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
When I first started really liking Kicks to the point where they were stacking while I was out Hustling 24/7 it was just about being “CLEAN” when I came around. This Year has been a crazy one to say the least. So much growth and learning has taken place in my life. If You have Followed Me Via Twitter or on here You would know that I see and have many a pair of Kicks pass through My Hands. Some of the rarest, most sought after, hyped, over rated Kicks around PERIOD! There’s no question there. This Year also brought Me a great New Friend and Mentor of sorts. Not just with Kicks but in life as well. To most all of You He is known as Corgi. The elusive seller of all that’s not Hyped or Over Priced kills with His Years of Classic QUALITY Shoes. Hands down, this pair of Dunk Low Pro B’s has to be the best Quality I have ever seen on a pair of Kicks. I have many Pairs of Desirable Kicks collecting some serious dust since these came into play. You couldn’t give Me a pair of Kicks by Midnight tomorrow that would have Me change My mind on these being My Favorite Kicks of 2010. The Suede and Leather on these is better than anything else that came out this year and they are 8 years old. The Tongue is so Fat and Stuffed it’s Crazy. This is completely My opinion and My thoughts. You can find some Gems and take a trip back in time by Visiting http://www.corgishoe.wordpress.com A very unique Seller and Good People. Thank You Sir.
AIR JORDAN COOL GREY XI RELEASE DAY - NIKETOWN SANTA MONICA - HOUSE OF HOOPS L.A.
I went and grabbed a wristband at Niketown Santa Monica last minute the morning they handed them out. Cease beat Me down there with a Mob of People. That would be the reason that they ran out of Sizes 2 People ahead of Me and I was #169. Thankfully Cease took care of Me as He always does by hooking Me up with a pair at retail. Nothing like using a store credit on some pricey kicks. Tons of People showed and for good reason. Niketown Santa Monica decided to let people who came for the wristbands to be allowed to buy 2 pairs at a time. This would be a big part of the reason they ran out so quickly. Smart move on their part. Nothing left sitting on shelves. This location I would say is the fairest in the Releases Category. Karen the store manger handles business properly. Ran into the RIF LOS ANGELES Crew. Always good to see Manny, Paula, Karl, and Jonli. Mr. Shoe Affliction was also out there Hustling. Good Times.
After Niketown’s Release ended I rushed back to House of Hoops Los Angeles located at the Beverly Center. This spot is huge. One of the biggest HOH’s I’ve personally witnessed. The line was already building like crazy. I would say by 2am there was close to 175-200 People. By 5AM when they opened it looked to be about 250-300 easy. Since I was in the Front of that Monster line up I was able to get back in line a few times and pick up multiples. My Friend Cease ended up upstairs at Finishline somehow and grabbed a few pairs with no line. Once I ran up there I was told they sold the last pair (which is Crazy, they only sold 8 pairs. I know for a fact that they received 18 pairs. WACK!) Saw an employee out front selling His pairs just minutes later. Not mad at that. As I noticed there was a Sheikh Shoes location 1 door down from Finsihline I thought to Myself “Hey, why not post up here”. I did just that starting a line and as an hour or so passed by People took notice and started lining up. The line at Sheikh got loud and Crazy. I had established My spot so I asked the guy in front of Me to Hold me Down while I went back to HOH for round 4 and 5. By the time I came back upstairs to Sheikh there was about 15-18 People in line. I walked right back up and stood in the front where I started the line. Once the store opened at 9AM people started getting Crazy. I walked in and grabbed the only size 12. Some Lady told Me She was in line for a 12 and I told Her not to waste Her time. She didn’t like that. Her Husband didn’t say much though. As I came out with My pair people were shouting and arguing trying to cut My Friends Cease, Juan, and Jesse. Wasn’t happening. We all got Out pairs and left Happy. Sheikh also only sold about 8 pairs. Not Mad at that either. These smaller stores can do that. I know Employees and VIP’s come first.
