Friday, December 25, 2009

Nike Training 2010 Footwear Preview

Nike is releasing three new models in the Athletic Training sector for 2010. The three styles are Nike Lunar Kayoss, Nike Trainer 1 Low and the Nike SC2010. Each style uses Nike’s own Flywire technology, and have taken a few notable elements from their past footwear designs. Available soon in early 2010.

Nike Lunar Rejuven8 Mid+

On the Lunar Rejuven8 Mid+, Nike mates a Torch upper (Nike’s new leightweight, moisture-managing, supremely comfortable three-layer textile) to the Lunarlite outsole. The first colorway to make it’s way to retail is a very Livestrong black and varsity maize. Available now at Bows & Arrows and other select Nike doors. Retails for $125 USD.

3GX Series | Tennis Classic, Blazer Mid ‘09, Air Macropus Lit

Nike Sportswear presents their new 3GX Series. The series consists of the Zoom Tennis Classic, the Blazer Mid ‘09 and the Air Macropus Lite. All three sneakers come in premium black leathers with only few distractions. The 3GX branding appears on the tongue tongue, eyelets and the in-sole. Overall definitely a very clean pack that you can look out for.

Reebok Pump “Twilight Zone” Pack

The Reebok Pump Twilight Zone is back in its two original colorways. The white colorway comes with neon yellow accents and the black colorway with white accents. Both feature a Twilight Zone logo tag on the inside of the tongue. The pack is now available from Extra Butter.

Nike Terminator Hi Supreme “Noise” | White Colorway

After the black colorway, the white colorway of the Nike Terminator Hi Supreme “Noise” will be released today. The sneaker comes in a premium white leather colorway with metallic silver details and “Noise” written over the heel. Matching the sneaker, Nike will also be releasing a t-shirt. The sneaker will drop today at 21 Mercer in NYC.

Air Jordan 1 Alpha Christmas Colorway

For the Christmas Day game between Boston and Orlando, Ray Allen will be wearing this special colorway of the Air Jordan 1 Alpha. The sneaker comes with a black upper, red Swoosh and laces and a green lining. Via Jumpman23.

Deep Soul Music x Lacoste Mississippi

Drum and bass label Deep Soul Music (DSM) worked with Lacoste on an exclusive Mississippi sneaker. Revamped in the unmistakable DSM color mix of browns, rusty oranges and umbers, the uppers combine suede, canvas and nubuck, while details such as a reinforced-plastic crocodile logo on the heel, DSM-branded aglets and in-sock set these apart. To commemorate this partnership, a USB key complete with eight exclusive tracks will be found within each shoebox. Produced in a limited run of 260 pairs, the sneakers hit retail on January 16th, 2010.

Vans Spring 2010 Sk8 Hi Standard Issue LX

We get a first look at the Spring 2010 Vans Sk8 Hi Standard Issue LX. Based on the silhouette of the classic Sk8 Hi, the sneaker comes in a mix of canvas and suede. The main difference to the classic are the side-panels, as well as the tongue tag. Via Complex.

Nike Sportswear 2010 Spring Air Maxim 1 Torch Preview

Previewed are two new designs from the Nike Sportswear footwear collection for Spring 2010. A sneaker which has garnered wide acclaim, the Air Maxim 1 receives further advanced treatment with the addition of Nike’s newly developed Torch technology. Both pairs feature white, black, and orange colorways which work quite well within the new platforms.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nike Summer 2010 Prestige High

Today we can give you an early preview of the upcoming Nike Summer 2010 Prestige High. This Foot Locker exclusive style has a black leather upper with white piecing on the toe and heel, also white piping around the padded collar and laces. Hits of hot red are on the Nike logos on the tongue and heel, and contrast stitching around the Swoosh. More hot red contrast stitching attaches the midsole to the upper, and the blazing hot red outsole also peeks through.

Vans Vault Spring/Summer 2010 Switchback LX

This Holiday season the Vans Vault Switchback has been a welcome addition and was well received. For Spring/Summer 2010 the sneaker returns in two colorways. One comes in an aged brown leather, the other one in a light brown/dark brown leather colorway, both looking very solid. It’s the perfect sneaker for Spring, up until it gets warmer.

Nike Holiday 2009 RT1 Dark Cinder

Once again Nike has released a very solid new colorway of their high top RT1 sneaker. This time around it comes in a chocolate brown/dark cinder colorway with matching Swoosh and yellow accents on the tongue tag and outer sole. The sneaker is now available from LTD.

