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07 Aug 2014

TASTEMAKERS: IAN WILLIAMS

When I started my conversation with Ian Williams, Footwear Developer at Nike and founder of Deadstock PDX, I didn’t believe anything he said. Upon meeting him, I found him facetious. He had jokes, he said what’s up to nearly everyone on campus, and his smile was huge. So when I asked how he

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07 Aug 2014

NIKE HYPERDUNK 2014 CITY PACK TO DEBUT AT WORLD BASKETBALL FESTIVAL

Next week in Chicago on Aug. 13-17, during the 2014 World Basketball Festival (WBF), the Nike Hyperdunk City Pack will make it’s on-court debut. The four featured all-star teams will represent their cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington D.C in the Tournament of Champions. Each team will

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03 Aug 2014

Sole Slam Manila 2014

Taking a short break from my Offset Kings coverage with Manila’s biggest sneaker event to date, Sole Slam Manila 2014. This year’s convention was held last August 3, 2014 at the World Trade Center for sneaker fans to buy, sell and meet enthusiasts. Check out the photos. Sole Slam Manila marked

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24 Jul 2014

PAC NORTHWEST: PHOTO DUMP

I’m back in LA. After a 24 hour recovery period from my vacation, I bring you my Pac Northwest photo dump AKA the photos that didn’t make it on my previous recaps, AKA food and crap. Enjoy. From Portland: Of course I had to do the Voodoo thing. I had

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22 Jul 2014

PAC NORTHWEST: DAY TWO

I threw Portland into my Pac Northwest tour for a number of reasons. It would have been my first time there; I wanted to eat donuts, see a friend at his design studio, and visit Nike. As the day progressed, I was knocking these off my list with ease. Then

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04 Jun 2014

Collect Everything!

I’ve decided to put a bunch of extra stuff for sale on this special site I call Collect Everything. You’ll find random things from sneakers to engines to cars on it. Everything is negotiable but if you want to buy it outright at an incredible price just click the buy

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02 Jun 2014

DUNK XCHANGE SWAP MEET

DunkXchange (DXC) – the original buy/sell/trade sneaker marketplace – had their first outdoor swap meet this past weekend in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. As expected, hundreds of people came through to show off or score their holy grail. And we were there, too. As vendors, appropriately showing a Porsche Cayman,

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30 Apr 2014

JA TECSON [PART TWO]

I just dropped a Tastemakers feature on photographer, Ja Tecson. This is part two of that, since I wanted to work this into it but realized that it could stand alone… I met up with Ja at his work space and instantly fell in love with it. I’m a huge

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27 Apr 2014

Nike Football: Winner Stays

Nike has released this all-star packed ad featuring football’s (soccer) biggest stars and a couple guest appearances. Featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Gerard Piqué, Gonzalo Higuaín, Mario Götze, Eden Hazard, Thiago Silva, Andrea Pirlo, David Luiz, Andrés Iniesta, Thibaut Courtois, and Tim Howard. In this game

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09 Jan 2014

ANOTHER AGENDA RECAP

It’s crazy realizing that I’ve been doing the trade show circuit for the last 6 years. I started out at the summer Agenda show when it was small enough to be at a hotel in Anaheim, got my in through connections at Backside and provided coverage on my old blog,

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