Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Thank you @bstn.wmns for this pair of cherries!

The red is pretty damn perfect on these. 
Which is your favourite pair of white and red Jordans? 
I could not make up my mind.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

1989 Nike Air Delta Force - made in Thailand

 A Sunday goodie from the SQ archive 
This is a quite recent pickup and apart from the flakey top of the tongue these are in immaculate, 
soft and wearable condition.
Can’t wait to rock them.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Vintage vs Retro - 1985 OG Nike Terminator vs. 2022 retro Nike Terminator high

In 1985 the most popular and successful basketball college teams where equipped with their 
own colourway in Nike’s “be true to your school” campaign, except the Georgetown Stonewalls 
aka Hoyas. 
They had just won the national Championship the year before and where on top of their game 
so Nike honoured this special team with a new show inspired by the Nike Legend but in 
their team colours blue and grey. As a special make up for the team Nike added the ‘Hoyas’ 
lettering on the heel. The shoes released to the public featured Nike lettering on the heel instead.

BTW the name Hoyas stems from the term “Hoya Sexa” which translates to “what Rocks”. 
A cheer that was started from Latin students and stuck with the team. 
Over all this 2022 retro of one of my most favourite shoes could have been excellent with a 
better choice of leather and a bit more concern for original shapes, but is a good alternative 
for anyone not owning the OG in my opinion.
What do you think?

You can read up on more infos about the Hoyas in this wonderful interview with
More pictures after the jump

Nike Air Jordan I metallic signed by Tinker Hatfield

Back in 2006 Tinker Hatfield and Michael came to Berlin for a press conference at the local 
I was there to see the two legends and I also had a pair of OG Jordan 1 Metallics hoping to 
get them signed by Michael afterwards.
Unfortunately Mike left the building as soon as the conference was over but Tinker stuck 
around for a chat so I had the chance to meet the legend. 
He was giving an interview infront of an installation with many classic Jordan models while 
I waited to introduce myself. 
During the interview he mentioned the first Jordan and talked about some details on the shoe. 
The Interviewer did not quite understand what he meant and so Tinker asked if anyone 
had a Jordan 1 on their feet to show.
Nobody replied so I whipped out my Vintage pair and gave it to him for further description. 
His eyes lit up as he said „wow you got the special ones“ and as he continued talking he 
signed the shoes.
As soon as he finished the interview he turned to me and asked me where I got those gems 
from. We chatted for a few minutes, even got to take a picture together before he had to 
get on to his next appointment.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Stay at DJ Khaled's via AirBnB

DJ Khaled is unlocking his shoe closet.  
The hip-hop mogul is inviting fans to cop an exclusive stay inside a recreation of his legendary 
sneaker closet in Miami, bookable on Airbnb. Sneakerheads, fans and people looking for a sunny 
escape can reserve two one-night stays, occurring on Dec. 5 and 6, for two guests each at only 
$11 a night.  
You can request to book the stays beginning Nov. 29
The booking will include some nice extras according to the host:
"Sleep in my legendary sneaker collection and experience the 305 through the eyes (and
shoes) of yours truly. During the stay, guests will have the chance to live and breathe
Miami the same way I do - epically. 
I’m rolling out all the big stops, including: 
- An exclusive pair of We The Best Air Jordan 5s 
- A handwritten welcome note from me upon arrival 
- The keys to the ultimate sneaker kingdom, sleeping amid some of my most prized kicks,
including my personal Jordan 3 “Grateful” and Jordan 8 “Oregon PEs” 
- An outdoor lounge to kick back and soak in the Miami vibes after a dip in the pool 
- A chance to enjoy some of my favorite spots in Miami, like a catered dinner from my 
restaurant The Licking - Miami Gardens" 

Monday, November 21, 2022

New sneaker auctions at Sotheby's

Over the past few years the prestigious auction house Sotheby's has been selling more and 
more sneakers. Some very random stuff, but also some beautiful gems like the following 

the hand-cobbled 1972 Nike Moon Shoe 

An 'interesting' development and more proof that the sneaker craze is not going anywhere 
soon except everywhere.

More pictures and infos after the jump

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Vintage ftw!

I did enter a bunch of raffles for today’s release, but luckily I don’t have to lose my mind over 
finding a pair of AJ1 Chicagos.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Sonra x Porsche Design: Past - Present - Future

Once again, @porschedesign and @sonraberlin have joined forces!

