Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'All the Ladies Say' opens in UK

The first UK screening of legendary US bgirl Rokafella's documentary, 'All The Ladies Say' is showing this Saturday, April 3rd (11am) at the Southbank Centre in London. The documentary highlights the lives of six iconic female street dancers from San Jose, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago, who have carved a niche in the physically challenging, male dominated breakdance world. The screening is followed by Q&A session with Director Rokafella (NYC) and featured bgirl Vendetta (Atlanta). They showed it at B-Girl Be and it was off the hook!

Southbank Centre is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and includes Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, Poetry Library and 21 acres of creative arts. Go check it out!

P.S. -Spoiler alert: They're all sneakerheads =)

Blank Canvas Customization event feat FSF's own Fetti D'Biasi

Come see our girl Fetti paint live at Footaction tomorrow between 4-6. Those who attend will have a chance to win one of her custom masterpieces (customized specifically for the winner) in a raffle at the end of the event. DJ ProStyle of Power 105.1 will be on the 1's and 2's. All this awesomeness is a good reason to come through!

Miami Photoshoot Footage!

Charissa (aka CMS, on left) and Jen Jen were phenomenal hosts! They even let Amanda pretend to own a mess of kicks =) (see below) But most of all, they let us stay with them, showed us a great time, drove us to all the shoots, and really made us feel at home. We almost didn't leave!

Amanda posing as a killer collector...

Snkrgoddess with about half her kicks! Okay, this girl is for real!

Check out Charissa's kicks, toys and vintage coolness... (click on image to enlarge)

Umm, Mazi, this isn't your shoot!

The real Charissa...

Getting ready for Jen Jen's shoot...and this isn't all her kicks...

She was nice enough to open a LOT of boxes...Amanda's real pics are off the hook!

Lala at Miami Beach--who knew there were 2 Lala's who loved kicks, and who were both near Miami's Nikki Beach at the same time? We almost missed our shoot after the other one told us she was wearing high heels not kicks. Good thing we got it straight, cuz this one was ready to go with beautiful art and a whole family supporting her!

It was Amanda's favorite place to shoot, too! We almost lost her to the beach....

Relz and Chef, co-owners of, did their shoot together at one of the Art Basil walls in the Winwood Art district.

Relz (on left) and Chef

Chef, CMS, Lori and Relz at the dunkxchange!

Gary running the raffles. "Who founded FSF?" was a hard one for a few of the guys...

Thanks to everyone who participated, and sorry to a few girls who we missed!

Toronto travels...

In Canada for work, I caught up with our blogger Loni, so she could show me around. Who knew the last Good Foot had just closed their doors weeks earlier? And they aren't the only ones... seems that sneaker boutiques in the TO have fallen on hard times, with the noted exception of Livestock, which is alive and well! And so is Loni, who just moved to Toronto but who is also doing some traveling around the U.S. for her own book about positive hip hop. Keep an eye out for this up and coming female hip hop photographer!

Inside Livestock

Loni with Livestock's resident female sneaker fiend, Victoria

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

FSF goes to...Cleveland!

Ladies let's show the mid west how it's done!

Fee is taking the FSF fun on the road to Cleveland, Ohio Saturday April 10th! Event runs from 12-5p @ Embassy Suites in Beachwood, Ohio.
All you need to know is Fee + new city + OSD crew members + KF fam = must see time. Come thru 10$ at the door gets you a raffle ticket with crazy prizes and DJ Terry Urban spinning.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wayne, NJ HoH Opening

To quote Jay Z "Cough up a lung... where I'm from?...ain't nothin' nice." 973 ALL DAY...NJ Fee!

Jersey has a long legacy of quality ballers from the likes of Shaquille O'Neal (born in Newark) to current WNBA up and comer Essence Carson (Paterson's own).

A Foot Locker employee rocks the Nike KD2 Away (Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder-NBA) for the opening.
Better picture of her shoes. Says they are easy to rock and comfy for work
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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Freestyle Satin Makeover

Dropping this fall,the freestyles are getting a satin makeover. Love the color choices, but not my cup of tea. I can just imagine all types of dirt getting on these when I'm walking down the streets lol. So what do you think? Can your rock with these in the fall?

pic via Sneaker News

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jordan VI Oreo

I like mine with soy milk. How do you like yours?

The Jordan VI "Oreo" retros feature black and white speckled midsole and heel tabs, reminiscent of one of North America's fave cookies. I think it woulda been pretty dope to bring out an Oreo Dunk. Nah mean? 

If you're hardcore, be sure to check Wikipedia's 7 steps to properly dunking an Oreo.

Available today @ selected retailers, including UNDFTD (L.A., Santa Monica & Las Vegas) & Burn Rubber (Detroit).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Girls Got Kicks -- the Sneaker Freaker Interviews

I've been getting a lot of questions about our GIRLS GOT KICKS book project and photo shoots, so this is out just in time! Here's your chance to get the whole story as the illustrious Mafia from Sneaker Freaker interviews me and photographer Amanda Lopez. The article also includes excerpts from a number of the photo shoots we've done so far (including Jen One, artist, above).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Girls Got Kicks Photoshoots-- Miami to Melbourne!

