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Yeezy Boost 350 x Freestyle Football

The story behind me going viral with a freestyle-football video.

Okay let's be honest. I'm a huge Kanye West fan. And I love the shoes he's creating but it's so hard to get your hands on them.

Luckily, on the day before the release of the Adidas Yeezy 350 (Oxford Tan), I got a call and was informed that I won at a raffle. I was number 33 but I wasn't sure at all whether I would get my shoe size or not since I've only won the shoe itself. Luckily I got my size and that's when I decided to do it.

I called a friend of mine, Helge Mundt from Berlin, who's a sick photographer and can also pull off amazing videos. Few hours later we met up at Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin Tiergarten and shot the video. Me simply freestyling in the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350. What happened then was crazy. But first let's watch the video. :-)

A few days later my video was posted on several blogs and Facebook-sites.

But how did I get so many top-notch streetwear/soccer-blogs to share my video?

By simply writing them.

Highsnobiety was the first big streetwear-blog to share the video.

Here's the article: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2016/01/01/football-freestyler-yeezy-boost-350-oxford-tan/

At the end, probably the biggest streetwear-blog out there, Hypebeast, listed my video on their site, too.

http://hypebeast.com/2016/1/freestyle-football-yeezy-boost-oxford-tan?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebook_post

Also one of my favorite soccer/lifestyle-sites "SoccerBible" decided to put my video on their website.

http://www.soccerbible.com/lifestyle/footwear/2016/01/yeezy-boost-350-freestyle/

Damn, that was off the hook. But you know what? If I wouldn't have sent out all these E-Mails, FB-messages, etc. nothing would have probably happened.

Furthermore, all my mails were written really friendly. No, I didn't write something like "please share my video" whatsoever but rather something like "a friend of mine and me put in a lot of time and effort and we would highly appreciate it if you give our video a try." And yep, that worked out.

I can say that I really learned a lot from all this and of course I'm very happy it worked out the way it did. The hype is crazy about these shoes and I got a tiny bit of the cake. Sometimes it's just the idea that counts and of course some skills aren't too bad either. :-D

But now it's time to put in even more effort for my upcoming videos. Motivation is on a 100! :-)

 

I really hope you liked this story and I wish you all the best for 2016

Keep on ballin'

'Philippe

April - June 2015

I was blessed to judge the Czech Freestyle-Football Championship in Liberec this year together with my friends Martin Schopf and Jan Krepl. It's always too much fun when the whole squad comes together. The freestyle community is literally outstanding! Training, talking, partying, … #blessed. Huge congratulations to Kari for taking the 1st place. Plus, I couldn't thank one person more, big up to the BIG BOSS LUCASO for making all this happen. I had such a blast!!! :-)

If you want to see my VLOG from the trip to Liberec, feel free to check it out just underneath.

No world cup this year. But nevertheless some performances took place. I really like performing, putting a smile on peoples faces and make them happy. It's one of the greatest gives we freestylers have if you ask me. The ability to inspire others. Not many people can say that. We are blessed to have a hobby where we can easily make friends and others feel good. But for me, it will always remain more important to get better at my freestyle tricks than having shows. Don't get me wrong: earning money with what you love is one of the greatest things ever but when I'm old and look back at my career I want to be able to say: „I improved all the time and didn't get stuck.“

So in June I had three performances. One was for HDI in Dresden, another one for Foot Locker in Berlin and last but not least I was lucky to perform for Audi when the Champions League Final took place. Also in Berlin. Aaaaand since I'm living in the capital of Germany, these two LPs were home matches. Below are some pictures of me performing. :-)

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By the way, Highsnobiety even featured me on their website. They made a really cool recap story about the launch of the new Foot Locker store. Here's the link to the article: http://www.highsnobiety.com/2015/06/08/foot-locker-berlin/

Ahhhh I almost forgot:

I shot another video in April! It was recorded in a football cage in Berlin Kreuzberg. No more words to be added. Enjoy guys!!!

'Philippe