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Visvim Logan

Posted by samplekickz on 30 January, 2007

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Visvim presents yet another new sneaker in its line-up – the Logan. Clearly taking inspiration from Vans, Visvim once again manages to make the shoe look more detailed and presents it in premium leathers and with very nice suede accents.

While some of the Visvim shoes are harder to wear because they are so different, these are definitely not part of that category and are simple enough to go with anything. Definitely a nice addition to their collection. For some people they might be too close to the Vans and not worth the extra money. But if you want something more high-end then this is the way to go.

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Air Jordan Spi’zike – True Blue: The 3rd Coming

Posted by samplekickz on 30 January, 2007

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The first Spike was themed after the Spike Lee’s Production Company, 40 Acres and a Mule… Last week’s recently released Black Spiz’ike was rumored to represent Black History Month… now the latest helping of the Spiz’ike is one many fans will be happy to see… a True Blue Spiz’ike. The significance behind this shoe is that Spike Lee and Michael Jordan’s relationship on the Air Jordan began on the True Blue III’s.

According to NiceKicks, these shoes are slated for a drop sometime in May with what I can only imagine as a similar availability to the Black Spiz’ikes (not the White One’s)

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KIKS TYO 1st International Sales Exhibition

Posted by samplekickz on 30 January, 2007

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KIKS TYO will hold their first International Sales Exhibition on 20th Feb to 22nd Feb in Toyko. At the exhibition, they will interpretate their main theme of the brand together with some upcoming items.

And the most important is that their celebrity, Hoshino Aki, and some bikini girls will also be present at the exhibition. Don’t miss the chance to get in touch with them.

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Nike Footscape 360 – Year of the Pig

Posted by samplekickz on 30 January, 2007

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This BETTER be a women’s release cause surely I can’t see any male pulling these off regardless of how dope you can make anything look ahahah

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BRIAN – head of Know1edge Interview

Posted by samplekickz on 30 January, 2007

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Hong Kong’s own, Brian from 8five2 and Know1edge (8five2’s in-house brand) was recently interviewed by High Snobiety regarding a lot of current issues you simply can’t side step in the whole street wear game as well as Brian’s infatuation with watches.

Check out the interview here.

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Air Jordan 3 Black / Cement Sneaker Bag

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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Even a blind man could see that this bag takes inspiration from the Air Jordan 3. This is the first time that we have seen this bag in the Black/Cement colorway which lends us an extra ounce of hope that Jordan will be bringing back everyone’s favorite Jordan III.

In the past we saw a bag like this in the Fire Red colorway and sure enough the Fire Red Air Jordan 3 is releasing in February. At this point all we can do is hope, wait, and pray.

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Format x FYSH Sneaker Wall Paper

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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Their is another website out there spreading lies to the public saying these special wall papers were made for them, but these are way too good for these crooks to make but the official owner/designer of all the wallpapers is Format and FYSH. Now to the original topic: Their is five made and they are the Nike Dunk SB De La Soul High and Tiffany, the Air Jordan Mars and Olive in a army color way and the Air Max 90 Infrared. Check them out, they are all very nice and once again Props to Format and FYSH.

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Air Force 25th: The Second Coming Baltimore, Part I, The Display of Force

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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KATC was on hand last night (1/25) as Nike took over Baltimore’s Mandowmin mall, home of the legendary Downtown Locker Room, to pay homage to the Air Force 1s humble beginnings while ushering in a new era of Force. As part of “The Second Coming Celebration”, Nike erected an elaborate Air Force display containing everything from the original Air Force 1 blueprints, to several upcoming colorways of the Air Force XXV.

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Upcoming Nike Air Force “All-Star” Package

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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With All-Star weekend near, Nike is preparing to release an “All-Star” Package (two kix in 1 package) consisting of an Air Force 1 High and Air Force XXV Mid. The Air Force 1 High features the “Original Six” Players on a Metallic Gold/3M/White upper with 24K plated lace tips and a 24K plated lace lock. The Air Force XXV Mid features the “New Six” players on a White/Metallick Gold upper. The Nike Air Force “All-Star” Package is scheduled to release during All-Star weekend.

