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Nike Safari Pack Part II (Court Force Hi, Dunk Low, Air Max 1)

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Nike Safari Pack Part II 2 Court Force Hi

Nike Safari Pack Part II 2 Dunk Low

Nike Safari Pack Part II 2 Air Max 1

Remember when I said that I thought the Court Force Hi is one of Nike’s best shoes? Well, it looks like I’m an idiot. They are clearly the worst of this abomination of a pack, and the Dunks and Air Maxes aren’t much better. At least they only use two (three, if you’re being technical) and one animal prints, respectively, and exhibit some sort of unity.

Images from atmos, tipped off by High Snobiety.

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Nike Court Force 2007 Preview Sample

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Nike Court Force 2007 Preview Sample Gore Tex 3M Patent Green Blue Yellow Rainbow OVERVIEW Nike Court Force 2007 Preview Sample Gore Tex 3M Patent Green Blue Yellow Rainbow SIDE VIEW

Nike Court Force 2007 Preview Sample Gore Tex 3M Patent Green Blue Yellow Rainbow TOE VIEW Nike Court Force 2007 Preview Sample Gore Tex 3M Patent Green Blue Yellow Rainbow HEEL VIEW

These shoes are an abysmal grab bag of several features that are near-incredible individually but are offensive to all those with reasonable taste when combined.

Gore Tex? Keeps your feet dry, who can complain!
3M reflective? Hottest trend of 2007!
Patent leather? Too fresh!
Transparent sea foam green soles? Undeniable!
Blue to yellow gradients? Everyone loves them!
Rainbows? Throw a couple on there!
Red, white, and blue laces? America rules!

These shoes are the footwear equivalent of when you tried to combine EVERY SINGLE ONE of your favorite foods as a child only to find that, while individually delicious, when combined, they are gag-inducing. Good Lord, these are horrible, and I can only pray that they remain a sample forever.

Images and info from NikeSB.org. Tipped off by High Snobiety.

Nike Dunk Low Khaki/White Ostrich Skin

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Nike Dunk Khaki/White Wood Ostrich Overview

There’s really not too much to say about these. Apparently they are going by the nickname “Wood”—only God knows why, since they’re clearly ostrich—and they’re only a sample so far. I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing these go into production, they are looking pretty fresh and very wearable… Take notice of the double-layered swoosh.

Nike Dunk Khaki/White Wood Ostrich Side View Nike Dunk Khaki/White Wood Ostrich Detail Heel

Nike Dunk Khaki/White Wood Ostrich Detail Toe Nike Dunk Khaki/White Wood Ostrich Detail Close-Up

Where, oh where could these pictures be from? NikeSB.org, perhaps? 😉

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From the Archives: Camping for Supreme + Nike Blazers

Note: This was originally posted on April 29, 2006 at 4:11am. It was written for and posted on a forum I frequent that has a profanity filter, which explains all the silly instances of “fking” and whatnot. Enjoy.

Disclaimer: This is very long and I wrote it while I was faded… Which explains why I am posting it at 4:00 AM PST.

Okay. So I got into the sneaker game a couple of months ago. I honestly can’t pinpoint the moment at which I became interested in sneakers, but, for what it’s worth, I have been viciously scouring websites like Hypebeast and High Snobiety for the past couple of months. Well, on Monday of last week, said websites report that Supreme will be releasing their limited edition Nike-collaboration Blazers on Friday. Giving special consideration to the fact that I have been in love with these shoes for months, I am fking stoked.

Well… Fast-forward to Friday, April 21. I couldn’t find anyone who was willing to take me to Supreme at 8 AM that morning, which is to be expected, considering most of my friends are reasonable people. So I decided that I was going to take the 4:44 AM bus from the corner of Severance & Adams to the corner of Fairfax & Beverly. And that is what I did. While on the bus I read a couple of chapters of Opening Skinner’s Box for my Psychology discussion and took notice of an extremely attractive girl that was sitting directly across from me. Unfortunately, she got off after only a couple of stops to go to some stock market class… Oh well.

Fairfax and Beverly… That’s where I got off the bus, and that is a couple of blocks away from Supreme, which is at 439 N. Fairfax. So I walked… I walked down Fairfax Avenue at 5 AM in Los Angeles. Suffice it to say I saw some strange things… Such as a homeless man jerking off. Now, I didn’t see his dick or anything, he was underneath a blanket, but I knew what the fk was going on, and it disturbed and saddened me. So I picked up the pace and soldiered on.

I arrive at Supreme. Unfortunately the line wasn’t going in the direction from which I arrived, so I was forced to walk past all the people who were already lined up. A couple of the dudes who were first in line said something like, “Too late, bro!” but I just shrugged them off and kept on keepin’ on.

Well I kept on… And I kept on… And I kept on… Until I reached the end of the block, and then some. That’s right, the line went all the way around the corner at 5 AM. Truly insane.

The next couple of hours aren’t very exciting. I do some more Psych reading and chill a little bit.

At around 10 AM, the got-damn cops show up…. Apparently they had been receiving complaints that all these fkin’ sneakerheads have been clogging up the sidewalk… So they felt it was necessary to bring 4 squad cars and 7 officers to tell us to move over, hah. LAPD… You are a true asset to the community.

