Friday, January 29, 2010

Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010 Strap High Top

The latest silhouette to release from the Raf Simons Spring/Summer 2010 Collection is the High Top Strap Sneaker. The sneaker features multiple straps all over the upper and comes in a nice English racing green colorway. You can purchase it now at Oki-Ni.

Nike Dunk Low Premium SB March 2010 Quickstrike

We get a first look at the upcoming March 2010 Dunk Low Premium SB Quickstrike from Nike SB. The sneaker comes in a green colorway with suede and canvas on the upper. The Swoosh comes in hemp and the outersole is brown/white. Look out for a release soon. Via Vagant.

The Hundreds Spring 2010 Footware Collection

We get a first look at The Hundreds Spring 2010 Footware Collection. The three sneaker styles of the collection come in some solid new colors and premium materials. Favorites include the new perforated styles, as well as the outdoor inspired leather styles on the mid sneaker. Look out for a release soon.

Nike Mad Jibe Mid – Burgundy

Nike drops a second colorway in the mid-cut version of their nautically inspired dunk hybrid. Featured in premium leather with perforated detailing and a supple burgundy, white and gum color palette. Available now at Proper and other fine Nike accounts.

Nike SB Dunk Low Premium “Brian Anderson”

The SBs just keep coming. This time around Nike pro ripper Brian Anderson gets a signature Dunk Low Premium in two-tone tan suede and brown leather. Red lining and a grey patent swoosh add some pop. Look for these shortly.

KR3W Footwear 2010 – The Franklin

Following yesterday’s introduction and a look into the Grey Canvas series, we now have detailed images of The Franklin model. The clean and subtle 8-eyelet high top will be releasing in four colorways for 2010: Black Leather, Brown Leather, Black Suede and, as previously seen, Grey Canvas. The back zip is a nice touch.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Reebok x atmos Ex-O-Fit Hi Strap Spring 2010

tmos continues to work with Reebok on collaborations on the Ex-O-Fit Hi Strap. The latest version of the high top sneaker for Spring 2010 comes in a black patent leather colorway with pink accents and multicolor Reebok, atmos logos and polka dot lining. Look out for a release soon. Via Warp.

Nike Sportswear 2010 Spring Blazer Hi

With most of Nike Spring 2010 now arriving at storefronts, we get a look into the Blazer Hi in a classic colorway. Black, white, and blue make up this new seasonal look from the NSW division, which takes on a shiny leather upper. Available now through select stockists, including The Darkside Initiative.

The Darkside Initiative
1827 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

ShoeGallery x Upset Gentlemen x adidas ZX 700 Boat

ShoeGallery got together with Upset Gentlemen, also known as the guys from the TV show Miami Ink, and came up with an impressive design for the adidas ZX 700 Boat. These new shoes are set to be released February 6 during Super Bowl weekend at ShoeGallery. Retail is $110.

The inspiration behind the look of these shoes was old school dressy color way with a nautical twist. The colors such as Oxblood Red, Gold eyelets, and a touch of Gray were a great start, but the finishing touch was the Bone, which tied it in together since it was a complimentary neutral. This is a promising start for upcoming projects from ShoeGallery and Upset Gentlemen.

Nike Sportswear Tiger Classic Cortez – “Year of the Tiger”

Nike Sportswear presents a special Cortez, celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The highly anticipated Nike design to celebrate Chinese New Year will officially launch on Feb. 10th and 13th respectively. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, this new shoe draws its inspiration from the Chinese Zodiac the year of the tiger. The Nike Chinese Zodiac New Year series started back to 2002 with the Air Force 1, celebrating the year of the horse. The Year of the Tiger Classic Cortez is the 9th design and the first Cortez shoe adopted in the series. As Nike’s first running shoe, Cortez has been well known for its comfort, lightweight and heritage. For 2010, the year of the tiger, the Nike designers took a new approach to interpreting the tiger. Instead of using the popular yellow stripe print, they used white tiger to reflect its image of power and prestige in Chinese traditional culture.

The shoe will be available in two different packages: A traditional Nike shoebox or a unique shoebox design limited to 200 pairs only. The limited shoebox is designed with the same inspiration to complement the shoe: white box with tiger stripe prints and Chinese character on Chinese trigrams and are embossed on each side of the shoebox. Finally, the five-finger death grip design is used to open the shoebox in true tiger fashion. The Nike Year of the Tiger Classic Cortez will be available on February 10th with limited shoebox package and on 13th with traditional Nike shoebox at select Nike Sportswear stores in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

adidas Originals x CLOT x Kazuki Kuraishi “KzkLOT” Preview

EDC previews what looks to be a pair of adidas Superstars from an upcoming collaboration between CLOT, Kazuki Kuraishi, and adidas Originals. Dubbed “KzkLOT”, the series made for CLOT’s BLACK SUN Collection should feature other items as well. Stay tuned.

