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PUMA Suede “Since ’93” Pack

You’re looking at one vibrant throwback pack from PUMA. The classic Suede silhouette, that launched in 1968, gets some early-90’s inspiration to create this October release of the PUMA Suede “Since ’93” Pack. The Suede profile was made popular throughout the decades by athletic greats, like basketball’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier and track’s Tommie Smith, and by gracing the evolving hip-hop culture. It is even regarded as the original b-boy shoe after rising to fame among the break dancing crews. Of course, there have been many changes and renditions of the Suede since it was born into the sneaker industry, but now the original classic model is back but with an exciting and energetic twist in the “Since’93” Pack, which will be available in-store and online.

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Reebok Kamikaze II “Acid Rain”

One of the most exciting hoops stars of the 90’s is continually celebrated with every new release of the Reebok Kamikaze II but this Halloween version has taken an exciting form with “Acid Rain.” These stylish kicks were once worn, in original form, by SuperSonic’s player, Shawn Kemp, in his prime but this drop only shares a skeleton of the same shoe. The glow-in-the-dark panels has another aspect and adds another dimension to the Reign Man’s Kamikaze series. The “Acid Rain” will be available at UBIQ, in-store and online starting Friday, October 25, 2013.

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NEW UBIQ Air Freshener

Get your space smelling so fresh and so clean-clean with the new UBIQ Air Freshener from Frsh Airs. Featuring our star circle logo in black and white in a refreshing minty scent that will have all your friends asking “Who’s got the gum?” For $5, you can get a whiff of the good stuff for your car, room, or locker and pick it up at UBIQ Walnut and UBIQlife.com
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Nike KD VI “PBJ”

First seen during Kevin Durant’s last stop in France for his European tour, his most recent elating signature shoe KD VI, were nonetheless inspired by his favorite snack and our most loved sandwich, PB&J. Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Kevin Durant shows his love for this sandwich through his latest sneaks, Nike KD VI “PBJ.”

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adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott

After a decade of collaborating, adidas and the ingenious fashion designer, Jeremy Scott release the new adidas Originals. There are seven sneakers to look forward to in this Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals footwear collection, including the most popular JS models; “famous bear.” This collaboration is one of the most successful mergers ever and continues to be today. The newest model, “Money” Wings 2.0 looks like it might take the place of the most popular model.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”

Hybrids are making a push right now and we’re not just talking about the cute, little cars that run on vegetable oil. We’re talking about sneakers. Artificial fusions of two completely different shoes to make the ultimate hybrid. MJ had his chemists working overtime for these beauties and we ain’t complaining. Two Jordan hybrids will be invading UBIQ this weekend in the form of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”. MJ borrowed elements of the Jordan 11’s “Bred” and applied them to the original framework of an Air Jordan to create the Retro ’95 TXT “Bred”. The Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Concord” applied a similar design using that colorway we know and love. Both sneaks sport side panels wrapped in heavy mesh coupled with patent leather around the toe box. “JUMPMAN JORDAN” stands out nicely on the tongue tag accompanied by the “23” above.  Carbon fiber accents the wings logo providing a classy finish to this retro hybrid. We’ll have them for you in-store, this Saturday for $130.
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Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”

One of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history is yet again making his presence known with the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”. Gary Payton took pride in getting in his opponent’s head. He enjoyed twisting their words, getting personal, and telling the greats how much they really sucked. He even talked Jordan into a loss once or twice and swears John Stockton was a tougher match-up. Aside from his verbal assault on the NBA from 1990 to 2007, Gary was one hell of a defender. He was so good that his opponents coined the nickname, “The glove,” as a sign of respect. Nike showed their respect by giving Gary Payton his very own signature sneak and even letting him play a large role in the technology and design.

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Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites”

The guys at Scotland-based sneaker retailer Hanon present another amazing collabo for the Fall 2013 season. Following their 2010 ASICS GTII “Northern Liites,” Hanon joined forces with Onitsuka Tiger to rework the Colorado 85 silhouette – originally launched in the mid 80’s as a trail running shoe for the great outdoors. Like their ASICS GTII, inspiration for the great colorway was also drawn from the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the ‘Northern Lights’.
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Bodega x Saucony Elite Shadow 6000 “African Print” Pack

Boston-based retailer Bodega’s newest addition to its ongoing collaboration with Saucony Elite turns up in the build of the Shadow 6000 silhouette, in not one, but two unique print colorways. These special-edition Saucony fuses the uppers of a Shadow 6000 to the off-white midsole of a Shadow 5000, mixing full-grain premium suede and graphic pattern nylon throughout its upper.

