Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sneaker History: Remembering DJ AM

DJ AM in a pile of Nike Dunks

A few years ago, we lost a #sneakerholic that helped bring the love for all things sneakers to the attention of the worldwide media. Today, we wanted to remember a man who would have been celebrating his 39th birthday on this day, DJ AM aka Adam Goldstein. AM was known early in his career as the DJ of musical group Crazy Town but his sneaker infatuation started long before that thanks to the Air Force 2. Couple his love for sneakers with his musical talents on the turntables and it was no surprise to see his popularity grow. Continue reading

Sneaker Showcase: Happy Birthday Walt “Clyde” Frazier

There are only a handful of athletes that truly changed the course of sneakers but no matter how much you shorten the list, Walt “Clyde” Frazier will always be near the top. Frazier’s uncanny ability to steal the ball from opponents with his smooth emotionless composure on the court, combined with his off-court sense of style reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, earned him the nickname Clyde.

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Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Scores A Career High 69 Points

When it comes to sneakers today, much of what exists can be attributed to one man, Michael Jordan. MJ’s performance on the court set a standard in the NBA but also made many fans of basketball into the sneaker enthusiasts they are today.

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Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Homers”

Homer Simpson Donut2004 was the Silver Box age for Nike SB. Lots of gems came from the folks in Beaverton, like the Bucks, Jedi’s and the Homer’s seen here. As with many of Nike SB sneakers, no one from The Swoosh will officially say that the design was based off the cartoon dad. However, the colors and look of the design takes a strong resemblance to Homer Simpon’s donut-loving, beer swigging look. Continue reading

Sneakerpedia Twitter Sneaker Showcase

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With Spring officially here and the weather following suit for the most part, the number of showcase submissions were large in the past week. So it’s no surprise to see plenty of new #sneakerholic names and kicks on the showcase. As always we see some great sneakers being worn, with a lot of variety from all around the globe. Always something that brightens up our Mondays let us know who your favorite’s are in the comment section or on Twitter (@Sneakerpedia). Then be sure share with us what sneakers you are rocking daily to have a chance into the next showcase!

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