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Land Rover Is Bringing Back the Original Range Rover


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Land Rover is planning to provide the original Range Rover with a restoration overhaul, now announcing the Range Rover Reborn program. As a part of the project, 10 models of the original Range Rover will be restored, awarding interested buyers with the opportunity to purchase a version of the OG Range Rover, brand new.

Each Land Rover Reborn will undergo comprehensive restoration courtesy of an experienced automotive team. This group of mechanics will then work alongside the customer in order to find the best possible base vehicle for the restoration process. Interested buyers will in turn be advised on collectability, unique characteristics of their chosen vehicle, and preferable chassis numbers. The restorations will follow the original 1970s factory specifications using Land Rover Classic parts and prices for Reborn Rovers.

Tim Hannig, director at Land Rover Classic, insists that the Range Rover Reborn program is “a wonderful way to preserve the much sought after three-door original Range Rover from the 1970s, from period-correct color ways to interior trim and accessories.”

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Drake Offers to Refund 20,000 Fans After Travis Scott Falls off Stage During Concert

In case you missed it, during the London stop of ‘The Boy Meets World Tour,’ headliner Drake and Young Thug surprised the audience by bringing out a special guest, Travis Scott. As the crowd went wild, Scott’s appearance did result in a technical issue, causing the rapper to fall off the stage during the track “Goosebumps.”

Now Drake is offering all 20,000 fans a refund for the accident stating the show would be “for free tonight” and he’d “deal with it later,” adding “you can pay for it later.” Whether Drake actually gives everyone a refund remains to be seen. And fortunately, Scott wasn’t hurt. Check out the video above.

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Drake Offers to Refund 20,000 Fans After Travis Scott Falls off Stage During Concert

In case you missed it, during the London stop of ‘The Boy Meets World Tour,’ headliner Drake and Young Thug surprised the audience by bringing out a special guest, Travis Scott. As the crowd went wild, Scott’s appearance did result in a technical issue, causing the rapper to fall off the stage during the track “Goosebumps.”

Now Drake is offering all 20,000 fans a refund for the accident stating the show would be “for free tonight” and he’d “deal with it later,” adding “you can pay for it later.” Whether Drake actually gives everyone a refund remains to be seen. And fortunately, Scott wasn’t hurt. Check out the video above.

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NikeLab Adds an “Iced Jade” Air Max 1 to Its Pinnacle Collection

If you’re looking for a little something more colorful from NikeLab’s Pinnacle collection of Air Max 1s, then you’re in the luck as the Swoosh’s premium imprint is dropping an “Iced Jade” rendition of the Tinker Hatfield-designed classic. Eschewing the simplicity of the off-white and black colorways in favor of an outdoorsy motif, the kicks come in a combination of premium leather and suede and couple a “Sail”-colored midsole with “Iced Jade,” “Cargo Khaki” and “Outdoor Green” hues.

Like their aforementioned Pinnacle compadres, these are slated to hit NikeLab stockists like Titolo come Wednesday, February 1.

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Artist Maksim Burov Designs a Koenigsegg Motorcycle Concept

Swedish automotive manufacturer Koenigsegg is known for making sleek, beautiful and ridiculously fast mid-engine two-door hypercars. But designer Maksim Burov imagined a world where Koenigsegg designs its own motorcycle. Burov admits that the concept for the bike draws a lot of inspiration from the Lotus C-01 and while the engine cowling definitely looks borrowed, a lot of other elements make this concept unique. The front and rear tires both have fender deletes, a dual exhaust sits behind the rider instead of exiting through the sides like the Lotus, the body is shortened, and the instruments display is presented without a windshield. We doubt Koenigsegg sways off its perfect hypercar formula anytime soon, but maybe this will help convince them to.

Check out the concept above and let us know if you want to see this come alive.

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The 10 Best Sneaker Photos on Instagram This Week


Another week and we’re back with the highlights from our series showcasing some of the best sneaker photos we come across on Instagram each week. By now the “floating” kicks or shoes dangling off a building looks are commonplace, but when done well they’re still worth a look.

