Friday, April 29, 2011

The Queen City Sneaker Showcase

If any of you fiends live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area or happen to be visting, you should definetly check out the Queen City sneaker showcase!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OSD offers The Class. Registration now open!

As many of our readers know, OSD hosts a weekly Internet-based sneaker talk show that covers sneaker news all the while allowing listeners and callers to interact with other sneakerheads in the live chat room as the live show is taking place. As you may also know, it's pretty hectic and quite entertaining!

Now they're taking it to the next level, jumping off the computer and into the classroom! It's called The Class: Sneakers, their impact on lifestyles, culture and people of the 21st century.

From what I'm hearing, it's gonna blow your mind. It will be 8 weeks long, starting June 5th and running on Saturdays from 5:30-7pm. It will be offered in an as-yet-unnamed location in Times Square. Cost $300, covers all materials. To apply or learn more, click on osdlive.com.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sister 2 Sister (2) Pics and Recap...

Our second Sister 2 Sister all-female sneaker design seminar just wrapped on Wednesday with an exclusive insiders' look at the Converse Headquarters. Over 20 female Converse staff showed us their roles in taking kicks from market research to material design, product development and onto our feet! Thanks Converse...


Over the weekend we had 20+ amazing participants and 9 mentor teachers working away at improving our skills drawing and designing sneakers...


Draw, draw, draw! Imani was one of 10 middle schoolers showing it's never too young to start becoming a sneaker designer!


This design team was challenged to come up with a new brand; here they're doing some market research and looking for inspiration...


As always, the weekend includes loads of one-on-one mentoring. Here Sabrina (left), from MassArt, gets tips from Layla Hassoun from Sperry Topsider.

Kathleen O'Donnell from RISD shows off her final design.

For more images and stories from the weekend, click here.

Many thanks to our fantastic mentor teachers, hard-working participants, and generous sponsors: Abekam, Karmaloop, No. 2 Foundation and Pensole!

Thanks also to our fabulous hosts, MassArt, for having us back again!

And last but not least, thanks to our photographers, Natanya Khashan and Felicia Eason.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dead Stock Online store Launch Party


The homie Deadstock Ric just launched his online store and to celebrate he is throwing a launch party! Come on down and support! Oh and make sure you shop with deadstock! www.shopwithdeadstock.com

Friday, April 22, 2011

Moment of silence...

One of my male sneaker fiend friends and I were having a really good conversation about kicks we messed up or just cannot find. So I would like to give a moment of silence for the 5 pair of kicks that i had and no longer have. Ironically they are all Jordans.



Jordan II, left these home when i went off to college. Came home and they were gone!

Jordan IV used them as work shoes, smh. The odor killed these.

Jordan VIII someone stole these out of my locker at Six Flags one summer.

Jordan XII my brother decided to use these to cut the grass while i was at school.

Jordan X, unknown

What about you? What kicks do you give a moment of silence to?

*photo credits to pickyourshoes.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Take OSD's "The Class"

Yes fiends, our fellow sneaker bredren over at OSD aka Obsessive Sneaker Disorder are introducing The Class: Sneakers, their impact on lifestyles,culture and people in the 21st century. Check the press release....



“OSD jumps off the computer and into the classroom!”

Brooklyn, NY. April 20, 2011. OSD introduces “The Class: Sneakers, their impact on lifestyles,
culture and people in the 21st Century”. The athletic footwear industry has yet again reached new heights today as Dee Wells and Sean “PaperChasr” Williams announce the creation of “The Class: Sneakers, their impact on lifestyles, culture and people in the 21st Century”.

It has been over three and a half years since the creation of the wildly popular, live podcast OSD Obsessive Sneaker Disorder, which allows sneaker aficionados to learn about and discuss popular sneaker releases, along with there impact sports culture and fashion.

Dee and Sean, along with a staff of 6, have been steadily plotting a way to take the OSD brand to the next level as the show and the company approaches its 4th year anniversary. They have found their answer: A course designed for the “seasoned” sneakerhead as well as someone new to the lifestyle and culture, OSD “The Class” is an 8-week, 1.5 hour educational seminar and career planning course.

The curriculum is based on topics and issues discussed on the popular, live OSD podcast, along with current events, sneaker releases and how to get your foot in the door at many of the footwear companies.

OSD “The Class” will feature a number of guests from various positions within the footwear industry that participants can learn from and ask questions of.

Classes will be held at a yet to be named, but very famous location in Times Square in New York City.Once registered, participants will be contacted with the time and location for the course.

Registration begins on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, and the cost of the 8- week course is $300, which will include printed materials, guest speakers, retailer discounts, and one lucky student will win a pair of Filling Pieces footwear. To register for the course, please visit www.osdlive.com and click on the “Register NOW” button. For additional information about the course and questions, please send emails to info@osdlive.com.

Hope some of you fiends can make this class cause it sounds promising. Shout out to the OSD crew for making this move!



Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bordeaux Re-Stock


If you missed your chance to cop the Bordeaux's this past Saturday, you're in luck!! Finish Line will be re-stocking them in men's sizes. So if you can fit into men's size sneakers and missed your chance, head on over to Finish Line now before they are sold out.



