So you’ve spent a couple hours on the site and you feel like new human. You’ve strapped yourself up with a tight new playlist. You might have even have picked up a few likes on Facebook from sharing one of our posts.

You’re really killing it and feeling fly, but the last step is to make sure you look the part out there. Welcome to Kicks and Lids. We’ll be giving you the inside scoop, and where to find the latest gear to hit the street. From the tightest snapbacks to the freshest kicks, and every other accessory in between.

We’ll be turning over every stone to make sure nothing slips under the radar, so much so that if Crocs decide to drop some game changing kicks out of nowhere, you’ll be the first to cop a pair.



New Balance Re-launches the Ugliest Shoes in History

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The Force Is With You

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Originals Meet Boost

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Some fresh kit

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Drake Drops OVO Collaboration “Veldskoene” – Gives Africa No Credit

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 27th May 2017

So your boy Drake is at it again. The guy loves “borrowing” from Africa and claiming it’s his original stuff.

To be fair he’s one of the biggest artists in the world and putting Black Coffee on has done big things …

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Adidas Iniki [New Bounce]

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th May 2017

The Adidas Iniki has proven to be something truly special, and has really hit a soft spot in fans hearts since its release . The return of an Original style kick has worked wonders for Adidas. So much so that a massive growth in …

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Air Oscillate X Roger Federer

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 23rd May 2017

Its been a while since the day that Nike strapped up Pete Sampras with the Air Oscillate for the first time. The damage done by Sampras in those shoes was so historical that at the beginning of this year, 20 years later, Nike dropped a patriotic rendition of the kick. …

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Adidas PureBOOST Clima Series: Pure Beauty

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 15th May 2017

Adidas have just dropped a new PureBoost Clima series which combines Climacool and Boost technology to create a unique kick, designed for warm weather.

The shoe features a seamless Circular Knit upper, a breathable double wrap tongue, external heel ventilation, a flexible Stretchweb outsole …

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247 Breathe

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 9th May 2017

Okay chaps, so the New Balance 247’s have really made a mark in the industry with their unbelievably slick finish – on top of the fact that once they’re on your feet you feel pretty much unstoppable.  But the new Breathe Pack …

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Old Skool “Jamaica”

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th April 2017

Okay fam, this right over here is one for the books. In all seriousness though, this could quite possibly be the tightest collaboration we will see this year. The only worry is that these have been designed for the fast …

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Free Run Motion Flyknit

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 13th April 2017

Nike are extending their Free Run Motion Flyknit range this year with the introduction of the 2017 model – and boy does it look comfy! They’ve tweaked the design with the the extension of the collar to give that sock-like fit to the kicks. …

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Adidas W NMD_CS2 PK “Ronin”

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 3rd April 2017

Adidas just keeps on firing out slick releases. This time they’ve done something wonderful for the ladies.

To be honest, we weren’t fans of the original NMD sock, but the tweaks that were made for V2 started to convert us. This …

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Adidas With The Cheese

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 27th March 2017

Adidas are expanding their boost collection with the addition of the new CrossKnit Boost “Pimento”. Now before you go thinking that this is just another ordinary development, with the upgrades to this new boost being complete irrelevant in your life and do not …

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Throwback Thursday: Sneaker Grails

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 23rd March 2017

This week’s edition of Throwback Thursday is dedicated to a pair of kicks that are rarer than a calm day in Parliament: The Nike Yeezy 2 “Net” Custom.

We’re bringing you one of our ultimate sneaker grails. Customized by Maggi in 2014, these …

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Puma Changes the Game

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 16th March 2017

Puma has been a stand out brand in the last couple years in terms of innovation. They have completely revamped their style and locally have connected themselves with some of the slickest in the game, such as: Riky Rick.
With their …

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Jet Life X Reebok Club C85

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 14th March 2017

Reebok has done another epic collaboration that you need to hear about! This time teaming up with New Orleans rapper Curren$y. This collaboration has delivered something truly special – influenced by the rapper lifestyle and love for the gangster way, the Jet Life x Reebok Club …

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Crispest Cold Weather Kicks Around

