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The Conference Board: Footwear

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Yessir! It’s been a while but we’re back with this jump off! We decided to call this little cop or notty segment “The Conference Board”. Why? Well, because we form little conferences and get to love, hatin and opinionating on the latest stuff on the interweb.* This time we round tabled a few upcoming artists – you might have heard of ’em. It’s supposed to go down every Sunday but uhm…some of us were a little late with our correspondences. But enuff…Peep down for the showdown.

Visvim Mowat Moc Veggies
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Me: Hmm…I am tryna step my “shoe” game up and I wouldn’t mind Visvims being my first victim. I’m also down for hi-tops, but this isn’t the colorway for me yet. I’mma say nah.
John: Actually not sure how I feel about Hi/ mid looking boat shoes but I’d try ’em out for fun since they’re so simple, plus I know they’re damn comfortable.
Yom: Cop. I Love Visvim shoes and these are no exception. Really like the sole on these and the stitching on the back
FAME: Nah B. These look like wallabies but not really. I’m not feeling these, they look generic and I don’t like the sole. They need to be more profile for my taste.
Daytona: These shits look like Wallaby/Nike Boots…They look like somethin’ an OG Jamaican would wear with a matching mesh tanktop.
Mickey Factz: not really feeling them, not my style… sorry

Nike Year Of The Ox Blazers

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John: Simple colorway that goes with everything. SO CLEAN, I’m there all day.
Yom: Pass. Not feeling these. The Big ox stamped on the back really puts me off
Me: I love Blazers but don’t have a pair that I’m in love with. These won’t be it for me either. And yeah…Ox’s suck. How much longer until the year of the Rabbit?
Daytona: These joints are hard… I would cop them right there! I mess with them because you can rock them in many different ways. I do the hood preppy thing, ill fabrics with ties n ill jeans, sweaters softer than your next door neighbor!! These would definitely fit into my rotation!
Mickey Factz: These are cool… I can do them on a boring day… possibly
FAME: My favorite Nike shoe right now, next to Air Stabs of course. These are fresh I like the colorway and a splash of red is always welcome. The white sole is money and the comfort of the shoe already makes it one of my top pics.

Clot x Nike Air Force Ones

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Yom: DEFINITELY!! These are fire, but are going to be impossible to get hold of. Love the color way and the way the surface will rip, leaving u with a unique pair of shoes. Awesome
John: SO ILL! When I 1st saw the pics I was iffy but after seeing that you can custom rip n destroy them, I want. Great concept
Me: Nah. I appreciate the customization concept and all that, but I’m still not sold on ‘um. You won’t see me camp’n out for these – unless it’s pure SwaggerDap promo of course.
Mickey Factz: eh… they aight, not my particular style
FAME: I like plain white on white air force ones. Once u get into patterns or canvas like these, I get a little weirded out. These aren’t my speed. They look a little canal street. I always say it….less is more.
Daytona: These are garbage… I hate tacky prints like this! Really nothing more to say than…… TACKY

Nike Air Jordan Force VI
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Daytona: I’m really a fan of the collab between Jordans and AF 1’s… It’s real creative and they do it in a stylish way. They take all the dope qualities of both sneaker and make 1 very dope shoe. Would definitely rock these!
FAME: These are dope…the colorway is fresh for the summer or spring…whenever that comes back. I like the style and build of the shoe. It’s athletic but fashionable. Fly sneaker right here.
Yom: Fusions are an abomination of a sneaker! All they do is ruin the memory of when Jordan used to be a brand that was respected; now it’s just a joke. Pass
Me: I meeeean. I’m not really a fan of fusions at all – Minus the six rings maybe. But these, I can definitely do. Especially this colorway, it’s so clean, humble, yet eye catching to me.
Mickey Factz: I feel like I’m in the heights with these… they dope tho… slightly
John: Ughhhh, another J x AF1 fusion mess. I’m sorry but get back to the basics MJ n stop putting out 15 new models a year, these are just as bad as the rest. On a side note – the hood will eat ‘me up.

