If you could add one shoe to your collection in 2015, which would it be?
@r6ndz: For me, 2015 is a year where I’m setting personal goals of “re-acquiring” shoes that I’ve let go in the past whether by selling or trading them away. Two shoes that are high on my list are the Air Zoom Flight 95s and Coraline Dunks. Given Nike’s history of re-retroing retros, it’s just a matter of time before we’ll see the OG Flight 95s come around again. Basically I just have to wait it out. So at this point I’d say Coraline Dunks is what I constantly search for in hopes of re-adding to the collection.
@jumpmanbostic: If I could only get one sneaker that’s eluding me it would be DOERNBECHER 5. It’s several others tho that are very close if not neck and neck like the Bin 9, Miro 7, Ray Allen 8 (Celtics), Black Laser 4, or the OG Blk/Red Jordan 1.
@sneakersensei: Deadstock Air Unlimited, I’d break my resolution for that shoe. I’ve been in hot pursuit for 11 years.
@eqkicks: Ginger 16s
@stickie213: Eminem 4s…but I’m dreaming.
@theinfader: I’m still searching for the limited version movie prop Coraline Dunks.
@jcheyenne_: DB 4s…Those are my grails & they’re at the top of my list to get in 2015.
@lovetasha: Just one?! There’s no way.
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What's one thing you won't do involving sneakers in 2015?
@r6ndz: I might be in the minority in this category, but the one thing I KNOW that I won’t be doing are those YouTube “unboxing,” on-feet, or pickup videos! I just feel the purpose of those has been lost throughout the years and a lot of these new kids do it just to do it. Those vids are terrible and I just feel they sorta all copy one another with no added value to the viewing consumer. Don’t get me wrong there are some really awesome videos out there that HAVE purpose whether it’s an on-court performance review or an OG to retro comparison, but other than that, I don’t see myself behind a camera anytime soon.
@jumpmanbostic: I’ll never become a negative person in the sneaker culture or disrespect sneakers or others in what has been a major part of my life for the past 30-plus years. I hope to be able to have a deeper role in the sneaker movement and a voice of connection with those with the deep passion for kicks. So many are giving up because of hypebeasts, the real love people have has to stay and giving up my #A_KICTION is not an option anytime soon.
Thanks for allowing me this opportunity, I appreciate everything that 2014 has brought my way and I’m looking forward to traveling to more shows in 2015 and beyond displaying and choppin’ it up about kicks.
@sneakersensei: Adding fuel to that hype fire that burns so bright these days…Good, bad or indifferent I will just speak the facts!!!!
@theinfader: I don’t really have an answer for this one. Sneakers will always be on my feet!
@jcheyenne_: I just hope I don’t lose my love & passion for shoes…the sneaker game is starting to get crazier & crazier, so i hope it doesn’t get too crazy to the point where I just lose focus on what I actually do & why I do it.
@lovetasha: Give into the haters and negativity. No matter what.
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New Year’s resolutions are just as much a part of the holiday season as Christmas trees, presents, the Times Square Ball, and bad music. (The next time I hear “Dominick the Donkey” better be the last.) Whether you’re trying to lose weight, ditch that ugly wardrobe, up your swag, do better at your job, or just be happier, almost everyone has a resolution that we all can relate to.
But what about some of the world’s biggest sneakerheads? What are they wishing for? Well, we asked them.
The upcoming year is going to be a big one in the sneaker culture. Jordan Brand is promising “remastered” retros. Nike will have major releases for some of the game’s best players. And adidas will try to continue to build off their 2014 MVP year. The industry is hyped and ready to dive in.
We caught up with some of the most notable sneakerheads — @LoveTasha, @r6ndz, @jumpmanbostic, @sneakersensei, @eqkicks, @stickie213, @theinfader, @jcheyenne_ — all of whom have shared their passion for kicks on The Drop and Champs Sports during The Stash series, to let them share what’s ahead in 2015. From the sneakers they want to see drop — and trust us you’ll want to keep tabs on these joints — to the one shoe they’d like to add to their collection during the new calendar year, they all have a little something different to offer.
Looking to get yourself a spot in the sneaker game? See if you can break into this conversation first. This is the Sneakerhead New Year’s Resolutions: The Roundtable.
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