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Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’

When it comes to big sports brands in skateboarding, people tend to gravitate towards the remakes of old classics rather than the freshly designed “skate” shoes. With Nike SB in particular, the popularity of their original SB models such as the Bruin pales in comparison to reworked classics such as the Dunk or the Blazer. One exception to the rule is the Janoski. Between skateboarders and collectors, this shoe definitely give those other two a run for their money. The shoe is the result of Stefan Janoski, a skater’s skater, remaining steadfast that Nike give him the shoe he designed as he designed it. His stubbornness paid off, because not only has the Janoski become a skate staple since its release in 2009, shoe collectors and Nike enthusiasts have also shown it a ton of love. We’re excited to see his Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ making its rounds starting September 27th, hot on the heels of his ‘Pink Digi Floral,’ which dropped this past Spring.
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FILA 95 Retros

The resurrection of the FILA 95 Retros are the perfect send off for a seven-time NBA All-Star, who retired at the end of the 2013 season. Grant Hill debuted the classic FILA during his ’94 – ’95 season when he shared Co-Rookie of the Year honors with Jason Kidd. Originally named the FILA Grant Hill I, the FILA 95 Retros are a part of FILA’s “Re-Introduced Pack.” The collection re-establishes an OG style signature to the mid ‘90s and is highly anticipated by both FILA and its supporters. These 95 Retros come in two colorways: navy/white/red, reminiscent of Grant Hill’s on court colors, and black-on-black .
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Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus

The Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus is a fresh retro running silhouette dug straight out of the 90’s archives by Puma‘s design team updated with brand new colors. The return of the Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus, an early 1990s heritage model also means bringing back its green OG sneaker box for the full retro effect. These retro releases are a solid reproduction of the original, complete with the premium suede, knobbly mesh and rubber used in the original release. Using silver, green and yellow for its base, this is a refreshing colorway for the shoe.
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We’ve made it to 10K Instagram Followers!

Slowly but steadily we’ve been growing our customer base, be it in-store visits, Twitter questions answered or simply product release posts on Facebook. Despite a few gripes from unlucky buyers who couldn’t get their pairs (welcome to the game, Sneakerheads), we seen our fan base grow and grow. So we’re proud to announce that our Instagram has made it to 10K followers! Because of the support of followers like you we are able to keep doing bigger and better things and we hope the coming season is the more reason to keep doubletapping and keep living that #UBIQlife. From the entire UBIQ family, #ThankYou.

New Leather Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips

Since Nike bought the Chicago shoe maker Cole Haan in 1988, the sneaker giant made its way into the formal footwear market. Using the opportunity to incorporate some of the latest sneaker technology into dress shoes, Cole Haan started featuring classy silhouettes with Nike Air technology in their boat shoes, boots, brogues, and loafers.  The Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip is the latest successful collaboration collection and they are an absolute must-have for any man’s closet!

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Nike Mayfly Woven QS Pack

Nike’s Woven Mayflys are back, and just in time for the end of the warm weather and the start of the crisp fall season. Based on the iconic marathon running shoe of the same name, this woven quickstrike pack has a style all its own, and was a huge surprise hit last time. Each available color is has a uniquely woven, and soft to the touch, monotone suede upper that rests upon a clean white rubber outsole. This keeps everything neutral and assures that you can rock them with just about anything you can think of. Obviously, the true highlight here is the intertwined detail at the quarter panel, which circumvents a solid toe cap and heel piece to go around the entire shoe. The Mayfly Wovens seem to stress minimalist design, so in keeping with that the branding is light; with a small same color swoosh on the tip of the tongue and heel only. Trust us though; you’ll thank them for it after you see the “less is more” theory so beautifully executed in person. Inside, the foot bed is constructed from forming leather on top of a light and springy Phylite midsole, keeping things comfy too. Plus, there’s just something classy about having leather inside your shoes. Anyway, I digress. The real standout of this pack is the Lite Iron Ore colorway. It’s a new edition to the collection, but with its smooth light grey suede upper and white sole color combination, it fits right in with the rest of the bunch as an extremely versatile anytime/anywhere shoe. Swing by and pick your favorite from the Nike Mayfly Woven QS pack up at Walnut or online today.
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Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB “Walk of Fame”

