OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: IV

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

SNEAKER PIMPS HAWAII

Monday, June 24th, 2013 by

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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: II

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 by

Aloha all!

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

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Photo by Chris Fujimori (IG: @CFUJIFILMS)

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”

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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”

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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

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Great shoe, clean color way. Release TBD.

 

Nike Air VNTG Pack QS

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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

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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

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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

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June 18th release? Tickets hidden in his new Album, Yeezus? Limited to 1000 pairs? …Who knows? Here we go… again.