Wednesday, December 31, 2008


2008 was quite a comeback year for shoes. From the Countdown packs to the Air Jordan XX3, there was something for everyone. The hype of the Hyperdunk was rather unexpected but thanks to the Olympics they were a big hit. I hope everyone was able to get the shoe they wanted. If not keep on hunting because the chase is part of the excitement. I would like to thank all who have supported me (especially my wife and kids) either online or at the shows. Our goal for 2009 is to strive to better serve our customers and provide the best selection of sneakers online. From everyone here at ShoeAffliction we would like to wish all a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 26, 2008


The most anticipated release of the year lived up to all the hype and then some. With two classic Air Jordans (11 & 12) anchoring this pack it will be one that most will want to have in their collection. The Air Jordan 11 & 12 are two of my favorite Jordans of all time. Both shoes are great and it was nice to see Jordan Brand keep them in their original colorways.

Please check the "What's for Sale?" section below for prices and availability.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


From all of us at Shoe Affliction we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008



This was one of those releases that you will never forget. Online sites crashed and stores were either limited or hiked the price up. I hope everyone had a good experience. We were able to get a few packs and after careful research we have full sets and individual pairs available. Please contact if you are interested as some of these are posted on eBay. If you don't see your size please check back because our inventory is frequently updated. Thank you!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I'm just trying to keep things fresh so here is my new logo featuring one of my favorite kicks of all and the site name. Enjoy!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


ShoeAffliction was at the Sole Assassin event in Long Beach, CA at the Blue Cafe. Thanks to all that showed up and chilled. Overall, we had a great time with all the sneakerheads. See you at the next event in February.

Friday, December 12, 2008


The release of the 11/12 Countdown Pack has been moved up to Saturday December 20, 2008. We will be splitting the 11/12 Countdown Pack so be on the lookout when we list the sizes and price. Good luck!

Friday, December 5, 2008


Attention all you Southbay sneakerheads! Make sure you guys visit Loaded and checkout Soleassassins for some dope gear and rare kicks. The shop is fresh and the crew are chill. ShoeAffliction will be attending the Sole Assassin event in Long Beach on December 13, 2008. Make sure you drop buy and checkout our latest kicks.


With the unprecedented release of three different colors of one shoe model on the same day Jordan Brand really hit it out of the park. The concept was great and the reaction was just as mad as those Black Friday deals. The steep price did not deter those who wanted all three. The Air Jordan 23 is the last of the numbered models and it has not disappointed. There will be one more limited release similar to the Titaniums in December and it will surely be crazy.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This years Doernbecher Freestyle Collection Charity Shoe features the Air Jordan 1 high. Tony Taylor's design is quite unique and sold out in minutes. The shoe features the Denver Nuggets colors with patent leather and graphics unique to Tony Taylor. Great shoe for a great cause.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


I hope everyone enjoys todays food and football. Get some rest though Because tomorrow will sure be crazy especially with the release of the Air Jordan XX3 in three different colors. Good luck to all and be safe. 

Monday, November 24, 2008


The shoe that started it all has again shown it can stand the test of time. The classic black and red colorway and the mystique of the Michael Jordan is back. The release of the Air Jordan 1 high straps in the black/varsity red colorway is quickly selling out and unquestionably is an instant classic. The straps have given a twist to the old favorite which is very hard to find due to limited and delayed shipments. I hope to get more sizes later this week.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Purple and gold can be very loud to wear, but as a Los Angeles Laker fan you sometimes want to show your support. Over the years I have collected some of the many shoes featuring the Laker colors. My personal favorites are the Air Max Uptempo Derek Fisher PEs and the Laker Converse Weapons. With the NBA season starting, I hope to add to my collection of Laker colorway shoes.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I've been messing around trying to capture that cool shot. Here are photos of some of my favorite shoes. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I have the very popular Countdown Package 6s "Carmines" for sale at $300 each shipped. I have size 8.5, 9, 10, 11.5 available.

STOCK UP part 1!!

I have the popular Jordan Countdown Package 3s for sale at $250 each, shipped. I have size 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5 available.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I hope everyone got a chance to vote. It makes a difference!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


The highly anticipated Air Jordan 20/3 Countdown Pack was released today and many were not disappointed. Just like most of the previous packs this one had one very popular Air Jordan (3) and one below average Air Jordan (20) as far as color and quality is concerned. The Air Jordan 3 in the black cement grey colorway is among the best Jordans ever in terms of style and popularity. I was able to get my hands on a few packs and plan on selling them separately. I currently have size 9, 9.5 and 10.5 for sale. Get your hands on them now before they are all gone. Please contact me if you are interested. I will be updated as I get more sizes.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Shoeaffliction was at the Dunkxchange in Fullerton, CA on Saturday October 11. The event was great and the people were friendly. Met Imani from the pharcyde and chatted about kicks. Big shout outs to those sneakerheads that stopped by my table. If you didn't get a chance to go or stop by my table don't worry, we will be at the next one.

