It’s been a minute since I last made an update. The usual excuse, I’ve either been too lazy or too busy to sit down and do one. A few weeks ago I actually went on a cross country trip with my parents from California to New York and back (by car) but I haven’t gotten around to editing the pictures I took yet. It was quite an experience though. We really have a beautiful country and everyone should experience driving across it at least once. Hopefully I can share my trip with you all real soon. In the mean time hopefully this will suffice for an update.
I didn’t initially plan to make this a week of Air Max 87/1 wears but I started with it so I decided I might as well go through with it. Enjoy the pictures!
Monday – June 10, 2013: Nike Air Max 1 Powerwall “Blue Ribbon Sports” (BRS)
I have to admit, when I first saw this release, I was not particularly impressed. I liked the Air Max 90 version better. But this has definitely grown on me. I really love the green mesh(surprisingly since I’m not a fan of green in general). The laces are a nice touch and of course, the shape is rather nice(long gone are those days). I have a few people trying to get me to let go of these, but they’re not going any where any time soon.
Tuesday – June 11, 2013: Nike x Patta Air Max 1 Chlorophyll
I never thought I’d actually own a pair of these considering the price they garner. Fortunately one of my fellow Team AMFAM brothers let me have them for a price I could not refuse. I love the “Mini-Swoosh” on these and wish they still made some releases with them. Not sure how they would look with the bad shape of the current Air Max 1s though.
If you want to follow their journey to the big day, follow Vince and Carissa’s new website:
On April 17, 2013, I was fortunate to be a part of one friend’s engagement proposal to another friend. I have never witnessed the engagement proposal of friends, let alone be a part of the plan, so this was quite exciting for me. Before people who know me think so, no, I was not a part of a flash mob (though I have to admit, that would have been so cool!). I was quite impressed with Vince’s plan to propose to Carissa (both of whom I actually live with). Without going too much into it, basically the plan was that Carissa was going to sing a cover of Bobby Caldwell’s song (or Dwele’s version if you like that one better), “Open Your Eyes”, and we were supposedly shooting a video for it at the lights outside of the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (or LACMA as it is known to Angelenos). Things didn’t go EXACTLY like planned and it went alot faster than we expected, but in the end, it worked out. He got on one knee, he proposed, she cried, he cried, she said yes and now we have a wedding in the works.
The drive to L.A…I’m assuming Carissa was not expecting much out of this shoot (she’ll probably kill me for this picture LOL)
Vince, Carissa and our other roommate, Ray, go over the “shoot”
I’ve only been to the LACMA Lights two or three times before and I always end up taking this same shot…I must really like it
Ms. Grumpy was ready to go back to sleep (yeah, she’s going to kill me for this shot too LOL)
“So for this shot, I want you to close your eyes…this is for the part of the song that goes: Darling, open your eyes, let me show you the light…”
The car scene back home on Guam seems to be really thriving. I’ve been really impressed with some of the builds I’ve been seeing coming from out there. It definitely shows the world has gotten so much smaller since the use of the internet has become more prevalent. I can only imagination how hard it would be to get many of the parts on these builds if it weren’t for the internet.
I’ve also been quite impressed with the video and editing skills from many of the “videographers” from the island. Normally when I think of Guam, I always think that they’re behind when it comes to fashion, cars, technology, etc(at least when I grew up there). Guam has definitely caught up.
Damn, has it really been 5 years already since The Hundreds opened up their San Francisco store?? Seems like it was only yesterday my friends and I were talking about The Hundreds opening their first store in SF. I still want that Hieroglyphics collaboration tee they released when they opened. I miss the SF trips we use to take just to visit and check out all the sneaker/streetwear boutiques up there. I would always make sure to cop a new fitted from Huf when they were still on Sutter. I miss The City…definitely need a visit soon.
It’s been quite a while since I lasted posted. Life has been pretty busy which leads to little time to post anything here. Hopefully I can find some time again. In the mean time, I’ve had a few wear pictures sitting in my camera that I thought I might as well share.
