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Random Rant: The Ethics Of Blogging

Blogging is a tricky business. There’s always a thin line between trying to provide accurate information, detailed previews, high quality articles and “selling out”. When sourcing information we have a responsibility to our readers to do the extra leg work and try to distinguish between facts and unsubstantiated rumors so that you don’t have to. […]

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Random Rant: Yeezy 2 Winners Announced

So after much waiting the winners of the Yeezy 2 “Red October” giveaway have been notified. Though not just the winners, the names were posted in a list for the world to see in what must be one of the strangest decisions imaginable. If you’re one of the lucky few then congratulations. Not only have […]

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#NeverForget: The Day RSVP Services Lost to Nike and The Nike Destroyer

From the moment Nike revealed the release information for the LeBron X Celebration Pack, everyone knew it would become a mad race to see who could secure a pickup of the extremely limited edition. And true to form, RSVP services were primed and ready to capitalize on the tremendous hype brought on by LeBron James […]

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An Open Letter – Time For A Change And Growth In Terminology

Allow us to be blunt. There is a word commonly used in the sneaker community to describe outrageously high resale prices. We want that to stop. You know which word we’re referring to, there’s no need for us to say it here. We have all used this term whether it be in person or online […]

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Sneakers On Steroids

Let me throw a simple analogy at you; bots are the sneaker game’s steroids. The athletes who have had dealings with the Biogenesis lab in Miami aren’t the only people that look to gain an advantage. Every Saturday that Nike drops a big release how many times do you see people tweet how they “won” […]

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All Lunar Everything

With the announcement of an Infrared Air Max 90 set on a Lunarlon midsole Nike have done it, Nike have proven that nothing, nothing at all, is sacred. No classic shoe is safe from being “updated”, some may say ruined, by the inclusion of Nike’s foam based cushioning. If a shoe has Air in it’s […]

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Random Rants by @WeaverTheGreat

So a couple of things have caught my eye this week and i feel like sounding off. 1. The Lebron X EXT “Black Suede” isn’t black suede after all but hey, “Black Nubuck” just doesn’t have the same ring to it does it? It will have the same price tag though, so for inferior materials […]

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Synical523’s Top 5 of 2013 (So Far)

We just passed a halfway mark of the year 2013. Some great shoes have been put out and I figured I would share my personal top 5. Your opinion might differ but that’s why I’m writing this. If we all liked the exact same shoes, we would all be the same. Luckily we aren’t. Before […]

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Nike x Doernbecher Air Max 95 release postponed

Yesterday morning, after much confusion, Nikestore announced that due to a “technical issue” Mike Armstrong’s Air Max 95 from the the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle program would not release as expected. The tweet from the Nikestore Twitter account came nearly an hour after the expected release time, with many people having waited for the shoes to […]

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How much is too much?

With the suggestion that the price of retro Air Jordans is set to rise again in 2014 – to $170, and even higher for “premium” releases – it raises the question, how much is too much? It’s been 30 years since New Balance released the 990, the first sneaker to retail at $100. Prices inevitably […]

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Random Rants by @WeaverTheGreat

1. If there’s one thing that bugs me it’s how the internet sneaker community, especially on Twitter, can whip themselves into a frenzy over nothing more substantial than some loose talk on a forum. Hypebeasts everywhere are rejoicing at the mere suggestion of a Supreme foamposite. Until I see a sample I won’t believe it. […]

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Top 5 of 2013 so far

As we near the end of June I thought it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at the first 6 months of 2013 and feature some of my favorite releases so far. My personal favorite over the first half of 2013 doesn’t have a swoosh or a jumpman on it, in […]

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A history of violence

With reports that a man has been shot and killed outside Wish in Atlanta while attempting to rob those camping for the Lebron X Denim release this morning more bad press coverage is sure to come sneakerheads way. Anytime something like this happens at a release it gets covered, It’s been a long time since […]

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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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Random Rants by @Weaverthegreat

The Random Rants section has so far been MidwestSole’s domain, but I feel like blowing off some steam so I’m hijacking the section for the day. So here’s a few things that have been on my mind… 1. Roshe Run’s. They’re everywhere, they come in a multitude of different colorways and materials and you can […]

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The H-Word

  If you were to ask just about any “sneakerhead” what they think is killing the game right now the answer is going to be one of two things: resellers or hypebeasts. Resellers are a problem in and of themselves. Not all resellers are bad, not all of them charge terrible prices, some of them […]

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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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