The Bape Skullsta is gaining popularity, and to keep up with the demands of fanatics, A Bathing Ape has recently released several new colorways which make up the Cookie Pack. They sport colorways to match with Bape’s Cookie Cameo print bags and clothing released to accounts earlier this year.
Monday, August 31, 2009
As part of Nike’s Refresh initiative, Nike has given the Nike Air Force 1 a fresh idea. This AF1 comes in a matte silver/white-black colorway, with matte silver leather as the upper. A white leather swoosh contrasts the toned down grey, and best of all, the shoe features a gradient perforation effect, with the perforations in the shoe expanding towards the heel. also, the outsole is translucent, with “Be” showcased in it. “Fresh” is on the tongue tag to complete this fresh shoe, which is set to release January 2010
If there were any men upset about not being able to wear a pair of Reebok Straptastic’s without looking ’strange’ this is the shoe for you. The Nike Blazer AC High Velcro has come to save the day with its 5 strap velcro lacing system. The hot red leather upper looks great laying against the white midsole and the funky fresh fun doesn’t stop there.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Nike 1/2 Cent has an odd name but the silhouette is a step in the right direction if futuristic footwear is up your alley. This time it appears in a metallic silver and black colorway white a transparent outsole. The upper is mostly made up of silver foamposite material and features holographic accents. Look for these at Nike retailers soon
After the turn of the century, the year 2000 also saw the historical inception of what quickly became the iconic Nike Shox BB4. Perhaps helped most by being the high-flying NBA star Vince Carter’s signature shoe, this sneaker’s popularity grew quickly alongside the memorable string of Nike “boing” commercials. Fans of the shoe will be ecstatic to hear that the original Nike Shox BB4 in its Black/Metallic Silver-Lapis colorway will receive retro treatment nine years later.
Part of 2008’s Influencer Pack, the digital camouflage that appeared on Nitro Microphone Underground’s Air Force 1 Supreme popped up again on Nitraid’s Nike SB Dunk Mid Elite. 10 years isn’t a golden anniversary, but Nitro is back with a new Nike Air Force 1 High for the occasion. It contrasts metallic gold with black on black elephant print and the effect is quite striking.
To the disappointment of many, we are sad to report that the eagerly anticipated U.S. release of the McFly edition of the Nike Hypermax has apparently been cancelled. The shoe was slated to drop this weekend alongside the Tennis Ball Hypermax NFW. The Tennis Ball version will still hit stores, but the McFly has been scratched, reportedly because of legal issues with Universal Studios, who owns the rights to the Back to the Future franchise.
Last week, we gave you a look at the wild Paint-Blotting Pack of women’s Dunk Highs and now its time to look to at another bold pack for the ladies that’s right around the corner. The Dunk High Skinny is returning in some flashy new colorways, donning some shiny materials for the Metallic Pack. Three colorways of the Dunk High Skinny will be dipped in metallic leather with a sequin-like fabric covering the midpanels.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Air Jordan Spizike was one of Jordan Brand’s more successful hybrids, and is slated to make its return in this bred colorway on February 27,2010. They will feature a classic colorway, consisting of a predominantly black nubuck upper along with red and grey accents. Typically we see netting on the side panels inspired by the Air Jordan 5 (V)’s, but this time around, it has been replaced with the mesh seen on the Air Jordan 4 (IV).
The Reebok Freestyle has seen its fair share of colorways but none like this. Wonder Woman is a popular super heroine famous for being a female with a truth lasso, aren’t all men happy no other woman has one, and somehow being able to always find her invisible air plane. The sneakers feature a metallic red upper with blue and white stars and gold stripes simulating Wonder Woman’s attire
Last Saturday the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream wore Nike Zoom Solider IIIs in pink and white against the Seattle Storm to raise breast cancer awareness. Dedicated to their message the team even wore jerseys to match the sneakers. The shoes feature the same pink seen on the Gloria’s. Hopefully one day they can be released with profits going to breast cancer funds.
Laser-etched ABCs are here to stay. So says Nike with this latest release of Blazer Mid Premium NDs. These go hard in black, a mix of leather and suede contrasted by a white midsole-toe. Purple laces reinforce its dark leanings, but there’s a twinkle in the black that deserves another look. Though the characters are etched in dark purple, they really liven up and add brightness to this design.
A new colorway of the Air Jordan Force IV (AJF 4) in Girl’s Sizes (GS) has been released and this new one features a colorway that many would argue is strikingly similar to the various Staple “Pigeon” sneakers including the upcoming New Balance x Staple M575J. The official colorway is Cool Grey, Infared, and Neutral Grey where the upper uses the two different shades of Grey and accents it with Infared.
Last night, we whet your appetites with a look at what’s to come from Jordan Brand in 2010, and now it’s time to drop perhaps the biggest bombshell yet. In the tradition of recent releases like the Countdown and Defining Moments Packs, another accomplishment from Michael’s career will be honored next year with the Slam Dunk Pack. The pack will contain both pairs of kicks that Mike wore when winning back to back Slam Dunk Contest titles in 1987 and 1988.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Luxury brand Lanvin has produced quite the collection of shoes over the past several months. The Parisian fashion house is doing an incredible job incorporating that chic designer quality into otherwise simple sneaker silhouettes. In this particular low top trainer, patent leather and patchwork suede come together to create a beauty not unlike the pair of shoes First Lady Obama received flak for wearing earlier this year.
