Suplex Fall Sale

 

 

Once again our customers came out and showed why we do these sales for them.  There were no trouble makers, everyone got along, and they kept the streets clean and clear while waiting for their chance at the sale.  This time around we gave away $100 gift certificates every hour, as well as a Grand Prize of $1000 that was raffled off at the end of the event. Thank you to everyone that waited for hours in the cold and thank you to everyone who continue to represent and support us.  If you missed out on this sale 

Here are just a few pictures of our amazing customers and some of their pick-ups!

@soleofphilly

@purple_reggie66

@cheyforbes       @ajconsalo

@slimseth55

@kailashn

@damegeez215

@kase215

@shane_cm

@mvc_jaime

@kyle_thiel

@googles_goggles

@mattyboytheprince  @shankuzzy

@scarfacesheed_

street_certified_

@caemurphy10

@215.will

soufer_fresh

@leefdabest

@ri3chard

November 20, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Action Bronson

 Action always stops by when he is in the city. Being one of our favorite artists we've always made sure to hold it down for him and get him into something he's been looking for.  Bronson has a lot of friends in the sneaker industry, which makes finding something he can't get a little more difficult than most.  All in all it was a good time mixed with some shoe buying and a great way to cap off the Labor Day weekend.

 

September 08, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Suplex Summer SALE

Never in a million years did we expect nearly 300 people to come out for our 1st Summer Sale. We've personally never experienced a line that was so respectful to the process, courteous to others waiting, and the patience to bare with us. Thank you to everyone that waited for hours in the heat and thank you to everyone who continues to show this store an enormous amount of support, with out all of you we would not be able to what we love. We will continue to work hard everyday a to earn the right to be your neighborhood consignment shop, thanks again for the love!

Here are just a few pictures of our amazing customers and some of their pick-ups!

@benkovacs_

@jabratton

 

@mike_scipione

@alex.11

@sneaker___king

@doobiedev

 

@ninobarbati

@tjezzzy  @on_top_soon__

@__zayyy  @dripping24k

@1.maj

 

@bensthebigboss

@malo97

 

@odawg1919

@twooood @j3nnabillemeyer

 

@sjtitans13  @wdeagles12    @wdeagles42

@dj.nadroj

 

@nick_costello9  @villico1998

 

@preston_3  @darrien1011

 

Harry Fraser

August 21, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Suplex Philadelphia: Kevin "Loudbond" McCarthy

Suplex Philadelphia: Kevin "Loudbond" McCarthy from SUPLEX PHILADELPHIA 

 

In conjunction with our #huskychestgiveaway we figured Loudbond deserved his own spotlight. We wanted the winner to understand what they are getting when they win this amazing chest. Kevin's blue collar work ethic helps him churn out some of the most impressive custom sneaker boxes available on the market. His creations are simply one of a kind.  

Kevin was introduced to box making when we enlisted in him to help us create our special gift to Action Bronson some time ago.  Check out SUPLEX PHILADELPHIA for that video.  We used his skills to make a one of a kind box to match the custom Blue Chips 2 new balance's we had ready for him.  From that point on he was getting orders coming in and has used it to help him find a niche in something he loves.  Be Sure to check out his Instagram: @Loudbond and our Instagram: @Suplexphiladelphia for the contest details.

February 08, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Quality over Hype Part 2: Foot Patrol x Nike Air Stab

This week’s edition of Quality over Hype is dedicated to my favorite model of all time, the Air Stab. It might feel a bit biased, but that's because it is. In my opinion this is the best runner of all time. I'm the self proclaimed STAB KING with more pairs of stabs then most of you kids own in your coveted Jordan's. However, the message is not lost, the Stab will forever be quality over hype. 
A gift from the sneaker gods, a collab with the legendary London boutique, Foot Patrol. The premier sneaker destination for our homies over the pond, the crew at Foot Patrol had the foresight to bring an all-time classic back from the dead. Originally designed by the man, the myth, the legend himself Mr. Tinker Hatfield, the name Stab is short for stability, like the profile states: straight-lasted training shoe for the runner who needs maximum cushioning and stability. The Air Stab was the first model to combine the footbridge device/technology with the air sole cushioning. One of the first models with visible air and featured a noticeable teeth shaped overlap of the air window, truly a "sharp" design to reflect the name itself. 
December 3rd, 2005 my prayers were answered when Foot Patrol resurrected the Stab, re-releasing my grail in their London boutique. Customers were met with a beautiful young maid that dressed the part and served hot tea out of their very own FP Air Stab mug. Not only did you get to enjoy a cup of old fashioned English tea, you were able to keep the mug as a gift from the store for coming out. The sneaker itself features an original color way not seen before its time, a quality lost in most collabs today. A white leather insole and Carolina blue (GO TAR HEELS!) color blocking on the check, side, and lettering. With teeth on the air bubble and unmatched quality suede wraps the toe and overlaps the grey heel guard, accented with blue speckled paint. Coupled with a grey suede logo on the back heel and a translucent sole that seems to mimic a gum bottom with age turns a familiar silhouette into a masterpiece.

