While we were in the Detroit area we made a point to visit the other sneaker boutiques I haven't gotten to yet. The first stop was at Burn Rubber in Royal Oak (which is also my place of birth!). It was a dope little shop with some good goods, and the people there were real cool. So make sure to stop through - it's worth the trip. I borrowed a pic from their site to give you an idea:
Next we traveled a little north to Birmingham to visit Revive. They seemed to specialize in The Hundreds gear and had some nice sneakers and Jordans on consignment. I forgot until I saw the owner, Aaron, that Rip Hamilton's cousin had introduced us earlier this season at a game at the Palace. So it was cool to see what's been good with him lately. Definitely a shop I'll stop by again next time I'm in the area.
Adrienne and I then decided not to go to the Pistons' game against the Nuggets because we had to get back to Mt. Pleasant that night (a two-plus hour drive). Plus with the new security policy, it'd be difficult meeting with Mr. Big Shoot. He's got my card anyway, so I'm sure I'll hear from him at some point! Ha. Instead we went over to Lansing and had dinner at Adrienne's all-time favorite restaurant: Omi Sushi. It was my first experience, so I played it safe with a pretty good teriyaki chicken. After doing a little shopping while in East Lansing, we finally made the drive back up to her home base. It was a long day, but a very efficient and all around enjoyable day!