Kicks We Like: Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Low

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Low $140.00

I grew up dealing with sub-zero winters in Canada, so when it comes to outdoor gear, I’m down with whatever keeps me the warmest.  If I had money in my pocket, my first choices would be Timberland and North Face because they look good, can last through multiple winters, and keep you warm.  I’ve never owned a pair of duck boots, but apparently the L.L. Bean duck boot is straight fire for the Starbucks set.  For L.L. Bean, the duck boot is money in the bank as it has sold out every year since 2011.

Earlier this year, Nike came out with its own high-top version of the duck boot , which almost looked nice (from the outline) until you got to the gruesome, studded spike look treatment on the toe box coupled with the f’ugly quilted upper.  Not sure what it is about the high-top version that makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth when I see it, but I guess it’s kind of like Eleven’s sister’s punk rock crew in episode 7 of Stranger Things, season two: inauthentic and somehow lacking.

Nike got it right, however, with the Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Low.  It has the clean and simple look of the AF1, sublime swoosh, gripped gum soles, metal eyelets, ACG style laces, and waterproof treatment.  We tested these out, and they are waterproof, light, and ultra-comfortable with the lunar sole.  Best of all, since Spring is here, you should be able to cop these for a good price.  Awesome likes the classic blue and tan homage to the original and wolf grey/cool grey versions best.

Awesome Totally Awesome - Freaks & Weirdos Boutique
ATA - DTK

Awesome Dropping

Circumventing Circle Pits: Circle Pit 101 With Punk Professor, Cole Querry

The lights draw. The DJ with a cheeky name and pension for superficially underground tracks on a playlist he or she designed…of other people’s music…has ceased entertaining the impatient (and sometimes chanting) crowd.
Awesome Totally Awesome Bono

“There Is A God,” Claim Millions of Atheists After Hearing the News That Bono Lost His Voice

Upon the news that Bono completely lost his voice, partway through U2’s performance in Berlin Saturday, atheists around the world began to seriously question their worldview.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Gorillaz

ATA Reviews and Revisits Gorillaz' Self Titled Debut

I felt there was so much to this band I could follow. They were dark, edgy, but fun to watch. And, as a fan of them since their inception, I have never been disappointed in them.

Awesome Features

Awesome Totally Awesome - LookBook Winter 2018

Cop Our Merch: ATA DTK Freaks & Weirdos Boutique Lookbook Volume 1

Awesome Totally Awesome - Freaks & Weirdos Boutique Lookbook Volume 1 Winter 2018
Awesome Totally Awesome - Castlevania Photo:@zerobriantees

Netflix Castlevania Season 2 Review: Pulls You in By The Neck and Doesn't Let Go

As soon as I heard Adi Shankar was creating an animated series based on the beloved Castlevania franchise, I was tuned in and ready to go.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Bifocal Media

Brands We Like. Bifocal Media: The Kings of Punk Rock T-Shirts

Our objective from the start was to create t-shirts for people who might not typically wear band shirts. I’d like to think we produce high quality, unique, collaborative shirts with a cool backstory. Limiting production to small numbers assures that you’re not going to see 10 other people wearing the same shirt.

Awesome Trending

How Jane's Addiction's Nothing's Shocking Almost Did Not Get Recorded

One of the most significant albums of the 1980s, Jane's Addiction's seminal Nothing's Shocking, almost didn't get recorded. While the album turned out to be so influential to alternative music and the beginnings of grunge, the band that went into LA's Eldorado Studio to record it nearly broke up during production.
Awesome Totally Awesome - Parents with Fortnite Playing Flossing Teen

Parents Around the World are Refusing to Hangout With Their Fortnite Flossing Adolescents

In a strange turn of events, parents around the globe are devising any excuse to avoid hanging out (or even be seen) with their Fortnite flossing kids.
Awesome Totally Awesome

Wu-Tang Clan and Activision to Collaborate for Call of Duty, 36 Chambers Edition

Videogame giant Activision announced that it will be collaborating with the legendary hip hop conglomerate, the Wu Tang Clan (“Wu”) for several upcoming projects, including Call of Duty, 36 Chambers Edition.