As impressive and victorious the Spurs were in upsetting the Miami Heat for this year's NBA title, Nike is still showing LeBron a lot of love by releasing 1/2 of the Nike LeBron XI (11) Elite "Championship Pack".
In partnership with mall management, SELECT House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Nike LeBron 11 Low SE “Multicolor” (on sale 7/28/14 for $190). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out Monday, July 21st and Tuesday, July 22nd. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Wednesday, July 23rd or Thursday, July 24th. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator.
*Our customers are our priority and we encourage everyone to follow the procedure outlined above in an orderly and safe manner. We thank you in advance.
Stay tuned as it is expected that other retailers like Nike release this shoe on the same date or later this Summer.
Colorway: Multi-color/Metallic Gold-Muti-color
Release Date: 7/28/2014
Product Code: 695224-970
Popularized by its "Cool Grey" aesthetic, Jordan Brand unleashes the new Jordan Spiz'ike GS "Cool Grey/Vibrant Yellow-Black-Wolf Grey" today.
Where nubuck and subtle leather materials make up its base, these kicks don vibrant yellow accents plus display elephant print and speckled detailing as a compete finish.
Priced at $120 and also available is preschool ($75) and toddler ($55) sizes, you may purchase the Jordan Spiz'ike GS "Cool Grey/Vibrant Yellow-Black-Wolf Grey" today from your local Jordan Brand retailer.
Colorway: Cool Grey/Vibrant Yellow-Black-Wolf Grey
Release Date: 7/23/2014
Product Code: 317321-075
Exclusively for Medicom Toy's Bearbrick-and-mortar, Project 1/6, in Tokyo, the popular Japanese toymaker presents the "Centurion" series. On the front of each figure is an American Express-inspired portrait of a Roman centurion with the name of the store inscribed above. Launching this Saturday, July 26, both the green and gold 400% versions will be available for purchase, while the 100% Bearbricks are given out after spending a certain amount in the store. For pricing click here.
Did you ever think that the Charlotte Hornets would be the talk of the NBA again? For the nonbelievers, it has happened and Ewing Athletics is cashing in on the frenzy with the Ewing Wrap Retro "White/Purple-Teal".
Back in OG form, this Ewing Wrap pays homage to the Hornets with purple and teal color-blocking plus additional hints of black and grey that cover this style's white leather canvas. And for those who didn't know, this colorway also takes inspiration from Ewing's current position the Hornets' assistant coach.
Promised to release in August, stay tuned to Sneaker Files for a release date!
A productive year for Cambridge-based Concepts has yielded some of the finer collaborations this year. Here the stylish retailer teams up with Clarks Sportswear – itself on a hot streak – to execute a version of the brand's Tawyer hybrid silhouette. The two brand's worked athletic elements into a casual, yet dapper summer-apropos silhouette. The premium red suede upper is perforated at the sides for maximum breathability, while the shoe is founded upon a cushy, lightweight EVA midsole. Street-ready yet harboring folksy aesthetics, the Concepts for Clarks Sportswear Tawyer will be available on July 26 both in-store at Concepts and online.
After getting a look at Burn Rubber's contribution to the Reebok Instapump Fury's 20th Anniversary celebrations, we're off to London to check out Footpatrol's take on the Instapump Fury. Opting for a classy, understated look, Footpatrol's shoe is awash with navy and shades of beige. Here, the shoe starts off with a premium navy suede micro-perf upper with a two-tone beige inflatable cage -- beige on the outside, navy on the inside -- pig-skin leather lining and hairy suede accents. Rounding out the look are subtle touches of grey leather, beige molded accents around the heel, and dual branded logo on the heel. Look for these at Footpatrol and Reebok Certified Network accounts starting August 2.
Strange name aside, Buddy's Ear Long Backpack is a versatile, durable carryall that's essentially an elongated version of the brand's signature convertible tote/backpack. Each bag -- as is always the case with the Japanese brand -- was intended for a long-lasting relationship with its owner, and was crafted from premium materials that will only look better over time. For 2014, Buddy's Ear Long backpack range features great new shades and patterns, as well as rich suede and Cordura nylon construction and subtle details like suede zip pulls and customizable leather patches. The option of using the design as either a tote or backpack, meanwhile, provides some utility and bang for your buck without sacrificing an ounce of style. Buddy's 2014 Ear Long Backpack collection is available now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
"I chose Vhils because the name consists of five letters that I could write as quickly as possible without breaking line" says Alexander Farto on his graffiti moniker which he continues to be known for despite moving on from the art form. Born in the outskirts of Lisbon in a town that had been affected by 1974's Carnation Revolution, Vhils grew up surrounded by socialist propaganda murals and advertisements from a developing capitalist society that "sold dreams that never came true." Such imagery was plastered atop each other, developing layers of social systems that shared different beliefs. Trading his spraycan for the drill, Vhils started dissecting posters and walls, carving out portraits of locals that were affected by the surrounding changes.
