Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel”

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel” Photo by KR

If you can’t tell we love Air Max 1’s. It is arguably one of the best sneaker silhouettes ever designed. Simple and oh so sweet, especially when they come in premium leather like these Crown Jewel’s.

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel” Photo by KR

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel” Photo by KR

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel” Photo by KR

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel” Photo by KR

 

Air Max 1 “Crown Jewel”

SKU: 918354-100
Released: July 13th, 2017

Nike Air Max 1 “Mica Green”

There have been quite a few amazing general release colorways of the Air Max 1 this year already and we are only halfway through it.

The Mica Green is among one of our favorites from the most recent general release pack.

Air Max 1 “Mica Green” Photo by KR

The grey suede mud guard coupled with multiple pale green tones throughout the upper, are perfectly accented with a hit of volt green on the leather swoosh and classic Nike Air logo on the heal.

Air Max 1 “Mica Green” Photo by KR

It is the perfect combo and in our eyes it is an instant cop for any Air Max 1 collector. But remember it is a general release so although the colorway is insanely dope the materials are far from premium.

Air Max 1 “Mica Green” Photo by KR

 

Nike Air Max 1 “Mica Green”
SKU: AH8145-300
Released: May 3rd, 2018

Nike Air Max 1 Premium SC Jewel “Dusty Peach”

You know the saying SBB quality leather?

Well, all of the Premium SC Jewel Air Max 1’s we have in our collection are as close to it as you can get. Describing it as soft and supple almost feels like you are underselling it. Alright, alright, it isn’t quite SBB quality but for an Air Max 1 they certainly went all in on the materials for all of the Jewel releases.

Air Max 1 Jewel Dusty Peach

Air Max 1 Dusty Peach – Photo by KR

The Jewel series of releases were first released in the late 90’s on the Air Force Ones, Cortez and Air Max 1 models. 20 years later the gem-stone Swoosh bearing beauties were given a new life with this all new Dusty Peach colorway.

Air Max 1 Jewel Dusty Peach

Air Max 1 Dusty Peach – Photo by KR

Is it just us or does Nike really enjoy the 20-year mark for sneakers?

Air Max 1 Jewel Dusty Peach

Air Max 1 Dusty Peach – Photo by KR

This Dusty Peach colorway reminds us of the burnt red/brown leather you see on German luxury sedans nowadays. It just screams quality and looks astonishing while doing it. If you do not have a Premium SC Air Max 1 in your line up, we would highly suggest correcting that. An Air Max 1 is timeless, a premium leather Air Max 1 is timeless and luxurious.

It may surprise you as it did us.You can still find some of the OG colorways from this re-release at the Nike Factory stores. Not sure this colorway will make it that far but be sure to keep an eye out and as always… Happy Hunting!

Air Max 1 Jewel Dusty Peach

Air Max 1 Dusty Peach – Photo by KR

Nike Air Max 1 Premium SC Jewel “Dusty Peach”

SKU: 918354-200

Released: August 24th, 2017

Saucony Grid SD Derby Pack

The Saucony Grid SD “Derby Pack” released in 2016 as a nod to the 142nd Kentucky Derby, this pack comprised of three two tone colorways. Black Salmon, Berry Black, and these Purple Light Blue beauties.

Saucony Grid SD Derby Pack

Saucony Grid SD “Derby Pack” – Photo by KR

They weren’t a collaboration or a limited release but the two tone and quality materials Saucony typically use on their originals line do it for me. It’s a simple colorway that has a crazy amount of texture. From my count they used 8 different fabrics on the upper alone. They all work perfectly together bringing depth and detail without over powering the simpleness of the two tone, and that is no easy task.

Saucony Grid SD Derby Pack

Saucony Grid SD “Derby Pack” – Photo by KR

All in all I find that the Grid SD silhouette is one of my favorite Saucony shoes so that may make me a bit bias. What do you think, did they nailed the balance between detail and simplicity on this pack?

Even though the shoe is already 2 years old, the GR made it a fairly well stocked shoe in North America so you can still find a pair or two kicking around the clearance shelves of your local sneaker shop. Happy hunting.

Saucony Grid SD Derby Pack

Saucony Grid SD “Derby Pack” – Photo by KR

Saucony Grid SD “Derby Pack”

SKU: S70224-3

Released: 07-16

– Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow – The Plan

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow is back and better then ever!

In anticipation we stayed up Friday night watching old Jordan highlights to get pumped up for the 5:45 AM departure to the mall. Here is the game plan we ran with for these, the Game Royals, and pretty much any other Jordan release we plan on grabbing from Footlocker here in Canada.

Step 1: Get up at 5 AM. Yes 5 AM, even if you live five minutes from the mall like we do. You need coffee, lots of coffee. Be sure to even take some in a travel mug so you can be semi human while you stand in line. Remember, there is no time for stopping along the way as there is important waiting to do.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow – Photo by KR

Step 2: Arrive at the mall no later than 6:30 AM so you can wait with the most hardcore of mall walkers for the security guard to come let you in so you can again wait some more but this time in the warmth.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow – Photo by KR

Step 3: Make nice with any other sneaker-head that may arrive before or after you so that you ensure no misunderstandings happen over who actually was waiting there first. Kids are fast these days, you don’t need them racing off on you when the security guard opens up.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow – Photo by KR

Step 4: Some might say this is the hardest step. It is time to give from your wallet and receive into your heart and sole.

Step 5: Enjoy, It is time to take home your W!

All jokes aside, the 2018 Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow was more than worth beating the sun out of bed for.

Hope you were able to secure a pair for yourselves!

 

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG Shadow

SKU: 555088-013

Released: 04-14-18

Nike Air Max 97 Country Camo Pack

Air Max 97 “Country Camo” – USA

 

2017 was a huge year for the Nike Air Max 97. The silhouette celebrated its 20th birthday, dropped some amazing collaborations like Virgil Abloh’s The Ten, the clean Undefeated Pack, and to end it all off Nike drops a throwback to the Country Camo Pack released back in 2013.

This pack was region specific and featured 6 military themed colorways representing the countries of the United Kingdom, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and the USA. Each decked out in their own camouflage and complete with a removable flag patch on the tongue for the perfect touch of patriotism.

Air Max 97 Country Camo – Photo by KR

Nike made sure the details were taken care of on these bad boys from the quality of the leather and canvas to the seamless stitching across the entire upper. As we live in North America we were only able to get our hands on a pair of the USA release so if you have some of the others be sure to tag us with #flatlaced on Instagram so we can check them out.

Air Max 97 Country Camo – Photo by KR

Although it was not one of the most sought-after Air Max 97 releases of 2017, can you really blame it?

The 97 had the royalty treatment last year in our eyes and we would definitely put this pack quietly up there as the third best release for this iconic silhouette and the perfect way to close out it’s anniversary year.

Clearly Air Max 97 fans were in sneaker heaven in 2017 and the trend hasn’t slowed in 2018 with the recent release of the Sean Wotherspoon’s. So, you know what that means…another year of HAPPY HUNTING!

Air Max 97 Country Camo – Photo by KR

Air Max 97 “Country Camo” – USA

SKU: AJ2614-205

Released: 12-21-17