The Nike P-Rod series has been an interesting one. Lots of colorways have premiered on this high end skate shoe, including a controversial of treatments to transform the sneaker into a Jordan-esque model, hence the term J-Rod. This newest J-Rod 2 is one of the best to date. The elephant print and classic Bulls colorway easily imitate a basketball sneaker, but still stay true to it’s skate roots. Available soon at select Nike accounts… just in time for the ‘08 X-Games.
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Nike is not backing down. Lately it has seemed like release after release is “inspired” by the Beijing Olympics. However, many of the past releases have come across very forced with over the top colors and patterns, but the Nike AF1 Bird Nest Tweed’s are refreshingly understated. The upper is a two-toned tan colorway and a textured crisscross panel that is based off Beijing’s Bird Nest looking Olympic Stadium. Look for the Nike Bird Nest Tweed to release on August 1st at select Nike retailers.
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For the few who may not be familiar with the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, it stars Matthew Broderick and continues to be one of the biggest movies to come out of the 1980’s. Nike has drawn inspiration from the oh-so loveable Ferris and created the Nike SB “Ferris Bueller” Dunks. The leather upper of the shoe has taken the color scheme from Ferris Bueller’s leather Jacket, and also features a leopard print tongue with matching laces, similar to his infamous vest. It is a bold design that perhaps only a select few will appreciate, but chances are once you put a pair of these on, you’ll instantly get that Ferris Bueller swagger.
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With all of the killer mens focused footwear designs being released as of lately, there is a good chance that many Sneakerettes are feeling neglected. But the ladies are now feeling the love with the release of the Reebok Freestyle sneaker in collaboration with French boutique ‘Colette’, and the well-established women’s street wear brand ‘Married To The Mob’. The upper is white patent leather that is bombarded by red MOB lipstick logos. These kicks are only for the bold and those who don’t dawdle, as only 350 pairs have been produced. Available now at We Sold Out.
?uestlove of The Roots has created the “Air Questo” Air Force 1’s as part of Nike’s 1World collection. ?uestlove has said that he “just wanted to start off with a very loud statement, a sneaker that sort of has 12 exclamation points behind it. Something that just screams ‘Rahhhrr’”. I think it is fair to say that he pulled it off with a flashy colorway of burgundy and bright green elephant print. Not to mention the ?uestlove silhouette image on the back heel. Nice touch.
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Dissizit has rolled out their summer Quicstrike offering, and it is far from conservative. The designs are daring and provocative and include collaborations from La Coka Nostra, Everlast, and Crooks & Castles. The full line-up is available now at Major.
Nike has tapped into the back-to-school market, and has released the Grad School Air Max ’90 Premium (pictured above) and the Grade School Dunk Low Premium; both apart of the Nike Notebook Edition. Both designs are very similar with a black and white colorway; the crackled pattern used for the classic notebook, and a pattern that is all to familiar -the blue lined paper with a red line down the side. The Nike Grad/Grade school series definitely gets kudos for creativity, and who knows, these kicks may take you to the head of the class.
Known for his gifted ability to play the guitar and tell women that their bodies are wonderlands, John Mayer has teamed up with Kaws for a new project. The two have created a collection of guitar picks that feature Kaws’ most well known icons; each design is also signed and dated by their respective artist. Mayer admits that some lucky front row fans will inevitably go home with the guitar picks at his concerts. Hold your hands up high and cross your fingers!
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GouMada, the female spin-off to men’s streetwear brand SSUR has just unveiled their Summer ‘08 collection. Though it is a little late in the summer to just drop, the lookbook shows much promise for the ladies, as the designs are super clean and almost make a dude wanna cop. Available soon at the SSUR + Plus store.
Yuck. First word that came to mind when I first saw the preview of this newest collabo Dunk. Co-branded with the Skatepark of Tampa, this Dunk Mid SB is inspired by their infamous murky moat and events that take place there. Thank god this release is somewhat limited…
The Nike SB Fall 2008 collection is starting to make an appearance at select retailers. CCS has received a fresh shipment, which includes a rainbow gradient branded tee and a classic solid color tee with the simple Nike SB logo on the front. The Nike SB Fall tees are modestly priced at $23.99, so it may be worthwhile to pick up a few.
The Nike Dunk Hi in the Phoenix Sun colorway will soon be released as part of the Nike NBA Pack. The upper is a two-toned purple with suede detailing on the tongue and toe section, and the classic Phoenix Sun orange along the ankle and the sole. Their expected release is sometime around August.
