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HVW8 x Adidas vs. Blake from Bstreet

As one of those Fine Art pricks looking down my nose, it is my duty to blog about the new HVW8 x Adidas Originals Kevon Lyons & Jean Andre Collection. To be blunt, these guys have only done what Blake here at Bstreetshoes has been doing for years, except what Blake has done is about 100 times more original because of the long hours, effort and quality he puts into each pair of hand-painted kicks. 

Now about the HVW8's, well they are just another rendition of Janet Sobel's drip technique and Jackson Pollock's expressionistic splatter effect on 21st Century foot canvas copied by some guys in LA. The artwork is definitely eye-catching and appealing to the senses, especially with bright and flashy complimentary colors. I personally would rock a pair, but given the choice between the HVW8's and a pair of Blake's custom shoes, I'll take the Bstreet's everyday all day and any day. Shoot, might as well just have Blake splatter and drip some paint on a pair of my white Adidas and I can have myself a pair just like the ones below, plus a signature by the dude. 

 

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