Converse Spring 2010 Jack Purcell

The Jack Purcell returns for Spring 2010 in some great color-ups. From vintage versions, quilted premium woven uppers to a new boat shoe silhouette, the all time classic still inspires and remains a favorite. The Jack Purcell Edward Boat is certainly the most surprising addition to the line-up and very welcome in its canvas options for the warmer days of the coming summer.

New Balance M150WS

Direct from Japan, the New Balance M150WS comes in a mix of perforated leather, patent leather and mesh. A grey rubber outsole offsets a the abundance of white in the upper and midsole, while creative use of green, yellow and red keeps things funky. Now available from 24K.

adidas Originals 2010 NBA All-Star Game Superstar

For the upcoming 2010 NBA All-Star Game, the following Superstar looks to be among the lifestyle releases from adidas Originals. While not conclusive, the colorways within the two-pack are similar to that of the East and West jersey colors. A star that could represent both the All-Star Game itself and the host state of Texas is printed inside the shoe itself. The upper itself is a mix of tonal canvas and leather with no word yet on a release date.

Reebok Fall/Winter 2010 Pump Omni Lite – Military Pack

Continuing momentum well past the 20th Anniversary, Reebok offers a look in to the following models from the forthcoming FW10 Pump program. Dubbed the Military Pack, the Omni Lite is featured in a black or olive green bomber jacket-esque quilted nylon, with a hunting orange lining to really drive the military theme home. Hmm.

Nike Big Nike High “Kill Bill”

Nike has released the Big Nike High for Spring 2010, inspired by Kill Bill. The upper comes in black with yellow piping and outer sole. Parts of the upper also feature blood splatter and the Swoosh comes in metallic silver. The sneaker is now available at Extra Butter.

Nike Sportswear Air Max Light “Snow White”

Having seen little from the Air Max Light camp in recent times, a new update surfaces in an ultra minimalistic style. A pure-white design is seen throughout the sneaker from upper to outsole as it leaves all the focus on thestream-line Air Max Light profile. Available now at shelta.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

adidas 2010 Spring Collection adiFC

A shoe with a distinct football/soccer aesthetic, the adiFC enters the picture just in time for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa this summer. The low-profile sneaker features some subtle and not so subtle cues to a handful of teams that will be represented at the World Cup. A translucent outsole reveals the flags of Germany, England, Italy and Brazil. Available soon at FLAUGE.

Nike SB Spring 2010 Dunk Low Pro

Another Dunk style from Nike SB’s Spring 2010 delivery has begun to hit retail. The latest Dunk Low Pro SB comes in an almost Haitian varsity red suede/leather with hits of white and blue. The tonal Swoosh, color placements and material mixture make these one of our favorites of the season. Standard back up laces and Zoom Air insoles complete the package. Watch for this style to hit SB accounts stateside in the coming days.

Nike SB Dunk High “Lost Oceanic Airlines”

Among other January drops, Nike SB has just released a shoe inspired by the popular TV show Lost. The colorway is inspired by Oceanic Airlines, the airline company that crashed leaving the group stranded on the island. These are now available at Premier Skateboarding.

Onitsuka Tiger 2010 Fall/Winter Sunotore Preview

Onitsuka Tiger previews its Sunotore model for the 2010 Fall/Winter season. The kicks take on a snow boot exterior to get through the cold Japanese winters. Updated with a special rubber midsole, the design takes on a flexible exterior, keeping its aesthetic in tact even through extremely low temperatures. The Sunotore is also equipped with a Gore-Tex lining membrane, adding water-proofing amongst other technical features.

Puma 2010 Spring Collection Dallas

From the Puma vaults comes a lesser known model, the Dallas. A low-profile sneaker, the shoe features a slimmer profile to some of its other retro brothers from the Puma lifestyle lineup. A return in 2010 features this blue suede version complete with a silver Formstripe. To see a little background into the shoe, check out Crooked Tongues.

Nike Spring 2010 Air Royal Mid Premium

Nike’s slim casual Air Royal Mid returns for Spring 2010 in a premium white leather. Accented with dark army on the tongue, laces and toe stitching, this season’s Royal stays the simple and stylish course set out by it’s predecessors. Depending on what part of the world you’re in you may want to hold these till the streets clear up. Grab a pair now at Caliroots.

