Roberto Pelayo aka El Niño is one of the world’s top sneakerheads, with a collection of over 1000 pairs. He started out as a collector is Mexico City; now he buys and sells for himself and his retail operations, Globstore.

The Mystery of Flying Kicks from Closer Productions seeks to explain a world-wide phenomenon. Why do people hang old sneakers on telephone lines?


ExorcistaGet rid of the Satanic Pac Man in your feet with this ugly new shoe collection from a Wonder Woman-looking ɆxøɍȼɨsŧȺblue energy dots and pea soup vomit not included. Not to mention Canada. Actually, we have no idea what this old advertisement is about. Do you?

wendysneakersbig(PNS reporting from AUSTIN) The Texas Senate is set to pass legislation to ban “non-traditional” colored sneakers on the chamber floor.

Sen. Dan Ireland (R-Dallas) introduced Senate Bill 5 to “raise sartorialism of the chamber by mandating the use of traditional colors of sneakers.”

The Texas legislature has begun its second special session to push through legislation that sent thousands of Texans to the Capitol to protest last week.  Ireland called these Texans the “unruly mob, whose decorum and multi-colored footwear, left much to be desired.”

SB5 “mandates that all sneakers worn shall be plain white.” [Mas…]

Breaking: Congress to probe ‘illegal immigrant sneaker code’

by Comic Saenz May 17, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) Rep. Randolph Snopes (R-AL) plans committee hearings next week to investigate reports that “illegal immigrants” from Mexico are encoding secret messages in sneakers hanging over telephone wires — messages about how to avoid police, sell drugs and promote terrorism, PNS has learned. Snopes, chairman of the Unamerican Activities Committee, maintains […]


Adidas honors Juneteenth by releasing ‘Shackle’ sneakers

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2012 Cultura
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Adidas and fashion designer Jeremy Scott honored the nation’s Juneteenth holiday today by releasing the new JS Shackles sneakers, which feature orange plastic cuffs, evoking the très à la mode suffering of black slaves in 19th Century America. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors African-American  heritage by commemorating the announcement of […]


Smithsonian adds iconic Nike Cortez to permanent shoe exhibition

by María Purísima May 31, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) In what is being heralded as a major step towards recognition of the role of Latinos in our Nation’s history, the Smithsonian this week premiered its latest exhibit: the iconic Nike Cortez athletic shoe. The shoe, a fixture of Latino culture since the 1980s, becomes a permanent part of the […]