Less beef salads and more flower bringing.
@GeneLin @akachuy WTF does his comment have to do with Ariana? You're that dude that can't focus when there's hot ass in the room aren't you?
3 hours, 38 minutes ago on The adidas YEEZi is Better Than The Nike Air Yeezy 2, Says Big Sean
@acops63042 That's all I was trying to say to @DJswavor but maybe he lives in Philly. Still UBIQ could be full of shit. When I called for the Dirty Martini's they specifically told me it was a "US/UBIQ only release". How did that turn out? It was a worldwide release. Me and several others were pissed we paid reseller prices when there ended up being no need to. Look for the thread here on Sneakernews if it wasn't lost in the site redesign.
Given how horrid most hyped releases are with them I really don't have high hopes going into this but I will be trying at 7am
18 hours, 24 minutes ago on UBIQ x Saucony Shadow Master “Pacific Dusk”
@DJswavor I'd have moderate expectations and no I'm not being negative. Most people who rock runners are seldom after J's and Saucony has a very dedicated, specific following.
1 day, 12 hours ago on UBIQ x Saucony Shadow Master “Pacific Dusk”
@jho4raizo That site is definitely not legit.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Conversions by Dank Customs
@jho4raizo Is what site legit?
1 day, 22 hours ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Conversions by Dank Customs
@Martine609 what exactly are you proposing? I donated over 30prs of shoes to the less fortunate last year in addition to clothing. You want to match me this year and donate another 30? 15 are in my living room right now. Tweet at Seinfeld and Wale and let's make something happen if you're really serious about kids dying of starvation.
4 days, 13 hours ago on Jerry Seinfeld vs. Wale – Who Had More Sneakers?
@__Stamatis @SneakerNews Work on that self esteem son.
6 days, 5 hours ago on A Look at One of the Best Nike Huarache Collections Ever
@VNTG_BMW That would make too much sense for Nike. You would think by 2014 they would have released an entire Mowabb pack.
@robertoarmstrong12 clear as day
@TymariousJackson Not everyone is comfortable customizing kicks let alone a brand new pair of J's. It's the first thing I thought about though. I have "true" infrared and red paint at home already but I'm not copping these or customizing them for anyone. Some people might not even know what type of paint and brushes and would be overwhelmed with the overall process
Can you imagine those that just look at the picture in an article and immediately post "where can I cop these when the article has a link and says available now? How the hell are they going to follow an article and instructions especially if it has links?
6 days, 5 hours ago on Air Jordan 6 Retro “Infrared” for Black Friday 2014
@DaddyJay97 @SneakerNews "the same quality". Are you suggesting that overall Nike makes better quality shoes than Adidas?
6 days, 14 hours ago on An Autographed Pair of Red October Yeezy 2s Will Be Auctioned Off Soon
@inTheNameofQuen lol I was trying to be generous ;)
1 week ago on Air Jordan Future Premium “Black” – Nikestore Release Info
@kshaun12 EXACTLY broski!
I don't mind spending $375 on a shoe well worth it but for Nike/Jordan Brand quality? Like my 2013 KD NSW which creased in the toe box so badly after just two wears I had to send them back to Nike? Then possibly have them tell me 10yrs from now the quality was terrible on the Futures/Shines and they're going to remaster it with better materials and ask me for more money? Nike or Jordan Brand hasn't put out a shoe this year worth more than $190. Period.
@kevinsalazar high tops would be designated to the top row only for those of us that do more runners and low tops but for everyone else you're absolutely right. reason no.17 why this setup is just form over function.
1 week ago on How To Make An Awesome Sneaker Storage Display With Stuff From Ikea
The dust man...the dust. I personally wouldn't keep my shoes out in the open like that. Been there, done that and no matter where I've lived dust was always an issue.
1 week, 1 day ago on How To Make An Awesome Sneaker Storage Display With Stuff From Ikea
@Shaner_44 @SneakerNews While I can't be 100% certain http://exclucitylife.com/ has not
failed to get every single piece of heat that's dropped that I can
remember. Follow them on YouTube as they ALWAYS do an unboxing and on
foot review/vid. Call them up tomorrow. They seem like great guys but
last we spoke they didn't ship to the US, only within Canada.
