Over the weekend I also dropped by Crate. If you haven’t been here, you’re missing out. Crate carries a lot of rare and stuff you rarely find at regular shops. All the stuff at Crate were picked up at various places around the world, mostly from Singapore, Hong Kong and what have you. This is actually the first of three posts on Crate. It’s been a while since I last featured Crate here at Sole Movement. I didn’t take pictures of everything, so it’s all up to you to find out what else is there.
Let me break this post down by types- The SBs, the other Nikes, and Adidas. Ok, except for the one you see here, the following Nikes here are SBs. The one you see right below is a Tier Zero collab with Alife Rivington Club. As promoted before, it’s colorway is Black, White, Gum and BANG! Witty and straight up, just how I like it. These are extremely rare and are hard to come by. I’m not sure how many other pairs Jave (Crate) has, but do check em out. There are a lot of Dunk Mids here too- Blue/Black, Ice Green, Linoleum. Among the three, only the Blue/Black one is an ’09 release. That’s what’s great about Crate. He’s got pairs here that you most likely slept on. Prices aren’t cheap, but if they mean a lot to you, then price shouldn’t be an issue. Among the lows, I like the Toxic Sea Robin and the Will Ferrell. I know colorful/candy kicks are on its way out but the glowing green outsole of the Toxics are too good to pass on. The other one is dubbed Will Ferrell for his character as Ron Burgundy/Anchorman. The blue print is obviously his tie and the Burgundy colorway is obviously his suit. There are other SBs in the background if you look closely. The PRods also are available as well as the Zoom Classic SB and the Janoski.
Another sneaker that caught my fancy is the Air Toki TZ. With all the Vulc soles and Vans being the go to shoe for most these days, Nike hopped on the bandwagon with this piece. This came out early this year but still worth your dubloons. The charcoal colorway does it for me, as this can definitely go with anything. An everydayer? Most definitely.
The latest drop here at Crate are the Adi Originals’ Consortium City Series. Adidas follows up their AZX collab from last year with another store collab. Originally 4 cities (LA, Berlin, Boston, and Oslo), Crate has 3 of the 4, namely LA (UNDFTD), Berlin (Solebox), and Boston (Bodega). Among Adidas’ efforts this year, it’s really the ObyOs and the Consortiums that really stand out for 2009. Again, these pairs are available in limited sizes. Like any special release, if you blink, they’re more or less gone. Drop on by Crate from Wednesdays-Sundays (1pm-7pm, except Sundays, 12nn-6pm) for more details.