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Nike sure does know how to kick me when I’m down. Both of the shoes above, the KD VI EXT “Floral” and the AJKO UNC, release this weekend. The KDs are $130 and the AJKOs come in a pack (two shoes, one purchase) that will sell for $300.

I won’t be able to afford one, let alone both. I’ll be watching eBay for these. haha

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Nike SB Blazer Mid CS by Brian Anderson

Another popular shoe from the Nike SB line that has been revamped by BA. He took the height down a bit, added a cup sole and dressed the shoe in a SF Giants inspired colorway. I never owned a pair of these in particular, but the SB Blazer is one of my favorite shoes ever. They’re comfy and they look great with anything.

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Nike KD VI “Peanut Butter & Jelly”

Another pair of KDs I missed. Appropriately nicknamed the PB&Js ‘cos of their color scheme and the Nike Swoosh that looks like grape jelly. I love dope sneakers and I love PB&J sandwiches.

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Nike SB Dunk High “BAs”

This is a much older pair of the ever-popular Nike SB Dunks with a color scheme chosen by my favorite skater Brian Anderson. Hence their nicknames, the “BAs”. These dropped LONG before Camo/Orange was every shoe brand’s favorite color scheme. And of course, to top it off (from the bottom of the kicks), gum soles.

Damn.

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Nike KD VI “Bamboos”

When these shoes initially came out I wasn’t a fan. After a few more colors came out I slowly started liking them more and more. Now I’m a fan and I want a pair (or four). The “Bamboos” are an older colorway that I probably won’t find, but they’re one of my favorites. The two shades of green combined with the brown make for a chill but vibrant color scheme. They’re bright, but they’re not obscenely loud. 

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AJKO - UNC

I’ve never owned a pair of high top Jordan 1s, but the silhouette has always been one of my favorites. The height and slim look give off a vintage feel, but the design is timeless. I like how the design almost seems based off of boxing shoes, and supposedly that’s the theme with the AJKOs. Supposedly the “KO” stands for Knock Out, a boxing reference made alluding to the fact that the shoes have a canvas upper - and boxing rings are usually made out of canvas (or at least, they were back in the day). The Air Jordan 1 is one of Nike and Jordan Brand’s most popular shoes. It even inspired the look of another Nike mainstay, the Nike Dunk. Interestingly enough, the Jordan 1 was also a popular skate shoe in the 80s. Look back to old pics of the Bones Brigade or other skaters from that era and you’ll see a bunch of basketball shoes being skated in. The Air Jordan 1 was a popular substitute for skate kicks. That adds a bit of appeal for me (not that I would skate these, haha).

The AJKO is sought after A. ‘cos it’s a Jordan 1, and B. ‘cos its canvas upper keeps the creasing to a minimum and therefore makes it more appealing to sneakerheads who like to kick their kicks pristine.

I want this pair ‘cos I’ve heard the AJKOs are comfortable, and more importantly it’s in a UNC color scheme. Only sad news here though is that they’ll be released as part of a two shoe pack. And, of course, I’m not interested in the other pair - another AJKO, but in Georgetown Hoyas colors (fuck that).

There’s no release date yet, but I’m keeping my eyes peeled.

Pics by overdope.com

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Here’s a new promo for Brian Anderson’s signature model the Project BA from Nike SB. I’m loving the shoes, and I’m loving the push BA is getting from Nike.

Respect.

Supreme x Vans

Why do these have to be coming out when I’m broke? Story of my life, I swear.

Supreme teams up with Vans once again to drop some of the cleanest kicks I’ve geeked over in a while. I’m a sucker for floral print, and this pattern strikes a chord with me elsewhere. Not only is it a dope floral pattern, but it’s also a floral pattern derived from a painting used by the band New Order for their album Power, Corruption & Lies. The album cover was designed by Peter Saville who is most known for his design work for Joy Division, New Order, and Factory Records.

So my sneaker/fashion nerd sensibilities are being touched upon, and my love (obsession) for music is being abused.

Thanks Supreme. Couldn’t have dropped these a week ago when I had money?

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First shoes I’ve got to buy in a while. AM90s in the Volt and Reverse Infrared colorways. #sneakers #nike #airmax90 #shoes (Taken with instagram)

Jordan 2012 (Deluxe) - University Blue/Dark Steel Grey

I really, really want these. These are the first pair of kicks I’ve wanted this bad in a while.

The tech/design is incredible and UNC colors? Might as well bury me in these..

Well done Jordan Brand, well done.

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