Monday, August 31, 2009

Nike Dunk Low Pro SB - Will Ferrell

Nike Air Zoom Toki

Nike Auto Force 180 New York

Here is a look at the new Air Force 180, which is essentially an Air Force 180 hybrid that sits atop a vulcanized rubber sole. This particular release will feature a colorway that is predominantly blue with orange accents, representing both the New York Knicks and the New York Mets.

Ubiquity Records x Feiyue

Ubiquity Records, an American Funk/Soul music label has reached out to footwear manufacture Feiyue for a collaboration involving a Feiyue high top sneaker. Both sneakers feature wild designs with one of the shoes in a green/white colorup and the other on in a black/grey/lime colorway. On the tongue theres a Feiyue logo with a record above it which is part of the Ubiquity Records logo.

Nike Dunk ‘Good Yankee Gone Badass’ Customs

Sneaker customizer Eye Candy presents use with a look at his latest custom sneakers dubbed the ‘Good Yankee Gone Badass’ Nike Dunks. Eye Candy designed the Dunk High with a colorway inspired by the Yankees Away jersey to create a clean and classy set of colors to work with. The number 26, which stands for the number of World Championships the Yankees have won, is included on the tongue tag of the sneakers in an interesting effect. The design is done with a staggered tile effect to symbolize the 26 being deleted to make way for the 27th victory to come. The digital camo side panels on the upper is added to add depth to the grey scale colorway and add an Eye Candy feel to these. The baseball stitch print ties the sneaker together, bridging the gap between the Yankees and Eye Candy Custom.

Roc Star x Ato Matsumoto Hi-Strap

Earlier this year, we showed you two colorways of the Roc Star x Ato Matsumoto Hi-Strap in which many of you really liked. If you recall, this shoe may have sneaked pass some people’s radar seeing that it released in the midst of the Nike Air Yeezy hoopla. We now have spotted another colorway of the Roc Star x Ato Matsumoto Hi-Strap.

Unlike the previous two colorways of the Roc Star x Ato Matsumoto Hi-Strap, this particular color scheme is more bland and ideal for the fall/winter season. It features a predominately military green cowhide base mixed with a white sole. The side panels, collar area and heel panel feature a unique print design, while the toe box seems to features a solid black color. This Roc Star x Ato Matsumoto Hi-Strap is available in Japan now. What are your thoughts? Click here to view more photos.

Gourmet Dieci | Grey

Here is a look at the Gourmet Dieci from the footwear brand’s fall 2009 collection. The kicks have a very strong “Designer” look, with its side lacing style. The kicks come in grey leather with a grey suede overlay. The sneakers are now available at shops that carry Gourmet Footwear.

Nike Blazer AC High Velcro

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. Breaking up the solid upper is a black panel underneath the solid red straps. This shoe is like the cross section between Nike and Supra, you gotta admit its pretty damn dope.

Nike WMNS Blazer Corduroy Black/Red

Adidas and Converse have both recently started using more Corduroy materials in their sneakers and we are now proud to show you the first Nike sneaker that will take on the material, this is the Nike WMNS Blazer Corduroy Black/Red. It is predominantly black with red and pink accents.

Nike Auto Flight Limited Edition LA

A lot of people actually like the new design of the Nike Auto Flight, which is why we are proud to announce that a new limited edition Auto Flight will be dropping this September, featuring Los Angeles Lakers colors in purple, gold and white.

Adidas Originals x Ransom Pier

If you follow us, then you know that the Adidas Originals have been HARD at work. From snowboots to hiking boot alternatives, Adidas seems to be trying to look out for everyone. And it is also shaping up for the second season of its Ransom x Adidas Originals collection, which begins to drop in the spring/summer of 2010. The pictured Pier model here is a low-top sneaker model made out of canvas and comes in a predominantly vibrant blue colorway with white stitching and soles, a rubber midsole, and leather laces. We’ll make sure to update you as more information surfaces.

