Friday, May 30, 2014

Release Date Change: Nike KD VI "What The KD"*~

Originally slated for a June 7th debut, the Nike KD VI "What The KD" has received a new release date. Popularized by its multicolored palette which encompasses several past Nike KD VI designs, fans of this highly sought after model will only have to wait one additional week. So what that said, the Nike KD VI "What The KD" will officially drop on June 14, 2014* at a retail price of $150 through all participating Nike retailers.
Nike KD VI "What The KD"
Hoop Purple/Urgent Orange-Shark

Nike Outlet Release: Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG “Black Toe"*~

Last year, the Air Jordan 1 High Retro OG “Black Toe” returned to great fanfare. While the shoe sold out, it appears another run is set to release. The classic colorway will relaunch this Saturday exclusively at select Nike outlets. The shoe is said to drop at the locations listed after the jump, limited to in-store availability for the first 48 hours, with phone orders opening up for remaining pairs after.

Quickstrike Alert: Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid*~

After debuting during the first round of Andre Agassi retros in 2009, the Nike Air Tech Challenge Hybrid QS returns with Andre on the roster. Graphic accents appear on the heel in multi-color and splatter fashion, with black suede and magenta hits setting off this new rendition. Look for this to release as a quickstrike in the upcoming months.

Shirts To Match: Staple 2014 Summer Paisley Jersey*~

Here's a look at Staple‘s Paisley Jersey for Summer 2014. A basketball-influenced design that pairs breezy polyester mesh with an all-over bandana print and screenprinted graphics. Part of the brand’s latest rollout of products, this street-ready piece is equally suitable for lounging or for a quick pickup game, and is available now at select retailers.

adidas Stan Smith Primeknit*~

adidas continues to celebrate the return of its iconic Stan Smith silhouette with interesting collaborations and alternative versions of the sneaker. A Primeknit version has now finally surfaced and will be releasing globally in the coming weeks. This time the Stan Smith comes in its original white/green colorway, featuring a fully knitted upper.

Shirts To Match: Champion UK Fall/Winter 2014 Collection*~

SUPPA x KangaROOS Coil R1 “Made in Germany"*~

SUPPA and kangaROOS have joined forces to create the SUPPA x KangaROOS Coil R1 “Made in Germany”. Premium black leather makes up the entire upper, while smooth brown leather graces the inner lining. Outfitted with luxurious SUPPA logos placed on each tongue, a classic gum sole adds the finishing touches to this upcoming collaborative venture.

2014 Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle Designers Announced*~

Since its beginning back in 2004, the Doernbecher Freestyle program has presented the world with some rather extraordinary Nike creations designed by some very special individuals. Keeping the tradition going, Nike and OHSU have just unveiled the designers for this year’s collection. Alejandro Munoz, Missy Miller, Caden Lampert, Addie Peterson, Chase Crouch, and Tim Haarmann will be the creative minds behind what is sure to be another special collaborative effort. With the entire collection set to be unveiled on November 7th.

Converse Celebrates CONS Weapon Collection in Toronto*~

Converse held a special launch event in Canada last night, rolling out the new and improved CONS at Goodfellas Gallery in downtown Toronto. Many of the brand’s executives and designers were on hand to introduce the quintet of colorways that will look to bring new life to the silhouette.
To celebrate the occasion, artists Vince Staples, El-P, Sheek Louch and Ghostface Killah all performed to a crowd of attendees on an All-Star stage.

Fitteds To Match: Disclosure "Design Through Sound"*~

Nike 2014 Summer Air Zoom Turf Collection*~

Nike Sportswear is bringing back another celebrated classic, presenting a re-release of Barry Sanders' Air Zoom Turf. The release will feature two colorways, an OG black/silver rendition and a brighter red/black. Made up of a blend of suede and leather for the uppers, both shoes are highlighted by the signature midfoot strap, while a billowy midsole, carbon-fiber shank and rugged outsole provide support and greater traction. Look for the Air Zoom Turf at select retailers.

Nike Football “Kingdom” Collection*~

Nike has looked into the wilds for inspiration for its new Nike Football “Kingdom” collection, which features a Fingertrap Max NRG, Free Trainer 5.0 NRG and Zoom Speed Trainer NRG. Taking influences from the traits of wild animals, the collection utilizes the patterns they possess including zebra and leopard prints. Furthermore, the models are cleverly based on the characteristics of that specific animal so for example, the Zoom Speed model is perfectly suited for a leopard as it requires speed and agility. The Nike Football “Kingdom” Collection will launch June 4th at Nike.

Black Sheep x Nike SB Dunk High “Gucci”*~

Nike SB brings back the highly sought after “Gucci” theme in this upcoming collaboration with Black Sheep but in a more vivid style compared to previous releases. The Dunk High includes a remixed version of the classic Gucci monogram and a healthy dose of red and green. A gold Nike swoosh that is continued onto the back tab and speckles of gold in the red sole helps reiterate the luxury inspirations of this shoe.
The Black Sheep x Nike SB Dunk High is set to release on June 21 at Black Sheep and select Nike SB accounts.

