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@TerrenceAdam @"C.E.O." Since every other site is doing it, why shouldn't they, right? Wrong. I agree with the first guy; they're hyping this up, and it's only going to make it harder for cats to cop. That being said, with all the spots that will have these, it'll probably be pretty easy to scoop a pair if you really want them.
1 week, 6 days ago on Sneaker Predictions & Headlines For November 2014
Terrible article. NONE of these (save for the Air Jordan 1 mockup) looked anything like the original. Even the Air Max 1 OG CW looked off!
1 week, 6 days ago on Nike Air Max 1 Mid iD Imagined in Iconic “1″ Colorways
@kshaun12 What doesn't make sense to you? I was pretty detailed in my explanation. Since I guess it wasn't clear for you, I'll elaborate some more. To someone like me, ideas and themes mean something. When something seems like it's an uninspired rip-off, I tend to not want to support that item. In the case of this shoe, once the theme was made known, it made different aspects of the shoe stand out in a way that wasn't apparent before. Also, it wasn't just the fact of knowing the inspiration behind the shoes; it was also - as mentioned - the better looking, clearer promo pics. All that being said, I'm still on the fence about them, and honestly am leaning more towards passing. However, when I'm on the fence about a shoe, I'll usually just order them and decide once I get the shoe in person, as sometimes, I'll end up liking (or disliking) a shoe once I get it in hand and can inspect the quality and details.
2 weeks ago on Premier x Nike SB Dunk Low “Northern Lights”
I can't lie; when I thought these were just rip-offs of the Yeezy blink colorway, I thought there was no way I'd cop these. But after seeing these official pics and knowing the inspiration, I'm actually starting to like these. I'll probably cop and decide whether I want to keep 'em once I see 'em in person.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Premier x Nike SB Dunk Low “Northern Lights”
Let's be real; there's only 2 pairs on this entire list that are worth a damn: the DB 8 and, of course, the Black/Infrared VI.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on A Complete Sneaker Guide To Black Friday 2014
"...at only a $20 boost in pricing". ONLY? $5 would be "only"; $20 is effed up.
Will I be copping tho? Of course.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Air Jordan 4 “Laser” – 30th Anniversary
I have yet to seen a 530 that I felt was worth copping.
...until these. And no, it's not just because I'm a fan of Ronnie's stuff. I've passed on a few of his pairs, but these will not be one of those.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Ronnie Fieg x New Balance 530
DAMNIT. I'm sure after this article was posted, resellers bought these shits up, preventing actual fans who might want these shoes for themselves from getting them at retail. Nice.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Sublime x Vans Sk8-Hi
@kshaun12 Buy what YOU want to buy, man. Don't worry about what other people think or tell you is "hot". After all, you're the one that has to wear the shoes.
1 month ago on Nike Air Max “Halloween Pack” – Release Date
@kshaun12 @FutureTomorrow_ @txchres Nah. If anything, the VI's will have more of a price jump on the resale. Nobody is really copping 95's like that anymore, whereas, on the flipside, Jordans are hot. Throw in the fact that they're red, and you have a Hypebeast's dream. Personally, I think the VI's are wack, but that's just me. I don't know how popular that comic is, but if it is/was popular, I could see that bringing out a whole different demo you'll have to worry about trying to cop the VI's.
Those 95's are the first ones I've been really feeling in a long time. I might actually have to cop those. Kind of reminds me of the YOTD Wmns Air Max 1s, one of the shoes I most regret passing on in the past couple years.
Damn. If that green was brown, it would be the perfect Redskins runner. I can't decide if I like them. I feel like it's a little too "Christmas"-y for my tastes. The quality looks on point, though.
1 month ago on The Good Will Out x Asics Gel Lyte V “Koyo” – Global Release Date
They should've picked a better model. The 1700 is one of my least favorite "retro" NB models. It's too "soccer dad" for streetwear, and nobody is going to buy that shoe for performance at this point. Had it been a different model, it could've been dope.
