Thursday, March 31, 2011

T-Shirt Of The Day: 03.31.11

Hustlin' Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Adidas Originals Hard Court High Adicolor Pack

The new Adidas collection is called Hard Court Hi and takes its inspiration from a vintage collection adidas launched in 1985 called vintage Decade Hi. Paying homage to the original basketball inspiration, they are rolling out 6 new high-top styles.In ’85, the vintage Decade Hi featured adidas’ classic patented crisscross one-piece ankle-bracing system which provided great external and internal ankle support; today new silhouette is vulcanized with clean, crisp lines.Playing on its heritage and on-court and off-court appeal, the adicolor collection will launch exclusively with Champs and will retail for $75. Via Sneakerfiles

Picture Of The Day: 03.30.11

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Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low – Manny Pacquiao PE | Available on eBay

Nike Training reserves its PEs and special editions for the most elite athletes. Manny Pacquiao certainly fits that mold. Here’s another look at the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low inspired by Manny’s home country of the Philippines, adopting the flag colors infused with Manny’s personal Nike logo. This second look sheds light on a few more detials, like the pristine blue-to-white gradient midsole and the iced-out translucent outsole. A release for this special edition of the Zoom Huarache TR Low has not yet been confirmed, but with Manny’s upcoming match with Mosley, you can bank on Nike coming up with something outstanding to commemorate the bout (as well as something even bigger should PacMan come out on top). There is a size 10 available right now for customers in the Philippines only, so take another look below and check out the auction from biljen18 on eBay. Via Sneaker News

Nike Air Trainer SC II Black/Red

The first Air Trainer SC II colorway has started arriving at Nike retailers, including Premier. The first Air Trainer SC II delivery comes in black/varsity red. Retail is $110. Look for these kicks at your local retailers. Via The Shoe Game

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Decision: Access to private parking @ Quicken Loans Arena DENIED

CLEVELAND -- There was a time when LeBron James' friends and associates were welcomed throughout Quicken Loans Arena. That apparently is no longer the case.

James was delayed in getting into the arena for the Miami Heat's shootaround Tuesday morning when he arrived with a driver and a second car at the entrance of the Cleveland Cavaliers' underground parking garage.

Cavs officials said James eventually was cleared to enter the building, but several people with him were not. The two cars then left, and James alone returned a short time later and was allowed in, officials said.

Cavs spokesman Tad Carper said visiting NBA players are not normally given private car access to the underground garage, but exceptions are made when requests are made in advance.

James, who regularly used a driver when going to shootarounds when he was a member of the Cavs, did not have permission.

Rumors quickly spread on Cleveland-area radio stations and via Twitter that the Cavs had denied James access to the building.

Carper, however, said James was allowed in once clearance was given by security. Via ESPN

Picture Of The Day: 03.29.11

May 2011 Jordan Release

Jordan Prime 5
Style: 429489-003
Color: Black/Varsity Red-Metallic Silver
Retail Price: $115.00

Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 – White – Italy Blue – Black

Jordan Brand‘s most famous shade of blue named for a longstanding European nation would have to be the French variety on one of 2003′s Air Jordan XII Retros, but here’s a look at another we wouldn’t mind seeing on a variety of models. The Italy Blue color that makes up the bottom and Air bubble frame on this Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 makes for a summery addition to the otherwise white upper, a black tongue and sockliner furthering the high-contrast feel. With these joining along with what might be the highest quality run of white sneakers we’ve seen from a single year! Via Sneaker News

Nike Air Max 1 Honeycomb

Some of you have heard people mention the Honeycomb Nike Air Max 1, but maybe you were clueless as to what they were talking about. On Friday, we reported on the Air Max 1 “Daybreak” and today we shed light on an upcoming Air Max 1 known as the Honeycomb Air Max 1. Without a doubt, this Air Max 1 is right on time and will make a perfect spring/summer shoe. In addition to the fresh colorway, this Air Max 1 also features canvas and felt, sitting atop a royal blue sole. You can pre-order at Hanon and look for these to hit retailers sometime next month. It’s going to be a HOT summer! Via The Shoe Game

Nike Air Max 95 “Bright Mandarin”

