If you take a liking to urban menswear, then chances of you recognizing the notorious Staple Pigeon logo are pretty high. From the 150-pair '05 Nike Dunk Pro SB collab to recent SS14 releases, Staple Clothing has flourished tremendously over the past 15 years of business, and shows no sign of letting up. Alberto Lou, of the Kix Flipped Crew, pays tribute the New York-based brand with a pair of Nike Air Foamposite Ones covered in an olive camouflage pattern, with hints of salmon throughout. The Pigeon logo was a strong influence for the inclusion of the salmon tone, deriving from the soft pink luster of the birds. A green-tinted camo pattern plagues the entire uppers of these shoes, with special highlights of pink that cover the inner lining, tongue and heel tabs, as well as any visible Nike branding. The custom made patches for the heels don images of pigeons in flight and at rest, while the front side additions depict, what appears to be, dove feces. The clean and stark white of the lace holes and mesh interior help contain the busy, hand-painted artwork by Lou! Keep scrolling for some additional photos of these Staple Pigeon Foams now!
Dank Customs has been on one serious heat streak this summer, with his Louis Vuitton x Kanye West 'Jasper'-inspired Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse customs, and is returning with another pair of Buscemis! This time around, Dank Customs took an all black Buscemi 100MM shoe and added gold insignia derived from Young Money Entertainment rapper, Drake's newest venture, OVO Records. Simple design updates were made to these shoes, with the OVO mascot Owl, perched on the rear heel of the shoe, and "OVO" script along the tongue. The original gold hardware helps emphasize the tastefully done graphics. What do you guys think of these customs? Let us know in the comments!
Earlier in the week we shared with you the Air Jordan XX9 White/Black Elephant Print and it looks like today we have the official release date.
Keeping it smooth yet simple, this pair of Air Jordan XX9 features predominate white along with black accents. Elephant print is slapped on the toe box, side panels and tongue.
The release date is October 11th 2014 for $225. Is this a pair of Air Jordan XX9 you will be adding to your collection?
Air Jordan XX9 White/Black Elephant Print
Release Date: 10/11/2014
Product Number: 695515-070
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The Air Jordan 1 Low is coming back in a fresh but similar colorway and is slowly hitting stores now.
Featuring black shiny leather along with cool grey on the heel, tongue, toe box and swoosh. Last but not gym red hits the branding and liner.
You can grab a pair now at Premier for $95.
Air Jordan 1 Low Black/Cool Grey-Gym Red
Colorway: Black/Cool Grey-Gym Red
Product Number: 553558-012
Earlier today we shared with you the Liberty Air Jordan 10 which is apart of Jordan Brand's Spring 2015 retro series. Now we not only have another look at the shoes but other Air Jordan's releasing.
All pairs shown are apart of the remastered collection and if you missed our previous posts the brand will be using higher quality materials on retro's.
Shown are the Air Jordan 4 'Oreo' and Columbia, both released in 1999. We also have some images of the Teal Air Jordan 4, and French Blue Jordan 7. The Chicago Jordan 10 will return with the number 45 stitched in just like the PE's and a predominate red pair known as 'Bulls Over Broadway'.
Catch more images of all the Air Jordan Spring 2015 remastered retros below.
Hiroshi Fujiwara of fragment design has collaborated with Nike on a handful of projects but now it appears that the brand will team up with Jordan Brand.
Earlier today images surfaced of a possible Air Jordan 1 collaboration with fragment design. A similar color mockup was used on a sample pair in the past but never released. We have a mixture of white, black and blue with fragment design lightning logo by the heel.
We aren't sure if this pair will ever make it to the market, but if it does limited amounts will be produced.
Nike is set to release the new Kobe 9 EM Premium collection next Friday and to give us a taste of whats to come, the brand has shared with us the official images.
Three colors will land on the same day nicknamed after the predominate color used; game royal, gym red and gorge green. Premium materials are used like mesh uppers combined with speckled midsoles, lunarlon midsole and a geometric fade.
Releasing Friday September 5th 2014. Each pair will retail at $170.
