C.E -- also known as Cav Empt -- continues its foray in fashion with another strong release as we're treated to a new video that features the brand's latest offerings. The energetic video is shot in a psychedelic setting and highlights the collection's standout tops and bottoms. The pieces incorporate C.E's signature, unorthodox approach to design with unique graphic placements, while we also see the use of all-over prints elsewhere. Enjoy the video above and head over to the brand's online store now to purchase the collection.
Washing dishes is no fun. If only there were a way to make it more fun and pretend that you are having an adventure in time and space? There is…This Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Washing Brush is what you want. Let the Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver get the grime off of those dishes as you scrub […]
The latest name to drop a freestyle for BBC Radio 1's Charlie Sloth show is Detroit-bred Danny Brown. Laying down a series of witty bars over instrumentals to Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum," Drake's "0 to 100," Wiley's "Eskimo," and more, Brown delivers his signature, unorthodox flow with conviction. Although he did have to refer back to his phone to recall some lyrics, the five and half minute clip is an artistic demonstration of his charisma and personality. Enjoy the clip above and head over to HYPETRAK for all things music related.
Whether you are with the dark side or the light side of the force, you will enjoy this Star Wars Lightsaber Polo Shirt. It’s not too dressy and not too casual. This awesome polo features crossed lightsabers, letting everyone know that you like to battle with lightsabers in your spare time…or just like to watch […]
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® and the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series. Originally conceived by BOMBAY with Russell and Danny Simmons as a platform for yet undiscovered and emerging artists to reach their goals, the competition has grown immensely, racking up over 10,000 visual art submissions and over 211,000 votes since its beginning.
This year's edition looks to be even bigger and you get to help decide which artists win a trip to SCOPE Miami Beach 2014 where they'll get to showcase and sell their work. Not only will the top three there will earn a spot in the "Artisan Series Mural Project" to create a special mural in each of their hometowns, the grand finalist will also get their own solo exhibit at SCOPE New York. To support your favorite artist, vote for them now over at the series website.
With fall approaching, Reebok has unveiled an array of new colorways to its GL 6000 model. Reinterpreting the classic runner in three renditions -- blue/white, grey/navy and beige/red -- the sneakers boast suede and mesh uppers, with perforations allow for ventilation and EVA midsoles provide comfort and cushioning. Classic Reebok branding at the tongue and vamp round out each shoe with a classic finish. Priced at $110 USD, the Reebok 2014 fall GL 6000 collection is now available at select stockists such as Sneaker Politics.
Brooklyn-based Rocksmith unveils its latest capsule due for release this fall. Urban style meets a outdoors-inspired motif and approach to functionality in this collection, whose highlight items include the brand's signature photo-printed jogger pants, distressed denim, anoraks, pullovers, Tees and staple headwear pieces. Of particular mention is Rocksmith's use of a custom geometric camo pattern accented with safety orange while desaturated blues combined with stony shades of grey round out the other side of the capsule's palette. Look for the collection now through select dealers and online through the brand website.
Peel your vegetable the Doctor Who way with this cool Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Peeler. The doctor has used the Sonic Screwdriver to get out of all kinds of situations and now you can use it in the kitchen to prepare meals the Timelord way. This tool will geek up your kitchen and have you […]
Known for his bold alphabet lettering on shop shutters across major cities in the world, British street artist Ben Eine's latest work takes to Berlin's Project M/5. Curated by Roland Henry of VNA Magazine and supported by Berlin-based art activists Urban Nation, the project aims to connect local creatives and international artists in a non-profit, public space showcase. Here, EINE looks to his trademark use of colors and compelling letter styles, painting giant letter that spell "REVOLUTION." Drawing cues from pop art and graffiti alike, check out EINE's latest work here and head to Urban Nation for more on Project M/5.
Despite entering the fall months, In4mation puts us onto its late summer lookbook. Taking inspirations from its deep-rooted Japanese ties, the Hawai'ian brand took a thorough look into the island's strong East Asian connections. In regards to designs, hand-drawn illustrations are paired with logo-driven designs that are an ongoing nod to Japanese's strong visual language. Among Art Director's Keith Kanagusuku's highlights range include the ‘Lost in Translation’ T-shirt, based on the Tokyo Transit system and the Micha Oni-style "Respect Locals" design done by Ronnie Hamada. The collection is available now at select retailers globally.
Although Apple will be revealing its latest selection of products next week, a drone pilot has recently managed to capture footage of the new Apple spaceship campus, which is expected to be finished in 2016. Shot with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition and a DJI Phantom 2 drone, the pilot navigated the construction site's perimeter as well as directly over it for a full view of the construction works. Notwithstanding, the rules regarding such exposure, the uploader wrote in the description of the video, "The quad copter remained under 400 feet as per FAA regulation for remote controlled airplanes and helicopters and not within any airport no-fly zones." Enjoy the video above and get a glimpse of the future.
Everything changes with time and as a 30-year resident of New York City's East Village, photographer Daniel Root has seen his neighborhood significantly transform over the years. Having documented every corner of the area after moving into an apartment in '84, Root originally planned to publish the images in a book. Although the book never materialized, Root now shares the nostalgic snaps and compares them to what the same spots look like today. Head over to David Root's Tumblr to see the full set of evocative pictures.
