window of opportunity…

As a sneakerholic, there is one thing that equally excites and pains me with acquiring new additions to my collection: availability. On the exciting side, there is no better feeling than walking into your favorite shop or clicking your favorite site to see that all black with red bottoms Jordan XI and to only have one left in your size. Scoop! On the flip side, there is nothing more frustrating than to wait and wait and wait for that same beautiful collection of heaven sent materials to be available only to settle for a Jordan VII.

Needless to say as one of the most famous versions of the Jordan collection, the XI is a special shoe. So special that Michael Jordan himself predicted that the shoe would not only be basketball court appropriate but stylish enough to be worn with formal attire (which eventually happened when BoyZ II Men wore them with tuxedos to the Grammys).

Apologies for the brief history lesson but stay with me…I’m going somewhere with this… Read more of this post

just do it…

A few recent conversations have brought me to a realization:

I am more loyal to Nike than I could ever be to an eventual wife.

After you close your mouth, let me explain myself as a true Nike-head.

First and foremost, I mean this as a very high compliment to the women that will eventually win my version of for the love of onetrik the amazing race to be crowned with the title of Mrs. Onetrik. By no means am I planning on getting put on blast like Tiger stepping out on her, so get your chance while you can ladies. I’m talking to you Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Secondly, outside of my family and a few childhood friends, I’ve been with Nike longer than any other relationship I’ve ever experienced. We are actually going on 20 years of happily ever after shoe/apparel happiness. Back in the day, we were still seeing other people but I finally realized the Swoosh was the one for me and have been committed for 15 years without even the smallest bit of incidental flirting. Read more of this post