Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 5 "Wedding Reception"*~

Easy to say that this is his most memorable production to date, Mache Customs laced the Air Jordan 5 “Wedding Reception” Custom with his tuxedo on the big day. Collaborating with FBCC NYC, the renowned artist went with a black base and pink accents, shining the spotlight on the commemorative detailing. His and her rings trump the Jumpman symbol on both heels, while the 4/25/14 date of the wedding replaces the 23 tag on the lateral panels.

Saucony Shadow 5000 OG "Premium" Pack*~

A quartet of colorways combine to create the latest production from Saucony. A silhouette that has always been know for its smooth styling, four simplistic style codes of the timeless Shadow 5000 compose the new OG “Premium” Pack. Cool grey and white uppers are seen on each element, with suede mudguards wrapping each shoe all the way around. Coming in red, blue, grey and green, these 5000s are all finished off with pure white midsoles and black outsoles for durability.

ASICS Gel Epirus “Brazil”*~

The ASICS brand continues to do its part in celebrating this summer’s World Cup games, honoring one of the world’s most decorated national teams with the cushioned throwback runner. This version finds the sneaker outfitted with royal blue suede and mesh panels throughout the upper, signifying A Seleção‘s away kit, touched with yellow accents at the padded collar and side-stripe. As green is a predominant color on the Brazilian flag, a lush green block interrupts the inner portion of the midsole. Green laces and a custom star-printed flag at the tongue complete this sneaker, releasing on May 3rd at select retailers

adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott Instinct Hi “Leopard”*~

Animal inspirations have always been a steady part of the adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott repertoire and this season, the designer has gone for a feline look with the Instinct Hi "Leopard". This eye-catching take on the classic adidas Originals silhouette features an all-over leopard print across the premium leather uppers and details like padded tongues boldly emblazoned with adidas.

Givenchy Pre-Fall/Winter Tyson “Jordan” Pack*~

Givenchy has released a preview of its 2014 pre-fall/winter Tyson “Jordan” Pack. This pack features three colorways, each inspired by classic Jordan Brand colors and applied to Givenchy’s Tyson silhouette. Furthermore the sneakers feature star studded velcro straps, perforated toe caps, and thick, cushioned soles.

Nike SB Presents “The Buffalo Three” Video*~

ASICS GT-II Tan/Dark Brown*~

ASICS adds another pair to its lineup of summer colorways with this tan/dark brown edition of the GT-II. The shoes feature a bright tan base of suede and mesh accented by brown overlays and orange details. The upper is nicely finished off by an all-white Alpha-Gel midsole and black outsole. Priced at $95 USD, the shoes are now available at select ASICS retailers.

Nike Kobe 9 EM Black/White*~

Nike presents a new black/white colorway for the Kobe 9 EM. Crafted out of black Engineered Mesh and paired to a smooth Lunarlon midsole, the pair is distinguished by a custom graphic pattern that runs from the midsole to the heel clip. The two-tone package is accented by a laser crimson Flywire system and trim along the collar. Priced at $160 USD, the pair is set to release on May 3 on Nike.com.

Air Jordan 6 Retro “Carmine”*~

Making its return this May is the iconic Air Jordan 6 Retro "Carmine". Last seen in 2008 as part of the Collezione Package with the Air Jordan 17 Retro, the AJ6 "Carmine" is set to be one of this year’s most anticipated releases. Sticking true to the original formula, the 2014 "Carmine" features a bold red and white leather upper with black accents and an icy blue translucent sole.

Nike Store to Change Online Releases to 10 AM?*~

Ever since Nike banished the midnight drops for major sneaker releases across their own web store in favor of an 8 AM Eastern launch, as well as enforcing the policy for their other retailers like Foot Locker and Finish Line, the early morning drops have been somewhat controversial. On the Release Calendar it states that the release is scheduled for 10 AM EDT. Would you be happy to see the launch time of releases change to a later hour from here on out? Or do you prefer the earlier time slot? Let me know on the comments below.

adidas ZX 500 "Hawaiian Pack"*~

The "Hawaiian Pack" ZX 500 by adidas Originals gives the silhouette its own Hawaiian shirt in two colorways of blue and black. The floral print is accompanied by suede overlays, a bright white midsole, and a woven insole to finish off the island theme.

