If you’ve been searching out OG Adidas Run DMC gear or own some for that matter you know how expensive those pieces can be. Well, you can safely store your OG gear away and pick up these offerings from Adidas Originals. Inspired by the original collection from the 80′s this collection is now available at Northern Threads.
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If you’ve never owned (or for that matter even tried on) a pair of Mizuno’s,then maaaaaaybe its about that time. Mizuno offers some of the best quality, best fitting and most comfortable running shoes available PERIOD. Its especially refreshing for those looking to pick up a great performance shoe without relying on the usual suspects. Shoes like the Wave Creation and Wave Rider are solid choices but its Mizuno’s maximum cushioned neutral shoe the Wave Prophecy that really steals the show. The third installment of the Wave Prophecy has an organic feel to it with design elements inspired by the Junior Round Belly Cowfish (found off the shores of Hawaii) and features that include: transparent hexagonal skin like structure for the upper, updated sockliner for increased resiliency and responsiveness, full length Infinitiy Wave construction for improved flexibility and a U4ic foam midsole thats 30% lighter than any other Mizuno foam. Just remember, like any shoe it may or may not be for your foot, so the best way to figure that out is to find a stockist using Mizuno’s store locator and try on a set today.
Mention the Nike Air Accel and talks of the Nike Air Terra Humara usually follow. Both share similarly designed midsoles and shapes but the Terra Humara was designed more so for “offroading” and the Accel more so for pounding the pavement. Prices for pairs in excellent to new condition are usually in the 80-200 range depending on size and colorway. Head on over to eBay now or save your money and wait for a possible retro somewhere down the line.
Eddie Jones signature shoe from Brand Jordan’s early days was lightweight and clean looking with nice leather uppers but nothing to write home about. Nonetheless, if you collect Jordans its a shoe that seldom shows up and therefore one that you’ll want to add to your collection.
The Reebok Question came in a bunch of colorway’s both in Hi and Low form and anyone that loves the shoe knows that the releases with suede toe caps gets special attention. This carolina blue version of the question released during the very late part of the 90′s and featured functional soft Hexalite, especially soft leather uppers and a colorway that has never seen a release again. If you’re looking for a set and wear a size 9 then you are in luck because there is a set up for sale on eBay now.
If you know sneakers then you know the Nike Shox BB4 (worn by Vince Carter) is a legendary shoe. Released for 2000 into 2001 this colorway above was the 2001 NBA All Star Game numbered to 500. If you’re in the market for a pair today, prices are in the 150-250 USD range depending on size and condition and the shoe runs snug so keep that in mind when searching out a pair. Available now via eBay.
The Adidas Concord is a historic shoe for Adidas that has seen countless releases over the years. Described by Complex as a “beefed up basketball version of their Oregon Runner” this shoe can still be found today (although not in this color way).