Hype-and-Respect
Dec03

Hype-and-Respect

It has once been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that imagery speaks volumes. I am of the assumption that this particular image (below) not only worth a thousand words but a few more and the volume is deafening. The turn of the sneaker culture has been well documented and chronicled over the past five-to-six years. The columns, metrics, numbers, presence will accentuate the turn of what was an underground, tight-knit...

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We: The Sneaker Culture
Sep25

We: The Sneaker Culture

With this week virtually in the books this post has developed that much more meaning at least in my eyes and I hope the words that follow articulate this notion. Between conversations on Sunday, watching a video on Monday which delivered a gem I was not bargaining for, tonight’s Sitdown episode and Sneakercon next weekend. I believe the question becomes much more prevalent. Especially with the sneaker culture in its present...

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Penny Pinching: What’s The Most You’d Pay?
Aug06

Penny Pinching: What’s The Most You’d Pay?

To be completely honest; it feels great to finally have this piece in motion…only taken a couple weeks to get it together. But the topic arises from the recent years of rising prices across the spectrum. Now there are actual economic factors in play that can lead to the rising cost of a product. Factors such as the rising cost of material or transportation. Which ultimately plays in part. And there are other such factors, and if...

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The Decision: Impact on the Nike LeBron Signature Line
Jul08

The Decision: Impact on the Nike LeBron Signature Line

Today marks the four-year anniversary of what is utterly known as “The Decision”. In that now famous hour long television special, LeBron James shocked the world with 16 words; “this fall, I’m going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.” Sixteen short words, no more than seven letters to any word in that sentence changed not only the course of Cleveland, LeBron James and Miami but...

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Cultural Endurance
Jul07

Cultural Endurance

It only felt like yesterday when it felt as if the biggest topic in the sneaker culture was this immense influx of hype that was just injected into this small culture. It felt that a war had broken out between presumed “sneakerheads” and “hypebeasts”. Releases were never quite the same when the Galaxy Foamposite came around, but entire sneaker culture was then-slowly changing before our very eyes with the Space...

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Remastered+ : Why The Retro+ Should Return
Jun11

Remastered+ : Why The Retro+ Should Return

Last weekend’s overarching headline was the answer by Jordan Brand to the call better quality with the retros. After all…retros are the lifeblood of Jordan Brand. The lure of wearing the same shoes that His Airness wore on court drew fans of all ages to the sneakers. Since branching off from the full Nike banner in 1997, Jordan Brand has been the marquee entity in the sneaker industry. With Tinker Hatfield at the helm from...

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