If you were looking to cop the Orion Blue AJ7's Finish Line has those as well in GS sizes: http://www.finishline.com/store/product/air-jordan-retro-7-kids-basketball-shoe/_/A-31689?categoryId=cat10007&productId=prod670700

info via Nice Kicks

Bucketfeet Shoes

Fiends, I would like to present to you a new sneaker brand by the name of Bucketfeet Shoes. Bucketfeet Shoes sells unique and limited edition sneakers that are created by artists from around the world that aims to raise funds and awareness for children's charities. Bucketfeet's goal is to help consumers get involved in the community by contributing a portion of each sale to one of three innovative, children focused, non-profit partners. The non-profit chairites are: MAGIC a world-class stringed instrument program for kids in the Woodlawn community in the South Side of Chicago, Love.futbol a program that devotes financial resources to help build more soccer fields around the world and Children Mending Hearts a program that provides arts programs and workshops for homeless children.





Bucketfeet's motto is "Buy a Shoe, Build a community", so to help build a community and save children's lives head on down to www.bucketfeet.com to purchase one of kind designs for your feet. :)Link

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chyi Da Prynce

Hey everyone! This past Saturday was our first Dunkxchange concert in Fort Lauderdale, and we had Cyhi Da Prynce performing. After the show was done I was able to catch up with him, and he mentioned he liked my shoes (foamposites) so I asked him to do a quick shoutout video for us... check it out!!!

video

Sneaker Bistro's Spring Clean sale

Dallas Penn encounters a FSF

Internet celebrity Dallas Penn encounters an FSF on the train who copped a fresh pair of Bordeaux Jordans. She got her pair early and got a fresh pair of 12's on! Shouts to Dallas Penn for making this video and for you sucka MC's that need to be reminded again Don't Sleep!!!

Yeezy 2 Madness! (teaser)



So this past weekend at Coachella Kanye debuted the most anticipated sneaker of the year, the Air Yeezy 2. There has also been a photo leak of the shoe which has dropped in the internets has well, thanks to Kanye's barber IBN. Its not the best photos out there but it will surely have some of you Yeezy fans excited. So fiends, are you exicited for these?

Info: The Shoe Game
First Pic : Assal's Plixi

Throwback Video:Request Line-Zhane

God I miss music from the 90's!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ladies Love Project recap!

So this past Saturday I headed on down to Gallery 151 at the Ladies Love Project spring pop up shop hosted by Miss Patty Dukes and Toofly and I had an amazing time! I bought some goodies for myself, did some networking and hung out with fellow FSFer Pink Eye! Check out the pics.....





Pink Eye and Channel Kennebrew of Junkprints (Check her stuff its ILL!)


Pink Eye, Miss Patty Dukes & Me!!

Me & Toofly

Miss That's not it! aka Jasmine Solano & JesOne of Tough Love NYC


Crowded!

The lovely ladies and gentleman of Lipstick Manifesto & Paper Soul
Dahlia Soleil getting her sew on.


Pink Eye with Amy of Buddha Nose



Had a great time on Saturday! Shouts out to Patty Dukes and Toofly for putting this event together!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

WMNS Court Force Hi - MYTH




Well, well, well! I guess someone over at Nike heard me ranting about no Court Forces being released lately! This pair is available now at SNEAKERS N STUFF but I think I will pass on these. I'm not digging the colorway of Myth, Metallic Platinum-Spark, & Chlorine Blue..a bit too youthful for me, but I am glad to see a new pair of Court Forces in 2011 which hopefully means more will be released!

Source: SNEAKER NEWS

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sister 2 Sister Sneaker Design Seminar is BACK!


Sister 2 Sister, the only all-female sneaker design seminar, is back! After our fabulous first round last Fall, FSF is teaming up once again with MassArt and some of the top female sneaker designers in the industry to host this one-of-a-kind event. Don't miss it! Applications due Wednesday, April 13th. This event is FREE, thanks to our generous sponsors! A special addition to this weekend seminar is an exclusive day at Converse HQ for participants on Wednesday, April 20th.

For more info, click here.

For images from our first seminar, click here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PUMA Presents: GAME TIME - UNDFTD "Clyde" Lanuch


It was a night of sneakers, Hip Hop, and FUN! PUMA knows how to make their sneaker lovers happy! A 3 hour open bar also helped! The event was brought to us by DIGIWAXX & hosted by Power 105.1's Angela Yee in Midtown at GOOD UNITS. When I arrived they tried to say it was shut down due to overcapacity, but yall already know how I move so I got in after 20 minutes! As soon as you came in there were Clydes on display in glass cases along with the seamless, premium leather white & black UNDFTD pairs. The Clyde is historic from Walt Frazier going hard in the paint with them on, and there was also an autographed pair from the man himself!






Hip Hop was in full effect with DJ's Kid Capri, Scratch, Kenny Dope, and a few others spinning classics, while rappers like Parrish of EPMD, Mysonne, Red Cafe, Mos Def, Beatnuts, Biz Markie, & radio personality Steph Lover. We were also able to take a pic with a huge Clyde sneaker which was a highlight of the night! Overall I had such a great time and look forward to the next PUMA event! Check out more pics HERE