Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Toronto-based graphic designer, Jazz Alba onto the show! Jazz went viral back in 2019 with his Simpsons-themed Toronto Raptor illustrations on Instagram and has amassed a large following in just a short time! In this episode we discuss his visual arts background, we talk about our shared love for The Simpsons, along with some Raptors-talk including who our five greatest Raps of all time are!
For Episode 25, joining me on the show is fellow YouTuber Josh Dominic, also known as JDKicks! Josh, who originates from Toronto too, moved to Berlin, Germany, a few years ago and its there where he launched his own sneaker channel. Tune in as we discuss his origins, how the sneaker scene is in Berlin, and what the future holds for his channel!
Size? Canada sent me two pairs of the Adidas AS 240 – which are Size? exclusives set to release on Friday, July 16th to coincide with Size? opening up their first location in North America, in Toronto! This 1980s silhouette is releasing in two colourways, both featuring a soft black suede upper, but one incorporating orange leather hits while the other opts for scarlet red accents. Check out my early review and let me know what you think of these down below!
We are twenty episodes in, and joining me on the show today is Judyna Pres, who goes by Juberry – a Montreal-based illustrator and designer with a passion for food, tech, and of course, sneakers. We talk about her father’s role in sparking her love for sneakers, her recent Air Max 90 design that was put into production for Solesavy members, and the importance of using art to speak out for issues that matter.
Hopping on the show this week is Alex Wong, known as “Steven LeBron”, who is an author, NBA show host, and social media content producer, who’s work on basketball has been published in the NY Times, GQ, Complex, and much more. We dive into his love for sneakers, some memorable experiences with NBA stars like Serge Ibaka, and discuss his sudden career change from a CPA to becoming a freelance writer.
I got my hands on a pair of insoles from Hefe Luxx – which is constructed out of ETPU, the same material as Adidas Boost! Check out my review to learn more about them and to hear my thoughts on how they perform!
Following their first NBA Title in June 2019, the Toronto Raptors and Adidas joined forces to release a commemorative AM4 model to celebrate this historic moment. Releasing only 613 pairs as a nod to the June 13th date the Title was clinched, these are a great piece to cap off any Raptors fans’ collection! Check out my latest review to see more, and to see how they look on feet!
New York-label, Aimé Leon Dore and New Balance’s newest collaboration just released, featuring two pairs of New Balance 990s. My latest review covers the 990 V5, which was sent to me from the good people at New Balance Canada. With a suede and nylon upper dressed in regal navy blue and green, these are a classy and beautiful sneaker that lives up to expectations. Check out my review to learn more! These drop globally on November 22nd.