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Festive Fun Fruit For the 4th

Farmers Market-Pearlridge (Aiea, Hawaii)

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Taking advantage of a 3-day weekend. I woke up super early Saturday July 2nd 2016 and attended the Farmer’s Market in the Pearlridge Mall’s parking lot in Aiea, Hawaii. I set out to get some healthy food, some nice pictures for the blog and have a bit of what I would call Tourist Fun.

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You may go to the Farmer’s Market weekly or daily, Me, I shop mostly at Walmart or Foodland for my food. But been attempting to eat more fruit lately and share more about the island where I live on the Streetzblog. So, that’s why I call this a touristy thing. I’ve never really shopped at a Farmers Market before. I walk through a small one on the way to work every Tuesday and Friday, but never even stop to see or buy any of it.

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The experience was pretty fun. Lots of things were $2-$3 and as an added bonus I got to try some Bacon Jam!

A few tips I learned:

  • Have a budget it mind and stick to it.  As you will see I didn’t make it home with too much, yet spent $100.
  • Buy the fruit and vegetables.  Buy the fun Breakfast food, Thai Food or Poke bowls on your tourist day or only on special occasion. The food is good, but a bit pricey. Not $2-$3.  My breakfast sandwich was quite yummy but cost $15. Plus a Coffee $5 Plus a Lemonade $5. That’s $25 in 5 minutes. This is just a tip, not something I would do, the breakfast sandwich was delish, the coffee was cold brewed so it kept me awake for days and the lemonade with Pineapple Li Ling Mui was quite refreshing and I saved it for my dinner.  Bonus Tip: Ask for extra ice for the coffee and the Lemonade, the Hawaii weather melts the ice in like 2 seconds.
  • Buy from the first stand on the right. Almost everything in it is $2-$3.  And make sure you get the Sugar Candy Banana’s. They are very sweet and healthy at the same time. Wow!
  • Get there early. Like when they first open at 8:30am.  Things go quick and the heat from  the parking lot can become unbearable after 10:30am.
  • Get the dragon fruit. Because it looks so colorful.  And I expect it tastes good, but have yet to figure out what to do with it. Gonna’ Google it first, before cutting it up.
  • Have fun! Play Tourist. Take pictures. Enjoy the moment.  Hey-I just might check out another one of these things next weekend.

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Here’s more of the experience in pictures! If you celebrate 4th of July, Have a Happy Independance Day 2016. And don’t forget the fruit with your Hamburgers and Hot Dogs. See you on the Streetz!

I can’t leave you without showing my shoes and a very cute picture of Adalyn. Along with the sliced up and already eaten Mango. BTW: The mango was even better than the Banana’s. Tasted extra sweet after putting it in the Fridge for a couple hours. I never knew Fruit could taste so Good! OMG!!!

My Haul for the Day, Along with my cat Squirley checking out what’s for lunch!

NikeLab x DSM Jordan 1

PATENT at the Street Market

This Thursday April 16th, 2015 Dover Street Market unleashes the NikeLab Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG x DSM (Obsidian/White). These will be available at the NikeLab Space at the Dover Street Market NY store and on the DSMNY E-SHOP.

According to the DSMNY website, they aren’t quite sure of the launch time, but you can enter your name and email next to your size. And they will email you the information once it becomes available. Price: $185

Nice all-obsidian blue patent leather upper with white outer sole. Perfect to wear with a suit. Although, It looks like the only mention of Dover Street Market is the DSM branding on the insoles. They also have a limited edition Jordan x DSM shirt and hat on sale this Thursday April 16th.  You can sign up for an email for these 2 items also.

Since these are Jordans, I suspect they will go quickly. When I was at DSMNY, I noticed most of the staff and some shoppers wearing a special pair of NikeLab kicks in a beige colorway.  It was the first time I’d ever seen them. Since then I’ve only noticed them on a female Runway model.  Look like they were pretty limited.

The other shoe collab that I like is the Converse x DSM. I have a pair of these and they are the newer re-imagined Cons with an extra bounce in the sole.  Very comfortable, you can really tell the difference.  They are a pure black-Out colorway with a DSM design/logo in white. I’m pretty sure I’m the only one in Hawaii who has a pair of these. And some are still available on the DSMNY website.

DSM x Converse

If you are in or go to NY, I would suggest visiting the store, it’s quite a fun place to visit, What do you think of the DSM collabs so far? Anyone know more about the beige pair? Thoughts on the new Obsidian Blue Patent J’s?

 

 

PS x JB

Public School x Jordan Brand/Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

I’ll tell you right out of the blocks, don’t get too excited about this pair of kicks. They will be very hard to find. They are limited to 50 pairs which are going to the friends and family of the Public School brand. The Good news is a similar pair will be produced and available at the Flight 23 shops in New York City, depending on where you find your research on the web, this version could be out by end of Summer or in 2015. There’s some conflicting information about the release of the NY23 version of these kicks.  The pictured version is entitled the PSNY.

