Archive for December, 2009

In Transit: Nike AF1 “All” Conditions Gear

Spotted on the downtown 6 last week (pre-snowpocalypse), these limited editions are actually a collaboration between two distinct Nike product lines: ACG, or All Conditions Gear, and the Nike Air Force One. Nike applied ACG’s protective materials, such as industrial leathers, to the classic design of the Nike Air Force One for the first time in this 2008 release. Though the label might say “All Conditions Gear,” I’m not sure the mixture of dirt, slush, oil, urine, and garbage that’s currently on the city streets was one of the conditions tested. But, hey, its worth a try!


I need your help

These Irons have been on ice for way too long

I’m not into the whole deadstock thing. I think shoes are meant to be worn and you shouldn’t have to go to your closet to show off your most prized pairs. With that being said, I have built up a decent sized collection over the years and not everything goes straight into rotation. Days turn in to months, months turn in to years, and then you find yourself looking for (and often unable to find) that perfect occasion to actually pull them out, knowing that you will have to deal with looking down at your feet with every step that you take. Whew.

Anyway, it’s time for me to bring a new pair into the rotation and I want your help. Keep reading to see two more candidates and vote on which pair should come out of the cooler and onto my feet.

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On the Street: Let it Snow

Any smart sneakerhead will tell you that a snowstorm means high-quality leathers and suedes must retreat to the closet until the weather blows over. No risk in ruining a great pair over something as silly as snow. But still, what to wear? In the past the arrival of bad weather meant chucking on some rubbers (no, not those rubbers) with only one goal in mind; staying dry. Winter has long been an ongoing victory of function over form in terms of footwear.

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Old Friends

NYC is a funny place sometimes. In a city of 8 million, I run into enough people on the streets to make it feel like a small town at times. Other times, I’m packed between enough strangers on the subway who all happen to be coughing at the same time…and why is the train stopped?….and did someone just touch me?!…and could someone please shut that baby up!

Anyways, where was I? Oh right, sneakers….

So this past weekend was no exception. Chilling across the bar was none other than a long-lost buddy from my high school days. Not only did I happen to catch him in town on a very short visit from Tokyo, but I also caught him rockin some great old school Dunks. Well of course I had to give him a shout out on the blog. Keep it real DK!

and don't forget the socks


They’re here! We weren’t joking about StreetSneak t-shirts. Stay tuned and you might just have a fresh new tee to start the new year.

Laced Ladies: Sneakers with Skirts

Gold high top adidas with a black dress; too much?  Or kinda fresh?  More and more lately I see sneakers paired with a skirt or a dress…I’ve always been a fan, but I’ve talked to plenty of people – girls and guys – who aren’t into the look.

What do you think?  Vote below, and leave a comment if you’d like to expand on your answer.

Calling all StreetSneakers

About six weeks ago we promised you a weekly Store Report every Wednesday. We made good on that for a few weeks but the holidays have proven to be a hindrance to the StreetSneak’s progress. Come 2010 – after we’ve had our fill of egg nog and turkey – we will most definitely be back on track with Store Reports and a whole bunch of new goodies (StreetSneak t-shirts and stickers, and a bunch of new content), but we want to invite readers to submit their own Store Reports. It can be two sentences or two pages, and it doesn’t matter where you are on the globe. The more sets of eyes the better, and you will be doing a great service to your fellow sneaker heads. Even once we are back doing our own weekly Store Reports, any time you pop into a shop we would be interested to know what the experience was like.

Hit us up – – and tell us about any shops you’ve been to recently. You might just wind up at the top of our christmas list.