In 2008 Nike decided to stop selling the Air Stab in the UK due to significant stabbings at the time, specifically in London. Coincidently, that same summer Nike staff members were victims of a stabbing incident at their own Nike store in London. So, the Stab had to go. Bad timing mixed with some bad luck caused the Stab to vanish from shelves, leaving collectors wondering if the model would ever make a return. Fast forward nearly a decade later and the Nike Air Stab made a triumphant return like Jordan, wearing the four five. It was only appropriate that Size? (Big brother to Foot Patrol) released two pairs of an exclusive, winterized version of the sneaker. Both the black and burgundy pairs are still available now at Size?. Imagine that, one of the world's top names in sneakers releases one of the most popular runners of all time, exclusively sold at their store, and months later it's still available. Not because they're not dope, but because they're not hype.
Just a thought, but in my opinion if Kith released the same two pairs of Stab's as an exclusive Ronnie Fieg collab, it would sell out. Not because of the appreciation of a quality sneaker, but for the hype. That's just my humbled opinion but if your one of the rare breed who desires a quality sneaker for the low, grab the white-emerald green pair that is sitting on shelves at the South Street Villa (Ask for Lou, tell him the Stab King sent you). The first general release this year and it favors an OG color-way, c'mon what more do you want. Speaking of OG Stabs, if you haven't seen Sepatufresh's first episode of "Vintage: A Day To Remember" you need to, it's amazing. The materials are legit, beautiful suede uppers with a light mesh toe box. COMFORTABLE and AFFORDABLE. You can also order a pair of the newest color way on Nike now, and enjoy a pair of quality sneakers.
Sincerely, 
The Stab King
 
February 08, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Introducing: Quality over Hype Part 1

It's important to us at Suplex to promote quality over hype. That's why we decided to dedicate a weekly post highlighting sneakers that we feel are underrated, under appreciated and share our thoughts with others. Introducing "Quality > Hype"

The Air Jordan 2009 "S23". Yes. I said AJ2K9, listen up. At the time this sneaker released at all 3, that's right THREE House of Hoops locations compared to the hundreds in the US and Internationally only six years later. You hypebeasts want "exclusive", well the "S23" was limited to only 2,009 pairs-only 1,005 released in the U.S. while the other 1,004 pairs were a world wide release. Thats comparable to say a Bin23 7 in numbers; extremely limited. 

Originally an exclusive JORDAN FLIGHT CLUB release (google it, young bulls). Inside the unique, trapezoid shaped box you will find a pair of gorgeous and extremely heavy sneakers. Heavy, because Jordan included cedar shoe trees. The very same inserts included with the BIN 23 series. Notice on the shoe's upper pleated panels of wire mesh ventilation which makes for a sleek, sharp design. 

APT= Atriculated Propulsion Technology which took inspiration from elements of prosthetic running technology. Basically the designed a "revelutionary" heel system inspired from carbon fiber prosthetics used by our very own Paraolympians. Okay, so in all honesty this "revolutionary" technology doesn't make you feel the explosive forward movement that it promotes, BUT I think the inspiration behind the design is creative and definitively different than any other model before it's time. Which truly makes me appreciate new Jordan models. Every year JB pushes the envelope, introducing new technology unfamiliar not only with Jordan Brand but with performance sneakers period. 

The gold lace tips, panache upper, patent leather and A DAMN OPAL! A true Jordan diamond in the rough. This shoe has a little bit of everything that qualifies as a hype sneaker, but it's not. It's off the radar. It's quality, which always beats Hype. 

 

January 30, 2015 by Suplex Philadelphia

Air Jordan 6 x SLAM DUNK

We are starting to see the hype for the SLAM DUNK Air Jordan 6 build momentum quickly as a release approaches us.  As of late, I've felt that the Jordan Brand's creativity has started to plummet with the recycled color ways and hackneyed inspirations, but this has turned that boat around for me.  

As a quick background introduction, I spent a huge part of my childhood growing up in Seoul Korea.  Even though SLAM DUNK was a Japanese production, that did not stop it from surrounding me daily.  Growing up I would see the Manga (book) copies cover shelves in book stores and stationaries, as well as seeing kids everywhere wear the memorabilia.  SLAM DUNK is so popular that anything you can think of would feature characters from the manga.  Growing up playing basketball over there I quickly gathered the two common favorite players of Asia, Michael Jordan and Hanamichi Sakuragi.  As much as Michael Jordan has done for the game, it goes without saying how impressive it is that his popularity is only rivaled by a fictitious character.

This release will definitely have Asia in a frenzy, the question is will it be reciprocated here stateside.  Weather it is or is not, I will most certainly be waiting for this drop, if not for nostalgic purposes at least.

October 16, 2014 by Suplex Philadelphia

Suplex x MVH Philadelphia "Killa Bart"

 

We would like to thank everyone who purchased our collaboration with MVH Philadelphia.  A special thanks goes out to designer Chas Truslow who is the original artist for the Killa Bart.  We sold out right away, as we unfortunately had more orders than shirts available for sale.  Be sure not to miss out on future projects with MVH.

 

 

October 16, 2014 by Suplex Philadelphia

Suplex Philadelphia: A Day with Jake Danklefs

Suplex Philadelphia: A Day with Jake Danklefs from SUPLEX PHILADELPHIA 

 

Suplex Philadelphia has become the go to people for when popular sneaker figures hit Philadelphia. This time around we are blessed to be acquainted with Jake Danklefs, one of the elite customizers out today. Check his instagram @jwdanklefs to see some of his remarkable work. He came with a few friends including local legend from Delaware, BJ Betts.  Being the down to earth guy Jake is, he had no problems traversing the city from popular South St all the way out to an area known as the Badlands, just in the hopes of finding something he hasn't seen before.  

Killa Bart Tee at Sneaker Pimps

The original collaboration began with Chas Truslow (@thecatfishchronicles) and Mason Warner (@WTHN_MASON) dropping a run of white Killa Bart shirts.  It sold out immediately on www.mvhphiladelphia.com, which is the only other place the Grey will be available.  The online drop will be on their site on Saturday, and Suplex Philadelphia will have in LIMITED QUANTITIES the shirt available at Sneaker Pimps, September 7.