Friday, September 25, 2009

Nike Air Trainer 1 x Manny Pacquiao Lights

The Nike Air Trainer 1 x Manny Pacquiao "Lights Out" is set to release tomorow on, at Niketown NY, Niketown San Francisco, 21 Mercer (New York), Undefeated (Las Vegas), Kicks Hawaii, Fatlace, and The Montalban (LA).

adidas Stan Smith x Method Man

In addition to the [Method Man x adidas Superstar II], adidas is set to release the adidas Stan Smith x Method Man as part of their Def Jam 25th Anniversary Pack. The Method Man x adidas Stan Smith features a Killa Bee colorway of Black suede and Black leather on the upper with Yellow accents at the laces, heel, and outsole. The Meth Stan Smith also features an illustration of Meth on the tongue, Meth's logo at the outer heel, and on the heel tab.

The Method Man x adidas Stan Smith is set to release soon at select adidas accounts.

Usain Bolt at Puma Union Square NYC Store Tomorrow

The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, will stop by the Puma Store in Union Square NYC tomorrow, 9/26, from 3pm-4pm. Bolt will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. The new Puma/Usain Bolt T-Shirt collection will also be on hand.

Nike Big Nike Atlanta ATL

Moving down South, Nike shows some love to the "A" with the ATL Nike Big Nike. The ATL Nike Big Nike features a throwback Atlanta Hawks colorway with Black smooth leather upper, a fabric mid panel, Yellow contrast stitching, Red laces, a Red outsole, and an "ATL" hit on the back that replaces the Big Nike's usual "NIKE" hit on the heel.

Nike Air Max 90 CT Premium LE – Black / Black – University Blue

After a gaudy electric green Nike Air Max 90 Current which is set to release next February, Nike has made a 180 with its latest release of the Nike Air Max 90 Current. The Nike Air Max 90 CT Premium LE comes in a clean black/black-university blue colorway. The upper consists of black leather, black mesh on the toebox, university blue panels, and a black ostrich leather mudguard. The free sole is donned in all black, with university blue around the Air Max unit and on the heel panel. Get your own pair now on Nike, Sneakerhead, or here on eBay for a retail of $120.

adidas x Nom De Guerre Forum Mid

Although Dwight Howard’s Commander LT’s have stolen most of the attention surrounding adidas as of late, the brand is always attempting to re-invent itself and progress. In order to do that with their Forum Mid, adidas teamed up with fashion gurus from Nom De Guerre- the result being this stylish re-invention. This pair boasts waxed laces, white straps, and a zippered covering over the tongue. This collaboration most definitely brought about a newer, more stylish look to an adidas classic. What do you think of the execution? Perhaps harder to find and longer until these become available at adidas retailers, you can try your luck online at places like Extra Butter.

Nike Air Force 1 Black/White-Gum

With news of the “Tennis Canvas,” something other than the Nitro Microphone Underground pair is garnering some of the Air Force 1 news. Here’s some more. In a rather classic and low-key black/white colorway, this Air Force 1 Mid is made of leather and nubuck materials, and is topped off with what sneakerheads call a bubble gum bottom (sole). Would you agree that this pair proves that simple doesn’t always result in something you can easily pass up on? Try and find these online today if you’re feeling them.

The Wu-Tang Clan x Dekline “Killerbee”

Arguably the Hip-Hop group with the most product collaborations over the years, The Wu-Tang Clan’s latest team-up comes together with skate shoe compaony Dekline. Despite not putting out an album in the last few years, The Wu-Tang Clan’s popularity has still largely remained intact. The shoes themselves feature the iconic usages of black and yellow with branding on the tongue, lacelock and heels. Available at Millennium Shoes’ various locations with a suggested retail price of $69.99 USD.