Monday, October 6, 2008


The Air Penny basketball shoe line is one of the most popular in Nike history. Last month Nike released the Penny 2 retro in the black/varsity royal white colorway and many scooped them up. These were made popular by Anfree "Penny" Hardaway of the Orlando Magic back in the mid to late '90s. The Penny 2 combines style and comfort. This shoe will not sit on the shelves long so don't sleep on them. Nike will also release the white/varsity royal black colorway later this month too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Its been awhile since the last post because we've been busy gearing up for the holiday season. On Saturday October 11, 2008 Dunkxchange will have their last Southern California event of the year in Fullerton. The event will feature local vendors offering items from clothing to those hard to find kicks. Shoeaffliction will be there with a table so make sure you drop by and check out our shoes or just say hello. More information about the show can be found at Dunkxchange.com 

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Back in 2000 when these came out as a woman version, who knew that they would become one of the most popular Air Jordan XI lows of all-time. I remember seeing these at the outlets for $50. Nowadays it is rare to find a deadstock pair floating around. The combination of the citrus color and the classic Air Jordan XI style make these very popular.

Friday, September 19, 2008


For a limited time only I am offering the Air Jordan 1 Olympic edition for $115 shipped. I have size 8.5, 9, and 9.5 available. These are selling out fast and will be hard to find later. Please email me for details. Thank you.

Monday, September 15, 2008


Ever since Nike and Jordan Brand decided to make a different box for the Air Jordan shoe line they have made a variety of boxes through the years. I personally like the all silver with the red jumpman that debuted with the 1999/2000 models. The silver briefcase that came with the Air Jordan XVII is also one that I like because it is unique. I have pictured just a few of the boxes that I have, but please vote for your favorite.

  • China Hyperdunk size 9, 9.5, 10 $120
  • Air Force Max Barkley size 9 $75
  • Air Max 95 (white/ngr blue-neutral gray black) sample sz 9 $85
  • Air Jordan 1 Olympic sz 9, 9.5 $125

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Laces are often overlooked and under appreciated. Over the years there have been many kinds of laces; fat, skinny, flat, round, etc. I believe that the right lace can make a shoe even better looking. Even the length and color of the laces makes a big difference. One notable shoelace from the past were the fat round ones from the Air Jordan XI which were very different than others that were out at that time. Today there are a variety of colors and styles including ones with metal tips.

Monday, September 8, 2008


It looks like Jordan Brand is going to release plenty of kicks this holiday season. With the rumor of retros being put on hold for several years, Jordan Brand is not holding back! Sneaker heads are sure to find something to their liking starting in October with the the Countdown Pack 3/20. November is going to be rough on the wallet as JB plans to release three Air Jordan XX3 on the same day including the much anticipated "Motorsports" colorway. And of course Christmas would not be complete (or should I say after Christmas) without the highly expected Countdown Pack 11/12. I will be splitting the 3/20 and 11/12 packs so be sure to check back. A complete list of these and other notable Jordan releases are listed below.

Air Jordan Countdown 3/20
III Retro Black/Cement Grey-Varsity Red
XX Retro Black/Dark Charcoal-Black

Air Jordan Countdown 8/15
VIII Retro White/Black-True Red
XV Retro Black/Varsity Red

XX3 Black/University blue White

XX3 Black/Varsity-Red White

XX3 Black/Varsity-Royal White

Air Jordan Countdown 11/12
XI Retro Black/White-Varsity Red
XII Retro White/Black-Taxi

Thursday, September 4, 2008


First, thank you for those who participated in the last weeks survey. Although the majority of the Air Jordans have been released were in the Chicago Bulls colors (white/red or black/red), my favorite colorways are the white/black and white/blue colorways. I favor the white/black or blue colorways because they stand out more in my opinion. In my opinion the Air Jordan XX3 premier in the white/titanium-university blue colorway was one of the best color conmbinations that they ever released. With so many Bulls colorways that they come out with, it is refreshing when they release some Jordans in different colors. What is your favorite Air Jordan colorway. Vote for your favorite colorway in this weeks survey.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

CDP 18/5!!!

