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Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by

Aloha all!

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.

COMPLEX: THE MOST ANNOYING THINGS ABOUT BEING A SNEAKERHEAD IN THE SUMMER (click to view)

 

WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON

 

UBIQ x New Balance 1600 “The Benjamin” (Releasing June 29th)

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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”

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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

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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

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“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

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Any KD lovers in the house? …Don’t blink.

 

“SLEEP IS THE COUSIN OF DEATH”

 

Nike Dunk SB Low “Firecracker Pack”

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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)

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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)

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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

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A bit snazzy, but had to do it. Awaiting the arrival of freshly packed boxes is always fun…

 

Nike Air Yeezy 2 Giveaway

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I’m sure you all have heard about this already, but just in case, I thought I’d remind you. http://giveaway.kanyewest.com

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: III

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 by

Aloha All!

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!

For vending info, please contact: sneakerpimpshawaii@gmail.com

For vending info, please contact: sneakerpimpshawaii@gmail.com

 

WORTHY MENTIONS ON THE HORIZON

 

Nike Flyknit One – Multi-Color (Releasing July 2013)

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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

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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

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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”

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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”

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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

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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!

 

SPARKING INTEREST

 

Nike Air Packaging Concept

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Found this interesting… Possible box replacement?

 

Sneakerheads: Inside the World of High-Stakes Sneaker Trading

No comments. Till next week, my sneaker friends…

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: I

Thursday, June 6th, 2013 by

Aloha all!

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?!

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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…

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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.

Bobby Filipino rocking his pair early... Photo by Alex Kim

Bobby Filipino rocking his pair early… Photo by Alex Kim

 

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

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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.

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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.

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