Category Archives: Brands

Nike Free Orbit II SP

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Following up on the Nike Lunar Orbit from 2011, which was by the way designed by Nathan VanHook – the same Nike designer that was responsible for the Nike Air Yeezy 2 – the brand presents this month the new Nike Free Orbit II SP. The slip-on sneaker comes with a full black upper and sits on a white Nike Free 5.0 outer sole. For easier entry there is a small side zipper. The pyramid stud upper reminds us of the recently released LunarTerra Arktos SP boots, which were also designed by VanHook. Look out for a release of the sneaker in the coming weeks from select retailers around the globe.

Supreme 20th Anniversary Collection

supreme-20th-anniversary-collection-2-960x640New York skate brand Supreme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. We actually like the fact that they keep it simple for this one. They could have done a series of high profile collaborations, but we get that from Supreme basically all year already. For their 20th anniversary the brand presents a Taxi Driver-inspired graphic T-shirt, their iconic box logo T-shirt, as well as both graphics on a skateboard deck. These two T-shirts were released on opening day 20 years ago and these two will be released for the occasion. And that’s it!
The Supreme 20th anniversary collection will release at its own stores in New York, Los Angeles, London and online on April 24, and in Japan on April 26.supreme-20th-anniversary-collection-6-960x640 supreme-20th-anniversary-collection-7-960x640 supreme-20th-anniversary-collection-5-960x640 supreme-20th-anniversary-collection-3-960x640

Nike Lunarmax Flyknit Chukka SP

nike-lunarmax-chukka-sp-1This is the first proper look of the soon to release Nike Lunarmax Flyknit Chukka SP. Essentially Nike put together the upper pf the popular Nike Flyknit Chukka with the outer sole of the just recently released Air Max Lunar90. The sneaker features NYC branding on the tongue, which can mean that they will exclusively release at the 21 Mercer store in New York or maybe they come as part of a larger city pack. Either way, I keep you posted.

Nike Flyknit Racer Turquoise/Lucid Green

nike-flyknit-racer-turquoise-lucid-green-11The international sports powerhouse, Nike, has just given its popular Flyknit Racer silhouette a brand new lease of life with this aqua colorway. The two-toned sneaker features an upper crafted from a colorblocked Turquoise and Lucid Green woven Flyknit upper. The look is rounded out using a clean white midsole and black branding, which includes the Swoosh and laces.

visvim FBT Shaman JP

visvim-2014-spring-summer-fbt-shaman-jp-1visvim‘s long-standing FBT franchise enjoys another seasonal iteration with the release of the FBT SHAMAN JP. Characterized by its fringe, the FBT has seen several updates over the last few years. Aside from the pricing increases, Vibram outsoles and a more robust tooling have been integrated albeit without compromising the originality of the FBT. Available this season at select retailers

Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain

nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-5The second installment in the crossover between Nike’s skateboarding and Air Jordan canons comes courtesy of skate veteran Lance Mountain. Though regarded as a legend for his contributions to pool and jump ramp shredding in the late 1980′s, Mountain also introduced Michael Jordan’s first professional model to skateboarding’s fashion sense – purely by circumstance. Around the time of Bones Brigade’s highly-influential In Search of Animal Chin video, Mountain filmed his footage in mismatched Air Jordan 1‘s, customized with paint markers and multi-colored laces for durability and uniqueness – a style reiterated in this current incarnation. Over 20 years later, here we find the Air Jordan 1 silhouette done up with premium black leather uppers, detailed respectively with red and blue accents. As each pair is worn away, the shoe becomes an individual statement – exactly as those radical Californian punks intended years ago. A video below gives Mountain’s take on the shoe, which releases online and at select Nike SB retailers on June 7.nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-4 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-5 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-6 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-1 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-2 nike-sb-x-air-jordan-1-by-lance-mountain-3

Nike Free 10th Anniversary Genealogy of Free Black Pack

nike-free-10th-black-pack-2-630x419Nike continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Free sole technology with the release of a new “Genealogy of Free” Black Pack. The pack is a follow-up to the initial “Genealogy of Free” pack — which debuted a few weeks ago — and includes the Nike Free OG, Air Presto, Sock Racer and Free Run+ 2. In other words, it makes its way through the years of Nike Running, with some of the line’s best-loved sneakers making an appearance. All four sneakers are dressed in a tidy black colorway, with grey outsoles featuring the now-familiar black speckles. A beautiful all-round package — one which has aged incredibly well — the Black Pack will be available through select Nike retailers from April 22.nike-free-10th-black-pack-4-630x419 nike-free-10th-black-pack-3-630x419 nike-free-10th-black-pack-1-630x419

adidas Originals x BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKS Stan Smith

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You bored of Stan Smiths? Me neither so here’s another. adidas Originals have once again hooked up with cult Tokyo fashion label BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS to produce a limited edition of what is arguably one of their most legendary shoes – the Stan Smith. The special collaboration takes the timeless white silhouette and adds an artsy splatter-effect in the three primary colors, rounding it off with a red heel tag and striped blue insole.

Nike Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice”

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Paying tribute to Jerry Rice’s time in the NFL, Nike has created this Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice” edition.The shoe features a bold combination of white red and gold along with black accents, and a red and white Free 5.0 sole with gum rubber tread. Inside are printed insoles detailing the former NFL stars long list of accomplishments. Look for the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 NRG “Jerry Rice” edition at Nike’s online store when it launches today, US only

adidas Originals Stan Smith “Lemon”

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Originals Stan Smith is one of the few silhouettes that can truly withstand the test of time. Just in time for summer, this new special edition “Lemon” version comes in a classic white canvas upper with sliced and whole lemons embroidered throughout—somewhat reminiscent of the OG Ice Cream footwear, which is interesting now that Pharrell is on board. Additionally, the sneaker features smooth full grain leather at the heel and tongue, citrus colored branding, and a tonal rubber outsole. The adidas Originals Stan Smith “Lemon” is now available online.