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adidas Decides Not To Release “Shackle” Sneakers

Amidst accusations of promoting racism, adidas made the decision today not to release it’s new “Shackle” Sneakers.

adidas Shackle Sneaker

What do you think About The adidas Shackle Sneaker?

Designed by Jeremy Scott, a New York designer known for his controversial and outrageous creations, the adidas JS Roundhouse Mids have sparked outrage through the adidas fan community. Voicing mixed opinions on adidas’ Facebook page, both fans and critics of the shoe agree it’s a little outrageous that everyone is getting so fired up about the sneaker design.

What do you think? Did adidas make the right decision, or should they move forward with the launch of the JS Roundhouse Mids aka the “Shackle” Sneakers?

Let us know in the comments below, on our Facebook page or via Twitter. You can also check out tips, tricks and videos on our Pinterest page!

Kanye West & Nike Release The Yeezy 2

Aaaaaaaand Kanye’s at it again. Word on the steets is that his new Yeezy 2 Nike kicks are creating quite the stir, boasting $90,000 eBay bids and causing fans of the rapper’s Yeezy line of shoes to flip their lids.

Nike stores apparently got smart after the release of the first Yeezy shoe created mass chaos in 1990. They’ve implemented their Twitter RSVP Raffle in an effort to avoid bodily injury, the need to camp out for a week to get a pair, and to remind us that even as adults who apparently have a few hundred extra buckaroos to blow on sneakers we will never wear, we still present the need for extra special control measures via the Twitterverse.

Other stores that will carry the Yeezy 2 have followed suit, and implemented raffles of their own, as only a mere dozen or so pairs of shoes will be alotted to each store. Only about 5,000 pairs total are set to be released.

While pre-sale auctions are under way offering the shoe for anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000, the Yeezy 2 will go on sale this Saturday for a retail price of $245.

Kanye West Nike Air Yeezy 2

Kanye West Nike Air Yeezy 2

What do you think? Father’s Day gift of the century?

Hey now – don’t be jealous, ladies. Kanye’s got something for us too. Pearlicious pumps from he and famed shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti are displayed for your viewing pleasure here.

Give us a shout in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter. You can also check out tips, tricks and videos on our Pinterest page!

Hey Dude Shoes Are Here!

With the promise of both style and comfort, Shoe Metro welcomes Hey Dude Shoes to its collection! We’ve started out with just a few styles for you to try out. See how you like them and let us know what you think! This could be the beginning of a very beautiful foot friendship.

Hey Dude Shoes At Shoe Metro

Hey Dude Shoes | Wally

Weighing in at only 150 grams…wait…150 grams? That’s only 155 oyster crackers, 2 cups of microwave popcorn, or 2/3 cup of applesauce. How did Hey Dude manage that? Stop trying to guess – I’ll just tell you. They start with the perfect amount of light weight padding to keep your tootsies comfortable, throw in an anatomically correct leather insole and envelope them in a canvas exterior finished off with an ultra light, yet durable rubber sole.

The real icing on this cake is the Flex & Fold Technology. You can fold them, wash them, roll them and they won’t lose their shape! More flexibility means increased weight distribution. Increased weight distribution means increased nerve activation. Increased nerve activation means better posture. Better posture means bigger muscles, a better tan, a few more zeros on the end of your paycheck, and all the hot hunnies you could ask for. No, not really. We can’t promise that.

Hey Dude Shoes | Riva

What we can promise is that your feet will love these Hey Dude Shoes. Now you CAN have it all – the comfort of a slipper disguised by the dapper of a dress shoe.

Let’s hear it! We’d love to know what you think about the new Hey Dude Shoes, or about shoes in general. Post comments and // or questions below, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

And don’t forget to check us out on Pinterest for sweet deals, videos, how-tos and DIYs. Get Pinebriated with us!

Runners Rejoice! Re-Introducing The New Balance 990 Series

Employing ABZORB and ENCAP technology, the New Balance 990 has proven itself as the most popular New Balance series nationwide. While it doesn’t score major points in the fashion category, the New Balance 990 has won over the hearts and feet of runners everywhere. Boasting comfort, durability and a new attitude, the 2012 New Balance 990 is said to be an excellent choice for the larger runner, or runners who have a heavy heel strike. Runners rejoice over the minimal-to-non-existent break-in time, and the fact that the design and ammenities of the shoe change very little with each new version released.

What’s that you say? Still not convinced? Here’s another tick mark for the plus category. New Balance athletic shoes are American made! Take a peek into one of the New Balance factories located in Norridgewock, Maine.

 

An ideal choice for both the marathon-a-month runner and the casually active body alike, the 2012 New Balance 990 may very well be the ugly duckling of running shoes. Not the best looking of the bunch, but definitely has the most heart. Give it a chance and you’ll see how beautiful it is on the inside. Advanced runners, beginners and the like won’t find a better option. Outfitted to make your run (and the hours after) more comfortable than any other running shoe you’ve worn before, the 2012 New Balance 990 series is your key to comfort, quality and dependability.

New Balance 990 Series

2012 New Balance 990

2012 New Balance 990

New Balance 990 Series

2012 New Balance 990

New Balance 990 Series

Let’s hear it! We’d love to know what you think about the New Balance 990 series, or about shoes in general. Post comments and // or questions below, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

And don’t forget to check us out on Pinterest for sweet deals, videos, how-tos and DIYs. Get Pinebriated with us!

