The Angry Sneakerhead

The weekend has came and went, yet and still I was not so lucky.  Well in shoes that is.  The SB Dunk Low Pro “Black Pigeon” was released on Saturday the 11th of November.  The original 2005 “NYC Pigeon” was ahead of its time.  Released in 2005 for 55.00, can now be seen sold on the market for around 500.00.  To be honest i slept on those.  At the time I was out of my “Dunk” faze.  I was back on the Jordan hype, grabbing any shoe I could get my hands on.  Now that I’m older I tend to lean toward a more simple and relax shoe.  The “Black Pigeon” would have been a perfect fit in my collection.

Now the rant starts.  Why won’t @Nike just make enough for the masses to enjoy.  This making few amounts for the “real” sneakerheads just needs to stop.  Everyone out is not about the hype I would like to believe.  Not everyone wants to resell the shoes.  I just want a pair to actually just wear and post up on my social media feeds as my #kicksoftheday.  Nothing major just want the chance to get a shoe without the hassle of driving from store to store, and making phone call after phone call.  Also don’t wanna have to deal with the store employees saying they don’t have any shoes, knowing they do and just saving the shoes for there fellow “sneakerheads” so they can just turn around and resell them.

I love shoes and the feeling I get when I put a brand new pair on.  It’s amazing, so amazing its hard to put it in words.  So @Nike it would so nice of you if you would make the shoes more available for the O.G. “sneakerheads” like myself to have that amazing feeling of getting shoes and adding to the collection.

For those who don’t know of the shoe I’m referring to, check out the pic below:


15 Years of SB DUNK: Stories from the Inside Out

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Nike SB Dunk, VICE Magazine recently released a documentary which explores the unique intersection of sneakerheads and the skate community brought on by Nike Skateboarding’s shoe line. The video looks back at when Nike SBs weren’t “grailed” items, examining the conception of Nike SBs and the internet subculture that progressed as the “hype” grew. Talking to shop owners, collaborators and skateboarders who helped make the SB Dunk become legend the documentary displays the importance of Nike SBs for the worlds of skateboarding and sneaker culture.

Check out HYPEBEAST illustrated list of the most iconic Nike SB models here

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The Air Max 1 Returns!!!

In 1987, the Air Max 1 changed the world of footwear forever. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the icon made the invisible, visible with the arrival of visible Air Max cushioning. Through the years as the debut Air Max captured the hearts of many, the design was upgraded and slightly altered to elevate comfort while meeting the needs of everyday casual wear. As the changes and upgrades continued, Air Max connoisseurs across the globe began to yearn for the “Golden Era” shape and build that took over the late ‘90s and early 2000s.

Take a look and see how the Nike Sportswear design team takes us through the process behind the design of the newly crafted Air Max 1 .  Also one of my favorite shoes I might add.

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Nike and Adidas Mashup

Clear Weather links up with The Shoe Surgeon to mesh Nike and Adidas together in an super crazy customized sneaker. Titled the CorTamba project, The Shoe Surgeon crafted a one-of-a-kind sneaker that is inspired by the Nike Cortez on one  side, while the other is inspired by the Adidas Samba. This exclusive run will only see 40 pairs made, and each pair is packaged in a custom wooden box that comes with a T-shirt and a keychain holder. The shoe will debut on the first day of ComplexCon, and The Shoe Surgeon will be on hand to stitch logos on for buyers.  I would just love to get my hands on a pair of these.  Let us know in the comments below how you like/dislike the shoe.

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