Hope all of you Hawaii residents are staying cool in this torrid summer heat! …No pun intended.
Paradise Drive consignment shop for deadstock footwear
Just wanted to take a quick second to congratulate our new neighbor, Paradise Drive (IG: @paradise_drive), on opening their doors this past week. Be sure to go show aloha and scoop some kicks at great prices… Tell him Parkz sent you!
Sneaker Art by Andrei Boghita
Thought this was tight… Check these renderings in full detail here.
Nike Zoom Revis – Snakeskin
Such a wild, yet beautifully designed shoe, I’m quite disappointed that these are a F&F exclusive, meaning a public launch shouldn’t be expected… Just thought I’d share my favorite Zoom Revis Nike has managed so far. Mahalo DJ Clark Kent for sharing.
Sole Collector X Nike Zoom Revis TALARIA
On another Zoom Revis tip, Sole Collector kills it once again… Peep their IG and twitter for info on how to get one of these F&F exclusives.
Air Jordan IV Retro – “Toro”
Milking the KD Nerf color way?
Looks like Jordan Brand is still trying to keep up with the hype… Can’t say they’re ugly, but definitely different than your classic color ways.
Ronnie Fieg X Asics Gel Lyte III “Flamingo”
Gotta give it up for Ronnie Fieg for playing such a big role in reviving Asics… It’s because of you that I now need to pay ridiculous prices for a classic, timeless sneaker. Amazing work as always…
Nike Lebron XI?
…Very futuristic. Not my cup of liquor.
Air Jordan III Retro Doernbecher
Verbiage by Nike:
Cole Johanson participated in the Doernbecher Freestyle program in 2010 and had the opportunity to tell his story through the Air Jordan 3 Retro. A tonal red upper features “COLE” subtly spelled out within a diamond grid pattern, as well as callouts to his two favorite foods (spaghetti and chocolate) behind the pull-tab. But it was two words inscribed on the insole that helped Cole beat his lymphoma: Strength and Courage.
“Those are the two things you need the most,” he said. “Especially courage. I mean, everyone has it, the trick is just not letting it go when hard things happen.” It’s a mantra that Cole continues to embrace as he prepares to start his freshman year at Beaverton High School. He can’t wait to play high school hoops, and, of course, he’ll be rocking a pair of Air Jordans.
Look for Cole Johanson’s limited edition Air Jordan 3 Retro on July 20 at Nike.com and in Nike retail locations across the US. All proceeds benefit the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation and the young patients who need it most.
Cole’s Air Jordan 3 Retro
Nike.com access via @NikeStore Twitter link only
Sizes: 7-13, 14, 15
Limit 1 per customer
Available at NIKETOWN New York, Nike Georgetown, Nike Chicago, Nike Roosevelt Field, Nike Portland, Nike San Francisco, Nike Dallas, NIKETOWN Los Angeles, Nike Lenox and Nike Las Vegas.
Hope you all had a wonderful and safe 4th! I had the pleasure of meeting a lot of new people and greeting a lot of old friends this past weekend at the Sneaker Pimps Hawaii show. Seen some gems thanks to the homie @niketyson who flew out from Jacksonville with the heaters. A big mahalo to all of you who came out and showed support! Big ups to Pete from Sneaker Pimps!
Nike Solarsoft Moccasin – Floral
Floral, floral, floral… At least it’s on a fairly undesirable and fitting shoe.
Air Jordan “Fear Pack”
Thanks to Fat Joe, we get sneak peeks of the Air Jordan “Fear Pack.” The pack will include a Jordan III, IV, and V, with this IV being my favorite. Be sure to look out for more info and teasers!
Air Jordan I Retro Hi OG – Shadow Grey
“No, no, no… Not in my house!” Glad to see Nike isn’t the only company that’s prideful enough to release retros!
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I’ve been getting more and more excited as I count down the days until the Sneaker Pimps Hawaii show this Friday! Make sure you come through; It’ll definitely be a show to remember!
I’ll start off this week’s post by sharing an entertaining compilation by Complex Magazine… Pretty funny.
WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON
UBIQ x New Balance 1600 “The Benjamin” (Releasing June 29th)
As always, featuring beautiful execution by New Balance, these showoff a comfortable blend of fabrics and a stylish, yet classy color way utilizing color blocking. These definitely would be a nice addition to anyone’s collection… Make sure to visit UBIQ for more info!
Nike Lebron X Low – “2-Time Champion”
Decent color way… Quite flashy with some interesting techniques and detail. Sure to grow a ridiculous resale price.
Nike Lebron X Low – Red Plum/Electric Green
With a Mambacurial-like color way, Nike continues to ignore dullness in their style with the newly introduced Lebron X Low. Great color way, again a bit flashy, but I wouldn’t mind these being somewhere in my storage room.
Nike Flyknit Free Hyperfeel
“Runner” fans mount up! Flyknit upper, Free sole; what do these weigh?!?! …Probably negative ounces. I expect Nike to make a generously impactful debut appearance with these soon…
Nike KD 6 – Grey / Green / Blue
Any KD lovers in the house? …Don’t blink.
“SLEEP IS THE COUSIN OF DEATH”
Nike Dunk SB Low “Firecracker Pack”
Seen these in person yesterday at APB (A’ala Park Boardshop) over in Chi-town, Honolulu. Can’t say much for comparing these present day releases with pink and silver box seasons, but just thought I’d add it for all you die hard dunk fans. Make sure to visit APB for a pair if you’re into it.
Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka – Deep Smoke / Melon Tint (already released in a few select stores)
I always loved the comfortableness of these… This color way is amazing! If you haven’t owned a pair, I highly suggest giving them a decent chance. These will not disappoint!
Asics Gel Lyte III – Navy / Grey / White (already released in a few select stores)
Already popped up in a few select stores… Just thought I’d share that I’m glad to see Asics pushing a strong presence in the sneaker world. Been a lot of dope color ways and retros surfacing lately.
Nike Roshe Run GPX – Blue Hero
A bit snazzy, but had to do it. Awaiting the arrival of freshly packed boxes is always fun…
Nike Air Yeezy 2 Giveaway
I’m sure you all have heard about this already, but just in case, I thought I’d remind you. http://giveaway.kanyewest.com
I am glad to announce that this June 28th, FITTED HAWAII is sponsoring one of the world’s largest sneaker shows to date! If you’re curious about what sneaker culture is about, this is definitely a great way to become introduced! Expect to see some of the rarest and most highly coveted pieces of footwear, while enjoying a top notch concert and tons of sponsor giveaways! If you see me there, be sure to introduce yourself! …Dead Prez is a no brainer!
WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON
Nike Flyknit One – Multi-Color (Releasing July 2013)
With Nike’s “Runner” game continuing to grow rapidly, they’ve finally decided to make these available to the masses. The intricate weave of the flyknit, definitely makes it one of my favorite fabrics that Nike has released to date; add this ridiculously ill color way and call it a day! There will be a lot of sleep lost over these…
Nike Lebron X EXT – Denim
The Lebron craze continues with the release of another premium fabric… Personally, not too big on Lebron signature sneakers, but I do admire Nike’s willingness to get creative with different fabrics and techniques. For those who are looking forward to the release of these, please please PLEASE get them before they sell out at a retail price or expect to pay a hefty addition.
Nike Roshe Run GS
In case you haven’t heard, Nike now offers our beloved Roshe Run in smaller sizes… Grade school (GS) sizing is definitely a good look for this silhouette!
Nike Air Pegasus ’92 QS “USATF”
The Air Pegasus… What can I say? I spent many dreadful physical education running sessions in these during my younger years; they’ve always treated me well… Glad to see these resurface in a clean color way.
Nike Foamposite One “Sport Royal”
Just got word that these are a set to release on the 29th of this month… A lot earlier than expected and at a tad more costly retail price of $230… Good luck foam lovers.
Nike Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 10th Anniversary
Nike is set to re-release five Doernbecher limited edition shoes in commemoration of their 10 year anniversary of working with the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, who’ve so far contributed 52 uniquely designed sneakers by their patients themselves. This “Freestyle X Collection” is sure to include some of the sneaker communities favorites!
