Archive for June, 2009

Strong Island!

Guess who got shot in the dome piece?

Guess who got shot in the dome piece?

Jerome's niece, on her way home from Jones Beach

Jerome's niece, on her way home from Jones Beach

It’s bugged! Nike Sportswear, a newer division of Nike, focused more on sport lifestyle than individual sport, crafted this Air Force 1 tribute to Jones Beach on Long Island. Whether heading to the beach or checking out a concert, most residents of the tri-state area have been there one time or another. The Jones Beach shoe however, is not nearly as accessible as Jones Beach is.

Nasty Nas rocking Jones Beach

Nasty Nas rocking Jones Beach

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Terminal FAIL at Terminal FIVE

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This was most definitely NOT a night of (sneaker) pimps up and (s)hoes down, as much as I wanted it to be.

Sneaker Pimps, the self-proclaimed traveling “sneaker lifestyle exhibition” went down this past Friday in NYC and the StreetSneaks were invited to take part, even managing to finagle special press credentials (that’s right: established!). You would think that an event of such renown (sneakers people, sneakers!) would be run as smoothly as possible to ensure that positive press flowed like the wine at a Roman bacchanal (or Cristal at Big Boi’s after party). Yet, as the StreetSneaks quickly learned, things don’t go always as planned…

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Daaaaaaammmmnnnnn Kobe!

original kobe's - puppet not included

original kobe's - puppet not included

Before Kobe was a puppet (and sponsored by Nike), his first set of kicks out of high school were none other than this fly pair of Adidas. I personally owned these sneakers back in 1997 and got a little nostalgic when I saw them on the train the other day.  Though I was known as a Nike man for most of my upbringing (see Bar Mitzvah theme: I Just Did It at Mike’s Bar Mitzvah 11/9/96!), I changed my allegiance for this one pair when I started my Freshman basketball season.  I can’t really explain what motivated me to defect and try an otherwise new and inexperienced player in the basketball field, but it might have been the hair:

the kobe fro

the kobe fro

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1 of 1

Welcome to another new feature here at StreetSneak ; 1 of 1, an exlusive look at the most exlusive sneakers out on the street today.

don't think you can get these on ebay

don't think you can get these on ebay

Type: Air Mascot’s – Brooklyn Cyclone Pee Wee the Seagull Edition

Colorway: Navy Blue/ Away Gray

Observer’s Notes: Oversized mids (or highs?) similiar to Converse All-Stars. Material is some sort of  shiny nylon fabric, sewn to the leggings for a seamless continuation from legging to sneaker (interesting choice). May or may not be waterproof.

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User Submission: Skating Sneaks

Don't have to be a skater to where shoes like these

Don't have to be a skater to where shoes like these

We’ve been to Mexico City and back, now our latest user submission takes us to San Francisco.  This appears to be an older model of the Emerica “Ledge,” but I’ll be the first to admit that Emerica identifying is not my expertise.  Emerica is one of two sneaker companies from skater/designer Pierre André Senizergues, the other being Etnies, and was founded in 1996.

UPDATE 5:32pm: I have been informed that these are actually the “Reynolds 3,” named after professional skateboarder Andrew Reynolds.

Skateboarding shoes have come a long, long way.  From Nike SB taking them to new levels of collectability, and the consistency of companies like Vans and DC, skateboarding shoes are a part of the mainstream and here to stay.

Check out the poll below and let us know what your favorite skateboarding shoe is…

Chicks in Kicks (or Laced up Ladies)

No laces; check out "Speaking in Tongues" two posts down for a discussion on Lacing

No laces; check out "Speaking in Tongues" two posts down for a discussion on Lacing

Grabbed these pics on a beautiful Saturday afternoon outside the Brooklyn Museum.

Mids or Highs?

Mids or Highs?

Working at a shoe store growing up, I must have heard the same complaint from a thousand different dudes: ‘the girls sneakers come in better colors!” Some guys went as far as purchasing women’s shoes. Hell, I may have even done it once.

I think these count as sneakers

I think these count as sneakers

In the pictures above we have some Airwalk’s (blast from the past, didn’t know they still made those), Nike Dunk’s (are they mids or highs?! the top is blocked off by the jeans but I’m going with mids), and then we have the dog walker in some gladiator joints. Really not sure what they are or where I would even look to find out.

Do we have any female readers out there? We’d love to hear from you and see your shoes. And guys, if you have any thoughts or resentment about the colorways on women’s shoes, this is your opportunity to vent. The comment section is very inviting, try it!

Can’t stop, Won’t stop: Cop or Not?

No ebay required

No ebay required

An unexpected illness and an overwhelming work week momentarily cooled the StreetSneak momentum (and believe us, it was hot), but like Diddy and Mase who came before us, we cannot be held down. Witness the two posts in one afternoon; just like old times.

Cop or Not part deux is much simpler than its “Nike Dunk High Mighty Crown” brother. While the aforementioned NDHMC is a dope shoe, Stan Smith, the timeless sneaker from Adidas, does not require you to break the bank or go camping for kicks. From Athletes Foot to Zappos.com, Stan Smith’s are readily available and will run you about $60.

Keeping it fresh even in this economy, but are Stan Smith’s the shoe for you? Vote below.