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User Image sneakerbox Posted: Jan 19, 2018 6:25 AM (UTC)

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Leave it to Nick to wear J's to tha' beach! 🌊 #Repost @nickengvall
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Sneakers have taken me a lot of places in the world, both literally and figuratively. Most importantly, they’ve introduced me to amazing friends and allowed me to create opportunities for others. It’s been way too long since I had some time with the ocean but it’s one of the only things in life that slows down my mind. It gives me a chance to be grateful, find clarity and reenergize. It’s consistently inconsistent. Always. And now I’m officially ready for new challenges and opportunities. Let’s get it!
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User Image nickengvall Posted: Jan 19, 2018 3:38 AM (UTC)
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Sneakers have taken me a lot of places in the world, both literally and figuratively. Most importantly, they’ve introduced me to amazing friends and allowed me to create opportunities for others. It’s been way too long since I had some time with the ocean but it’s one of the only things in life that slows down my mind. It gives me a chance to be grateful, find clarity and reenergize. It’s consistently inconsistent. Always. And now I’m officially ready for new challenges and opportunities. Let’s get it!
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User Image nickengvall Posted: Jan 17, 2018 11:59 PM (UTC)

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My favorite Dwyane Wade shoe. It’s been a long time since Converse made decent basketball shoes but looking back at their roots, it’s clearly a part of what has made them such an iconic brand. The craziest part about the Converse Wade 1 is that D-Wade won a championship and was named Finals MVP. Correct me I’m wrong but I don’t think any other player won a championship in his very first signature sneaker. Happy birthday @dwyanewade!
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So today is “National Nothing Day” and since this @sneakersnstuff Reebok Question is “A Shoe About Nothing” it only seems right. If you’re not familiar with Sneakersnstuff, it was founded by @peter_sns and @erikfagerlind in Stockholm, Sweden back in 1999. They also just opened @sneakersnstuff_nyc! Random fact, I’m part Swedish. It’s on my bucket list to travel there some day to dig into my ancestry and check out SNS! Who’s got the ✈️🔌? #talesfromthekicks #kicksbynick #nickskicks #solesapart #hiddengems #sickkicksfortheladies #KnowYourSoles #SneakerHistory #sleepers #nohype #forgottenhype #unfamiliarfootwear #SomeOfNicksKicks #sleeperkicks #moreobscurelesshype #SneakySneaks #SneakerSickicks #heatbeforehype #NicksSleeperKicks #sleepersoles #SoleStories #UnderDogKicks #NickPicks #forgottenkicks #Kickstories #TheLostSoles #SoleCalibur #MySneakerStories
User Image nickengvall Posted: Jan 14, 2018 4:32 AM (UTC)

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I used to keep my Chucks in dresser drawers. This picture popped up on my Facebook from 8 years ago and I figured I’d share here since I just mentioned it last week. I had two drawers full of Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars back then. Right now all my Chucks are in boxes but trust me, they’ll be back in drawers and probably take up twice the room or more when I make my next move.
You know what makes this shoe the best ever? Anyone who reads this has a memory tied to Chucks in some way. They’re universal, no matter what your style, no matter where you’re from, no matter what you’re into, Chucks complete the look.

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Favorite Air Jordan of all time?
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That’s an impossible question to answer but the Air Jordan 3 in “Black Cement” has to be in the conversation. Most days it would be my favorite. I use to wish the Nike Air was on the back because the 2001s I had crumbled to pieces. As a kid, Nike Air was everything...visible Air was everything. It wasn’t something everyone had, it was how you stood out from everyone else that had the same $30 per year sneaker budget. The older I’ve gotten, the less I’ve cared about the details and the more I’ve worn my shoes. I hope you do the same because there will be new ones to fill your closet, no point in not sharing your passion with the world by keeping them deadstock. (but I still need 3 pairs of the 2018s minimum) 🤓
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As my friends @kustoo and the good people at @forcefieldfresh would say... #wearyourkicks!
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User Image nickengvall Posted: Jan 12, 2018 4:56 AM (UTC)
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Being from Northern California, Jason Kidd was one of those players I grew up watching, from his high school days through his time at Cal Berkeley (Air Maestros and Air Unlimiteds!!), and my favorite shoe he wore as a pro is definitely the Zoom Flight. The Zoom Flight looked like something from another world back then and I’m all about shoes that make people talk to you about them! Random fact, did you know Damian Lillard went to the same high school in Alameda, California?

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I’ve always been a fan of college basketball for as long as I can remember. Before I realized that white men can’t jump, I thought maybe someday... One of the players I admired back then was Glenn “The Big Dog” Robinson (it’s his bday today). He was a badass at Purdue, wore really dope sneakers, then signed for $68 million out of college! The most ever by a rookie in NBA history. Then he signed with Reebok and had his own shoe, the Reebok Rail. Needless to say, I never made it big in basketball but I’ve done pretty well reliving my youth through sneakers and meeting so many people who share the passion. If I haven’t met you, let’s change that. DM me a story about your favorite sneakers or friends you’ve met because of them and I’ll feature you on @sneakerhistory.
BTW the @bucks have some of the greatest uniforms of all time and the new ones are 🔥

