HONG KONG PHOTO DIARY

This was from our HK trip last June. No paragraphs or too much writing, just photos from our short vacation.

This was actually me and my sister’s first out of the country trip.

  • The food was great. Who doesn’t love Chinese food?
  • Trying to communicate with the locals was a bit challenging but manageable.
  • Disneyland was amazing (I literally cried the entire time out of pure joy).
  • Shack Shack was the bomb.
  • I was also able to try Ikea‘s Swedish Meatballs. Overrated. It wasn’t overwhelming. Just whelming.
  • Using the train was hella fun and easy. Commuting in HK was really something else.

Check out the pics below!

My first trip out of the country was memorable. The experience was great. Was it tiring? YES. Was it worth it? HELL YES. Would I do it again? Is that even a question, DEFINITELY.

I also made a previous post on the OOTD’s that I used during this trip, click here if you wanna check that out.

See you guys on the next post!

Every sneakerhead will tell you that you need this in your collection

Well, most sneakerheads.

Simple. Timeless. Iconic. Classic.

Words that best describe the, AIR JORDAN 1.

I have to agree when they say that you need this in your collection. Others might say the opposite and pass on the pair.

I used to literally stick to Converse and nothing else. I wasn’t that much into shoes back then, that was until my uncle bought me a pair of AJ1’s. That literally kickstarted my love for shoes. My J’s aren’t retro’s or OG’s, just a simple “AJ1 high strap” model.

You can literally wear it with almost anything. Shorts. Jeans. Dress it up or down. You can’t go wrong with it.

If you’re really serious into getting into the sneaker game, get a pair of Jordan’s.

Lemme ask you. What’s that one pair every sneakerhead should have in their collection? Let me know in the comments section below.

That one pair you always need in your collection

Everyone has a type of shoe that they need in their rotation/collection. It’s that one pair that has to be there or your set isn’t complete.

For me, it has to be the Chuck Taylor All Stars from Converse.

It’s that one pair (or three) I always need to have no matter what.

You can literally use it for any occasion. Dress it up or dress it down, it really doesn’t matter.

I’m not even going to edit how my shoes look. I love it even more when my Chuck Taylor’s start to look dirty and worn out.

The dirtier it gets, the more character it has. Even the box is dirty and I don’t care I care, actually.

I clean them every now and then, and you guys should as well with any of your sneakers, but I’m not as O.C. with them as I am with my other shoes.

Among the three pairs that I have, I really love the white Chucks, but this has got to be my grail, the Greenday X Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars (separate post on them soon).

What I want to know now, what’s that ONE PAIR that you’ve gotta have in your collection no matter what? Lemm know by sounding off in the comments section down below! See you on the next post!

BOOST

Boost for days.

I’ve tried different cushioning setups. I’ve had some good ones. I’ve had some bad ones. But none of them as comfortable as Boost. Don’t get me wrong, some of you might prefer the Bounce cushioning (also by Adidas), some of you might prefer Zoom, Air (by Nike), or plainly a different setup.

I have tried Boost on my D-Rose 5 (semi full length/ can’t fully feel it that much), and my John Wall 2s (heel part only), but nothing compared to when I tried using the Pure Boost 2017 with it’s full length Boost setup.

I copped the white colorway coz it’s so clean and hella sick.

Nothing fancy. Plain and simple.

You can see the arch support on the inner side of the pair.

The upper is made of circular knit. It’s a bit stiffer than Primeknit or Flyknit but, it’s still soft compared to most materials out there on other pairs.

On the inside, there’s an internal heel padding for added comfort. There’s also those things on the outside which are for external heel ventilation (which I think acts like a TPU heel counter as well).

As you can see, there is no insole. That’s just a thin layer of fabric inside so that you could feel the cushioning better.

The Lacing was inspired by the Yeezy 350 and 750.

IS IT WORTH IT?

100% YES.

Hands down the most comfortable pair I’ve ever had.

PRICE:

PHP 6,500/ USD 122

(I got this at a discounted price of PHP 3,900/ USD 73)

Even if it wasn’t on sale, the regular price isn’t as bad as it sounds when it comes to sneakers these days.

Thoughts on the Pure Boost 2017? Leave ’em down below!

MORE AIR

It’s actually Air More, but you get the point.

Finally was able to get my hands on a classic pair that was on sale (fortunately). It’s not an OG colorway but it’s beautiful anyway. It’s a classic pair that is well known because Scottie Pippen used to rock these on court. Nowadays, it’s used mainly off court.

Just your typical Nike box, nothing fancy.

I got the White/Gum sole colorway (as you can see).

  • • White leather upper, even on the letterings.
  • • Full length Air Midsole.
  • • Pull tabs in the heel area

    • Thick gum sole/outsole

    • Elastic bands work perfectly (for me) if you go half a size down so that even if you decide to go loose laced, it still fits your feet perfectly.

    It’s a solid shoe. Hands down. I mean, I wouldn’t buy a pair that I don’t like. I ain’t like that. I personally won’t use it for hooping, that’s for sure. I know it’s a basketball shoe, but it is NOT COMFORTABLE (for basketball). If you’re using it casually, it’s great. I just don’t think I’d last long on the court with this pair.

    IS IT WORTH BUYING?

    If you’re into retro/old school shoes, YES.

    For hooping? Solid NO. But that’s my opinion. If you feel like you can use these on the court, by all means, go ahead. It can get pretty hot though.

    I got this pair for, PHP 7,500 (USD 141) and it was on sale. The price is usually around PHP 8,500-9,000 (USD 160-170).

    If you guys like (or love) collecting cool looking sneakers, OG retros, hyped up kicks, I recommend going to Got Goods (the address is in the link).

    That’s it for today, leave your thoughts in the comments section down below!