Thursday, September 30, 2010

FSF exclusive interview with Va$htie

Vashtie's celebrating finally getting to talk about her historic Jordan collab, after keeping a big secret for a year! Hear what she has to say about how she designed the shoe balancing the feminine and masculine, how being a tomboy helps her at work and why she wants guys to feel our pain of not having shoes in our size! Go Va$htie! All the details and more pics HERE.

Thanks to Courtney at for helping with the interview and the pics!

Nike X Foot Locker "I AM THE RULES" AM90

Get your Euros up! Slated for a limited European release, these babies are a definite MUST HAVE! With gray mesh, black suede, lime accents on the air bubble and top eyelets, an infrared swoosh, white leather upper paneling, and purple splashed around, these are hard not to want to hunt! The colorway is based on the support of three high-profile football players Andrei Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh and Stefano Okaka. Check out the video for the I AM THE RULES campaign!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sister 2 Sister from A to Z

Sister 2 Sister, the first ever all-female sneaker design seminar was an amazing process from start to finish. Dynamic energy filled the room as 17 aspiring designers honed their skills with the help of 7 fabulous designers from across the industry.

Day 1 included:

--the Assignment: use only paper and pencil to design your signature shoe: what sneaker doesn't exist that would reflect you and make your daily life better?

Our participants were challenged to work extensively on form.

--the Panel: our mentor-teacher designers generously shared stories about how they got into the industry, what it's like, and what advice they wish they'd gotten...

Panel participants included Pamela (Rbk), Shaona (Rbk), Alice (Rbk), Ann (Converse), Sara (Puma) and (not shown): Ashley (Nike) and Leyla (Sperry Topsider)

--the Networking Gathering: a chance for all of us to hang out, get to know each other and chill to great music and delicious barbeque at the Design Studio for Social Intervention

Participant Sarah Sabino also hung original art work at the Design Studio

Day 2 included:

--lots of work!

D'Wayne (Jordan Brand) helped make the event possible, and wasn't too busy to jump in to help Sesanii on a sketch

--Final Presentations of our Signature Shoes in front of designers, funders, friends and family

Sarah with original and final sketches

Fabiola with original (top) and final sketches

Thanks to OSD for covering and documenting the event! (We documented you too!)

More final sketches and pictures HERE.

Thanks again to:

--MassArt for hosting the event!

--Our amazing sponsors: Abekam, massImpact, Karmaloop, Pensole, No. 2 Foundation, and The Boston Foundation.

--Our amazing mentor-teachers for volunteering so much time with us!

--Our community partners who supported our high school participants! (Brighton High, Artists for Humanity, and Alisa Aronson)

--D'Wayne Edwards for his belief in the event.

Supra X 413 "Pink Party" Skytop

Limited to a run of 30, Supra has yet again teamed up with 413 to created a colorway to help benefit the Women’s Breast Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai which Supra participates in every year. The cool grey upper with pink accents on the eyelets, soles, & lining is what makes them pop! These will be available this Saturday at ELYSE WALKER. Click her link to find out more about the Pink Party!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sneaker Pimps LA

West Coast sneakerheads get a huge Sneaker Pimps coming your way! Don't miss this sneaker, music and videogame extravaganza... (presale tix $20, 18+ to get in)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


I haven't had a pair in YEARS, but these are changing my mind!! Limited to 600 pairs, the upper blends red canvas, suede, and patent leather to create this fine hi top silhouette! Of course they are extra cool because of the little pocket on the side also! Get yours now at Colette!!!


Saucony Hangtime Hi Retro

Talk about a throwbaaaack!!! In my school days I digged Saucony, but I don't remember them being in suede hi top! That's why I like these!! The originals were usually in leather, or the lows were nylon and suede. These right here are great just in time for Fall..which is TODAY!! Coming in 2 colorways of blue & maroon, the upper is suede with the symbol in white leather. The mid/outsole matches perfectly with the same colors. Available now at EXTRA BUTTER for $70!!

CORE77 1HR Design challenge!!!

