11 Dec '13
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXVIII
Everyone feeling Holiday stress yet??? ...I am! haha. With all that's going on daily, I haven't had much time to devote to keeping up with sneakers, but maybe that's a good thing! lol. Remember to finish your Christmas shopping before splurging all your money on new releases for yourself! ...In the end, there's ALWAYS something new that you'll want! Be easy folks, and enjoy the season!
PS - Peep the interview with my home girl, Kashibang, down below! ...Ladies got heat too! Peace!
Nike Free Run 2 Sneakerboot Leather Quickstrike
Never really been into Free Runs, but these Leather Mids are pretty smooth... Quality looks on point.
Nike Kobe 2 "Prelude"
This prelude series is a pretty smart way to revive Kobe's and make a pretty quick buck at the same time. Nike will forever capitalize...
Stussy x Nike SB Trainerendor - Black - Neon
These are good... Will buy.
Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard
I really like the look of the jacquard execution, but the seamlessness is still pretty weird to me... I guess that's why I don't quite dig hyperfuse.
Air Jordan XII "Taxi"
Classic... Who's scooping this week?
SNS (Sneakersnstuff) x Reebok Shaqnosis "Tribute"
I don't own a single pair of Shaq sneakers, and probably never will... Just not my thing.
Reebok Classic Leather "Embossed Camo" Pack
Cool idea but too much going on for me... I always think of bok Classics to look best in a one color tonal with a gum bottom.
Solebox x Reebok Pump Omni Zone + Twilight Zone
I've always enjoyed a clean pair of Reebok Pump Omni's... These are cool, but nothing special to me.
Stash x Reebok Question - Black - Red - Grey
Stash always designs pretty cool color ways... I like these, but nothing compares to the original color ways I rocked as a young baller... haha!
Sneaker Freaker x Puma Blaze of Glory "Sharkbait"
I really dig the whole Shark Series by SF and this next one is lookin' pretty G. I spy trilocks...
adidas adistar Racer - Black - Rose Gold
These have always been too sporty for me, but this particular one is pretty clean...
adidas Gazelle OG
So many good classics making a resurgence these days...
Onitsuka Tiger Shaw Runner
I love the shape and color way for sure, and surprisingly, I don't really mind the seamless side logo here... I think the fact that it's raised, changes my whole outlook on seamless features on sneakers.
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: Kashibang | SOLE Sistah
Nickname / AKA:
I'm yo pusha. No really, I'm a pharmacy tech.
How many years I've been in an affair with sneakers:
I've been into sneakers ever since... I met my husband about a decade ago. He had a wall of shoes and it tripped me out. The 1st pair he ever bought me were AM95s to match him. I knew it it was real when he wanted to go "matchy-matchy" ^.^
How many pairs I own:
I have more than I can count, my dad built me my closet in our garage. LOL - but if you're talking about about sneakers, than I only have about 45-50. I can't get an accurate number since I have pairs scattered throughout my house, my car, and my husbands old place. >.<
My Holy Grail:
Insert cliche holy grail here: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ --- lol, I have no idea, It would be nice to have a pair of Carmines though.
My most despised footwear and why:
SKECHERS!!! That company has no identity... literally every model I've seen is a copy of something that's already out.
Currently hunting for:
ANY BLACK JORDAN 5s!!! I have OG metallics that I'm trying to restore and I need a donor shoe!!! If anyone has or know anyone who has size 5Y please, PLEASE hit me up!!! Please and thank you. I love you in advance!
Amazing sneaker-related story:
I was at a Nike Outlet in San Diego and saw Oreo 6s for $59.99. I picked up a pair and it scanned at $39.99 at the register. I went back and bought 3 pairs - I mean, shit. $40 bucks? black & white goes perfect with everything and it's the perfect base for a custom - (hint hint) ;P
If I had to choose ONE pair to wear for the rest of my life, it would be:
White cement 3s. They're broken in real nice and are super comfortable.
Changes or surprises I'm hoping for in the sneaker world:
A lot of the shoes I was digging this past year didn't come smaller than a mens 6. I wanna see more styles in GS! #teamlittlefeet
A tip for my favorite footwear brand:
Stop retroing all my favorite pairs!!!
Additional comments, shout-outs, big ups:
Whattup to my boo thang, DJ Yogurt, woot woot... S/O to Hawaii Sneakerheads for always showing me love. To SGHI for letting me be apart of your group even though I never post ^_~ ... and to all the FEMALES in the game that are in it bc they love it, not for the "Likes"
A question for Parkz:
Kashibang: c u s t o m s ? when can?! o.0
Parkz: It's been a while since we last talked about one, huh? I'm down whenever! ...Thanks for the interview!
Interview by: JJ Parkz