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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!

 

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Stan’s the Man & Raf is Daf!

Silver and Bronze Metallic’s

The Metallic Craze continues on into Spring 2016 with the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith in these two very stylish Silver and Bronze colors. If you thought the 2015 bright orange  SS’s were the bomb, these two beat that color-way by a few miles. Just not sure if the Metallic trend will last. Although, this silver pair is very, very tempting.

Other colors of the Raf Simons x Adidas Stan Smith Spring 2016 kicks include: White with Mint and Burgundy details, Solid Navy, Peach, and Lemon. There will also be the Stan Smith Aged version, which looks quite used and abused in off-white and black. Would be hard to pay the big bucks for the used looking version, I’d recommend the Metallics all the way to the bank and back.

See you on the streetz. Thursday lunch at Kats All you Can Eat Sushi, Thursday night at Pomokai Ballroom, Friday in Waikiki, Saturday on the radio from 3p-6p and Sunday probably not on the streetz…sleeping somewhere.

Fashion and Fitness Go Goth!

The Health Goth Craze

Health Goth on the cover of Sportswear International

Health-Goth makes the cover of SPORTSWEAR INTERNATIONAL. Issue #264. December 2014. A/W 2015-16 preview.

The Streetzblog definition of Health-Goth is: Awesome High-Tech, functional and fun fabrics that look just as good on the street as they do in the gym. Utilizing these 4 colors: Black, Grey, Silver and White. The Perfect example of Health-Goth is the Alexander Wang x H&M collection.

Rick Owens produces some great Health-Goth gear. He’s known for his oversized black and white Ramone’s Sneaker that shows homage to the Original Black and white Converse All-Stars:

These are my feet, just not my shoes..LOL

These are my feet, just not my shoes..LOL

Rick Owens on my feet-Strteetzblog.com

Hood By Air/HBA is another brand leading the Health-Goth Look:

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ADYN exemplifies the Health-Goth look with slightly longer cuts in the length of a Health-Goth shirt,  High-Tech materials and the all black look:

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Even Adidas is in on the Health-Goth Trend with Rita Ora: (Note: This collection added in a bit of Neon Yellow to the Health-Goth color palette. That’s ok, as long as it’s not the main color of the collection.  A bit of Neon yellow or Flo Green goes well with the more sporty Health-Goth.

Whatever 21 shows us the Health-Goth look while hanging out at Home Depot. Notice, they go for more of a White color first, then the black in this collection. Different from the original Black clothing as the more dominate color. Enjoy the video:

Cottweiller has some nice grey’s mixed with whites, along with some pretty fab fabrics: Check out their website, it sure has a very futuristic vibe to it. Almost like playing a video game when checking out the various looks.

Some of the original Health-Goth proponents are already saying the trend is dead. But as you can see by the following excerpt from New York magazine. The Health-Goth craze is still trending in the City and at the Gym.

For the Instagram Celebrity:  KITH 644 Broadway Near Bleeker St. 646-6486285                                                                  Brooklyn-based Snarkeitectue helped redesign Ronnie Fieg’s luxury-sneaker shop last Fall. Making Room for more paparazzi friendly neoprene Y-3’s and pebbled leather Buscemi high-tops ($865) not to mention branded KITH hoodies and Health-Goth sweatpants.  Direct Quote From the March 9-22, 2015 issue of  New York Magazine.

And for the Future is Now image of Health-Goth, I bring you an image from Today’s/Saturday March 27, 2015 Instagram feed.  Alexander Wang’s Foam Injected leather T-Shirt from the Men’s Spring 2015 collection.

Alexander Wang Foam Injected T shirt

See you on the Streetz, Actually, Now I’m headed over to the gym to get my Health-Goth groove on. Going to wear my Black Quicksilver Eddie Would Go surf shorts, a plain all black H&M long sleeve T-Shirt and my Alexander Wang x H&M Scuba inspired Kicks.  I hope to get more healthy than goth today. We shall see by where I turn up after the gym. Have a nice week!

Right on Rita

Rita Ora x Adidas

I’m not going to write much, just going to show pictures of Rita Ora x Adidas, and a couple pix from the  Terry Richardson photo shoot. I just like the vibe and the styling of both. And am taking a break from a very time consuming blog post I have in my draft section. Enjoy!

 

See you on the streetz of many Halloween events and parties. And hopefully at the beach on Sunday, If I can wake up and get out of the house!

The Twilight Sky’s High to the Hoop

The New D Rose 4 “Chicago Nightfall”

Adidas D Rose 4

Derrick Rose is Back in action for the 2013-14 NBA Season.  He’s already given Chicago a blast of excitement with a   swishing floater with less than 6 seconds left  to beat the Knicks 82-81 on Halloween. This week he has a slight set back with a sore hamstring, but he’ll be around this season to light it up in Chicagoland.

The new Adidas D Rose 4 Sneaker’s newest colorway Rocks the City of Chicago with accents of the City.  Including the purple that represents the twilight sky soaring above Lake Michigan. Growing up in Chicago, I know this color very well, It  wasn’t quite this bright when I lived there, but it sure was a sweet combination of purplish, grey toned Black. This color is embedded in my memory bank for the rest of my life. Nice how they Adidas designed these kicks with the sky-line in mind.

Also notice the purple, white, yellow and aqua accents in the lining representing Chicago’s City Lights or as someone who grew up in Chicago, the Summer hues that allowed us to play B-Ball into the night.

If I wasn’t on my annual October 1-December 18, no new kicks/no new clothes buying Time-Out, I would consider picking up a pair of these joints. I’ll just have to see what’s brewing in NYC on December 18 and Chicago on December 23rd. I so can’t wait until my self-imposed no new kicks no new clothes Time-Out is done.  For the rest of you, the “Chicago Nightfall” drop on November 21, 2013.

