Posts Tagged ‘ Shoes ’

Lee Chun’s Ceramic Boosters.


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I can easily recall the first time I made anything ceramic in art class.  My father still has it sitting on a shelf in his house, and it still looks like the love child of  Jabba The Hut and an old avocado.  But Lee Chun is much more saucy with the ceramic work than most of us will ever be.  Check out a collection of his ceramic Adidas shoes.

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NIKE Robotic Sneakers


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Based on the desires of intelligent humanoid robots, bulgarian artist Simeon Georgiev has taken NIKE‘s air max 1 and roshe run silhouettes and adapted them for the future. Both sneakers have been reworked to maintain their distinct lines and elements, evoking an additional sense of rigidity. The overall aesthetics boast clean and refined color panels, with lacing systems claimed to be more advanced than NIKE’s marty mcfly’s ‘back to the future concept shoes.

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Nike KD VI “Liger”


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The “Liger” edition of Kevin Durant‘s signature Nike KD VI is set to finally make its way to Nike Basketball retailers later this month. Sporting a can’t-miss Electric Green/Night Factor-Atomic Orange colorway, the low-top dons an equally bold print with tiger stripes and leopard spots throughout the gradient-emblazoned upper.

The McFly’s Are Back… And With POWER LACES.


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Back in 2011, Nike revealed a limited run of Back to the Future Part II-inspired sneakers. The edition, set at 1500 pairs, replicated the future 2015 Nike MAGs worn by Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly in the 1989 film, although lacked the movie’s “power laces” function. The whole lot went directly on eBay as part of a charity effort on the part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation.  Today, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has revealed to Sole Collector that the company is getting ready to take another look at Marty’s shoes and will release functioning power laces next year.  “Are we gonna see power laces in 2015?” were Hatfield’s exact words. “To that, I say YES!”  Of course, there’s no word yet of how limited a production run Nike might target this time around nor is there any confirmation that the laces will appear on another replica of those specific shoes. That being said, Back to the Future fans may very soon have a chance to own the pair of shoes they’ve been dreaming about for 25 years.

Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto – Adizero F50’s.


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The Japanese designer, who has already teamed up with Adidas in the past for the Y-3 line, has created an utterly fierce pair of football boots for the three-stripe brand.  Yamamoto has transformed the adizero F50 football boots into a pair of imperial lion-dogs, mythical Japanese creatures associated with the Imperial Era.  Professional soccer players will wear these exclusive Adidas boots in matches around the world this weekend, sporting a design that pays homage to Yohji Yamamoto’s Japanese ancestors.  Fans can look out for the yellow lion-dogs on the feet of Gyasi Zardes of LA Galaxy, Jonny Steele of New York Red Bulls, Lucas Moura of Paris Saint-Germainand Naohiro Ishikawa of FC Tokyo.  These adizero F50 boots are quite a bold fashion statement, in fiery yellow tones with contrasting black and brown details. The sides of the boots call to mind the manes of the mythical lion-dogs, who were believed to guard the throne of the Japanese emperors. Yamamoto has presented a detailed and surprisingly realistic rendition of the mythical beasts that is bound to intimidate opponents on the field.  The “Yohji Yamamoto adizero F50″ boots will be available from October 28 in Adidas stores. Price: €300 (around $415) per pair.

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Nike LeBron 11 Shoes


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Recently Nike unveiled its latest basketball signature shoe: the LeBron 11. With its incredible design, it blends all of the brand’s latest innovations (Hyperposite, Hyperfuse, Dynamic Flywire, Lunarlon, Nike Zoom) and only weighs 14.5 oz. Its upper provides protection, containment and responsiveness, while its bottom was deconstructed to position his foot much lower to the ground to better feel the court. The Lebron 11 will be released globally on October 12th.

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NIKEiD Releases the Hypervenom iD


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As star strikers Danny Welbeck, Isco, and Robert Lewandowski have all scored goals in Nike‘s flagship Hypervenom boot early in the 2013-2014 campaign, the three footballers have been chosen to celebrate “A Rare Breed of Attack” on NIKEiD – culminating in special custom editions of the boot for the players. Inspired by the likes of a panther, eagle, and scorpion, the three designs reflect each player’s style of attacking play and come decked out in team colors. Look for all three players to hit the pitch in a special edition boots and head on over to NIKEiD now to customize a pair of your own.