1 week, 1 day ago on Nike Air Huarache Run Premium “Safari”
@Shaner44 While I can't be 100% certain http://exclucitylife.com/ has not failed to get every single piece of heat that's dropped that I can remember. Follow them on YouTube as they ALWAYS do an unboxing and on foot review/vid. Call them up tomorrow. They seem like great guys but last we spoke they didn't ship to the US, only within Canada.
Also https://deadstock.ca/ both shops have like 3-4 stores all over Canada. I've seen pics of the 90 and personally it's the toughest in the pack. Good luck.
Oh my word! These are firyah!
1 week, 2 days ago on Burn Rubber x New Balance 572 “Vernors”
These are all really nice. While I'd have to see more pics the side profile of no.2 looks like a Y-3 x Reebok Instapump mashup. While Adidas owns Reebok it's interesting to see them borrow so heavily from a sister company.
1 week, 4 days ago on adidas Y-3 – Spring/Summer 2015 Preview
This just doesn't work in black and white.
1 week, 4 days ago on Nike Air Wildwood Premium – Black – White
@iamSANhedrin @SneakerNews No that's not a rep. Were the AmmoSkunk Yeezy Revelations reps? What's your thoughts on those?
1 week, 5 days ago on Nike Threatens To Terminate Contracts of Athletes Wearing Custom Sneakers
@inTheNameofQuen I think you're one of the few that get it. I'm also "comprehending" that they're not saying no to customs outright but simply "stop covering our brand mark".
@heavyloop "doesn't that sorta contradict?" Not at all. Read the article again using clear logic and less of an emotional response. Nike is not saying don't customize shoes. What they are saying is LEAVE THE SWOOSH VISIBLE IN A CONTRASTING COLOR.
Don't wear white on white or black on black which leaves the swoosh hard to identify. Nike is simply protecting their interests here.
@iamSANhedrin @SneakerNews I clearly missed that discussion and the premise or thought process of whoever started it but to me it's a ridiculous question. Customs are not replicas. Replicas or variants are shoes made illegally, without authorization from the copyright holder or brand, using cheaper materials and poor craftsmanship. If you take an authentic item and cover it with paint it does not cheapen the underlying "canvas" or end product but visually enhances it in the eyes of the individual requesting the custom.
If you buy a Maserati and and black it out does it make it any less of a Maserati? Of course not. Why would a shoe be any different? People really wasted time having a debate on this? People with jobs instead of careers and aspirations usually have way too much time on their hands.
It is not degrading the materials. Interestingly enough the poor quality on Nike's these days suggests what we should be asking is "Are some replicas better than authentics?" Having done comparison vids for over a year and legit checked shoes from Adidas, Nike, New Balance and Asics for many of my IG and YouTube subscribers that's the discussion people want to have. Not asking a question a 10yr old already knows the answer to.
I am endlessly asked to keep making comparison vids of real vs fake.
Those black and white though. Soon as they drop...
2 weeks, 1 day ago on An Official Look at Four Upcoming adidas Originals Tubular Releases
These were also available at finishline.com and sold out in a day it looks like. What's odd compared to past huarache hits like the "Hyper Punch" which they still have listed but have been out of stock for over a month plus now is that they've completely removed the photo of this from the website.
Be sure to check the usual suspects for these to land as well as I would be surprised if it's only Rock City and Finishline only but stranger things have happened with Huaraches.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Nike Air Huarache “Black/Grey” – Available
@Criplize @FutureTomorrow_ No your idea isn't far fetched at all since I have 17 years Advertising and UX experience. However I think companies do what you've suggested with the game tie in for a completely different reason I can't disclose here. It falls into a category of brand loyalty and marketing strategy.
Yes rewarding the customer for their hard work is the "payoff" but if you saw the bigger picture you might want to rethink who has actually won. While I get where you're coming from and why, I just don't think this works with everything especially if the product isn't limited and Nike is making it widely available. I understand you're saying Nike should do this and you're using a hypothetical.
