Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Memphis Grizzlies have made history

This is what it looked like, again and again. Zach Randolph, barely able to elevate off the court, but always, always 10 toes down exactly where he wanted and needed to be, rebounding the ball, moving the ball, demanding the ball and scoring the ball, again and again. His fingerprints were all over the ball; his fingerprints were all over this series.

Now, this series is over.

The Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night by a score of 99-91, closing out their best-of-seven first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games, and doing so in stunning, epic and historic fashion before a raucous FedEx Forum crowd.

Here's the record-book history: The Grizzlies were the West's eighth seed, while the Spurs were the conference's top team, and this is only the fourth time in NBA history that No. 8 has beaten No. 1 in a playoff series. It's also only the second time that an eighth seed has been able to pull off the mammoth upset in a seven-game series; the Denver Nuggets' victory over the Seattle Supersonics in 1994 and the New York Knicks' win over the Miami Heat in 1999 both came in five-game sets, before the league changed formats.

Now, the Grizzlies join the "We Believe" 2007 Golden State Warriors who toppled the Dallas Mavericks in 2007 as the only teams to turn the playoffs' greatest trick. And given the array of characters and misfit toys that have come together to make beautiful music in Memphis, how perfect is that?

Here's the off-book history, the stuff that'll be talked about on Beale Street for as long as people can form the words to tell it: After Game 1, this largely stopped feeling like something that you could categorize as an "upset."

Memphis earned this win with a brand of basketball that merged beauty with bullying, grinding San Antonio in the post and on the wings, forever pushing and pushing and pushing until the older, statelier brand buckled. I'll leave it to my more eloquent and better-versed colleagues to tease out the finer details of who, when, where and why, but the what is inescapable: Memphis won this series. The first playoff series win in franchise history.

Randolph was the night's unquestioned star, as he's been all series and all year for coach Lionel Hollins, scoring 31 points and snaring 11 rebounds, including five on the offensive glass, to pace the Grizz. He scored 17 points in the fourth quarter alone, hitting six of eight shots from the field and five of six from the free-throw line. Tony Parker had 23 points (10-for-17 shooting) and four assists for the Spurs in the losing effort.

The Grizzlies now move on to face Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals. Game 1 in that series tips Sunday at 1 p.m. The Spurs ... well, they just move on. Via Ball Don't Lie

Nike Air Fight Classic Black Red Grey

Following up on last month's Jordan inspired [Cool Grey Nike Air Flight Classic], Nike is going all the way Jordan inspired with the Black/Red/Grey Nike Air Flight Classic. A very Black/Red Air Jordan IV-like colorway, the Black/Red Nike Air Flight Classic features a Black nubuck and Black patent upper with Red accents, a Grey and White midsole, and Grey outsole.

The Black/Red Nike Air Flight Classic is available now at select Nike accounts including Sneaker Bistro. Via Kix And The City

Reebok Court Victory Pump x Packer Shoes Wimbledon

With Wimbledon set to open later this Summer, Packer Shoes and Reebok are set to continue their Grand Slam Court Victory Pump Pack with the Wimbledon Court Victory Pump. Inspired by the legendary Wimbledon grass courts, the Wimbledon Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump features a Green textured suede upper accented with the Wimbledon logo colors of Purple, White and Green. Bringing some old school Tennis Pump flavor into the style, the Wimbledon Court Victory Pump also features a Citron Pump.

The Wimbeldon Packer Shoes x Reebok Court Victory Pump was initially scheduled to release closer to the opening of the tournament but, the sneaker has begun to pop up at select accounts including SNS. Via Kix And The City

Air Jordan V (5) Retro Black/Metallic Silver – New Images

More images of the Black/ Metallic Silver AJ5 Retro for 2011 have surfaced.Blue tint has been added to the clear outsole, yet not on the netting, and a red Jumpman can be seen on the sole as well. What looks to be short cut suede has been placed on the upper similar to previous OG Retro colorways that had been released last year.It has been said these will drop in August at a retail price of $150. Via Sneakerfiles

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

T-Shirt Of The Day: 04.27.11

I Love Hip Hop Tee available @ The Retro Sole!

