A week ago we were faced with a tragedy. Attacked by terrorist who wanted to spread fear amongst the masses. On Monday at 3:00 the city of Boston was bombed and the marathon that was going suddenly didn’t matter. The real goal on that day was then to survive. We lost 3 people, more were injured and even more were scarred by the event. But as a country, we were not going to be brought down this event. We are going to rise from the smoke and the ashes. President Obama gave a speech that moved the people and gave us hope.
Another speech was given in Boston, a speech that was a bit more personal, making the speech given that much more important. I am speaking of the speech given by Red Sox DH and 1B David Ortiz. This was the first game that was played in Boston after the bombing. David Ortiz gave an impassioned speech that gave further hope that we were going to come out of this tragedy brighter, better, and united.
I love the Jordan Retro 8’s. Every colorway is something that I and I think that just about every sneaker heads love them. They have just about no retros and only like four color ways(maybe more) but this year of 2013 has granted us the ability to get the Aquas, the Laney’s, the Playoff’s and of course my favorite the Bugs Bunnies. The Bugs Bunnies just look cool. The person who picked this colorway deserves a pair with their name on them. But they are just a great sneaker. The Eights in general always have had a great feel and then they just look somewhat like a rabbit too, just makes this sneaker a must have. With the weather getting better, I myself will be trying to get a couple of pairs. Before you all try to crucify upside down though I want to multiple pairs in order to have a pair to rock as soon as my first break down. (Which they will) But people get these sneakers 4/20 they come out, you know unless your busy with OTHER stuff.
I know that when we think of sneakers the first thing most of us think of is that NIke Swoosh on the side or on the front. But today I want to talk about another type of sneakers. Adidas is another brand of sneaker that most people in these days don’t really pay attention too because many of the biggest athletes and stars in society focus on Nike. So today the pair of kicks that I want to pay attention to are the Jeremy Scott’s Nizza. Now anyone who know of JS knows that he is a little crazy on his sneaker designs really show off the creativity of what he can produce for the masses. Or the mini masses (He doesn’t release his kicks in large quantities). The Nizzas are light weight, beautiful, sleek, and very nice all around. That is all… get these sneakers if you have the chance, that is all.
Baseball is here again and that time of the year when the world wakes up from the slumber of winter. The spring training games that people don’t care about are gone and everything has started at zero once again. I love baseball, no matter it is something that I was raised on and something that was in my life from the time that I was two. The problem I faced as a young kid was that I never liked the teams of the city in which I grew up. Call it an excuse for being a bandwagon I don’t care after looking for the longest time for a team that I could fall in love with, I fell in love with that team by the cove. The San Francisco Giants. The Giants were my team, imagine the looks I got being a New York kid liking a team that plays three hours behind you, and doesn’t play near you except for three times a year. But I fell in love with this team as soon as Barry Bonds left. Once Bonds left I saw a changing of this team and I loved it they played gritty baseball and had great pitching. With the Giants recently I have found that the Giants are still my tea and will always be my team. More Importantly: Baseball is back.
March is upon and so is the end of college basketball as we know it for the academic year but like all things it must end in the most encompassing way possible. It must be done up more than necessary and then shown that while flawed any other way of life is just useless. I am speaking of course of the NCAA Men’s College basketball tournament. This tournament has been around for 75 years and has redefined the way we all look at collegiate basketball. It gives teams a chance to show what they’re made of and a chance for history to be written anew.
St. John’s isn’t in the tournament this year (my college) but while I don’t really mind that it hurts the morale of the people a little. However there are 68 other teams waiting for their time to cut down the nets. My pick to win in it all has been a well thought out choice of randomness. But my choice to win in it all when there isn’t any clear cut number one is a number one though. Louisville is going to cut the nets down after they win in it all. However my sleeper pick would have to be Butler. They seem to stay around every year and have even won a tournament not too long ago. No matter what though this tournament is one for the ages.
Rastaclat is a bracelet company that operates in the many countries of the world. I went and ordered a common bracelet, nothing special. It took a month for it to get here. Now I’m writing this post to hate on Rastaclat. Quite the opposite, after a couple of weeks when the bracelet didn’t arrive I basically emailed the online help staff and they were more than willing to help me out and find the source of the issue. They not only helped me find my package but they sent out another one which currently on my wrist right now and getting rocked with all this sneaker. If you can whether sneakerhead or not Rastaclat is the way to go.
I love customs. When someone who knows what their doing takes a sneaker and makes it something thawt no one has ever seen before. The crazier the custom, if done right can make the normal kick look like some thing that is truly sublime. This brings me to the pair of sneakers that I came across that the now king of basketball had done. They are called the Lebron X’s “IronMan”. This colorway is something that I have never seen before and therefore has granted my attention. If I were to get a pair of Lebrons X’s, which as I’ve said in a previous post are comfy and just looking kind of bulky. If you can follow the creator of this custom on instagram @Mache275, do it now and he does do orders for people not celebrity.
There is baseball every time around the same time of the year and we go and maybe even take advantage of it because it’s always there. Then we have the world tournament that is held every three years that is the equivalent to the World Cup for soccer. I am speaking of the World Baseball Classic. In the this tournament they have 16 teams, from 16 nations and what it is, is four stages of play in which the teams are split into four pools or groups of teams that compete to be the best team in the world.
Most people including me for a while would have thought that the U.S.A. would be the front runner every time that they compete. The fact of the matter is they are not and they have not actually won the competition other than the year of creation of the tournament. This tournament allows for people to view baseball in its purest form and allows the world to fall in love with the sport that millions around the world. This sport is the greatest ever for how it spreads throughout the world much like soccer has. Baseball, Rugby, Soccer are three greatest sports ever and no one can tell me otherwise.
After much thought and thinking about the ascetic look of these I have made my choice to not get the Kevin Durant sneakers. This is not to say that I don’t like them, at a recent camp that I attended for rugby over the break I was given a pair to wear for use for the indoor drills. They feel amazing and they look even better. Even after the drills were over I kept them to wear for a pickup game of basketball. The only issue with these sneakers in any colorway is, at least for me is the fact that his last pair of sneakers, or the KD4’s, were just so good. If anyone is new to this sneaker game then get them.
This colorway though is subtle which is good for most but this is a great color for them. They have a deep green that is dulled by the matte finish. Then we have the rich green splatter effect on the bottom of the kick and is confirmed to glow in the dark. Of course KD has set the price of the kick to about $160 which is really a steal for any sneakerhead.