Tuesday, September 30, 2014

14 Possible Air Jordan Release Dates for 2015*~

As 2015 approaches, so do release date leaks. Many catalog images have been surfacing which reveal product codes as well as release dates which at the moment we cannot confirm nor debunk. Fourteen different pairs of Air Jordans are supposedly due out between January and March. Take a look after the jump at all the dates.

Buscemi 100mm Holiday 2014 Metallic Pack*~

The brand’s 100mm sneaker is certainly its flagship model and returns for Holiday 2014 in a series of metallic versions. From the more classic silver and gold colorways to a more unique rose gold version, the mid top sneaker does not only have metallic leather uppers, but even matching outer soles. The shoe is paired with gold-plated hardware featuring a 3-piece mechanical closure and lock. Priced at $1245, the sneakers are now available in men’s and women’s sizes from the official Buscemi online store.

Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 Sneaker Collection*~

Chanel has released a brand new collection of footwear just in time for the Fall/Winter 2014 season. Offering a variety of colors, the range is composed of runners constructed from a combination of tweed and suede calfskin, with some featuring iridescent accents, as well as a selection of very fancy and very high sneaker boots. One of the standouts from the collection is a black pair of lambskin sneaker boots that incorporate a quilted kneepad. The Fall/Winter 2014 footwear collection is now available at Chanel’s online store.

Fitteds To Match: Supreme Fall/Winter 2014 Beanies*~

New York skate icon Supreme have teased their forthcoming selection of beanies. A whole host of styles are offered, many bearing the label’s instantly recognizable box logo, while others sport vibrant fabric blends or bold graphics. The more athletic Supreme fanatics out there will be delighted to hear that the brand have also teamed up with New Era on a set of sporty headbands. Watch out for these when they drop alongside the brand’s fall/winter 2014 apparel collection.

Off the Hook x Ringleaders x Vans Vault Prison Issue “R.F.C.”*~

Inspired by their love for both fashion and football (soccer), Off The Hook and Vans Vault are releasing a limited edition shoe to celebrate the R.F.C. (The Ringleaders Football Club) brotherhood in a new collaboration that aims to honor the Terrace Culture movement. The “R.F.C.” collaboration will be available exclusively at OTH beginning October 4th.

Shwood x Pendleton “Canby” Sunglasses*~

Shwood has once again teamed up with fellow American brand Pendleton. This time they decided to work on their signature “Canby” silhouette. Presenting it in a dark walnut wood version, the temples have been laser-engraved with Pendleton’s Rancho Arroyo pattern. Furthermore each pair of sunglasses comes with a custom Pendleton wool pouch. The grey polarized lenses make for a great finish. You can purchase the Shwood for Pendleton “Canby” Sunglasses for $250 now from the official Shwood online store.

Starcow x New Balance Made In England M1500 Pack*~

Paris retailer Starcow has worked with New Balance on a collaboration for Fall/Winter 2014. As part of the Made in England range, the retailer chose to work on the iconic M1500 silhouette. With the UK Flimby factory acting as a backdrop for the above images, the sneaker is presented in a green/beige colorway, as well as a grey/orange colorway. Unique in terms of chosen colors, yet still rather timeless, the Starcow x New Balance M1500 Pack will be released in Paris at the store on October 4th.

Social Status x Reebok Pump*~

Adding to the 25th anniversary celebration of the Reebok Pump is Social Status, who outfits the classic hoops shoe with an luxurious makeover. This new edition of the first-ever shoe with Reebok Pump technology features a faux-woven textured leather upper in dark brown with tonal accents throughout, while perforated leather adorns the toe box and high-top ankle detailing. A gum rubber outsole and waxed tan laces add the final touches.

Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb”*~

Decked out in a premium suede upper, the Grain/Black-Sandtrap-Bright Mandarin colorway embodies the ACG classic with additional aesthetic cues like rope lacing and a speckled midsole. Complete with “AG” embroidery along the lateral side of the shoe, the Acapulco Gold x Nike SB Dunk High “Mowabb” is due out this Wednesday, October 1st in limited quantities.

ASICS Gel Kayano Trainer “Glow in the Dark”*~

ASICS has given its Gel Kayano silhouette a new spin with the “Glow in the Dark” edition. Now an established retro model in the ASICS lineup, this design features a black and white upper of mesh and suede, with blue accents around the heel counter, tongue and lining. The ASICS branding is done in blue and black and offers midfoot support, while the white paneling lights up in fluorescent green in the dark, which is bound to turn heads. The midsole of cushioned Gel is white with grey and black accents, and sits atop a blue outsole. This silhouette is now available online at select retailers.

Nike Flyknit Roshe Run “Random Yarn Color” Pack*~

The concept was conceived when Nike designers decided to randomly thread together 12 colors of excess yarn, which were left on spools from other Nike Flyknit models to craft the shoe uppers. As a result, no two pairs are alike. Furthermore, each half pair is distinct, creating a totally unique experience unlike any other that has been introduced to the shoe market. The “Random Yarn Color” pack will be available online at nike.com beginning October 4th, and at select Nike Sportswear retailers.

