Friday, July 31, 2015

Restock Alert: Heist Sneaker Shop Is Restocking 500 Pairs of Air Jordans*~

The Nike Mag Is Now a Monopoly Piece*~

While we await word on the rumored auto-lacing Nike Mag release, the former movie prop is already sliding into your favorite board game. In celebration of the film's 30th Anniversary, a special Back to the Future Monopoly set is hitting hobby shops. The game includes pieces inspired by Marty McFly's time traveling journeys, including an impressively sculpted version of the Mag. And this time it'll only run you $40. The set has an official release date of September 30th, but can be pre-ordered at your local gaming and comic stores.

Another Sneaker Store Fell Victim to a Crash and Grab Burglary*~

For at least the fifth time this year, a retailer has been burglarized in a "smash and grab." This time, a Lee's Summit, Missouri Famous Footwear had its doors crashed into by a pickup truck. Surveillance cameras caught the incident, which took place on Wednesday morning. Once in the store, two suspects filled the bed of the truck with merchandise. The local police department is still on the hunt for the truck and suspects.

Vans Releases Leather and Wool Pack for Fall 2015*~

Vans has already begun to provide with seasonally-appropriate footwear options by releasing such drops as the “Leather and Wool” pack. This particular collective consists of the Cali brand’s Era and Old Skool Reissue models, each of course being done up in a combination of wool and leather to keep your feet warm during colder months. The Era comes available in black-on-black and grey and black, while the Old Skool welcomes black-on-black, red and black, and blue and black colorways.

Detailed Look: Supreme x Air Jordan 5 Retro "Desert Camo"*~

Here's a detailed look at Supreme’s forthcoming Jordan collaboration. Dressed in a desert camo patterned upper with a hint of Supreme’s box logo peeking through the side panel, the Air Jordan V replaces His Airness’s embroidered 23 with Supreme’s ’94 birthdate upon the heel, finished with a minutely-branded lace charm. The collaboration is also set to include a classic Jordan “Bred” iteration of the sneaker, with rumors circulating of a red version too, and will no doubt be met with an utterly insane response when it releases.

Brad Hall Reviews the Air Jordan 1.5 on Live TV*~

Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Sk8-Hi*~

Gosha Rubchinskiy and Vans join forces once again on yet another iconic silhouette. Here we see the Russian designer put his spin on the Sk8-Hi model, with a suede treatment replacing the standard canvas upper and a contrasting stitched outline of the Vans stripe logo. Rubber reinforcements placed along the toe box and side-panels blend in with the vulcanized sole. Though official pricing has yet to be released, look to purchase the Gosha Rubchinskiy x Vans Sk8-Hi at Dover Street Market starting August 1st.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Greg Selkoe Talks the Rise and Fall of Karmaloop*~

Karmaloop CEO Greg Selkoe has finally set the record straight as to what caused the once profitable company to go under citing boutique online stores and outside capital as major influences. While you can watch a brief exploration of the rise and fall of the company in Greg Selkoe’s own words below.

Custom Kicks: Nike Roshe One "Air MAG"*~

While the Nike Air MAG may be next to impossible to own without robbing a bank or selling a kidney, intrepid sneaker whizkid @le_shoechainz has come up with his own solution. A silver grey version of the Roshe Run has been given a bespoke MAG-esque sole unit, complete with LED's, making for an uncanny resemblance to the legendary sneaker worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future.
Roshe x MAG 🎨: Hand painted 💉: Added midsole 💡🚥: Leds 💨: Airbrush _________________________________________________〰〰(PRIVATE ORDER ONLY)〰〰 For a private order email 👇 👇 📩: 📺Youtube: Le_Shoechainz 〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰〰 #smos #lesmos #shoechainz #avantgarde

adidas Releases the Superstar 80s With Metallic “Silver Toe”*~

The adidas Superstar 80's releases keep coming hard-and-fast, with adidas dropping the silhouette in a new “Silver Toe” iteration. Similar to the brand’s recent “Wooden Toe” variation, the shoes feature a premium off-white leather upper, albeit a ruffled one, with an isolated shelltoe accent. This time, it arrives in the form of a sheeny, metallic one that gives the shoe an attention-grabbing appearance.

