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Playboy Magazine’s Top 23 Air Jordans of All Time

Playboy Magazine doesn’t exactly exude sneaker knowledge but Matt Halfhill of NiceKicks put together its Top 23 Air Jordans Ever list, so there. Chicks (called “Sole Mates”) and kicks, certainly an eye pleasing combination. You have to be a member to see the entire list, but surely images are floating around already. Preview/teaser vid, with a horrible voiceover and some suspect facts, is above.

True Blues at #20? Too low! [Spotted at CounterKicks]

June 1, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News | , , , , , | Leave a comment

VIDEO: Tez McClain “Jordans & A Gold Chain”

Spoke my piece about Tez McClain’s “Jordans & A Gold Chain” a while back, and there is now a visual to the track. Mad pairs of Js on the must have list are seen in this Rock Jacobs directed clip. [Sidenote: Air Jordan 3 True Blues >. It’s the elephant print hit by the laces that does it for me. But any OG colorway will suffice.]

Below is Tez’s video for “Untitled,” directed by Chilly-O, over yet another LT Moe production.

May 3, 2011 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, Music, News | , , | Leave a comment

Louis Vuitton Acapulco Monogram Stars Sneaker

Yes, these are Louis Vuitton sneakers. And yes, they look atrocious. No, there is nothing you can say to convince me otherwise. Finally, yes, many a fool will cop these and surely get limited superfluous props off the strength of paying an asinine premium for the privilege of wearing ugly ass Louis Vuitton sneakers.

To each his own, but miss me with these. I’ll keep my $675. [Spotted at High Snobiety]

March 29, 2011 Posted by | Kicks, Lamewatch | , | 1 Comment

DOWNLOAD: Tez McClain “Jordans & A Gold Chain”

“The street raised me up giving a fxck, I thought Jordans and a gold chain was living it up.”—Nas “Street Dreams”

On “Jordans & A Gold Chain” ATL rapper on the come up Tez McClain spits a couple of verses about some of the fundamentals needed to stunt. Obviously, my affinitity is for the Air Jordan shouts in rhyme. Give Tez a shot (Don Cannon likes him), he’s got bars. L.T. Moe ((Ludacris, Ghostface, Murs) on the beat, Jordan 3s makes the cipher complete. [Props to the homie Branden J. Peters]

DOWNLOAD: Tez McClain “Jordans & A Gold Chain” | Mediafire

 

February 18, 2011 Posted by | Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, Music, News | , , , , | 2 Comments

Pauly D x Dirty Sneakers x Formula 409

#1. “I’m over here trying to clean my sneakers. I can’t concentrate. All this fighting…like, they’re talking about f**king relationships, my sneakers are dirty!”—Pauly D

#2. Pauly D, of The Jersey Shore infamy, is using Formula 409 to clean his kicks.

Salute that man.

RELATED:
How To Dress Like The Situation & Pauly D From Jersey Shore [Complex]

Pauly D Admits To Owning More Than $30,000 In Sneakers [Celebrific]

February 13, 2011 Posted by | Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News, T.V. | , , , | 2 Comments

Nike Air Flight Lite x Gerald Wilkins x Marty Funkhouser

The last time I was a New York Knicks fans, Gerald Wilkins was their starting shooting guard. That said, #21 repped Nike’s “Flight” line of basketball kicks and his commercials usually displayed the fact that like his brother Dominique, Gerald had serious hops. The above commercial for the Air Flight Lite, at the time (1991) the “lightest Nike basketball shoe on earth.” The point of this background is to now point out that dude that takes a serious L in the aformentioned commercial is none other than Bob Einstein aka Super Dave Osborne aka Marty Funkhouser from Curb Your Enthusiasm. How great is that?

via Vintage Heat

February 1, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Freshness, Kicks, News | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Michael Jordan x GQ Magazine 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time Cover


Michael Jordan covers GQ Magazine‘s February 2011 issue as one of its 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time. Other names on the list include “Broadway” Joe Namath, Muhammad Ali and, of course, Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

For Air Jordan’s entry, writer Bethlehem Shoals of FreeDarko takes the greatest basketball player of all time to task for miscues (overall assholeness) that have tarnished his reputation as of late. Shoals does point out that when #23 entered the NBA and was without his epic reputation, good and bad, he truly was a game changer, literally and figuratively.

Yep, on the cover his Airness is rocking the Air Jordan 7 in its OG White/Light Silver-True Red colorway—aka “Hare Jordans” thanks to Nike’s marketing campaign that incorporated Bugs Bunny—which places the cover photo around 1992. See the commercial for the Air Jordan 7 below where Jordan is rocking the Bordeaux colorway, which happens to finally be getting the retro treatment. That’s all folks.

January 25, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, Music | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Air Jordan III – Black History Month 2011

The cement greys are getting copped shortly off of g.p., but these Black History Month Air Jordan IIIs with the black and gold colorway are a must. [Pics swiped from High Snobiety and Nice Kicks]

January 17, 2011 Posted by | Basketball, Fresh Dipped, Freshness, Kicks, News | , , , , | 2 Comments

VIDEO: LeBron James “Rise” Nike Commercial

LeBron James addresses all his detractors in his new commercial, part of a multimedia campaign via Nike called “Rise.” Yes, it’s a display of brash ego. Kind of like when he elevates to throw down a rim cracking slam dunk.

Only winning a championship—multiple ones at that—will really gets the naysayers to shut their traps. But in the meanwhile this ad is well put together and entertaining. And since it features a cameo from Don Johnson aka Sonny Crockett (I am a Miami Vice junkie), it is a win.

Charles Barkley’s infamous “I Am Not a Role Model” ad, that LeBron’s new clip winks at, is below.

October 25, 2010 Posted by | Basketball, Freshness, Hip-Hop, Kicks, News | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kobe Says He’d Beat LeBron 1 On 1

While make an appearance at the London School of Basketball a while back, Kobe Bryant says he would beat LeBron James in a game of one one. Mr. 5 Rings’ reasoning, that’s he’s a one on one player to the core while LeBron is more of a team player (a la Magic Johnson), is legit. Then there is the fact that Kobe dropped eighty firikkin’ one points in a single game (vid below).

The Mamba [||] also rocked Air Jordan III True Blues in an NBA All-Star game. I’m with Kobe on this one. But the Boston Celtics are winning in 2011.  [Spotted at The Smoking Section]

October 4, 2010 Posted by | Basketball, Freshness, Kicks, News | , , , , | 3 Comments