Air Jordan 1 OG Strap – Michael Jordan PE

If we all recall a couple years back, when Jordan Brand started to retro the Air Jordan 1 featuring a removable ankle stap, looks like Jordan Brand had that idea from the very start. This is a pair of original Air Jordan 1s featuring an ankle strap as well, these were worn by Jordan on top of that. Dressed in the classic ‘Chicago’ colorway these AJ 1s have two straps to better support your foot, a black strap seen on the side panel and a white ankle strap seen on the tongue. These will not make an appearance at your local sneaker spot, but these are available on ebay thanks to vivid.vintage. Via Sneakerfiles

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Air Jordan III (3) Retro – Grey/ Black Carbon – White aka ‘Extra Round’

Yet another new colorway has emerged of the Air Jordan III Retro.There is no official word on release but these have been code named “Extra Round” and give off a cool grey appearance. If these do in fact drop it has been said to be towards the later end of the year. Via Sneakerfiles

Reebok Court Victory Pump – Jacket Pack

Today, we have news of the Reebok Court Victory Pump being designed with tonal inspirations from different iconic jacket types. Some of you might recall the colorful Parachute pack we last wrote about in February. For this season’s Jacket pack, Reebok offers us the popular Court Victory Pump. However, instead of being given a parachute feel, these are modeled after a dark brown bomber jacket, yellow rain coat, and a green barn jacket with some spots of plaid lining. Which jacket represented here with the use of the Reebok Court Victory Pump would you say holds the most appeal? These are expected to release from Reebok retailers soon. Via Sneakerfiles

Air Jordan Retro V (5) x Quai 54

Continuing their relationship with the French Quai 54 tournament, Jordan Brand is set to release the Quai 54 Air Jordan Retro V. The Quai 54 Air Jordan Retro V features a White textured leather upper with Black and Neon Green accents. The Quai 54 logo is also featured at the heel. No word on a release date as of now. Via Kix And The City

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nike Air Max Light – Black Denim

The Nike Air Max Light is back in action, offering yet another “Air Max” silhouette to this popular collection of running shoes. And today we take a look at one colorway decked out in black denim. Mesh and canvas are also seen interspersed with the denim finish, and blue accents are seen by way of the Nike branding on the heel and within the Air Max bubble. You’ll have to get these exclusively from a well-known, reputable overseas Nike carrier that usually has several exclusive Nike Air Max designs and colorways to offer. Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Force 1 Gets Nike iD Gum Outsole Option

A little less than a month from today, the Jordan Fly Wade arrives at Nike iD for your personalizing pleasure. But today also brings word of some more Nike iD news. For some reason, gum outsoles had not been made available as an option when personalizing Nike Air Force 1s on Nike iD. As of this Wednesday, however, gum outsoles will be a viable option for all you fans. Both the Nike Air Force 1 high and low will be allowed to receive such treatment, but on which cut do you think said touch looks better- highs or lows? Via Sneakerfiles

Nike SB Dunk High – Brown Pebbled Leather

Last week we informed our readers of another collaboration between Maharam and the Nike Sportswear team, which has resulted in, among other shoes, a brown Nike Dunk high. But we have now come to learn that there is another similar product in the works. Pictured here is a Nike SB Dunk high with dark brown suede parts and brown pebble leather panels as well. These have a tough, rugged-looking exterior, leading many to think that would make it a perfect option for the Holiday season - which is when this design is rumored to be dropping. Via Sneakerfiles

Nike Air Foamposite Pro Retro Black

The Foamposite love is showing no signs of slowing down this year as Nike is set to release the Electric Blue Nike Air Foamposite Pro. Following the same classic makeup as the Pearl Nike Foamposite Pro, the Electric Blue Nike Air Foamposite Pro features an Eletric Blue uppers, a Black Swoosh, Black accents, and an icy outsole. No word on an exact release date as of now. Via Kix And The City

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kings to stay in Sacramento?

