Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Nike Air Max Penny "University Red"*~

Black Friday is stacked with notable must-haves, including this new colorway of the Penny I. Featuring a red-based nubuck upper with white and black accents. So far no other colorways of the Penny I are scheduled to release however, that could change as we get into 2015. The "University Red" Nike Air Max Penny I hits as well as select Nike Sportswear retailers "Black Friday" November 28th.

Kobe Bryant On Being a Nike Basketball Signature Athlete*~

Melody Ehsani x Reebok Pump Part. 2 Release*~

Melody Eshani already set fire to the streets with her first Reebok Pump collaboration earlier this year and now out of nowhere she announces her second design. Here's a full look of her Reebok Pump decked out in snakeskin and custom designed jewelry, but the confirmed release date of December 5th was also revealed. I’m sure the ladies of #FlyChicksWithKicks would be proud to drop some cash on these. Stick with EF79 as we received more detailed photos and pricing of the Melody Ehsani x Reebok Pump Part 2. Check out the IG post below courtesy of Melody Eshani.
Happy 25th Birthday to the Reebok PUMP!!! In honor of it here is a look at the #MExReebok holiday pump dropping on 12/5 more info/pics to come #melodyehsani #pump25 #reebokclassics

Champs Sports: 25 Females Who Have More HEAT Than You*~

It’s not every day you run into females who are just as crazy about sneakers as most men. Champs Sports took some time to do some sole searching and found 25 women with deep sneaker collections to salute. Check out the entire article here.


Mad Money: Nike Gain, Finish Line Pain*~

SSUR*PLUS x British Knights Control Hi "Rose Camo"*~

Here's a look at the collaboration between British Knights and streetwear pioneer, SSUR. Using the Control Hi silhouette as the palette, SSUR follows up their rain camo 3M edition with another bold colorway featuring an all-over rose camo print. Inspired by Tupac Shakur’s “Rose That Grew From Concrete”, this take on the Control Hi sports a black ripstop upper covered by a unique floral graphic and SSUR*PLUS branding. Look for these to hit select retailers in limited quantities this Black Friday, November 28th.

Solefly x ASICS Gel Lyte III "Night Haven"*~

Miami-based Solefly continues to represent their city with another solid collaborative effort, this time in the form of this Asics Gel Lyte III “Night Haven” - a shoe that pays homage to Miami nights in a familiar color palette. They took that Miami Vice hue of teal and pink to task, but decide to be a bit reserved with the color choice, only showing those accents on the medial side so that you can focus on the luxurious materials used in this Gel Lyte III. A premium ostrich covers the toebox while suede and leather wrap around the ominous black base speckled with reflective detailing on the midsole, laces, and on accents of the logo. Set for a limited release on December 6th, this Asics Gel Lyte III marks the first-ever collaboration with ASICS.

Release Reminder: Ronnie Fieg x New Balance "NYC" Pack*~

Ronnie Fieg has teamed up with New Balance to put his mark on two silhouettes, the 530 and 850. Both pairs were designed to to pay homage to the home of KITH's retail stores, located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Both the "Central Park" New Balance 530 and the "Brooklyn Bridge" New Balance 850 will be available exclusively in-store at both KITH retail locations as well as online at on "Black Friday" November 28th in limited quantities.

Puma Is the Preferred Sneaker Brand of Rikers Island Prison?!?!*~

According to Ratter, the sneakers are (unofficially) the only sneakers allowed to be worn by inmates at Rikers Island. Other brands including New Balance, Nike, adidas, and Converse Chuck Taylors are forbidden by the Department of Corrections because they follow the regulations of not having metal supports that could be used at weapons, hallow cavities where things could be stashed, or have gang affiliated colorways (DOC policy only allows black, gray, or white).
#WTF #WorldGoneMad

Gridiron Kicks: A Video Recap of Week 12's Top NFL Cleats*~

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 4 Retro "SHADYXV"*~

BUSCEMI 100mm Tonals*~

High-end sneaker line BUSCEMI has released official shots for the upcoming release of its 100mm Tonals. The high top sneaker will come in a solid black and white colorway, and is constructed from premium leather. Details include interfaced stitching along the shoe’s body, two sophisticated straps, one over the shoe’s tongue, and another arching over the shoe’s back heel, which respectively also hold a small padlock. The shoe is then finished with BUSCEMI’s laser printed logo centered on the sneaker’s upper, and also engraved on the sneaker’s tongue. Retailing for $870 USD, the 100mm Tonals will be available for purchase on November 26 at BUSCEMI’S online store.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Accessories To Match: Hermes “Super H” Superhero Scarves*~

