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26 Jun '14

CHEERS TO GOOD VIBES

Hi again!  I'm just going to start this blog off by saying the weekend was way too short!  Let's recap...
My good friend, Bree, decided to take a leap and move to Las Vegas and I couldn't be more happier for her! Personally, I'm a homebody and I couldn't imagine leaving Hawaii, but to each her own.  When she told me the bittersweet news, I knew I wanted her last day to be special.  Surprise party for Bree was in full effect.  Now, usually the beach is a go-to for a huge get together, but I wanted it to be a little more intimate.  Bingo!  I send a text message to Monique, asking if it's cool with her that we use her house, she says yes.  Location, check.  Now, how am I going to get Bree there?  Easy, I tell her it's Mo's birthday and we're just going to BBQ.  Haha!  After Bree agrees to going, it's smooth sailing from there on out.  Thank you baby Buddha for technology and it's ability for group text.  Lol.  BBQs with us is simple - bring whatever you wanna grill and drink, and leave it up to JJ (Parkz) to cover the dessert course!
It was a beautiful day out and I couldn't wait to kick it with everyone.  Once we surprised Bree, we could all relax and just enjoy each other's company.  As I savor a nice cold Coors Light in Mo's amazing pool, I soaked in the scenery. Everywhere I looked, there were smiles and laughter, love and good vibes.  We came together to celebrate Bree's journey, and Bree came to "celebrate Mo's birthday" on her last day home (little did she know this was for her).  My point is, friendships like these, the unselfish ones, bring all kinds of positivity together, and in this tough world, positive vibes and good people make life that much sweeter.  Some people portray paradise to be clear water beaches with white sand, a beaming Hawaiian sun, and bottomless mai tai's, however, my paradise is being in good company. Cheers to an amazing Sunday...
 

CHEERS TO GOOD VIBES from FITTED on Vimeo.


 
Hope you guys enjoyed that! Until next time..
XOXO,
Alia
19 Jun '14

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF

Hey guys,
 
Iʻm finally on here and am excited to be able to share my thoughts with all of  you! First off, Iʻd like to start with a quick introduction; For those of you whom I havenʻt had the pleasure of meeting yet, my name is Alia and you may find yourself running into me on any given day at the shop. I've been with FITTED for almost 2 years now, and the new experiences and friendships I encounter daily have been so priceless to me.  Coming into this company, I was aware of the ohana that surrounded the brand.  I was also very hesitant and afraid of not being accepted by this unbreakably bonded "family."  Slowly, but surely I've become a part of this ever-growing ohana (and I'm not just talking about employees).  Our loyal supporters are the sh*t!  So much aloha run through their veins and it's so contagious.  They define our saying "Aloha Served Daily" so well.
With the start of our summer collection beginning, I wanted to capture the essence of this past spring season before beers and beaches take over.  With us nearing our ten year anniversary, we wanted to bring back a few of our personal favorite, older designs for our Spring 14 "Legacy" Collection.  Pictured below are some of our customers, both new and old, that camped out every weekend for ten weeks!  For the rest of you that physically can't be here, we haven't forgotten about you!  Our appreciation goes beyond words.  I'm so stoked to be here and I hope you guys are ready for summer!
 
XOXO,
Alia
 
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18 Jun '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLIV

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Aloha all,
 
Took a little break from these posts lately as I've been quite busy these past few weeks... So much to catch up on! Good seeing some of you at the Dunkxchange x Sneaker Pimps Hawaii 2014 event... It's always a pleasure talkin' sneakers with all of you in person. Seen some good deals down there so I hope everyone was able to score something nice! It was great to be reminded that the Hawaii sneaker community is strong... Lets keep that going while helping each other learn, grow, and most importantly, have fun!
Shouts to @electricbamboo, @seeshels, and all their camp who displayed my favorite section of the event in the back corner behind the futsol games... Wish I coulda took home a lot of those OG runners! Shouts to all the other homies, John from @truesthawaii, Cavet, Lofa, and all the @lightsleepers and Crappy Kids camp, Mayor @ronald808 and the rest of the @hawaiisneakerheads crew, Elmer (@tfhh_ebjr), Gil (@tfhh_gilbert), and the rest of The Firm boys, Ian, @mykexknows, @b_ryan, and the @paradise_drive crew, all the SGHI homies, Max and the rest of @paradisesoccerclub, my @nmlshi homies, @ayoitsfjcruz, @dukininam, @emagdam33, and all the #wahbap homies, @beard_xi, @rkauhane, @erictakaba, @cfujifilms, @cheeeepono, @jaycid_, @irockmykicks, @took_hnla, my camera guy, Jerry, and everybody else who supports the culture... Please don't feel left out if I've missed you; it'd be impossible for me to catch everyone! Special shouts to my @fittedhawaiihunters family who represented well! Much thanks and respect! Also, got to kick it with @trinidadjamesgg for a bit and had the pleasure of attending his video shoot for a future CAMP JAMES 1st and 15th episode... Dude is mad cool in person; down to earth and humble. Respect. Last but not least, shouts to my dudes @dunkxchange, @sneakerpimps, @kidcurty, @dxcceo, and @chedda_bob619, who continuously bring down the event and recognize that Hawaii sneaker love is real... Enjoy the vid!
 

