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A First Look at the Nike SB Dunk High "Cali"

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 09:25

Nike SB is set to resurrect the Dunk Low 'Cali' from 2004 but this time as a high-top rendition. The colorway taps inspiration from the California state flag and we see the implementation of this on the suede and leather upper, which incorporates hues of white and brown. Moving down there is a deep green midsole, which sits atop a red outsole. Finishing touches include a red embroidered star on the lace straps and thick brown laces. As of yet, details of the release are unknown but keep checking back for more information as it comes through.

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Acne Studios Founder Jonny Johansson Talks Denim

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 07:15

Although the denim market is saturated with a plethora of brands, there are still labels that continue to set themselves apart from the competition. These are the labels that understand how it's extremely difficult to create the perfect pair of jeans for the consumer but still strive to do so. One particular company that has helped denim be categorized as a wardrobe staple is Acne Studios, which has remained true to its philosophy since its launh back in 1997. Style.com had the opportunity to sit down with the founder Jonny Johansson to talk about the journey of Acne and the other denim brands that inspire him. Check out excerpts from the interview below and head over to Style.com for the full read.

Acne Studios’ entrance into the denim market has been told often enough that the story has made it onto the brand’s Wikipedia page. Can you tell it again?

Acne was built on the Warholian Factory idea. I thought it would be so cool to be a film director and a fashion designer and maybe a musician. We had these big round-table discussions: How do we enter the fashion thing? What the discussion came down to basically was that five-pocket jeans are the Coca-Cola of fashion. It was never about doing some new denim approach. That was never the idea. We had success with the first 100 pairs we gave to fans and friends and photographers we knew, and forced them to wear. It was a very good start but also a very shocking start. Everything happened really fast. We wanted to be a fashion brand, not just a denim brand, but we got placed in the denim box. It was a bit of a struggle to try to make people interested in the other stuff we wanted to do. We were scared to be this one-product project where you’re hip for a certain moment because you have a new name.

When you look around, are there brands you think are doing interesting things in the denim sphere?

I always like A.P.C. They’ve carved out this timeless zone. They’re never really in and they’re never really out, which I kind of like. And they sort of sprung up in the same period as we did. Not maybe in everything, but regarding the jeans, they’re the brand I like.

As a Levi’s fan from your earliest days, when you look at Levi’s now, what do you think?

Confused. It makes me confused. I’m sorry, that’s the first word that comes to my mind. I think it’s about scale. It’s really a super-big machine that supplies everyone everything. That’s difficult always.

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The NFL Wants Halftime Musical Acts to Pay to Perform

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:42

Undoubtedly one of the biggest annual televised shows on the network, the NFL Halftime Musical act regularly garners upwards of a hundred million viewers each year with more people tuning in for the spectacle than the actual game itself. With the NFL reportedly narrowing the search for this years performer down to three - Katy Perry, Coldplay, and Rihanna - the league has made an unprecedented request for payment following the performance. Reactions from the request have been mostly negative with the idea of "paying to play" an unrewarding one considering the recent downturn in musical sales. The verdict is still out on if the NFL will follow through with the request and who will headline Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

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HUF 2014 Fall Delivery 2 Lookbook

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:40

Taking an unorthodox approach with the latest Lookbook, HUF presents an illustrated set of visuals for its Fall 2014 Delivery 2 campaign. Based on photographs taken by Brian Kelley in New York City's Chinatown, graffiti-artist Gorey reworked the images into a watercolor artwork showcasing the latest apparel and footwear from HUF. Seen throughout the lookbook are traditional pieces the skate brand has become known for, including patchwork button-up shirts, signature headwear pieces, cuffed logo jackets, and heavyweight camouflage pants. Look for HUF's Fall Delivery 2 to become available at their online store and select HUF accounts like the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Lanvin Black Leather Elastic Panel Runner

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 03:28

Lanvin adds a classy take on the athletic sneaker to its footwear arsenal this season with its Elastic Panel Runner. Pictured here in a stealthy all-black colorway, the stylish shoe features a rich black leather up with an elastic zippered shroud covering the laces. A calfskin lining completes the luxe package. Look for the Lanvin Elastic Panel Runner now at select stockists including SSENSE.