New Store Alert: Sneakerboy Launches New Sydney Store*~

Australian inventory-less retailer Sneakerboy, having already made headlines with their showroom-style direct shipping model, expand on their spaces with a new store in Sydney. Boasting the same futuristic buildout as its sister locations and stocking everything from Rick Owens and Maison Martin Margiela to Nike and Reebok, the store offers customers to purchase products using the Sneakerboy smartphone app or via on of the store’s iPads.
Head over to the Sneakerboy website for further information, or if you’re in the area go pay the store a visit yourself:

3 Temperance Lane
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000

Robert Kraft Surprises Fans at "Patriots" Lunar Force 1 Launch*~

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is feeling pretty generous this holiday season as he gifted some lucky fans with a pair of the New England Patriots x Nike Lunar Force 1. This highly exclusive model features Patriot styled hues throughout the entire upper, while accompanying accents of grey decorate the swoosh. The aforementioned materials rest atop a white midsole and navy blue outsole. Kraft is the first owner to have his own line of sneakers and the proceeds from this model will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club. To see more, peep the video of Mr.Kraft shelving out his collaborative Nikes.

Shirts To Match: MADE Kids - Where Streetwear Meets Youth*~

Calling itself “the rap music of children’s fashion,” California kids’ label MADE Kids has been making waves in the fashion industry for its unique approach to priming kids for a future of fashionable self-expression. Founded only a year ago by Andrew Guzman, Pedro Tuma, and Louie Esquibel, the label now has two collections to its name, neither of which fail in making kids look hilariously OG while wearing them.

Sample Kicks: Nike Air Foamposite Pro - Unreleased USA 2012 Olympics*~

When sneakers tell great stories value is undeniably added far beyond any dollar amount. The central narrative surrounding the Nike Air Foamposite Pro has always dated back to Penny Hardaway and his accomplishments both on and off the court, yet two years ago when the “Gym Green” foams released there were rumors that the shoe was crafted in tribute to the Olympic Games. Although not confirmed at the time, that notion seems much easier to swallow today thanks to this unreleased USA 2012 sample. With “USA” stitched at the heel, this dark red pair highlights patriotic inspiration for the games that took place at the last Games.

adidas D. Rose Lakeshore Boost*~

The adidas D. Rose Lakeshore Boost, which gets its name from the scenic Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, is a mid-cut design that provides protection without getting too clunky in terms of weight. These days it seems no signature athlete is complete without a lifestyle line to complement their basketball offerings, so it's only right that Rose would partake. Look out for to release on December 1st for $130 USD.

Nike Dunk SB High "Cork"*~

Rumored to release on June 1, 2015, this Nike SB Dunk High “Cork” features cork on most of the upper with black suede wrapping the toe and draped on the Swoosh. A black mesh tongue, white midsole and grey outsole round out the details of this eye-catching release. The price tag will be set at $125 USD and will be general release. In the new year Nike SB will attempt to capitalize on the “Cork” craze from the year prior equivalent to the Nike Lebron 10 "Cork". Are these on your must-have list for 2015?

Nike Dunk SB High “Cork”

Vans TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX*~

From Vans comes its latest silhouette in crisp all-over white, the TH Sk8 Mid Skool LX. Featuring an upper of cow leather with premium suede on the toe cap and the accent-stitched ankle counter, the quarter panels have been embossed with a subtle yet distinctive diamond waffle pattern. This is complemented by the white foxing sole with herringbone-molded toe bumpers and pressed midsoles. Grab these deluxe mid-tops now at select retailers.

Missoni x Converse 2014 Fall/Winter Chuck Taylor All Star '70s Collection*~

The Missoni x Converse 2014 fall/winter Chuck Taylor All Star ’70s first took the runway by storm during Milan fashion week this year. Here's a closer look at the two styles that boast qualities from both mainstays. Crafted from three varied brown suede tones and Missoni’s chevron pattern to create a subtle contrasting look, the sneaker pays homage to Japanese “boro” patchwork and is lined with Mission mohair. The Missoni x Converse collection will be available for purchase on December 5th from select store worldwide for the price of $200 USD for the Suede, and $250 USD for the Shearling.

Killing Someone Over Sneakers Got This Teenager 44 Years in Prison*~

It's been over 30 years since Sports Illustrated's expose on sneaker violence Your Sneakers or Your Life, but killing over kicks is stil something that happens today. Case in point, 19-year-old Willie Daquan Lee of Richmond, VA who was sentenced to 44 years in prison last week for murdering a Virginia Union University student over a pair of Air Jordans. The incident happened on Feb. 23 when Williie Lee shot Kahron M. Lee of Woodbridge, VA in the back as Kahron Lee was trying to run away. Willie Lee plead guilty in June to first-degree murder, robbery and two felony firearms counts. Over 40 years in jail is hefty price to pay for a pair of Jordans.