Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tokyo "3" El Cappy Custom

Back in action again...yet another sneaker custom by Detroit local "El Cappy!" The pictures say it all with the amount of clean yet simple colors applied to a Jordan "Pure $ 3" and transformed into the Tokyo 3. We will follow up with a brief video on them along with details when they are hitting the streets. For now check out the pictures and comment below! Hit up for questions/orders on these and more custom kicks.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nike SB Dunk Low “Gold Dust”

Yet another Nike SB but this time we are a little ways out for it's September release. NIke knows exactly when to hit the streets off with a perfect combination of simple color patterns that really set it off. Tan what almost looks like canvas upper, black swoosh, white midsole and deep varsity sock liner to stir things up. We will be sure to hit you with more info as we get closer to the release date. Be on the lookout if you are looking to cop.

Nike SB Dunk Low Iron New Detailed Pics

We keep trying to tell you all not to sleep on the High and Low top SB's this year! The iron dunk features a grey suede upper, light blue Nike swoosh, and the ever so classic gum bottom. These clean looking pair of SB's should start hitting select SB accounts by weeks end for part of the SB August release. Take a look at the close up and let us know what you think. They look ridiculously comfortable.

Friday, July 22, 2011


A few months back we posted pictures of the Shoezuem and even talked about how Jordan Michael even put together a Willie Wonka style contest to visit. Well if you were like us and did not get a chance to head out to LA to check this amazing collection and displays out you are in for a treat. Take a look at this collection as Jordan walks you through his dream!

Air Jordan Retro XIII (13) Ray Allen 3 Point King PE to Release on

So just as we expected....while we reported earlier that only 2 stores in the US would be carrying Ray Allen P.E. that seems not to be the case now. According to finishline twitter feed yesterday they stated that they will have a "limited" run of his sneaker for sale online. No exact timing on if they are going to do it at midnight...or knowing finishline it might even be mid day. We will keep you up to speed either way. Just remember these are NOT hitting stores....only online.

Jordan Returns on the cover of 2k12!!

We thought this was pretty cool....2K Sports has decided to put the great one back on their cover for the up coming fall release of NBA 2k12. Along side of Michael there will be 1 of 3 covers that you are able to choose from. All we are saying is that I hope they were smart enough to make triple the amount of the MJ covers because that is the one everybody is going to go crazy over. Please believe with much respect to Magic and Larry, they just might have to get skipped over on this side of town. HA. No official word yet on if they are going to have Jordan Brand as involved as they did with 2k11. Once we hear more we will definitely keep you posted.

Nike SB Koston 1 Paradise Aqua/Slate Blue

We over here @ SSD really need to stop playing and go pick up a pair of these Koston 1's. Now they are releasing them in this Aqua/Slate Blue color that is really an eye catcher. Don't forget that these come equipped with lunar technology embedded in the midsole of the sneaker. This color should be hitting accounts within the next week or so.

"Space Jam" Nike SB Dunks

So with a little under 24hrs now the Space Jam Nike SB will finally release at select Nike SB accounts on Saturday July 23rd. Retail should be about $93 but make sure you check with your local skate shop because we are almost sure that prices will be higher. Shout out to the stores that are releasing them at box price and not trying to get over on it's hype. Check out the shots from Premier Skate Shop. Thinking about copping or are you all holding out for the Jordan 5's that will be out in another 2 weeks?

Monday, July 18, 2011

El Cappy Custom Email Info and Possible Website coming soon!

We have been getting a ton of emails regarding custom kicks and questions about sneakers we have previewed for El Cappy. Now you can email "" for all information about pricing and custom artwork. We also hear that a website just might be in the works as well. Stay tuned!

Nike Lunar Glide+3 New Colors

With already some pretty simple colorways being released a few weeks back we now get a shot at what's to come this fall from Nike and the Lunar Glide 3. You can also head on over to to customize you own for about $135 or just wait till some crazy colors like these hit select accounts and save the $30. We still say you can't go wrong any which way you put it.

Air Jordan Retro 11 Black/Varsity Red Low

So it appears that all those nay sayers that talked so bad about the shoe just did nothing but hype it up more. The Air Jordan Retro low re-released yet again this past Saturday and sold completely out online and in tons of Jordan accounts. The sneaker returned in it's OG color and sold fairly well with a price tag of $120. For many it was a chance to get back a "grail" status shoe, others it was just a opportunity to cop a decent looking Jordan without having to pay over that $150 price tag. Either way the streetz seems to take well to it's return. Did you cop this weekend?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Nike Air Max LeBron 9 (IX) New Detailed Pics

Just yesterday pictures surfaced all over the internet about these Lebron 9's. At first glance they look almost exactly like an HyperDunk to us with the LBJ V3 outsole. From the pictures you can clearly see they are rolling with the Zoom in the front and Air Max unit in the heel just like the V3. We are thinking that Lebron's team just like the Jordan, is trying to put more of that focus on performance more so than lifestyle with this years signature sneaker. We are still reserving judgement on these until we see them in person. Stick with us because we are sure to show you possible video once it appears with the back story and all the performance breakdown on these 9's.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Low ‘Miami Night’

Images hit the web earlier today and it comes as no surprise that MS has the early pictures of them. These "Miami Night" LBJ 8 lows are looking fresh in our opinion. We don't know yet if these are going to be as hyped as the "Sprite" that released last month but these will definitely be a neck breaker. Stick with us for more info on these as price and release date surface.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Distinct Life x New Balance “30 for 30″ Recap (Video)

Another talented/creative individual and good friend Rick Williams does his thing yet again. In case you have been living under a rock for the last 30 days you need to get caught up quick! Rick took his passion for New Balance sneakers and team up with them to present what was called the 30 for 30. Check out the video below on how he went out with a bang to end the series off. Rick...we hope to see more dope projects like this from you and the Distinct Life brand in the near future. Make sure to follow up on the site by "CLICKING HERE." If you are on twitter keep up with the family @distinctlife. Congrats again!

As you know I’ve been showcasing a different pair of New Balance sneakers for every day in the month of June through my “30 for 30″. Throughout the month I have featured some old classics, some current models, and some yet to be released sneakers. Some of the highlights included the Mita x Undefeated MT580′s, the Burn Rubber MT580′s and yesterday’s teaser picture of the Burn Rubber New Balance that’s coming in 2012. To conclude the Distinct Life x New Balance “30 for 30″ I have put together a video to recap the month’s sneakers. The video was shot by Detroit’s media groups Champion Media and The Art Direction. With sounds by Filthy Rockwell, producer of the recently released song “Celebrity” by Big Sean off of his newly released Finally Famous the Album!

Nike SB Koston 1 x Kobe Bryant QS Release Info

Remember that we reported on this collaboration back over a month or so ago? Well, the Staple Center in Cali is apparently not the only place you had to be to grab a pair. NIke SB is deciding to release a "unknown" amount of these to the general public at select NIke SB Quickstrike accounts. Check with your local skate shop to see if it's on the agenda. Apparently these should start hitting those stores over the next week or so.

Nike Foamposite Pro Retro Black Available Now

We know that you are tired of hearing us talk about the Foams and if you are like us this will be the last we report on this color! HA. Go ahead and jump on over to to grab them up if you like them. Retail is $190 and this was a general release.


Few days back we got word just like other various sites that the Quai 54 was going to be making a U.S. release on July 2nd at select House of Hoops locations....this is confirmed that they will NOT RELEASE in the U.S. at all. Confirmed by Jordan Brand that they were exclusively as a Euro release. So no clear bottoms for the states or anything like that. Happy hunting online...just remember to watch for Fakes and don't break your neck.