The product name may in fact be the Nike SB Dunk High Premium Un-Lobster but this Dunk is affectionately known as Iron Man. Unless you've been living like Bear Grylls for the previous two years, you already know what Iron Man is all about. The first Iron Man film, directed by Jon Favreau, kicked ass and chewed bubble gum on its way to collecting a whopping $318,298,180 at the US Box Office...good enough for 24th all-time.
Its sequel, Iron Man 2, is not only the most anticipated cinematic release this year, it features an All-Star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Don Cheadle, Mickey Rouke, Sam Rockwell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L Jackson, Scarlett Johannson and Gary Shandling (just to name a few) so it makes sense that the Swoosh wants to be (unofficially) in bed with all things iM2. To celebrate the film, Stark Industries are also launching Stark Expo 2010, a large scale event that's unlike anything the world has ever seen. As for the shoe itself, this teaser, featuring a Wine-red / Red / Yellow / Black make-up, has been designed to resemble Tony Stark's indestructible outfit.
Supra take it back to the swingin' '70s with their low profile Tie Dye Bullet skate kicks. A fresh new look for the skate brand, the California kooks have never been afraid to get flamboyant with their designs! Deck yourself in Supra right here!
Taking their favourite Nike silhouette - the All Court Low, Fragment once again wave their magic wand and come up winners with this understated beauty. Leaving all colour pops for the heel panels, this white on white snow cone features a combination of leather uppers, rubber toe stops and perforated Swooshes. No release date as yet, but you know these are going to be nearly impossible to cop!
With LeBron James and his band of Cavaliers currently battling the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs, we felt it fitting to spotlight one of the greatest LBJ (non)releases to date – the Nike Zoom LeBron ‘Stewie Six’ – you know, because his first round series is pretty much a (non)event. This gem of a sneaker is as rare as a defender capable of stopping the King on the fastbreak. Although it's yet to be released to the public, it’s rumoured that there are a few samples floating around, so size nine kicks collectors, you know what to do. This special make-up is inspired by one of James’ favourite animated characters – Stewie, voiced by Seth MacFarlane, from the popular series The Family Guy. This shoe features a bold colour scheme, combined with unique materials and most impressive of all, it looks like a living cartoon...
These tasty treats are the latest offering to be dished up by Nike as part of their Macaroon pack. Inspired by the deliciously delectable French meringue and almond paste confectionery, these striking monotone boots with their chewy moulded leather uppers are sure to leave mouths watering. Available in ripe raspberry, bubbly blueberry and cool vanilla, these womens colourways are out now at Shelta.
Nike SB is back with a vengeance this season, from the Blue Zebra Blazer we showed you earlier this week to the Yellow Curb Dunk Low featured below. Hitting the upper with elephant print on the toe box and heel panels, it's the sheer number of materials that hit a home run here – ballistic nylon, suede, patent leather and mesh all in monochromatic burnt black colours. No release date is set as yet, but look for these to drop in the coming months at all good SB retailers.
The vintage Chuck Taylor All Star Low has set sail on a make-over… presenting, drum roll please, the Chuck Taylor All Star ‘Chuck It’. This slip-on boat shoe is an airy all-mesh upper version of the standard canvas low-top. Available now at Converse.
Last time we saw the Air Mariah, the distinctive midsole had been replaced with a Lunarlite foam launch pad! Now the Mariah’s back just as we remember it, without any hybrid hoopla. Light and slender, this retro features the immortal pink/white/ultra marine colourway that would later become synonymous with the Air 180. Available now at Allike.
Here’s a teaser of the new skate line we’ll be seeing from lux loafer brand Gourmet. Based on the Quattro boot, they’re armed with reinforced collar padding plus an Ollie-proof suede toe guard. The icy soles add some sparkle to what appears to be a solid first foray into the world of skateboarding.
If you missed out on the Vans x Parras from a while back then some of these pink, white and blue Parra-ish colourways just might be to your pleasing. There's also a fresh grape and sky blue model that we're feeling particularly partial to. Available right now at Rotterdam’s Woei.
With Foot Locker throwing down a massive campaign and Air Max heads smashing fists at the thought of the Infrared dropping once again, Nike produce this hazardous black/yellow bruiser to get the ball rolling. Thumbs up for the mesh toe box and sleek silver lining - chuck in a nice black lace flip and these Maxes are good to go. Get yours now at Sneakersnstuff.
The latest addition to the Air Jordan PE class, C.C. Sabathia has demonstrated his amazing ability as an athlete via his contribution to winning a National Championship with the New York Yankees. This very limited Air Jordan Alpha AJ1 Outdoor C.C. Sabathia player exclusive features a 3M layer that surounds the shoe from every angle wrapped around a bed of luscious blue suede. There is a tag inside the shoe that says the following “With this special release of the Air Jordan Alpha AJ1 Outdoor we celebrate C.C. Sabathia’s dominating season en route the 2009 championship with a shoe that speaks to his edge and contemporary style.”