Monday, December 31, 2007
This sneaker has a nice and clean colorway with a touch of a simple pattern For Some reason The colorway reminds me of a dessert lol. If you like what you see they should be available at your local sneaker boutique and soon at any sneaker website. They call also be purchased at Alife Rivington Club.
The Rivington Club
158 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
TEL: (212) 375-812
Pics From: www.sneakernews.com
Prison Edition? Inmates aren't allowed to have shoe strings for fear of endangering other inmates. So Vans has made a collection just for he inmates! Lol. I like the collection, now all i have to find is a matching jump suit.
Vans are a unisex shoe so check the chart for your size.
Avaiable at www.zappos.com, along with tons of other styles to choose from.
Friday, December 28, 2007
And here's a sneak peek at Tinker Hatfield posing in his new matching sweater!
The material story is that this was hand stitched in Norway with little "T's" from his signature, but rumor has it fakes are all over ebay...
Thursday, December 27, 2007
First on the list is Womens Airmax 90 Cocktail. This is just a sample model there is no telling when they drop.
Next on the list:
The new Valentine's Day Sneaker already Finished and guess what its not a dunk, airmax, or air force 1. Its a Court Force!! If you can't wait till V-day They are already sold at ATMOS Tokyo. Here is the link:
News and Pics from: www.sneakernews.com and www.sneakerfreaker.com
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
I also like their co-lab boot...You can check the Ciano Farmer website for details, but they start in a men's 8.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
If you like what you see you can by them at Alife Rivington club.
Alife Rivington Club
158 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
TEL: (212) 375-8128
Pics and news provided by www.sneakernews.com
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
One of the pleasures of research was a store visit that lasted three days, made by chance, to the legendary Sports and Things, as featured way back in Sneaker Freaker.
As I stepped off the bus I was horrified at the sight of CLOSING DOWN SALE, I even broke out into hot sweats like a post-menopausal lady. What met me the other side of the door was a sight for saw eyes. There were piles of trainers on tables, boxes scattered about the place and more rails of discount mis-fit clothing than a charity shop.
I pulled my jaw off the floor and made a move towards the store manager.
The manager, big up your chest sir, claims to have the Holy Grail of basketball trainers- he even had the pictures of them on his phone! Seriously guys, sexism for being a femalesneakerfiend? That’s bull, if anything it’s surprisingly easy to bond over leather, laces and gum soles. I had a personal shopping experience with a guided tour of the 3 HUGE stock rooms.
I bought more than I could carry, had to go back the next day and ended up repeating the spending mayhem…
So normally this would be a sign of obsessive sole sickness, but actually I’m one of the few that can genuinely say this many trainers in ownership will help me. Yes that’s right, each purchase was necessary, even on a parallel to finding next months rent.
Admittedly when I arrived on the third day, I was handed the previous purchases and told sternly no more, little did they know they already had most of my student loan for the term.
Not just an expensive shopping trip?
The visit was a quest to talk to the store manager about retail and the trainer market. Store managers have a good overview of what is selling and who’s buying it, as well as dealing with customer feedback. They are, in a way on the front line of retail, and have direct contact with the consumer.
This all counts towards primary research.
As a designer you have to look at what’s already been created, and who is buying it.
You need to be aware, so the product can be improved and offer the customer something new.
It’s also an area to draw inspiration. Past, present and if you’ve got the links, future designs allow you to reflect on the fine balance of a great creation and a mighty monster.
A few golden oldies that I can’t take my eyes off
Last Thursday as I was shopping for Christmas gifts at Queens Center Mall, I decided to go into Pulse and look at some sneakers. And I came across this beauty. I figured hey its time to spice up my sneaker life with a different color and these stood out to me. I asked for some assistance and luckily they carried big kids sizes for this shoe I tried on a 6.5 they fit fine but then I saw the Price Tag $100.00. I said to myself a hundred dollars for some dunks low tops at that I said no thanks I won't be taking these and left. After I left I kept thinking about this sneaker all week and finally I said to myself there has to be a decent price on these so yesterday I took the Q20 bus down to Jamaica Ave. what a good choice I made. I went right down the block to the Coliseum Mall And walked into one of my favorite sneaker spots, called Sneaker King. They had this shoe and in big kid sizes as well and sold it to me for $75.00. Its always good to know that I can count on Jamaica Ave for some kicks. Pics: http://www.sneakerhead.com/
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Alife, alife, alife. The words play over and over the shoe. If you had told me I’d be loving some sneakers with Alife written all over them, I’da kept my ipod on and kept steppin’. I like Alife, but it just sounds tacky. And fluorescent stripes? Nah, sounds a little too chipper for me.
I just found this on our girl Fetti's new blog:
"Hey! This week I will be a guest on a rising cable show Urban Wall Street discussing my passion for kicks, customizing, being a female in the sneaker game, and how upcoming customizers can do what I do! If you're in NYC it will air Wednesday 12/20 @ 9:30am, and Thursday 12/21 @ 7am for the early birdies on channel 68! Be sure to check it out then, if not, I will post when it will be on uwsp.com once I get the details! Thanks for the love!"
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
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Friday, December 14, 2007
Here's a great idea: get 17 fabulous independent brands under one roof, so we can find fabulous gifts and no one will know we did all our shopping last minute! Plus free beer, and you can get in for free if you bring an unopened gift for Toys for Tots. cooool. All thanks to the ladies at worshipworthy.