Nike's training line has always played host to unique hybrid models and now its a got a new member in the form of the Air Max 360 2. Set to debut in a modern rendition of the "Medicine Ball" colorway first seen on the Nike Air Trainer III, the Air Max 360 2 pairs the styling of the TW Air Trainer with the full-length 360 Air Max unit seen on the LeBron VII. The Air Max 360 2 "Medicine Ball" is set to release in April at select stockists including Crooked Tongues.
Reebok Classic recently revealed its Spring/Summer 2014 collection with a new video featuring Japanese model Kiko Mizuhara. Along with several select sportswear pieces, Kiko can be seen sporting several editions of the Freestyle Hi Spirit, Freestyle Hi Eden and Freestyle Hi Vintage Inspired silhouettes. The video also connects viewers with Reebok's recent #LIVEWITHFIRE campaign to promote active and passionate lifestyles. As for the footwear collection, stay tuned for more details on its release in the near future.
In a recent interview on his Between Two Ferns set, Zach Galifianakis sat down with President Obama in what appears to be a humorous but heated discourse that touches on a number of sensitive topics. The two banter back and forth about a number of different subjects including Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act, his ethnic origins, Dennis Rodman's controversial visits to North Korea, and his supposed lack of basketball skills. Obama hold's his own when pitted against the heavyweight comedian, where he mocks Galifianakis for the failure that is The Hangover 3, his height (or lack thereof), and how nobody is interested in hacking Galifianakis' private texts. Check out the video and stay tuned for more from Between Two Ferns.
Ardent collaborator and creative visionary Pharrell Williams is set to team up with Comme des Garcons on a fragrance collection for men and women. Named "Girl" in line with Pharrell's latest studio album, the collection marks CdG's first collaboration with a musician to create fragrance. In regards to the collaboration and Rei Kawakubo, Pharrell says “As one of my favorite designers once said, ‘Comme des Garçons is your favorite designers’ favorite designer…the top of the top, the best of the best.’” Stay tuned for more information on the Pharrell Williams x Comme des Garçons fragrance collection
To celebrate the 2nd anniversary of the DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA, A Bathing Ape has created two commemorative T-shirts. First up is a tee featuring the classic BAPE HEAD silhouette with DOVER MARKET BAPE 2nd emblazoned across the front. The second tee features a commemorative slogan and a repeating BABY MILO motif across the front. Both tees will be available at DOVER STREET MARKET GINZA in limited quantities on March 15.
The Converse Jack Purcell gets an interesting look this season with the release of this Shibori version. Meaning "twisting" in Japanese, shibori is a traditional handicraft which involves dipping canvas into dye and twisting it to achieve a unique pattern. Here, the process has been applied to the canvas uppers of the shoe for a unique mix of rich indigo stripes against a natural canvas base. Blue piping on the edges, a blue heel tab, blue and white laces, and white stitching complete the look for the Shibori Jack Purcell. Look for the shoe soon at select Converse accounts.
The team at Nike Training have created a special edition of its Nike Free Trainer 5.0 profile for world champion mixed martial artist Jon "Bones" Jones. A shoe that supports Jones in his vigorous training, the Nike Free Trainer 5.0 provides agile support and flexibility with its woven upper, while a lightweight Free sole unit offers the right amount of cushioning and flexibility. Finished with "Team Jones" on the tongue, the athlete's signature red and black color in fade and a bold reflective Swoosh, the Jon "Bones" Jones edition will be available in limited numbers from March 29 at Nike's online store.
Our sister site recently presented its third edition of the "Drive Slow, Homie" mix series, done in collaboration with Ta-ku. Recent additions compiled by the Australian musician include previously unreleased material from M-Phazes, Yung Stn and IAMNOBODI as well as new tracks from Fwdslxsh, Khadisma, Emoji King, and remixes from Promnite and Abjo. Certainly pleased with this latest effort, Ta-ku himself shared a few words with some of his loyal listeners:
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Drive Slow, Homie series. So much love. I made the series with HYPETRAK because I truly love listening to music in my whip. There is something about the open road, fresh air and the perfect soundtrack accompanying ur ride. It's summer in Australia right now so i wanted to start Vol. III off right. Transitioning between 90bpm summer headnodders into 70bpm soul jams into 130bpm jersey heaters. I hope you enjoy. Peace & Love.
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The ASICS Gel Lyte III is back in a new white/astro colorway that is completely in sync with the shoe's '90s origins. This time around the classic runner features a vibrant mix of lime, light blue, orange and navy across a white base. The colors continue on the sole, which features a blue midsection and a blue, lime and black outsole. Look for this latest Gel Lyte III colorway at select stockists including Feature Sneaker Boutique.
Nike is back for the warmer months with a new set of colorways for the Air Presto. Distinguished by a highly flexible and breathable synthetic upper paired to a harder plastic heel cage, the Presto features a low minimalist silhouette with a Flywire-like lacing system, reinforced toecap and low collar. Finishing touches include a curved Swoosh stamped onto the outsole, another across the toe portion, and large pull tab at the heel. The €118 EUR (approximately $165 USD) Presto is now available in neutral grey/university red-white, neutral grey/cyber-hyper blue, squadron blue/vivid sulfur-stadium grey and black/white through Titolo.
