Here's an incredible teaser of Tinker Hatfield discussing style and innovation at the Nike HQ in Beaverton.
Here's an PE you don't see everyday... Original 1985 Jordan I PE's made for Michael Jordan.
I know I said 1985, but there's a good chance that these were produced late in 1984. The main differences with this pair and the released black/red pairs is that these have a red sock liner. Other notable differences include a slightly lower ankle cut, fatter Swoosh, and no "AIR" on the top tongue patch. These were probably practice worn, or worn for a photoshoot sometime. I only say this because I still have yet to see a picture of MJ wearing the black/red Jordan I's in a game (the dunk contest doesn't count).
Huge thanks to MichaelJordanArchive for posting these up on their Instagram! Shoot them a follow if you aren't already!
Here's a great little sketch of the Nike LeBron XI presented at the Nike Portland retail location. It highlights some of the key performance aspects used on this shoe, along with a brief explanation on how they can help boost on-court performance.
Huge thanks to BigDeezKicks.com for sending over this nice care package of goodies! Go check out their website for some great accessories, along with their Instagram page... BigDeezKicks
"So I'm gonna open the box up and, you know, I'm sorry to say that I've ruined a good pair of Jordan XI's by signing them so, here you go..." <Tinker gives Steve Mulholland the signed right shoe> "Well then I said, I'm thinking, 'Well since I ruined them by signing them, I thought I'd really screw them up'." <Tinker pulls out the left shoe> So then I actually drew a kind of a pictorial history of the Air Jordans and Steve's life a little bit. And a few other things in here and some few words of thanks and it's all drawn, in like, ink... You know, like a metal ink pen. No laser. No special colorway. Just a metal pen..."
Congratulations to SoleCollector Magazine for reaching their 10-Year Anniversary! This is a huge milestone for any magazine, and I couldn't be any happier for their success.
SoleCollector's celebratory issue just released, and I was pleasntly surprised to see my old 50-State Issue 11 photo thrown in there! (They actually misspelled our last name, but it's all good guys!)
Back in 2005, Steve Mullholand, founder of SC, flew up to Alaska for our ice cold photoshoot. The snow was pouring heavy, but it made for the one of the best photos in that issue in my opinion!
Thanks again for a decade full of memories! The future holds nothing but great success!
Here's a cool shot of some goodies I brought to Index PDX, Portland's newest consignment shoe store. If you haven't stopped by yet, I'd highly recommend checking out their growing inventory. Even if you wanted to just lounge around and talk kicks, Terrence and Mike are good people...Tell them I sent you!
Check out this awesome picture I found on Hypebeast's Instagram...
Fuck all the hype---Red October Yeezy's are absolutely beautiful. Hopefully I'll be able to track down a pair in my size when the time comes around. As a huge Kanye West fan, I was fortunate enough to witness him perform on his incredible Yeezus Tour. Tracking down a pair would ultimately be for nostalgic reasons, since watching him perform live was on my bucket list. Nike definitely outdid themselves with this pair.