Nike Zoom Kobe V and Air Max LeBron VII Christmas Day Special Editions

The world’s two best basketball players not only continue to revolutionize the way the game is played on the court, but their style of play and insights have led to the creation of two of Nike best basketball shoes of all time – the Zoom Kobe V and the Air Max LeBron VII.

By working extensively together, Nike and Kobe pushes the envelope even further with the introduction of Nike lightest weight and lowest profile basketball shoe to date – the Kobe V. Kobe’s latest signature sneaker weighs just 10.6 ounces and takes its inspiration from an unexpected place – the soccer field.

LeBron and Nike introduced the Air Max LeBron VII this fall, a shoe that features Nike’s first basketball-specific Nike Max 360 air sole. The LeBron VII was designed to deliver maximum comfort and stability for James as the demands of his game evolve and increases.

For Christmas Day, both Kobe and LeBron will be wearing special editions of their respective sneakers, that we can present you for the first time here today. The two sneakers will also be released to the public, as of December 26th.

Supra Skytop II Spring 2010 Preview

Supra puts us onto Complex’s Skytop II feature from the current issue’s Sneaker Guide. No surprise, the article includes a first look at two Spring ‘10 colorways in the second coming of Chad Muska’s signature sneaker. Taller, slimmer and more form fitting, the Skytop II drops January 15th in navy/gold leather and black suede (seen after the jump).

Nike Terminator High Premium TZ “Rivals Pack” Ueno | A Detailed Look

Pending it’s release, mita sneakers drops a detailed series of photos documenting the Ueno sneaker from the Terminator High Premium Tier Zero “Rivals Pack”. As we previously outlined, the pack pits Ueno against Harajuku with two texturized black hi tops. The Ueno version is clearly the more elaborate of the two with a poppy color grid atop the heel, alongside removable velcro logos and a mix of premium uppers. The Zoom Air insole is also detailed with a street map of the Ueno area. Available tomorrow, December 23rd, at mita sneakers in Japan.

Trussardi 1911 Calfskin Velvet Sneakers

Italian company Trussardi welcome a new Calf Velvet sneaker design to its Trussardi 1911 Collection. Reinforcing the brand’s folk spirit and stylistic approach, the shoes combine a luxurious contemporary look with superb leather construction. Inspired by folk art from the early seventies, the design evokes Trussardi’s exceptional century-old skill in working leather. Although part of the 2010 Spring/Summer range, the kicks are now available through the colette webstore.

Air Jordan I (1) Retro Hi Silver

In celebration of the Air Jordan franchise’s 25th anniversary, Jordan Brand will release the following Air Jordan I (1) Retro Hi Silver. Jordan Brand has gone the extra distance to package the shoes in a briefcase to offer a new dimension to the the whole theme of silver. Silver has traditionally been associated with 25th anniversary celebrations. The shoes will release sometime in early 2010. A pre-order was previously available via Kinetics.

Solebox x Saucony “Old School vs New School” Pack

Dubbed as the “Old School vs New School” Pack, Berlin’s Solebox works up two new renditions of Saucony’s more recognized models, including the classic Shadow 90 and newer performance driven A3 silhouette. Both sneakers are featured in a black colorway with salmon accents throughout, along with dual Solebox and Saucony branding. Stay tuned for further information, including a release date.

Sneakersnstuff x New Balance 10th Anniversary RGB Pack

Sneakersnstuff and New Balance are no strangers to each other, having worked on repeated number of collaborations over the past few seasons. Sneakersnstuff now celebrates a decade in business with its fourth collaborative project, the RGB Pack. It includes a M577 designed by Peter Jansson, M1500 created by Johan Unden, and a M1700 given a stylistic treatment by Erik Borjesson Fagerlind. All three are designed in Stockholm, Sweden and handmade at the legendary Flimby Factory in England. A release is set for December 29th, 2009 through Sneakersnstuff.

Krooked Skateboards x eS Square One & First Blood

Teaming up with Krooked Skateboards, eS drops two new designs for the brand’s Square One & First Blood shoe models. Both feature simple colorways with added Krooked Skateboards embroidery throughout the back and heel areas. Look for these to drop soon at select eS retailers, including Millennium Shoes.

HECTIC x mita sneakers x New Balance MT580 | Grey Colorway

HECTIC, mita sneakers and New Balance have now worked on their 18th collabration of the MT580 and they still bring the highlights every season. In this series of MT580’s, where each sneaker features a flag lace lock, they present the 3rd style, this time coming in a dark grey colorway. The upper is made of dark grey suede and black leather, highlights being set by the yellow laces and red/black New Balance logo. One side of the sneaker also features a white leather panel. The sneaker will be released at mita on January 2nd.

adidas Originals YOPS! Samba

After a first preview the other day, we take another look at the adidas Originals Samba, designed by Yoppi of Hectic and Masterpiece. The “YOPS! Samba” comes in blue tones, with most of the upper made of corduroy. Furthermore a realMad Hectic logo tag has been added to the side-panel.

