Sneak(er) Peek: Kanye's 5411's & Many, Many Jordans
Yo, stop sippin
the Kool-Aid, please. Quick history lesson #1, for those that dont know: Jim
Jonesthe kooky cult leader, not the Dipset
Capo and alleged Ne-Yo snufferhad a compound
in Jonestown, Guyana, where on Nov. 18, 1978 he and over 900 of his followers performed a mass suicide by ingesting poison flavored with Flavor-Aid. Hence the aforementioned, though slightly altered, term used to describe rapt followers,
"drinking the Kool-Aid."
The point of this clipped history is too many of you are
gushing over the Kanye West designed Louis Vuitton kicks. LV teams with the rapper turned pop
artiste to drop some couture footwear. Joy. They drop in June and will likely cost a couple of paychecks to us common folk.
However, said kicks (above) look like a pair of glorified 5411
Reeboks. Quick history lesson #2: The Reebok freestyles (pic
below)go-to pair of sneaker attire for hip ladies in the hood in the
90swere dubbed 5411s due to their $49.99 tag, which when adding NYCs
then .0825% sales tax, meant $54.11 would get you a pair.
Not that he cares what I think, nor should he, but Ye was better off when co-signing his Air Yeezys (1st pic above). Just my opinion folks. And as far as his call me MLK Jr. rambling in the video above, what do YOU think? I will say a grown man rocking a 'Frullet in '09 cannot be ignored in this equation. West designed five shoes in all and in the pic to the left, jacked from his blog, is another design.
Speaking of Nike, the last month or so must have been straight
orgasmic for Air Jordan fiends, with a number of Jordan Brand affiliated kicks
The Air Jordan 2009. What, you
really thought they were going to stop making new pairs at #23? The shoe features
Advanced Propulsion Technology (APT), carbon fiber tech and a whole bunch of
other things you might not care about since they looks so good. They launch nationwide Valentine's Day and will run you back $190 bones.
More colors on the Jordan 6 Rings. They go for $160 beans.You won't find these unless you literally run with Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby of the Atlanta Hawks, or if you catch them at a House of Hoops. These player exclusive of versions of the Air Jordan Pure Pressure are an ode to Obama's inauguration. Props to OSneaker.com
AJF 6's. Don't usually feel these, pause, but ain't mad at the colorway.