Category Archives: Brands

The Jordans Obama Got Before Anyone Else…

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Remember a few weeks back when President Obama visited the Nike campus to talk about the Trans-Pacific Partnership that has caused quite the stir since? Well, as another part of the trip, the leader of the free world also received some custom sneakers. No, these aren’t your struggle NikeiD Huaraches or some shit because, again, this is the Commander-in-chief we’re talking about. Obama got laced with two new renditions of the Jordan I and Jordan XXIX and T Magazine got the exclusive look at the pairs that OB Obama might very well cross up his chief of staff in on the White House court. Though, like, you gotta let him win regardless. You can’t be out here posterizing the dude with the power to send you straight to Guantanamo. OG Nike design legends Tinker Hatfield and Mark Parker, plus the Jumpman himself, Michael Jordan, teamed up to create the two pair “MTM” pack Nike is releasing in June in celebration of 30 years of the Air Jordan brand. Obviously, when you’re the goddamn president, you’re firmly team early. I mean, nobody is a bigger #influencer than the big homie.

The Jordan Is get a slick FlyWeave construction in black and grey, while the XXIXs come in smooth black leather. The sneakers will be dropping in a crazy limited two-pair pack on June 13th at NikeLab Paris and later on June 26th at Jordan Brand’s website and select Jordan outlets for a rumoured hefty £460

atmos x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Triple White”

atmos-x-reebok-insta-pump-fury-triple-white-1Last year Reebok celebrated the 20th anniversary of its sought-after Instapump Fury, collaborating with atmos alongside other premiere sneaker retailers on a series of iterations. The two mainstays have teamed up again this year on a new rendition for 2015 summer. Similar to the “Stars & Stripes,” the sneaker features a white textured upper with an inflatable cage, yet a patterned lining is omitted for an all-white semblance. A clean Hexlite midsole and cushioning system rounds out this retro runner with a classic finish.

Palace x Adidas Palace Pro Collection

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adidas Originals have finally unveiled their latest offering with Palace Skateboards, a brand new silhouette dubbed the PALACE Pro Trainer. Constructed from both Primeknit and perforated suede in this debut collection, the PALACE Pro incorporates parts of the Gazelle with modern styling cues such as the heel cage and Primeknit upper, with the black colourway sporting that beautiful gum sole our readers from across the pond seem to love. The ongoing relationship with Palace and adidas Originals have been striving to create classic European casual wear with a contemporary aesthetic, and the PALACE Pro is a testament to all the amazing possibilities this partnership could lead to. Arriving at select adidas Originals stockists on the 16th of May.

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Givenchy Multi-Pocket Bomber Jacket

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Givenchy‘s Multi-Pocket Bomber Jacket is an all-black nylon outerwear piece with numerous pockets on the front and arms. The body is made of polyamide and polyurethane, with a viscose and cotton lining on the inside. This bomber features matte black hardware, two oversized keyrings with textile loop, lined interior pockets, a stand-up collar, ribbed hems and cuffs, and a front zip fastening. Finally, the fashion house’s signature Givenchy cross logo is embroidered as fine detailing on the back. Available now..

COMME des GARCONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’ 70

comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-1-960x640Continuing their successful collaboration, PLAY COMME des GARCONS and Converse will release the Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 this month. Both high top and low top versions of the sneaker will be offered in black and off-white. The heart logo of the brand is now much bigger on the new footwear range, and cut off by the midsole. The COMME des GARCONS PLAY x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star’ 70 will be launched exclusively at Dover Street Market LondonDover Street Market New York and COMME des GARCONS New York on May 14. On May 15 the sneakers will launch at all other COMME des GARCONS stores.comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-3-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-4-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-5-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-6-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-7-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-9-960x640 comme-des-garcons-play-converse-chuck-taylor-all-star-70-11-960x640

Nike Lab Sock Dart SP Grey

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Unveiled earlier today, NikeLab is bringing back its Sock Dart silhouette that was born in 2004. The Sock Dart is the first shoe to feature computerized knitting technology, and this gray iteration features a one-color upper with silicone straps in place of laces for utmost comfort. With a miniature Swoosh adorning its sides and set atop a white midsole and black and gray outsole, there is no set release date yet, but will be coming soon to Nike Lab stockists and locations soon.

Filling Pieces Low Top ‘Splash’

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Taking cues from one of the world’s most expensive paintings – No.5 1948 by American expressionist artist Jackson Pollock – Dutch label Filling Pieces present a limited edition iteration of their ever-popular Low Top model. Dubbed “Splash,” the shoe recreates Pollock’s opus, with paint splatters adorning the entirety of the sneaker’s premium full grain leather construction.
Retailing at around £175, the graphic kicks are currently available via select retailers, including END.

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