Naomi’s Shoes

I am a complete sucker for sneakers. I love them. They’re my favorite thing to wear. I even have sneakers I just wear in my house – never outside. I generally like adidas the best. I think they’re the best quality. However, Nike’s design is always something to behold.

I’m really digging these new Nike Air Zoom Turbo designs. They were worn by Naomi Osaka at this year’s US Open. They retail for well over $100. I found this pair barely used on Poshmark for $20 + shipping.

Osaka collaborated with Nike on an entire collection including a version of these beauties that she’s wearing in Australia this season. Tennis Channel zoomed in on them during a warmup tournament. Look closely. The back of the sneakers is hair calf.

Sneaker Freaker has the full story. These were only available in Japan for Nike members. “Dressed predominantly in white, the upper is highlighted with a bright orange Swoosh and a playful graphic of Maneki Neko (a Japanese figurine of a cat believed to bring good luck) carrying a tennis racquet. Look at the heels and you’ll spot ‘Osaka’ in Japanese characters painted on an oval, gold coin-like patch, which nods to the koban coin often held by Maneki Neko. Another nod of the spiritual cat comes on the tongue in the form of a red belled collar and green scarf.”

These beauties were only available in Japan for Nike members.

Pets are Family

Back in the day, I was a subscriber to Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Dish. One summer he mentioned that he was being forced to contemplate euthanizing one of his beloved beagles, and this promoted an outpouring of reader submissions on the passing of their own pets. It’s one of the best threads I’ve read. I’d read it daily and cry every time.

Anniversary Photo

My parents will celebrate their 45th Wedding Anniversary later this month. I took some photos for them, so they would replace their photos of me at 18. 

Photo Shoot Day
Tools used: A Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm f2.8 Canon lens, two Canon speedlites, Pocket Wizards, a tripod, a light stand, an umbrella.