Air Jordan XI “Win Like ’82”

November 16, 2017 | Category: Ward 1 Shoes

Air Jordan XI "Win Like '82" Ward 1 Shoes

Air Jordan XI "Win Like '82" Ward 1 Shoes

Air Jordan XI "Win Like '82" Ward 1 Shoes
 

Win Like ’82


Some of the league’s greatest players ever got their first national audience during the 1982 college championship game. Among them was Michael Jordan, then a 19-year-old freshman, who rose for a jumper with just 17 seconds left to put his team up for good. He would continue to rise all the way to the sport’s pinnacle. The latest Air Jordan XI colorway, sporting University Blue hits, pays homage to his alma mater and the ’82 victory that launched his legacy.

MJ famously wore his collegiate practice shorts under his professional uniform. The Air Jordan 11 Win Like ‘82 celebrates this ritual by featuring a University Blue Jumpman and Midnight Navy patent leather that ties back to his alternate practice short colorway. The rest of the shoe is done in a white nylon mesh while a white midsole and icy blue translucent outsole wrap things up.
 


 



iPhone X

November 8, 2017 | Category: photography

iPhone X photography
 

iPhone X photography
iPhone X photography

 

Say Hello to the Future


With iPhone X, the device is the display. An all new 5.8?inch Super Retina screen fills the hand and dazzles the eyes. The display employs new techniques and technology to precisely follow the curves of the design, all the way to the elegantly rounded corners. The first OLED screen that rises to the standards of iPhone, with accurate, stunning colors, true blacks, high brightness, and a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. A tiny space houses some of the most sophisticated technology we’ve ever developed, including the cameras and sensors that enable Face ID. The most durable glass ever in a smartphone, front and back. Surgical grade stainless steel. Wireless charging. Water and dust resistance. Familiar gestures make navigation natural and intuitive. Instead of pressing a button, a single swipe takes you home from anywhere.

Portrait Mode Selfies allows you to create beautiful selfies with sharp foregrounds and artfully blurred backgrounds. A new feature in Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting produces impressive studio quality lighting effects. The TrueDepth camera analyzes more than 50 different muscle movements to mirror your expressions in 12 Animoji. Reveal your inner panda, pig, or robot. Improved Cameras include a larger and faster 12MP sensor. A new color filter. Deeper pixels. And a new telephoto camera with OIS. Depth-sensing cameras and precise facial mapping create striking studio?quality lighting effects. Both rear cameras have optical image stabilization and fast lenses for outstanding photos and videos even in low light. The wide-angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X enable optical zoom, as well as digital zoom of up to 10x for photos and 6x for videos.

Faster CPU features the four efficiency cores in the all?new CPU are up to 70 percent faster than A10 Fusion. And the two performance cores are up to 25 percent faster. A second-generation performance controller and custom battery design that lasts up to two hours longer between charges than iPhone 7. The new Apple designed three core GPU is up to 30 percent faster than A10 Fusion.

Wireless Charging with no charging cable required, iPhone X is truly designed for the future of wireless.

 



Guns N Roses 2017 – Chicago

November 7, 2017 | Category: Concerts, photography

Guns N Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography

Guns N Roses 2017 - Chicago Concerts photography
 

Welcome to the Jungle, Baby!


The show begins with the gnarly bassline of “It’s So Easy,” the scratchy guitar of “Mr. Brownstone,” the late era “Chinese Democracy,” and the introduction capper “Welcome to the Jungle.” The latter elevated by digital imagery that played on the concept of the original video. Rose was a tad breathless by the end of that run, but after he disappeared under the stage his vigor was renewed.

At 55, he’s still capable of banshee wails and his scale-climbing caterwaul, which I imagined could be both a stress reliever or downright stressful given his facial expressions.

He showed restraint when he wanted to. Instead of imitating Chris Cornell on the cover of “Black Hole Sun” late in the set, he held back a bit during the song’s crescendo. The tribute to the Soundgarden frontman played under an image of the Seattle Space Needle (McKagan’s hometown) was a nice addition to the setlist, introduced by Dizzy Reed’s piano, and served as a musical answer to the preceding “November Rain.”

Of course, like Jagger and Richards, Tyler and Perry, Rose’s foil is as big of a star as he is.

That’s not lost on the frontman, who saved the guitarist’s simple introduction of “Slash” for last as he ran through the band’s members. Still shaded by curls and a top hat, Slash was at his best diving into classical influences during he and Fortus’ instrumental showcase of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” and his own take on the love theme from “The Godfather” that segued into “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

Once plagued by Rose’s chronic tardiness and unpredictability and the other members’ substance abuse, the band now operates as a well-oiled team of pros with the help of utility players drummer Frank Ferrer, long-time guitarist Richard Fortus, and additional keyboardist Melissa Reese.
 


 



Air Jordan 17 Retro Trophy Room ™ photography Ward 1 Shoes

Air Jordan 17 Retro Trophy Room ™ photography Ward 1 Shoes

Air Jordan 17 Retro Trophy Room ™ photography Ward 1 Shoes

 

LIMITED TO FEWER THAN 4500


The TROPHY ROOM™ XVII boasts a cool grey suede & metallic gold color way that ties back to the boutique’s overall theme & aesthetic, transforming an already sleek shoe into a luxurious sneaker that can be styled off the court, while still performing on the court. The Air Jordan XVII’s original design inspiration was influenced by three components; “The fine details from an Aston Martin, the smooth lines and flow of a jazz solo and the long Air Jordan history of innovations in style.”
 

 



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