23 Oct '13



Aloha all,
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
Uh oh...
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
Erick Reichard
Nickname / AKA:
The Beard
Shoe size:
My hustle:
Slangin Dranks N Droppin Beats
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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...
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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!!!!
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My Holy Grail:
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..
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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!!
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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
04 Sep '13



Aloha all!
Been a heavy week for me on the Jordan side of things with the "Fear Pack" dropping... Did everyone check their numbers online? Out of the three, I gotta say the V's pleased me the most, which is quite unusual being that III's and IV's are amongst my favorite sneaker silhouettes of all time... Looking forward to a few good "runners" that release this weekend as they keep pushing their way back to the top of the trend totem. For those of you who started school, keep your sneakers clean while breakin' them necks! Haha... Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!
New Balance 1500
Here come the 1500's! Available at Caliroots!
Highs and Lows x Asics "Brick & Mortar" Pack
Can... Can... [insert headnod of approval]. Visit Highs and Lows, Australia...
Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte V "Volcano"
Damn you Ronnie Fieg!!! Why are you so ridiculous (in a good way)?! These sneakers are so good, they piss me off! ...Just caught a top view sneak peak of these on his IG (@ronniefieg) earlier this week and even that was more than enough to get me going! I guess I have a reason to hunt down issue 28 of Sneaker Freaker now... GAHHH!
Nike Air Max 1 Premium Tape "Glow in the Dark"
I remember being so ridiculously happy when I got a pair of "Glow in the Dark" Dunks back in '06, but I ended up never wearing them... Gonna pass on these, but anything that glows is always fun... lol.
Air Jordan Retro X GS - Red - Black
Kids, ladies, and baby footers, get ready! Not really a X person, but these are lookin' good...
Air Jordan V "Doernbecher"
I gotta say that for a really busy sneaker (always expected of Doernbecher), these actually came out 10 times better than I expected... I will most definitely try my hand at getting these as I'm purely curious of the construction and detail put in to these sneakers... Rest In Paradise Young Isaac...
Nike LeBron X Low "Reptile"
I've always wondered where and how Nike digs up inspiration... I feel like there's been quite a few irrelevant stretches lately...Or is it just me?!
Nike Air Max 90 "Camo Infrared"
Adding a trend to an all time classic is usually out of the question for me, but I actually don't mind these at all...
A.P.C. x Nike Air Max 1
Following up their last Nike Sportswear collaboration, A.P.C. Store adds a little color to a crispy clean color way and keeps the ever-beautiful gum sole. This might be weird, but I always wondered what Jordan's would look like if they replaced icy soles with gum... Gum is my homie!
adidas Orignals Torsion Integral
Not quite into this silhouette, but really diggin the color ways... Keep it going, adidas!
OLD SOLE, NEW TRICKS INTERVIEW: Pedro "Juan" Rivera | AlohaHype Founder
Pedro "Juan" Rivera
Nickname / AKA:
Juan of AlohaHype
Shoe size:
My hustle:
10 Jobs - 1 Full Time. Oh Yeah & AlohaHype.Com
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How many years I've been in an affair with sneakers:
Since 1988. My sister was in town recently and she saw HSS (Honolulu Sole Searchers sneaker group on FaceBook) on the screen… She said, "what is this??? Oh WOW!" She asked, "do they know you've been doing this since a kid? I remember in the old neighborhood, your kicks had to match your hat. If not, you was a buster." lol. I remember rocking green stripe adidas Shellheads with the Celtics Starter hat… UNLV starter jacket with matching lottos....
How many pairs I own:
At my height, 100 pairs literally, all almost DS lol. Now, since wifey trips, [lol] I buy a dope pair, bustem up and get a new pair… Two days after I bought the last hahahahaha.
Amazing sneaker-related story:
Someone I knew wanted a pair of Kobe's really bad, but he couldn't camp cause he's a single dad, has work, and his kid had school… I had the next day off from work so I camped for him in the rain. No profit. By the way, it was my first time ever camping… LEGIT CHECK, ASK JORGE TORRES. lol
Holy Grail and why:
Jordan 5 FIRE RED, 1990 version. I was so amped I had them, I almost dunked a basketball. I missed it but I'll never forget it. lmbo
Most despised footwear and why:
Anything priced $200 over retail... WHY? Just getting that feeling of getting ripped off sucks. hahahahaha
If I had to choose ONE pair to wear for the rest of my life, it would be:
I scored 36 points in a high school basketball game in Bordeaux 7's; That feeling I want forever. I would rock them forever just to remind me of that day when I look down at my feet.
Currently hunting for:
Changes or surprises I'm hoping for in the sneaker world:
That the game does a 360 in availability… Just being able to go online/in-store and copping what I want, when I want, at retail. Also that NIKE assumes responsibility for the wild world that the game has turned into (NOT PRICES BUT KIDS GETTING KILLED). Figure out a way; maybe create a sneakerhead forum on their site to hear our stories? IF THEY DONT CARE, then who will? Also, complainers… Stop complaining about the next man. HYPEBEASTS can't help it. If you you know you a TRUE head then that should be sufficient. Worrying about the next man is bitchassness. lol
Additional comments, shout-outs, big ups:
I want to shout out all the down to earth people I have met in Hawaii since being here. I love Hawaii and would definitely give my life for it's survival. ALL THE FACEBOOK SNEAKERHEAD MEMBERS that have crossed paths with me. 99.9% all were, and are legit. I also want to send a HUGE shout out to JRDN "IA808" SALUD, JIK Johns, Joel Arakaki, YOU JJ PARKZ, FITTED HAWAII, my big brother Felix "El Gato" Delacruz (the real reason I came to Hawaii), and everyone who supports ALOHAHYPE.
WEB: http://www.alohahype.com
PH#: 808.4217879
Interview by: JJ Parkz