Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hall of Fame Unveils Michael Jordan Exhibit

It was stated in early April that Michael Jordan would be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame this September. In honor of this great feat, the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has unveiled a new exhibit that allows fans and visitors to remember Jordan’s extensive legacy and accomplishments.

This newly-designed exhibit, which is a partnership product of Jordan Brand, Nike and the previously mentioned Basketball Hall of Fame, is officially named ‘Become Legendary: The Story of Michael Jordan‘. Included in this timeless portrayal will be various footwear, apparel and a collection of photos, videos, quotes and artifacts pertaining to Michael Jordan himself. It was only right for the Hall of Fame to give Jordan his own section seeing that he contributed more than you can imagine to the game of basketball.

“As Jordan Brand embarks on the silver anniversary celebration of the AIR JORDAN franchise, we are thrilled with the Basketball Hall of Fame’s efforts to honor Michael Jordan, the Hall’s Class of 2009 and their contributions to the game of basketball,” said Sean Tresvant, Director of Marketing for Jordan Brand.

Become Legendary: The Story of Michael Jordan‘ will be available for public display throughout 2009. On a bigger note, Jordan’s enshrinement will be the weekend of September 10-12th.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Nike SB - Today Was a Good Day (Extended Version)

Air Jordan Fusion 4 “Military Blue”

It was nearly 3 years ago that the Military Blue Air Jordan 4 made its retro return. Now, 20 years after its initial release in 1989, the classic returns as a Fusion. While the Fusion series has a love/hate relationship with many, it has been nice to see the AJF 4 series release in all of the OG colorups.

These are available now online for $145 directly from NikeStore.

Nice Kicks Feature in Complex August/September Issue

For Complex’s August/September issue, up-and-coming rapper Kid Cudi graces the cover. Cudi descriptively describes the pain of losing his father and uncle to cancer among other subjects in an interview with Joe La Puma (click here to read the story).

In addition, this issue will also contain a mini-feature on Nice Kicks. Available in stores on August 11th, 2009.

DGK Skate Demo At 6th Ave SK8 Park

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kanye West x Louis Vuitton Jasper & Don Unboxing

Unboxing KW x LV Red "Dons" And Grey/Pink "Jaspers" from ibn jasper on Vimeo.


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Artist of the Week: KiD CuDi

Scott "KiD CuDi" Mescudi is one of the most influential artists of 2009 and will be in the future and since he runs with one of the greatest producer/artist in the game KanYe West you expect nothing but the best. he was first featured on KanYe's latest album 808's & Heartbreaks on song "Welcome to Heartbreak". Since his first single Day n' Night he has been doing mixtapes and droping more singles like "I Make Her Say" featuring KanYe West & Common. He will continue to make good music and have the best hooks. Be on the look out for his album "Man on the Moon: The Guardians" soon to be dropping August 25th.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Vans Zapato Del Barco – Fall 2009

And the boat shoes keep cruisin’ on as the Vans Zapato Del Barco comes out this fall season in three new colorways. Rockin’ a black/grey, khaki, and olive colorway for each shoe, the Vans Zapato uses only premium materials on this shoe, along with white midsoles that will soon have that worn yet stylish look that most Vans’s are famous for. This model pays attention to detail as you can see with the inner lining and ankle area. Be patient as the next season approaches, unless you’d like to pay a fine sum for these shoes online.Via Journal Standard.

Air Jordan I (1) Retro High – Black Ostrich – Available Now

This Air Jordan I (1) Retro High “Black Ostrich” is available early on eBay. The reissue features a mesh middle panel and toebox but is distinguished by its full-grain premium ostrich leather overlays. Predictably, the “Black Ostrich” is toned in black/black hues. The Air Jordan I (1) Retro High “Black Ostrich” will hit Jordan Brand accounts in August, but if you’d like a pair now, they’re available on eBay.

Color: Black/Black-Anthracite
Style: 332550-002

Baby Supra Skytops

Cameras were off limits in the Supra booth at the Agenda Show, but we did get permission to take a few snaps of the upcoming baby sized Supra Skytops. Currently Supra has three colors worked up that will be available from sizes 2c-10c. No release details yet, but they will soon become available at Factory413.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Vans 46 CA Low Fall 2009 Lineup

In June, Vans released a two-sneaker pack of the 46 CA Hi model which featured a red colorway and a black colorway. Now, photos of the Vans 46 CA Low Fall 2009 lineup have surfaced and are now available at Flauge.

The low-cut sneaker will come in three colorways for the fall including turquoise, green and yellow. All three pairs feature a tonal base combined with a white vulcanized rubber sole. Other features include tonal shoelaces, a tonal Vans logo tag (side panels) and a beige inner lining. Click here to view the lineup in its entirety.

