Hardwood and Hollywood

Piera’s Picks: Holiday Edition

S’up? Quite a strong week ahead of us. There are tons of dope Nike releases and one more Ronnie Fieg release that I’m ignoring, because I feel like that’s all I’ve been talking about throughout the year — Ronnie Fieg collabos. No hateration, though, I respect him for being a hardworking person.

So, let’s do this.


aaacbcfaad282aabaefa2e39b86f2443_1450213238

Nike KD 8 EXT

White woven upper and gum bottom? COME OVER HERE (Scorpion voice).


3d12545a09d02e4e8228fe41531e6ea9_1449083330

Reebok Pump Blast

We get it Reebok, you had one cool tech thing in the ’90s. But why the heck do you have to put it ON EVERY RETRO YOU ARE PUTTING OUT? Oh right, there’s no real reason for it.


1a0363e5551ac9f00ef16c0ff555686d_1450731541

Nike Payaa

That olive pair, man! Silhouette-wise, not too sure. I need to see it in person, but I like innovation and this shoe looks innovative. It looks like the lovebaby of a Roshe and the Hyperdunk 2015. The Nike Payaa is something to check out.


ce6e72ade626e5169ad598606dc2e587_1450455760

Nike Air Huarache Ultra

I don’t know about these, either. I like the Huarache in all of its different versions, but this one kind of feels like a cheaper little brother.


391b462f9821c07fe184310002dd20de_1450120701

adidas D Lillard 2 “Rip City”

As much I love what adidas did in lifestyle this year, I’m not a fan of their basketball performance stuff. The shoes they put out always look old. They look clumsy, round and heavy. The D Lillard 2 is nothing different.


f99f486c2cd07091f4869e9e0a38b919_1449768924

Nike Kobe X Christmas

Out of  all three Christmas colorways (LeBron, KD, Kobe) the Kobe X is the only that has a Christmas vibe to it. I like the gold and also the green-black-red woven toebox. What I appreciate the most is that it doesn’t look too Christmas-ish. Swag.

The following two tabs change content below.
Piera Montenero is a lifestyle and footwear blogger, especially for sneakers and basketball performance shoes. Besides running her own blog and reviewing Sneakers on YouTube she contributes to Baller Mind Frame. Tweet her @pieraskicks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *