Friday, March 29, 2013

G.I. Joe x LOOK/SEE*~

A new collab is at hand by eyewear brand LOOK/SEE has teamed up with Hasbro on a limited G.I. Joe release. With the release of the latest movie, GI Joe: Retaliation, the timing of the release is perfect as LOOK/SEE brings out pairs commemorating some of the favorite GI Joe characters.

Future Releases: Air Jordan Retro 8 - Black/Bright Citrus*~

Air Jordan Retro 8
Black/Bright Citrus-Cool Grey-Deep Royal Blue

Nikestore Adds "Spot in Line" for Limited Releases*~

From upgrading their RSVP system earlier this week, to adding a brand new feature called "Spot in line", Nike is doing whatever it takes to make sure customers get their pairs in a fair way. The most recent upgrade for online releases, is a brand new system that allows you 1 spot after you've added the product to your cart. Once you've received the message, you’re in line for the product but it does not guarantee availability – just puts you ahead of everyone else who’s trying to cop a pair online.

adidas Originals Unite ATL Collision Event*~

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Nike Air Foamposite One "Oregon Nights"*~

KIROIC X Vans Collection*~

Set to release this summer is the KIROIC X Vans Collection. A collaborative effort between the skating brand and the Shanghai-based cobbler, the collection incldes three Era-like sneakers made with the highest quality materials. The three sneakers feature black leather base with a unique embroidered toe box and an unorthodox heel tab.

Air Jordan 11 "Bred" Restock Estimates 150,000 Pairs*~

At this point, if you don’t own a pair of Bred’s, than that must mean that you really didn’t want them. According to industry insight the Air Jordan 11 "Bred" was made for mass consumption — to the tune of 650,000 pairs distributed in the US alone. Figures that high mean that there are plenty of pairs to go around, especially after this past weekends drop tacked on an additional 150k to the original haul of 500,000 pairs originally released back in December. The re-stock was due to just plain old stock sitting around, no new pairs were made. In effect buyers have had two opportunities to grab the heralded shoe, and with numbers so high, you might want to wait out some re-sell prices.

Kevin Durant & Dwyane Wade Gatorade Commercial*~

Li-Ning Way of Wade White/Cement*~

The Li-Ning Way of Wade in its white/cement colorway has begun to arrive in select Asian accounts. The sneaker comes with a full white leather upper contrasted with black on the sock liner and outsole. Red is used on the heel branding, along with a speckled cement midsole and cement/black laces.

Nike Sportswear Special Projects Dunk High "Foxboro"*~

Coming from the Special Projects line from Nike Sportswear is the Dunk High Premium "Foxboro". The Dunk makes use of a unique quilted design on the majority of the upper offset with a obsidian leather on the toe box. A pecan leather Swoosh is also used, finished off with premium detailing including leather laces, green on the tongue and a special patterned interior.

Release Reminder: size? X adidas Centaur Navy/Grey*~

It looks like size? will link up with adidas to put their own twist to the classic Centaur model. This lowtop silhouette is constructed in mesh and premium suede material. The subtle upper is then complemented with navy accents from the three stripes and back heel. Look for the size? x adidas Centaur Navy/Grey to release at size? on March 29th.

Nike Sportswear Teases: "Easter Hunt" Lunar Force 1*~

Teased above in a variety of Easter-inspired colorways, the "Easter Hunt" Lunar Force 1 Low is limited to 100 pairs and will only be available to those willing to hunt down a pair over the holiday weekend. With all 100 pairs randomly distributed across the country, will you be on the hunt for NSW's Easter Lunar Force 1? Be sure to follow @NikeSportswear on Twitter for further details during this weekend's hunt.

adidas Originals X Hebru Brantley (TS Lite AMR Heat of the Bull)*~

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

adidas X Bun B Surprise Birthday Gift Video*~

Trill OG, Bun B recently turned 40 and he received a special pair of adidas Superstar made especially for him. Premium Pete, Jon Wexler, and Jordan Chan-Mendez hooked up the legendary rapper with a birthday gift that he’ll surely won’t forget.