Hey Air Max 95 fans, you might want to head over to your local spots because a new Air Max 95 colorway just released. The official colorway is white/bright mandarin/neutral grey. It’s been a while since we last reported on the classic Air Max 95, so we are sure our AM95 fans will be happy about this news. The Air Max 95 “Bright Mandarin” is available now at SneakerBistro. Via The Shoe Game

Mack 10 Settles Suit Over Studio Time [Update]

Despite reports by, Mack 10 will not be heading to court anytime soon. The popular gossip site posted a story earlier today (March 28), stating that the West Coast rapper was being sued by Rodger Cater—the man that operates The Dogghouse Studio in California—for failing to pay about $2,000 in unpaid studio time. A rep for Mack told that this suit is from a while back and has since been resolved. “Everything has been good with me and Mack 10,” Carter said. “Matter of fact, he has been at work in my studio for over a month now. There are no issues between us.” Mack is currently prepping the release of his new collaborative album with fellow Cali rapper Glasses Malone. The disc, titled Money Music, is set for a April 12 release. —Elan Mancini for XXL

New Fitteds @ ROCK-N-JOCKS: Custom NEW ERA x NBA「Bulls」59Fifty Baseball Cap

ROCK-N-JOCKS has you covered when it comes to matching your Orion Retro VII’s Jordans perfectly with this custom Chicago Bulls fitted. This 59Fifty cap features a White crown with the top of the bill in Orion Blue and the under bill in Black. The Bulls logo is embroidered on the front in Black, White, Infared, and Orion Blue. The same logo repeats in the back, much smaller in Black and Infared. Limited to 30 pieces, once it is sold out it will be gone forever. Get it now exclusively at Via Strictly Fitteds

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Website Updates!

Head over to The Retro Sole and check out our updates!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Nation Of Hardwear: Thirsty Much Tee

Drop by Nation Of Hardwear to pick up their Thirsty Much Tee! It comes in your favorite convenience stores colorway. At $19.99 it's a steal of a deal!

T-Shirt Of The Day: 03.25.11

I'm The DJ Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

T-Shirt Of The Day: 03.24.11

Tribe& Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

Lupe Fiasco Holds Onto Charts Lead

Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers might not have been strong enough to secure his position at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, but he easily remains in the lead as the top rap act this week.

In its second week on shelves Lasers was able to move 46,700 units, giving Lu a seat at No. 3 on the charts, and making his total stand at 251,000, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report.
Six slots down, Travis Barker’s new hip-hop compilation, Give The Drummer Some, debuted at No. 9. Barker sold 28,400 units of the album featuring artists including; Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game, Clipse and Lupe Fiasco, among others.

In its 17th week on the charts, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday continues to move units. This go-round the album sold 25,100 discs, making her overall numbers stand at 1,239,000. She also was able to climb from No 16 to No. 13. Meanwhile, in its 39th week, Em’s Recovery maintained its position at No. 19 while moving another 20,100 units to make his tally stand at 3,736,900.

Kanye and Weezy F both maintained their presence in the Top 40. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy checked in at No. 35 with 10,900 for 1,085,200 units overall. I Am Not A Human Being climbed a few spots to No. 37, as he picked up an additional 10,300 in sales to make his complete figures equal 817,200.

Stay tuned next week to see how Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. album fares on the charts. —Michael Naclerio for XXL

NINE RULAZ x NEW ERA「Rebel」59Fifty Fitted Baseball Caps

NINE RULAZ returns with more fitteds for your collection. The Rebel style hat comes in two colorways: Black/Black and Black/White. It features “Nx” embroidered onto the front panel, while the back panel features an embroidered “Rebel”. On the side it has an embroidery of the NRL logo. You can get it from Via Strictly Fitteds

Air Jordan 2 Max

Here we go again. Ahem, ladies and gentlemen, today we present new images of the Air Jordan 2 Max. This is one of the fewer hybrid models from Jordan Brand that a lot of people seem to be feeling. The Air Jordan 2 Max is seen here once again in the white/black/red colorway. No word on other Air Jordan 2 Max colors, but we’re sure Jordan Brand will drop a few colors this year. Via The Shoe Game

Nike Dunk High “White Pack”

Check out the “White Pack” being offered to sneaker fans this coming Summer thanks to the Nike Sportswear team. Via Sneakerfiles