Just ahead of the Baselworld 2014 watch and jewelry trade show, renowned furniture designer Fabian Schwaerzler presents Zurich-based Maurice de Mauriac with a special edition of its L1 timepiece. Having never designed a watch before, Schwaerzler stuck to what he knew best, opting for simplicity and functionality. The result is an uncluttered 39mm stainless steel case with a brushed finish paired with a simple black and white watch face that glows blue in the dark. Inside, the L1 houses an ETA 2824-2 automatic movement visible on the underside of the engraved case. The watch will retail for 2,300 CHF (approximately $2,600 USD) when it debuts at Baselworld at the end of March.
Jordan Brand presents its first look at its newest model, the Jordan Shine. As the name implies, the new silhouette features a premium woven leather upper with a glossy finish paired to a tonal rugged midsole. While the weave bears a striking resemblence to the Jordan Future, the coarser woven pattern on the Shine is broken up by a smooth toecap and heel. As the preview shows, it looks like it will drop in both black or red options when it drops at select locations including Barneys New York.
Tokyo-based street culture magazine VHS Mag teamed up with Vans Japan to document "The Taipei Ducks" Tour. In this short clip shot by Patrik Wallner, Japanese skaters Hiroyuki Matsuo, Shin Sanbongi, Yuki Shifeto and Haruka Katagata take on the modern architecture of the capital, gliding on some of city's notable landmarks alongside a number of thrilling skate spots. Enjoy four minutes of ample trickery from some of Japan's most promising skaters.
IRAK and ALIFE team up to produce a small pack of graphic short sleeve tees realized by Mr. Kunle a.k.a. EARSNOT. The collection features the 'Pixelated' and 'Dash' designs in heather grey, 'Fock You' in black and 'Tags' in white. This represents the second collaboration between the two New York brands with likely more to follow in the future. Each design is priced at $32 USD and is now available over at the ALIFE website.
Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS, just revealed his intention to stretch the brand name to the coffee industry. The new company, Toms Roasting Co., will continue the precedent set by the shoe brand with its one-for-one model where each product purchased equals one donated to a worthy cause. In this case, the brand will donate clean drinking water for every cup sold in its future coffeehouses.
Mycoskie first mentioned the possibility of entering this new industry during an interview with Footwear News in December: “Food is difficult. It’s a totally new business. I never say never, though. It’s a difficult area because it would require having an amazing partner or require us to hire a whole bunch of new people — very different people than a footwear designer.”
Nike brings back a familiar favorite from the tennis world with the new Air Tech Challenge II in "Clay Blue." The shoe first made its debut in 1988 when a then 18 year-old Andre Agassi joined Nike's roster and has since been updated with a synthetic white and blue leather upper, external molded heel counter and a visible two-piece Air cushioning system. Finishing touches include an orange Swoosh, a padded collar and explosive paint spatter accents symbolizing Agassi's trademark backhand. Look for the $120 Air Tech Challenge II in "Clay Blue" at Nike and select stockists when it launches on March 22.
Coinciding with this year's St. Patrick's Day, Ewing Athletics gives the classic 33 Hi a bright green rework. The iconic basketball silhouette sees a green suede take on its upper while vibrant orange and white provide contrasting details elsewhere. Capping it all off is the green and orange ankle strap on the elevated silhouette. The St. Patrick's Day 33 Hi will be available soon at select stockists including Wish.
Famed travel brand TUMI looks to the beautiful California coast and the style it inspires for its new Santa Monica collection of versatile silhouettes for men and women. Pairing its core values of great design and function with clean lines and a refined aesthetic, the collection highlights the craftsmanship and premium materials that go into each item. In contrast to the ballistic nylon bags we're accustomed to seeing from TUMI, these pieces feature an abundance of supple, premium leather and are available in asphalt and bridle colors. Some of the highlights from the collection include the Bashford Duffel, Drummond Brief, Frontera North/South Tote and Lincoln Envelope. These pieces, along with the rest of the Santa Monica collection, are available now at TUMI's boutiques.
Adding to the already extensive range of LeBron 11 already available, Nike has revealed the upcoming "Anthracite" colorway. A staple of the LeBron range, this latest version may the best yet thanks to the small details that elevate what is essentially an all-black shoe. The Armorposite sections of the upper feature subtle tonal speckles, the Swoosh and LeBron logo both sport an iridescent finish, the lining features a tie dye like print in shades of black and grey and finishing it off is a marble-effect outsole. This latest colorway is set to release March 15 at Nike's online store and retail locations.
Having established itself amongst other contemporary labels for its minimalist take on menswear, Reigning Champ here presents us with a look at its Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The brand again showcases a range of everyday essentials tinged with overt athleticism, offering raglan-style jackets and lightweight T-shirts. Alongside these is a particularly notable midweight jacket, printed with camouflage at the weather-resistant exterior. Other highlights include two weightier zip-up hoodies, ideal for layering as the weather warms. Reigning Champ's Spring/Summer 2014 collection is now available online and will soon be available via the HYPEBEAST Store.