It’s Slides Season!

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Photo via FOREVERFLAWLYSS

We had some beautiful weather over the week here in Oakland, CA. I got to spend sometime outside by the pool, walked to the farmers Market, and get some much needed Vitamin D in my life. As I was spending this much needed time outside I looked down at my feet and thought two things.

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Women’s Shoes that Aren’t Pink!: Nike City Collection

 

I swear I rant and rave about this weekly on twitter. The powers that be over at sneaker companies like Nike, need to realize that not all women want shoes that are Pink or Purple or some other stereotypical color like powder blue. Personally I steer clear of shoes that color unless they are extremely dope and a must have. Someone must have been listening to me.  Continue reading

Slackin’ On My Mackin……

Man oh man! I am no good. The month of May has decided to be so busy that I cannot find any time to just sit and write. Between preparing for Bonnaroo in June, working my side/main hustle (also known as my day job) and coming up with new project for the site, I have been SWAMPED. I feel sad because I really enjoy blogging and just writing in general but my spirit has to be in the right place. I have also been going though major changes so that may have contributed to my slackness. But these excuses are neither here nor there and when you know better you do better. So I’ll just do better. I am working on a new editorial with a fellow stylist that I am excited about and working on getting some new tools to produce better work (hello Ipad, hello new laptop, hello camera) Which means better posts and cooler stuff for you all to read and see! So this is my apology note for being a slacker. Tis all.

 

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This Pic has little to do with the post, But I needed a pic and I like this sweatshirt.

Sorry Mr. Tisci…….

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Let me preface this by saying, I am a fan of both Nike and Givenchy. However the sum of the two left much to be desired. Glorified Air Forces are not my jam. I would have preferred an Air Max, Roshe run etc. When I initially heard about the Nike x Riccardo Tisci collaboration I was really excited. I immediately started thinking about what the collection was going to look like and how epic it was going to be. (I even posted about it HERE) Along with thinking about how much money I needed to put to the side in order to make sure I had a pair. For lack of a better description…I WAS JUICED…Then I saw the actual designs, and immediately reallocated those funds to my Asos wish list.

I totally see where Tisci was going with the designs especially based of what he delivered in his most recent Men’s collection. For me it just didn’t quite connect. I hope they give this another go, but a different design angle altogether, I know Riccardo has it in him to make me want to skip meals and buy his Nikes…..Maybe next time.

What did you think about the collection? Wowed or Nah?

(this is not a hate post, this is a real post)

 

Happy Air Max Day!

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Today marks the birthday of Nike’s iconic shoe… The Air Max! Turning 28 today Nike made “air visible” by showcasing an air bubble in the sole. With the collaborative efforts of Frank Rudy, Mark Parker, and Tinker Hatfield. This team revolutionized the way we see air. To celebrate this great day in sneaker history Nike is releasing a special shoe for its birthday!

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Locally Fresh: Rico D Gives Us The Must Cop Shoes For Spring…

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I enjoy meeting new people especially ones who are truly individuals and comfortable with who they are. Rico D is one of those people. Get to know him and his style, passion for shoes and get a heads up on the sneakers you must cop in the Spring.

Who are you? Where are you from?

I am Rico D… Born and raised in Berkeley, CA.

I would describe my style as……

Sophisticated Streetwear… Urban Streetwear… Athletically Street… Ashy to classy.

When you hear “I Am Styling On You” what does that mean?

The term first brings to mind CONFIDENCE. Confidence not only in yourself but what you are bringing to the table and going put on display for the world. The term “i am styling on you” creates a mindset and describes a person that is confident not only in their fashion sense but also in self worth. It’s a lifestyle that we must become devoted to in order to SHINE! in more ways than one.

What Sneaker brands are you a fan of? Why?

Sneaker brands that I am a fan cover many lifestyles and demographics. MY FIRST LOVE AND MAIN CHICK is and WILL ALWAYS BE NIKE! LOL I could not sit here and say that Nike did not spark my shoe interest. 1993 The Nike Air Raid aka “ Tim Hardaway” changed my LIFE!! and a Love affair with sneakers began! There have been brands that have made nice sneakers over the years but M has remained consistent. I think thats what draws me to them. Nike can release a pair of shoes from 20yrs ago and SELLOUT! No matter what is or has been set the set the bar! PERIOD!! lol but don’t sleep on other brands… Adidas, Puma, Reebok, Asics, Del Toro, Timberland, New Balance, RedWing, Converse, FILA the list is LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG.

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Attention Sneaker Heads: Nike Is Switching Things Up…

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Nike will now require it’s customers to have an access code in order to purchase exclusive products. Each code will be unique and limited availability. This was created in an effort to curve the every growing re-seller industry and rapid (and sometimes unfair) Sell outs (hello Red Octobers…Jordans….etc). The codes will be distributed either in person or digitally and will not tell you what products will require a code. You can check out all of the details on THIS page. I am interested to see how exactly this will work out and how many other sneaker retailers will jump on board with this new process. What are your thoughts on this new process? Do you think it will work? Comment below!

Nike Dropped The Red Octobers And Killed The Vibe

20140209-111328.jpgOh Nike! Why did you do that? Why would you just randomly on a cold Sunday in February drop the Red Octobers (Key word OCTOBER) and not tell anybody? Someone in Portland was listening to the new Beyonce album too many times. The reactions for the most part are so funny. Sneaker enthusiasts and hypebeasts all over are sick! See how twitter reacted below.

First this happened….

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Then this happened…..

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This ALL this happened…..

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Cue Drakes “Worst Behavior” Nike don’t love y’all.