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Air Jordan III’s “True Blue”

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , , on April 18, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

Must Have!!!

There are somethings in life that you simply must have. When I saw that Nike was re-releasing the Air Jordan III’s in the “True Blue” colorway I think I started to actually shake. Clearly it doe not take much to get me excited. Now to put my sneaker fetish in perspective, I already have the Jordan III re-issues in the ” White/Cement” colorway, but the “True Blue” is just a great summer shoe and I must cop as soon as they are available!!

more from hypebeast below:

Having already been released in both black and white, the Air Jordan 3 can add one more colorway to its roster just in time for summer. Featuring the original box model, the retro sneaker is now available in a white/true blue combination with a primarily white leather upper and light blue strip around the midsole and inner lining. This model is expected to be available through select Nike stockists sometime around June!!!

Courtesy HypeBeast.com

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Royal Wedding Kicks!

Posted in Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , on April 14, 2011 by mattyfresh697400

ONLY 10 PAIRS AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE.

To commemorate the highly publicized Royal Wedding, which is scheduled to occur on April 29, New Balance has designed this limited edition pair of trainers. Handmade-to-measure from the most regal velvet suede and mesh materials, each pair comes complete with personalized “Will” and “Kate” embroidery. With only 10 pairs available worldwide, New Balance is hosting a Facebook competition this week to give the shoes away during the London Marathon. To be eligible, running couples named “WIlliam” and “Kate” must log on to the brand’s newly created page and upload photos of themselves for a chance to win

Malmö FF x PUMA Match

Posted in Accessory, Adidas, Fashion, PUMA, Sneakers with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400


Even with the frequency with which I purchase sneakers (which is constantly) I actually can not recall the last pair of PUMA kicks that I have copped. So it was a pleasant surprise on another FREEZING April NYC morning to find a new puma , with a colorway even my mom would love. There is something about sky-blue or is that Carolina blue that I just can’t get enough of.

Now I don’t know a damn thing about Swedish Soccer teams , but I am also not color blind either and these will certainly pop this spring. They are on the list for sure.

Swedish football team Malmö FF celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2010 as PUMA create a special colorway of their terrace-suitable classic, the Match. The low-top features a simple white leather construction with subtle nods of Malmö FF blue. Branding on the tongue and underneath the PUMA stamp are also added for a customized touch. Available on Friday, April 30th at Sneakersnstuff

Description and Flicks courtesy of HYPEBEAST

Also shout out to my man Oliver Brodlieb who recently designed his own Adidas kick at the ORIGINALS shop in Soho which has some striking colorway similarities to this new PUMA model.

Hit me on the TWIT or the Face

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals on HBO

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , on March 12, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

The Ad that created a lifelong friendship

Growing up Larry Bird was always the man, it occurs to me now when thinking back to 1983, 84 that my grandfather although from Pennsylvania ,  was a bigtime Celtic Fan (and a huge Yankee Fan..Perhaps my grandfather was on to something..he liked WINNERS)… Of course that seems contradictory in nature being that all true die-hard Yankee fans hate all things Boston. But Larry Bird was always the exception and I have a serious soft spot for him.

Whether he was diving for loose balls, or winning the 3 point shootout with his warm up jacket on, Larry Bird was nasty and as a white 10-year-old kid, I could identify with him. I wanted my J to look as smooth as Larry Legend (still working on that) I was always a Bird fan!. So when I heard about this new documentary on HBO about the Bird/ Magic Rivalry I had to see it.

The good peeps at HBO nailed it, the story of the un-likely friendship and bond between two of the greatest and most competitive athletes of all time is nothing short of gripping. This 90 minute doc not only gets to the heart of their story as their lives intertwined and their careers would inevitably be defined in tandem, it gets to the heart of these men as people. It’s great television and a must see for any sports fan.

I would go so far as to say that the Bird & Magic rivalry, might be the most intense and deep one on one professional athletic rivalry ever and HBO has gone along way in furthering that notion.

The footage is all classic, from their respective high schools in Michigan and Indiana, to their classic NCAA final battle in 79, to their NBA wars its pretty incredible. But the interviews with the two of them are so well done and so enlightening.

The Story of how they really first became friends (already bitter rivals on the court) when converse brought them together to shoot a commercial for the Magic & Bird Weapon line (Choose Your Weapon) The commercial was shot at Birds moms home in French Lick, Indiana and when the two actually got to talk and hang out a friendship blossomed, but the competitive fire in each was still burning bright.

The relationship between this two was certainly worthy of a HBO documentary and I can’t say enough about how it was executed. The scenes when they touch upon Magic contracting HIV and Larry Bird’s reaction  to his friends illness are moving, this is not simply a sports documentary.

Larry Bird and Magic are legends that put the NBA on a trajectory that Air Jordan would eventually take to new heights, but I agree with what Bryant Gumbel says in the documentary………..”It was Bird and Magic that saved the league”

Magic & Bird : A Courtship Of Rivals all this month on HBO….Catch it!

Air Jordan 1 Alpha more colorways..I will take em both!

Posted in Air Jordan, Basketball, Sneakers with tags , , , on March 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

I try to stop, I really do..but it keeps calling me and calling me….pookie from New Jack understands.

So why you ask would I want additional colorways in a sneaker I just purchased.  Simply stated..I NEED THEM.

The Red/White & Black are just classic. I think I can dunk again. (Maybe my boy Lester at WEST can help me cop some of these…holla at me sir!)

Red, White and Black

White, Black & Royal Blue

More Beckham x Adidas

Posted in Adidas, Fashion, Sneakers with tags , , , , on March 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Just found this flick of the complete David Beckham x Adidas collection from the good folks at Crooked Tongues. I have to say the clean lines are just dope. Beckham could have gone all hipster on us, but they choose to to keep it classy. (You Stay Classy San Diego!)

Addict.

Posted in Fashion, Hip-Hop, Rappers, Sneakers with tags , , , , on March 4, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

There Is No Cure!