23 Oct '13
I'm starting to get anxious for the weekend due to a few big drops I've been looking forward to... Don't say I didn't warn you! Lol. Hopefully I'll be able to play my cards right and walk away with a little happiness served in cardboard boxes.
For this weeks OSNT Interview, I'd like to proudly present a beard who needs no introduction, the god, the myth, the legend, Mr. Erick Reichard! I've known this good sir for many many years as he was kind enough to keep a young, lost sneakerhead (myself) company in line at Niketown Honolulu back, back in the day... Your'e not gonna want to miss this interview (bottom)! Have a great rest of your week!
Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ - Team Orange - Laser Orange - Sail
Two-tones are alright, but multis are where it's at! More multis please!!!
Nike Air Max 1 FB "Quilted Leopard"
Nike Air Max 1 Premium - Gamma Blue - Brave Blue - Atomic Pink
Loving this color way... Nice balance and the added speckle on the front midsole is just enough detail to bump this pair up a few notches...
Size? x Nike Roshe Run "Elephant Print" Teaser
Another Size? collab?! These guys are non stop! Anyhow, I was a little on the fence about the last Roshe collab they did, but when I saw them in person, I knew I made a mistake by sleeping on em... These are looking cool, but nothing really excites me enough to exhaust my efforts by reaching to UK for a pair. We shall see if I'm wrong again...
Nike Air Trainer I "Infrared" and Nike Air Trainer II "Persian Violet"
Boy oh boy do I love my Trainers! ...Especially in good color ways such as these! Crisp.
Nike Air Huarache - Team Red / Volt
Take away the pattern and you've got yourself a deal...
Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT "Penny Hardaway"
...And Nike continues to push limits with the all-time classic Air Force 1. Not for me, but these are better than a lot of others I've seen...
Nike Air Trainer Max '94 - Multi Color Safari
Funky! ...I dig! I usually like things that are different... I appreciate the riskiness of it.
Nike Air Raid "Peace" Retro
I've always wanted a pair of Raids, but never actually got a chance to scoop one I cared for... These are pretty cool.
Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Teaser
Head Porter Plus x Reebok Classic Leather
You can tell by my rotation of wallets that Head Porter is on my favorites list as I truly believe their craftsmanship and design in relation to cost is pretty close to bar none. Not sure if I particularly care for these Reeboks, but it definitely showcases a Japanese flare... Hoping to see more sneaker collaborations pop up with these guys!
atmos x Jouetie x Reebok Insta Pump Fury
Damn... I remember getting a few interesting looks when I used to rock Insta Pump Fury's back in the day... I think those days are over for me, but nevertheless, glad to see them popping up more often!
Oshman's x New Balance 1600
I love how the 1600's look so technical, yet still maintain the utmost level of cleanliness. The design of New Balances lend themselves nicely to almost any decent color palette... amazing.
Vans Sk8-Hi Pro "Outdoor"
The detail on these are phenomenal...
adidas Y-3 Qasa Racer
As usual, I'd love to own a few Y-3 Qasa's, but cant convince myself to embrace the tag price...
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte V "Volcano"
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: Erick Reichard | Famous Beard, DJ, Drink Peddler, 'Nike Air' Hoarder
Nickname / AKA:
Slangin Dranks N Droppin Beats
How many years I've been in an affair with sneakers:
What year is it??? Shit I been hooked ever since 1990, The Air Jordan V was the pair that started it all for me.. That makes it a long 23 year affair...
How many pairs I own:
Maybe 70??? & honestly only about 40 different pairs lol... I sold a lot recently, just trying to keep shit I will wear... & doubles for when i wanna wear them again!! haha... N most shit will retro in 10 years anyways So Wear Ur Fkn KICKS PEOPLE!!!!
My Holy Grail:
OG ROYAL 1'S
My most despised footwear and why:
None, Barefooted Ratchets... lol
Currently hunting for:
OG Nike Air Jordan 1 Wht/Red/Met sz 12 :)
If I had to choose ONE pair to wear for the rest of my life, it would be:
I would have to go with the Nike Air Jordan Banned 1, Quality n Comfort like no other Jordan 1..
Amazing sneaker-related story:
I'd say 2001 maybe 2002, I was on lunch break from work and decided to stop in Razor Sports Pearlridge (or whatever it was called) I see a 1994 Air Jordan 1 retro box on the shelf behind cash register, its says $20 on it. I think, cool I would maybe buy that box for $20. I ask the cashier to see the box, she hands me the box and it has a DS pair of 1994 Air Jordan 1 Blk/Red in it!!! She then tells me she has 3 more in the back O_O She bring them out and its a DS 1994 Chicago 1 another DS Blk/Red 1 & A 1994 Air Jordan 2 Chicago colorway!!!! Needless to say I could not pay her fast enough....
Changes or surprises I'm hoping for in the sneaker world:
This BOT thing is crazzzy, No legit shot at copping anything online anymore... I hope they fix that soon... How u get 3 pairs of everything doe JJ????? LOL
A tip for my favorite footwear brand:
Please keep making stupid ass colors so I can save $$$$$ Thanks JB! :)
Additional comments, shout-outs, big ups:
Thanks to JJ for having me & getting me them Blk/Red 1's in December! Shout out to the HSS,HSH,SGHI $FU FAM! Shout out to Truest for doin it BIG! Keep Stackin 808!!
IG = @Beard_xi
A question for Parkz:
The Beard: Seriously tho, how many damn shoes u got???????
Parkz: Ayeeeeee... Don't ask me such personal questions, Erick! haha! I personally don't care to share these kind of things with others as I think it sometimes ruins the mysteriousness of the situation, BUT, since you've answered this same Q for this interview, I guess it's fair that I give you ballpark figures... Back in '06 (ish), we actually met during what I consider my "quantity prime" when I believe the height of my collection may have reached somewhere around 6... That included the easily obtainable cases of every Jordan Retro, as well as random Nikes, Nike SB's, Reeboks, Asics, adidas Originals, New Balance, Vans, Clarks, Pumas, and other various brands. All sizes; Mens, Womens, and Kids. At some point in '07/'08 I began to realize that my love for sneakers had grown uncontrollable and unnecessary. Getting constant reminders to get rid of stuff from my mother was becoming annoying and I could barely support such a lifestyle. Basically, I sold and gave away A LOT of pairs and I'm currently at a few hundo... Most of which I appreciate and wear. There's seldom a storage day that you'd be able to find a deadstock pair in my collection, unless they're doubles, triples, etc... Thanks for the question! ...Now you owe me a sandwich. HAHA!
Interview by: JJ Parkz