King Kunta hooks up with Reebok again to give his fans a one of a kind concert and most important of all to sell you some ugly sneakers.
Reebok and Kendrick Lamar took over the streets of Hollywood with #GETPUMPED, fusing fitness and music with a ground-breaking live event.
Kendrick Lamar provided a live soundtrack to this Reebok run as 100 selected guests tried out the new Reebok ZPump Fusion shoe through the streets of West Hollywood. Kendrick performed songs from his new album To Pimp A Butterfly for the first time on the back of a custom flatbed truck forming the wildest 5k ever!
I heard DJ Premier mention that these two had done a collaboration just waiting for his show to drop. These are pretty dope. Hit the jump to see another pic.
The shoe featured on the iconic Dunk silhouette includes a black/red colorway with a dotted detailing around the heel. The DJ AM logo is seen on the tongue tag with a silver Swoosh to finish things off. The shoe is available now at select Nike Sportswear retailers.
The guys over at Osneaker.com just shot this over and I deemed it to be a great artistic expression of women and sneakers.
Chicks in kicks are probably every guys fantasy! We here at Osneaker wouldnt be surprised if some of you even tried this! Regardless, here is an artistic rendition of two girls having a little too much fun wearing one of the most highly anticipated releases scheduled to drop this Christmas. The Space Girls Poster is measured at 24″ x 36″. These posters are limited to 500.
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For all you rock heads who read the blog, we know your are out there! Here is a pair of Chuck Talyors from the Prince of Darkness.
Following up on Converse’s music series collection, we get a look into Ozzy Osbourne’s playfully designed Chuck Taylors. Having already released a set of Black Sabbath sneakers, the frontman gets his own rendition this time around. Coming in both a white and black colorway, the shoes are given an all-over print of Ozzy as a cartoon character alongside a simple two-tone upper. Both styles are available at select Converse retailers worldwide.
Following up on a strong presence by Nike and adidas in the skateboard realm, fellow footwear staple Converse has stepped onto the proverbial deck with their entry entitled CONS. The debut release consists of a slightly beefed up All-Star, dubbed the CTS (Chuck Taylor Skate) coming in three colorways. The all-black being reminiscent of a particular pair designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara and Fragment. Also included in the premiere Converse skate line is the ERX 300, a mid top model based on the classic basketball shoe. Boasting a team consisting of Ethan Fowler, Sammy Baca, Raymond Molinar, Nick Trapasso and Anthony Pappalardo, the CONS line launches in January at core skate shops worldwide.
Representing some of the winter’s most popular creatures, Nike drops a seasonal pack with inspiration from cold weather animals including the Polar Bear and Siberian Huskee. Showcasing both animal silhouettes on the insoles, Nike outfits the exterior with the use of premium materials including perforated suede, tumbled leather and rubberized toe caps alongside Zoom Air technology for the comfort. Caliroots has just received their shipment so be sure to check out the collection after the jump!
This sneakers are just plain sick. These have to be collectibles. The detail would not even want me to wera these ever.
Hey any of our readers from Portland, Oregon let us know if you go to this exhibit and send some pics. Email Street Knowledge Media @ firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of Jimm Lasser’s The Dunk on McCain exhibition which opened last night at the Tyson Space, the marquee piece was a specially created Obama Force One. The half-art piece, half sneaker features a unique sole which bears two different designs.
The left shoe bears the statement ” A black man runs, the nation is behind him” while the right shoe features a shot of Barack Obama. The opening night included special prints created with the shoe soles for sale.
The Dunk on McCain Exhibition
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K-Swiss x Julia Hederus – Limited Edition Collection
Swedish fashion designer Julia Hederus incorporated architecture and toy themems into her graduation presentation in the 2007 London Fashion week. During which she approached K-Swiss and created Block-like footwear.
These joints are definetly a must have!!!
