An Intro — Vibram the new player in industrial footwear and sneakers

We go again

I seen this name a couple of times in 2018 then it made headway all throughout 2019 I just had to write a quick blog about it.

It is effecting the culture and bridging the gap in tech for creating better footwear. The main thing about small footwear companies is the tech they use to make sneakers, it’s appalling and tough to stand on. There is nothing more uncomfortable than a company that doesn’t take in consideration the technology they use for soles.

Vibram is bridging that gap. Being a Development company that has been around for 80 years making mould for footwear and sport now they are rearing their head in the cultures companies.

If you didn’t know the creation of things like Boost, Zoom and Air technology is expensive to develop and takes so much time to research and test companies usually skimp on that part and chop together some sort of make shift model to sell to customers and if they do research the sneaker is incredibly expensive to buy because there is no mass production or order of the trainer (a topic for another day) simply put making a trainer is super expensive.

Vibram are the guys helping these companies getting the research out the way and focus on design. They have collaborated with the likes of Off White and Alyx removing the trouble of having these companies develop sole and midsole technology.

I really am keeping an eye on them but for now this is the intro to the sole company Vibram

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Urahara Sanin: Nigo — King of the Hypebeasts

We go again

Enter Nigo

Nigo is such a massive superstar in the ‘streetwear’ space he has to be mentioned amongst the greats when it comes to Harajuku. Many speak of Nigo as the main Head of the iconic Nowhere Store, when Jun was right there.

Before Nigo was King of the Hypebeasts he was enamoured by screen printing camo and comfortable clothing that would be adopted by the most prominent culture Hip Hop.

Nigo and Hip Hop

Pharrell would link arms with Nigo after their jeweller in common Jacob would link them like a Cuban and they would share ideas and thoughts and Bathing Ape in Lukewarm Water would be part of the zeitgeist. we would get the most iconic Wayne picture above. Bape would even being the stem of a feud between Clipse and Cash Money of who really bought it to America first. The answer being Pharrell. Who said it in a song first? We don’t know. It just keeps producing great music.

Bathing Ape would Don Nike iconic Air Force 1 canvas never being sued either so Bape bad iteration after iteration better than anything Nike bought out at the time concerning the Air Force 1 Mould making Bathing Ape Bapesta part of the most iconic sneakers of all time having Kanye West Bapestas goon for upwards of $3000.

After Bape

Nigo would sell Bape to one of Japan’s biggest fashion conglomerates I.T and move on to Human Made and Billionaires Boys Club along with Pharrell. Now running his own music Label Toy’s Factory.

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The arrogance of the bachelor – degrees of separation

We go again,

I’m really conscious and that makes me annoyed by certain things that aren’t conscious something I have to deal with. This is my therapy though, to write about things in hopes it becomes a learning experience for my peers and mentees

This is not the same for my contemporaries, some of my peers are the most educated (by schools) in their family so they have an arrogance about themselves that they align with what they think their position in my community should be.

Me being the man that I am take it seriously when people are educated and I’m proud of my brothers sister and others for making it out.

The Folly

A folly I’ve seen is they believe their “expertise” or subtle learnedness or position in a company or rank of their university is equal to status and thinking that we must listen to them. No. This is the downfall of so many educated people, the entitlement of the people just like those with wealth feel like they’re entitled to the people eat because they made some money.

The folly of my folk who believe that one degree can define their status or allow them access to conversations that don’t concern them they have no information on or only have a surface level interaction with the subject. It’s okay to say you know nothing.

The folly of the newly educated generation is to want to seem like they need to answer for everything or have the answers for subjects that their brain does not compute or relate to. It breeds pedantic behaviour, we don’t need that it’s okay to say you don’t know something.

Fear of the unknown

That’s what people are afraid of to say you are unaware when you are one of the few with a degree. A degree means you learned how to pick up specialised knowledge through a system, you can repeat that but if you haven’t took the time to relearn your specific input on that subject is unnecessary.

It makes me uncomfortable to call out my learned peers on being unlearned when that’s what they pride themselves in. It’s a must though because misinformation is a scary ethic that was used against us to make us think we were lesser so in this Renaissance we must leave it behind if we are to have a better future.


Editors Note

In life there are checks and balances that need to be taken into account when disseminating certain information. The ramifications can be dire for sharing information that’s false or malicious or besmirching so one (like me) takes steps to ensure my opinion is posed as opinion, I am fallible and my statements of facts are just that facts.

Empirical evidence I share is separate to my opinions and philosophy the two can be exclusive but they may also be mixed and I make a conscious effort to align my philosophy to evidence. Which means I do research heavily on topics and edit myself where I can and input facts where the details are needed

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