Tuesday, February 19, 2019

First Look: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG

To go along with a few upcoming Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Low colorways, Nike Skateboarding and Jordan Brand will also be releasing an upcoming Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 High OG. This Air Jordan 1 was originally spotted on the feet of Nike SB team rider Theotis Beasley that comes in a Los Angeles Lakers color scheme. It features a White leather toe box and side panels with Purple trimming along the toe, eyelets and heel, and Yellow on the Swoosh logos and collar. Much like previous Nike SB releases, this one will have a wear away design that looks to have a Chicago-like scheme underneath. No word on release details just yet, but you can expect the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Collection to arrive later this year.

adidas Officially Announces The Yeezy Boost 700 “Salt” Release

Kanye West’s continuously growing line of adidas Yeezy footwear is set to add another entrant this month, with the officially announced release of the adidas Yeezy Boost 700 “Salt” marking the brand’s first drop of the year. Rumored to be more limited than its Yeezy 700 predecessors, this simple color scheme comes decked out head-to-toe in a crisp white, or salt, hue with the only real deviations from that makeup arriving via its outsole and heel. Constructed of mesh underlays, suede overlays, a Boost-laden concealed midsole, and rubberized molding, Ye’s consistency on the premium front simply cannot be refuted. With pairs expected to arrive at select retailers on February 23rd, enjoy an official set of images below.

Aleali May x Air Jordan 6 Retro

Street style guru Aleali May has firmly left her imprint in the sneaker game with her impressive takes on the Air Jordan 1, but the California native now turns her attention to the Air Jordan 6 with a colorway that adds a feminine touch to an OG. Her upcoming Air Jordan 6 collaboration features a fully flooded Rust Pink upper accented with a bright crimson package on the midsole, heel pull-tab, and other sectionals that loosely nod to the recently re-issued Infrared, while an opaque outsole acts as a spin to the translucent nature of the originals. Currently, a release is set for sometime in March, so check these official Nike images below.

Dennis Smith Jr. And Under Armour Renovate Fayetteville Basketball Courts

“The Ville” is mere hours from Charlotte, so Smith and Under Armour made a trip back over All-Star Weekend to completely renovate the basketball courts the guard spent endless hours on as a hoops-crazed youngster. The Seabrook Park courts at Smith Recreation Center received a stunning facelift, being transformed from a standard court you’d see anywhere in America to a gospel of the game, all based on black and orange asphalt. Smith christened the courts with a thunderous slam dunk, and then lead the kids in attendance through drills, skills challenges, and more interactive experiences. A carnival-style atmosphere permitted the entire afternoon as well, a fitting touch, as Smith’s love for the game was on full display.

Lil Pump Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

On the latest installment of Sneaker Shopping, Lil Pump joins Joe La Puma at Los Angeles’ Flight Club to pick up some of his most wanted pairs. Discussing everything from his love of Jordan Brand (specifically, the Jordan XIs), to burning his producer’s sneakers and praising Smokepurpp for opening him up to the sneaker culture, Pump doesn’t disappoint and picks up a number of new and old releases. From Off-White™ x Nike Air Force 1’s and Foamposite One Galaxy’s to Sean Wotherspoon’s hybrid Air Max, check out everything Lil Pump copped in his $7000 USD haul and hear what he has to say in the full video above.

Inside North Korea's Fake Sneaker Production Industry #FakeIsNotFLY

According to the Associated Press, Kim Kyong Hui of Pyongyang’s Ryuwon Shoe Factory declared, “The respected leader Kim Jong Un has instructed us to closely study shoes from all over the world and learn from their example.” As seen in the AP’s photographs, look-a-like basketball, soccer and running silhouettes are displayed at the sneaker producer’s showroom. Journalists from The Guardian visited this factory in November last year. It is said that as a personal gift from Kim Jong Un, a pair of Adidas can be seen lying at the side of the production line to motivate workers to mass produce replicas for their fellow comrades. Sources stated that North Korea’s sectarian attitude remains unchanged, however, the nation now aspires to boost domestic production as well as to satisfy the cravings for foreign products of social elites.

Nike LeBron 12 Soldier "Arthur"

LeBron James‘ Nike Soldier 12 makes a triumphant return this month in an all-new “Arthur” colorway. Inspired by the infamous Arthur meme showcasing the cartoon character with a clenched fist, this new Nike Basketball silhouette incorporates colors from the iconic cartoon character such as bold “University Gold” on its Battleknit upper to mimic his shirt; vibrant red on the heels; and finally icy blue on the toe box to represent his jeans. For a final shout out to the animated character, a circle similar to the show’s logo, can be found on the insoles. Elsewhere, black-and-grey striped straps wrap around the upper, while white Swoosh branding and LeBron’s crown insignia can be found.

Saucony Shadow 6000 "Avocado Toast"

Resembling the colors of the healthy breakfast treat, two shades of green rest atop a layer of light brown that houses the debossed “Saucamole” motif at the rear. Implementing hairy suede and smooth leather to give a more vivid representation of guacamole’s paste-like texture, a smoother surface serves to recreate the layer of the toast’s crispy crust. A plethora of red speckles appear on the inner lining to mimic chilli flakes while avocado-esque branding on the tongue tab and insole top off the playful design of this edition. Pricing at $140 USD, the Saucony Shadow 6000 “Avocado Toast” is set drop on February 26th on the brand’s website and at select retailers.

StockX Brings Its "Drop-Off" Concept to Los Angeles

StockX looks to bring its “Drop-Off” concept to the West Coast. The “Drop-Off” aims to minimize the complications that may arise from unforeseen circumstances which occur when selling sneakers and goods online. With StockX as one of the biggest secondary sneaker markets, it comes as no surprise that it has opened a physical pop-up location to allow for on-site authentication and immediate payouts. This move allows for an easier process for resellers, without the hassle of having to package items, send them to customers and wait for payment. Those wanting to offload their goods can visit the StockX “Drop-Off” location, get their items authenticated, and collect a cash payout immediately. Following the success of StockX’s NYC pop-up in December of last year, the brand will now open a new “Drop-Off” location in LA until March 7th. Check the details below for the exact address on Fairfax.

BLACK COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Footscape

BLACK COMME des GARÇONS‘ new Nike Air Footscape collaboration has just hit Dover Street Market. The joint silhouette, which was initially previewed during Paris Fashion Week, comes in the CdG sub line’s signature all-black colorway, which extends to the midsole, laces, upper and pull tab. Lastly, the side-lacing sneaker is finished with 3D “CDG” branding on the medial side and contrasting white co-branding on the footbed. The BLACK COMME des GARÇONS x Nike Air Footscape is available in-store at Dover Street Market London now.