The First Official Images Of The Black/Red V2’s Are Upon Us

We’ve enjoyed a nice little break through January, but Yeezy madness will be striking us again in a little under two weeks.

The next Yeezy 350 Boost V2 drops on the 11th of February, and the first official images just hit the Internet yesterday. We’ve all already seen the shoe at this point, but getting some more in depth and detailed shots is never a bad thing. We’re a firm believer that you can’t pass a judgement on a shoe until you’ve seen it from every angle, and now with these images, our judgement has been passed. read more


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Music Mondays: January 30th

For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we’re bringing you one of our favorite tracks off of Dom Kennedy’s recently released project “Los Angeles Is Not For Sale Vol. 1”. Here’s “Everywhere I Go”, featuring Niko G4 and Ricky Hill.


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Don C, Round Three.

If you’re in Kanye West’s inner circle, you’re winning on some front. Virgil Abloh has got Off-White. IBN Jasper went from cutting Ye’s hair to collabing with major brands and growing a large social media influence. And Don C, one of Ye’s oldest friends and the creator of Just Don, a luxury hat and accessory brand is about to release his third collaborative Jordan II.

Don C’s footwear collaborations focus on quality and luxury, with a soft quilted leather upper, premium detailing and packaging, and a high-fashion inspired look, which is only right seeing as the model he focuses on was originally made in Italy, the home of the finest leather goods in the world. read more


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Are There Too Many Yeezy Boost V2’s?

The Yeezy 350 Boost v2. One of the most influential sneakers of 2016. A favorite of hypebeasts, Kanye stans, and adidas fans the world over. A shoe that’s clean, comfy, and collectable. Yeah, it’s gassed.

But they’re not without their faults, and today we’re wondering: are there too many V2’s?

We know, we know. Hold your indignation. Don’t get your Supreme boxer briefs in a bunch. We know Kanye’s the current god of this sneaker game and he can do no wrong in your opinion. Trust us, we understand where you’re coming from … but hear us out for a second. read more


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Ultra Boost Cleats>Yeezy Cleats

Nobody’s doing footwear-to-cleat crossovers quite as well as adidas right now.

When the Yeezy cleats released back in December, the Internet went nuts. Blogs from the sneaker and sports world (including us) fell all over themselves reporting about the cleats, the subsequent fines players like DeAndre Hopkins received for wearing them, and their release to the public. The Yeezy cleat was a somewhat historic moment, and one of the more interesting occurrences in sneakers during 2016.

But the new Ultra Boost cleats are their superior, both in looks and likely in performance. read more


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Stadium Goods Is Doing Some … Well, Good With Their Shoe Drive

When you’re discussing legendary East Coast sneaker resell shops, a name that’s gotta be at the top of your list is Stadium Goods. They’ve got some of the rarest sneakers and apparel you’ll ever lay your eyes on, and even though some would say their prices are a touch on the high side, they’ve established quite a name for themselves over their years in business … and now they’re using that name and reputation to help give back.

They’re hosting a shoe drive and encouraging their customers to “show love the Stadium Goods way” by donating their new and lightly worn shoes so they can deliver them to families in need. As sneakerheads, we all know that we’ll have pairs sitting in our closet that we really don’t need and won’t wear … and a drive like this gives us the opportunity to give back. read more


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Flyknit & Primeknit Do Not Always A Winner Make

Flyknit and Primeknit. Adidas and Nike’s most technologically advanced knit materials. One’s been around for a little while (Flyknit), and one was introduced a touch over two years ago (Primeknit). Both offer lightweight comfort and support with a healthy dose of athletic style thrown in, and both have a rabid following that occasionally overlaps.

We love Flyknit and Primeknit, and are glad to have shoes made with both materials in our collections. However, we’ve got a PSA of sorts for you today: Flyknit and Primeknit aren’t a winner on every shoe. read more


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Music Mondays: January 23rd

For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we bring you a super-wavy track from Kaytranada and Anderson .Paak. Here’s “Glowed Up”


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RSVP Gallery & ASSC: An Interesting Collaboration

RSVP Gallery and Anti Social Social Club: two entities with great success and vastly different aesthetics. RSVP Gallery is one of the best-known retailers in the fashion world, stocking everything from Off-White to Bape to Stone Island. Anti Social Social Club is a brand greatly loved by the Internet, and known for their clever graphics and themes of social awkwardness and paranoia.