Custom Kicks: Nike LeBron X “Shattered Prism”*~

The Nike LeBron X has received a custom makeover courtesy of sneaker enthusiast ROM. Dubbed the “Shattered Prism,” the inspiration plays on the previously released “Prism” iteration but with a colorful twist. Most notably, the upper is slathered in an almost kaleidoscopic print while retaining the bold black colors on the breathable mesh panels.

Yuketen 2014 Fall/Winter Runner 70*~

Long-time purveyor of quality handmade footwear, Yuketen has branched away from the likes of moccasins and loafers to try its hand in reinterpreting the sneaker. Inspired by retro running silhouettes, the Runner 70 is a beautifully deconstructed sneaker design that strips athletic footwear down to its essence. Featuring a full-grain leather upper punctuated by perforations, details include leather linings and leather insoles, as well as “Runner 70″ gold embossing below the collar. Available in either White or Brown, the Runner 70 is available in stores and online for $318 USD.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sneaker Hooked App for iOS*~

Sneaker Hooked is a new all-in-one sneaker app that all sneakerheads can use. Sneaker Hooked features daily sneaker pictures, a sneaker catalog, release dates, etc. It has an extremely minimalistic user interface, while it packs multiple features. The app is constantly refreshed over the air, it updates release dates and resell values. Look for it in the app store now.

Robbers Held Gun to 1-Year Old’s Head & Stole Sneakers #WorldGoneMad*~

A disturbing story hit the web recently with loose ties to the sneaker community. In Brooklyn on September 1st, two robbers stole sneakers and electronics from an apartment on E. 49th Street in East Flatbush. It’s alleged that the thieves also held a gun to the head of a 1-year old baby boy while threatening to kidnap him. Why is this a story now? Unfortunately the two robbers are still at large. The surveillance video below shows footage of the two suspects. #SMH #WorldGoneMad

The Supreme x Nike Air Force 1: Everything We Know So Far*~

Taka Hayashi Introduces Two New Vans Vault Capsules*~

Renowned designer and artist Taka Hayashi presents two new Vans Vault capsules that emphasize craftsmanship across a selection of styles. The offering introduces a high-end take on the Mid Skool, as well as huarache-inspired renditions of the Era and Sk8-Hi. Look for the latest Hayashi capsules to hit select Vans Vault retailers and vans.com/vault in October.

Rumor Alert: Is the Air Jordan XX "Stealth" Returning in 2015?!?!*~

According to this leaked catalog shot below, the "Stealth" Air Jordan XX is on tap for next March. Originally released in 2005, the shoe features a black patent leather base, nubuck straps, red lining and stealth grey on the heel and outsole. This pair was seen as part of a Countdown Pack in 2008.

Fila Original Tennis x Original Fitness "NYC Slam" Pack*~

Known as the "NYC Slam" Pack, this collection features the Fila Original Tennis and original Fitness silhouettes. Both pairs come in Fila's signature white, red and blue colors. The Original Tennis sports a white-based thick mesh upper with red and navy blue accents, and leather detailing. A full gum rubber outsole finishes this pair off. The Original Fitness features a red-based suede upper, with a royal blue heel counter and white sole. The "NYC Slam" Pack hits fila.com as well as select Fila retailers on Friday, October 3rd.

Concepts Teases Upcoming Collaboration With Vans*~

The Boston-based retailer Concepts took to their official Instagram account to announce that they have teamed up with Vans for their latest collabo. Known as the 'Rat Hunter' edition, this Old Skool silhouette features a blue-based upper with a unique graphic throughout. Silver accents, a cream suede toe, vulcanized white sole and custom insoles finish this pair off. The 'Rat Hunter' Vans Old Skool will be available exclusively in-store at Concepts as well as online at cncpts.com on Saturday, October 4th in limited quantities.

adidas Basketball Unveils John Wall’s First Signature Shoe*~

After leading Washington to the second round of the playoffs and taking home individual honors like his first NBA All-Star selection and the 2014 Slam Dunk Contest crown, Wizards star John Wall is set to receive his first adidas signature for the upcoming 2014-2015 NBA season. Simply dubbed the J Wall 1, Wall’s new kicks feature a sleek, bold design inspired by his quick on-court play. Highlighted by full-length adiprene+ cushioning for enhanced responsiveness and comfort, as well as a superior heel-to-toe transition, the design incorporates a lateral FITFRAME for control during explosive cuts while a unique air mesh textile upper offers supreme comfort and breathability in conjunction with rip-stop overlays for enhanced durability. Finally, aesthetic nods to Wall and DC appear throughout in the form of a brand new logo, a crossover-inspired motif on the tongue and toe, and a map of the United States, complete with lines connecting every NBA city, on the outsole.