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VANS 50th ANNIVERSARY STICKER PACK

Damn. They look so good. 

My first ever Vans and I got this bad boy. 

My parents bought this in Europe a while back during their trip there. As far as I know, you won’t be able to find this pair for sale here in the Philippines unless it’s from resellers. 

The box is a bit worn out but it’s just your typical Vans box. Nothing too special.

The toe box and heel area have this navy blue suede material. The body is just your typical material, I’m just not sure if it’s canvas.

The design is by BEHANCE and this is why they chose this style:

“Stickers are one of the most iconic items in skateboard culture. 

Every skater has its own sticker collection. Every board, every skate shop It´s full of stickers. 

For my Vans 50th anniversary pack I wanted to bring back all this sticker culture with a print built with real vintage Vans stickers and using it in the most iconic Vans siluetes like the Sk8 Hi, Oldskool and Authentic”

The sole is still the classic gum sole with honey comb pattern that every Old Skool and Sk8-Hi has.

You can basically pair this with any outfit. Besides my Chuck Taylor’s, this pair is my second favorite go to kicks at the moment.

It’s the same with Chuck’s. You can’t go wrong with Old Skool’s.

What do you guys think? Let me know below!

#OOTD PART 4 (BOMBER) 

I literally have had this thing or fascination with bomber jackets for quite a while already but I just wasn’t able to grab one. Maybe because it was a tad bit expensive? Yeah probably that. 

Luckily, my folks got me 2 bombers (and other clothes) from their trip to Milan. I’ve been wanting a jacket for months already and now, not only did I get one, I got two! Patience truly is a virtue for this was really worth the wait.
MOVING ON.

I really wanted to rock my new jackets (and other new clothes) as soon as possible! Fortunately for me, we watched “Spider-Man: Homecoming” just the other night. Perfect opportunity.
I decided to rock the Navy blue bomber with a plain black shirt, a white pair of shorts (It’s dri-fit as well!), a white-strapped watch, a bracelet, and a pair of Vans Old Skool. 

And that part I forgot to mention, I also got new Vans (Old Skool mids).
The Vans that I got was a 50th Anniversary edition or either for the Summer/Spring collection I think? I haven’t done my research on them yet but that’s what the people at Vans told my folks when they got it. I’ll just have to take their word for it.

I’ll put up a review of the shoes as well soon.

The outfit is plain, simple, and yet, it stands out. It has a bit of that classy/preppy vibe to it as well.

Tell me what you think of this outfit down below!

Jacket: H&M (L.O.G.G.)

Shirt: Generic plain black shirt

Shorts: White Kappa Dri-fit shorts

Shoes: Vans Old Skool Mid (Stickers)

#OOTD PART 3

This isn’t so much of an OOTD. No one was there to take pictures of me.

Except for my sister.

Wrong choice.

Damn it.

My sister isn’t good with taking pictures. She isn’t fond of OOTD’s as well, but I had no other choice. I gave her instructions and… she took pictures of herself on my phone (I’ll put those pics on a separate post). 

This was the only decent pic that she took (plus editing).

I decided to do a flat lay instead.

Plain dark blue v-neck, partnered with gray sweatshorts that stop a bit above the knee, white chucks, a white pair of Nike crew socks, a watch, and a bracelet if you want. The socks are optional if you’re not a fan of high socks. 

This kind of style or outfit is usually what I wear when I go to school since it’s easy to put together, especially for a guy who’s usually too lazy to dress up in the morning. 

You could also trade the top for a white shirt like this,

Comments? You know where to put them! 

Pink Vibes

Pink.

I haven’t been a huge fan of that color until recently. Why? I really don’t know. I felt like I couldn’t rock it or something like that. But now, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a pink hoodie or a pink shirt but I wasn’t lucky enough to get one.

Till this week.

I went to H&M to just window shop and nothing more till I came across this plain pink tee. I knew I just had to get it. I grabbed a size large and headed for the fitting room. Usually I’d buy a medium sized shirt but semi-oversized shirts have this hold on me these past few months.

The shirt was perfect. Plain and simple. I just partnered it with ripped jeans, a white cap, and white Chucks, a watch, and my rastaclat (any other bracelet will do or none if that’s how you roll).

How could you go wrong with a plain shirt, jeans (ripped or not), and Chucks? That’s right. Never.

Questions? Ask ’em below!

KOBE MENTALITY 2

I know this has been reviewed far too many times already. But, better late than never. 

