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Friday, January 31, 2014

Nike SB Dunk High - Black/Olive Khaki-Sunset*~

One of several SB Dunk High styles set to release in the near future, this particular version is definitely skate friendly with a full canvas build. The rugged upper is covered in a classic camo print, while sunset orange hits the laces and a white/olive khaki SB Dunk sole sits below. Look for the Black/Olive Khaki-Sunset SB Dunk High to hit select retailers soon.

Vans 2014 "Love Me, Love Me Not" Valentine’s Day Pack*~

For this year’s Valentine’s Day, Vans has cooked up this “Love Me, Love Me Not” pack featuring the Sk8-Hi Slim and Slip On for the ladies. Playing with a daisy floral print, the Sk8-Hi Slim features the vibrant little flowers set against a black canvas base with black leather and suede overlays.
Meanwhile, the Slip On sees the daisy print juxtaposed against vans’ iconic checker print for a nice riff on a signature vans’ look. Both models are finished with "he loves me, he loves me not" printed on the sidewalls. Look for the pack at Vans and select retailers starting February 1st.

ASICS Gel Lyte III “Neon”*~

This spring, the ASICS Gel Lyte III returns in a bright new “Neon” colorway. Here, the shoe features an upper composed of premium suede, leather and mesh in a combination of white, black, off-white and vibrant neon. Reflective accents on the toe box and a green and black outsole complete the look for this latest Gel Lyte III.

Air Jordan XX8 SE "All-Star"*~

Pictured here in detail, the "All-Star" XX8 SE a full volt elephant print upper with a solid volt tongue and black accents throughout. Infrared adds additional pop on the laces and pull-tab, while a translucent outsole caps off the look below.

New Balance Heads to the Barbershop for New Elite Edition Colorways*~

Designed by Victor Toro, the barbershop-inspired collection features Elite Edition colorways of the classic New Balance 580, 999 and 1600. Each model utilizes a red, white and blue color palette (taken from the traditional barber's pole), along with striped aglets and checkerboard sockliners. The New Balance Elite Edition Barbershop Pack will officially release on Saturday, February 1st.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jordan Melo 1.5 Black/Gym Red-White*~

Set to launch this coming weekend is the Jordan Melo 1.5 in a combination of black, gym red and white. The second colorway to come from the Melo 1.5 re-release, it features a black nubuck base with white overlays and red branding and accents. Perforations across the black nubuck sections aid in breathability while an injected Phylon midsole and air cushioning ensure that these are as comfortable as ever.

Nike Air Raid Retro "Peace"*~

The Nike Air Raid is resurfacing in 2014, and it will be doing so with some original colorways attached. The "Peace" colorway was one that first hit on the Nike Air Raid 2, but is showing up on the Nike Air Raid 1 as far as the 2014 re-issue is concerned.

Vans California Sk8 Mid Leather "Black & Maroon"*~

This pack of Vans California Sk8 Mids ditches the crazy kinds of colorways that we’ve seen before on plenty of Vans, and opts instead for a calmer, more luxurious look. Both the maroon pair and the black pair feature rope laces, a white vulcanized sole, and a predominantly plain upper with hits of brown leather on the back and tongue.

Courtside Kicks: Dwyane Wade in Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 "Year of the Horse"*~

Ringing in Chinese New Year, Dwyane Wade debuted a special "Year of the Horse" colorway of the Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 in yesterday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The shoe boasts a China-inspired gold upper with all-over tonal graphics and black and red accents throughout. Additional features include Chinese characters on the tongue and heel, a speckled midsole and a translucent outsole.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Li-Ning Officially Welcomes Dorell Wright*~

The Li-Ning Wright announcement carries an air of inevitability. Wright has worn Li-Ning footwear throughout the 2013-14 regular season and, in early December 2013, Dwyane Wade told us his plans for a Team Wade of brand ambassadors throughout the NBA that includes Wright.

Ewing Athletics - February 2014 Releases*~

Ewing Athletics have got three fresh new retail offerings set to release. Starting off with the “Black Suede” Ewing 33 Hi, sneakerheads will also see a vibrant “Orange Suede” Ewing Guard along with a “Red Suede” Ewing Focus.

Custom Kicks: Air Jordan 5 “CP3 Edition”*~

Vans OTW "Rose" Pack*~

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, Vans OTW presents an appropriate “Rose” Pack. Comprising of the Tesella and Bushwick, the set features hi and low-top options, drawing upon a black/white color scheme. Leather and canvas work to tackle the upper of the heightened kick atop a vulcanized midsole, while it’s lowered counterpart sports a hand-woven upper sitting on an UltraCush Lite sole. Check out the duo below and stay tuned to EF79 for updates on they’re upcoming release.

Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium Pack*~

Dress Blue, Alloy Grey and Leather Brown hues lend themselves to the new Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium Pack. The sporty retro runner retains shape but changes composition in a new assortment of premium leather offerings. Gum bottoms keep it classy on each take, while suede trim offers contrast. The Le Coq Sportif Eclat Leather Premium Pack is available now at select retailers.

Strange Matter 2014 Spring/Summer Collection*~

New York-based footwear label Strange Matter are set to release their collection of high-end kicks at none other than Barneys New York. Four minimal silhouettes comprise this introductory range, each of which are designed with premium materials such as Italian calfskin and kid suede. Be on the lookout for the debut collection from the promising Strange Matter, releasing at Barneys New York, Singapore’s Ambush and Japan’s Edition in the coming weeks.

adidas Crazy 1 OG White/Black*~

adidas delivers another classic colorway to the Crazy 1, formerly known as the Kobe 1. Presenting itself in white and black, the basketball classic is made up of a synthetic upper, with a molded toe box, Torsion System midfoot support and EVA midsole for comfort and cushioning. Blending automotive-inspired design with progressive technology and an eye-catching colorway, the bold silhouette makes a return at select adidas retailers on February 7th at $125 USD.

Fitteds To Match: Maison Kitsuné x New Era 2014 Spring/Summer Collection*~

For Maison Kitsuné’s spring/summer collection, the French brand has teamed with American headwear brand New Era for a new selection of caps. The three new styles appear on the classic 59FIFTY cap, Camper and vintage 19TWENTY style, with either a script spelling out “Parisien” or a simple “K” motif. Each cap is currently available at Maison Kitsuné boutiques in Paris, New York and Tokyo.

Melody Ehsani x Reebok Pump Omni Lite "Love Me or Leave Me Alone"*~

Rising above all those is this new collaboration from Melody Eshani and Reebok, which features no small number of accessories. The upper consists of a colorful snakeskin pattern, some big gold dubraes, and locks and chains that hang off the shoes with Jeremy Scott-like flair. Look out for them to release on February 1st, 2014 in LA, with a worldwide release to follow on February 7th.

Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals - Spring 2014 Footwear Collection*~

The OC x adidas Spring 2014 collection is indeed inspired by the two unrelated sports, thusly producing two wildly distinct designs. Take a look at the entire set below and stay tuned for a U.S. release date as these are now available for pre-order overseas at Luisaviaroma.