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Make n Take Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro HI

Air Jordan 1 Retro HI NCXL

Nike House of Innovation NYC/000

Super exciting Triple Flexing Awesome Fun day at Nike NYC

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Two Days ago Nike Double Dip dyed these Jordan 1’s in Day-Glo Green Paint. They also added the imprint I chose in the orange paint


Today, we got together in a group of about 12 and Customized our Jordans. Starting with the Swoosh. I chose Blue Alligator and Brownish-orange leatherbasketball material

Then came paint via acrylic markers. I will most likely tweak this portion a bit at a later date. We had about 2 hours to do everything. Like sewing and design class I was last to go home

Next up custom tags.  This is super fun. You can choose 5 letters or numbers. I have STZ23 and BlG23. See below for the stylish display!

Laces, Toggle, top flap and Lace tips are chosen. Many, many different colors to choose from.  Here is the finished product. This to me was a $2,000 experience for a mere $200.  And they are Air Jordans! Cannot believe my luck that this week was the AJ1 week. Next week is the Cortez, then the AF1. This Nike NYC store is  a very incredible special place. Mahalo to Nariah and the crew for all the great help and supplies. My hands, shoes, jacket, even my face is colored in blue and orange!

See you on the Streetz…of New York!

 

 

 

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!

Quality Kicks Created From Your Couch!

From Couch Potato to Kicks Creator-Vittel’s French Bottled Water Sofa Sneakers

Getting rid of your couch? Wait a second and grab some of the material so that Vittel Brand Water can turn your favorite couch into a pair of fresh, stylish (depends on your couch) newish kicks. The Vittel Couch Converter service is a marketing campaign to help deter the amount of time Europeans spend kickin’ it on their couch instead of kickin’ it on the courts.

Vittel will transform your old Couch/Sofa/Covered Furniture into a pair of personalized running shoes. Here’s the plan of attack:  Customers upload a  photo of their couch to Vittel’s website, then send in a slice of the fabric and a team of designers use said fabric to create a one of a kind pair of sneakers. Kicks are sent within a few weeks and you can see some of what they’ve already created on their website.

From what I can tell, the shoes are free, but seem limited to the first 10 people per month through August 15, 2015. Most of the Vittel information is in French, German or Japanese, so it’s a little hard to decipher all the details of this fun couch for kicks campaign.

The pictures I’ve noticed on the French Vittel website look pretty fresh, but so do the couches that were provided. Almost too nice to be real. Before you slice and dice your sofa, you might want to read some of the fine print of this promotion.

And whether it’s 60 pairs or 600 pairs of kicks, this will be a fun promotion to watch as the months go along. I think I may check out Goodwill and see what kinds of materials I can find there, then send them some and see what happens.

Since I’m such a big Sneakerhead, I love this promotion. FreeCustom Kicks!! And hopefully it will get some people more active ad healthy.  I know that just drinking water each day helps your digestion, hydration, skin, and general health. Throw in a new pair of kicks and you should be good to go.  Although, some of these kicks look too good to run in. So far, the kicks I’ve seen, look better to wear to a friends dinner party or a Sneaker Convention.

Check out the video for more of the deets:  See you on the Streetz:

Super Styling Shoe Swagger

Greenwich Vintage Shoes with Flashy Soles

As some may know, I’m presently on a clothes and shoes fast until the end of September. For a bit, I was quite upset and didn’t write for a week or so, but I’ve decided even on a fast, I can still look and write about what I find. I found the most amazing shoes on instagram!  The Greenwich Vintage Co.  When I first saw these I was pretty upset because they were so nice,but only 25 available. I thought, On a shoe fast what am I going to do?

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Greenwich Vintage x Color of Life ‘Grown men Solar Reds’

Greenwich Vintage x Color of Life ‘Grown Man Solar Reds’ from Greenwich Vintage on Vimeo.

But, Luckily not only did I find this pair on their website, but even better kicks to look forward to purchase in the future!  You can actually customize your own super styling shoe utilizing the Built to Order Option. These can be made with a black, brown or camo wingtip top, mid sole, sole type, inlay options and even customize your width.  Yet the best and most super fantastic awesomeness in these custom kicks is you get to choose your very own electrifying colorful sole from 12 different colors including:

  • Volt
  • Lemonade
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Dark Green
  • Kelly Green
  • Purple
  • Blue
  • Baby Blue
  • Pink
  • Burgundy
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Natural

And the prices seem reasonable, I haven’t checked the details on the shipping costs, but the prices start at just $275 for these super slick custom kicks! *The black and Brown start at $275, camo’s are a tad more.