Flauge x Vans Era & Sk8 Hi

From the looks of things, Vans has big plans for the near future. It definitely plans to catch the attention of many with the LX Pack- but it has no intentions of stopping there. Teaming up with Japanese retailer Flauge, Vans is preparing to drop another pack- this time consisting of a Sk8 Hi and an Era. Both shoes sport a navy blue and yellow colorway, with white accents seen most notably on the completely white sole Vans has become somewhat known for. With a rumored release date that is quickly approaching, make sure to stay on top of your local Vans retailers in order to disallow one or both of these shoes from slipping away.

Celebrity Feet: Ludacris - Air Jordan IV (4) Retro - Black - Cement Grey

Rapper, Ludacris, welcomes Rocker, Tommy Lee, to his Atlanta, Georgia restaurant, Straits, this past weekend and did so with a crisp pair of Air Jordan IV (4) Retro’s on in the Black, Cement Grey, and Varsity Red original colorway. We’re guessing that Luda picked up a few of the DMP 4/19 Pack’s from last year and kept a pair of these classic Air Jordan IV’s on ice until this year. In addition to Tommy Lee, actress Keshia Knight Pulliam, was also in attendance as well as Ludacris’ manager, Chaka Zulu.

Adidas Consortium Rod Laver Vintage Release No. 1

After a preview earlier this month, the first five colorways of the adidas Consortium Rod Laver Vintage Release are just hitting retailers including MAJOR. This series includes collaborations from several top tier retailers worldwide, NYC’s Dave’s Quality Meats, LimitEDitions out of Barcelona, renowned Los Angeles shop, Undefeated, Tokyo’s V.A. and a Grass Court edition of the classic Rob Laver by adidas. Check out more details about each collaboration below and look for them at top tier adidas retailers worldwide.

Nike RT1 High - Dark Cinder - Gum - Yellow - December 2009

This winter, we will be seeing some new colorways of the RT1 High, including this intriguing version that takes some cues from the traditional workboot look. This RT1 has undeniably been influenced by the classic Timberland boot’s style, much the like the Supra Skytop that went the same route last year. The shoe sports a tan suede upper with some tonal mesh on the toe box and tongue and a section of smooth brown leather around the ankle to really hammer home the Timberland concept. A set of bright red laces help give the shoe some personality of its own and additional hints of red can be found on the tongue branding and the outsole. These might not offer the durability of some steel toe Tims, but the look is definitely there with some extra flavor thrown in for good measure. Be on the lookout for these to hit select Nike retailers this December.

Nike Dunk High + Low - Safari Print and Clear Sole Options Now Available on Nike iD

The Nike iD customization possibilities for the Nike Dunk High and Low just got infinitely more interesting. Nike has just added some fresh new options for the Dunks that will allow customizers to get more creative than ever. Aside from some new colors and material options, the most noteworthy additions to the mix are the Safari print heel/ankle strap panel and the clear outsole which also lets the Safari pattern show through. If you have been claiming that you can create better Dunk colorways than the designers Nike, here’s your chance to put your money where your mouth is. Get over to Nike iD now and begin experimenting with your own Safari version of the Nike Dunk Low or High.

Nike x Futura - Air Force 1 Low Premium - Matte Silver - White

Earlier this month news a preview of the upcoming Spring 2010 Nike and Futura Air Force 1 Collection was shown and now we have images of the Matte Silver and White Air Force 1 Low Premium that Nike Sportswear and Futura worked on. The shoes come with a Matte Silver perforated leather upper that features a perforated mesh lining on the inside of the shoe. Futura put his touch on these shoes and the rest of the shoe’s in this Air Force 1 Collection by issuing his signature graphic on each of the shoe’s tongues as well as the words “Be True” underneath the midsoles of the shoes in between the clear ice outsoles. This Matte Silver, White, and Black pair will be dropping in Spring 2010.