It looks like the Sacramento Kings won't become the Anaheim Royals after all -- at least not next season.

Despite speculation that the Kings had all but packed their bags for Southern California, the NBA now thinks the team will remain in Sacramento next season, according to a Los Angeles Times report Friday.

However, the Kings' long-term future in Sacramento remains uncertain beyond 2011-12, the Times reported, citing league executives.

Meanwhile, Kings co-owner Joe Maloof says his family is still deciding whether to move the franchise to Anaheim or stay in California's capital city.

Maloof told The Associated Press on Friday that no decision has been made and he's "as anxious as anybody" to find out if Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson can deliver on his promise for more sponsorship support and finally finance a plan for a new arena.

Johnson was wrapping up two days of meetings with NBA relocation committee chairman and Oklahoma City Thunder owner Clay Bennett and other league officials in Sacramento.

"We await the results of the fact-finding visit that the NBA made to Sacramento the past two days," the Kings said Friday night in a statement. "We have not made a decision with regards to relocation filing, and will not make that decision until we have more information from the NBA."

At the NBA Board of Governors meetings last week in New York, the NBA granted the Kings an extension until May 2 to file paperwork requesting a relocation to Anaheim.

Johnson attended the April 14-15 meetings as well to make a desperate pitch to keep the Kings in Sacramento, and he persuaded the league to dispatch a fact-finding team to Sacramento. Johnson believes he made another splash when they arrived. He presented $9.2 million -- up from the $7 million he initially cited last week -- in commitments for new advertising, ticket purchases and other financial support from regional businesses and other backers to prevent the team from moving to Anaheim.

Johnson and other political and business leaders emerged from meetings with NBA officials Thursday optimistic about their efforts to keep the Kings in town.

"If you go back a week ago from today, we thought it was virtually over," Johnson, a former NBA All-Star, said Thursday. "And not only did we prevent the team from leaving, we got a chance to show them who we are. And when we said $7 million, and the commissioner said, 'Well, prove it,' he sent a team out and we over-delivered. I mean, this is Sacramento. This is what makes us great."

The Kings likely won't make a long-term commitment to staying in Sacramento without a new arena.

After years of failed efforts to replace outdated Power Balance Pavilion, formerly called Arco Arena, Sacramento officials are using the extra time before the Maloof's relocation application deadline to show the NBA that they can finally agree on a plan to finance a new facility.

A new arena feasibility plan -- the major sticking point in past efforts -- won't be completed until a few weeks after the relocation deadline. A majority approval by owners would be needed to approve the move, and political leaders in Sacramento believe there's still time to convince the NBA the Kings shouldn't leave.

"I don't think they have made up their minds," city councilman Rob Fong said. Via ESPN

Nike Air PR1 HOH Exclusive All Red

Nike is set to release a House of Hoops exclusive colorway of their Nike Air PR1 on Saturday, 4/23. The HOH Exclusive Nike Air PR1 is dipped in Red from the upper down to the midsole. The upper also features a mix of materials including nylon, leather, and patent leather. The All Red Nike Air PR1 also features a hit of Red 3M at the ankle.

The All Red Nike Air PR1 is set to touch down exclusively at House of Hoops locations on 4/23. Via Kix And The City

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite White

In addition to all of the pearlized upper offerings from Nike's White Pack, Nike is also set to release the Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite. Like the rest of the White Pack, the Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite features a pristine White upper sitting on a full icy midsole/outsole combo.

The White Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite is popping up now at select Nike accounts overseas which means that we should be seeing them soon stateside. Last I heard they are a QS release. Once I hear something more concrete, it will be posted. Via Kix And The City

Picture Of The Day: 04.21.11

Tha Carter IV album cover?

