Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix

abstractdesignI’ve just finished watching The Crown and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.  So what is next for me Netflix?  I think I’m going to change it up a little by watching this new docu-series dropping February 10, 2017, Abstract – The Art of Design.

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NIKE HyperAdapt 1.0

nikehyperadaptYou probably saw this Nike shoe technology from “Back to the Future II” film first.  The self-lacing adaptive kicks are now hot sellers among shoe collectors.

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Sneakers in a Bank Vault – 24 Kilates Bangkok

24kilatesbangkokWith 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.

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Reebok Classic x BlackPink

blackpinkreebokReebok 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.

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Converse x PatBo Kicks Collection

conversepatbocollectionThe 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.

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Kicks: Addiction to Nike Air Max

airmaxaddictionThe Nike Air Max is more than just a shoe or sneaker you wear.  It’s pop culture.  To these sneaker heads, it’s a lifestyle and addiction.  The Air Max!

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Adidas Originals NMD Launch

adidasmndcoverA sneaker made for men and women roaming the urban jungle, that’s the Adidas Originals NMD_R1 kicks.  Look for the NMD kicks to drop this weekend!

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Star Wars Themed Footwear from Irregular Choice

starwarsthemebootsBritish 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.

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BAIT X TED 2 X REEBOK Classics = Instapump Fury

reebokinstapumpfuryWith 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.

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BAIT X HASBRO’s G.I. JOE X NEW BALANCE

baitkicksgijoecollectionBAIT 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.

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VANS x Eley Kishimoto

eleykisimotocoverLadies, 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.

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LEGO Sneaker Creations

legokickcoverforrealTOMYOO aka tomyoo23 on Instagram is known for making sneakers out of LEGO bricks.  Here’s one of his latest creations: A Jumpman/Yeezy cut & paste edition.

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VANS x Murakami Collection

vansmarukamicollectionThe 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.

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Jenny Johnson’s Sneaker Obsession

JennyJohnsonKicksI’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.

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New Balance 998 Customization

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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.

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PUMA Eyewear S/S 2015

pumaevewearshadescoverAre you looking for cool shades this Spring and Summer 2015 to match your outfit?  Well, take a look at PUMA Eyewear’s S/S 2015 lineup.

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Nike x Liberty Summer 2015 Collection

nikeliberty2015summercollectioncoverThe 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.

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Nike Air Rift Liberty; MSRP: $120.00USD

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Jordan Spring 2015 Lookbook

nikejordanspring2015coverLook for the light-weight feel and comfort for this year’s Jordan Collection.  The Jordan Lookbook for Spring 2015 features more than a gym-rat b-ball look.  A mix of street and gym.

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NikeLab x Sacai Collection

nikexsacaicollectionThis 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.

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Air Jordan 4 Retro Laser

airjordanretro4lasercoverOne classic b-ball sneaker that I always like was the Nike Air Jordan 4’s.  The new Air Jordan 4 Retro Laser will drop this March 21st, 2015 Saturday.  Look for a price tag around $250.00USD.

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Adidas Originals x NIGO = Superstar

adidasoriginalsnigosuperstarIn 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.

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New Balance C-Series for Walking and Cycling

cm600cIf you live in urban city like San Francisco and find yourself bicycling and walking, then this new line of New Balance sneakers does double-duty.  Created by New Balance’s Tokyo Design Studio, the C-Series will feature the CM600C for North America release, while the CT700C and 996C will be available in Asia and Europe.

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Adidas Originals x Rita Ora Superstar Kicks

adidasoriginalssuperstarAdidas Originals has collaborating with musician/designer Rita Ora for many years now and here’s her take on the iconic Adidas 1980s sneaker Superstar.

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Customize Your Own New Balance Sneakers

custom990Do you really want to feel special and have your very own one-of-a-kind sneaker?  For around $220 bucks you can with New Balance 990 v1 kicks.  You have your choice of materials, colors and basically 12 options to choice from to customize your NB 990’s.

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Adidas Originals x Mary Katrantzou

adidasoriginalmarykcoverIf you’re familiar with London-based fashion designer Mary Katrantzou’s resume of work, then you know she fits right in with this collaboration project with Adidas Originals.  Her signature is using a bright patterns and bold colors that standout from the crowd.  This colorful capsule collection not only features apparel, but sneakers as well.

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