Jefferson. 22. SD.
Sophekanie<3. Star Wars. KOBE. LAKERS. SNEAKERS.
The journey of being content is never over.
& one day, I will meet Kobe Bryant.
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Why do people do that?
They talk about the shoe for weeks saying how much they want it. Then they finally get the shoes and they post it all on FB, IG, Twitter, Forums etc etc right. And next thing you know they have it up for sale. Didn’t even wear it and even if they did, still… Why have the shoe for weeks and just outta nowhere just decide to sell ‘em?
I don’t get it sometimes. Like sure, I know money gets tight. We all have our priorities and shit happens. But my usual reaction to that is, “Uh… you just hauled ass for that shoe, drove your ass all the way to Nike Town cause you won the RSVP, and now you want to get rid of it?” I don’t get it. It’s either you love that shoe, or you don’t. And if you don’t, why did you buy it in the first place?
I understand that hype can get in the way. You hear how limited it is. You find out people talking about it and how much the shoe looks sick and this and that. Online blogs create that sense of hype/need for the shoe and it does have some effect on all of us. Even if they say “Nah, I bought it cause I liked it.” Bullshit. If the Yeezy 1 and 2 were a Reebok shoe, nobody would buy that shit. NOBODY.
Anyways, that’s beside the point haha.. but my point is is that if you’re going to buy a shoe, hold on to it. Again, this post is all just my opinion and what I believe in and I stand by it. Don’t get me wrong, I get rid of kicks too because shit does happen. Even if you don’t want to, you gotta handle your business.
IDK, but for me, I went through that phase of buying every Kobe or every new Jordan. But now, I only buy stuff that I know i’ll love and wear. No need to collect every single colorway of the same shoe. If I was a doctor and made that bank, then I don’t see why not haha. But i’m not… K that is all. /endrant.
I don’t wear high heel Kobe’s, but this article is interesting.
“According to the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, people take an average of 10,000 steps a day. High heels shift the force of each of those steps so that the most pressure ends up on the ball of the foot and on the bones at the base of the toes. (If you wear flats, the entire foot would absorb this impact.) A 3-inch heel — most experts consider a heel “high” at 2 inches or more — creates three to six times more stress on the front of the foot than a shoe with a modest one-inch heel.
As a result, heels can lead to bunions, heel pain, toe deformities, shortened Achilles tendons, and trapped nerves. In fact, women account for about 90% of the nearly 800,000 operations each year for bunions, hammertoes (a permanent deformity of the toe joint in which the toe bends up slightly and then curls downward, resting on its tip), and trapped nerves, and most of these surgeries can be linked back to their high-heeled shoe choice.
The problems can travel upward, too. The ankle, knee, and hip joints can all suffer from your footwear preferences. When you walk in flats, the muscles of the leg and thigh have an opportunity to contract as well as to stretch out. However, when wearing your high-heeled shoes, the foot is held in a downward position as you walk. This keeps the knee, hip, and low back in a somewhat flexed position, which prevents the muscles that cross the backside of these joints to stretch out as they normally would. Over time, this can lead to stiffness, pain, and injury. High heels can also cause lower back strain, because the heel causes your body to pitch forward more than normal, putting excess pressure on the back.”
in my backyard… no. I can’t fulfill every single shoe request because i’m not rich. Just a regular guy. I do what I can with what I got. Sorry folks, but for many of you who think I just reach in my pockets and pull a shoe out, you’re wrong. I am blessed to even own sneakers that can barely fit in my closet.
Given that many people out there are more wealthier than I am, who can afford more “Heat” than me, and some that probably drop hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on a single day. If that is what you choose to spend your your money on, then that’s cool. But as for me, I can’t. I’m foolish enough to even spend this much money all the time into this sick hobby of mine. Stupid of me? Perhaps. No wait, it is stupid. But I love what I do.
Just don’t blame me for not buying something that you like. Because by the end of the day, I will wear what I love. Not something that somebody else thinks I should buy regardless of the hype, resell value, release, and all that other hypebeast bull that comes with it.
Grow your own game. Don’t compare it.
Thanks to those who flooded my inbox of birthday greetings! I can’t publish them all since it will spam up everyones dashboards haha. But thanks again. I’m gonna go to the mall and possibly buy a new pair of kicks. Again, it’s been several months so I’m in NEED of new ones. Not really need, but if your a sneaker head, you know what I mean.
FEED THE NEED. Have a great day everyone!
Crazy huh. I’m just a regular dude, with a regular job, in a regular life. I ain’t rich. You only got two feet. So why have 100+ pairs? Unless i’m shittin’ money, i’m prioritizing where my money is going.
But once I do get some spare cash, Concords, True Blues, KD3, and some adidas Crazy Lights and Adizero 1.5 are on the way. Just thought I would share that. My 50+ shoes are enough at this time of my life. It isn’t much compared to many others, but I make the most of it.
Wore these for the first time yesterday. They are such a beauty in person.
Zoom Kobe IV “Lower Merion Aces”.
Beyond the aesthetics of the ZKV Finals, here is overview on the symbols and numbers covered on the shoe. It’s more than just a Finals shoe, but it embodies what Kobe Bryant has accomplished as a Los Angeles Laker. Amazing if you ask me.
Zoom Kobe V Finals Home Editions (Closer Look).
This shoe represents more than Kobe being in the NBA Finals for the 3rd year in a row. And you all will see why in my next post after this.
All via. Solecollector
Zoom Kobe 5 “Finals Home Editions”.
The LeBron VII Post Season.