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 6th March 2017

Air Jordan Retro 3 “Wool”
You won’t find a more multi purpose kick for the upcoming winter months.
Literally though, you won’t find these in South Africa. Luckily for you though, we’ve managed to get our hands on a limited number of …

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First Look: KAWS x Air Jordan

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 1st March 2017

The hype around this sneaker has been building since KAWS himself teased a collab with Nike on his Instagram in January. This sent sneakerheads worldwide into a frenzy, and it has become easily one of the most hyped Air Jordan …

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Prada Has Lost The Plot

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 27th February 2017

When I saw the photos of the shoes emerge I was initially in shock. It had to be a joke. Those sandals I used hide from my mom had been found, and by the designers of Prada no less.

They have been …

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Adidas NMD R1 Monochrome Pack

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 23rd February 2017

Adidas continues to innovate with their incredibly successful NMD shape.
Taking a strictly tonal approach to its first colour-blocked release, adidas Originals presents three iterations of the NMD_R1 in top-to-bottom Solar Red, Core Black and Crisp White colourways. Featuring a stretch-mesh …

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The Force Is With You

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 21st February 2017

Drop dead gorgeous, I mean some would even go so far to say flawless. No matter how you look at these beauts, their curves seem to quicken the heart beat. Gentlemen hold onto your lady cause once she straps herself with …

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Adidas & Loafer

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 16th February 2017

So Adidas Skateboarding has recently dropped their new Adidas Acapulco Slip-On. Yes you read it correctly – Adidas just dropped a new loafer. Now we not sure what business Adidas Skateboarding has with loafer swag but they up and f*ckin’ did it, didn’t they. According to …

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Ladies Get Peachy

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 10th February 2017

This is a shout out to all the beautiful women whose kick game puts all of ours to shame – keep keeping it G.  The crew from Asics have yet again produced something damn fly and ladies its all for you! The new ASICS …

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Nike Announces Air Jordan Golf Shoe

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 7th February 2017

We’re not exactly sure what Nike‘s plan is regarding their future in golf. They’ve stopped making clubs and balls, and for all money looked like they were moving towards pulling out of the game.
They have since announced they plan to allocate …

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Reengineering The 530 Balance

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 7th February 2017

Stop it man – New Balance are actually just being childish now. I mean we were helluva impressed after they dropped the groovy 247’s and now these okes reckon it’s just not enough?! So they go out and reengineer the already gangster 530’s to bring …

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Saucony Swag

By Archie / Kicks | LidsUncategorised / 30th January 2017

Saucony have recently dropped their – Saucony Grid SD Quilted Tan/Grey, and tell you what chaps these kicks are drop dead gorgeous! Something completely new and fresh in comparison to the stitch work, design and colouring schemes we have seen coming …

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Originals Meet Boost

By Mayo / Kicks | Lids Uncategorised / 19th January 2017

The end of January is near, the coffers are dry and guys are waiting on that next paycheck like your mate Jim to move out the friend-zone. Patience Jim. Fear not though as we have just organized your life and …

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Classic P

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 17th January 2017

Check it – the ouens at Politics have joined forces with Mitchell & Ness and have just dropped some epic new shade. The Politics x Mitchell & Ness “Classic P” Snapbacks are here and are looking damn fresh. Hook yourself up with either the Olive/Black or the …

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Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 16th January 2017

Gents the Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8 (we know its a damn ridiculous name) are something special! These are by far are some of the most OG kicks on the market. With the classic black on white combo just finishing off that crisp look …

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Adidas Arthur Ashe Tribute

By Archie / Kicks | LidsSports / 15th January 2017

Adidas are starting the new year off with a bang! On the 23rd January we will find ourselves witnessing the Adidas release of the Arthur Ashe Tribute Collection – this collection sports the renewed colouring and outer design of three kicks, namely; Adidas Harden Vol. …

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Gazelle Super

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 12th January 2017

Gents Adidas are hooking the playa’s up with some of the sexiest shoes around – Gazelle Super. Bringing back the classic sneaker design, all round practicality and just keeping it G. The groovy blue and red colouring is just what you need to get you bouncing …

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Hoopin’ In Low Tops

By Archie / Kicks | LidsSports / 9th January 2017

GQ had a sit down with James Harden a couple of weeks back and tell you what the man is the ultimate G. The interview looked at the gear, kicks and cars that Harden straps himself with in different situations. Now when …

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Mitchell & Ness – Killing It

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th January 2017

Now everyone knows that when it comes to your head game the members at Mitchell & Ness are straight up killing it, and are without a doubt the best in their league.
In light of this we had to let ya’ll …

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Sink In

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th January 2017

The gents at Adidas are strapping the members up with the new – White Mountaineering x Adidas NMD Trail. Launching the 19th of Jan these kicks are hooking ya’ll up with some flavour for the rest of the season.

“Tell you what …

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Get Outta Here

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 4th January 2017

No listen, Reebok can’t actually be serious now. These guys have gone and produced probably the ugliest looking kick we’ve ever done seen. A description of this pair of shoes would feature words such as: alien, strops, chunder & ugly as all hell – …

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Funky Groove

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 30th December 2016

Gents now we know that this time of year everyone is chilling, cruising around barefoot and running on minimal worries – but just in case you still stomping up the club we reckon you should slide your feet into a …

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New Balance Re-launches the Ugliest Shoes in History

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 20th December 2016

New Balance has really come a long way since being the notorious makers of “the dad shoe”. In the last couple years they’ve changed their style and put out some pretty gangster kicks.
But they’ve got us worried that it could …

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By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th December 2016

New Balance, the gift that just keeps giving. These guys are at it again, redeveloping and adding a new bounce to a couple of their old kicks. This time we find them giving us the New Balance 247 Luxe – this kick brings …

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Bucket Hat Swag

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 20th December 2016

Ya ouens how’s it looking that side?! So we’ve checked that all the members have migrated to the beautiful coast line of the Eastern Cape, chasing that white sand and good weather. In light of the all the sun time …

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By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 14th December 2016

Members Asics are at it again, but this time they are feeling a bit more adventurous! The new Tiger “Forest” Pack – Just keeping it crisp, clean and simple with these slick kicks. Jam a pair of these and go play outside.


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Shine Until My Heart Stop

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 12th December 2016

New Balance have just dropped a fresh new model and gents this gear is tight –  New Balance 247, sliding in with a slick new look. The 247’s are rumored to have received their name due to the 24/7 non-stop hustle of …

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40 Oz Of Freedom

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 8th December 2016

Gents now you know we’ve been saying it for a while now – the sunshine is upon us and damn it feels good. Throwing on a crisp snapback, some groovy shades and following it up by strapping yourself with the …

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Swipe of the Week – Summer Edition

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 7th December 2016

Members, we all know that summer means plentiful beach days, cranking pool parties and far too many day mares. With this being the case – a dope peak and quality sunnies are going to be of utmost importance over the …

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By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 6th December 2016

Hook yourself up members – the new Adidas EQT ADV 91-16 are bringing you the most gangsta strap-up this season. Coming to you in a white and black shade, these kicks are guaranteed to leave you equipped for any challenge.

Adidas – …

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Weak In The Knees

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 1st December 2016

This is a shout out to all the beautiful women of the mother city, just taking it upon themselves to keep reppin’ quality – we ya’ll biggest fans! So Crooks are here to throw a suggestion at your already flawless swag, spice …

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Less Is More

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 30th November 2016

Less is more with the new Asics Gel Lyte V, presented in monotone colouring – some may say they’ve developed a boring kick but we are of the opinion that they may have just nailed it. Keeping it crisp and clean, leaving you …

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Christmas Kicked Early

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 29th November 2016

Yes its that time of year again fam, the season of giving is upon us. Now we’ve checked all the members running around the shops completely loosing it. Everybody trying to figure out what the hell they should get their …

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Blue Shadow Noise

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 28th November 2016

Now the Crooks were out on the streets of the mother city this past weekend and we checked all the members, you know – out and about doing their thing. What we did see was a large amount of the …

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Made In France

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th November 2016

Le Coq Sportif has done an unbelievable job with their new “Made in France’ range featuring Arthur Ashe. They have just nailed the crisp & clean summer kick – the one you don’t wear out when it rains.

