June 30, 2007

Shoe Biz homies Joshy D. and Mike G. (Rebel 8)

So… I first met Joshy years ago, through a mutual friend. Not too far into the friendship he started making a few t-shirts here and there. He gave me one. I liked it. I can remember seeing him on lower Haight, putting stickers for what would turn out to be a rad company, on parking meters, walls, bar bathrooms and various other places. I thought he was silly at first, but then offered to help and left with a big stack of Rebel 8 stickers. Years down the road as his company grew I was fortunate enough to be a small part of it. I started going to trade shows with him and helped spread the Rebel 8 word. That’s where I met Mike. I think I met him briefly at the Hemlock years ago, however this is when I started to get to know him. Mike was in town and needed some shoes so him and Josh stopped by the shoe store. I had Mike sign one of the shoes he designed for Adidas. Mikey is Rad. Joshy is Rad.

June 28, 2007

Valencia Art Show

We have been remodeling our store. We were so excited to take over when sub shoe room closed that we were never really able to give our store its own feel. better late than never, even three and a half years late, were finally giving our store a makeover. so... come join us to celebrate this, a bunch of dope artists and people, and hanks birthday!

June 24, 2007

Converse Fans...

We got kicked down a bunch of merch from Converse for our people. Come thru and we'll give you a t-shirt or something with your converse purchase. Or... mention this blog and we'll give you that t-shirt with any purchase, converse or not.
Valencia Shoe Biz only! Until we run outta stuff!

June 5, 2007

Exclusive Vintage Nike Waffle Racers.

Do you like vintage, have you ever ran track, or are you simply a Nike Head. Well here is your chance at history. Nike has dug deep in there bag of tricks to come out with the “Vintage Waffle Pack.” Four shoes that Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman collaborated on to make what Nike is today. Originally Bill Bowerman thought up the idea of making the soles with a waffle maker for his University of Oregon runners. The result; four shoes with several vintage color ways each possessing the waffle surface seen on Steve Prefontaine. Prefontaine was the first Nike Sponsored Athlete so you can only imagine. Although I doubt these shoes were made with Bowerman's waffle maker, you still get the same quality with a piece of Nike history.
These shoes are limited world wide. They will sell out quick so be sure to not sleep. Come get your pair at the only location in Northern California, 877 Valencia Shoebiz.