Blending motifs seen in a track spike shoe and that of a trail performance shoe, Nike has unveiled the "Blorange" model to the Terra Kiger 2. Featuring colorful engineered mesh and Dynamic Flywire technology at its upper, the rugged design looks to blue, orange and hits of green in its vibrant make-up. For the lower, a responsive Zoom cushioning takes on the midsole, while a jagged outsole allows for greater traction. Finished with orange laces and a bold Swoosh at its vamp, the Terra Kiger 2 is now available from KITH for $125 USD.
Three new colorways of the Nike Kobe 9 EM Premium are set to launch this week. The "Gorge Green," "Gym Red," and "Game Royal," will sport a geometric fade pattern layered over the Engineered Mesh uppers, while the speckled Lunarlon midsoles are injected with a nylon heel clip, and proudly feature Kobe's engraved signature. Priced at $170 USD, pick up all three colorways when the collection goes live at Nike's online store on September 5.
Kevin Durant's potential switch to American sports brand Under Armour has been well documented over the past few weeks with offers between $265 to $285 million USD for a 10 year contract being rumored. However, these rumors have been put to bed now as Nike has exercised its right to match the rival shoe company with confirmation that Durant has re-signed with the sport apparel giant. Although the exact amount isn't known, speculation of the match sum is reportedly $300 million or more as he will also get a royalty on all sales in his line.
For Nike, exceeding Under Armour's offer was simple as Durant's KD model generated over $175 million in the past year. Kevin took to twitter on Saturday night to address his re-signing, "Excited and humbled to sign back with the swoosh!"
With the move to Under Armour also causing rumors of a team change for Durant, we are sure this news brings as much excitement and relief to Oklahoma City Thunder Fans out there.
BEAUTY & YOUTH's sub-brand Monkey Time gets another early start for the Olympics with another 2020 Tokyo Olympic themed collaboration. Teaming up with FILA and Champion, the Japanese label co-produced a set of vintage inspired crewneck sweatshirts and hoodies. Working in details of each respective collaborators' home country flag along with "2020" logos, the capsule collection will come in choice of either black or white and will be made available at United Arrows retail stores mid-September.
Turning ten years of age this year, Dover Street Market announces another exclusive release timed with its month-long celebration. Next up on the long list of labels to be featured in the retailer's anniversary exclusives is Japanese label COMME des GARCONS PLAY -- where the signature heart-face logo and PLAY text has been paired with fluorescent colors and stripes for a bright T-shirt collection. Ranging from £48 - £100 GBP (approximately $80 - $170 USD), the pieces will be made available on the first of September.
UPDATE: Kevin Durant took to his Twitter account to end all Under Armour rumors and speculation, announcing that he will remain with Nike. Are you relieved? Disappointed? Sound off in the comment box below, and keep Nice Kicks bookmarked for all of your news and information on KD’s sneakers.
Fans of Kevin Durant‘s signature sneaker series with Nike can breathe easy. ESPN’s Darren Rovell comes through again, first reporting that Nike has countered Under Armour‘s lucrative offer and the reigning NBA MVP is close to resigning with the Swoosh. As many of you know, Durant’s deal with Nike expired a little over a month ago, that lead to Under Armour making an offer to KD worth between $265 and $285 million for 10 years. After weeks of speculation on who will be the brand on the OKC superstar’s feet, Mr. Rovell reported this morning that Durant’s new deal with Nike could hit $300 million over 10 years based on potential royalties:
Nike has countered Under Armour’s offer of between $265 million and $285 million and believes it will keep Kevin Durant for the next 10 years, sources told ESPN. Nike, whose seven-year deal that guaranteed Durant $60 million is expiring, made an initial offer of about $20 million a year that was far from what Durant was looking for. Under Armour’s huge play for Durant had many believing that Nike would even let him go at that price.
But on Saturday, Nike officials told Durant and his team at Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports that it would indeed step up enough to allow the world’s largest shoe and apparel company to keep him in its robust stable of basketball endorsers that includes LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.
It looks like Nike has offered enough to land Durant, though it could be argued as to whether its an exact match to the Under Armour deal. Under Armour’s offer included 10 percent stock, which one could argue makes that offer worth more than its present day value.
Rovell reports that sources close to Durant say the decision weighed on him, but going back to Nike grants KD with a sense of relief, because Durant can still make significant money without being associated with the risks of Under Armour’s fledgling shoe business.
It looks like Nike has manage to maintain it’s trio of superstar’s but is this good or bad for the balance of the NBA? Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for all updates and be sure to let your thoughts be heard via our comment section or your favorite social outlet.
Nike updates its Roshe Run Natural Motion model in a new Grey Camo colorway for this Fall season. Incorporating shades of grey throughout a breathable mesh upper, the Roshe Run NM maintains a sleek and tactical profile with a large contrasting "Swoosh" logo at the toe. Made to compliment the natural motion of walking and running, the outsole features a modified Nike Free sole with flex grooves at the forefoot. Look for these at atmos and other select retailers early September.