Its St. Patricks 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. Pattys Day specials. Shout out to the Irish massive.
You cant front, House of Pain had spots bumping with their
hit Jump Around. Dont 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 groups 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! Cant 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 didnt 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 were 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 Ive
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 Harlems 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