Monday, 17 January 2011

Just For Kicks (2005)

Found this the other day. It's a documentary all about kicks, sneakers, trainers, pumps or whatever you call your b-boy footwear.
Some interesting facts are given throughout and talking heads include Run,DMC, Bonz Malone, Fab 5 Freddy, Damon Dash, Grandmaster Caz to name just a few.
Now, I know that the real hard-knocks like to have more than a few trainers box-fresh in multiple quantities stacked in the crib but some examples here are truly astounding.

The Sneaker Riots when Nike released a limited run of 150 pairs of Nike NYC Pigeon Dunks to certain stores in New York City is quite something espicially to those not deep into the whole sneaker collecting sub-culture.

I especially enjoyed hearing DMC's confession as to the real reason why 'My Adidas' came about. Blame it on Russell Rush!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mr Ageing B-Boy i salute you......Superb post from a old skool hip hop head like yourself....I was stunned at the influence and money involed by sneakers or trainers as i call them.I have always been into my Adidas from before Run DMC and continue to this day(over 30 years!!),passing it down to my daughter and sourcing out those hard to find ones.
I will be forwarding your site and links to many friends.Keep up the good work..
Jerry,London
ADIDAS for life !!!!

Ben said...

Thanks, Jerry.
I was a Nikehead before I changed my allegiance to Adidas. I believe it was seeing Adrock from the Beastie Boys rocking a pair of Burgundy/White Gazelles that made me come to my senses.

Nice one buddy!

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