Nike Air Packaging Concept
Sneakerheads: Inside the World of High-Stakes Sneaker Trading
No comments. Till next week, my sneaker friends…
This week continues to be a busy week in the sneaker world as the summer “heat” plagues us all. Hope all of you were able to keep cool and pick up what you wanted…
FAVORITE PICK UPS OF THE WEEK
Nike Air Jordan XI Low – White/Black/Gym Red
Last week, I mentioned I’d give it a shot… Lows never really excited me, but the simple black and white color way is easy to accept. We shall see…
Nike Air Jordan V “Black Grapes”
Interesting move with the change of a long beloved color way (Grape V). I can’t say that I’m impressed with the nubuck fabric it features, but the color way is definitely easy on the eyes. I give it a few wears with proper care before the nap in the nubuck starts to turn white…
WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON
Play Cloths x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Cotton Candy Pack”
Saucony has definitely been making a loud resurgence with numerous well-executed collaboration projects emerging weekly. This pack features their traditional quality suede in three tonal color ways; Dream Blue, Coral Almond, and Mimosa. With a strict purchase period of Tudesday, June 11th through Friday, June 14th, these were only available through Swag.it mobile application (available at the app store). The signature Play Cloths star-perferated toe box is sure to ignite a few stares. For more information, check: http://www.playcloths.com/blog/?p=8927…
Nike Free Inneva Woven – Navy/Red
Great shoe, clean color way. Release TBD.
Nike Air VNTG Pack QS
Glad to see Nike making an effort to retro more original silhouettes and color ways other than Jordan’s. Many trainers are amongst my top favorites of all time. Releasing Friday, June 14th.
Nike Zoom Revis LE
Really been liking this silhouette since it’s debut in 2012. Here we have an extremely limited run of this beautiful shoe in a clean and crisp indigo denim. Not a must have for me, but I’ll definitely swoop on these if the opportunity prevails…
OPINIONS OF AN INSIGNIFICANT
Nike Roshe Run High
As the Roshe Run has been quite the favorite of mine lately, I do agree that the silhouette is becoming a bit over-used in such a short period. Hence, the Roshe Run High… Yikes.
Nike Air Yeezy 2 – Red
June 18th release? Tickets hidden in his new Album, Yeezus? Limited to 1000 pairs? …Who knows? Here we go… again.
For those of you whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting, I would love to introduce myself. I’m Jared, commonly known as Parkz, and currently work on the design team here at FITTED. As a 14-year collector and lover of sneakers, shoes, and various forms of footwear, I’ve decided to share my insignificant opinions on the latest news dealing with my relationship with footwear. Each pair of worn sneakers will often be accompanied by a story; Where the owner has travelled to, seen, experienced, etc. It is through these memories (whether good or bad) that I have grown a subliminal, yet authentic love for nothing but stitched pieces of fabric and rubber…
FAVORITE PICK UPS OF THE WEEK
Air Jordan I Retro High “Black Toe”
What can I say? …Loved the Beginning Moments Pack of 2007! With this 2013 version, they added the correct tongue label and an extra lace hole, while presenting them in a beautifully nostalgic box, so how on Earth could anyone complain?!
Cole Haan Lunargrand Chukka Exclusive – Camello
Got lucky and found one locally for a great price. Besides a very beautifully unique color, the Kudu Suede is ridiculously soft and falls nowhere short of quality. I will be sure to catch a few spilled drinks with these at the club…
Nike Flyknit Chukka Wolf Grey
Set to release 06.22.13 in the States. Still amazed at the beauty of flyknit fabric and how incrediably light these are… Wolf Grey color way = win.
WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON
Saint Alfreds X Asics Gel Lyte III releasing 06.08.13
Very nice combination of pastels; Soft look, but deadly on feet. Definitely a favorite amongst Asics runners emerging now. For more info, visit http://stalfred.com…
Air Jordan XI Low White/Black-True Red releasing 06.08.13
Still don’t know how I feel about these just yet. They definitely look A LOT better than original sampling.
I may need to consider giving these a shot, although I passed on the previous lows without regret.
Air Jordan Retro V “Black Grapes” releasing 06.15.13
What? They took my favorite V’s and turned them black?! [checks picture...]
Clean; Can’t be mad.