Picture Of The Day: 03.24.11

Air Jordan III (3) Retro – Black/Cement, Black Friday 2011!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nike Dunk SB High ‘Hulk’ Look-See Sample

Here is a look-see sample of what could have been released in 2003. This Todd Jordan design looks almost identical to that of the released ‘Hulk’ Nike Dunk SB Highs with a nice twist. Leather instead of suede is what we could have ended up with, and it doesn’t look like your typical 2011 leather either… these have extremely soft premium wrinkled leather that I’m sure we all wished was still featured on today’s sneakers. It’s been rumored that there are less than 5 pairs of this sample worldwide, making this one of those rare gems that’s often unobtainable.

You can also make them yours by clicking HERE if you must have them in your SB lineup. Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Trainer Max2 ’94 – Summer 2011 Colorways

Arriving in Summer 2011 is the re-release of the Nike Air Trainer Max2 ’94. These first debuted in 1994, featuring the tweaked Air Max unit called Air Max2 and a breathable construction and unique upper construction that allowed for increased flexibility. Two colorways can be expected to release during the Summer season; for April, a White/Black-Varsity Red version will release yet again, followed by a White/Black-White colorway within the season. You might remember these making a comeback as recent as 2007 , but were not a top seller. Will the fate of the Air Trainer Max2 ’94 be any different in 2011? Via Sneaker News

Nike Air Griffey Max II – Midnight Navy – White – Chlorine Blue | May 2011

In 2009, the Nike Air Griffey Max 1 was included in Sneaker News’ Top 30 Sneakers of 2009. Will it’s true sequel, the Nike Air Griffey Max II, have enough steam for it to be included in our list for 2011? Sneaker News first gave you a peek at the Nike Air Griffey Max II when we gave you a huge preview of Summer 2011 releases, and right away, the Air Griffey Max II was placed in center attention. Along with the OG ‘Freshwater’ colorway, this new Mariners-inspired combination of Midnight Navy and Chlorine Blue should be a big-time hit once it releases. When will that be? May 28th, 2011 is the date to circle on your calendar! Via Sneaker News

Monday, March 21, 2011

Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low – White – Blue – Volt | Sample on eBay

Nike is slowly opening its games for the release of the Nike Zoom Huarache TR Low, starting with the EA Sports special edition as well as a recently released black/white colorway. Here’s a look at a colorway that you can expect to release; this white/blue/volt colorway is similar to the original colorway of the Nike Air Huarache Runner, which featured a white upper with neon green and blue secondary color-blocking. Other differences between the OG version and the 2011 release is the cushioning; Zoom Air is used as the primary source of cushion response for the Huarache TR Low. Hit up the auction from cigar0330 on eBay. Via Sneaker News

Picture Of The Day: 03.21.11

The Nike Air Trainer SC II is dropping in May!

Nike Set To Increase Prices

Nike is set to increase the cost of its products from sneakers to apparel “across the board”. The increase is set to begin with the company’s next financial year, Nike’s current financial year ends May 31st.

The sportswear company, which owns the Nike, Umbro and Converse brands, warned that the rising cost of cotton, oil and transportation will squeeze profit margins.

Nike’s chief financial officer Don Blair said in a conference call to analysts yesterday (18 March) that until now price increases had been in specific markets on particular product lines but from its next financial year prices would increase “across the board”. The company’s current financial year ends 31 May.

Blair was speaking as the company reported that net profit for its third quarter increased 5% to $523m. Revenue rose 7% to $5.1bn.

The gains were driven by a 21% revenue bump in China and a 19% gain in emerging markets, which partly offset a 2% fall in earnings from Western Europe. -Marketing Week & Sneakerfiles

Friday, March 18, 2011

Allen Iverson 'ready to go back'

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson expects to receive medical clearance on Monday to resume playing after being sidelined for the past two months with a lesion in his right calf, says his business manager, Gary Moore.

"He's going to start rigorous training as soon as he has clearance," Moore said. "He's determined to get back to playing."

Iverson was playing with Besiktas, a Turkish League team, when he returned to the United States in January after tests showed a growth between the muscle and bone in his right calf. After consulting with several doctors, Iverson opted to have reputed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews attempt a non-surgical procedure that involved anti-inflammatory injections around the growth.

