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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 @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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Adidas DRose 3.5

The Adidas DRose 3.5 is now available in “Year of the Snake” format, with “Chicago Bulls” themed colorways soon to follow. The “Year of the Snake” is great looking shoe (only size 15 left on Adidas, and a FSR on Footlocker) retailing at $180.00. This YOTS features a mostly turquoise and black upper, turquoise laces, lining, and […]

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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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Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection

A few weeks ago, a red camouflage upper Kobe 8 was leaked on the internet. Many people speculated that it was going to be the shoe Kobe Bryant will lace up in come All-Star weekend in Houston. Alas, Nike kept people guessing incorrectly as it unveiled the red camouflage Kobe 8 was in fact one […]

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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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New Balance Enters Skateboarding

Early in December New Balance announced their entrance into the arena of skateboarding after announcing their partnership with Blackbox Distribution, makers of Zero and Mystery skateboard brands as well as Fallen footwear. The brand will release a skate shoe line entitled “New Balance Numeric”, or NB#, and will feature new shoe and clothing lines designed […]

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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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Eric Koston 2

Hot on the heels of the Koston 1 and the Heritage, Nike is coming at skaters and sneakerheads alike with the Koston 2. With a one piece construction similar to that of the Koston 1, the Koston 2 is updated with stitching details, resembling a golf shoe. Just like its predecessor, the Koston 2 comes […]

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1 on 1 with @NightWing2303

Everybody loves Chris. No, I’m not talking about that ill fated TV show based on Chris Rock’s childhood. Let me rephrase that. Everybody loves Nightwing2303. Am I getting through to you now? Yes? Good, that’s what I thought! For the very few who still have no idea about who I’m talking about, I’m talking about […]

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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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.@ERICMATENAER ‘S 25 DAYS OF KICKMAS

Day 6: 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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