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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Adidas Originals x NIGO

adidasnigoadidasnigo00Adidas has been trying to spruce their Originals brand by signing the likes of Kanye, Pharrell and even Selena Gomez for the ladies.  Now comes the latest collab with iconic fashion designer and founder of BAPE – NIGO.  This Originals x Nigo collection will feature not just an apparel line, but also a line-up of cool sneakers.  This collection will drop October 24, 2014.

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VANS x Star Wars x Funko Kicks

vansstarwars 00Here’s a way to sell some kicks!  Buy a shoe and get a cool limited edition Funko Star Wars figure.  When you buy a VANS Star Wars shoe on Journeys.com – you will get a random figure (no choice here!) – either Boba Fett or Darth Vader.

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Hamburger Sneakers by END. x Saucony

burgersneakersSneaker-heads and burger fans can rejoice with this yummy sneaker collab between UK’s END Hunting Co. and kick’s label Saucony.  The END. x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Burger” dropped this past weekend in the UK.

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Sneakers: The Complete Limited Edition Guide

sneakers 00Being a sneaker addict is like getting hooked on drugs.  I’ve been there, like cutting class just to wait in line for Jordan’s or showing off my Scottie Pipen’s on the playground (I did have a hyped pick-up game scoring lay-ups and 3’s – it must be the shoes).  Taking the MUNI all over the city chasing down the coolest kicks.  And this is before the Internet!  Now you can grab book about sneakers from U-Dox International – Sneakers:  The Complete Limited Editions Guide.

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The Nike ThinkTank that keeps Nike ahead of the fashion curve

nike htmWith the help of Michael Jordan during the 80s and 90s, Nike made leaps and bounds becoming not just a stylish sneaker company and sports apparel brand, but also a fashion leader.  Many competitors have fallen among the wayside, but Nike is still standing.  How does Nike still keep things fresh?  How do they keep from being boring and stale?  How do they keep setting trends and leading?  Well, Business of Fashion (BoF) takes an inside look at Nike’s in-house team HTM made up of Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker, Designer Tinker Hatfield and Cultural Consultant Hiroshi Fujiwara.

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The History of the Legendary Streetwear Brand: BAPE

bape 20Iconic streetwear brand A Bathing Ape (BAPE) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.  This video takes us on a journey of 20 years of BAPE and where many streetwear brands and labels are fallen by the wayside, BAPE is still here kicking it and rocking the fashion industry.

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Take FLIGHT. with sneakers

flightIt’s late at night, a young man wandering in the streets finds a pair of magical sneakers on the streets.

Herschel Supply Co x New Balance

new balace x herschelIt’s “Back to School” time and if you’re searching for new backpacks to rock, well here’s a cool collaboration between the Herschel Supply Co and kick’s company New Balance.

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Go Back to School with Adidas x Run DMC

run dmcThe Adidas Unite Originals is back with a new collection this Fall/Winter 2013 with collaboration with iconic rap group Run DMC, DJ A-Trak and Adidas.  1,000 Limited Edition Superstar 80s sneakers kick-off this collection and an assortment of hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants will round out this collection.

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Puma Dance Dictionary

pumaPuma launches their Puma Fragrances with the Puma Dance Dictionary.

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Adidas Unite All Originals – Snoop Dogg & 2NE1

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Adidas has been rocking a solid PR campaign with “Unite All Originals” line-up of kicks and apparel wear.

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A couple of weeks back, Adidas sponsored a concert featuring rapper Snoop Dogg and Kpop power girl group 2NE1 who are known to rock Adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott sneakers and clothing.

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Adidas: Live Your Style

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This is Adidas NEO line’s Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook.  Colorful active wear with style.

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Reebok Classics: Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Reebok was founded in the UK but now it’s owned by competitor Adidas – who knew?  But lets move on by checking out Reebok Classics Spring/Summer 2013 Collection.  It’s all about Reebok’s classic kicks, so kick it!

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Space Commander Sneakers

This video is pimping French sneaker label Feiyue’s new line of kicks.  The stop-motion video was done by Julien Vray.

FILA x Nooka

NYC fashion design firm Nooka founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman teams up with apparel brand FILA to bring a fresh mini-capsule shoe collection to the Chinese market.  Please FILA, bring these shoes here to the US market!  The orange sneaks would go well with my SF Giants gear!

For more info, go to:  Nooka x FILA.

 

 

Atmos x Bounty Hunter

I’m a big fan of graphic tees from Japan – here’s a collaboration between Atmos and Bounty Hunter.  There’s a couple of color combos to choose from.

MSRP:  Est. $81.00USD

I can’t afford a trip to Japan right now, so I guess I’m gonna go eBay apparel hunting!

For more details, check out:  Atmos Tokyo.

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No Subtitles, but if you understand Japanese, then catch this interview by Sneaker Resource with Hikaru from Bounty Hunter and Yuichi Sato from Atmos:

Reebok x Marvel Comics = Superhero Kicks!

When I first saw these Marvel themed sneakers, I immediately though of my son back when he was five years old wearing his little spider-man shoes and his power ranger backpack to school.

Fast forward to this year and, with the success of the Avenger movie, adults now have a chance to wear their own superhero sneaks but with more style. These fantastic kicks from Reebok lets you proudly display your favorite hero on your feet – without having to feel too embarrassed when walking around in them.

Check Marvel.com for more info on these kicks – Reebok x Spiderman & Reebok x Avengers.

Women’s Nike Dunk SB High Heels

nikesbdunkheelsWomen no need to suffer on formal nights anymore! We can dance the night away in these Nike Dunks without the stinging blisters! We can now finally slow dance on the basketball courts if the need arises.

— Contributed by Karen Jang

Reebok Collabs Hitting 2012

Photo from Sole Collector.com

Very simply put – Reebok meets Ghost in the Shell. Can’t wait for the day when Batman will pair up with Nike or how about Adidas and the Avengers?  For more info and release date, go to:  Sole Collector – Reebok Insta Pump Fury – Tachikoma.

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Since the Reebok Insta Pump Fury x Ghost in the Shell is not out yet, why not get these limited release sneakers – the Reebok Insta Pump Fury x Spider-Man kicks?

You can pick up a pair @ Mita Sneakers Japan and it’ll set your wallet back around $237.00USD.  How come Asia gets all these cool kicks?

Throwback Kicks: Adidas ZX 500

Who needs a time machine when they keep retro-ing all the coolest shoes of the 80’s. Adidas is reissuing the Adidas ZX 500 which was first introduced back in the 80’s. Every detail is exactly the same as the original shoe. If only they kept the 1980’s price … 😦

MSRP:  around $80.00USD.

For more info, go to:  Adidas ZX 500.

JPN Only: Adidas Originals Mita Sneakers

These kicks are not currently available in the states, only in Japan, but you’re able to get it through Undefeated’s website.

And since you’re there, I’d recommend checking out their Adidas line.

Go to:  Undefeated.com.

Kpop + Converse = “As Three Artists, One Song”

Just like Adidas collabing with Kpop super girl band 2NE1, Converse Korea kicks off their collaboration effort with 3 Kpop artists: indie rock band Jaurim, dance outfit Idiotape and R&B group Aziatix.

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Dr Suess Collabs with Chuck Taylor

These kicks are so cute!With Dr Suess’ birthday celebration last week and the Lorax movie opening up this past weekend – Dr Suess’ Lorax gets into the act with Converse. Various Dr Suess’ characters make their sneaker appearance on the classic Chuck Taylor shoe.  These are colorful and fun shoes for both kids and adults.  Prices range from $32.00 – $65.00 USD.

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