Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Toronto's "United We Sole" Event

Toronto Loves Kicks' "United We Sole" event was definitely a success.  Check out my photo coverage of the event at Sneaker Freaker.

Here's the lowdown on the day via Dion of Toronto Loves Kicks: 

"This sneaker convention brought in over 1200 people from around the City and abroad and created a lane that was much needed in Toronto.  You had your choice of Foamposites, Wolf Grey's, Ragging Bull pack, Air Max 95's, Air Force One's customized personally for TLK courtesy of Anthony Armenta.  Clothing lines included Nothin', Doinitwell, TheONE and Ambush Apparel helped along side exclusive Snap Backs to literally set the ATM on fire. That's just to name a few of the heat that you could have expected to see.

Throughout the event there were giveaways by the hour, plenty of photo's being taken by the TLK back drop as everyone was "sneakergenic". We had live performances by JRDN, Church Chizzle - MuchMusic's Rap City freestyle battle champion and Gee Wunder to name a few of the talent within the community. In addition, we had DJ Tabs and Channel Nine at the show and what a social driven sneaker party convention this turned out to be. You had collector’s young and old trading, purchasing and selling limited edition sneakers, as well as discussions of their guilty sneaker obsessions.

If you were to ask the Co-Founders of Toronto Loves Kicks what they set out to achieve with United We Sole they would say for a buy, sell and trade socially driven Sneaker Expo which will attract all walks of life, art and culture which is a direct reflection of our City uniting everyone's sole in the process. It's important to us to have everyone step with a positive sneaker forward in order for our City to grow as one.

Look out for more great social initiatives from Toronto Loves Kicks and stay tuned for more details on United We Sole’s ‘FALL' edition by visiting"

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Check out Pink Eye's interview with My Perfect Shoe

Our girl Pink Eye Pink Eye did a dope interview with My Perfect Shoe where she discusses how Pink Eye got started and the shoe customizing game. Check it out...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Sneaker Nails Did

You know I'm all about sneakers and getting my nails did and it makes me very ecstatic to see fellow FSFers having the same interest. Here we have Miss SneakHerbox with her Air Max 90 infareds nails did.

Next up we have Sneakerette's Air Jordan 1 inspired Nails did.

And last up, we have Pro Nails's Jeremy Scott leopard print Adidas inspired Nails Did

If you got any sneaker nail art @ them on our twitter:


Another Grey sneaker release: AM1 "Wolf Grey"

Nike is really taking this whole "grey" trend to the next level. The next release in this grey line up is the Air Max 1 "wolf grey". I don't really have a problem with the shoe or the color. These are clean and are right up my alley but I'm frankly tired of all these "cool grey" or "wolf grey" releases. Can we name it something else?! Between this grey and "South Beach" colorways I guarantee these two will be beat to death by the end of the year.

Pic via Lady SneakerheadLink

Thursday, June 16, 2011

H-Town Sneaker Summit is back for the summer!!

H-town sneaker summit is back for the summer and they are bringing tout the big guns! Besides hosting a wide range of displays from boutiques, brands, and collectors alike, past H-Town Sneaker Summits have also played host to a wide variety of special guests including: Reebok, DJ Clark Kent, Bobbito Garcia, Levi Maestro of Maestro Knows, DJ Greg Street, Dante Ross, Nick Diamond of Diamond Supply Co., D’Wayne Edwards of Jordan Brand/Future Sole, Crooks & Castles, The Cool Kids, 2010 NFL Rushing Leader Arian Foster, The Play Ground Legend Rafer Alston aka Skip 2 My Lou , Back To Back NBA Champion Hakeem Olajuwon, and of course the legendary ambassador of the South, Bun B of UGK just to name a few. I told you they were pulling out the big guns! Maybe I should book a ticket to H-town! I can get good bbq, talk about kicks and meet good peeps. The event is from 2pm-8pm, so don't miss it!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cincinatti Sneaker Showcase 2011

Lauren Luna - customizer and the ONLY female with a solo table, follow her on twitter @laurenlunaltd
Premium Pete ( and BeeDee (SneakHerBox) smile for the camera
All samples all time. Nice table Joe. Love the PS size Jordans, OG BWs, and the autographed Mike Jackson kicks
For the BAWSE-Lori when Fee sees a pair you know I got take a flick. Weren't your size so passed like D Taurasi
Yeah it's Fee! No drink, shades, or fitted (yet). Repping FSF til Death and cant see the feet, but rocked Running Man 90s

Monday, June 13, 2011

FSF Interview: Adena Andrews of espnW

Adena Andrews is a writer for the new espnW--espn's site dedicated to female athletes and fans--covering mostly basketball. I got to talk with her about what it's like working at such a famous "start up", how her kicks knowledge helps her in the locker room, and what kind of a baller she was like back in the day...

What do professional basketball players say about your kicks when you interview them?

I walk into locker rooms and the guys be like, “I see you with the lime green kicks!” Or they will say, “What you know about them Dunks girl?” Sneakers get me respect in the NBA world. My favorite sneaker head moment was when I was rocking some black and white Converse designed by John Varvatos. Anyway, I walked past Dr. J (yes, that Dr. J!) at an Orlando Magic game in Orlando. When I walked by he said, “Nice sneakers.” I almost could have died! Dr. J. Mr. Converse. The first ever dunk contest winner. The man whose picture was on my wall as a little girl, complimented MY SNEAKERS! At that point, I could have died a happy woman....

Read more HERE.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cincy Sneaker Showcase is going down Manana!

