Fat Joe’s former business partner in NY sneaker shop pleads guilty to wire fraud

Scott Spina, or Scotty Kickz as he is known in the sneaker world pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and was looking at up to 20 years in Federal Prison according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office statement. Spina made the admission Tuesday that he’d stolen customers’ credit card information. Scotty Kickz Is Teaming Up W/ Fat Joe For A Sneaker Store https://t.co/kK2Yjytx1l pic.twitter.com/oNAI7s9aYk — SneakerWatch (@sneakerwatchcom) July 23, 2016 The 20-year -old New Jersey man who had entered the sneaker business through selling sneakers online and through getting…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Robbers take Air Jordans, shoot man with flare gun

The latest in our long line of leather and rubber inspired lunacy comes from from Buffalo, NY. According to police there, robbers clad in black ensembles robbed a man of his Air Jordans and then shot him with a flare gun. The victim told police that early Easter morning, 2:50 A.M., men unknown to him used force to swipe his sneakers. After he’d given up the kicks, one of the thieves shot him in the leg with a flare gun. The victim was treated at Eric County Medical Center. The…

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“Chinese New Year” Nike Air Foamposite One soon to release

The official images have leaked of this upcoming Foamposite One, which is celebrating the coming Chinese New Year. The shoe features a yellow to blue fade from toe-to- heel on the lateral side. The medial side feature a toe-to-heel yellow to purple fade. Dispersed across the upper are graphics of birds, flowers and fireworks. Red is utilized on the Swoosh on the lateral toe as well as the Penny logos on the tongue, heel, pull tabs and on the outsole. The aforementioned upper sits atop a translucent outsole. Other detailing…

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Official pictures of the Nike Air Foamposite One “Metallic Red”

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the original release of the Air Foamposite One and to commemorate this milestone, many popular color ways of this shoe have or will return to retail this year. The “Royal” Foamposite One kicked off the parade of colorways, followed by the “Copper” and soon to come will be the Metallic Red color. This stays true to its original form with its Metallic Red Foamposite upper, black nubuck trim and translucent outsole. The “Metallic Red” Air Foamposite One releases May 19, 2017. It will retail…

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Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: Teen Accused of Sticking Up Facebook Sneaker Seller

In our latest edition lowlighting the foolish things people take to get sneakers, we bring you the case of Javaris Platts. The 19-year old Jacksonville, Florida teen was accused of robbing a Facebook sneaker seller at gunpoint of a pair of Air Jordans. According to Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and reported by WJXT-TV, the robbery victim posted an ad on a Facebook page where sneakers are bought and sold. The seller and Platts agreed to meet to conduct the sale at Billy Cobb Senior Park. The police report stated when they…

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Been Affected By Sneaker Violence? OSD Wants to Talk with you

With our regular segment, “Stupid Things People Do for Sneakers, we have outlined some of the unintelligent course of actions, often violent and illegal ones,  people take to obtain sneakers, or moneys derived from them. If you have been affected by sneaker-related violence, our friends at OSD, Obsessive Sneaker Disorder want to speak with you. Hit them up at their Facebook page or you can send them an email at info@odslive.com. 

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Joe Mixon: Another Case of Biased Media Reporting

Unprovoked violence against anyone, regardless of sex, is wrong. No one has the right to put their hands on another person in an aggressive fashion. The recent footage that was released (somehow I find the timing odd to say the least) of the altercation University of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon had with fellow student Amelia Molitor is very telling. Terming the media’s, and particularly the sports media’s, coverage of this story as irresponsible would be giving them an underserved courtesy.  Every news outlet leads with some variation of Mixon…

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