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2018 SNEAKER PICKUPS

BLESSED.

This year, the Shoe God has been great to me. I want to share with you guys every single pair that I copped this year.

  • 1.) First up, the Maz Brasil in the Red and White colorway.
  • 2.) NEW BALANCE 373 in the Red/White colorway
  • 3.) Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 ‘Sunset Tint’ colorway

  • 4.) Vans Old Skool “NUDE”

    5.) BATA X STAR WARS limited edition collab (stormtrooper tennis shoes variant)

    6.) Nike DUNKS low X MLB Oakland A’s ‘Baseball Pack’

    7.) Nike Air Presto in the Black/White colorway

    8.) Adidas ZX Flux X Italia Independent ‘Core Navy’

    9.) Chuck Taylor All-Stars in the Blue/White colorway

    10.) Nike Air More Uptempo in the White/Gumsole colorway

    11.) Adidas Pureboost 2017 in the White colorway

    12.) Air Max 98 SE Team Red colorway

    13.) Jordan Legacy 312 ‘Rookie of the Year’ colorway

    If you’re wondering, yes, I have used all these. I have worn each and every one of them for a substantial amount of time. I know I have a lot of pairs, and I tend to use the new ones a lot more coz why not, but I still love using my older and more broken in pairs.

    Out of all of these, I’d have to say the Air Max would have to be my most favourite cop, so far. I’ve always wanted a pair of those and now I got one.

    I might lie low from the sneaker scene this coming year, I don’t know yet. I also said that last year and look at where that got me. I never thought I’d have this much shoes in my life. Too much sauce this year (which depends on whether you like my taste in shoes or not. I really don’t care tbh).

    Lastly, one more thing I really got to learn this year is that, never ever go with the hype unless you truly want it. Never let anyone try to even persuade you not to get that one sneaker you want just because it isn’t their style. Cop it. Buy it. Trade for it. As my good friend once said, DO YOU.

    And with that, what were your 2018 sneaker cops? Lemme know down below! Top 5 sneaker rotation for last year in the next post! See ya!

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    Circa 98

    I can join Airmax day already, that’s for sure.

    I can honestly say that this pair is definitely up there at the top of my most wanted Air Max list. My most wanted would have to be the Air Max 97, followed by this, the Air Max 98. The list would be something like this,

    1. Air Max 97
    2. Air Max 98
    3. Air Max 1
    4. Air Max 270
    5. Air Max 95
  • On to the main attraction!
  • PHP 5,900 or USD 112.30

    I got this pair at the Sneakpeek Shangri-La branch because one, they had a sale going on, and two, the all red colorway just got me. I saw it and it just spoke to me. They also had the 97’s as well but not in any colorway that I liked. This was also the last pair they had. Like literally. In my size. Can you believe that?

    • Double stitched mesh upper
    • 3M white lining going around the entire shoe separating the mesh from the mid suede part
    • Synthetic leather mud guard
    • Stitched Air writing at the heel
    • Orange suede oval on the medial side of the pair
    • Full length Air-Sole cushioning set up

    I honestly think and feel like it would’ve been better to have added an extra set of white laces. Either way, red is red. I’m a hugesucker for red shoes or anything that’s red.

    It is definitely more comfortable than the Jordan Legacy 312, Nike Air Presto, Nike Air More Uptempo, and surprisingly, the Nike Flyknit Trainer 2017 (which I think is the most comfortable after breaking it in). Not much break in is required. It’s fairly soft and plush in a way once you put it on.

    I know it’s not a widely popular pair, and I don’t care. I love it. People not wanting it means I can stand out more knowing I have something that’s out of the ordinary.

  • Overall, it’s a dope shoe. I’ts sturdy. It’s light on the feet. Decent ventilation. It’s comfy. I’d still suggest copping this even at SRP (around PHP 8,0009,000 or USD 152.28171.33).
  • All black outfit to make the sneakers pop

    Here’s a sample OOTD (which will be on my next post).

    Comment what you think below and I’ll see you on my 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.

    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!

    Nike Air Presto

    Finally copped one!

    I’ve been dying to get my hands on a pair of these since forever and I was able to do just that during our trip to Hong Kong.

    Originally, I was going to get Sockdarts, I just had to change my mind when I saw this pair. Who could pass on a black and white colorway? No one, right? Right?

    Damn that’s sexy.

    A black synthetic upper with a matching black cage and a white midsole along with a black swoosh. Plus, this pair is COMFORTABLE AS HELL.

    You could use this pair for running, walking, even when going to the gym. You can dress it down or dress it up and you’d still look fine with it.

    If you guys were wondering, I got this pair for only 480 HKD (Hong Kong Dollars) or roughly, 3,263PHP, or, 61.16 USD. Head on to Fa Yuen Street or what they call, Sneaker Street in Hong Kong.

    Check out my unboxing video:

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    You got any questions? Hit me up down below!

    DUNKS

    My first pair of Nike Dunks.

    Never thought I’d own one coz I never thought of buying one. I didn’t actually buy this, my parents did during their trip to Singapore. Mom messaged and she was like, “Would you wear something like this? (She sent a pic)” and I said, “Yeah” or something like that.

    The design is unique and fresh. First pair and it stands out in the crowd.

    I did a bit of research on the pair and I believe it is the, Nike Dunk Low “Baseball Pack” MLB Oakland A’s, from 2006.

    Not much to be said about this pair, I just wanted to show you what I just got recently.

    It’s made mostly of leather, some stitching designs on the side just like a baseball or a catching glove/mit (whatever you call it, I don’t play baseball), baseball bats design on the tongue, and the sole is the same as the Jordan 1 and the Air Force 1.

    That’s about it. I just wanted to showcase what I copped. Comment down below if you have any questions or you just wanna say something.