I hope you midwest fiends are attending the Cincy Sneaker showcase tomorrow cause it looks like its gonna Save lives!

Nike is pushing the Hyperfuse

This week Nike has released images for the new hyperfuse mash-ups for the fellas, and now they are showing what they have planned for us ladies. Here is a little preview of the ladies' hyperfuse...

Now I have to be honest, I have no idea what the heck is so special about hyperfuse technology. If you know can you please help a sista out? But back to the shoes, the only silhouette in this whole hyperfuse craze that is decent is the air max 90's. The rest is just not moving me. These colorways and a few others will be out sometime next month. So what are your thoughts about these hyperfuse mash-ups?

Pics and info via Sneaker News

Few & Far Female Graffiti Wall

Our girl Toofly was a part of a dope all girl graffiti event in Cali over the weekend called Few & Far graffiti wall jam. Organized by graffiti artist MEME, tons of female graffiti artists came from all over US to be apart and add their graffiti style to the wall. Check out Toofly's piece.....

Dope right?! To see more pics and to read more about the event, head on down to Toofly's blog :

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Kixpo is coming to Cowboys Stadium!

If someone tells you sneaker culture is dead, show them this! Doesn't get much bigger than Cowboy Stadium. And if you're near Dallas, check out FSF's own Fee at the event.

Crazy Lights live up to billing

I got my Crazy Lights last week and finally got to ball in them tonight. I've been balling all week, but outdoors, and these babies aren't up for that. (The outsole would be smooth way too quick; I'm worried about that even indoors.) SO...I waited. Tonight it was worth the wait! Here are my initial thoughts...

  • Great fit for my narrow feet. Really comfortable on the 1st wear.
  • The gym was almost 100 degrees and my feet weren't hot. Super ventilation.
  • The lightness did make me feel quicker. I definitely had more steals and fast breaks than usual!
  • They squeak! A lot. But you get used to it.
  • I do want to try the sturdier insoles. I forgot to bring them along, and at times I felt I could have used more cushioning.
  • And as a sneaker fiend as well as a ball player, I did love all the compliments I got on them! They look GOOD.
  • My team won.

$130. Goes down to a 6.5 men's at Footlocker. More colors coming soon.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sneaker Con is Back

Sneaker Con is hitting NYC on June 18th!

They're heading to Miami and DC too!

2011 Fieldhouse at the Bank United Center
University of Miami
1245 Dauer Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146

Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street, NE Between 13th St and Linden Ct
Washington DC 20002

Dunk Exchange Miami is going down June 18th

If you're in Miami Next weekend you should hit this up and def say hello to our FSF Miami crew! PS. Our friends over at Mr. R Sports will be holding a raffle along with DXC to give away something fresh so don't miss out!

Another Undefeated X Puma Collab canvas edition

Undefeated has teamed up with Puma again to release a canvas version of the Puma Clyde. They didn't completely leave the the whole shoe canvas though. There is a nice touch of leather on one side of the Puma stripe. Definitety feeling the material change and I'm also feeling the blue ones. These are slated to release on Friday June 10th.

C.O.P. Magazine Issue 4!

I've had a love affair with magazines since I learned how to read.  Dr. Seuss?  Nah, I'll peep that Tiger Beat, thanks.  I can recall begging my Mom to buy me the new issue of Sassy/Seventeen/YM every time we were at the supermarket check-out. 

As an adult, however, I hadn't yet found a magazine that printed material I could actually 100% relate to.  That was until I was asked to write an article for C.O.P. Magazine.  C.O.P. is not easily described but let me give it a shot.  It's a magazine by street smart and street-cultured women, for street smart and street-cultured women.  If you're into graf, sneakers, art, humor and underground music, I think you'll "get" it, and love it. 

With that all being said, the new issue is still hot off yesterday's press.  You can download the digital copy for a buck or order yourself the real deal for $10, right here!

Friday, June 3, 2011

I need more Sneaker Variety

This past week I was thinking to myself that I have way too many Nikes in my closet. Now there is nothing wrong with having a lot of items by your favorite brand, but it's also good to spice up your life with a little variety. So as a promise to myself I'm definitely gonna start switching things up. First on my list is this Puma Suede aka Clyde Aqua/Purple

I'm really not down for low top sneakers, but the Puma Suedes get a pass. The color combo really caught my attention because I'm such a sucker for aqua/teal and purple. Definitely want to get these!

Next on my list is the Vans Zebra sk8-hi. I don't know why I didn't pick these up when they released a few months ago but these are a perfect fit for me! Zebra print on the sides and it's all black. I should have been on this sneaker since like yesterday. If you know of a store or anybody who's selling these in a wm sz 8/men 6.5, please leave a comment in this post.

Last on my list is a pair of Keep sneakers. I know I have mentioned this brand and how much I like them and I still can't believe I haven't gotten a pair yet! Smh! Hopefully I can get my act together a get a pair.

Don't forget your True Blues

For all you Jordan fiends and AJ3 enthusiasts, tomorrow is the release day for the True Blue 3's. So get your coinz and dollarz ready!

SKU 136064-104 (men size)
SKU 398614-104 (GS)
Pic: via Nice Kicks

Sneaker Friends 2011

Sneaker Friends is back in the ATL and it looks like and its gonna get bigger and better than ever! It will be held at Boll Lowe Art Gallery on 1555 Peachtree St #100. Advanced tickets are $15 and you can purchase them at Athlete's Foot at Lenox Square, South Dekalb, Cumberland and Underground. Tickets at the door are $20. To bad I won't be in the ATL this weekend :( but if you fiends live in ATL or visiting you should totally hit this up!