Tuesday, December 31, 2013

EF79 "Year in Review" Recap 2013*~

Air Jordan 1 Retro Mid - Black/Gym Red*~

Did you miss out on the "Bred" Air Jordan 1 Retro High like most of us last weekend? Perhaps Jordan Brand is offering this new mid colorway up as a consolation prize, with its similar look to the celebrated OG colorway. This Black/Gym Red pair switches around a few of the OG Bred's black and red panels for a slightly different look, and of course chops down the height.

Champs Sports "The Game Plan" Top 10 of 2013 - Year in Review*~

Champs Sports' The Game Plan program, has introduced a full line of different collections of sneakers and gear since the year began. It’s year end time, which means every outlet out there is readying their "Best of" lists. Check out their Top 10 of 2013.
1. Oregon Ducks 9/8

2. Nike Zoom Soldier VII 8/9

3. Jordan Bel-Air 10/21

Fitteds To Match: Stampd Velcro Lambskin Snapback Caps*~

Stampd is back and previews its upcoming velcro lambskin snapback caps for Spring 2014. The caps feature full leather uppers with a matching leather velcro strip detail on the front panels. Staying true to its aesthetic, the caps come in black and white leather options and will release on January 6th for $115 here.

Vans Syndicate Rapidweld “S” Pack*~

Vans' Rapidweld and Luxliner technologies perform together in this Syndicate pack to create a unique blend of classic style and advanced performance, while a clear waffle outsoles add extra detail. You can pick up either pair at a Vans Syndicate retailer right now, including Premier.

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 1 “New Year’s Eve”*~

Sneaker Style: 40oz Van*~

Giuseppe Zanotti 2014 Spring/Summer Collection*~

The collection features several of the brand’s signature silhouettes done up in luxurious leather finishes with metal hardware. The collection also features several taller boot options, including a zippered version in croc-embossed leather with gold-tone hardware, and a more minimal offering featuring buckles and zippers hidden away on the medial side.

New Balance 2014 Spring/Summer MRL996*~

For Spring/Summer 2014, here we find the MRL996 executed in four colorways: navy/burgundy, forest green, pewter, and orange. Each of these suede uppers are matched with an exceedingly comfortable RevLite sole and adorned with a neat full-grain leather trim. Enjoy a look at the 2014 MRL996 above, available at retailers like atmos for about $118 USD.

Reebok 2014 Spring Pump Omni Lite CORDURA Pack*~

Reebok Spring Pump returns with two new colorways. As for its build, the early ’90s mainstay is constructed with a durable CORDURA fabric as well as synthetic and leather overlays. The limited edition range will include one model that blends grey, blue and orange color tones, and another that brings together two different hues of blue with red and white accents. The Reebok 2014 Pump Omni Lite CORDURA Pack is expected to hit select retailers sometime next month.

Nike Zoom Kobe V “Prelude”*~

En Noir x Buscemi 120mm for Barneys New York*~

En Noir and Buscemi‘s highly anticipated new collaboration would take the form of Buscemi’s 120mm footwear silhouette, executed in a distinct black and white colorway. The upper of the shoe is composed of premium leather, laser cut into a distinctive crocodile pattern. The round, streamlined shape of the forefoot gives the sneaker an athletic edge, while the oversized heel pull and geometric flaps at the heel make the sneaker unique enough for the streets. Subtle garnishes like the lock at the center and the collaborative branding truly distinguish this special sneaker, available exclusively at Barneys New York for $975 USD.

Nike LeBron 11 is the #1 Sneaker of 2013*~

BAIT x ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Guardian" BASICS Model-002*~

BAIT reveals the second colorway in their trio of BASICS (BAIT+ASICS) Gel-Lyte III models, dubbed the "Guardian". Featuring a similar color palette as the Vanquish, the Guardian appears to also utilize synthetic suede for the upper, but this time tones down the camo accents below a mesh overlay.

Air Jordan 10 Retro GS - Wolf Grey/Black-Legion Red*~

Going a new route on this Air Jordan 10, the Jordan Brand hit the underrated model with a full patent leather build. Wolf Grey takes care of the eyecatching upper, while a combination of black and legion red does its thing over the eyestay, checkered collar lining, and outsole below listing MJ's career accomplishments at the time of his first retirement from the NBA back in the mid '90s. The Wolf Grey/Black-Legion Red Air Jordan 10 Retro GS is set to release nationwide on January 11th.

Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite One "Red"*~

Here's a preview, as well as a detailed shots, just like the black colorway, and now it's time for closer look at the Red Supreme Foamposite One. Check out the shoe's Versace-style print, as well as the tongue logo, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Nordstrom x New Balance 576 Made in USA Pack*~

With one of the more intriguing collabs in recent times, retail heavyweight Nordstrom combines forces with New Balance for a special pack featuring four Made in the USA colorways of the classic 576. Each pair comes constructed in high quality suede and mesh with your choice of Red, Sky Blue, Black and Charcoal hues, all accented with solid white "N" logos and detailing for a crisp and clean look

Shirts To Match: COMME des GARCONS PLAY “Small Emblem” Spring 2014 Collection*~

COMME des GARCONS PLAY is taking a more minimal approach for Spring 2014. The brand introduces the “Small Emblem” collection next season and we like it a lot. The iconic heart logo is smaller than it has been ever before, sitting as a small patch embroidery on the chest of the t-shirts, shirts and longsleeves of the collection.

Rick Owens x adidas Spring/Summer 2014 Collection*~

Here's a look at the all new upcoming Rick Owens x adidas collaboration. Rick Owens will continue on through 2014 with adidas, and definitely expect to see Rick Owens' broad range of unique designs. There’s at least 7 colorways to choose from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

Kith NYC Releases Rope Laces*~

Kith NYC latest drop offers up a nice selection of laces that coincide with past Ronnie Fieg x Asics drops, or if you’re looking for a new set to put on those new kicks. The Laces are available now so head over to Kith today.

Future Releases: Air Jordan 3 Retro “Katrina”*~

New Orleans will be playing a big role for Nike Basketball come All Star weekend and it’s also going to be big for Jordan Brand, as they plan to release the Air Jordan 3 “Katrina", an Air Jordan 3 colorway that was auctioned off for Hurricane relief efforts. According to Flight Club CN, The Air Jordan 3 “Katrina” will be seeing a release date on March 8th, 2014 at a retail price of $170.