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Nike Air Oasis x Sophnet

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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Nike has teamed up with Sophnet for a collaboration on the Air Oasis. Their are two versions they created, black/black and a olive/black. Their are numbers printed on the insole which are 6453 – 7674, the 6453 represents Nike and the 7674 represents Sophnet. If you type in the numbers on a mobile phone 6453 spells Nike and 7674 spells SOPH

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Greedy Genius Spring 2007 Sneakers

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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Introducing a preview of some sneakers from Greedy Genius’ Spring 2007 sneaker collection. Their sneakers will continue to be colorful and vibrant as always. Also they seem to be experimenting with materials such as carbon fiber, denim, croc-skin, patent leather and 3M reflective for their sneakers in this upcoming collection. They will be available sometime in February.

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Reebok Freestyle High 25th Anniversary Series

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007

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This year is an exciting year for sneakers and sneakerheads. The Nike AF1 turned 25 ! And here we are in 2007 celebrating an icon of the women’s sneaker game as well: The Freestyle Hi by Reebok.

To celebrate the event Reebok commissioned a series of special editions of the Freestyle Hi. Feast your eyes on the very exclusive collaboration between Rolland Berry X Basquiat (our favorite of the bunch).

Here a brief bio of the sneaker so you get an idea:

The Freestyle Hi was made famous in the 80’s when it became the quintessential fitness footwear of the Aerobics crazed era, slouchy socks,tights, unitards and leotards, you get the picture.. The Freestyle which also exists in a low top version made of Reebok a pioneer and a leader in the athletic/lifestyle footwear for Women.

Since we all know that fashion is a cycle…. girls started to look for Hi top sneakers that were original and not as bulky as some men’s styles and there they were their moms 80’s kicks !! The Trensetters of this world gave the “Freestyle Hi “a new life you can spot them on the feet of Williamsburg Hipsters, Flatbush and Harlem round the way gals as well as Euro pop stars (M.I.A) who would have tought….(Sgp)

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PICKUPS: BAPE SKULLSTA, BAPE G-SHOCK, BAPE SHIRT

Posted by samplekickz on 28 January, 2007

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This is available on site (www.samplekickz.com) and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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Visvim x Sophnet Zahra

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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Shortly after the collaboration of Visvim with Kaws on the Zahra slip-on, they now present a new collaboration on the same shoe with Sophnet. This one is kept rather simple and features premium black leather and perforated pattern on the toe box. It kind of mixes a traditional “Budapest” leather shoe with a slip-on, which is an interesting combination

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MNNF x Nike 07.

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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Some of you will remember this project from 06, with some amazing Dunks, presented by Fatlace and 5th-Dimension. Well, the MNNF guys are back for 07, with an AF1 Low(appropriately) and an AM97. Check out the pics here.

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UNDFTD Gothic Tee.

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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Undftd just keep dropping news. Along with the Play Dirty New Era, the LV Store opening and the LV Exclusive Undftd X Stussy Tee, there will also be this new Long Sleeve Tee dropping at all locations on the 3rd February.

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“Galinsky Tennis Pack” Vans.

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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“Galinsky Tennis Pack” from the Vans Vault 2007 collection. Available NOW at Atmos NYC.

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Vans – Iron Maiden Slip-On & Sk8 High’s

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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Vans recently collaborated with Iron Maiden to produce a pack of Slip-On’s and Sk8 High’s. I think the writing on the midsole is a nice touch, for those originally fans of the same artwork seen on fake Dunk High SB’s, you can now grab something legit to add to the collection.

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UNDFTD x Stussy

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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All new collabo tee between UNDFTD x Stussy… just look how iconic the design of Cement Jordan III’s have became!

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SBTG ROYALEFAM ZIP UPS

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007

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RoyaleFam by SBTG just released some new hoodies. The new hoodies come in three different styles. A reversible all-over print, a non-reversible all-over print and a hoodie with prints only on the pockets, sleeves, and back. All three styles come in three different colors of black, grey, and olive.

There are only serveral places and sites that have these in stocks, and MR..SK is the only store which has them exclusively in H.K, so grab them while stock last as only several pieces arrived per model.

This is available on site (www.samplekickz.com) and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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If you thought the Jordan Pack Dunks that dropped in late 2006 were great, think again – the best is yet to come. We just posted up the Air Jordan 8 Dunks a second ago and just got pics of the new Olympic Air Jordan 6 Dunks. Though the colorway is rather simple, Nike went to work with creativity.

