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History of the Air Jordan Sneaker (with some extras)

History of the Air Jordan Sneaker (with some extras)

The Air Jordan is the only sneaker with absolute, universal appeal. It doesn't matter if you're a die hard fan of Michael Jordan, a veteran sneakerhead, a fashionista, or a newbie looking for that first pair.  It doesn't matter if you live in Sidney, New York, Milan, London, Vancouver, Hong Kong or Toronto. Everyone recognizes the unmistakable style of a Jordan. Also unlike any other sneaker, the Air Jordan has spawned countless volumes of online content, from articles, to videos, to the legendary "Last Dance" documentary on Netflix. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I would like to point you in...

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That First Pair of Air Jordans

That First Pair of Air Jordans

There are very few "firsts" in life that; a) lived up to the hype, and b) you can clearly remember as you get older.  One such memory for me is my first Toronto Blue Jays game down at the old Exhibition Stadium.  It was September 1986. The New York Yankees were in town. I can't tell you the score, or even who won the game, but I can tell you that my dad and I watched Jesse Barfield throw out Rickey Henderson at home plate TWICE. It was truly unforgettable.  We still talk about it to this day.   There are, of course, lots of "firsts" that I...

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Fletcher Reed
2020's Best Jordan and Yeezy Releases for Toronto Sneakerheads

2020's Best Jordan and Yeezy Releases for Toronto Sneakerheads

Stop me if you've heard before that 2020 was a difficult year.  Sure, the Coronamania that swept through Toronto, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Mississauga, North York, Scarborough and all of the surrounding GTA continues to challenge us. Clearly, saying goodbye to 2020 is just what we need. That said, 2020 wasn't a lost cause all around. In fact, for sneakerheads, fashionistas, and other style-conscious folks, 2020 was a fantastic year. Especially for those of us who identify through our choice of footwear. So, even though we were largely deprived of showing off our new kicks in the usual places like school, Yorkville,...

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