Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CONCEPTS X New Balance Seal 999 - OUT Saturday Aug 4

Collaborations kicks are always in high demand, especially ones done by CONCEPT and New Balance. If their previous collaboration didn't create a fan base, well this one will most certain get folks going into that direction. With everyone and their moms craving for sneakers and LIMITED EDITION goods, these will no doubt be one of the most sough after pairs. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

BAIT X Asics "RIngs" Pack for 2012 London Olympic - coming out tonight

The BAIT X Asics "Rings" Pack Collaboration for the 2012 London Olympics is not something you want to miss out on. With the opening ceremony to the games set for tomorrow, at the same time with the new found popularity of Asics retro runners, it is just the right time to get excited over sports, sneakers and the Olympic games. Inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings, these five shoes are not exactly bound to the traditional colors of the rings, but for the most part they do resemble the rings in someway. But knowing BAIT & Asics, these will be of top knotch quality materials and only available online at BAIT

adidas Originals X Jeremy Scott earned his WINGS with Flower power Teddy Bear

Right smack in the middle of summer, adidas Originals and Jeremy Scott released their most colorful offering to date. Probably  best to get your pair(s) early and stock them for the winter especially when it starts to get dark by 5pm. Images via Social Status

Friday, July 20, 2012

Reebok Court Victory Pump - Michael Chang Tennis shoe

Back in the early 1990s, there was a war brewing, not the war in the middle east, or in Bosnia, but it's on the tennis court between TWO well endorsed Tennis players. One was the uber-flamboyant Andre Agassi from the Nike Tennis Team and the other is the man that keeps beating Agassi in almost every tournament, with Team Reebok, Michael Chang. Ask Agassi now and he'll tell you that he hated Mike Chang, simply because MC was more ready, he was well prepared and he was a winner. Not that Agassi wasn't a winner, but you'll get a different perspective of that guy after you read his book. But Anyways, Reebok did them right back then and now the MC Court Victory is back once more. Just at the right time when Reebok is FINALLY going to re-release the goodies from their Vault. We've seen Iverson's, Kamikaze & Shaq's stuff is coming too, so get your money tight, there's no better options of retros like right now, go get 'em! Images via Mr R Sports

Reebok Court Victory Pump
(Michael Chang)

PUMA - Spring & Summer 2012 Preview

PUMA as a brand has always been the lame duck in the performance department. Yeah they started out pretty well back in the 70's with Clyde Frazier rockin' PUMA when he played for the Knicks and made the PUMA Clyde a popular lifestyle shoe. But they totally screwed up with Vince Carter with their BBALL kicks. Thank goodness for Usain Bolt. The Jamaican sprinter is with PUMA and that's kind off their jump start into the running performance market. But, it seems that PUMA knows where their cash cow is, LIFESTYLE shoes. So check out their lifestyle offering for sprint & summer 2013, brought to us all by Suelas De Goma

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Woei X Asics Gel Lyte III - 'Cervidae' - so pretty

I know this is a late entry, when this superbly made collaboration dropped in the states 2 weeks ago,  I did not get a chance to do a write up about it due to the 4th of July vacation and I just totally forgot that the shoe dropped on the 7th. Of course from what I heard, they were no where to be found in CHI-City anyways. But I did had a chance to grab some delicious Japanese Kare though. (Above) The cute girl that served the Kare was dressed very appropriately and was cute like the Japanese dorama star: Inoue Mao. Since I was not able to grab the kicks, I thought I would share the official images from Asics & WOEI. If anyone reading this knows where I can grab a 10.5, LMK.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Adidas Top Ten 2000 - Black/Lab Pink -

Fresh of a successful run back in the late 90's/early 2000's, adidas basketball is bringing back the Top Ten 2000 is a familiar colorway to all the Nike/sneakerheads. Yes, the ever popular 'South Beach' or "Miami Vice" colorways that was made highly desirable by folks at Nike & Team LeBron, now can be found in an adidas shoe. Someone once told me that adidas is always trying to follow Nike, I guess it is true in this instance. These are are available now at adidas.com

Monday, July 16, 2012

Olympic Team Netherlands x Asics GT-II - Hhmmm orange cream

No one can foresee the future, but the future looks bright for Asics. Not only that they are still the best in the running shoe industry, but their older model in gaining attention as lifestyle/off-field/court shoes, the shoes that you can kick-it in. Collaborations with Ronnie Fieg of KITH certainly boosted their brand recognition among the kids that only knows Jordan and Nike. Now in an Olympic year, they are the official outfitter of the Dutch Olympic team ‘Olympic Team Netherlands’with the Asics GT-II in a familiar oraneg/white colorways that reminds all Dutch soccer fans of their orange kit.

A limited amount of these will be available at SEVENTYFIVE (75 pairs to be exact) and will comes with the official Olympic sports bag on July 21 with a wider (Europe only) release on July 28th.

West NYC x New Balance MT580 – Twitter Tease

The good folks at WestNYC147 sent out a teaser via Twitter & WestNYC.com of their collaboration with New Balance. From the look of the insole, there is going to be a riot out on 72nd street for these hot release.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Nike Zoom Kobe VII “FC Barcelona” - Europe ONLY

Following last year's release of the Nike Zoom Kobe VI "FC Barcelona", Nike is once again ready to add to the LIMITED EDITION repertoire by releasing the Nike Zoom Kobe VII System "FC Barcelona" for the European market ONLY. Those of us in the United States were basically left wondering WHY? a signature basketball of an American NBA player made by Nike, an American company (although the shoe itself is made in China) released in EUROPE only? Well, that's because Nike is trying to create a buzz out there in Europe where the brand with the three stripes rule the FOOTBALL/SOCCER landscaped. So what better way to collaborate Kobe's love for soccer than to add 'subtle' touches to a great performance shoe than to add bizarre colorings and the FCB logo. I am not a soccer fan, I've only known of these football clubs because they are a Nike team and because Kobe is a fan of the club, other than that, I really don't care much about soccer football clubs, unless they are in an Olympic setting or during the World Cup. Anyways, check out these FCB Kobe VII due out next week in Europe's Niketown & House of Hoops and let see if you can notice anything else aside from the shoes. Cheers!