Air Jordan 1 (I) Phat Low – Curry / White

Air Jordan 1 (I) Phat Low - Curry / White

We’ve previewed the Air Jordan 1 (I) Phat Low – Curry / White several times, but it seems like the version that is available now at select accounts overseas seems to differ a bit. They were previously thought to host a combination of white leather and curry colored elephant print across the upper, but now it seems that they feature a full curry-colored elephant print upper, along with minimal white accents. They are available now over in China, but still no word as to a US release. Via HK-Kicks.

UNDFTD x Nike Sportswear Dunk Hi Supreme “West”

As part of Nike’s “Regions” pack set to debut in the latter half of 2009, here’s a look into something UNDFTD’s Eddie Cruz and DJ Clark Kent cooked up representing the West side. Based on LA Dodgers colors, the upper also features a fishscale like texture. Available in December of 2009.

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ALife Public Outrage – Tumbled Leather

ALife Public Outrage - Tumbled Leather

Here is a look at a new Alife release. The shoe consists of a white vulcanized sole and tumbled leather upper. Black covers most of the upper while a white strip acts as a barrier to the sole. On the back heel a huge ‘ALIFE’ is shown in bold print. This will be a hit among the hipster crowd. Via: Dunk.com.cn.





Vans X Taka Hayashi – No Quarter Lx

Vans X Taka Hayashi - No Quarter Lx

Vans teamed up with Japanese illustrator Taka Hayashi to present a new collection for the 2009 fall/winter season. As with all great art, the sneakers were designed with deep inspiration. Hayashi used elements from, “Italian footwear of the ‘60s” and “pieces of military vintage” to create the perfect look. Each shoe features studs, leather, canvas, and belt-like-straps on top of Vans’ vulcanized sole. Via: FreshNGood.



Flying Coffin Summer 2009 Collection | Online Exclusives

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With the arrival of the Flying Coffin summer 2009 collection, we find several online exclusive items that were not shown in the initial release. First up is the goatgram zip up, which features the FC bolts logo on the front with the goatgram design nice and big on the back, limited to only 19 pieces. Next is a bolts logo snapback with a leather bill and FC signature plaid print on the flipside, also very limited at 33 pieces. Other items included in the drop are plaid logo totes and the first ever Flying Coffin sticker packs. Available now at FlyingCoffin.com.

You can see more images of the Flying Coffin Summer 2009 Collection Online Exclusives after the leap.

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Feature: Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Footwear Photoshoot

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By now, most of you have seen the line-up of sneakers created by Kanye West for Louis Vuitton. Opinions vary on the outcome of the collection. We’ve always compared the line to what Louis Vuitton has done in the past with sneakers, and think the Kanye West collection beats those efforts by leaps and bounds. Just like in the regular sneaker game, some people like it more colorful, others like it more subtle, and this line-up offers something for both tastes. Personally, we prefer the tonal high tops. We also had the chance to field test them and can tell you that quality and fabrication are very much on point, as to be expected from Louis Vuitton.

Having worked recently with Nike on the Air Yeezy, the LV collection is the second major sneaker project by Kanye West. Take a step back and think about what is happening here – we see collaborations all the time with boutiques, brands, artists and other creative fields. How many times can the colors and the materials on the same shoe silhouette be changed and still look new and different from the hundreds of releases we see every year? Kanye West got to design his very own silhouettes in both cases, probably the most impressive part about these projects.

With the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton sneakers releasing worldwide in the coming weeks, we wanted to do something out of the ordinary with the footwear Louis Vuitton gladly lent us for this special shoot. We teamed up with German photographer Daniela Muller-Brunke to shine some new light onto the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton collection. To give you some background on the shoot, we used the iconic LV symbols and projected them in different colors onto the background of the sneaker, with the outcome being a psychedelic mix of fading colors. Hopefully you like it.

Take a look at all images from the Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Footwear Photoshoot here.


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Medicom x Leilow Bearbrick

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Once again Jules Gayton from Leilow gets together with Medicom to collaborate on a Bearbrick toy as part of the 1/6 Project by the Japanese toy company. The Bearbrick features an all-over flower pattern, a graphic that we have seen before from the brand. On the back you can find a multicolor Leilow Hawaii logo print. The Bearbrick is now available in Japan.

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Spike Lee x Nike Blazer

spike-lee-nike-blazer-1Name a better birthday present than sneakers, how about your own Blazer colorway! For Spike Lee’s 50th the film icon teamed up with the sneaker giant again for this beautiful Blazer. Done up in all white perforated leather with a black midsole and white tipped toe the shoe features red accents and green guts. While there is no release date set yet one can only pray its soon. Via Sneakernews





MIHARA YASUHIRO “Half” Sunglasses

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Among Japan’s most heralded avant-garde designers as well as a competent shoe designer thanks to his collections with Puma, an interesting set of sunglasses emerge from Mihara Yasuhiro’s eyewear collection this season. Whilst the frame itself is relatively conventional, the bottom part ends apparently, creating the illusion of only half lenses. Look for these at select MIHARA YASUHIRO accounts.