DQM x Nike Dunk High Black Hyperstrike

As you may recall, we featured the Complex Mag “Top 100 Sneakers of the 2000s” article last week. Apparently, somewhere within that list they made mention of a never-before-seen Hyperstrike version of the DQM Nike Dunk Highs. Originally released in September 2008, the sneakers featured a perforated suede upper in three tonal colorways. Today, DQM offers a first ever look into the Hyperstrike version — all black everything, limited to 24 pairs, friends and family only. Never released. Bummer, ’cause these are amazing.

Nike Fall 2009 Air Max 1

A solid new Nike Air Max 1 has released. The sneaker comes with a red mesh/suede upper, white/red speckled mid-sole and white suede Swoosh. Overall very clean, yet with the right details.

adidas Originals x Kalavinka Bikes | Samba and Fixed Gear Bike

We get a detailed look at the new collaboration between adidas Originals and Kalavinka Bikes. Together they created a new version of the adidas Originals Samba. It comes in a premium white leather colorway with blue stripes and details, along with a multicolor stripe on the heel and a lace guard. Matching the sneaker they of course also produced a fixed gear bike.

Nike “Long Beach” Big Nike High | More Images

After giving you a first teaser look yesterday, we show you today some more views of the new Nike “Long Beach” Big Nike High. The sneaker comes in a white/black/purple colorway with patent leather and perforated leather details. The Long Beach logo is placed on the tongue and also replaces the otherwise dominant Nike logo on the heel. The shoe is part of a Nike NSW City Pack and was designed by Nike’s Marc Dolce after visiting Proper. A matching LBC Lockup logo New Era cap was also produced. Proper will release the sneaker tomorrow, Saturday, September 26th, 2009.

New Balance x Norse Projects M670 NTU Preview

We get a first look at the upcoming collaboration between New Balance and Copenhagen’s store/brand Norse Projects. Norse Projects has released a full apparel collection for the first time for Fall/Winter 2009 and just like with their clothing, they also present a subtle, vintage inspired sneaker in collaboration with New Balance. They worked on the M670 and gave it a navy mesh/suede upper and added some light grey and light blue accents to it. Look out for a release in October 2009 at Hanon and other select boutiques.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Saucony Shadow 6000 Outdoor Pack

For Fall/Winter 2009 Saucony brings back their Shadow 600o inspired by the outdoors. The Outdoor Pack consists of three colorways of the running shoe, all three featuring a outdoor inspired upper, lining and a speckled sole. Look out for a release in the near future.

adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2010 JS Wings Sneaker

We just got back from the Jeremy Scott Spring/Summer 2010 fashion show in London. The collection had a Flinstones theme, reflected in most patterns and almost all clothing. We spotted an upcoming colorway of the JS Wings sneaker, out of the adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott collection. The sneaker features a reflective multicolor upper, making for an overall interesting effect. Last time we spotted the Mickey Mouse trainers and they ended up not being released. We will have to wait and see what happens with these.

Gourmet Spring 2010 Diecisette

Gourmet drops a look into one of their new models called the Diecisette. Featuring a smooth leather upper and 15 hole lacing system, the Diecisette is clean and simple, yet far from typical. The sneaker will be available Spring 2010 at finer shoe retailers near you and of course at Gourmet’s shop.

Nike Halloween 2009 Sneaker Releases

Nike has released their seasonal Halloween themed sneakers. The tattoo themed white and red Blazer Hi Premium is the stand out piece while a number of GS styles (that’s kids sizes) are seen with more obvious Halloween references such as Jack-O-Lantern Dunk His, glow in the dark bone covered Blazer Mids and tombstone printed Dunk Lows.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sneaker Porn w/ 23K gold.

Parra x Nike Air Maxim 1 – October 2009

Parra has enjoyed a year full of sneaker collaborations. What looks to be the final, a Nike Air Maxim 1 in black with a doubly-speckled midsole will drop with some bonuses. His work for Vans and Converse was just sneakers but the Nike collabo adds two tee shirt designs. We know that the tongue tag reads ‘Loners’ and it looks like that theme extends onto the grey handwritten shirt. As for the burgundy graphic tee, who knows what he’s trying to get across there, but the colours are awesome as always. Overdope reports an October 1st release in Taiwan so stick with Sneaker News for updates on a stateside release. In the meantime, click the jump below for an up-close video.

