With the age of the Internets and shopping for stuff online, good old fashion retail stores need that “shock and awe” to get shoppers into stores. Like the cool geeky Apple retail stores, streetwear boutiques have done the same by making brick & mortar stores a neat event place to come in and buy stuff. One such shop is 24 Kilates in Bangkok, Thailand. This innovative sneaker shop looks like a Swiss bank vault. The shoes are kept in safety-type deposit boxes. Now that’s neat.
Reebok signs up new K-pop girl group BlackPink to rep the Reebok Classic brand. The YG Entertainment pop group features Kim Ji-soo, Jennie Kim, Roseanne Park and Pranpriya Manoban. BlackPink has released two tracks: Whistle and Boombayah.
The classic Chuck Taylor gets a feminine touch with bright floral patterns. Converse collaborates with São Paulo fashion brand PatBo for this collection of sneakers. Along with colorful designs, it features embroideries, molded flowers and metal studs on the kicks.
The Vans x Nintendo Collection has just dropped into retail and Vans online. Nintendo fans will enjoy a variety of apparel and accessories like hoodies, shoes, backpacks, shirts and socks. Prices range from $12.00USD and up to $75.00USD.
British footwear company Irregular Choice collabs with Star Wars movie franchise for some fun footwear style. You can rock Darth Vader platforms and Yoda high heels. Prices range from $170.00USD and up to $418.00USD.
With upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Ted 2, BAIT! collabs with Reebok Classics and Ted 2 for a special Ted-inspired sneaker. The Reebok Classics Instapump Fury will available at BAIT retail locations on November 14th, 2015. Look for a $170 price tag and the kicks will be available in sizes 3-13.
BAIT brings together a 1980’s toy icon, Hasbro’s G.I. Joe and kick’s company New Balance for some kicks. The two popular G.I. Joe ninja’s Snake-Eyes and Storm Shadow will get represented in the New Balance MT 580 sneakers – Arashikage Pack. This will be released in limited numbers and will be dropping next week on October 10, 2015. Prices per pair will be start around $160.00USD.
Ladies, summer is already in full swing and if you’re bored of the same old stuff at Forever 21 or H&M and freaking out on what to wear next, then check out this latest capsule collection from VANS and it’s collaboration with Eley Kishimoto. The design team of Mark Eley and Wakako Kishimoto theme is “Living Art.” A dark color tone and floral-like patterns run through this 30-piece collection of shirts, v-necks, tops, sneakers, sandals, hats, socks and bags. Prices range from $15.00USD and up to $110.00USD.
The surfer/skateboard imagery collides with rainbow colors and cuteness in the artistic mind of Takashi Murakami. Japanese modern pop artist Takashi Murakami collabs with VANS premium label “Vault by VANS” for this capsule collection featuring not just kicks, but also apparel and skate decks.
I’m not much of a sneaker-head, but I do collect my fair share of bags and purses, because I’m somewhat obsessed. The Hundreds check out comedy writer Jenny Johnson’s sneaker collection. Jenny talks about how her sneaker addiction and collecting Jordan kicks.
New Balance classic running sneakers the 998 gets the NB1 treatment. Don’t you just hate it, when you’re at a club and another girl has the on the same outfit as you? That’s one of my annoying pet peeves. Now you can create your very own one-off 998 kicks from New Balance.
The Nike x Liberty Summer 2015 Collection is available now. This mini-capsule collection features Liberty’s Merlin shapes and pattern prints. Squares and circles is the rage. The collection features a range of sneakers, hoodies, hats and women’s tees.
A kicks fashion leader in Vancouver, Canada? Really? It’s People Footwear! The shoe company claims to offer the best of the best with their own Skylite, Supercush, Ezy-Brzy and Dreamknit technologies.
This Spring 2014, NikeLab teams up with Japanese fashion house Studio Sacai on a sportswear mini-capsule collection for women. Nike was looking for a sense of femininity and “sports” look for this collection of track suits, pants, skirts, hoodies, sneakers and shirts. Get a workout while looking good is the goal.
To be honest, I wasn’t even born yet when these iconic kicks was released, the Adidas’ Superstar. Now the popular singer/producer Pharrell Williams adds his touch to the sneaker with 50 Supercolors. 50 bright colors to choose from!
In the streetwear scene both critics and fans alike have been saying these past few years Adidias has take their Originals brand to new heights. Now Adidas Originals collabs with BAPE founder NIGO. This is his take on the Superstar kicks.