Have a look at the …

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By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 23rd November 2016

Yes Gents! Listen it’s damn hot outside and we see all you pasty brothers – hiding in the shade, scared of those rays, waxing on that factor fifty. But it’s all good, Crooks are here to help you remain shaded …

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Swipe of the Week #11

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 23rd November 2016

Simple, sophisticated, slick, show stopping sneakers…
The Newcastle-based homies at END. clothing have teamed up with Adidas Consortium to deliver a special edition Saharan Africa inspired pack that includes the Adidas NMD Chukka and ZX 700 Boat. Both of these sneakers …

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Full Beast Mode

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 22nd November 2016

So NFL star Marshawn Lynch has done and epic collaboration with GREATS Royal, presenting Beast Mode!  Now the title of the kicks come from his insane physical presence on the football pitch, going full rampage when given the ball. Lynch was …

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Varsity Weekend Pack

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 21st November 2016

Gents slide into this summer with a pair of these spicy new kicks – Concepts x New Balance “Varsity Weekend Pack”.  The finished design presents a fresh & clean look that we’ve come to love and expect from a quality New Balance …

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For The People

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 18th November 2016

Extra Butter x Saucony Shadow 5000 – For The People. 
These members simply nailed it with this pair of kicks. Firstly, by giving the public the ability to vote and shape the design of the shoes and secondly, they just straight up …

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Swipe of the Week #10

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 16th November 2016

Meet the Packer Shoes x adidas NMD Primeknit. Finding its stride by mixing heritage influences with modern technology, the brand the three stripes keeps rolling out tight new versions of the NMD runner.

Packer Shoes was around before the modern footwear …

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Strap Up

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th November 2016

2016 has brought a tremendous amount of creativity and innovation to the sneaker game with the likes of Adidas, Nike, and New Balance all changing gears and taking it up a level. The quality of kicks that are out there …

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Get A Grip

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 5th November 2016

Solebox has teamed up with Reebok to bring to you the fresh new Classic Club C 85. This pair of kicks is all about the old school, with the design inspired by the grip tape used to wrap up tennis racket handles. …

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Vintage Authentic

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 3rd November 2016

In the suffocating heat that the summer brings, we understand the need to remain constantly shaded! But do it in style members – put down those bucket hats and go pick up one of Ebbets Field Flannels at Shelflife stores in Cape Town …

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Swipe of the Week #8

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 2nd November 2016

Enough with the big ticket items… This week we’re keeping it real – for the honest hustlers out there who ain’t sitting on piles of hot cash.
Lets get get serious here homie, your sock game is not up to scratch… …

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Swipe of the Week #7

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 26th October 2016

The Crooks are here to freshen up your kicks closet. This banging pair of sneakers from Adidas are the perfect example of form and functionality – with that neat, eye-catching Equipment Support 93/16 design on top, carried by the high …

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Pioneering the Harden

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

So for all the members who didn’t know, Rockets point guard James Harden was snatched up from Nike in a flavoursome $200 million deal offered to him by Adidas at the end of last year. His decision to change up …

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Essential For The Air

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

Chaps, our one promise to you as the members is keep hooking you up with the freshest gear and tunes, enabling you to keep looking & feeling Crooked as hell!
So on this fine-as Tuesday we got you a pair of kicks that …

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Tasty Tuesday [Hang Time]

By Archie / Beats Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 25th October 2016

Rise and shine members! Hope everyone’s Monday didn’t suck that much, but in case the demons were real – we got you a little treat of a throwback track thats been gifting the Crooks with all the good feels for …

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Keep’in Your Kick Game Strong

By Archie / Kicks | Lids / 24th October 2016

New Balance are just always keeping it 100%. The amount of love that goes into the creation of their shoes is unreal, with the quality and freshness of their 574 range just proving it.
“Every pair of vintage-inspired men’s shoes in …

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Master Of Bounce

By Archie / Kicks | Lids Word on the Street / 18th October 2016

Members these chaps have done something special – Foot Locker Europe and Adidas Originals have presented a dam tight exclusive collection of five of the freshest Adidas kicks out there. But with this being said they have really caught our …

