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The Kickz Stand x Sole Kitchen Sneaker of the Year 2023 #3

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Derrick Narciso
Derrick Narciso
My Personal Top 5 Sneakers - Air Max 1 OG - Air Max 1 x Atmos - Air Max 90 x DQM 'Bacon' - Air Jordan 1 'Banned' 2011 - Air Jordan III 'Black Cements' Instagram: @shoezen.one

Kith x Marvel XMen x Asic Gel Lyte lll '07 Remastered Pack

As I mentioned in a pod interview with the crew from @inkixwetrust, this pair just played so much on my childhood and obsession with anything X-Men. This collaboration was the perfect tribute to the animated television series, and collectable cards. I love that Ronnie’s inner child inspired the design elements of box and shoe, and added to one of the best sneaker unboxing experiences I’ve ever had. Firstly, the box, covered in X-Men graphics, sealed and once openned transforms into the display box that’s reminiscent of box that stores the packets of cards you’d buy from Granny May’s (I’m that old). Secondly, the foil packet storing the shoe requires you to carefully rip the top edge, like opening a packet of Ultra Fleer X-Men cards. Thirdly, the sneakers, and ERMAHGERD the sneakers! I love that the sneaker was given the “remastered” treatment – quality materials and OG shape. I love that you had no clue which character inspired sneaker you got, and it wouldn’t matter which one you’d get because they’re all unique in their own right – Seven different pairs, that pay homage to size iconic characters. The story telling of this pack, combined with the unboxing experience and the quality of the sneaker, is the reason why my Cyclops pair is in my Top 10 Sneakers of 2023. Honestly, I’m humming the theme song of the animated series as I type this!!!

Hey fam, my name’s Emmanuel and I go by @kickinitwithgee on Instagram. I’ve been actively collecting sneakers since 2013, however, my sneaker journey started decades before that. One thing I love about the sneaker community are the connections you make with like minded people. Those connections led me to be part of a collective known as SoleKitchenAU.

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