Nike Stores Launch Twitter RSVP

Ever gone in for a pair of fresh new Nikes and come out with a fresh pair of black eyes?

Nike

Nike

Nike

We feel your pain.

Mobs of anxious Nike enthusiasts waiting in line for days to get their feet into the newest release from the athletic shoe gurus aren’t going to play nice when those doors open up and that burst of fresh leather and plastic hits their faces. Oh no, they won’t play nice at all.

In an effort to make the experience of landing your fresh pair of sneaks a more enjoyable one, Nike has made it possible for you to reserve a pair via Twitter. Yes, Twitter.

Nike has set up designated “RSVP Dates” on which they will Tweet a hashtagged term relating to the shoe that is being released. Nike’s followers then have one hour to direct message the store with the hashtag, last four digits of their State/Passport/Military/School ID number, and shoe size. A successful Nike shoe reservation will be confirmed by a direct message from Nike to the follower. All that’s left is to snag your sneaks from the store. Done and done.

Check out more info on Nike’s Twitter RSVP here.

What do you guys think? Good idea, or is Nike just getting sneaky (Ha! Because they sell sneakers…get it?) about building their Twitter following?

Would you use Nike’s Twitter RSVP?

Globe Bantam Boards + Bantam Babes = One Vivacious Vid

Here’s one for all you skate junkies out there (OK – all you non-skate junkies are invited too)! Not only does Globe produce quality skate shoes, they also create quality boards. Go figure. Globe debuted their stiffer, wider, longer lasting Bantam Cruiser Board, and produced this awesome vid to go with.

San Diegans – you can get your hands on a Bantam Board to go with your pair of equally awesome Globe shoes in our retail store.

Anyone already have one of these boards and want to tell us what you think of it? Share your experience with Globe’s board and / or shoes – we’re all ears!

Post a pic of your board or shoes and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

Video | Creative Recreation Spring 2012 Inspiration

Creative Recreation debuted this decadent vid of the inspiration behind their Spring 2012 collection. Check out the seductive, sultry imagery that gives us a peek into the creative minds behind the newest styles Creative Recreation has to offer.

Peruse these Spring 2012 styles exclusively from Creative Recreation:

$64.99 | Creative Recreation Lacava

$64.99 | Creative Recreation Lacava

Also check ‘em out in black.

Like this style, but want to see more colors? Check out the entire collection of Creative Recreation Solano.

$85.99 | Creative Recreation Solano

$85.99 | Creative Recreation Solano

$40.99 | Creative Recreation Cesario Lo

$40.99 | Creative Recreation Cesario Lo

Like these? Love on more colors of the Cesario Lo!

Or, browse Creative Recreation kicks from previous seasons that are always in style.

Post a pic of your Creative Recreation shoes and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

So fresh.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Nike ‘Back To The Future’ Air MAG Shoes

I can’t believe I missed out on this but last month, Nike ran a special campaign based around the Nike 2011 Air MAG shoes, which are an identical replica of Marty McPhly’s shoes from the movie, Back To The Future II. These Nike shoes are actually rechargeable because of their glowing LED panels and electroluminescent logo. Unfortunately, Nike did NOT design these shoes with auto-lacing (clearly, they didn’t bother to check Instructables, hah). On the bright side of things, the net proceeds from the campaign went to the Michael J. Fox Foundation to fight Parkinson’s disease. And since Nike only produced 1,500 pairs worldwide and they only sold them on eBay, the proceeds were very hefty (apparently, the Air MAGs were going on eBay for more than $5,000 per pair!).

Nike Air Mag Back To The Future shoes

Photo: Geekologie

Nike Air Mag Back To The Future shoes

Photo: Geekologie

After the jump, check out a skit featuring one of the cast members of SNL, NBA star Kevin Durant, and a special appearance from Doc Brown himself. Via Geekologie.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Burberry Platform-Wedge-Sneaker Shoes

I’m not sure what’s with the whole obsession with turning sneakers into heels or anything that’s higher class than sneakers. I guess there might be something democratic in mixing low brow with high brow. Or maybe it’s just really avant-garde like that. Of course, sometimes taking risks doesn’t work out.

Case in point: Burberry Prorsum platform “pumps.” They’re sneakers with ginormous demi-wedge heels, a sort of monstrous, Frankenstein-ish hybrid of platforms, wedges, and casual sneakers (they’re even green like Frankenstein). They take “chunky” to a whole new, wholly dangerous level. These shoes look like walking around with giant anvils in your shoes. The designer gods weep before them.

Burberry Prorsum Platform Sneakers

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Insult to injury: you’ll have to shell out $850 for these. Check them at Net-A-Porter.

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Keyboard Shoes

Yet another intersection between shoe loving and nerd loving (the first being shoes made from computer boards), these pairs of sneakers are fashioned after computer keyboards.

The first sneakers feature a QWERTY keyboard outsole. I predict that I could type 1296 WPM with about a 0.51% accuracy if these sneakers were actually functional as keyboards. They’re not. But at least you could have just about the coolest footprint ever in the world.

This second pair of sneakers was designed for the Hong Kong Footwear Design Contest in 2006. Unlike the first pair, these utilize actual computer keyboards, which make them infinitely cooler. These took First Place in the Sports category in the design contest.

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