Nike AF25 ID on Ted “Nitro” Lake in Harlem. Yes, that’s the same Ted the sneaker head who is prominently featured in my book Where’d You Get Those? New York City’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987, and he’s still got it. Life can be beautiful in your ’40s!
Nike Zoom Kobe II on Bang Lee at the 14th St. Y. He was on the championship squad in the Nike NRF League last year, and these were their nifty 1st place exclusive prize.
Clae butters on the 6 train going downtown. I had to put down the NY Post to check these out, mang–Fire! My man Sung Choi started the brand a couple of years ago, and I’ve been rolling with their Parker model very happily. Check out their upcoming joints at www.clae.com