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    July 3, 2014 · 1 Comment · Adidas

    MNHQ: Wish ATL x Adidas SL Loop “Independent Currency”

    Influenced by the $2 bill, Wish ATL and adidas Originals put everything they had into this SL Loop and it is by far one of our favorite collabs this year. Featuring some money-green premium suede and a beautiful $2 bill…

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    June 30, 2014 · 1 Comment · Converse, Sneakers

    MNHQ: Converse Weapon

    Top notch quality on a classic silhouette is all we can ask for and Converse has delivered by blessing us with a pair of Weapon High’s. The black and white leather upper uses some of the softest leather we have felt in…

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    June 25, 2014 · 2 Comments · K1X

    K1X “Selleck Pack”

    “German based K1X is poised to bring flowers to the courts this summer.” The “Selleck” Pack, named in honor of actor Tom Selleck, is the inspiration behind this collection due to his performance in the legendary 1980s hit series Magnum P.I. The collection features…

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    June 14, 2014 · 2 Comments · Finishline, Sneakers

    Finishline LTD Bucktown

    Walking through Bucktown is always a positive experience, whether you’re casually window shopping or taking notice of the vibrant street art and whimsical restaurants. What makes this neighborhood even better is the fact that it is becoming a sneaker hotspot…

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    June 11, 2014 · 2 Comments · Sneakers, Under Armour

    Around The City: Under Armour Spine Clutch

    Perfect for training or walking the streets, the new Under Armour Spine Clutch will grab anyone’s attention with a midsole as wild as these. Thanks to the good people over at Finish Line and Under Armour, we were able to…

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    May 29, 2014 · 2 Comments · Adidas

    Top 10 World Cup Kits for 2014

    In no particular order, we rounded up some of our favorite kits for the 2014 World Cup which are all currently available for purchase. Nike and Adidas dominated our selection with Portugal kicking it off, shown above. Let us know…

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    May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments · K1X

    K1X “Gnarly” Shorts Collection

    German based K1X is back at it and, “In anticipation of warmer weather and sunny skies, K1X is getting ready to drop their latest collection of mesh shorts, offering more summer flavors than Baskin Robbins!”- K1X   Their  street-basketball series of “Gnarly Shorts” features…

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    May 19, 2014 · 2 Comments · Reebok, Sneakers

    Social Status x Play Cloths x Reebok AXT Pump

    Social Status and Playcloths teamed up with Reebok, to create a special collaboration project using the Reebok AXT Pump. The Denim take is perfect for the Summer season and offers up various details that would catch anyone’s attention. From the…

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    May 15, 2014 · 3 Comments · Sneakers

    Product Highlight: Publish Legacy Jogger – Tan and Navy

    One of the original creators of the Jogger concept Publish Brand, recently released their Legacy collection. The new series introduces several new colorways in the classic Jogger, including the Tan and Navy pairs as seen here. Modern Notoriety went around…

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    May 14, 2014 · 3 Comments · Sneakers

    Product Highlight: Nike Air Huarache “Atomic Mango”

    The Nike Air Huarache – One the best silhouettes to come from the mind of Tinker Hatfield after a water Skiing incident, returns this Summer in a Grey and Atomic Orange colorway perfect for the warm weather. The entire colorway…

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    April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment · Adidas, Sneakers

    MN Hangs Out with Taj Gibson & Joakim Noah

    The Notoriety team was given the opportunity via Finishline to interview two of the current powerhouses for the Chicago Bulls, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson. We caught up with them on their personal style and some of their favorite kicks…

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    April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment · Adidas, Sneakers

    adidas Boost 2M from Finishline

    Time and time again Finishline has blessed us with amazing sneakers and this time around they have delivered us the adidas Boost 2M in a fiery orange(Solar Zest) upper. By far one of the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had…

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    April 16, 2014 · 0 Comments · Sneakers

    A Look inside Nikes first Football-Only Store in Brasil

    Today, Nike opens its first football-only store in Brasil. Located in the legendary neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana, the opening celebrates Nike’s rich heritage with Brasilian football and coincides with the global spotlight on this summer’s tournament. Located on Nossa Senhora de Copacabana Avenue, the…

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    April 15, 2014 · 0 Comments · Sneakers

    Shop Visit: Special Milano

    Special Milano Address: Corso di Porta Ticinese, 80, 20127 Milano, Italy Phone:+39 02 8905 6350 Hours: Open today · 10:30 am – 1:30 pm, 3:30 – 7:30 pm

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    April 15, 2014 · 2 Comments · Sneakers

    Pigalle x Nike Sportswear Collection – Full Screen

    As predicted, French Streetwear brand PIGALLE has collaborated with Nike to release a set of Air Force 1′s sporting a vicious leather look. Alongside the set is an apparel collection that coincides with the upcoming Summer Vibes to compliment the…

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    April 10, 2014 · 4 Comments · Nike, Sneakers

