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Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium QS “Infrared”

The Infrared colorway has been bestowed upon the 90′s classic – Nike Air Trainer 1.  Modeled in exact color blocking schemes as the beloved Air Max 90. The upper construction combines suede and leather paneling with variations between black, grey and the infamous Infrared. There seem to be minor white accenting pieces, particularly aong the […]

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Nike LeBron X EXT “Hardwood Classic” Custom by Mache Customs

Mache, sneaker customizer to the stars, is back at it again (when is he not at it?) with his take on the “Hardwood Classic” colorway on this past year’s LeBron X EXT Model. The blue and orange colorway representing the Hardwood Classic last appeared on the Nike LeBron 8 taunting sneakerheads as this colorway has never […]

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Conversation Piece: Don’t Believe The Hype!

This piece will probably be more of a rant than a conversation piece due to the tone that will be used, but it will no doubt always be a consistent topic of conversation when it comes to new releases and the information about them leading up to official confirmation. Over the past week or so, […]

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MidwestSole.com Sticker Contest

Dust off those cameras, log back into your Instagram account and be sure to get ready to pick up some of the newly printed Midwest Sole stickers. Coming soon is the Midwestsole.com Sticker contest which aims to test your creativity in combining those hard to attain angles, camera skills, and dope sneaker collections. This isn’t […]

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KD VI “Peanut Butter & Jelly” – New Images

One of the weekend’s more sought after releases, the KD VI “Peanut Butter & Jelly” , will hit the shelves this Saturday. Here are a few fresh images to help you decide About these ads

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A Look Back at Jordan Brand Athlete Derek Anderson

Former NBA player, Derek Anderson was drafted in 1997 by the Cleveland Cavaliers as the 13th overall pick out of the University of Kentucky. Anderson was touted as an ideal shooting guard with his ability to shoot from the perimeter, handle the ball and finish at the rim. He also had championship pedigree winning the […]

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My Grail: Air Max 97 Plus “Tiger” (@Eaglesandheat)

My favorite shoe of all time is the Air Max 97 Plus “Tiger”. Thanks to the help of my friend, Joey, I got a pair after 15 years of searching. The Air Max 97 Plus line released overseas spring of 2013.  The colorway that I consider my “grail” released June 2013 but none of the […]

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Cop or Wait 9/9 – 9/14

Nike KD VI “Bamboo” The KD VI “Bamboo” will release on 9/14  for the retail price of $130.  The Bamboo will be a General Release (GR) and will be sold at selected retail chain in-store and online ( Champs ,Footlocker, Finishline. CityGear, RUvilla and others). This shoe had alot of hype in July but it […]

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Cope2 x Alife Upcoming Collaboration

Graffiti legend Fernando Carlo aka Cope2 looks to be the next in a long line of giants of street art – Krink, Haze, and Shepard among others -to team up with New York streetwear mainstay Alife. Released via Cope2′s Twitter account, the sneak-peak features what appears to be a black top with the Alife logo […]

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1-on-1 with Sneaker.St: Behind the scenes with the hottest iPhone case in the game

We are Midwest Sole and it is only right to feature one of the Midwest’s own on the site. We chopped it up with Andy, the man with the plan over at Sneaker.st hailing from Chicago. He is currently blowing up the sneaker community with his expertly crafted iPhone and iPad cases featuring designs of […]

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My Grail: Air Jordan 1 “Black/Red”

My Grail: Air Jordan I “Black/Red” In 1985 Nike debuted the first signature sneaker for Chicago Bulls rookie Michael Jordan, a red and black high top which was nothing like anything seen before. In that same year NBA Commissioner David Stern banned the shoe for not properly matching the Bulls’ uniforms. Thanks to the attention […]

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Starbury Back From The Dead?

In the “news I never thought I would have to write about” category definitely falls this gem. Stephon Marbury’s low cost (and low sales) Starbury brand could be set to re-enter the sneaker market if the concept drawings shown off on the former NBA guard’s IG page are to be believed. Since Starbury’s last foray […]

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CNCPTS x Nike SB Dunk High “Ugly Christmas Sweater”

CNCPTS keep the collab projects coming. Off the back of the Three Lies, and soon to drop C-Note comes CNCPTS next project, a festive themed Nike SB Dunk High dubbed the Ugly Christmas Sweater. Much like its namesake the Ugly Christmas Sweater is covered in tacky christmas decorations such as snowmen and floral motifs set […]

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Nike Air Max 90 Camo Pack (Atmos Exclusive)

