QuillinIf you haven’t heard about Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, then you are sleeping on one of the best boxers in the world today. Armed with an unbelievable story of perseverance and hard work, the Grand Rapids native is the epitome of a kid who started with nothing but the clothes on his back and a dream to become a world champion boxer.  But even though he has achieved success in the boxing world, Quillin is not yet satisfied and is willing to take on all challengers (including somebody you all know) to prove to the fans and the doubters that he deserves a spot among the elite fighters in the world.

We sat down with the undefeated WBO middleweight champion (31-0) talk about boxing and his love for sneakers. He shares with us the first pair of kicks he ever bought, what he looks for in a boxing shoe or in a sneaker to rock on a night out and his favorites that have dropped so far this year. A fan of the timeless white-on-white Uptowns (Nike Air Force 1), Quillin is not shy about letting us know why they are so special to him.


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The president and chief executive officer of Nike Inc., Mark Parker, saw a decline in his total fiscal compensation in 2014 only pulling in $14.7 Million (Nearly 5% below last year’s total).  Although the athletic shoe and apparel giant’s salary and stock awards remained almost the same as last year, his option award and nonequity incentive plan compensation made the difference in this year’s pay.  

Mark has been with the company since 1979 and has been CEO since 2006 creating one of the most powerful athletic brands to date.  While the big man at Nike isn’t raking in as much dough as he’s used to, Nike as a whole is continuing to rise as a company.  We’re definitely excited to see what Mark has in store for the companies future.  Get the full details at WWD.

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The high quality Jordan Shine is making its retail debut this weekend.  Jordan Brand’s push for a luxury brand sneaker is here and making some noise.  Coming in both a varsity red and black rendition you will have a choice tomorrow morning on how you want to stunt that following night.  Coming in at a whopping $400 a piece, the price will definitely scare away some people who don’t truly dig the kicks.  If you’re into these dope luxury sneakers, ball out and buy them both!  Hitting retailers tomorrow morning, let us know which pair is your favorite.

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Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks came to LA a few days ago not to play basketball, but to play soccer with one of La Liga’s finest team, Real Madrid.  Real Madrid is in LA currently training for their next exhibition match against Italian Club Inter Milan.  Showing off his skills on the field and meeting some of the players, it looks like Melo and the players were happy to be there.  Check out the video below to see what its like to “Bend it like Melo.”

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The 3rd 3LAB5 is almost here!  The Air Jordan 3LAB5 “Metallic Silver” is the 5th installment of Jordan Brand’s LAB collection.  This sneaker comes with a subtle colorway with a sick design.  The Air Jordan 5 silhouette is decked out in a black elephant print upper with black and metallic silver finishes throughout.  Equipped with an icy blue sole, this may be one of the best LAB sneakers yet.  Scheduled to release tomorrow morning, let us know what you think of the sneaker below!

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Finally, a release date for the highly anticipated release of the Nike LeBron 11 “What The LeBron” is here.  Previously falling off Nike’s release calender, we’ve all been wondering when we were going to see the sneaker hit retailers.  The “What The..” series has always held a special place in the sneaker community.  The colorful and creative design of this Nike LeBron 11 will be one of the most hyped LeBron releases this year.  Scheduled to hit select Nike retailers September 13th, you can get your pair for $250.


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With the upcoming release of the new “Sport Blue’ 3′s and 6′s the Jordan Brand attempts to try it again with the Jordan Future. As we see new variations of the Future daily it seems like this time we get a peek at the Air Jordan Future “Sports Blue”. The silhouette features a full Grey mesh upper on top the White mid sole and beautiful “Sport Blue” outer sole also used for inner lining. Another cool color palette used, the Grey and Blue compliments each other almost perfectly There is no release date yet announced for the Air Jordan Future “Sport Blue” stay tuned to KoF for more information.

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I was wondering when they were finally drop the Nike Air Huarache silhouette in GS sizing, I mean Nike did the Foamposites. Releasing in a ‘Bright Mango” colorway, dressed in a White leather, mesh, and neoprene with details of Grey throughout the upper.  The Bright Mango is the main event of the silhouette used for the outer sole and Nike branding as the subtle detail gives it more personality, wish they were dropping in my size. The Nike Air Huarache is now available at select Nike retailers including Suppa.

