Staff Pickups: Jordan VI “Black Infrared”

Over the weekend, Ross picked up a pair of the “Black Infared” VI’s. Although the quality isn’t quite grade A, it’s a classic sneaker, and when the chance to cop a shoe like this presents itself, you have to pull the trigger! Check the images below.

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Are Collab Sneakers Played Out?

Everyone loves a good collaboration. It may be Kanye West and Jay-Z coming together for a dope album like Watch The Throne, or Jeff Staple and Shake Shack coming together for a delicious dessert, but whenever two or more influencers come together and collaborate, usually something dope comes out of it.

However, we’re not talking about rap albums or desserts today. We’re talking about shoe collaborations, and how they’ve flooded the market. It seems like every which way you turn there’s a new one dropping, be it a new Burn Rubber x New Balance, or something from Nike SB and pretty much any skateshop anywhere in the world. read more


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What I’m Thankful For In The Sneaker Game

Hey everyone. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and slept off all that turkey you ate.

I thought it was only right that I talked a little about everything I’m thankful for in the sneaker game, seeing as Christmas is right around the corner, and Thanksgiving was just yesterday. Counting your blessings during the holiday season is always important, and seeing as lots of folks like to bitch and moan about the sneaker game, I wanted to spend a little time on the good things.

First of all, I wanted to give a shoutout to everyone I’ve met doing this crazy sneaker thing. From Jahmade to Adam to Moh, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some really awesome people. I’ve always maintained the best thing about our culture is the lasting connections that you make with similar-minded people who love the same stuff that you do, and that still holds true. read more


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Kick Pic: November 27th

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For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of KicksOneTwo’s own Jahmade rocking the Nike SB Dunk Hi “Stars.

We’d also like to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! From all of us here at KicksOneTwo to you, have a wonderful day!


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The Three Best Black Friday Sneaker Releases

With Black Friday only two days away, we’re oh-so-close to a plethora of dope sneaker releases. We thought it would be only right to bring you our top three sneaker releases for this Black Friday, and why exactly it is we like them so much. Without further ado, let’s get right into it!

3. The Hundreds x Reebok Pump AXT

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When two brands of this stature link up, you know something good is bound to happen. The Hundreds and Reebok came together for two amazing colorways of the classic Pump AXT cross-trainer. Dubbed the “Coldwaters”, one shoe features a San Jose Sharks inspired black and blue colorway, while the other features a dark green and pink colorway inspired by coral, moss and other living sea organisms. They’ll be available for purchase from the Hundreds webstore, as well as their flagship stores.  read more


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Kick Pic: November 25th

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For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a shot of the homie Sean rocking the “Triple Black” Air Max 90’s. See those salt stains? That’s what happens when you rock your shoes in the winter here in Minnesota. Wear your kicks!


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Thoughts On The Jordan VI “Black Infrared”

As anyone who even has a passing interest in sneakers knows, the Jordan VI “Black Infared” will be released this upcoming Black Friday. Even though it’s been re-released a few times since its original release in 1991, it still creates somewhat of a frenzy whenever it drops. With this being hands down the biggest sneaker release of Black Friday, it’s only right that the quality of the shoe and what the community thinks about them is discussed here on KicksOneTwo.

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Although the shoe does look great in pictures (in case you couldn’t tell from looking at the snap above), in person the quality is average at very best. The nubuck on the upper is very susceptible to scratches and scuffs, but the 3M hits are nicely done. read more


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Black Friday Sucks

You might be groaning.

An opinion piece? On a sneaker website? “I didn’t come here for opinions, I came here to read about sneakers”. Well that’s just great. Sneakers and sneaker-related topics (which this kind of is, in a funny way) are going to be 95% of what goes on here. However, occasionally there’s an issue that needs to be written about. Much like the Bar Louie piece I wrote this July, I feel like writing about something that “really grinds my gears” as Peter Griffin might say. read more


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Kick Pic: November 20th

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As today is ThrowBack Thursday, we decided it was only right to bring you a throwback picture. Here’s a pair of Bob Marley-inspired custom Nike Dunks from KicksOneTwo homie Salvatore‘s table all the way back at TCSAX III. Check out the Biggie/Pac and Texas joints in the background too!


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Flight Club: What It’s All About

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard of/visited (either online or in person)/bought from Flight Club. One of the most well-known sneaker stores in the world, they have everything from rare SB’s to promo Teyana Taylor Adidas.

