Space Jams: Will They Still Be A Hit In 2016?

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Ask any Jordan head what their favorite XI is, and there’s a good chance that they’ll tell you it’s the Space Jam. They’re the rare shoe that manages to be clean and simple while displaying an effortless flashy style (probably because of the patent leather), and they hold a special place in many a sneakerhead’s heart.

However, there’s been some griping and grumbling from sneakerheads this year over the 2016 iteration of the Space Jams. They’re not true to the originals. They don’t look right. The price is too high. So you’ve got to ask yourself: will the Space Jams still be a hit in 2016? read more


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Anti Social Social Club’s Production Secret

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Around a month ago, you were excited. You were on the Anti Social Social Club webpage refreshing over and over again, waiting for the drop. You put the pieces you wanted in your cart, winced at the exorbitant shipping fee, and copped anyway because you needed your jawns.

Maybe you were one of the lucky few that got their order right away. But most likely, you’re still sitting around at home wondering when your items are going to arrive. “What the hell’s going on?” you’re probably thinking. “Where are my Anti Social Social Club jawns?” Well, we think we may have figured out exactly what’s going on. read more


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Music Mondays: November 28th

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For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we’re bringing you some new off-the-wall sounds from Yung Lean. Here’s “Hennessy & Sailor Moon”, featuring Bladee.


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Noah: A Brand That Truly Cares

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Here at KicksOneTwo, one of our favorite brands on the market is Noah. Headed up by former creative director of Supreme Brendon Babenzien, Noah provides an elevated streetwear experience, a product that’s cool enough to rock if you’re young, but stately enough to rock as you get older.

But we love Noah for more than just the product. Most brands are all about the image and the sales, but Babenzien won’t allow Noah to become that. He recently penned an extensive piece in which he explained why his jackets cost what they do, and implored his customers to not shop mindlessly or buy into fast fashion, as it’s bad for the planet and human rights. read more


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Still Going Strong: Piff’s Black Friday Sale Continues Through The Weekend!

Black Friday: A day of steals, deals, and sales. A day where any and every jawnz lover hits the streets (or the internet) in pursuit of some new fire.

It’s safe to say that Piff had a crazy Black Friday sale this year. Everything from OG Jordans to Nike SB’s to Lebrons to Supreme and Bape were available for deeply discounted prices, and anyone who was at the store will vouch for the fact that it was absolute chaos all day long.

Miss out? Had to work? Didn’t feel like shopping? No worries. You’re still in luck … because the sale continues all through the weekend. read more


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The Bape x Adidas Collab May Be Even More Limited Than You Think

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Adidas. The NMD. Bape. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of hype. The most hyped shoe brand, the most hyped model, and arguably the most hyped brand of the whole year. A trio enough to make any hypebeast get a thin film of sweat above their upper lip. Yeah, everyone wants them, and the matching jacket too.

They’re going to be a hard cop … and recent news indicates they might be even harder to cop than you originally thought, no matter how fast your bot may be, how slick your copy/paste game is, or how much good karma you have on your side on release day. read more


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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, KicksOneTwo fam.

No matter how sore you may be about missing out on the Yeezys yesteray (I know you probably did, it happens to the best of us), I hope you’re having a great day with your loved ones and enjoying some delicious food today.

I’m truly thankful for each and every one of you who’s checked out the site. KicksOneTwo has changed a lot since I started it two-plus years ago, and I’ve learned a lot about the blog game and myself as a person ever since I started … and I owe it all to you, the readers. read more


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Thrice As Nice: Which Of The 3 Yeezy 350 Boosts Releasing Today Is The Best?

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Thrice as nice. You already know there’s 3 Yeezy 350 Boost V2’s releasing already. Maybe you won a raffle, maybe you’ve already copped your auto checkout slot (hopefully the extra $200 you paid didn’t set you back too much), maybe you’re just going to take your chances. Whatever you may be doing, your day tomorrow will likely be centered around the 350’s.

