In this episode of TSB, Caesar, Guru, and Geeno are in studio.
This episode is a hodgepodge of topics, including: who really won the beef between Nas and Jay-Z? How differently would the beef between 2Pac and Biggie gone had Biggie actually responded directly? Was the original version of the Power Rangers the best version? Important questions that are all related somehow.
The crew eventually get back to sneakers. Far-fetch is going for broke by betting on Off-White, along with a stable of other brands. Far-fetch, despite their shareholders misgivings, has bought the New Guards Group, which owns brands like Off-White and Heron Preston, for a little over half a-billi. Far-fetch needs a win, so we’ll see how this plays out.
Nike acquires A.I. platform “Celect” to help them forecast customers buying habits. They could’ve just bought a trench coat and binoculars like a normal stalker.
Adidas shares dropped like temperatures in December. Well, only 3%. BUT STILL, noticeable enough for it to be a news story. The 3 Stripes mostly blames the set back squarely on the shoulders of their supply chain. Demand can be a good problem to have. But how, after 5+ years of increased demand for your product, can you still not properly anticipate it enough to meet it in a serviceable way? How Sway?
And finally, Caesar does another segment of Shoe Check where he calls resell shops across the country looking for the StockX X Reebok Shaq Attaq “Hack Attaq”. Apparently the paint eventually rubs off, revealing the personal information you had stolen in the hack of their app back in May……… Or July, depending on who you believe lol.