Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Girls Got Kicks Melbourne Recap

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

HTM Flyknit drop #3

This July, Nike releases its third installment of the HTM Flyknit collection. HTM, the ongoing collaboration between style leader and Fragment Design Founder Hiroshi Fujiwara, Nike design legend Tinker Hatfield and Nike Inc. CEO and designer Mark Parker, celebrates the groundbreaking performance attributes of a new technology that changes the way footwear is constructed.

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).

BAITxAsics Ring Pack

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

FSF @ Kixpo 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

Style Alexandra goes toe to toe over Jordans


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

Toofly--artist and icon


Just saw this beautiful piece on our friend Toofly, always reppin' for the ladies!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Recap of Freshr Than Your Avrge, OSD and Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival

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

Cleveland Got Sole 3

 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

RimeNYC x Reebok Basquiat Event

 Alice M. from the Younity crew showing her entry for the art contest (She was tied for 3rd place)
 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

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival features OSD and FTYA

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

We're Looking for 16 battle contestants to register for the FTYA sneaker battle starting NOW! if interested in competing send an email to ftya247@gmail.com. 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 hits Boston!

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!

Balling on the 4th--Crazy Light 2s

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!)