Friday, February 28, 2014

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 1 Mid “Gold Medal"*~

Nike Magista*~

The Beatles x Vans Era “Yellow Submarine”*~

The Beatles x Vans Era “Yellow Submarine” looks to make a splash as warmer weather approaches, taking on Yellow Submarine styling in low top fashion. This cartoon colorway shares the same base as the boat, making the most of themed tagging and group graphics on the tongue and toe box. Peep detailed photos of the Beatles x Vans Era “Yellow Submarine” below.

New Balance 574 Passport Collection*~

Ready for a world tour, four new colorways of the New Balance 574 have been packaged together for the “Passport” Collection. Bolstered for travel, ripstop nylon is used alongside patent and tumbled leather for a rugged design on the casual trainer. Streaking down the middle, a leather strip runs the length of the tongue, featuring a nylon overlay bringing together the color scheme of each respective kick.

Sophia Chang x PUMA Disc Blaze "Brooklynite" Pack*~

Recently subject to numerous reissues, the PUMA Disc Blaze is now seen helmed by Sophia Chang in the new “Brooklynite” pack. Toning down the complex aesthetic, Chang simplifies things via monochromatic styling, rendering all-white, all-black and blue upper options. With no release date as of yet, this Disc Blaze set is expected to land sometime this summer.

adidas Unveils the World’s First Knitted Football Boot*~

adidas has today unveiled the Samba primeknit, the worlds first knitted football boot. Promising an unparalleled second-skin fit, each boot is created from a single piece of yarn that’s been treated for water resistance. Thanks to the innovative production method, adidas has been able to weave different zones into the upper to cater to different performance requirements, and the overall package promises new levels of flexibility and comfort while still retaining the strength of a traditional boot.

Converse 2014 Spring Chuck Taylor All Star 1970s Collection*~

Converse continues to roll out classic colorways from the 1970′s Collection. This remastered All-Star harkens the quality standards of yesteryear, utilizing heavyweight canvas around the upper, raised foxing around the sole, and additional cushioning at the interior, increasing support and structure. This release finds classic red, off-white, and navy colorways with more adventurous mustard yellow and sky blue versions for the spring.

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Craig Stecyk*~

Designed by Craig Stecyk, once the co-owner of Santa Monica’s legendary Jeff Ho Surfboards and Zephyr Production. the shoe takes cues from his art installation “Northwest Passage” and adopts his signature tribal identity alongside an iridescent upper reminiscent of bronze casting. Appearing on both the heel and footbed of the green and black Jordans is stylized "AJ One SB" type as a contrasting white midsole and translucent rubber outsole complete the look.
The Stecyk-designed Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 will be available in limited quantities at select Nike SB and Jordan Brand retailers, as well as, beginning March 15th.

Del Toro 2014 Spring Quilted Alto Chukkas*~

Del Toro‘s staple Alto Chukka returns for Spring 2014 from the Miami-based label in a trio of brand new quilted makeups. Offering quilted uppers of luxurious suede and nubuck, the mid-tops are highlighted by details like leather laces, contrasting rubber soles, and the brand’s signature red leather heel pull tab. All three Italian-made Alto Chukkas are now available at Del Toro boutiques and the label’s online store.

adidas Crazyquick 2 - Black/Grey*~

Here's a preview of the upcoming adidas Crazyquick 2, this time checking out a sleek black and grey make-up. This pair sports a black and grey Sprintweb upper with a tonal print throughout. Grey works the inner lining, padded collar and midsole, which hosts silver 3-Stripe branding. A black and white outsole finishes off the look below.

Air Jordan 10 Retro - Venom Green*~

Like most Air Jordan X styles, this modern take on the classic keeps things simple with a full leather and nubuck build. Black covers the premium build, while venom green adds some color pop over the classic checkered collar lining, heel Jumpman logos, and parts of the icy outsole sitting below. The "Venom Green" Air Jordan 10 Retro is expected to hit retailers on March 22nd.

Manu Ginobili's Nike Shoe Explodes?!?!*~

Future Releases: Nike LeBron 11 "South Beach"*~

Nike LeBron 11

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan XII “Kill Bill”*~

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2014 On the Road Sneaker*~

Louis Vuitton presents the On the Road sneaker in a graphic patchwork of python and calf leather. The sneaker is accessorized at the front and back with distinctive metal plaques, one of which is engraved with Louis Vuitton. Additional details include a rubber Louis Vuitton label, anatomic insock, and rubber sole. The On the Road sneaker is now available at select Louis Vuitton retailers.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2014 Highlight Reel*~

Filling Pieces Spring 2014 Collection*~

Quality designs paired with quality materials is what you can expect from FP’s Spring collection which is currently available. They offer a wide range of high tops to low tops in various colors. All shoes are hand made in Portugal with quality materials from Italy and have cow-leather on the sock liners. Prices stay around the 200-290 mark. Check out your local boutiques such as Feature LV or hop on Filling Pieces online to purchase.

Reebok Classics x Keith Haring SS14 Collection*~

Reviving the Workout Mid Strap, Classic Leather Lux, NPC Lux and Princess models, the colorful selection is unified by tagged uppers, drawing inspiration from Keith Haring’s Matrix mural. From there, leather inner linings are seen throughout in addition to white midsoles across the board. The Keith Haring x Reebok Classic Spring/Summer 2014 Collection is expected to hit the shelves of select Reebok retailers on March 1st.

Saucony WMNS Shadow Original Pack*~

A colorful pair comes matched up with a neutralized counterpart, as the mashed up retro showcases a mix of suede, nylon and mesh up top. While one pair in this pack sports a medium grey upper with a splash of teal, the other comes on strong in bright violet, further lit up with lime and hot pink. Check out the Saucony WMNS Shadow Original duo in the photos below.

PUMA Designers Talk Trinomic Technology*~

Nike SB 2014 Spring/Summer “Renewal” Collection*~

Nike SB has unveiled its "Renewal" collection for Spring/Summer 2014. All three silhouettes now boast Free and Air-cushioned soles for additional comfort when not skating. Both Koston and P-Rod’s models now feature Hyperfuse uppers along with Free tech in the forefoot and Air in the heel. Janoski’s model goes for a mesh upper with a woven tongue sitting atop a speckled Free and Air sole. All three models stick to a color palette of black and green. Look for all three at Nike starting February 26th.

Jordan Future Officially Introduced*~

Paying tribute to the relationship between court and street, the Jordan Future blends elements of the iconic Air Jordan XI with a one-piece woven upper to create an all-new off-court staple. The Jordan Future will launch in "Infrared" and "Glow" on Saturday, March 15th for $185 at Flight 23 in New York City and select retail locations nationwide.

ASICS Gel-Kayano Trainer - Light Grey/Black/Green*~

Here's a look at this fresh new pair in light grey and black with accents in green, complete with all the quality and comfort you've come to expect from the ASICS retro line. The "Light Grey/Black/Green" Gel-Kayano Trainer is arriving now at select ASICS retailers, including online at Premier.