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18 Jun '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLIV

OSNT44

 
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
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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)
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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"
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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)
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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
 
07 May '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XLII

OSNT42

 
Aloha all,
Had the pleasure of attending my long time homie, Lendell's "Just Kickin' It" Sneaker Garage Sale this past Sunday... Very dope event! I'm pretty happy about the morality amongst the sneaker community here locally. I've been seeing a lot of people throw out good deals and help each other lately... Keep it going guys!
PS - Sneaker Pimps x Dunkxchange coming to Hawaii soon! Who's ready??? ...Hit my e-mail if you need a table! Peace!
 
Asics Gel-Lyte III "Grape"
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Best GR GL-III I've seen so far this year... Nice colors in all the right places, however, I do really wish they switched that Cordura-like, woven fabric with something else like perforated suede. I like the look of the Cordura, but it always tends to crease real easily.
 
Reebok Pump Battleground Retro
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The images of these have been out for a while now; I was beginning to wonder if they were really ever gonna release them. Anyhow, slated for a May 9th release, I'm sure there's a few folks who will be all over these! There's always been something about the way the little bright orange basketball pump sits on that tongue... So iconic. Really diggin' the white color way but I think these would end up being a hibernator (along with all my other Reebok Pumps) if I were to pick these up. Maybe I've been buying pumps specifically for nostalgic purposes? ...who knows?!
 
Nike Flyknit Chukka with Lunarlon AM90 soles
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Although I'd like to think of myself as an OG Purist (an enthusiast who prefers original things), I can also appreciate evolution. As dope as it is, when Nike introduced the AM90 Lunar soles, I had a tiny struggle getting used to it. As the owner of many Cole Haan Lunargrands and various Lunar Flyknits, I can understand Nike's push to introduce the Lunarlon sole as a staple; They're light, comfortable, and probably very cheap to make. With that being said, if Nike continues to release these Flyknit Chukkas with Lunar AM90 soles in other colors, I will give in (against my usual judgement) and give these a go!
 
Nike Air Huarache - Light Beige - Laser Crimson
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Color way 100. Huaraches will forever have a comfortable spot in my top silhouettes list...
 
Nike SB Trainerendor SE "Sonic Yellow"
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Trainerendors somehow quickly made it to my "favorites" categorization upon introduction to the sneaker world. I love how they aren't overly played out and the design is really easy on the eyes. What I can appreciate about this color way specifically is that it's definitely quite different from most "wild" palettes we've been seeing from Nike lately. Although the off colors, the shoe still manages to uphold a respectable look while providing a higher level of casual report and class. A1.
 
Jordan Future
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What's so good about these that random people can't stop invading my earspace about em?! ...Okay, that may be a tad to harsh of an opening comment about these, but I do think there's a ridiculous, overly-brewed hype for a woven Chukka with a Jordan XI sole... And yes, they're the same; just a lot more expensive... Think about it.
 
END x Saucony Shadow 5000 "Burger"
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Great attention to detail regarding the packaging and presentation. Diggin' the uniqueness of the color placement and also that it's inspiration is represented properly through easy recognition. I pulled my sidecomb while getting booted online as I missed the UK release, but I'll definitely be properly prepared for this weekend... BELEEEEEDAT!
 
Extra Butter x Saucony Shadow Master "Space Snack"
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Field trips to the Bishop Museum (Hawaii heads know) were always my favorite because that would mean I'd get the chance to sneak away and buy some freeze dried astronaut ice cream! These are definitely A LOT better than the "Aces" they dropped a minute ago (no offense to anyone who liked those). The matching Publish x Extra Butter anorak is lookin' pretty G too... Nice job EB!
 