Air Jordan Spiz’ike - Black - Stealth - Varsity Red - Sample

The Air Jordan Spi’zike is arguably Jordan Brand’s finest hybrid Jordan sneaker to date so it comes as no surprise that Jordan Brand will be releasing three new colorways of the hybrid sneaker designed by Tinker Hatfield in the Spring 2010 season. Here is a closer look at the Black, Stealth, and Varsity Red pair. We originally debuted images of this dope colorway via Eddie Cruz back in June and then we gave you an updated look at them via our friends at Osneaker in couple days later, but now we actually have multiple shots of these beautiful sneakers courtesy of Lowtex out of Japan, who has a sample size 9 available now.

Air Jordan L’Style One - Fall 2009 - Now Available

The newest Air Jordan Lifestyle sneaker, the L’Style One, has been released in Asia in three different colorways as a part of the Jordan Brand Fall 2009 Collection. The Air Jordan L’Style One features classic Jordan inspiration and graphics while the sneaker itself is geared towards those who are in the market for a pair of lifestyle sneakers. These Air Jordan’s feature an extra high cut to them in addition to not one but two velcro straps, one on the midfoot and another around the ankle. The three different colorways available now include Ginger/Dark Cinder, Black/Neutral Grey, and Dark Grey/Grand Purple/Shadow Grey.

Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke - Mayor - Mismatched Midsoles

With this latest Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke, you could say Mayor ‘got his swagger on.’ While nothing to compete with the insane reptile-skinned Terminators, these have laces that compliment the mis-matched midsoles. Bright shades of yellow and blue are on the inner and outer Swooshes, respectively, plus the left and right midsoles. That’s enough to make you look more than once and the purple suede upper and gum outsole will keep you staring. Another dope addition to the 1400+ pair collection at the center of his recent spread in the Village Voice, and the Mayor’s status as king of Air Force 1s is further cemented.

Celebrity Feet: Mario & Sean Garrett - Louis Vuitton x Kanye West Sneakers

During the third day of the J&R MusicFest in New York City, The Clipse along with Mario and Sean Garrett performed, while we couldn’t get a good look at what Pusha T and Malice were wearing we did spot Mario and Sean Garrett each wearing a pair of the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton collaboration sneakers. Mario was seen wearing a pair of the all Black Jasper’s while Sean Garrett decided to go with the all Red Don’s.

KIKS TYO - Dunk SB T-Shirts

On Thursday, we gave you a look at KIKS TYO’s homage to the Nike SB Blazer among other things and now its time to give some love to the Dunk. KIKS TYO has created two new shirts that combine two of our favorite things - sneakers and beautiful women. The two shirts both feature some lovely ladies showing off their lovely kicks. One shirt features girls wearing the Stussy, Tiffany, Buck and Cali versions of the Dunk SB Low while the other shows the girls holding pairs of the Paris, Tokyo, Denim and Zoo York models. Keep reading for a better look at the front and back of both shirts, and if you like what you see, get over to KIKS TYO now to pick one up for yourself.

Celebrity Feet - Wale - Nike Max Air III - White (Kevin Garnett 3)

At the Houston stop on the Heineken Red Star Soul Tour, Hip-Hop artists, Wale, Bun B, and T-Pain all made appearances in addition to performing for the packed house. Actor/comedian Brandon T. Jackson also made an apperance at the event. Wale, who has been known to be seen in various Nike shoes months before their release was spotted in a pair of the Nike Air Max III in White, the Air Max III is a Retro of the original Nike Air Garnett 3, the last signature made by Nike for Kevin Garnett. Brandon T. Jackson was spotted in a pair of new Nike Dunk High “Ultraman’s” while T-Pain was seen wearing his Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Jasper’s again.

SBTG x Methamphibian x Source - Damage Inc. + Varsity Bones

The sneaker game’s two most renowned customizers have teamed up once again for an exciting new project. SBTG and Methamphibian have joined forces one more time to create four new sneakers to celebrate the grand opening of Source’s new store in Beijing. Included in the collection are two different concepts that both center around the theme of the eternal battle between men. The Varsity Bones series has already been launched, creating Dunk models for fictional underdog teams. For this latest project, two new Varsity Bones Dunk High designs have been produced, one known as “Red Fury” and the other dubbed “Sly Bones.”