Naked x ASICS Tiger GEL-Lyte V “Hafnia”*~

Naked, Copenhagen’s leading ladies sneaker retailer, presents ASICS Tiger’s first-ever women’s collaboration with the GEL-Lyte V “Hafnia.” Inspired by the Danish capital’s summer sunsets and copper slated rooftops, the classic V silhouette is given a black upper with hits of mint green to the toe cap and coral to the heel. Finer details include a white splatter on the form stripes, a transparent outsole and additional mint and coral rope laces. The sneaker will be releasing on August 5th to coincide with Copenhagen Fashion Week, with a global release set for August 15th.

ASICS Gel-Lyte V "Red Mamba"*~

It looks like the all-red sneakers craze is showing no signs of letting up, as ASICS enters the ring with a tonal crimson version of their GEL-Lyte V runner. Dubbed “Red Mamba” in a nod to the shoe’s snake-embossed leather upper, the sneaker sports hits of suede on the form stripes, 3M-infused laces and ASICS’ trademark highly supportive sole unit; all of which are presented in a Yeezy-inspired blood red colorway, of course.

Release Date: Air Jordan 10 Retro "OVO"*~

Sneakerheads were stunned when Drake's "OVO" Air Jordan 10 set released at his brand's pop-up shop in LA back in April. That appeared to be the one and only crack at the ultra-rare collab, but it turns out that may not be the case. In recent weeks, early sneaker leakers have been sharing a growing amount of "OVO" 10 photos with no additional information. Likely in response to the rumor that made rounds earlier today stating that they will release 08/01/15, Jordan Brand has officially announced that the "OVO" Air Jordan 10 will officially launch on Saturday, September 12th.
Air Jordan 10 Retro "OVO"
Summit White/Metallic Gold-White

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lexus Will Officially Unveil Their Hoverboard on August 5th*~

Lexus shook the blogosphere up by lifting the curtain on their top-secret hoverboard. After remaining quiet since the initial video, the luxury car manufacturer has released a new video revealing the hoverboard’s public debut, August 5th. The futuristic product has been under development for 18 months and is sure to please and surprise fans of Back to the Future.

Why the Chuck II Signals Big Change for Converse*~

The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II represents a major shift in the brand’s approach to innovation, and here we’re talking about a company that has left things unchanged for almost a century. It also marks the first new injection of energy in decades. So, the questions on everyone’s lips are, “how much hand did Nike have in this?” and “what does it mean for the Converse of old?” Check out the video below for the answers.

FILA x Claw Money - Cage and Overpass*~

FILA and New York graffiti artist turned fashion designer Claw Money have joined forces for a limited edition collaboration. The two chose to work on the brand’s Cage and Overpass silhouettes, which are accompanied by a reversible sport mesh tank and a coordinating print tee. Look for the Claw Money collaboration to arrive at FILA stores as well as online, as the Cage will be retailing for $130 USD and the Overpass, $120 USD.

More Proof That Selling Sneakers Through Facebook Is a Bad Idea*~

Release Date: Nike Air Foamposite Pro "White Gucci"*~

In addition to the unofficially nicknamed "Gucci" Nike Air Foamposite Pro in black, there's a white-based version due out by the end of the year as well. Similar red and gorge green accents complement a pearly white Foamposite shell, which sits atop a gum rubber outsole. There's no official connection to the fashion label. After the black pair hits in September, this Air Foamposite Pro will have a sneaker release date sometime in October for $230.
Nike Air Foamposite Pro
White/White-Gym Red-Gorge Green

Trolling the Hypebeasts at Sneakercon 2015*~

Reebok x The Hundreds - Ventilator "Zodiac" Pack*~

Anyone can be forgiven for letting any given Reebok Ventilator collaboration project pass them by given how many have landed this year. Worth a look though is this two-shoe project from The Hundreds, which gives the retro runner colors inspired by the zodiac signs of the California streetwear brand's founders. There's a white/teal/baby blue "Taurus" for Ben Hundreds and a fiery red "Aries" pair for Bobby. The Hundreds x Reebok Ventilator "Zodiac" pack already launched via The Hundreds ($120 for each pair) and will hit global Reebok retailers on August 1st.