Originally released in November of 1997 and immortalized on the feet of Denzel Washington’s Jake Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee‘s 1998 New York basketball classic He Got Game, Jordan Brand is bringing back the White/Black-True Red colorway of the Air Jordan 13 for a spring release. This retro edition of the kicks pairs a padded white leather overlay with a combination of black leather and nubuck while retaining the silhouette’s signature black cat-inspired paw-like sole and holographic jewel. Finished with contrasting red accents on the outsole and Jumpman branding, the kicks are due to be available from flagship Nike doors and Jordan Brand retailers this Saturday, March 16th for $170 USD.
In anticipation of 2013′s Easter Sunday on March 31, Nike Basketball has unveiled its collection of Easter-inspired footwear for flagship athletes LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant. Opting for pastel colorways and taking cues from the Easter tradition of dyeing and decorating eggs, the collection marks the debut of King James’s new LeBron X Low – a low-top iteration of the reigning MVP’s 10th anniversary signature complete with a Hyperfuse upper, exposed Dynamic Flywire, a 360 Max Air unit, and included here in a predominately mint green makeup. [See & Read More]
U.K. accessory label Love My Custom launches the Dream collection for Spring 2013. Designed by brand owner and founder Lisa-Marie Carter, the collection includes 10 designs comprised of earrings, necklaces, rings and the brands signature bracelet-ring design. The “Dream” theme takes its inspiration for from Carter’s love for U.S. sports and varsity apparel (and possible Michael Jordan with the emphasis on No. 23?). Each collection includes one customizable piece and this time around it’s the Shield Of Honour initial necklace, available in letters A-Z. All items now available on the Love My Custom site. [See More]
Usher attended the Mercedes-Benz presentation during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this week. The singer wore a military green Antonio Barragan field jacket with leather and snakeskin detailing ($2,350), black pants, and all red Maison Martin Margiela sneakers. What do you think of his look? [See More]
Perhaps inspired by his city’s NFL counterpart, LeBron James and Nike Basketball are dropping an Atomic Teal edition of King James’ signature Nike LeBron X over the weekend. Donning an Atomic Teal/Sail-Dark Atomic Teal-Total Orange-Melon Tint colorway, the seasonal makeup of the reigning MVP’s 10th flagship signature sees a teal Hyperfuse upper alongside a contrasting midsole and orange accents on the Dynamic Flywire, laces, full-length visible Zoom Air unit and more. The “Atomic Teal” Nike LeBron X will be available at select Nike retailers this Saturday for $180 USD.
The King Returns is the title of Karmaloop‘s lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013. Starring rapper Juelz Santana, brands highlighted this season are a varied selection of some of streetwear’s most recognizable names — Billionaire Boys Club, Staple, Crooks & Castles and 10.Deep — along with pieces from Santana’s own clothing line, Slowbucks. Included in the lookbook are printed tees, patterned hoodies, denim and headwear in new makeups and colors that should give urban clothing aficionados plenty to choose from this season. Each of the looks can be purchased now and in the coming weeks from Karmaloop. [See More]
The Air Jordan IV is set to make an appearance this October in a special Green Glow edition to complement to classic colorways for this model. With its upper being made up of layered nubuck panels, black mesh and grey plastic, the resulting look is something right out of the future despite the ‘retro’ tag the shoes carry. And as per the name, these Air Jordan IVs will feature glow-in-the-dark green accents on the outsole, eyelets, tongue and logo. Upon release, the shoes will be priced at 160€ EUR (approx. $210 USD). [See More]
Amsterdam street-couture imprint Daily Paper has released a lookbook for 2013 Spring/Summer, delivering another dynamic riff on African heritage-inspired designs over modish dutch tailoring. Notable pieces include the chenile-embroided fleece sweater, overlaying well-fitted shirts and dashiki printed T-shirt renditions, alongside tonal khaki and denim shorts pleated at the hem for a refined finish. Made with meticulous attention to detail and distinctive choices in fabrication, Daily Paper presents another authentic capsule nodding firmly at its cultural make-up over street-inspired profiles.The 2013 spring/summer collection is now available at their online store. [See More]
As any sneakerhead worth his weight in kicks will attest, maintaining one’s footwear is an ongoing — and sometimes tedious — task. Fortunately for the collector, Jason Markk provides one-stop solutions for today’s consumer with a range of premium goods and accessories tailored for the sneaker market. Showing a passion for sneaker care usually reserved for collecting, the label offers handcrafted wood block brushes, natural cleaning solutions and microfibre towels designed to keep shoes in pristine condition. The Standard Sneaker Cleaning Brush, with its synthetic bristles, is ideal for tackling dirt on midsoles, tough stains and all-around cleaning, while the Premium Shoe Cleaning Brush features handcrafted walnut wood and softer hog bristles better suited for delicate surfaces. [Watch & Read More]