1 month ago on Barney’s New York x New Balance 1700 “Glow in the Dark”
The only pair that is decent on this list is the ASICS. Everything else is somewhere between "meh" and "wack".
1 month ago on Sneakers Releasing This Weekend – October 25th, 2014
@Luke77 "Trash" is a bit harsh, no? It's a simple ass pair of kicks, so how could it be trash?
1 month ago on Supreme x Nike SB GTS
This is really bizarre, in as bad a way possible. Premier had done so well with its first 2 SB Dunks (even though the 2nd was pretty much a high top version of the 1st), so this is definitely a step back. Regardless of what the inspiration is for this shoe (I can't imagine it just being an ode to the "Yeezy"), all anyone will ever think of it the Yeezy. Hopefully Premier scraps this and tries to come up with something unique.
1 month, 1 week ago on Premier x Nike SB Dunk Low Preview
@heat_meiser Uh, what?
1 month, 1 week ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Metallic Green”
Anybody know the quality difference between the 2003 and the 2011 versions? I'm wondering if it's worth getting a 2003 pair and doing a sole swap...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan III “White/Cement” – 2003 vs. 2013 Retro Comparison
@Sneaker_Apprecitor But there is a pump...
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Command Force Retro – Release Date
@kshaun12 alot of them are old options not available anymore.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of #SneakerNews: October 2014 NIKEiD Spotlight
@Biga173rd Yeah, those look pretty silly. What about those lacelocks on the Tiffany Highs tho? Those were extra-extra too much. The worst part about seeing these kinds of pictorials is the way dudes rock their pants (always gotta rock the tongue OUTside the pants!). Oh well, to each his own.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 50 Awesome Sneakers Spotted at Sneaker Con DMV October, 2014
These look like a Way of Wade/D Rose mash-up. Not bad, but very lazy from a creative standpoint. I definitely wouldn't rock them on the casual tip, but I'd probably ball in 'em if the colorway was right.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on adidas J Wall 1 “Away” Colorways Releasing In December
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 1970s “Woven Textile”
@niruggg English, bro... English.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on BAIT Restocks Asics Gel Lyte III “Teal Dragon”
If I was Pippen, I'd be ashamed of this. This looks like an Air Ron Harper, not an Air Pippen.
2 months ago on Nike Air Pippen 6
@CutchBoss You sure the shoes you picked up weren't just some really crappy fake Air Jordan 1s?
2 months ago on A Rare Look at the Jordan Chicago
@hrbomber1113 Nevermind. The tongue wasn't really visible in this pair, plus the blue outline around the swoosh looked much brighter than the OG CW, but after looking at other articles with different pics, it is the OG CW. YOU WERE RIGHT!
2 months ago on Nike Air Max Penny – Black – Royal – White
@JIMCHORE First off, that's another site that sells unauthorized and replica sneakers. Second, why the fuck would you ever think that shitty site would ever stock a shoe that never went into production and was originally created in the EARLY 80's? CUT IT OUT.
@Gisutop Hell yeah, their stuff is amazing!
... if you're trying to buy unauthorized/high quality replica sneakers.
October 18th can't come soon enough! FUCK!
2 months ago on Nike Air Command Force “OG” – Release Date
@LissettEVILlar I imagine there will be GS colorways of these, if not the colorway above.
@DJTopCatM2M Trying to read that literally hurt my head. Let's do better, people. It's ONE sentence!
2 months ago on Nike Air Command Force Retro – Release Date
These will be copped.
2 months ago on Supreme x Nike Air Force 1 High “Red”
@sraugaj It's not always about loud/complicated colorways or designs. Personally, I'm not a fan of the AF1, but I'll probably cop these just off the strength of me being a Supreme and classic Nike head. Yes, there are only subtle differences from a normal red pair of AF1s (save for the "WORLD FAMOUS" on the straps, a Supreme hallmark), but those subtle details definitely set them apart from a regular pair. But that's just my opinion.
