Tuesday, January 31, 2012

adidas adiZero Rose 2.5 - All-Star Edition*~

When D-Rose takes the court in Orlando next month for the NBA All-Star Game, look for him to lace up these "All-Star" adidas adiZero Rose 2.5's. This shoe has red patent leather with contrasting white and gold accents, and a new exclusive digiprint box. The D-Rose "All-Star" Edition's  are scheduled to drop Feb.23rd. So Sneakerheads be on the look-out!

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GT-II Salmon / Baby Blue*~

Ronnie Fieg continues to hold down the ASICS fanatics with one eye-catching colorway after another. This newly surfaced ASICS GT-II sports a salmon and baby blue combination. It also features a white midsole with a dark grey outsole.

Monday, January 30, 2012

H-Town Sneaker Summit Winter 2012 Recap*~

Yesterday afternoon, Sneakerheads from far and wide came together in Houston TX for this year's winter edition of the H-Town Sneaker Summit. The Reliant Center was packed with heat as the culture celebrated the common bond of sneakers.

Read More about the event in full detail @ Nice Kicks

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Nike Dunk High Premium QS – 2012 All-Star Pack*~

I just happen to come across these, and just had to put a post up in regards to the HEAT! Being a supreme DunkHead and all, these Nike Dunk High Quickstrike (QS) most definitely give you a different perspective on sneakers with Velcro. The three brand new models will premiere right before the 2012 NBA All-Star Game. They come fully-equipped with a bold-outlining removable swoosh and a Flight-winged 'Nike' tongue badge.


See More Flix: After the jump*~

Nike SB Dunk Mid - Black / Medium Mint / Sea Crystal*~

I'm not a HUGE fan of blue, But I absolutely adore anything that's Teal, Turquoise, or Sea-Green. I really LOVE that color, and especially as a colorway to a really nice Dunk Mid. This Nike SB Dunk Med is in Black, Medium Mint, and Sea Crystal. It almost brings back the feel of the infamous "Tiffany" Dunk Low that took the world by storm. Look out for these kicks! They'll be in a retailer near you before you know it.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

KD IV "All-Star" Edition*~

The theme of this All-Star Game is most definitely "Stars" & "Galaxy". As seen previously on the LeBron 9's and the Zoom Kobe VII's. The shoe has a metallic silver upper, contrasted by orange accents, and a star covered black mid-sole sitting ontop of an ice outsole. The galaxy graphics appear again on the lining. It's a very futuristic feel to the shoe...

The All-Star Game is coming up real soon, Be on the look out for the official release date.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Nike Dunk “Dress Dunk” Custom Collection*~

Check out this collection of Nike Dunk Customs, which is a product of a collabo of custom creators Pimp My Kicks x Oliver Moore Bootmakers. This collection consists of 2 Dunk Lows* & 2 Dunk Highs*, all of which are lavish designs that resemble shoes.  Wing-tips, tassels, intricate stitching, and even studs are what make this custom design come alive!

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Friday, January 27, 2012

Nike Huarache Free Basketball 2012 – New Colorways @ 21 Mercer*~

I don't know about you, but, every time I see a Huarache shoe it always takes me back to the essence, The infamous Fab 5 from Michigan. Coming with a mixture of OG-reminiscent colorways, the iconic Nike Huaraches* are back again. With the release set for Spring 2012. Be on the look out for all of the new colorways @21Mercer

Nike Sportswear - 21 Mercer
21 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013
Tel: (212)226-5433

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Dee & Ricky x Pony – 2012 Preview*~

For the last six months, I have spent endless nights catching up on various reading, and preparing stories, in order to create this wonderful blog that you reading right now. In my quest to inform everyone on my take of style, swag, and most importantly sneakers, I've noticed that I have been gravitating towards stories for Nike Brand, Jordan Brand, Etc, because that's all I know. Well to get away from the norm, I happen to see a very colorful preview and wanted to share it with everyone. Staten Island designing duo: Dee & Ricky have done an amazing collabo with vintage company Pony. Make sure to click on the link to view all the new colorways and styles. Enjoy!

