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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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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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Air Jordan V 2013: Fire Red vs Fire Red

As you all know, we got 2 different versions of the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” from JB in 2013. Neither is a new colorway as both dropped separately in the mid-late 2000’s, but we wanted to get your take on which you prefer. The 2 different makeups cater to 2 different crowds. 3M is […]

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Collection Highlight: Midwest Sole (Brad)

I was bored tonight and couldn’t sleep, so I decided to write an article highlighting some of the sneaker in my collection that I liked enough to buy multiples of (excluding the Motorsport 6 which has it’s own article here). First up is the Air Jordan VII “French Blue.” This is the first sneaker I […]

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Colourway RAILS Sneaker Display System

I may or may not have eluded to my favorite find at Kixpo a few weeks ago in my earlier event recap posts but here it is. At the event, I walked by the Colourway booth and they had a really sick sneaker display! It wasn’t the sneakers, but rather the display itself that held […]

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My Grail: Air Jordan VI (6) “Motorsport”

grail /grāl/ Noun (in medieval legend) The cup or platter used by Jesus at the Last Supper, and in which Joseph of Arimathea received Christ’s blood at… A thing that is earnestly pursued or sought after. Everyone has their own definition of a grail, but the second definition above is how I define a grail. […]

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Introducing Nike Air Max TR 365

A new member into the Nike Training series was recently unveiled with the introduction of the Air Max TR 365. This particular model combines two key features with Air Max cushioning and the grooved forefoot we’ve grown accustomed to from the Nike Free series. The merging of these performance enhancing features into the same sneaker […]

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Nike Zoom Hyperflight PRM “Shark” (Updated Release Information)

The August 2nd release date we reported for the Nike Zoom Hyperflight “Shanghai Shark” in a previous article came and went to our dismay. It appears our patience is being rewarded with a more concrete release date for the “Shark” colorway of the Nike Zoom Hyperflight, the third in the trio consisting of the “Lion” and […]

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New Balance 670 – Burgundy/Navy/White

The newest colorway direct from Flimby, United Kingdom, is this jaw dropping Burgundy/Navy/White rendition of the “Made in the UK” New Balance 670. Burgundy mesh and suede consumes the upper, white midsole and hits of navy blue with the N insignia on the upper and heel tabs. If you want to step up your fresh […]

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Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print Pack” (Release Information)

It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a new colorway from the Air Jordan XX8. Touted as one of the most advanced sneakers Jordan Brand has ever created, they bless us with a dual pack of the iconic elephant print with one sporting a red upper and the other sporting an off white upper as […]

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Team MWS Favorite Sneaker Related Jams

The crew at Midwest Sole love more things than sneakers themselves. Hip hop has played a huge part in the existence of the sneaker game  spinning tales of the love affair with leather and rubber all the way to horror stories involving a pair of kicks. It was only right that we put a countdown […]

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Kixpo 2013 Recap (Part 2)

The special guest at the show was none other than celebrated sneaker designer Ronnie Fieg. It’s tough to argue that his Asics collaborations have sneakerheads going nuts, fetching top dollar in the resale market after instant sell outs. Unfortunately, I didn’t stick around long enough to see him speak and but I’m sure he dropped […]

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My Grail: Nike LeBron 8 “South Beach”

The Summer of 2010 was quite a tense one for LeBron James fans around the world, including myself. I’ve been a fan since his high playing school days at St. Vincent St. Mary’s and rode the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows while he was a Cleveland Cavalier. However, that particular […]

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Kixpo 2013 Recap (Part 1)

One of the things I was looking forward to with moving to Texas was greater access to the sneaker community. The annual “Kixpo” event snuck up on me in the midst of settling down in my new town and I was very happy to be able to attend. I’ve been in the game for a […]

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Nike Solarsoft Moccasin Chukka Fall 2013 Sample

The summer themed Solarsoft Moccasin Chukka are in full rotation currently but that doesn’t mean Nike hasn’t already cooked up the Fall lineup for this silhouette up their sleeve. Seen in this sample is a brown base with hits of Olive Green sitting on top of a beige lunarlon midsole everyone is raving about. This […]

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Nike Free Trainer 7.0 “Warren Sapp”

It’s almost time for football season and Nike is showing a few players love by lacing them in their own versions of current models. The latest player to bask in this love is Warren Sapp, the most recent DT to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I guess we can’t be mad at Beaverton […]

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Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Black/Red’?

