Lashontae Heckard is affectionately known to her droves of fans simply as Tae. Her stunning looks and acting ability have landed her a recurring role as Jazz in the BET sitcom The Game. Tae was also in the movie ATL, and will star in an upcoming movie that will begin shooting this summer. If you follow her on Twitter or Instagram, you will quickly discern she is a fan of sneakers. Starting with a pair of British Knights and Reebok Pumps in her days of scholastic hoops, Tae’s love for sneakers has grown to include over 250 pairs in her current stash (and she wears them all). This proud Texas girl has an eclectic personality, which explains her May rotation of sneakers in the latest installment of My 5.
Be sure to keep an eye out for Tae Heckard’s book club coming soon.Nike LeBron 9 PS Elite “South Beach”
Tae Heckard: “The Xs are a little big, but the 9s are still cute and sleek for a female. It doesn’t even matter the color. The style of the 9s fit way better than the Xs. If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the South Beach.”
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The OG Nike Air Tech Challenge ¾ stars in this From the Vault Friday installment of Live Look. Endorsed by Andre Agassi years ago, check out this original Nike tennis release in video fashion. Would you buy this shoe if retroed again? Let us know in the comment section.
Watch the Nike Air Tech Challenge 3/4 on YouTube.
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Back with yet another pair of dope Nike LeBron X customs is sneaker customizing extrodinaire Mache. Straddling the line between stealth and flash, this pair of “Killer Elite” Nike LeBron X customs is truly a sight to behold.
Under normal lighting, this pair of kicks sports a clean gun metal grey upper with some ill hints of red occupying the laces and Swooshes. Once you hit these with slightest bit of flash, the shoes come to life as the dope 3M treatment throughout the upper is illuminated for all to see.
Keep reading after the jump to get a detailed look at Mache’s latest body of work. Let us know where these fall on your list of favorite customs.
Via Mache Customs
Priced at $235, the Nike Barkley Posite has been a bit of a sleeper favorite this year. The latest colorway to drop is the appealing Nike Barkley Posite Max “Suns”. Decorated in homage to Charles Barkley’s former team the Phoenix Suns, the sneaker features a Court Purple nubuck and foamposite-like upper with Team Orange accents. The “Suns” Barkley Posite will go on sale at select Nike Sportswear retailers on May 18, 2013. Will you cop or drop the latest Barkley Posite?
Nike Barkley Posite Max
Court Purple/Team Orange
May 18, 2013
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Around this time of the year many of us expect to see the blockbusters. You know: the record-setting, high-flying, sometimes-overhyped action films that draw consumers into theaters by the droves. You may have heard of Pacific Rim, but don't count this film as a typical summer flick lacking solidity– especially when it was co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, and stars the award-winning Idris Elba. The science fiction film finds Earth taking a last stand against monsters residing deep in the ocean, using abandoned technology and two untrained pilots to lead the path to survival. What's more, it looks just as amazing as it sounds. Enjoy a trailer for Pacific Rim above, releasing July 12.
With the continued success of Lunarlon, Nike continues to push its collection and find increasingly creative applications for the technology. The sports giant has revisited a classic silhouette for Spring 2013, the result of which is a fresh take on the Pegasus 89. Introducing the Lunar Peg 89, a beautiful, lightweight fusion of old in new – delivered just in time for spring. The predominantly navy upper is a combination of suede and mesh panels, detailed with pink at the collar and through the stitching. These features rest atop a beige gum, yellow, and white Lunarlon sole, while a heel tab at the back completes the silhouette. No specific release date is set for these shoes, but for now, enjoy the photos above.
ONLY NY flexes its aesthetic muscle with yet another strong hat release: the aptly named Vintage Hat Series. Through several witty references to childhood bedsheets, pajamas, or psychedelic tribal prints of the 90's, ONLY's new collection takes the term 'vintage' in a different, though totally satisfying direction. The range consists of several 5-panel and snapback options, each executed in combinations of premium leather, suede, and canvas. Look for this release by ONLY NY on the brand's web shop.
Skateboarding has a way of keeping a person young. Take, for example, Tony Hawk, Mark Gonzales, or Steve Caballero, all active in their own respects. Christian Hosoi is one such member of the elite 'legends' club, and recently filmed a short clip with longtime sponsor Pro-Tec. Hosoi gives viewers the ultimate tour of Mountain Manor – Lance Mountain's personal backyard pool. An iconic shredder with more than 30 years under his belt, this clip proves that talent only gets richer with time. Enjoy the clip above.
If you liked the recent “Nightmare in Silver” Doctor Who episode, and fell in love with Hedgewick’s World of Wonders, fear not. You can enjoy Hedgewicks Park with this awesome Doctor Who Hedgewicks Park Map Mug. All of the attractions are marked, so it’s like you are there. It’s almost as if you bought the [...]
Vault by Vans brings forth the next installment of Original Classics as a tribute to two iconic low-tops, the Era and Style 36.
