Opening Ceremony has linked up with Keds for a shoe that celebrates Americana and the US culture. The drop finds the simple silhouette of Keds given a slight twist with tie die, bandana and stone washed uppers. The unisex collection represents a simpler era in our history and that couldnt have been reflected better than a Vans collaboration. Via Hypbeast
Keds for Opening Ceremony
Now you know there was no way these couldn’t find their way to domestic soil right? The fuzzy footwear will be hitting Sneaker Bistro in NY as a Quickstrike meaning start lining up now. Not sure how many pairs they will get or if any other shops will be getting them but this is definitely good news for those who were upset with the release not hitting the states. Via NiceKicks
The next rapper in line to get a shoe in their honor is a kinda unlikely choice but definitely deserving. Skater Josh Kalis has used his most recent DC Shoe collaboration to be used in commemoration of Jeru’s debut LP ‘The Sun Rises in the East’. The result is green suede toggled against black perforated panels with red thrown in to break the colorscheme up. These are available now at select DC Shoe retailers. Via SneakerObession
Jeru the Damaja x Josh Kalis JK7
With the DC sneaker comes an Artist Edition of course. The nation’s capital gets love with an Eagle and Crest design blazon on the sneaker’s upper. The artist responsible is unknown; however, that does not take away from the clever design and craftsmanship of the shoe. I hope those in DC got to see the tour. Via: KATC
While everyone goes crazy over SK8 His real skaters know that Chukka Lows are the way to go when it comes to feel. With suede uppers, and of course vulcanized soles, the sneakers feature plain designs as they are not made for style but strictly for riding. You can pick these up now at Vans retailers. Via: Blacksheep
Little information about release, price, and exclusivity is known about these, but what is known is that while Nike SB might be messing up with the Dunks, they are keeping their Blazer line strong. A golden upper is given Insignia Blue hits on the sock lining, laces, tongue tab, heel tab, and swooshes. As with most Blazer SBs the shoe is given a white sole.
Via: BabyRapture818 on NSB
New Balance is definitely hard at work, as we’ve seen plenty of releases as of late. Here we feature a new pair of New Balance 1700’s, which are now available at HUF. The classic runner sports plenty of technical features that have it at the forefront of the running shoe game. They sport an oiled leather upper along with minimal dark grey accents. Look for them now via HUF, which is even taking phone orders.
In one of their latest collaborations, New Balance has come together with Japanese retailer atmos to work on a pair of NB 576 which they have labeled the Face Off 2 Turbo. They sport a white, lime, and blue colorway, and are constructed from a combination of leather and patent leather. Highlighting the shoes are the blue patter design on the heel area. Look for them to release on September 19, 2009. via HS.
Sneaker customizer LAZY is back at it again. When it comes to lacing a sneaker up with denim there is no one better as LAZY even used his skills for sneaker god DJ Clark Kent. Sporting ‘Gucci’ salvage denim the sneakers give Nike SB a run for their money. The faux croc skin swooshes give the sneakers that over the top but fresh look. A wide release would be nice but is unlikely given these were made in a sample size 10.5. Via Warped
Last years Simpsons x Kid Robot release is followed this year by another Matt Groening show collection, Futurama. This collection features 3 inch figures based on the show and there are 14 different characters. Available now at Kidrobot and select dealers including Foosh.
So by now almost every college has started, so why not try to look smarter and cop some footwear that at least looks like you are learning something. The Chukka Del Barco LX – Turtedove features a mix of black and brown on its upper with red and orange hits. An ornate Turtle design covers the sneaker’s tongue giving a classy look. You can pick these up in stores now. Via: SN