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Saturday, December 19, 2015

 Doing a "TOP 10" is played out. It's like choosing your favorite Top 10 M.C.'s, everybody's list is going to be different! However, if you're in the conversation, then you're saying somethin'!! Without further ado, let's get to some of the BEST releases in 2015!
Since these releases are in no particular order, let us begin with the one above the rest. Literally! Kanye's partnership with Adidas proved more than fruitful, it once again has his thumb print on the sneaker culture. With the first offering of the Yeezy Boost 350, it proves Ye's eye and taste for fashion resonates with the culture. Woven upper, Adidas Boost sole. Simple, and clean.
 The Air Jordan 1 "Chicago Home" OG made a strong comeback in 2015. The original colors, with the "Nike Air" on the tongue and inside the shoe made these kicks a must have amongst true sneaker heads across the globe.
 Don C.'s collabo with Jordan Brand to unveil the butter-soft, quilted leather and blue suede Air Jordan 2's was a highly anticipated release. Camping out or connectin' with the plug was a must to get your hands on these.
 The "Bugs Bunny" 7's made a comeback this year, with Jordan celebrating 30 years of the Air Jordan brand.  White leather and suede in the OG colorway was well received in 2015. Nike and Jordan Brand even took it back to the original launch campaign, back when these classics first touched store shelves.
 10 years ago, the Hi-Top De La Soul's dropped, and amny people slept on them. They didn't see how important the release was to the culture, and to Hip-Hop. We saw two De La releases in 2015, this one being the hottest by far. A clean, low-top version of the original, and the culture properly embraced these kicks. A must-have pair if you truly and passionately understand the connection.
 The Public School Brand is a frequent collaborator with Jordan Brand. They partnered on a pair of Air Jordan X's, which came out dope. The PSNYxAir Jordan 12's, however, are on a different level. Ask Mello, these kicks remind you of "wet cement", the way the suede glides on the shoe. The deep, rigid cuts in these kicks looks like they came straight out of the mold and jumped in the box! If you were able to get your hands on these like me and my brother Mello, you are in the "Exclusive Circle". Welcome!
The Yeezy Boost 750 "Black Crack" had Nike switching the release date for the Air Jordan 11 "72-10". Kanye's kicks are definitely the most sought after pair of sneakers in 2015. Arguably, he's had the most sought after sneakers since 2009, if you wanna keep it 100.
 In 2013, when Nike released the Air Jordan III "88" Edition, Mello and I talked about Nike releasing future OG's with the "Nike Air" on the kicks. Here we are, with the OG Air Jordan VI in the Maroon colorway. Definitely a dope release, and the first in Nike's price hike up to $220.
 A job well done on these Jordan IV's from the "Remastered" Series. The Oreos...
 ...And the Teal IV's set 2015 off the right way.
 Me and Mello talk about kicks like we talk about our kids. It's a daily conversation. I first had a pair of Diadora's in 1989, buttersoft white leather with red interior. One of the most comfortable kicks I had ever rocked at that time. It was crazy how we were talking about a possible resurgence with Diadora, and Packer Brand teamed up with Diadora and Raekwon to release the "Purple Tape" sneakers. Very limited, very exclusive. Very happy to see my favorite Italian pair make a serious comeback for a new generation.
 Can we say 2015 was Drake's year? I think its safe to say it with extreme confidence. Not only did the M.C./Singer destroy his competition in music, his partnership with Jordan saw a classic Jordan sneaker remixed with Drake's signature "OVO" logo. Sold out like his concerts. If you don't have these, it's too late. Ha!
 When I first saw the Air Jordan 11 "72-10's" I wasn't completely sold on the first few flicks. As the release date drew closer, and the pictures gave way to more detail, I realized how dope Nike was to remix one of the most iconic pairs of sneakers in the Air Jordan saga. Using a tumbled leather (used on the Air Jordan III's) with a tumbled leather undertone on the Patent Leather, properly complimented with a milky gel sole. The metallic Red Jumpman logo really set these kicks off in time for Christmas. A must have in 2015!
 The "Mirror" Foams, aka the "All-Star Weekend" Foams, were another sought after jewel in 2015. These foams gave you a reflection like none other. Although we heard stories about the reflective material coming off some kicks, it was still a dope idea that came to life in 2015.
 In 2014, Supreme stores in both Los Angeles and New York saw sneaker heads going crazy over the Supreme x Nike "Versace" Foamposite release. 2015, the frenzy continued with the Spreme collaboration with Jordan Brand for 3 pairs of the Air Jordan V. The stand out pair was the Jordan V "Camo", which stole the show.
