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Meet Wado, The Ethical And Sustainable 80s-inspired Sneakers

Recently, a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter peddling sustainable shoes from a Spaniard startup piqued our interest. Now, sustainable footwear is not new, but if you look around, they are often quite pricey and that is one of the reason why we are drawn to the Wado Sustainable Sneakers. And being a person who grew up in the 80s, Wado sure has my attention because, it is has a very 80s vibe to it. The company’s first sneaker, MODELO 89, features a retro shape and colors quite often seen on footwear of the 80s, particularly tennis shoes. Continue reading Meet Wado, The Ethical And Sustainable 80s-inspired Sneakers

Paul George’s 2nd Nike Shoes Is Playstation-themed, Has Light Up Logo

As it turns out, Paul George considered himself as quite a big of a fan of video gaming and so, for this second collaboration with Nike, he and designer Tom Hardy has infused video gaming theme into the kicks by the way of Playstation them – with the blessing from Sony, of course. Now, being a “Playstation” shoes does not immediately made it a pair of high-tech sneakers. On the contrary, they are not. Well, unless you consider having light up function is “high-tech” which, in this case, it probably is. Anyways, this second signature shoe in the name of NBA athlete Paul George is, if you didn’t already noticed, also a collab with Sony, specifically the company’s video game console, Playstation – the video game console of choice of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s small forward. Continue reading Paul George’s 2nd Nike Shoes Is Playstation-themed, Has Light Up Logo

Jordan Brand x Levi’s Air Jordan IV and Reversible Trucker Jacket

Earlier this month, Nike has unveiled another collaboration between Jordan Brand and the granddaddy of denim, Levi’s. This time round, the collaboration presents a denim combo comprising of a pair of Air Jordan IV and a Levi Strauss & Co. reversible Trucker Jacket. I don’t know about you, but me think a pair of kicks is denim is destined for display only. I mean, look at it. It is so beautiful that you will not want to soil it. This unique pair of Jordan features a standard wash denim on the upper, reverse denim on the liner and insole, a remixed Levi’s iconic “Two Horses” paper patch with Jumpman logo on the rogue and hangtag, gum details on the outsole, gold stitching, indigo-color laces and finally, topping off with another Levi’s signature, the Levi’s Red Tab. Continue reading Jordan Brand x Levi’s Air Jordan IV and Reversible Trucker Jacket

Balenciaga Makes Dirty A Fashion With Balenciaga Triple S Sneakers

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

These Are The Places You Can Get The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 Starting Sep 29

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

Custom Xbox One S With Matching Nike Sneakers Was Given Away In Germany

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

Freaker Sneaks NES-Themed Jordan Comes With Cartridge-shaped Tag

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

Nike Air Mag Self-Lacing Sneakers Sold For A World Record $52,500!

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!

Gucci’s $1,250 Dirty White Sneakers: Has Fashion Really Gone Bonkers?

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?

Fujiwara Tofu Store Sneakers: The Perfect Kicks For Fans Of Initial D

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