NIKE BLAZER SB PREMIUM
My first trip to New York was in April 2011, where I came across the Nike Blazer Premium SB Kissing Lips at the London-based streetwear store Global… and totally fell in love with them and New York! Air Max 1s and 90s are normally more my flavour, but I had a soft spot for these beauties. The black and yellow combo was DONUTS! I asked for a size 9 and the dude at the store said they only had a 10 left… I was like ‘ahhhh schieeet!’
Fast-forward to October 2011, strolling down Brick Lane, London, after munching the scrumptious salmon and cream cheese bagel down at Beigel Bake (aka The Spot), I noticed Mr Kazmattazz (owner of an insane amount of fresh kicks) opened up a new shop so I had a waltz in. Feeling like a big kid in a sweet shop, my eyes popped out my sockets, my belly grumbled and I went into a total sneaker trance. Lo and behold, the Kissing Lips right there in front of me! The size was an 8, so a bit of a squeeze, but I took the insole out and BLAM! On my foot and good to go! They were Mr Kazmattazz’s personal pair in perfect sellable condition and you could tell from his face he was mad sad to see them go, but we settled on a good price and I reassured him they were going to a good place. He only sold them cos they were like two sizes too small for him. I’d drop a size down at the most, can’t be screwing up them toes!
Pic: Courtney Phillip
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