• Bomb the streets.

    ooOOoooOOoo fancy. From Gravis to Es to some as-yet-unnamed custom sneaker fabricator, the dudes over at the Hundreds seem to have no shortage of sneaker offerings, including a recent shipment of their own namesake sneakers as photochronicled by Bobby. Deliver your own stimulus package to our shattered economy by buying more bombs. Adam Bombs, that is.

    Hundreds of shoes after the jump.

     

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    “You can’t say ‘bomb’ on an airplane!”

    Well, tell that to the boys at The Hundreds.

    The Hundreds x Gravis = The Blackbox Collection

    The Hundreds x Gravis = The Black Box Collection

    A longtime favorite over here at The Steel Closet, it seems as if Bobby, Ben, and the boys can do no wrong. They’ve knocked boots with the kids over at Gravis to create “The Black Box Collection”, a collection of travel bags and footwear that swathes Gravis’ goodies with Hundreds steez.

    More pictures after the jump.

     

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    New York Times covers skating; Utter boredom ensues.

    It’s always interesting when the mainstream media covers skateboarding or something else subculture oriented. Sometimes you’ll read an article and it just sounds like they’re observing the whole thing using a telescope, from behind a glass bubble, inside of a quarantine room. Whether it’s due to unfamiliarity with the subject, an unwillingness to immerse themself in the culture before reporting on it, or the fact that they just needed 500 more words before deadline, many of these so-called “feature” stories tend to suck out the fervor and the soul that makes the whole subculture tick. Why bother?

     

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    Sneaky, sneaky.

    The disappointing thing about graduating / upgrading to a more mature closet is that there is rarely room for more than two or three pairs of sneakers. One for the gym, maybe another pair designated for running, some Chucks or Vans that survived your college years. The sophisticated male’s footwear lineup is a sordid affair, dominated by murky leathers and hard soles, with inoffensive versatility usually taking priority over rainbow-vomit colors and styles.

    Let’s face it, unless you’re some kind of professional athlete or are lucky enough to work in a setting where Casual Day is EVERY day, you wouldn’t even get much chance to wear your sneakers even if you did have the extra money and space to indulge in a few extra pairs.

    But alas, you are not cut from the same cloth as the rest of the sartorial sheep you know. You hide a skateboard in your cubicle or roll up your pant leg to avoid shreddage from your bike’s new Shimano gearset. You love Polo blazers and Nike Blazers. You’re young and you’re still having fun – but you know the difference between youthful and childish.

    These sneakers are for you, my friend. Just a small sampling of some amazing footwear that have caught my eye over the past few weeks.

     

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