J2: Nike Kobe XI (11) EM 'Carpe Diem' Review

It's been awhile since I've written one of these. I'm currently not in basketball shape by anymeans, but I do know footwear. I know footwear inside out. I love shoes after all. So this is my review of the Nike Kobe 11 'Carpe Diem'. My last review was recapping the 'love 'em or hate 'em' Nike Kobe VII System, to which didn't work out for me. The interchangeable cushioning just didn't make the cut for what could have been a new addition to my regular rotation. This tech was the first of it's kind for a Nike Signature. I emphasize Nike because Jordan Brand touched on it with the Air Jordan 22 back in 2007 with interchangeable pods of Zoom Air and Encapsulated Air. And then went up a notch by incorporating that same feature in an entirely removable and interchangeable midsole/insole combo on the Air Jordan 2011 which became the flagship sig for Dwyane Wade.

J2 Un-DS: MP-27 Ironhide

Minimalist Takara Box

If you're a fan of the 1980s G1 Transformers, you're probably the most amped up for Takara's release of the MP-27 Ironhide. Although a Nissan Vanette isn't exactly the best looking alt mode out of the bunch, the past 3 decades of Ironhide G1 and G1-esque toys left collectors and toy buffs something to be desired. Because until now, we've never really seen an accurate version of his G1 cartoon counterpart. More after the jump.


Classic 1999 Air Jordan 4. Can't mess with a good thing. Love the Swoosh.


J2: 'Happy'

Adidas Originals Stan Smith Vulc 'Happy'

In light of "420", which is way behind us already, BAIT and Adidas Originals came together for a special mock-up of the classic Stan Smith to commemorate the unofficial weed holiday. Dubbed "National Marijuana Day", April 20th marks the unofficial holiday for marijuana advocates, medical stoners and recreational stoners alike.