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.”
Inspired by retro video games such as Mario Bros, Sonic The Hedgehog and the kitschycool of Atari, the Puma 917 gets its pixel poppin' on! Featuring a seamless one piece upper, the 917 has seen some interesting makeovers in the past, including the pop art bangers that dropped last year. You can cop your piece of gaming history here.
Titled "GO GREEN", this time Alife was honored to present CYPRESS HILL and NINJASONIK as performing guests and FISCHERSPOONER as guest DJs. As an added bonus, Ricky Powell kept things interesting as the evening's MC, while DJ NIRE entertained between acts.
The event celebrated 420, the date of both Ninjasonik and Cypress Hill's new album releases, among other things.
As usual, Alife created a themed atmosphere: Green walls, green grass and a commisioned two-story tall mural that reflected the spirit of 420. In addition, and in line with Alife Session tradition, a comemorative "concert" T-shirt was also created. See pictures below the jump.
I really kinda like the video. I don't know how it is related to the song yet, but I am trying to figure it out. The last time I seen her was when she was on the Grammy's while pregnant.
Download: M.I.A.- Born Free
In celebration of 4/20, The Hundreds are going green with two limited edition releases. The Green Adam New Era features hemp fabrication and a wooden button on top, along with a matching green New Era logo at the left. The Green Adam tee comes on an environmentally friendly partially-organic shirt.
Japanese designer Ato Matsomuto made a stir a few years back with his strap-tacular Ato Cow Hide Boots… even Kanye was watching and taking notes, using Ato’s boot as the inspiration for the infamous Yeezy. For those with a leather biker fetish, the Cow Hide returns in classic black or white, adorned with a smattering of punky square studs and round metal dimples. They may not be to everyone’s taste (or budget), but the Cow Hide Boot remains a guaranteed head turner.
This week The Hundreds unveil their Summer 2010 Footware collection, including all new fabrications in three new colours apiece. The original Footware model - the Johnson Mid, is back with suede uppers, contrasting laces and splatter-printed midsoles. Its little brother, the Johnson Low, features two-tone canvas uppers and a matching pinstripe around the midsoles and the Valenzuela Low is all grown-up, with smart-looking faux-leather uppers, and contrasting red pinstripes on the midsoles. The entire collection features The Hundreds signature Jags motif on the soles, light foam padding at the tongues and collar openings for comfort, as well as soft EVA insoles with a half-length latex insoles for cushioning. Available this Thursday at THLA and THSF.
With the 2010 NBA Post Season set for April 17, Cleveland Cavalier LeBron James is once again looking to lace up his signature Nikes in an attempt to take down all-comers who stand between him and his dream: an NBA championship. This time around, the King will be armed with a flashy new weapon, his Nike Air Max LeBron VII Post Seasons. Available in a stylish Black/Red/Gold colourway, this updated version of the LeBron Vii includes a brand new sole (reminiscent of the frosty outsole from the Air Jordan XI), leaving the fully visible Air Max unit behind. Also included in the mini make-over is a mean red-eyed lion that's featured on medial side of the heel.
The ever popular Nike All Court is set to return later this month with this new four-way feast. The supple suede mustard and lime models are slated for a Quickstrike release, while the swooshless navy and red canvas pairing are by All Court aficionado Hirsohi Fujiwara’s uber exclusive fragment design label.
Supra bring it home with their 'Suprawood' Vaider glitzing out the glamour ala Hollywood. From the sick star perforations on the upper to the Tuf material panels, it's the gold pops and accents that bring this shining bad boy to life. Limited to 1000 pairs you can cop yours April 24th from all good Supra retailers.
Stussy, UNDFTD, Mad Hectic and New Balance have been doing a four-way dance over in Japan for many years, with the beefy MT580 being their colab canvas of choice. Things are getting a shake-up this season though, with another fave Japanese model, the CM576 Trail Buster, taking center stage. Trail Buster releases nowadays tend to adopt all sorts of crazy rainbow colourways, so these simple, almost Jordan-esque red and blue on black arrangements are something out of the ordinary. Look out for them on Thursday April 29th at Hectic outlets.
