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Gary Hughes, Founder of DunkxChange

Episode 26 - Our guest is Gary Hughes, founder of DunkxChange - the original sneaker trade show. We talk about how a pair of fake Nike SB Dunks inspired him to start DunkxChange, holding the first event in a bar, watching the culture change over the past decade, and much more. And of course we also weigh in this week's top sneaker stories.

Duration: 01:01:38

The Kickback: Ep. 25 - Nelson Diaz Is Back

Episode 25 welcome back SNKR INC fam Nelson Diaz to the Kickback. Nelson is sort of an O.G. big brother to the culture, and therefore holds nothing back when it comes to speaking his mind on this weeks topics. Also we're proud to announce that the Kickback is now a LIVE show. You can tune in to our Facebook and Hangtime every Thursday 6pm PST to watch it go down in real time.

Duration: 00:59:47

The Kickback: Ep. 24 - John Park aka @iconiceruption

For Episode 24 (KOBE!) we're joined by John Park aka @iconiceruption. John is the collector we all wish we could be: a hype beast at heart but with a true appreciation and knowledge for the game. He brings this passion to the Kickback as we break down this week's sneaker headlines.

Duration: 00:59:24

Ali Saint Q

Ep. 23 (Jordan Episode) features special guest Ali Saint Q, television producer and Founder/Design director at apparel brand Norwood. We recap ComplexCon, touch on some of this week's sneaker headlines. Along the way Ali drops straight gems for any youth aspiring to be a designer.

Duration: 01:00:31

Ian Williams, Owner of Deadstock Coffee

On our 22nd episode we're joined by Ian Williams, owner of Deadstock Coffee in Portland, the world's only sneaker themed coffee shop. As a former Nike employee and an established member of the Portland sneaker community, Ian brings a new insight to the show as we talk about Nike SBs (he designed the "Wet Floor Sign" Dunk), Virgil Abloh's "Shoe of the Year" award, and all the crazy releases dropping at ComplexCon this weekend.

Duration: 01:04:46

Audio Push

Episode 21 the hip-hop duo Audio Push (@audiopush) join us for a special extended episode. It's a real Kickback vibe, and we talk about pretty much every topic imaginable: music, skateboarding, video games, fashion, twitter threats, the NFL, weed, horror movies, Trump, conspiracy theories, and even some sneakers.

Duration: 02:00:10

Monica Lin

For our 20th episode we're joined by our first female guest, Monica Lin (@thundercup), Marketing Director for Popular Demand and co-owner of Eyelust Eyewear. We're also joined by Monica's partner at Eyelust, Kiona Chresean (@kionachresean). Monica and Kiona bring a strong and much needed female voice to show as we discuss what it's like to be a woman in the streetwear industry, while also weighing in on some of this week's sneaker headlines.

Duration: 01:06:29

Dro FE

Our guest for The Kickback Episode 19 is Texas rapper Dro FE. A fashion and sneaker enthusiast, Dro understands how the two work together, and he brings that understanding to this week's topics.

Duration: 00:57:20

Brandon Edler

Brandon Edler (@mrbrando3) joins us for Ep. 18 of The Kickback. As the Content Manager and Creative Strategist for Finish Line, Brandon has a unique perspective on sneaker marketing and the current direction of the industry. He brings that to the table as we discuss this week's sneaker headlines and trends.

Duration: 01:02:41

Slobby Robby Returns

Episode 17 we welcome back Slobby Robby (@slobbyrobby). As a purveyor of all things vintage fashion and sneakers, Robby is the definition of an true expert. He shares that expertise and drops some serious knowledge on fashion and culture. And we have a damn good time along the way.

Duration: 04:48:08

The Week In Review

For Episode 16 it's just the boys, so we go deep in on this week's biggest stories, including adidas passing Jordan Brand, Nike's new FlyLeather, and the return of the Roc-a-Fella Air Force One.

Duration: 05:04:58

Al-Baseer Holly

Ep. 14 we got Philly in the house. Our guest is Al-Baseer Holly (@theartofalbaseer), formerly Boo-Bonic of Philly's Most Wanted, and currently a visual artist and co-owner of Tango Hotel (@tangohotelbrand). We talk sneakers, art, fashion, music, skateboarding and more in an episode that represents what the Kickback is all about.

Duration: 05:30:57

Miguel Garcia Lobos

For Episode 13 of The Kickback our guest is a legend in L.A. streetwear, Miguel Garcia Larios (@miggygala). He shares his views on the current state of streetwear and sneaker culture, and we weigh in on this week's top sneaker headlines.

Duration: 05:12:03

Josh Stone

The Kickback: Ep. 12 was recorded in our new and improved studio, so it’s only right we have a very special guest: Josh Stone, co-owner of @fatsalsdeli. When it comes to sneakers, Josh is as opinionated, outspoken and passionate as they come, and that’s why we love having him.

Duration: 05:44:55

Chad Little

Ep. 11 of The Kickback features special guest Chad Little, a former footwear designer for Jordan Brand who also worked in the Nike Innovation Kitchen amongst some the brand’s legendary designers. Chad has the type of experience, insight, and stories that most sneaker lovers can only dream of, and we were lucky enough to have him share some of that with us.

Duration: 00:58:50


For Episode 9 of the Kickback we have special guest Afrokix (@afrokix) in the building. Few people in the world share the level of passion that his man has for sneakers, and that passion is undeniably felt throughout the entire episode. The culture needs more people like Afrokix.

Duration: 01:45:16

Tyree Dillihay

On Episode 8 of The Kickback we’re joined by the insanely talented Tyree Dillihay (@sneadsbyree) - animator, director on Bob’s Burgers, creator of SN’EADS by REE and, self-proclaimed old head. Ree is a close friend of the SNKR INC. family so you know it’s all love in here. Also John Colombo had to go on a rescue mission to Hawaii but he joins us via FaceTime. Make sure you follow Tyree ( and be on the lookout for the new season of Bob’s Burgers...

Duration: 01:00:24

The Space Episode

Episode 7 - The Space Episode. Joined by music producer Mike Cash, we cover this week’s biggest sneaker stories, including Reebok’s Floatride Space Boot. This leads us into a black hole of bodily space theories, like how you use the bathroom in space. We end by reviewing Reebok’s Alien Stompers: Final Battle Pack. Watch the episode at

Duration: 01:00:06

Slobby Robby

Episode 6 of THE KICKBACK is recorded from the SNKR INC. booth at Agenda Long Beach with a very special guest, Slobby Robby (@slobbyrobby). Owner of the successful vintage shop Generation Cool in Tucson, AZ, there's no one quite like Robby in the industry (or in the world, really). Fasten your seat belts for this one.

Duration: 00:37:08

Zero, Owner of

On Episode 5 of The Kickback our guest is Zero, owner of the shop Zero’s on Melrose ( in L.A., specializing in reselling limited kicks and streetwear. We tackle a whole range of topics and Zero keeps it absolutely 100 on everything. Hit the link in our bio to watch the entire episode or listen at

Duration: 00:59:18

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