They’re not two brands you’d think would come together for a collab, but they have, and it’s interesting to say the least. Inspired by the Mercedes G-Wagon, they dropped an intro video last week, which you can check out below. read more


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Thoughts On The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 … V2

Who’d ever have thought that a Yeezy release could get lost in the sauce?

It was announced earlier this week that a new 350 Boost would be hitting shelves in both men’s and kid’s sizes February 11th, but that news was overshadowed by the all-consuming Supreme x Louis Vuitton drop.

Now that everything’s returned to normal (somewhat, at least), we can focus on these new Yeezys. We’re not sure what we’re supposed to call them, as they’re technically the second version of the second 350 (so they’re the V2 V2 or V2.2 or the v4 or something like that), but we do know one thing off the jump: we like them. read more


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Supreme x Louis Vuitton Shoes: No Thanks

You heard the news yesterday if you were anywhere near a computer or hypebeast. You heard fingers furiously typing at phones and keyboards. You saw a thin film of sweat cover the brow of your hypebeast homies. You saw widened eyes and shocked stares. You saw all of this because the Supreme and Louis Vuitton collaboration was officially announced, and the world went nuts.

The collection is expansive, to say the least. There’s everything from small accessories to giant bags to sunglasses to footwear. Some’s dope, some’s ok, and some … well some is just flat-out bad. What’s the worst, for our money? The footwear. read more


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TBT: The Air Zoom Generation Was Awesome

2003. The stage was set for a new era in the NBA. LeBron James, fresh out of St. Vincent-St. Mary Highschool in Akron, OH had been selected with the first pick in the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he made his presence felt on the court from his first day in the league with his jaw-dropping athleticism and uncanny court vision.

Nike knew a star when they saw one, and they inked LeBron to a large deal before his rookie season … then blessed him with his first ever signature shoe, the Air Zoom Generation. A classic mid-00’s Nike Basketball release, it came in 4 colors, and sold quickly across the nation, setting the stage for LeBron’s later releases. read more


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Will the EQT Be The Shoe Of 2017?

Adidas has got all the juice right now.

Coming off an extremely strong 2016, they’re looking to keep a firm hold on the monopoly they’ve established on “cool factor” (let’s be honest here, they’re killing Nike and Jordan on that front), and in 2017, they’re looking to their classic EQT model to do just that.

These aren’t your dad’s EQT’s though. They’ve been modernized, equipped with Adidas’s best technologies like Boost foam and Primeknit, and look more sleek, mean, and modern than ever before. read more


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Win Yourself Some Rare Adidas Consortium Jawns

Adidas Consortium. The branch of Adidas that engages in collaborative efforts with the best shops in the world, from Kith to Slam Jam to Nice Kicks. They’ve worked on some of the most limited and very best releases from the Three Stripes in the last few years, and their efforts in 2016 lived up to the high standards that they’ve set for themselves in the past.

Maybe you were lucky, and were able to get your hands on a few of these jawns. Maybe you were like most of the general populace, and didn’t even come close. No matter what category you fall into, there’s a good chance you appreciated and wanted to cop at least one or two of these pairs. read more


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Sunday Sneaker Ramblings Vol XIII

We’re back.

It’s been a while. Since September, to be exact. Welcome back to Sunday Sneaker Ramblings, where we briefly share our thoughts on everything that went on in our culture this past week, from rumors to releases to drama and more. Let’s get right to it.

First off: Pure Money is back. It was announced on Friday that the Pure Money IV’s would be re-releasing in May, just in time for the summer months. These are one of the cleanest Jordan IV’s ever … and are absolutely perfect for warm weather, so you already know we’re excited. read more


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The NMD OG: A Misnomer In Every Sense

We love NMD’s, especially of the Primeknit variation. How can you not? They’re lightweight. They’re comfy. They’re fresh as hell. They’re available in a myriad of colors, so no matter what your preference may be, there’s one for you. Yeah, they’re a great shoe.

