These were gifted to me which is kind of weird because I never really got on the whole Yeezy wave. Not saying that I don’t like them, I’ve just always felt like they didn’t go with my personal aesthetic and lets face it, every fuckboy over 25 who still collects toys will most-likely have these displayed as a shrine in their apartment. Hey, if that’s your thing, I’m not judging. I too used to collect Medicom when I was a teenager. Anyway, rather than being negative and an asshole (I’m really working on my inner serenity and trying to make it applicable in all area’s of my life and outlook) I’ll just talk about the positives. First, they’re Boost® and that is something that my feet will happily make love to. They just get all up in there and wiggle around and unpack their bags and make it a happy home. Boost® is honestly the highest example of what comfort should be in the footwear apparel industry. Adidas, you fucking made every other shoe conglomerate your kids once you released this technology, bravo. Next, I dig the whole weaved moccasin thing but the hovercraft sole is really weird to me. I know Kanye is known for thinking outside of the box and being an innovator but this sole still hasn’t morphed itself into my creative imagination to the point where I’m like “oh shit, I totally get it”. Nevertheless it is something unique and perhaps that’s the only bullet-point that needs to be comprehended. To come to a full climax and to speak from an entrepreneur standpoint, my favorite thing about what this shoe has done is “boost” (see what I did there) the obtainability of monetary gains to the independent individual. In other words, it feeds the reseller’s. Some will frown upon this term but it’s an absolute necessity in order to balance the sustainability of the markets underbelly. Inevitably it’s these individuals that are learning strategies and lessons that can catapult them to future self-liberated financial freedom, and I can’t think of a better example of the true definition of the “American dream”. Self made, self paid.
Thanks Wex for everything and for reposting these photos on your IG story. You’ve always been super nice to us over here and someone I truly admire.
- Danny Steezy
Sometimes you just gotta give the people what they want… and apparently that’s another slice. Now available here.
I was recently gifted these and decided to post them on my IG story this morning. Literally within seconds my shit started blowing up with DM’s asking me what they are and where I got them? Rather then giving my fingers a workout I decided to do a small review right here so I can answer all of you at the same time. To begin, these are the Adidas Falcon and were made infamous by Kylie Jenner, and yes, they’re a womens shoe but in black and white you would never know. Lucky for me I can fit a size 11 womens so I said fuck it, throw those in the box too.
The shoes themselves are definitely on the “dad shoe” wave and a chunky sneaker but the weight of them is what’s so appealing. Lets face it, no matter how fire a shoe is, if the shit feels like bricks, I’m not going to wear them. The materials used are pretty decent but the reflective chrome piece is somewhat of an eye-sore in my opinion, even though today my friend said she totally loved that piece. To each is own I suppose but aside from that I really like the shoes. A few people even stopped me today and asked me what they are and another person asked me if they were unreleased Yeezy’s? The silhouette definitely has that vibe which is rumored to be the whole intention by Adidas which should be no surprise considering the success of the Wave Runner. As of now you can even get the mens answer to the Falcon with the recently released Yung-1.
All in all the shoes are totally comfortable and they immediately grew on me. I’m not really a chunky-sneaker type of guy but these have made me become open minded. My only issue with them is they crease instantly. I honestly wore them casually throughout the day and by the time of me writing this, the midsole looks like I participated in a triathlon. Lastly, would I spend $100 on these? The answer is absolutely.
- Danny Steezy
First of all, we would like to say sorry for our site crashing yesterday. We finally got everything back up and running a couple of hours ago thanks to the IT gods that expanded the capacity of our bandwidth and now allows more traffic to hit at once. Secondly, thank you for crashing our site! That’s fucking awesome that you guys want to check on us and see what we have when a release hits. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing new pieces all week (and a few other surprises).
We’ll be updating the Greymrkt® Tuesday (9.25.18) at 12noon pst.
Life is way too short to not remind someone they’re special, to say thank you or to simply tell someone to fuck off. But, always do it in style with our SS18 Notecards. Now available.
We just updated our Posterclub® with favorites from the past and new options. We’ve been seeing a ton of bootleg posters all over the internet. From Grailed to Etsy to eBay, there’s a ridiculous amount of people trying to sell our images. There’s absolutely no way possible for them to duplicate the quality and printing process that we strived so hard to obtain for you guys. Unless you order from us directly, chances are you will be spending less money on something with superiorly less quality.
Ask the universe and you shall receive. More information on our Greymrkt® pop-up shops coming soon.
Troy came by this morning so we could shoot some product and brainstorm about a Greymrkt® pop-up shop that we’ll be doing in Los Angeles and New York in the next couple of months. We can’t wait for you guys to finally come to a physical space, feel the merchandise and buy pieces in an environment where we get to interact with you. Oh, and in case you were wondering, we just restocked our SS18 Zippo’s again.
The biker community felt a shock through their heart yesterday as the news of David Manns death was spread. We will be attending Chopperfest in December where not only will we be celebrating his life but we’ll also be releasing something very special in memory of him at our Greymrkt® booth.
“Chop it like you stole it” -DM