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I know, a little confusing.  I do like the PS on the back of the pair pictured. That’s pretty cool. The Icey Translucent outsole is sick.  And all black is a great color to sneak into work with or rock with a suit, maybe with a black or white T and a purple or blue pocket square.

See you on the Diner En Blanc Streetz this weekend! A very hard party to dress for, no black allowed, everything is suppose to be WHITE including the pants! Yikes! Maybe I’ll do a post on it, maybe I won’t.  As you know, white’s not one of my fav colors to be rockin’.

 

 

 

It’s Gotta’ Be the Cards

Air Jordan Flashcards

Check out these Air Jordan Flashcards. Play with friends and see who knows their J’s the Best. Out of the first 20, I could do pretty well up until 15-19. After a couple plays, easy parcheesie. But just like Jordan’s these cards created by Kevin Lyons are limited to just 250 sets. I’d like to play the game, but I suspect many will keep these on ice just like the kicks.

I wouldn’t pay double or triple for a card game, that’s for sure. It does give me a good idea to have some fun and still get to play the game. Just go on-line, copy, print and cut up all the J’s you can find, laminate them, then play with your fellow sneakerheads. Sounds like a plan. And you get to play the game with the even more styling color versions of the kicks.  Adding to this idea, put together an Air Jordan Flash Card Game Night. Play the card game, eat some Ballpark franks, Drink some Gatorade, maybe have a cigar or two, watch some Bulls Games on VHS. And don’t forget to buy, sell, and trade your kicks. Sweet! who’s ready to Partay?

Jordan Flash Cards

To get you ready to play the card game or just have fun re-living your Airness’ career. Have fun seeing Jordan in over 30 minutes of Nike Air Jordan commercials. Enjoy!

Will the Jordan XX9 help you jump higher?

Jordan XX9 Preview

Jordan 29 Black Orange and Ice Blue sole-Nike

Here is a preview of the new Jordan XX9. I was wondering where the 29’s were when the February 2014 All-Star Game happened. Nike typically releases their newest Jordan in conjunction with the NBA ASG. I don’t know when these come out, but it’s now April, February was a bit back. I doubt we have to wait until Feb 2015?

I do really like the fact that the Jordan brand went back to naming the shoes with numbers. When they screwed up and made up a new name instead of number for the shoe, I just boycotted and didn’t buy them. I’m so glad they have gone back to 28 then 29. Next one will be 30 which undoubtedly will be a BIG release.

The huge highlights of the 29’s is they have the design woven directly into the shoe and boast a special plate on the sole that should help you explode into the air, easier and with more propulsion. Hearing Tinker Hatfield tell us this, isn’t quite as awesome as seeing Michael Jordan actually doing it. But maybe, these will really help you jump like an NBA Baller? I know when I wore my V’s back in the day I could jump higher because the Ad campaign told me I could. Now maybe, the shoe will actually help everyone jump higher. For me the placebo effect of knowing I could Be Like Mike worked perfectly well.

Because back in the 80’s It was the Shoes that made me jump so high! I believed it and I seriously came one quarter of an inch from hitting the rim in the Jordan 5’s. Most of the time I hit the middle of net, but that one summer I did come very close to a real D-U-N-K!

With the XX9’s, we’ll just need to wait and see and give them a try when they do come out. I like the Black, Big Orange Jumpman and Ice Blue sole colorway. The other, ahh not so much, looks like a retro 3 mixed with a Gen release. Wonder how they hold up in the rain? Will they finally come out with some wider widths? Will these help you jump higher? Will you cop em? LMK. See you on the Streetz, maybe the court and this weekend for sure at the Beach. Happy Easter!

Just Don’t Do It

These Kicks are Just not Right!

picture of Air Jordan ones in Phoenix Suns colors and Seattle Supersonics colors

You Won’t see me Rockin’ these..EVER!

This is probably the first pair of Air Jordan’s I would not wear even if they were FREE! What’s going on here? The shoe on the left is in the Phoenix Suns colorway and the Pair on the Right is in the Seattle Supersonics colorway.  The title of this release is the “Formidable Foes Pack”, meaning two teams that played the Bulls in the Play-Offs.

Me, being a Jordan Fan and a Bulls fan there is now way I would want to wear these. Who Would? Would you? And if they made these, where are the HATED Detroit Pistons colorway. That was the Bulls most “Formidable Foe” & the hardest to get past to get to the Bulls goals foe..fer sure.

