Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Nike Air Penny 5 “Orlando”

With all the sneak peeks and previews of the upcoming Nike Air Penny 5 model, we finally have some detailed images of this anticipated sneaker. Of course, one of the colorways to be released will be inspired by the Orlando Magic. This colorway is predominately black with white and blue accents throughout the shoe. The wavy midsole and 180 air unit gives the Air Penny 5 more of a modern look.

One notable feature is from the back heel tab that says “THE STORM IS OVER” on the right pair and the left pair says “PART II HEAVEN CENT”. No word of a release date as of yet, but stay tuned to TSG for the latest info and images. Until then, check out the detailed images of the upcoming Nike Air Penny 5 “Orlando” below. via The Shoe Game

Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Nontourage’

We don’t expect a Party Down collabo any time soon (though a third season would be nice), so get ready for what should be the ultimate finale for this saga surrounding a former premium cable comedy hit. The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Nontourage’ takes its name and appearance from the ‘Lights Out’ edition created for the cast and crew of HBO’s ‘Entourage’ in celebration of the show’s final season, but unlike the friends & family edition, these lack any tongue or insole branding to reflect a Time Warner collabo. The blacked-out Elephant print atop a gum sole is still intact, though, and that pretty well ensures these will quickly sell out (already gone from Encino, CA’s Primitive) when they arrive as a Quickstrike ‘Below the Line’ release at other select Nike SB retailers. Check with your local SB spot for details on when these new arrivals will be hitting the shelves. via Sneaker News

Picture Of The Day: 05.15.12

Did your Mayor ever do this? Didn't think so...

Monday, May 14, 2012

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Picture Of The Day: 05.09.12

Air Jordan “Gold Medal Pack” on August 18th

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Picture Of The Day: 05.07.12

Nike Air Flight One “Game Royal” – Holiday 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Picture Of The Day: 05.06.12

The good ole' days!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nation Of Hardwear: A Dunk A Day For All Of May - #31DAYSofDUNKS

So here's the deal: A Dunk A Day For All Of May - new, old and in-between.

This idea started while thinking of something to do during May to celebrate my birth month. I knew I was going to be wearing a lot of shoes and at first I was going to go strictly on a un-DS-ing mission "just to do it", then I thought about it ... why deprive myself of some of my faves? I went to the "stockroom" and just started opening boxes (this where it got interesting) a lot of memories started replaying while going through them. After some time passed I narrowed it down to my favorite model, The Dunk. Since its inception in 1985 it has had so many variations, colorways, colabs and changes hopefully this doesn't get boring. So tune in daily for a lil story or history and freshness update ... #31DAYSofDUNKS ... #NOHx2012


Yeah, that's where we are starting at! This months QS fresh out the box! Military issue, designed by none other than toy designer/pop art legend Frank Kozik. Of whom I've been a fan plus I'm a sucker for olive green and orange colorways. Easy cop. Stay Smorkin'!


I picked these joints up at FootAction Arden back in 2001. Eleven years later they still have an unparalleled feel and quality that a lot of the new Dunks don't (sad to say) This pair has seen a couple of courts and plenty of dance floors, still no cracks in the patent and no busted stitches. The tumbled leather won't hold a crease and the nylon padded tongue and ankles are still fluffy as day 1. The mid-soles have recently started yellowing but they've earned it and I don't mind one bit.

For the rest of #31DAYSofDUNKS check out Nation Of Hardwear!

Picture Of The Day: 05.05.12

Nike Air Force 1 Low Dirk Nowitzki Bespoke

Shawn ‘Pecas’ Costner Rocking Two Yeezy Colorways at the Same Time

Def Jam’s Shawn “Pecas” Costner just dropped this image, showing him rocking both the Wolf Grey/Pure Platinum and the Black/Solar Red colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 at the same time. via Sneakerfiles

Nike SB Dunk High ‘Heineken’Nike SB Dunk High ‘Heineken’

Set to hit spots alongside the Budweiser-inspired Nike SB Dunk High from the “Beer Bottle Pack” is this pair inspired by the green Heineken bottle.

Decked out in green suede, black appears on the suede Swoosh and rubber outsole while white hits the midsole, tongue and lining. Red takes the laces, tongue branding tab and contrasting midsole stitching while metallic gold embroidery on the branding tab finishes off the look.

Also hitting Caliroots tomorrow as an in-store quickstrike, stay tuned for details of a US release. via Sneakerfiles

Friday, May 4, 2012

Picture Of The Day: 05.04.12

R.I.P. Adam Yauch AKA MCA