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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💂:
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!😊
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🔥:
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!🔥
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.✌
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..
NOW I'M BACK WITH JUMPOFF! Y'all know how that Lil Kim tune go!🎶 I swear thats my favorite line to use when I go M.I.A on people.💂 Anyways I'm back and I'm better! Now I couldn't do a lot of blogging cause my Macbook gave up one me as written in previous post. My Macbook's performance is improving slowly, so expect to see some amazing, funny and interesting blog posts coming your way!
Now this weekend there are 2 exciting events I plan on attending. SNEAKERNESS AMSTERDAM and STREETBALL MASTERS! Sneakerness is a sneaker convention where people from all over the world can sell display and sell sneakers. From vintage to new. Streetball Masters is a 3x3 basketball tournament. The best teams from all over the world from Serbia to Germany are coming to compete in Amsterdam I'm so excited to see these top athletes play! Can't wait to meet people and talk sneakers and basketball this weekend! At Sneakerness I'm especially excited to see the different sneakers from vintage Nike Yeezy's to Supremes.
Have a marvellous weekend, I know I will!😃
After 5 years of service, my Macbook has decided it wants to become a turtle🐢 For the past 2 weeks, it has been gradually slowing down, to the point where it had to be restarted because the programs would freeze. And then that evil thing rainbow spinning wheel would appear😒
Now look, I tried googling different methods on how to fix this. It eventually came down to resetting the Macbook. Before that I had to save ALL my files in my email, USB sticks and Google Drive. EVERY SINGLE ONE one of them. That took hours cause as I mentioned earlier my Mac was running super slow and it would freeze up. I lost a few files but managed to save the important ones, whew.
Either way I was able to reset my Macbook and it was working fine, until today. So I had to reset it once again. I was almost late in delivering my essay. Managed to turn in it on time tho! I'm pretty sure I"ll be getting this problem regularly. I'm so frustrated with this old thing. I'm hoping by September I have enough funds to purchase a new laptop. 💰Because honestly this machine is beyond repair, its 5 years old. And the battery life is pretty bad. I need a new laptop!😱
What is up everyone?! To all the people living in NL, I hope you had an amazing Kingsday despite the chilly/rainy weather. If you don't live in NL, I hope you had a great Wednesday either way! Anyways, as I got back from school today and I was walking home, I happened to notice this billboard:
As soon as I read "URBAN" I already knew I had to be there! Listen....👏 I had no idea my city was going to do an Urban Sportsweek! And for 5 days?! I got so excited reading the minor details on the billboard I immediately rushed home because I couldn't wait to read the ins and outs of this upcoming event! I was so ecstatic in the moment! And when I read the event program... I thought I was gonna hit the roof!!! STREET & FREESTYLE FOOTBALL, INLINE SKATING, BMX, SKATEBOARDING, FREERUNNING, WAKEBOARDING..AND BASKETBALL CONTESTS?! Basketball is my thing so you know I immediately clicked on the specifics and it turns out they will also have a freakin DUNK contest!!!😍
Also, I saw Bboying (Breakdance for you regular folks) on the billboard too but I could have sworn I did not see that on the program on the website?! I used to bboy back in the day so I'm definitely excited to see that aswell!! Maybe they're still updating the program schedule on their website, so hopefully...!
And the best thing about this outdoor event is that the entrance is free! Im super excited to go because I love watching extreme sports and basketball is my heart! I haven't been to a street basketball event in a while, so I can't wait till tomorrow! Just when I thought it was going to get boring around here... I love when my city does outdoor events like this which is free for everyone to enjoy!
The Amsterdam Urban Sports Week is from the 28th of April until the 2nd of May. If you live in Amsterdam or around the area and you're into urban sports, you should definitely go check it out! Click here for more info about the event scheduling.
To all my fellow sneakerheads out here in Amsterdam, there is still a few more hours left till Sneakersevent ends! This is originally a Paris based event, and its their first edition in Amsterdam! 👏They got deadstock Nike Yeezys and a lot of other dope kicks for sale!😍 Plus... they have a freakin basketball net in the venue so you can get your dunk on!🏀 And a sneaker cleaning service sponsored by Crep protect! How awesome is that?! IM so bummed I have to miss this but unfortunately Im taking care of some things, so I can't be there. But check them out if you can, the event is located at Westergasfabriek. I think these sneakerevents are so dope, I wish they had more coming this summer. The good news is Sneakerness event is coming this May to Amsterdam, and I will definitely be there! And yes I will blog on it!
Have a marvelous week!