American Rag x Puma Sky II Hi

American Rag worked with Puma on their own version of the Sky II Hi. Featured in a combination glossy patent leather and matte suede upper, the Sky II has been updated with the same sole used in the popular First Round and Clyde silhouettes, giving it a much more streamlined look. No word on whether these will release outside of American Rag Japan. (hymns)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Supra 2010 Spring Collection Vaider High

Having seen the 2010 spring Supra Skytop II collection yesterday, Supra pulls the covers off their Vaider in the high-top format. The various releases will begin this month on January 15th with subsequent releases every month until March. For an authorized dealer near you, head over to Supra.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

adidas SLVR Spring/Summer 2010 High Top Sneaker

A first preview from the adidas SLVR Spring/Summer 2010 Collection has come in. The high top sneaker comes this season in a beautiful nylon/suede mix in a series of colorways, including white, silver, black and navy. If you are looking for a premium, yet subtle, high top sneaker, make sure to have a closer look at this style.

Hellz x Vans Spring 2010 Collection

As part of the brand’s 5 year anniversary (hey it’s our 5th anniversary too!), Hellz Bellz worked with Vans on two signature styles – The Hadley high top and The Sophie saddle shoe. Each sneaker embodies the Hellz style of tomboy chic and edgy feminine with zipper, metallic and cut out details. Available at Karmaloop, Wish (Atlanta), KICKS/HI, Undefeated and Conveyor. Valentine’s Day isn’t too far down the road.

Marc Turlan & Nike x A BLOG CURATED BY Riccardo Tisci Editorial

Artist Marc Turlan works with magazine imagery; tearing, cutting, and decontextualising paper to create disrupted works with flattened elements of the sculptural. In collaboration with Nike and commissioned by Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, Turlan turned his scalpel on two intense faces in A MAGAZINE CURATED BY, removing everything but their confrontational glares for a figurative take on Nike Air.

Overkill x New Balance “Berlin Wall” 577 Pack – A Closer Look

Seeing a drop last week, SneakerFreaker offers a closer look into the Berlin Wall Pack, a collaborative project between Overkill and New Balance, using the brand’s 577 silhouette. The three pack of sneakers found its inspiration from the Berlin Wall, taking on three low key colorways, each decked out with a set of additional goodies, all referencing back to the historic event.

Vans 2010 Spring Half Cab Pro Collection

Vans presents a new range of colorways in the Half Cab Pro from its Skate Collection for Spring 2010. The kicks take on the classic Steve Caballero-endorsed sneakers with added durability for modern day skating amongst four classic colorways. They are now available through Vans retail accounts.

Gucci Spring/Summer 2010 High Top Sneaker

An interesting high top sneaker will be released from the Gucci Spring/Summer 2010 Collection in the coming weeks. It comes in white premium leather with black/grey accents and an unusual closing system, that one does not see too often in footwear. We are actually kind of glad to not see the Gucci trademark red/green stripes on there.

Pierre Hardy Spring/Summer 2010 Trimming Hi Cut Sneaker

Another version of the popular Pierre Hardy Trimming Hi Cut Sneaker has released for Spring/Summer 2010. The sneaker comes in a black/white colorway, with the upper being white, and all accents including the piping and outer sole come in black. The sneaker is now available from Eliminator.

Nike Air Max 95 Snakeskin

For Spring 2010 Nike looks back to its Air Max 95 silhouette for a new interpretation of the popular Snakeskin motif, previously seen on a wealth of Nike designs. The kicks pair the reptilian material with a fresh medley of grey hues amongst a white base with black mesh. Available now through select Nike retailers worldwide, including Shelta.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

adidas Originals by Originals 2010 Spring/Summer James Bond for David Beckham Collection

Following up on yesterday’s preview we get a closer look into the upcoming adidas Originals by Originals James Bond for David Beckham range. Included within the lineup are various garment choices, all falling in line with the contemporary sportswear aesthetic made popular within the previous collections. Footwear is also seen, each model tying in to the entire lineup quite well. A release can be expected through adidas Originals flagship locations worldwide.

Nike Spring 2010 Air Max 1 Grey/Black/Blue

Nike has released their Air Max 1 running sneaker in a very classic look. As part of the Spring 2010 Collection it comes in a black/grey colorway with white mesh toe box and royal blue accents. The sneaker is now available from DQM.

adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Spring/Summer 2010 Footwear – Drop 1

After showing you the adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Spring/Summer 2010 Lookbook, we can give you a more detailed look at the first footwear drop today. The drop consists of the MT Boot 2 Leather and the Gipfel Leather.

