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OSD: Ep169-APL-Chopped & Screwed?

[ 0 ] March 18, 2011 |

In Episode 169, the Crew discusses the APL Concept 1 (Athletic Propulsion Labs) sneakers that were dissected to reveal that the “Load N’ Launch” technology consists of tiny springs.  (Haven’t we seen this technology somewhere before?)  With a retail price of $300, it’s going to be even harder to convince the avid sneakerhead that APL justifies their hard-earned dead presidents.

So that begs the question: Would you buy a pair of the APL Concept 1s after seeing the sneakers dissected?  Let us know your thoughts by sending us an email to info[at]

Also, be sure to read the OSD Blog for our new segment called the “Come Up”, where ‘heads are encouraged to send us pictures of the sneakers and receipt, along with their story for scoring a pair of sneakers inexpensively.  Your story NEEDS to be told!

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About Dee Wells: Dee Wells calls Worcester, MA his home but grew up in the beautiful US Virgin Islands(STT/STJ). Heavily influenced by Hip Hop, Dee has always been fascinated by people and what they wear. Thus, began his love for fashion and, more importantly, sneakers. It all started with him watching his parents play tennis; his father wore adidas Rod Laver sneakers, and his mother wore adidas Stan Smith sneakers. From there birthed Dee's love for leather and rubber. Dee's first pair of sneakers were Puma Clyde sneakers, which he religiously changed the laces in, and kept clean with water, Dawn dishwashing liquid, and a toothbrush. While Dee has amassed many pairs of sneakers, it's the stories that are the most important to Dee; he calls them Kickstories. Dee has also been instrumental with bringing the sneaker subculture to the forefront with his involvement with Sole Collector Magazine, and his latest creation, the OSD (Obsessive Sneaker Disorder) brand. View author profile.

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