Friday, December 4, 2020

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Anderson .Paak and Vans are back with two new takes on the Old Skool and a fresh offering of apparel/accessories. Inspired by .Paak’s two young sons Soul and Shine, both shoes are colorful, whimsical and boast a bright-eyed energy, making for an apt follow-up to the LA-based musician’s debut Vans capsule from October.

First is the “Ziti,” which uses a bold palette of blue, purple, green and yellow suede across its upper. Jazz Stripes, midsoles, laces and eyestays are done up in white for contrast and the design’s kid-sized iteration adds a little extra flair with a dripping pink print atop its foxing. Next arrives the “Soulito,” which discards the multi-colored stylings of its counterpart for a full light purple corduroy upper. Just because it’s monochromatic doesn’t mean it’s devoid of detail, however: toeboxes and tongues feature an ultra-thick wale to ramp up the textured detailing while quarters and heels provide a finer wale for contrast. Much like its counterpart, the “Soulito” is rounded off by white Jazz Stripes, laces and midsoles. Both pairs are completed with a “Yes Lawd” hit on the inner heel, continuing the ethos established on the aforementioned first collection.

Apparel consists of a durable chore coat with reversible detailing: one side boasts a purple plaid pattern while the other presents solid purple canvas. Bucket hats are available in purple plaid or shaggy green terry cloth, and a purple corduroy backpack rounds off the offerings.

The latest Anderson .Paak x Vans collection will release via the Vans webstore come December 11.

 











Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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An on-the-foot look of the upcoming Off-White x Futura Laboratories Nike Dunk Low collab has just been previewed by repgod888. In keeping with past celebrated Virgil Abloh/Nike Dunk releases — like the Danny Supa Dunks and Nike Zoom Fly Mercurial Flyknit — the main color that appears on the uppers is orange coupled with navy.

Originally unveiled at the Off-White SS20 live stream, this upcoming pair of dunk lows features the unique hiking boot-inspired lace anchor points with orange laces over the traditional sneaker lacing layout with navy laces. The outmost panels along with the Swoosh logo arrive in orange and white, respectively, while the inner panels contain the signature stencil artwork of Futura along with his signature. Co-branding can be seen at the heel in the form of an “FL” logo, on the tongue with a joint NIKE x FL tag, special insole, and side “NIKEDUNKLOW” handstyle.



 

A second colorway was also teased which again brings back Abloh’s fondness for the colors of the North Carolina Tar Heels. This pair sees University Blue mixed with white with orange accents. Futura’s artwork arrives on the inner panels in a faint yellow shade. This pair differs from the first colorway in that the icy-blue outsole contains a large Futura signature across the transparent bottom. 

 






Monday, November 23, 2020

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 Kim Jones and Nike have teamed up for a collaborative Air Max 95 “Total Orange.” Following the designer’s striking Air Max 360 High collaboration from 2018 — and, of course, Jones’ work on the Dior x Air Jordan 1 “Air Dior” collection earlier this year — the two’s Air Max 95 presents a look that veers away from high fashion and back towards the world of Nike Sportswear.

Jones’ day jobs may be the head of Dior menswear and Fendi womenswear, but the British designer has long displayed a streetwise sensibility in many of his pieces and these AM95s are no different. The upper’s human anatomy-inspired panels are dressed in gray and equipped with a Morse code-like series of black dots and dashes. This is contrasted by a white toe cap with a small black Swoosh and a white mudugard that features Jones’ name stamped towards its rear. Another black Swoosh also appears on the lateral side, placed towards the black heel piece.


Eyestays boast a bright orange tone that’s accented with touches of hi-vis reflective silver. In an interesting twist, the Air Max 95’s standard strip of mesh that covers the toebox and bottom half of the eyestays is gone, replaced by a smoky black TPE. Tri-color tongue badges are placed on the black tongue and midsoles are done up in white with orange Air Max units. For a finishing touch, translucent outsoles reveal a large Nike Air hit on the bottom and PSI markings appear on the orange underfoot shank, an OG detail that’s essential to a purist like Jones.

First rumored in June, the Kim Jones x Nike Air Max 95 “Total Orange” will reportedly hit retailers in 2021, though neither this or any retail price has been confirmed by Nike. A “Black/Volt” colorway has also been speculated, but images have yet to be revealed. 

 



Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Aside from the many Yeezy releases and Pharrell NMD Hu drops that have trickled out this year, one of adidas‘ 2020 highlights has been the revival of its A-ZX series. Thus far, the collection has seen 12 collaborative releases with the likes of LEGO, IRAK, the National Park Foundation and more, and now the Three Stripes imprint is checking off the letter “P” for drop number 13 that entails a project with PAM PAM.

 

Together, the Europe-based companies have elected to team up on the adidas ZX 1000. Visually, this lifestyle-ready rendition amalgamates neutral tones, pastel accents, and animalistic patterns. Greyscale hues eat up most of the real estate here via off-white base layers and stark black overlays, the latter of which land down the throat, towards the heels and around the toe tips. Subtle doses of “Trace Pink” lay along the lateral/medial stripes, heels and forefoot section of the treading, while leopard-printed pony hair textures hug the lower mid-to-heel overlay. Further details to point out include laces covered with repetitive “pam pam” branding, as well as the detachable golden ZX 1000 charm that dangles from the right foot’s first lace loop.

The PAM PAM x adidas ZX 1000 will be available globally on November 27th for $130 USD via adidas and select retailers.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

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You know, not all press is good press but Trump crying about the app is something that gets the blood going. I used to think that Tik Tok was something where the kids was dancing. That's about all we seen. That's all that was shared from this side of the field. 

I was wrong and you know that. So go ahead and follow me as I cook things and sometimes be funny. It's gonna be more food then funny. Maybe.

Friday, November 13, 2020

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The cowboy is back, jack.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Nike‘s Air Max 95 has received a light brown “Twine” colorway, a nod to the toasty earth-toned palettes of Fall. This release follows an equally season-friendly “Yukon Brown/Flax” colorway seen last month.

Starting at the top of the shoe is a navy “air max” logo that matches the color of the ripstop eyelets. Light brown laces cover a marbly yellow tongue, complemented by beige panels along the first and second-row uppers. The aforementioned yellow pattern is seen on the third strip, marked with a navy blue mini-Swoosh at the rear quarter, while the last two panels arrive in darker shades of tawny and cinnamon brown. All of these details rest over a crisp white midsole, complete with a light beige outsole to round out the shoe’s Fall-ready design.

The Nike Air Max 95 “Twine” is currently available on Nike’s website for $170 USD.

 



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Nike‘s Air VaporMax 2020 FlyKnit has been given a bold “Team Red” makeover, a bright counterpart to the “Stone Blue” colorway seen last month.

The silhouette is part of Nike’s effort to bring sustainable footwear to consumers by limiting waste at various stages of the manufacturing process. Nike has made it possible to cut waste by making 50 percent of the shoe out of recycled materials. Most of this colorway embodies a striking “Team Red” tone, complemented by a hi-tech FastFit lacing system that not only makes it easy to lace up but ensures the most optimal fit. An embroidered Swoosh pops out from the shoe’s intricately woven FlyKnit uppers, while a marbly rear quarter comes with a rope-lock tab that can be pulled to loosen the laces. All of these details rest over a transparent full-length Air sole unit, made from 75% recycled TPU as a finishing touch to the sneaker’s eco-friendly design.

Nike’s Air VaporMax 2020 FlyKnit “Team Red” is currently available on Nike China’s website for $240 USD.



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