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Sneaker Pimps NYC – Friday June 26th

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The event that is a must attend for any serious sneaker enthusiast has found its way to the big apple on Friday June 26th. Featuring performances by Big Boi, Jadakiss, the Clipse, Wale and more the event also includes artist installations and pieces from IRAK, tokidoki, CLAW Money and JOR. Also check out the DunkxChange, an XBOX 360 Battle Royale, and a Zoo York skate demo.

Doors open at 8pm. All ages are welcomed. Tickets cost $25. For more info, peep [SneakerPimps.net].

Converse x Pink Floyd “Animals” Chuck Taylor Collection

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Inspired by the artwork from the 1977 “Animals” album, Pink Floyd has created a pack of two Chuck Taylors with Converse. The design comes both on the Chuck Taylor Low and Chuck Taylor High. Both sneakers are releasing this week at the Converse Store London.

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Nike Hyperdunk Philippines

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Pinoy sneakerheands should be extremely excited to know that this summer Nike will be dropping a Hyperdunk dedicated to them. Inspired by the Filipino national flag. Done up in blue patent leather, red/blue flywire and a glossy red midsole with a yellow speckled outsole the shoe is a very awesome homage. The cherry on top is the white Nike sign that sits smack dab in the middle. Expect to see these at select House of Hoops locations shortly. Via Sneakerfiles



Undefeated x Stussy x Hectic “Full Metallic Jacket” Bearbrick Set

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As seen previously here, when the Undefeated x Stussy x Hectic “Full Metallic Jacket” New Balance pack released, we can give you today more detailed views of the Bearbrick Set that comes as part of the same pack. The set consists of a 100% and a 400% Bearbrick, both featuring a dark metallic silver/black upper with red accents and logo placements.

More detailed views of the Undefeated x Stussy x Hectic “Full Metallic Jacket” Bearbrick Set by Medicom follow after the jump.

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Medicom x Stussy x Reas “Wayback Throwback” Bearbricks

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Medicom gets together with Stussy and artist Reas on a triple Bearbrick set. The set consists of three Bearbricks in the 100% size. So far no release date has been announced yet, but we will for sure keep you posted.

More detailed images of the three Medicom x Stussy x Reas “Wayback Throwback” Bearbricks follow after the jump.

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Enter Here to Win a Trip to Benicassim — The Ultimate International Festival!

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SPIN and 55DSL are teaming up to give away a 55DSL x Dim Mak x Ferrino Survival Kit and two tickets to camp at the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain.

The Benicassim festival takes place from July 16-19 in Benicassim, Valencia. The event will feature superstar headliners like Kings of Leon, Oasis, The Killers, and Franz Ferdinand.

Along with tickets, winners will receive a 55DSL x Dim Mak x Ferrino Survival Kit and access to the festival campsite! The apparel lifestyle brand 55DSL launched this project in collaboration with Los Angeles-based record label Dim Mak, and renowned Italian tent manufacturer Ferrino. The survival kit includes a top-of-the-line Ferrino tent, limited edition 55DSL t-shirt, and an exclusive Dim Mak compilation CD. For more information visit 55DSL.com.
Winners will also receive a pair of new Nokia mobile phones to document their experience!
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Bedwin Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories

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After showing you the Bedwin Fall/Winter 2009 Collection before, we now give you a more detailed look at the accessories of the collection, which are just as strong. The line is made up of ties, scarfs, caps, hats, bags, shoes, boots, suspenders and more. In terms of collaborations Bedwin worked once again with Clarks on the Desert Boot in two special black make-ups and matching those they worked with Porter on a backpack.

Detailed images of the Bedwin Fall/Winter 2009 Accessories follow after the jump.

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Nike Air Max 1 – Amsterdam

Nike Air Max 1 - Amsterdam

As if Amsterdam needed anymore positive PR Nike dropped these. Featuring premium suede, leather, and mesh all in tones of burgundy and pink the shoe is accented with baby blue on the swoosh, outsole, visible air unit, eyelets, Amsterdam logo, laces, and crown on the tongue. Pink and blue splatter covers the burgundy midsole while the theme of ‘Amsterdam is King’ is definitely executed. Though these were released exclusively in Amsterdam in 2005 you can get them now at Revive.








Nike WMNS Air Max 1 & Blazer – Soft Pearl

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Nike Sportswear have released both the Blazer and Air Max 1 in a soft pearl colorway. The shoes are constructed of premium materials with a repeating design element of woven fabrics and golden accenting. The Blazer is constructed of woven nylon and perforated leather while the Air Max 1 sports suede, woven leather and checkered suede, it’s almost hard to pick a favorite. In the event that you cant cop both at KixFiles