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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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Nike SB Janoski “White Velcro”

In 2012 Nike SB released a special edition of their popular silhouette, the Janoski, offered with velcro straps. The velcro Janoski is making a comeback this summer, this time in white. The white Janoski comes with a leather upper, making it more of a lifestlye sneaker than a skate ready shoe. With the incredible popularity of […]

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Nike SB Janoski “Royal/White”

Nike SB has given us a sneak peek of another new colorway of the popular pro model by Stefan Janoski. This edition gets the canvas treatment in Royal blue. The striking royal blue is offset by a white midsole, matching a white swoosh and laces. The royal Janoski comes just in time for summer and […]

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Nike SB Janoski “Digital Floral”

Nike SB has been turning out classics from day one, and the pro model for Stefan Janoski still has yet to disappoint. This summer Nike SB is hitting skaters and sneakerheads alike with an instant classic: the Zoom Janoski Digital Floral print edition. The colorway is built on a camouflage base reminiscent of the Camo […]

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Good Re-sellers Vs Bad Re-sellers

We’ve talked in earlier posts about the necessity for re-sellers as well as tackled the issue from the perspective of the re-seller  Today the focus is going to be on how to differentiate between the good guys and the bad guys. Almost every one of us has been here: Its Saturday morning, your only solid connect fell through, online camping […]

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Supra “Strike”

Earlier this week Supra footwear announced a new low top cup sole design, the Strike. Calling this shoe simple would only be doing it an injustice; with a one piece toe cap and simplistic construction, the real detail is in the design. Supra has designed three different colorways for the new silhouette, each with their […]

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Supra “The Pistol” x Deathwish edition

Last Monday Supra footwear unveiled their newest team model “The Pistol”. The Pistol is a low top vulcanized shoe, perfect for long days at the skate park or on the streets. The Pistol is a low profile vulc with a one piece toe cap construction that has become popular with Supra as well as the […]

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Supra presents “The Hammer”

Today Supra Footwear proudly presents the latest pro shoe from team rider Jim Greco. This newest offering from Supra Footwear seamlessly blends the simplicity of a casual shoe with skate technology with safety and comfort in mind. Following one of skateboarding’s latest trends, the shoe seamlessly blends the protection offered by a cup sole style […]

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P. Rod 6 February Preview

Over the weekend Nike SB gave us a preview of the upcoming February colorway for the P. Rod 6. The Nike SB twitter describes it as Black, White, Gum Medium Brown, and Medium Grey. From the picture supplied by Nike I don’t really see where the Medium Gum Brown comes in, but overall the shoe […]

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NIKEiD Air Force 1 “Year of the Snake”

Nike is pulling out all stops in their efforts to return the Air Force 1 to prominence in retail stores and the sneaker community. The Nike Air Force 1 has been a fan favorite on NIKEiD for a while now and Nike always seems to bring some great options for both sneakerheads and casual fans […]

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The Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite “Black History Month”

The Nike Air Force 1 High Foamposite “Black History Month”  features a copper foamposite upper on top of a black midsole and outsole. The African patterns we have seen on numerous “BHM” releases, past and present, can be found on the tongue tag and ankle strap. Set to retail for $200, make sure to plan […]

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Nike SB Museum

Have you ever found yourself surfing your favorite sneaker sites and looking at a pair of shoes and wondering: Is this price for real? How can I be sure this is the right shoe? Is this release date accurate? Luckily, if you are looking for Nike SB’s, you are in luck. In celebration of Nike […]

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Adidas T-Mac “LeBron SVSM”?

Last week my man @Indeed317 walked into his local Finishline and spotted a pair of T-Mac 1s on the wall available to purchase. Sure, the original T-Mac 1 dropped in 2002, so a retro is not that mind-blowing, but here is the kicker, check the picture with the post. This is a GREEN and GOLD […]

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DC Presents The Mike Mo

DC skateboarding has proudly announced their newest shoe “The Mike Mo”, the first pro model for skateboarder Mike Mo Capaldi. This shoe is the perfect combination of style and skate performance. The Mike Mo is part of the Rediscover campaign which DC has been promoting for the better part of last year. The significance of […]

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Nike Dunk Mid Pro “Sport Grey”

Over the weekend Nike SB unveiled a sneak peak of their February colorway for the Mid Dunk Pro. This edition of the timeless sneaker comes drenched in “Sport Grey”, giving the shoe a clean, low key look. This edition if the Dunk Mid is covered in sued, with perforated leather side panels. This edition offers […]

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Adidas Unveils D Rose 3.5

Chicago Bulls fans are anxiously waiting for #thereturn of star Point Guard Derrick Rose but Adidas didn’t want to wait any longer to release the second version of his third signature. The first version was an on court favorite and was received pretty well by the sneaker community albeit that crazy price hike. This time […]

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Nike Basketball ‘Black History Month’ 2013 Collection