Inside Lance Gross' Sneaker Closet*~

adidas Real Deal "93"*~

Celebrating the early 90's, adidas is releasing a "93" pack at the 20 year anniversary of 1993. In early 90's fashion, the pack features vibrant and funky looks for a few adidas models including Crazy Light 2, Crazy Fast, TMAC, Top Ten 2000, Crazy Cool and the Real Deal.

Opening Ceremony X adidas Originals "Tennis" Collection*~

Opening Ceremony and adidas Originals has linked up once again to create another hot footwear collection. This second installment is dubbed the "Tennis" collection, this pack includes to different silhouettes. The design ranges from bold zig-zag patterns to an all-white colorway.

Sample Kicks: Nike Barkley Posite Max “Area 72″*~

This sample version of the Area 72 Barkley Posite shown here features a more subtle look than the production pair. This version looks like it opted to go without the speckled pattern. Instead, it features an all 3M upper and a white midsole. This version stayed with the Raygun logo on the tongue, but the Swoosh from the toe is nonexistent.

Release Reminder: Nike Dunk Sky High "City Pack"*~

Paying tribute to Paris, London, New York, Milan and Tokyo, the Nike Dunk Sky High "City Pack" features the wedged retro in premium fashion. All takes offer their respective nods to local style, with release soon to be available online. Look for these to launch today at Nike Store.

Nike Updates Twitter RSVP Process*~

New updates to their Twitter RSVP process may help. On RSVP date, a tweet will be sent out at a random time to start the RSVP process containing a circled hashtag in the product image. Once this happen, users must send a Direct Message to the store that includes the the product-specific hashtag, your first and last name, and shoe size (limit one). Confirmation Direct Messages will then be sent from the store based on time of RSVP request and available sizes.

BAU X The Distinct Life X Reebok Ventilator*~

Frank the Butcher and Reebok Classics have teamed up once again, bringing in The Distinct Life for a new, triple branded Ventilator for the spring season. The retro runner utilizes suede, leather and mesh on the upper, colored in shades of burgundy and grey. Furthermore, the limited edition release features Frank's Business As Usual (BAU) branding on heel, while Burn Rubber's Rick Williams and his Distinct Life label get their shine on the tongue.

BKRW X PUMA R698 Pack*~

A new collaboration between PUMA and France's BlackRainbow surfaced today, featuring special colorways of the R698 and R698 LTWT. Each version utilizes an olive drab base with light blue accents, topped off with BlackRainbow branding on the heel.

NikeiD Blazer Mid - New Options*~

NikeiD has brought out new material and color options for the Blazer Mid. The Blazer Mid has quickly become one of the most customizable sneakers through NikeiD with an array of options spanning from Swoosh outlines to snakeskin Swooshes. The latest update brings a suede makeover to the sneaker with an array of colors to choose from.

Li-Ning Suffers First Annual Loss Since 2004*~

Chinese sportswear brand Li-Ning has suffered its first financial loss in nearly a decade, The Financial Times reports. An overcrowded market, branding mistakes, and discounted product are all attributed to the lackluster fiscal year, as is the slowdown in China’s economy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Custom Kicks: Nike LeBron X "Stewie"*~

mita X United Arrows X adidas Originals "Japan Pack"*~

adidas Originals has linked up with two popular Japanese retailers to create a special pack for the spring/summertime. Mita sneaker opted for the ZX8000 and United Arrows chose the ZX500 model. Both models is constructed in a mixture of suede and heavy mesh materials.

Missoni X Converse 2013 Spring/Summer Auckland Racer*~

This latest joint effort with Missoni is a premium Converse First String limited-edition collaboration featuring the vintage ’70s Auckland Racer running shoe in two new fabric updates for spring. Both multi-color and greyscale gradient-fade versions celebrate Missoni’s iconic multi-stitch fabric with a wool/viscose upper, premium canvas lining and white rubber soles. The multi-color version also uses a subtle woven lamé yarn in the fabric. Converse launches the shoe on Friday, March 29 in limited quantities at Missoni boutiques and select Converse First String retailers globally.

Hender Scheme Hommage Collection*~

From Japanese footwear label Hender Scheme comes its Homage Collection for Spring/Summer 2013. The collection pays homage to classic sneaker silhouettes by reinterpreting them with luxe materials and exacting craftsmanship. Three styles are available: an Era-inspired silhouette, a German military sneaker-inspired iteration, and an Air Force 1-inspired high top.