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BEAMS T x Le Coq Sportif LCS-R1000

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 02:44

As the popularity of Le Coq Sportif continues to grow, more collaborations between the French brand and other labels are appearing. Sure to keep up with the trends, BEAMS T are the latest to join forces with Le Coq Sportif creating the LCS-R1000. The limited sneaker is part of a larger "Made-to-order Collection" and features a bold colorway. The royal blue upper is complimented with black mesh and khaki green detailing. Bright red lining, laces and Le Coq Sportif branding standout from the dark upper which is also highlighted by yellow accents and finished off with a crisp white midsole. The sneaker and collection will be available starting September 6 from BEAMS T HARAJUKU.

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Apple Stock Price Hits $100 USD

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 02:33

Apple's stock price has just hit the symbolic $100 USD mark -- a level not seen since September 2012 -- and it looks like it will reach a new record high soon. Strong quarterly results, the promise of new products, and a seven-for-one stock split earlier this summer are all behind the stock's strong showing. The split, which occurred in June, was designed to make the company's stock more accessible to a wider audience. In September 2012, Apple's stock reached a record high of $702.10 USD, which equates to $100.30 after the recent stock split. After sliding from September 2012 to April 2013, Apple's stock has slowly been on the uptick. More impressive, in the last 10 years, Apple's stock has risen 4,419 percent. You can read even more on this at The Wall Street Journal.

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UPPERCUT 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

Hyperbeast - Wed, 2014-08-20 01:27

As we head closer to fall, Italian label UPPERCUT returns with its latest collection of bold, graphic-driven goods. The street-ready collection, as expected, is designed and made in Italy from premium fabrics, and includes a wide range of progressive, urban silhouettes. Standouts from the range include pieces like embroidered zip-front sweatshirts, all-over print side-zip hoodies, patterned five-pocket sweatpants and a V-neck, pouch pocket jacket that's perfect for transitional weather. Stylish, artful and uncompromising, UPPERCUT's Fall/Winter 2014 collection can be found now at the HYPEBEAST Store.

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Nike SB Dunk High Pro Game Royal

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:45

Nike SB sings the blues—but in a good way, with this latest edition of the Dunk High Pro in a clean Game Royal and Black colorway. This Dunk High features a supple all-blue suede upper with black accents and a white midsole, completed with a grippy translucent Photo Blue outsole below. Hit up your local Nike SB retailer for a pair, or pick them up now online directly from Nike Store.

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Nike SB Dunk High Pro Game Royal

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:45

Nike SB sings the blues—but in a good way, with this latest edition of the Dunk High Pro in a clean Game Royal and Black colorway. This Dunk High features a supple all-blue suede upper with black accents and a white midsole, completed with a grippy translucent Photo Blue outsole below. Hit up your local Nike SB retailer for a pair, or pick them up now online directly from Nike Store.

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Add Denim to the Jordan Spizike iD

Sneaker Files - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:20

The Jordan Spizike is currently making a small splash and maybe a comeback which fans of the shoe will be happy about. Now available at Nike iD is the chance to use denim on the Jordan Spizike.

Not only can you add the traditional translucent sole, elephant print, and glow in the dark sole but denim on the uppers. Your choice of regular or 80s bleached or acid wash.

Customize your pair now at Nike iD for $210.

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Converse CONS Weapon Re-Mastered

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:20

The historic Converse Weapon is back with its original DNA, but this time with a slimmer silhouette and updated comfort technology. After Converse CONS held a launch event in Toronto to unveil the modernized marvel, the new version is set to make its public release this week. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird’s most notable basketball shoe is revamped with a lighter last and a sleeker midsole for new-school style and functionality. An internal Y-Bar with memory foam and a plush marbled EVA sockliner immensely increase comfort, while added perforations increase breathability. Rolled out in five different style codes, get a preview of the roster below and pick up a pair on August 21st for $85 at Converse.