I just received some Air Jordan Collezione 18/5 Countdown Packs and they are really sweet. Many have complained about the quality of these Jordans from the Countdown packs especially the 18s, but the onesI have are in great condition (check out the pictures). The Air Jordan 5s are very nicely made and are a must have for your Jordan fan. The icey soles and the 23 on the side will make these one of the most sought out Jordans from this Countdown pack series.
For those who are interested in these, I will be splitting them up and putting them on Ebay. Please contact me if you have any questions, comments or offers. Thanks and don't forget to

vote on the survey!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Through the years of playing basketball I've worn many types and styles of shoes. If I could narrow my choices to the top three, it would be between the Nike Air Force Max, Air Jordan XVI, and the Nike Zoom Kobe 1. What is your best basketball shoe you've played in? Join in the survey and see if your shoe ranks at the top. Let me know if I omitted some shoes so I can add it to the poll.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


As promised I have a few Air Jordan 3 black/cements from the 3/20 Countdown Pack for sale. I know that a lot of people are tired of being forced to buy a $310+ Countdown Pack for just one pair that they really like and selling the other shoe. I am offering you the opportunity to buy just the Air Jordan 3. This pack will not be released until October but I was able to get these early. I will be getting more in so please contact me or check back soon.

Saturday, August 16, 2008


When the Defining Moments Package came out a couple of years ago nobody thought that it would be the start of something new. With all these Countdown Packages coming out this year we can not over look the significance of this first package. I recently was able to pick a couple more DMP XIs and look to add more. I know it is not the same as the OGs or the 2000 retros but they won't fall apart or yellow like them either.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


The Air Jordan V is one of the most popular Jordans ever even with the release of an unconventional colorway like the "Grapes". I find this particular colorway to be very refreshing from the black and red we are use to. This color is bold and simple. I wished they made more Jordans with this colorway. Imagine some IIIs or XIs in this grape ice colorway!

check out some of my new Ebay auctions!

Friday, August 8, 2008

United We Rise!

Nike released a few new shoes to coincide with the Beijing Olympics. The “United We Rise” player editions includes the Nike Hyperdunks, Nike Zoom Soldier II, Jordan Olympian, and Converse Wade. Nike also released an Air force 1 low with the “United We Rise” theme. The detail and quality of the shoes are quite good. They also packaged the shoes with a special “United We Rise” box and suede shoe bag with the logos of the player printed on them.

I was able to get the Hyperdunks and Lebron Soldier II from Niketown LA. The whole process was smooth and there were less people then I expected. They had very few pairs of the Hyperdunks and only those that came the day before who got wristbands and signed in were able to buy them.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

My Collection part 2

The Air Jordan IV is another one of my favorite Jordans of all time. I remember my OG black/red pair back in the day. I actually skateboarded in them. When they were retroed back in 1999 I only got the white/cement colorway. Only later did I get another black/red colorway. Just like the Air Jordan IIIs I have a sentimental attachment to this particular model because of my childhood.

Check back tomorrow for some sneakers to commemorate the start of the Olympics.

Sunday, August 3, 2008


As a collector of sneakers for many years, my collection, as you can imagine, is quite large. However, I believe that quality is more important than quantity. I don't necessarily get every Air Jordan, but I get the ones I like. When I like a particular model, I will get multiple pairs as well as other colorways of that model. I will be showcasing my collection in the upcoming weeks, so be on the lookout.

Answer to previous post is the Air Jordan III Black/Cement

Friday, August 1, 2008

Can you name this shoe?

It’s my favorite Air Jordan in the black/cement grey colorway. I think that this particular Air Jordan is the one that took the shoe industry to the next level. Not only is it the most aesthetic looking Jordan, but the first with the jumpman logo and visible air bubble. I personally own 10 pairs of this Air Jordan.

My latest pick up is a classic that will be released as part of the ?/18Countdown Package series due out in October. Keep an eye out for size availability. I will be splitting the package up for those who just want one but not the other.

Check out my next post for the answer.

Thursday, July 31, 2008


I recently had a table at the Dunkxchange in Lakewood, CA. There were a lot of people and it was hot! There was live music and giveways. Everyone was having a great time. I was able to pick up some deadstock XI columbias. Overall I had a great time talking to people about sneakers and trying to find some deals. I will be attending the next Dunkxchange on October 11, 2008 at Fullerton, CA. Make sure to come by and check out my table or just say whats up.

Countdown Pack Air Jordan VII "Hares" size 8.5 $190 shipped SOLD!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Jordan XVIs

These were one of the most comfortable Jordans I have worn. I still have my OG pair deadstock. I wish they would retro the midnight navy color.

I have some Air Jordan XVI from the 7/16 Countdown Pack. I have split the packs because I know most just want one of the two shoes in each pack. I only have a 9.5 available. Please contact me or click on the size to see the Ebay auction.


It started with my first pair of Air Jordans. The OG III true blues way back in the day! Ever since then I have been addicted to sneakers. Then, I found out that the shoe game is a business and I began selling on Ebay in 2000. I soon found Niketalk which added to my addiction. Now, I am starting this blog to help others keep their affliction to shoes. I hope you enjoy and keep coming back for updated news and inventory. Thanks!

Monday, July 28, 2008


I am currently working on the blog to offer authentic shoes to the sneaker community. Thanks and come back soon!