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Alvin aqua Blanco grew up in the thorough borough, The Bronx, with a steady diet of Hip-hop culture and music, went off to the University of Virginia and DJ’d enough parties to keep the lights on until graduation. After realizing working behind the scenes at a record label was driving him mad, he decided to forgo job security and chase checks for a living as a freelance writer. Always searching for the freshest kicks, his words have appeared in XXL, Antenna, the Village Voice, Vibe, and now, DrJays.com.

Air Force 1s For Sale
January 28, 2011 – 4:02 pm | No Comment
Air Force 1s For Sale

Head over to the DrJays.com online store and you’ll see a few choice new Air Force 1s for sale. The tried and true classic always scores for its versatility thanks to a limitless color palette …

Nike’s Air Jordan 2011 White/Varsity Red
January 25, 2011 – 1:45 am | 2 Comments
Nike’s Air Jordan 2011 White/Varsity Red

More detailed shots of the Air Jordan 2011—the 26th model, if you’re counting—have begun making the Internet rounds. The latest is this white and varsity red colorway of Michael Jordan’s namesake model, soon to be …

PHANTACi x New Balance MT580 “Green Hornet”
January 22, 2011 – 1:31 pm | One Comment
PHANTACi x New Balance MT580 “Green Hornet”

These New Balance are officially co-signed by Jay Chou. Who you ask? The guy that plays Kato in that new The Green Hornet flick. Well, Mr. Chou owns a shop in Taipei City (that’s in …

Futura x Clarks Wallabees
January 20, 2011 – 10:22 am | One Comment
Futura x Clarks Wallabees

NYC graf legend Futura 2000 got the chance to bless a pair of Clarks Wallabee Boots with his design touch. This isn’t the first time he’s added some colorful splashes to the shoe of choice …

Nike 2011 Black History Month Pack
January 18, 2011 – 10:11 am | 2 Comments
Nike 2011 Black History Month Pack

The Nike 2011 Black History Month pack consists of four models—the Nike Air Jordan III, Nike Air Force 1, Nike Zoom Kobe VI and the Converse Star Player EVO. Besides the Air Force 1, each …

Nike Air Max 90 ACG – Black/Vibrant Blue/Varsity Royal
January 15, 2011 – 10:56 am | 3 Comments
Nike Air Max 90 ACG – Black/Vibrant Blue/Varsity Royal

Not all Air Max 90s are created equal. Occasionally, you get colorways that just standout from the rest, as is the case with this Black/Vibrant Blue–Varsity Royal Air Max 90 ACG. The added ACG materials …

Nike Statue of Liberty Dunk
January 13, 2011 – 10:15 am | One Comment
Nike Statue of Liberty Dunk

The Statue of Libery actually wear sandals, but that doesn’t mean she can’t get a pair of kicks in her honor. Enter the Nike SB Statue of Liberty Dunk. The sneakers are green like Lady …

Nike Air Force 1 Duck Boot
January 11, 2011 – 10:05 am | 4 Comments
Nike Air Force 1 Duck Boot

Despite a near limitless array of types of kicks (high tops, low tops, running shoes, basketball shoes) and boots (duck boots, hikers), some people just can’t get enough of their Air Force 1s. Nike helps …

Nike Air Max 2011 Black/Metallic Cool Grey/Volt
January 8, 2011 – 2:29 pm | One Comment
Nike Air Max 2011 Black/Metallic Cool Grey/Volt

You’ll have to search far and wide for kicks more consistent than the Nike Air Max running shoe. The Nike Air Max 2011 shows no signs of slowing down, incorporating top-of-the-line tech, like the lightweight …

Nike Air Foamposite One—Royal
January 6, 2011 – 10:15 am | No Comment
Nike Air Foamposite One—Royal

Nope, this is not a case of deja vu. The Nike Air Foamposite One in its original Royal Blue colorway is getting yet another retro release. The shoes Penny Hardaway made famous will be ready …

Nike ACG Air Max 90
January 4, 2011 – 1:26 am | 2 Comments
Nike ACG Air Max 90

Hybrids are not going to stop anytime soon, but some are better than other. Count these Nike ACG Air Max 90‘s due in the Spring/Summer as an example of a winning combination. The famed Nike …

Nike Air Trainer 1: Black x Lime & White x Gray
January 1, 2011 – 12:24 pm | One Comment
Nike Air Trainer 1:  Black x Lime & White x Gray

A pair of  new colorways of the beloved Nike Air Trainer 1 snuck in just before 2010 was a wrap. There’s a white, gray and blue pair as well as a black, hot lime and …

Nike Air Terra Humara
December 30, 2010 – 11:44 am | One Comment
Nike Air Terra Humara

The Air Terra Humara is yet another under appreciated selection in Nike’s extensive list of models. The Air Humara was already good money and the Air Terra Humara ramped up the hi-tech looks of trail …

Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer Black/Grey/Volt
December 28, 2010 – 10:07 am | One Comment
Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer Black/Grey/Volt

The Nike Zoom Huarache Trainer got to be one of the sleepers of the year 2010 (less than week left, where did the time go?) when it comes to footwear. Picked up a shoe in …

Dwyane Wade Unveils Air Jordan 2011 Video
December 25, 2010 – 11:18 am | One Comment
Dwyane Wade Unveils Air Jordan 2011 Video

Dwyane Wade put the world on to his latest “Dominate Another Day” Air Jordan 2011 commercial, which also stars comedian Kevin Hart…and ninjas, via his Twitter. The commercial, courtesy of Jordan Brand (see below), …

Kobe VI vs. LeBron VIII V2 Christmas
December 23, 2010 – 10:06 am | 6 Comments
Kobe VI vs. LeBron VIII V2 Christmas

Christmas time is here and besides Charlie Brown specials and more debt, it also means NBA games that feature specialty kicks. LeBron James’s Miami Heat and Kobe Bryant’s Lakers, will be facing off on December …

Nike LeBron 8 V2: Navy/White
December 21, 2010 – 10:07 am | No Comment
Nike LeBron 8 V2: Navy/White

The Nike LeBron 8 has been out and about for a couple months and here we have a look at the latest navy blue and white colorway from LeBron James’ signature shoe. The 8’s don’t …

TRON: Legacy x Reebok Insta Pump Fury
December 18, 2010 – 1:23 pm | One Comment
<i>TRON: Legacy</i> x Reebok Insta Pump Fury

TRON: Legacy debuted yesterday in all of its 3D glory. Promotional merchandise and apparel tied-in to movies is no novelty and Reebok fitted their Insta Pump Fury with Tron detailing. These black and teal kicks …

Air Jordan 2011 x Tinker Hatfield
December 16, 2010 – 10:18 am | 10 Comments
Air Jordan 2011 x Tinker Hatfield

Images of the Air Jordan 2011 are here and the story is true— the shoe design was freaked by the legendary Tinker Hatfield. The storied Nike designer is the man behind kicks that include the …

Nike Air Force 1 “Bearbrick” Pack
December 14, 2010 – 1:19 am | No Comment
Nike Air Force 1 “Bearbrick” Pack

Medicom, makers of the Be@rbrick collectibles (read: toys) and Nike have teamed up for a special Air Force 1 pack. Two shoes, black and white (the other white and black) with pony hair uppers. Look …

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