Sneaker Freaker Issue 30 is now stacked up at stores the globe over, and it's hard to miss – it's our biggest issue ever!
We've crammed a lot into the 184 pages (yes, there was even some stuff that didn't make the cut, believe it!) and one of our favourite stories is the curious case of the black and gold Air Jordan 1. A few months ago, a Sneaker Freaker fan and frequent thrift shopper bought a well-worn pair of AJ1s for ten bucks, assuming it was just a decent counterfeit. However, after delving a little deeper into the material details and tags, the possibility arose that it was one of just 20 pairs of the mythical black and gold Jordan 1 that Michael handed out to family and friends in 1985. Could someone have really donated one of the most limited and legendary Jordans of all time to a neighbourhood charity shop?
Issue 30 also includes a feature article investigating the Jordan Brand juggernaut's continued domination of the retro market, and an an interview with a young gun Jordanhead who is selling a complete set of re-soled OG 6s. There's plenty of love for you folks who aren't feeling the ball shoes too though, with a mega Nike Challenge Court collector feature, a run down on what Reebok has planned with the Insta Pump Fury for the rest of the year, a look back at Nike Free as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, an examination of sneaker 'Bots', the unearthing of an insanely large long-lost 90s sneaker vault in Chicago and plenty of runner and skate sneak first looks. We also reveal what British Knights have prepped for the return of their retro apparel and sneaker range.
Holler at your local SF retailer to grab a copy or order it to be shipped to your door here.