The side of the Dunks have the air holes just like on the Jordan 6s. Also, Nike carried over the smallest touch of red that were on the Air Jordans and made a red label on the tongue and “Nike” is written in red on the back. To top it all off, The Dunks have a black tongue to resemble the black rubber tongue on the Olypmic Air Jordan 6’s.

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DTLR x Nike Air Force Ones Celebration

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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When Nike released the Air Force Ones in 1982 they were an instant hit and an instant classic. They were so popular the retailers found for the first time that rather than having customers coming in to see what was new, they kepts asking if there was any way that they could get ahold of the Air Force Ones that were at the time a couple years old.

Three sneaker shops who took the initiative to petition Nike to bring back the Air Force Ones were known as the “Three Amigos.” One of these three stores was Down Town Locker Room (DTLR). Nike owes the “Three Amigos” alot of thanks for getting Nike to bring back the Air Force Ones and to commemorate them, Nike will be throwing a party at the Baltimore Down Town Locker Room.

The event will showcase the past, present and future of Nike Basketball. Big Tigger will host the event with Juelz Santana performing. DJ Biz Markie and members from “The Wire” will be at the event. Info thanks to Freshness.
Event Date:
Thursday, January 25th – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Event Location:
Downtown Locker Room
Mondawmin Mall
2401 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD

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Nike Dunk Mid SB Crew – Linoleum

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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The detail on the strap and side panels are immaculate, and the color way just adds to their beautiful style. On top of that, you will see some fresh fat laces.

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Nike Air Jordan Hoody Black/Cement @ Purchaze

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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Purchaze received again another colorway of this fresh and tasty Air Jordan 3 Hoody in black with Cement Print details. Hurry up and get them now in your wanted size!

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Nike Safari Pack – Vol. 3

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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It’s incredible how big Nike makes this Safari Pack. After Vol.1 (AM1, AM95) and Vol.2 (AM+, CF Hi, Dunk Lo), they are now also dropping Vol. 3, consisting of a Court Force Low Premium and Court Force Hi Premium. As usual lots of different animal colors in there.

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Convoy & Megatron Nike Free 7.0 – Set of 2.

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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To be released in May 2007. With the movie coming, there just had to be some soort of involvement in the sneaker world!

Takara continues to release more innovative and imaginative products with the new Transformers Sports Label series! This new series features 1/2 scale transforming Nike shoes! These licensed items should be somewhere around 6″ in length in shoe mode and it looks like they even have real laces connected to the top of the shoe. Convoy and Megatron are also each sporting a miniature pair of Nike Free 7.0 as a finishing touch.

Available for pre-order at Big Bad Toy Store.

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High Def Photos: Greedy Genius Woodstock 69

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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Greedy Genius will release a limited edition Woodstock 69 with tie dye patent leather toe box, along with a a guitar neck at the heel which is the Woodstock logo. Also a great addition to the shoe is the ‘69 by the toe area. With premium leathers and a suede uppers this Greedy Genius is a must buy.

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Nike Air Jordan III Pures + Black Cats January 24

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007

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BLACK vs WHITE . nice!

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Visvim x Mastermind Japan Kiefer-Hi Disrupt

Posted by samplekickz on 23 January, 2007

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Visvim continues its collaboration with Mastermind Japan on the Kiefer-Hi. This time they present some new camo colorways – desert camo, woodland camo and olive/rain camo. All three of them feature the zipper in the back.

Up close you do notice that this sneaker is far more than a Converse Chuck Taylor inspired sneaker. The details are great and the quality standards on all Visvim unbeatable. Look out for these to drop soon outside of Japan as well

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Limited Edition Anniversary Zoom “Why81″ Kobe 1

Posted by samplekickz on 23 January, 2007

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WHY81, presented by NikeBasketball, is both a contest and a celebration. There are many layers to unveil in order to truly appreciate what happened on that special night. Get the insider information on WHY81.com, and listen for tips and updates on Power 106 FM. The day before the anniversary game, on January 21st, your knowledge will be tested in a 4-hour scavenger event. 80 participants will be able to purchase a historic limited edition anniversary shoe at the final event on Sunday, and many can get prizes, special gear and the chance to attend the exclusive WHY81 afterparty.The 81st pair will be signed by Kobe himself and will be auctioned off at halftime of the game on Monday, January 22, 2007.

All proceeds from WHY81 will be donated to Kobe’s Vivo Foundation and the LA Lakers Youth Foundation. Check the WHY81.com postings for all event details and information. Good luck!

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