Roundtable: September Wrap Up & October Warm Up

What were your favorite kicks to release in September?

Jefferson Santos:

My favorite sneakers that released for the month of September would have to be the Easy Money KD 7 and the Air Jordan 29.  I still don’t have a pair of KD 7’s and was eyeing this “Easy Money” colorway since its first images.  Loved the color scheme and placement of the colors giving it a clean look.  The Air Jordan 29 was the other sneaker I had my eyes on cause of its new tech built in.

Roy Chen:

Sophia Chang X Puma “Brooklynite” Disc Blaze pack, the all-white Stan Smith Logo stamp collaboration with Barney’s, Colette and Dover Street Market, the Pharrell x Adidas “Solids Pack”, the J. Crew X New Balance 998 “Concrete Jungle” release, and finally the Nike “What The LeBron” 11s.

Most of these are pairs I couldn’t get my hands on this month; hopefully they’ll all be part of the collection soon enough.



Steven Quach:

My favorite kicks to release came out early in the month. It was the Kobe 9 Elite Low “University Reds”. The mint hints and accents completely set this shoe off for me. I also was really big on the Nike SB Dunk Low “Beijings“. I haven’t purchased a pair of SBs for a very long time. After they reconstructed the padding and soles, I never loved the feel but these “Beijings” really made me think. I had them in my cart, and after a few hours of fighting myself, I decided to skip on them.

What did you pick up this month? What do you regret skipping?

Jefferson Santos:

I wasn’t able to pick up any sneakers this past month.  I was sent two pairs of sneakers courtesy of Champs Sports which were the Kobe 9 “Peach Creams” and the adidas ZX Flux “Mxonochrome Prisms.  Both were models that were new to me and really enjoy both of them.  I don’t really have any regrets on pickups this month as most of them weren’t really in my radar.  I did want the Air Jordan 29 badly, but I can live without them.


nike kobe 9 peach creams champs badge

Roy Chen:

Unfortunately for me, the month of September was a very light month. I only got my hands on one of the kicks that I wanted. The only pair I was able to cop was the Nike “What The LeBron” 11s. At first I was kind of skeptical on picking them because the pictures they didn’t seem as dope but in the end they are a pair of “What The” models. Consequently, I ended up scooping up a pair for retail. A week passed by and they were soon delivered and when I opened them up I was more than pleased with the Brons as they look incredibly vibrant in person. The one pair I regret not picking up this month was the US release of the Sophia Chang X Puma “Brooklynite” Disc Blaze in the powder blue colorway. Man those are straight fire, they are a must have for me!

Steven Quach:

I’ll make this one short and straightforward. With school making it’s return, (Quarter system in a California State University) kicks were held off in exchange for books.  After seeing one of my friends pick up the Air Jordan 1 “Jeters”, instantly I knew I would regret skipping them.




With autumn finally here, what will be your top three kicks in rotation?

Jefferson Santos:

My top three kicks for autumn would be my new adidas ZX Flux, Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red”, and my Lebron 11 “Kings Pride”.  The weather’s sort of changing here in SOCAL, but is still fairly hot.  I haven’t been wearing a lot of mid to high top shoes when I go out because of how hot the weather has been here in San Diego.  A shoe that I might take out sometime soon would be the “Fire Red” AJ 3’s.

Roy Chen:

Since autumn is coming, my rotation starts to change from lower cut or runner type kicks into more boot-like or bulkier kicks like Jordans. Since October is more of a transition month and the fact that in Southern California we still get like 80-90 degree temperatures I can get away with shorts and runners still. So with that, I will continue to wear my Nike Air Max 90 “Infrareds”, scratch that those are my favorite shoes of all-time so I’ll rock those all year long! Some other kicks that I’ll be definitely pulling out of the boxes are my Air Jordan 1 “Shadows” and my Nike Dunk Hi “Denim”.

Steven Quach:

My top three for autumn will have the include my Bred XIs. They’re a 2001 retro that was hooped in, partied in, and everything you can imagine, but they were  finally passed down from my brother when I was old enough to wear a size 9. Number two, haha number two – feces jokes aside; I will also continue to wear my FlyKnit Trainers. They’re probably the most comfortable shoe I currently own. Last but not least, I will be bringing out my Crimson Laser Kobe 9 EMs. I received them as a birthday gift from my closest friends, and they will be put to good use. Thanks Y’all!


In October, which one shoe are you looking forward to the most?

Jefferson Santos:

I’ve been waiting for months for this shoe and I can’t wait to be able to get my hands on them, the adidas Rose 5.0.  Boost has really turned things around for adidas and with Derrick Rose back on court, I’m super excited to see him own the court with his new pair of sneakers.  The Rose line has been sort of lackluster these past couple years since his injury, but the Rose 5.0 gives his line so much fresh air.  I want to see how Boost translates to basketball and how well it sells.  I’ll for sure be getting a pair this month to review for the site.  Can’t wait!

adidas rose 5 black white heel
Roy Chen:

For the month of October the releases I’m looking forward to are the Nike Air Max Penny 1 in the “Orlando” colorway, the Nike Hypercross Trainer “Volt”, the Supreme X Nike Air Force in red, and the Air Jordan 6 “Slam Dunk”. However the one I’m looking forward to the most out of them all are the Supreme X Nike Air Forces. The pack gives me an old 90s Fila vibe on such a classic silhouette with the big fonts written around the whole shoe. The back heel even says “94’” to give it an even more retro feel of the legendary New York skate era on a basketball sneaker.



Steven Quach:

Since they’ve debuted, I have been really big on the Air Jordan XX9. Then to see the kicks in the Black/White-Light Graphite colorway, it’s quite tempting. Truthfully, I haven’t liked the looks of an Air Jordan performance shoe for a while. The XX9s really intrigue me. As of now, I can still pass on everything else (Reebok Pump Omni Lite, Kamikazes, Kobe 9 EM “Dusty Cactus”, Air Jordan XIIIs, FlyKnit Roshes, ETC).

Air Jordan XX9






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