Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club x Timberland 6-Inch Boot*~

Bee Line for Billionaire Boys Club, the brand’s upscale collaboration between Pharrell Williams and Mark McNairy, has added a third party to its roster in a new project with Timberland. The three brands put their heads together to produce a red-hot iteration of the timeless 6-Inch Boot. The silhouette is saturated with oxblood red leather around the upper, contrasted with a translucent rugged outsole red outsole. Pairs of either matching or traditional yellow Timb laces complete this forthcoming collaboration between Bee Line and Timberland, dropping on August 17th exclusively at the BBC New York flagship store.

Missoni x Converse 2014 Fall Chuck Taylor All Star*~

A relationship between one elite Italian fashion house and one of the world’s most beloved sneaker brands has found a common ground in the latest collaboration between Missoni and Converse. The sneakers were produced in both low-top and high-top versions, all of which are adorned with Missoni’s hallmark Mediterranean-style jagged lines. Look for this collaboration to drop at Converse retailers and on the brand’s web store beginning August 28th.

KicksOnFire: Do Sneakerheads Know What BRED Means? #SneakSmarts*~

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 11 Low "Moon Landing"*~

SneakerSt Releasing Air Jordan 1 Inspired Phone Cases*~

Take your phone back to where it all started with this new collection of Air Jordan 1 inspired phone cases by SneakerSt. The lineup consists of "Bred", "Royal", "Bulls", "Shadow", "Black/Gold" and "China" versions of the case, which pays homage to the iconic model. will release cases for the following devices this Friday, August 1st. Hit the jump, to look at the complete colorways.

Nike Air Flightposite 2014 "Copper"*~

The Copper colorway makes its way onto the Flightposite I. This pair comes in a black and metallic copper colorway. Very similar to the original "Metallic Gold" edition, with copper in place of gold. Black accents are found in the usual places while a full icy translucent outsole finishes them off which is also a first on the Flightposite. The "Copper" Nike Air Flightposite 2014 hits as well as select Nike Sportswear retailers on Saturday, September 27th in limited fashion.

Air Jordan 14 Retro "Ferrari"*~

House of Hoops and VILLA have confirmed a Saturday, August 16th launch for the red suede "Ferrari" colorway. The colorway is pulled from the luxury sportscar, which inspired the model's original aerodynamic design. Be sure to mark your calendars and stick with EF79 for updates on this release.
Air Jordan 14 Retro

Kid Cudi Customizes His Saint Laurent Sneakers*~

Drawing with nail polish on a pair of $500 shoes? Kid Cudi recently customized his Saint Laurent sneakers doing just that. Taking the luxurious high-fashion model and scribbling his affiliations and random thoughts on the upper and cross-straps, Cudi is the latest personality to make his own personal pair. Using the YSL Signature Court Classic S/11 Low as a canvas, Kid Cudi included everything from his record label’s tag, to his pet peeves. Check out the pictures, and video below.

Air Jordan Future GS "Joker"*~

The Air Jordan Future will begin releasing in grade school sizing next month. According to @OregonSole, this GS "Joker" colorway is on tap for 2015. The shoe features a black woven upper, a purple tongue tab, bright green midsole and icy translucent outsole. A specific release date for this colorway is not known at the moment, but we'll keep you updated here at EF79.

Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 "Snow Leopard"*~

Yesterday, @jr_lyon took to instagram and shared one of his most recent Li-Ning Wade pickups, a "Snow Leopard" colorway of the Way of Wade 2. The latest shoe to surface from the leopard series features a black and grey spotted white upper, with a black midsole and multicolor outsole.

Vans Classics Fall 2014 Sk8-Hi Slim*~

Vans Classics presents a couple of vintage-styled variations of the Sk8-Hi Slim silhouette. A slimmed down version of the original, the Sk8-Hi Slim is being released with "Acid Wash" and "Tartan" canvas and suede uppers for fall. Stud details on the heel, a supportive and padded ankle, and Vans vulcanized signature Waffle Outsole come together to complete the design.