BEAST.

TOTAL. BEAST.

EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS SHOE IS A BEAST.

  • TRACTION

Herringbone pattern with a somewhat web design and a diamond pattern on the medial side plus a mamba logo at the heel because why not? It’s Kobe’s shoe anyway.

Traction is straight up AMAZING. It actually is just jaw-dropping. No joke. The outsole is really thick and durable.

NO SLIPPING. NO WIPING. NONE WHATSOEVER. 

 

 

(RATING: 10/10)

 

  • CUSHIONING

FULL. LENGTH. LUNARLON.

The shoes feature a full-length drop-in Lunarlon mid-sole. It provides decent impact protection when coming in from rebounds.

The mid-sole provides decent comfort while playing. It certainly isn’t the best but it gets the job done. Court-feel is another great factor that this mid-sole offers.

It certainly isn’t the best cushioning set up (still better than Adiprene/Adiprene+) but it’s pretty decent. Court-feel and comfort are a bit more than average. If you want a better mid-sole for your shoes, swap it with the one from the Kobe 11 (heel Zoom+Lunarlon/full-length Zoom) or the Lebron 11 (heel Zoom+Lunarlon/full-length Zoom).

 

 

(RATING: 7.5/10)

 

  • SUPPORT

As for the support, don’t expect too much. It’s just an internal TPU heel counter that’s small but enough to be noticed and provide decent lockdown.

It’s a low top and they’re basically shoes for training. You can’t really expect too much fancy features. Plus the fact that it’s a budget shoe.

If you aren’t a fan of low tops and are skeptical of the safety of low cut shoes, this isn’t the pair for you. For those who are okay with these kinds of shoes, then you should have no problems at all.

I personally don’t like low tops for the simple reason that I’ve had a bad history with those types of shoes. However, I always told myself I’d make an exception for Kobe shoes.

 

 

(RATING: 5-6/10)

 

  • MATERIALS

The upper is made of Flyweave. Same as the KD 8, except that the 8’s have a softer upper unlike the Mentality’s that feels like it’s been reinforced with plastic (for durability, I guess).

The toebox is reinforced with fuse for it to be stronger and durable espcially for those players who are prone to toe drags while hooping.

 

(RATING: 8/10)

 

  • FIT

Go true-to-size or half a size down (like what I did). I just wanted that snug feeling that’s why I got a 10.5 instead of my usual 11.

 

(RATING: 8/10)

 

  • VENTILATION

Not bad. Not great.

It’s alright. I still think it’s better than the ventilation of the J Wall 2 Boost (which is the worst for me. Second worst is the Lebron 13 but that’s a different story).

It can feel a bit hot and cramped at times but it ain’t always like that.

(RATING: 7/10)

  • LOCKDOWN

The lockdown is good. Not great. Good. It certainly isn’t the worst.

Typical cushioned tongue that goes hand-in-hand with the TPU heel counter that provides a decent lockdown on your feet. No this pair doesn’t offer Flywire for better containment since it’s on the budget shoe line of Nike.

(RATING: 7/10)

  • OVERALL

This is a go-to pair. Solid traction, decent cushioning setup, decent support and lockdown, and all for a decent price. Don’t expect too much, it doesn’t offer anything fancy as I have said a while ago.

If you’re looking for a pair of shoes that you can hoop in indoors and outdoors, go get this pair. It certainly won’t disappoint you.

(OVERALL RATING: 7.5-8/10)

Questions? Comments? You know where to put them.

A sweats kind of evening

I do not do OOTD’s or OOTN’s. 

Not until recently.

So for my outfit for tonight’s dinner, I didn’t want to dress up too much (I was lazy. Give me a break.). 

I went to my cabinet, got a plain black shirt, my favorite pair of sweats, a watch, a plain black cap and my new pair of D’Rose 5 “Bad Dreams”. 

The result? This.

  
It’s simple yet it gives that sporty kind of feel. This is a perfect getup if you’re not in the mood to dress up too much. You could also trade the top for a hoodie or a sweater if it’s cold out or it’s raining. 

   
   

(Credits to my parents for the photos.)

Top: Any plain black shirt

Bottom: Sweats (got it from Bangkok)

Shoes: D’Rose 5 “Bad Dreams”

Cap: Generic plain black snapback
P.S. I’ll be doing a review on those pair of kicks that I’m wearing right there in the picture.