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@JerusaReem Welcome to sneaker news. May I please take your coat?

2 days, 9 hours ago on Capsule x New Balance MT580 “Canadian Tuxedo” – Teaser

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There's just too much heat dropping in the next 15 days. These are no exception.

3 days, 13 hours ago on New Balance 996 “Distinct Collection”

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@Allstarz_Black Interestingly they're not even on any of the UK drop date sites and I don't think they ever were.

3 days, 14 hours ago on Nike Air Huarache – Black – Green

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@bluejordans2345 right now actually from http://asphaltgold.de - I've ordered from them twice before. Quality service and you should receive some free swag with your order.

3 days, 19 hours ago on Nike Air Huarache GS – White – Magnet Grey – Bright Mango

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@BrandonEvans2 @FutureTomorrow_ My dude! Thanks so much for that link! You're absolutely right. You know what else they would go with PERFECT with I think?

The 24 Kilates X Reebok Fury. It would kinda give that look they had in the video they made(Very Pyrex/DOPE Chef). These are awesome socks man. Very nice.

I ordered from Size? just this Monday and wish we had this convo then lol. Just dropped them on my list. Thanks again bro. Appreciate the share.



4 days, 4 hours ago on Footpatrol x Reebok Insta Pump Fury

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@BrandonEvans2 I'll agree with you on the HAL and I only wish I could have gotten the capsule with those socks. It made the Instapump look like a slightly different shoe and I mean that in a very very good way. Still got the regular release though so I'm just fortunate for those.


For me the hardest that dropped this year was the Invincible X Reebok. I had people comment on my video of them that aren't even into Fury's. It was only after the drop everyone realized how tough they were and now you can't find a pair on eBay for less than $450.


I'm definitely copping these though. The blue (nappy suede?) just looks too butter and that milky bladder...YES pls :)

4 days, 8 hours ago on Footpatrol x Reebok Insta Pump Fury

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Until we get every release the UK gets not sure I'll be able to stop ordering overseas. Just this week I ordered 2 releases from the UK and have a third on the way that was picked up from a brother of mine in London.


As for GS, the Scream Green is already at all the Kids Footlockers I've been to in New Jersey.

4 days, 8 hours ago on Nike Air Huarache GS – White – Magnet Grey – Bright Mango

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@EmilyReyes @kcookrocks umm yes. Some people will always let emotions get the better of them in the face of clear facts.


If I ever meet Kanye I'll buy him a drink and thank him. While the lot of you hate and I am by no means a major fan of his he has created products that I sell in my store and they sell extremely well.


No other athlete or celeb has EVER done that for my store and sales. At this level it's all about business and money. Nothings personal.

4 days, 14 hours ago on A Sneaker-by-Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye West’s Footwear Influence

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@NigelHill @FutureTomorrow_ ok, wrong shoe for my example because more than none you're right and it has nothing to do with tech.

Unfortunately the scream greens are already at kids Foot Locker and it looks exactly like the sample above.

4 days, 18 hours ago on Nike Air Huarache “Scream Green” – 2014 Sample

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@Flyrio @FutureTomorrow_ @DutchShaefer81 interesting comment given you're the one asking "well why is it so hard to get these shoes now then?"


Nothing is hard for me. Clearly it is for you. I guess an advantage of being an old, self contradicting fuck.

4 days, 22 hours ago on A Sneaker-by-Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye West’s Footwear Influence

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@Flyrio "you probably have to suck his dick(figuratively) every 5 minutes..." - when I saw your response to my comment I IMMEDIATELY KNEW proving you were gay as fuck(figuratively) wasn't going to be hard at all.


I'll take being corny thank you very much.

4 days, 22 hours ago on A Sneaker-by-Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye West’s Footwear Influence

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@donadamsky @NigelHill It's not hard at all. They don't want to replicate the exact shoe. 

Consider that science and technical advances change what we know constantly and at an ever increasing rate of difference. We often like to hope it's for the betterment of future generations to come.

For example, if you found out that the toe box on several models from the 90's was directly responsible for several severe foot conditions would you want Nike to still make the shoe exactly the same?

5 days, 4 hours ago on Nike Air Huarache “Scream Green” – 2014 Sample

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@DutchShaefer81 I think if we momentarily put our feelings aside and look at the facts objectively there's no denying the "clear as day" evidence and facts.


The game was NEVER like this due to one individual. Method man in Grant Hills for All I need. Nope, sure didn't change the sneaker game like this. MJ, Kobe and Mike Tyson all in Air Huaraches. While not rappers, all still heavyweights in their own right. The shoe got shipped overseas and didn't return until this year. 20yrs later...