In business we should always separate emotions from proven or forecasted methods, data and analytics. What you're suggesting could also become a UX nightmare since we are dealing with a new line of sneakers. You're breaking rule no. 1 to some people who make 6 figure salaries of what an optimal user experience is. Isn't nike's captcha and sneaker culture these days already frustrating as is? Now we want to add another layer of frustration/annoyances on top of that? I can't see the logic for making people take a test on a GR shoe.
I also suspect that Nike's marketing strategy doesn't align with your idea. The Lebon was different because it's an established model.
3 weeks ago on Nike To Release “Black/Cement” Colorway of the Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3
@Criplize So you're saying someone can't spend THEIR money on a shoe THEY want unless they follow the sport? LOL...a tennis quiz bro? Really bro?
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Nike To Release “Black/Cement” Colorway of the Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3
@everyone82 this has been a huge issue lately. Too many filters being used and too many photos being shopped as if people aren't going to be pissed when they realize the difference.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on WEST NYC x New Balance 530 – Arriving at Additional Retailers
@Mycoholic @tenten It's called Angelus paint.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Fat Joe in Air Jordan 11 “Red” for Stressin’ Music Video
@kshaun12 @FutureTomorrow_ @RomeoRedJr Sorry for the late response my dudes. http://sizestores.co.uk/hq/2014/10/26/nike-air-huarache-light-mowabb-size-exclusive/
It's exactly the same as past releases. 8am GMT = 3am EST...if you live on the West Coast or Mid-West adjust the time accordingly by 5hrs.
Also take note of the mention about Twitter and Facebook links as that's where and how they release their stuff. Good luck to us all gentlemen.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on size? x Nike Air Huarache Light – Release Date
I'm really trying to ignore this shoe because I like every CW I see. I already picked up the black pair and trying to restrain from buying the Cedar and now these. This CW however feels very hikish whereas the others don't. Crazy how a CW can just change the whole perception or idea about the shoes intended function and use.
1 month ago on Nike Zoom Talaria 2014 – Beige – Blue
@hovenator @FutureTomorrow_ I think that's why there's that quote that has more modern spins but originated from Socrates? "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."
Def learned something new today and you're 1000% correct. As soon as you pointed that out so many things fell into place in terms of the quality, materials etc I see on Reeboks. Thanks again.
1 month ago on Nike CEO Mark Parker on Buying Reebok, Sneaker Reselling, Apple, and More
@hovenator @FutureTomorrow_ Well that's quite excellent news. I honestly as you can tell above didn't know that but now it's time to fact check and do some research. Thanks.
@RomeoRedJr @FutureTomorrow_ Not a prob broski. Everyone has two sizes in most nikes. Mine is a 10.5-11. I always get my Huaraches in a 11 but I've never owned Huarache Lights. These will be my first. If you want a definitive answer I would check the huarache forum at niketalk.com. Hope that helps.
1 month ago on size? x Nike Air Huarache Light – Release Date
@ScottCombs @inTheNameofQuen "to be a huge KD fan" - that's the contradiction in an otherwise good intentioned comment. They're not KD fans if they don't know who made his shoes and clearly would not have done their homework.
While I can't speak for @inTheNameofQuen let me re-clarify my point and position. I'm not saying the shoes needs to be devoid of any Nike branding. The question is does it need to be so gaudy or tastelessly huge in it's placement and application? That dear Watson is the question at hand.
1 month ago on Nike KD 7 Lifestyle “Ice Blue” – Release Date
@RomeoRedJr just a few things to keep in mind...
1. Almost every UK shop ships to NYC. I've ordered from over a dozen. Yes, footlocker.co.uk doesn't but they're not going to have these anyway.
2. Size? releases 98% of their shoes including collabs at 3:00am EST.
3. Size? does in store and online at the same time. At some Size? locations that may vary slightly. As long as I have ordered from them they have never done "in store first" limiting your chances of buying one of their collabs or other drops. I have at least 7 of their collabs and I live in New Jersey.