Harnessing a unique approach to portrait making, Vhils' work has been widely celebrated and has been exhibited in Paris, London, Shanghai, and Lisbon, with his most recent exhibition "Dissection" taking place at the Electric Museum Lisbon. In his Essentials for us, we get a glimpse at the tools needed for his pursuit -- hammer, drills, blades, and spraycans -- alongside photo books from Cai Guo-Qiang and JR, and a sticker of Underdog -- a gallery he started to showcase innovative artists otherwise bypassed by the mainstream. Enjoy Vhils' Essentials above and check out a recap of "Dissection" here.
Serving as the third installment in Michael Jordan’s epic signature sneaker line, the Air Jordan 3 is primed to release in another highly anticipated non-OG colorway. Dubbed the “Sport Blue”, this upcoming variation is equipped with a smooth black leather base with its accents and outsole coated in the headlining shade of blue. Grey adorns the signature cement print detailing, while white runs about the midsole of this drop scheduled to hit retailers on August 16th. Continue reading to peep some fresh new shots, courtesy of SneakerNews, and let us know if you’ll be checking for these next month.
This season, the classic coach jacket silhouette gets a laid-back beach vibe courtesy of a new, floral printed style from Stussy. Constructed from 100% premium cotton ripstop fabric, the Spring/Summer 2014 Vintage Flower Coach Jacket features a washed-out, vintage-inspired all-over flower print that's perfect for casual summer days, along with a front zip closure, two pockets and a nice, relaxed fit. A stylish, patterned alternative to the scores of solid colored or graphic print versions on the market, the jackets are available now in black or khaki from the HYPEBEAST Store.
Longstanding streetwear label Ecko has tapped Georgia-bred rapper B.o.B to front its 2014 fall/winter campaign. Coinciding with the brand's seamless fusion between hip-hop and pop culture, B.o.B (who has worked with the likes of Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne and Nicki Manaj) is found clad in the forthcoming season's attire -- printed button-up shirts, sweats and accessories -- over a dynamic illustrated backdrop. Enjoy a glimpse of the campaign above, a behind-the-scenes video from the campaign shoot below, and stay tuned for more from Ecko's 2014 fall/winter release.
For that brief moment when hasty New Yorkers stop in their tracks and turn into spectators fascinated by a group of break-dancing street performers, the Big Apple tastes a bit sweeter. It is this acrobatic art spawned from the Bronx that unites people around the globe with the joys of laughter, wonder and imagination among many others. For the fourth installment of House of Marley's video series highlighting its new Bluetooth speaker The Get Together, Brooklyn-based Director Harrison Boyce chose to look into the personalities of these talented dancers. "I wanted to find out if they really loved dance and the trains were their platform to share their talent with the world, or if they were hustlers using dance to make money, and I quickly found out that they have a deep love for dancing and that the money was secondary." After checking out Boyce's film, be sure to read through our full interview with the director below.
For more on House of Marley’s The Get Together Bluetooth speaker as well as how you could win your very own please visit here.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Harrison Boyce and I’m a director and photographer living in Brooklyn New York.
How did you get into filmmaking?
It all started through BMX. I rode BMX throughout my whole childhood and ended up being a sponsored rider, then working as an art director for a company, as well as starting one of, if not the first BMX blogs called Defgrip. I was always filming and making videos with my friends, but it wasn’t until I started making short docs and creating content for Defgrip that I really started to get into film making. It was just a hobby for me at the time, but once I moved to New York, I started to get a lot more directing jobs and over the years have transitioned from working as a designer in the BMX world to a director focusing on fashion and commercial work.
What was the goal behind your video? What was your inspiration?
Living in New York I pretty much ride the subway every day and kept seeing these kids dancing in the trains. I had thought about doing a project about them, but it was only in the back of my head and I didn’t really have an outlet for it. So, once I started talking with Alldayeveryday about this project with House of Marley, it made perfect sense to put something together with the dancers for this project.
The goal behind the video for me was to find out who the kids were who were the first to start dancing on the trains and to showcase them as people. To share their personalities with the world and tell their story. I wanted to find out if they really loved dance and the trains were their platform to share their talent with the world, or if they were hustlers using dance to make money… and I quickly found out that they have a deep love for dancing and that the money was secondary.
What are you most excited about your relationship with House of Marley?