Although, full disclosure on my end, I would Rock the Jordan 11 “Knicks” Colorway, but they are pretty expensive. My favorite colors are Orange and Blue together and the best place to watch a B-Ball Game int he entire world is Mad Square Garden. But Suns and Supersonics..I don’t think so.  I wonder who is going to buy these? Not Bulls fans, and I bet the Sonics and Suns fans still dislike Mr. Air Jordan for messing up all their hopes and dreams. So, I don’t see them wearing them either. 

Pretty strange colorways. At least for me.

And These Kicks are Alright!

On another Jordan note, check these all Red Air Jordan 3’s that JT has been rockin’ during the Legends of Summer Tour! According to Hip Hop wired he wears them and also gives them away at shows.  That’s some major JUICE to have your own pair of kicks that you wear & giveaway to fans. I don’t even think you can buy em’ anywhere but Ebay. Now these are HOT!

Justin Timberlakes PE All Red Air Jordan 3's. Picture courtesy of HipHopWorld

Justin Timberlakes PE All Red Air Jordan 3’s. Picture courtesy of HipHopWorld

What do you think of these releases?  What are you wearing this Weekend? Me-I’m busting out my brand new All Patent leather luxe Black/Red McQueen’s. See you on the Streets of HI this weekend.

 

How much is too Much?

Say What?

This Sneakerhead named Franalations has 800 pairs of Kicks.  How many shoes does one person need?   It’s just way too out of hand and foot for me to conceptualize. Although I am jealous of all those J’s. I thought 80 pairs was too many and I’m not quite there yet. LMK how many pairs of kicks you think are too many or just right?  Also take a sec to fill out the survey, let’s see how many kicks the Streetzblog reader has.  Should be fun to find out.  I bet it’s around 25 pairs. That’s my guess.  Have a nice Weekend!

 

 

Coince-A-Dinky

Being in the flow is definitely something worth Striving for. I know when I’m there. I’m tapped into something that is far beyond my ability-Aleta Pippin

Nike-Air Jordan-13-Retro-White/Black/True Red-Picture courtesy of hypebeast.com

Nike-Air Jordan-13-Retro-White/Black/True Red-Picture courtesy of hypebeast.com

Just this past Thursday night March 7, 2013, I was flipping thru the TV channels with nothing to watch when I stumbled upon a channel I didn’t know existed and was able to watch Spike Lee’s New York B-ballin’ movie-He Got Game. I haven’t seen that movie since 1998 when it first came out, then maybe again in 2001. I do like the movie, I just forgot all about it in the digital world until this past Thursday.

During the movie, Denzel Washington/Jake Shuttlesworth has a classic game of B-Ball against his much younger and fitter Son-Ray Allen/Jesus Shuttlesworth.  Denzel with major tape on his knees pops a few in and puts on a good show against Jake, mostly I would say “because he’s got the shoes”, he’s wearing a pair of black and white Jordan 13’s.  During the movie and especially during their game of 1 on 1, I was wondering when those kicks were retro’d. Also wondered if they ever came out? I for some reason didn’t recognize the colorway. But because of Denzel’s stellar performance in the game I wanted to get a pair to try out on the courts, to see if I could play like Denzel against the younger players over where I play ball.  (My right knee hurts too!)

But when did they come out? Come to find out from just a click or two on Google, these Kicks release THIS Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Nike Store and Jordan Brand retailers.  ($170) And yes they did come out in November of 1997. But don’t think they’ve ever been retro’d in this colorway.

I don’t know about you, but I’m thinking “They showed that movie on purpose this past Thursday, because Nike gave the TV Station a few bucks to show the movie with the shoes in it right before they hit the Stores”. Coince-A-Dinky?

Or maybe, I’m just a little paranoid because I’ve been reading forward thought leader William Gibson’s book, “Zero History”.  I haven’t finished the book yet, but a general theme in it is “Marketing Fashions to people thru various underground and unorthodox methods”.  I think that Nike-Air Jordan, utilizing the TV station and the movie He Got Game NABBED  me spot on this week!  I saw the shoes on an OLD movie last week and they are coming out THIS Saturday! “Say What?”

What do you think? An in the Zone Coincidence? Or Buy these kicks underground marketing tactic? Or…

In Case you need some help deciding on your opinion, You can check out the kicks and the game between Jake and Jesus right here:

 

Interesting Trivia from IMDb on this scene.  In the Original script Jesus was supposed to beat Jake 15-0, but Spike Lee asked the two actors to play as if the game was real. The film’s footage and scoring comes from the actual game played between Denzel Washington and Ray Allen.  Good choice! If Jake lost 15-0, I sure would NOT want to wear those shoes!  I’d want Ray Allen’s kicks, but those aren’t even Jordans, so prob neither.

Just Jordan!

It’s Gotta’ Be the Shoes!