Maharam x Nike Dunk High & Zoom Tennis Classic

Maharam, the New York-based textile firm, is no stranger to collaborations with Nike. For this summer, the two team up once again and design both a Dunk high and a Zoom Tennis Classic. The former comes in a brown colorway, while the latter in a beige one. Both consist of leather overlays, natural linen, and even woven horsehair. Do you think either of these might make a good fit in your summer sneaker collection? Via Sneakerfiles

The Maloofs might not have the votes needed to move the Kings

Of course, the inspiration behind denying the Maloof's driving privileges is purely financial, cynical, and selfish, but what's the point if the ends justify the impetus?

With former NBA All-Star and current Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson leading the charge, there is significant opposition to a Kings move that might go far beyond owners in the Orange County area resisting a move for purely financial reasons. Apparently the majority of NBA owners, a percentage required to approve any move, are resisting the Maloof's hopeful move for purely financial reasons. How nice of them.

It turns out that shoe-horning three NBA teams into even the nation's second-largest television market might not be the smartest idea we've seen so far. Read more at Ball Don't Lie

Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Wolf Grey’ – New Photos

It’s been about three weeks since we last saw any new shots of the Wolf Grey Air Jordan V Retro, and in that short period of time three brand new colorways have been revealed. One is a retro of the OG black/Metallic Silver edition, another opts for the ‘Olympic/USAB’ look and the most recent revelation will be used to launch the Jordan Tokyo23 initiative. And while each of these is quite dope in its own way, none of that trio can match the Wolf Grey edition’s sheer versatility. They represent the ultimate in Air Jordan outfit anchoring abilities, an even subtler look than the ‘Cool Grey’ AJXI that stood alone as 2010′s biggest drop. Their May 14th release date rapidly approaching, the Wolf Greys are poised to be one of the summer’s hottest commodities. Via Sneak-r & Sneaker News

Nike Air Force 1 Low Premium – Denim – Bronze

Named after the U.S. President’s aircraft, the Nike Air Force 1 has gained legendary status in the sneaker-game as one of the trail-blazers of the cultural phenomenon it is today. Despite the countless colorways that have released, Air Force 1 loyalists continue to create their own using the Nike iD program and the upscale Bespoke Experience, but arriving this Summer 2011 season is one that will be coveted by all. The upper features an all-American denim material with metallic bronze piping and the beloved gum outsole that exemplifies the longevity and relevance of the 18th century fabric in today’s fashion. Completed with a gum outsole, brandished tongue and heel tabs, and precision sewing on the upper, this Nike Air Force 1 Premium manages to stand out distinctly above the rest and should be one of the best AF1 releases of the year. Via Sneaker News

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

ROCK-N-JOCKS has just released the perfect match for the True Blue cement Jordans that are due to drop June 4th. Thiscustom Chicago Bulls New Era 59Fifty fitted features a White crown and a Grey cement print bill. The Bull logo is embroidered on the front in Indigo Blue, Red, and, Grey. A smaller version of the same logo repeats on the back in Grey and Indigo Blue. This is limited to 30 pieces, and expected to sell out fast. Pick this up and other new releases at Also if you want big discount codes follow RNJ on twitter at Via Strictly Fitteds

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Air Jordan III ‘Stealth’ – New Images

However ironic their signature shade’s name, the Air Jordan III ‘Stealth’ is tracking in toward the center of our radar and won’t be catching Sneaker News readers by surprise. Today we have a new round of photos for this dope new design that offers a darker twist on the tonal grey look that’s been so popular since the ‘Cool Grey’ AJXI crushed retailers last Christmas. And while there was indeed a CG AJIII, these can be seen as most similar to a pair of CP3 Tributes from 2010, even more so than the OG Air Jordan XX where the Stealth name first came into play. So this is a brand new model that has plenty of historical connotations, and what more could you ask for in a new Air Jordan Retro colorway? Stick with The Retro Sole for updates including the US release date. And for those of you lucky enough to wear exactly US mens size 9.5, Kicks-lab has a handful (literally — just 5 pairs) in stock early. Via Sneaker News

