For today’s episode, we’re headed to the far east as we welcome Jay Shuang, better known as Mr. Shanghaisole himself! Having lived in both the US and Asia equally throughout his life, Jay gives us his perspectives on how the Chinese sneaker market differs from North America’s – including trends, resellers, and the drama surrounding China’s boycott of Nike. We also dive into his experience as a basketball coach, and how he’s trying to get his wife on board with his sneaker addiction.
Last week we saw the release of the “Electro Orange” Air Jordan 1. Utilizing a unique colour blocking style, these Jordans incorporate a lot of white leather on the upper, while reserving the orange as a more complimentary accent colour. Check out my in-depth review and on feet look and share your opinions on these down below! Was this a cop or drop?
Last week, Kith and New Balance released a “10th Anniversary” pack which consisted of three pairs of the RC 1300 model. I picked up all three pairs, all of which are constructed using suede, mesh, and leather, with a chunky Encap Reveal and Abzorb blended midsole for exception comfort. Check out my review of all three and see how they are on feet! Which of these is your favourite?
UNTD, the independent brand I’ve reviewed before that promotes love, unity and friendship in all their products, is back with their new silhouette, the Harmony Low. This “Chili Red” colourway opts for a spicy look with a tumbled white leather upper, and red accents throughout the shoe. Check out my review and let me know what you think down below!
FTC and Nike SB team up to release this upcoming Dunk Low which pays homage to Tokyo, the host city for this year’s Olympic Games. Inspired by Sento, traditional Japanese bathhouses, these incorporate blue suede, tiled white leather, and a towel-like liner. Check out my in-depth review and let me know what you think of these down below!
Undefeated’s latest collaboration with Nike, called the Dunk vs. AF1 pack, consists of a Dunk and Air Force 1 that draw inspiration from a previous Undefeated Air Force 1 and Dunk, respectively. My video covers the Dunk Low which adopts the patterns and colours from 2006’s “Inside Out” Air Force 1. Check out my in-depth review and on feet look!
Episode 21 of the Channel 8 Podcast is all about Adidas, and for today’s episode, we have one of the biggest Adidas heads I have the pleasure of knowing, Alex Des Roches from the Montreal area, also known as Sugycyphersons! In this episode we discuss how his origins as a break dancer got him into sneakers, along with his perspective as an Adidas employee throughout the crazy hype the brand experienced in 2015-2016.
It’s been a while, but my most recent Adidas Ultraboost pickup is the DNA 1.0 pair inspired by the ZX 8000 “Aqua”. These released alongside two other colourways which drew inspiration from similarly iconic ZX shoes. Covered in a light aqua coloured Primeknit, the sneaker sits atop the signature Boost midsole while channeling the vibe of the legendary late-80s runner.
Last week, Jordan Brand released the “Racer Blue” Air Jordan 3! This new colourway adopts the colour blocking style of the Fire Red 3 but swaps out the signature red for a bold blue shade. 3M is overlaid on top of the signature elephant print as well for an added level of flare. Check out my review and leave your comments down below!