Is There Such A Thing As Too Many Sneakers?

The more the better. That seems to be what most sneaker collectors say. The more rare kicks you have in your collection, the better it is. 50 pairs? 100 pairs? 500 pairs? 1000+ pairs? No big deal. Keep racking the shoes up.

However, a question arises: Is there such a thing as too many sneakers? Can you reach a point where you have an excessive amount? It’s not out of the question, but when do you know things are getting out of hand?

Let’s start by looking at Jon Hundreds, brother of The Hundreds co-founder Bobby Hundreds. Jon is known for his massive sneaker collection, and if you haven’t heard of him (or checked out his sneaker-heavy Instagram page), here’s a 2-part episode of Sneak Peek that he was featured in to bring you up to speed. read more


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What I’ve Been Doing Recently Part II

A few weeks have gone by since the last post, and I figured it was about time to bring you up to speed on what I’ve been up to writing-wise recently.

First off I’m still writing for Karmaloop. I’ve cranked out more articles in the last few weeks, and I’ve got a free pair of New Balance coming my way from them (gotta love free kicks, right?)

Secondly, I’m still trying to explore more and more ideas as far as writing goes. If there are any articles you’d like to see or you’d like me to write a think piece on any topic, feel free to hit me up and let me know. After all, I aim to please. read more


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The Supreme Hype Is Out Of Hand

Everyone who knows anything about streetcar knows and loves Supreme. A brand that’s never sold out (still only available through their webshop) and remained true to its core ethics no matter how popular it’s become, James Jebbia’s brainchild represents the best of streetwear.

Supreme has always been somewhat difficult to purchase. Hyped pieces and collaborations with brands from Nike to Comme Des Garcons sell out within seconds, and if you’re not quick enough on the drop you’ll have to be prepared to pay more than twice the retail value. It’s part of the fun of purchasing Supreme: if you want a hyped piece, you’ll have to be quick. read more


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TBT: Friedman’s Shoes

As it’s Throw Back Thursday today, we thought it would be only right to show love to a legendary Minneapolis shoe shop, Friedman’s Shoes on Broadway. If you haven’t heard of Friedman’s before, check the classic video below. You’ll peep game real fast.


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When Streetwear Goes Corporate

If you’re perusing this site, there’s a good chance you love (or at least have a passing interest in) streetcar. Sneakers and streetwear seem to go hand-in-hand. If you love a dope pair of kicks, then you probably have a dope t-shirt and hat to go with them.

However, streetwear isn’t the same it always was. It’s becoming more and more commercial and mainstream, as cool stuff tends to do. This leads to some interesting questions. A lot of streetwear is based on being “real” or “authentic” to a certain set or subculture of people. The question that must be asked as some brands become bigger and bigger is if they’re still authentic to their roots, and if they’re still worth wearing. read more


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Music Mondays: April 20th

As today is a rather special day, we figured it would be only right to bring you some classic music for the occasion. Here’s “I Got 5 On It” from Luniz.


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Are Signature Shoes Going Downhill?

The signature shoe. A mark of a great athlete or entertainer partnering up with a savvy company. MJ and Nike. AI and Reebok. Kanye and Adidas. When done right, there’s nothing quite like a signature sneaker.

However, things aren’t always so rosy. Lately, signature sneakers don’t seem to have the appeal that they once did (at least for collectors). Why’s that? Let’s take a look.

The first reason could be the saturation of the market. It seems like nowadays, every All-Star caliber player and above-average musician has their own shoe. Let’s be honest, who really cares? A signature sneaker is supposed to be for someone who’s 100% on top of their game, or rising fast to the top, not someone who’s good but not great. read more


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How John Geiger Has Changed The Sneaker Game

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“Influencer”.

It’s a word that’s thrown around a lot in the sneaker game nowadays. Anyone who “influences” almost any amount of people to buy a specific sneaker, rock with a certain brand, or move in a specific direction is considered an “influencer”.

Although some of these “influencers” might have a questionable reach, one who cannot be questioned is John Geiger, manager of All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis and sneakerhead extraordinaire. What sets Geiger aside, you might ask? Simple, his love for two things: Air Force I’s, and customizing his shoes. read more


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The Five Best Air Jordans

We’ve addressed the worst, now it’s time for the best.

You read the title right. The five best Air Jordans of all time, in order from my 5th favorite to my all-time favorite. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

5. Air Jordan XII

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Starting the list off is the Jordan XII. MJ lost the NBA MVP to Karl Malone in the closest race in NBA history while rocking these shoes, but he did capture his 5th championship and 5th Finals MVP. The XII’s are a simple, understated shoe, so there’s a colorway for everyone. read more


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The Five Worst Air Jordans

Air Jordans. The most famous basketball sneakers of all time….and arguably the best. There’s no sneaker that has more history and prestige. Classic models are plentiful through the 30-year lineage of the brand, and sneakerheads seem to love them more and more with every passing year.

However, even the best fall down sometimes. Some signature Jordans are not so desirable. Not all designs are absolute home runs. There’s been a fair share of whiffs as well. With that in mind, I present to you the five worst Air Jordans. If there’s a best, there’s got to be a worst as well, and these are the least desirable in my opinion. read more


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What I’ve Been Doing Recently

It’s Easter Sunday, and as everyone’s at home relaxing (unless you’re in the service industry…sorry), I figured that now is as good of a time as any for a quick recap of what I’ve been up to recently.

In case you haven’t checked the site recently, or you don’t follow me on social media (which you should, I like to think I’m pretty funny), I’ve been writing for Karmaloop‘s blog KLX recently.

It’s been a lot of fun. It’s enjoyable to have to write from a significantly different point of view, and although it’s very difficult, I’d say that it’s made me a much better writer. Plus I get free gear. Can’t complain about that, right? read more


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Top 5 Sneaker Releases This Weekend

It’s been a big week for sneakers this week. Between all the Easter releases yesterday and everything that’s coming out this weekend. there’s a lot to chose from. Thinking of copping a pair, or maybe two? So am I. Here’s my top 5 sneaker releases for this weekend.

5. Highs and Lows x Reebok Classic Leather “Autumn Leaves”

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Reebok and Australian sneaker retailer Highs and Lows came together to design a dope shoe inspired by (you guessed it) leaves in autumn. Although autumn is a distant memory here in the states, this neutral brown, orange, black, and white sneaker is a winner in any season. read more


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Kick Pic: April 2nd

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As it’s Thursday, we thought it would be only right to bring you a throwback pic. Here’s a snap of all the shoes in Midas’s Starting 5. If you didn’t see that when it dropped, you can check it out here.


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I Do Wear Air Jordans

If you’ve been browsing the sneaker webs within the last day or two, there’s a good chance you saw the article that Matt Welty wrote for Complex recently. It’s entitled “I Don’t Wear Air Jordans”, and it’s a good read (in the event you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a link).

Welty raises a few fair points in the article. Everyone does thirst over the same shoes, and it’s pretty nuts to drop $200 for a sneaker that calls itself a “remastered” model….even though the quality on the original shoe was significantly better. read more


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