But here’s the real question: which pair is the best? All three are clean with the black base. All three are inherently wearable, and should slide easily into your winter sneaker rotation (no need to whine about being cold, you can always wear thicker socks). All three are fire. read more


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Kanye West: Tortured Genius

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I love Kanye West.

I’ve grown up listening to his music. College Dropout changed my life. It helped me realize that not all hip-hop has to be hard-hitting and in-your-face (I was mainly listening to Young Jeezy and 50 Cent at the time). “Hey Mama” still makes me tear up every time I hear it, even though over a decade has passed since it was released. I had a chance to see the Saint Pablo tour live back in October, and it was one of the most incredible concerts I’ve ever been to. Both Kanye’s performance and the visual spectacle were on point. And obviously … I love Yeezy Boosts. read more


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Be Ready: Black Friday Shopping Tips

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A day of madness is almost upon us.

That’s right, Black Friday is approaching fast and just like every year, there’s deals to be had and purchases to be made. The general public will be whipped into a buying frenzy, and whatever store you chose to hit will likely be jam-packed with all types of shoppers, including your fellow sneakerheads … even though they might not be buying kicks.

We’ve put together a few tips for you to make your experience as easy as possible, no matter if you’re out looking for shoes (which you should be) or electronics. Heed these three simple suggestions (or just wait till Cyber Monday), and your Black Friday should be easy. Ignore them … well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. read more


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Music Mondays: November 21st

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For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we bring you one of our favorite tracks off of A Tribe Called Quest’s excellent new album “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service”. Here’s “We The People”.


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International Steez: Concepts Is Headed To Dubai

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Concepts makes a strong case for the “best sneaker retailer in the U.S.” crown. Deon Point and the rest of the team changed the game with their vision, unique style, and product presentation (nobody comes up with better … well … concepts for releases than they do).

Starting off with a retail location in Boston, and then expanding into a highly successful New York shop as well, Concepts is certainly on the up-and-up, but they’ll be making their biggest power move yet, as their brand-new store in Dubai will be opening this week. read more


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The Hundreds x Death Row Records Is One Of The Best Collabs Of The Year

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The Hundreds and Death Row Records are two brands that have a powerful name and a lot of history. They each have an ardent following and a great backstory, so it makes a lot of sense that they’d come together for a collab to celebrate Death Row’s 25th anniversary.

Yes, that’s right. It’s been 25 years since Death Row was founded and gave us acts such as Tupac, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg. The legendary record label hasn’t had any real clout in quite a while, but the name is still as strong as ever, and their logos still bring hip-hop heads back to another time. read more


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November 23rd: The Day Yeezy Fans Have Been Waiting For

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November 23rd: a day that will go down in sneaker history.

Let’s be honest here: pretty much any day with a Yeezy release will go down in sneaker history at this point, but November 23rd is going to be special. There’s not just one Yeezy release that day … there’s three.

Yes, you read that right. Three Yeezy releases. Three different colorways of the most hyped, desirable sneaker on the market. Can the game handle it? Well, we’re about to see as judgement day is less than a week away. Three Boosts, one day. Can the game handle it? read more


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When Is The Cost Of Shipping Too Damn High?

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Any connoisseur of sneakers and streetcar knows that shipping can get expensive quick. Most of what they cop is online, so a shipping fee is just part of the deal. Yeah, it sucks … but there’s not really much you can do about it. You want to get your jawns right? If you do, then you’ve gotta pay that shipping cost. There’s really no way around it.

But when does a shipping charge get too high? When does it go from a pure inconvenience to something more? That depends.

A typical shipping charge is a flat $10, no matter what’s being shipped or how much it weighs. This is a little steep, but it’s an industry standard, practiced by Supreme and Kith among others, so it’s not the worst thing in the world. Other companies will offer flat rate shipping for $6.99, and some companies are even willing to toss you free shipping on certain items. All these options range from reasonable to good. read more


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The NMD R2 Has Arrived

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If you had to pick one sneaker to put in the history books that best represented 2016, it would have to be the Adidas NMD. The lightweight, casual, comfy sneaker ran the game in a way that sneaker companies can only dream of. Everyone from the fashion-forwards set to the high school kids loved it, and it shows no signs of losing steam. Adidas could sit pat on it (just like Nike did with the Roshe), and it would continue to sell.

