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Nike: Street Gato CR7

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I’m not really a huge fan of soccer or the footwear that comes along with this sport, but this Nike model is going to change my mind for the time being.

The Street Gato is a Nike shoe created for the International soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo.  Aside from being one of the biggest names in the sport, he’s also creating a great reputation for himself in the fashion industry.

These kicks are too fresh.  They’re made of soft white leather with raised medal panels on the inside of the midsole.  This detail could be solely for looks, or it could be to enhance ball control during in-game situations.  The inner lining of the shoe is a bright pink/red and the striped laces give the shoes some extra flare as well.

No word on the release date or the exclusivity of the shoes, but I’m sure people will get these all over the World when they drop.

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Nike: Post Harbour Leather

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Nike just keeps coming with great products time after time…

Nike will NOT let any other brand even come close to challenging them!  Just when I thought there were some nice “boat shoes” out on the market, Nike has to come in and put them all to shame.

These shoes are a traditional boat shoe, by Nike.   They are easy-to-wear, slip-on, comfortable moc-toed shoes with a rugged, durable outsole that is similar to a sneaker. Very effective for a boat shoe but also very stylish.  The stitching and shoe laces are very detailed to add more style to the boat shoe theme.  These are available in either grey or brown, with  a low-key Swoosh at the heel of the shoe.

These are available now for around 70 bucks so grab a pair before Summer ends.

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Manny Pacquiao x Nike Zoom Huarache: Trainer Low Premium

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While Pacquiao prepares for the fight with Sugar Shane, we can grab these off the shelves TODAY!

On May 7th, Manny Pacquiao will get in the ring with another boxing legend, Sugar Shane Mosley.   This fight doesn’t carry the hype that a Mayweather fight would, but these kicks definitely had quite the hype.  After a long wait, Nike has finally released these to the public!

With a genius design and a very keen eye for details, these shoes are some of the freshest training Nikes I have ever seen.  They are personalized with the official Pacquiao logo on the tongue, colored to match the Philippines’ flag, styled up with a blue-to-white gradient midsole and finished with an iced-out translucent outsole.  These are swagged out. Period.

These hit the stores today and may not last long so make moves.  ASAP.

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My Top 10 Sneakers of 2010

#10:  Vans x Supreme — Denim Bleached Lo

Classic Vans style with a collaboration from Supreme really makes this shoe pop!  I really like the “old school” feel of the bleach work, it show a little bit of retro style while still remaining true to the very consistent greatness of the Vans sneaker!  A definite top 10 sneaker…

 

#9:  Air Jordan XI Retro Cool Grey

Was this the most anticipated shoe of 2010?  Air Jordan brings us another classic shoe with the “Cool Grey” 11’s.  A lot of people have these in the top 3 on their list but I have pictures of myself wearing THE ORIGINAL 11’s back in the mid-90’s so it is harder for me to LOVE this shoe like others do.  I didn’t obsess over the Space Jams, nor will I obsess over these but they are definitely still an awesome shoe.  I have them at #9…

 

#8:  Air Jordan VI Infrared Package

The Infrared pack was originally released back in 2000 and re-released this year, 10 years later.  I really like these 6’s because of the versatility and color. You can actually use these for athletic purposes or strap em’ up and hit the club!  Also, the colors are very distinct and give support to the infrared theme.  I have them at #8 and a lot of people left these off their top 10…why???
#7:  Air Jordan XI Silver Anniversary
More Jordan 11’s.  Same shoe, different color…  I like this particular shoe better than the Space Jams AND the Cool Greys.  I think the white on white gives this shoe a nice, clean look and of course, the gum bottom just sets it over the top!  I am a huge fan of white on white, especially in shoes so I guess I’m being unfair but oh well… They are #7.
#6:  Ronnie Fieg x Asics — “The Cove” Gel Lyte III
This is that shoe that attracts attention.  I love the color of this shoe, it’s like a “wear this once a year” type shoe but when you wear them everyone notices. The guy who designed these, Ronnie Fieg, is a sneakerhead guru and that alone got this shoe on my top 10 out of respect.  I have them safely at #6…

#5:  Parra x Patta — Nike Air Max 1 Premium TZ
There isn’t really much I can say… Classic shoe designed by one of this best ever to do it.  This shoe was #1 on a lot of the lists I saw this week but I just feel like there are so many versions of the Air Max, its impossible to say this one is elite.  I do love the shoe, but I just have to keep it in the middle of the pack at #5 because of how many other Air Max sneakers I’ve seen and loved…