“How many kids know of the Pigeon Dunk but have never actually seen them with their own two eyes?…”
The almost mythical pigeon derived from the minds over at Staple Design is set for a comeback, three years after its Nike SB Dunk Low’s release sparked wide-spread chaos and panic amidst the streets of New York. This time around, jeffstaple and crew look to New Balance’s trail runner the 575 as the cornerstone of their latest sneaker inspiration. In an in-depth interview with Sneaker Freaker, some pressing issues are featured including what reactions are expected out of the Nike camp as well as jeffstaple’s reasoning behind reliving some a historic shoe which he mentions changed the face of the sneaker world. For the shoe itself, the color placement is actually quite similar to the original SB Dunk including the what reactions are expected out of the Nike camp as well as jeffstaple’s reasoning behind reliving some a historic shoe which he mentions changed the face of the sneaker world. For the shoe itself, the color placement is actually quite similar to the original SB Dunk including the pigeon-foot orange seen on the lining and sole. Also seen is a new embroidery on the heel featuring a flying pigeon to go alongside the original standing pigeon. Following up on Staple Design’s recent involvement with Lomo, a Pigeon-colored Lomo camera will also release. Singapore has already announced an August 6th release at Leftfoot Singapore and Le Vault.
Spanish outfit 24 Kilates has once again teamed up with New Balance on the legendary 1500 model to produce this Joan Miró joint. Continuing with their theme of paying homage to Catalan artists, Miro’s style and color palette fit well with the generally more color liberal population of the Southern parts of Europe. No word yet on a release date.
This weekend marks the latest installment of the Air Jordan Countdown Pack series. With a theme revolving around two Air Jordan generations which add up to 23, previous releases have seen the II/XIX, VI/XVII and X/XIII. This pack features the “Hare” VII and the Black/Red XVI with removable shroud. Look for this pack to hit stores on Saturday, June 21st at select Jordan retailers.
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These hot joints are due to come out in September and November. More info here
A Bathing Ape has released an all new Bapesta which is predominately white in color but features a “Milo Monogram” on the upper. Fun and simple, these Bapestas are now available at the Bapexclusive store located in Aoyama, Japan.
The newest installment to the Vaughn Bode x Puma collection has hit select retailers. Originally conceived on the Clyde, this latest design inspired by legendary cartoonist Vaughn Bode is now transfered to the Puma Basket II. As well unlike its predecessors, these Basket IIs feature much more understated Cheech Wizard star references. Three colorways are available including black, red and white.
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was one of Matthew Broderick’s first films that first debuted more than two decades ago in 1986. Since it has be come a cross generational classic routinely in the top lists of DVD sales of 1980’s films. The movie later became a TV series that starred Jennifer Anniston pre-Friends and was the inspiration for the ska band’s name “Save Ferris.”
Nike SB has drawn inspiration in the past from icons of the eighties in the past with shoes taking cues from Pee Wee Herman, Vanilla Ice, and Milli Vanilli to name a few. Much attention to detail was used when designing the Ferris Bueller Dunk Highs with a leopard print tongue and laces to match his vest, grey toe cap to hook to his pants, and the cream and brown that are on the jacket Ferris wears.
The Ferris Buelle Dunks will release next month at Nike SB doors. Photo preview given to us by High Snobiety.
More heat from the peeps at Hypebeast..
by Eugene Kan
The Air Jordan 1 has undergone a series of themes in the last few months which will luckily culminate in an anticipated OG colorway release later on this year. However for the time being, from recent army inspirations, a “Father’s Day” model has been slated to release in June. The black/white upper features a clear Swoosh and herringbone like materials along the side and toebox. Estimated release date is June 7th, in time for Father’s Day approximately a week later.
Time to boost up your cap game with this Chicago Cubs Custom NEW ERA 59Fifty fitted from www.rocknjocks.com The cap has a Lime Green crown with a Purple bill. The embroidered “CUB-Bear Face” logo is Purple and Light Orange. The MLB logo in the back is in Light Orange, Purple, and Lime Green. Act fast because this custom Fitted is only limited to a total of 35 pieces. Only and exclusively available at www.rocknjocks.com
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adidas REMIX has teamed up with one of New York’s freshest street wear brands to produce the Adidas x Lemar & Dauley Streetball ’08 shoe collection. The young, internationally recognized street fashion brand applies their visionary and experimental aesthetic to Adidas’ newest footwear silhouette, resulting in two bold and versatile shoes which will be introduced Tuesday April 15th 2008.