It’s pretty great that there’s a shoe store that has almost everything a sneakerhead can dream of. However, sometimes questions arise. Why’s Flight Club so expensive? Where do they get their shoes from? I’d be more than happy to answer those questions, and let you know about how a store like Flight Club does business as well. read more


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There’s Nothing Like That First Pair Of Jordans

I gave my mom her first pair of Jordans this week.

Why’s that, you might ask? It was her birthday, and being the sneaker fiend that I am I figured that a dope pair of kicks would make for a great present. Plus, they were Jordan I Highs. Everyone loves Jordan I Highs. From sneakerheads to skaters to people who really don’t care about sneakers at all, you really can’t go wrong.

Plus there’s nothing quite like that first pair of Jordans. Some people might get them when they’re still waddling around, not 1oo percent sure how to walk. Some might get them as a Christmas present. Some might not even get their first pair until they’re well into their 30’s. read more


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BLVCK SPVCE Live Tomorrow Night

Clear your calendars, because tomorrow night, Minneapolis cloud rap group BLVCK SPVCE will be live at the Kitty Cat Klub along with rising Chicago MC Alex Wiley.

For those who aren’t familiar, BLVCK SPVCE consists of KicksOneTwo homie Good Karma Niles as well as RP Hooks, 1990, Connye, and DJ Snuggles. If you like slick bars and booming, trap-inspired beats, their sound is right up your alley. Peep the video for their latest track, “HEVDBVNDS”  below

Kitty Cat Klub. Tomorrow, November 15th. 9PM. Be there. read more


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The Hundreds Has Unveiled Their Reebok Pump

Fans of collabs the world over rejoiced yesterday when streetwear giant The Hundreds released the first full set of images of their upcoming collaboration with Reebok. The collaboration consists of two different colorways of the Pump AXT, a black/blue colorway inspired by the San Jose Sharks uniforms, and a green/pink colorway inspired by the sea. Looking to cop? They’ll be up for grabs on The Hundreds website on Black Friday. Check out some of the snaps (courtesy of Jon Hundreds) below!

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Music Mondays: November 10th

You’ve most likely already heard the song, but now it’s time to peep the video too. For this edition of Music Mondays, we bring you a hit from Big Sean and E-40. Here’s “I Don’t F**k With You”.


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Get Your Sneaker Mindset Right!

This last week, I was hanging out and talking about sneakers like I usually do in my free time when I heard an unfortunate phone conversation taking place in my immediate vicinity.

A young-ish kid decked out in Supreme and rocking some Nike Flyknit Racers was talking to his friend about the wheat Air Force I Mids that had dropped earlier that day. You see, this kid had gone over to a store that still had several pair in stock and cleaned them out, buying every last pair so he could attempt to flip them on eBay. read more


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Is NiceKicks Running Out Of Ideas For Sneak Peek?

In sneaker culture, there are few shops more prevalent than NiceKicks. With a dope storefront in Austin, Texas, and one of the best sneaker Youtube channels out, they’ve always managed to find a way to stay in the front of the pack in the sneaker industry.

One of the most popular segments on their Youtube channel is their “Sneak Peek” series, in which they visit various sneakerheads (everyone from DJ Skee to Rico Love), and let them show off some of the dope sneakers that they have in their collection. They’ve been through five very successful seasons, and just started their sixth. read more


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Thoughts On Wheat Sneakers

Ah, the good old wheat sneaker/boot colorway. Used on everything from classic staple kicks like a 6-inch Timberland boot to the more recent (2004 to be exact Jordan XIII colorway, it’s always been an underrated yet tastefully utilized color scheme.

However, it seems to have experienced somewhat of a recent resurgence with the recent releases of the Wheat Foamposite Ones and Air Force I Mids. Pictures below for those who aren’t quite as up on game.

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Pretty buttery right? I’ve been lucky enough to see both pairs in person, and there’s a bit of an odd “reverse effect” (if you will) between the two. read more


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Sneaker Fatigue And How To Deal With It

Sometimes you just feel like you can’t keep up. You’ve been online all day looking at sneaker news and info, but no matter how much research and reading you do, there’s always a new release that you haven’t heard about yet. Now you’re reading about said release, but what’s this? Kanye was seen wearing what shoe? On to the next article.

Nowadays with the plethora of information on the internet, it’s almost impossible to stay ahead of the curve on what’s going on in the world of sneakers. This constant need to keep up and be at the forefront of sneaker culture can be extremely tiring, and is known as “sneaker fatigue.” read more


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