Monthly Archives: January 2013

Sneaker Showcase: Happy Birthday Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

On this day in 1919, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born. Though he was much more important to the world than he ever was to sneakers, “Jackie” Robinson has  been the recipient of a number of special makeups over the years.

Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball, becoming one of the most important people in ending racial segregation in baseball. Robinson was also one of the best players to play the game, playing in 6 World Series during his 10 years in the league. He won a Rookie of the Year Award, as well as an MVP award, and won a World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1955. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Air Flight 89 “True Blue”

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The Air Flight 89, a classic style retroed within the lifestyle library of a Quickstrike label, garners this pair of sneakers a fitting revival. After almost a decade between releases, the Air Flight 89’s were brought back with a simple colorway in 2012, reaching through the history books that featured an original makeup with very few changes to the shoe itself. With so many “South Beach”, “Volt”, etc. colorways infecting a variety of different retro releases, it’s nice to see Nike reach for their roots. A traditional colorway of Blue, Red, and White aka “True Blue”, these harken memories of a time where patriotic colors were splashed about all over the All Star uniforms of our favorite players. Matchups during the 1989 season that featured Magic, Stockton, Jordan, Bird, Miller, and all of the “Dream” players you could think of. Continue reading

13th Collective & Will C. Smith – Air Jordan Illustrated Font

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13th Collective and Will C. Smith recently collaborated on this exceptional piece of creative taking inspiration from the Air Jordan Retro cards. Our favourite has to be the Black Cement III’s what is yours? More images after the jump… Continue reading

Sneakerpedia Twitter Sneaker Showcase

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After a relatively quiet previous weekend, this past weekend saw a variety of sneaker releases made available. From Asics to Nike the most popular release was the return of the Air Jordan 5 in its White/Fire Red-Black OG colorway. It didn’t take #sneakerholic @ericaforsure that long to rock the classic build. A large degree of varying weather around the globe has meant that we have seen a wide assortment of footwear being worn in the past week. The latest Twitter Sneaker Showcase shows that as we see sneakers in the snow to the beach. Which #sneakerholics shots are your favorite in this assortment? Remember to have a chance to be randomly chosen for the next Showcase be sure to send us pictures of what sneakers you are wearing to @Sneakerpedia, and/or use the hashtag #sneakerholics.

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Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk Low Pro “Gibson”

Nike SB Dunk Low Pro "Gibson"

Rock n’ roll and sneakers go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Over the years Nike SB has created a number of  music-inspired kicks especially ones based off the instruments used by rock stars. Recently we featured the “Joe Strummer” Dunk Lows and today we take a look at some more Dunks taking styling cues from the Gibson guitar case. Much like Strummer’s guitar distressing the unique look of Gibson’s brown/pink case was a unique look that the SB team wanted to mimic.

Gibson Guitar Case

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