Thursday, October 31, 2013

Custom Kicks: Air Yeezy 1 "Red Octobers"*~

Fitteds To Match: Stampd LA “All Black Star” Cap*~

Stampd LA announces its new “All Black Star” cap. The black cap comes with tonal 3D star embroideries placed on top of a printed black stripe. Furthermore they added a black leather brim to the cap. Priced at $68 USD, you can buy the cap directly from Stampd, starting November 5.

XLarge x Vans Chukka Boot “Hunting Camouflage”*~

XLarge is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. For the occasion the brand is released several special products, one of them being the above collaboration with Vans. Together the two worked on the Chukka Boot and gave it a hunting camouflage upper and contrasting yellow outer-sole. The yellow is further picked up on the heel and eyelets. Look out for a release of the sneaker November 9 in limited numbers.

visvim FBT Corduroy Fall/Winter 2013*~

Available in Olive and Mustard colorways, both pairs feature a British cowhide suede along the upper, alongside a removable vintage washed corduroy fringe. Further details include a hand-sewn moc toe and a hand-stamped insignia on the tongue and insole atop a lightweight, custom Vibram sole. Be warned though, the kicks aren’t cheap. But for $682 USD they can be yours via HAVEN.

Ronnie Fieg Teases New Balance Collaboration*~

As you may recall, Fieg has worked with New Balance in the past, as seen by the “Salmon Sole” 1300s, “Steel Blue” 999s, “Grand Opening” 574s and unreleased “Liberty Fair” 574s. He took to Instagram to tease this picture on Tuesday (10/29/13).

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 6 “Acid Wash”*~

An Inside Look at the Q96 and Pumpspective Omni from Reebok*~

Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE "Savile Row"*~

Dubbed the Nike Zoom Vapor 9 Tour LE “Savile Row” in honor of Savile Row’s tradition of exquisite craftsmanship and subtle excellence, this premium tennis shoe resembles a classic English brogue in detailing and pattern. The shoe also foregrounds a special RF logo on the tongue and comes complete with a high quality shoe bag.

adidas Supernova Glide Boost*~

The adidas Supernova Glide Boost offers a long distance take on Boost technology. Boost cushioning appears in the midsole, designed for supportive yet soft cushioning that provides high energy return. The adidas Supernova Glide Boost launches in two mens makeups and two women’s colorways this weekend at adidas Sport Performance Store in SoHo for the New York City Marathon. Runners outside of the Big Apple can pick up a pair online at adidas on November 3rd.

Foot Locker: Kyrie Irving Basketball Diary*~

Vans 2013 Holiday Scotchgard Collection*~

Special for the holiday season is a new collection from Vans, the Scotchgard collection. Three silhouettes are set to be released in a pair of colorways each, the 106 Vulcanized, Era 59, and the Sk8-Hi. The sneakers will be outfitted with premium pig suede around the upper, lined with fleece at the interior (only on the 106 Vulcanized and Sk8-Hi), and feature a reverse waffle tread for extra traction during the cold, wet season. Perhaps most importantly though, the exterior is treated with Scotchgard™ to repel stains, liquids, and dirt.

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski ERDL “Camo”*~

Nike SB beautifies the Zoom Stefan Janoski ankle-high sneaker with the United States Army’s Engineer Research and Development Laboratories (ERDL) Camouflage print. With a solid black suede base, the camouflaged canvas overlays are applied to both sides of this model and for added appeal, Nike opts for a gum-colored sole to complete the trifecta color scheme. The Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski ERDL “Camo” is currently available at select skateshops.

KarmaloopTV: Making the Brand - Staple*~

9FIVE “Red October” Collection*~

For the month of October, 9FIVE has released 300 limited edition “Red October” frames. Utilizing 9FIVE’s versatile KLS 2Frame silhouette, the majority of the frame is covered in a red handmade acetate material held together by red polished steel temples. Great attention to detail has been paid to this striking eyewear product, which features premium full-grain red leather arm tips and gold embellishments and text branding for an added touch of sophistication.

Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk High "Send Help 2"*~

Just in time for Halloween, the much-anticipated Todd Bratrud x Nike SB Dunk High "Send Help 2" is now available at select retailers. Bratrud, the acclaimed skate illustrator and frequent Nike SB collaborator, brings his aesthetic to the Dunk High once again, nearly seven years after the first 'Send Help' colorway.
The shoe features a black and mortar grey suede upper with dark raspberry cement print covering the collar and heel overlay. 'Send Help' appears on the tongue and across the each heel in large embroidered letters, while Bratrud's artwork adorns the sockliner.

Jordan CP3.VII - Behind the Design with Chris Paul & Justin Taylor*~

Custom Kicks: Nike Air Huarache 2KFresh "Boston Strong"*~

Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino returned to the Red Sox lineup tonight for Game 6 of the World Series, trying to help Boston win their third ring in the past 10 years. On his feet, Victorino suited up with a pair of Nike Air Huarache 2KFresh customs by CaseyCustomSneakers, featuring a patriotic 'Boston Strong' graphic covering the upper. The names of Victorino's children, Makenna and Kingston, adorn the ankle strap of each cleat.

Jordan Brand Adds Three New Members to the Team*~

Yesterday, Jordan Brand made official their signings of Victor Oladipo, Otto Porter Jr. and Cody Zeller - the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th picks of the 2013 NBA Draft, who were choosen by the Magic, Wizards and Bobcats.
“We are excited to add Victor, Otto and Cody to the Jordan family,” said Michael Jordan. “As we continue to expand and improve our performance product, these young players will be a big part of our efforts around the game of basketball.” - Michael Jordan

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Balance 2013 Holiday M996 Revlite*~

New Balance has worked up two more colorways of the M996 Revlite for the 2013 holiday season. Two colorways are on offer, grey/navy and navy/red, both of which feature subtle leather accents. The grey/navy colorway features a grey suede upper with navy mesh and suede accents and a dark grey strip of leather running from the midfoot up to the collar. The navy/red colorway features a navy suede upper with tonal mesh and red accents and the same dark grey leather strip running from the midfoot to the collar.

Gourmet Women’s Uno Snake Print Brown/White*~

Footwear label Gourmet has produced a special snake-patterned high-top sneaker for the ladies. The Gourmet Womens Uno Snake Print is crafted out of imported Italian leather with an earthy brown snakeskin print. The upper features a signature cut-out panel on both sides allowing. Helping to break up the pattern a bit and add contrast are the white outsole, padded tongue and stitched leather pull tab that runs all the way up the heel from the outsole. Finishing touches include flat black laces and the Gourmet logo adorning the top of the tongue.

Alejandro Ingelmo Black Patent Ombre Mid-Top “Tron” Sneakers*~

Alejandro Ingelmo presents the Black Patent Ombre Mid-Top “Tron” Sneakers. Seemingly drawing its name from the tech-y aesthetic, the shoe features a flashy black patent upper with an ombre effect purple and blue toe box. The simplicity of the icy blue translucent sole serves as a nice counterpoint to the intensity of the upper. The “Tron” sneakers are available now from SSENSE for $625 USD.

NIGO Named Creative Director of Uniqlo U.T.*~

In the months following his high-profile departure from his own founded brand A Bathing Ape, NIGO insisted that he would pursue developing his HUMAN MADE label, and perhaps even retail development. Left out of his description was a new gig with Japanese lifestyle brand Uniqlo, who has recently tapped the legendary designer to become Uniqlo U.T.’s creative director. This is a hefty responsibility, no doubt, to a brand in the midst of rapid global expansion. Nigo will begin immediately with the men’s, women’s and children’s Spring/Summer 2014 lines.

Nike Presents: LeBron James 'Rubber City Soul' Poem*~

Nike LeBron 11 "Ring Night" PE*~

Beginning the journey for a third-straight NBA championship, reigning league MVP LeBron James opened the new season in a special 'Ring Night' Player Exclusive colorway of the Nike LeBron 11. The celebratory sneaker sports a red synthetic base, metallic gold Hyperposite, black on the laces and inner lining and a flaked translucent outsole. Printed on each lateral heel is 'I PROMISE,' the official motto of the LeBron James Family Foundation.