Brooklyn Projects and Nike SB team up once again for their collaborative Dunk Low SB “Walk of Fame”. Set over the Dunk Low silhouette, this limited edition draws inspiration from the infamous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, not too far from BP’s doors. Though because of copyrights/trademark issues, the shoe will not be branded with “Brooklyn Projects” lettering at the heel. Instead the SBs feature a black speckled upper that resembles the iconic Nike Safari print and the pattern that represents the granite surrounding the sidewalk star, while red suede panels and gold branding tie in the Hollywood theme. To finish out that guilded detailing, the Swoosh is blinged out gold. If you’re not too Hollywood, grab your pair from us either at the UBIQ Walnut Shop or UBIQlife.com for $120.
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That Mutombo Game (Yes, We’re Playing It Again)

Remember when Old Spice created the “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4½ Weeks to Save the World” Mutombo game, that hilarious 8-bit video game where Dikembe Mutombo is the action hero whose adventures consisted of weekly missions based on current events to save the world from destruction? Although it was originally released on December 21st (which according to the Mayan calendar was the end of the world), we decided to bring it back again, to bide our time while we await the release of the adidas Originals Mutombo which drops this Saturday 8.24.13 10AM at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.

Yes the Mutombo game is relatively simple, as you fight flying bananas and ask talking bears with sweaters for advice — but the real dilemma is will we get any work done the rest of the day? *Finger wave*
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adidas Mutombo Basketball Shoe

adidas Originals Mutombo – Available at UBIQ 8.24.13

First released in 1993, the adidas originals Mutombo returns 20 years later looking as fresh its first debut. With its signature African-inspired pattern, bold colors and sky-high cut, the adidas Originals Mutombo is a shoe that has been on many sneakerheads’ re-release wishlist.

For this year’s lineup, the adidas originals Mutombo uses a different colorway, designed as a tribute to the retired NBA center and his Congolese heritage. The new Mutombo shoes maintains the trademarks of the original including the black and white African mud print, the shield-inspired graphic on the tongue, and the number ’55’ in yellow on the sides of the collar. The upper is crafted out of a combination of leather and synthetic materials, which also features a padded collar, plastic lace details and contrast stitching along the front of the outsole. adidas originals Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut and UBIQlife.com for $105 at 9AM this Saturday 8.24.13.
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Vans Vault x Wtaps OG Classics Collection

Wtaps pairs up with Vans Vault again for their August delivery. The Vans Vault x Wtaps OG Classics Collection features six distinct shoes: the SK8-Hi, the Chukka, and the Slip On, each in two different colorways following a military theme. Available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut in limited quantities. Check out the full collection in greater detail after the jump or click here to shop today.

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Shop Looks: End of Summer Highlights

As we near the end of summer and start to introduce Fall 2013 products, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite products for the end of Summer. Cooler days are ahead, and many of us are starting to bring pants and long sleeves back out of the closet to layer up. Featuring new arrivals from Publish Brand, Bounty Hunter, Komono, and Nike, we have tons of new apparel, accessories and footwear to help you transition into Fall. Click to take a closer look at our End of Summer Highlights interactive Shop Look, modeled and styled by our very own Kahlil.

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New Balance x Herschel Fall 2013 Collection

Herschel has once again gotten together with New Balance for a collection of 420’s & H710’s for this fall. The 420 running shoe comes in 3 colorways this fall, including burgundy, grey, and army. The 420’s are constructed with a ripstop nylon and textured suede upper, and feature a printed paisley sock liner. The H710 hiking shoes come in either army or burgundy, and also feature a ripstop nylon and suede upper. The full collection is available now at UBIQ Walnut, and will be available in the coming days at UBIQlife.com. Click below to check out the Fall 2013 New Balance x Herschel lookbook.

