Reebok Classic is celebrating Christmas early with the debut of their special “Ghost of Christmas” Collection. Featuring the Reebok Kamikaze II “Past”, Reebok Shaq Attaq “Present”, Reebok Question Mid “Future”, the lineup covers all of the stops. The trio consists of a bold navy Question, red Kamikaze, and Green Shaq. The holiday sneakers are revealed with the help of Dipset’s Cam’ron and Juelz Santana, in a comical video spot where they take over the courts of Miami with a little help from St. Nick. Get a full look at the “Ghost of Christmas” Collection and the video below, and get ready for these to come to town December 20th at select Reebok Classic retailers, including reebok.com.Reebok Classic “Ghost of Christmas” Collection
December 20, 2013
Reebok Kamikaze II “Past” ($100)
Reebok Shaq Attaq “Present” ($160)
Reebok Question Mid “Future” ($125)
This week has been absolutely insane with all of the Kanye West, Drake, and Teyana Taylor sneaker deal hoopla!
To sum it all up Yeezy said:
“I’m still gonna do music, but I really do feel honored to…you know, uh have had the chance to blow Yeezy up with Nike and I really appreciate everything they did for me. And I’m not knocking them on the way out or burning no bridges, you know, I apologize for my frustration earlier. And uh, I just think it’s time, it’s go time, it’s turn up time.”
That’s a sign of maturity folks. Could this apology help Kanye West as he embarks onto a new plateau? Will Nike accept his apology, or is it over for that relationship? Share your thoughts below and keep it here at Sneaker Files for more on this developing story.
Bo Jackson‘s signature gets a clean new colorway in the form of the Nike Air Trainer SC II White/Light Photo Blue. The dual threat’s Nike Air Trainer SC II hasn’t been brought back in an array of style codes, especially outside of the OG colorways, but this new refreshing makeup has the same ’80s appearance of the originals. Pure white leather is used for a base, while slight grey runs throughout, including on the Swoosh and strap. A black midsole and tongue top teams up with a light photo blue outsole and lining to keep it simple, yet stylish. Punch a line with your thoughts on this new Bo Jack color combination in the feedback box, and keep hitting Nice Kicks for any future developments.
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As we’ve just shown you the Nike Air DT Max ’96 in “Court Purple/Imperial Purple-Atomic Orange” and “Metallic Silver/Vivid Blue-Black“, it looks as though Nike will keep the ball rolling in 2014 with yet another colorway.
As this signature Deion Sanders trainer was a big hit this year, next year’s retro will adopt a new black, mica green, and volt mock up. Not bad!
For more word on a release date, keep it locked right here at Sneaker Files.
Colorway: Black/Mica Green-Volt
Release Date: TBD
Product Code: 316408-004
The Air Jordan 4 “Tiffany” Custom sees Diamond Life done up on everyone’s favorite winged silo. Made by Mache, this pair places Nick Tershay’s teal shade all over the AJ4 upper. Black accents and grey tagging provide clean contrast on this private order based off the “Green Glow” release. Would you rock the Air Jordan 4 “Tiffany” Custom? Let us know in the comment section.
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What’s likely to be another 2014 offering, here’s our first look at the Nike Air DT Max ’96 “Court Purple/Imperial Purple-Atomic Orange”.
A new Nike Air DT Max ’96 colorway, this retro style will look to hit the scene in a Sun-inspired court purple mock up with additional of imperial purple and atomic orange to finish out its look. What are your thoughts on this combination?
Keep it here for more word on when these trainers debut.
Colorway: Court Purple/Imperial Purple-Atomic Orange
Release Date: TBD
Product Code: 316408-500
Too cold to swim? No worries with the New Balance 577 Made in the UK “Seaside” Pack. Styled after the sandy beaches, both pairs of retro runners pack themed tongue tagging and splashy accents. A grey and blue base bares yellow branding on the first installment, while the second sees salmon logo work set off a mostly blue and teal upper. Inspired by the Victorian Era British Coast, the New Balance 577 Made in the UK “Seaside” Pack will release at select NB stockists next spring.New Balance 577 Made in the UK “Seaside” Pack
In today’s episode of Kicks On Court Weekly Recap, we give you a behind-the-scenes look at the Nike Kobe 9 Experience Launch. Plus, we introduce our “Viewpoint” segment for December and find out what a Kyrie Irving signature shoe would encompass.
In celebrating the classic Freestyle, Reebok tapped Reebok Classics Asia Creative Director, AMBUSH founder and J-pop icon VERBAL for a brand new video. Dubbed "Run Free," the piece sees VERBAL joined by R&B artist AI and singer/songwriter Miliyah Kato for a colorful, Vector-emblazoned music video of sorts to the track of the same name - a bonus cut from AI's tenth studio album, this summer's MORIAGARO. For those that don't know, the Freestyle, which was originally introduced in 1982, was one of the first athletic sneakers to be designed specifically for women and hit the market at the height of the aerobic fitness craze - hence the aerobics-inspired visuals for "Run Free." Check out the video above and look for the Freestyle now in a bevy of colorways and cuts at Reebok stockists across the globe.