Air Jordan Blasé Mid – Dark Cinder + Black – Available

We’ve already seen a number of new Jordan Brand releases like the L’Style One and the Campus Chukka that venture away from the performance category for more of a lifestyle aesthetic. The Blasé Mid offers something a little sportier, but still with some versatile style applications. Over the weekend, we gave you a heads up that the Black/Anthracite version has begun to hit select retailers, and now the Dark Cinder/Khaki/White pair has arrived as well. Unlike the Black pair that uses a rich leather upper, the Dark Cinder version opts for suede instead with additional sections covered by a corduroy-like material. If you’re feeling the stylish alternative provided by the Blasé Mid, both colorways are available now at FinishLine.

Supra Bullet – Mike ‘Lizard King’ Plumb Signature Model

It’s interesting with Supra signature models: it seems like the crazier looking their riders, the tamer the look for their sneaker line. Take for example the comparison of Terry Kennedy and Antuwan Dixon. Both are handsome young men (we suppose), but Antuwan has TK beat in the ink department hands down. But take a look at Dixon’s shoe: nondescript except for his namesake embroidery, whereas the TK Society has an instant-classic design.

The analogy extends in a comparison between Supra’s main man Chad Muska and the newest recruit, Mike ‘Lizard King’ Plumb. His eyes are crazy enough on their own, but apparently he’s also friends with the devil, so using Supra’s formula, that equals a simple lowtop skate show with a patent leather contrast stripe on the side panel. Take a look at more shots and video after the jump.

adidas Y-3 Fall 2009 Footwear Collection

It’s been going strong for a couple of years now and Yohji Yamamoto’s Y-3 luxury line for adidas has just dropped a large collection for fall. All of the kicks in this collection keep Yamamoto’s sleek aesthetic, some taking it to another level with what looks to be one-piece patent leather construction (the seams seem to be pressed in). Quite alot to offer here, so take a look at all the photos after the jump then cop these and a few other models from the Y-3 eStore.

Air Jordan Spizike Boot – Black/Yellow

How many of you have traded in your Timbs and Nike Boots for the recently released Air Jordan Spizike Boots? If your a fan of the Spizike turned winter boot check out this colorway which has arrived at Jordan Brand retailers across the pond such as WellGosh. The winterized Spizike sports an entire black base with a speckled toe panel and heel panel. Accents of yellow are nicely placed on the inner lining, mid-sole stitching and on the heel section of the mid-sole which uses a gradient design that goes from black to yellow.

Click here to check out a few more detailed photos of the Air Jordan Spizike Boot in Black/Yellow.

Nike Dunk Low (GS) ‘R.I.P.’

Nike is defiantly coming strong this year when it comes to Halloween themed sneakers. Unfortunately, like many previous years, theres more releases produced strictly for the kids, such as the Nike Dunk Low ‘R.I.P.’ shown here.

The Nike Dunk Low ‘R.I.P.’ features a predominantly black design with a mixture of black suede and black leather. On the outer side of the upper theres various tombstones in grey with an orange outline to em. One of the tombstones appears a bit brighter then the others and includes R.I.P. printed across it. Besides for the glow around the tombstones accents of orange also appear on the outsole, Nike branding on the heel tab and on the tongue tag which displays a skull face with criss-crossing bones behind it.We dont have pictures of it but the Dunks due include the use of glow-in-the-dark features. We just arent sure what actually glows. Something leads us to believe its the tombstones though.

If your interested you can get the Nike Dunk Low ‘R.I.P’ now in kids sizes only at FinishLine.