Nike SB Spring 2010 Blazers

Nike SB presents two clean new Blazers for Spring 2010. First up is a solid Noble Green suede number, accented by hits of Razzle red behind a perforated Swoosh, as well as on the tongue and laces. The second model is another suede style, with a black and Varsity red color story, highlighted by white laces, Swoosh, and midsole. These Blazer SBs have already arrived at select accounts in Japan, including Breaker.

New Balance M996 Made in USA

Celebrating 20 years since it’s introduction, New Balance puts forth a new M996 in a limited run grey, black and yellow color up. The uppers are done in a mix of high quality leather, mesh and pigskin (apparently the same used for Wolverine boots) giving the sneaker a premium feel. Top that off with the “Made in USA” tag and you’ve got a winner. Now available for purchase from mita.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fitted Hawaii x Element ‘Kaholo’ Sneakers

After a few months, and a couple teaser pics, Fitted Hawaii is finally giving us all a look at their sneaker in its entirety so we can stop scratching our heads trying to figure out what they are. The sneakers, which were tightly kept under wraps to avoid to much info leaking, have been designed in collaboration with Element Skateboards on Darrell Stanton’s second signature sneaker.

The Fitted Hawaii x Element sneakers, which have been dubbed Kaholo, which means to move fast or progress rapidly, feature a very unique looking upper constructed from sublimated nylon canvas print which features vintage Hawaiian pin up girls from way back when, a relic of Fitted Hawii’s past and something which is here to stay in the future. The tongue features a perfect Fitted crest hit and the heel consists of a embossed leather with a subtle trilock pattern. The bottom half of the sneakers keep it simple with a pure white vulcanized sole. The box in which the sneakers will come in features a nice black print of trilocks in different contrasted shades of black, with a yellow carrier that slides in and out for easy storage and a metal hole for proper ventilation. Each shoe comes with 3 different pairs of laces: yellow trilock laces, black laces and white laces, each bearing Fitted tips.

The Fitted Hawaii x Element ‘Kaholo’ Sneakers are set to release this coming Saturday, December 19th exclusively through Fitted Hawaii. These are limited to a total of 60 pairs, so please act quickly if you want any chance on actually getting a pair.

Nike Zoom Skyposite Amar'e Stoudemire PE

After rocking the Nike Foamposite Lite last season, Amar'e Stoudemire is one of the lead athletes behind Nike's newest Foamposite based sneaker, the Nike Skyposite, even though he hasn't been rocking them...If Amar'e was rocking them, he would be rocking his own PE Nike Skyposite. Amar'e's Nike Skyposite PE features an away Phoenix Suns colorway of a gradient Black to Purple upper with a solid Purple midsole/outsole. Amar'e's "AS" logo is also emblazoned on the tongue.

The Amar'e Stoudemire Nike Skyposite PE has already hit retail in Asia and shout hit the House of Hoops soon.

adidas Consortium ZX 8000 / Torsion Special

adidas Consortium, to start off 2010 will focus on a collection of its ZX runners. To start things off the adidas ZX 8000 in grey, black and teal and the adidas Torsion Special in grey with magenta, blue and yellow accents. The kicks are constructed in a premium blend of materials that include suede, italian leather and technical nylon with 3M reflective paneling. Be on the look out for these at sneaker shops next month.

Fafi x adidas Originals by Originals | Lookbook

Here is a look at Paris based Fafi's contribution to the adidas Originals by Originals fall / winter 2009 collection. The images show Fafi and a model wearing sneakers and apparel from the collection with photography by Sunny Ringle and make-up by Morgane Martini.

Check out all of the sneakers from the Fafi x adidas Originals by Originals collection.

Eddie Cruz Talks Kicks with Nike Sportswear

Check out this video where Eddie Cruz, co-owner of Los Angeles based sneaker shop Undefeated, gives his perspective on creation. Cruz specifically goes into detail about his work on the Nike Sportswear West Rivalry pack where he styled pairs of the Air Force 1, Dunk and Air Max 1. Check out these images of the Nike Air Force 1 High x Eddie Cruz that released over the weekend.

Nike Skinny Dunk High WMNS – Gold/Black Availability

The Nike Dunk has been getting alot of burn with the ladies. It almost feels like the women’s department has pretty much strongarmed the model and decided that guys can’t have any. While we don’t find that fair we do find the designs fresh.