But they’re not doing that. They’re innovating, like they’ve been doing so well the past few years. The NMD R2 was officially unveiled this week, and it expands on what was so great about the first model. Gone are the plugs on the midsole. In is heel padding, a tighter ankle, and woven-in laces. Yeah, we’re bout it. read more


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Music Mondays: November 14th

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For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we bring you some classic Dizzy Wright that’s sure to make you feel extra confident. Here’s “Floyd Money Mayweather”.


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Is Nike’s Pink Box Their Best SB Box Ever?

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Nike’s been through a lot of boxes in their time in the sneaker world. The classic orange box. The red box with the large, bold “NIKE” graphic on the top. The light brown sportswear boxes. Many an SB box, from gold to green to tan. Yeah, there’s a lot of variety. If you’ve been collecting for several years, there’s a good chance your sneaker stacks have many colors of boxes in them.

But we’d have to say, of all the boxes Nike’s released over their history, the pink box just might be the very best. Introduced back in 2005, the pink box (can’t help but chuckle every time we say that … yes, we’re extremely immature) housed many a heater Nike SB Dunk in its short-lived run, and is now back, as the “Pink Box” Dunks are set to release this Black Friday. read more


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Restock Alert: The Black Toe & Reverse Shattered Backboards Will Be Available Tuesday

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You might not want to spend any extra money this weekend.

Sure, we imagine you’ll go out and grab a beer or two. You might even cop yourself a pair of kicks. We feel it. We’ve been known to do the same. But don’t do anything like pick up a few rounds or have an excessively expensive dinner … you might want that money for what’s going down next Tuesday.

There’s gonna be a restock on Foot Locker’s website, and it’s gonna be a good one. Two of the most hyped Jordan I’s of the year, the Black Toes and the Reverse Shattered Backboards will be dropping. Miss out on em’ the first time around? Here’s your second chance. Need a second pair? You’re in luck. If you like I’s, this is like Saturday coming on a Tuesday for you. You’ve got a choice between two great shoes, and who knows? Maybe you can find a way to really cook and get both. read more


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Spread A Little Love In The Sneaker World

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It’s a trying time in the world right now. There’s a lot of sorrow, hurt, frustration, and anger. Many of the issues facing our society today can’t be solved easily. They require a lot of thought, compromises, and discussion. It’s been a tough year.

In times like these, the best thing we can do is come together. Show love to one another. Let each other know that we mean something, and that we’re loved and appreciated. It won’t fix everything … but it’s a start. A way to begin building towards something greater and brighter days on the horizon. read more


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Adidas Is Blessing Us With 5 More Ultra Boosts In 2017

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We’re ready to turn the page on 2016. It’s been a weird year, and got even weirder with the results of the election earlier this week. Thankfully 2017 appears to be off to a good start … in terms of sneakers at least.

Adidas recently announced that we’d be getting blessed with 5 new colors of the Ultra Boost in 2017 … and there’s something for everyone. From light, tonal colorways to loud, colorful jawns … there’s a plethora of options avalible. No matter how particular your tastes are, you’re bound to find something that you like among these 5. read more


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A$AP Bari’s “VLONE” Air Force I’s: Our Thoughts

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We’re big A$AP Mob fans here at KicksOneTwo (Cozy Tapes has been in non-stop rotation since it dropped), and by association, we rock pretty heavy with A$AP Bari’s VLONE. The designs are simple but eye-catching, and the brand has all the right cosigns (let’s be honest, we all know how much that matters).

So as you can imagine, we were fairly excited when A$AP Bari teased a VLONE Air Force 1 … and even more excited when it was announced it would be an official collaborative release to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the AF1. read more


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Get Out And Vote!

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We’re taking a break from sneakers today to bring you an important message. Fear not, sneaker-related content will be coming back your way very shortly. We’re just letting you know (for your own good) that you need to get out and vote.