Through our observations, it seems as if more and more brands are tapping into the Chukka market. Just think about it for a minute. Yep, it’s a lot of brands getting down with the Chukka model. We know the rich kids will snatch up a pair of the BBC (Billionaire Boys Club) Chukka’s with the logo pattern once they hit BBC retailers this month.
Friday, August 14, 2009
With the momentum of this major collaboration one would expect to see more great things to come from the LV camp. Unfortunately, when we caught a glimpse of this fall’s lineup, we saw a few too many familiar silhouettes made famous by other companies. The one that caught our attention the most was a take off on the New Balance 574. Besides minute changes such as toebox details and added metal eyelets the shoes are virtually identical
Just a couple of weeks until Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer, but there’s still plenty of time for BBQ parties. The Nike Dunk High is back, this time resembling a set of tablecloths. The red one has the traditional outdoor-eatin’ vibe, while the blue edition resembles the Blue Lobster SB Dunk lining.
Although the town of Cherry Hill is actually found in New Jersey, it’s actually more of a suburb of Philadelphia. That’s why at the grand opening of the new House of Hoops in Cherry Hill, the Nike Hyperize will be paying homage to Illadelph with the release of two new colorways inspired by the City of Brotherly Love. One version sports a patriotic Challenge Red/Varsity Royal/White color scheme with sections of red felt on the upper
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Nike launched one of it’s most successful Nike Basketball campaigns to date this past year with their MVPuppets commercials that featured Lebron James and Kobe Bryant as well as Lil Dez, now Nike is celebrating Kobe Bryant’s fourth NBA Championship via a Lil Dez “Congrats Kobe” Nike Big Nike Quickstrike that should be hitting select Nike Urban accounts in the near future. The shoe features a Sport Red synthetic leather upper with “LIL DEZ” written on the heel.
Asics has really stepped up their game as of late, and this new Gel Lyte Speed model will help keep the momentum rolling. The classic running shoe has been given one of its freshest looks yet, using different shades of grey for the upper, including sections of reflective 3M material. Obviously, though, the standout feature of these kicks is the red and white striped “barber pole”
Here is another collection from the Fall 2009 PUMA line. Dubbed the “Raps,” these Clydes have a mix of regular and patent leather. The patent features a spotted paint pattern similar to the YO! MTV Raps logo, however these don’t seem to be part of the PUMA x YO! MTV Raps collection being that these do not feature such tags found on other products of the collection.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Customizer, Brad Douglas, reveals his new custom in the form of a Blazer SB. Named “7-Ply” to reference the skateboard inspiration, the shoe’s characteristics imply that which is vital to skaters. The upper features lasered wood grain leather- a similar look to the Michael Lau Gardener Dunk SB’s- along with grip tape as accents.
Vans is putting together quite a collection for release this fall of 2009. Aside from the Herringbone Pack anticipated by many, we are now receiving word from our friends at Weekly Drop that a collection of Slip-On’s referred to as the “Mega Check” Pack will include pairs in solid, vibrant colors including red, purple, and green with what appears a large checkered pattern by the heel of every shoe.
Jay-Z was spotted in Los Angeles this past weekend eating at what seems like is his favorite restaraunt in LA, Katsuya, where he was seen leaving in a pair of fresh Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Don’s in Grey and White. The last time we reported on Jay-Z and his “celebrity feet” he was also seen leaving Katsuya in LA only with a pair of Nike x Kanye West Air Yeezy’s on. YOU CAN FIND THEM AT
It’s well-documented that the idea of Air Jordan Fusions is a touchy subject with a lot of sneakerheads, but in this case, some of you might have a slightly better reaction to this latest Air Jordan hybrid. This remote controlled Camaro has been customized to take on the characteristics of the Fire Red Air Jordan III, from the layout and color-blocking, right down to some panels of Elephant print wrapping around the hood and trunk areas.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nike Basketball continues to find inspiration at the movies. Earlier this summer, the BB crew released the Transformers Pack, a collection that borrowed cues from Transformers II. This Nike Hyperize Mid “Destro” immediately draws comparisons to Destro, the villain in the latest G.I. Joe flick. ‘Stro’s silver mask is mirrored by the shoe’s shiny silver patent front, while his black/red/gold make’s up the rest of the Hyperize’s upper.
Beckham and Bond bring us 2 hot designs for the adidas O by O campaign with their ZV8000. We have seen the Blue version already but the shoe of interest this time are the yellow ones. Done up in yellow suede with an orange paneled underlay and a black sole these are bright as can be and if thats not glowing enough for you check the 3M detailing.
Looking at colorways and concepts behind some of these kicks really makes a guy ponder his childhood. While this shoe was actually available in the 80s the lunchbox was not and everybody knows a good lunchbox is worth its weight in lunch. The Air Jordan J Man Pack is in GS sizes only and features the blue/black Jordan Casual sneaker. This is a sneaker collectors dream and its not that limited either.
The Simpsons is the only show on before 11:30pm that’s been around for more than 20 years. Their 22nd season starts in mid-fall and Nike has used Matt Groening’s distinctive style as a jump-off for another design. The Nike Dunk High pictured above throws a dark navy blue overlay atop a yellow leather upper, the rear of which features hexagonally-patterned perforations. Orange laces finish the theme quite nicely, and you can cop these in Springfield