Saint Laurent 2014 Fall/Winter High-Top Sneaker Collection*~

Saint Laurent continues to add more to its selection of footwear including a collection of high-top sneakers for 2014 fall/winter. the collection incorporates heavy influences of dark, rock ‘n’ roll themes but retains the sleek silhouettes and aesthetic appeal with premium materials. The models also feature an embellishment of studs and straps along with a cream sole to contrast against the rest of the shoe. This high-top sneaker collection is available to pre-order online.

Air Jordan 2 Retro White/Red*~

Jordan Brand is finally set to release the shoe in the original white/red colorway. This retro features a white upper with a mix of smooth and Iguana-textured leather with red piping and accents, all sitting atop a clean white sole with a touch of grey and red. Look for these this weekend at select retailers.

Ferrari x PUMA Limitate Collection*~

PUMA and Ferrari come together to produce a limited collection for the Limitate Mid SF. The high-top sneakers feature a premium leather upper in black or vaporous grey (pictured) with subtle textures worked into the surface. The shoes are finished with matching laces, a smooth outsole with plastic heel counter and an embossed Prancing Horse logo applied in the same leather factory as Ferrari’s car seats. Each pair of is individually numbered and comes with a special box and shoe bag. Limited to 499 pairs of each style, the Ferrari x PUMA Limitate Collection is now available for $350 USD

Études x SUPER 2014 Spring/Summer Sunglasses Collection*~

Études has teamed up with Italian eyewear label SUPER again on a collection for 2014 spring/summer. Titled “World Talk,” the sunglasses range consists of two different silhouettes from SUPER’s archive, reinterpreted under Études’s direction. The Panama Études World Talk boasts a metallic frame with Carl Zeiss lenses, while the Gals Études Manuel B&W and Gals Études Manuel Color features acetate frames and Barberini lenses. Available in limited quantities, the unique models can now be found exclusively at RETROSUPERFUTURE and Études for €239 EUR (approximately $325 USD).

Patta x Saucony Shadow 6000*~

Patta has hooked up with Saucony for a new take on the Shadow 6000. Full details have yet to be revealed but the shoes have got green and orange uppers going on in a mix of leather, suede and mesh. Tan labels on the tongues, bronze-colored linings, hits of red, and crisp white soles with black outsoles round out the look for what should prove to be another sought-after release from the Dutch retailer.

adidas Originals Infusion “Match Play”*~

adidas Originals presents this luxe take on the Match Play silhouette. Bringing the tennis classic firmly into modern times, the model returns with a faux reptile leather upper, with perforated Three Stripes branding and a white heel tab with retro branding. Offset by a contrasting vulcanized rubber sole, the Infusion “Match Play” is priced at $130 USD and can be found at select retailers.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

eBay Find: Complete Nike Air Yeezy Set Available*~

All six sneakers that Kanye West released with Nike are brought together in one collective set that is now up for auction. The Nike Air Yeezy Set, which the owner states he will not break up, includes each of the three Nike Air Yeezy colorways, as well as the trio of Nike Air Yeezy 2 style codes. This rare compilation features all six designs in size 11, each of which is in deadstock condition and comes with all of the originally included lace locks and dust bags.

Converse Auckland Racer "Animal" Pack*~

The Converse Auckland Racer has been hit with a heavy dose of jungle fever. Dubbed the "Animal" Pack, the runner finds itself rocking three new tie dye leopard print appearances. Just in case the graphic uppers aren’t enough, matching insoles are included on each offering along with a touch of white taming the midsoles. If you’re looking to add some ferocity to your rotation, the entire Converse Auckland Racer "Animal" Pack will arrive at Converse retailers this weekend.

Custom Kicks: Nike Air Max Penny 1 "1996 All-Star Game"*~

Penny Hardaway definitely left his mark on the game, which is commemorated with this new one of one piece from Dank Customs. Utilizing the memorable teal and orange color combination, this piece of art places the triangular design from the side of the game’s jerseys around the visible Air heel. Get a detailed look at Dank Customs latest creation below.

The Game Sells Yeezy 2s, ParaNorman Foamposites, and More Heat At His Sneaker Fire Sale*~

Rapper The Game is getting rid of a ton of sneakers, among other items, to benefit his The Robin Hood Project charity. Apparently the set up involves paying a $20 entry to Game’s LA crib and then browsing a bunch of goods he’s got for sale, sneakers among them. Already spotted are the Nike Air Foamposite One “ParaNorman”, some custom Air Yeezy 2s, and more. Take a look at what some people walked away with after the jump.

Nike Air Force 1 Low CMFT PRM “Metallic Gold/Hyper Punch”*~

The Air Force 1 design from ’82 is still going as strong as ever, and Nike has just released a brand new iteration for summer 2014. The low-top sneakers are made from an all-white leather upper, with the bulk of it featuring an embossed diamond pattern. Whilst the Swoosh, tongue and ankle patches are all crafted from a particularly special iridescent gold leather. The futuristic style of the sneakers is continued with neon peach highlights on the top of the tongue and the sole, which is a translucent ice blue, rounding out the overall look of this pair of AF1s. The pair drop this Friday May 30th.

Reebok 2014 Summer CL Nylon SP*~

Reebok delivers the very patriotic CL Nylon SP in a white, steel, navy and red color mix. The white nylon base, found at its toe, midfoot and tongue, sits beneath blue leather branding stripes and protective suede overlays colored in steel. Rounding it out with a red, white and blue sole unit, the Reebok 2014 Summer CL Nylon SP is currently available at select retailers.