It’s a hectic weekend at Casa di Kuisma. I’m packed with research work for my PhD but the few minutes I spent off the journals and writing, I came across some new heat from our good friends at KIKS TYO. The guys just released the latest KIKS Girl designs featuring Yuki Mamiya, Mai Nishida and Fumina Suzuki. The originators of the sneaker & girl designs are definitely not leaving anyone cold this spring. No matter how cold it might be out there (krhm Finland).
Fumina Suzuki delivers in her new “Dusk” Tee featuring Nike Air design by the same name.
I love my sneakers as much as the next guy (maybe even more) and I have had my fair share of Air Force 1s which happen to be among my favorite Nikes. Now Nike has been pushing the boundaries of sneaker culture for decades and their latest innovation touches upon that particular design that I like, the Air Force 1. The Lunar Force 1 is what some might refer to as evolution or even revolution of sneaker-wear. As Hypebeast aptly put it, it is “an innovative remake that stays true to the unique heritage of the Air Force 1, yet catapults it into a new era of relevance, the shoe was redesigned from the inside out and from the ground up.” Something that some could refer to as sacriligious changes include the change of misdole’s heel Air unit with Lunarlon foam and heel Zoom Air unit. The shoes has become lighter, not just by its looks but actually lighter. Perhaps it’s just the way Nike pushes these sneakers but this particular shoe has gotten my attention.
While enjoying your morning cereal or whatever your choice of breakfast may be, here’s some quality entertainment to go along with that breakfast. Stephen Jackson gives Nice Kicks a sneak peek to his sneaker closet, just when you thought your 12 sneaker pairs was a collection, here’s another a collection on another level.
When you thought you had seen it all, along comes the most conspicuous fashion item I have seen in a long time. I would rate this somewhere together with Ghostface Killah’s gold falcon in terms of conspicuousness. Solid gold lace locks are apparently already passé as company called Mr. Kennedy has done what most of us never thought was doable. That is, solid 24k gold shoe laces.
Yesterday Nike officiated the release of the anticipated Air Yeezy II sneakers and made the sneaker world go a bit more crazy than during your average shoe release. The shoe is stated to hit the stores on June 9th and is taking design inspiration from the 80′s, combines this with Nike Air Tech Challenge II technology and throws luxury fabrication to the mix to make the shoe not just functional but exceptional. The shoe is going to be available in two color ways Black/Solar-Red and Platinum. The pricing of the shoe remains to be confirmed but it would seem the shoe will be priced between 200-300 euros. Even with the slightly higher price point, the shoe will most likely sell out in a matter of day(s). Well done Kanye.
Our friends at KIKS TYO have put together a little video teasing us of what’s to come from the brand in the Spring and Summer 2012 season. New Sneaker & Girl tees are not the only thing coming up, the good folks at KIKS TYO have also put together a KIKS GIRL DVD which will be available through KIKS TYO next spring (2012). The photography is by KIKS TYO’s founder HOBBY:TECH and just to add to the teasers, the style is slightly different from the last few seasons from KIKS TYO. For now we have a little teaser video and plenty more to come. All I can say is that the S&S 2012 collection is looking hot.
The last day of Nike Mag 2011 auction. You still have a chance to cop a pair of these instant classics. The prices have settled a bit since the first day of auction and you can now get yours for a mere sum of 3000 USD (or even less). Even celebrities like Kanye West and MLB pitcher Brian Wilson (of the San Francisco Giants) have been spotted rocking the shoes. But these people can easily afford the 10k USD shoes. I read that Wilson actually bought two pairs of which one is in use where as other remains in ice.
This is just madness. You might think you have an impressive collection of kicks, think again. The ShoeZeum has a sneaker collection unlike I have ever seen before. Better yet, now we can all get an idea of the collections’s massive awesomeness that can barely be described by words. I mean imagine pretty much every significant limited edition sneaker ever released all in one place. I bet there is no sneaker head out there that’s not impressed with the collection.
I know sneaker heads who go all the way to equip their children with the fly kicks they themselves are wearing, but kids can only start wearing sneakers at certain age, so what can they wear before that and still keep up with daddy’s (or mummy’s) Air Jordan “hobby”. The answer is Air Jordan Baby Socks.
The release of the Air Jordan edition of Playboy is just behind the corner. The issue is featuring top 23 Air Jordan kicks of all time as well as some lovely ladies or “Sole mates” as Playboy is referring to them. Few days back Playboy released some preview pics featuring nice kicks and pin up posing in a classy Playboy manner as one might expect. Not bad at all.