I know the title is sneaker habit but let me just give you my year in review as well. This year I was received into the Catholic church through RCIA (confirmation, communion, etc.). I even managed to finally pick up my Associate’s degree (AA) from the University of Phoenix. I start working on my Bachelor’s in 2014. Went on the best vacation ever so far with wifey, my sister and her husband to celebrate their marriage among other things. Went to Jamaica, the Caymans, and Cozumel which is probably the most beautiful place I’ve been to in Mexico. Overall, it was a pretty great year. The only thing that I can see as a negative is my current health/weight situation. That is something that I am looking to fix after the holidays. I know it’s pretty much everyone’s new year’s resolution but for me it’s just a NEW ME resolution. Did that make any sense? I just need to do better for myself and give myself more time to spend with the people that I care about. Ok let’s leave that for another blog.
So last Christmas I really took notice of all the Christmas packs for sneakers and I really wanted to cop but my family was first priority for the holidays. So I had mentioned to wifey that I really needed to step my shoe game up in 2013. Well it didn’t take much convincing because she’s always got my back 1,000%. I’ve always been into sneakers but I just never had the money to buy them. Even when I did have the money, there were other things that I focused my attention on. This past January I started my collection with my Puma Clyde’s Undefeated edition. Those were so fresh and just a clean shoe to wear for most occasions. I beat the crap out of those. LOL…
I think the first real heat I copped was the Air Jordan 3 Retro 88’s. Those were easy. I couldn’t believe how many people struck out with those. There were a lot of people that influenced me with sneakers but I think the first pair of kicks that I really wanted was the OG Bred IV. I remember back in the day my cuz Willie “Chase” Jackson got em for his birthday. Then my older bro Allen had some fresh ass Air Max 90’s too; the OG Infrared CW. We were living in Artesia, California at the time circa ’89 – ’92. When I got to high school there weren’t any kicks that I wanted. Let’s face it, I had other things on my mind in that stage of my life… Hey I was referring to football. LOL. The first person that I can remember with the dope shoe game was the uce (bro) Simon T. He used to work at the Finish Line at the mall back in…. uhhh damn back in the day I guess. Hahaa… he had all the new shit on release day. Him and his bro P was always rockin the J’s. At that time, Timberland’s was blowin up so we all had the Timz goin.
Now with youtube, facebook, twitter and IG, I finally notice how big the sneaker culture is. I mean damn. That shit is crazy. For me, personally, I’m more of a Jordan head than a “sneaker” head. I mean I got some Barkley’s, Lebron’s, Puma’s, KD’s, and Flyknits but most of my collection is J’s. I mean you gotta cop what your budget allows. For me that’s just one shoe per weekend or none. This month has been so crazy with releases. Aside from all the Christmas shopping I had to do, I still had them releases on my mind. I copped everything on this list aside from tomorrow’s release – 3LAB5s.
And there were still other kicks that I wanted like the Kobe IV off the prelude pack. So yea, if I was rich then I’d probably have every shoe that I wanted. Not like them hypebeasts with all the money in the world and they cop every damn shoe. Rich folks who post their kicks on IG are a fuckin joke to me. YOU’RE RICH! There’s no hustle or struggle to get your kicks. Not saying you can’t have them. Just saying you don’t need to post em. We know you get all the releases. That shit doesn’t really impress me.
I’m starting to cuss now so you know it’s gettin real up in hea! LOL… And all these idiots fighting in the malls and sneaker stores are the worst. Yall goin to jail over some kicks? Damn shame. Oh yea and some of these “shoelebrities” are hilarious too. They really think they’re above the regulars. Ay it’s good tho. Not all of em are assholes but some of em… man you live in a fuckin 1 bedroom apartment bro. Smh… but to the cool ones man big shoutout and much love.
Shoutout my uce Tome aka @gRizZ_LBC (https://twitter.com/gR1zZ_LBC) for shedding some light on the game. Scooped the Joker 3’s for me. Also much love to my boy KillaCam307 aka @CamAnderson31 (https://twitter.com/CamAnderson31) – came thru for me on the Bred 11s for the low. And last but not least that nigga Young Handsome tha God LOL Mr @Just4Kicks212 (https://twitter.com/Just4Kicks212) – also showed me retail love on them Bred IV’s for lil bro. Everybody that I asked but didn’t come thru, FUCK YOU. LMAO nah I’m just messin with yall.Much respect to the shoe heads. Much respect to the dudes that give feedback like @YoAnty and his crew.
Much respect to the One Five Sneaker Team aka Shoeliganz aka ShoesOfAnarchy:
Gr1zz Teller lmao, Pow, Sy1500, Seth, Alo (ThatGuy), Jumbo, Aye Boy, Cahuna, CeeJay, Duceboi, damn did I forget anybody? Hahaa. Also salute to the uso’s outside the camp – Tre’ (SamoanBravado), Keawe (@ikblock), and Ant (@KULUKU_JONEZ). Really the only peeps I know. Oh them swayze cats up in the bay too.
So that’s it. I just did my first youtube video. I’ll just leave you with that link. Hit the like button and subscribe… IF YOU WANT TO. LMAO http://youtu.be/OER6btARHBU
Happy New Years yall.