Whose Shoes? Sotu Edition.

As always, the colors and patterns of the 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collectionwere inspired by the city hosting the celebratory midseason exhibition. From the official release: Nike Basketball is paying tribute to the unique flavor of New Orleans with the 2014 NOLA Gumbo League Collection, including three shoes: LEBRON 11, KOBE 9 Elite and KD VI. A gumbo in the cultural sense, New Orleans is an eclecticmix of characters, music, cuisine andart. LEBRON 11 GATOR KING Inspired by the fearsome alligator, the king of the bayou, theLEBRON 11 Gator Kingis a bold expression of royalty and power. Gators, often a symbol of protection in New Orleans culture, influence graphic textures throughout the shoe. Invisible to the naked eye, hand-drawn patterns come to life as the Hyperposite bucket of the shoe glows in the dark. The musings of majestic color in deep purples, greens and gold are derived from the Rex king of carnival celebrations. KOBE 9 ELITEMAESTRO Nike Basketball pays tribute to the masters of Jazz in its birthplace. Like great jazz musicians who play instinctively, Bryant brings a similar improvisation to his game. Paying homage to this classic genre and some of its greatestmusicians, theKOBE 9 Elite Maestrouses accents of brass in the upper. Aglow-in-the-dark outsole pops at night, just as the jazz clubs swing into action. The upper includes additional, secret glow-in-the-dark symbols. KD VI ILLUSION Not everything is what it first appears to be in New Orleans. Similarly, Durant defies the perception of a near seven-footer an illusion of sorts.
Source: http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/28/nike-unveils-all-star-shoes-for-kobe-bryant-kevin-durant-and-lebron-james/?ocid=Yahoo&partner=ya5nbcs

Avery Flynn: Shoes, glorious shoes

SOTU Edition. By Patrick Tutwiler on January 29, 2014 12:35 AM So which political strategist and frequent TV guest decided to wear these snazzy sneakers for his big wholesale fashion clothing post-SOTU appearance on national television? Find out after the jump If you guessed Frank Luntz, you win (nothing)!!!!!! Hooray you! Yup, Luntz wore these beauties while moderating a focus group for Fox News of totally unbiased and randomly selected Americans* about their views on Obamacare. Guess he was going for a run after?
Source: http://www.mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/whose-shoes-sotu-edition_b122302

Marathon Sports tip of the week: When do I get new shoes?

Simplistic elegance, the ballet flats are a key wardrobe piece before Sabrina’s makeover in Paris and afterward. They act as a sort of bridge between the inside her and the outside her. And when she realizes she might just have spent the last few years mooning after the wrong brother? Well, it’s those flats that she’s wearing. Julianne Hough (in the remade “Footloose”) wears the red cowboy boots that Lori Singer made famous in the original “Footloose” movie.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/01/28/avery-flynn-high-heeled-wonder-shoe-love/4953437/

Nike unveils All-Star shoes for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and LeBron James

A pair of shoes will typically last for 300-500 miles (lots of variables body type, terrain, etc). For the actual marathon, you want a fresher pair of shoes. Most people will log a 20 22 mile run as their longest run before the marathon. On race day, youll be pushing your body even further, beyond where youve taken it before. You want to make sure your feet are as well protected as possible and that youre getting the maximum level of shock absorption as possible. That will not happen if youre running the race in a pair of shoes that already has already hoofed several hundred miles. Quite possibly your other training shoes will still have some life in them for shorter runs, but leave them at home on race day and opt for newer shoes.
Source: http://www.boston.com/sports/marathon/blog/2014/01/marathon_sports_tip_of_the_wee.html

Freshened Vagabond Shoes Returns in Arcadia

IT) when he runs in the $200,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) for older horses Feb. 1 at one mile on the Santa Anita Park turf. “He can run a mile,” trainer John Sadler said of the 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding, noting Vagabond Shoes had extensive experience at the distance while running in France. “He’s an older horse and he had a hard campaign last year,” Sadler added in explaining the brief absence. “We’ve got him fresh for this year.” Owned by Hronis Racing, Vagabond Shoes was a group III winner at Chantilly and has the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) as his lone U.S.
Source: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/83050/freshened-vagabond-shoes-returns-in-arcadia

Special-edition Drake shoes not actually sold for $100K, giveaway winner felt uncomfortable owning them

Nevertheless, it’s quite relatable that Little, in the midst of this fervor, would feel as if he were in possession of an item so valuable that he could be at risk of burglary or other types of crime. It’s a little ridiculous in retrospect, but such possibilities do exist in the absence of a formal auction system and the security and insurance that come along with it. The good news, I suppose, is that Little fell victim to nothing worse than paranoia and has ended this saga with a cool story and a pretty neat gift from one of his favorite artists. Such things don’t beat $100,000 (which translates to 150 beaver pelts in the Canadian barter system, as determined by seven-term prime minister Wayne Gretzky). But it’s a pretty nice ending no matter what.
Source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/special-edition-drake-shoes-not-actually-sold-100k-010403511–nba.html