Ronnie Fieg x Puma XT-2
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OMG I NEED THESE NEW RONNIE FIEGS vs. An all white and all black pair of Pumas?! ...Which are you? For all you leaning to the left, don't forget to factor in that you weren't ever wearing Pumas up until this year... Haha jk! I talk shit but I probably sit somewhere in the middle... Reasoning: RF knows wtf is up... Italian leather upper and calfskin lining (*insert Pusha T's "yeuhhhhk!"). All whites and all blacks never go out of style...
 
adidas Y-3 Qasa Hi - Black
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Love the Qasa, but "murdered out" might just be a tad to harsh for me... Anyhow, I hope they keep pumping new colors in these for a long while...
 
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: "Just Kickin' It" Sneaker Garage Sale with @lenzizzle

OSNT // @lenzizzle Garage Sale from Kash Akamu on Vimeo.
 
Video featuring: @lenzizzle
Video by: @y2kash
Music by: @jimhurdle | @prizzyprie
Interview by: JJ Parkz | jared@fittedhawaii.com
09 Apr '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XL

OSNT40

 
Aloha all,
Today's OSNT features the last part of the "Hoopin' and Sneakers" video interview series... I know it was long, but I really wanted to emphasize that there's importance in knowing what you're wearing... Whether you like shoes for their technical aspects, history, etc., all self-titled 'sneaker enthusiasts' should have a basic knowledge of what they're enthused about, right?! haha. Anyhow, I've been noticing a plethora of new running sneaker consumers bandwagoning the market lately... Just a few words: As long as you grow genuine, I won't be upset at you making my chances harder at getting releases I want. lol. Besides all the good runners dropping, I feel JB is starting to mellow out a bit due to their willingness to over-saturate a ridiculously stretched market. Are we soon approaching the end of a full circle? SB love slowly reviving? ...We shall see!
P.S. - To the very few of you who repeatedly stumble upon these OSNT posts for a midweek kick, I'd love to hear all your ideas / criticism / thoughts, or even see cool photos pertaining to sneakers... OSNT has been a fun and interesting learning experience thus far and I will never shy away from growing its enjoyability for all of you... jared@fittedhawaii.com Cheers!
 
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: "Hoopin' & Sneakers" Part Three

Old Sole New Tricks // Balling and Kicks PT 3 from Kash Akamu on Vimeo.


 
Video featuring: @mralexkim | @ryanyamz | @bobbyfilipino | @mykexknows | @thewong1s
Video by: @y2kash
Music by: @jimhurdle | @prizzyprie
Interview by: JJ Parkz | jared@fittedhawaii.com
02 Apr '14

OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS: XXXIX

OSNT39

 
Aloha all,
Hope the week is treating all of you well! A lot of good drops recently... My personal hunt list for the week includes the Nike SB Dunk High "Chairman Bao," Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel-Lyte V "Mints" and "Coves," and possibly a couple Jordan 9 "Birmingham Barons" and Supreme x Nike Foams for the stash if I ain't gotta work too hard for em... haha. Last week was also pretty heavy for me as the Nice Kicks x NB1600 "Grand Anse" and the Premier x Saucony Shadow 6000 "Life on Mars" Pack dropped... Thanks to my buddy, I was also able to finally pick up a Nike Pegasus 83/30 Blue Hero, which I so regrettably passed upon release. Also, looking at a few Made in UK NB1500's and the 577's from the "Seaside" Pack... PHEWWW! PUKA POCKET!!!
Anyhow, scroll below to watch Part Two of the OSNT "Hoopin' & Sneakers" Interview with my homies, the Asian Dream Team! lol. Enjoy!
PS - Yo Based Fob,
Don't tell me your boy got played on a Nike SB April Fools tip..?!?! MEGA PAUSE, B. I need that "Chairman Bao" Human Panda hook-up! Thanks, B!
 
 
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: "Hoopin' & Sneakers" Part Two

Old Sole New Tricks // Balling and Kicks PT 2 from Kash Akamu on Vimeo.


 
Video featuring: @mralexkim | @ryanyamz | @bobbyfilipino | @mykexknows | @thewong1s
Video by: @y2kash
Music by: @jimhurdle | @prizzyprie
Interview by: JJ Parkz | jared@fittedhawaii.com

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