Check out this fun Cartoon, it’s the Trae The Truth “All-Star” Special Featuring the AJXX8. What are you going to Rock this Weekend? Ol’ School? Retro J’s? The New 28’s? Maybe the new 1’s or 3’s? How bout them Barkley’s or Maybe some Melo’s, D-Rose’s or KD’s?  I know I’ll be working at the Great Aloha Run Sports Expo this weekend and I’ll have a different pair of kicks Friday Thru Monday. I started early today with my FAV and most comfortable Blazers with the Nike Brand Sign that reflects all the colors in the world, thus matching anything and everything I wear!

Next up is one of my favorite commercials of ALL Time, not just my favorite Kicks commercial. But this is why I wear my J’s even when they hurt my feet. And I swear they did make me jump higher back in the 80’s and 90’s. And today, with a little extra insoles and a half-size up, I actually do wear my Jordan Altitudes to play ball in. Not quite jumping as high, but it’s still gotta’ be the Shoes!

Now with MJ’s B-Day just a few days away, look what I found! The “Gotta Be the Shoes” (Michael Jordans 50th anniversary) tribute show! Over 7 minutes of Kicks, Action and lots and lots of Michael Jordans Greatest moments!

Jordan thru the years: I grew up in the first suburb outside of Chicago in Evanston, Illinois. So, of course I was a big Bulls Fan, then a Bulls and Jordan Fan. My first pair of Jordans were the 4’s and I wore them until they completely fell off my feet. And I’ll tell you, I know FOR SURE I could jump higher in them than anything else in the world. One day I swear, I know I was in the big space of the net and seriously, I just missed the rim by not two but 1.5 inches! I know it was the shoes. 

Thanks Jordan, thanks Nike, your shoes kept me out of trouble for at least a  few years. I remember even beating the big 6’2 guy at the park one day. The one and only time we went one on one. Nowadays, My feet kinda’ hurt in my Jordans and I wear most of them out at night. But like I said earlier, I still play in my AJ13 Altitudes size 10.5 with some extra bouncy Dr.Scholl’s inner soles in them..And I swear, I still get that extra bounce in my step..it’s gotta be the shoes!

Here’s the most up to date Jordan commercial that I bet we see a lot this All-Star Weekend. It’s got an “aw’lright” tag line – “Dare to Fly”..but if I was head of Brand Jordan I would have had Mars in it in and what would he say in the end..Yep..”It’s Gotta Be the Shoes”.

And Last Vid for today’s blog post is the Air Jordan XX8 Designer insights from Tinker Hatfield and Josh Head. They say in the video that this the XX8 is the most technilogically advanced AJ Basketball Shoe. Me, I’m not sold yet, they look like Kicks to wear out on a Friday night. Really not sure if I’d play in them. But, after all this hype this week, I’ll be at Footlocker on Sunday to check them out. At retail of $250, If they help me get anywhere close to touching the rim, I’ll cop em’. If not, I won’t. The commercial no longer says “It’s gotta’ be the shoes”.

 

Jordan Electric Green All-Star Update

The Black Cat is out of the Bag!

5 pairs of Jordan Brand Kicks Ready to drop soon (Feb 2013)

5 pairs of Jordan Brand Kicks Ready to drop soon (Feb 2013)

Jordan Brand will release a 5 Sneaker collection featuring the Black/Electric Green(Flo Green) colorway. They will be known as the “Stealth” All-Star Collection and will include the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 111, Jordan CP3, Jordan Melo M9 and the all new Air Jordan XX8.

 Thursday February 14, 2013: Will see the release of the Jordan Melo M9 and the Jordan Cp3. Both include the special UV ink that illuminates when seen under Black Light.

Saturday February 16, 2013: Will be the BIG day with the release of THREE Jordan night vision inspired Kicks. I suspect the Biggest and most sought after will be the Jordan 1 Retro Mid and the Jordan 111 both in Black/Electric Green. Also releasing on the same day will be the Air Jordan XX8. I’m so glad that they went back to labeling the Jordans by numbers. I remember complaining about the last few pairs and how they didn’t have a number. It’s so silly but Because of that I didn’t even buy a pair. Last Jordans other than Retro’s I bought were the 23’s.

I really dislike saying “Good Luck finding the 1’s and 3’s” and dislike saying even more that “I don’t know where these will be sold in Hawaii” The best help I can provide is to check out Premium Laces in NYC at 68 Spring Street or call up Eddie or Matthew at 212-334-4934. That store can either hook you up or let you know where to go to get a pair. Make sure you tell them that Streetzblog.com says “Aloha”. I’m sure that Footlocker at Ala Moana in HI will have the AJ28’s and sometimes they get the retro’s, but not always on the same day of release as the mainland.

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