Old Sole New Tricks - Dunkxchange from Pan + Tilt on Vimeo.
21 May '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLIII

OSNT43

 
Aloha all,
So recently, I've been getting asked how or where I hunt for sneakers online... Being that the market is quite crazy for buying sneakers here locally, I've somewhat fell into conditioning myself into becoming an online deal hunter, and have learned to let really good sneakers go due to them somehow getting caught in the crosshairs of hype (making them ridiculously hard to get). On the other side of all that, because certain pairs fall into the grimelight, it leaves many underrated pairs sitting comfortably for me to scoop up! It's a shame that appreciative connoisseurs have to battle for what they love these days, only to often lose to some lucky, spoiled or blinded "cool guy." Anyhow, for today's OSNT post, I've comprised a quick and humble list of a few deals I would go for... All sneakers listed below are accompanied by a link or two to the site you can still find them at retail price or lower. I've also spent a quick second to add a few for the ladies... I hope my choices aren't too biased for your liking as I consciously made an effort to skip the hyped crap... Enjoy.
 
Nike N7 Free Forward Moc 2
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website: http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/pd/n7-free-forward-moc-2-shoe/pid-1055000
 
Nike Flyknit Racer Turq/Green/Black
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website: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/Nike_Flyknit_Racer/descpageMRS-NFNR9.html
 
Nike Flyknit Racer White/Volt/Black
NFNRX-2
website: http://www.runningwarehouse.com/Nike_Flyknit_Racer/descpageMRS-NFNRX.html
 
Nike Air Footscape Woven Motion
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website: http://shop.bdgastore.com/products/air-footscape-woven-motion-1
website: http://www.ubiqlife.com/air-footscape-woven-motion-dark-base-grey-102265.html
 
Nike Air Max Triax '94
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14209/nike-air-max-triax-94
 
Nike Air Max Triax '94
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14772/nike-air-max-triax-94
 
Nike Lunar Presto
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website: http://www.footlocker.com/product/model:207107/sku:79915060/nike-lunar-presto-mens/black/grey/?cm=GLOBAL%20SEARCH%3A%20KEYWORD%20SEARCH
 
Nike Air Max 98 "White/Team Orange"
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website: http://exit-36.com/collections/mens-nike/products/nike-air-max-98-white-team-orange
website: http://www.endclothing.com/brands/nike-air-max/nike-air-max-98.html
 
Nike Air Max Span TXT
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14154/nike-air-max-span-txt
 
Nike Footscape Desert Chukka Woven "Wheat"
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website: http://sneakerfiend.bigcartel.com/product/nike-air-footscape-desert-chukka-woven-wheat
 
Nike Air Max 90 Lunar C3.0 - Infrared
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website: http://packershoes.com/collections/nike/products/941-nike-air-max-lunar-90-c3-0
 
Nike Lunarfly 306 (Laser Crimson/Black-White)
LUNARFLY-306-QS-RED-PERSPECTIVE
website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/nike-lunarfly-306-laser-crimson-black-white
 
Nike Free Inneva Woven (Mine Grey/Laser Orange)
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/nike-free-inneva-woven-mine-grey-laser-orange
 
Nike SB Dunk High Pro "J Pack - Royal"
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website: http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=8&PID=23128
 
Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "J Pack - Bred"
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website: http://www.thepremierstore.com/product_detail.cfm?CatID=8&PID=23127
 
Nike Air Max 93 Size? Exclusive
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website: http://www.size.co.uk/product/nike-air-max-93---size--exclusive/018459/
 
Nike Air Max 1 OG
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/10825/nike-air-max-1-og
 
Nike Air Footscape Motion
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website: http://www.ubiqlife.com/air-footscape-motion-black-99214.html
 
Nike Wmns Internalationalist
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14928/reebok-pump-running-dual-vintage
 
Nike Wmns Air Huarache
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14962/adidas-equipment-running-support
 
Nike Wmns Air Max Thea
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website: http://shop.bdgastore.com/products/wmns-air-max-thea-2
 
Nike Wmns Dunk Sky Hi Wedge
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website: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nike-dunk-sky-hi-wedge-sneaker-women
 