Nike Air Force 1 AC "Black/Gum"*~

Nike has announced the release of a new “Black/Gum” colorway for their premium Air Force 1 AC silhouette, which replaces the traditional AF1 sole with an autoclave bottom for a traditional lifestyle look with everyday appeal. Additionally, the silhouette rids itself of bulk with a slimmed down upper ideal for keeping cool during these hot summer days. The latest version adds a snakeskin-embossed leather Swoosh to a suede accented black upper, and features a gum-colored sole unit. The Air Force 1 AC "Black/Gum" is now available for $78 USD.

Valentino Fall/Winter 2014 Rockrunner "Leopard" Sneakers*~

Milanese fashion house Valentino have followed up from their Terry Richardson-shot Fall/Winter 2014 campaign with a new installment to their sneaker line. Taking elements from Nike’s vintage Internationalist shoe, the Rockrunner sports a whole spectrum of materials, from leather and suede to leopard-print pony hair, with a jagged running-inspired sole finishing off the ostentatious design. Pick up this garish sneaker over at colette.

Women at the EBC Celebrity Basketball Challenge Talk NBA Style and Their Favorite Jordans*~

New Balance Women’s 501 “High Roller”*~

New Balance has released a premium rendition of the classic 501 silhouette that is only for the ladies. Dressed in a tonal red leather upper, this "High Roller" style code also features a black accents and a white midsole. Complete with a ferocious touch of leopard adorning the inner lining, the New Balance 501 "High Roller" is currently available for $70 USD.

Saucony Grid 9000 Blue/Grey-Red*~

Bouncing back and forth between the worlds of collaborative and general releases, the Saucony Grid 9000 is keeping busy to say the least. Focusing more on the latter mentioned drops, this latest style codes sees a navy blue base backed by grey and red accents along with a white midsole. Retailing at $80, the Saucony Grid 9000 Blue/Grey-Red is currently in stock online at Packer Shoes.

adidas Y-3 Rydge “All Red”*~

The adidas Y-3 Rydge "All Red" is a firm "we do this" statement, playing to the most topical of trends while relaying the label’s longevity. The summer shade with fall connotations dabbles in tumbled, patent and nubuck finishes, broken up by lines that look familiar but not quiet copied. Fans of the adidas Y-3 Rydge "All Red" can pick up a pair now at select retailers.

Reebok Classic "Reflective" Pack*~

Grouping the Reebok Classic Leather, Reebok Workout Plus, and Reebok NPC II, this package puts the trio in subtle black leather uppers that come alive when hit just right. Each of the three pairs is made up of a black upper with a teal tongue and laces, finished off with a Reebok Starcrest print in underlying 3M that shines bright with the flash of a camera or the glare of the city lights. Dark in the day and light in the night, watch for the Reebok Classic "Reflective" Pack to hit this fall.

Sneaker Art: Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 "What The Supreme" Print*~

Dan Freebairn of Kick Posters imagines a collage concept on a new “What The Supreme” Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 Print. Depicting a could-be colorway based on the celebrated lineage of the streetwear titans, this silk paper print uses a red backdrop to highlight the imaginary makeup. Limited to 20 prints, this piece of collectible, displayable art is on sale now at Kick Posters.

Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low "Beethoven"*~

Nike Basketball has channeled an 18th century inspiration of the “Beethoven” edition of the Nike Kobe 9 Elite Low. An homage of sorts to the power of the German composer and pianist’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125–simply known to many as the "Ninth Symphony" or "The Choral". This release aligns Kobe Bryant‘s ninth Nike signature with Beethoven’s final completed symphony, coupling Wolf Grey with both black and white while incorporating technologies like a Flyknit upper, Dynamic Flywire support, a carbon fiber heel counter, and Lunarlon cushioning.

New Balance MX80GR*~

The all-new MX80GR cross-trainer features a mid-top cut and a lightweight, no-sew upper with synthetic overlays for added support. Underneath is comfortable FreshFoam midsole with bumpers on the outer edges to prevent rollovers during lateral movements. Available now in a combination of black and orange, the New Balance MX80GR can be picked up now at select retailers.

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 - Black/Wolf Grey*~

The Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 receives an incognito treatment with this new black and wolf grey rendition. This sleek silhouette features tonal blacks on the breathable no-sew mesh upper. Moving down we find a grey midsole with Phylon cushioning, contrasted by black accents again, which is also found on the outsole traction. Finishing touches include hits of nubuck on the Swoosh and rear of the shoe. The Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 seen above can now be purchased at select Nike accounts for $100 USD.