We saw These as part of the Nike Skinny Dunk High Metallic Pack and for those of you wondering when or where you could get them we are happy to inform you that Dr Jay’s has them in stock. The metallic gold and sequin side paneled high top retails for roughly $82 and should be stocked at nearly every location.

Nike Air Force 1 Low Team Red

This is a nice new Air Force 1 with a simple yet desirable colorway. This new Nike Air Force 1 Low Team Red features a predominantly team red leather upper but also features just the right amount of white accents.

Nike Air Max 95 Snakeskin

The Air Max 95 is always a winning design no matter what the colorway is, but with this Nike Air Max 95 Snakeskin you definitely can’t lose. The kicks come in black, white, two shades of grey and two panels in snakeskin with one in grey and the other in gold.

Puma Bubble Tech Pack

Here is the new Puma Bubble Tech Pack that looks like a very interesting new line from Puma. Each shoe in the pack will feature a different colored “bubble sole” and the pack includes the Puma Sky Hi II, Puma Disc Blaze, and Puma Mid.

Nike 1/2 Cent Black/Green – In Stores Now

The final 1/2 Cent drop of the year is now available at select Nike accounts. A combo of black/spark green makes up the colorway on the latest 1/2 Cent delivery. You can find them at Corporate, ExtraButter, Footaction, and Premier. That’s just a few stores we know that have them in stock right now. Every shop minus Footaction takes phone orders, so hit them up if you need a pair.

Sole Collector x Nike Air Max Trainer 1

Sole Collector is back on their Nike collabo grind, and this time they focused their attention on a training shoe. SC just dropped their Nike Training issue which features an in-depth look into the world of Nike Trainers, interviews, and images of some of the best Nike Trainers to date. Nike allowed SC to design their very own Air Max Trainer 1. The colorway was inspired by OG Air Trainer II white, cement grey, aquamarine, and citron color-up that Bo Jackson KNOWS very well.

Nike SB Dunk “Chirping Bird” Coming 2010

According to NSB, the Chirping Bird SB Dunk Low will see a February 2010 quickstrike release. Press the tongue and experience the chirping bird sound, and it looks as if they will come with a fat tongue. Stay tuned for more details about this chirping Dunk.

Best Sneaker of 2009: Air Yeezy #10

Complex put together a Best Sneaker of 2009 list. DJ Clark Kent, MAYOR, Matt Halfhill, Chris Vidal, Joe La Puma, Bradley Carbone, and Will Whitney debated about which sneakers were the hottest of the year. Somebody tell Kanye he’s not #1 on the list, but of course the Air Yeezy made the Top 10. As a matter of fact, the Air Yeezy was ranked #10. Check back tomorrow for #9!

Celebrity Feet: Swizz Beatz – Nike Air Force 1 – Black Friday

Swizz Beatz and his girlfriend, Alicia Keys, were spotted shopping together along with Alicia’s bodyguard in New York City last week. Swizz might’ve been able to keep a low profile because of his hat but his kicks were easily spotted as he was seen wearing the Nike Air Force 1 Low Supreme’s otherwise known to most of us as the “Black Friday” Air Force 1’s that DJ Clark Kent designed last year. The Black pony hair Air Force 1’s with a hint of Metallic Silver aren’t hard to spot for most Air Force 1 heads.

Air Jordan XI (11) Space Jam T-Shirts by Vandal-A

With Space Jam mania dominating the holiday release headlines, it’s hard to believe that Jordan Brand didn’t come strong with some matching apparel to coincide with the eagerly awaited sneaker drop. Lucky for us, Vandal-A had an eye on the prize as usual, whipping up a super-fresh new t-shirt design that captures the moment thanks to a reinterpretation of some iconic Jordan imagery. As you can see, the front of the shirt features the words ‘Space Jam’ in the style of font found on the tongue, with the Hare Jordan Bugs Bunny logo replacing the Jumpman for a little extra Space Jam connection. The back of the shirt sports the easily recognizable 23 logo that appears on the ankle section of the Space Jams’ heels. If you’ve already got the shoes or plan to pick yours up on Wednesday, you can put the cherry on top by grabbing the matching t-shirt, available exclusively at Packer Shoes and the Vandal-A online store.