The only shoe I can think of that Kanye has not surpassed in general sales is what rap did for the Timberland boot. That however took a slew of rappers to accomplish but look at NYC now...you can't go two blocks in any borough without seeing minimum 5 on feet, any time of day.


It's easy to say Kanye changed the game and created X amount of hype when everything is in limited supply. It's harder to associate what rapper changed what back then because everything was mass produced and easily available. So maybe the author is 20yrs old but most of the facts presented are what they are.

5 days, 4 hours ago on A Sneaker-by-Sneaker Breakdown of Kanye West’s Footwear Influence

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@jrlemons3 @kshaun12 Sitting over here in Jersey as well at many major stores in the mall.

1 week ago on Sneakers Releasing This Weekend – July 19th, 2014

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@Og lopez kicks GR or exclusive please be my guest and have as many of these hideous abominations as you can find. You definitely don't have to worry about me buying any.

1 week, 3 days ago on A Detailed Look at the Solefly x Air Jordan 3

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Not on these I'm not.

1 week, 3 days ago on Jordan Shine – Release Date

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Please stop using that word to describe exuberant pricing. Try picking up a dictionary or thesaurus sometime and expanding your vocabulary which will in turn significantly affect your earning potential and then you will never have to moan about the price of a sneaker again.


Get your money and vocab right playa.

1 week, 3 days ago on Jordan Shine – Release Date

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@hasboy23 Foams are properly rinsed mate. Time to move on. #changeisgood

1 week, 3 days ago on A Closer Look at the “Black Suede” Nike Air Foamposite One

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Many days I just don't get Jordan brand. They passed over all the amazing 3 customs done over the years by some extremely talented individuals and gave this guy a chance to create this BS?


I'm not one of those OG heads running around talking about don't touch a classic but this is just a blasphemous abomination.

1 week, 3 days ago on A Detailed Look at the Solefly x Air Jordan 3

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@NickBar Trust, if Size? can sell out and need to restock the atomic mango light these will for sure sell out. ESPECIALLY because Foot Patrol's name is on it. Sorry though...after the Only in SOHO they set a really high bar and this doesn't come close to meeting it.

1 week, 5 days ago on Footpatrol x Nike Air Huarache Light “Concrete”

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@jungleants Because that's a part of the Nike marketing strategy and no I'm not joking. Tease to build hype, push dates to create frenzy etc and then release.


I am glad to see you caught it though. Good for you because there is absolutely NOTHING exciting about these shoes.

1 week, 5 days ago on Footpatrol x Nike Air Huarache Light “Concrete”

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With the worst production numbers and availability out of all the big brands? No thanks. This BS is getting old quick and Saucony can rightly piss off.

1 week, 5 days ago on Saucony Shadow 5000 – White – Grey – Blue – Orange

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Not sure why people are surprised at the price? Based on the chair and setting do the lot of you not remember this was the same bloke trying to sell the Yeezy collection for $90k+? I seriously want to smoke whatever the fuck it is he's on about.

1 week, 5 days ago on Air Jordan 1 “Brooklyn Zoo” by PMK Customs – Available on eBay

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Lot's of boring but I do like everything, yes all 3 on page 5. Not 100% with that sock liner on the last pair but it's not a deal breaker.

2 weeks, 1 day ago on 21 Asics Sneakers Releasing in July

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@Cpack Will or would buy every single one?

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Conversions by Dank Customs

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@theyrejustshoes A+ for attempt but then everything else would get the same critique from me. We shouldn't forget to celebrity failure though and how it benefits us. The problem with not getting those lines right in shape and height, which immediately bothered my eye the most is it makes them look like replica shoes.


Replicas are notorious for having peaks, ridges and mismatching heights around the back collar and ankle/sock liner of some shoes. Another good thing to add to their merit is they can only get better and they tried.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low Conversions by Dank Customs

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@"C.E.O." But yet every other Saturday fools aren't smart enough to figure it out.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Air Jordan 6 Retro “Infrared” for Black Friday 2014

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@macksvolume "as long as I can remember" - and not just on J's. Infrared has been and is a pinkish/hot orange color from day one so not sure what "true infrared" some people are waiting on? Did they just start collecting shoes and saw this color for the first time and thought Nike made a mistake? 


No mistake. The best I can tell them is the Angelus "Infrared" in the collectors set isn't as pink as Nikes infrared. If you know how to mix paints you could also make a true Infrared.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Air Jordan 6 Retro “Infrared” for Black Friday 2014

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New Balance can keep the made in the USA and finest of leathers. If I'm going to spend $399 on a newbie I might as well revisit my bucket list of collab pieces. Maybe better pics are needed but I don't see $399 in that shoe...do you?

