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Eastbay and Player Exclusive : Air Max Bizness Uncategorized / Nov 3, 2008 / 11:28 am

Working at Eastbay, I see many Eastbay Exclusives come through the doors. One of the most recent is the Air Max Bizness from Nike. We have several exclusive colorways and we now add Zach Randolph and Richard Jefferson Player Exclusives to the mix as told by JRip here . I personally am digging the RJ colorway of my homestate Bucks and am hoping they can step it up this year. Also looking forward to seeing how Spike’s Knicks fair with the benching and potential releasing of Starbury…

Trick or Treat : Halloween Sneakers Uncategorized / Oct 31, 2008 / 12:18 pm

To show the trick or treating kids some love, I figured I’d throw down some classic Halloween colored kicks. My personal favorite are the unreleased, custom AJ III. Others include the ALIFE x Reebok Court Victory Pump (sick collabo), Air Jordan VIII, Air Jordan V Laser and Nike Dunk High. Although I don’t dig orange on my kicks, some cats can pull it off. I guess we’ll let the orange fly…for the kids.

THEN AND NOW: Air Jordan VI Carmine Uncategorized / Oct 24, 2008 / 2:05 pm

With all the Jordan Collezione packs releasing this year, I thought I’d show a comparison between original and retro in the premier of THEN AND NOW. One of my personal favorite Jordan models of all time is the Carmine colorway of the Air Jordan VI. Featuring a crazy upper with a hidden 23, strategically punched holes, icy soles, and that smooth Carmine nubuck make this baby a classic. The originals hit in November of ‘91 and ironically XVII years later the retros dropped in the 2-pack with the AJ 17. After all the begging, pleading and petition signing, the much anticipated release date came on May 24 when the 6/17 hit Eastbay and other retailers. After the long, strenuous wait, I couldn’t help but buy 2. One to keep on ice and the other…to keep on ice.

Air Jordan 1 brought back to life. Uncategorized / Sep 29, 2008 / 10:56 am

Air Jordan 1

Back in July I hit up the Gus Macker in my hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I wrote about the kicks I saw at Macker, including a beat pair of original jays I bought off a dudes’ feet. With how hard it is to find a pair of ‘85 Mikes in good shape, I decided to take those beaters and bring them back to life! They just needed a lil Love. Check out the before and after pictures above.

Hyperdunk China Germany Puerto Rico

The most hyped, most anticipated sneaker release I’ve witnessed in a long time, the Hyperdunk will not disappoint. Multiple colorways will be dropping on tonight at Midnight Est, 11 Central including Puerto Rico, China, and Germany (pictured above–thanks to Retail on the Olympic joints is $124.99 while the others are $109.99. I am by no means a hype beast, but Nike did it right with this shoe! It takes a lot for me to LOVE a sneaker and actually buy it, but I’ll be scooping multiple pairs when it’s all said and done. Partially because I am stoked about the Olympics, but mostly because of how the shoe feels. It’s super light and word has it, it’s extremely comfortable to hoop in. I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair of Black/Blacks and hopefully some other sick colorways yet to be determined.

Original Air Jordan I 1 One

While at the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Hoops Tourney last weekend, I was doing what I always do, looking at people’s feet. It was like any other ball outing you can imagine with a bunch of team Nikes, some new adidas, with your fair share of Jordans sprinkled in. But as I wandered around Sunday afternoon, one pair and one pair only caught my eye. I couldn’t believe what I saw. Some dude was walking around in a pair of OG Mikes from ‘85. About as beat as you’d expect a 23 year old pair of shoes to be, I asked him if they were for sale. After a long conversation about kicks in general, he agreed to let them go for $100 cash. I was stoked to get them home to see how nicely they’d clean up. I was confident that all these babies needed was a little TLC. Read More »

This past weekend I had the pleasure of hitting up the Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney in Eau Claire, WI. For those of you that don’t know, “the Gus” is a huge national competition that tours the nation and attracts big crowds and hungry ballers. Intense rivalries form in no time and heated battles ensue. For how passionate some of these cats are, you’d think they’re ballin’ for a contract or NBA title. In fact, they’re playing for a Macker trophy, pride, and mad love of the game. For more check out the Gus Macker website.

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