Nike Kobe 9 EM Premium Game Royal
Colorway: Game Royal/Metallic Silver-Blue Hero
Release Date: 09/5/2014
Product Number: 652908-404
Nike Kobe 9 EM Premium Gym Red
Colorway: Gym Red/Metallic Silver-Bright Crimson
Release Date: 09/5/2014
Product Number: 652908-606
Nike Kobe 9 EM Premium Gorge Green
Colorway: Gorge Green/Metallic Silver-Electric Green
Release Date: 09/5/2014
Product Number: 652908-303
Some months back we broke the news that Jordan Brand would reintroduce new and old models apart of their Remastered collection which will have high quality material. One pair that will release is this Air Jordan 10 being called 'Lady Liberty'.
In 2015 the NBA All Star Game will be held in New York City at Madison Square Garden so JB is releasing this Air Jordan 10 inspired by the Lady Liberty statue in NYC.
Anthracite grey is used while mixing in black. Hints of teal are exposed on the liner, outsole and sole. Below you can see an image of the heel which has a gold Jumpman.
No word on a release date just yet, but as soon as one becomes available we will let you know. Do you like the upcoming Air Jordan 10 'Lady Liberty' aka 2015 All-Star game?
This is somewhat shocking news, but Jordan Brand has announced that they will cease production on the Air Jordan 3. A fan favorite of many, we have seen multiple original and new colors drop.
Stated by David Schechte, Jordan Brand VP of Footwear:
"The Air Jordan 3 is going back in the vault. The last color just dropped."
For those that don't know, the last pair released was the Sport Blue colorway.
We all expected the Black/Cement Air Jordan 3 to come back with the Nike Air on the back, just like the Jordan 3 Retro 88. Sadly it seems we will have to wait a while.
What do you think about the news? Is Jordan Brand making a wise decision?
Football season is so close we can taste it! You know Nike is grilling up some releases and Oakland Raiders fans will have a pair of Nike Air Trainer SC High to show their loyalty.
Known as the 'Reverse Raiders' as wolf grey is predominately used and flipped with black. Small hints of anthracite grey are also used breaking up the shoe nicely.
Already hitting retailers now for $120, what do you think of the Nike Air Trainer SC High Reverse Raiders?
This might be the first time some of you saw an Air Force 1 with an 'invisible' toe box and side panels, but Nike has released a few pairs in the past. They also released a Air Force 2 known as 'Espo'. Sadly, fakes flooded the market, not just on Nike's but Air Jordan's (Note: Jordan Brand has never released an invisible or clear pair).
A special pair of Nike Air Force 1 were made for Kyrie Irving, and as for now they are known as PE but that doesn't mean this pair won't release or other invisble AF1s.
Featuring Irving's logo at the heel, a mixture of red, yellow and black are used for his team the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Do you think Nike should release this pair? Better yet, any clear Air Force 1s?
One of our favorite team Jordan's models is back predominate red theme, the Jordan Jumpman Team 1.
As stated, red takes over the uppers while white and black lands on the sole, outsole and Jordan branding on the heel and tongue.
As of now, JimmyJazz has a full size run of the Red Jordan Jumpman Team 1 for $130. What do you think of this colorway?
First the Nike LeBron 11 Low 'China' released outside the U.S. which lead many to wonder if they will hit the states. Today we confirm that they will and have the release date.
The Kobe 9 EM also has release inspired by China which will also land on the same day.
For the China LeBron 11 Low, it features a white base with a mixture of university blue, hyper cobalt and metallic gold. Inspiration comes from the Chinese porcelain, which you can see by the mixture of blue.
While many are reporting the official release on August 30th, some retailers are stating they will release on September 25th.
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We got another pair of Jordan Spizike exclusively made for the kids and as you suspected this model will feature some stand out colors.
Breaking down this pair of GS Jordan Spizike; featuring a dusty cactus nubuck upper followed up with black wings. Hyper crimson is splattered on the midsole and other locations. Green finishes this pair off on the liner and sole.
The official release date for the Jordan Spizike Dusty Cactus/Hyper Crimson-Black is September 3rd 2014. You can scoop them up at Oneness.