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NIKE Free Flyknit Running Shoes


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A new, more compressive NIKE flyknit construction in the shoe upper secures the runner’s foot to the shoe platform. The unique zoned performance mapping pattern of the NIKE flyknit upper is derived from insights on how pressure is exerted on the top of the foot. NIKE sport research lab scientists employed pressure-mapping technology to locate stress areas, and designers used the data to inform the new upper. Zones on the top of the foot have engineered stretch built to enable natural flex, while a tighter weave at the perimeter stabilizes the forefoot and heel. Additionally, elasticized construction fits securely around the ankle for a comfortable, secure fit. By knitting a one-piece upper, NIKE flyknit construction reduces NIKE’s typical upper waste by an average of 88 percent.

NIKE HYPERVENOM – Deadly Breed


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Nike Football presents this short further hyping its new model, the Hypervenom — a boot that intends to capture the same agility displayed by the vicious alter-ego shown in the video. The Hypervenom intends to give the wearer a feeling closer to being barefoot in order to better feel the ball through the use of its NikeSkin material, which is a hybrid of composite materials and polyurethane. The new boots can be expected on the feet of the likes of  Neymar, Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robert Lewandowski and Danny Welbeck.

Car Shoe For Lamborghini 50th Anniversary


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For its 50th anniversary celebration in collaboration with Automobili Lamborghini, Car Shoe (owned since 2001 by the Prada Group) is launching a new driving shoe. Hand made with meticulous attention to detail, the classic profile features a pebbled calf leather upper and a notched, rubber studded outsole for added grip. The moccasin is finished with Lamborghini’s iconic logo on the heel tab and metal 50th anniversary logo on the laces. The collection consists of three different colors – black, red and blue – all reminiscent of classic Lamborghini tones. A limited edition, expect these to arrive at select Prada shops in a few weeks. Car Shoe was founded in 1963 by Gianni Mostile. The brand soon became best known for its signature moccasin which feature tiny rubber nubs.

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Mita Sneakers x Reebok Classic Leather 30th Anniversary


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Continuing on their celebration of the Reebok Classic Leather‘s 30th Anniversary, the brand has collaborated with Tokyo retailer mita Sneakers. This sneaker is a colorful combination of materials and tones, meshing pig suede, sky blue chambray, terry, and glow-in-the-dark on one nicely executed silhouette. Behind this is Shigeyuki Kunii, creative director at mita Sneakers, who is responsible for the innovative design process with which mita approaches its collaborations.

Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Insta Pump Fury “Legal Issues”


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As a part of their ongoing relationship with Reebok per the recently launched Reebok Certified Network, Swedish retailer Sneakersnstuff teamed up with the footwear giant to outfit a rendition of the Insta Pump Fury. This particular version, called the “Legal Issues,” references a certain pop culture phenomenon that carries certain trademark barriers. Regardless, the brand did well to outfit the Pump Fury with plush materials around its upper, bound within a white/black leather foot-cage. The shoe also features Sneakersnstuff branding around the heel tab.

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Nike Air Reinvented


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The Nike Air Max is proof that when revolution meets evolution, a dynasty is born. Momot collaboration with the Nike Air Max for creating new artwork concept.

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Reebok ATV 19+


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Reebok continues to experiment in footwear design. Their forthcoming ATV 19+ kicks are meant to be an off-road vehicle compared to the highway-driving passenger vehicle of a regular pair of sneakers. ATV 19+ features 19 irregular lugs built to tear through mud, snow, grass, and sand. Rugged overlays, a padded tongue, and supportive collar for protection and comfort.

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Nike Free Trainer 3.0


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Nike Free Trainer 3.0 is a blend of advanced technology and articulated design. Weighting less than 9 ounces, Nike Free Trainer features flexible, breathable, supportive, strong material and as light as air. Expected to launch in January 1, 2013.

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The Mask Shoes.


Brian Jungen (born in Fort St. John, British Columbia April 29, 1970) is a Canadian artist from British Columbia with Swiss and Dunne-za First Nations ancestry. He graduated from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1992 and is based in Vancouver.

Adidas Originals x Star Wars (2010).


Now, before all the sneaker heads jump on my face about this, I know this collection is from 2010.  However, having already written a post about about an earlier collection, and seeing as how my sneaker knowledge is relatively limited, I’m putting this post up now because the all the clothes that the collection produced are super ill, regardless of when they dropped.  Check the method.

Coach Unleashes The Year Of The Dragon Collection.