The Nike SB Dunk Low ‘Concord’ was a hypebeast’s dream earlier this year when it was released. While it didn’t draw crowds and riots like the Air Jordan XI it was inspired from did, it was one of the most popular SBs released this year. Take this with a grain of salt, but an image […]

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Nike Air Force One Low “Weatherman”

A storm is coming courtesy of Nike and they are looking to add a companion to the upcoming Nike Air Foamposite One PRM “Weatherman” (set to release on 8/31). An Air Force One Low model will also sport the blue radar doppler graphics, a blue gradient ice bottom, black laces and a neon swoosh on the […]

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Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse QS Pack

The Roshe Run silhouette has undoubtedly been a rising superstar for Nike. Eager sneakerheads camped out for the Roshe Run Fb ‘Black/Mint’ earlier this year after it was tagged with the midas touch “Yeezy” colorway for crying out loud! What started as a barebones walking shoe has spun off to add more premium materials, such […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

1. I was an Eastbay Platinum Club member last year because of the amount of retro Nike’s and Air Force 1s I buy from them due to the fact that you can use discount codes on those products. The free shipping was nice, but all of my stuff was shipped in bags, causing the box […]

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Air Force 1 “Blazer Pack”

The Air Force 1 “Blazer Pack” is easily one of Nike’s best releases quality-wise in recent memory. The basic color blocking doesn’t seem so basic when combining with the buttery suede uppers with the sail midsole & outsole. Nike’s attempt to bring the Air Force 1 back to the forefront of the sneaker industry is […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

We got a decent amount of views on the first installment of this series, so I figured I might as well do it again. 1. If you haven’t noticed what Reebok is doing this year you’re blind. They are really killing it lately, and their collabs have been crazy. The Reebok Question x Sneakersnstuff “Crocus” […]

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Random Rants by @MidwestSole

While the title is low-key biting our guy @deftronic ‘s classic Random Rambos on Deftronic.com , I really wanted to get back into sneaker blogging in a way that doesn’t require me to post every day. As we’ve been growing rapidly, I have been taking on more and more responsibilities, pushing my blogging to the bottom […]

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Air Jordan VI “91 Champ” Custom by El Cappy

Oh yes, El Cappy has done it again. Someone call Trinidad James because his latest creation is all gold everything! Using the Air Jordan VI as a base, this custom focuses on the ’90 – ’91 Bulls season that landed MJ his first of 6 NBA rings. An embossed Bulls logo on the heels, NBA […]

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Liberty London x Nike Air Force One “Downtown” Pack

Looks like our sneakerhead friends from across the pond can look forward to an exciting collaboration between Liberty London and the Nike Air Force One Downtown Low with 3 forthcoming iterations all decked with a multicolor print uppers demonstrating the bold and classy nature of Liberty London as a fashion mainstay. No word of US […]

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Nike KD V ‘N7’ (Detailed Images + Release Information)

In a recent press release, Nike unveils the release information of the KD V ‘N7’ colorway as part of their N7 collection. We first featured this colorway back in February but now release information and detailed images are available to eager fans. This particular colorway will hit Nike Stores as well as Foot Locker this coming […]

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Nike LeBron X “Pure Platinum”

Nike has been releasing new LeBron X models and colorways in a manner that is as voracious as the play of the King himself. With many different iterations being spawned, the original model gets a new mockup with the upcoming “Pure Platinum” colorway. This one is a little wild with a digitized speckle look morphing […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Purple Gradient”

