Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Pictures of the mint green Nike Air Max 1 VT have been floating around for a couple weeks with mixed reviews.  Come to find out, mint has a two sisters to complete the Vachetta Pack.  

While the top colors differ, what's unique about these pairs is that they come wrapped in a Vachetta leather midsole.  As Nike explains it, "Vachetta leather upper is untreated and prone to creasing, staining and darkening in the sun.  As the shoe ages, it develops a unique distressed patina and becomes personalized to the wearer."  So in a nutshell, if you and several of your friends have the same color, they will each look different after a few wears.  Hmmmm......interesting!  Keep in mind that the VT (colored) part of the shoe will remain relatively unchanged.  The Vac-Tech top and the Vachetta mid, sit atop a gum outsole.  


The Womens Nike Air Max 1 VT Vachetta Pack will be available at Nike Sportswear retailers beginning June 29th.  

Pics & info via Nike, Inc. 

Monday, June 24, 2013



Right in time to celebrate the 4th of July, Nike will be releasing the Air Max Hyperfuse "Independence Day" pack.  Three pairs with monotone color treatments in red, white and blue colors reminiscent of Old Glory which is on the tongue also features Nike Hyperfuse technology.



The Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse will be at Nike Sportswear retailers June 29th.  Which pair is your favorite?

Pics and info via Nike, Inc.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


The Simpsons, the longest running scripted prime time series has collaborated with Converse on a collection of Chuck Taylor All Stars.  There's Three pairs in this collabo consisting of Simpsons characters screen printed on the classic Converse high-top silhouette.  

"Homer Simpson" on a black upper with his famous "D'oh!" exclamation, a white outsole with his other exclamations and royal blue laces.

"The Family" an all white upper featuring all five family members in the foreground.  Bart and Homer on the outer, Maggie, Lisa and Marge on the inner with characters of Springfield outlined in sky blue in the background, topped off with sky blue laces.

"Bart Simpson" available in preschool, grade school and adult sizes features an all black upper with Bart writing "I will not waste chalk" on a blackboard in the foreground with other images of Bart outlined in gray in the background.

Retail from $37 to $60, The Simpsons Chuck Taylor All Star collection is available at Converse and Journeys.  

Info via Converse

Sunday, June 9, 2013

LEAD by Pensole Coming to Boston!

D'Wayne Edwards is bringing his tremendously intensive and successful footwear design course back to Boston, and Mass Impact and Mass Housing could help YOU get a full scholarship. Follow your dreams into footwear design! Application deadline extended until June 28th. For more information, check out pensole.com

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Nike has partnered with the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community for nearly 15 years.  In celebration of sport as a universal language, Nike releases the #BETRUE collection.  

One of the items in the collection is the Nike Free Run 5.0 EXT SP #BETRUE.  The back heel and insole from left to right shoe features a gradating rainbow, a symbol of LGBT pride and social movements, while a black upper features the Flywire technology.  All profits from the #BETRUE collection will be donated to the LGBT Sports Coalition to support the goal of ending discrimination in sport.  

Other items in the #BETRUE collection are tees, tank and Solarsoft Thong (flip flop). Both the Solarsoft Thong and the Nike Free Run 5.0 EXT SP Free ($115)  range in sizes 4-15 U.S mens.  The entire #betrue collection can be found here

Pics and info via Nike.com and Nike, Inc 


Paul Rodriguez is back with another installment of his signature shoe, Nike SB Paul Rodriguez 7: Built For Dominance.  While this pair comes in a lot of sneaker fiend's favorite colorway of red/black upper, it also packs comfort sitting atop a white three-quarter Nike Lunarlon midsole.  Look out for the Nike P-Rod 7 to be at select retailers in early July.  

Pics and info via Nike, Inc. 

Friday, June 7, 2013


There will be several releases dropping tomorrow Saturday, June 7th.  If you're planning on buying more than one pair, I hope you have a game plan!  Especially if you're in one of the cities that's been getting constant rain via hurricane Andrea.  

 Girls Air Jordan Retro XI Low

Air Jordan Retro XI low

Foamposite Pro

Nike SB Viotech

Happy hunting sneaker fiends!!! 


The Ewing Focus is scheduled to make it's debut on 6/29/13.  This nostalgic pair brings up many memories and will sure make some for those that give them a chance.  With the success of the 33 High, the Focus will satisfy Ewing fans till the next release.  There's a black/red/grey colorway along with a white/orange/blue colorway, celebrating Patrick Ewing's glory days playing with the Knicks. 

At a suggested retail price of $120 the Ewing Focus will be available in sizes 6-16 us men's and will be sold at over 40 accounts worldwide, including both Rime locations and Extra Butter.  For a complete list of retail locations check here

Pics via Sneaker Freaker 

Thursday, June 6, 2013


Tomorrow Reebok will be releasing three new pairs of Question's dubbed the "Canvas Pack".  As the name suggests, each pair's upper is about 90% canvas with leather accents on the toe, the side branding and on the upper heel, atop a white Hexalite outsole.  

The Canvas Pack retails for $135 per pair and has been available for pre-order at some retailers.  But if you cant wait till tomorrow, head over to Reebok to grab a pair.

Pics via Reebok 


Reebok has an onslaught planned with 26 pairs set to be released next month.  There's Freestyle High, Classic Jogger, Classic Nylon Slim, Classic Leather Suede, ERS 1500, Ventilator and Nylon R13.....Whew!  Available via Swiss retailer Titolo, there's definitely something for everyone.  

There's so much to choose from with these classics and dope colorways, so I'll pick a few.  First up we have the Reebok Freestyle High.  Made with a butter soft leather and suede upper, classic Reebok side branding, two straps and a yellowed/aged heel and toe.  One pair even have a gum sole, toe and heel.  

Next we have pack specifically for women: Classic Leather Suede / 30th Anniversary, celebrating the birthday of this specific pair with "Since 1983" embossed on the heel.  This pack of 4 features a suede upper, white and gum midsole/outsole finished off with leather details on the tongue and heel which bears the company name and special 30th anniversary logo.


And Last: Reebok Ventilator.  In two dope colorways, these pairs will definitely turn heads.  With a suede and mesh upper, giraffe print inside pattern, complimentary accent colors all on a Hexalite heel. Not only will you be turning heads, you'll be comfortable while doing so.

Be sure to click here to check out the aforementioned styles not pictured and to place those pre-orders.  Trust me, Reebok aimed to please with these renditions and they did not disappoint.  What a great way to start the summer!

Pics via TITOLO