Archive for January, 2012

Air Jordan 2012 Announcement – Passport

Hey i didn’t get one !!!!

Nike Dunk C2 Customs “New York State of Mind”

The excitement was overwhelming when I received the request to create a pair of C2 Customs for Andrew Jenks.  For those who are unfamiliar, Jenks is a world renown documentarian, producing award winning pieces such as HBO’s “Room 335“, ESPN’s “30 for 30: The Zen of Bobby V“, and MTV’s smash hit series “World of Jenks“.  I knew working with a talented and dynamic individual would provide me with an amazing creative foundation to create a pair of kicks unlike anything else. It was my goal to capture Jenks in a pair of sneakers.

There are several themes that are implemented throughout this pair of C2 Customs, all of which are grounded in Jenks as an individual and a professional.  Jenks is a die-hard New York Knicks fan and a season ticket holder at Madison Square Garden.  Several elements reflect this, including the colorway, heel graphics, pull tabs, and insole.  Jenks is also an artist who communicates messages through his medium of choice: film.  To represent this I created a repeating pattern based off of a different type of medium that is core to Jenks’ New York heritage: graffiti.  Hand painted on the toe and lace panels, I created this pattern to be balanced between a displayable work of art and a wearable piece of streetwear . Story via C2


Nike Air Flight One QS All-Star Orlando Magic Penny WHITE/WHITE-BLACK

First released in 95 . The Nike Air flight One “Orlando magic ” Penny will be Re-releasing this All-Star game . While very close to the 1995 original, Nike has made a little change . (blue Swoosh= ’95 OG, white Swoosh= ’12 QS). I personalty cant wait to have these on my feet !


Nike Dunk High Premium QS ’2012 NBA All-Star Game Pack’

Space Dunks ?? So not to be confused with AJ11 “Space Jams ” ,These special All-Star Dunk Highs are meant to mimic the suits astronauts use ,when in space . With “Warning” graphic detailing on the heels, the Dunks each come with velcro Swooshes and even a velcro NASA-like Nike logo on the tongue. Available in 3 Colorways , they should release sometime around the all star game . Stay Tuned for more info .


Air Jordan 3 “Wings for the Future” Custom by Mache

Mache of Mache Custom Kicks did theses insane customs resembling the Air Jordan 1 x Dave White’s “Wings for the Future” . Using the recently-released “Black Cement” Jordan 3 as a canvas, Mache treat’s the shoes to a red and white paint job, including White’s signature brush stroke detailing along the side walls. Stay tuned for details on purchasing these !!


Dave White x Air Jordan 1 ‘WINGS For The Future’ – Release Info


Set to drop at a limited number of retailers on February 11 for 175$.  Following the initial February 11 drop, they will drop again a couple of weeks later on February 24 to celebrate All-Star Weekend. Sporting an awesome black/white/red colorway, the kicks feature everything from gradients to elephant print and and a splatter/star graphic in place of the classic Swoosh. Additionally, proceeds from each pair purchased will help the “Wings For The Future” program inspire and enable youth in local communities to learn and use their creativity to leave a lasting impression on their hometowns and the world.


“The Concords” [Comedy Skit]


Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Year Of The Dragon Packaging (New Pictures)

We showed the closed box of the Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Year Of The Dragon” last week . We found some more pictures via Sneakernews. These new images have given us yet another look at what might be the best Sneaker box EVER!! No Release date yet confirmed . Check out all the pictures after the jump


Air Jordan 4 Black / Cement Potential Black Friday 2012 Release

So looks like Jordan might RE-RELEASE the aj 4 black cement potentially on black firday 2012. Dont get your hope up too much , Nothing has been confirmed . Originally release back in ’89 , and designed by legend shoes designer Tinker Hatfield.  It became the first Jordan shoe released on the global market, with some exceptions. They also were made famous when he made “The Shot” in Game 5 of the 1989 NBA First Round between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers.


WSR: Air Jordan 10 Chicago, Nike Year of the Dragon, #KobeSystem

This weeks video with Jacques Slade from kicksonfire ,showcase the new “YOTD” lineup as well as the AJ 10 releasing this Sat Jan 21st . 2012.

2001 True Blue Restoration

Found this on NIKETALK  forums Bojangles1992 got these Dirty AJ 3 TB beats off ebay for 50$. He Cleaned them up pretty good , not sure what he used . He says in later post that he stuffs them with plastic bags for the crease , he also had to paint midsoles a little due to cracking . but for 50$ and some work ,he turns (Cutting Grass ) beats , into (lounging) beats .