    Around The City: Nike Fingertrap Max

    The good people over at Finishline have reached out to us here at MN and blessed us with some extremely nice sneakers. One of their latest gifts towards us was the Nike Fingertrap Max featuring a black and 3M upper…

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    April 9, 2014 · 0 Comments · Sneakers

    Nike Basketball Elite Series Gold Collection

    As the playoffs begin on April 19, every game becomes increasingly worth its weight in gold. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant represent Nike Basketball’s gold standard. Their collective commitment, work ethic and winning ways have resulted in seven world…

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    March 31, 2014 · 1 Comment · K1X

    Around the City: K1X S/S 14′ Collection

    Location: Downtown Chicago Gear: K1X The good people over at K1X recently released their savvy Spring/Summer 2014 Collection and we hit the City of Chicago to snap a few shots of their new pieces. The gear is great quality and…

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    February 10, 2014 · 2 Comments · Air Jordan, Nike, Reebok, Sneakers

    Chicago’s Lost Archives: Part 3

    The third and final piece to Chicago’s Lost Archives series is finally here but don’t think this was all we came across. We barely scratched the surface and would’ve probably spent weeks on end covering this amazing storage. For Part…

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    February 7, 2014 · 2 Comments · Sneakers

    Around the City: Nike Flyknit Lunar 2 “Atomic Orange”

    The 2nd edition in the Nike Flyknit Lunar series made it’s worldwide debut yesterday and to coincide with release, are these full screen photos of the “Atomic Orange” colorway that you can scoop up right now over at Finishline. The…

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    February 5, 2014 · 4 Comments · K1X

    K1X Anti-Gravity “Oahu” Edition

    After dropping a plethora of colors pulled straight out of a rainbow in 2013, K1X has switched things up for the new year by introducing a new lifestyle edition Anti-Gravity to the mix. Instead of featuring the traditional ripstop/leather upper…

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    January 29, 2014 · 1 Comment · Air Jordan, Nike, Reebok, Sneakers

    Lost Sneaker Archives: Part 2

    It’s been a week since we posted Part 1 of Chicago’s Lost Archives and today, we are show you Part 2 of one of the most diverse vintage stock never before seen. Full of Nike’s, Fila’s, Reebok’s, you name it,…

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    January 22, 2014 · 1 Comment · Sneakers

    Rare Air: Michael Jordan Shatters Backboard

    Before his Championship Glory and 28 signature sneakers, Michael Jordan was breaking backboards in exhibition games overseas. During a Nike Exhibition game in Trieste, Italy, Michael Jordan scored 30 points before shattering the backboard on the opposing team (talk about…

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    January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments · Nike

    Pick Ups: Nike Air Max 1 “Night Track” Pack

    For me, the “Night Track” pack was one of the most underrated packs to release in 2013 and I hope these photos help my argument. My brother ended up snagging these off Nike and we decided to go out and…

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    January 18, 2014 · 2 Comments · Adidas, Air Jordan, Asics, Nike, Reebok, Sneakers

    Chicago’s Lost Sneaker Archives: Part 1

    We know what you’re thinking and yes, this place is as amazing as it looks. However, these photos are just a small preview of what kind of sneakers are housed in this undisclosed location in Chicago. Chicago may not be…

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    January 13, 2014 · 1 Comment · Sneakers

    Full Screen: Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Masterpiece”

    The Kobe 9 “Masterpiece” is becoming a bit of a controversial shoe for stylish fans of the Kobe series but as for the true hoopers, the Kobe 9 is looking to be a remarkable sneaker that not only offers comfort…

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    January 2, 2014 · 1 Comment · Nike, Sneakers

    Around the Office: Nike Air Max Flyknit 2014

    You ever stare at a shoe so long that it eventually became a problem because you can’t wear the damn thing due to it’s epic freshness? That’s how we felt about the Nike Air Max 2014 Flyknit. For the first…

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    December 30, 2013 · 0 Comments · Sneakers

    Air Jordan XI Retro Low LS “Azure” Sample

    2007 gave us a series of Air Jordan 11 Low’s and the continuation of the I.E series that was introduced in the early 2000′s. Seen here is a sample version of the “Azure” release, featuring a flipped version of the…

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    December 9, 2013 · 0 Comments · Fashion, Sneakers

    Highlight of the Week: Gotham Surveyor

    Snagging people off the street from all over NYC to Chicago, you don’t know where Gotham Surveyor will hit next on the globe when it comes to highlighting everyday people wearing dope fits. I actually ran into the guy behind…

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    December 5, 2013 · 1 Comment · Sneakers

    Air Jordan X SE Red Deer Skin Sample

    Did you know that there were a few Air Jordan 10′s made of Deer Skin? Back in 2005, The Air Jordan 10 became the highlight retro of the year as back to back originals were re-released, including a few new…

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To honor the 20th anniversary of the Insta Pump Fury, Crooked Tongues has joined the myriad of collaborators to take their stab at honoring the classic silhouette. Here we see a bold colorway that pays tribute to the 1994 World…

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JD Sports x Nike – Air Huarache “Black & Burgundy”

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