The NFL showing what they are really about with anthem rule

Since Colin Kaepernick began sitting, and then kneeling, during the national anthem in 2016, to protest police brutality against black people, other players across the league joined in there was kneeling at nearly every game. The growing protest and the conversation ( that was later hijacked) that it sparked was going to force America to look in the mirror and really examine the systematic terrorizing of black people by certain segments of law enforcement. However , a concerted effort was launched by the media and their talking heads to divert…

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Adidas North America President: If a team signs Colin Kaepernick, we want him

During question-and answer session Adidas’ North American President said the athletic company is interested in signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick–as soon as he signs with an NFL team. Mark King, President of Adidas’ North American operations said Friday in a Q&A at Arizona State University’s Global Sport Summit that Adidas doesn’t want to appear that it is “taking advantage of this noise or interest that he had generated. If he signs on a team, we would definitely want to sign him.” King also had this to say:…

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You can win a pair of Lebron XV “Equality”. Here’s how

When Lebron James wore his Lebron XV with “EQUALITY” boldly emblazoned across the back of the shoe, it created a buzz not only for the look of the sneaker but also for the statement they made. Earlier today James and NIKE announced a limited-edition release of the kicks ( 400 pair total- 200 black and 200 white) for anyone in the U.S. through an online draw. Here’s what you need to know about how you can get a pair: If you’re a United States resident, you can enter the digital drawing…

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Top Alabama HS prospect chooses Grambling over “Big-time” programs

We are sharing an excellent commentary from Tolly Carr of hbcugameday.com on Maurice Robinson, a three-star athlete from the state of Alabama. Robinson,the 19th ranked player in the state, had offers from several D-1 schools including National Champion University of Alabama but chose Grambling instead.

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Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club Collecting Kicks at 2018 Fitbit Miami Marathon Expo

The Miami Dadeland Pinecrest Rotary Club is looking to use kicks to make a difference in the lives of some derserving schoolchildren and the community as a whole. They will be collecting sneakers ( they do not have to be new) at the 2018 FitBit Miami Marathon on January 26 and 27. You can also bring them to their tent location near the finish line on Sunday January 28. Participants in the race can also donate their shoes at the finish line as well. Donating three or more pairs will…

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Starburys to return this month

Back in 2006, Stephon Marbury introduced his Starbury line, an affordable brand of sneakers that were sold, until 2008, at now defunct retailer Steve&Barry's. His basketball career is coming to an end and we are looking to reintroduce the brand in the US- Gustavo Bass, CFO, Starbury Corp. The $14.98 Starbury will return to the US this month. As reported by the New York Post, the brand reached an agreement with Citi Trends to carry the shoes in their 545 stores. A new e-commerce site will launch in October, coinciding…

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 The Basement x Nike Dunk Low BSMNT releases tomorrow

Tomorrow’s release of The Basement x Nike Dunk Low BSMNT marks the first time Nike has teamed up with the London based collective, The Basement.  Designed by  18-year-old Basement member Daniel Pacitti this take on the classic silhouette combines nine different materials ( 14 OZ canvas, Mesh Lining, Double Twill Canvas, Nubuck, Heavyweight Denim, Cordoroy , Flat Leather, Tumbled Leather, and 3M Reflective) to supply its unique look which also has a meaning behind it.  When designing the shoe, we made each panel a different material to represent the diversity…

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Ex-Jordan Brand Footwear Designer Launches Playground Sneaker Line

Former Jordan Brand design director Jason Mayden is behind a new children’s footwear brand, Super Heroic. The aim of the brand is to promote and exhale the power of play. “So many times we go out and encourage kids to dream big, but then we don’t give them the tools to do it. I want Super Heroic to be a tool kit that empowers children to become whatever they want to be. The core [mission] of Super Heroic is pretty simple: to encourage, enable and enhance pure physical play for…

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Elena Della Donne- Jealous, Classless and Racist??

Elena Della Donne thought she was being cute and funny with her recent tweets regarding Lakers’ Rookie Lonzo’s Ball’s Big Baller Brand sneakers he wore in his NBA Summer League debut. For those who may not be aware here is what she tweeted: How great would it be if @ZO2_ blew out his shoe in his first summer league game? should have gone with @Nike — Elena Delle Donne (@De11eDonne) July 8, 2017 She then chased that with: Did I just see a shoe malfunction?! I think sooooo! — Elena…

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Algae is used to make these Sustainable Sneakers

Many footwear companies are making alterations in their business practices to be more environmentally friendly. A company that produces ultra-thin shoes, Vivobarefoot and Bloom, a company that uses algae to make flexible foams, have teamed to take that to next level. The Ultra III is a sneaker made from algae. In an interview with Smithsonian.com last October, Bloom co-founder Rob Falken discussed how the company harvests the algae. work with any type of blue-green algae,” he said. “Blue-green algae is a polymer, so we basically vacuum it off a lake…

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