Thanks to Balenciaga $2,144 interpretation of Ikea’s 99 cents Frakta tote bag, Ikea is having quite a lot of attention of late and the Internet, had some fun too, including a mega shoe lover, Instagram user Brucehatoo. Riding on the Ikea hype, Brucehatoo came up with the idea of photoshopping a pair of Yeezy sneakers into Ikea Frakta-inspired kicks which he then posted on his Instagram account to much rave reception. In fact, I saw came across Bruce’s ‘creation’ a few days ago and was wondering to myself, what if Ikea really collaborate with Adidas? Wouldn’t it be cool? Continue reading Marche Turned Photoshopped Ikea Yeezy Sneakers Into Reality
On contrary to some sick minded Alien fans, the most iconic scene of Alien franchise is not the gruesome scene of tiny alien bursting out of someone’s guts, but it was the one where Ellen Ripley (played by Sigourney Weaver) took on the Queen Alien in an epic Power Loader versus acid-spewing, mouth-in-mouth space creature battle. And it was this scene which the “redesigned” kicks were based on and the sporting company announced not one, but two pairs of Alien sneakers, appropriately named Reebok Alien Stomper ‘Final Battle’ Double-Pack. Continue reading Reebok Announced New Alien-inspired Kicks Suitable For Both Sexes
Freaker Sneaks is not shoe brand and that’s probably a good thing, or else this shoe customizer founded by U.K. born artist Jonny Barry wouldn’t be able to turn out shoes that you desired in your favorite, sometimes one-of-a-kind design. Having said that, if you are tired of off-the-shelf sneakers and if you have been bitten by the nostalgic gaming bug, then you should really check out Freaker Sneaks’ Jordan “Super Nintendo” IV. Well, the product pretty much says it all. There’s really nothing we can add on except for two things: it has a colorway that’s a nod the Super Nintendo chassis color and each pair features D-pad and buttons that are actually pulled from official Super Nintendo controllers, and hence they are can actually be pressed. Continue reading Freaky Sneaks “Super Nintendo” Shoes Have Real Controller Buttons!
Nike is constantly pushing out new Air Force 1 sneakers which is hard for us to keep track or feature. And thus, we make a point to only pick out Air Force 1 that are truly unique in look, such as the AF1 that’s covered in raw cork material, or this one here that has ballistic nylon in the mix amongst premium full grain leather, introduced recently. The former material gives this pair of kicks a very military feel and the olive (or black, the other color Nike is offering for men) colorway, along with a gum color outsole only serve to reinforce that notion. Continue reading Ballistic Nylon Nike Special Field Air Force 1 Is Very Military-ish, Very Cool
More collab sneakers for you. This time this pair is born out of a collaboration between A Bathing Ape AKA BAPE and Adidas, and the result, as you might have guessed, are Adidas kicks dressed in the very recognizable BAPE camo. Boy, are they beautiful. Dubbed BAPE x Adidas Originals NMD-R1, the sneakers is offered in two colorways: Olive and Black/Grey and as far as looks go, it retains the familiar lines of the NMD-R1 with the signature triple stripes but with added accent of green or grey, depending on the camo tone. Continue reading BAPE And Adidas Joined Hands To Create These Awesome Camo Sneakers
Toy Story is arguably the biggest animation to have rolled out of Disney’s Pixar since, well, nothing and while the first flick more than a decade old, it is still loved by many. So much so that it is going to get its fourth movie in 2018, after a good eight years hiatus. Between now and 2018, Toy Story fans, who are likely all grown ups, can fill in their misses for this endearing animation with these official collaboration kicks coming from sneakers maker Vans. The Vans x Disney Pixar Toy Story Sneakers Collection boasts several styles with designs inspired by the lovable characters, including the likes of Buzz Lightyear, Bo Peep, Space Aliens, Woody – just to name a few. Continue reading Vans and Disney Pixar Teamed Up For Toy Story-themed Sneakers
When Back to the Future II hit the silver screen in 1989, many of us were excited about the future. There was little doubt that this sci-fi movie defined the future for mankind. More than two and half decades later, not many of the future tech predicted by the movie see fruition. We can only conclude that the future took an entirely different timeline to one of those experience by McFly. The world is pretty high-tech now, but not nearly as futuristic as what Back to the Future II had predicted. However, we do see some similar tech like an actual hoverboard and soon, the world will be welcoming its first ever self-lacing sneakers that money can buy. Continue reading Nike Confirms High-Tech Self-lacing Shoes Will Go On Sale On November 28
It turns out, Apple has dabbled in more than just wrist watch 20 years ago. Who would have thought the would-be tech giant did in fact made a pair of Apple-branded sneakers? However, only a pair was made sometime in the 90s and like the now-classic timepiece, it was destined for promotional use and quite obviously, never intended for sale. Seriously, you didn’t think Apple would dip in the fashion industry, did you? Nah. Highly unlikely. From what have read thus far, Steve Jobs was never the fashion-ish type. Anywho, the said sneakers was a prototype and boasted then-rad design, which was white leather, complete with perforation for breathability. Continue reading Do You Know Apple Actually Made A Pair Of Sneakers In The 90s?
Dr. Martens has been around for the longest time. The UK shoe maker is arguably as iconic as the UK pop stars of the 80s. It is known for footwear that are on the clunky side and it has always been so like forever. However, of late, the now-Permira own shoe maker has gone on a ‘revolution’ with a new range called DM’s Lite. Hailed as “the next revolution,” the new range is a revolution indeed with the shoe maker doing away with traditional chunky soles and went with a new ultra lightweight sole to result in a sleeker and lightweight kicks. Continue reading Dr. Martens Goes On Diet With DM’s Lite, Says Goodbye To Chunky Soles
American’s classy sporting outfit maker Ball and Buck has come together with long time American’s sport shoes maker New Balance to create a shoe designed with sporting gentlemen in mind. Two years in the making, the New Balance x Ball and Buck Made In USA 585, as it is called, has special significance as both are American label who are fervent proponents of made in USA goods and thus, not surprisingly, this Ball and Buck iteration of the classic NB 585 is made in the good’ol US of A. We relish this idea, very much. Not that goods made elsewhere isn’t good, but we are wary of possible malpractices and even abuses that contradicts international laws in the name of producing the goods ‘more economically’. But that’s just our point-of-view Continue reading Ball and Buck’s New Balance 585 Is Surprisingly Refreshing And Beautiful