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Swipe of the Week #5

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 12th October 2016

Like most of the trigger happy crooks out there, you probably take a ton of snapshots with your smartphone. And, sure, occasionally you might flip through them with your closest crooks, but you probably never print them – you’d rather …

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Adidas Ultra Boost Tanned Leather

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 9th October 2016

Jack The Ripper, a sneaker customiser, has given the Adidas Ultra Boost a Vegetable Tanned Leather make-over. It sits on top of a clean white Boost outer sole. The outcome is unreal and we can definitely imagine crooks wanting to …

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Swipe of the Week #4

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 5th October 2016

Since the beginning of time, it has been said that Mitchell and Ness make the tightest lids in the hood. We don’t argue with that statement. In fact, we endorse it.
This authentic Brooklyn Nets import is testimony to that. (R599)

“Blending …

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By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 29th September 2016

Pharrell being one of the most likeable guys around and all time good oke has been at it again, this time working with adidas Originals for their soon to be released “Hu” Collection. This collection being the first of many, …

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Swipe of the Week #4

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 28th September 2016

Hate to break it to you cuzzie, but it’s still too early to be wearing your slops. So take our word for it… Drop a bit of cash and keep those toes covered in Spring. You ain’t going to be …

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Fresh Crop of Mitchell & Ness Lids at Shelflife

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 24th September 2016

Our friends at Shelflife have just got a new batch of caps from the Mitchell & Ness team, and wow are they slick. Take a look at our pick of the batch and head over to their store to grab yourself …

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Adidas Futurecraft M.F.G

By Gustavo / Kicks | Lids / 21st September 2016

Adidas has pretty much won the 2016 sneaker games. We love the NMDs and the non-stop releases of new colours have kept us constantly entertained (and jealous). You also can’t forget about Yeezys, which continue to make major moves, most …

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Yeezy Cleats just had their own “Michael Jordan” Moment

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | LidsSports / 20th September 2016

A couple weeks back we announced the release of Kanye West’s Yeezy football cleats, and a couple players were subsequently hooked up. One of which was the Houston Texans wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, but Hopkins was fined $6000 dollars for …

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Kicks [Video]

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 14th September 2016

Check out the trailer of the new movie Kicks – bringing you the life of a young thug and his struggle to earn respect and reclaim what was rightfully his. The movie is bringing to light the major violence surrounding …

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Kanye West Spreading The Love

By Archie / Kicks | LidsSports / 14th September 2016

For all of you that didn’t know Kanye West and Adidas entered into a long-term partnership earlier this year – with the three strips allowing Kanye access to bring his funky ideas through into the sporting world. This has now …

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Adidas Consortium x Concepts EQT Support 93/16

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 9th September 2016

Adidas and Sneakers76 have collaborated to provide you with a gangsta pair of kicks. The original model dropped in 1993, now Adi’s EQT Support 93/16 provides you with a spicy new version, with an all new and improved adidas Boost …

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Fresh to Death

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 5th September 2016

Ladies and Gents, our boys at Shelflife have just landed some of the freshest kicks yet – the new Asics Gel Lyte white/white are now available online and in store. Check them out @ Asics Gel Lyte white/white

Have a look …

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“Banned” Air Jordan 31

By Billy The Kid / Kicks | Lids / 4th September 2016

When Jordan’s kicks arrived in his rookie season, the black and red violated the leagues uniform policy. This resulted in the man receiving a stern letter and $5000 fine every time he stepped on the court with them. Impressive commitment …

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Lighty’s with Kicks

By Archie / Kicks | LidsWord on the Street / 26th August 2016

I don’t know about you but one day when I have kids I’m gonna make sure that they are strapped with the freshest kit. I’m talking hats, kicks, shades, the works.I might even through a chain on the young blood. …

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Some fresh kit

By Bugsy / Kicks | Lids / 14th August 2016

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Timepiece of the Week

By Halfway Crooks / Kicks | Lids / 2nd August 2016

The latest Nixon ranger is inspired by military instruments, and it nails the precision look. Crafted out of leather and steel, this watch will make it look like you strangled a buffalo to get your breakfast this morning. 
It’s the kind …

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