Category Archives: KICKS

Make Custom AJ1’s w/ the Shoe Surgeon

The Make and Take Class for the 21st Century

The Shoe Surgeon teaches you the tricks of the trade creating your very own Air Jordan 1 from Scratch! The Video below shows students in action making their own Air Force 1’s.

This class is even better, You make your very own custom Jordan 1’s!!! Sweet! #1ofOne Included in the class is a pair of Air Jordan 1’s, Toolkit, All Materials, Daily lunch and some Bevies. From the looks of the application form, you probably get a comp shirt  too!

Price is slightly steep at $3,000, but sure looks like a lot of fun! And if you really learned how to do this, you could start making customs for friends and others to make back the money.  If I lived in NY, I’d probably try for a spot in the class & put the $$ on some credit card. Classes are September 6-9, 2018 in New York City.

Limited spaces are available, you can sign up for class here.  Sounds like fun! What do you think? See you on the Streetz!

Y-3 to be You and Me

Y-3 Spring/Summer 2018 Runway Show

Y-3 is Slammin’ the Jams on the Spring/Summer 2018 Runway!  Here’s the Highlights:

Simple yet Sweet Stacked Logo items-Jackets, shorts, shirts, socks & backpacks

Lots of Black & White

Lots of Luxe-Life Kicks fixes! The Hi-Top Bashyo, Boosted Kusari &  Boosted Saikou. Style and comfort. Elevated Next Level Shizzems

Solid Confidence on the Runway gives you & me EXTRA Swagger on the Streetz

The BASHYO with stacked logo in Black, White and Red. Immediately raises your Clout Level. On the Street, in the Office, at the Club

Tailored Baggy Silhouettes = More Comfort on the Black-Top  or in the Board-Room

Energetic, Youthful, Fierce, Solid, Swagger

On Trend-Wear Y-3 Bold or Understated. The Choice is Yours

Nice Fit

Available now (3/18/18) Here

NYC AF1-100% Pure Fya!

Empire State of Kicks

Extra Butter released some sweet kicks earlier today (2/9/18) Nike Air Force 1 High & Low “NYC”.  Nice Dark Blue Obsidian with Brilliant Orange swoosh and soles. With reflective velcro on the High Tops, matching the vibe of the City workers and Street Fashionista’s World-Wide.

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The Back has a nice Firehouse inspired logo and you can’t miss the NYC on the front top. They come in High and Low tops. I for sure, prefer the High-Tops with the Reflective Orange and Silver Accents. AF1-Extra Butter 5
Here’s an up close look at the Fire House inspired logo on the back of the Kicks:
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The sole has a bit of the Famed Pigeon Dunk flavor. My favorite 2 colors, the NYC Branding & the Reflective tape. Hope to get an email to get a pair. Fingers and Toes both crossed!
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What to you think?  Street or Take a Seat, let us know in the comments section. See you on the Streetz!

Crossover to these New Kicks

The Crossover Culture B-Ball Kicks
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The Goods

The philosophy behind the Crossover Culture kicks is they are for all positions on the court. Since Big Men are shooting 3’s and dishing dimes.  And shorter guys are rockin’ the rim with high-flying dunks, these shoes are made for everyone.

They’re designed by B-Ball players for B-Ball players.  And their big selling point is they are comfortable str8t out of the box and the special LP cushion system will last a looong time before wearing out. If it wears out at all.

The Kicks come in both Hi & Low tops. I’d go with the Hi-Tops, up to you.

Here is the information directly from Crossover Culture as found on the EastBay Blog.

And below is a special YouTube video telling us more about the new Crossover Culture Kicks.

Materials: Crossover Culture uses premium materials to provide structure and support while also zone-engineering key elements like stability and breath ability where you need them the most. This means the shoes don’t need a lot of overlays and support structures added on, giving you a lightweight feel that still provides plenty of protection and support.
Cushioning: A zero-compression set compound doesn’t break down over time like traditional foams, giving you the same resilient cushioning from Day 1 to Day 101. The proprietary cushioning is optimized for impact protection and stability control, so you’re always comfortable and ready to roll on the court.
Stability: A wishbone suspension system offers dual-direction stability without restricting flex zones, striking the perfect balance between cushioned comfort and speed on the court. This keeps you comfortable and in control even at high speeds. A molded external mid-sole heel counter increases lightweight stability at the point of impact, minimizing injury risk without weighting you down.
 
The Crossover Culture Kicks Drop on Saturday February 10, 2018 on Eastbay.com See you on the Streetz.

 

H&M x ERDEM & The Cinema of Flowers

H&M x ERDEM Short Film (This Years November H&M Designer Collection Update 10/23/17)

Hmmm.  The master marketers at H&M are tapping into even me with their glorious films and photos.  Dark Grey and Black are my go to colors and the Alexander Wang x H&M was my favorite collection.  Didn’t think I would want anything ERDEM with all the flowers I’ve seen.  But, alas, they put out a pretty rad looking film and I’m thinking of stopping by H&M on November 2nd 2017 to check the goods.