The procedure apparently worked. Iverson has been running and getting up shots for several days now, according to Moore, and will see Andrews Monday for a final examination.

Besiktas was 14-7 and in fifth place in Turkey's 16-team first division as of Friday, with nine regular-season games left. Moore said he has kept Besiktas' coaching staff apprised of Iverson's condition. Besiktas is 7-1 since Iverson's injury.

"He's ready to go back," Moore said. "He just needs the word from Dr. Andrews." Via ESPN

Onitsuka Tiger HL202 Mexico 66 “Kill Bill/Game Of Death” (0490)

Inspired by Bruce Lee’s jumpsuit in the classic ‘The Game of Death’, worn by Uma Thurman in ‘Kill Bill’ and now you can run around town killing Crazy 88’s and… OK, maybe not. But, you can own a pair of Onitsuka Tiger HL202’s that is now available on SHELTA.

The Onitsuka Tiger was first introduced in 1966 and was the first to bear the ‘Tiger Stripes’. This particular style was also worn in the 1968 Olympics held in Mexico. A yellow leather upper, suede on the toe rand and ‘Tiger’ branding on the tongue/ back heel tab not only makes for a flashy pair of sneakers, but also pays homage to the best martial artist of our time.

A full size run is currently available with a retail price of 97 EUR which is approx $135 USD. Via Sneakerfiles

Supra ‘Navajo Pack’

What would happen if Nike Sportswear made an AC-version of the Big Nike High, complete with deconstructed build and an extra dose of attitude? It’d probably look something like the Supra Cuttler, a sleek hightop that occupies the space where the skateboarding and lifestyle sneaker venn diagram converges. This latest Cuttler colorway first popped up in our preview of Supra’s ‘Black and White’ pack around the turn of the year, but the ‘Navajo’ nickname fits its angular high-contrast pattern a bit better even if that’s an accurate description of the palette. Joining this new Cuttler is a pair of what can be seen as its lowtop counterpart, the Assault, plus the skate-oriented Skytop II. Grab the ‘Navajo’ Cuttler and Assaults today from Bows & Arrows Berkeley, who’ll have the Skytop II shortly. Via Sneaker News

FAT「F-League」Fitted Baseball Caps

Japanese based brand and store FAT just dropped some new fitted caps. Simple in design, the caps come in either a Black or Navy Blue base with nothing but an original “F” thickly stitched onto the front in White. If you’re into it, head on over to Via Strictly Fitteds

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Maloof files trademark papers for "Anaheim Royals" name

A Sacramento attorney representing the Maloof family, owners of the Sacramento Kings, earlier this month filed federal trademark registrations for the names "Anaheim Royals" and "Anaheim Royals of Southern California." The lawyer also registered the names Orange County Royals and Los Angeles Royals on that same date.

The filings, listed on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website, are dated March 3, days after the National Basketball Association granted the Kings an extended period to consider moving the team to Anaheim for the upcoming season.
NBA Commissioner David Stern confirmed the Kings have been in talks with Honda Center officials in Orange County.

Kings officials have declined to discuss any potential move. The attorney who filed the trademark names, Scott Hervey, could not be immediately reached Wednesday afternoon. Hervey is listed in federal registries as the "correspondent" for the Maloof Cup, a skateboard competition run by Joe and Gavin Maloof, co-owners of the Kings.

Also, on Feb. 23, an unknown entity filed for control of the Internet domain names "" and ""

The Kings have until April 18 to formally request the league allow it to move to a new city for the next season. Via Sacramento Bee

Nate Dogg, Voice of G-Funk, Dead At 41

One of rap's most lauded male hook singers, Long Beach, California native Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) died on Tuesday at the age of 41 after several years of health problems.

With his deep, melodic voice and smooth soul rumble, Dogg was one of the key elements in the rise of the West Coast G-Funk sound pioneered by Death Row Records in the early 1990s. Though overshadowed by such peers as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Warren G, Nate was a critical participant in a number of major left-coast gangsta hits, including G's "Regulate" and Dre's iconic solo debut, 1992's The Chronic.

Hale's death was first reported by the Long Beach Press Telegram, which noted that his family announced his death on Tuesday. The cause of death was not announced at press time, but Hale had struggled with serious health issues recently, including suffering a massive stroke in 2007 that left him partially paralyzed and another the following year. A spokesperson for the singer could not be reached for comment at press time for further details on his passing.