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nike Zoom Flight 95 with Damon Stoudamire and Mighty Mouse #ThrowbackThursdays*~

In this throwback Nike Commercial*, Damon Stoudamire (a.k.a. Mighty Mouse) teams up with the real Mighty Mouse for the iconic Nike Zoom Flight 95. Damon earned Rookie of the Year in 1996 and was the face of the Toronto Raptors franchise until being traded to Portland to play for the Trail-Blazers in 1998. Coming up in that era, and playing ball myself. I've always idolized all the true point-guards in the NBA especially him, being that he was only a mere 5' feet 10" inches (Like Myself*~)

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro Quickstrike – “Shrimp” February 2012*~

I think the Australian's say it the best "Why don't you throw another shrimp on the bar-bee" LOL!  This review is of an upcoming Nike SB Quickstrike release scheduled for next month sometime. It features a nicely understated design: Black leather upper, Contrasting Red leather swoosh, and a Light Grey outsole. The final ingredient is an alternate lace in a Light Pink hue and a small icon of a Shrimp*~

 "Sneakerheads, It's the simplicity of the shoe sometimes, that really makes it come to life!" - STARRakaDAME*~

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Michael Jordan Artwork By: A-BB*~

Artist A-BB (a.k.a. Wang Tao) found inspiration from "His Airness" himself Michael Jordan*~ for his graduate design project. Numerous cartoon drawings pack a unique style and realism that profile's M.J's career all the way down to the sneakers...


See More Flix: After the jump*~

Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement" Release Date*~

Jordan Brand, indeed has a treat for Sneakerheads across the globe. After waiting close to thirteen years to jump back on to the scene. The Air Jordan IV Retro "White Cement" hits all major retailers and specialty shops on Feb.18th 2012*~ This will be the first release of many with the brand new Jordan packaging...


Air Jordan IV
White/Black-Tech Grey

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Nike LeBron 8 "Oreo" Customs by ROM*~

Today, I came across this picture and fell in love. This brand new "Oreo" LeBron 8 custom is done by the Dunk Specialist from San Francisco CA. ROM*~ (Dubstepslap415 on YouTube) Dude is mad talented, most definitely hit em' up...

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Dave White x Air Jordan 1 – Wings for the Future Release Info*~

After five months of (he said, she said) I can finally share the news that Miami's Sole Fly Boutique has announced a release date for these highly coveted Dave White designed Air Jordan 1's. On Feb.11th at 11:00am sharp, with retail price set to $175.00. From what I have been told, they say it's 1st come, 1st serve. So Sneakerheads in the M.I.A.YO get there early...

Sole Fly Boutique
8099 S. Dixie Hwy #2
Miami, FL 33143
Tel # (305) 661- 3423

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Air Jordan X "Old Royal" Release Date*~

After a sellout showing from the "Chicago" colorway last saturday, the Air Jordan 10 "Old Royal" is next up to back. This new colorway of the iconic shoe will release at select Jordan Brand retailers on Feb.11th 2012*~

Air Jordan X
White/Old Royal-Stealth
February 11th 2012

H-Town Sneaker Summit Winter 2012*~

It's that time again Sneakerheads...
The Lone Star State will host kick fiends from far and wide at this weekend's H-Town Sneaker Summit Winter 2012. The Reliant Center will host the special event with opportunities to buy, sell, and trade, and talk kicks with fans, brands and personalities from around the world. It's going down this Sunday from 3-8pm.

H-Town Sneaker Summit Winter 2012
January 29th 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Kevin Durant 'KD IV' for NIKEiD 1/31/12*~

Some brand new and exciting news was just brought to my attention by my *connect* at NIKEiD. Apparently there gearing up for the new KDIV iD to hit the lab, next tuesday Jan.31st. Sneakerheads if you missed out on any of the recent releases from Kevin Durant*, (Nerfs, X-Mas, Year of the Dragons, Etc.) #BeClear, this will now make it possible for you to design your very own colorways to add to the legacy! Make sure to follow NIKEiD on twitter, and like NIKEiD on facebook for all exclusive news!

