Saturday, May 29, 2010

NYC Sneaker Love - Part 2 of 3

While I was in NYC, I stopped in at the world’s largest Foot Locker: Times Square. I'd never planned on copping any Lebrons but when I walked through the doors, headed down the wall on the right and saw the Nike Air Max LeBron VII Think Pink in the Black and Pink Fire colourway, I was sold! Only available in GS stoked am I to fit into a 6?? In contrast with black, the pink looks hot and not as girly as say, baby pink. I went through a period of being a majah pink-sneaker-hater but have come around to it lately.

Shout-outs to Mike who helped me out! I met a few more staff and they were all mad nice and helpful.

I even got my 90’s throwback game up and picked up a pair of purple slouch socks. I haven’t seen them in the Toronto Foot Lockers yet. As much as I love New York, it’s a good thing I don’t live there. I’d be dead broke. kicks game would be vicious! 

If you're feelin these and don't have em by now, stop by Foot Locker Times Square and get yours for 100 bills. Ask for Mike!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Air Jordan Melo M6 Future Sole Release

Austin Jermacans designed this snazzy update of the Melo 6, and won last year's Future Sole competition with 'em! Now's your chance to either grab a pair (releasing on 5/29 at select NIKETOWN locations) or design your own and enter the Future Sole Competition yourself!

They are giving away an autographed pair of Jordan Future Sole M6 by Carmelo Anthony on launch day at each store location. Check out the select NIKETOWN locations: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and Las Vegas for details.

Melo M6 Future Sole also available on

Thanks to Sneakernews for the images.

Top 50 Basketball Kicks of All Time

Our friends at Complex came up with this list. I mostly agree, altho' not with their #1 pick! What do you think? (This feature is not just for basketball players...these picks are seen at least as much on the street as on the court.)

NYC Sneaker Love - Part 1 of 3

I was down in NYC to interview the legendary Photographer, Martha Cooper, for C.O.P. Magazine on Wednesday. Now you KNOW I couldn't do a trip to N.Y. dirty C. without coppin' a new pair!

I stopped in at Dave's Quality Meat to stock up. They had the Vans Native American Bindings in gray but not in my size. So instead of a) pouting or b) buying some insoles and extra thick socks, I kept on looking around the store for something that would fit. And then I saw them! The DQM Nike Dunk Highs in Cave Purple. They're butter. I've always loved these and finally got my hands on em!

Fire! Stay locked for more details of my NYC trip!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A female's point of view

Surfing the depths of youtube, I came across this lady's profile who shares the same love for kicks like all of us. Her name is SoleDeVida. SoleDeVida does youtube videos critiquing the latest sneaker releases in all sizes. Check it out....

Old Souls Sneaker Boutique

I was back in my home city of Regina, Saskatchewan a minute ago and even though I was only there for 3 hours, I just had to stop by the newest sneaker shop: Old Souls. Fresh on the scene as of November 2009, they are located in Cathedral Village. Behind its doors you will find Nike, Adidas, Crooks and Castles, Married to the Mob, Hellz Bellz, Diamond Supply and plenny more!

If you live in or are passin' through Regina, stop by @ 2926 13th Ave. Tell em Loni from FSF sent ya!

Holla @ Old Souls on Facebook!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Nike Air Rift=Turtle Power

As a teenager I can remember a lot of girls were rocking these in the summer. At first, they reminded me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle feet, but after a while they started to grow on me. I'm still contemplating on getting them, but if I do it wouldn't be in these colorways.

What's Poppin off this weekend

If you're in the Miami area be sure to hit up DunkXchange and be sure to stop our table and say (Synclaire from "Living Single's voice) Yamello!

And for my NYC heads Sneaker Con is going down tomorrow as well.

Don't say I never gave y'all nothing :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Say What?! Claw Money is moving?

Yep that's right, Miss Money is moving and needs help clearing out her inventory. 50% off all items! I'm already on it!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

New Balance pioneers sonic welding on 574s

New Balance is pioneering a new "Sonic" technology, a greener way to make their shoes. Previously used for technical clothing, tents and industrial fabrics, sonic welding is an environmentally friendly alternate to sewing or gluing. The process of heat and pressure application to the seams of pattern pieces fuses the shoe together cutting out waste and crafting the sonic welded shoe to be airtight and watertight (and lightweight!)

Women's 410s also available with sonic welding.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mafia in NYC...continued...

What else did Mafia and I do besides Bespoke? We went to visit some of our other long-distance BFFs, the ladies of NYC of course---Claw and Leah!

(Check out the Claw cap!)

(Quite a view from Leah's desk, right?)

Thanks for coming Mafia! Keep spinning, stay sweet and put your mind on the lemonade stand!

Mafia and Lori go to Nike Bespoke!

When your longtime sneaker pal comes all the way around the globe to hang out in the world's biggest apple, you gotta show her a good time! Of course for Mafia of Sneaker Freaker, this meant taking her to Nike Bespoke at 21 Mercer St. We loved all the materials and all the possibilities...

Mafia picking her materials...

Izzy was our guide and artist, giving us valuable insights on materials, placing, and more...

These were my final material choices! (Izzy's product sketch in background.)

I think Mafia had a good time! And wait til you see her kicks!!

Where My Girls At?!

If you're near Amsterdam better boogie over for WHERE MY GIRLS AT?! Celebrating women, hip hop, and yes, even sneakers! Have fun...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kobe x Aston Martin Footwear Pack

Everyone remembers the Kobe Bryant-jumps-over-Aston-Martin video from last year, and if you saw it, I'm sure you remember arguing with folks about how it was done. In any case, you couldn't argue that it was a brilliant ad, and now Nike and Aston Martin have commemorated it with two brilliant collaborations: the Nike Hyperdunk (Aston Martin DB9 Edition) and the Nike Zoom Kobe V (Aston Martin Edition). Inspired by the elegant Aston Martin DB9, and a combination of the Aston Martin Collection including the One-77 supercar, this unique collection incorporates iconic design, modern technology, and high quality Nike craftsmanship.

Aston Martins for your feet... I can live with that! If you want yours, they're being released this Friday at the House of Hoops in LA. Limited edition so get there early.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

MOB Summer Movie Premiere Party

New Yorkers, here's your chance to see the new MOB movie and get your party on...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Keep Sample Sale!

DSK X GoodwoodNYC wooden pins

The homie Deadstock Ric over at Deadstock Kicks teamed up with Goodwood NYC to create DSK limited edition pins. Made out of 100% wood and very limted! To cop yours, Head to

Younity's Spring Markit!

Come join Younity and friends for some hip-hop style community building! Fostering local economies for urban "artrepreneurs" with a conscious mindset, it’s time for Younity’s 2nd annual Urban Arts Markit!

Curated by the infamous Toofly and homegirl Yvey Hidalgo, this open air markit pays homage to market life around the globe as a staple of community life and celebration, where makers, fans, and collectors come to shop and mingle - 2010 style.

Featuring live DJ sets, live painting, break dancers, vendors, Hondurian Valiadas, Empanadas, & American hot dogs, even an art session for the lil ones! Click on the image for all the juicy details...

Married to the MOB Summer Movie...

All you Married to the Mob fans, you know those girls don't sleep! Not content to just bring us kick-ass tees and bad-ass sneaker collabs, they've got a short movie coming our way this week!
Here's a tease....(starring porn star Faye Reagan)

RUNAWAY FAYE cuming soon to a theater near you... from The Town Pump on Vimeo.

I recently got to see the whole thing, and it's cool as hell. For more teasers, click here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Selective Sole

Pink Eye will be showcasing her custom kicks in Dirty Jerz this Friday. Come through and show some love!