In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Coach has collaborated with Chinese artist Zhang Lan to put his stamp on a collection of exclusive items.  Mr. Lan’s dragon illustration, in the traditional style of ink painting, adorns Coach’s iconic tote shape, as well as an assortment of matching small leather goods.  The gold design pops against a backdrop of the brand’s Signature pattern in mahogany.  Drawing on traditional Chinese mythology, the dragon imagery represents “Qinglong” also known as the “Azure Dragon of the East.”  As one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, Qinglong represents the East and the Spring season, and has been reincarnated as famous generals from Chinese legend and folklore.  Mr. Lan, a multi-disciplinary artist, is a member of the EDGE Creative Collective, and is widely recognized in China as a pioneer in tattoo and street art design.

Superhydrophobic Spray.


$10 to anyone who knew what that meant before reading this post.  Ross Technology Corp, a company that focuses on steel products has created a new product based on the spray known as NeverWet – which aside from being useful, is also pretty cool.  Now, this doesn’t seem particularly interesting, but it is (at least if you ask me; it is built from nanoparticles and it is hydrophobic) not only that it stops water from wetting it, but it shoots water right off from the surface on which it was applied.  Even if at first they wanted to apply this technology to steel, they quickly realized the enormous list of applications this can have, from shoes and clothes that wouldn’t require washing any more, to your phone that could become waterproof, or just on stuff that you don’t want bacteria to get on.  This spray will be released as a commercial product next year. Check out this video to see exactly how it works.

The Nike 6.0 2012 Spring Collection.


FINALLY I’m on time with the game when it comes to the release of a shoe collection.  All too often on this blog I’ll find some dope shoes, and either someone on my staff or one of my close friends will gently pull me aside and say “Storm… those are old as HELL.  Everyone has already seen those.”  So when I caught a glimpse of Nike 6.0’s upcoming Spring 2012 footwear collection I danced a little.  Evolving many of its signature pro models via updated colorways and redesigned construction and some new iterations of the Paul Rodriguez V, Mogan Mid 2 SE and the Encore 2, the models incorporate the use of the new Nike Lunarlon cushioning system with an installment of silhouettes including the Braata LR and Zoom LeShot LR. Overall the arrangement maintains a minimally chromatic palette, avoiding overused patterns or textures, but I still find the entire collection quite dope.

Dior Makes Vegan Shoes?


Natalie Portman has enthused about her new role as the face of Miss Cherie for Dior, revealing that Dior re-makes its accessories for the strictly vegan actress.  She told WWD.com:

“One of the things that’s been so nice is that Dior made all of the shoes for me with no animals and no leather or anything, because I don’t wear any leather…They re-made all my shoes so I can wear Dior shoes without taking lives.”

In 2008 Natalie Portman launched her own line of shoes, after bemoaning the lack of vegan footwear on sale, and is often seen in Stella McCartney’s vegan styles.

Harry Potter x Nike?


Jay Angeles is a creative genius when it comes to creating shoe concepts. The featured shoes are all Harry Potter Nike concepts that represent each Hogwarts house: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin.  Each pair of these Harry Potter Nike concepts matches the house’s colors to a tee.  I’m sure that any Harry Potter fan would love the chance to get their hands on a pair of these sweet kicks.  Lets hope Nike considers releasing them.

Fila x Swarovski.


Maybe when you hear the word Fila, you may think of the Lil Jon track “Forever I Love Atlanta”, or you may think simply of the shoe.  But I promise when you’ve heard Fila in the past, Swarovski Crystal never popped into mind.  In order to celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Italian brand created the very special FILA FX2 limited edition shoes, covered with 1,000 Swarovski crystals.  Available in two colors and eco-safe (with anti-fur design), the collection is limited to only 100 pairs worldwide.  Perfectly combining sportiness and elegance, the FILA FX2 sport shoes also boast the “100th anniversary” logo at the back of the shoe, covered with gold foil.

Star Wars Vs. Adidas Originals.


Star Wars and Adidas Originals teamed up back at the end of 2009 to provide a fleet of heat for your feet in the year of 2010. (Now before I explain more, my sneak-head homegirl Gabby is going to chew me out all the way from D.C. because I’m 2 years behind schedule with these.  But Gabs, you want me to post up the new sh*t, you gotta send it over first.)  The extensive Star Wars x adidas Originals Collection is categorized into three different packs: the Characters Pack, the Vehicles Pack, and the Direct Pack. Both parties draw upon their renowned imagery-characters and starships for Star Wars and grizzled silhouettes for adidas Originals-to create pairs with flair. A few of the aforementioned characters and vehicles include the TIE Fighter, Darth Vader, and the X-Wing. The adidas Originals silhouettes that serve as the respective canvases are the Nizza Hi, the ZX Runner, and the Samba.  And regardless of when they dropped, I still think their bomb.  Check the method.