Over the weekend the AF1 Enthusiasts took to the streets to catch Themselves a Rabbit. I quickly went and pulled out My Elmer Fudd costume to insure capture. I slept in and avoided the Dramatic Campout at HOH LA and was a few minutes too late getting to UNDFTD La Brea for the one Size 12 they had. Big Mike was already leaning on the wall outside holding up the building. Big Mike is a legend in the LA Sneaker Scene. Size 13 or 12 is a Wrap if He’s around. Bet That! The pictures We are looking at here are of the AF1 2011 NBA ALL STAR Line Up. I know that I have not seen any of these Images other than the Kobe AF1 which by the way came out Amazing. The AF1 in the picture above was quickly dubbed The Un-YOTR by many of My Followers and Re-Tweeters. We also see a Gold/White AF1 that I must say is My personal favorite out of the Bunch. The Kobe comes in a close 2nd. Both Pairs with the L.A. stitched on the tongue are a Must Pick Up for Me. Kobe AF1 will be finding a new home at The Den as well. Lookout for My YOTR AF1 Post coming up Today. Stay Tuned As Always - WOLF
This past weekend I caught up with Friend at Brunch and Twit Pic’d a Picture of the East LA Kobe VI. People said they were fakes, ID’s, etc.. Again, I say Shoot Yourself! Last night I came across a Full Size Run and quickly got to Hustling. These are said to come out this Friday I’m hearing and have read the same. Go out and grab a pair if You are liking these Pics and are able to do so. Personally, Starting with The Grinch, there are a few of the VI’s that I will be making sure I get. This Pair being #2. The “Sunset” and “3D” are on that list as well. These 4 so far are a far cry from the continued horrible Colorways a many that Nike has decided to Bombard the GR line with. No Bueno!! Hope You enjoy the Pics and the Read. Stay Tuned as usual. - WOLF
NIKE AF1 I.D. "WOLF FORCE 1" AKA "THE POORMANS BESPOKE" & THE NIKE ID AF1 EXPERIENCE REVIEW
About a month ago now I saw a Tweet that was RT’d from @NikeID about a Limited #’d chance to create an AF1 ID. So I quickly clicked on the links and buttons etc. and threw on My creative Hat. It’s a Hat I hope to wear Daily once the time comes. It took Me 1.5 Days to Click on that final link that would send the ID I chose to be made. I didn’t want to make anything that looked like another Shoe that already existed or Copy Someones idea. No. I wanted to do an AF1 that was Premium looking to say the least. Once I clicked that button there was no turning back. Tweeked a few Colors and Materials and I was set. It was ordered on the 23rd of December, 2010 and arrived January 20th. Little less than a month. From China, to Japan, to Germany, to LAX/Gardena Ca., to Inglewood. Wow, and the box showed up in Mint Condition. A far cry from my first Nike.com experience.
The Packaging and Presentation were A+ in My book. Happy is putting it lightly. As soon as I took My first look at My Shoe I created I was Speechless. Exactly Exactly how I visualized it to the T! Wolf Grey Chenille Swoosh, Safety Red Premium Leather, Black Canvas, Clear Soles and Detailed Color Matched Stitching and Accents. The AF1 looked Amazing. Clearly this Colorway would sell if it hit the Shelves. I don’t need anyone to tell me that. “Infared AF1” one person said. “You went to NY and made a Bespoke?” another Person said. Every Person I showed them to these last few days has given The Wolf complete approval and confidence that I can Create and Visualize some great Sneakers with out a doubt. Yes Yes, You are saying it is only My First NikeID or Shoe making experience. Correct. It doesn’t take much to recognize Myself and be Proud of My work. Here are some Pictures I took of the opening process so you can see how it comes boxed. I appreciate any and all feedback on how You feel about My latest Sneaker Adventure. Now enjoy the creation that I am proud of. Stay tuned as usual - WOLF
WENT AND CAUGHT UP WITH @rob_melrose THIS MORNING WHILE AT BRUNCH. HANDLED SOME QUICK JORDAN III BUSINESS WHEN I NOTICED THESE GEMS ON FEET. AN EARLY PREVIEW OF THE “EAST LA” KOBE VI FROM THE UPCOMING "CITY PACK" WAS RIGHT THERE. iPHONE IN HAND I SNAPPED A FEW PICS. LOVE HOW SOME PEOPLE SAID THEY WERE FAKES RIGHT AWAY ON TWITTER. KILL YOURSELVES. IF YOU KNOW ME AND KNOW THE PEOPLE I DEAL WITH, FAKES IS LIKE ME COMING UP OUT THE SNEAKERS I’M WEARING. IT’S JUST NOT HAPPENING. IF YOU ARE NOT FOLLOWING @rob_melrose GET FAMILIAR. ANOTHER OF LA’s HUSTLERS. KICKS ON DECK. HEAT TO BREAK NECKS. STAY TUNED AS USUAL - WOLF
DIAMOND X CURREN$Y SPITTA = DIAMOND LIFERS - JET LIFE
This past Saturday I headed on down to Diamond Supply Co. on Fairfax in Los angeles with My Cousin Marc. He is always buying some New Fitted or Snap Back. Had some time to kill and a line up to avoid so We drove around the city. Came up empty handed from the hunt. No Bueno. By this time the line was getting long nearing the noon hour. Definitely a strong following on these Collabs.
Nicky Diamonds and Company had a heck of a year 2010. 09 Wasn’t to shabby either. The collaborations with up and coming Rappers was no Dummy of an idea. Brilliant. Previous Projects that include Wiz Khalifa as well have a running theme. Weed. Herb. Kush if Your doing it right. This seems to bring Everyone together quite easily being the common interest. With said Rappers putting out tons of free music and staying in touch with Fans daily Via the most powerful Social Media tool ever AKA Twitter, It’s easy to see how this was a great success.
The Night before I attended the Big Sean Concert at The El Rey Theater in Los Angeles. Amazing Show!! Many special guests. LA’s very own Kendrick Lamar was also in attendance. As I walked the massive line before i went in I saw several Diamond Supply Co. pieces being rocked everywhere I looked. So it was no surprise that same day Big Sean stopped by the store and stocked up on some gear. Wiz Khalifa also surprised Everyone by coming out in the middle of Sean’s set. He closed off the show performing “Black and Yellow” with 50-60 People on stage. I was wearing My STT Cali Stripes Crew Neck which got recognized at least 5 times. “Fuck Yeah, Seeking the Throne” was heard a few times. Good Times.
Thanks for stopping by. As always, Stay Thirsty My Friends. Oh wait, wrong blog. Just stay tuned - WOLF