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We’ve seen a vast amount of wave from the Adidas Brand already this summer as the Stan Smith has been getting a lot of love, but something tells me it will have some company. The Adidas Brand readied us for the Adidas Originals ZX 500 2.0 “Black Snake”. The silhouette is blessed with a Black on Black synthetic mesh upper that looks nothing less than cozy on top of the White outer sole. Keep the wave going Adidas Brand I think Kanye may have had a say or two in some of the recent releases but who knows. The Adidas Originals ZX 500 2.0 “Black Snake” is available now at select Adidas Brand retailers including Afew.

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You know what the say change is good, well in most cases I agree but this time I’m not too sure as the Reebok Brand unveils new logo and retires the iconic logo of 28 years. The new Delta symbol logo “signals a clear purpose for our brand and it will be a badge for those who pursue a fuller life through fitness,” says Reebok Chief Marketing Officer Matt O’Toole. There were so many memories with the old logo such as Allen Iverson’s Reebok Question series and the Reebok Shaqnosis just to name a few. Sorry Reebok Brand but things won’t be the same but at the same time I’m intrigued about if you will still release OG’s being that they bear the old logo.

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The Nike Air Huarache has been revamped several times this Summer, but which colorway has been your favorite? This rendition of the Nike Air Flight Huarache takes on an OG colorway working a White base with bits of Purple and Blue into the mix. The strap is set in Black which finishes off the design. This rendition of the Nike Air Flight Huarache has not arrived at American retailers but keep it locked with us and we will keep you posted.

 


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We’ve seen countless Nike Air Max releases this Summer but the one thing the WMNS releases had in common was that they worked in some Pink into their design, almost every time. When are we going to start seeing some dope WMNS releases that the men are going to be envious of and what to cop? When will we get more than Pink? Not to say this Air Max colorway is bad, the amount of Pink doesn’t over do it, but it’s time for some variation. Let us know what you think but if you’re feeling this version of the Nike WMNS Air Max Light model then look for them now at your local Nike retailer.

 


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DC Comics has partnered up with Converse to bring us the DC Comics x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Collection. You might find some DC Comic fans rocking these kicks at Comic Con, whether they choose to go with the Batman, Superman, The Joker, Justice League or Wonder Women rendition. The collection offers a version of your favorite superhero with art done by Kenneth Rocafort, Jim Lee and many others. Look for these at your local converse or Journeys retailers.

 


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After spending nearly 13 years at Nike doing everything from creating logos for some of your favorite athletes and designing footwear to his most recent position, Global Design Director for Brand Jordan. Jason Mayden explains why he left a position some may dream of having, his son.

One evening Mayden heard his 10 year old son say something no parent wants to hear their child say, “I don’t love who I am.”  Feeling like a blow to the gut, he decided to leave Nike so that he could dedicate himself to finding the root of his son’s rapid weight gain. On a search for knowledge he researched genetics, nutrition, and anything else you can think of. After visiting doctors his sons diagnosis would be a result of food allergies and intolerance’s.

“It has to be a sign,” Mayden states as he returns to work six months later after receiving an offer from Nic Barnes a vice president of marketing for a new product studio, Mark One. Joining as the vice president of design for the company, he brings his talents he used at Nike with him as he helps the Mark One brand grow. The first mission is a product dubbed the Vessyl which is a cup that automatically tracks what your drinking. Set to release in 2015 the cup has the ability to count calories, sugar, and protein consumption and send the results to your iPhone. Great to see John Mayden pick up where he left and that was designing. Jordan’s over family, or what would you have done? Let us know in the comments section

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In August we will be seeing new colorways of the Reebok Blacktop Battleground, two to be exact. The first takes on a Red, Black and White color palette while the second takes on a Black and White build, but works several different patterns throughout the heel area of the shoe. Each sneaker is equipped with gum bottoms to finish off the design. Let us know what you think and if you’re interested in purchasing then head over to your local Reebok retailer on the 8th of August.

 


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