3 weeks, 5 days ago on New Balance 998 Made in USA – Horween Leather

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@blackrabbot You're actually witnessing the marketing strategy Nike can't talk about on camera but I guess some people really like what they like without ever trying another brand. There's a word for that but I'm trying less to insult ppl on SN.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Ibn Jasper Reveals Kanye West’s First adidas Sneaker Design from 2006

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@greghall024 I doubt it and that's not how Nike's strategy works. Tease with incomplete shots of the shoe, announce they're super limited, create hype by making sure as many photos as possible get circulated on sneaker news sites(cough cough), lie about the tech like they've done so many times over, send pairs to athletes and stars, ESPECIALLY THE ONES ALWAYS ON SOCIAL MEDIA and voila. That is your formula. 


What you've described feels to me like when the initial CW retros.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Jordan Flight Time 14.5

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@clarky2324 Actually it has way more to do with creating brand loyalty at a young age than it does milking parents pockets. Nike isn't stupid. After that MVP speech what parent doesn't want their kid to be like KD or at the very least sees him as a role model? 

The psychology behind this type of advertising is very simple. When you tie positive experiences to the timeline of someone's life brand loyalty ensues. In my 16yrs in advertising I've seen this used time and time again.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Kevin Durant Debuts a Nike KD Lifestyle Sneaker for Kids

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Definitely feeling them and already got my pair. Torn between whether I like the Crooked Tongues collab more than these but when those get here this week I'll be able to better decide.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Another Look at the Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Brazil World Cup”

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@"C.E.O." And by the looks of it they got that Superman Supa Dupa ish...

1 month ago on Jordan Future “Gradient Sole”

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The designers/motionographers for the spot definitely are fans of LOST.

1 month, 1 week ago on Kevin Durant and Nike Basketball Prepare For The KD 7 Launch

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@Socks for You At only 2000 units you think the minimum that will sell for is $450? I think that might be a bit off the mark no?

1 month, 1 week ago on Jordan Brazil Pack – Arriving at Retailers

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@jungleants They already have. Most Champs Sports are sold out but many (SELECT)FootLocker stores now have them. 

1 month, 1 week ago on Nike Air Huarache “Black” – Available at Foot Locker

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@jungleants It's still going be released.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache “Black” – Available at Foot Locker

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@jrobs23 I've noticed that myself and did buy several pairs. The quality on the last re-release in the UK wasn't that great as well. I do a bit of customization so plan to make the mid-sole true black and outline the cheap material edges with a permanent black marker.


I don't mind but this shouldn't have to be done on a brand new store bought shoe.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache “Black” – Available at Foot Locker

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@thikthird @FutureTomorrow_ AWESOME my dude. Glad you were able to scoop them up.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache “Cool Grey” – Available

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@thikthird They were never online to begin with. Champs and Foot Locker are in store only. Finishline is THE ONLY destination with Huaraches online and none in their physical stores and it's only the Santa Monica.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache “Cool Grey” – Available

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@sneakernews - Yes many people knew and I think you may have already reported about the Wolf Grey and Anthracite colorway. The Santa Monica's are available at Finishline.com only.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache “Venom Green”

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@blazers4lyfe The ones with the black behind the ring are called Super Perfects, some sites even call them authentic but at the end of the day they're replica's and the ring is only one concern. The logo etching in the back isn't correct and they are other flaws on the replica.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan 6 “Celebration” Collection

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@floydflake305 Good tip for some of the smaller UK sites. On some of the bigger ones it's usually just as hectic as trying to cop them here. I'm sure you can confirm like many of my UK fam has how ridiculously popular J's are there now.


Also in addition to the time difference there is also the price difference. When you convert the EURO or £ on some sites these will cost over $300 USD and one can only pray the site has free or reduced international shipping.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan 6 “Celebration” Collection

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@m_kos Appreciate the heads up and you mentioning what sneaker news has forgotten to. Heading to my nearest Champs right now!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Huarache LE Available at Champs

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A few of these are already on UK sites for pre-order. Actually let me say "were". Many are already sold out. Shame sneakernews didn't mention that because it could help people understand when these drop in the US you better be on #teamnosleep

1 month, 3 weeks ago on New Balance Unveils Made in USA “Authors Collection”

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@sneakernews - my take on those concords - They get bought up by resellers who'll think they can flip them because they're foams.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Sneaker Headlines & Predictions for June 2014

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