Hale was born in Long Beach on August 19, 1969, and dropped out of high school at 16 to join the Marines, where he served for three years. He formed the rap group 213 — a reference to the local area code — in 1991 with then unknown pals Snoop Dogg and Warren G. The group's demo eventually made its way to Dre, who liked Nate's sound and recruited him to participate on The Chronic.

Nate was a four-time Grammy nominee, earning his first nod in 1995 for the legendary Warren G collaboration "Regulate," followed by another in 2001 for providing a hook to the Dre and Snoop tune "The Next Episode." He earned his third notice in 2002 for singing on Ludacris' "Area Codes" and another in 2007 for his work on Eminem's "Shake That."

Though his instantly recognizable, laid-back sound blessed countless songs by other artists over the years, Dogg also released a number of solo albums, including 1998's double-CD G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2 (featuring guest spots from Kurupt, Daz Dillinger, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Warren G), 2001's Music & Me and a self-titled 2008 effort.

Following news of Nate's passing, a number of his hip-hop brethren reflected on their fallen comrade. The news appeared to hit both Snoop Dogg and DPG member Daz the hardest.

"We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb" tweeted Snoop. "One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met. I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit ... I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan. ... All doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!"


"There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together. RT @: RIP NATE DOGG," tweeted Ludacris.

"I lost a friend," an emotional Game wrote on his Twitter account. "Been here before. Tears. Memories. One day someone will lose 'US' as well. LIVING until that day comes is our only option. R.I.P. Nate Dogg. Why does it take Death to remind us about the importance of life ??? Cherish every moment cuz tomorrow he mite call your #."

"We love you Nate Dogg, it's never going to be the same" West Coast rapper Xzibit added. Among the others who weighed in on Twitter were Erykah Badu, reclusive comedian Dave Chappelle, Murs and producer Fred Wreck. Via

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

JORDAN「Retro 7」Fitted Baseball Cap

JORDAN is back with another batch of fitteds for the Jordan Retro 7s. This cap is featured in three different colorways; White/Blue, Red/Blue, and Black/Red. It includes an embroidered logo with the memorable number, 23, inside of it. And on the back, it has the well-renowned Jumpman logo embroidered onto the hat. You can grab one of these fitteds from Footlocker. Via Strictly Fitteds

Jun Watanabe x Reebok Insta Pump Fury

Itself one of the more radical designs in the history of running shoes, the Reebok Insta Pump Fury is no stranger to crazy colorways. And where better to look for an insane collaboration than a guy whose Mr. Bottle Head character is his most popular toy? Enter the Jun Watanabe x Reebok Insta Pump Fury, a model that seems vaguely similar to some of the other Japanese-born RBK collaborations in recent years, yet manages a fresh take on the polka dot motif thanks to cotton candy accent hits. These joints will be available for pre-order at ZOZOTOWN starting on Wednesday, March 16th! Via Sneaker News

Picture Of The Day: 03.15.11

Air Jordan V (5) Retro ‘Wolf Grey’ drop May 14th!

Nike Air Max Penny 1 – ‘Ripstop’

With the amount of attention the Nike Air Penny line is getting as of late, one would think Penny was about to make a comeback to the hardwood. While seeing Penny back in action would be great, re-releasing his signature sneaker(s) is an easier feat.

Here is a new sample of the Air Max Penny 1 ‘Ripstop’. Featuring a new twist on the ‘Blackout’ color option, utilizing ripstop material on the entire upper. Black on black is the theme throughout the rest of the shoe that sits atop a fogged out translucent outsole. Via Sneakerfiles

Rumor: Nike Air Foamposite One White/Black- Royal Release & Price Increase?

Rumor has it that next month will see an increase in price regarding the Nike Air Foamposite One. Which Foamposite One is said to debut along with the increase?

Supposedly the White/Black- Royal Nike Foamposite One’s will make its first retail appearance. Penny wore these Foams in the NBA Playoffs while facing off against the Miami Heat. No concrete information at this time so take this strictly as a rumor until otherwise noted.