The recently unveiled Air Max 90 in the Camo/Infrared color scheme just got a little better. The addition of a second Camo print Nike Runner joins the bunch, again in the form of the Air Max 90 but with a Tiger Camo. Featured on top of the Air Max air unit this 3M, weatherized runner […]

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Nike Zoom Revis “PA’s Finest” Sample

The Nike Zoom Revis’ success has been enough to convince Nike Sportswear to pull the trigger on a Zoom Revis 2, and while we await the second installment of Darelle Revis’ signature shoe images have emerged of a sample model of the original Zoom Revis that may find its way to retail. The PA’s Finest […]

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Nike SB Dunk Mid “Neckface”

Nike SB follow up the Neckface Blazer with an edition of the Dunk Mid again emblazoned Neckface’s signature script. The black upper features the handwriting style mentioned above with suede overlays. Hits of yellow accent the dark silhouette, with an icy outsole playing host to the Nike SB logo on the model’s bottom. Check out […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro Mid “UNC Away”

The Jordan 1 Mid has taken on a number of collegiate color schemes this year, and next up is an away look for MJ’s alma mater. The model is dressed in a dark grey felt base, with powder blue leather overlays. A black swoosh adds extra contrast alongside a white midsole, and the design is […]

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Nike Zoom Revis – Royal Blue / Green / Plaid Sample

The Nike Zoom Revis has quietly become one of the strongest models in Nike Sportswear’s range thanks to a number of high quality releases this year. The latest entry into the line to be spotted comes by way of an unreleased sample showing off a unique logo on the heel section. The blue upper features […]

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Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2 “Code Red”

The third colorway of the Li Ning Way of Wade 2 to be revealed again draws its color blocking from one of last year’s entries into the line. One of the design details on the model is a personal touch for Wade with information etched onto the silhouette’s outsole. Included are the initials of DW’s […]

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First Look: Made For Skate x Nike SB Dunk Mid “Camo”

Nike SB has been known to collab with some favorite outlets in the past, sometimes often returning for additional works. Made for Skate is once again combining efforts with the Nike SB team.  This upcoming collaborative effort is set upon the Nike Dunk Mid SB and will see the use of the ankle strap which has […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low “Gamma”

The Nike SB Dunk Low is set to release in a colorway that looks ready to warm up the cold winter days. Dressed in leather and suede, the Nike SB Dunk Low Gamma takes on hot orange shades across the upper. White laces and tongue branding stand out against the bright orange hues, while a […]

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New Balance 996 LITE – Tan Mid Chukka

Premium materials, excellent comfort technology and a mid-cut sneaker. That sums of the now available model of New Balance’s ode to the 574 classic in this 996 Tan Suede visual beauty. We originally brought you this New Balance silhouette back in June, here’s an additional look at the still available mid model. June H996 Feature.  […]

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Converse First String Auckland Racer “Oatmeal”

The Converse Auckland Racer hasn’t been seen much so far in 2013. Luckily for fans of the model Converse’s high end First String design team have taken it upon themselves to breathe some life into the Auckland Racer in the form of this Oatmeal edition. The Oatmeal colorway is applied exclusively to the upper which […]

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Nike Air Tech Challenge Huarache 2014 – Upcoming Colorways

With the US Open still fresh in our minds, and off the back of the news that the Air Tech Challenge Huarache will be returning in 2014 comes a look at a number of fresh new colorways to release alongside the OG looks already revealed. On the cards are black/aqua, grey/purple, white/teal and red/yellow combinations. […]

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Garbstore x Reebok Classic Leather 6000 – White / Navy / Chalk

Garbstore’s inventive take on familiar Reebok models continues with the Classic Leather. From the pack of silhouettes dressed with what would usually be their insides on display, the Garbstore x Reebok Classic Leather is due to land at US accounts in the near future. The white leather base of this CL remix features exposed stitching […]

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BAIT x Asics Gel Saga “Phantom Lagoons”

Southern California retailers BAIT have set about making a big name for themselves in a short space of time. Now a regular name popping up in boutique collab conversations, their latest project is a team up with Asics using the Gel Saga as the canvas to work their magic. The BAIT x Asics Gel Saga […]

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Concepts x Sperry Top-Sider 2013 Summer Tie-Dyed CVO

Concepts has been raging throughout the collaborative efforts this year and with the recent addition to the partner projects, its obvious that their touch can turn almost any silhouette into something sneaker enthusiasts would rock. The Sperry aesthetic isn’t new but is definitely bridging the gap between certain style trends. The tie-dyed uppers featured on […]

