Saucony's mainstay Grid 9000 returns for Spring 2014 in a seasonally-apropos combination of red and white. Adopting bright red for its breathable mesh sleeve and laces, the kicks see a darker red hue - most notable on the textured mudguard and rubber outsole - and off-white contrasting accents throughout. Retailing for about $132 USD, this edition of the retro classic can be picked up now via Berlin's Overkill.
While working to oppose the longtime wasteful habits in the footwear industry, FEIT is now set to venture into 'sports' shoes for Spring/Summer 2014 – kind of. The Australian brand will unveil the Bio Trainer for the new season, modeled after traditional running shoes yet maintaining FEIT's environmental conscience. The sneaker is completely handmade and sewn, with a single piece of vegetable-dyed suede (or leather) wrapping around the upper. At the interior, high-quality buffalo leather lines the footbed to provide padding and sweat absorption. These features rest atop a 100% natural latex rubber sole, which is immersed in cold water for 24 hours to allow for minimum weight and optimal flex. While probably not the most viable option for running, the Bio Trainer certainly makes strides in the right direction. Learn more about the making of the Bio Trainer here, where the shoe is available for pre-order now.
Here we put our own lenses on the standout new collection from UNDERCOVER x Nike GYAKUSOU for Spring/Summer 2014. Dubbed "Yin & Yang," the editorial makes visual reference to notions of balance – emotional, physical, and spiritual – as expressed by designer Jun Takahashi in regards to running. Accordingly, technical windbreakers evenly fade from steel grey to blue, or are divided with clever nods to Chinese philosophic symbols. Elsewhere, a snakeskin-printed silhouette nicely brings together anorak and short-sleeved pieces, extended at the bottom as if to pick up where the sleeves end. A pair of the well-executed Lunar Speed AXL brings the whole collection together. Enjoy this look through UNDERCOVER x Nike GYAKUSOU's Spring/Summer 2014 offering, photographed by our very own Silas Lee.
As a nod to the brand's year in Belgium, Opening Ceremony has teamed up with the Magritte Foundation to create a collection of "wearable art" as a nod to one of the country's greatest artists: René Magritte. Using the Vans Authentic as a canvas, the footwear collection displays classic Magritte pieces of surrealism, including The Blow to the Heart, Good Connections, The Ladder of Fire, Sheherazade, and The King's Museum. All five pairs are available to pre-order online now and are set for a release this May.
First glimpsed last fall by way of a seasonal preview, Hiroki Nakamura's slip-on moccasin-like LARAMIE-FOLK design has made its debut as a part of visvim's Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Built atop the slim custom Vibram sole typically utilized by the label's FBT LHAMO-FOLK and FBT AMDO-FOLK silhouettes, the release boasts an all-over peace sign motif across its one-piece Italian goat leather upper while a naturally-dyed triangle pattern appears on the fold-over shroud. The goat leather version of the LARAMIE-FOLK is now available online for $1,460 USD while the antelope suede version - complete with oversized polka dots - can be had for $690 USD.
As the NBA regular season winds down and the playoffs approach, Nike Basketball presents the Elite Series Team Collection for 2014's quest for the coveted Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy. Designed to the exact specifications of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant, the premium sneakers offer rugged materials and cutting-edge construction for the most technically advanced trio of signature footwear around - each in hyperized hues of the NBA stars' respective team colors. King James's LeBron 11 Elite now features a lower cut than the original and includes a new articulated external cage for support for Kevin Durant's KD VI Elite sheds weight and offers increased breathability thanks to a visible full-length Zoom Air unit and perforated upper. Finally, the Black Mamba's Kobe 9 Elite - Nike Basketball's very first Flyknit shoe - offers a Lakers-centric combination of purple and gold along with innovations like Lunarlon cushioning, Dynamic Flywire support, and a carbon fiber heel counter. The "Team" editions of Nike Basketball's 2014 Elite Series are set to hit select retailers and Nike.com come April 11.
Drawing its inspiration from the classic ZX 750 silhouette, adidas Originals premieres the ZX 7500 fresh off the design room floor. Although it features a mesh and suede construction just like its predecessors, the ZX 7500 rejects the natural order of things in favor of rebellious lines and an unfaltering modern aesthetic. While a new overlay eyelet extends boldly out from its heel, contrasting accents draw attention to its outsole. The adidas Originals ZX 7500 trainer will be available at select retailers around the world this spring.
Every coffee drinker knows a good latte. It's the perfect balance of milk and espresso, a dark, pungent flavor masked by the delicacy of cream. Some baristas have elevated the creation of lattes on the aesthetic front, making art through a specialized pour technique, yet others still find their sense of craft in the perfect combination of ingredients. Our pursuit of the perfect latte led us to Four Barrel Coffee, a small chain based in the heart of San Francisco, California. The expert staff knows its way around beans and machines, and took the time to walk us through the making of one of its staple drinks. Enjoy the video above, and learn more about Four Barrel here. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with all of the latest videos from HYPEBEAST’s YouTube channel, subscribe by clicking on the button below.
