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How do you have the theme of DMV and not one artist from the area first off, secondly the execution was horrid, third the five hours is more than enough time to properly do one pair of shoes with or without an airbrush.
1 week, 2 days ago on Sneaker Con Presents Ace Of Customs Episode 2: DMV Showdown
The Home Team!!!!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Major DC x Reebok Insta Pump Fury Preview
Has anyone else noticed that this so called rapper seems like the only reason he made what some say is music was to become one of the biggest hypemonsters? He has more beasting videos than his own music videos. When will the madness stop with posers and wannabe's that do things just to move up in a line-up or a camp-out?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Trinidad James’ Favorite Nike SB Dunks
Not needed at all. The past few times the AirRaid came out they did not sell through. Catch these and the retros on sale...
3 months ago on A First Look at the Nike Lunar Raid
NO! Not original in any way shape or form. This shit has gotten very boring and repetitive. Out of all the colors in the entire world the same ones get used on the same shoes over and over and over and over and over again. Angelous makes over 300 colors by now, take some time to look at them and use them instead of following what has been done since this "thing" started...
3 months ago on Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Net” Customs by Maggi
@Cop em and Rock em
In the "real" good ol' days of buying sneakers before sneaker head was even a term us OG's didn't have to worry about lines or raffles or none of this bullshit join on today. All we had to do was go to the store and buy what we wanted on delivery day, and once the store manager knew who you were they would let you know what was dropping and when it was coming in and all you had to do was show up. Now fast forward to today and you have to go to a giant babysitting convention to buy shoes is a no go plus the fact that the majority of the kicks are new retros with 3-6 times the retail price that some brat stood in line for a week to buy with their mother's credit card who will certainly have no intentions of paying her back after making 3-6 times what they paid. Don't forget young man this didn't just start yesterday. And for you to call yourself Cop em Rock em, you want to change that to Cop em and Resell em...
3 months, 1 week ago on Sneaker Con San Francisco Spring 2014 Event Recap
Did anybody wear this when it first came out due to the oversized fit of the shoe?
3 months, 1 week ago on Supra Skytop “Red”
Are these the only colors paint for shoes comes in? All the colors in the Angelous catalog and these clowns keep using the same three... DMN SHAME!!!!!!!!
3 months, 1 week ago on New Balance 580 “NBeezy” Customs by Alexander John
@kshaun12 @Founding Father Gotta disagree with you on that. I'm pretty sure a very large majority of the shoes there may look like some OG's but they are nothing but retro's.
Not one shoe looking aged, and what you consider old skool might be different from my old school…
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Sneaker Con DC/DMV Spring 2014 Event Recap
Wouldn't be caught in a casket at this shit. Prices are still ebay high and if you do have a trade worth trading no seller wants to take on more stock that thye have to pack back and take back to store in the 6x6 bedroom. From the looks most of the shoes in the pics are some rather current releases.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Sneaker Con DC/DMV Spring 2014 Event Recap
Isn't it a little odd that not one of those guys were from NY…hmmmm?
4 months, 1 week ago on Sneaker Con Presents Ace of Customs: Episode 1 “NYC Challenge”
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Imperial” by Revive Customs
Geriatric ward AF1. A little late on the concept guys, but it will turn the heads of the seniors that still think they got a little "cool" left in them.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Force 1 Gets a Vulc Sole
Very clean very classic selection of materials.
5 months ago on JBF Customs Goes Shark and Croc for New Air Jordan 1
All that money spent and nobody still wears Reebok anything
5 months, 1 week ago on Reebok Classic “Retro Shop” @ Agenda Featuring Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, and Cam’ron
He needs to find something else to do. If Nike wanted every shoe to be a Yeezy they would have.
5 months, 1 week ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Nola Gumbo Glow” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
More stabbings and robberies…
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Yeezy”
Judging from the President of Hype the Supreme Foams show you the direction Nike will be taking. They are going to bleed the prints and patterns dry then come back with some OG colors in the mix. I put money on it...
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Where Will Foamposites Go in 2014?
Nike is just waiting for the right amount of demand for something like this. The internets are not buzzing enough with a demand for an SB retro onslaught yet. You better believe it is something that Nike is going to do, all the way back to the Thanksgiving Dunks, but then, with the way they do business they will go overboard and make packs that use the OG color-ways and force feed and flood the market like they do with JB, and then the fun is gone. If they keep it simple and bring back what the people really want then the "new" SB Dunks might have a new life breathed into it as well...
7 months, 2 weeks ago on What Do You Think?: SB Dunk Classics Re-releasing in Different Form
@JayKroon @Ralphjones380 According to his recent radio rants, he controls everything pop culture. Just because adidas gave him a deal does not mean anything. If he goes into the situation with the attitude he been displaying it will be short lived just like Nike. He has had numerous labels and why are they not around anymore?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Kanye West x adidas Product to be Sold at Karmaloop
It will be on sale within a week or on Kazbah...