 Many people, let alone sneakerheads, didn't know about Air Jordan shattering a backboard like the late, great Darryl Dawkins. Jordan broke the backboard during a game in Italy, right before his first season in the NBA commenced. The colorway commemorated his uniform, and the insole gave a salute to the shattered backboard. Definitely a 2015 collector's item.
 A summer time favorite, the Jordan 11 "Bred" lows were on  the radar this past summer. A sneakerhead favorite of 2015.
 The "Aqua" 8's releasing once again after 7 years was a pleasant welcome for many of us. I personally had the OG's, but missed out in 2008. Lucky enough to snatch apair this time around, because of the memories I built in these kicks. Now, I can do it all over again. Another must-have to end the year off right.
 The Huarache OG's, aka the "Pippen's" made a comeback this year, switching up the shade of purple, and a few details to the midsole. An all-around comfortable pair of kicks. Glad to see these, as well as the low-tops make a comeback for the summer of 2015.
 Brooklyn's Own Borough President Fabolous linked up with Packer and Ewing to release a special pair of kicks with a Gucci-colorway theme. Highly anticipated among true sneakerheads, these Ewings are a must have for the collection. Break these out during the holidays to keep heads watching your every move.
Last, but certainly not least, the "Lady Liberty" Air Jordan X's had heads going crazy for All-Star Weekend. The dusted Silver Leather with Tiffany blue interior and accents on the sole made these kicks one of Jordan's best for 2015. If you rep NYC the way we do, you already know what these mean to the city! Thank you for rockin' with KickGame DVD since 2009! We bring the BEST in the culture from an honest standpoint. We don't post kicks we wouldn't rock. We give you the GREATNESS straight from the heart. Stay tuned to KickGame, as we get ready to heat up in 2016! Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey! Cali "O" #KickGameDVD #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 The sneaker game is crazy right now!! First, we'd like to apologize to all our loyal followers for being away so long! We've been on the move with everyday life, and also trying to update our website to keep you all engaged. With that, let's get into the new saga on the streets! Word is, Nike and Jordan Brand changed their release date for the Air Jordan XI "72-10's", which were scheduled to drop on December 19th. Apparently, the date changed because Kanye and Adidas are droppin' the new "Black Crack" Yeezy Boost 750's on the same day!
Above is a flick of Kanye rockin' the sample version of his upcoming Adidas release. As you can see, the sample version featured a gumsole, and the Black colorway wasn't as deep and brilliant as the final version.
 When Travi$ Scott threw up this photo of his early "Christmas gift" from Kanye, the sneaker culture went bananas. The all-Black colorway features a richness to the suede upper, complimented by a deep Black sole. The strap is a Yeezy signature, giving these kicks its usual flair.
 KickGame DVD was one of the FIRST to tell you that Adidas was on the rise, to take back its top position in the sneaker world. Signing Kanye to a deal was one of the smartest and brightest things the German sneaker giant could've done. Kanye keeps ears to the streets when it comes to sneakers, and proved his worth with both Nike and Louis Vuitton, respectively. Nike did a huge disservice by letting Yeezy go, and his absence is felt. Nike just signed LeBron James to a "lifetime" sneaker deal, worth close to $800 Million, sources say. But, the question is, does LeBron have the POWER to keep fans tuned in to Nike like Kanye? I doubt it. The Yeezy 2's, the "Red Octobers" to be specific, are one of the BEST sneaker releases in history, if not the BEST. Kany definitely jumped over the Jumpman, and landed comfortably at Adidas.
There's no question with the saturation of Jordans on the market, that Nike will, in fact, continue to make money. There's a new generation of sneakerheads, with some eager to cop EVERY release, while the others are getting schooled by the OG's. With Nike and Jordan Brand changing the release date for the Air Jordan XI's, it shows, not only the new refreshing momentum that Adidas is regaining, but it also allows us to get a glimpse that the once powerful machine may soon be running out of oil. The Air Jordan XI "72-10's" drop on December 12th, with the Yeezy Boost 750 droppin' the following Saturday, December 19th. Keep it locked right here to KickGame DVD, your source for the best in the sneaker culture!  Cali "O"  #KickGameDVD #WeAreBack #LikeWeNeverLeftYou #Official


