A SHOW CALLED KICKS.
ULTIMATE NIKE MCFLY LOT HITS EBAY FOR OVER $18K
Large sneaker lots are one of the most beautiful things that eBay has introduced to the streetwear game. Many sneakerheads have awesome stories about finding their favorite shoes at 4am on a Wednesday night amidst the glow of the computer screen. Another amazing thing about eBay lots is the opportunity for collectors of many different themes to gain recognition and a huge chunk of change for their dedication. These two worlds collide as sneaker and Back to the Future collector eliteamericanwholesale puts together this $18,500 lot for every Nike McFly piece you could ever want.
Of course the Air MAGs are included, but the lot also features the 2008 Nike Hyperdunk McFlys, 2009 Nike Hypermax McFly NFWs, the limited-to-twelve-pieces 2010 Nike Hyperdunk sample, and the pretty much impossible to get ‘It’s About Time’ tee that Tinker Hatfield wore in Nike’s Air Mag 2015. If that wasn’t enough, also featured are replicas of the Matel Hoverboard and Nike bazooka bag carried by the Doc in Back to the Future 2. If you have 18 g’s to spare, head to the eBay auction here.
AIR JORDAN XIII “HE GOT GAME” RERELEASE IN 2013
A pair of J’s that has seen limited retro releases, the Air Jordan XIII “He Got Game” colorway is a design that is coveted by many but rare to find. When Denzel Washington wore the sneakers in the Spike Lee Joint they became instant classics, and after a rerelease in the “10/13 Countdown Package” alongside the Shadow X’s in 2008, we have yet to see the pair again. Well, assuming we make it past the end of days, the much-desired sneaker will live on in your sneaker closet for a few more years, so expect to replace your old pair sometime in 2013 or snag it for yourself if you never got to pick it up in either prior release.
CUSTOM NIKE MAG BY MACHE CUSTOMS
One of the ways that customizer headrunner Dan Gamache makes headlines is by altering base shoes that are deemed untouchable by many. It’s a clever and bold approach. His recent attempt at the most coveted shoe of last year - and a silhouette that is still one of the hardest to find in all of streetwear - is the Nike MAG 2011 for the Michael J. Fox fundraising auction put on by Nike and eBay. Well, Mache did what Mache does, and altered the shoe into a custom that will sit proudly in his portfolio forever more. It’s not a heavy alteration, but that’s not the point with a base this rare.
The artist has brought custom sneakers to the forefront, and recently spoke with Nicekicks on the topic in a great interview detailing a huge shift in the public reception of the art.