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2009 Collection

In mid-August, we gave you a preview of the Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2009 Collection by first showing you the Air Jordan 6 Retro which was created by a Doernbecher Hospital patient named Jordan. Many of you were on the fence about purchasing that sneaker; however, it is really not about you liking them or not; it was created to raise revenue for the aforementioned hospital. Likewise, the rest of these sneakers, which make up the entire Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2009 Collection, will be sold in attempt to aid the hospital in finances.

Besides the Air Jordan 6 Retro, the kids applied their vivid, multi-colored designs to the Air Force 1, the Dunk High, the Air Max Zenyth, the P-Rod III and the Shoz NZ. This one-of-a-kind collection will be available at multiple Niketown locations and the Nikestore some time in November. Click here to view the collection in its entirety plus each sneaker’s respective designer.

Nike Dunk High Halloween | Kids Size Only | Nike Dunk High Halloween | Kids Size Only

Since the countdown for Halloween is up and running we will see more dedicated sneaker releases come out the next week tagged with “Halloween”.

A few weeks back we already brought you the first Halloween-models from Nike that will release soon. Today we have something for the kids or people with smaller shoe sizes to share:

The Nike Dunk High Halloween comes in black nylon upper with the pumpkin pattern across the toebox and sidepanel. Laces, sock liner and outsole are held in orange to capture the Halloween theme.

As mentioned before the sneakers are released in small sizes only (3.5 – 7.0). They are available at Nike accounts like Finish-Line for $75.

MACKDADDY | Mack Boyz Shoes Black and Red

Drawing inspiration from a certain sneaker silhouette or even taking the complete sneaker to create something new with its design is nothing new anymore. We all know the story of examples like the Bapestas, ALIFE Everybody Hi’s, …

Now a new sneaker from MACKDADDY has released. After taking a first look at it, it is kind of obvious that inspiration in terms of design was drawn from Air Jordan III (3)’s. Proportions may vary, but for the main part one can tell that this must have been the influental sneaker!

The MACKDADDY Mack Boyz Shoe comes in two different synthetics upper colorways beeing black and red. On the tongue the a “M” with a Skate banner is embossed.

They are availble at select retailers that hold MACKDADDY products like arkwax (JP)

Read on for more detailed images of both colorways!

Celebrity Kicks: Jay-Z & Friends At MSG 9.11.09

If you missed the Jay concert that went down on 9/11, not only did you miss a great show, but you missed the sneaker showcase that was going on, on stage. Hov & Kanye stick with the theme of “all Black everything” with Jay-Z being spotted in some black stapped high tops and Kanye wearing the blacked out version of his Signature Louie Vutton Sneaker. It looks like Diddy didnt get the “all black” memo because he showed up in a pair Of Air Trainer TWs, they still looked fresh tho.

Converse Chuck Taylor Felt Pack

Chuck Taylor’s are no stranger when it comes to being remixed. Their uppers have seen a little bit of everything and some if it connects while other applications don’t so in an effort to be felt they they go for a literal interpretation. Okay, corny jokes aside the felt upper All Stars come in two shades, a darker grey and a tan with golden eyelets, color coordinated logo plates and even felt toe caps. Braided laces tie this design together nicely.

Converse PRODUCT (RED) x Lupe Fiasco

Another Chuck Taylor for rapper Lupe Fiasco has been made available in an all-White cotton canvas upper with silk-screened Black Times Roman writings. The writings talk about Fiasco’s political opinions. It has a White midsole with hand-written phrase, and a translucent outsole with details. Red eyelets mark that the sneaker is a PRODUCT (RED) model.

Air Jordan 12 Retro Black/Purple

This is a first look at a new shoe that has just been announced by Air Jordan it is the Air Jordan 12 Retro Black/Purple. It will feature a predominantly black nubuck upper with purple accents. Release information is not available at this time, but keep checking back for more. [Air Jordan Releases]

Nike Auto Force 180 Black-Red/White

Most of the hype surrounding the Nike Auto Force 180 comes from the anticipated “New York City” pair. However, another super clean colorway of the Auto Force 180 has recently dropped, which is also sure to catch its fair share of attention. The pair pictured here comes in a predominantly black upper made up of both leather and mesh materials. Red and white accents complete this shoe, which sits atop a completely white sole. What do you guys think of this colorup? Is it worth the almost $90 price tag?