Monday, April 18, 2011

Nike Dunk High Premium – Obsidian – Crinkled Patent – New Images

The newest Nike Dunk High Premium represents a curious tangency in Nike Sportswear’s plans for Q2. When the white pair of crinkled patent leather Dunk Highs first came onto the scene, they were dubbed a part of NSW’s ‘White Pack’, a collection of ‘blank’ classics that was apparently also extended onto a recently revealed pair of Blazers. But then on the first of April we also saw a new Obsidian crinkled patent pair (no foolin’), and while it’s obvious they’re not part of the White Pack, could this motif be extended into more colors and place the white joints in the center of a two-pack venn diagram? Let’s hope the answer is yes cos we could envision a variety of tones looking quite nice in this tumbled patent/ice sole look. But even if the buck stops here with the Obsidians, the extension was well worth it, this pair’s deep uppers serving to bring out the blues in their translucent bottoms. Stick with The Retro Sole for word on the US release date. Via Taobao & Sneaker News

Nike SB Dunk High ‘Cheech and Chong’ – Release Confusion Continues

Cheech & Chong’s films are known for their cloudy comedy more than any kind of real drama, but Todd Bratrud’s Nike SB Dunk High inspired by their legacy has taken a serious turn toward psychologically thrilling cliffhanger. On Friday, we brought you the unfortunate news that the ‘Cheech and Chong’ Dunk High SBs were nixed due to legal reasons but one prominent SB retailer insists this simply isn’t true. Brooklyn Projects tweeted yesterday that “the 4/20 Nike SB dunks ARE coming out, [but] they are late coming in from the factory.” BP went on to suggest a delayed drop in May, but word is five German stores will have theirs on time next week. Via Sneaker News

Nike SB Dunk Mid ‘Patagonia’

In May 2009, the Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Patagonia’ released in a black and Academy Blue palette with orange accents to mimic their namesake brand’s mountain logo. They were something of a sleeper upon initial release but the same is unlikely to be true of this new ‘Patagonia’ Dunk Mid SB. These joints don’t simply reprise the same color scheme, but rather opt for a rich outdoorsy mix of tonal browns, forest green and brick red, a palette that you’ll also see on a set of related gear. Via Sneaker News

Nike Air Max 90 ‘Bordeaux’ Customs by Zen One

Sneaker customizer MizzeeCustoms has carved (or rather, painted) quite a nice little niche for himself in the game by applying well known colorways to different models, but it looks like he’ll have a battle on his hands if he wants to maintain the number one spot. Zen One has staked his claim with this new run of ‘Bordeaux’ Nike Air Max 90 customs designed after the Air Jordan VII Retro colorway that released this past weekend. These Ninetys feature that same classic black/grey base with the uniquely paired accent shades coming in on an AJ7-mimicking tongue along with the AM90′s signature heel tabs. Via Sneaker News

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

Back by popular demand at ROCK-N-JOCKS is this custom Chicago Bulls New Era 59Fifty fitted. This was designed to be a perfect match for countless pairs of Red and Black Jordan kicks. This crown is Black and the bill is entirely Red. The Windy City Bull logo is embroidered in front in Red, White, and Black. A smaller version of the logo appears on the back in Red and Black. As with all RNJ customs this is limited to 30 pieces. Pick this and tons of other new releases exclusively at Via Strictly Fitteds

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Scenes from what might be the final Sacramento Kings game ever

That's how Sacramento Kings head coach Paul Westphal opened his postgame press conference following the Kings' season-ending 116-108 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. I hope you'll forgive me for sharing the sentiment, especially after watching the emotional finale to Wednesday night's telecast from Kings TV announcers Grant Napear and Jerry Reynolds:

I don't have the words to express what Wednesday night, and what this whole Anaheim relocation saga, has been like for Kings fans in Sacramento. I'm a native New Yorker and I've never watched one of my favorite teams play a game with the knowledge that it could be the last time I ever get to see them as mine. I don't know what that feels like; it would be disingenuous to suggest otherwise.