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Asphaltgold x Adidas “5 Golden Years” Anniversary Pack

German boutique Asphaltgold turned 5 this year. Adidas is helping celebrate such milestone for the German based retailer.  The collaboration looks to have yielded a special release pack limited to 100 pairs and will include some Asphaltgold branded goodies. The pair of Adidas that are getting the honor to celebrate the 5 year mark is […]

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Nike Shield Lunarglide + 5 – Cheetah

The Lunarlon technology introduced by Nike is an extreme improvement on impact runners and overall comfort no matter what silhouette incorporates it into the design. On this runner, featured on the Lunarglide 5, Nike has thrown in some attractive perks – both structurally and aesthetically. The underlying Cheetah printed graphic uppers on this runner feature […]

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Nike Roshe Run Mid Winter

Nike’s Winter and Fall releases have flooded or timelines and internet screens for the passed several weeks and there seems to be some interesting releases coming to shelves, some with a more unique spin on withstanding the cold than others. The Nike Rosherun has already been dubbed a fan favorite, from it’s comfort to its […]

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Nike Free Trainer 3.0 – “Camo Pack”

The slim fitting minimal design of one of Nike’s premier trainer lines has released with a camouflage offering. The Free 3.0 Trainer offers the comfort level of a runner styled Free soled model, with trimmed down features creating a more trainer inspired sneaker. With the cross cut patterning of the Free Sole and the lightweight […]

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Air Jordan V Retro “Shanghai”

What was thought to be an Air Jordan V Black Laney edition is in fact part of Nike’s continuing Shanghai collection. Confusion about the model is understandable due to Jordan Brand having already this year applied a black look to a familiar colorway of the Jordan V with the Grape model. Although the Shanghai edition […]

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Nike Air Max 1 PRM – Summit White & Medium Grey

Capping off the trio of the first of Fall releases in the split color tones is the Air Max 1 in Summit White and Grey with mild black accents. Once more this iconic runner takes new depths and pushes the envelope of visual aesthetics to flawlessly display a winter color palette. Playing between light, medium […]

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Nike Air Max 1 PRM – Black, Anthracite & Volt

Another Air Max 1 PRM set for a Fall debut is the Black, Anthracite and Volt colorway depicted below. In a follow up from last week’s feature on another AM1 silhouette (Air Max 1 PRM) there seems to be another similarly designed PRM Air Max with a similar color blocking treatment and midsole speckling. Set […]

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A Closer Look: AAPE By A Bathing Ape x Reebok Pump Fury

Last month we were privilege to the upcoming release collaboration between A Bathing Ape sub brand – AAPE. We can now provide you with a release date for this Camo covered AAPE trainer. Donning a camo constructed upper dominated by forest themed camo tones, this Reebok Trainer takes on the motif of BAPE’s, and now, […]

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Nike WMNS “Purple Dynasty Pack”

Two velvety silhouettes from the Nike WMNS line will hit retailers this December. Featuring a plush upscale and warm look, the Purple Dynasty Pack will don uncommon materials in a purple dominant colorway for the lady sneaker enthusiasts. The Air Max 1 PRM model as well as the Dunk Sky Hi feature a woven purple […]

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Eduskation

Eduskation As it is somewhat difficult to come up with “This Week in Skateboarding” weekly, I have decided to rename the section “Eduskation.” Inspired by professional skateboarder Nate Sheerwood’s use of terms like generskation, and Eduskate (which also happens to be the name of his skateshop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa), I feel this section is […]

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Nike Roshe Run – Marble Pack

The latest colorways in the Nike Roshe Run line come in the form of a pack dubbed the “Marble Pack”. This pack brings us three new Roshe colorways with a marble design added to it. The first colorway comes equipped with grey accents throughout the shoe including the upper, laces, SWOOSH and inner-lining. It’s outsole […]

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New Balance 1500 – “Burgundy/Orange”

This New Balance runner get’s a fall touch added to its aresenal of colorways come this October. The 1500 model features the traditional ENCAP cushion system to go along with its sleek design, and now get’s dressed in a burgundy/orange colorway. Burgundy dominates this shoes upper and get’s complimented perfectly with orange accents featured on […]

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New Balance 1600 – “Grey”

Earlier we gave you a look at the New Balance 999 model in a sleek grey colorway here, now today we get a look at another New Balance model that gets a similar grey touch. The New Balance 1600 is a popular silhouette and continues to impress with new colorways. The 1600 is made from […]

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New Balance 998 – “Navy/Burgundy”

