For those who can never get enough of Initial D, the Japanese anime that centers around downhill racing culture in Japan, here’s something that will surely brighten your day. Ok, maybe only if you are a fan of Takumi Fujiwara, the series protagonist and his bad-ass black and white AE86, powered by the legendary 4A-GE motor. Can’t help you if you are a hardcore fan of the Red Sun, though. Anyways, here’s a pair of canvas sneakers to celebrate your love for this evergreen anime. Called Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers, it is presented in the same colorway as Takumi’s Toyota, i.e. black and white, and features the iconic Fujiwara Tofu Store text in Japanese found on the hero’s AE-86. Continue reading Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D
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
We talk and hear a lot about the future. Future of transportation, future of housing, future technology, but one thing we almost never talk about is future of fashion, specifically, kicks, and so it is kind of refreshing to pick up a piece that talked about the future of sneakers through a concept rendering. Originally conceived as an entry for the Pensole contest “Fusion of Footwear” by Mexico-based industrial and product design student David Olivares, this pair of sneakers of the future imagines an all-condition footwear that was a collaboration between two German brands: Adidas Y-3 and apparel label ACRONYM, to result in what the designer referred to as a “high fashion utility high-top sneaker,” a boot-high-top hybrid called Y-A FUYU HIGH. Continue reading Design Student Imagined Sneakers Of The Future To Be, Ermmm, Angular?
What would you do If you have a craving for pizza when you are all cosy up at home? Why, pick up a phone and dial for a pizza, of course, but this being 2017, you can also order it online, or with an app, or you can just squeeze the button on the tongue this pair of custom Pizza Hut ‘Pie Tops’ Limited Edition High-Top Sneakers. Yup. A pair of Pizza Hut kicks. To be honest, the design is less than stellar, but who cares when it can order a pizza for you, right? And what’s more, it does not get you just any pizza; it would get you a large two-topping pizza for a mere $7.99. Continue reading Some Lucky Folks Get To Order Pizza Hut With This Special Pair Of Sneakers
If you have a thing for old fighter jets and love Nike sneakers – particularly, Jordans, well, then look out for this pair of new Air Jordan 5 retro kicks. Mind you, this ain’t no ordinary rebooted retro. It is a pair inspired by the classic American long-range, single-seater fighter bomber used back in WWII, the North American Aviation P-51 Mustang. Obviously, there’s not a lot you can do to a sneaker to make it look like a flying Mustang. You certainly don’t expect propellers on those kicks, much less wings or stabilizers, but it sure has something that will appeal to aviation enthusiasts: the iconic shark teeth. As far as the actual kicks are concerned, the shark teeth is not what you expect; it is presented as embossed on the leather wrapped midsole. It is really subtle. Continue reading If Only The Shark Teeth With Colors Could Be On This Pair Of P-51 Jordan 5…
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!
Designed by Nike Basketball designer Tony Hardman (who is the same man responsible for Run The One and Hyperchase), Nike PG1 is the very first signature shoe of NBA star, Indiana Pacer’s Paul George who is also Nike’s 21st signature athlete in 44 years and boy, does this pair of kicks look awesome. Sporting a low-cut design, the light grey PG1 features a couple of design touches that points to the man’s passions, including a 2K-rendered portrait on the insoles connect to George’s love of gaming and also, his status as cover athlete of the video game NBA 2K17, while a bobber-inspired lace lock and fish scale detailed upper points to his other interest: fishing. Continue reading Paul George’s First Nike Signature Shoe Has His Portrait On The Insoles
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
Last year was the year of the supposed future as foretold by Robert Zemeckis. Though we didn’t quite get flying cars, self-drying jacket or holographic billboard, at least hoverboard was kind of real and so was the unforgettable self-lacing Nike Mag shoes worn by Marty McFly. Thanks to the enhancement in battery and motor technology, Nike Mag is real and in 2015, a functional pair was hand-delivered to actor Michael J. Fox who played the young McFly in the hugely successful Back to the Future trilogy. In 2012, a version of this iconic Nike Mag was created and put up for auction to benefit Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and today, Nike and The Michael J. Fox Foundation has come together once again to announce the release of Continue reading Good News! 2016 Nike Mag Can Be Yours And Here’s How To Get It