The other concept is Damage Inc., a militaristic theme that is applied to two Dunk Low 6.o models. The Basilisk and Obsidian Viper colorways are similar to each other, but there are some subtle differences in the patterns used on the upper. Keep reading for images and more info on all four and be advised that both the Damage Inc. and Varsity Bones Dunks will be dropping as part of the Source Beijing grand opening event on September 4th.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nike Air Force 1 High Supreme x Nitro Microphone Underground

In terms of colorways and materials the Nike Air Force 1 for the most part released in traditional looks this year. There is always an exception to every rule, which is apparent from the look of this Nike Air Force 1 High Supreme.

Japanese Hip-Hop group Nitro Microphone Underground is celebrating its 10th anniversary of being published musicians. The kicks come in a black elephant print leather with gold paneling on the toe box and side paneling. The kicks also feature gold stitching accents on the upper and midsole. The sneakers are obviously the product of a labor of love with fine details such as lace-tips in faux gold with screw caps.

The sneakers are expected to release as a quickstrike in September.

Air Jordan 1 Low Velcro - Black & Army Green

Any Air Jordan 1 Low Velcro fans out there? Jordan Brand sure hopes so as they have just released two new AJ1 Low Velco colorways. On board is a Black colorup and a Army Green colorup. Both of the sneakers consist of a premium leather and woven nylon upper with a tonal Nike Swoosh and Jumpman logo. The embossed Air Jordan Wings logo on the heel is also done up in a tonal design. The sole unit sports a gum mid-sole with an outsole matching the color of the upper. The sneakers are available now at select Jordan Brand retailers such as Kumastock.

Fat Joe Talks About His Protege Sneaker Line w/ The Shoe Game

Fat Joe sat down with TSG and talked about his sneaker line with Protege. He says his initial shoe, "The Recession" had buyers a bit apprehensive.

Nike Air Max 90 - Black - Emerald

Emerald seems to be the color of the week. When done right there is nothing better than an Air Max III and here is one of the best colorways seen in a while. The sneaker features a mostly radiant black upper with emerald laces and Air Max branding. White swooshes, lace locks, sock lining and tongue add to the mix of the sneaker. An emerald sole with black visible air unit trim adds even more to the classy kicks.

Custom Kicks - Aquateen Hunger Force Dunk High.

The Hundreds Footwear – Fall 2009 Collection

After a solid Summer collection which saw vibrant colorways, here we feature part of The Hundreds Fall 2009 Collection. Shown here are revamped designs of the Valenzuela and Johnson Mid models. The Valenzuela is shown here in purple, grey/red, violet, black, and blue, while the Johnson mid yields a red perforated upper. Look for them to release later on this week.

Nike Dunk Low - Ultraman

Nike is known for using fictional characters as inspiration for their shoes, especially Nike Dunk models. The low top pair shown here is inspired by the iconic, fictional Japanese Ultraman character. They spor a metallic silver design similar to that of his suit, along with red accents on the heel, toebox, and lacing tabs. If you were thinking about getting a pair, check out eBay.

Nike 1/2 Cent - Metallic Silver/Black

The Nike 1/2 Cent is here in a more subtle colorway, the Metallic Silver/Black. The upper comes in smothered Silver foamposite material with electric-like design on the interior. On the tongue is the hologram and on the ankle area is the Penny logo. The laces also use a crisscross style.

Nike Hypermax Stealth Black/Max Orange

We’re really digging this new Nike Hypermax Stealth Black/Max Orange, with it’s strong colorway, that is predominantly black, but with just the right amount of bright max orange accents. The Flywire system in this shoe makes it ultra light as well, for a perfect court shoe.