One of the UK's strongest purveyors of classic street style, Newcastle-based END. Clothing presents a new editorial for the latest arrivals for Spring 2014. The retailer arranged several pieces from crowd-favorite labels, amongst them Dries Van Noten, AMI, and Thom Browne, juxtaposing clean layering pieces with bright and patterned outerwear. The lookbook pays homage to END.'s hometown, shot on the iconic High Level Bridge in Newcastle. Enjoy this look through the retailer's Spring 2014 lookbook, with the pieces available now on END.'s web shop.
Mostly known for its high-quality headphones, home audio, and recordable media products, digital electronics brand TDK teams with luggage maker master-piece to offer a protective bag collection for its A33 Wireless Waterproof Speaker. Available in three colorways, each bag is made with the Japanese brand's waterproof and breathable MASTERTEX-04 Cordura fabric with complementing leather and suede details. Available in limited quantities, the TDK x master-piece collection can be purchased at select stockists including MSPC PRODUCT in Taipei. Learn more about the A33 speaker here.
Vossen Wheels and HYPEBEAST team up to present two lucky readers with one of two prizes in a special Instagram giveaway.
The first place prize will be a set of Vossen CVT wheels available in a choice of 19", 20" or 22" sizes while the runner up will receive a special-edition Vossen x State Bicycle Co. bike available in polar white, red camo or black camo.
To enter the giveaway, join through Instagram by following the steps outlined below to ensure you’re eligible for the prize. Here are the start and end dates for the contest:
Start: March 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST
End: March 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST
Winners will be randomly selected and announced on March 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST. Here's how to enter:
Open to Global readers. All prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians on their behalf.
The maximum number of entries allowed during the Giveaway Period is one (1) per person. Any attempt by a person to submit more than the stated maximum number of entries will be disqualified from participation in this Giveaway. We are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, illegible, misdirected or postage-due entries, which will be disqualified. By participating, all entrants agree to abide by these Official Giveaway Rules.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for prize delivery.
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After the success of the original BAIT x Saucony Shadow Original "Cruel World," the two collaborators are back again with the Shadow Original "Cruel World 2." With proceeds from the first shoe generating almost $16,000 USD for Los Angeles charity A Place Called Home, the two are looking to raise even more for charity and this time around they're leaving it to the public to decide where those funds go. Beating the last shoe's proceeds shouldn't be a problem, thanks to the great combination of colors used for this drop. No details have been released yet but you can have your say on which charity you want here, and you can register for a chance to purchase here. Stay with us for a full look at the shoe in the coming weeks.
Helmed by Chris Stamp, Los Angeles brand and retailer, Stampd, is known for its clean, sporty silhouettes and signature black and white color palette. It's a tradition that continues for Spring/Summer 2014 with the label's latest collection of garments and accessories -- designs that blend street-savvy silhouettes with luxe materials and bold graphics for warmer weather. In particular, we're digging pieces like the label's new printed long-sleeved tees, neoprene or quilted wool bomber jackets, gridded panel T-shirts and cotton baseball jerseys, all of which feature premium fabrics and subtle details in either black or white. Take a look at the collection above and look for Stampd's Spring/Summer 2014 collection now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Minimalist luxury leather brand Vianel presents its new line of folding accessories. The collection features a Bi Fold Wallet and both the V10 and V4 Folding Card Holders. Each is made in Italy with natural smooth grain leather and contrasting edge details, and finished with a gold foil stamped logo. Look for select pieces now at Barney's New York locations across the country and the full collection online with customization options through the brand website.
Y's by Yohji Yamamoto and adidas Consortium are back with a new collaboration that sees the two offer a new riff on a classic silhouette. Whereas the last collaboration featured the Superstar silhouette, this time around the two have turned their attention to the recently re-released Stan Smith silhouette. Here, the classic tennis shoe features a predominantly suede upper in black and grey with white leather filling out the rest of the shoe. Like the Superstar before it, the shoe also features woven stripes that end as loose threads hanging off the shoe. The Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto x adidas Consortium Stan Smith will be available soon at select retailers including Invincible.
After much success with its Concept 3 mid-top shoe, APL had added a new low-top performance model to its arsenal: the Vision. Combining the best of what its Concept 3 has to offer with a new low cut, the Vision looks to bring APL's Load 'n Launch technology to players who prefer the freedom of a low-top shoe. To ensure the same great performance and lockdown as the Concept 3, the Vision feature a unique grid suspension system that ensures your foot stays in place during hard lateral cuts. It also features a molded external heel counter to prevent heel slippage during lift off. Like the Concept 3, the Vision uses the same airy mesh FloZone upper for superb ventilation on the court and a traditional herringbone pattern on the soles, which is designed to play well across a variety of surfaces. The Vision is available now in magma/black/energy and white/black/red colorways from APL's online store. Stay tuned for a closer look at the APL Vision later in the week.