Ubiq x Jun Watanabe Fatimas
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John: “My mind is telling me NO, but my booooddddy”. Yea I know I shouldn’t like these but for some reason the colors n silhouette are really appealing, I’ll cop.
Me: I’m not gonna lie. I think I can easily do these – and not on my “I love obnoxious kicks” shit. Cuz honestly, I don’t think these are that obnoxious. I think they want to be tho.
Mickey Factz: Nah, I feel like I’m watching Beetle Juice when I look at these…Can’t do it.
Yom: I love the gear Ubiq and Jun Watanabe put out but this collab really doesn’t do it for me, it’s just all over the place.
Daytona: A “get for free” Smash. These are dope but I wouldn’t cop them… I would rock them once or twice! Lol, I like the basic design of the shoe but it’s the colors that throw me off. It doesn’t really give you many options of clothes to wear with these kicks… But they would work if you just wanted to try something ill for a day, not my style though.
FAME: Ahh the wildcards…these surprisingly look cool to me. Now u can get weirdo status with these by wearing some skinny jeans to show them off and throwing on some Technicolor shirt to coincide…keep it basic. Not sure about the yellow upper…but this could work.

-END-

Feel free to drop your own opinions in the comments and check out the previous Conference Board

The Board
Me? I’m SwaggerDap’s Obama and all around “now I’m blogging, now I’m not” guy. I also interned for a company called the Conference Board.*

John is THAT blogger. He’s not looking for a date tho.

Yom is our Big Man in Japan. He loves raw egg on his rice and is allegedly the biggest Totoro in the forest. Just don’t ask us what that means. Look for his posts on SwaggerDap, peep his photography on Yom’s Eyes and follow how Big In Japan he is.

The Kid Daytona is a Bronx bred MC. He’s self proclaimed everything that is Fly, an all around ill dude, and has an endless amount of cool. Check his music out.

Mickey Factz says he’s the ruler of the galaxy and loves high top sneakers. The Achievement is dropping next year. Peep the MySpace.

FAME is a lyricist, beat jacker and graphic artist from New Jersey. Peep his Official MySpace or download his album Hardwork.

-Via Meez

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December 30, 2008 at 2:33 am

Nike Blazer Low – Velcro Lux

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Mixing childhood memories with ill design and premium leathers, Nike is introduces their Velcro Blazer Low to the mix.


I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately but I really enjoy the simplicity of these with the nicely accented white midsole on the toe. Oh plus the velcro straps remind me of old school tennis shoes when I was a kid.

The Nike Blazer Low Velcro Lux will be released on January 10th.

-john-

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December 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

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Nike Blazer Low – Velcro Lux

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Mixing childhood memories with ill design and premium leathers, Nike is introduces their Velcro Blazer Low to the mix.


I feel like I’ve been saying this a lot lately but I really enjoy the simplicity of these with the nicely accented white midsole on the toe. Oh plus the velcro straps remind me of old school tennis shoes when I was a kid.

The Nike Blazer Low Velcro Lux will be released on January 10th.

-john-

via HS

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December 29, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Lux Pack, Nike, Velcro

Pee & Poo

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Yes. Pee & Poo, brainchild of Swedish designer Emma Megitt who has just introduced this new brand that features toys and a little bit of apparel.
So without further ado here is Pee & Poo…


I would own these.

Even though we saw more than enough plush poo in Hong Kong and Japan I found that 1st picture hysterical so I had to post.

Check out the Pee & Poo site here where they have just opened the online store, and a little Pee & Poo memory game here.

-john-

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December 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm

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More of CINCH Tokyo

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Just been sent pics of the new LEVIs concept store we reported on a few days ago, CINCH Tokyo


Store looks great!

No official web site as yet

-Yom

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December 28, 2008 at 2:02 am

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Nike ‘Year of the Ox’ – Blazer Mid & Air Max 1

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Now that we are approaching the end of the year of the rat (yes I still think about those Greedys from time to time) it is about that time for brands to unveil their good for the year of the Ox. Here Nike comes with a Blazer Mid and Air Max 1.


Some details of the Blazers’ lacing, Ox on the back, and tongue.

With the premium leathers based in off white with accents of green and red the shoes are said to pay homage to the old Chinese military. Both shoes are simple and very clean, I’m liking the Blazer especially.

The Nike Blazer Mid Premium and Air Max 1 are set to release in Asia in the coming weeks starting with Atmos Tokyo, so if you know any connects get on it.

-john-

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December 27, 2008 at 5:50 pm

UNDFTD Billboard Project – Neil Leifer

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In Undefeated‘s ongoing billboard project with notable artists and photographers from around the US they have once again gotten some work from acclaimed sports photographer Neil Leifer.

That is of course the greatest SU alum ever and one of the greatest athletes of all time, Mr. Jim Brown walking off of the field during some crazy times in America.

Check out more on Neil Leifer here, and more on the UNDFTD billboard project here.

-john-

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December 26, 2008 at 3:51 pm