Do you feel the Foamposite One is worth a $25 increase in price? And if the rumors are true, how hyped will you be if a white/ black – royal Foam One (previously seen only on Penny’s own two feet) hit retail? Via Sneakerfiles

Monday, March 14, 2011

T-Shirt Of The Day: 03.14.11

Life Is...Too $hort Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

Nike Air Max 95 – Infant Booties

The latest Nike Air Max 95 news we brought our readers revolved around a smooth neutral grey/chlorine blue colorway that could very well sit well with several sneakerheads this spring/summer season. But Nike wants to show that it thinks of all its fans (and potential future ones as well). Pictured here are Nike Air Max 95 infant booties that can help you help your young loved ones crawl around in style. These are available for purchase now through select Nike carriers at the going rate of $12. I wonder how many matching family members we’ll see out there now. Click to Purchase at, via Sneakerfiles

Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 – Forthcoming Colorways

Pictured here are three more colorways of the Jordan CMFT Viz Air 13 expected to see a release some time this year. One of them comes in the popular royal blue/black color combination, while another sports a grey cement print and the third resembles the “flint” colorway. Via Sneakerfiles

Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals JS Panda @ Fall/Winter 2011 Preview – Paris

When you see him posed in front of a classically styled fireplace framed in molded wood, rocking a matador jacket, crazy high contrast ObyO parachute pants and pink super-hightops, you don’t even need to notice the huge gold watch to know that Jeremy Scott is a guy who sets his own trends. He’s far from a follower, but J.Scott’s latest collaborations with adidas Originals keep his iconoclastic reputation alive with a wild array of kicks and clothing that are sure to draw polarized reactions. Via Sneaker News

Sunday, March 13, 2011

T-Shirt Of The Day: 03.13.11

Salt N' Pepa Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

MYSOLETOKEEP x NEW ERA「Golden Crown」59Fifty Fitted Baseball Caps

NJ/NY based MYSOLETOKEEP dropped a New Era fitted cap to go along with the Kobe AF1 Pack. The cap features a Black base with a Purple and Yellow “mstk” crest embroidered into the front. Head over to for info on how to get your own. Via Strictly Fitteds

Air Jordan IX – Quentin Richardson Los Angeles Clippers PE

Third-year NBA pro Quentin Richardson‘s stock was rising in 2002-2003; after posting an impressive season the season prior, scoring 13.3 points off the bench for the young Los Angeles Clippers, Q-Rich was picked up by Jordan Brand as one of NBA future stars. He starred in a commercial with fellow teammate Darius Miles, sporting the Air Jordan XVII in a display of a two-man-game harmony like the flowing bars of jazz music. Sneaker News has been keeping you on top of the Air Jordan PE game and Quentin Richardson’s name has come up more than a few times, and here’s another one to add to that list. This Air Jordan IX PE features a snazzy red patent leather mudguard/upper with a white full-grain leather upper and a royal blue trim on the tongue and heel. Q-Rich’s ’3′ logo is stitched on the heel in blue, and the gum-like outsole even has a tinge of a varsity blue tone. Q-Rich has always been sought after for his 3-point acumen, but there’s no doubt his shoe game will leave you banging your head in jealousy. Check out the auction from johnsbargains on eBay. Via Sneaker News

Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 – Black – Dark Grey

The mid-late 90′s classic Nike Air Max Uptempo 97 was re-issued in 2010 in a number of original colorways, much to the satisfaction of Nike heads around at that time. You just won’t find a Nike Basketball design like this, because today’s era of minimalism, lightness, and speed is a stark contrast to the full-length Air, TPU teardrops, and multi-layered upper construction. Fourteen years is indeed a long time and during that span Nike Basketball has evolved to what it is today, but it’s always nice to get a sniff of nostalgia in the form of a Nike Retro release. This Black/Dark Grey-Varsity Red colorway just dropped at Nikestore! Via Sneaker News

Saturday, March 12, 2011

College Girl Sells Spot in iPad 2 Line for $900

Amanda Foote is a college student who sold her spot in line at the Apple ipad 2 release at Apple’s Flagship store in New York. How much does the #1 spot in line go for these days? $900. How long did she wait in line? 41 hours. So she made about $22 an hour for her efforts. There are other ways to make $22 an hour, but she got on Mashable, so whatever… click here to watch the video. Via Cosby Sweaters