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The New Tokyo Nike SB Dunks just dropped. These white on white canvas kicks are looking pretty fly. They should go on sale at your local skate shop sometime in September. The price is rumored to be $80 but we will see. You can get them here, but the store is based in Japan so it will be hard to translate their site.
Daymon Gruelich is the man, he is one of the few artist that orients thier work towards sneakers. The combination of shoes and fantasy like work created a buzz around the Sneakhype Offices. He is currently based out of Melbourne, Austrilia and has done animation and art for a lot of sneaker companies, you gotta check out the site.
Nike team up with Japanese baseball player, Daisuke Matsukaza, for the next installment of the Nike 1world Air Force 1 collection. The Major League baseball player wanted to make a creative pair of shoes that really stood out. The orange and white colorways are very clean and defintely stand out. They also feature some very unique materials. The material on the toe resembles pony fur while the orange leather on the heal was made to resemble the skin of a dragon and also features a small graphic of a dragon which forms the number 18, Matsukaza’s number. Check out the rest of the 1world collection here.
When I first getting into the sneaker game, I was big on Saucony’s and expecially the Courageous shoes, unluckily my friend beat me to them. This being said I am extremely excited with the release of the Bodega X Saucony Courageous & Apparel Collection. Check out the funky fresh collection now.
In attempt to make their line of computers more green, ASUS created their Bambo Series Notebook. This new lap-top features artisan-grade bamboo paneling, and it is equipped with energy saving technology. This technology can extend battery life by up to %70 without taking anything away from the machines performance. It also features a 12.1 or 11.1-inch screen, Intel Core Duo processors, Wi-Fi, a built-in multi-card reader, and up to 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately the price of this green machine has not yet been announced. Via Uncrate.
Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream are getting ready to release their new fall line at their Hong Kong Flagship store this weekend. The new items are all looking pretty good. The designs are all pretty basic but they are still fresh. Pictures Via Hypebeast.
Staple’s Design, which is usually known for their hats, just came out with this Chaka Tee. I like the unique design, it looks like it was drawn on with a pastel crayon. I hope they come out with some more shirts in the future. It costs around $60.00, you can get it here at Cellophane.
(Click images to enlarge.) I don’t even know what kind of art this is. Well, that’s a lie, I know exactly what it is because Hory Ma’s portfolio told me… it’s mixed media: photography and digital graphics design. Sick. This art is definitely very progressive and unique… I have never really seen anything like it. And in its league of its own, it is ballin out. There’s plenty more to see here.
Mighty Healthy just released some pictures of their new Fall 2008 line. The T-shirts are all looking pretty fly. They all feature the Mighty Healthy logo but in some different and creative form. I’m a big fan of their past products and this new line is no different. These should be available at most Mighty Healthy retailers.
According to reports Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur were dismissed from a 4 day Rookie Seminar that was being held this week. The two former KU stars were dismissed from the camp for smoking marijuana and were sent home and each fined $20,000. After it was all said and done that’s probably the most expensive sack those two ever bought. In my opinion that fine is a little ridiculous. I mean these two grown men work hard everyday all day playing ball and they cant even come home, relax, maybe burn one down? It is probably bad for their conditioning but the only people they are hurting are themselves. I hope they rebound well from this.
These Reebok Hexalites just went on sale at Sneakhypes favorite store, Karmaloop. These innovative kicks have some creative features and artwork applied to them. They feature a grain leather frame with a mesh interior lining & side panel for better ventilation. The Reebok logo is stitched on the side & heel panels. These cost $110.00 and can be bought here.
In attempt to lower the amount of waste they produce, Lakia began using excess shoe materials, that would be have been thrown away, on some selected styles of shoes. These kicks will also have soles comprised of new gum rubber mixed with recycled rubber waste, which reduces the new material used by up to 40%. Not only are they good for the environment they look pretty cool too. Get more info on where to get these here.
Undefeated is getting ready to release the first products of their fall collection on September 6th. The first line is all fleece outerwear, consisting of baseball jackets, crew necks, and hoodies coming in several different colorways all featuring the “U” man. They will be sold at most of the Undefeated store locations.