We know, we know. This isn’t the best election on the books. There’s a good chance you don’t support either candidate. Believe us, we feel your pain. You still should hit the polls, either to cast a preventive vote (the lesser of two evils) or vote for a third party candidate who aligns with your beliefs. read more


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Music Mondays: November 7th

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For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we’re bringing you one of our favorite Cool Kids tracks, “A Little Bit Cooler”, a song that still rings just as true today as it did back in 2008.


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What Retirement? The Kobe AD Will Attempt To Carry On The Mamba’s Legacy

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The classic saying “all good things come to an end” isn’t quite as true these days. Sure, it still holds a lot of weight, but in the case of Kobe Bean Bryant’s signature Nike Basketball line, it’s meaningless.

Everyone knows Kobe is retired. How could you not? You know he went out with a bang in his final game, scoring 60 points with the same killer instinct he always had. But what you might not know is Nike won’t let his signature shoe line die, as a new model, the Kobe AD will be releasing on November 22nd. read more


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Supreme Has Spoken: Go Vote!

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Supreme is no stranger when it comes to voicing their political opinions.

Even though those opinions are usually on the anti-government, anti-establishment (that’s why we love them!) end of the spectrum, they have been known to share their opinion on a particular candidate, like they did in 2006 with their famous “Fuck Bush” box logo stickers.

This might be the most important decision of your life, make it count. Go Vote Tuesday, November 8th. #imwithher #fucktrump

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Our 3 Favorite Songs Off Of Cozy Tapes Vol 1: Friends

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Cozy boy season is in full swing.

A$AP Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. I: Friends has been out for almost a week now, and we love it. It’s been in constant rotation for us, and we’ve now listened to it enough times that we’ve been able to narrow it down to our three favorite tracks, from classic 90’s-inspired jams to trunk-rattling bangers. Let’s get right to it.

3. Nasty’s World ft. A$AP Nast and Onyx

A$AP Nast has always had a knack for making great 90’s-inspired hip hop. Clever bars, a great feature, and Nast’s signature raspy voice make this track a winner that’s a lot different from the rest of the tape. A little variety never hurt anyone read more


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Cubs-Indians: Amazing

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We’re not talking about shoes right now. We’re talking about sports. More specifically, we’re talking about baseball. The World Series. Game 7. An incredible game with superhuman performances from players on both sides. Extra innings. What more could you ask for in a game? Not much.

As I type this, the game is on rain delay, with the top of the 10th set to start in about ten minutes (just announced by the broadcast crew). I don’t know what’s going to happen. My money, if I was a betting man, would be on the Indians at this point. Rajai Davis’s incredible home run and their narrow escape in the top of the 9th seem to have given them the juice. They’re on the field getting warmed up, and look loose and relaxed. read more


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Gucci’s Classic Logo Tee And Hoodie Are Available Now … If You Can Afford Them

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Gucci: A brand that’s enjoyed a terrific resurgence in 2016. After several years of ho-hum releases and what seemed to be a lack of inspired products, Alessandro Michele took the helm and turned both the high-fashion world and the streetwear world on their heads with his loud, over-the-top (in a good way) designs and embroidery on everything. Gucci has got all the juice right now, and they don’t show any signs of stopping any time soon.

So you already know the recent announcement that they’d be re-releasing a classic logo tee and hoodie from the 80’s was met with much fanfare. Anything with a double G on it is a hit currently, and the fact that both have large logos on the chest makes them an automatic hit with the flexing crowd. read more


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Nike SF-AF1: What’s All The Hype About?

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Military themes and colors have always played a large part in sneaker and clothing design … and that’s never been more evident than it is now. A few years ago it was camp, but now tonal, earthy colors like browns, beiges and greens have taken over the sneaker/street fashion world.

Kanye West has had great success with his tonal boots, and Nike’s military-inspired NikeLab releases have brought them much fanfare as well … so they’re amping up the military inspiration with their new SF-AF 1. read more


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