Jordan Release Dates May 2014*~

May figures to one of the biggest months of the year for Jordan releases, highlighted by the long-awaited drop of the "Concord" Air Jordan 11 Low and the return of the "Carmine" Air Jordan 6. Take a look at all of May's Jordan Release Dates below, Stay with EF79 to stay on top of all Release Dates.
Air Jordan 2 Retro
White/Dark Concord-Black-Wolf Grey

Air Jordan 6 Retro GS
Black/Volt Ice-Turbo Green-Black

Air Jordan 6 Retro

Monday, April 28, 2014

Kicks Deals: Ranks The Best Yeezy Inspired Sneakers*~

Doubting Kanye West’s influence on the kick culture? Think again. Following the release of the “Laser Crimson” Nike Air Foamposite Pro, Kicks Deals ranks the best Yeezy inspired sneakers with respect to both colorway and styling. Check it out here.

Nike Soccer: "Winner Stays"*~

Air Jordan 1 Mid Nouveau "Concord"*~

MJ’s first signature shoe continuously finds itself being reinvented. This “Nouveau Concord” version is a prime example of the previously mentioned reworking. Black tumbled nubuck, leather paneling, and waxed laces serve as the appetizer to this premium rendering with concord cameos on the inner lining and sole.

A “Sneak Peek” Inside Jake Danklefs aka Dank Customs’ Sneaker Room*~

Release Reminder: Air Jordan 6 GS - Black/Volt Ice-Turbo Green-Black*~

Air Jordan 6 GS
Black/Volt Ice-Turbo Green-Black

Quickstrike Alert: Nike Air Max 1 "London" Breathe*~

Nike Sportswear is back with another City Pack this summer, releasing a series of modern Air Max iterations dedicated to some of the world's great metropolises. The "London" Air Max 1 Breathe will release at select global NSW retailers, including atmos Tokyo, on Tuesday, April 29. Stay tuned to EF79 for additional release details in the coming weeks.

Buscemi “Obnoxiously High Quality” Video*~

Foot Patrol x UBIQ Fatima Mid*~

London’s Foot Patrol teams up with UBIQ for a 2014 spring/summer release of the Fatima Mid. The majority of the shoe’s uppers sport a giraffe print, hair-like material, whereas the heel features a large leather counter with an embossed shimenawa. Co-branding is present throughout as the two names can be found on the heel of the outsole, insole and tongue area.

adidas Originals EQT Running Support ’93 “City” Pack Pt. 2*~

adidas Originals is set to drop two more EQT Running Support ’93 sneakers for its “City” pack, with Copenhagen, New York and Rio hitting shelves earlier this month. Now Berlin and Tokyo are included in the project, with white vapour and tribe blue colorways respectively getting green-lit for release. German sportswear mainstay adidas elected to deck out these limited EQTs monochromatically, for an overall tasteful execution.

Filling Pieces Low Top Black 3M “Rizky’s”*~

Filling Pieces has cooked up a limited run of black 3M Low Tops. Named for FP designer Rizky Lasahido, these shoes feature a black nubuck upper with airy cotton mesh panels at the mid foot and a layer of black 3M underneath. A camouflage suede heel panel adds a nice touch of contrast to the predominantly black colorway. Look for these now in limited numbers at Filling Pieces’ online store and London location, as well as select retailers

Nike Roshe Run Slip On Red/White*~

Here's a look at a all-new Nike Roshe Run in a cleaner red/white colorway. Here, the shoe features a bright red mesh upper while a white Swoosh at the vamp offers bold contrast. A blue heel pull and unique tongue tab facilitates the slip-on of the shoe, while a supportive sole unit continues the Roshe Run’s trademark look. The Nike Roshe Run Slip On red/white is now available at select Nike Sportswear retailers.

Fitteds To Match: A Bathing Ape x New Era MILO LETTERED Cap*~

A Bathing Ape teams up again with New Era to produce the MILO LETTERED cap. Crafted with a blend of wool and cotton, the black cap features colorful embroidered block letters paneling its body, while a bold “B” takes on the crown. Available in various sizes, the MILO LETTERED Cap can now be purchased from the BAPE store for ¥10,584 JPY (approximately $100 USD).

Thursday, April 24, 2014

World Cup Brazil Air Jordan 6 Retro*~

Nike unveiled an upcoming range of both performance and lifestyle products as part of its 2014 Football Innovation Summit. It’s been many years in the making for Nike and Brazil as 2014 marks the first time in their relationship that Brazil has been given the opportunity to host the World Cup. Limited to 2000 Pairs, Here's a detailed look at the all-new Air Jordan 6 Retro - World Cup Brazil.

New Balance Elite Edition "Racing Pack" - 580, 999, and 1600*~

This trio of racing-inspired New Balance classics starts with the MT580 in a vibrant blue suede with accents in yellow and black. In lane 2 you'll see the 999 sporting a red suede with grey and white accents, and in lane 3 is the 1600 in white leather and grey and black suede, accented with red and blue.