Air Jordan Fusion 13 White/Black/Red

When we first gave you a look at the Jordan Fusion 13, it seemed that nearly none of you liked the shoes. Today, we have a look at photos of the upcoming release.

The Air Jordan Fusion 13 takes the Air Jordan 13, and combines it with the Air Force 1 sole. The white, black and red colorway was originally applied to AJ13 back in 1997. Placed on the Fusion 13, the colorway is still fresh, but can it make the shoe?

Do these actual photos change your opinion of the shoe? Click here to let us know what you think.

Fragment Design x Nike Air Zoom All Court Premium

In the past, Nike Sportswear and Fragment Design have teamed up to design simple, stylish designs, namely the Nike Tennis Classic (which also included the help of Uniform Experiment). However, instead of collaborating on a classic Nike sneaker, both sides have now designed a new model dubbed the Nike Air Zoom All Court Premium.

This model’s makeup is almost identical to the aforementioned Nike Tennis Classic except it possesses a rubber toe cap. As for the colorway, this sneaker owns a 100% white leather upper with a black/orange Nike logo on the tongue. In addition, this shoe also features a perforated swoosh on the side panels. Stay tuned for more information regarding this new silhouette. What are your thoughts on the Nike Air Zoom All Court Premium?

Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier III XDR

We gave you a look at the Nike Zoom Soldier III XDR earlier this month. Today, we have additional photos.

The Nike Zoom LeBron Soldier III XDR is designed for outdoor use, yet still maintains the lightweight performance that the Soldier III is synonymous with. The key in strengthening the longevity of the shoes comes from XDR, Extra Durable Rubber. Unfortunately, these will only release as an Asia Exclusive so they won’t hit US Stores. You can however, pick them up at Kix-Files.

You can see additional photos by clicking here.

Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball”

Earlier in the month we gave you a preview of the Medicine Ball inspired Trainer III. Today, they have arrived at Premier.

The Nike Air Trainer III “Medicine Ball” features medicine ball colored accents combined with white and navy blue. With all of the classic features from the Trainer III, and a fresh colorway, these should find a place in the closet for many folks. These will set you back $110.

Thanks to Daily Drop for the heads up.

Nike Air Penny II Atlantic Blue

The Atlantic Blue Penny has been a long time coming this retro form. Until this weekend, the Atlantic Blue colorway was the only original colorway.

The combination of white leather and the soft Atlantic Blue suede is arguably the best colorway of the Penny II, and for some, the best Penny of all time. The Nike Air Penny II Atlantic Blue will be available at Politics starting tomorrow at 10:30 AM for $145.

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Jordan Element Performance Review

As we all know, streetball is nothing less than a ritual throughout the United States, let alone the entire world, year in and year out. Each summer, Jordan Brand releases multiple outdoor sneakers exclusively designed for the rigors of the outdoor playgrounds. One of the outdoor designs created for this summer season is this Jordan Element. Although we first spotted this particular sneaker on Ray Allen’s feet towards the end of the 2008-09 NBA, many sneaker enthusiasts really took a liking towards it upon seeing it as a part of the Quai 54 x Air Jordan “Ruff & Tuff” Pack.

We put the Jordan Element through indoor and outdoor performance tests to see how it could handle both elements of play. Click here to see how Jordan Element performed.

Nike Alpholution Fall 2009

The Alpholution first appeared on the web at the end of May. Since then we have seen a number of colorways.

The Fall 2009 Nike Alpholution colorways have recently become available at the Nike Store. The timeless black on black colorway, as well as a number of others, including the fresh Blue Sapphire colorway, all come in at $100. Not a bad price for a pair of kicks to finish out the summer in.

Click here to view each colorway.

Nore feat. Kid Cudi – Floatin’ in Sky

Nore feat Kid Cudi – Floatin’ in Sky

Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town

Jay-Z feat. Kanye West & Rihanna – Run This Town

Nike Air Force 1 Supreme Max Air

Usually, most people associate predominately black-colored sneakers with the fall/winter season; however, Nike has just released a stylish Air Force 1 of a similar colorway in the middle of the summer at select retailers such as Dunk.

This Nike Air Force 1 Supreme Max Air contains a primarily black leather base mixed with a translucent midsole and a black outsole. Other features include a visible Air sole unit and white details in the form of the swoosh and inner lining. No word yet on when this sneaker will release stateside, however, click here to view detailed photos. Is this one of the better Nike Air Force 1 releases this summer?

Nike Air Hoop Structure White/Teal/Infrared

The Air Hoop Structure has been well received, despite being a remake of an older model running shoe.

The Nike Air Hoop Structure in the original colorway (of the Structure Triax 91) has arrived at Proper. It features teal accents on the outside panels, and Infrared accents on the inside panels, highlighted with subtle clear outsole.