Custom Built to order black and camo wingtips

Custom Built to order black and camo wingtips

If you aren’t ready for the full-blown custom experience or want to save a bit of cash, you can grab a pair of your own shoes, choose a flashy sole, mail them to these guys and they’ll trick them out for you.

 

Before and After pictures of older shoes with bright new blue soles!

Before and After pictures of older shoes with bright new blue soles!

Or the third option, is to choose a pre-made pair of iconic colorways. As of today, there are 4 to choose from. Here’s a picture of one of the HOT options in black with red soles.

Iconic colorway in black with red soles

Iconic colorway in black with red soles

Me, when I get a pair, I’m for sure going for the custom-built to order pair. Maybe, by the time my clothes and shoe fast is done, they’ll have a pair of hi-top built to orders. That’s a good thing about clothes and shoe fasts, is things can get better as time goes by. I may miss out on the special 25 pairs, but I’ll be ready in October for some of my own specially made custom-built to order kicks from the Greenwich Vintage Shoe Company.

Here’s a bit more information on this company taken directly from their mission statement:

Greenwich Vintage’s primary focus is the re-crafting and re-purposing of wingtips, boots and chukkas with its signature in-house colored soles. In addition, the Company resoles and restores customers’ footwear with its signature colored soles, preserving and improving on the past for future generations. Greenwich Vintage takes pride in being keepers of the craft, in that all of our in-house footwear is designed and handcrafted by our master cobbler at our workshop in Waconia, Minnesota. Finally, Greenwich Vintage is proud of the fact that all of our products, from footwear with colored soles, clothing, as well as accessories, are MADE in AMERICA.

Check out this amazing video showing the making of the sole and a look at their runway shoe show:

Color Your Sole from Bolster on Vimeo.

You know, being on a clothes and shoe fast isn’t all that bad, it gives me a chance to search the condo for some special kicks. In the place I live, it’s almost like real shopping.  Yesterday I found and wore some Green, white and Gold retro Lebrons. I received a bunch of compliments at the gym and many people had never even seen them before! See you on the streets of Oahu all week-long and at the Spartan Race on Saturday and Sunday August 16 and 17, 2014. I’ll probably be wearing some nice retro J’s or Lebrons in the Mud, some would say I’m crazy, but those are about the only shoes I have to choose from!

Hot as Nails..Hot off the Press!

These look so slick and cool and Hot and your nails can’t get too much more down with the Street lookin’ than this . This YouTube video from cute nails shows you a simple step by step process to get this super customizable  look.  And it looks just as cool using magazines-I’ve seen some nice nails using the National Enquirer, the paper quality is similar to newsprint, thus it works perfectly.

If you try it, leave some pictures down below for us to see. I can’t believe something so simple to do, can make something as awesome  as these customized nails.  I bet with a couple of friends help, I could set up a pop shop for a month or two and make some good money doing this for people, it would be like a Tattoo shop for nails-Waikiki Here I come..of course with some helpers.

For Custom Tattoo’s Check out my friends Lee, Ryson and Tyler over at Bespoke Custom Tattoo on Keeaumoku across street from Sam’s club near Ala Moana in Honolulu, HI.  For Custom Rhinestone Gear check out my friend Thomas at broke2 gear. For Custom Kicks I recommend NikeID or if you go to New York, stop by the Converse Store in NOHO-they have free iPads to use with tons of custom designs to choose from and the store is totally lots of fun just to hang out in!

If you’d like to, leave a comment below and let me know your favorite Custom brick and mortar store, website, idea, invention, that’s going down in your City or somewhere you’ve traveled.

Random Thought for today after watching the Fuse Much Music Video Awards Show: Hey-How come Avril Lavine has looked the same age for the last 12 years?  What is up with that? She doesn’t even have one single wrinkle.  Un Real ..eh? The premiere of the new season of “Breaking Bad” starts this Sunday/tonight on AMC.  The previews are looking pretty Killer! and show 4 of True Blood is on Sunday on HBO.  Great time for good shows there aren’t many sports being played right now on TV.

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