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Mr. Bean Sneakers… A Custom Sneaker for A Friend

One of our friends sent over an illustration she did on her pet guinea pig named Mr Bean. We thought it would be funny to make it into a sneaker this morning. I thought it turned out pretty nice actually, don’t you agree? Send us your thoughts! #sneakers #sneakerheadz #canvassneaker #canvassneakers #sneakerhead #sneakeraddict #sneakerart #paintedshoes […]

Future Nurse Collection 2021

“Future Nurse” Collection 2021

Still working with our supplier to get out the kinks in the fulfillment process. In the meantime, we designed our first sneaker! You have to admit, the kids version is really CUTE! We have them in adults sizes too.  Perfect gifts for people in nursing school! (Our designer is dating someone in nursing school, so […]

We are on a journey.. We started a new store!

Sneaks & Kicks was just launched in 2021, in the year of a global pandemic. But it does not deter us – a very small rag-tag team of designers who enjoy designing sneakers. Even though we launched the store, we are not ready to advertise and sell since we need to populate the store with […]

Shipping & Delivery Delays Due to Covid 19

In most cases Sneaks & Kicks processes orders the same day. As our products are manufactured on demand, it typically takes 7-10 days before it reaches our customers worldwide. However, due to the pandemic, there are work and shipping restrictions beyond our internal control. As such, we cannot guarantee any delivery times. Shipping can be […]

What Makes A Good Sneaker?

Growing up in a village in a developing country taught me a lot about the true value of a dollar. It pays to only buy quality footwear. Unfortunately, we no longer live in a time of small-town shoemakers and cobblers who custom tailor shoes to precision. Finding quality footwear in today’s world of big brands […]

A Non-Comprehensive Non-Scientific Non-Educated List of Sneaker Lingo

We, who love sneakers, have our own set of terms that we use to describe sneakers, or kinds of sneakers, or conditions of sneakers… Admittedly, we don’t keep up. We are too busy designing sneakers than keeping up with urban terminology. However, here’s a list we grabbed from all over the internets. Enjoy! Aglets Aglets […]

The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe “Archive” Dropped at Kohl’s

When Tom Sachs and Nike produced the General Purpose Shoe through their collaborative NikeCraft label, Sachs made it clear that his goal with the silhouette — often referred to as the GPS — was accessibility. He implored consumers not to pay resell for the GPS as it would be “restocked” and “perennial,” and ran memorable ad campaigns that playfully derided his own design as “boring,” while also stating that creativity was “the enemy.” Sachs jumped through a lot of hoops to ensure that the GPS was a shoe of the people, and his biggest effort yet was stocking large quantities of it at a retailer that’s about as far from the standard definition of sneakerhead “cool” as you can imagine: Kohl’s, who, yesterday, announced that the shoes were available at a select number of their stores. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Kohl’s (@kohls)The largest chain department store in the USA as of December 2021 with 1,162 locations and stores in every state but Hawaii, Kohl’s is a practical, proletarian choice for footwear, apparel, home goods and more. They’re a Nike stockist but their selection hews more towards affordable everyday pairs from the Swoosh’s budget-priced and takedown lines than high-heat collabs. Images shared on social media show surprised customers picking up pairs at their local Kohl’s stores, some of which are displayed on a fixture with a matching poster. The “Archive” colorway was the second General Purpose Shoe makeup to be produced after the much more limited “Studio,” and though it retails for $110 USD it’s currently selling for roughly $200 USD — a number that’s likely to come down further as the rollout continues.Not mad. @sockjig pic.twitter.com/3lG7lWhkbY— Salty. (@salty1pt0) September 30, 2022If you’re interested in heading to your local Kohl’s and scoring a pair of the Tom Sachs x NikeCraft General Purpose Shoe “Archive,” head over to kohls.com for a list of participating locations. For more footwear news, be sure to check out the latest installment of Sole Mates, a weekly series from Hypebeast that spotlights notable individuals from the world of street culture and their connection to their favorite shoes.

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Maison Margiela Launches Its Reebok Classic Leather and the Club C “Memory Of” V2 Collabs

One can argue that the crossover between luxury houses and sportswear brands is more so for marketing as opposed to revenue given that the offerings aren’t necessarily accessible or wearable for the average consumer. However, it does help both parties tap into different markets as well as stay relevant in the space, which is why Maison Margiela and Reebok continue to find ways to continue teaming up for collaborative footwear. And next on this duo’s agenda is a brand new Classic Leather and the Club C “Memory Of” V2 collection.Much like the previously-launched initiatives, John Galliano — creative director of the French high fashion house — leans into the concept of deconstruction for this four-piece assemblage. The classic Club C and Classic Leather silhouettes appear as if someone took a utility knife across the base layer of the sneakers to unveil the semi-transparent nylon fabrics as well as the safety zigzag stitches found on the interiors. And to keep consistent with past collaborations, each model is fashioned in either white or black colorways.Parties who are interested in picking up a pair can find these available via Maison Margiela for $675 USD a pop.Elsewhere in sneakers, take a closer look at Smiley’s take on the Reebok Shaq Attaq.

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Steven Harrington Partners with Crocs on a Psychedelic “Quickstrike” Clog

BE@RBRICK’s, stacking chairs, skateparks, statues — you can add Crocs to Steven Harrington’s universe of collaborations. The Los Angeles-based artist recently took to Instagram to announce the limited capsule, dubbed “Quickstrike.”While some Croc collabs feature a pared back approach, Harrington opts to drench this iteration in psychedelic hues that depict some of his most recognizable characters and motifs. What’s unique to this drop, is that it is the first time Crocs will include eight custom standing art toys in the form of Jibbitz. “The standing pieces can be applied to the top of the footwear for a shelf-piece, or can be worn without,” the artist told Hypebeast. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Steven Harrington (@s_harrington)Steven Harrington x Crocs “Quickstrike” is limited to just 200 units and will release on Tuesday, October 4. Please sign up at Harrington’s “Early Art-Drop List” for more information.In case you missed it, INVINCIBLE’s latest three-way New Balance collab sees uppers made with five different materials.

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