Month: April 2015
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.
Kick Pic: April 28th
For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of Ross rocking a pair of Saucony Grid 9000’s.
Music Mondays: April 27th
For today’s edition of Music Mondays, we bring you a banger from Young Thug and Birdman off of Thugger’s recent “Barter 6” project. Here’s “Constantly Hating”.
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.
Kick Pic: April 25
For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of Ross rocking the Jordan IX “Slim Jenkins”.
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.
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.
Kick Pic: April 22nd
For today’s Kick Pic, we bring you a snap of Ross rocking the Griffey Max 1.
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.