so i’ve decided to start another blog. no particular reason. well okay that’s a lie. i’ve still got my other blog on blogger which i write in every so often. but i guess that one’s more dedicated to allowing me to vent/whine/complain about life, among other things.
my hope for this blog is that i’ll stop being a lazy-ass and start posting about things other than anything related to me complaining. i’ve always had a weird fascination with popular culture/pop art/street & hip-hop culture/etc. so who knows. perhaps i’ll start exploring those realms in more depth eventually. hopefully!
none of this is probably making any sense. but whatever. i just wanted to crank out a post. i started this blog like, a week ago and i couldn’t get myself to write anything until now.
so let’s see. Jocey (my sister) and i were in philly this last week to celebrate xmas with her boyfriend’s fam. our last day there, knowing that i love sneakers [and himself sharing a love for them], he took us to a store caled ubiq. this place, with locations only in philly, is a haven for street wear enthusiasts.
i gotta say, there were some pretty dope-ass shoes there. and reasonably priced, relatively speaking. i saw these and wanted them sooo bad:
Buuuut, they ddin’t have my size. and they’re sold out online. dammit! i love the colors though and how the colors specifically are metallic. makes ’em jump out even more at you. although i will admit, i feel like you’ve gotta have a lot of confidence to pull off high tops. the pair i bought in japan last year are still sitting in my closet. i’ve worn them a couple times but i feel like they’re overwhelming me when i wear them.
these are siiiiick. i lovelovelove thedouble velcro straps at the top.
i can’t decide if i want the ones below. thoughts?
i’ve got a special place in my heart for things that are metallic and shiny. so of course i couldn’t resist these. and they’re on sale for $45! i totally don’t need them though. ughhhh.
Ughh. i love these. i think it’s the multi-colored swoosh that caps it off. these are definitely unique. and also sold out. poop.
but not all was lost. i did end up walking out of the store with two pairs of sneakers. one being:
who says yellow people can’t wear yellow? and they were on sale for $39.99! woohoo! i did try on a pair that was exactly the same style but green instead of yellow, with pink swooshes, but they looked way too watermelon-y for my taste. cute nonetheless though.
the other pair isn’t on the website for some reason. they’re super cute though. black, with grey tweed and silver metallic ribbon for laces! they were a wee bit pricey [for my liking] at $65 but i’ve never seen any other shoes nike’s done like them. and they absolutely meld to your feet [probably because there’s barely any support but whatev’s]. i love ’em!
so all in all, it was a good day. i can see how buying/collecting sneakers can definitely become an addiction of sorts.