Asics Gel-Lyte III "Grey/Purple"
ASICS-Gel-Lyte-III-Grape-5
website: http://exit-36.com/collections/men-s-asics/products/asics-gel-lyte-iii-grey-purple
website: http://sneakerfiend.bigcartel.com/product/asics-gel-lyte-iii-grey-purple-teal
 
Asics GT-II - White/Soft Grey
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website: http://sneakerpolitics.com/collections/asics/products/asics-gt-ii-white-soft-grey
website: http://www.pys.com/asics-men-gt-ii-white-soft-gray-ash407n-0113-100
 
New Balance M998BT "National Parks"
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website: http://exit-36.com/collections/mens-new-balance/products/new-balance-m998bt-national-parks
website: http://sneakerfiend.bigcartel.com/product/new-balance-998-white-red-blue
 
New Balance M997NV - Navy
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website: http://packershoes.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/new-balance-997-navy-m997nv
website: http://shop.kithnyc.com/products/new-balance-m997-navy-white
 
New Balance M997GY (Grey/White)
M997GY-1
website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/new-balance-m997gy-grey-white
 
New Balance M996 Made in USA
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website: http://www.pys.com/new-balance-m996-made-in-usa-nbm996-100
 
New Balance x The Tannery US574M1 "Marathon"
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/new-balance-x-the-tannery-us574m1-marathon-brown-black
 
New Balance x J.Crew M998JS1 "Pebble Blue"
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website: https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/sneakers/PRDOVR~95527/95527.jsp?color_name=pebble-blue
 
Clarks Originals Vulco Spear Whipstitch
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website: http://www.endclothing.com/brands/clarks-originals/clarks-originals-vulco-spear-whipstitch-181466.html
 
adidas Equipment Running Support
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14962/adidas-equipment-running-support
 
Saucony Shadow Original (grey/white)
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website: http://www.pys.com/saucony-men-shadow-original-grey-white-7
website: http://www.endclothing.com/brands/saucony/saucony-shadow-original-197425.html
 
Saucony Shadow 6000 (white/gray/navy)
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website: http://www.pys.com/saucony-men-shadow-original-grey-white-7
 
Saucony Shadow 5000 Premium
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website: http://www.size.co.uk/product/saucony-shadow-5000-premium/143895/
website: http://www.ubiqlife.com/shadow-5000-grey-102152.html
 
Saucony Womens Jazz Original
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/15041/saucony-jazz-original
 
Visvim FBT Corduroy (Olive)
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/visvim-fbt-corduroy-olive
 
Puma CREAM XT2 C Tropicalia (Black)
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wesite: http://www.endclothing.com/brands/puma/puma-cream-xt2-c-tropicalia.html
 
Puma Trinomic R698 OG
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website: http://www.size.co.uk/product/saucony-shadow-5000-premium/143895/
 
Puma Disc Tropicalia Women's
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website: http://www.ubiqlife.com/disc-tropicalia-women-s-white-101852.html
 
Cole Haan Lunargrand Long Wingtip (Foliage/Deco Green)
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/cole-haan-lunargrand-long-wingtip-folige-deco-green
 
Converse x Comme Des Garcons Play Chuck Taylor OX (black)
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/converse-x-comme-des-garcons-play-chuck-taylor-ox-black
 
Converse x Comme Des Garcons Play Chuck Taylor High
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website: https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/sneakers/PRDOVR~54488/54488.jsp?color_name=white
 
Converse Jack Purcell Crepe
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website: http://www.size.co.uk/product/converse-jack-purcell-crepe/138361/
 
Gourmet Quadici Lite (Sand/Cyan)
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website: http://shop.cncpts.com/products/gourmet-quadici-lite-sand-cyan
 
Reebok x Garbstore Inferno
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website: http://www.size.co.uk/product/reebok-x-garbstore-inferno/139464/
 
Reebok Pump Running Dual Vintage
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website: http://www.sneakersnstuff.com/en/product/14928/reebok-pump-running-dual-vintage
 
23 Apr '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLI

OSNT41

 
Aloha all,
For those of you who care, please excuse my absence from posting last week... It's been quite the busy month for me and fortunately enough, sneakers will always be around. I'm constantly having to remind myself of this, especially when missing a drop I've been looking forward to. With so many good releases popping up, "On to the next" has been quite the motto to live by these days... haha.
Anyhow, with the help of FITTED's newest intern, Jonel, I was able to throw together another quick vid this week. Although the video is short and simple, I do feel it necessary for every genuine sneaker lover to have some sort of historical knowledge, which is why this weeks video is FITingly titled: 10 Facts You May Not Know About Nike.
Enjoy!
 
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: "10 Facts You May Not Know About Nike"

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLI from FITTED on Vimeo.
 
Video by: @thejoneljugueta
Music by: @jimhurdle | @prizzyprie
Interview by: JJ Parkz | jared@fittedhawaii.com

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