Thoughts on the Supreme x Jordan x Nike SB Collaboration

Earlier this week, hypebeasts all over the world rapidly developed uncontrollable erections with the announcement of what could safely be called a holy trinity collaboration: Jordan, Nike SB, and Supreme were rumored to be working on a sneaker.

Rumors and speculation are now swirling around the sneaker world as to what might be going on. Will it be a Jordan 1 SB, similar to a Lance Mountain? Will it be something off the wall? All hypebeastry aside, will it even be cool?

As someone who’s been collecting Supreme for a few years now (I’d like to think I know a little bit about the other brands too…Jordan more so than Nike SB), I have a few guesses as to what may be going on. read more


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Hey Twin Cities: Why No Love For Adidas?

I’ve seen a lot of things and met a lot of people, both cool and not so cool around the Minnesota sneaker community. I know people who love Foams, people who love Jordans and people who love New Balance. However, there seems to be one brand that receives a glaring lack of attention. And no, it’s not some weird small niche brand like you might think it is.

It’s Adidas. Yeah, that Adidas. The second largest sneaker company in the world. You might have heard of them once or twice. But for how big and influential they are in the sneaker industry, they don’t seem to get a whole lot of love here in our local sneaker community. Why is that, you might ask? Well, I’ve got a few thoughts: read more


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Sneak Peek: Jordan “Sport Blue” VI

The Jordan VI “Sport Blues” don’t drop until August 30th, but the staff here at KicksOneTwo thought we’d give you an early look at them. Although the quality was below average (leather felt cheap and thin), the sneaker itself is dope, and the blue really pops out. What do you think? Will you be copping? Enjoy the pictures below!

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A Thought On Supreme

As I was shifting through the Supreme webstore trying to find my three favorite sale pieces for yesterday’s article, I was thinking about what Supreme as a brand has accomplished during their time in business, and how their reach has become so powerful that everyone from musicians to artists to sneaker collectors to rich high school kids fiend for their newest drops.

Chaos has ensued for several of their drops this year (as it does every year) , from the Le Bain hoodie to the Foamposites. However, with all their hyped pieces, a lot of really good stuff seems to get somewhat swept under the rug. read more


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Thoughts On The Jordan Shine.

It’s still something that’s tough to wrap your head around. $400? Retail? For a JORDAN? Yeah, you heard it right. The Jordan Shine, Jordan Brand’s first foray into the luxury sneaker market that’s mainly occupied by brands like Balenciaga, Buscemi, and Filling Pieces and  will cost $400. Some think it’s a great idea. Others aren’t so sure.

I think it’s a cool idea if nothing else. Jordan Brand obviously has a tremendous amount of influence with almost any product that they put out, and if they think they can break into the luxury footwear market, they’re most likely right. However, you can’t help but wonder: are sneakerheads ready to spend $400 (that’s box price, not resell) for a Jordan? read more


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Sneak Peek: Jordan “Wolf Grey” 3

Before the Wolf Grey 3’s drop tomorrow, the folks here at KicksOneTwo figured we’d give you all one last early look at them before they hit the shelves. Here’s a few snaps. Let us know if you’re planning to cop!

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Looking For Something To Do Tonight? Studiiyo23 Has Got You Covered!

Looking for something fun to do during the middle of the week? Tonight from 5-8 PM, Studiiy023 is hosting the “Art Art Art Art Art Art Art” event, a solo show by local artist Bryce D. Apart from new art, there will be a DJ spinning, a B-Boy cypher, and breakdancing. And best of all, it’s free! Stop by and link up with some creative people, and see the flier below for more info.

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My Favorite Shoe

When it comes to kicks, everyone’s got their favorite model. There’s just something about that specific shoe that speaks to you. You love the way it looks with pants and shorts, and you’ll rock it year round, weather be damned. For me, that sneaker is the Jordan I.

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I just love how classic the shoe is. It’s been rocked by everyone from basketball players to skaters to musicians. It looks good with any type of pants or shorts, and stands out without being excessively flashy. Although the OG black and red colorway is my favorite, I’ve got love for the royals, the shadows, the SB collabs, and pretty much any other color too. read more


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Ronnie Fieg Is Absolutley Killing It With The Lastest Kith Drop

Here at KicksOneTwo, we’re big Kith fans. Ronnie Fieg has taken the industry by storm with his creative sneaker and apparel designs, and his summer line that dropped yesterday is some of his best work. Including t-shirts, jackets, short-sleeve hoodies, hats, and a few different types of shorts and pants, there was something for everyone. Check out our three favorite clothing items from the drop, and hit up the Kith shop to grab some gear (if there’s any left, Ronnie’s stuff tends to go pretty quick!) read more


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Kick Pic: July 9th

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We said yesterday we’d be right back to the sneakers…and we are! Here’s KicksOneTwo homie Kohle  rocking the Yeezy Foams.


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The Bar Louie Controversy

I know you’re looking at the title and thinking “what the hell does this have to do with sneakers? This is a sneaker website, why is there an article that has nothing to do with shoes?”

Fair question. All the noise surrounding Bar Louie and their recent additions to their dress code policy has nothing to do with sneakers. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you can catch up on the story here.

I chose to write about this because we’re a locally focused website, and Bar Louie is in an area of town that I would think most of our readers frequent. I think it ties into everyday life in the cities, and although it doesn’t have jack shit to do with sneakers, I’d like to touch on it anyway. read more


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Kick Pic: July 6th

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For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you KicksOneTwo homie Ty’Shaun rocking a custom pair of Reebok Pumps.


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“Bro, I’ll Cash You Out”: How To Not Overplay Your Hand.

“Who’s got the (insert rare shoe here)’s?? Cash in hand looking to buy!!”

If you’re a member of any sneaker groups on Facebook, you know the type: there’s always that guy who “needs” to get a rare sneaker and is promising to pay a high price for it. This same person will usually go on to complain that nobody plugs them, and they’re always being taxed.

I thought I’d write a quick little piece on how to not be that guy. You’ve gotta keep your cards close to your chest to avoid being taxed, and there are a few simple steps to ensure that you won’t have to pay outrageous prices. read more


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