P.S. Keep a close eye on the blog for more info on other shoes coming to the Nike Lab in the near future*~

adidas Originals Previews Fall/Winter 2012 Collection at Bread & Butter Trade Show*~

adidas Originals showcased it's NEW Fall/Winter 2012 collection at the Bread & Butter Trade Show, during Berlin Fashion Week (Jan.18th-20th). In the event adidas gave the first look to upcoming denim, clothing, and most importantly sneakers. Can't forget, the three design collabos of Jeremy Scott, David Beckham, & Ransom! Sneakerheads and adidas Originals enthusiasts be on the look out for the rest of the collection when it releases in the U.S.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Pushead x Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Bleached’*~

As of recent, I just found out that there will be a second collabo between the Nike SB Dunk Low and Artist Pushead. Reaching notoriety with his artwork in album covers and skate decks, Pushead brought his signature work to the SB Dunk in late 2005. Dropping this year will be a re-do of sorts - a 'bleached' version of the original with new shoelaces featuring the signature printwork, minus the quilted lining.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Jordan Spiz’ike Presidential Pack for President Barack Obama*~

President Barack Obama was in Harlem a couple of days ago. In the historic Apollo Theater is where the infamous Spike Lee presented his newest Spiz' ike shoe to our commander-in-chief. Everyone knows that Obama is a big-time basketball fan, and a Chicago native. So it was only right! Spike presented a pair of Jordan Spiz' ike 'Bordeaux' packaged in a rich mahogany case engraved with the presidential seal. The president was certainly all smiles at the presentation...

Well, for the rest of the free world the Jordan Spiz' ike 'Bordeaux' drops sometime next month, So...Sneakerheads get ready*~

Friday, January 20, 2012

MEDICOM x Nike Air Force 1 Low BE@RBRICK – Release Reminder*~

Just a brief reminder about this collabo between MEDICOM x Air Force 1 Low BE@RBRICK, Sat. Jan.21st 2012*~ These are a very limited and exclusive release for '21 Mercer'. Sneakerheads trust me you don't want to miss out on the first big AFI* release...


See More Flix: After the jump*~

Thursday, January 19, 2012

8 Original Air Jordan 10 Colorways from 1994-95 #ThrowbackThursdays

The Air Jordan X was originally released in 1994-95. Michael Jordan's new found baseball career was interrupted when a player strike broke out, and many Sneakerheads believed that his sneaker legacy was coming to a halt. To show appreciation to the return of "His Airness" Nike decided to list his NBA accomplishments on the bottom of his shoe.

85- Rookie Of The Year
86- 63 Points
87- Scoring Title
88- Dunk Champ
89- All-Defense
90- Scores 69 Points
91- MVP/Championship
92- MVP/Championship
93- MVP/Championship
94- Beyond

View All 8 OG Colorways: After the jump*~

Michael Jordan speaks on Kobe Bryant*~

Just came across an article @ Kicks On Fire Where basically his Airness MJ says that the only one who comes close to his legacy is Kobe*  In a tweet being shared around the web, Author: Roland Lazenby, who is working on a Jordan book tweeted the following...

"Kobe’s ultimate competition is MJ. That’s why MJ watches him. MJ made people think what he was doing wasn’t human. Ditto the Kobester.
I never said Kobe was better than MJ. MJ just told me Kobe’s the only one to have done the work, to deserve comparison."

To Read More Tweets to further understand follow @lazenby

On 1/19/12 Nike will launch a revolutionary product designed for all kinds of playmakers*~


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Classic Commercial: Spike Lee's Urban Jungle Gym and the Nike Air Raid*~

Martin Luther King Jr. day has now past, equality all year, and every year. Up today are three spots from Spike Lee & Nike's "Live Together, Play Together" ad campaign for the Nike Air Raid. The Air Raid, designed by Tinker Hatfield, was Nike's first basketball shoe marketed for streetball and is more or less a tougher, outdoor version of the Air Jordan VIII.

