Tuesday, December 29, 2009

An ILL Banger New Year's Eve!

Behind the Scenes @ the NIKE Destroyer Shoot

"On a cold and rainy December day in New York City, a small and eclectic group of people gathered together to take part in a photoshoot for the NIKE Destroyer Project.
The shoot highlights this group as the 'new school' of folks who contribute to the ever-changing landscape of New York, represented by each of them wearing the special black edition Destroyer Varsity."

The group includes: Jack Greer, Aaron Bobrow, Simonez Wolf, Brandee Brown, Lucien Smith, Ricky Saiz, Chris Shonting, Jake Sumner, Kevin Kearney, Scott Campbell, Dee & Ricky, Vashtie, Curtis Kulig and Tim Brodhagen

Photographed by Kai Regan, video by Vashtie. If you're not in the know, get there. Vashtie is an artist, filmmaker and designer. Remember that dope video for US Placers a couple years back? Yup, all her. FSF interviewed her a while back, so learn more about her and her love of kicks here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

S-beezees, Cliff Huxtable styles

He's one of TV's all-time fave Pops. So why not design a Dunk as a throwback to his fully-stocked closet of wild-out sweaters?

These Nike SB "Wool" Dunk Hi Premiums are now available online at Kasina.

"All of you who do not have a job, raise your hands. And while you have your hands up, I want you to look down because for guys who aren't working, I'm seeing expensive sneakers."
- Cliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show ("For Men Only" episode)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from FSF! Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, 3 Kings Day, something else or nothing at all, we hope this season brings you just what you're wishing for. (Hmmm, what could that be?) If you want to see what's on FSF's wish list, click here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

BITCH3S...new blog about women in hip hop

I'm not a big fan of the word bitch, but occasionally it is reclaimed by women and put to good use. I like BITCH Magazine, and in fact wrote an FSF story for them once. Now I've found a new use of the word, the blog BITCHES, which stands for Bold Individuals That Challenge Hiphop'crisy En Style. It is a space for girls who represent the five elements of hip-hop culture, and it includes some great interviews about kick ass women in graffiti, hip hop, and more. Check them out...

Welcome Loni & Sonia to the FSF blog team!

We've already posted about Sonia Sanchez, lead blogger for Spain's Zapateca website, adding her 2 cents to our blog, but now we've also roped in Loni Schick, an avid sneakerhead from up north--Saskatchewan, Canada to be exact! Here's what she has to say:

"What's good Fiends? I'm a Photographer/Blogger from Saskatchewan, up in Canada. I gotta thank my boy, Danny O., for igniting my love for the sneak game. These are probably the first wild set I bought. I copped em in LA and got so much love rocking them down the Vegas strip. To me, that's what being a FSF is all about: being comfortable and being able to let everyone know just how dope you are without having to say a word."

Look forward to more worldwide sneaker coverage from FSF!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dash! Yonkuro inspired New Balance X Almond

As the 7th collaboration between Japanese brand Almond and New Balance, these M574A's are inspired by a popular Japanese comic about mini 4 wheel drive toys, Dash! Yonkuro! Using the colorway after the main character, these bright & bold patent leather kicks are definate eye candy!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another ILL Banger!: All Star 2009


Houston inspired Jordans release at HOH Chicago!

Houston stand up! Initally created for the Houston House of Hoops grand opening, these 4 pairs of Jordans will travel to Chicago to be released this Saturday at HOH!! The 4 pairs are 2 Retro I’s, a Fusion 4, and a Fusion 13. The white-based Retro I and Fusion 4 have a single star on the heel of the insole like the flags of Houston and Texas, while the Fusion 13 features the nickname of Houston: “Space City.” If kicks are on the list for Christmas, you need to revise to add these!


Grey/Orange Air Max Lebron VII

I am in love with the new Lebron VII's and am anxiously waiting for the Chicago/NYC green/white/gold colorway to drop! Now I have another colorway that I must have! Although it is patent leather, this pair screams sneaker game on point! I imagine not too many people would know how to rock these properly, but dammit I would! These are just a teaser sample from designer Jason Petrie who must know my flavor because these are so hot! Hopefully 2010 will bless us with this colorway!


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Throwback Video: The Conscious Daughters-We roll deep

FSF always rolls deep!

Women shaping the sneaker industry...

FSF likes to keep spreading the word about women making moves in the sneaker industry. Here are a couple recent interviews we think you'll like!

Amy Broadhead, Nfinity's Basketball Brand Manager, tells FSF about the new Nfinity basketball shoes--super light and designed just for women.

Sonia Sanchez talks about running Zapateca.com, one of the leading Spanish language sneaker blogs.

Beats & Brands

Monday, December 7, 2009

FSF and Karmaloop Holiday Giveaway!

Karmaloop and FSF are teaming up to give you a chance to win $100 on karmaloop.com. Every entry wins $10... Good luck!

Hellz Bellz x Reebok available at Karmaloop...

Hellz Bellz collaboration with Reebok is available for pre-order on Karmaloop now!

Congrats to the ladies from Hellz Bellz for this fly drop top!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Nine West X New Balance

New balance and Nine West have come together to form a nice little line for the ladies. The line features, Edek and Adapted.
I like the idea of these two brands collaborating. The line is cute and girly with out being overly girly. They do have the pink in there but they also have other colors.
Check out the website for more styles and to check out the NWBI lifestyle.

Adapted, $89

Edek also $89

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another ILL Banger!

High Top Holidaze at FSF!

Bo Jackson Air Trainer SC

One of the things we love at FSF is the diversity of styles that ladies rock (and rock well!)-- from shiny metallics to subtle suedes, from girly skippies to beefy Lebrons. We also represent many lands and cultures, so we know that folks celebrate all kinds of holidays, all year long. With this spirit in mind, I teamed up with lead blogger Amonee to offer some thoughts on holiday shopping, even if we are limited to our Northeast U.S. perspective of wanting to hibernate with some cozy kicks for the winter! We went for a High Top Holidaze theme. Enjoy! The full spread is HERE.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Outside Hi

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Made for Ladies @ Made to Order

FSF Philly street team member Cristal (left) stops for a pic with the evening's hostess
Can't be a party without a bar, open is nice, and a bartender. Nuvo, wine, and Red Bull...pick your poison.
Some local flavor stopped by to support and pose for the camera
Where was Fee? Made to Order-817 North 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 215-413-7080. Small but unique selection of women's brands BUT always has small and medium guys tops...

**for more pics for the event please check out my (Fee) Picasa web albums @ http://picasaweb.google.com/feeway730 **
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