One of my favorite Summer '17 releases! The Nike Air Max 1 Jewel. Clean and simple


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It's Yeezy season again! The Zebra's will be dropping this Saturday June 24th. I decided literally this morning NOT to go for the Zebra's, and not because I already own a pair of Yeezy Cream whites.

How was I able to get this pair? Well, I managed to cop my first pair of Yeezys in May. I never planned on copping as people who do are sometimes labeled as hypebeasts, depending on the design and attractiveness of the pair. ('ve actually never been called a hypebeast, cause I'm a genuine sneakerhead, who purchases sneakers that actually are attractive design wise, in other words, that are not ugly. I decided to purchase

In case you're wondering how I copped? No, not through my job at adidas. Connections don't work for like that, and certainly not for all employees. Unless you're John Wexler course. Unless you work in the Yeezy adidas originals product team or with Wex, you probably have to go through the average consumer journey to snag a pair. Anyways I won the JD Sports Raffle. Lucky me!

How was my experience getting the most wanted sneaker ever(next to a pair of Jordans course)? You'll find out in my upcoming post.😉

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CLASSIC TONES X BOLD SILHOUETTE

I couldn't be more excited! Once in a while there comes a sneaker where you just drool over and can't keep your eyes from. In a few days, Nike will release the Air More Uptempo. What's special about this colorway is that it's inspired by one of my favourite basketball players, SCOTTIE PIPPEN! The summer of 1996 in which Pippen played one of his legendary games is the source of inspiration behind this design. If they make these available in Boys/Women sizes, best believe... I AM COPPING!😱

Nike previously released 3 other colrways of the More Uptempo, but I wasn't feeling all of them..... My thoughts💂:

"uuh...It's a no for me dawg" *Randy Jackson voice* :
"This looks good for right now. I need to physically view them before I can judge..." :
"YES TO THE ALL BLACK!"🔥 :

The Nike Air More Uptempo inspired by Scottie Pippen will release on July 20th. For now, it will only be released on the Nike SNKRS app, which is unfortunate because the app is not available in most European countries, where I happen to be.😞

Im hoping Nike changes this in the future as there are a LOT of European consumers who miss out on a lot due to the low stock and everything being sold out in no time, where we then have to resort to expensive resellers on Ebay😒

@Nike, please brighten up your consumers' day and release this app worldwide!😊

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A while back Memphis Depay, one of my favourite football players, posted this photo below on Instagram. This was during the Euro 2016 qualifications. Anyways, I looked straight down on the photo and exclaimed in my thoughts.... I NEED TO KNOW THE NAME OF THOSE SHOES HE IS ROCKING!😱

I knew of course that they were Under Armour. Memphis is one of their main sponsored athletes. I searched extensively on Google, Ebay, and the rest of the internet areas you could think of, I found no luck. Then I thought to myself, since Memphis is one of their star athletes, he probably got these kicks in early, so it is a huge possibility that these won't be released until next season. I know I want my hands on them! The shoes he is wearing in the photo somewhat looks similar to the UA Speedform Apollo, so I suspected this could be another colorway, but if you look closely Memphis' sneaker does not have 3 white "dots" in the frontal side area as in the Speedform Apollo:

On the bright side, I did discover some other Under Armour footwear which are as dope as the one he has on in the photo! And they are still on the market!

The smooth design combined with the materials and perfect colouring just makes these shoes sickening🔥:

UA SpeedForm Phenom High-Top Black/White: Men's size on the left, Boy's on the right
Boys UA SpeedForm Phenom High-Top-Black Red
Phenom Proto Trainer Black white

I'm really amazed at Under Armour's improving design of footwear. They have gotten better with time. Under Armour has emerged from its role as the underdog, to taking adidas' spot as the 2nd best global sports brand in North America, and fighting to maintain that position and keep its success. Now that the brand has recently hired Tim Coppens as their new executive design director for their Sportswear division, I can only hope and foresee that Under Armour blesses us with some sick releases!🔥

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Today, yesterday and the day before has been nothing but rain. We still got some sun yesterday, but it was the type of heat where if you walked around in a tank top you would still fill the need to suffocate 🔥 For some that's better than constant rain.💦Anyways, I couldn't go running or shoot some hoops the past few days, hope to do that soon once the weather clears up. For now, its indoors training at the gym!

Despite the somber weather I have a lot of work to do. I have to apply for internship positions. I read a lot of positions with creative marketing tasks, which I'm really excited about, so I'm going to apply and hopefully I get some interviews soon! Mind you, I also have 5 exams starting next week. BUSY BUSY! I made sure to keep a schedule, because I (like to) work very detailed and precise, so I hope and I am confident to stay on my exam study schedule. Last week I was able to keep my mind of off things, since it was the NBA Finals. That was literally all I was watching🏀. More on the NBA finals I'll write in an upcoming post. I've been a little bit off track with my #sneakeroftheweek program(see my last Instagram post), but I'll put one up for this week as soon as I get to it.

As I write this post, it's still steadily raining.☔ Honestly, I don't have a problem staying motivated, since I can work better with this type of weather.I don't feel the need to go outside. So I am staying indoors for now, because I have some internship applications and exam studying to attend to.✌

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Our MVP this year goes to Steph Curry! The baby faced assassin is the first person in history to win this award back to back with a unanimous vote, which is amazing! I was able to follow the award ceremony live on the Team Stream app by Bleacher Report(which I highly recommend, its one of the best). I just recently started using Snapchat, so I was able to view what was going on behind the scenes aswell😍 I managed to snap a few screenshots.

Steph has personally inspired me to work harder and to always stay committed and dedicated. Mind you a few years ago nobody knew who Steph was and he wasn't achieving this type of greatness. So remember, the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of WILL.

Steph has given an incredible performance this season together with the Warriors, so congrats on winning back 2 back MVP Steph!👊🏾💪🏾

The Rookie of the Year Award goes to Karl-Anthony Towns of the Timberland Wolves! He also won the award unanimously. Karl has delivered an outstanding performance in my opinion! He has a great future ahead of him, and I hope he keeps on working hard so that he can snag an MVP sometime in his career😃 I get chills watching this highlight, click on the Youtube link below! I initially wanted to select another video, but it can't be copied from the NBA app and its only available on there! 😩Download the NBA app here to watch the Karl's other highlight video.

Always work hard and stay focused. Try and practice patience, cause you never know what could come around the corner. I hope these young men's achievements will inspire you to keep on striving, whether you play ball or not..

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