See, this past weekend's event in Boston with the ladies is already paying off! One of the designers from Reebok friend requested me on Facebook and of course I accepted! I went to her page to say hello and saw this article about designing your favorite kicks in ONLY AN HOUR outof PlayDoh!! HAHA! How fun is this? There is actually only 2 days left to enter the competition, but I'm sure some of us can muster up a little creative time! The winners will receive the following: grand prize: a $100 dollar gift certificate to Core77's new Hand Eye Supply Store, being published in Sneaker Freaker's December issue, a lifetime subscription to the magazine, and a copy of Kueng Caputo's book COPY. Deadline is this Saturday September 25th!!!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nike Clear Sequin Pack Update

I was on one of my favorite websites today and saw one of the the kicks Fetti blogged about a few weeks ago. This is the sport red and white dunk from the Clear Sequin pack.
They have sizes 6-10. I would wear these myself but i wear  10.5, maybe next time. Click here to purchase happy shopping ladies!!


With Fall upon us, clothing & footwear companies are gearing up to make sure you are rocking their collections. ALIFE made this teaser cute teaser video to get us ready! Check it out!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New Music: Willow Smith Whip my Hair

Power couple Will and Jada Smith's daughter Willow released her debut song "Whip my hair". I've already been percolating with my best kicks on around the house to this song. Glad to hear she is singing about something fun instead of singing about stuff to old for her age. Enjoy and Whip you hair back & forth!!


Still on a high from this past weekend's Sister 2 Sister event in Boston, I was very happy to see that female designer/video director/artist Vashtie Kola was called upon for the Jordan Holiday 2010 Girls collection to create a pair just for us that will have guys in awe! It is a limited-edition with lavender and deep-purple on the upper, along with metallic lavender laces and midsole! NICE!!! Look for these next month along with the AJ2 Retro "Candy" pack.

Source: JUMPMAN23

Shop Clawmingdales for fall 2010

Our favorite person Claw Money just dropped her new fall line entitled "Clawmingdales" and its modeled by graffiti bombshell Utah. This collection plays on a girly spin on the beloved claw icon and includes some sweatpants,hoodies, a legging,a tote,loose crop tops, 3/4 sleeve tees and a panty. Check it out....

All pics shot by Danielle Levitt

The Collection is available for purchase at Claw Money and Karmaloop

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sister 2 Sister Footwear Design Seminar RECAP!!!

It was a great weekend in Boston! Nearly 20 females from NYC & Boston participated in this 1st ever, historic event! Ranging from girls still in HS & college, to customizers, & experienced designers, we all came together sharing our love of kicks & learned from some of the best female designers in the industry! Lori got together with D'Wayne Edwards of Jordan Brand, as well as top women designers from Sperry Top Sider, Reebok, Puma, Converse, and Nike to make this special event happen.

We started off with introductions & sketching what our vision of our very own sneakers would look like, and we couldn't use logos or similarities from existing brands. As a customizer I truly thought the process wasn't too tedious since I already design, but on already put together sneakers. I was wrong! My initial sketch had the shape of a griffey max and it really wasn't what I was aiming for. However, with some help from the designers, I was able to create a better form for the sneaker as well as details like piping, canvas and textured leather!

Each presentation was as unique as the participant behind it! We all took on a foreign task and came out on top!

Thank you to all of the designers who took their time out for us and shared priceless technique and tips! Welcome Sarah Sabino aka "S4" to our Boston team, and a very special extra thanks goes to you Lori for always representing & being a voice for the ladies!


Dunk Hi SB Denim!

Perfect! Perfect! Perfect for this fall!!! Nicely sewn, dark wash denim all along the upper with black laces on top of a black tongue! Crisp white midsole atop a black outsole makes this pair a definate addition to the "coolection"! No official drop date, but we are always on the look out so you will see them soon!


Converse Pro Star

The sneaker's designers decides that this year, have a teddy bear kicks it´s a must. For that reason, Converse just drop their Converse Pro Star with fluffy fleece lining that tufts up though the rear flex cutaway.

Available now in Japan at Flauge.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Air Max 1 - Pre-order

Donning a heather grey suede upper with white grid paneling in the toebox and other areas along with a gum sole makes this sneaker CLASSIC! I see these paired up easily with a fancy wool jacket this Fall. Pre-order now at CROOKED TONGUES!

Release Reminder!!! LEBRON ZOOM SOLDIER IV

Dropping tomorrow exclusively at House of Hoops are the "Zips" Akron edition! Had Lebron went to college, his hometown college is the University of Akron, thus paying homage by releasing special editions just for the school. The classic blue/gold/white colorway on the IV is clean and pairs up well with any of your favorite jeans. Where does "Zips" come from you ask? Well the BF Goodrich company was based in Akron & are responsible for the "zip up" galoshes! As for the kangaroo mascot..that was voted in by students! HAHA!! See, not only does FETTi keep you up to speed with the latest kicks, but she also teaches you a thing or two!