Now that the dust has settled, let’s crown the Kobe 8 as the best offering Nike Basketball has this year. Most colorways have been fan favorites with the “Christmas”, “Easter” and “All Star Area 72” as successful colorways to name a few. The latest upcoming colorway that has sneakerheads foaming at mouth is the “Purple […]

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Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Green Camo”

We first saw camouflage on a Foamposite with the “Fighter Jet” Foamposite One a few months ago. Although not a runaway success compared to a lot of other colorways of the famed silhouette, it definitely had its fans. Nike is doing another take on camo but this time on a Foamposite Pro model. In this upcoming model, […]

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Nike Roshe Run hits Nike ID

To all the #teamRoshe fanatics out there, Nike brings joyous news with the Roshe Run being available to customize through their Nike ID program beginning this coming Monday on April 8th. The Roshe Run has been a runaway hit with its low entry point and heavenly comfort, making it a hit with sneakerheads everywhere. Most […]

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Air Jordan VI “Cobra Commander” Custom by Mache Customs

GI Joe was arguably a big part of my childhood and I was very pleased to see the maestro of Custom Kicks, Mache, come out with a pair of Jordan VIs inspired by the arch villian of one of my favorite cartoons as a kid, Cobra Commander. Mache takes the “Olympic” Jordan VI as a […]

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Nike KD V Elite Green/Blue-Pink

It is no surprise that the KD V Elite will see a lot of upcoming colorways after the first “Superhero” upcoming release in April. In this particular mockup, the KD V Elite is seen with a pastel green upper, baby blue tongue with lavender hits on the laces, swoosh and midsole/oustole and pink on the […]

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Air Jordan 5 Retro ‘Aqua/Black Grape’

While many await the release of the Jordan V ‘Grape’ this coming May, Jordan brand has another pair of Grapes for sneakerheads this year with the “Black Grape/Aqua” mockup of the Jordan V. In this never before seen colorway, a black suede upper is the main difference between this model and the “Grape” mockup with […]

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Nike Barkley Posite Max “Phoenix Suns”

Everybody loves Chuck, seriously, everyone does. The larger than life former NBA star turned NBA Analyst has seen a big surge in popularity amongst sneakerheads with the reinvented Barkley Posite Max. The pace was set after the Area 72 drop and now Nike is coming out with even more colorways for this silhouette. Following the […]

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Air Jordan 8 Retro “Phoenix Suns”

The 1993 Finals, oh boy, what a series. It was Charles Barkley’s Phoenix Suns vs. Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls. Dazzling performances by MJ himself, a triple overtime game and a resilient Suns team made the series one for the ages. To commemorate that sensational series, Jordan Brand is set to release a “Phoenix Suns” themed Air […]

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Nike modifies Twitter RSVP

Late last year, Nike began its infamous Twitter RSVP process to curb the all the violence and issues occurring during campouts outside of Nike Stores around the country during first come, first serve releases. Hot releases, such as Retro Jordans, could only be purchased through a twitter RSVP where one reserves their size at their […]

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Nike Basketball Elite Series 2.0 “Superhero” Pack

As the NBA slowly heads into the more exciting post season play, Nike Basketball is ready to lace up their three signature athletes with updated versions of their signature shoes. Superhero armor is the theme for the new pack and LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant can expect a more protective fit, lightweight construction […]

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Holiday 2013: Jordan XI ‘Black/Gamma Blue’

With 4 high profile re-releases of the Jordan XI dropped in the last 4 years (Space Jam, Cool Grey, Concord & Playoff), Jordan Brand is looking to introduce a fresh colorway of the famed XI silhouette with this rumored release paying tribute to ‘Laney’, the GOATs high school. Murmurs of a Laney mockup of the […]

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Returning in 2013: Jordan IV ‘Lightning’

