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Friday, December 18, 2015

size? Exclusive: adidas Gives the Kegler Super the GORE-TEX Treatment*~

adidas Originals has dropped off a special duo of the classic Kegler Super. The ’80s-originated sneaker has been awarded the GORE-TEX treatment, all while featuring its signature peg cushioning system and forked front panel. Thanks to the GORE-TEX upper, the sneaker is both waterproof and breathable, making them a great play during the winter months. The Kegler Supers come optioned in blue as well as grey, noting tonal tongue tag branding and matching laces. They’ll be available exclusively at size? tomorrow at 8 a.m. BST. Retail is approximately $133 USD.

Jordan Spike 40 "Black/Blue-Atomic Orange"*~

When Jordan Brand officially unveiled the Jordan Spike 40, it laid out its plans for the shoe for months to come. Now that all the colorways revealed in that preview are out though, the future of the model is sort of uncertain. That being said, it's not entirely surprising that another Knickerbocker look show up for the shoe given its connection to Spike Lee and Lee's connection to that New York sports squad. Most striking here is the colorful outsole, which has a fade to it that's not been seen on other versions of this sneaker.

Nike Air Max 90 “Tawny”*~

The Nike Air Max 90 “Tawny” features an odd color combination of white, metallic gold, tawny and game royal. Some may confuse this upcoming 90 for the Curry Air Max 1 from the early 2000’s, however it’s slightly different as far as tones go. The Tawny panels make these 90’s pop, as well as the Gold and Game Royal colors that add up to one insane Air Max. For those into wild 90’s, you can scoop up a pair now over at Titolo.
Nike Air Max 90 “Curry”
White/Metallic Gold Grn-Twny-Game Royal
700155-107

First Look: PSNY x Air Jordan 12 Retro (Friends & Family)*~

Fresh off the release of the PSNY x Air Jordan XII collab comes these images of the friends and family edition which was recently given by the PSNY team to Ronnie Fieg. The "Black/White" colorway evokes memories of the original XII "Playoff" colorway, but with an upgrade in materials which appear to make use of both nubuck and premium leather. As Fieg stated in his tweet, "#youdonthavethese." And we probably never will.

Ronnie Fieg on Twitter

Release Date: Nike LeBron 13 "Black Lion"*~

At the top of the new year, Nike will serve up this new colorway of the LeBron 13 dubbed "Black Lion". The sleek style sports a mostly black upper, the lone hits of contrast coming in the form of iridescent detailing on the tongue, pull-tabs and forefoot Swooshes. Crown logos on the heel denote LeBron James as "The King," while a gum rubber outsole helps offset the style. Expect the "Black Lion" LeBron 13 to release on Friday, Jan. 1st for $200 USD.

Nike LeBron 13 "Black Lion"
Black/Black/Anthracite
807219-001
01/01/16
$200 USD

The Trapstar x PUMA Disc Blaze Collab*~

PUMA ends their strong year of collaborative sneakers with Trapstar on a dark and stylish edition of the Disc Blaze. The London-based label that blurs the lines between streetwear and high fashion gets the opportunity to craft their very own rendition of the famous laceless PUMA sneaker, which they do in their signature goth-inspired aesthetic with a predominantly black colorway. Though it may be blacked-out, the Disc Blaze features a premium mix of varying materials for its construction in full-grain leather and soft nubuck with the TPU Disc device in smoky black and clear. A few hits of vibrant red are also added, while the midsole gets speckled white highlights and a Trapstar logo is printed on each heel. Already sold out in Europe, the Trapstar x PUMA Disc Blaze will be available at select PUMA retailers on Saturday, December 19th.

Brandblack Releases The Highly Anticipated JC3*~

Following new signees that include Los Angeles Clippers forward Josh Smith and Washington Redskins wideout DeSean Jackson, Brandblack reverts their attention back to their chief figure, Jamal Crawford, with the release of his third signature shoe, the J.Crossover III or JC3. Keying on cutting edge performance technology and unique material implementation, Brandblack continues to push ahead, cementing themselves in a space where the giants of footwear hold court and rarely let up. The JC3, though, helps position the budding brand with greater force. Thanks, in large, to a sartorially savvy protective shroud, full-length thermo-plastic force vector sole cushioning, and ballistic nylon fabrication in a one-piece upper that aids in lightweight performance.
Available in six colorways today, Shop the collection here and at retailers including: Need Supply, Revolve Clothing, Bodega, Blends, Sneakersnstuff, Selfridges, Storm Copenhagen, Footpatrol Equinox, Footaction Champs and Finish Line.

adidas Asks the Feds to Shut Down 285 Fake Sneaker Websites*~

The Portland Business Journal reports that the sportswear brand, along with associated corporate entities, filed a federal lawsuit today in Florida asking for action. The defendants are listed as "Does," as adidas was unable to determine who is behind the shady websites. adidas is asking a federal judge to order that the websites be shut down and that those behind the sites pay damages.