Read the full article @ Sole Collector

View the Other 2 Videos: After the jump*~

adidas adiZero Derrick Rose 2.5 Video Review*~

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Monday, January 16, 2012

VANS Authentic 'Speckle Pack'*~

Vans brand is set to release the 'Speckle Pack' next month and these sneakers take inspiration from skateboarding culture during the 80's. Neon colors and bold graphics took the center stage in that era, a pivotal time period for skateboarding as well as fashion. Vans are launching three versions of Authentic models, Clad in custom designed speckle patterns. There is the turquoise, gray and pink colorways, detailed with matte black eyelets and matching two-tone shoe laces. Contrasting Vans flag tag can be found on the side of the sneakers, referring back to the infamous 80's.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Supreme x Vans - 'Paisley Pack'*~

Street brand Supreme* & Sneaker brand Vans* have a done a number of collabo's in the past, but not alot in recent years, but here, they get right back to the skater grind with the brand new 'Paisley Pack'. Each sneaker features a unique Paisley print on the uppers. There both set to drop in the spring. Just a brief preview of what the Vans brand got set for the future...

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Young Man Is Murdered Over Nike Zoom Rookie’s*~

I was reading a disturbing article today on RealTalkNY.com, Apparently a 19 year old (David Lee Robinson) was killed over his Nike Zoom "Rookie" sneakers. DC Police say someone opened fire on him and his cousin this past sunday leaving a party. We are now in 2012 and the urban community is still killing each other over sneakers? Extreme #NoBueno

Watch the Video @ RealTalkNY.com

Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Crown Royal’ – April 2012*~

Well, If you didn't know, I'm a HUGE Nike Dunk fan. It started when I moved to ATL a few years back, I wanted to remain really NYC forever, and I noticed that the only sneaker they payed attention to down there was Air Jordans. So the five to six years I spent down there working, I was racking up on every exclusive, sb, high, & low that came out...

This is a brief preview of an upcoming spring release, The Nike SB Dunk Low 'Crown Royal' will hit all retailers and specialty shops in April 2012. The colorway gets it's look from the velvet bag that the canadian whiskey comes packaged in. Dipped in a deep purple suede, the upper also comes with some regal looking gold accents.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

History of Sneakers on Old School Hip-Hop Albums #ThrowbackThursdays

Back in the day, the formula for an old school hip-hop single or album cover used to be pretty straight-forward. First you would rock your freshest gear, then slip on your dopest sneakers, and just stand there and pose for the camera real funky-like...lol. Since it is thursday 1/12/12, I figured that I would make this #ThrowbackThursday. I was reading thru a Complex Magazine and came across this article that inspired this recent post.

Read the Full Article @ Complex Magazine

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Nike Zoom Rookie "Dynamic Blue" Release Date*~

First it was the "Binary Blue", then the "Atlantic Blue" and now it's the "Dynamic Blue". The Nike Zoom Rookie has been one of the highest praised hybrids to come out in recent memory. Nike will release the Zoom Rookie "Dynamic Blue" on February 11th, 2012

Nike Zoom Rookie
Dynamic Blue/Dynamic Blue-Cool Grey-White

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Retired School Teacher Owns 700+ Pairs of Converse*~

Proving that you can never judge a book by it's cover, retired school teacher Penny Gold may have a bigger sneaker collection than just about all of us. Now living in Lake Mary, Florida the 63-year old Brooklyn native claims to have the largest personal collection of Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in the world. Owning approximately 733 pairs of the iconic sneaker. Read the full article @ Sole Collector

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Air Jordan 6 "Porsche 911" Custom*~

What do you get when you combine a Porsche 911 and an Air Jordan 6? You get a brand new custom sneaker designed by Chris Hui of C2 Customs. It has a shiny red upper, brake light cushioning, and a creative crest. Make sure to check out all of the amazing customs kicks @ C2 Customs

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jeremy Scott X Adidas Originals X Feb.2012 Releases*~

This preview includes the latest Jeremy Scott X Adidas Originals "JS Wings" denim model & The airforce flag 2.0, that hits retailers next month. Me, myself am a big fan of Jeremy Scott's wild and unusual designs. I actually own the all cleared out version of this very shoe. The denim colorway and the clear sole should be an instant hit to all, as well as the patriotic mix of stars and stripes. Sneakerheads, you pick your poison...lol 

See More Flix: After the jump*~

CP3: Quick Controls Chaos Teaser*~

Jordan Brand unveils their latest ad-campaign for the Jordan CP3.V in the form of today's 'Quick Controls Chaos' Teaser. This short clip features a variety of twists and turns so buckle up for all the surprises. For more info regarding the campaign, head to the: Jordan Brand Site*~

Monday, January 9, 2012

Michael Jordan's Off-Court Sneaker Moments*~

Michael Jordan's on-court sneaker game is unrivaled by any other player to ever play the game. It's the very reason that fans of MJ and his signature kicks line up on Saturdays for a piece of his legacy...

