Monthly Archives: July 2013

Remi Relief x Vans Slip On

vans-x-remi-relief-01-630x420Vans once again teamed up with Japanese brand Remi Relief. The latest line-up is comprised of three slip on sneakers, two of which sport a corduroy patchwork upper, while the third one features a navy and white stripe pattern. Each pair features a clear outsole, revealing a skate and surf inspired illustration

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Thorocraft Spring Summer 2014 Collection

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California-based brand Thorocraft was founded in 2009 and has become known for paring modern technology and rebellious bold style with classic footwear silhouettes. Upon completion, each shoe is thoroughly inspected and only after meeting the brand’s strict construction requirements will their signature heel rivet be set as the seal of approval and mark of quality. Here is a preview of their fantastic, upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection. You can bag yourself a pair here

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adidas Element Refine JS

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adidas’s latest running shoe is the lightweight and environmentally friendly Element Refine JS. For me I like it because it seems to be a cross between Roshe Run & a Flyknit racer which has been 2 of my fav shoes in the past year.

The shoe features a unique circular mesh fabric upper produced using lessons learned during the development of Primeknit. Strategically placed material splits minimize the amount of material required and support within the upper comes from the strategic placement of both the seams and the 3 Stripe overlay. The seams, though cut and sewn through a traditional process, are anything but and have been placed using insights gleamed from adidas’s extensive research in the running category. The most efficient cut and sew shoe in adidas’s history, with a 90% material usage efficiency, the Element Refine JS is definitely a shoe to keep an eye on this season. Stay tuned for more details and its winter release.

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Porsche x Rimowa 50 Years of 911 Trolley Case

porsche-x-rimowa-50-years-of-911-trolley-case-1Some people celebrate anniversaries with jewelry, others celebrate with luggage. One such brand isPorsche, who teamed up with German luggage maker Rimowa for a limited-edition trolley case. The collaborative rolling case is delivered in light of the Porsche 911, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its introduction in 1963. The exterior of the luggage is made of aluminum and features leather garnish, while the inside is adorned with houndstooth and the same premium leather as found on the interior of the Porsche “50 Years of 911” anniversary model.porsche-x-rimowa-50-years-of-911-trolley-case-2

Maison Martin Margiela Black Studded Low-Top Replica Sneakers

maison-martin-margiela-black-studded-low-top-replica-sneakers-1Maison Martin Margiela‘s signature Low-Top Replica Sneakers silhouette has received a luxe makeover for this latest release. The Black Studded Low-Top Replica Sneakers feature a textile and leather upper that’s been completely covered with small black pyramid studs. These Italian-made sneakers also feature a soft off-white lining and a black rubber sole. Concept has them available now for £310

Saint Laurent Leather-Trimmed Wool-Blend Varsity Jacket

Saint-Laurent-Leather-Trimmed-Wool-Blend-Varsity-Jacket-01-630x420This black and white wool-blend varsity jacket is designed by Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent and made in Italy. The jacket’s details include white leather trims over the shoulders and two leather-trimmed front pockets. For closure, the jacket sports the timeless press-stud fastening in the front…in a nutshell this IS the king of Varsity jackets.

Adidas Originals Marathon 85 Pack

Marathon85-Pack-400x215The Marathon 85 is based on an archive prototype that was never released to the public. Imagined in the mid-80s, the idea was to create a shoe that was super light yet also very hard-wearing. Now the shoe gets its time to shine with the launch of a very special archive version of this prototype. The FW13 offering of the Marathon 85 comes with suede over- and underlays, reflective stripes and heel patch, a nylon tongue and yellow outsole.G96858_PRFTWSTBTY_FI-400x235 G96857_PRFTWSTBTY_FI-400x235 G96856_PRFTWSTBTY_FI-400x228

Palace Skateboards x Reebok 2013 Summer Collection

palace-skateboards-x-reebok-2013-summer-collection-1 palace-skateboards-x-reebok-2013-summer-collection-2Teased just last week in prototypical lo-fi fashion, Palace Skateboards‘ collaboration with fellow countrymen Reebok has been revealed in its entirety. Featuring both the Classic Leather and the Workout, the capsule sees the silhouettes with premium leather and suede uppers, gum rubber soles, metallic gold branding, and custom insole graphics designed by Will Bankhead and Fergadelic. Done up in timeless combinations of black and white, the range is completed by a red, white, and blue edition of the Classic Leather as a nod to the UK’s Union Jack. Released tomorrow…be quick!palace-skateboards-x-reebok-2013-summer-collection-3 palace-skateboards-x-reebok-2013-summer-collection-4

 

A Visual Compendium of Sneakers

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Let me save you a trip to find a dictionary (aka Wikipedia) to look-up the word “compendium.” In short, it is a “concise, yet comprehensive complication of a body of knowledge.” And, from the looks of it, that’s exactly what we have here. Spanning from 1917 through today, this 24″ by 36″ print from Pop Chart Lab includes 134 of the greatest sneakers ever to release, beginning with the Chuck Taylor through to today’s Air Yeezy and collabs between Jeremy Scott x Adidas. The print, which will see an initial run of 500, each signed by the artists, doesn’t discriminate by brand or type; instead, it’s a straightforward account of the best of the best from Vans, Etnies, Reebok, Asics, and on and on. And, if this isn’t cool enough as it is, you can even get it custom-framed in a foam rubber sneaker frame. The perfect gift for the sneakerhead in your life (including yourself), they are available now via the Pop Chart Lab online shop

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Acne “Gibson” Leather Biker Jacket

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The guys at Stockholm-based brand Acne dropped a clean and solid interpretation of the classic biker leather jacket. Rendered in supple full grain leather, the jacket features a zipper breast pocket, blazing red satin lining and suede panels accross the back and sleeves.