So you think you've got some freshness? And you know you have some passion? Show us! After amazing photoshoots in San Fran, LA, Boston, NYC and Minneapolis (did I forget anywhere?), we're heading South to Miami and really south to Down Under! We're teaming up with dunkxchange (Miami) and Sneaker Freaker's Swapmeet2 (Melbourne), so you can catch some great events and seize the opportunity to show your stuff and be featured in our upcoming FSF book, GIRLS GOT KICKS. Remember, it's not about quantity, just show us your style and your love for kicks. For more info, and to sign up, check our photoshoot info page.

Special thanks to our amazing photographers, Amanda Lopez, co-author, and special guest Down Under, Cheech Sanchez. Check them out...

Friday, March 12, 2010

adidas Originals x Fafi LE "Ecstacy Hi Fafi "

adidas Originals is thinking about the ladies and bringing us an awesome sneaker design by French artist Fafi, who actually designed for the brand in the past. Now she uses this Ecstasy Hi as her palette for glam multicolored sequins mixed with metallic lavender and shiny baby blue and water blue leather, with silver logo on the ankle.

These kicks are Limited Edition, and are now for pre-order online at colette.
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Nike Sportswear Air Royalty "Macaroons"

Nike will release on April 1st this "sweet" kicks, taking inspiration on French delicacies. This ladies kicks, the Nike Air Royalty, are made on leather thermo-molded structure taking the colorway of the diferent flavors of the Macaroons, almond, fruits, curaçao and lemon

You can purchase at colette, one of the best sneakers boutiques of Paris.

Source: Shoes-up

adidas TS-Ace Commander Candace Parker Kicks

Player Edition

Well, they're finally here. After harassing adidas for almost 2 years to get some Candace Parker kicks out (why sign her and not make commercially available kicks for her in the year she wins, um, EVERYTHING??), I can't say they're worth the wait.

Commercial Edition

My complaints, in no particular order:

1) The sparks are fruity.
2) The paint splotches are silly.
3) The commercial issue has less obvious sparks (nice), but no true tip-of-the-hat to Ace either. (The player edition has Ace3 stitched on the side.)
4) The commercial issue has quite a random colorway. I'm pleased that adidas didn't think they had to go pink on us, but where did this come from? Not Sparks colors, not Tennessee colors... Maybe these match her uni overseas??
5) The size run is extremely low: women's sizes 8-10.5, and 12, on the adidas site. So girls and young women with small feet can't even buy them!

And now they're gonna blame Candace and women's basketball if they don't sell out!

On the upside, they have an adiprene, eva and climacool technology in the sole.

As seen on
Available online at adidas here. $90.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Upper Playground x Grotesk x HAITI

We all know the first few days after the earthquake in Haiti it dominated the news and our thoughts. Even as the news has moved on, the important work continues in terms of supporting Haitians who are working to rebuild their lives and their country. To that end, Upper Playground has just released a new t-shirt design by artist Grotesk. All proceeds will be going to the Yéle Haiti Foundation.

*About Yéle Haiti*
Yéle Haiti is a foundation started by Grammy-Award winning musician, producer and social entrepreneur Wyclef Jean that is changing lives in this desperately poor but optimistic nation. Through Yéle Haiti, Wyclef uses music, sports and the media to reinforce projects that are making a difference in education, health, environment and community development.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Like a kid on Christmas morning:

It's no secret that I've been lusting over these babies for months and UPS delivered in a big way yesterday. I'm a couple weeks late on em because I was down in LA and Atlanta for photo shoots so the lovely peeps @ UPS held them here in Toronto for me. The anticipation and wait was well worth it though. They're beautiful! Keep on droppin' them bombs, Ms McSweeney!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

adidas Originals A.039

adidas Originals, while having to cut back on their retail stores nationwide (RIP--adidas Originals Cambridge), are focusing on some sweet product worldwide. I love these! These are part of a new set called A.039, named after the inhouse color code for the iconic adidas royal blue. A.039 will include sneakers and clothing, and will debut this spring/summer.

From sneaker freaker.

bodega x Converse Poorman Weapon

Bodega has joined forces with Converse once again, this time for a snazzy upgrade on the Poorman's Weapon. Featuring a charcoal gray, extra refined waxed canvas upper with a luxurious deerskin lining, these handsome puppies will keep you warm and dry through the spring.

This shoe is being released Saturday March 13 at Bodega and will come in a custom ballistic nylon case lined with shearling. An etched flask will be included for those over 21 years of age. This pack retails for $120, is limited to 100 sets and probably won't come out in sizes smaller than a men's 7 or 8.

From highsnobiety.