However, we’ve got a bone to pick with Adidas over them. It’s not a huge deal … but it is rather irritating. Here’s a quick backstory: the first ever NMD (pictured above) released in December 2015, and is re-releasing today (probably already sold out as you’re reading this). For some reason, Adidas is referring to it as the “OG” NMD. read more


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It’s Official: Images Of The Supreme x Nike Uptempo Are Upon Us

Supreme SZN is upon us.

There’s no lookbook or official release date for S/S 17′ yet … but Supreme is still in the news, thanks to yesterday’s official images of the Supreme Uptempo (or Suptempo) hitting the Net. They’re clean. They’re wearable. They’re uniquely Supreme, and like usual they’ve got the internet goin’ nuts (word to Paul Wall).

The Uptempo’s signature “Air” branding on the midfoot is replaced with “Sup” on the left shoe and “Eme” on the right shoe, with an “R” adorning the heel on both pairs. This black-on-black colorway is the only pair that we’ve seen thus far, but if we had to guess we’d guess that there’s going to be a quintet of colors: black, red, blue, and one other unrelated color (camo possibly?) That’s a guess, but just know you heard it here first if it happens. read more


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Jumping Ship: Big Sean Has Left Adidas For Puma

G.O.O.D. Music: a stylish, musically-talented group of individuals. Several of the biggest rappers in the game reside on the G.O.O.D. Music roster … and a good amount (no pun intended) of them had shoe deals with Adidas. One team, one dream, one shoe company. Until now.

Detroit’s finest, Big Sean has left Adidas to sign with Puma, on the heels of Puma signing The Weeknd. It appears as if Puma is gearing up for a big, celebrity-endorsed, star-powered 2017, and Big Sean is a great addition to their roster. read more


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Supreme Uptempo? Yeah, It’s Happening.

We’re not even two weeks into 2017 … and it’s already a crazy year for release announcements.

Following yesterday’s leak of what appeared to be a Kaws x Jordan IV (which was later confirmed by Kaws himself on his Instagram), it’s now been announced by reliable sources that Nike and Supreme will be collaborating on an Air Uptempo for the S/S 2017 line.

There’s not a ton of solid info on what colorways the shoes will release in, exactly when they drop, or what little details Supreme will slap on them, but one thing that has been confirmed is that the Uptempo’s iconic “Air” branding on the side will be replaced with Supreme’s “Sup” logo. read more


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Kaws x Jordan: Is It Really Going Down?

Kaws. A street art legend. A man who started out painting trains and adding his special touch to billboards and ads in and around New York City, and now has works (including giant sculptures) displayed in museums around the world. A man who’s tremendously important to street culture as a whole, and has collaborated with everyone from Supreme to Bape as well as had his own brand, Original Fake. Yeah, he’s a big deal.

And he just might be collaborating with Jordan Brand. Images of what appears to be a Kaws-branded Jordan IV sole hit the Internet yesterday, and needless to say, the sneaker world is rife with speculation. Is this a sample, or will it be released? What’s the colorway like? How many pairs will be available? read more


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Music Mondays: January 9th

For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we’re blessing your day with one of the best music videos you’ll see in a while. Here’s Migos’s new banger “T-Shirt”


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Does The Tubular Shadow Have A Place In The Sneaker Game?

Getting Yeezys can be hard.

If you don’t grab them on release day (which you probably won’t), you’ll have to pay resell, and even though prices aren’t as high as they used to be thanks to the recent cascade of Yeezy V2 releases, around $500 is still a lot of money for a pair of shoes, and is not a price that some people are willing to pay.

Enter the Tubular Shadow. One of the newest Adidas releases, the Tubular Shadow offers a Yeezy-inspired look for a fraction of the price (they’re only $100 and available at every mall chain retailer), and have been selling surprisingly well, leading us to wonder: is there a place for the Tubular Shadow in the sneaker game? read more


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The Most Lit Sneaker Of 2017 Arrives This Weekend

We’re not even halfway through the first month of 2017, and the competition for the most lit sneaker of the year is already completely, totally, unequivocally over. You can’t fuck with a Monarch … and you absolutely, positively can’t fuck with a special edition Monarch.