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The latest sneaker of the PUMA x Atmos x Mitsuaki Iwago Endangered Species collection has been revealed. As the second release from the Asia Pack’s PUMA x Atmos x Mitsuaki Iwago collaboration, the shoes are aptly titled the “PUMA x Atmos Giant Panda Suede Mid”, and are inspired from the Giant Panda of China. The sneakers come with three sets of colored laces and have the Atmos “A” on the lace tips and heel. Each shoe in the Endandered Species collection captures the unique characteristics of a specific animal and features Mitsuaki Iwago’s photography on the removable insole.
The Asia Pack will be on sale at Atmos NYC and UBiq Philadelphia beginning on July 26, 2008. Check out the Atmos NYC website for details.
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Artist and designer Jor One is back after a lengthy time away from the streetwear scene. Jor One has been pounding the pavement, revamping his new website www.jor1.com and creating the “Golden Dior Sneakers”. He has said that the sneakers are his last custom shoes and that they are the basis for an upcoming series of paintings he is currently working on. “The Golden Diors close one chapter of my life and open another, says the artist.
ALIFE has announced the release of an exclusive NaS collaborative t-shirt and lighter set. The collaboration’s release on Tuesday, July 15th celebrates the coinciding release of NaS’ latest album. 100 packs of the t-shirt and lighter sets will be available for sale exclusively at ALIFE NYC on July 15th.
Fye new Supra gear has just arrived at Concrete Skate Shop in New York. In addition to the Supra Skytop Collection, Concrete has received a second batch of the Vaider in the black/silver colorway. The first shipment of the Supra Vaiders instantly sold out(but i got mine). So if you like what you see don’t take chances with browsing, just BUY.
I first told you about the launch of the “Nike DJ Clark Kent 112 Pack” last month, but today, July 14th, the sneakers hit retail stores. The 112 Pack include the Air Force 1, Air Max 1, and Air Trainer 1. The three models feature a fye-ass combination of elephant print(not real i think i don't know lol), neon detailing, and 3M. Grab your stack and head over to Proper today!
Not to be out done by the Reakwon x Diamond shirt, Ghostface Killah and Downsideup have linked up to offer a rather impressive tee themselves. Using the 2 things that most people realate Ghost to, the golden eagle and wallabees( look it up), the partners have delivered a solid product. Available at various locations in NYC and a special autographed version is available at the Downsideup online store.
Flying Lotus is amongst the many people who couldn’t help but get their hands on Lil Wayne and his most recent Carter 3 album. Flying Lotus is based in LA and has decided to remix Weezy’s latest hit, “A Milli”, with completely altering the beat while Wayne’s lyrics are completely intact. Check out the Flying Lotus remix for yourself, and see what you think. Chances are, it too will turn to gold, just like everything else Wayne has been apart of recently.
This popular print of Senator Obama by Shepard Fairey was first seen a while back, before he secured the Democratic vote. Now NOW NOW that he is the top dawg, it is only fitting that Upper Playground, with the help of Obey make this into something a little more stylish. Now all of Obama’s celebrity endorsers can stay cool, while the race heats up. Available now at ObeyGiant.com for $60 USD.
PUMA x Atmos x Mitsuaki Iwago are back at it yet again to release the Asia Pack, a follow-up to their Endangered Species Polar Pack collection. The Asia Pack will go on sale at Atmos NYC and UBiq Philadelphia beginning on July 26th.
The first shoe to be dropped from the Endangered Species Asia Pack collection is the PUMA x Atmos Crested Ibis Clyde, which draws inspiration from the Crested Ibis of the Shaanxi Province of China. The shoe features a pink upper that is a direct reference of the featherless head of the bird, while the side panels are decorated with a feather design to mimic the bird’s wings. Each shoe in the collection captures the unique characteristics of a specific animal, and features Mr. Iwago’s photography on the removable insole. The name and habitat of each animal is on the reverse tongue and the outsole in both English and Japanese. The shoes were created in hopes of bringing attention to our impact on these endangered animals.
Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and Fort Minor, has done a second collaboration with DC for the Remix Series project. Shinoda didn’t take the far too typical celebrity designer approach, and simply suggest a few concepts here and there. His artwork is literally all over the series. With a formal art education from the Art Center College of Design in California, Shinoda has used his passion for art and perhaps his Japanese ancestry to create traditional Japanese patterns and Koi scale textures as a theme for the project, which is made up of two models, the MSDC Xander and the MSDC Pride. The uppers, insole, outsoles, and footbeds, are all designed off of Mike’s artwork.
Both models will be available starting August 1st at exclusive footwear boutiques worldwide and on Mike’s website.
Jordan/Nike camps are taking full advantage of the Olympics being right around the corner.The original AJ7 made its world debut at the ‘92 games, so in “celebration” Jordan has commissioned the signature palette of Joan Miro, emblazoned across the shoe. These are… different… Available now, globally, at select Jordan Brand retailers.
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