Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sneaker tossing culture origin.

Old worn out and sometimes fly looking sneakers hanging on telephone lines in urban HipHop orientated ghettos is no doubt a cool site for those who love HipHop tradition.
We've seen this scene on numerous American Old Skul movies and HipHop music videos, but we hardly wonder where;why and how this tradition came about.

There are numerous and interesting theories about the Sneaker tossing tradition, Some associate the culture with gangstars assuming that sneakers on telephones are there to mark gang territories; crack dealers toss their sneakers as a sign of their presence for potential clients; youngens tossing their sneakers as a sign of reaching their sexual milestone of getting laid for the first time or maybe its just a creative way of getting rid of old worn out smelly shoes that your mamma doesn't want in the house anymore.

The theories to the famed sneaker tossing culture are valid but none of them can be proved as the legitimate of them all. I just think that the culture began as any other trend and was fortunate enough to be famed by mass media in the 70s and 80s. Lets hear what the notorious Bobby Garcia AKA "make it happen" has to say about the sneaker tossing culture.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Swatch Watch New-Gent

Just when I thought that the watch game was just based on trendy one colour silicone watches that come in basic shapes.Swatch Watch came to the rescue with absolute class with the their Autumn range of the New-Gent watches.

The New-Gent range introduces a fresh yet classy flavour to the trendy silicone watch game with a plethora of 10 colour combination to appeal to all personalities. The caution used in the selection of calm yet trendy colours gives the watch a classy feel that gives it an allowance to go well with your daily stizz and formal wear. The New-Gent is most definately going to outlive the silicone watch trend and remain stylish and trendy for a long time.

The New-Gent is no doubt an ideal watch available in the commercial market for a trendy yet unique swagged up dude and dudet. Price range is +-R600 at all SwatchWatch stores or any good Jewellery store.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

?uest your Luv for Nike Dunk x

Nike has once again turned to an icon for a true HIPHOP feel in their sneakers. Nike has placed one of it's most precious gems
( Nike Dunk) in the hands of one the  truest and most innovative artists known in the HIPHOP game, who is best known as the best drummer in the world, ?uestLuv

The Nike Dunks x ?uestLuv  twin pair seem  to be a rather incompatible match with one being yellow and still maintaining traditional Dunks high features with a little twist of the swoosh design being similar to that of a blazer. The Red pair appeals to a more modern style, consisting of premium leather with a sweet touch of an over lay that conceals the laces trimmed with white buttons and yet still maintaining that Dunky feel. The only similarity is an emblem of ?uestLuv on the sneaker tongue and outer back.

"I always opt against taking the easy way out." says ?uestLuv , "I wanted to choose colours that were extremely hard to match with outfits, with a simpler design that stand out as a topic of conversation"

The combination of Red and Yellow is most definitely not an attempt to set a trendy colour combination phrase (black and yellow) but ?uestLuv's appeal to his childhood classic memories. ?uestLuv colour combination was inspired by an episode from his favourite youth programme, The Cosby Show. An episode where Denise tries to impress a girl with his style and asks his parents for a $90  shirt and his request is undoubtedly denied, His siblings then decide to make a homemade replica that is far from perfect. Thus ?uestLuv's combination of the perfect Dunk and the other with a little homemade creative twist.

It comes as no surprise to me that after the experimenting, a head like ?uest has got to celebrate tradition by dropping an addition all black tradition Dunk High with a silhouette emblem of him on the sneaker tongue and outer back. When asked about the addition he said “Dunks to me are the tuxedo of Nikes. Obviously an awesome basketball sneaker, but they can also fit almost any situation. If rocked right, you could even wear them with a suit, and the all black version is perfect for that.”

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The Nike Air Yeezy must have been one of the most anticipated yet limited sneakers from Nike in the last five years with 3000 released internationally and only 70 in South Africa. A sequel to the Air Yeezy which would be the Air Yeezy2 is highly expected and may have just been spotted by Sneak-Peak in a short film “The Black Mamba” starring  Kobe Bryant, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Kanye West as “The Boss”

“The Black Mamba” is based on Kobe Bryant alter ego going through obstacles to protect his very own Nike Zoom Kobe VI sneaker also known as the black mamba. Like in any other film Kobe beats all obstacles and ends up facing Kanye “The Boss” who collects the best basketball player’s sneakers and happens to be one sneaker shy away from completing his collection, not giving away too much about the movie. It was suspected that Kanye was rocking what should be the new Air Yeezy 2 but the visuals weren’t to clear confirm the claim.

As of now, no information is known on a release date or retail price, but rest assured that Sneak-Peak will be the first to know and inform you once the information is released.