Normcore gawd and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will take to the sideline for this weekend’s game against the Detroit Lions rocking the special-edition Monarchs pictured above … and the Lions might as well pack up and head back to the Motor City right now, because with heat this severe on the Seahawks sideline, they really don’t stand a chance. read more


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This Fan-Made Adidas Commercial Is Great

Sneaker companies spend a ton of money on advertising and marketing. They hire agencies who profess themselves as the best and brightest marketers in the world to create content that appeals to their target audiences. It’s big business, and has spawned some memorable marketing, from Mars Blackmon telling Mike that it’s “gotta be the shoes” to And 1’s KG and Styles P commercial to Nike’s “Freestyle” dribbling commercial.

Well there’s a great new sneaker commercial … and the craziest thing about it is that it’s not even an official company-sponsored endeavor. Eugen Merher of Germany, a film student, created an unofficial Adidas ad for a school project called “Break Free”, in which an aging runner stuck in a dull retirement home begins running again after finding his old pair of Adidas running shoes. read more


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Fragment I’s Spotted At Minnesota Marshalls

FRAGMENT I’S HAVE BEEN SPOTTED IN A MINNESOTA MARSHALLS.

Yes, you read the headline right. The Fragment Jordan I’s that have been popping up for a mind-bogglingly low price of $59.99 at Marshalls have came to the North, as a few pairs were spotted at the Mall Of America  yesterday.

The sneakerhead (who’s name will remain anonymous to protect his privacy) who found them walked into the store Thursday morning, and happened upon three pairs chilling on the shelves, for the low price of $59.99. Needless to say, he immediately purchased all three and had them flipped a few hours later, as they weren’t his size. read more


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January: A Stale Month For Sneakers

January’s not the most fun month of the year.

Let’s be 100% honest here: unless your birthday is in January or someone you’re close with has a birthday in January, you probably wouldn’t mind bypassing it completely. The luster of the holidays has worn off. The grind has resumed. If you’re from Minnesota like we are, it’s cold and gross to boot, which doesn’t help matters any.

Unfortunately this extends to the sneaker game as well. Sure, there’s a new year’s worth of releases to look forwards to and obsess over … but there’s generally nothing of great note releasing, which can be tough to stomach especially after the holiday season, when most brands bring out their biggest and best releases of the year. read more


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Jordan XV: The Worst Air Jordan Ever

Any signature sneaker line is bound to have its ups and downs, especially when they’ve been around as long as the Air Jordan. Over 31 signature models, the Air Jordan has experienced great highs and terrible lows … and the most terrible of those lows is definitely the Air Jordan XV.

Lots of Jordans have been inspired by flight, and like one of the best Jordans ever, the Jordan V, the XV was inspired by a plane (the X-15 jet), but that’s about the only similarity. These are horrible. Just look at them, for god’s sake. If they were a video game, they’d be Trash Bandicoot. If they were a breakfast food, they’d be trash browns. If they were a track and field event, they’d be the 100-yard trash. Yes, they’re that bad. read more


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Music Mondays: January 2nd

For the first edition of Music Mondays in 2017, we bring you our favorite track off of Madeintyo and 24hrs’s collaborative project “24 Hours In Tokyo”. Here’s “Tear It Down”


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New Year, New Jawns: Three 2017 Sneaker Resolutions

New year, new jawns.

We’ve got a fresh 12 months of new heat ahead of us. We know what some of the heat’s gonna be … and we don’t know what some of the heat’s gonna be. It’s gonna be a fun ride with plenty of new trends, new friends, and new jawns. What’s not to love?

Maybe you didn’t make a New Year’s resolution last night (we didn’t for the record). But maybe you still feel like it. If so, we’ve got one for you: try to be a better sneakerhead for the next twelve months. Wondering just how you can do that? We’ve got 3 tips for you right here. read more


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