TAG: Atlanta

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 1, 2010 / 7:00 pm

Converse Band of Ballers: In Pictures

Converse Band of Ballers

Now you know who won, but if you weren’t there, it’s kind of hard to imagine what your favorite musicians and rappers look like playing ball. So take a second to see all the action from today’s Converse Band of Ballers. Some highlights include Jim Jones and Jermaine Dupri talking continuous smack to one another, while Cam’ron showed up unannounced and played with The Jones Family. Check it all out after the jump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video / May 1, 2010 / 6:30 pm

The Jones Family Win 2010 Converse Band of Ballers

If you weren’t at today’s Converse Band of Ballers, you missed out. Bringing together Converse’s love of music, basketball and the city of Atlanta, seven teams battled it out 3-on-3 to be the champ. The teams include returning champs Jim Jones and The Jones Family (surprise guest Cam’ron, God Shammgod & Adrian “A-Butta” Walton), Jermaine Dupri and the So So Def Family, The Black Lips, Of Montreal, Steel Train, the Bad News team (Jay Electronica, Donnis & Sean Price) and the Southern Hospitality team (OJ Da Juiceman, Pill & Shawty Lo). In a gym small enough to make all the fans feel like they were a part of the action, the returning champs turned in a repeat performance. I got up with the day’s MVP A-Butta, as well as Capo and Shammgod after the game.

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 1, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Converse Open Gym: In Pictures

Converse Open Gym

As I think you can tell by now, Converse is dedicated to bringing basketball to the youth of Atlanta. And the Converse Open Gym program does just that. Giving youth ages 12-18, regardless of skill level, the opportunity to play pick-up basketball games, Converse supplies jerseys and a place to play. Check out some pics of the action after the jump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / May 1, 2010 / 9:00 am

The Converse Tip-Off: In Pictures

The Converse Tip-Off

To put it simply, last night was great. Getting an exclusive glimpse of Converse‘s deep involvement with the city of Atlanta, as well as a private showing of the Fall Holiday 2010 product line, you couldn’t ask for much more. Held at the legendary Georgia Freight Room, the brand did an amazing job with the display. But rather than having me just write about it, I figured the best way to experience it all is through pictures. Check out the whole evening below… Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 30, 2010 / 5:30 pm

The Converse Takeover & Tip-Off In Atlanta


Converse has a rich history in sport, music and culture, and so does Atlanta. The synergy between a trendsetting city and a game-changing brand has resulted in The Converse Takeover, an action-packed weekend merging community, music and basketball. And I’ll be keeping you posted the whole way. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Jul 29, 2009 / 11:00 am

Top 50 Sneaker Stores: Standard (#37)


Just like an art collector scouring the globe for a masterpiece, sole searching sneaker fiends will go to great lengths to find an exclusive pair of kicks. Back in Dime #25 (August 2006), we put together a list of the Top 25 Sneaker Stores when the kick game had never been bigger. But while that list was limited to mostly US spots, we decided in our 50th issue to take it worldwide. Read More »