Posted by Rob, Tuesday, September 20, 2011 3:28 PM
I remember getting my first pair of high tops and thinking I was the coolest kid out. This was when I was super young, even before I started skating. I was already very attentive to how the bottom of my pants met with the tops of my shoes and how that had to look a certain way. Next came hip-hop and finally came skateboarding. I still can’t believe how lucky I got being able to be part of the culture and lifestyle of all of these amazing things well into the ripe old age I’m at now. Sneakers aren’t number one on the short list of things I love, but they’re definitely on the list and near the top. For everyone in line at the Cigar City Dunk Release, I’d say their list starts with shoes and everything about them. What a weekend. People were in line 24 hours prior to the release time. At just a couple hours before the door opened, everyone was still live, hyped, super cool, excited, and just having a damn good time being around the homies that are just like you. Joe Pelham and Ryan Clements went through the line to chat with a few people in the footage below. I have a few photos I shot here: Skatepark of Tampa Cigar City Dunk Release.Thanks to everyone who stopped by and thanks for working with us on such a limited release and high demand. From the looks of everything, it went pretty smooth. We will do our best to make sure all future releases operate the same way.