Sneakers, Fashion & Culture

#ShelfSitting – Top 5 Sneakers You Didn’t Know Were/Still Available – Week of May 02, 2018

5. Air Jordan XI Low Cool Grey

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Image Source: Exclucity

The Air Jordan 11 cool grey is a historic colourway, and to help with sales Jordan Brand is reissuing them… kind of. The predominately light grey patent leather across the upper of the Air Jordan 11 returns in a low version. Those who missed out on 2011 release or reminiscent of those particular kicks can settle with these. There’s quite a few sizes left at Exclucity, but make sure you set up an account first to get some rewards and money back from your purchases (eg. $100 spent equals $10 put back into your account that you can use for other purchases) . You may need to go to the store to set up but just message them to confirm.

4. Ewing Sport Lite X Akoo 

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Image Source: Ewing Athletics

Basketball Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing’s Ewing Athletics made a comeback a couple of years ago and they haven’t looked back. I am happy to see the company’s growth with new models in addition to their known silhouette, the 33 Hi.

T.I. has had his share of hits on the top 100 and has made award winning music. Recently, the rapper went back and forth on “Ye Vs. The People” which is honestly, a solid track and needed record to understand Kanye’s latest perspectives.  Over the years T.I. also launched a clothing line called Akoo, and this year they celebrated their 10 year anniversary.

The collaboration between Ewing and T.I.’s Akoo resulted in a visual appealing shoe that pays homage to the prints that were often used in the brands early products and overall theme. The shoes also comes with a certificate of authentic as the pairs are pretty limited. It’s also good to see that they went with a non-traditional silhouette for this special release. Check these out, as there are a couple of sizes left at Ewing Athletics.

3. Nike Flyknit Trainer ” Raptors”

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Image Source: Sole Collector

Despite a tough loss yesterday, the Raptors have come a long way. Nevertheless, when it comes to jerseys the vintage purple pinstripe jerseys with the purple, black, red and white colour scheme will always be a classic.

The flyknit trainers by Nike, are said to be one of the most comfortable shoes to have. I personally don’t own a pair but these might change that. The unofficial name of this particular shoe is nicknamed “Raptors” due to the colour scheme and the unisex shoe is available in nearly a full size run at Nike.ca.

2. Nike Odyssey React

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Image Source: Hypebeast

In last week’s post of #ShelfSitting , I mentioned the Nike Epic React Flyknit . Well, just in case you were on the fence about the shoe based on the price you can actually go with the Odyssey React. This model doesn’t feature the flyknit upper but still includes the react technology to provide the comfort on sole, results in a retail price that is $35 cheaper. There is a complete full size run at Nike.ca, in 6 different colourways!

1. Yeezy Powerphase Black

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Image Source: Grailed

Earlier I mentioned Kanye West when talking about his new track featuring T.I., “Ye vs. The People”. Kanye’s latest tweets and point of views has been causing a stir between his fans, his friends and others. In all honesty, it does hurt to see some of the things he is saying especially since he embraced different cultures globally, but hopefully there will be more clarity to the situation.

Nevertheless, Kanye recently spoke about numerous topics including his departure from Nike with Charlamagne Tha God. He mentioned the comparison of the two companies and how he was treated. With the YEEZY line and shoes that have released, Adidas stock and brand equity has increased. One of the most sought out sneakers is the Yeezy 350s but there have been other models that have also sold out. The latest sneaker is definitely the most affordable and was the easiest to purchase, but still sold out.

The Yeezy Powerphase is very similar to the Reebok Workout and although resale price is ridiculous the retail price is not that bad. Just like how the 350 V2s are known to have “SPLY-350” the Powerphase features the Calabasas branding on the outside. This particular model is great for everyday use and recently Caliroots restocked with various sizes available to purchase!

As always let me know what you think, and if you made any purchases! Make sure you follow the blog to be notified about new content.

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