4. The UK is 5hrs ahead of the East Coast, hence why it's 3:00am for us on the East Coast but 8:00am in the UK
5. If you think you've struck out stay on the site and keep refreshing the page every 3-4 minutes. A lot of overseas and even UK transactions get cancelled due to a lack of funds or a bank declining the purchase due to suspected fraud so sizes get relisted back into availability almost immediately.
Good luck, stay positive and don't forget to set an alarm with the drop date. Don't get caught sleeping. Literally.
@inTheNameofQuen Yep. Think I might have seen your comment about that on the Lebron's or some other shoe. Just really branding overkill.
@kshaun12 These are a must cop for me. I'm texting my UK family right now...
Why oh why does Nike insist on dropping that damn swoosh everywhere? That being said these are cold! Minus the back these looks like something that could have dropped for a Chinese New Year theme. Blue plate that reads "phylon" should have been gold. Too icy.
@kshaun12 @FutureTomorrow_ @txchres I think you might be right but I've also been noticing a decline on reseller prices. Not what they charge but what people seem willing to pay. The 95's look to me like a shoe they may try to get tops $65 profit from but as people forget about them because of newer releases the resellers are going to be forced to finally lower the price.
I hope you do get both in your collection and if you go for the J's first I think the price on the 95's will eventually drop but that all depends on available and how exclusive they are.
1 month ago on Nike Air Max “Halloween Pack” – Release Date
@kshaun12 @FutureTomorrow_ @txchres Personally I would go for the 95's. They're different and I like different in my kicks. Admittedly however, the 6's will match with more fits and if one is dead set on owning both I would go for the 6's first and circle back for the 95's later.
It's a really tough question man. Both shoes are colder than my freezer.
@Dj Reality Was just going to say the same thing. Adidas is usually good about supplying multiple laces though and I hope that's the case with these.
1 month ago on NIGO x adidas Originals ZX 500
@kshaun12 @txchres This may not work for every listing or place but here's something I've noticed. The previous article that pointed to the eBay seller? He's in Union City, NJ. I live in New Jersey. What I've done with Huaraches and others is when I see lot's of listings from my state I call up my local HOH/FL, Champs Sports etc and sometimes they have the shoe.
So if there are more listings besides the one seller SN pointed to it's likely, not a guarantee or fool proof that some local stores are getting these or just got them.
@Bananana_lumpia @Biga173rd Wise words all around my dude and yes there will always be hotter shoes coming out. The way these brands are flexing it could be in a few days or a week or two.
I can only hope he meant it like that because people should be able to buy what they like even if it's hyped. Solely because it's hyped is a loss of identity and troubling. I hope you get what you're gunning for next time broski. Peace.
1 month ago on Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High – Release Date
Did anyone else notice that dudes white pants are dirty?
@Bananana_lumpia @Biga173rd I think what he meant to say is "If you passed up the dozens of GR's and collabs from other brands that utilize a similar CW, are high tops and past AF 1's that used these colors and are only grabbing these now because it's a Supreme collab and has a strap with "world famous" on it then you my friend are a super Hypebeast."
If that's what he meant then I would have to agree the person is a hypebeast and it goes beyond people copping what they like. They're copping what is trendy or "hyped" and being a "beast" about it with ridiculous phrases like "I need these in my life". Nah Nizzy...you need an education in your life.
@lazerfizz @FutureTomorrow_ @seequence it's most likely because I'm the oldest of four siblings and was completely not insulting in getting my youngest sibling to stop asking me questions he could easily find doing a Google search, which in turn would not only help him learn search query structure but better understand keywords. There's obviously other benefits.
Given I'm often surrounded by young people I'm actually very concerned for them and you have no idea the simple shit I've had people ask me. I usually try to approach it with "well did you try Googling X first?"
9/10 times they hadn't even thought about it. Scary.
@2cstrong One more thing. With the forward thinking Adidas has shown in the last few years and their arsenal of designers I wouldn't mind seeing Adidas buy Reebok. As crazy as this may sound to some I believe they may be able to help Reebok innovate more than Nike would.