BBC/Ice Cream “Space Beach” Series

Pharrell’s BBC/Ice Cream brand is at it again. One of the earliest pieces of news we received in 2009 involved the attention-grabbing BBC/Ice Cream Waffle Lo. Whether looked favorably upon or not, eclectic releases like these have become commonplace within the highly renowned entertainer’s brand. For Fall/Winter of 2009, however, BBC/Ice Cream attempts to fly high while holding on to summer with its release of the “Space Beach” collection. Made up of hoodies, t-shirts, and even jewelry, this collection also includes a pair of Chukka sneakers in a predominantly navy/denim blue colorway with tan and white accents that all sit atop a completely white sole. Japanese retail stores expect an August 29th release date, so stay on top of your local BBC/Ice Cream retailer(s) in anticipation.

F-Troupe Quilted Chukka – Fall 2009

London based footwork brand, F-Troupe, presents us with their latest Quilted Chukka just in time for the start of fall. Featuring woven suede uppers, the model takes the classic look of the chukka boot and turns it upside down with elaborate material patterning. Everything is tied together by the complementing leather piping and heel panels. Available in both beige and light brown, you can find the unique boot at Journal Standard and other sneaker boutiques.

Nike Air Max LeBron VII - Artist Series - Shenyang Edition by Ray Lei

You probably already saw the Beijing offering to the Air Max LeBron VII More Than A Game World Tour Artist Series on Monday, and now it’s time to take a look at the Shenyang edition that was presented to King James today. We showed you a sneak preview of the Chinese city artist creations last week, but now we get a detailed look at some of the finer points of the creation. The Shenyang version of the Air Max LeBron VII was designed by local artist, Ray Lei, who has not only incorporated some culturally influenced graphics and styles into the design, but there are also numerous touches that hold significance to LeBron’s life and basketball career. You can check out a bunch more detailed images of the Shenyang edition of the Artist Series after the jump, and read further about Ray Lei’s inspiration and motivation behind the design of the shoe.

Converse x Patta x Le Le – Anniversary Collaboration

To celebrate their 5th anniversary, renowned Amsterdam sneaker heavyweights, Patta, will be joining forces with both Converse and local Dutch band, Le Le, to not only help celebrate the milestone, but also to proudly display their love of music and fresh kicks. The collaboration consists of two different Converse sneakers, as well as two matching jackets and a 12-inch record release. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star installment will come in a quilted grey suede upper with a burgundy lining and accents. The other shoe, the Pro Leather 76, reverses the color scheme, using a corduroy burgundy upper with a quilted grey lining. Keep reading for more info and pictures of the entire collection, which will be available at Patta beginning September 5th

LeBron James Debuts Nike Zoom LBJ Ambassador II in Beijing

After unveiling the first few colorways of the Air Max LeBron VII, as well as all of the City Pack and Artist Series versions of the shoe, King James switched things up a little for his visit to Beijing. After taking a break from the Air Max LeBron VII in Akron to rock some Air Max 2009’s, LeBron kept the shake-up going on Monday when he showed up in a pair of Zoom LBJ Ambassador II’s. The shoe will be hitting stores some time this Holiday 2009 season as a slightly more affordable alternative for those who still want to be like Bron, but are unlikely to spend $160 on a pair of sneakers. Keep reading after the jump for a look at LeBron making the Ambassador II look good on stage at the Beijing events.

Nike Air Zoom Toki Quickstrike - Black - Red

Nike’s Air Zoom Toki has enjoyed quite a debut year. This is the latest in a long line of satisfying colourways, a new one in black with just a touch of red. The simple colour scheme is enhanced by the contrast of leather and nubuck on the upper, while that red foxing band adds a nice kick. These joints are a quickstrike release, so you better be prepared. We’ll keep you up to date regarding their release.

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Hundreds Fall 2009 Footware Collection

First up, there’s their core sneaker, the Johnson Mid-top – now in it’s fourth release. This season’s version of the mid features perforated leather fabrication, with contrasting white and red accents for a splash of color. They are coming in 4 colorways this season. In addition to the mids, there is the third installment of the Johnson Low-tops, which are back in a classic canvas fabrication, and are also available in four new tonal color combinations. Last but not least, they have three new colors of the Valenzuela Low-top, their updated interpretation of the classic skate shoe, constructed with traditional canvas, with the addition of subtle leather trim for a touch of class.