Full press release here…
Lemar & Dauley-Adidas Streetball-2008
www.rocknjocks.com just released this New York Mets Custom “Rastafari” Colors New Era 59/50 Fitted hat. This hat is only limited to a total of 30 pieces. This is another custom design done by Rock-N-Jocks with New Era, MEANING YOU WILL FIND THIS FITTED NOWHERE BUT www.rocknjocks.com. This hat hat all black front, sides and back. The top of the bill is red, with the bottom of the bill in green. The embroidered “Mets” logo is Rastafarian colors of red, yellow, and green. The eyelest of this hat are yellow with a green button on top of the hat. The back of this hat has the embroidered m.l.b. logo in green, red, and yellow.
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Just in time for the summer and a welcome addition as compared to the fake Prada looking joints.
Fila is stepping up their game following the tradition of its competition. Here is the “SILO SERIES” which is aimed at collectors and urban fashionistas.
The “White Line” is extremely limited, and the Rialt, Swagger low, and Tattoo low will also be released in somewhat limited numbers.
We can see the street level direction from the perforation, straps, and tattoo motif embroidery Fila has opted to use. Following its Wu Tang collabo, we hope to see more in the future.
Source: Hypebeast via swipe80 @ SC forums.
These are crazy and will be released for the holiday season. Can’t wait!!
First Semi-Pro reintroduced the super-short shorts from basketball’s heyday back into the consciousness of the people, now it looks as if Gucci will keep the “throwback” spirit alive by issuing some kicks this summer that pay homage to the sneakers wore on college courts in the 50’s. Sticking to the color scheme that has made them famous, you can be expecting hipsters from Bed-Stuy to Beijing to be adorning the red, white and Gucci green. You gotta holla at your local Gucci retailer to find out when these will be dropping.
First came the Dub Zero. Second, the Spiz’ike. A third time is no surprise from Jordan Brand. The latest hybrid from the Jordan camp is the 6 Rings model. This shoe is a clash of every sneaker His Airness wore while stacking up those Championship rings in the 90’s for the Chicago Bulls, not to mention some of Designer Tinker Hatfield’s best work. We can clearly see a mixture of the Jordan VI, VII, VIII and XI, XII, XIII. The first color way to release will be a Concord AJXI inspired masterpiece with another Black/Red (pictured) version in full production form set to release after. Expect these to hit Jordan Accounts starting November.
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Although conceptually driven footwear has hit a low point over the last year, the New Balance A14 576 exemplifies the solid workings of what concepts can do for a sneaker. The 576 references an unlikely source of inspiration in coffee beans to create the colorway. The upper is comprised of hemp and cork with a printed insole and painted ‘N’ logo. Slated for a release in August of 2008.
In our weekly kicks post, check out these new Air Randy aka Walnut Mids. via Hypebeast
More new & slammin’ Airforces for you people. Check out these joints with the Chicago Bulls colors. More pics at HypeBeast…
One of the most powerful sub-cultures in New York is the emerging sneaker scene. Closely intertwined with the street wear scene the Cult of Sneaker Head’s worship in some of the most sacred shopping temples in New York, the Mecca of the Sneaker Cult. Below we have linked you to New York magazine’s listing of some of these sacred temples. You are now in the know. CLICK HERE FOR LISTING
Yes they got these jump-offs for the ladies to stay fresh to def!!.What is better than a fly female with some fly kicks !!
More stuff for the ladies on the horizon, we have ignored yall for too long, forgive us!! Shouts to female sneaker fiend.
Okay I know that we are in the time of colorful ugly ass sneakers that dont match with nothing but ugly ass clothes, but alas we still have some light at the end of the tunnel. Check out the New Bals over at @ Hypebeast
With the Air Jordan series of signature shoes hitting the iconic 23 next year, a series of Countdown Packages are slated to drop.The premise theme behind each pack are to include Air Jordans which together add up to 23.
The first release will include the Shadow X Retro and the White/Black XIII. With the end of retro’s perhaps in sight, this may prove to be a hot commodity. This first pack will release January 1st at Niketowns and Jordan Urban Accounts with a suggested retail of $310 USD. However Japanese retailer essense has offered a pre-order.
From the workaholics over at Hypebeast