March 2, 2013 – Nike Air Tempo Retro (Air Uptempo as they were called back then)
I’m very happy they retro’d these as they hold a sentimental value you to me. Back in 1995-1996 when the original version of these released, I wanted them so badly(so much, I turned down the Playoff Air Jordan XI aka BRed XIs) but they were sold out in most places. I remember going to every sneaker store in Oxnard and even as far as the Niketown in Costa Mesa looking for them. My dad was determined to help me get these. That was the last time I remember my dad really helping me pick up a pair of sneakers. But alas, we never found me a pair. I settled for the White/Obsidian Blue colorway of this same shoe but I never forgot about this color. There was something about that teal in the bubble that attracted me. When the popularity of retros started picking up, I kept hoping and praying they would re-release this particular colorway. I”m glad they finally did. Now I finally have a pair. Thanks Nike (and my Pops for trying back then).
March 5,2013 – New Balance M1300BG
Although it’s hard to tell in his picture, the red is actually more of a Burgundy/Maroon color. I have a special place in my heart for the use of Burgandy and Gray together. Nice general released, Made in the USA, colorway from New Balance.
March 6, 2013 – Nike Dunk Hi Maple Hay “Un-Stussy”
I sold most of my Dunk collection back in 2006 but these were one of very few that I did hold on to. Actually, this was my second pair since I beat up the original pair of these that I got back in 2003. If I remember correctly, these were only a Euro and Canada release. Fortunately I had a friend who I met through one of the early social media communities, Apt. 107, that lived in Canada who was willing to help me get them.
March 8, 2013 – Nike Air Trainer 1 Python
It’s been a while since I broke out a pair of Air Trainer 1′s so I decided to bring these out that day. The Python pack is one of my favorite packs that Nike made back then. I even have the Air Max 90s from the pack. Even though Nike still makes “packs” now a days, they’re just not the same as they were back then. Or maybe it’s just me.
March 11, 2013 – Air Jordan III True Blue (2009)
I still remember in 2001, while visiting relatives in Seattle, Washington, my brother and I saw a pair of True Blue Cement IIIs (and Mocha Cement IIIs) on display at a store on the base there. I remember really wanting the Mocha’s and my brother really wanting the True Blues. Unfortunately, the only pairs still available were the ones on display and neither were our size. 8 years later, my brother finally got his True Blue III and I, well, got a pair of True Blue IIIs as well.
March 12, 2013 – New Balance x Ronnie Fieg M1300SNL “Salmon Soles”
Although I’m not the biggest fan of Ronnie Fieg, I have to admit I do like a few of the collaborations that he has done with Asics and New Balance. One of two of his collabs that I own.
Last week Saturday we celebrated the 3 year anniversary for Footage Brea by having a small get together at the shop. The man behind Footage, TheCoolShoeShine provided those who stopped by the shop that day with food from a Taco and Hot Dog Truck and sounds courtesy of the homie, DJ GuamStyles. Along with the 3 year anniversary, Footage also hosted a mini “OG NikeTalk Sneaker Summit” with legendary collector/sneakerhead and all around nice guy, Alex aka Retrokid the guest of honor. I was pretty busy running around helping make sure everything was running smoothly and hanging out with friends that I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I would have liked. In fact, I didn’t even take my camera out till towards the end of the day. Oh well, sometimes the best days hanging out with friends happen too fast to snap a picture. Hope you enjoy what little pictures I did get to take below!
Some members of Team 909 and friends reuniting and hanging out
Meet Chester, @DJPDot’s awesome Corgi! I will own one…one day.
Retrokid brought a pair of “Cork” Lebron Xs with him for everyone to check out. I must say, they’re quite nice in person. Good luck to everyone trying to cop a pair this weekend.
Guamstyles took it back with some of the hits he played. His girlfriend, Tintin rocking the shop’s new snapbacks.
Speaking of which, for the past couple of months or so, we have been working hard to re-brand Footage by TheCoolShoeShine. Saturday marked not only the release of new shop tees and snapbacks but also the shop’s new logo. Hope you guys like it!
Big Thank You to Arvie (Sntmntl Co.) for helping get these snapbacks together.
“Never Graduated. Always Appreciated.”
Shout out to Vincediminish for the last minute stickers.