There was a lot of confusion about the Jordan IV ‘Lightning’ releasing this month and being quite the no-show. This colorway is the companion to the Jordan IV ‘Thunder’ which re-released late last year for the first time since the both were introduced as the ‘Thunder/Lightning’ pack. It appears that the confusion may have been […]

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Nike Basketball “Easter Pack” (Official Images & Release Information)

The annual Nike Basketball “Easter” Pack’s official images recently surfaced in anticipation of its release on Easter weekend. For the first time, the LeBron X will be debuted in a low top version alongside the Kobe 8 and KD V respectively. Each silhouette got to choose their own mockup instead of a unified theme like […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Celtics’

Yet another Jordan 1 is set to hit Jordan Brand retailers next month dubbed the ‘Celtics’ or the ‘SVSM’. In this mockup of the original silhouette, a white & green textured upper is dressed with a black tongue, white midsole and gold outsole with hits of gold on the swoosh and inner liner. Nike Air […]

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Black/Metallic Gold’

Jordan Brand is not holding back with the furious releases of the Jordan 1. Coming to select Jordan Brand accounts next month as a quickstrike is the return of the ‘Black/Metallic Gold’ colorway first introduced in 2003, with a few twists. Patent leather wraps around most of upper accompanied by gold accents just like the […]

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Possible return in 2013: Jordan 1 OG ‘Black/Red’

The first Jordan signature is going full steam ahead in 2013 with the ‘Chicago’ and ‘Royal’ colorways already making its way to eager fans after a long hiatus. The next colorway slated to release is the ‘Black Toe’, but now there are murmurs of a return of the original ‘Black/Red’ colorway this holiday season! Some […]

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Returning in 2013: Jordan V ‘Laney’

The labs at Jordan Brand are hard at work on the gifts that they are going to deliver to sneakerheads this holiday season. Multiple sources have confirmed that the famed ‘Laney’ colorway of the Jordan V will make an appearance again since it was first introduced in 2000. For those not in the know, this […]

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KD V ‘Easter’ Release Information

A few weeks ago, I reported a preview of the KD V ‘Easter’ that was incorrect. The early look ended up being the KD V ‘Hulk’ that is set to release this coming weekend on 3/9. To make amends for my journalistic error, I’m happy to finally provide an upcoming preview of the real KD […]

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Let’s Hug It Out: LeBron X “Cork”

We all tried. Many failed, including myself. This is probably the closest I’ll ever get to the LeBron X “Cork”. Congratulations to those who copped a pair yesterday. For the rest of us, let’s watch this Nice Kick’s unboxing of what could’ve been. The biggest release of 2013 so far has come and gone, on to […]

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Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Release Information

We reported the unveiling of the Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” collection a few weeks ago but release information for the 3 pair pack have been scarce to say the least. Sneakerheads outside of the US have reported to copping some of the pairs from the pack while US heads has been largely left in […]

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Air Jordan 11 Low

It’s never too early to start thinking about the summer time. For sneakerheads especially, the summer time is when to bring out the low cut sneakers while enjoying the sun. Jordan Brand is dishing out an interesting colorway of the Jordan 11 Low with a reverse take on the infamous “Concord” coloway. In this mock […]

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The Evolution of “Way of Wade”

One of the biggest off season moves was Dwayne Wade leaving the Jordan Brand powerhouse for Chinese footwear company Li-Ning. The “Way of Wade” line still haven’t officially released stateside and it is slowly gaining momentum with an appearance at the recently concluded All Star Break in Houston. For some reason, the sneaker has been […]

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Nike Air Penny V “Invisibility Cloak”

One of my favorite releases of 2012 was the Kobe VII “Invisibility Cloak” with that morphing upper going from a deep purple to a metallic green depending on the lighting and angle at which you are looking at the sneaker. The same treatment will take over the Penny V in this upcoming release. Although not […]

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