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adidas Springblade – Available now at UBIQ

After 6 years of development by the adidas Innovation Team, adidas has released the all new Springblade for Summer 2013. The adidas Springblade features individually tuned Energy Blades instead of a traditional outsole, that help to propel you forward, making this a one of a kind running experience. The adidas Springblade also features a techfit™ upper, which wraps and forms around your foot similar to a sock, and features a air mesh tongue that adds to increased breathability and comfort. UBIQ is proud to carry the adidas Springblade in the Infrared – Metal Silver – Black colorway, which features a predominantly Infrared techfit™ upper and springblades, and Metal Silver adidas 3 Strikes raised logo on the sides. The adidas Springblade is available now at UBIQ Walnut, and available in limited quantities soon at UBIQlife.com. Click for a closer look, as well as a detailed video from the team over at adidas.
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Ewing Focus Pack at UBIQ

Perhaps the second most popular Ewing shoe in the line after the 33 Hi, Patrick wore this shoe in the 1993 season and at the time of release it was the most technologically advanced shoe the company had released. This updated version of the original Focus features a leather upper, as well as mesh, neoprene and nubuck accents throughout. Other details include “Focus” embroidery across the tongue strap, “Ewing” across the tongue and heel, and Patrick Ewing’s signature on the side.

The White/Red/Black and the Black/Orange/Blue Ewing Focus will be available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.
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Nike Air Max Lebron X Low (Silver/Teal)

Nike Basketball pays homage to LeBron James’ hometown with a LeBron X Low inspired by the Akron Aeros, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The latest low-top edition of the LeBron X features a silver and teal color combo, accented by black on the Flywire, heel and toe swoosh branding, crimson speckle print on the midsole, supported by a teal and purple rubber outsole. Polka dot laces pull it all together for these LBJ shoes, making it an easy Summer pickup.

The Nike Air Max Lebron X Low (Silver/Teal) is available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.
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Vans Vault x Disney Classics Collection

Vans’ latest collaborator is none other than Disney, an unexpected yet surprisingly pleasant partnership from the two classic brands. Presenting a new Vault collection for Summer 2013, Disney patterns decorate two Sk8-His and four Authentic LX silhouettes. The instantly recognizable prints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh are said to be straight from the 1980s Disney archives. There’s just something to be said about our most beloved cartoon characters adorning fan favorite skate shoes – some things you never grow out of. The Disney x Vans Vault 2013 Fall OG Classics Collection in Men and Grade School sizes are are available in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at UBIQlife.com here.
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24 Kilates x Saucony “Mar y Montaña” Pack

The guys behind Barcelona sneaker boutique 24 Kilates have whipped up a very special “Mar y Montaña” pack with Saucony. Using the Shadow Original silhouette as a base, the pack borrows its color palette from the world-famous paellas of Spain’s Catalan region, which combines ingredients from the ocean and highlands. “Montaña” utilizes a brown/grey/cream mountain-inspired colorway while “Mar” dons a seafaring navy/olive/cream profile – each sporting custom graphic tongue branding and “24 KILATES” embroidered along the lateral suede mudguard. Garnished with multiple sets of laces, the palatable 24 Kilates’ “Mar y Montaña” pack delivers in both presentation and flavor.

The Mar (Sea) Shadow Original will be sold exclusively online at UBIQlife.com at 10AM EST this Saturday 7/27, while the Montaña (Mountain) can be purchased in-store at UBIQ Walnut. Both are available for $110.

