|Get some you lazy bum!|
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
Saturday, 25 December 2010
|Nike Air Pegasus|
1983, Made in Korea. Nylon upper with synthetic suede supports. TomiLite midsole, a mix of EVA and sponge rubber. The waffle sole didn't have the usual rubber square bumps along the central part but featured an element capable of increasing the trampoline effect during the run: the Air Wedge unit beneath the heel. The first Pegasus model was the forefather of a long line of running sneakers: the GXN was a shoe dedicated to neutral runners, particularly long-lasting and suited to long-distance training. The success of the following models has detracted nothing from the charm of the original, which continues to be sold to this day, almost 30 years later.
|Air Windrunner Leather "Limited Edition"|
The "Limited Edition" range from the late 80's/ early 90's were the first Nike shoes to be produced for fashion. They were only sold in very limited numbers in boutiques and key stores around the world and given as gifts to rappers/ DJ's etc in the hip-hop scene.
|Air Force II "Espo"|
There are only 1050 pairs of this edition. First shoe to use clear plastic panels. Came with extra laces and socks.
|Nike Air Stab|
1989, Made in Korea.
The Stab was the top running sneaker in Nike's late-80s catalog; it was the outcome of a technological research centered on the intersole. The combination of the Air with the Footbridge system, specially conceived for runners with pronation problems, made it a simultaneously stable and well-cushioned shoe. Other key features were: dual-layer nylon mesh and synthetic suede; thermoplastic material heel guard; BRS 1000 rubber waffle sole. It was tested for the first time in training by Priscilla Welch, the Nike-sponsored English athlete sponsored who won the New York marathon in 1987.
Thursday, 23 December 2010
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
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Sunday, 19 December 2010
Friday, 17 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
During Rock The Bells 2008 tour Michael Rapaport starting filming his A Tribe Called Quest documentary called Beats, Rhymes and Fights: The History of A Tribe Called Quest. We finally get a preview of this much anticipated documentary which is set to be released in 2011. Questlove (The Roots), Large Professor, Prince Paul & Monie Love are all featured in the trailer. As a die-hard fan of the group I can’t wait to see this documentary. Did I mention that Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf are responsible for the music and original score for this documentary? Yeah, its going to be tight real tight!
The documentary, produced by Dangerzone Films, chronicles the rapper - real name Lamont Coleman -'s rise to fame. The documentary includes his work with Children of Da Corn (Ma$e, McGruff, Bloodshed and Cam'Ron), as well as his part as a member of the Diggin' In The Crates crew.
The documentary will, in addition, have stories told by family members, friends and other rappers that collaborated with him.
Fans of the deceased rapper will be especially excited to know that the documentary will feature rare footage of Big L performing with Big Pun on stage, as well as conducting an interview from the set of Fat Joe's "John Blaze" video shoot.
Artists such as Mysonne, DJ Premier, Showbiz, McGruff, Cipha Sounds, and Stan Spit, among others, give their insight on the rapper, who was gunned down February 1999 in Harlem.
Here is the first part of an in-depth look at the life of the hip-hop MC known as Tragedy Khadafi, aka Intelligent Hoodlum, who hails from the Queensbridge housing project in New York City. The focus is on Tragedy (Khadafi), telling his life storie through interviews with people around him, older footage plus interviews with the man himself inside of prison. At the same time it's a documentation and cultural journey into the story of the hip-hop mecca that is QueensBridge and if I remember correctly there's footage of Marley Marl, Mobb Deep, Capone N Noreaga, Infamous Mobb, the Screwball clique and many others. This is just the first part but all of it can be found on youtube.
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
|DJ E-Z Rock Wears AF1s on the "It Takes Two" Cover|
Now we take Harlemites in fly footwear for granted, but when DJ E-Z Rock chose to rock Uptowns for the "It Takes Two" shoot, the idea was novel. Sneakers were becoming increasingly elaborate, and we pondered why he picked a plain, stack-soled creation like this over the air-bubbled Revolution or a Max, but now we understand. This was major exposure for a regional favorite.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010
As much as the next man, I have always been jealous of those cartoon characters whose legs turn into blurry, rotating wheels when they run fast, so this newish (c. 2008) invention might be the closest any of us get. The man behind the creation is wheel maker Max Knight, who created this bike for Intersection Magazine by replacing each tire with 8 sneakers (importantly with socks too) and then turning each “spoke” into a sturdy, leg-like bar.
Sadly the dream has yet to be reached due to the less than high performance nature of the final prototype. Aside from living this dream, 16 interchangeable sneakers displayed in all their singular beauty is enough of a compensation for any sneaker head I'm sure.