They ain't have no meeting somebody just called Aubrey and said, "Hey boy come color some shoes real quick so we can show that other boy who the real boss is"
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Drake Joins Jordan Brand
No exclusive shoe will come out of JB for Aubrey, even players have to wear normal J's before they get a branded shoe. It's highly doubtable that Aubrey will be designing a whole new shoe at most he will just say is "OOOOHHHHH yea I like that and YYYYEEEEAAAAHHHH i like that. Just a full blown Jordan ID experience, and judging by Aubrey's sense of style… hold on and get ready for a tacky ride...
The king of hypebeast talking hype beast stuff for hypebeast but, talked bad about hypebeast on his first and only song. Hmmmm… what's wrong with this situation?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Trinidad James Presents Camp James “1st and 15th” Episode 3
And if you quoting lines make sure you complete the quote you anus.
8 months ago on Kanye West Signs with adidas
First off learn how to read and understand what you read and get the Michael's balls out of your mouth. If it wasn't clear the first time then read the second line "smartass". I really don't give a damn about what think is not a word who do you think you Lebron… Oh no you are not get his balls out your mouth too. Damn kids...
I did not say he would be on his line, what I am saying is that will they box him in and his line just ends up being another line like the JS line. Learn how to read and understand what you read or aks for clarification before you get smartassed behind your keyboard youngster.
Okay… signing with Adidas isn't that bad is it? Mr. West is not an athlete, but you allow him to make you a lot of money and all he gets is the accolades of designing a shoe. At the same time Jordan or many of their contracted athletes never held a pencil, they would just say yes or no to a design idea or give some ideas on how they wanted it to look which still has to be translated through designers. Will Adidas force him to stay within the boundaries of the JS line or will he have free reign to do what he wants, that is what will make this venture a failure or success. Outside of that how many of the consumers will jump ship from Nike to Adidas just to pay for Mr. West's family...
9 months, 1 week ago on Nike LeBron 8 “LeBron Don” Customs by SmoothTip
About 20 years late on these
9 months, 1 week ago on Air Jordan 3 “Gucci” by Dank Customs & Absolelute
You say sick... I say customs are like the rap game ...NO ORIGINALITY. "Let's keep redoing what Nike already did and got paid for, but Imma' just change the colors." sad...
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Zombie in South Beach” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
From the pics posted the majority and that is a very large majority of the shoes for sale were the most recent drops. Total spoiled brat hypebeast movement. The pics say it all kids are selling shoes that aren't even their size which makes it a bitch for a person that wanted that shoe in the store to buy because of some 12 year old reseller. I know it's not much that can be done to the current status of sneakers and all of it's down spiraling trends, so for the human beings that actually like to wear their shoes and buy shoes because they like them and not because of hype or resell purposes let's start a new secret society in which things are done without the use of the internet...
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Sneaker Con Miami October 2013 – Event Recap
Dude is going so overboard with the same ideas its becoming a very tired style. Use your brain Chef!!!!
10 months ago on Nike Zoom KD IV “Summer Sunset” Customs by Gourmet Kickz
I can say this... more than 60-75% of the people there are not from DC. Sneakercon is a beast's traveling circus, whatever they have that can't be dumped on ebay they jump on the Conwagon to keep their beast modes going. Like nwyrkg said competing with a kid that has nothing else to do with their life all day but use mommy and daddy's credit card to buy anything they want, or they have parents that keep them quiet by giving them anything they want, you will never have a chance to just go out and pick up a shoe ever again. Unless you stand in line over night like a nerd, and I'm sure some of us are too grown to do such and have jobs to go to in the morning. It's time to start using brain games, start buying the shoes with no hype, no website mentions, no early release pics, no signatures, no nothing. See what happens then...
10 months, 1 week ago on Sneaker Con DC September 2013 – Event Recap
What the hell is wax cloth anyway...? Well I think Chef will have to change his technique up if he wants to make any cash because the way the whole exotic skin thing has taken over, he might wanna' think about sewing. Plus he takes what Nike has done already and does it over times 10 like a super-hyper-strike-gs-limited-asia only-tier zero release.
And I don't see his shoes in a lot of places like some of the other custom guys out there...
10 months, 1 week ago on Nike LeBron X “305″ Customs by Gourmet Kickz
10 months, 1 week ago on Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Givenchy” by Mache Customs
Off with his hands!!!!!!!
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Yeezy 2″ Customs by hippieneal
They are sleepers but, since they have been posted... I hear the Beast train coming to your local shop.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on Nike Lunar LDV Trail Mid – Armory Navy – Moon Grey – Dark Armory Blue
11 months ago on Air Jordan V “Vanilla Ice” Custom by Freaker Sneaks
Those are not leaves...
11 months ago on Nike LeBron X Low “Reverse Palmer” by DeJesus Customs
11 months ago on Nike LeBron X “What the LeBron” by DMC Customs
They looked up Jeremy's butt and pulled these out...