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Unless you’re really passionate about sneakers and have spent years reading message boards and sneaker blogs, the Nike Zoom Talaria was probably never on your radar until the last couple of years with its retros. But this shoe is much more important in my opinion. This shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield, famous for designing a majority of the shoes in the Air Max and Air Jordan lines, and introduced bottom loaded Zoom Air, which allows for the cushioning to sit as close to the outsole as possible. As a former @SoleCollector writer and employee back before it became a part of @Complex, we were lucky to collaborate with brands on a lot of sneakers, many of which were inspired by our favorite past models. In 2012, @burnwilliams and @nickdepaula turned the felt uppers and neon Volt colorway of the Talaria into the Sole Collector x Zoom Revis Friends & Family, which is a more modern era shoe that uses the same bottom loaded Zoom Air cushioning.
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So needless to say, when the retro of these was announced, nostalgia got the best of me and I had to have a pair. Thanks to @redlineaz_ for hunting them down for me!
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Figured these were an appropriate choice for today considering John Wall just signed with adidas again. Wall was originally signed to Reebok before their performance basketball line shuttered a few years back and he was moved over to adidas (who bought Reebok in 2005). Then Wall decided not to resign with adidas and wore Nikes with the Swoosh taped over back in 2016 while still sort of under contract with adidas (see @sneakerhistory for a photo). The “Beyond The Gold” Zig Encore was limited to 12 pairs and dropped at @packershoes back in 2012. .
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(Thanks to my guy @hypebeast_pat for sending these my way a while back!)
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In 2013 @roadrunnersports created the “Cali” Nike Air Pegasus 30. I’m surprised this colorway, which was a popular Nike SB Dunk colorway in 2004, wasn’t more popular because the shoe is incredibly comfortable. Y’all know where I’m originally from...I ended up getting 3 pair (it’s a sickness, I know!), two of which have been pretty much destroyed. The 3M reflective details and the California flag inspired colorway and insoles make for one of my favorite under-the-radar sneakers I own. Props to whoever at Road Runner Sports made this happen! Cali, I’m coming home soon!
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Today’s sneaker choice follows my post on @sneakerhistory about Chris Webber’s career high day backnin 2001 wearing a black PE colorway of the Reebok Answer III. As an Allen Iverson fan, it was awesome to see another one of my favorite players, C-Webb, wearing an AI signature shoe. It was also great to see Webber playing that contract year type of ball! Lol. Webber resigned with the Kings six months later and I remember going to watch the announcement of his new contract in Sacramento’s “Downtown Plaza” which is exactly wear the new Golden 1 Center is. Unfortunately I wasn’t wearing these then as they were in storage but I’m sure the shoes I wore that day will show up soon ;) #talesfromthekicks #kicksbynick #nickskicks #solesapart #hiddengems #sickkicksfortheladies #KnowYourSoles #SneakerHistory #sleepers #nohype #forgottenhype #unfamiliarfootwear #SomeOfNicksKicks #sleeperkicks #moreobscurelesshype #SneakySneaks #SneakerSickicks #heatbeforehype #NicksSleeperKicks #sleepersoles #SoleStories #UnderDogKicks #NickPicks #forgottenkicks #Kickstories #TheLostSoles #solecalibur #MySneakerStories
I’ve collected a lot of sneakers for myself over the years but gifting sneakers is even better than owning them. There’s a lot of you that have received shoes from me over the years in exchange for paying it forward. But, when it comes to gifting, and thinking ahead, nobody is gonna be laced like my future kids (if I’m lucky enough to have any). Chris Webber has been one of my favorite players since I was in 5th grade and my teacher gave me a copy of ‘High School Sports’ magazine with a young Bell Biv Devoe-esque high top fade wearing Chris Webber on the cover. He had just scored 63 points in a game for Detroit’s Country Day. I became a fan for life and then he went on to play for the Warriors and King’s, my two favorite teams. His logo on the heel of these “Air” CW is one of my all time favorites. These will be a good story for my future son one day. #1995 #nicklovethekids
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"Bear down"...aka Sleeper of 2017 was the Nike Air Huarache lineup.


This QS pair dropped in a few locations recently and the detail was executed at a high level. That Nike 📦 orange is a head turner for sure! Look at the "Chi" on the back so dope.


For $130 bucks, who owns a pair of huaraches in their rotation?
Dr. J was the first basketball player I ever knew what sneakers he wore, his @converse might have even been the first pair of sneakers I ever coveted if it weren’t for the fact that my stepdad would always suggest buying them when I was a kid. And for me, the rebellious little sh!t that I was (and still am), meant never wanting to conform to my parents suggestions. In the 90s, Chucks became one of my favorite sneakers, and in the 2000’s Cons became a staple in my closet. Some of you that have supported me since the beginning might even remember the picture of them filling my dresser drawers. Jump to 2011 and the good people at Converse send me this pair of Dr. J Pro Leathers. The leather on these is what other shoes should strive to be (think Shattered Backboard Jordan 1s but better). And as they age, I love them even more. Funny thing is now, wearing Converse seems kinda rebellious considering the current status quo. What do you think?

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By most accounts it was Kanye West signing with adidas in late 2013 and then the Ultra Boost in 2015 that turned people on to adidas. I’ve got a couple closets full of adidas from before they were the brand to be wearing. But, the first shoe that made me realize things were going to change was the Energy Boost 2 in the summer of 2013. (I skipped the original because I didn’t like the mesh on the heel and under the tongue ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ) It’s nearly as comfortable as the Ultra Boost.

This year my goal is to show more of my obscure shoes, more of the less hyped and more of the sneakers with interesting stories.

Now I just need hashtag to track these posts. Any suggestions?

Edit. Some suggestions from all of you!
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Hard to believe these are 10 years old. Only 500 pairs made and the materials on them were crazy. Ostrich Swoosh, ballistic nylon toe box and collar, premium leather, premium suede and the reflective 3M mod foot behind the Swoosh with the St. Pauli FC skull and cross bones. When someone says ‘they don’t make ‘em like that anymore’ this is the sneaker that comes to mind for me. Limited, high quality and most importantly, wearable.