In this episode of TSB, the crew reassemble after the Christmas break to record their first show of 2019. They begin the show by discussing the progress of their Sneaker Royal Rumble on Instagram, which seems to show some Jordan bias in the early going.
Nike is releasing a basketball version of their Hyperadapt later this year for a somewhat reasonable price. And by “somewhat reasonable price” we mean $350.
StockX opened up a pop-up in New York over the holiday, allowing customers to sell their sneakers and streetwear for cash on the spot, while also conducting live authentications. One can only imagine the amount of haggling that went down.
In only the second week of 2019 we already have our “feel good story of the year” with Foot Locker committing a $3 million investment in children’s lifestyle brand “Super Heroic”. Upon hearing the news, Jason Mayden was reportedly said to be seen walking around like he had an “S” on his chest.
Friend of the show, Sean “Paper Chasr” Williams was recently announced as a brand ambassador for “We Are Underdogs” footwear brand.
Pensole and FDRA were suppose to host a sneaker event at the Smithsonian Museum of African-American History next month. The crew wonders how the government shutdown will effect that event.
And finally, if you’re buying sneakers off of eBay be prepared to begin paying sales taxes this year. Thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court decision, if you live in, and are shipping to and from the states of, Washington, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma, you’ll have to pay a state sales tax on all purchases, including sneakers.