A huge thank you to my homie @hikmetsugoer for making me one of the few chosen ones 
to get these a bit early!!

In honor of Porsche Design’s 50th anniversary, this special collaboration acts as a journey through 
time and is made of irresistible materials, just like we are used to in Sonra shoes.

Past, present, and future – an ode to 50 years of engineered passion. 
This highly exclusive collaboration consists of three individual sneaker models, each one dedicated 
to a specific era. 

The “past” series will be exclusively available in Porsche’s Berlin store on November 30th. 
The “present” series will also be released in the Berlin store as well as online on the same day. 
The 3D-printed “future” series is even more exclusive, as only one pair will be produced and given to one lucky winner. 
Check out @porsche and @sonraberlin for more information on how you can get your hands on this 
elusive pair

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Oh Schuhen Podcast Episode 118

Amadeus vom Oh, Schuhen Podcast hat mir ein paar Fragen gestellt und ich habe 
Die ganze Aufnahme findet ihr hier

Monday, October 31, 2022

Size? collections with yours truly

Some time ago Size? came to visit my archive and dig through some rarities.  
Last week they posted the special on me and my collection on their blog and YouTube channel.
I usually do not let anyone into my archive, but since I will be moving very soon, I thought it 
would be a nice memory of the space that housed my collection and life for the past 20 years.
A big thank you goes to the awesome team for this sweet content! 
Cameron, Jessy and James captured some beautiful material and I hope you'll enjoy the very 
personal insight into my world.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Sneaker Gimmicks by LG

LG’s internal research found that these ‘sneakerheads’ would benefit greatly from a solution that 
not only made their cherished shoes stand out more, but also provided them with the optimal care.
With this eye opening revelation they started working on a product I am not sure the world needs, 
except if you are intending to invest in storage rather than your collection: 
The LG Styler™ ShoeCase and ShoeCare was just introduced at the IFA 2022.
Equipped with the company’s hygiene-enhancing TrueSteam™ technology, LG’s total shoe 
care solution offers a customized shoe management.
LG Styler ShoeCase with transparent panels is a solution for shoe storage and showcasing shoes. 
In addition to creating the ideal environment for storing shoes by protecting against humidity 
and fabric-discoloring UV light,1 the Styler ShoeCase represents a great way for shoe enthusiasts 
to show-off their favorite pairs, offering interior features such as a 360-degree rotating turntable 
and a modular design that makes it possible to stack up to four cases on top of one another.
Also making its debut at IFA, a clothing care solution with steam technology, LG Styler ShoeCare 
employs the company’s proven TrueSteam technology to deliver a ‘refreshing’ shoe management 
It also leverages the Zeo-Dry filter’s absorbent properties of zeolite to soak up moisture and 
help remove smells from footwear, making shoes more pleasant to wear and to have around.
Moreover, the new LG Styler ShoeCare solution optimizes the management of various shoe types, 
including leather, suede and sports footwear, with its 10 different courses.
Depending on the type and fabric of the shoe, it controls its use of TrueSteam to refresh the shoe. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

My 80s Obsessions

I have an obsessiv nature. It's all or nothing. Perfectionism is one side of this medal, loosing 
myself in details is a weird form of bliss.
Most of you know I have a sneaker obsession, but my nerdism does not stop there.
I have a penchant for most elements of the 80s especially with a HipHop history (Double Goose 
jackets, Cazal sunglasses, jewelry like namerings, cookie chains and grills, boomboxes and so on).

Here's an obsession which's seedling was planted in my teenage years, when I first watched it 
and has developed to a force in the past decade : AKIRA by Katsuhiro Otomo. 
It is the film I have probably watched the most in my life together with FANTASIA (another 
masterpiece, but from a much earlier era) and will never be able to stop praising.
It's my go-to watch if I am too lazy to decide on a movie and my favorite clothing inspo forever.

For me Katsuhiro Otomo is a genius of style and details, so it never gets boring to enjoy it over 
and over and over again.
This love for details 
frame composition in a movie I found in the work of masterminds like Akira 
Kurosawa, makes my heart sing.
The impeccable Japanese cool of Kaneda gives me the best neo-Steve McQueen vibes.

Here are some original drawings and cells from the production, which are so amazing in my 
opinion, that I must share them

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