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New Balance 530BW Sneakers OG Colorway Now Available

We have just received the New Balance M530BW sneaker in stock, which is a re-issue of the original colorway of this popular 1990′s New Balance runner. It was originally the first New Balance sneaker to be released that was made out of synthetic materials. The shoes feature a mainly black and white synthetic and mesh upper with pops of navy blue and purple. We have them available in sizes 8 through 12 and retail price on these is $99.99. To place an order for the sneakers please visit us in-store or check our online store at the link below.

 New Balance M530BW Sneakers White / Black






Monster Clearance Sale THIS WEDNESDAY – SATURDAY!

We will be having our 6th Annual Monster Clearance Sale this Wednesday through Saturday during the Ann Arbor Art Fair! This is our biggest and best sale of the year with prices slashed to up to 80% OFF and tons of items for $10 and even $5. Please see the flyer below for all of the sale details — clearance prices will also be available online at from Wednesday through Sunday as well. See you there!


Spotted: YG in our Only The Strong Coach’s Jacket

We recently spotted artist YG in our sold out Only The Strong Coach’s jacket. He was attending a meet and greet at Sheikh Shoes in Culver City, CA and of course he was wearing the RED jacket! View a video of the event below and make sure you go cop his album My Krazy Life ,which is in stores now.


Sneakathon Sneaker Show in Ann Arbor – TOMORROW June 21st

The second Sneakathon sneaker show will be held tomorrow, Saturday June 21st, in Ann Arbor at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center from Noon to 6PM. There will a ton of tables of collectors from all over the state selling, trading, buying and showing off rare sneakers and clothing.  Admittance is $5 to get in and you can bring up to 3 pairs of your own sneakers in to sell/trade. Tables can also be purchased if you would like, and all info is on the flyer below.  We will be in attendance with merchandise from the store and we hope to see you there!


P.L. – WLVRNS Documentary

Our fam P.L. just released his WLVRNS Documentary video, which is a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process in making his upcoming WLVRNS mixtape. It features a look into his recording process, the city of Ann Arbor, and some previews of the all-original material that you can expect to hear on the project. Its very well put together and we suggest you take a look at it below…and more importantly get the mixtape when it drops July 2nd!

Make sure to visit to listen to more previews from the mixtape and stay updated on new music from P.L.

New Balance Footwear Now Available at Motivation!

We are pleased to announce that we have added New Balance to our growing number of footwear brands that we stock at our retail location in Ann Arbor, MI!  Look out for us as one of the few New Balance Lifestyle accounts in Michigan — we will be receiving a large selection of their Made In USA shoes, limited editions, and much more. We will be releasing our first shipment today in-store and will start receiving regular monthly shipments of all their latest releases in late July. Stay tuned!


2 Chainz Concert in Ann Arbor tonight!

If you havent heard, 2 Chainz will be live in concert tonight in Ann Arbor at the Hill Auditorium! The show is being put on by Music Matters and Vic Mensa will also be the opening act. Tickets are as low as $10 if you are a U of Michigan student and $20 if you are a non-student! Check out the link to buy tickets below or get them at the door. We hope to see you there!

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Midwest Suppliers Pop-Up Shop RECAP Video

Last week we were a part of the Midwest Suppliers pop-up shop at Sole Classics in Columbus, OH.  It was a great event and we moved a lot of product and met some great people and customers. Thanks to Sole Classics for putting together the event and special shout to everyone in Columbus for showing our crew from Ann Arbor some love! Here is a video recap of the event, put together by Kingsrowe:


Midwest Suppliers Pop-Up Shop tomorrow in Columbus, OH!

We will be having a one-day Motivation pop-up shop tomorrow, Wednesday April 2nd, in Columbus, Ohio at Sole Classics! It is a part of the Midwest Suppliers pop-up shop, which features 3 of the top streetwear brands in the Midwest as well as us – Dope.Boy.Magic, Ilthy, and Distinct Life. If you are in the area make sure you stop by this special one-day 4-brand pop up shop, we will be in the building all day so come kick it!

Sole Classics is located at 846 North High Street in Columbus, OH 43215.




Boldy James – What’s The Word (Music Video)

Check out Boldy James’ new music video for What’s The Word off of his album My 1st Chemistry Set with Alchemist below. It’s a laid back track and the video was directed by our friend Gerard Victor. We also styled Boldy during the video so lookout for some not-yet-released Motivation items in there!