Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Back in February the Girls Got Kicks tour headed down under to Melbourne and it was hosted by the awesome Yo Mafia and Cheech Sanchez. Check out the recap video from the Australian tour.....
Shout outs to Cheech, Mafia and everyone who showed out to the event.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Since 2002, these three designers have worked together to amplify new innovations, reinterpret existing designs, and explore concepts that take the brand to new places.
Pushing the boundaries of Nike Flyknit technology by showcasing the aesthetic possibilities of fabrics, colors and patterns, this third collection features a refreshed series of color ways. Releasing as a collection of six unique color ways, the HTM Trainer+ is woven into four classic solids, Black, Blue, Volt, and bold Red, embellished with the swoosh mark on the back heel. Two additional styles from the collection feature a multi-colored upper that is the result of the yarns from the classic solids coming together through multiple weave variations. This approach allows for varying hues to combine into an intricate variation of textured patterns producing a bold heathered upper that exhibits the precision and complexity of knit technology. Made complete with Nike’s signature Lunarlon cushioning system, the HTM Trainer+ is finished with a sleek white Lunarlon sole that ties the collection together.
Launching first on July 26th at Nike’s 1948 location in London, the third release of the HTM Flyknit Collection in all six color ways will be available in limited quantities at select Nike retail locations globally. Please visit www.nikestadiums.com for more information on specific release dates (late August here in the US).
At a time when the world comes together to support their country in the Olympics, Asics and BAIT team up for an exclusive, eye-catching celebration of the world’s ultimate athletic exhibition. The Asics x BAIT Ring Pack introduces a limited collection of five unique shoes inspired by the Olympic Games’ world-famous ring logo. Each individual shoe is inspired by one of the five rings; the collection as a whole only employs the colors of the logo plus the basic white and grey for good measure. The pack takes Asics’ classic runners and sews in innovative designs and materials, resulting in a set of sneakers unlike anything that Asics has offered. The five shoes are woven together by common use of two features: the reflective 3M accents and the metallic, gold medal-themed insole. The pack is designed for the true sneaker fan with the highest quality materials and fresh new styles.
The first two shoes that will drop by the end of this week are the “Blue Ring” and the “Yellow Ring.”
*The Olympic Rings Pack is available for sale on July 26th 9PM PST (12AM EST) only at BAITme.com. This is your only chance to guarantee all 5 colors of the Olympic Rings Pack, as we have set aside a limited number of this pre-pack for the launch. If you are lucky enough to purchase the Pre-Pack; BAIT will ship out the Blue, Yellow, and Red shoes immediately, with the remaining two colors (Black & Green) to ship Mid-August. All pre-pack purchases will come with a complimentary BAIT x GoodWood bracelet and a BAIT hat. Limited quantity of Blue Ring and Yellow Ring shoes will also be available for sale at the same time.
*PRICING - Yellow, Blue, Green and Red Ring shoes are $130.00. Black Ring is $140.00. Limited Edition 5-Shoe Pack is $660.00 (comes with complimentary BAIT x GoodWood bracelet and BAIT hat)*PYS.com will be the exclusive partner online for the BAIT x ASICS Rings Pack. Limited quantity of the “Blue Ring” and “Yellow Ring” shoes will be available starting July 30th 9PM PST (12AM EST) on PYS.com.
Monday, July 23, 2012
If you're from anywhere near Dallas, you know that Kixpo is the biggest sneaker event around. FSF will have a table there, so come say hi and check out our book, Girls Got Kicks, as well as some of Jen Jen's flyest kicks and some other new FSF swag...
For more info, check out kixpo.com.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
We recently got hip to a new fashion blog that covers sneakers pretty extensively, and from a female perspective! Here's Whitney Alexandra Helmich from Style Alexandra, rocking some of her favorite J's and showing what she calls "man vs. woman, rocking the J's". You go Whitney!
To check out more of Whitney's taste in kicks and fashion, check out her blog and let us know what you think!
[Photography by Michelle Herrick.]
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The star-studded judging crew for the Freshr Than Your Avrge Sneaker Battle at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival. (From left DJ Tony Tone (Cold Crush Brothers), Chip Fu a/k/a/ Jungle Rock, Jr. (Fu Schnickens), and Mr. Man (Bush Babees). To see the winning pair (congrats Mache!) and some great shots from the OSD Sneaker Exhibit, check out their photo recap here.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Jordans, Yeezys, and Pennys = most sneakerheads dreams
Peep the heat from our Chi FSF sisters SnkrDivaMOB & Most Official Bee
You know we want to see the lil ladies rep too! Start em young
PE cleats and kicks that you don't see everyday
She put her love into ink. A fellow FSF from Ohio. Below the FSF table run by Fee & Jae doing the crew proud
Some of the sneakers from the collab between Reebok & Basquiat
Another art entry inspired by Basquiat
Some examples of Basquiat's art to inspire the artists
Group shot of all the art contest participants and Sue (owner of Rime NYC) center kneeling
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Also featured for the first time at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival...FTYA and OSD! Just got this from them today:
So at this year's *BHF* we will be throwing down a special edition of *"Frshr Than Your Avrge"* which will feature *Mr. Man of the Bush Babees*, *DJ Tony Tone of the Mighty Cold Crush Brothers* as judges and my co-host for the day, the super lyrical *Chip-Fu (Fu-Schnickens) aka Jungle Rock Jr. WE'RE
EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THE CULTURE MERGED WITH SUCH LUMINARIES IN THE WORLD OF HIP HOP* *MUSIC.
We're Looking for 16 battle contestants to register for the FTYA sneaker battle starting NOW! if interested in competing send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. further instructions and details will be provided from there.
OSD* will also have a footwear exhibit on display as well curated by myself and Dee Wells. The footwear exhibit is called* "Sneakers & Hip-Hop". *The sneakers on display will show the marriage between Hip-Hop and sneaker cultures as well as the influence of certain sports on urban fashion.
After the Festival is over there will be an after-party being thrown by*Ali Shaheed Muhammad * at the Dumbo Loft, just a few blocks away.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Sneakerbox, the traveling sneaker truck, is "fresh out the box"! The brainchild of Tiffany Crews and Angela Schipano, Sneakerbox just launched this month in Boston. It was hatched when they worked closely together as retail managers on Newbury Street and found common ground through their passion for sneakers. Working long overnight shifts and waiting in long lines for new releases sparked discussion of making a passion into a business. With a pen, paper and an iPad, Sneakerbox was born. Inspired by their extensive retail experience and their passion for kicks, Tiffany and Angela mapped out a plan to provide urban neighborhoods with products that are fresh out of the box— Sneakerbox that is.
Sneakerbox is part of a retail culture that seeks to innovate the recycled idea of “brick and mortar” sneaker retailing. Simply put—think of a food truck minus the food and throw in the kicks and apparel. Tiffany and Angela, representing female sneakerheads of the world, will provide the streets with the first woman-owned rolling retail street wear concept in Boston. This fashion forward model allows them to reach a variety of customers, catering to both men and women, and provide the freshest in street fashion.
To find out more about the Sneakerbox truck, check their site or Facebook page. Soon I'll be meeting them in person (they are reppin' the Bean after all), and I'll feature an interview so you can hear about their first month in their own words... You go girls!
I do play ball on Wednesdays and tomorrow will be no exception. While I'm actually balling in my Bulls colorway adizero Crazy Lights 2s, I'm thinking this Olympic colorway is the crispest I've seen in a minute...
They dropped yesterday and are available (down to a men's 6) at Eastbay, Dick's Sporting Goods and adidas.com. Happy 4th! (Don't wear 'em to a BBQ tho!)