#4:  Sperry x Band of Outsiders — Topsider A/O Chukka
I love this shoe.  I am a huge fan of Sperry’s and even more of a fan of high-top shoes.  Deep down, I wanted to make this my #1 shoe but I just couldn’t do it because its almost not even a shoe.  This is like the all-purpose sneakerboot. I love the high top giving support to the classic Sperry shape and the heather grey color that is just impossible to duplicate.  Oh, and of course, the BOOT laces!  I just really like this design a lot, it has style and versatility at a very high level.  Wish I could put it at #1 but it falls just short of the top 3…
#3:  Nike x Stefan Janoski —  SB White
The SB collection of Nikes is AWESOME.  These shoes are popular in all kinda of styles and colors.  Above is the Stefan Janoski designed Nike SB and it is glorious!  He’s a dope ass skateboard dude with a sick pair of kicks and that is why these landed at #3…
#2:  Nike LeBron 8 “South Beach”
When LeBron decided to take his talents to South Beach, so did Nike.  These are not only the sickest basketball shoe to come out this year but also arguably the best shoe to come out this year, regardless of genre.  The color scheme on this 8’s is just ridiculous.  Thank god LeBron joined the Hear ’cause I was getting sick of the same looking kicks he was releasing for years when he played for the Cavs.  I’m sure he has nothing to do with the production of these shoes, but still… hats off to the “King” because these are definitely in everyone’s top 3 of 2010!
#1:  Nike Air Force 1 “Borough Exclusive”

How can anyone argue with this selection?  Let me start off by saying that the Nike Air Force 1 is arguably the greatest streetwear sneaker ever made.  Also, it has to be one of the most popular and well-known shoe of any brand or genre.  This collection of shoes honor 5 great cities in New York:  Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.  Each city has its own colorway and the city skyline imprinted in the inner sole of the sneaker.  This shoe takes after the design of a classic varsity letterman jacket and is actually make of the exact same materials as a letter jacket is.  It is flat out incredible.  Mixing classic shoes with historic cities is just an awesome a way to make a unique, elite shoe.  These are my top shoe of 2010, hands down!
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Best Sports Picture….Ever!

 

This is, by far, the sickest sports picture I have ever seen…

The Heat are on a roll and finally playing like they should be!  Could LeBron’s homecoming to Cleveland be the wake up call that Miami needed?  I think so, they are on a nice little 5-game winning streak and playing as a TEAM!  Stay tuned to see if they make a run to the top of the Eastern Conference anytime soon…

 

During the video below, you can see the full motion highlight that produced this great picture!

 

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Homecoming King? — LeBron returns to Cleveland.

LeBron doesn’t change his pre-game ritual, even in his old city.

38 points. 8 assists. 5 rebounds. 30 minutes. How many times has LeBron James achieved those statistics in Cleveland, OH at Quicken Loans Arena?  You’d need a calculator to figure that one out, but how many times has he done that as an opponent of the Cleveland Cavaliers?  Last night was the first time of many to come.  In less than three full quarters of basketball, King James single handedly embarrassed the Cavs.  A friend of mine who attended the game texted me midway through LeBron’s 24 point 3rd quarter assault and said,

“Dude, LeBron isn’t even playing.  He’s talking to fans during live play.”

After he texted me that, I remember just after half time seeing LeBron in the warm up lines attempting to talked to his ex-teammate.  Here’s how that went:

Harsh?  But, wait…it does get worse.

If you didn’t catch on, read the lips of the Cavs assistant coach…

With all the above in mind, it is obvious to see that LeBron was genuinely sad.  Some may argue that, but deep down, LeBron James was a sad man.  That leads me to the question, does he deserve this kind of treatment?  I say no.  Absolutely not.  Here are some facts that cannot be argued or denied.  LeBron James is a PAID, professional athlete.  LeBron James is a human.  LeBron James in on the Miami Heat.  Those cannot be denied in any any way, shape, or form.  Now, this is why fans in Cleveland remain bitter.  They THOUGHT LeBron James was their property and could never play for another team.  Wrong.  They THOUGHT LeBron James was a superhero.  The evidence for that is the scrubs they placed around him in hopes of a title.  They suck.  Lastly, they THOUGHT LeBron James would put the city before himself.  Wrong again.  Every individual needs to look after self first in most decision making situations, thats how humans survive.

The bottom line is that the city cannot be an enemy to LeBron James anymore because, in the end, they will just end up even MORE unhappy.  LeBron James will, without a doubt, put up similar numbers against the Cavs for the rest of his career.  If you ask me, he had a 60 point game on his radar last night had he not sat the entire 4th quarter.  The fans nor the players can stop his dominance, which result in more unhappiness from the fans.  Also, as the fans hang on to this grudge, its hurting their team.  Their focus is still on Lebron, who is GONE.  Instead of cheering for their team they are more concerned on a man who is not on the team.  Lastly, with all the hatred they’ve expressed its going to guarantee that James will NEVER return to play for the Cavs.  Your probably thinking, “…but Cleveland doesn’t want him back.”  You’re dead wrong.  Cleveland would take back King James at any given time because they have never and will never see a player like him again.  The bottom line is, the grudge between the city of Cleveland and LeBron James needs to end.  It fuels a fire in a man who is truly the most dangerous athlete in the world and continues to embarrass the bitter people of Cleveland.  Stop the hate, and everyone will win.

 

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