Where The Kicks Are

Sneakers are everywhere and as my man, Bobbito Garcia (aka Kool Bob Love) told me, they are “MEGA ACCESIBLE!!!” With the implementation of the Internet, sneaker connoisseurism has somewhat diminished because everyone can cop a hot pair of kicks, whatever they may be. So as a budding sneakerhead, I had to come to grips with this technological phenomenon and acknowledge that this is where culture in general is headed. Everything will be accessible, but the hunt for the retro-exclusive kick that no one else has will not die. I too, will do my duty to lace ya’ll with the websites that have the shoes not every website has.

I would be remiss if I didn’t start off with this website first, which is like Sneakerhead 101 for beginners: www.VintageKicks.com, which carries the Nike Dunk LA All-Star and the Nike Dunk Sole Collector “Cowboy Special”. It also has Vans, A Bathing Ape, and Skateboard P’s Ice Cream’s.

For limited editions, go to www.kicksfinder.com. It has the Adidas 35th Undefeated’s, the Puma Yo! MTV Raps, and the Nike Air Max 97 Halloween joints. As you search for things that not everyone else may have or know about, these are two good places to start – and the prices aren’t too shabby, either.

In my journey on the Web, I came across sneakers I’m sure that people wanted as kids but couldn’t afford, so you might’ve forgotten they were even made. If you look up www.extralaces.com, they have the old skool Andre Agassi’s, the Air Tech Challenge. Yes, the first ones he rocked sporting the Las Vegas haircut back in 1990. They also have the Jason Kidd’s, otherwise known as the Air Zoom ‘95s – yeah, I know – bananas!!!

Finally, one of the illest shoes I have ever seen is the Spiz’ike. Like the Dub Zero, the Spiz’ike is a hybrid of past Jordans (III to VI and IX).Released on October 21st in multiple color-ways, these joints are ridiculous…just peep the commercial http://www.hypebeast.com/2006/10/nike-air-jordan-spizike-commercial/.

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Dale Coachman

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