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.
What’s the #KobeSystem and what can it do to you? I guess it’s not just what can the system do for you but where do you go once you’ve already reached “the beyond” As Nike put it, “Where do you go from the top? You go over the top. The #KobeSystem: Success for the Successful is Kobe’s winning, results-oriented philosophy on how to adapt to succeed. You’re Welcome.”
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.
Maybe it’s the fact that I have been working on some “green projects” or maybe the fact that I have been working way too much lately but this particular display really caught my attention. Loving the theme and the fact that to promote the all natural product, they decided to make the display as green as it gets. Somehow peaceful view. Not sure about plants in shoes though. Still nicely done Por Vocacao. Video after the jump.
It’s always nice to compare features of a product to a competing brand for instance. You can do that in many ways but seldom the comparison is direct and happens in a video ad. Adidas in their promotion of the new 9.8 oz AdiZero Crazy Light blow a direct hit at a very significant competitor. While the short clip does have some wow effect in it, it also raised a question; “are they allowed to do that?” Still the clip is pretty funny and I recommend paying attention to the disclaimers on the bottom, kind of adds insult to the injury.
Video after the jump.
Normally we share the dissected sculptures by Jason Freeny, but today I wanted to share a dissected piece of different kind. A classic shoe, redone in style. I’m of course talking about the Converse Addict Chuck Taylors. Chucks are known to be awesome kicks you can still get at an affordable price but what makes this shoe so special it costs almost three times as much as a normal pair of Converse All Star Chuck Taylors. Thus some good folks went and dissected this remake of a classic to show exactly what it is made of?
While you are reading this, I am somewhere in transit to Malaysia. The publishing time is set as “sometime around noon” so even while I am jetting somewhere above the clouds you can still enjoy a daily digest of blog entries. Neat huh?
Sneaker freaks often have more than one pair of sneakers they don’t even wear. Some let their shoes dust on their shelves and closets but some take their shoe collection of around 1500 pairs and and place it in a secluded 9000 sq ft warehouse for display. Call it a ShoeZeum or whatever you want, but the awesome collection makes most of the shoe, denim or any collections into shame. Simply awesome stuff. The collection includes at least 360 pairs of Jordans presented in a 360 degree angle for every sneaker-head to adore. Got kicks? The owner of this collection sure has.
I like Stacy Adams shoes. They make very nice formal/casual shoes which work in pretty much every situation. The first pair of Stacy Adams were snake-skin Larenzo style shoes that still look like million bucks and I’ve been wearing them since 2006. Today I spotted a cool video for Stacy Adams Brockton line of shoes. I really liked the jazzy street smart style of the video. And the shoes look dope as well.