My father was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan who grew up taking the trolley to Ebbets Field and never stopped beaming whenever he got to bring up the time he shook Gil Hodges' hand. When the Dodgers went west, as he'd tell it, a piece of him shut down. He'd grown up a baseball-mad kid in the 1930s; what the hell was he supposed to do as a 20-something after Dem Bums pulled up stakes? Keep rooting for the guys who just ditched him to head for warmer climes? That seemed just as unthinkable as cheering for the crosstown Giants or, even worse, the Yankees.

No, he just basically resigned himself to not liking baseball — one of, like, six things that almost uniformly electrified young American men in the 1950s — and sat in wait. After five years, the baseball gods dropped the Mets in his lap. (These, apparently, were cruel trickster gods, like Loki.) Their caps were blue and they played in the National League, so he decided to try to warm to them; eventually, they joined the Knicks, Giants and Rangers as the sports teams on the family crest.

But it was never the same, and he never pretended it was. He wore a Dodger cap with a white B on the front of it, he hung pictures of Gil and Pee-Wee and the boys on the basement walls, and he never really got over it. Not that I can remember, at least.

I don't have words for what Kings fans went through Wednesday night, but SB Nation's Tom Ziller does. (When it comes to the Kings, and most everything else about the NBA, Ziller always does.) On our side of the fence, Marc J. Spears has a few damned good ones of his own. Read them and get a sense of what Wednesday night felt like. After the jump, you can get a sense of what it looked like.

But before we get there: If Wednesday night was the last time, I'm sorry for your loss, Sacramento, and I think there are a lot of fans in a lot of other places who share the sentiment.

Via Ball Don't Lie

New Fitteds @ ECAP CITY: NEW ERA x NBA Knicks 59Fifty Caps

Since the New York Knicks finally made it into the NBA Playoffs since 2004, ECAP CITY is putting up two New York Knicks New Era fitted hats in Blue/Orange and Black/Blue/Orange. Both New Era hats have a Grey underbrim. They’ll be available today so don’t miss out! Remember, the NY Knicks face the Boston Celtics for the first round of the playoffs! Via Strictly Fitteds

Nike LeBron 8 V2 Low – Metallic Silver

Will the Nike LeBron 8 V2 see a ‘Dunkman’ colorway? So far, we’ve seen LeBron James’ super alter ego -slash- radioactive palette applied to the PostSeason edition of his signature sneaker, but the only V/2 to feature any neon so far is the dope ‘Sprite’ V2 Low. But check out this new Metallic Silver LeBron 8 V2 Low, a model that’s a well-chosen set of laces (and maybe a deftly applied paint job on the 360-degree Max Air cushion) away from a very similar look to the PS edition. We often see Metallic Silver applied as an accent to otherwise white summertime kicks; are you happy to see the script flipped for this pair? Available at MarqueeSole. Via Sneaker News

Picture Of The Day: 04.14.11

June 4th!!

Nike Air Max JR Grey/Dark Grey/Volt

Ask, and it shall be given to you. We noticed that many of you were very interested in the Nike Air Max JR in grey/dark grey/volt. The Air Max JR is now available in stores in the black/varsity colorway, but the color seen above as yet to arrive at retailers. However, we have a high res, close up photo for your viewing pleasure. No word on when this Air Max JR colorway will hit stores, but they should be available soon. Via The Shoe Game

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Air Jordan V – White – Midnight Navy – Varsity Red

The Air Jordan VI ‘Olympic’ from 2000 is regarded as one of the greatest non-OG colorways of Jordans of all time. Does this upcoming Air Jordan V conjure up the same notion? Arriving this July is the Air Jordan V in White/Midnight Navy-Varsity Red in an ‘Olympic’ inspired colorway; it features a full white patent leather upper with a patriotic one-two punch of Midnight Navy and Varsity Red on the midsole, ’23′ stitching on the heel, and inner lining. These can be yours once they hit Jordan Brand retailers this July. Via kicks-lab & Sneaker News

Picture Of The Day: 04.13.11

Air Jordan 3 “Stealth” coming in September!

