired as the shoe Marty Mcfly wore from Back to the Future. . This is Nike’s first rechargeable footwear providing the structure and LED panels that glow for 4 hours after a full charge.

The shoes will be at a limited amount of 1,500 ranging from the price from $3500 – $9000 . The proceeds will go directly to the Michael J Fox foundation, which is use to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.

 

Niketown comes to Louisville!


I gotta hand it to my city; We are SLOWLY trying to come up (although most of the people are still behind lol). Comes to find out there is going to be opening a Niketown in mid-october.

This will be the 77th Nike Factory Store in the US and the 2nd in Kentucky, will be located in Shelbyville Road Plaza in Louisville. This is going to provide a great amount of traffic flowing through the area. This factory store would help from the lost of several businesses proir. Looking forward to the opening!

Air Yeezy 2


This is what you all waiting for ain’t it?! Rumors have been surfing Kanye West was wearing the Nike Air Yeezy 2’s in Robert Rodriquez’s short film, “The Black Mamba” featuring Kobe Bryant. Recently Mr. West performed at Cochella music festival in California with the next big thing in sneakers. Unfortunately I was unabled to grab the first 3 pairs; NO More!! These bad ones will be in my possession soon once the date is released! Stay tuned on the pursuit of the Air Yeezy 2. #roadtrip

Home Skate Shop


The other day I stepped out to Home skate shop just on some future networking. Although this is a skateboard store, but I seriously would not sleep on their sneakers!! They provide some of the most exclusive shoes in the city, which is a plus if you are not trying to get any shoes from the mall.

Browsing the shoes around the store, God has answered to my prayers! I found the dunks which featured the Street Fighter characters, Ryu (I posted a blog last month) and Chun Li in the blue. They had my size and it was heaven on earth! If you counting on getting Supras or Nike Dunks not in the stores, Home Skate Shop is your place to go!

Home Skate Shop

1553 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40205-1151

 

Ha-dou-ken!!


well some of you out there who are sneaker heads may have already been informed on the Street Fighter/Nike collab. I had to address this to the other realm of people out there on this brilliant idea! The Nike Dunk Mid top (Ryu) sneaker captures the characterization of the Capcom character.

This shoe’s texture is equivalent to your traditional Karate gi. Nike ensured the shoe’s fabric would symbolizes the iconic uniform while leaving the swoosh like the bandanna, red. I love how they didn’t exaggerate the shoe with miscellaneous elements, kept the realism of a classic shoe.

These kicks are definitely sweeping the shelves and I am praying to get me a pair.  For you out there who are dying to get them, we are in the same boat lol!! osu!