Italian contemporary street brand Diesel isn't afraid of some edgy work, and under newly appointed artistic director Nicola Formichetti, the brand is certainly poised to continue with that attitude. Commissioning on-fire photographer Terry Richardson for the photographs, the brand is set to release a new calendar featuring some rare beauties at their barest. Models like Tereza Kacerova, El Grace, and Brooke Candy pose to make even the cold months just a bit warmer, each with their own unique themes and personalities coming through the photos. Enjoy the photos above and look for the calendar's release in the coming weeks.
Consistently bringing heaters out from the vault, here adidas Originals offers the ZX750 silhouette in a clean new colorway. A cutting-edge running sneaker at the time of its release, the retro shoe combines premium suede, plush mesh, and soft neoprene to make for a comfortable, modern classic. Here we find the upper executed with light grey-beige suede around the forefoot and through the heel, accented with white mesh at the toebox and sides. The signature 'three stripes' are colored a deep navy, while the thick, cushioned midsole reiterates the white from the upper with red and grey accents. Look for this release from adidas Originals at retailers such as Titolo for about $153 USD.
After creating some buzz with its first drop a couple of weeks back, Copenhagen-based shred shed Streetmachine now unveils the second part of its joint project with Chocolate Skateboards. This time around, the "City Series" pays homage to Streetmachine's three retail locations circa its 1998 "Skyline" series of decks – Paris, San Diego, and of course, Copenhagen. Three modern-size decks have been released for each respective city, with the prints paying homage to Evan Hecox's iconic handstyle as well as Chocolate's hallmark box logo. Further, a range of T-shirts in navy, white, red, black, and grey are being offered alongside the deck collection. Perfect for the wall collection, look for this release on Streetmachine's webshop, with decks starting at about $91 USD.
For London-based designer Marcin Podsiadlo, fashion is both a form of self-expression and a necessary piece of our everyday world. As a result, the 20-something-year-old enjoys blending various fabrics with luxe sportswear to create something that is both excitingly new and totally functional for its wearer. Podsiadlo’s latest range – “Hold Me Tight” – draws inspiration from Martin Bell’s 1984 documentary Streetwise as well as the work from environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It has been said that the main concept behind this collection is an attempt to show the lightness of air and the freedom that comes with it. Additionally, a few pieces feature prints made in collaboration with Polish artist Pawel Eibel.
Thanks to the Internet, it's now a simpler process to go from a local brand to an international phenomenon at a blitzing pace. Previously disparate cultures come together online, creating a fresh perspective with every iteration. Despite all this and like many other proud British brands, Trapstar attributes its aesthetic to its seminal location – in this case, the physical melting pot of West London. Here Life + Times takes the audience through a trip down Portabello Road to explore the brand's modest beginnings, exploring how the outdoor vintage shops, car trunks, and nightlife have made the brand into what it is today. Enjoy the latest episode of Life + Times' "The Blueprint" above, and learn more about Trapstar UK here.
After dropping the Soundgarden-assisted "Black Hole Sun" video lookbook earlier this year, German label SOPOPULAR presents its corresponding set of photography to highlight its forthcoming Spring/Summer 2014 range. Featuring everything from biker-esque suede jackets to geometric-patterned track ensembles, slim suiting and more, the Berlin-based imprint looks to further its own unique brand of contemporary street-inspired menswear. Look for SOPOPULAR's latest spring/summer range to soon be available via its own online store.
Building upon the success of last year's drop, Korean label The Earth has once again chosen Harris Tweed for its latest set of bags and accessories. Featuring green, black, grey and mahogany colorways as opposed to last year's predominately blue and brown aesthetic, the range includes a rucksack, day pack, helmet bag, briefcase and two different card-holding designs - each adorned with the Scottish woolens and leather accents. The entirety of the collection is now available via The Earth's online store.
With our first look at the collaborative sneaker range that joined Converse with television franchise The Simpsons, we got a glimpse of a few pairs where one displayed a defeated Bart writing on a chalkboard – just as he does in the opening sequence of the show – and another pair that featured Homer blurting out his signature catchphrase – “D’OH!” Now six months later, we’re presented with two new Chuck Taylor drops that may be exclusive to certain Asian markets. The first comes in a yellow and white colorway as it shows an all-over graphic with the faces of each character within the immediate Simpsons family. This drop is then accompanied by another graphic that features the faces of the family, but in a different form and in black, white, yellow, and red. Each drop is currently available at Atmos in Japan.
Shaquille O'Neal's signature Shaq Attaq gets a Dickensian update for Holiday 2013 with the release of a special "Ghost of Christmas Present" take on the early '90s silhouette. Inspired by the Father Christmas-like spirit from A Christmas Carol, the shoe comes lined in red with an upper of neon green patent leather and deep green suede while red-tipped white laces and a matching midsole provide a bit of contrast to the look. Retailing for $160 USD, the "Ghost of Christmas Present" Shaq Attaq can be pre-ordered now via Politics and is set for a December 13 release.