Vans Summer 2010 Preview

A teaser of Vans‘ Summer 2010 collection has hit the web, sampling a handful of new colorways for an assortment of classic sneakers. Some of the more interesting models featured in the collection include a Black leather Vans Authentic, Checkerboard/Tweed Vans Sk8-Hi, heavy piping Black/White Vans Half Cab, and Vans 106 Vulcanized with D-Ring lacestays. Check out the entire preview after the jump.

Nike SB Blazer “Sub-Pop” Available Now

Almost a month ago the pictured Nike SB Blazer “Sub-Pop” became available early, thus costing you perhaps more than you were willing to spend. However, it is now available at a more affordable going rate of $90. In case you didn’t know, this shoe pays homage to the early 90’s Sub-Pop records with the Sub-Pop logo on the heel tab. What do you guys think about this blazer? How’s it stand up to another recent Nike SB Blazer that released in celebration of something- the “Debacle?”

Hello Kitty x Reebok Freestyle Hi INTL-LUX Kitty

Hello Kitty fans rejoice! To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Sanrio’s very own Hello Kitty, HK has teamed up with Reebok to pop champagne in style. The two brands created the Hello Kitty x Reebok Freestyle Hi INTL-LUX Kitty in two sweet colorways: white and black. Both shoes feature leather uppers which rock allover Hello Kitty designs. Each shoe strictly sticks to the main colors of black and white, except for the iconic red bow lace plate. The inner lining is quilted in leather to add to the detail of the shoe. HK fans can celebrate along with the Kitty by copping these shoes at a price of about $150 each.

Jordan Blase Mid – Black / Anthracite

To continue the Jordan Brand lifestyle run, JB has released the Jordan Blase Mid in a clean black/anthracite colorway. JB is definitely utilizing black in its colorways just as it did for the Jordan L’Style One. The Jordan Blase Mid features a black leather upper with a black design pattern. The upper also sports a leather strap where the Jordan logo is placed. The upper sits atop a black sole similar to a Dunk sole, making this a very dark yet clean shoe. These jays are set to release in October, but are available now on Sneakerhead for $110.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Nice Kicks x Asics Gel Lyte III

Nice Kicks offers up the official release details on their outstanding Asics Gel Lyte III collab. “Since we are a website with readers from across the country (and world) we worked with David Z to give all of you the first chance at the shoes.” The sneakers will be available online October 1st, 2009 exclusively at for $105 USD.

adidas Samba Fixed Gear Pack

The Crooked C-Law offers a look into one of his latest projects with adidas. Adding an adi-twist to the now-prevalent fixie sneaker market, the indoor-soccer-staple-Samba had the midsole slimmed down, the toebox reinforced, and the tongue/insole plastered with bike-oriented graphics. The colorways are quite nice as well. A release date is yet to be announced, but we assume distribution will be fairly generous on these.

Nike Dunk Hi Supreme East

Amongst some of Nike’s latest releases are their East version of the Dunk Hi Supreme from the brand’s East vs. West Pack. The kicks take obvious inspiration from Gucci, with a ostrich-infused leather design boasting forest green, red, and black uppers atop white midsoles and gum bottoms. A release is now underway at most Nike Sportswear retailers, including Proper.

Nike Air Flight Condor High SI – Grey/Brown/Volt

Since the release of the Nike Air Flight Condor High i have so far added a total of three different colorways to my collection and with the release of this latest colorup i may have to make some space for a fourth. The latest version of the Flight Condor High SI carries an eye catching design using colors such as grey, brown and volt on an upper constructed from numerous materials. If the hints of volt arent enough to lighten things up for ya Nike threw in a slight bit on university blue on the lace loops. Adding a little extra to the design is a heel panel and a small strip around the toe making use of Jordans signature elephant print in brown.

