Thursday, 23 May 2013 16:00
As a part of their Spring/Summer 2013 Philosophy collection, Japanese lifestyle brand WTAPS has released a new versions of their popular sneakers to compliment the line. These renditions of the low-cut silhouette find the shoe outfitted with a full-canvas upper – a lightweight staple for warmer days. Branding is kept to a near hush on these minimalistic shoes, with only a small tab at the side of the heel and a signature WTAPS panel at the top of the tongue. Tonal waxed laces add a refined edge to these casual sneakers, which are available in four colorways: red, black, olive, and navy. Find these sneakers at select retailers such as HAVEN, available now.
Friday, 17 May 2013 15:35
Designer Giuseppe Zanotti has seen his sneaker sales shoot through the roof in the last couple years. So to show appreciation to his many loyal fans, he is releasing a Limited Edition Unisex Sneaker ($995 USD) in soft black leather and gold zip hardware highlighted by a miniature golden eagle on the brand’s new velcro fastening. The eagle was chosen by Giuseppe as a good omen, which symbolizes pride, strength, spirituality and prosperity. The sneakers will be available in the brand’s flagship stores by the end of June but for those who can’t wait you can pre-order them now here. [See More]
Monday, 13 May 2013 19:25
Since the introduction of Nike’s Flyknit, the technology has rapidly seen an expansion and integration amidst a variety of the sportswear giant’s other staple advances. One of the more successful iterations has been the celebrated Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka execution. The latest colorways to drop from the developing pantheon of the fused technologies is the Tarp Green and Total Crimson version. Sitting atop the latter hue, the Lunar outsole poses a nice contrast against the heathered Tarp Green and Black Sail upper Flyknit. Rounded out with a blacked out Swoosh and tonal laces, the pair is now available from titolo for a retail tag of €149 EUR (approximately $194 USD).
Tuesday, 07 May 2013 16:23
Rapper Lil Wayne and SUPRA team up to produce the Chimera, a fitting name to say the least. What the shoe doesn’t say with its relatively simple colorway choices it makes up for big time with its shape. The shoe features a super-sized heel and midsole panel as well as a hefty padded tongue. Adding to the hodgepodge implications of its namesake is the variety of materials used across different colorways. For example, the tonal black edition uses mostly synthetic materials while the grey edition incorporates suede onto its side panels. By far the sleekest of the three, the white and pink edition uses a combination of smooth and pebbled leather. For a closer look at the Chimera and its different styles, check out Sneaker Freaker’s Issue 27 here.
Sunday, 05 May 2013 03:46
In the latter half of 2012, Jordan Brand’s retro releases of the IX included a predominately black Photo Blue version. While that release entailed a two-tone outsole, numerous pieces were also produced with an incorrect, Black Bottom outsole. Despite no inherent manufacturing flaws, they were immediately deemed “B-Grade” for their inability to match up with the original color code. But rather than destroy a perfectly fine run of footwear or send them to outlets), Jordan Brand will release the “Black Bottom” Jordan 9 Retro on May 9th with a suggested retail price of $130 USD. They will be available exclusively via Nike.com through a link provided via the @NikeStore Twitter account.
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:14
The Air Force 1 has long been an institution within Nike‘s performance turned lifestyle realm. The one-time chunky hardwood favorite enjoys another classical and uniquely Nike element integrated in a new pack of upcoming styles which revolve around the use of elephant print. Vibrant applications of the aforementioned print are balanced out with neutral colors which can expect a release in early May through retailers such as atmos. [See More]
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:50
Californian footwear imprint Gourmet prides itself on crafting unique silhouettes with exotic patterns and designs. For its latest lookbook, Gourmet takes it’s sun-soaked motifs to an exotic landscape, as statuesque women make the most of the beautiful weather with sneakers from its Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Directed by David Dinetz and Dylan Trussell, the short clip takes us to the coasts of St. Barts where modish sneakers and beautiful women coexist — a sneaker aficionado’s paradise if you will. If you’re looking to switch up your sneaker rotation, Gourmet’s delectable offerings are definitely worth a look, or two. This video is not NSFW. Enjoy.
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Wednesday, 24 April 2013 14:24
Coming to Jordan Brand retailers this summer is an appropriately seasonal edition of the iconic Air Jordan 11. A follow-up to last summer’s White/Varsity Red-Black colorway, this edition of the kicks sees a black ballistic nylon tongue and quarter panels alongside a matching leather heel, nylon lacing loops, and a white patent leather mudguard. Built atop an icy outsole, the shoes are further complemented by a white midsole and red accents in the form of Jumpman branding and the herringbone traction pods. Retailing for $140 USD, look for the White/Black-True Red low-top retro to be available on June 8th.
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 11:00
Inject a jolt of logo allure into your shoe wardrobe with a pair of Gucci California Logo Sneakers ($473.00 USD) in a neutral brown hue. Playfully luxe, they work with everything from flared skirts to cropped trousers and shorts. Styled after the jump with a Mulberry blouse, J Brand jeans, and a Balenciaga tote from MyTheresa. [See More]
Monday, 15 April 2013 11:57
Tyga‘s signature Reebok T-Raww range has received a wild addition with this latest Leopard/Tiger colorway. This bold version features leopard print on the side panels and tiger print along the toe box, tongue and ankle collar. Black piping along the edges delivers some subtle contrast while the gold laces and tongue branding add a regal touch. A simple white sole ensures the focus stays on the vibrant upper. Pick up a pair now from select Reebok stockists including Feature Sneaker Boutique. [See More]