All in all, good times as always. A Crazy 24 Hours. Special Thanks to Justin, Marc, Silvia, Cease, Juan, Jesse for another great Sneaker Release. Thanks for the read and viewing. Stay Tuned as always. - WOLF
NIKETOWN HICKVILLE JORDAN COOL GREY XI LINE UP - GO NOW
OUR GOOD FRIEND “MEXICAN ON THE GO" DECIDED TO AVOID THE LOCAL CITY LINE UPS AND HIT UP A LIL UNKNOWN SPOT UP NORTH EAST FROM LA. NIKETOWN HICKVILLE. THE LINE LOOKS TO BE MOVING SLOW. ONLY 4 WRISTBANDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT SO FAR. HURRY! I’M HEADED UP THERE NOW IN A BOAT WITH A SNORKEL AND MY SPONGE BOB FLAOTIES. FIRST COME FIRST SURF. - WOLF
JORDAN ALTITUDE XIII - MIDNIGHT RELEASE FOOTACTION LA 12/10/10
The Air Jordan XIII is as I mentioned in My previous post one of the Favorites amongst Jordan Heads. So I headed down to take a few flicks and see what the turnout was like for this un-heard of Midnight Release. At first I didn’t see anyone until Security politely pointed Me out to the line-up area. To My surprise I found a good amount of People there lined up ready to cop. Some had been there since about 10PM. Not Bad. Fun contests and some luck got You a Gift Card You could use towards Your Purchase. Employees asked to see Who had a Jordan Tattoo as one of the Contests. We found a few with the Tattoo but this one Guy took the Cake or Card in this matter. He had the name JORDAN Tattooed down His Arm in big letters. After checking His ID it was no doubt, A True Jordan Fan. Lucky number 13 in line also received a Gift Card. They slowly took 10 at a time in and the people were happy to get the XIII’s in hand. Nike.Com sold out rather quickly as well as other spots. Major Re-Stocks happening today as I post this. All in all, a great release and turn out for FOOTACTION and the Jordan Altitude XIII’s. I met a few of My Followers from Twitter for the first time at the Event. I appreciate all the love and support I get from You all. Look forward to the other XIII’s dropping soon and the Cool Grey Release. Stay Tuned as always. - WOLF
Once again Seeking The Throne has Us all reaching for Our Credit Cards. With several Tees and Beanies being the Staple of Seeking The Throne’s Releases, This Hoody is a great Follow Up to the Espresso Crewnecks. Wether a great Christmas Present for Yourself or grabbing one for a Friend, the Hoody is a Must Cop. Along with the Hoody hitting the Seeking The Throne On-Line Store, there are a Limited # of Beanies Up NOW! Don’t Sleep on this Gear since they are known to sell out rather quickly. Appreciate the Read and Support for this Inspiring Brand. Good Friends of The Wolf. Look out for a Local Pop Up Shop in the works. Am I letting The Cat out the Bag too Early? Will it involve the Sneaker Head aspect as well? Stay Tuned and see. - WOLF
This past week Corgi Shoe had posted these AF1 that were created for DIZZEE RASCAL, a UK Rapper. This Sample Sz 9 was quickly brought to the attention of many a Serious Collector/Sneaker Head. Being a Broker of High End/Rare Air Myself I had a few People interested locally. I know some East Coast Heads wanted this one bad. Sorry. My Buyer stepped up the bidding and was cash ready at any minute. Well played. Went and handled the Meet-Up with the Mysterious Corgi Shoe and hand delivered these Bad Boys to My G GOT KIX 92. This is just a taste of His Collections HEAT! Look out for Him and give Him a Follow on Twitter. Enjoy some Newer Images here and Stay Tuned - WOLF
Black Friday was a hell of a day to say the least. With HOH not getting the BIN 7 Shipment on-time We focused on Niketown Santa Monica, Ca. They are known for doing the Fairest Raffle around Period! Only way to up Your chances is bringing the whole squad. Not Myself this day. LW and I headed up there and both Won Sz 12’s. I think there were actually 4 pairs Sz 12 and only 3 People went for that Size. I was happy. My boy GOT KIX 92 was out there killing them with some Pacquiao “Lights Out” Trainers. If You are not Following Him on Twitter or even know about this HEAT HOLDER then Get Familiar NOW! Also Spotted some “MARS” Spizikes and SB Supreme Dunk Lows. Got some great shots. This was also the big DELOREAN Day when people went Crazy either making money or spending way too much to get these Kicks. Got a pair in the Mail the other day from the kind Folks at Nike. Thank You. Good Times as always at these releases. Monday Morning came around a few days later and I hit up HOH LA where I copped another 6 Pairs of the BIN 7. Not a bad weekend all in all. Stay Tuned - WOLF
TAYLOR AKA “SHOEPREME” HAS BLESSED US TODAY WITH A SNEAK PEAK OF HIS UPCOMING RELEASE. THIS HOODIE IS ALREADY STIRRING UP QUITE A BUZZ IN THE SNEAKER COMMUNITY. I MYSELF MUST HAVE 3 MINIMUM. NOTICE THE NIKE “LACE UP SAVE LIVES” LACES AS THE DRAWSTRINGS?? BRILLIANT! THIS WILL SURELY SELL OUT. HOW COME YOU OR I HADN’T THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BEFORE? A CLEVER IDEA FROM SHOEPREME! I’VE NEVER OWNED A SUPREME HOODIE, GLAD I WAITED… STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS/RELEASE INFO.
