When I first discovered ‘The Great Mall’ in Milpitas back in 1998 or 1999, they had the worst stores imaginable. I don’t know when they decided to smarten up and add some places that people actually wanted to shop at, but I’m glad they did. One Saturday a few months ago, I found myself in..
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Another HOT one from Killer Mike & EL-P…helluva video Killer Mike “BIG BEAST” Music Video from thomas bingham director on Vimeo.
I had a bit of an obsession with runners back in 2005-2007…funny when you look at my collection now because I really don’t have any left – I sold them all. Anyway, I got these 3 pairs on discount…I don’t remember what they were all sold for, but as usual I probably made out OK…
Another pair from Dan. I barely remember selling these but I think I got around $150 for them. Beat to hell but I could sell water to a whale.
There used to be this great little flea market near Alphabet City on the weekends in the LES. I think it took place in a school parking lot or something…but I always used to always find steals at this place. One day I found some OG Penny (Pippen) Foam Pros…size 11 or 12…in tip top..
Jordan hybrids. Why o why did anyone ever release these monstrosities? And why o why did I think I could make some money off of them? I think I bought each pair for around $20-30 and sold each pair for like $30-40…waste of time.
When I first moved to New York back in 2003, the first friend I made was this dude name Dan who put me onto the sneaker scene. Dan was a cool guy and we had a lot of fun times bouncin around the city checkin out the latest kicks. At the time, he wasn’t the..
I love telling this story because it’s just so ridiculous and nobody ever believes me, but here goes… When I first moved to New York, I wasn’t up on the whole ‘pay ridiculous prices for limited shoes’ kind of thing. I mean, I figured people did it, I just didn’t know how many people were..
My beloved College ID. I’ve taken this thing with me through hell and back. Slug 4 life.
I posted this: I got this:
Man…I LOVE California.
Halloween 2002…Chico. Evan and I were the hottest chicks on the block.
This is a pic I took of my best friends kid back when he was a year or two old. Today you can find him on the courts around Truckee and Northern Nevada tearin up his competition. Dude can ball.
If you’re not paying attention, growing up in Tahoe can really suck. Summer is always beautiful, but as soon as winter rolls around it’s not much of a surprise to find yourself seeking shelter from the weather for 8 months out of the year. When I was growing up there – my friends and I..
Traveling by myself after college was a bit of an underwhelming experience. I’m not good at planning (trips) and I’m never really sure of what I want to do when I get there. It’s always like…’um, let’s go look for some sneakers.’ Not a great way to travel. When I made my way to Barcelona,..
Livin at 384 Meder was an experience. It was my senior year at UCSC and my days mostly consisted of: 8am-11am: Class 12pm – 4pm: Pickupu hoops at the court across the street 4pm – 5pm: Hop in the pool for a bit 6pm-8pm: Homework 8pm – Whenever: Party How do you like my awesome..
As I’ve said before, when I was in college, money was tight. I spent a great deal of my free time hustling and trying to figure out how to keep some cash in my pocket. Gas was only about $1.25-$1.50 at a time so I used to drive often to small jobs here and there…
Shortly after I discovered the joys of bidding on ebay back in 2000 – I discovered that I could SELL items too. Being a broke college student, I was always lookin for ways to make a buck. Back before the first internet bubble burst, there was a website called ‘hoopdreams’ and it was marketed as..
Somewhere around the year 2000, I kept hearing about this website ‘ebay’ and how you could find a lot of neat stuff on it for cheap. I used to collect rap CDs and would spend hours digging through CD stores trying to fill gaps in my collection. The first item I ever bought off ebay..
I was in San Francisco with my Grandpa Platt and I asked him to bring me to ‘The Wherehouse’ on Scott street…I know what was releasing and I saved up enough cash to pick it up…there I picked up another one of my all time favorites: Along with the CD came a bumper sticker and..