Monday, March 31, 2014

Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014 Runners*~

Parisian label Lanvin presents a brand new range of low top running sneakers for Spring/Summer 2014. A retro silhouette with hiking design details, the sneaker’s upper is constructed from a comination of nylon mesh, rubberized leather and suede. Additional details include silver-tone branded side eyelets, iridescent trim on the toe, and semi-transparent chunk rubber soles. The Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014 runners are now available for $858 USD each.

Vans x ABC Mart Slip On "Kobe"*~

Vans Japan teamed up with Kobe-based retailer ABC Mart to work on a limited edition slip-on sneaker. Keeping it clean and classic, they opted for the familiar blue and light blue color combo, in addition to a second rendition, which sports a blue front and a red heel quarter. The usual Vans brand tab comes updated with “KOBE” hidden on the other side. Look for them to drop at ABC Mart in the near future.

adidas Originals Streetball Mixtape by DJ Clark Kent*~

The adidas Streetball is coming back soon and to help bring back the shoe with grace, DJ Clark Kent has worked up a mixtape that takes us back. CLICK HERE to download the adidas Originals Streetball Mixtape by DJ Clark Kent.

Release Reminder: Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte V "Mint"*~

Ronnie Fieg announced via Instagram the release date for the “Mint” ASICS Gel Lyte V. The shoe borrows its colorway from the “Mint” ASICS Gel Lyte III that Ronnie Fieg produced a few years back, but this time on a far superior model, in my opinion. Materials will of course be on point, as always, and you can scoop your pair April 5th direct from Ronnie’s shop Kith.

Reebok Ventilator "Violet Chalk"*~

The Reebok Ventilator continues with more new colorways that look like they could have been issued back during the shoe’s OG run. This one is dubbed "Violet Chalk", which describes the lowest eyelet wing and middle section of mudguard. Aside from that, this colorup is mostly (off-)white with a little grey and a hint of teal on the branding embroidery that finishes off that early 90s vibe.

A Recap of Fall 2014 Air Jordan Retros*~

Over the last two weeks, There has been a sudden flud of Air Jordan Retro Colorways to hit all social media feeds. This is a direct result of Jordan Brand’s #FlightClub initiative, which involves a select group of "influencers" and voices on Instagram to help spread the word on some upcoming heat. The Jordan shoes that were revealed over the last ten days involved a great set of "Sport Blue" Retros, some new Air Jordan IIIs, and one of the cleanest Air Jordan 14 Retros to date.

Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi OG “Barons”*~

Inspired by Michael Jordan’s stint with the Birmingham Barons in 1994, this nod to the Chicago White Sox minor league affiliate boasts an OG Jordan 1 build with a leather upper, nylon tongue, “Nike Air” tongue branding and a combination of black, grey, and white throughout. Look for the kicks to be available from Jordan Brand retailers as early as April 5th.

Nike Air Max Jacquard Pack*~

The Nike Air Max Jacquard Pack set to become available in Neon, Venom Green, Laser Crimson and Wolf Grey, the collection features the Air Max 90, Air Max 95 and Air Max 1 models with jacquard weaving paneled throughout the upper, and a hybrid Free sole featured on the Air Max 90. Check out the collection below and look for the series to drop April 5th at select retailers.

SneakerWatch: Charlamagne Tha God - Kanye Will Fail If He Doesn't Top Yeezy's*~

ASICS Summer 2014 "CMYK" Pack*~

ASICS continues an already strong season and we take a first proper look at the upcoming "CMYK" pack today. Consisting of the Gel Lyte III, Gel Saga and GT-II silhouettes, each one comes with a fully tonal premium suede upper and polka dot accents on the white midsole and lining. With a release scheduled for April 2014.

Shirts To Match: Ceizer x Édifice 20th Anniversary Capsule Collection*~

Dutch artist Pieter Ceizer teams up with Japanese brand and retailer Édifice to celebrate the shop’s 20th anniversary. The collection consists of a limited edition Starter snapback carrying a “Merci Bien” script embroidery, two “Merci Bien” crewneck sweaters and three T-shirts which read “Merci un million du fois,” translated as “thank you a million times.” Each piece is produced in Europe of Japanese cotton and is available now at Édifice stores and Ceizer’s online shop.

Vans California Spring 2014 White Nappa Leather Pack*~

Vans California presents its beloved Era and Sk8 Mid silhouettes in a brand new build for Spring 2014. Constructed from buttery white nappa leather, each sneaker features white rope laces and brown accents throughout. The Vans California Spring 2014 white nappa leather Sk8 Mid and Era are now available for $100 USD and $80 USD.

New Balance M990 - Boston Marathon 2014*~

This limited edition 990 features a premium Made in USA construction green suede and mesh, speckled midsole inspired by the Ireland's Blarney Stone, lucky shamrock on the heel, and map of the marathon course on each insole. ABZORB cushioning and the ENCAP midsole ensures the comfort and stability you expect from New Balance. The Boston Marathon M990 is arriving now at select New Balance retailers.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Gym Red"*~

Quality materials were put to use by the Jordan Brand, working with a combination of premium leather and suede to bring them to life. Gym Red covers the premium build on these, while sail hits the Swoosh logos, Wings branding and the classic sole sitting below. The "Gym Red" Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG is set to release June 28th at select Jordan Brand accounts nationwide.

Nike Air Huarache - White/White*~

The early '90s gem arrives in original form, complete with a neoprene bootie and leather overlays all over a classic Air Huarache sole. Perfect for everyday use this summer, Nike Sportswear hit one of their most classic models with the forever popular 'White on White' color scheme.

Friday, March 28, 2014

adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott - Mesh Wings 2.0 Electric*~

adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott presents a bold iteration to the Scott Mesh Wings 2.0. Outfitted in a dashing electric lime colorway, the sneakers feature a synthetic mesh upper while its lace-up closure is complemented with a zip-up shroud. Usual motifs such as the extended wing embellishments offer bold accents, while a white rubber sole provide contrast elsewhere. Priced at $220 USD, the adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Mesh Wings 2.0 Electric is now available.

Nike Air Max Plus "Reverse OG" Pack*~

The Nike Air Max Plus just came through with a couple of new pairs earlier this week, Dubbed "Paradise" & "Sunburn". Both are brand new takes on the classic Air Max TN featuring white mesh uppers, that are switched to a gradient similar to the spine colors on these pairs. These new takes on the "Hyper Blue" and "Orange Tiger" color-ups are available now exclusively at Foot Locker AU.

Release Reminder: Nike Air Force 1 RT Collection*~

The Nike Air Force 1 RT Collection will release online at Nikestore on April 11th, 2014. The sneakers have been a tough get so far, as their release in NYC was one limited to 21 Mercer, DSM NY, and the pop up shop located at 151 Wooster St. As far as I can tell, each size of the shoes from the standard low cut all the way up to that knee-length boot will be available.