Sneak(er) Peek: St. Patrick’s Day Envy

It’s St. Patrick’s Day but there are always plenty of shoes

to make you green with envy any day of the year. Nevertheless, here are a

couple of St. Patty’s Day specials. Shout out to the Irish massive.

 

You can’t front, House of Pain had spots bumping with their

hit “Jump Around.” Don’t sleep on the Pete Rock remix, though. But this column

is about kicks and the peeps at Adidas connected with your favorite Irish

rappers to drop a limited edition (only 175 will be made) version of the adidas Originals Campus shoe. The

sneaker is green, duh, gold and white and the group’s crest/logo is featured

prominently on the tongue. On the side of the shoes, above the three stripes

where normally “Campus” is written, the words “Fine Malt Lyrics” are stamped in

gold foil. Suede! Can’t be mad at these.

The shoes will go on sale today at Concepts in Cambridge,

MA. Word is House of Pain will be on hand. Word to your mom

and your pops. 

 

Ahh, yes. Now in my totally biased opinion the Air Max ‘95s are

the perfect sneakers. The cool grey accented by that popping neon yellow, as

well as its otherworldly looks resulted in a shoe that didn’t resemble anything

before it. Going for about $125 or more when they first dropped, I remember

heads being hesitant to cop them because at a buck two five we’re talking Jordan

shoe prices and the kicks were such a radical design you were just taken aback.

Inevitably any tentativeness jumped out the window with Ron Browz when you saw someone walking down the

street, sporting a pair on their feet, or noticed a bunch of people staring at the feet of the

person walking down the street, sporting a pair.

Since ’95 Nike has reissued the original colorway

a couple of times (I keep a fresh pair on freeze [photo to the left]) and have also dropped a number of different variances

in colors and materials. Meh. The only ones I’ve

really felt are versions of the cool greys and basic

colors (oranges, red, blues, etc.).  For the spring Nike drops a bunch of

varieties [photo jacked from Nice Kicks]. With plenty of colors these gems are sure to be seen

everywhere this spring.

So David (Nate Robinson) slew Goliath (Dwight Howard) in

this years dunk contest. [ahem, Howard would have won

that ish if he had actually saved his best dunks for

last, no shots Nate]. But anyway, the wild, ectoplasm looking

Foamposite Lites. So

of course, the “KryptoNates” (peep the “K” logo on the side of the shoe above) are set to be launched. Word

is Nate will be on hand at the House of Hoops store on Harlem’s 125th

St. from 4pm – 5:30pm to debut the shoe. Good luck. BONUS: Although KG, Dwight Howard, Josh Smith and T-Mac skipped college basketball altogether, these promo spots courtesy of adidas showcase players repping their NCAA picks. Here are a couple of the vids; where’s my bracket…KG @ UCLAJosh Smith reppin’ Pitt

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