You know what? Balenciaga has quickly become the designer-label-we-love-feature because, in recent years, its products have, in recent years, never failed to leave us bewildered. From its iteration of the cheap Chinese travel bag to the blatant copy of Ikea’s Frakta bag to car mat skirt, we had some laughs. The brand shows no sign of stopping either, now joining Gucci in turning up dirty sneakers as a fashion statement. Sorry. We shouldn’t insult it by saying it is ‘dirty’ (though the truth is, it is); it should be called ‘distressed’. Our bad. Continue reading Balenciaga Makes Dirty A Fashion With Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers
I hope your excitement for self-lacing shoes hasn’t die because the world’s first actual self-lacing shoes, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, is set to be available globally over the next few months. It will be available via Nike SNKRS in North America, Japan and China. The shoes will also be available starting September 29 across 19 European countries, including the UK, Germany, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands at 9AM CET. EU residents can get their hands, or in this case, feet, on this high-tech sneakers via the Nike SNKRS app, Nike said. In addition, those who rather not acquire it through the app can look to pick them up from brick-and-mortar stores as listed below: Continue reading These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29
Even Pizza con is a thing and therefore the existence of a sneaker convention shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. For those who have been living under a rock (yours truly, included), yes, sneaker convention is real, but that’s not what we are here for. We are here for something that popped up during one such convention for all-thing kicks held in Germany. The case you see here packs a custom Xbox One S with matching color controllers, and a pair of matching Atmos x Air Max 1 ‘Elephants Print 2017’ and it was a giveaway by Germany sneaker store 43einhalb, in collaboration with Microsoft, at Laced Up Sneakermesse held in Frankfurt back in March. Continue reading Custom Xbox One S With Matching Nike Sneakers Was Given Away In Germany
Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES for short, had a fair number of basketball game titles, but even if it did, does it warrant a NES-themed Jordan? Maybe not. But whether or not it does call for a NES-themed treatment on a pair of kicks largely known for its basketball lineage, it does not matter because sneaker customizer Freaker Sneaks have already made some. The last we seen from this talented sneaker customizer is the SNES version, which was undeniably cool – especially to folks who grew up in 80s and 90s playing NES, but this latest one feels different. It is, how do you say? Complete? I don’t know why it feels complete to me. Continue reading Freaker Sneaks NES-Themed Jordan Comes With Cartridge-shaped Tag
Remember the Nike Air Mag self-lacing sneakers introduced last year? Apparently, a pair was put on the block recently by Heritage Auctions in a sale called The Future is Now which saw this pair of high-tech sneakers closes at a whopping $52,500, setting the world record for a collectible sneaker at public auction. The recent 2016 Air Mags sale smashes the previous record by a good $20,000. The 2016 Nike Air Mag, designated Lot #77121, is listed as size 11 and comes in its original box with signed numbered plate, display and charging accessories, plus a Deadstock Plate signed by Tinker Hatfield, one of the Nike architect who made self-lacing shoe a reality. Continue reading Nike Air Mag Self-Lacing Sneakers Sold For A World Record $52,500!
Fashion is both a beautiful and strange subject. It is also as brilliant as it is impatience. Take for example, we love the distressed look jeans, but obviously, we can’t wait five decades for them to be as worn as we may have loved. Neither would we want to slog in a mine hundreds of feet below ground to get them to be worn and torn, and so, the brilliant minds in the fashion industry gave us pre-worn, and even hole-ridden denim, so we can get the look right out-of-the-box. Brilliant? Possibly. But this desire to accelerate natural process can, well, get out of hand sometimes and transcend to the realm of craziness. Like, remember, the muddied jeans? Continue reading Gucci’s $1,250 Dirty White Sneakers: Has Fashion Really Gone Bonkers?
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?