11 months, 1 week ago on adidas Originals T-ZX Runner AMR + TS Lite AMR “Throwback Pack”
More like "what the easter eggs"...
11 months, 1 week ago on NIKEiD “What the Air Force 1″ by Rooog and Paul Nguyen
Next time layout the important parts of the images and clean up your cuts.
11 months, 1 week ago on Air Jordan III “Dunk Contest” Customs by Rocket Boy Nift
No more galaxy anything! "I'ma airbrush some random colors and put speckled paint everywhere. GALAXY!... "No, I'ma paint mine's black and blue and speckled paint everywhere. GALAXY! NIKE DID THIS SHIT ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11 months, 1 week ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Galaxy” Customs by Cody Moore
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Roshe Run “Air Jordan III” True Blue + White/Cement by JP Custom Kicks
What's funny about this site is that they try to have intelligent discussions and then back up their ignorance with dumb shit like Miley Cyrus wearing 3's. Who gives a damn JB didn't just make them for her or any other celebrity. IN fact if you comment on this and you are a human being start flooding sneakernews with pics of you wearing your shoes.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Miley Cyrus in Air Jordan III “Black/Cement”
In the words of the great OUTKAST " THIS SHIT HERE MUST STOP!!!!"
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Morphology” Customs by Smooth Tip
The cause of the poorer quality shoes does not rest solely "no pun intended" on Nike or any other large manufacturing company. Many companies had to find ways to make cuts as far as natural materials are concerned, now there are federal and state government rules in place that have banned or outlawed the use of certain materials. You also have the animal rights groups that have gotten their way with the killing of animals for their hides, which is why when an all real leather shoe comes out the numbers are low but the price is a lot higher. Certain glues are no longer used, outdated equipment has been replaced, it's all kinds of criteria that companies have to meet in order to keep product rolling out the door. On another note when Nike does a retro they take the OG shoe out of the vault where it has been sitting for who knows how long and they use the dried up faded colorway to produce the new retro... somethings they can control and they have seem to take a while to learn this, just look at the infrared Air Max 90s it took them until earlier this year to get those to correct specs.
The term "sneakerhead" came just before "hypebeast". When Foot Locker used to get their shipments on WEDNESDAYS nobody called anyone a "sneaker" anything, you just paid for your shoes and left. Even if you did collect shoes their was no term for it because it wasn't looked at as the cool thing to do and, a lot of people that did collect would give shoes away regardless of what they were because you could always get another pair or you were just making room for new ones. I can take it back to 1997 before all this nonsense started. Fall 97' the Source magazine used to be a million pages, Wu Tang was killin it, Def Jam had every artist goin multi platinum, and the Nike Air Max Pillar came out.
They had a full paged ad in the Source and I said I'm gettin them, Wednesday rolls around I head to Foot Locker get my kicks and I'm out with ease no line, no hype, no site with trolls complaining about the shoe, no jacked up price, no reseller tryin to buy every pair, these were a lot simpler times.
There is no need for these sites to try and report on these so called topics because the damage is done. Like Sneakernews for example they put this article up going on about Nike going overboard but, at the same time when the same company drops the same shoe they are talking down about comes out who wants to be first to let the world know the drop dates, and who has them in stock, and now they even put who has them on ebay. Somewhere along the line they will have to choose what side they want to be on... keep helping the hype train or teach people to not be sheep and gain some individuality by posting more than the hyped releases, and don't create hype by posting a general release shoe, just say something like " we saw these and thought you would like them".
11 months, 3 weeks ago on SELECT Discussion: Too Much of a Good Thing
Nike does not care about what a few people's gripes are with them as long as there are millions of other buyers waiting on the next shoe to drop Nike will be paid regardless. I don't care how many times they retro anything if you don't want it don't buy the shit. If you are that weak of a person that you can't help but to be sucked into the hype of every drop... then you need to find some help, because Nike is not the one holding a gun to your head making you buy anything. Take some responsibility for yourself and stop blaming a company that has been doing their job for years.
I don't blame Nike one bit for capitalizing on ignorance of today. A few years before the internet was available to the public there were no lines, no raffles, no violence, no hypebeasts trying to resell everything they could get their hands on at stupid prices. Now look at it there is no walking into any sneaker spot and getting that shoe you really want thanks to sites like this and tons like it making it hard for wearers to get the shoe they want versus brats just wanting to buy up sizes they can't even wear just to sell them. Then consumers feel like the boutiques have to praise them because they buy every hyped drop on Saturday... no, that does not pay the bills, that does not get you box price, or any other special treatment. Buy some regular non-hyped products have some loyalty then you might get the treatment you are looking for.
The prices will not drop, demand will not drop, Nike will more than likely not change anything they are doing to satisfy the complaints of consumers whining about retros, or any other shoe for that matter because there will always be a consumer looking for something you are not.
Quick question...How many of you will be buying the retro LeBrons???????????????????