Recently, I was consumed by the fast paced Biker x Raver Alexander Wang x Adidas Collection. Watching the video over and over, checking the IG every few days and next thing you know, I have a pair of Fluorescent Orange Kicks on my feet.  They are super comfortable, but way too bright for me.

Then I watch guys playing street ball in a PSNY Video and Now I have a pair of PSNY x Jordan 15’s, which are quite nice looking, yet nothing I should be buying with a credit card.

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Do videos, Film, IG pix get you in the mood to shop?  It sure works on me.

This film is done by Baz Luhrmann- He directed Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby, Strictly Ballroom and created the TV show The Get Down.

The Film’s super models include:  Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward. The music is Hypnotized by Years & Years.

See you on the Streetz or Maybe, Perhaps, I suspect at H&M on November 2nd!

Oakland Museum Kicks!

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Oakland Museum of California

My sister scored Streetzblog some great pictures from a museum in Cali that featured SNEAKERS! Can you believe it, Sneakers, Kicks, Gym shoes, have made it to the museum and the Oakland Museum of California was PACKED with people checking out the vast selection of foot wear!

The exhibit featured over 140 iconic sneakers from the 19th century to present time 2017. Brands included:  Nike, Adidas, Puma,Reebok & a few extras.  Run DMC and B-Ball Dribbler extraordinaire,  Bobbito Garcia donated some of their cool kicks to add to the excitement.

You can learn more about the exhibit here:   Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.

Which are your Fav’s. Let us know your thoughts or Fav’s in the comment section.   I personally vote for the White Nike Samples.    Enjoy the pictures that my sister spent 3 hours battling the crowds on a Sunday afternoon just for me to show to you!

See you on the Streetz! I’ll be checking out Adam Sandler this Sunday night. Should be funny!

 

OR x Nike Lab x HEAT!

Heat on the Street!

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Olivier Rousteing x Nike Lab Mercurial 5.0 Flynit-Black/Gold/Metallic Metal Back Zip/Black Pull Tab

Nike Lab teams up with Balmain’s designer of the Celebs; Olivier Rousteing. This collection brings you High End Black and Gold Jackets and Pants for Men and Women. Along with 4 pairs of Football kicks. Including my favorite pair shown above. I like the Simplicity of the Style and the Gold Metallic Back Zip the best!

The whole collection is Black and Gold, Olivier’s favorite colors and the perfect Color-Way for an Olympic year!

I find it pretty amusing that most websites and bloggers are calling the shoes Football inspired. Which, YES, they are in most of the world. But even the U.S sites don’t mention that they are what people in the U.S call Soccer Kicks. I know I got in trouble 1x on YouTube for siting a movie as a Soccer movie. Almost incited an internet riot. So, they’re probably better off calling them Football compared to Soccer.  And The Whole Black and Gold ensemble is entitled the “NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing: Football Nouveau” collection. I just figure, I can take the Heat on the word Soccer. I think some are gonna’ be a little confused.

But in reality, this collection will most likely be worn more at the Club then on the Pitch/Field.

This is some pretty Styling Gear. Even though the hype is only 10 days. I suspect it will fly off the net and out of the NikeLab locations.

On June 2, 2016 you can try your best to cop the Kicks and Gear Here. For now, check out the Vid starring OR himself…Hey-Where’s his A-List posse of beautiful people? Playing Football? Maybe Soccer? Probably taking a nap, getting ready for the next party. Wherever they are, it’s good to see OR in action working and the collection is Pure Fire. 🙂

I wear my Sunglasses at Night

Coachella 2016

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Two big weekends of Coachella 2016 have come and gone. It’s the start of the U.S.A’s Festival season and it also kicks off the Summers clothing trends. Past years have brought us lots of Flower Power, Faded Short Denim Shorts,  Crocheted Everything, and 1970’s Rock Band Shirts.

2016 brought us many pairs of various Sunglasses, most of which were worn at Night during the EDM shows. The pairs I noticed the most were Aviators with mirrored lenses in various shades of Bright Aqua, Electric Orange, Rushing Red, Vibrant Green and Sun Streaked Yellow. Mostly worn by hip, young good-looking males and females in the front rows.

*My friend, Kevin K thinks that they were given away FREE as a guerilla marketing technique. If so, they were very successful and  most likely Ray-Bans. If not, it was just the thing to do…Wear your Sunglasses at Night. Most likely a mixture of the 2, because there sure were a lot of Sunglasses worn Night and Day at Coachella 2016!

According to Polyvore the most popular fashion festival trends in 2016 are Sunglasses and Boots. Listed below are the top 10 of each:

Top 10 Sunglasses

  1. Mirrored Sunglasses
  2. Cat-Eye Sunglasses
  3. Aviator Sunglasses
  4. Rose Gold
  5. Heart-Shaped
  6. Metal Framed
  7. Half-Frame (Not quite familiar with this one)
  8. Round Metal
  9. Black Square
  10. Star Shaped

*The Colored Mirrored Aviators are what I noticed as the number 1 trend for Summer 2016.