The boot features luxury material mix of leather and mesh and the Kazuki ObyO signature logo on the tongue and heeltape. It is finished with a signature, moulded sock liner. The GIPFEL is a stylish sneaker that is not ashamed of its basketball heritage. The hi-top features a luxury upper constructed from a mix of Nubuck, leather and mesh sat astride a midsole with the vintage adidas Torsion Bar and Soft Cell technology on the outsole. Both sneakers will be released March 2010.

adidas Spring 2010 Conductor Hi

For Spring 2010, the adidas Conductor Hi returns in a fresh black and white color up. The upper of the late-80s ball sneaker features a black on black embossed check pattern alongside a selection of mixed materials. The Chalk White outsole sets things off right. Available now at Schuh-You.

Nike Zoom Uptempo V White/Orange Blaze

While he no longer wears them, now opting for some sneakers made by a Chinese brand by the name of Peak, Jason Kidd once proudly wore the Nike Zoom Flight V on the court. Just like all things in life, things will eventually change for better or worse and Jason Kidd is no longer affiliated with Nike and the shoes are now referred to as the Uptempo instead of the Flight. A rose by any other name is still a rose however and that definitely holds true for this new colorway of the Nike Zoom Uptempo V in this white and orange blaze colorway. Everything remains the same as you remembered it, right down to the vestigial jewel and the spiked outsole and this bright new colorway should help to make you fall in love with it all over again.

Crooks & Castles Footwear Preview @ Agenda Tradeshow

During the Agenda Tradeshow that took place this past weekend in Hunington Beach, California Crooks & Castles set up shop to show off a few of their upcoming releases, which happens to include a footwear lineup. The lineup will consist of a few different styles such as a pair of lows, a pair of mids and a chukka, all seen here in a variety of colorways. Unlike the sneakers which Crooks & Castles released last year in collaboration with Vans these are a solo project with Crooks & Castles tags stitched onto the tongue and branding included on the insoles.

Nike Sportswear “True City” iPhone Application

Reebok Classic “Brazil” – 2010 FIFA World Cup Pack

In honor of this years FIFA World Cup Championship taking place in South Africa Reebok has put together a special pack of shoes with designs inspired by teams particapting for a chance to win the Cup. Yesterday we showed you the Reebok Classic “England” and today we present you with another pair of Classic’s, this time inspired by Brazil. The shoes consist of Brazil’s signature colors of green, yellow and blue laid out on a white leather base. The date 11.06.2010 is included across the tongue tag to mark the official start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Championship and five gold stars are seen wrapping around the heel to mark the 5 FIFA World Cup Championships that Brazil has won (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski “Dark Army”

This month, the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski released in a leather build in a color mix in khaki and brown. Next month the sneaker will release in a look with a bit more edge in brown corduroy on the side panel and dark army green suede making up the rest of the sneaker. Look for the sneakers to release toward the start of February.

DJ Premier Gets His Own Air Force 1 [Quickstrike]

DJ Premier, one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, one who has worked with the likes of every one from Biggie Smalls to Christina Aguilera, finally gets his own signature AF1, and they look pretty tough. Nike has recently done a great job with Eddie Cruz and lengendary sneaker head, DJ Clark Kent and their East vs. West series and they continue on that hot streak with these “Air Premos”.

The shoe is dressed for business with its all black theme and orange accent stitching. They also feature an ice sole with turntable graphics under the ice that gives off a really cool effect. His name is adorned on the back heel and lace tips just in case you forget who’s shoe your wearing. Dont expect these to last when they drop on January 9th in Nike Boutiques nation wide. If you life in the ATL arean, you can get them at wish. Act fast tho, these are going to be a quickstrike release.

Nike SB Blazer High - Varsity Red/White/Black

Nike SB Blazer High is now out in a combination of Varsity Red, White, and Black suede. To break down the colors, the toe box and heel come in Black while the remaining panels come in Red with the White Swoosh. The Nike branding on the heel teamed up with the White rubber sole. Expect more SB Blazer High colorways in the near future.

Jordan Spizike Aquatone

We have come across with another Jordan Spizike colorway, the “Aquatone” which features a Grey-toned elephant pattern on the heel and mudguard with heavily perforated toe box, lace area, and collar. The leather construction on the side base comes in White textured and it receives Red and Blue accents in the form of top lace holders and lace stopper. Jumpman positions on the mid part of the tongue. Finally, the midsole comes in Black/White with a Blue/Clear outsole.

Adidas Originals Samba - White/Black

One of Adidas Originals’ uncomplicated designs has been used on the Samba model with the White leather upper featuring diagonal stitches on the side panel. A Black suede lays on the toe box through the lace holder section with edges cut in zigzag form. The heel also comes in Black with a Tartan inner liner.

Nike Air Macropus Lite QS