From the Editor

Welcome to the new Classic Kicks website.

For the past few years I’ve been consulting and writing for a handful of different companies, websites, and magazines. I’ve met some great people, traveled a little bit, published a few articles, and launched a couple websites. Along the way I’ve also collected a lot of sweet images that I was putting on the ClassickicksNYC Tumblr. I’m sure several of you are probably already familiar with it because I have a shit-ton of followers, so thank you. I appreciate it.

Thanks for coming to read this note. In exchange, I’ll tell you what’s going on around here. There are several different sections on the site for new content. When I say new I really mean original. I’m not trying to be a news site reporting on every sneaker release or new men’s apparel launch, but there will be some of that. There will also be things that I’m just currently feeling at the moment and I think you might enjoy.

Heritage is where you can find a chronological timeline of the history of sneakers and pop-culture. This is where the vintage stuff is living and will continue to build as I collect, scan, and archive this vintage stuff. I don’t want to sacrifice image quality trying to document everything that’s ever happened in the history of sneakers, but there’s still more to come here.

The Essays tab is where I’ve archived some of my published articles for Sneaker Freaker, Sneaker Report, Complex and Food Republic. There’s some history lessons and my tomato sauce recipe in there.

Excursions are places for you to visit. Check it out if you want to know where to surf in Morocco or what goes on at the Burton Snowboard headquarters in Vermont. I also have some store photo galleries and reviews to put up soon.

Interviews: Earlier I mentioned that I’ve met and worked with some interesting people, so I decided to start interviewing a few of them. I want to extend huge thank you’s to Ricky Powell, Nick LaVecchia, Younes Fizazi, Courtenay Pollock and Paul Budnitz for sharing their time and insight.

Features is the final section that will hold down everything else that I can think of. Product reviews, photo galleries, brand spotlights, music recommendations, and guest contributions are some of the things happening right now.

I want to thank Eric Chan a.k.a. eepmon for doing an excellent job creating this website. I love the way it looks and hope you all do too.

Thanks for stopping by and I’m looking forward to enjoying the ride together.

Nick Santora
nick@classickicks.com