The people from Jordan graciously flew Complex and a select few other outlets to Miami for the introduction of the Jordan Fly Wade, Dwyane Wade’s first signature shoe with Jordan Brand. Weighing in at just 13 ounces, its the lightest Jordan basketball shoe to date. We’ll have much more on the shoe this week — for now, get a look at the first four colorways; the first two which drop on May 5th. Suggested retail is $140. Also, the Jordan Fly Wade will land on NikeiD with a whole mess of color options on Sunday, May 29th.
When you think of budget priced sneakers, Hush Puppies and velcro-strapped clompers come to mind, not Patrick Ewings and Jordans! It seems too good to be true, but as Manolo Prado (el cheapo bastardo extraordinaire) tells us, there’s a million and one bargains out there, you just have to have your thrifty game on lock. This guy is so cheap, he’ll wait three years to pull the trigger – all so he doesn’t have to break a fifty! We needed to get schooled in his tight-ass ways, so we hit up the scrooge to see just how low he goes.
Yo Manolo, tell us who you are and what you do!
I’m from College Park Georgia (by way of Panama) and I rep Embassy Music Board brotha! I’m a hip-hop artist, fashion designer and a part-time shoe collector… so cliché but who cares, that’s what I do.
You pride yourself on being a cheap-ass don’t you?
It started for me when I was 15 years old. Having a job in the mall and a little bit of my own money with no bills to pay, I would come across $20 sneakers all the time. I had insider info on when markdowns were going to happen, so from there it just took off. I would buy shoes just because of the price not because I needed them or planned on wearing them. But as time pushed on and I had no clothes to match the kicks, I would just put them in the closet. So next thing you know, they have become collectables. I get the ‘cheap-assness’ from my mother. If you all think I’m cheap, you don’t want to see this woman in action! Continue reading