So I guess it turns out that the fkin’ pigs are good for something, because they must have pressured Supreme into opening early… They opened the doors at around 10:30, which is something they don’t normally do until 11 or noon. Fking lazy skaters.

Hah, I forgot to mention the setting. The area of Fairfax in which Supreme is set is ultra-super-mega-Jewish. So all day long we were fielding questions from old Jewish ladies: “What are you waiting for?” “Shoes!?!?!” “You’re waiting for shoes?!?!?” “What kind?” “Blah blah blah…”

The highlight of such encounters occurred when an old dude rolled up to me: “What are you waiting for, blah blah blah…” The conversation was pretty standard up until the point where he mentioned this: “I remember when we used to wait in the breadlines in Russia! But to wait in line for SHOES!?!?! In America!?!?! That’s crazy!” Yeah, that old guy was pretty fking dope.

So anyway, back to the shoes….

At around 1 PM, I’m finally in front of Supreme. At this point I have already missed my Biology lecture and Psych discussion but, fk it, I was about to buy some dope shoes. I didn’t want to take the fking bus back to ‘SC, so I asked my friends of the past 8 hours for a ride. They responded: “Sorry man, I’m going to Pasadena,” and, “Nah, I’m going to the Valley.” Oh well.

I was pretty worried going into the shop. I mean, 200+ people were in front of me in line, what if they didn’t have my size? All that waiting for nothing, that’s what. But, luckily, when I walked up to the counter and said, “10, White,” they responded, “Alright.”

$181 and change after taxes. Size 10 Supreme Nike Blazers. Diagonal grid stitching. Snakeskin swoosh. Gucci strip on the back. Gold Supreme ring. 3 pairs of laces, all with gold tips. Was it worth it? Was it worth waiting in line for 8 hours and missing the last of my Psych discussions? Yes.

Story doesn’t end there, though, friends… I still had to get back to USC. Unfortunately, I headed back to the bus stop, where I waited with my brand-new $180 shoes so I could pay a $1.25 fee. In a twist of fate that can only be described as the opposite of unfortunate, though, a Lexus RX330 stopped directly in front of me… “Get in!” the driver said. It was my line-mate of the past 8 hours.

Rod was his name, and his girlfriend’s name was Nancy. They were the pair that had told me they were headed toward the Valley earlier. Luckily for me, they saw me waiting at the bus stop and took pity up on my poor soul and decided they would take me back to SC. We talked about all sorts of sht: sneakers, psych, Blind Date…. Not only did I get a ride home, but I got some fun conversation as well.

I got home 9 hours and $181 dollars later…. Would I do it again? Absolutely.

Cliff’s Notes: I bought some sneakers for $181.

Another note: I don’t really hate cops or anything, I was just being an internet hardass because I was a little drunk.

Nike 6.0 Calculator Nerd Belt

This isn’t even close to new (dropped in October, I believe), but I came across it for the first time when I was writing that Seagle post a couple of days ago.

Nike 6.0 Calculator Belt

I honestly feel like this is one of the best accessories I have seen in a long, long time. The thing about it is that it’s just so absurd. Not only do you have a calculator as a belt buckle, it’s completely inconvenient to use. From the look of the pictures you would have to actually take the buckle off to use the calculator with any degree of ease. Still, I’d take this buckle over a bottle opener or spinner any day and it wouldn’t even be a difficult choice.

Nike 6.0 Calculator Belt Zoomed

Images from Nike Store.

Would you beat someone up for wearing this? Or would you kindly ask them to calculate the tip for your lunch? Please comment below!

Nike Premium Court Forces at Overkill Berlin

The Court Force is really growing on me as a model… I really didn’t like it at first, and I’m still not crazy about the Lows, but I feel like the Highs are one the best-looking high-top models around. I’m not sure what it is about them. I feel like the sharp stitching and layering give them a really aggressive look, and I’m always down with aggressive.

Anyway, Overkill Shop in Berlin has two new Premium Court Forces in stock, a low and a high. Both use more or less the same texture scheme, which is pretty interesting: Denim, premium leather, and crocodile or textured leather for the swoosh.

Overkill Premium Court Force Hi

Overkill Premium Court Force Low

I gotta give the upper hand to the Highs in this case. No, not just because I generally like them more than the Lows, but because the color scheme on the Lows is rather untimely… Those are prototypical Fall/Autumn colors and it’s pretty strange to see them on a mid-Winter release. The Highs, on the other hand, would look pretty fresh year-round, but I gotta say that the blue and gray conjure up thoughts of ice and Winter… But maybe that’s just me!

Pictures and info from Overkill via High Snobiety.

Nike 6.0 Limited Edition Seagle Oncore

Seagle Oncore

Apparently this shoe was inspired by a custom six-wheeled AMC Eagle created by the Nike 6.0 team to be the ultimate road trippin’ vehicle. I was kind of skeptical when I heard this because, well, the car sounds like a monstrosity. Fortunately, the shoes turned out extraordinarily fresh. The color combination is super clean and the faux wood paneling accents are dope. They remind me of the Michael Lau SB Dunks, except they cost about $1,200 less.

Seagle Oncore Side ViewSeagle Oncore Sole

Top image and info from fixins sneakers, bottom images straight from the Nike Store. Click ’em to make ’em big, of course.

So how fresh are these? Super fresh? Or just a broke-ass version of the Michael Laus? Comment below!