Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sneaker Spotlight: Staple x Converse Sea Star Mid “Pigeon”

Staple x Converse Sea Star Mid "Pigeon"Most of the sneaker world, and even those who don’t know sneakers, know about the “Pigeon” Dunk Low SB’s. But how many remember the Converse Sea Star Mid that was released globally on February 7th, 2009? There was some drama and hype building up to the release of the Sea Star as colette apparently didn’t get the memo and released the limit sneaker two weeks early. But that didn’t lower the excitement and team at Staple. This included found Jeff Staple who was especially proud of the work they did on the model. “The Sea Star never existed before as a mid, only as a low. We added the mid and the puffed out collar to give it a bit of skate/city appeal.” Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Dunk High Pro “Send Help”

Nike SB Dunk High Pro "Send Help"

February 2006 was a good month of sneaker releases for Nike SB fans. Not only did the Dunk Low “Hawaii” release but the “Send Help” Dunk High was on sale as well. Although initially the Hawaii’s were the most sought after release, with is vibrant colors and clear outsole, these High’s quickly gained momentum with its easy build and classic look. Not surprising the man behind the design of this particular skate option was frequent Nike SB contributor, Todd Bratrud of Consolidate Skateboards. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight – Snoop Dogg x adidas Originals Freemont Mid

Snoop Dogg x adidas Originals Freemont Mid

With the untimely passing of one of the great legends in basketball, Jerry Buss was one of the most wonderful owners the NBA has ever seen. Mourning #sneakerholics will pay tribute by rocking the Lakers’ purple and gold while finding comfort in rooting on for their favorite team from the sunny state of California, even if the man running the show has passed. One of the more notable and popular fans of this storied franchise, Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, always finds ways to make sure his favorite team is on display.  Before the name change, Snoop Lion released a collaboration with adidas to add to a long list of rappers forming partnerships with sneaker companies.  Releasing with the adidas “Originals” line, the Snoop Dogg x Freemont Mid was born. Continue reading

Sneakerpedia Twitter Sneaker Showcase

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@Jasmindaa UK

It is sad that February is such as short month as we have seen some of the most variety of brands, models and looks through the second month of 2013. Kicking off the last Showcase of the month is UK #sneakerholic @Jasmindaa rocking the recent Air Huarache retro as well as showing off the other OG colorway as well. There are plenty of old and new kicks seen throughout the Showcase. Go through all 6 pages and be sure to follow some fellow #sneakerholics on Twitter as well. For your chance to make it into the next Showcase tweet us your daily sneaker shots to @Sneakerpedia and/or use the #sneakerholics hashtag. The pictures are randomly chosen so the more you share the better your chances are to make it in!

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Sneaker Showcase – Happy Birthday Julius “Dr. J” Erving

Julius "Dr. J" Erving

Feeling tired? Feeling a little under the weather? As the average #sneakerholic, one grows weary of the many “trend” shoes that seem to slightly miss the point of why we love the classics. Well, the doctor is in and he’s here to check up on you, reminding you of what it means to be one of the meanest, nastiest Slam Dunk Champions the NBA has ever seen. On this day in 1950, Julius Erving was brought into this world, quite possibly to tear down every rim he saw. The history this man has made and what his impact to the sport of basketball was recognized by being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. What he brought to sneaker history seems to go hand in hand with the Star Chevron,  making Converse the name brand it is today. Continue reading