This isn’t My Black Friday Post but I had to do a quick one about these right here. WTF?? Are You HypeBeasts Kidding Me? Apparently NOT! Rumors and Facts are that this Shoe sold for over 350-450 each after the drop. Right in front of Niketown, no time for E Gay. Some Guy traded My Friend a 9 for an 11 and put 250 on top..??? Man I was on the wrong Hustle today and I will admit that. Congrats to the one Guy who spent 279 and walked away with 1800 CASH! Yeah, I’m kicking Myself in the ass. My Boy Rob came up solid as well. Free BINs Rob? Nice.. Well, that’s that. Just wanted to blow off some steam and write this quick lil post. Hope Everyone was able to cop what they wanted today. UNDFTD PMW’s, BIN 7’s, Flints, Deloreans? What did You Beast On Today? Stay Tuned as always - WOLF
The other day I saw that Cease Tweeted a Shot of a Magazine that named UMAMI BURGER “Burger Of The Year”. Within hours I was Live and Direct UMAMI Style. The Cokes were from Mexico as You can read in the picture. REAL SUGAR made that one Tasty Beverage. Nothing new to the “Burger Scene” and always welcome were the Sweet Potato Fries. The Beer Battered Tempura Onion Rings were Amazing. I didn’t take proper note as to which specific Burgers We ordered, but You can not go wrong. These were to Die for! Flavors and Unique Combinations made these Burgers place in My Top 3 of all time. Puts “The Counter” to shame. The owner was in a meeting just feet away and hands on with the guests as they poured in. I will admit Failure when it came to snapping shots of the Desert We had. I lost all train of thought when they brought out the Mint Chocalate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwich by “MILK”. 1000% Happy I went to this location on La Brea. 3 locations total with more on the way. Lookout for this in Your area or make a trip out. You won’t regret it. As always, enjoy the Photos and Stay Tuned - WOLF
Here are some Pictures from the KAWS Book Signing and Release I attended this past Saturday. It was held at The HONOR FRASER GALLERY which I will touch on more in My next post about Andy Worhol. He happened to be the main Artist on display at this great Gallery. The line was about 125-140 People long by the time 2PM rolled around. Then another waiting game began as the line crept along slowly. Once I reached the Man Himself I knew why. He was taking time to personalize drawings and autographs. A real nice Guy overall. Interesting conversation and getting His side on the whole Bespoke thing in person. Caught some great Kicks out at the Book Release. Enjoy the shots. Stay Tuned as usual. - WOLF
As You saw in Part 1 of the HOH LA LeBron Pre-Heat Release Post We had that Crazy Fire happen. After things calmed down I rushed to Post the Pics of the Fire. The Night was a cold one as We patiently waited for the store to open at 8AM. Which usually means more like 8:15. Plenty more People had showed up by morning and continued to by the minute. These 3 Guys thought they were 1st inline that were lined up in front of the actual store. WRONG! James and Crew came down and took up the first 25 People inline and We were on Our way. I quickly made it in and out with plenty of time to beat anyone to a secret spot that nobody thought was getting pairs, FOOT ACTION Crenshaw. I showed up and saw a few of My Fellow Sneaker Heads inline. 3 total. Always good to see My G Jr. out copping that Heat. “OOOH YEEEEAH” as He would say. There were only 8 or 9 pairs at this location which was plenty for all. Seemed that everyone got 2 pairs each there. SCORE! People were upset that didn’t get any at first. Franalations can tell You about that. All in all a great release with tons of hype built up behind these Kicks. I was able to pick up 14 pairs at retail last night for a friend with ease. A lot of People just need to do their homework and build better relationships with their local Stores and Salesmen. BIN 7’s seem to be “Next on the Radar” as Samcolt12 would say. Anyone else going out for the BIN 7’s? Amazing Quality, and the 7’s are one of My Faves. As always, Stay Tuned. - WOLF
PRE "PRE-HEAT" HOH LA POST - PART 1 - FIRE IN THE WHOLE ! !
It was about 9:30 - 9:45 PM I say when People starting really showing up after not scoring on Eastbay or NDC. I some how magically got lucky and was able to cop a Sz 12 on NDC with a Gift Card. There were already 15 of Us there. Before I knew it 40 Heads minimum were in line. I took some “Pre-Heats” out the trunk to show Everyone what they are waiting on to pass the time when all of a sudden, some of the line starting walking over down to the Parking Entrance and snapping shots. I ran over and caught this Truck on Fire. The Heat and Smoke was intense. Talk about an Ice Breaker for the New Comers to the Line. We all stood and watched while several Firetrucks/Firemen went to work quickly. They closed off Beverly Blvd. and the spectators gathered. Only 8 hours to go and I can say there hasn’t been a dull moment. Always a great time Camping Out at House Of Hoops Los Angeles. Stay tuned for the Pics from Part 2 of The “Pre Heat” HOH LA Release. - WOLF