Set for release on May 14th only at Asian retailers. If you want these kicks, just like the Tokyo 23 Jordan 5's your gonna have to drop top dollar and pay a lot of money. Not as much as the Jordans but way more than retail. We would like a pair of these in the DRIPT locker but dont know if we will have the opportunity to do so. Check it out below and stick with us on the release.
A little back information in Phil, considering thats a lot of what he spoke about on Oprah. Not many people know his story but those who know it, understand its beauty and love it dearly.
Phil has been called the most powerful man in sports, but here at DRIPT he is the most powerful man in sports. Long before he started NIKE or even Blue Ribbon Sports he had a dream of playing Baseball in the Majors. Sadly that dream ended when he was cut from his High School baseball team. Once he was cut from the team he then took up track and continued to run throughout high school. in 1955 he enrolled in the University of Oregon and there he ran track for Bill Bowerman, his future business partner. Phil believed that Coach Bowerman was the greatest track coach ever and they both shared the idea that current running shoes were slowing their runners down and Bill was importing shoes in order to better the times and make running easier for runners. He was importing his shoes from Japan from Onitsuka and in 1964 with $500 each from Phil and Bill, the starter company, Blue Ribbon Sports was created.
In the early stages of the company Phil was selling shoes out of the trunk of his car at track meets. In 1972 they began making shoes for runners and Bill Bowerman used his wifes waffle iron to create the soles for sneakers and it created better traction with less rubber. They created shoes that runners wanted, simply because they were runners and a part of the running world, so they knew what was needed. They slowly grew to 45 employees and at that point one of the employees suggested the name Nike for the Greek goddess of Victory. Originally he did not like the name but now he says that it grew on him. Going back a little he says that now that they were a company they needed a name and a logo. He said at the time Ford spent $2 million on their trademark but they didnt have that so they went to the Portland State graphic arts department and there was a woman saying she didn't know how she would afford her prom dress. Phil cut in and said he had a job for the woman, she took the job for $2 an hour and spent 17 hours creating it and he paid her $35 for the swoosh. In 1980 when the company went public Nike gave Carolyn Davidson(the designer) shares of the company to which she has held on to and she is doing quite nicely for herself now.
Sadly within the last 15 years Phil has suffered two hard losses. In 1999 Bill Bowerman passed away and in 2004 he lost his son in a scuba diving accident. In January 2011 Phil dedicated the Matthew Knight Arena at the university of Oregon in memory of his son Matthew.
In 1984 Nike teamed up with Micheal Jordan and now Jordan Brand is its own separate thing but Nike has teamed up with numerous athletes and stars like Poreotix, since then.
Check out the tour of the campus in the youtube video.
Oprah ended up getting her own Player Exclusive lunarglide 2 which is pretty sweet considering it had a custom tongue tag.
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Check out the most recent episode of the animated series, "The Lebrons" titled "coach" is the fourth installment of the series and it just keeps getting better.
Only available are the first 5 editions of the Jordan brand so the red white and black versions of Jordan 1-5. However, you can take these and put them anywhere and give anything style. Get em now before they are sold out. http://kicks-crew.com/products_details.php?pid=1582&cat1=8&cat2=20
Lebron 8's have shown us some pretty great color-ways this season and a fantastic stride and shift from the V1-V2-P.S. I dont think anyone is disappointed. Wanting to show the transition from Luxury to Sport there is another edition of the Lebron 8 and it is 'dubbed' the "Milan" due to its high quality leather and dress shoe qualities. This version was not made with fly-wire, only with high quality italian leather and seamless design in order to emphasize the luxurious details of the Lebron 8. This version was kicked for release in order to stick with the evolutionary state from V1 to V2 to P.S. in lighter design and built for the movement of the season. Check out the image below and let us know what you think.
Well not completely available but we did get one size showing up. These bad boys are selling for above $600 which is something people are willing to pay for yeezys or for South Beaches, I dont know about these, but their only available in a size 12. =( Click on the image below to be taken to the
Finally after we saw the black and electric translucent soles, we are getting more foam info from Nike. We knew they were going to be releasing a lot of color-ways this year but no sure info on the next. Supposedly these will be out in the summer but if all else fails they will be out in the fall/holiday season this year. Slightly easier on the eyes than the electric green pros that previously were released these are sure to be a great snag. Stick with us on the release and check back on our release calender for the date.
Air Jordan releases a shoe in connection to their Quai streetball tournament and last time around it was a pair of 9's also in limited run. These 5's will be very limited but are already available through Air-Randy on ebay. This dude happens to be the nicest guy I have ever had business dealings with on ebay and highly recommend you purchase from him, hes got 100% authentic early shoes. Check em out he has a limited size run.
We got images of the Rondo PE of the Air Max 360 BB Low and like some other kicks we have seen, they have the feet of this dude with huge legs, we want to know who this guy is and where he is getting his shoes? He had on the SLH V2's and Entourages before anyone had even pictures of the kicks. They feature the Rondo 9 on the tongue and can most likely be picked up at a local house of hoops when they become available to check in your nearby HOH for a release.
Ladies and gents right now on ebay there is a Sample, never been work, New in box available of the 2005 Air You Breath with the original Air Max 360 Unit. These kicks feature a special detailing by Ben Drury on the upper, and their going for $155 including shipping, but check it out at the link below. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140528360828&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_499wt_1416
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