My latest review covers the Nike SB Dunk Low “Gulf” (Club 58). This vibrant pair channels a 1970s aesthetic by sharing the same colour scheme as the iconic Gulf Porsche 917 race car from the same era. Featuring a bold blue suede upper, hits of orange, white and black accents round out the look that’s perfect for summer. Check out my video to learn more and share your opinion of these down below!
For this week’s episode of the Channel 8 Podcast, I welcome fellow YouTuber, TJ Keasal, better known as Talks With TJ! Having shared similar experiences in creating for YouTube, we discuss the challenges we’ve faced with “haters”, practicing smart spending, as well as the roadblocks she has had to deal with as a female sneaker-related content creator.
Dropping tomorrow, April 16th, we have Sean Wotherspoon and Adidas’ latest collaboration, the ZX 8000 “SuperEarth”! Part of the 26-pair A to ZX collection, this pair represents the letter W, and is constructed in a mismatching, patchwork fashion using vegan recycled materials. Definitely one of the loudest and wildest pairs in the collection, these are head-turners for sure. Let me know what you think about these down below, and big thanks to Adidas Canada for the pair!
Lego and Adidas came back with another collaboration – this time on the Ultraboost DNA model! Taking a more muted colour base compared to its previous ZX 8000 collab, this shoe incorporate customizable midfoot cages through the utilization of actual Lego blocks! The end result is fun, colourful and interactive! Check out my review for an in-depth look at these and to see how they are on feet!
The Air Jordan 1 “Hyper Royal” is set to drop this Saturday, April 17th! One of the nicest colourways so far this year, these are constructed in a worn-in-looking blue suede and white leather combination. Definitely one of the most sought after Air Jordan 1s this year, check out my review for an early look at all the details!
The Air Jordan 5 “Raging Bull” returned this past weekend for the first time since its original release in 2009. Although not releasing in the two-shoe pack like it did originally, the red suede version stays pretty true to its OG look. A bold red coloured suede covers the upper, with hits of black and red to give it a classic Chicago Bulls vibe. Check out my review to learn more!
On Episode 10 of The Channel 8 Podcast, I welcome on one of the OG sneakerheads in Toronto, Lionel McDonald. Having worked with Foot Locker Canada for over 25 years, Lionel shares with us some of his favourite stories from his many celebrity encounters (including Deion Sanders, Spike Lee and Carmelo Anthony), the changes he’s seen in the sneaker community over the years, and how he forsees the future of sneaker retail to be.
Continuing the 26-pair A to ZX collection, representing the letter “O”, Adidas has teamed up with Berlin-based boutique, Overkill, on the all-new ZX 8500. This model incorporates elements of both the ZX 8000 and 9000, and its off the wall colourway is inspired by Berlin, along with Overkill’s graffiti roots. Check out my review for a closer look! These drop in North America on April 30th! Thanks to Adidas Canada for sending over this pair!
One of the more underrated releases for this year’s Air Max Day, Nike released the debut colourway of the Air Max Pre-Day. Channeling 1970s style with modern day tech and sustainability practices, these incorporate recycled materials in both the upper and sole, and completely expose the Air Max unit on the heel, showcasing it in its totality. Check out my review to learn more about this new Nike model and let me know down below if you’re feeling them or not.