Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Greg Streets's Birthday Bespoke Session

Greg Street joined by the rest of the ATF Crew (DJ Clark Kent, Mayor, and All Day) hit up 21 Mercer to make his 1st Bespoke. His Bespoke, the "Undestreeted" was inspired by the Jordan Retro IV "Undefeated" from 2005. The Jordan Retro IV "Undefeated" is said to be one of his favorite sneakers of all time. So it makes sense that the 1st sneaker he designed was inspired by it.

The whole upper of the sneaker is that same greenish brown color found on the Retro IV. There are orange laces like the IVs as well. The tongue and heel tab are black with the Nike Air stitched in. The inside side Nike check of the sneakers have that same orange as the laces. The outer Nike check is black. It also has a black sock liner and black outsole.

Bespokes are great because you can design your own 1 of 1 sneaker. In doing so you know that you will be the only one with that sneaker. Most of the of Bespokes that come out of 21 Mercer should go to retail. These along with Mayor's "Denim Pack", Mayor's "Strawberry Quiks", and Marcus Troy's Bespoke should defiantly be in stores. They would sell alot better than most of the things coming out of Nike now.

Nike Air Max LeBron VII (Heroes Pack: Jordan)

There have been many pictures floating around the web of this sneaker. The LeBron VII "Heroes Pack" consists of 3 sneakers. Each of the sneakers is inspired by one of LeBron's heroes. There is a sneaker for Deion Sanders, Penny Hardaway, and Michael Jordan. The pair pictured above is of course the Jordan inspired colorway. The sneaker is also inspired by the Jordan XI "Bred" colorway. All pictures before these were sample pictures. "God's Favorite DJ" DJ Clark Kent was gracious enough to bless us with these pictures of the final product.

Since the sneaker is inspired by the Jordan XI "Bred" colorway the sneaker is most black and red. It also features that signature patent leather toebox. This sneaker also features the red icey sole made famous by the "Bred" XI's.. They have a white midsole with white in the air bubble. The best part is in the tongue. It appears to have the same type of print in the middle as the XI's.

For anyone that wants to know where they can cop these, the answer is NOWHERE! Unfortunately these were made for LeBron and friends. They will never hit retail.

Air Pippen"Sunrise/Sunset" 4/2 @ HOH

The Nike Air Pippen is back! This summer Nike plans on releasing a few new colorways of the Nike Air Pippens. If you can't wait a few more months for your Pippen fix, this House of Hoops exclusive will be dropping this Friday 4/2. The warm colorway of this Air Pippen was inspired by long summer days spent by ballers on their local courts.

This sneaker is defiantly a "neck breaker". The yellow, orange, and red gradient is used throughout the whole sneaker. This warm gradient appears on the laces, plastic zig zags on side panels, and inside air bubble. The sneaker is also made up of mostly a black tumbled leather.

For those of you interested in copping, head to your closest HOH. If your in the Tri-State try HOH Harlem or the new HOH in Wayne, NJ at the Willowbrook Mall.

Solemusic TV Episode 9

Greg Street is back with another episode of Solemusic TV!
Check out Solemusic TV Episode 9.
Sneaker Friends May 1st, 2010
Atlanta, GA
@The Compound

Monday, March 29, 2010

Todd Bratrud x Nike SB High Premium "Skunk"

This could be one of the most controversial sneakers to date! Todd Bratrud is no stranger to designing SBs. The "Brain Wrecks" were his last attempt at designing an SB. These are on another level though.

The sneaker is made up of several different shades of green suede. These suede panels are stitched together with red stitching. The green panels appear to be furry and almost look as if they are crystallized (like you know what). The midsole and tongue are a dark tan. The swoosh, outsole, tongue tab and back tab are a bright purple. The tongue also has a stash pocket. Finally it wouldn't be a Todd Bratrud SB without a sick illustration. This time around the insole has a skunk that appears to be high. Overall the shoe can easily be described as EPIC!

Stay Tuned for info on when they are dropping and places in CT to cop.