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Very Vanquish

Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope-a slight change, and all patterns alter-Sharon Salzberg

I think this quote goes well with these kicks..dont you?

Adidas Jeremy Scott Black/Green Kicks at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya

Adidas Jeremy Scott Black/Green Kicks at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya

One of my really good friends emailed me the other day and said he was in Tokyo, I immediately said “Get me some street clothes magz and stop by Vanquish in Shibuya”. That BTW is what I always tell people who go to Japan.  This friend actually went to Vanquish..I still dont know about the magazines, but these pix are awesome! I feel like I went there myself.  

Street photograph of the Real Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN

Street photograph of the Real Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN

Ever since I saw those patent leather Hi-top Brogues from Vanquish I have wanted to go to Japan just to go to this store! I even took 8 weeks of Japanese class in preparation for my future trip.

Picture from the Vanquish Windows April 2013

Picture from the Vanquish Windows April 2013

I couldn’t believe it when my friend said he was a few blocks from what I think is my favorite store I’ve never been to. And checkity-check it out-He procured us some pretty slick pix!  I dig these multi colored Adidas x Jeremy Scott Kicks. I suspect you can find them at barneys.com, but it’s much more fun seeing them at the Vanquish store in Shibuya.  All pictures courtesy of my good friend-Stephen.

Adidas x Jeremy Scott Multi Colored Wings at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN April 2013

Adidas x Jeremy Scott Multi Colored Wings at the Vanquish Store in Shibuya, JPN April 2013

One day I will make it there. Until then Enjoy the pictures from my friend.  Here’s the Kicks I wore on Easter Sunday! I think the picture is deserving of a blog entry.  Whatcha’ Think? It’s been triple filtered with Photoshop Lite, Snapseed and Instagram.

My Easter Kicks-March 31, 2013

My Easter Kicks-March 31, 2013

Here’s the New trailer for The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio(Blood Diamond, Basketball Diaries & of course Titanic), Carey Mulligan (Wall Street, Public Enemies) Tobey Maguire(Spiderman), Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers&London) and Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark 30, Smokin’ Aces & Warrior). The newest trailer features quick snippets of some new music by Beyonce, Andre 3000 and Florence + The Machine. And BIG rumours that Jay-Z will be hitting us up with a new track for the film!

My sister was reading this book back in November 2012, I borrowed it at the beach a couple of times, but for some reason it really was confusing to me. By the looks of the trailer that confusion will turn into #goodtimes. And I say pretty much any movie with Leonardo in it tends to ROCK!. So, I’ll be there May 10th for the first showing. Looks and sounds good and check out the Mansion they live in!! Wowza!

If you get a chance tune into KTUH.org on Saturday April 6 from 6p-9p HST, I/Sniper Wells will be filling in for Nocturna on the Feast of Friends Show. I’ll be playing some classic Industrial Dance, Goth, Underground 80’s and of course some “Ultra Bangin’ Beats!”  Have a Great Weekend.

Don’t Ask Me-Cause I don’t know!

De-Stress and Happy Holidaze from Snoop Dogg, Adidas and Streetzblog

Ebenezer Snoop helps you get into the Holiday Spirit!

 

For me personally, the last two weeks of November and the first two weeks of December are my most stressful of the year. Year after year, no matter how I try and deal with it, for some reason this time of year is filled with many hours of work, lists of things to do, preparing packages to send and I also have two really big events I help to put on during this time of year.

This year, I have tried something a bit different, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t. But at least I am trying to keep from working non stop and not eating and  not sleeping. I go to a place on Sunday nights and practice a relaxing version of Yoga called Yoga Nidra. And last time I was there, I said “This is cool, but its only Sunday nights” so my really cool  teacher told me to take some breaks every hour or two and walk around, get fresh air or look for something fun on the internet.

Well, today is the big day I found something on the internet to relieve some intensity around my office. The video is actually kind of silly, but even if it is, it made me laugh at least 4 times. Thus I give it 4 Stars for stress reduction.

Give it a try and let me know if it works for you. Try and see how many stars and celebs you can find in it. So far, I’ve found the tennis guy McEnroe , of course Snoop Dogg and Dwight Howard, the designer (Jeremy Scott) who makes the far-out Adidas Kicks and D. Rose. Who else can you find? Do you have a good way to De-Stress  during the holidays? Leave a comment and let me know. or email me at alohabros@gmail.com

Happy Holidays!

Check out some good Holiday fun on instragram by checking out Streetzpix on instagram. I know it’s hard to spell, sorry bout that, it’s just when I get excited about doing some things I just do them without thinking. I can barely speell it my friends. In case it was confusing it’s”   streetzpix on instagram

D. Rose is lookin’ Good!

Looks like D. Rose is getting pretty healthy. From the looks of this VID, He should be playing before Christmas. Last I heard he wouldn’t be back until April 2013.

At Christmas time I’m debating between seeing the Knicks play the Brooklyn Nets or the Chicago Bulls in NYC. Right now, I’m swaying towards the Nets-should be more celebs in the house. But if Derrick Rose is back, I’d for sure rather see the Bulls vs The Knicks. Does anyone know when he is due back on the court?

Shackle Shoes-Cop or Not?

About All I want to say about these, is would you where them? Cop or Not? Can’t tell who they are made for? Maybe Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan Fans? Or kids, hipsters, I really don’t know? Fill out the survey and let us know if you would cop or not? Me-I don’t think I have anywhere to wear them to. If I can think of a place to wear them..then maybe.  or maybe they were made so people like me would give them free publicity by writing about them?  I really don’t know.

*Picture is courtesy of shoes-up.com

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