Today we get a look at the newest colorway in the Made in USA New Balance 998 line dubbed “Navy/Burgundy”. This colorway sports a navy dominated upper with burgundy accents on the panels, midsole and branding on the shoe. The 998 is made from suede and mesh material giving it a modern sophisticated look to […]

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Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2 “Overtown”

Following the reveal yesterday of the road colorway of the Li Ning Way of Wade 2, the announcement, comes a look at the home edition of Dwayne Wade’s second signature shoe from the Chinese sportswear manufacturers. The name of the home colorway, Overtown, is Wade’s way of paying homage to the area of Miami known […]

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Nike Zoom Uptempo V “Camo”

Jason Kidd’s playing days may be behind him, but as he prepares to start a new job as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets Nike Sportswear is set to continue rolling out new editions of his signature Zoom Uptempo V. Spotted in an aggressive black colorway, this edition features an always popular camo overlay panel […]

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Nike Kobe 8 ID “Pit Viper” Available Now

While we await the release of the Kobe 8 “Pit Viper” previewed a little while back in its purple/mint colorway, Nike ID have added the the reptilian graphic print to the available options for customised Kobe 8′s available online. While you aren’t able to recreate the colorway mentioned above, the Pit Viper graphic can currently […]

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CNCPTS x New Balance 998 “C-Note” Official Images

The collaboration between CNCPTS and New Balance on the 998 model has been teased, and subject to some speculation that the mint green pair previously spotted was the C-Note. We too thought that was the collab due to release this month, and we were wrong as CNCPTS seem to have thrown everybody a curveball. The […]

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Birdman Lugz To Make A Comeback?

Fresh off the back of the emergence of the Lugz Zosho, which “borrows” its inspiration from the Nike Roshe Run comes the suggestion that Lugz may be pulling an older idea back out of the vault. Cash Money CEO Birdman famously had a line of signature shoes with Lugz, though the collection was discontinued back […]

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DJ Clark Kent x Nike SB “112″ Dunk

With murmurs of a “112″ silhouette being set for an actual release, the sneaker world has been in a frenzy to see what God’s Favorite DJ and the crew at Nike have been busy cooking up. Well, at long last, we may finally have an answer thanks to an Instagram post by Fran Marchello aka […]

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Li-Ning Way Of Wade 2 “The Announcement”

Off the back of the Miami Heat’s back to back NBA championships, and Dwayne Wade’s third title Chinese brand Li-Ning have been hard at work cooking up the follow up to what Wade called the most comfortable shoe he has ever played in. With that in mind the Way Of Wade 2 doesn’t look to […]

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Nike Air Force Max CB 2 Hyperfuse “76ers”

Nike Sportswear look set to continue their trend of updating classic sneakers with new technology with a 76ers themed release of the Air Force Max CB 2. Charles Barkley’s signature model receives the hyperfuse treatment for it’s latest retro release, blending old school attitude with modern performance. The white base on the colorway seen below […]

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Jordan CP3.VII – Upcoming Colorways

As Chris Paul prepares to take to the court in his second year as part of the LA Clippers, Jordan Brand is busy readying Paul’s seventh signature shoe. The CP3.VII will be on the feet of the star point guard this year, and images have emerged of two new eye catching colorways almost as flashy […]

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Nike SB Stefan Janoski “Digi Floral”

The Nike SB Stefan Janoski is no stranger to floral print, with the previous flowery editions of the popular skateboarding turned casual streetwear silhouette selling strongly. Next up for the model is a Digi Floral edition which see’s the upper dressed in a pixelated interpretation of the summery color scheme, with hits of photo blue […]

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Nike Tier Zero Air Python SP

With the Nike Air Python making a surprise appearance on END Clothing’s release calendar late last week comes confirmation that the highly sought after hybrid sneaker will be returning in retro form 26 years after its initial release. With Nike having made attempts to move away from the use of certain materials the former snakeskin […]

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My Grail: Air Jordan XI “Playoffs”

The Black and Red Air Jordan 11; it is quite possibly one of the greatest sneakers of all time. When I think about a shoe to consider as my grail, I have to go through a long list of iconic sneakers; however, the Black and Red Air Jordan 11 tops my list quite easily. The […]

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PUMA x Mihara MY-71

As a part of the PUMA by Mihara Yasuhiro Autumn/Winter Collection, Puma and oft collaborator Mihara Yasuhiro are back with three new colors of the MY-71. With the use of diagonal parallel lines and a soft color palette, the MY-71 could become a sleeper favorite amongst fans of Puma runners or just runners in general […]

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