Holiday Releases @ House of Hoops

2009 is officially a very rich year for holiday sneaker releases and House of Hoops has got you covered when it comes to basketball kicks. Obviously, the biggest story this holiday season is the return of the Air Jordan XI Space Jams, which will be hitting shelves this Wednesday, December 23rd. The next day will see the release of both the Amare Stoudemire and Nate Robinson Kryptonate Zoom Skyposite PE’s, as well as the Mardi Gras edition of Chris Paul’s CP3.III. By the weekend, there will still be plenty of sneaker damage to do post-Xmas thanks to the Chaos Zoom Kobe V and Christmas Air Max LeBron VII both dropping on Saturday. If you still have the cash and/or energy left by Monday, December 28th, you can pick up the Green Spark Air 1/2 Cents for the grand finale.

DJ AM x Nike Dunk High Premium QK – New Images

The DJ AM Charity Auction just wrapped up, but his collaborative Nike Dunk High has yet to hit retailers. Let’s take another, closer look at this shoe inspired by Adam Goldstein’s two passions. From the picture above, we can see how plushly the ankle area is cushioned, and of course the AC/DC-style DJ AM insignia on the tongue tag. You’ll get a sense for how the black patent leather heel catches light in the strobe dot perforations, and how awesome that looks against red leather, all after the jump.

Air Jordan Force Fusion VIII (8) – Aqua – Detailed Images

Here comes everybody’s favourite new sneaker in an iconic colourway. The Air Jordan Force VIII (AJF8) Fusion is going to drop in March 2010, whether Kanye West likes it or not. It was rumoured to be the finale for the AJF series, but Fall ‘10 catalog pictures have proven otherwise. In any case, these are a perfect copy of the original Aqua colourway, which looks dope on the two-toned outsole. Take a look at more photos if you’re still on the fence, and if you need these in your life, cop them early from Kinstor.

Nike Air Max LeBron VII (7) – Black – White – Gold – Available for Pre-Order

The most recent Nike Air Max LeBron VII was all black, save a few choice metallic gold accents. With the pair pictured above, it’s remarkable how different they look from adding some white. This AML7 has a white mudguard and midsole, along with the Swoosh, which is outlined in gold to match the same LBJ23 button that appeared on the aforementioned Phantoms. The best trick with white this time out is pinstriping the Flywire panel, which makes th shoe look business-classy, in a Tron sort of way. They’re set for retail soon but have already hit VMV inc for pre-order.

Nike Air Royal Mid Quickstrike @ 21 Mercer St.

The latest Nike Air Royal Mid has a decidedly blue collar look. This Quickstrike pair borrows a premium look from Red Wing Boots, extending the rich mahogany down from the smooth leather to an otherwise white midsole. You gotta have the corded laces and brass eyelets if you really wanna get the workboot aesthetic, and those are a check-check. There’s also an extra pair of leather laces if you want to push them toward something dressier. Either way, these buttery soft boot-like sneakers are available at select Nike Sportswear retailers including the 21 Mercer St. flagship.

Converse Chuck Taylor Art Contest – The Winners

Converse recently held a contest to come up with pop art themed prints for a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors. Over 1700 prints were submitted and out of twenty finalist three winners were chosen.The winning designs were judged by a panel of artists, journalists and art curators. These winners will have their art featured on a pair on converse sneakers next year as well as a cash prize and a years supply of Converse sneakers. The three winners are: Matheus Lopes Castro, Jeferson Antônio Vieira da Silveira and Adriano Parents Cinelli, and here are their designs

Futura x Nike Air Force 1 High “Be True” Black/White

In the middle of October we brought you a look at a pair of the Nike Air Force 1 high that is scheduled to be a part of the Futura x Nike “Be True” pack releasing in 2010. However, we would like to now show you detailed images of another Nike Air Force 1 high that is set to be included in the pack. Pictured here is that very pair in a black/white colorway, which sports a perforated black leather upper. It also comes with the Futura logo on the tongue and transluscent sole seen on the other “Be True” sneakers. So be sure to check out more detailed pictures of this black/white Futura x Nike Air Force 1 high after the jump, and let us know which of the two high-top “Be True” Air Force 1s mentioned here you think looks better.

adidas Originals Highrise

adidas Originals is bringing in the new decade in a big way with their latest silhouette, the adidas Originals Highrise. The high top sneaker’s upper consists primarily of premium leather, but is accented by subtle suede trimming around the collar, eyelets, and toe box. Using perforation to define its Stripes, the model also features a two strap ankle fit system. Available in white and grey, you can find the model now at select adidas Originals retailers.

Air Jordan Outdoor 2010 – First Look

We’ve all seen Jordan Brand’s latest silhouette, the Air Jordan 2010, but now we have images of what appears to be an outdoor version of the mid top basketball shoe. Lacking the mid panel window, the Outdoor 2010 features a longer toe box and Air Raid-esque cross straps. No word on any release details, but keep your eyes peeled for more information as it becomes available.