Zillion Kimono Laces

With only a handful of quality after-market lace purveyors, Zillion takes an interesting approach with their Kimono laces. The brand pays tribute to their Japanenese heritage with a nicely crafted set of laces inspired by Japan’s traditional form of dress. Furthermore, the laces come in a quality wooden box. Available now at Brisbane’s Apartment.

URSUS BAPE Apesta Hi Duck

A recent footwear release out of the WTAPS x A Bathing Ape “URSUS BAPE” collection features the Apesta Hi Duck. The unmistakable Chuck Taylor-inspired silhouette features a gray canvas upper with branding seen on the foxing band as well as the side and bottom of the heel. Available now at Cliff Edge.

Nike Dunk SB Air Force 1 Hybrid – Ms. Pacman

What do you get when you mix DJ Clark Kent, Ms. Pac-Man, Nike, and a crazy idea together? A Nike Dunk SB Air Force 1 in the Ms. Pacman colorway. That’s right, Nike has given the one and only DJ CK a one-of-a-kind hybrid, featuring the upper of the Nike Dunk Low SB Ms. Pacman and a Nike Air Force 1 bottom. It’s exactly the same as the Dunk SB, colorful suede and all, with a white midsole and black outsole. DJ CK won’t exactly be skating in these, but instead, he’ll be breaking our necks.

Air Jordan Phly Legend Premier – Team Red / Sail

Air Jordan is getting casual with the Air Jordan Phly Legend Premier, making another clean colorway for everyday wear. This time, the Phly Legend comes in a team red/sail colorway, with a red fabric upper complete with team red leather panels. It has a white toebox to match the white midsole and inner lining. The letters “AJ” are stitched on the side panel to give Air Jordan a classic logo. The shoe is available now for $95.

Nike Air Griffey Max 1 Black/White/Hot Red – Available Now

The Nike Air Griffey Max 1 in the Black/White/Hot Red colorway is now available at the New York City House of Hoops. As for all the other Footlockere House of Hoops locations across the United States, expect to see these arriving on shelves this week. As for other local retailers, expect to see these on shelves within the next few weeks if not sooner.

Converse Jack Purcell Racearound – White / Black

The Converse Jack Purcell Racearound has now been released in a white/black colorway. It uses an white leather upper with a perforated black leather side panel, along with a white midsole, as always.

Nike Big Nike High & Blazer High - Spike Lee Pack

This year celebrates the 20th Anniversary of ‘Do The Right Thing’, the classic 1989 movie filmed and directed by Spike Lee. To honor Spike and the films 20th Anniversary Jordan Brand released the Do The Right Thing Air Jordan 1 Pack. Joining Jordan Brand in celebrating the achievements of Spike Nike joins in with the Spike Lee Pack featuring a Nike Big Nike High and a Nike Blazer High.

The Nike Big Nike High sports a classic red/white/black color scheme resembling the colorway of the Chicago Bulls who is long time friend Michael Jordan played for. The Nike Blazer High uses a white/red/black/green colorup constructed from a perforated upper. Rumors suggest the colorup on the Blazers is inspired by Sals Pizza which was in ‘Do The Right Thing’. Both of the sneakers wrap up the Spike Lee Pack with a tongue tag displaying a pair of glasses.

Yums Flytop Available Now

Back in July we featured the Yums Flytop, a new high top design which has been released by the brand which Soulja Boy helped break into into the industry. To debut the Flytop, the first high top design from Yums, the company has released three color schemes which all use patent leather uppers. Among the color choices are red/black, blue/white and black/silver. On the tongue of each sneaker is the Yums logo constructed from a fuzzy rug like material.

Reebok Court Pump Victory II ‘Miami Vice’ - New Pictures

Its been a few months since any news or new pictures of the Reebok Court Pump Victory II from the Miami Vice Pack surfaced online. That silence has now been broken since we have learned the sneakers will start to become available next week in Japan. While there is still no exact mention of a US release we do have some new pictures thanks to Mita giving us a closer look at 1 of the 2 sneakers in the Reebok Miami Vice Pack.