The depicted trio of dashing chaps you see here are resting easy, nursing hangovers (and injuries) today. Last night we brought in 2013 with the second annual Sneakhype NYE bash in Lawrence, KS at Tonic. We’ve been fairly absent over the holidays, but tomorrow it’s back to the grind delivering you your daily dose of dopeness.
I wanted to take a second here to thank you for your patience as we’ve visited with family and old friends (as I’m sure many of you have been also). More importantly, though, I wanted to say thanks for all your support over 4+ years as Pat, Tyler and I have somewhat aimlessly worked to grow an old blogspot pastime into a decently legit online presence.
And though we certainly have a long way to go before we can go and buy our parents vacation homes, we wouldn’t be anywhere near where we are today without the consistent support from our Sneakhype friends and fans. Without getting too sappy on ya here, please know how sincerely thankful I am (we are) for all your support. The daily visits, the tweets, Facebook likes and shares, emails, post comments, photo submissions, Instagram follows… shit, Pinterest pins… all of this has been fuel to our fire. It’s all of this that has allowed me to (often) tolerate less than 5 hours a sleep a night so I had enough time to gather a sweet ass gallery of butts before I had to hop in the shower to get ready for my old day job.
It’s an awesome feeling to have a sense of Sneakhype family — readers who count on seeing that Dopeness gallery posted at 7:00 am CST every day so they can have just a little extra something to look forward to in the mornings. If you’re reading this, you’re surely then a part of that family.
Thanks so so much. We’ve got a plethora of stupid dope shit planned for 2013 that I’m quite sure will tickle your fancy. Thanks for your patience. Stay tuned, and we won’t let you down.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!
All the best,
Eric Giroux | Co-Founder and Chief Dopeness Officer of Sneakhype dot dizzy com.
(Pictured above from left to right: Ty Sechler, me, and Patrick Galbraith)