Monday, February 15, 2010

Sport Sole + Nike All-Star Sneaker Release

As you already know, this past weekend Dallas hosted the NBA All-Star weekend, and since basketball shoes are such a big part of the sneaker culture, it's also one of the biggest weekends for sneakerheads. I'm going to be spending this whole week recapping events from the weekend, and to kick it all off I'm going to start at the beginning: the BLIZZARD of 2010. Haha!

Dallas got slammed hard by the biggest blizzard in the recorded history of the city: 12.5" of snow to be exact. That's crazy! To put it in perspective, I've only seen snow stick on the ground 2 or 3 times ever in my 20 years here, usually no more than an inch or two, barely enough to make snow angels. Thursday we got blanketed in the stuff, it was so crazy! I think every yard in Dallas had a bigassed snowman in it the next day.

Unfortunately, the snow really screwed up a lot of travel plans for everyone (more on that tomorrow) including the guests for the official Nike Sportswear All-Star sneaker release party held at Sports Sole. Nike released six pair of All-Star Air Force 1s, two Hyperizes, a Lebron VII, a Kobe V, and a a Kevin Durant KD2.

The clipboard of RSVP'd guests was a mile long, but only a handful of people braved the snow to make it out. Sport Sole and Nike were there of course, and the Dead Stock and Heat Seekers crews made it out in full force, as did a group from Adikt footwear, but not too many beyond that. Thankfully, a couple of VIP guests made it: Franalations and DJ Greg Street, both of whom wore stupid heat in the snow. Fran was rockin' a pair of Supreme x Nike Blazers (WTF! In the snow?) and Greg Street had on a pair of 1985 OG Jordan 1s (Double WTF!). Greg went ahead and bought a pair of Nike Goadome boots at the shop to swap out into tho. Smart move for sure.

Sport Sole and Nike gave away quite a few raffle gifts: Nike Sportswear iPhone cases, a pair of All-Star Lebrons, a pair of white-on-white AF 1s, and an exclusive Air Max box set with a pair of sneakers, a tee-shirt, and a special box (I really wanted to win that, but at least my crew member 16assassin got it).

All in all, the event was "okay" but really hampered by the blizzard. Both Sports Sole and Nike Sportswear did everything they could to make the event a success, but ultimately Mother Nature won out this time.

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