Thursday, August 20, 2015

 There were so many who doubted the "Power" of Kanye West. (That was a play on his hit song off the "Twisted, Dark Fantasy" album...) After leaving Nike, who refused to pay him royalties due him for the massive sales of the iconic Air Yeezy collection, 'Ye comes out of the corner faster and stronger with Adidas. We told you back in January that Adidas is on the come up for that #1 spot they once held. From the looks of things, I can tell you by 2016, we'll be looking forward to 60% of everything they drop. That's for a later conversation. Right now, the topic is the "Pirate Black" Yeezy 350 Boost, and its the only thing on the radar.
 Here we go. A Black knit upper, complimented by a primal Grey striped pattern that covers the entire upper. A Black canvas pull-tab on the back of each sneaker for easy slip-on. The thick, rope laces are an added touch. It gives the shoes a nice, firm balance.
 There's one thing that we should be talking about. It is Adidas' answer to Nike Air. The Boost Technology is included in the Yeezy's, from toe to heel. The comfort it provides to your feet is something many will be speaking of (if you are blessed with the chance to have a pair of Yeezy 350 Boost, or a different pair of kicks from Adidas which carries the Boost Technology) by this time next year. You can feel the difference.
The stamp on the insole. Adidas x Yeezy is the kind of collaboration we've always wanted, but didn't know it. Just like Jay-Z and Biggie. Could you imagine if they did an entire album together? The sneaker culture deserved this. Kanye was one of the first to defect from the machine. Believe in yourself, in your passion. Don't take no for an answer, and NEVER sell yourself short. Kanye took a leap on faith, and I'm sure those laws were in the back of his mind.
48 hours from now, the WORLD will understand, yet again, why Kanye is such a WINNER. His designs, whether it be sneakers or fashion, is usually pushing the envelope. Some say "ahead of his time". I say Kanye is a fashion designer who deserves the same respect as Riccardo Tisci, or Gaultier, or Versace. His fashion is more than a statement. Nike knows. He didn't just "Do It", he did it. Snatch up the "Pirate Black" Yeezy 350 Boost this Saturday, August 22nd.  Cali "O" #TeamKickGame #PirateBlack #YeezyBoost


Monday, August 3, 2015

 Actually, you're right on time. Drizzy has proven himself to be one of Hip-Hop's best M.C.'s. His consistency when it comes to music is unparalleled, reminiscent of Hov in many ways. His two impromptu performances on freestyles in the past week has his name buzzin' through the game with heavy rotation.
 After a highly publicized battle with Philly rapper Meek Mill, and the release of his collaborative effort with The Game entitled, "100", Drake and Jordan Brand unveil a sneak peek at the OVO x Air Jordan 8's.

 With the "Black Chrome" 8's set to release in the 4th quarter this year, we see what could be the trademark of the OVO brand placement on the back side panel of the 8's. Nothing on the kicks really change, other than the "all Black everything" look throughout the sneaker and the Gold Owl on the sides. 
No release date set in stone, but September 12th we'll see the OVO x Air Jordan X's drop. Stay tuned to KickGame DVD for the latest.  Cali "O" #TeamKickGame

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