Watch DJ Khaled Jump into a Pool While Wearing Yeezy Boosts*~

Unless you're living a life completely void of entertainment, you're probably aware that DJ Khaled's Snapchat is the hottest thing on the internet right now. Taking a break from watering his grass, washing up with Dove soap and jet skiing, Khaled kicked it with Emily Oberg and the Complex crew tonight, and shared some of the behind-the-scenes footage on his increasingly popular account. At one point, the We the Best DJ can be seen rocking the "Pirate Black" adidas Yeezy 350 Boost, then diving in with the shoes still on.
Brandon Richard on Twitter

New Store Alert: KITH Opens New Women’s Storefront in SOHO*~

Located at 64 Bleecker St. and designed by frequent KITH collaborator Snarkitecture, the brightly lit, 400-square-foot space maintains KITH’s minimalist aesthetic, with custom herringbone white Carrera marble flooring and mirrored walls. One wall is reserved exclusively for sneakers and plaster casts of the Air Jordan 3; the other displays KITH’s women’s offerings upon a retractable, stainless steel railing. The storefront’s most defining feature is its centrally placed marble dumbwaiter, which is used to retrieve product for customers. KITH’s women’s line will be released in-store and online on December 18th.

KITH Women’s
64 Bleecker St.
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Vans Japan "Woven Leather" Pack*~

Vans‘ Classic Slip-On and Chukka models meet sophisticated Old World charm in the new “Woven Leather” pack. Released by Vans Japan, the pack includes two new iterations of the popular silhouettes that are finely crafted from both sheep’s and cow’s Italian leather to produce a unique, soft texture. Each upper’s design has been handwoven, one by one, in a motif inspired by Italian painter Titina Maselli. Simple black and white colorways are complemented by clean white soles in these editions. The ”Woven Leather” pack drops in Japan today with the Slip-On going for $265 USD and the Chukka being priced at $273 USD.

Custom Kicks: adidas Yeezy Boost 750 "Green Moss"~

The ever-popular Yeezy Boost 750 gets redone as a beautifully crafted custom executed under the vision of Dank Customs aka Jake Danklefs. Outfitting the boot-like sneaker with lush nubuck suede material and a rich emerald jewel-toned upper with contrast stitching, this Yeezy remake features a matching green midfoot strap and striking Timberland-like brown and yellow rope laces. adidas’s popular Boost sole is left untouched for a contrasting white finish and comfortable fit. This adidas Originals Yeezy Boost 750 “Moss” custom was made for American football player Charles Godfrey of the Atlanta Falcons.

Converse Jack Purcell Signature "Duck Canvas" Pack*~

Converse‘s minimal Jack Purcell silhouette gets even more simple with the “Duck Canvas” pack. Comprised of 2-ply duck canvas in both a black and a white iteration, these army-grade sneakers are made to be durable and functional. The shoes are completed with a hint of vibrant blue within the recognizable Jack Purcell toe cap. Keep an eye out for these wardrobe must-haves and pick up a pair for your rotation. Now available for $120 USD.

Nike Air Force 1 "Loyal Blue"*~

he latest rework of the iconic Nike Air Force 1 silhouette is offered in a tonal navy colorway. With the majority of the shoe in a deep blue coloration, white detailing provides eye-catching accents to round off the look. A geometrically arranged group of white stars embroidered on the tongue tab, along with stark white lineations along the midsole and branding atop the heel sections make this latest offering a sleek iteration. Luxe leather used for the upper underscores the perfect union behind traditional basketball influences with lifestyle aesthetics. The Nike Air Force 1 “Navy” retails for $90 USD and is currently available at select Nike retailers.

Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Homage"*~

Ronnie Fieg turns to longtime collaborator ASICS to finish off the year in stunning fashion. The KITH founder celebrates the GEL-Lyte III’s 25th anniversary with an aptly-named ”Homage” colorway, which sees the iconic sneaker rendered in a mashup of his favorite ASICS colorways in a similar fashion to Nike’s “What The” releases. The right shoe boasts various hues of blue with touches of blue, red, gold and even denim, while its counterpart features a lighter medley of colors like salmon pink, teal and light green across a blue base. This extensive blend of colors may not be everyone’s cup of tea but the kicks will surely turn plenty of heads on the street. Look to purchase the Ronnie Fieg x ASICS GEL-Lyte III “Homage” from select retailers.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

LeBron James Hilariously Trolled a Reporter Who Asked Him About Under Armour*~

Couple of nights ago, LeBron James managed to win over even his biggest destractors with a heartwarming gesture following Cleveland's win over the Boston Celtics, but that didn't stop reporters from asking him ridiculous questions during the post-game interview.

"Under Armour recently released a commercial..." a reporter said, before being cut off by King James.

"Who? Who is that?," James replied. "I don't know what you're talking about. Who? The other guys? Yeah. I don't know who Under Armour is. What are you talking about?"

"I only know Nike. That's it. Lifetime," James said, a reference to his recently-inked deal with the Swoosh.

Ouch. Check out the exchange in the clip below.
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Michael Jordan Donated Millions in Settlement Money to Chicago Charities*~

Michael Jordan spent the better part of his summer in court, taking on two supermarket chains for using his likeness in advertisements. In the end, His Airness walked away with millions in settlement payouts, but it's what he's doing with the cash that may surprise you. After announcing plans to donate the proceeds from charity following his $8.9 million win over Dominick's in August, Jordan followed through on Tuesday by making sizable donations to 23 Chicago non-profit organizations. The 23 charities that were selected to receive the donations are listed after the jump.

Kith Is Offering Guaranteed Pairs of the "Black" 750 Boost to Customers Who Buy Yeezy Season 1 Apparel*~

Kith just announced that its raffle is open and added that customers who purchase Yeezy Season 1 apparel from its Brooklyn location will be eligible to guarantee a pair of the 750s. Kith has directed anyone who's interested to inquire in store for details, so you should probably drop what you're doing and get down to 233 Flatbush Ave as soon as possible, we have a good feeling the line is starting to form right about now.

KITH on Twitter
KITH on Twitter

A Robbery Took Place at High-End Atlanta Sneaker Store A Ma Maniere This Morning*~

A high-end Atlanta sneaker boutique has been burglarized for the second time in just three months. According to AJC, three thieves were seen on surveillance footage absconding with sneakers, iPads, and a cash register containing $700 USD. Police say the three men entered the store after breaking windows with slabs of concrete, something that caused one of the robbers to injure himself and leave behind a trail of blood. Now, investigators are hoping they'll be able to use the valuable evidence to pin down the men responsible for the burglary. Back in September, A Ma Maniere fell victim to a $15,000 robbery that saw suspects drive a vehicle straight through the store's windows. Here's hoping that the suspects are caught in a timely manner and the store is able to make a full recovery.

Jordan Brand Athlete - Gio Gonzalez Just Received His X-Mas Air Jordan Package*~

Jordan Brand athletes, including Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, are already receiving shipments of 2016 Air Jordans. Gonzalez showed off his latest haul on Instagram earlier today, giving us a look at what to expect in the coming months. The lineup includes a brand new Air Jordan 1 Nouveau, "Radio Raheem" and "Alternate '87" Air Jordan 2 Retros, "Alternate '89" Air jordan 4 Retro and "The Master" Air Jordan 12 Retro. There's also a new colorway of the Air Jordan Spike 40 and the upcoming Jordan Galaxy lifestyle model.

Which ones? #Jumpman #ChristmasOptions

Restock Alert: Jimmy Jazz - Air Jordan 12 Days of Christmas*~

Counting down the days until Christmas, sneaker and sportswear retailer Jimmy Jazz has launched its first annual 12 Days of Kicks, a daily restock of a popular sneaker. While Jimmy Jazz doesn't say that the restocks are limited to Air Jordans, a retro has been up for grabs each day thus far. The remaining mystery shoes are scheduled to go live at 10:00 a.m. EST every day until Dec. 25th. Along with each pair of shoes, DJ Clark Kent has curated a matching outfit. Visit jimmyjazz.com/12days to see what's next.