Nike SB get their zany-on with this 'Blue Zebra' Blazer, bringing back those flamboyant days of shredding in bold banging colourways. Featuring a lush suede toe that is bound to get beat to smithereens, it's the hypnotic blue pattern that draws you in and takes your cash! Available from all good SB stockists.
There's never a need to hype a Jordan Brand release, anticipation is always soaring like the Jumpman himself. The latest thoroughbred from the Jordan stable, the Flight 45, will drop in a variety of colourways during April and May. This latest five shoe set includes a plush looking all-white pair with a gum bottom as well as the finely styled Medium Grey and Marina Blue pairs. Each pair also feature a full-length polyurethane midsole combined with Air units in the heel and forefoot. No doubt you'll be hassling your favourite spot for these superfly joints!
Jordan Flight 45 - White/Khaki Brown-Gum
Jordan Flight 45 - Medium Grey/Marina Blue-Light Brown
Jordan Flight 45- White/Varsity Purple-Black
Jordan Flight 45 - "True Blue"
Jordan Flight 45 - Dark Obsidian/Cerulean-Monsoon Blue.
It's SNKRFND SATURDAY if you didn't know. Here some future releases for this week.
Air Jordan Accolades
Way back in early January, images of the Air Jordan Accolades leaked (and like everything Jordan Brand, word quickly turned to wildfire as fan interest grew). Earlier this month, the Jumpman unleashed the first of the Jordan Accolades to retail in the form of the aptly titled Premier (Black / Varsity Red). Jordan Brand have since announced the White / Black-Cement Grey (featuring their famous elephant print) and the Black / Varsity Red-White editions. Both have received mix reviews from various outlets in the blog-o-sphere but that chatter has ceased now that the triangle has become a square with the inclusion of the White / Gold-Red version - which recently landed online. This mid-cut Accolade, complete with white leather and two varsity red Jumpman logos, features gold laser-etchings (based on Michael Jordan’s greatest hardwood accomplishments) which have been lifted from the Air Jordan XX. Combined with the Air Jordan X’s midsole / outsole, the Accolade is now the hybrid that we hoped it would be – and you’ve gotta love the intentional 2010 reference.
We are quickly following up our first shoe collaboration with a special sneaker project. Conceived in 2008, this one has taken some time to reach completion, and the results are all that we hoped for. We partnered up with Adidas and threw some of our humor, along with some style cues onto one of their less-seen classic silhouettes, the Stan Smith Mid. First introduced in 1965, the Stan Smith is a vintage tennis shoe that has been a footwear standard for generations. Once we got the ok to work the shoe, in typical Deep tradition, we went Raw Dog on it.
Can music have a message and still move the crowd? It's an age-old question in rap. While some have their doubts, D.C. rapper Haziq Ali knows it's possible. Already, along with his business partner-in-rhyme Tabi Bonney, this innovative wordsmith is forging a new rap renaissance built on thoughtful lyrics that dont abandon hot beats and party anthems, the bedrock of successful contemporary rap music. "I'm really tryin' to be that perfect mixture between the streets and the spirit, somebody called what I make 'U-Can-Do-It! Music', and I loved that... with so much going on in the world, people deserve to be inspired", Haziq says.
The bio continues after the jump. And some of his music and a video are also included.
The standout in the collection has to go to the Campas 80 Night-Day, Day-Night duo which morphs from an all-white upper during the day, into hot glowing madness at night. Kanye would be lose his jaw wires over this one! Completing the pack is the handball Spezial decked in forest green wool uppers and the Gazelle OG Ripstop popped off by flamingo pink laces and accents. For more details check out the press release below.
Booji press release of the 2010 collection for the fiendettes and crazy. Why do females get the best shoes I swear. But Booji "Bittersweet" collection is pretty dope with the classic Regal-One model and the Francisco model are just going to have fiendettes killing the game for 2010.