House of Marley has been incredible with this project because they just let me do my thing and supported my vision 100%. A lot of time brands can really get involved and almost take over the creative process, but the guys at House of Marley essentially laid down the foundation for a dream project and let me do my thing the whole way though with nothing but support. A perfect partnership.
When you were approached about the project, what was the direction given and then how did you approach your execution/interpretation?
Allday approached me, and I asked if I’d be interested in putting some ideas together around the idea of “getting together.” They really wanted to leave it up to the directors to bring ideas to the table, so it was really open as far as the creative goes.
I just worked on a few different ideas around the idea of “getting together” using music as the main ingredient that actually brought people together.
How influential has music been in your creative evolution?
Music has been a huge influence in my work and it really drives my creative process, especially in the edit. I grew up in a musical family and music has always been something that plays a part in anything I’m doing creatively. Specifically with film, music becomes such a big part of telling a story, creating emotions, and setting a flow and an arch… I like to work with the music first, building a foundation to edit on and everything else really falls into place if you have the right music or soundtrack.
Was there any issues with filming on the subway?
I wasn’t sure how it was going to be bringing a Red camera down there, but we didn’t have any problems at all. I’m pretty good with filming in random situations and can just roll with the flow and the Waffle Crew definitely knows the ins and outs of performing on the subways. We tried to keep moving and not stay in one spot too long and I think that definitely helped us not run into any problems.
You've worked on everything from commercial films to short films and fashion films - which of the projects would you say is your favorite to collaborate on?
I think my favorite thing is the fact that I’m able to work on so many different types of projects. To me it’s more about the people and the experiences I have making my work, than the specific type of genre I’m working in. I really like to learn about people, explore new places, and basically do anything I can to learn something new each day. So I feel super lucky that I’ve been able to work on so many diverse projects with such a broad range.
Combining modern flexible fit with classic cushioning, the Nike Flyknit Air Max features the best of both worlds. Constructed up top with a Flyknit upper that fits like a sock and allows for natural motion, the lightweight threads sit on top of a boosted 360 visible Air unit for maximum comfort. Now the performer is available with a white base, intertwining strands of hyper punch and bright magenta to go with a black Swoosh. The accenting tones also solidly block the mid and outsole in a gradient fade to create a vibrant look. Find a pair of these today at Sneakersnstuff.Nike Flyknit Air Max
White/Black/Hyper Punch-Bright Magenta
In celebration of its third anniversary, Japanese label MAGIC STICK recently collaborated with PORTER to create a pair of backpacks in two iconic, Yeezy-inspired colorways. Previewed here, the bags feature both black and grey-based color schemes, along with textured panels, multiple storage compartments, bright pink accents, leather details, and a woven logo patch. As with all PORTER products, each backpack is made in Japan with the accessories specialist's decades of expertise, and is as functional and durable as it is stylish. Look for the MAGIC STICK x PORTER Yeezy Backpack now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
Although King James didn’t buy into the Nike LeBron 11 on court last season, the low-top rendition has been LBJ’s go-to sneaker this summer. James has been spotted in an array of different style codes on his world tour before moving back to Cleveland, and now we’ll all have the most vibrant edition yet at our disposal with a release of the upcoming Nike LeBron 11 Low SE “Multicolor.” Rumored to be half of the proposed “Championship” Pack that would have came to fruition if it wasn’t for the San Antonio Spurs getting in the way, this 11 Low embodies its nickname with a crayon box of hues all combining to color the upper. Holding the bold print in line is a black tongue, midsole and heel clip, finished off with a gold Swoosh and lace jewel. Tell us what you think of this “Multicolor” makeup in the feedback space below, and style a pair when they release at Foot Locker and other select Nike Basketball retailers on July 28th for a premium price of $190.Nike LeBron 11 Low SE “Multicolor”
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Inspired by its recent stateside rival, Converse CONS plans to bring its AEROJAM silhouette to Hong Kong. Maintaining much of its original form stitch-for-stitch, this intersection of bygone athletic innovation and contemporary street culture features a lighter, more comfortable modern construction. Its retro styling sits perfectly among the bevy of archived basketball sneakers making their way back to retail shelves. The above black and grey colorway will soon be available at select stockists within the coming months.
Having caught our first glimpse of the above model a week ago here, adidas Originals returns with a closer at its ZX 6000 "OG Snakeskin" for women. Remaining true to its original silhouette, this particular iteration sports faux snakeskin overlays, off-white mesh panels, a mustard-colored sole unit, as well as teal and red accents throughout for added pizzazz. The adidas Originals WMNS ZX 6000 "OG Snakeskin" is currently available at select stockists around the globe, including Overkill.