Saturday, November 27, 2010
This latest Air Jordan 1 High got some interesting elements within its makeup. The toe area, midfoot and collar area are made of strengthened leather, while the rest of the upper is in Nubuck. The cyber laces and its blue sapphire swoosh and Jordan Wings logo stand out the shoes. Also white contrast stitching appears throughout the entire silhouette. To finish it off, this shoe is complimented with a cyber inner lining, a single-stitched black midsole and a white outsole.
With a new season comes an all new LeBron James signature shoe. The LEBRON 8 is built on a basketball specific Max Air 360 unit – combined with Flywire technology – for the ultimate cushioning with lightweight comfort and lockdown control. With a luxurious, supple all-natural leather upper, the LEBRON 8 is classically crafted and modeled after the shell of a dress shoe. Functional detailing in the perimeter of the outsole provides flexibility while representing LeBron’s personal inspiration points. Lightweight multidirectional herringbone pattern specifically designed for LeBron’s first step and his quick cuts.
The China Edition sports in white and red, in addition, a speckled max air unit and icy sole. The lion on the front-side of the tongue represents LeBron’s ravenous nature – like that of a hunter on the basketball court. The China Edition replaced the western lion style to the ancient Chinese style lion rock. The same lion rock is also featured on the back heel as well as the sole.
The tongue-back label is a nod to bespoke off court attire, and highlights the crafted nature of the LEBRON 8 made specifically for Mr. LeBron James. The numbers 828 represent the 82 regular season games and the 28 playoff games.
The Swoosh design was moved back on the LEBRON 8 towards the rear of the shoe, ending on unique spoiler loop, to symbolize LeBron’s speed on court. Max Air 360 unit was designed for ultimate cushioning and impact protection.
If there is something that you can simply not go wrong with, then it is classic Nike Dunk Lows. For Spring 2011 Nike Sportswear presents the Dunk Low Vintage Pack. The pack consists of overall 4 colorways of the sneaker.
Friday, November 26, 2010
This weekend NSW 21 Mercer will be dropping 6 shoes that make up the 2010 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. On Friday the ZM Paul Rodriguez 2.5, Air Force 1 ‘07 LE, Wmns Free Run+, and Air Zenyth drop, while the Air Jordan III and Wmns Zoom Vomero+ 5 will release on Saturday. Each of these shoes was designed by a patient at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, with all proceeds going back to support the facility.
Inspired by the iconic car from Back To The Future, Nike 6.0 presents for Holiday 2010 the Nike 6.0 Dunk SE DeLorean. The low top sneaker comes with an entirely seamless one piece upper, including the outer sole. The sneaker is constructed in similar fashion as the Foamposite and Jordan Anodized styles. The DMC logo has been embossed on the heel of the silver sneaker. The outer sole is inspired by the rear lights on Doc Brown’s time machine. The box comes with dual Nike 6.0 and DMC branding and it opens just like the car does.
The Nike 6.0 Dunk SE DeLorean will be released on Black Friday, November 26th, limited to 1000 pairs worldwide.
Rad Collector has a first look at the latest P-Rod 2.5 colorway. “While we’re really waiting for the V-Rod’s to drop, we don’t mind being temporarily placated by this new black and red colorway of the P-Rod 2.5. These are sure to be a holiday hit amongst skateboarders, sneaker heads, and Bloods alike. Cop them from Flatspot.”
“The entire outsole was redesigned, giving it an improved tread pattern that played off the original cupsole. Also, the cupsole was completely cored out, saving weight and bringing the foot lower to the board. The midsole was replaced with the lightweight and flexible cushioning material phylon.
The last item to get checked off was helping the shoe’s fit. That was fixed by moving some of the internal seems near the toe, thus eliminating pressure points.”
It might look the same, but it is lighter, stronger and just in general more suitable for skateboarding. The above red/white colorway is releasing January 2011.
Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Sony Playstation console, they once again teamed up with Nike on a pack of sneakers. As part of the pack they present the Nike “Move” Huarache Trainer and the Nike “Killzone” SFB Boots. The two sneakers mark the release of the new Move Motion controller and the Killzone 3 game. Both sneakers features lots of interesting design details, that are worth checking out. As usual the pack will only be released to friends and family.
Stussy’s Paul Mittleman gives us a detailed look at the winning color from the forthcoming Stussy x Nike release. Besides the blue canvas uppers the “Mysto” All Court Mid is done in the exact same make up as its black leather counterpart – monotone uppers, white rubber midsole, snakeskin detailing and special collaborative Stussy/Nike logos. Further details unseen in previous shots are the “…Past Present Future…” behind the tongue and the “XXX” print insole.
Sit back and enjoy as Terry Kennedy gives us a look inside his thought process when he created his TK Society Supra Hi Top and his recently released Low Top version. In addition to his design inspiration, TK talks about his favorite sneaker of all-time (Hint: It’s a Jordan), and why he likes Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent sneakers.
In an unexpected collaboration Supra has teamed up with Samantha Ronson on a special limited edition colorway of the Supra Skytop II, entitled the “Lil Red”.
“SUPRA is proud to present the “Lil’ Red” Skytop II, a collaborative effort with DJ Samantha Ronson. The “Lil’ Red” is constructed entirely of red, white and black premium full-grain leathers, features waxed black laces and comes with a custom Samantha Ronson hangtag. Only 413 units of the extremely limited-edition Skytop II were produced worldwide and will be available this Friday, November 26th.”
These will be available this Friday from Factory 413, Foot Patrol London and colette Paris.
Friday, November 19, 2010
For the second time this season Japanese brand NEXUSVII teams up with New Balance. This time they present the CM1700 sneaker. The running shoe comes in a light beige suede colorway with tonal branding and some small gold accents. The inner sole comes in a contrasting bright red, while the outer sole comes in black. Japanese retailer Tokishirazu will release the sneaker November 19th.
Previewed both here and here, the new retro pack of Air Jordan XIII and 1 are seen here, donning an anodized Altitude Green. These new images of the shoes showcase more of the detailing, such as the embossed Jumpman on the heel as well as the Safari print ankle collar on the 1s. The first of the XIII’s to be debuted since 2005, the sneakers keep true to the original design, using a dimpled mid panel crafted from nylon. Slated to be released on December 15th, you can pick them up at Jordan retailers worldwide.