Unveiling the Most Exclusive Sneaker at All-Star Weekend

Christmas comes in February for sneakerheads, who get the benefit of big brands stuffing NBA All-Star weekend with high profile releases. Here, the Full Size Run team breaks down the best and the worst of what's coming out and unveils the most exclusive sneaker at All-Star Weekend, the never-before-seen Pharrell x Adidas BYW. 

Check out the video above, and make sure to subscribe to Sole Collector on YouTube for Unboxings, Full Size Run, and much more.

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Trinidad James Blew Over $1,000,000 on Sneakers

Gold Gang Records founder Trinidad James sits down with Full Size Run to talk about his sneaker collecting credentials, Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl Air Jordan 3 stunt, and the crazy amount of money he spent after dropping “All Gold Everything.” 

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Wild ‘n Out’s Conceited Roasts Your Favorite Rapper’s Sneakers and Fits

Battle rapper Conceited has made a name for himself roasting people with rhymes and on MTV's Wild 'n Out, and he recently joined Sole Collector's Full Size Run to dismantle the sneaker fits of Kanye West, Lil Yachty, and Nick Cannon, and told the crew how he's able to match his Air Jordan and Nike sneakers from head to toe. 

Watch the episode above.

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Wild ‘n Out’s Conceited Roasts Rappers Worst Sneaker Fits

Battle rapper Conceited has made a name for himself roasting people with rhymes and on MTV's Wild 'n Out, and he recently joined Sole Collector's Full Size Run to dismantle the sneaker fits of Kanye West, Lil Yachty, and Nick Cannon, and told the crew how he's able to match his Air Jordan and Nike sneakers from head to toe. 

Check out the video above, and make sure to subscribe to Sole Collector on YouTube for Unboxings, Full Size Run, and much more.

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What It’s Like to Make Custom Sneakers for Kanye West, LeBron James, and Lonzo Ball

Custom sneakers have become common place these days. Everyone has them: athletes, celebrities, and artists. They're worn on NFL fields, on NBA courts, and shared across social media. To get a better scope of what it's like to make these shoes, Sole Collector's Full Size Run caught up with Mache, the custom sneaker guru to the stars.

During the episode, he talks about a pair of sneakers he gifted to Kanye West that, supposedly, Adidas didn't want him to wear in public, making custom sneakers for LeBron James and Lonzo Ball, and what it was like to make the cleats that Stefon Diggs wore when he made the legendary catch last weekend against the New Orleans Saints.

Mache also reveals a pair of “Free Meek Mill” cleats that will be worn by Jarius Wright this weekend as the Minnesota Vikings play the Philadelphia Eagles.

 

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Talking ‘Ugly Sweaters’ with Concepts’ Deon Point

The Full Size Run crew is enjoying a brief holiday hiatus, but before clocking out, they chopped it up with Concepts' creative director Deon Point in this special Christmas edition of the show.

With Point in the building, we had him break down the “Ugly Sweater” Dunks he designed with Nike Skateboarding and rank some of the most iconic ugly sweater moments throughout history. Find out what he thinks about sweaters worn by the royal family, Donald Trump, Pharrell Williams and Steve Urkel in the video above and subscribe to Sole Collector on YouTube for more original sneaker content.

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Can This Sneaker Store Take Over in New York City?

Previously exclusive to Europe with locations in Stockholm, London, Paris and Berlin, sneaker store Sneakersnstuff is now planting its flag in New York City.

Fresh off opening their new door on 22 Little West 12th Street, co-founders Erik Fagerlind and Peter Jansson stopped by Full Size Run to discuss the expansion of their empire, the continued war between Nike and Adidas and what they expect from the market in 2018.

When asked about the competitive landscape in New York, Fagerlind dismissed the idea of SNS competing against other independent boutiques, but believes that they can collectively affect big chain business.

“Personally, I always felt like all the independent stores that sort of mean something, that care for product and care for storytelling, combined will probably affect Foot Locker or the mall,” he said.

Fagerlind also says that SNS makes it a point to not look at competition too much because they believe it'll take necessary attention away from executing their own vision.

Watch the latest episode of Full Size Run above for more industry insight from the Sneakersnstuff crew and be sure to subscribe to Sole Collector on YouTube for future episodes and more original content.

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Whose Fault Is Sneaker Violence?

The sneaker scene has exploded to the point that people are risking their own safety to get a pair of shoes. That's nothing new, but the other weekend proved to be a turning point in the madness around limited-edition footwear releases, with a fight breaking out at Concepts in New York City over Pharrell's Adidas collection and Nike having to cancel its online release of the Off-White collection due to too high of a demand. So who's to blame for this mess, the brands, retailers, or resellers consumers?

The answer is tricky. Of course the people buying the shoes are committing the actual insanity and fuck shit, but it's caused by limited quanties and drummed up by brands, retailers, and even media sources such as ourselves. On the latest episode of Sole Collector's Full Size Run, the guys, myself included, broke down the topic of who's to put the blame on.

And the result is muddy.

Yes, the brands are the ones who place way too much energy into small-time releases to compete with each other, playing games with sneakers that supposed “exclusives” that will only see wider releases. But retailer aren't handling these sneaker drops properly, either. You also can't discount the shear display of humanity that goes on with the actual folks buying the shoes.

Watch the video above to check out the discussion.

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Jeff Staple Says He Almost Didn’t Want to Bring Back the Pigeon Dunk

The “Pigeon” Nike SB Dunk came back last week in the form of a black version, but the sneaker itself almost didn't happen. In a recent interview on Sole Collector's Full Size Run show, he explains that he was afraid to put the bird on another pair of Dunks.

“When we started the conversation two years ago about doing round two, there was discussion, in my head mostly, like, 'Maybe I don't want to touch that. Maybe that's the Holy Grail,” Staple says. “I touched it in 2005, and I'm not supposed to ever touch it again.”

Staple goes on to say, “Then I was like, 'Fuck it [laughs].'”

Watch the rest of the episode above to find out how the collaboration took place and Staple's thoughts on Nike's current struggles as well as Hiroshi Fujiwara revealing that he may have another Nike “The 10” collaboration on the way.

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Adidas’ Jon Wexler Keeps It Real About Yeezy Jumping Over the Jumpman

The ComplexCon 2017 hangover is real right now, and it's time to try and recollect all the greatest moments from the two-day event in Long Beach, California. For the Full Size Run boys, the highlight of the weekend was a sit down interview with Adidas's Vice President of Global Entertainment and Influencer Marketing, Jon Wexler.

Wex is best known for being the man who brought Kanye West to Adidas, and he talked about Kanye's effect on the brand, as well as the perceived war against Nike, and whether or not Adidas won ComplexCon 2017.

Watch the episode above.

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