Nike SB Dunk High Cheech & Chong

It took longer than we expected, but here’s some new images of the Nike SB Dunk High Cheech & Chong that was designed by Todd Bratrud. The shoe is set to release as a quickstrike on April 20, but it appears that the 4/20 Dunks are already available at some Nike SB retailers overseas. Be sure to check with your local Nike SB dealer for availability and release details. Via The Shoe Game

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sacramento: Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Zumbathon® Charity Event

Friday, April 15th 2011, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dream Ultra Lounge, 908 15th Street, Sacramento, CA

Let’s party the night away for a good cause in Downtown Sacramento!! Help raise money for the Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief!! Support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of these disasters!!

Dress code: your favorite Zumba wear, gym clothes, or dress up if you like.

Max is 300 people and ALL AGES ARE WELCOMED!!

Payment will be taken at the door in the form of cash, and the asking donation is $10 (or more, if you'd like).

*As a reminder the event is held at a night club, therefore all outside food and drinks are prohibited. Bottled water will be available for $1. There will also be food and other refreshments available for purchase.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Nike Air Foamposite One ‘Electric Green’

Our Sneaker Con DC Feet Recap was a constant barrage of heat. One after another, the eventgoers flaunted some sweet kicks, but it was one particular shoe that broke necks and garnered props – the Air Foamposite One ‘Electric Green’. The DC area is big on Foamposites so the buzz surrounding the Electric Green Foam Ones was no surprise, and once these do hit store shelves, it won’t be a surprise that these will sell out quick. It’s a classic Nike combination of black and neon green, but the matte Foamposite finish and the sparkling nature of translucent outsoles just give the classic combo an added umph. Cop a pair early from air-randy on eBay. Via Sneaker News

Nike SB Dunk Space Jam

The other day we reported on the Space Jam Nike SB Dunks that are set to drop next month. On the strength that this colorway was inspired by the Space Jam Air Jordan 11, the hype has already started to brew. It won’t be too long before your favorite rapper makes a Space Jam Dunk mention, then you can expect the prices to sky rocket. Moral of the story? Try your best to get a pair for retail because Nike SB + Dunk Low + Space Jam = _______ (fill in the blank). Look for these to hit retailers next month. Via The Shoe Game


THE HUSTLE BARBER SHOP got at MITCHELL & NESS again to do another fitted. The cap stays in line with the rest of the brands aesthetic by sporting a Black base, Orange accents all around including the underbrim and Mitchell & Ness logo with The Hustle logo embroidered into the front. Head over to the Hustle Barber Shop online store to get yours. Via Strictly Fitteds

Michalsky x MCM “Urban Nomad”

Michael Michalsky is the creative director of luxury leather brand MCM, so it was only a matter of time until Michalsky collaborated with MCM. Here’s a look at the Michalsky Urban Nomad sneaker which is completely covered in the MCM monogram leather. The sneaker will see a limited release soon, but no word on when and where they will be available. Stay tuned for more info. Via HS & The Shoe Game

Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux Drops April 16

Most of you know that the Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux 2011 release date is April 16. However, Jordan Brand has not added the Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux to the April releases yet, and people are still asking what’s the release date. Just so there’s no more confusion or doubts, the Air Jordan 7 Bordeaux will hit stores on April 16. Oh yeah, we keep our eyes open and we know that many of you already have your Bordeaux 7s. For those of you don’t have a pair yet, you can get your fix from your local Jordan Brand accounts, including Wish on April 16. Retail is $150. Via The Shoe Game

Friday, April 8, 2011

Nike Air Max Penny 1 – Black/Dark Grey-White

The Nike Air Max Penny 1 is dropping in a black/electric green colorway in the month of May. But today we bring you a look at this “Spurs” black/dark grey-white rendition. Also releasing in May, this Nike Air Max Penny 1 bares the patented Nike Air Max Penny 1 marble swoosh in grey/black and would go perfectly with any Spurs jersey. Via Sneakerfiles