Sneakers, NBA All Star Weekend, North POV

With 25+ sneaker enthusiast years under my belt there could be lots of things to discuss, but let's be honest, I don't want to get into it all that mumbo jumbo at the moment. Whether your'e a vintage og or new to the scene we're here for the same passion, it is finally nice to see the cdn sneaker culture get love from the rest of the world. Drake's putting up massive billboards in 6ix! it also happens to be right over the new Jumpman23 store opening in the heart of downtown core, the city is buzzing with intense excitement over this all star weekend, hardwood floor in the ACC is ready! feels like yesterday but it's been 20 years since the birth of the Raptors, it's nice to see the team/city get the respect we deserve, those who get to experience some of this weekends festivities will be quite surprised at how prepared we really got for this. Also shout out to the long time family over at solecollector.com for this lil write up they did on myself and a few other cdn cats, talking about sneakers from a north pov. 

center court @ the Air Canada Centre \\ Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM QS 'Brogue   

center court @ the Air Canada Centre \\ Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid PRM QS 'Brogue

 

NBACanada & FootLocker Canada #HeartAndSoleTO

NBA canada and FootLocker Canada put together a lovely evening event exhibiting sneakers from iconic moments in basketball history. Bringing together some familiar NBA faces as well as anyone that lives this TO lifestyle, with the #NBAallstarTO around the corner this was a great way to kick things of. #HeartAndSoleTO 

Matt Devlin, Jerome JYD Williams and James Johnson sat in on this panel, discussed and gave us their insight on the All star event that's about to hit our city, also gave a chance to those that attended the event to chat with the panel. I'm definitely excited to see the events and visitors that will be heading our way for this years all star festivities. Take a look at the gallery from the event, link below.

 

Home of the 2016 NBA All Star Game \\ ACC

To be able to stand in the middle of The Raptors home court at the Air Canada Center really does give you chills up and down your body...that lookup to the screens above is a experience that I'll never forget. Toronto is a incredible choice for this years all star festivities, our city has so much to offer for all those that will be here for the entire weekend. Looking forward to running around the 6ix with my camera those few days in Feb! if you see me out and about be sure to stop by and say hi to Uncle Luc!