The OG Era LX follows the same design specs as its first run in 1976 for three styles featuring the archived “Palm Leaf” print. Vibrant color combinations in Navy/Green, Peach/Antique White and Pool Blue/Black reflect the edgy skate vibe of the ‘80s.
The OG Style 36 LX is reintroduced for a duo of “Two Tone” offerings in Classic Blue/Dandelion and Orange Rust/Coconut Shell. First seen in 1978 with the Vans sidestripe, the Style 36 is the original rendering of the Old Skool. The “Palm Leaf” editions of the OG Era LX and “Two Tone” editions of the OG Style 36 LX will be arriving this June at key Vault by Vans stockists.
Check out the pics after the jump and let us know how you feel about these upcoming Vault by Vans Original Classics.
Vault by Vans Original Classics:
Available June 2013
OG Era LX in (Palm Leaf) Navy/Green – $65
OG Era LX in (Palm Leaf) Peach/Antique White – $65
OG Era LX in (Palm Leaf) Pool Blue/Black – $65
OG Style 36 LX in (Two Tone) Classic Blue/Dandelion – $70
OG Style 36 LX in (Two Tone) Orange Rust/Coconut Shell – $70
The middle of the month signifies a new release from the Nike SB camp, a new colorway for the ever-classic Dunk High Pro silhouette. This rendition finds the shoe executed in a mellow Squadron Blue color, detailed with red accents in the swoosh and sole. The exterior is composed of premium leather, adding a distinct, mature aura to the sneakers, while the sole has been kept to a classic combination of white and red. Wearers can expect comfortable Zoom Air cushioning insoles to protect injury-phone feet. Look for the Nike SB Dunk High Pro in Squadron Blue at select retailers such as Premier, available now.
Even though Portland missed out on the Playoffs this year, Damian Lillard was unanimously named "Rookie of the Year" for his efforts in an impressive and promising season. Accordingly, adidas has created a special edition "Rookie of the Year" version of the Real Deal sneaker for the young player. The silhouette, originally introduced in the 1990's, is executed in colors commemorating each stop on Lillard's ascent to success. The release, limited to 510 pairs, also features an ode to Lillard's neighborhood in Oakland, his high school mascot, and other hidden features. Pick up this exclusive release at Portland's Compound or Oakland's Shoe Palace on May 23 for $120 USD. Damian will also make an appearance at Compound on the release date between 6:00 and 7:00 PST.
Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary Book will tell you everything that you ever wanted to know about Star Trek. Test your knowledge and see if you really do know your Trek. This is a complete illustrated tour of the Star Trek galaxy that lets you explore the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Borg technology, The [...]
Streetwear designer, ardent collaborator and marketing intellect Darren Romanelli (also known as Dr. Romanelli to others) is not a man that rests on his laurels. Always bubbling with ideas across a myriad of identities, Romanelli employs his dexterity on an array of projects at any given time, collaborating with the likes of Head Porter, Looney Tunes and TI$A on bespoke iterations that often merge vintage sensibilities with contemporary trends. While his DRx line may pay tribute with retro aesthetics, the man's affinity for up-to-date technology is evident to keep and stay organized. Hence, when we asked the doc for his Tech Essentials, we weren't too surprised to be provided with a swathe of apps which keeps the everywhere-man grounded. Amidst the obligatory Instagram and WhatsApp, Romanelli also keeps an eBay app close to track purchases for DRx, while ESPN and NYTimes offer latest news updates and an ADT app connects the office camera to his phone for peace of mind. An avid fan of music, Romanelli is equipped with an Everyday Looper app to make tunes on-the-go, while the Breathe app is a simple reminder to take a few second in the day to keep at peace with the mind and body. All navigated via the dependable iPhone 4S, these are the tech-based necessities from one of the most respected customizers in the game.
You don’t see many mugs with action like this one. One minute you are drinking your coffee, then when you set it down, bam, you see Spider-Man crashing through a window. The Spider-Man Window Rescue Ceramic Mug looks like it was torn from a Spidey comic. I hope he got the right floor, otherwise he’s [...]
Terence Stamp’s General Zod became immortal when he demanded, “Kneel before Zod,” and the Superman Man of Steel Zod Kneel T-Shirt attaches that classic phrase to the brand-new face of Zod in “Man of Steel”, although this Zod is apparently so tough he doesn’t have to speak of himself in third person and simply gives [...]
New music from Toronto's favorite dreaded crooner comes in the form of a trippy two-track ride: "Kiss Land/John Carpenter." Having given fans a snippet of "John Carpenter" earlier this week, The Weeknd now unveils the full version of the song in a smooth transition from the previously unreleased "Kiss Land." The first part of this seven-minute wonder finds Mr. Tesfaye slyly remarking on the state of things since a boom in popularity, offering lyrics spun with a hip-hop-esque sense of boasting. "John Carpenter" sounds exactly as it should: a development on the sounds found in Trilogy, yet with a more mature feel. Both tracks are available for streaming above, and will likely be featured on The Weeknd's forthcoming sophomore LP.