BTW, just because someone likes something that happens to be popular or something that YOU don't like does NOT make them a "fu**ing sheep". The sneaker community and society in general would be much better if people with that kind of mindset cut it out.
This stuff was dope the first couple customs he did. At this point, it is stale, repetitive, and boring. Right now, dude is the definition of a one-trick pony. It'd be nice to see him use his skills to bring something fresh to the table.
2 months ago on Air Jordan 1 “Red Python” by JBF Customs
Fuck yeah, I'll be able to pull em off. The shit I can't (or rather, don't want to) pull off is the newer stuff (the LeBrons, KD's, etc.)...
3 months ago on Nike Air Command Force Retro – “Ultramarine” Sample
If I see another floral shoe, I'm gonna kill myself. This "artist" is about a year late with this shit. They need to cut this shit out like Dave Coulier, immediately!
4 months ago on Thierry Boutemy x Vans for Opening Ceremony
I'd definitely love to grab a pair, so long as they're not overpriced. If they're the same price as the regular joints, I'll definitely cop, but if they're anywhere close to Raf Simons prices, I'll definitely be passing.
4 months, 1 week ago on Club 75 x adidas Originals Stan Smith – Arriving at Retailers
@Squizzy3000 I don't think so, bro. Nobody is buying those Nouveau's, and this is in the same wheelhouse. The only reason people are so hype over these is A.) A high-end clothing brand is attached to it and B.) most importantly, it's LIMITED (the word that makes the average hypebeast's head explode).
4 months, 1 week ago on A Detailed Look at the Public School x Air Jordan 1
@shoefax is hattin And you're writing this here because...?
@AidanMM Just buy the Anthracite Nouveau's. These are nearly identical.
4 months, 1 week ago on Public School x Air Jordan 1 “PSNY”
Seriously! I mean, they did do the Breds, the Royals, the Shadows, and the Black Toes, as well as the AJKO Bulls CW, but still!
Dope colorway on a classic shoe. Kinda wish the sole was solid blue rather than translucent, but it's not a deal-breaker. These will be copped.
4 months, 1 week ago on A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 3 “Sport Blue”
@MrKlapton No offense, but rocking t-shirts about sneakers is NOT the move.
@sneaker freak They are, and they will.
4 months, 1 week ago on Nike LeBron 11 Low SE “Multi-color” – Foot Locker Release Date
Sucks these weren't made in Men's sizes, cuz these are easily one of the dopest ZX Flux's to ever drop imo.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on adidas Originals Women’s ZX Flux “Floral”
@AWK21 I wonder if there is any way to "finish" the shoe by coating the paint with some sort of material, like a customizer would do after painting a shoe. It would be dope to be able to do that once the paint on your pairs got a look that you were happy with, effectively saving that look for the life of the shoe. I've never painted shoes though (or anything else for that matter, save for a few months doing commercial painting), so I have no idea if this is possible.
Any customizers/artists care to chime in?
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Lance Mountain x Nike SB Air Jordan 1 by Dank Customs
Yo, Dank is a beast (one of, if not, my favorite customizers), but save for the Lance Mountain face logo on the outer heel of the left white shoe (seen in the 3rd pic from the bottom), the other LM face logos look way off, due to the "teeth" being done incorrectly. If you Google "Lance Mountain logo", you can see how the logo was supposed to look. It doesn't make sense that he would make one of the face/logos on point and then change the rest of them up. I get that artists want to put their own spin on things, but changing such an integral part of his logo is like putting an afro on the Jumpman. Don't get me wrong, his work was amazing on these shoes (as per usual), save for the teeth thing. But maybe there's some reasoning behind it that makes complete sense.
The Blue Phase 2 Vintage joints look OK, but everything else is their typical boring stuff.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Garbstore and Reebok Classics Return For A Third Collection
A whole bunch of "meh".
4 months, 3 weeks ago on 21 Asics Sneakers Releasing in July