Steely Dan’s Customs “AJA” Dunks

In Tribute to Steely Dan’s 1977 album AJA, this custom was created to commemorate their classic record. The shoe is an artistic interpretation of the album cover, the rainbow gradation is to represent the label used by ABC records and the red stripe is taken from the ribbon on the cover. This is an edition of two shoes created for Tee Smith, a die-hard Steely Dan enthusiast and fellow sneaker head. Steely Dan was before my time , but i think there a pretty interested concept . Check Out More Pictures After The Jump.


“Porsche” Air Jordan 6 Custom by C2


Saw these on Niketalk  , I really like what C2 Customs has done with the AJ 6 . The Ferrari logo on the heals and small ones on toes makes this a true CUSTOM . But the Tail pipe is just insane . No Doubt if they sold these in stores , people would line up . Enjoy More Pictures After The Jump.


Nike PEs – Westbrook, Bosh, Blake, Amare, Rondo (Preview)

Hyperdunk 2011 – Blake Griffin

Here are the newest PE . Hyperdunk 2011 – Blake Griffin, Hyperfuse 2011 – Russel Westbrook, Hyperfuse 2011 – Rajon Rondo, Air Max Hyperdunk – Chris Bosh, Air Max Sweep Thru – Amare Stoudemire . No set Release dates yet that i could find . Im really feeling the Amare’s . More Pictures After The Jump !!


Adidas AdiZero Rose 2.5 – All-Star (Preview)

In February, Adidas will launch a four-pack of All-Star sneakers. They consist of  Rose 2.5, adiPower Howard 2, Crazy Light Low and Shadow. The All-Star Rose 2.5 and adiPower Howard 2 will be equipped with miCoach interactive training technology and will be released in bundled and non-bundled miCoach packages. The adidas Basketball All Star Pack is set to launch on Thursday, February 23rd.

02/23/2012 adidas adiZero Rose 2.5
G48899 High Energy/White/Metallic Gold


Air Jordan IV Retro: 23rd Anniversary??

Looks like we’re going to get a BRAND new Colorway of the Air Jordan 4′s for the 23rd Anniversary!! Due out in July 2012 . The colorway is still unknown .im always excited for a new retro colorway . Stay tuned to ihustlekick for more info



Nike Air Force 1 Low + Destroyer Jacket ‘Year of the Dragon’ Special Packaging

So I thought the Kobe 7 “YOTD” and Air Jordan 2012 “YOTD” had nice boxes . But nothing compares to the af1 “YOTD” package . Included in this package are of course the shoes , but also a matching Destroyer Varsity Jacket . The box is stained darken brown , with an elaborately ornate seal of the dragon, an emblem originally intended for the emperor of China only, in layers of carved brass. Available exclusively in China , hopefully a couple will make there way to US retailer .



Nike Air Force 1′s Mids – Michael Jackson Billie Jean x Slick Kicks


If you’re a fan of the King of Pop will love this customization by Slick Kicks

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19-Year-Old From DC Shot & Killed For His $200 Nike Zoom Rookie Sneakers!

R.I.P David Lee Robinson . Hard to believe someone would kill for shoes. Wake up people they just shoes !!!

Air Jordan 10 (X) Chicago 2012 “Review” (Video)

Great review of the AJ 10 “Chicago” 2012 from Sneakerfiles . Releasing Sat Jan 21st , Retailing for 160 . Buzz around the internet is , These going  fast ! Guy that did the review make a couple of mistakes , the inside of the OG ‘s is NOT black , it’s straight red . The OG ones from 95, going for 1500$ at Flightclub . So Don’t sleep on them

Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Year of the Dragon’ Packaging

WOW!! is the only word i could use for the Packaging of upcoming Release of the Kobe 7 “YOTD” . This box has a three-drawered package holding six different cushioning/fit setup combinations for one advanced performance design . Sounds like the same soles as the Air Jordan 2012 “YOTD” we featured last week . What Nike going to do next !!


My Sole Obsession pt.2

Shoes game crazy in New York , Even girls robbing people for kicks ?!?!

My Sole Obsession pt.1

Great Documentary out of the New York . Known as the “Mecca of Sneakers” .

Sneakerhead #99: Top 5 2011 Pick-Ups (Video)

Features a bunch of dunks , and gives his Top 5 2011 pick-ups .