“Be Bold. Be True” is this year’s theme for Nike’s “Black History Month” collection. This particular year showcases 3 star athletes in 3 different sports – Kevin Durant, the star basketball forward, Serena Williams, champion tennis star and Didier Drogba, European soccer sensation honoring their contributions to their respective sports and communities. A portion of […]

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Interview with @EaglesandHeat

Most of us have had contact with DMV Sneakers, and if you haven’t, you should start right now! He is a humble guy out of the DMV who really looks out for anyone who cherishes a fresh pair of sneakers. If you are looking to buy, or sell, @EaglesandHeat is always one of the first […]

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Adidas Mutombo

Nike is not the only brand that’s bringing back some classic 90’s kicks in 2013. Reebok has already announced a few big retro releases for this year, and now Adidas is following suit with a retro of the Adidas Mutombo. 20 years after its original release, we are seeing 3 colorways that are expected to […]

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Box Hype

Something that is being seen more and more often is “Box Hype.” This is when a shoe is given a large amount of attention because of the box and extra’s that come with the shoe. Shoes that would normally not sell out are slapped with a “limited” tag among the sneaker community, given a special […]

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Nike Air Force 1, Year of the Snake

Each year some of Nike’s most hyped releases are related to the Chinese Zodiac, a 12-year cycle with a specific animal associated with every year. 2013 is the Year of the Snake, and we have already seen some snakeskin samples of different colors and models. However, the official Year of the Snake Air Force 1 […]

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Nike LeBron 10 “BHM”

The Nike LeBron 10 “BHM” may be the only sneaker from this year’s pack that actually looks like it belongs, as compared to past BHM releases. Nike used the same BHM inspired print along the midsole, tongue tab, outsole, sock liner, and very subtly on the branding. Nike gave this LeBron 10 the smoky outsole […]

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Air Jordan Spizike “BHM”

Next on the menu of Black History Month pack releases is the Air Jordan Spizike. It’s very evident that JB wanted their releases to be the loudest of the pack, and they accomplished just that. This Spizike is caked in Volt, while electric blue accents give your eyes a break. The navy blue translucent outsole […]

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Air Jordan I “BHM”

We’re back! After a long holiday hiatus, we will be back in full-swing starting this week. We finally got a look at this year’s Black History Month pack, and the Air Jordan I was particularly interesting. While the colors are confusing to most (in relation to past BHM colorways), it’s guaranteed to turn some heads. […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 25: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 24: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 23: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 22: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 21: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 20: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 19: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 18: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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Do @Nightwing2303 ‘s Sneaker Reviews Affect Your Decision to Purchase?

As you can probably tell, we are huge supporters of @Nightwing2303 and KicksOnCourt.com. He provides a great service to the sneaker community, and needs to be recognized for the work he does. @Nightwing2303 ‘s great influence on consumers should be acknowledged by the companies that his reviews affect. The fact that he is paying for […]

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The Truth About Reselling Sneakers

Contrary to popular belief, reselling sneakers is not for everyone. We welcome competition, but do not at all recommend taking up reselling sneakers as a way to either get some extra cash or as a full-time job and here’s why… Reselling is expensive, period. If you are serious about selling sneakers and want it to […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 17: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 16: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 15: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 14: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 13: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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Year of the Snake x Air Force 1

2012 has been a year full of Air Force 1 releases, in a great attempt to bring the classic model back to the spotlight. As a longtime fan of the Air Force 1, I’m happy with the strides they are taking with new colorways and collaborations. However, the revival doesn’t stop at the end of […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 12: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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Moe’s Sneaker Spot New Location Grand Opening

If you live in NY and are still licking your wounds from missing out on the top releases of 2012, you’re getting another shot. Moe’s Sneaker Spot is opening a new location, sending 2012 out with a bang. There is a long list of 2012 releases that will be available at the Grand Opening, so […]

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LeBron X “Christmas”

Here is the second installment of Nike Basketball “Christmas” kicks line. The LeBron X is all wrapped up in its normal holiday colorway that has been present for both the 8 and 9. The LeBron X features an all red upper with a red with black speckle midsole, and then features a red air unit. […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 11: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 10: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 9: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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KD V “Christmas”

From low to high, from copper to an explosion of blue, red, and green, the KD V heads in quite the different direction this Christmas compared the KD IV from X-mas 2011. Originally dubbed the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” KD V, after new pictures have surfaced revealing a more detailed look of the upper and insole, […]

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 8: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 7: Stay tuned to MidwestSole.com , @MidwestSole on Instagram, and @ericmatenaer on Instagram as he embarks on the 25 Days of Kickmas, a different pair of kicks every day until Christmas; rain, snow, or sunshine.

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.@EricMatenaer Featured By @NikeNYC

MidwestSole.com Team member @EricMatenaer was featured by @NikeNYC today in 2 of his classic Air Force 1s. Check it out below.

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