February 2018 Sneaker Releases

Wow, after what felt like a yearlong January it seems like February is finally here! With February come kicks, kicks, kicks! A lot of heat coming from Jordan Brand. Just like the rest of the world, I am excited for the Jordan 3 black cement to finally get the Nike Air on the back-heel tab. I remember taking an L back in 2011, but my brother and friend, Alex, were lucky and able to cop a pair. Let’s hope I have better luck some now 7 years later, but we shall see; with that being said I wanted to share some of the shoes I am most excited about this February. Hopefully you guys are as excited as I am about this month and this year in the sneaker world.


The FAIK ART Interview

I have been interested in fashion and street fashion culture for as long as I can remember. I personally define street fashion culture as a mix of fashion and daily wear of self-expression but everyone has their own take. I recently I got the opportunity to sit down with street wear brand, FAIK ART, for an interview on their vision, what drives them to create, and one day being a huge staple in the street wear industry. Be sure to check them out on all social media linked at the bottom of the interview.



FAIK ART is a visual arts brand. Our visual identity represents a mixture of complementary forces that interact to create a sense of balance in the viewers world.

Art is necessary in everyday life. That’s why we created a collection of “chill-wear” clothing. Our casual, comfy clothes provide you with style and a bold visual experience.



 Why did you choose fashion design as a career?

We’re passionate about fashion.


What is your favorite part of being a fashion designer?

It’s a field that allows you to express your creativity in whatever way you want.


Define fashion.

Fashion is how somebody expresses themselves through what they wear.


Where do you see your brand going in the next 2-5 years?

We don’t know. We’re very open to what lies ahead.


Who / what inspires you to design?

We’re inspired by creative ideas and people.


Can you give some advice to all of the up and coming fashion designers?

Just be true to yourself.

Don’t think about anyone else that could be in your way.

Don’t take yourself so seriously.

Work smart.

Work hard.




IG: @faikart

FB: facebook.com/FA1KART


A Look Inside 2018

This year is already off to a fast start and I can’t wait for what this year has in store for not only me but the people that view my blog on a regular basis. I would like to take a minute to kind of go over the things that I plan on doing with my blog this year.

The number one thing I can promise is more content!! I know I can go missing in action sometimes but this year I am committed to bringing you guys more content, more sneaker reviews, and more life stories. This leads me to my second promise regarding more life stories, which will allow me to give you more of an insight into my daily life and the journey to becoming a successful blogger. I am not here to talk about success but to share issues that I feel everyone is facing in some way and sharing my perspective on those issues. I believe that people are more interested in the grind and the battle to become successful rather than flaunting success after the fact.

The third promise I plan to do this year is to give up and coming artists a platform to display their talents; from local musicians, photographers, fashion influences, and anyone that is doing cool stuff that should have a platform. I am here to shine a spotlight on anything creative and on people that are doing amazing things around the world. So if you know of anyone who could use this platform please feel free to email me and we can network. I want everyone to be successful in whatever they are doing and however they define success. I want to thank anyone and everyone that has ever read an article or clicked on my link. I appreciate it very much and it means the world to me, so thank you!



Wow, 2017 came and went so fast! This year has been so amazing and has brought about so many new opportunities and challenges but overall I have been blessed and can’t wait to drop new and better content in 2018. With that being said, 2017 was a huge year for sneakers and street culture in general. So many people are into sneakers and street fashion now that it only brings new and fun designs for us as consumers. Adidas has stayed on fire with the Yezzy line and the Human Race, along with some dope collaborations from the EQT line as well as the Boost lineup.  Nike/Jordan reminded us that they refuse to be second tier to any brand and will remain king for years to come with drops like, the Kaws 4, the Jordan 1 Royal and of course, what may be the best collaboration of the year, the Nike X Off White 10 collection. With so much heat I decided to wrap up the year by giving you guys a look at my top 10 sneakers of 2017.


  1.  Jordan 4 KawsKAWS-x-Air-Jordan-4-17-565x372

2.  Jordan 1 RoyalAir-Jordan-1-High-1-5

3. Jordan 1 Off-White offwhite-jordan-1

4. Nike Pesto Off-White Screen-Shot-2017-08-12-at-7.47.44-AM

5. Adidas NMD x Invincible x Neighborhood INVI3

6. Adidas Yeezy Wave Runner 700 a83e163d23b26c216df800b02c775cd2

7. Air Max 97 OG “Silver Bullet” nike-air-max-97-silver-bullet-us-release-info-03

8. Adidas Pharrell Human Race Trail adidas-human-race-nmd-tr-release-singapore-628x628

9. Adidas Futurecraft 4DUltra Boost adidas-futurecraft-4d-details-00

10. Concepts X New Balance 999 “ Hyannis” new-balance-999-hyannis-concepts-red



Air Jordan 1 x Aleali May

The Jordan 1 Shadow isn’t set to release until 2018 but on October 28th we get a little tease with the Air Jordan 1 x Aleali May. This satin like shadow colorway sports a corduroy paneling and chenille swooshes, which differs from the satin bred and royal colorways. This dope collaboration is set to release October 28th in men and youth sizes at Nike.com and select Jordan brand retailers.

Photos via gc911-10/22/2017 @kicksonfire.com


Adidas Fall Collection

Happy Fall everyone! Fall is my favorite season of all 4. The looks and the shoes releasing this fall is seriously something to get excited about and the release I am most excited about is the winter NMD human race and the fall/winter Adidas Yeezy release. Take a look down below to see the upcoming releases from Adidas.

(Pictures via Yeezy Mafia) yeezy fall winterNmd human race


Nike x OFF-WHITE “The Ten” Collection

The Nike x OFF-WHITE collection is dropping soon and we just got a look at the official shoes that are going to be released. Chicago native and UW alumni, Virgil Abloh, is teaming up with Nike to release 10 different shoes. Hint, why the collection is called “The Ten”. You can expect a very limited release of the first five shoes in the collection at the Nike off campus events in New York City Sept. 9-13, London Sept. 18-22, Milan Sept. 21-25 and Paris Sept. 26-30. A full release of all ten shoes is scheduled to be released sometime in November at Nike Lab stores and select retailers.  Check out images of all Ten shoes down below.