We've found a way to stand out from the crowd when you decide to rock Coach. Check out the 'Coach Force 1s.' a custom Nike Air Force 1 by Groundbreaker Customs, that uses Coach upholstry on a pair of low top sneakers. The rear, heel paneling and tongue are covered in the black and grey Coach pattern, while flairs of red accenting appear throughout the shoes. For added luxury points, the interior is lined with suede. What do you guys think of these customs? Take a closer look at them down below, and be sure to visit the Groundbreaker Customs site if you're interested in copping!
Many of the colorways from Jordan Brand pay tribute to the astonishing career of Michael Jordan, but none are as direct as the pair of custom AJ2s coming from Big Tuss, today. The Air Jordan Retro 2 'Legacy' customs by Big Tuss use the white/varsity red colorway as the base, along with portraits of Jordan and a scripted "BULLS" on the ankle collar. "BULLS" is stretched along the outside of the ankle collars, while the portraits of MJ are tucked away on the inside. Tuss also recreated MJ's signature on one of the portraits, as well. Keep scrolling for some additional photos, plus close-ups of the sick paint job Big Tuss did on these kicks!
A handful of LeBron 12s have leaked over the past couple months, some a bit plain while others like this pair will grab attention. We present to you a detailed look at the Orange/Volt Nike LeBron 12.
Featuring bright orange, royal, volt and magnet grey. As you can see the orange plays the predominate role here while volt comes in a close second. Small amounts of game royal and magnet grey are placed sparingly.
For now, we only have these detailed images of the upcoming shoes, but a release date should be announced soon.
We just shared with you the official unveiling of the Jordan CP3.VIII which included two colorways. Moving forward we already have first look at the Infrared 23 pair.
Just like the Air Jordan XX9, infrared 23 is plastered all over the upper with hints of black on the tongue, outsole and laces.
At this time we don't have any additional information but stay tuned to Sneaker Files as we will keep you up to date.
The classic elephant print will make its way on a few pairs of Air Jordan XX9. The first pair will release in September, but now we have a look at a White and Black colorway.
Staying simple, white and black fuse the uppers while elephant print lands on the toe box, side panels, heel and tongue.
As of now, we have an expected release date of October 11th 2014.
Today Chris Paul and Jordan Brand has officially introduced the Jordan CP3.VIII. Here is information from the press release:
With the beginning of the season rapidly approaching, Jordan Brand debuts the eighth iteration in Chris Paul’s signature shoe. The Jordan CP3.VIII brings a sleek, minimalist aesthetic to a shoe designed to deliver maximum performance, speed and responsiveness to the court.
Chris Paul is incredibly involved in the design process of the shoe, and works closely with Jordan Brand designers to create a shoe that is made specifically for his game. Paul asks designers to incorporate elements that give him an edge over his opponents, similar to a superhero's kit with concealed ecret weapons.
“I take designing the shoe very seriously. I like the testing process, refining the details and pushing the limits on performance,” said Paul, who will be wearing the shoe throughout the upcoming season. “From the cushioning and Flight Web lockdown system to the rubberized outsole that helps me stop on a dime, I know what these shoes can do for me, and when my opponent sees them, they know too.”
Beyond the shoe’s performance elements, the CP3 signature line has always featured personalized touches, helping distinguish Paul’s game-day footwear. The Jordan CP3.VIII continues that trend, with a family tree detailed on the inside of the tongue, complementing the traditional chevron design that pays tribute to the patriarchs of the Paul family.
BUILT FOR SPEED
Paul’s game is notoriously fast, and he requires a shoe he can trust when he’s making quick changes in direction, stopping in an instant or initiating a high-speed attack on the rim. The TPU chassis provides this type of supreme stability for the rapid directional moves that Paul is known for. A unique 5/8-height, coupled with an innersleeve, delivers a sock-like fit in a model that is made for players with an up-tempo game.
The textile upper provides lightweight support, while reaffirming durability through synthetic overlays on the heel and toe, as well as rubber pods strategically placed in high-contact areas. Nike Zoom units under the forefoot create responsive cushioning, and a herringbone pattern on the heel enhances the multi-directional traction that has become a staple in the CP3 line.
Two colorways of the Jordan CP3.VIII will release on November 1st 2014, just in time for the NBA season. The two will be in Black/Infrared 23-White and Cool Grey/White-Black. Retail is set at $130. What do you think of Chris Paul newest signature shoe?