Sneaker Freaker gives us a look at the next Ronnie Fieg x ASICS sneaker in its 10th issue. The sneaker is nicknamed the “Flamingo” and is a special edition of the Asics Gel Lyte III. As the nickname denotes, the sneaker comes featuring flamindo motifs including softened blue and pink paired with a light grey suede-mesh upper and off-white midsole. Finishing off the pair are rope laces and a pink insole. The 10th issue of Sneaker Freaker Germany is set to release on June 25. The sneaker will see a release in July.
Odd Future x Vans Syndicate Old Skool Pro “S” has now been unveiled in all it’s glory. Take a look at the sneaker which comes featuring a suede upper and a solid gum rubber sole. The shoes come featuring white accents on the the laces and Jazz Stripe. The sneaker also features “Golf Wang” embroidered across the heel, was well as Odd Future branded on the tongue, special footbed graphics, and custom packaging. The sneaker is available in colors of Black, Blue, Camel, and Red and is is now available exclusively at Vans Syndicate retailers.
We have been friends with Odd Future for a while now and we’ve had a very rare pleasure in watching these talented teens blow up right before our very eyes. As Vans loyalists from the beginning, this outrageous rap group embodies the Syndicate culture with roots in skateboarding, music and Off the Wall personalities.
For the Syndicate Odd Future pack, Tyler the Creator chose the crew’s favorite Vans classic silhouettes, the Old Skool, to update to Pro “S” specs including custom artwork and graphics in four bold suede colorways grounded by a gum rubber sidewall.
The Old Skool Pro “S” features premium suede materials and custom Golf Wang artwork on the tongue and footbed. Available in Black, Blue, Camel and Red.
Founded in the 1970s by Lloyd “BullWackie” Barnes on White Plains Road in the Bronx, Wackies is considered by many to be the first significant Reggae studio and label in the United States. As a Kingston youth, Lloyd Barnes was entranced by the sound systems of Duke Reid and Coxsone Dodd. In 1967 he left Jamaica and came via England to New York, where he created his own sound system called Bullwackie’s Disco and would play at dances all around New York City.
However, in 1973 due to violence on the scene at the time, he decided to start a studio in the Bronx to create music, rather than just play it. Wackies studio developed a distinctive sound that was bass heavy and deliberately crafted to have what some people call a “lo-fi” sound. Wackies achieved this sound using special recording techniques and equipment. This equipment was so notable that some pieces now have a place in the Les Paul Museum. Popular Jamaican reggae artists such as Horace Andy, Sugar Minott , and Wayne Jarret appeared regularly on the label. However, Lloyd Barnes developed a number of New York-based artists as well such as: Love Joys, Itopia and Chosen Brothers. In 1977 ‘Wackies House of Music’ Record shop was established right next door to the studio. Like Lee Perry’s Upsetters Record Shop this shop was far more than just an outlet to sell music, it worked as a constant meeting point for Jamaican artists living in New York or just passing by. Via this shop the contact with lots of talented people was established and the output of many brilliant records made possible.
Supreme has joined Wackies to present a small capsule collection. The group will consist of four graphic T-Shirts, a Tank Top, and a 5-Panel Hat. All items have been designed using original artwork from the Wackies records label archive. This group will be offered along with two new original graphic T-Shirts for the Summer.
Available in-store in NY, LA, London and online on June 6th.
Available in Japan on June 8th.
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The official date of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red/Red colorway is now announced and available. The much anticipated fourth colorway of the Kanye West designed sneaker will be available in select stores on June 18, 2013. The date is also the same date as the release of Kanye West’s next album, Yeezus.
The Nike Air Yeezy 2 comes featuring a red suede and red nylon upper, as well as a matching red glow-in-the-dark outer sole. The sneaker will be super select as there will only be 1000 pairs released.
A preview of this years annual Supreme x Vans sneaker collection hits the net. The collection is being billed the Vans Lampin collection via COOL TRANS. The collection sees the Vans Lampin coming in a mostly two-tone suede colorways and looks to be releasing in four options. Stay tuned for more information coming soon.
UBIQ teases a new project coming in collaboration with New Balance. No word yet on an exact release date other than the Summer preview on the image. We also have no details on exactly what to expect but we are hoping its a pair of sneakers. We’ll get you more details soon. Take a look at the tease above.
This is one of the dopest Kobe 8′s yet. Nike Basketball creates this Stadium Grey/University Gold-Night Stadium edition of Kobe Bryant‘s signature Kobe 8 System inspired by Los Angeles’ Venice Beach. This version of the Kobe 8 System is set to hit Nike Basketball retailers across the globe this Saturday, May 25 for $140 USD.