Whether it’s a glimpse at the latest hype release, something super rare or simply a stunning shot of a more common pair, we’re looking to bring you look into how the creative community captures their favorite footwear, as well highlighting some of Instagram’s biggest sneakerheads.

Without further ado here are 10 of the best sneakers photos of the week.

Wydane w 2014 roku z okazji 20-lecia modelu Instapump Fury. Za kolaboracje jest odpowiedzialny bostoński butik Concepts, który szukał inspiracji w latach 90-tych i tak postanowili wziąć na warsztat włoski butik Versace. W tamtych latach po asortyment tej marki bardzo chętnie sięgali topowi raperzy. Buty aż biją od wzorów kojarzonych z przepychem oraz luksusem. Mamy tutaj złoto, barokową ikonografie, wzory Versace, a wszystko dopełniają różowe, krzykliwe elementy. Aż trudno przejść obok nich obojętnie! Szukałem ich odkąd tylko pojawiły się na rynku. Według mnie jest to ścisłe top 3, jeżeli chodzi o ten model. Na pierwszym miejscu typuje 24 Kilates x 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi. Jaka jest Wasza topka, jeżeli chodzi o ten model? Udało mi się je zdobyć w drodze wymiany za czarne 98 Supreme. @kaczy__

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The small details are by far the most important. #HSKicks

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blackout. #flyknitracer

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Fragmented.

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That’s that Chicagooooo

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Adidas Ultraboost Mid – Crow/Coral

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Nike Previews Luxurious & Timeless Air Max 1 Pinnacle Pack


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Nike continues 2017 with a strong momentum and the latest Air Max 1 pack is proof of that. The forthcoming Air Max 1 Pinnacle Pack sees the classic sneaker get a luxe makeover.

The Pinnacle Pack comes in two fresh colorways, black and cream, while maintaining the iconic Air Max 1 silhouette. Lined with an premium leather upper, the lactose-inspired shade make the sneaker a catch for collectors. The news of the forthcoming release comes days after the release of the Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 Flyknit.

There’s a few days to wait as the Nike Air Max 1 Pinnacle Pack won’t land on sites such as Titolo until February 1.

In other sneaker news, adidas Originals launches the Tubular Radial “Mélange Knit”.

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Nike and Jordan Brand Honor Serena Williams’ 23rd Title Win With Limited Edition Jordans


Earlier today, Serena Williams cemented her place in history with her record-breaking 23rd grand slam title following her win at the Australia Open. Beating sister and longtime rival Venus, Serena won her seventh Australian Open tournament. #23 is significant to many sports fans when talking about basketball for sure, but the number now has an added layer of meaning which Nike and Jordan Brand acknowledged.

Having been with the brand since 2004, Nike and Jordan Brand honored the occasion by releasing an exclusive Air Jordan 1, Williams’ favorite sneaker. Williams also happened to changed into a pair of the sneakers for the title ceremony. Alongside the Air Jordan 1, Nike also released a limited edition of the women’s NikeCourt Flare. The exclusive AJ1s come in Williams’ favorite colors pink and black, while the NikeCourt Flare comes in both red/black and pink/black colorways.

It’s fair to say that when it comes to a conversation regarding the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams is in the same bracket as Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Lionel Messi.

The SW x Air Jordan footwear collection launches January 28 in selected Nike stores. Both colorways of the women’s NikeCourt Flare AJ1 release January 30 on SNKRS in the U.S., Western Europe and Japan. The Girls’ Air Jordan 1 Retro High SW is available January 30 in the U.S. only.

In other news, John Boyega will be starring in a new Netflix original film titled Imperial Dreams, available to stream on February 3.

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Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump’s Muslim Ban & Other News


Out in the real world news is happening and here are the highlights.

What some dismissed as the unhinged rantings of a racist madman has become reality: on Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order – completely undemocratically, by the way, as there was no consultation with the state or justice departments or his republican lackeys in congress or the senate – that imposed an indefinite ban on U.S. entry of Syrian refugees, a 120-day ban on refugees in general, as well as a 90-day ban on anyone born in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, regardless of which passport they hold.