Top 10 Boots

  1. Combat Boots (So last year or 1982)
  2. Rain Boots
  3. Suede Over the Knee Boots (Don’t even own a pair of these..LOL)
  4. Cowboy (Saw these in the office for the 1st time in 22 years)
  5. Riding
  6. Flat Ankle
  7. Cut-Out Ankle Boots
  8. Pointy-Toe Ankle
  9. Peep-Toe Ankle
  10. Hidden Wedge

*I know number one is combat boots and Docs, but I would have put them in separate categories. Going with Combat Boots at number 1 and Doc Martins at number 2.

Highlights and from Coachella 2016 Included:

Grimes:  I’ve never seen her perform before and truly enjoyed the energy, in the moment mixing, the dancing, crazy beats and what I’d call her totally own style of a music genre. Great Show!

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Zedd on Saturday and Calvin Harris on Sunday with LIVE performances by the actual singers of the tunes during their DJ sets. The lights and pyro of both shows were also awesome and the homage to Daft Punk was excellent. If you’ve ever seen the Daft Punk Documentary, they show how Daft Punk paved the way to the super-star millionaire DJ of today. And the break thru moment happened when they played Coachella.

Loved it how they both played Daft Punk’s One More Time. BTW: In 2000, I had a Music TV show called XLR8TV with my Friend Don F and on our last show we played One More Time, One More Time, Then again One More Time, while I introduced it again and again without laughing..for the full half hour of the show. Was so, totally awesome!


Overall, Coachella was quite good this year; YouTube and T-Mobile did a nice job streaming it live the first weekend. It was very clear on my iPhone, a little glitchy on my MacBook Pro, but overall the best I’ve seen over the years.
The only sucky part was the G&R Reunion. Axl looked really funny on his throne and as far as I could tell they played only 3 songs on YouTube, then 1 song on someones Periscope/Twitter feed for a total of 4 songs. That doesn’t seem quite worth the millions of dollars they paid the band. But, I will say they did sound good. Clear, concise and seemed to be quite professional about the whole gig.
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*All pictures taken with my iPhone 5s via the live streaming Video.

See you on the Streetz! This weekend at Sustainable Coastlines Clean-Up, May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii, My B-Day, The Basketball Court and hopefully Yoga and the Beach.

Here’s Corey Hart’s: Sunglasses at Night Video. Yep, I couldn’t resist it. Enjoy!

 

Don’t Sleep on the Puma x Rihanna Creeper

All Sold Out on the PUMA Site, You might Want to Head to the Store NOW if You want these!

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Rihanna teamed up with PUMA for the Men’s and Women’s Punk influenced Creeper. Various colorways continue to release. But you’ll want to check back frequently to the PUMA site or sign up for the newsletter. As I last checked (11/22/15) The Black x Oatmeal colorway was Sold-Out for both Men and Women.

Check out the Rihanna x Travi$ Scott Creeper video below to see some Cool shots of the shoes and Hot shots of the two stars. Rumor has it they were crushing on each other during the vid shoot. I can’t really tell, Whatcha’ think of the possbible romance? And thoughts on the Punk influenced soles of the PUMA x Rihanna Creeeper Sneakers?

*BTW: The Daily Mail has the two hitting the 40/40 Club in NYC together on 11/20/15. They do look like a couple, however Rihanna is wearing some Pointy toed black Lace stiletto’s and Travi$ has some  blacked out  J’s on his feet. In my  opinion, they should be rocking their new Creeper Sneakers! I can give Rihanna a pass, since her Stiletto’s matched her outfit, but TraviS was wearing the competition’s gear. #whatsupwiththat

And The even BIGGER story at this moment in time (11/22/15) is:  Justin and Selena-Are they really back together?

Sole Collector’s Get Your Sole Selector

The Vibram Sole Selector

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Check out the Vibram Sole Factor to get some re-treads on your favorite Ked’s, Jordans, Brogues, Sandles or Boots. You select your sole, send in your shoes, they re-sole them for you and send them back in the mail.  Pretty awesome! Prices start at $75.  And not only do they have the Red, Blue and Green pictured above. They have Lime, Orange, White,  Grey, Black, Red, White and Blue Camo, Blue and White Camo, Brown Camo and a few other nice selections.

These durable custom soles come in various widths too.  Check out their site for the deets.  There’s even a pair of Cons on there, that look pretty sweet with a brand new thick, chunky white new sole. Nice Punk-Rock Lookity Look.

See you on the Streetz this weekend at the Lovefest, Janet Jackson Concert and the new Bloomingdale’s in HI. Enjoy the newest of the new Star Wars Trailer below.  Me, I can’t wait for the final Mockingjay movie, but as you may know, I’m leaving the theatre 10 minutes before it’s over. I read the book!

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