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Nike SB x MIA Dunk Low

To celebrate their 10-year anniversary MIA Skate Shop links up with Nike SB for a special collaboration Dunk Low Premium. The teal/orange colorway is an obvious nod to the hometown Dolphins team colors but other design details include lots of beachy vibes, such as clear aqua outsoles, water-like graphic suede upper and sandy tan hits throughout – this is sure to be a summertime hit. Additional features include a perforated leather toe box, custom graphic insole and Nike SB palm tree tongue tag. The Nike SB x MIA Dunk Low Premium will be available for $98 at UBIQ Walnut & online at UBIQlife.com this Saturday 7/27 at 10AM EST.
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Komono Watches at UBIQ

KOMONO’s retro-futuristic watches blur the line between simplistic and daring, yet remains so balanced in design that it’s neither biased for men or women. From their Wizard Print Series, these modernized, unisexy timepieces combine the clean, minimalist faces of analog chronometers with bold prints and colorful patterns on textured watch straps that are as comfortable as they are adventurous. Whether it’s work mode or play mode, you know what time it is.
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Nike – Air Force 1 Hi CMFT QS “White Ice”

A pickup that could easily make up for any you missed during the summer. The “White Ice” Nike is a fantasy shoe. There is nothing that anyone can say is missing from the Nike Air Force Hi CMFT. Everything from the look of it to the technical specs it has is unparalleled. Since the whole shoe is white it makes sense as to why some may not be interested in it. That perception will change when they hear about what this shoe brings to the table. Comfort sockliner, Ankle strap support.
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Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede”

Let’s be real, not everyone wants a colorful, “in your face” shoe. Some people just want a great quality shoe, that’s also easy to wear. The Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede” can easily slip into any wardrobe thanks to its predominantly solid black suede upper. With hints of brown and mint as the only other color details, it’s minimalist profile almost gives this sneaker a dress shoe feel. The Lebron X EXT also features a full-length Zoom Air sole unit, providing maximum cushioning.

The Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede” will be available in limited quantities at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut 10AM this Saturday, July 20th.

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Nike Air Max 90 Essential

Whenever a new Air Max 90 drops it’s already understood to arrive in a superb colorway. Despite the simplified, solid colors used for Essentials, the use of black on this shoe is no exception. Displayed in different shades on varying textures, this shoe is anything but basic. The upper is comprised of pebbled leather and suede, while the toebox gets a mesh treatment. To keep things interesting, atomic red accents the sole, heel tab and eyelets. Get your pair right here at UBIQlife.com.

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New Cease and Desist Apparel

UBIQ is proud to carry the “Extendo” Tee from Cease and Desist. Available in either Black or White, the “Extendo” Tee is an extended t-shirt that features a paisley extension, making this an extra-long fit, with gold metal zippers on either side to adjust the fit. The t-shirt also features a “DESIST” screen-print on the back of the shirt, and Minus logos on the front and back of each sleeve. The “Extendo” Tee is available now in limited quantities at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com.
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Ewing Athletics – Available 7.6.13 at UBIQ Walnut

Ewing Athletics returns with its second retro release, the Focus. Patrick’s 1993 game shoe first returns after Patrick Ewing’s 33 Highs successful relaunch last year. Silhouette-wise the Focus is classically bulky and connects well with its 90’s roots. The ankle straps have Patrick’s autograph on them as well as the word “Focus”. Ewing Athletics Focus, which will be available in 2 color ways: “Knicks Home” White/Blue-Orange and Black/Red-Grey. Available 10AM this Saturday 7.6.13 at UBIQ Walnut.
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Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey

The Swingman line keeps upgrading its’ hybrid silhouettes, but this latest release just added a juicy new colorway and sleek dark toned to counterpart. The first is the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Watermelon”, incorporating the summer fruit into every aspect of its color choices, a rind-like green and white upper is accented with black and bright red details throughout, with fruit flesh pink on the midsole and outsole. To contrast the bright colors of the “Watermelon”, the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Black-White/Wolf Grey” slips into summer in a rather subdued monotoned color-combo that takes on the spirit of the Chicago White Sox uniforms (Griffey was with the White Sox, remember?).
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“The Benjamin” Box Set

Presenting the limited edition box set for this Saturday’s release of the UBIQ x New Balance 1600, “The Benjamin”. Each box set contains a Good Wood key and kite necklace, a set of stickers and the red UBIQ x New Balance “The Benjamin” tee that is exclusive to the box set.

The box set is not for sale. Only 24 box sets were made. All those present at our Walnut street location on the day of the release will get a chance to win one. Winners will be determined by finding 1 of 24 keys hidden at random inside various New Balance 1600 shoeboxes. You must be present at the store on Saturday to be eligible to win.

See you on Saturday. Good luck to all who attend…
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