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Sneaker Nostalgia

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Jordans

Photo credit: Peter McCutcheon

Complex Magazine Sneaker Editor Russ Bengtson just wrote this great article looking at the changes to the sneaker scene over the past ten years. It’s now a zoo of blogs, high eBay price tags, camping out in lines with machetes & baseball bats and massive trunk shows filled with obsessed collectors. But there was a time when it was a simple industry where passionate sneakerheads could go into a shoe store and pick up a pair as long as their size was available.  “Oh, another thing,” he writes, “there was never any question whether I’d wear them. Of course I would.”

But there is something very powerful that comes at the end of the article: “The best sneakers have stories inherently built into them, but that is only the beginning. A truly great shoe should become part of YOUR story, and not just be something you take out on a special occasions or own simply to be able to say ‘yeah, I have those.'” I couldn’t agree more. For example, I wrote last week about running with the bulls. I ran in a pair of these. And I still have them, with holes and worn out soles, under my bed. When I was a kid, I rocked the hell out of some Jordan IVs (pictured here) in a (children’s) size 13. And I still have them at my mom’s house. I have a very special pair of Air Max 90 IDs that I designed as a Christmas present a few years ago. Although Mr. Bengtson wouldn’t approve, those only come out for special occasions. Different shoes have taken me on journeys all over the world so I hold onto their battered remains as living proof.

This is probably one of the first of many times in my life that I’ll say “I remember the good ole days…” which I guess means that I’m getting old. I can deal with that reality, but can I still rock my Jordans when I’m 65?

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July 19th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

SNEAKERS ARE STILL EVOLVING

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HANDMADE CHUCKS

Pulled this from Opening CeremonyHandmade Leather Chuck – SE individually hand made by italian-trained designer Ryusaku Hiruma. No detail has been overlooked in these all-leather converse all stars. Shoe features a hand-stitched body, hand-cut adornments and leather soles. Only 64 pairs of each shoe are created, worldwide. Available in milk and black. $600.

I don’t know if I’d pay six hundred for a pair of chucks but they are hand made and the odds of someone else rocking these are slim. This just shows how the sneaker is still evolving.

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May 4th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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NIKE + ASTON MARTIN

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Nike has combined forces with Aston Martin for a very special edition Nike Hyperdunk Kobe Bryant Aston Martin edition. This special shoe is like no other and features premium leathers and the Aston Martin logo on the tongue. This shoe is a must have for anyone that is a collector of Hyperdunks and Kobe Bryant shoe. This shoe is limited to 500 pieces and will not be hitting stores until the spring. Don’t sleep on these. Osneaker.com for more details.

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March 4th, 2010 at 4:09 pm