The colorway is an undeniable classic when placed on the running silhouette, but what are your thoughts when it’s placed on the Hoop Structure version? Click here to give us you thoughts.

Westside Lights Ft. Vito & Alz La Boy

Check out this track from my brothers Myspace music page...Its a classic West Coast banger show love and leave comments tell us what you thunk


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Big Sean "Getcha Some" Music Video

swagger 10th Anniversary Party feat. Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids & Mickey Factz

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, swagger look to pay tribute to its strong musical roots with a number of special guests including Lupe Fiasco, The Cool Kids and Mickey Factz. The event will take place on Friday, August 7th at ageHa. Doors open at 11:00 pm with pre-sale tickets costing ¥3,500 JPY (approximately $37 USD) and tickets at the door, ¥4,000 JPY (approximately $42 USD).

Mighty Crown x Nike Sportswear Dynasty Premium

Nike will unveil a plethora of high-top sneakers, namely the re-release of the Nike Dynasty. We have already spotted the Black/White colorway and the Black/Red color scheme; however, photos of a collaboration design on the Dynasty has now surfaced.

This particular sneaker is the product of a joint effort between Japanese music group Mighty Crown and Nike Sportswear; it was designed as a tribute to the 15th anniversary of the Mighty Crown Yokohama Reggae Festival. As for its design, this shoe possesses some very unique attributes. For example, it features a stone-studded ankle strap and a double flag logo on the tongue. The color scheme is comprised of black, red and gold. No word on when this shoe will release, yet, click here to view additional photos.

Nike Air Toki Black/Lime Green

Nike’s Air Toki has been seen in number of colorways. The simple silhouette has now been spotted in anothr sample colorway.

A combination of black and lime are applied this time to the Nike Air Toki. This colorway follows another sample, the Obsidian and Pink colorway. No release date, or information is available as of yet, but expect these to be limited, if and when they hit retailers. If you’re lucky enough to be able to fit into a sample size 9, you can pick them up now from OSneaker for $180.

Let us know what you think about these by clicking here.

Nike Air Max 90 Current Huarache

The early 90’s brought countless running classics from many brands. Nike had many, two of which, are combined in the newest hybrid.

This red and white colorway of the Nike Air Max 90 Current Huarache will hit retailers early next month. Most of you seem to feel this hybrid is taking away from the classic Air Huarache and Air Max 90. However, with the recent success of the Maxim 1, maybe some of you will reconsider? Especially since the Maxim 1, initially, received the same negative feedback.

Let us know if you’ll be picking up these by clicking here.

Converse “AC/DC” Collection

Recently, Converse has been paying tribute to infamous music bands such as Pink Floyd and Bad Brains. To continue rocking with its music inspirations, Converse will soon release a three-sneaker collection that honors the Australian rock band AC/DC.

This upcoming lineup will consist of three sneakers including two Converse Chuck Taylor models and one Star Player 75 model. The unique, multi-colored designs on the base of the sneakers are inspired by the AC/DC’s album covers and other instances in the bands lifetime. Available in the near future at select Converse retailers. Click here to view to the collection in its entirety.

Taka Hayashi x Vans No Quarter LX

Coming up in the skate world, Taka Hayashi has established himself as a go-to artist in the streetwear and sneaker culture. His resume includes works with Union, Stussy, and Vans, to name a few.

His latest effort, the Taka Hayashi x Vans No Quarter LX is a militaristic silhouette that also features Italian styling cues, as well as Native American influence. Simply put, to describe these as unique, would not do them justice. The details are beyond what words can describe, so we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Available now at ExtraButter. Click here to see detailed photos.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


For CASIO G-SHOCK’s “SHOCK THE WORLD” global tour, we’ve seen the initiative hit various parts of the globe from London to Asia. The latest move takes them to New York City as UNION NYC and PEGLEG work together on this classic DW-6900. Expecting nothing less with PEGLEG involved, the design is something hard to miss with the Stars and Stripes in full view. On another sadder note, this will represent UNION NYC’s last collaboration as they’re set to close-up shop in the next little while. 100 pieces will be available starting Thursday, July 23rd at UNION NYC and online at PEGLEGNYC.com.

Nike Sportswear 2009 Fall Lookbook

Ringing in their Fall season, Nike Sportswear unveils a plethora of different items through their Fall 2009 lookbook. Staple garments from their collections can be seen, including a wide array of Air Max styles, hybrids, and artist series apparel from the likes of Parra, Grotesk, Mark Ward, and Cassette Playa. Other highlights include new looks into their higher end Pinnacle Collection boasting premium technical garments, including their Flywire-infused pieces. Most of the lineup is now available at select Nike Sportswear retail outlets worldwide.