Jordan Brand April 2010 Releases

Thanks to the crew over at BNYC we have a scan from the Jordan Brand 2010 catolag showing us some of the models set for an April 2010 Release. The scans arent of the best quality but hey, atleast it gives us a preview of whats to come.

Lineup for a release in April 2010 will be another Air Jordan 6 Retro which looks to use a multi-colored mid-sole, a pair of Spiz’ike’s in white/aqua/varsity purple/varsity red and a new Air Jordan Fusion 8 in white/black/varsity maize. Along with those three there will also be a new colorway of the Flight 45 High in white/khaki/gum, a Classic 91 in the same white/khaki/gum colorway, a Jeter Prime in black/white, two colorways of the Classic Low and a few other releases.

Michael Lau x Nike SB Stefan Janoski

Later this month Michael Lau will be putting on the ‘Gardener Tenth’, a new exhibition which will kick off at De La Barracuda in Los Angeles, California. During the exhibit Michael Lau will showcase various limited edition toy figures made in collaboration with companies such as Slamxhype, The Hundreds and De La Barracuda.

On the final day of the exhibition Michael Lau will showcase his latest collaboration with Nike SB on Stefan Janoski. Michael is known to do a lot of work with wooden toys, tons of which will be on display at ‘Gardener Tenth’ therefore he decided to design the Nike SB Stefan Janoski using a wood grain pattern. The date 9-29-09, which is the date in which the exhibition starts is laser etched into the outer heel of the left sneaker while the outer heel of the right sneaker includes the use of some sort of logo. If you recall Michael Lau designed a pair of Nike SB Dunk Lows a few years ago using the same wood grain styling.

Air Jordan XX Low Unreleased Sample

When have all seen our fair share of Air Jordan designs which we havent liked, but these right here may just top the list for quite a few people. Thanks to Carter on Kenlu we have some images of an unreleased Air Jordan XX Low sample. Im not even really sure what to say about these. Personally speaking i wasnt all that big of a fan of the Air Jordan XX when it was released but im glad they went a totally different route and didnt release this hideous low cut model. You gotta see the sole on these hideous things too, so make sure you follow the jump to click here to check out more pictures.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nike “Eggplant” Big Nike

Reworking their staple Eggplant motif yet again, Nike gives their Big Nike model a makeover with an all-new colorway for Fall. The basketball kicks receive shinny tonal Eggplant upper with black accents nestled atop black midsoles with contrast stitching and speckled outsoles. A release can be expected this month at Footlocker retail locations

UNDERCOVER 2009 Fall/Winter Hi-Cut Sneaker

New items from UNDERCOVER’s 2009 fall/winter collection have arrived at NOTE as it includes a high-cut sneaker style in two colors. Available in black or gray, the sneakers feature a series of different panels offering a bit of contrast and finished off with a strap across the ankle.

LHP x Stampd’ Sneakers

Tokyo-retailer Lazy Hazy Planet joins forces with Los Angeles’ Stampd’ on the follow footwear capsule. A total of four colorways are limited to 200 pairs. The black and the gray versions share a suede toecap, canvas midsection and a waxed canvas heel. The white and red versions feature patent leather toecaps alongside a canvas upper, gradient eyelets and a padded heel section. 75 pairs are available for sale through

visvim 2009 Fall/Winter New Releases

Japanese luxury brand visvim add to their Autumn/Winter ‘09 line with this latest batch of releases. This rustic collection features a variety of autumnal tones and includes the Skagway Hi Elston show (which we previewed yesterday) in two colourways, a 7-hole 73 Folk boot and three colourways of the leather reservation belts. To finish, there is a four-pocket dark khaki jacket complete with collar