The ban also extends to holders of U.S. green cards. People were removed from U.S.-bound flights on the other side of the world, families divided, all because of where they happened to be born. Passed under the guise of an anti-terrorism measure, it totally ignores the fact that not a single citizen from any of these countries has committed an attack on U.S. soil, while the likes of Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Pakistan, the world’s main exporters of jihadism, aren’t banned. There is no logic or policy underpinning this measure – it is the politics of hate and spite designed to satisfy Trump’s racist base. – New York Times

In response to Trump’s stupid and racist ban on Syrian refugees and citizens of six other Muslim-majority countries, Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, has said that it plans to hire 10,000 refugees in 75 countries over the next five years. While Starbucks should be commended for helping people in need, it shouldn’t be ignored that the company pays a pittance in tax, fostering economic disparity and, by extension, the social discord that such disparity causes. A few refugees, which are ultimately employed to serve its profits, doesn’t make up for that. – Reuters

As the New York Taxi Workers Union declared that it will be suspending pickups at JFK airport for an hour as a show of solidarity with protestors, Uber found itself in hot water after it declared that there will be no surge pricing for rides ordered at the airport. This was regarded as an attempt to exploit the strike, and the #DeleteUber hashtag started trending, with instructions how to delete the app. In attempt at back pedaling, the company said it will compensate any employees affected by Trump’s recent executive order, and its CEO, Travis Kalanick, will raise the issue with Trump when they meet next, because Uber is just one tech company that seized the opportunity to jump into bed with his transition team. – NBC News

Following the Golden State Warriors’ narrow 113-111 win against the Portland Trailblazers, Golden State coach, Steve Kerr, turned his attention to more pressing matters and denounced Trump’s Muslim ban as “a horrible idea” that will only foster more anti-American attitudes. Kerr has personal experience of this: born in Lebanon, his father was murdered by extremists in 1984 when he was president of the American University in Beirut, so he’s not just another famous person ranting on Twitter and he should be commended for not hiding behind spineless apoliticism. – CBS Sports

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Ubiq x Diadora N.9000 “Whiz Wit” Is Inspired by the Famous Philly Cheesesteak


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Needless to say, combining food and sneakers typically isn’t a good idea – that is, unless you have a fresh bottle of Crep Protect to keep them safe. Aside from that instance, however, Diadora and Ubiq have officially found a way to make it work, using the famed Philly Cheesesteak sandwich as inspiration for their latest sneaker.

Officially titled the “Whiz Wit” N.9000, the duo opted to utilize Diadora’s most premium materials to reconstruct a shoe reminiscent of the regional favorite. The upper is a contrast of materials, with premium leather and suedes to represent the blend of tasty ingredients used in the Cheesesteak sandwich. One of the most intriguing aspects of the sneaker is the yellow leather used on the side to represent cheese, due to quality colored leather being a rarity in today’s sneaker world.

The Ubiq x Diadora “Whiz Wit” N.9000 will debut on January 28 both in-store and online at Ubiq.

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Here’s an Official First Look at the Air Jordan IV “Royalty”


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After months of teasing and anticipation, Jordan Brand is set to release the Air Jordan IV “Royalty. The brand has had strong start to year following a string of releases this month alone and the Air Jordan IV “Royalty” looks set to be one of the hottest drops this quarter.

The Tinker Hatfield designed sneaker was originally worn by Jordan during the 1988-89 season, when he was the league’s top scorer. The classic silhouette comes in a luxury combination of black and gold, with the design featuring premium black suede all over,  with hits of metallic gold on the Air Jordan IV’s most iconic elements.

The Air Jordan “Royalty” will be available in selected stores and online from February 4 and retails at $190.

In other Jordan related news, Serena Williams was honored with a commemorative Air Jordan 1 to celebrate her 23rd grand slam title victory at the Australian Open.

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