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Converse CONS Weapon Re-Mastered

Nice Kicks - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:20

The historic Converse Weapon is back with its original DNA, but this time with a slimmer silhouette and updated comfort technology. After Converse CONS held a launch event in Toronto to unveil the modernized marvel, the new version is set to make its public release this week. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird’s most notable basketball shoe is revamped with a lighter last and a sleeker midsole for new-school style and functionality. An internal Y-Bar with memory foam and a plush marbled EVA sockliner immensely increase comfort, while added perforations increase breathability. Rolled out in five different style codes, get a preview of the roster below and pick up a pair on August 21st for $85 at Converse.


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Another Nike LeBron 12 Sample

Sneaker Files - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12

Are you excited for the LeBron 12? Hoping on court quality is a bit better? Yea we are too. Good news for fans another Nike LeBron 12 sample has surfaced.

Not much information is known on the LeBron 12 or this pair but looking at them you can see black mesh is used on the upper along with posite material. Paired with multiple bright colors in small amounts on the heel, eyelets and liner. The swoosh if done up in a crimson red color with a translucent sole.

If you had to nickname this pair, what would you call them? Release date and additional information coming soon.

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Air Jordan 4 ‘Columbia’ Retro

Sneaker Files - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:01

Some months back we saw high quality images from JB of the Air Jordan 4 Columbia retro which is apart of the brands remastered collection. Today more images leaked of the shoes giving us a taste of whats to come.

We know the quality of the images are not great, so we will say don't judge the material by these images but just some teasers.

As you know they originally released in 1999 and don't use the traditionally netting that the Air Jordan 4 comes with, but perforated leather.

We know 90% of you are excited about this release, but we will have to wait till 2015 to grab a pair.

Source: fyk7 & thugjerry

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Vans Era “Van Doren” Orange Palm/Yellow

Nice Kicks - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:55

No stranger to sporting a palm tree or checkerboard look, this latest style code for the classic Vans Era mashes both popular prints together. With orange trees swaying about the canvas toe and heel, yellow and black squares alternate throughout the tongue and midfoot section. In stock over at Caliroots, you can head over there right now to place your orders.

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Vans Era “Van Doren” Orange Palm/Yellow

Nice Kicks - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:55

No stranger to sporting a palm tree or checkerboard look, this latest style code for the classic Vans Era mashes both popular prints together. With orange trees swaying about the canvas toe and heel, yellow and black squares alternate throughout the tongue and midfoot section. In stock over at Caliroots, you can head over there right now to place your orders.

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FILA Grant Hill III is Making a Return (Fila 97)

Sneaker Files - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:52

We have seen a few models from Fila and Grant Hill re-release, but now we have another pair that we at Sneaker Files are excited about, the Fila Grant Hill III.

What was once called the Grant Hill III will now have the name Fila 97, obviously for the year this pair released but they will stay true to its original form paired with the brands 2A cushioning technology.

You will have to wait till October 10th 2014 to pick this pair up, unless you have an early plug.

Source: TSG

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Air Jordan 6 ‘First Championship’ – Brazil Exclusive?

Sneaker Files - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:43

Celebrating Michael Jordan's first championship, a special Air Jordan 6 will release but rumor has it this will be a Brazil exclusive release.

Featuring white leather on the uppers, a translucent sole, heel tab and tongue tab are added which if a different look for the Jordan 6. Blue and red are added throughout with speckles on parts of the midsole.

Do you have plans on grabbing a pair of the 'First Championship' Air Jordan 6 even if they are a Brazil only release?

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adidas Torsion Response Lite Solo Mint/Semi-Solar Pink

Nice Kicks - Tue, 2014-08-19 23:30

adidas Originals whipped up an awesome new look for the WMNS Torsion Response Lite with this colorway in Light Grey/Solo Mint/Semi-Solar Pink. The grey based upper features accents in Solo Mint, Semi-Solar Pink and black for a feminine and modern take on the classic adidas running silhouette. Pairs are available now from select adidas Originals retailers like Overkill.

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