Watch This Lunatic Get an Adidas Yeezy Boost Tattoo Just for a Chance to Buy the Sneakers*~

Instagram user @streetstyleetiquette just posted a video of himself getting a tattoo of the Kanye West sneaker for an entry into a contest that store FOUR by Azzurro is running for the sneakers. In the contest, people are to post a 15 second video on Instagram or Facebook expressing their "Yeezy feeling." Entrants are encouraged to be creative, a box that this guy definitely ticked by getting the silhouette permanently inked into his skin. The contest runs until tomorrow, so the clock is ticking for anyone willing to something more ridiculous than getting a sneaker tattoo to secure their pair of Yeezys.

@azzurrofashiongroup @fourbyazzurro @kimkardashian US9 #NETHERLANDS #art #adidas #boost #kanyewest #kimkardashian #YEEZYFOUR

New Balance Introduces the New 2016*~

New Balance has done well as of late to modernize some of its most iconic silhouettes. Now the American brand is taking that archival DNA and contemporary tech to introduce a brand new silhouette for the new year. Simply, and aptly, dubbed the 2016, the new shoe comes courtesy of New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio and takes cues from classic styles to create a shoe that can hold its own alongside the likes of the 1500, 1400, 998, 996 and 580. Streamlined and dressed in monochromatic uppers of black and grey, the 2016 boasts a sleek upper that sees the quarter panels, midfoot and toe fused into a single seamless panel, either of suede or leather, while pebbled leather hits both the tongue and collar.

adidas Originals EQT #/3F15 "Athleisure" Collection*~

adidas’s #/3F15 silhouettes are back to close out 2015 — this time in black and olive colorways. Dubbed the “Athleisure” collection, the latest take on the German sportswear giant’s “Heritage Reborn” reimagining of the EQT line taps both the 1/3F15 and 2/3F15, offering up two versions of each as Primeknit and Boost technologies give the shoes a unique combination of an old school aesthetic with modern performance. Each entry in the “Athleisure” pack will hit adidas retailers like the UK’s Hanon this Saturday, December 19th.

Air Jordan XXX Official Reveal News*~

The time has come to prepare for another installment to Air Jordan’s signature series. The previous Air Jordan XX9 made an impressive impact as an outstanding performance shoe, being worn by NBA stars such as San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook and many more Jordan Brand athletes. As the new year approaches, we get our first official news of when to expect the official reveal of the upcoming Air Jordan XXX. Check out the teaser below.

Jacques Slade on Twitter

Fitteds To Match: Feature LV x Just Don "Las Vegas" Collection*~

Luxury sportswear brand Just Don unveils its latest collection exclusive to premium boutique Feature and of course, the range is inspired by Las Vegas. Drawing aesthetic cues from the city’s own UNLV team, the new offering employs a striking red palette with Just Don’s logo in grey script superimposed on the forefront. Each hat is constructed with python belly leather for the front visor (in three different colorways) and a rear strap-back closure. As typical to the brand, the brims and straps utilize genuine python skin as well as premium calfskin leather. The Feature LV x Just Don hat retails for $460 USD and is available at Just Don’s webstore.

NikeCourt Celebrates Serena Williams with 2 New Luxe Silhouettes*~

In honor of tennis legend Serena Williams, NikeCourt (a tennis-focused peripheral of NikeLab) has unveiled yet another exclusive footwear collection. Updating the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra silhouette with a premium rework, the sneaker is rendered with a sleek white leather upper and a distinctive mesh toe cap that highlights an abstract design of decorative perforations. A metallic silver mudguard rounds off the look, adding futuristic vibes to the modernized selection. As with the earlier releases this summer for Serena’s “Greatness” collection, the design motif carries over to a Nike Roshe-LD 1000. Employing the same swirling aesthetic, the same luxe leather and chrome detailing yields a cohesively elegant collection. Both models are now available at the Nikestore online, with the Air Max 1 Ultra retailing at $180 USD and the Roshe-LD 1000 for $160 USD.

New Balance Revamps the 530 Runner with a Vazee Edition*~

NB now reintroduces a modern version of its 530 runner, revamping the model complete with new technology, colorway and campaign. Officially donning a White, Black and Purple colorway (which seems more blue than purple to the eye), the modernized 530 is shot here by New York City street photographer Aaron Pegg (@underground_nyc) against the backdrop of NYC’s underground network of subway system. Since its release in the ’90s, the 530 has been reiterated a number of times but no edition boasts contemporary technology like this silhouette’s additional Vazee sole unit, NB’s latest cushioning system. Ring in the new year by grabbing a pair of these 530's on January 1st from New Balance accounts for $100 USD.