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Issue # 23 Sneaker Freaker Magazine*~

Make sure you cop this month's issue #23 of Sneaker Freaker Magazine. In this issue they profile Jumpman Bostic's unbelievable collection of 727 Air Jordans.

Read More: After the jump*~

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Aziz Ansari & P-Rod On The Kobe System*~

Only days ago, Kobe Bryant introduced the Kobe System; Sure enough, we now have testmonials from skateboarder Paul Rodriguez and comedian Aziz Ansari. The Kobe converts speak candidly about their experience with the fabled system in these brand new videos.

See More Videos & Flix: After the jump*~

DunkXChange Seattle Jan.15th*~

For the first time since July, DunkXChange returns to the northwest for DXC Seattle! Hit 305 Harrison Street to buy, sell, and, trade kicks. For any further info make sure to hit up DunkXChange.com

Friday, January 6, 2012

Air Jordan 10 "Chicago" Retro*~

Just like the equivalence of the infamous Michael Jordan returning to the NBA in 95'. After years of patiently waiting, Jordan Brand will finally bring back the Air Jordan 10 "Chicago" in 2012. The release date is set for two weeks from now, Jan. 21st. Retail price is set for $160*~

See More Flix: After the jump*~

In4mation x Vans Chukka Low "Rattles"

Here on the Effortlessly "FLY" Since 79'*~Blog, I will be previewing not only specific products, but everything that is necessary, everything that is HEAT & most importantly everything that is "FLY".

 There is a number of famous phrases and quotes in regards to "Snakes in the Grass" etc. This limited edition collabo from In4mation & Vans will not disappoint. With only 200 pairs of these Vans Chukka Low "Rattles" dropping next week. This is definitely going to be an exclusive and you shouldn't miss out. The quantities will be limited between the In4mation new gallery, and their online shop on Jan 13th.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nike "Year Of The Dragon" Pack*~

For those of you who don't follow the Chinese Zodiac, 2012 is the year of the dragon. In honor of the celebration Nike will be launching a special "Year of the Dragon" Pack which includes: Zoom Kobe VII, Zoom KD IV, Air Force 1 Supreme Low and the Air Jordan 2012. Four heaters, that I'm sure you don't want to miss!

Nike LeBron 9 "Galaxy" All-Star Edition*~

I know that this year has already been shortened, due to the infamous NBA lock-out, but the All-Star Game is right around the corner. This year Mr. James rang in the new year proposing to his long-time girlfriend and getting ready to continue all the Miami Heat's success. This is a quick look at the new Nike LeBron 9 "Galaxy" All-Star Edition. They have an amazing vibrant orange color way along with a glow-in-the-dark sole...

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Nike Air Foamposite One – Varsity Red – White – Black 2/4/12*~

I've come to anticipate February as a month filled with red sneakers. This upcoming release will be on: (Feb. 4th 2012*~) The red is intact though, along with the metallic sheen that gives them a futuristic feel. This candy red look is set to be the first foam release of the new year, the flag-bearer in a year that's sure to include many more outrageously colored goods from the Foamposite line-up.

See More Flix: After the jump*~

Monday, January 2, 2012

Limited Editions - Vintage Expo*~

Assembled from a range of sources including local collectors and even the Nike Museum in Beaverton, there was some seriously super-rare heat on view. Each room of the flat was dedicated to different eras and brands, which made discovering all the hidden gems something of a mission. The dining room played host to 80's and 90's runners with Tiger, NB, Le Coq, Mizuno, and Karhu all represented. Other highlights included Converse Weapons, Mavericks, Cimarrons and ERX. The lobby was looking cool where Nike held it down with OG Stabs, Pegasus, Huaraches, and Bee-Dubs. For some reason, the smallest room in the house was reserved for Llie Nastase, with pairs of his Adidas signature shoes floating in the bath. Who knows Why?

See More Flix: After the jump*~


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