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The adidas Top Ten Hi Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

January 21st, 2014 by | 9 comments

sn select adidas originals top ten cover The adidas Top Ten Hi Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

The notion of basketball sneakers being worn for off the court purposes dates back as far as basketball sneakers themselves. Starting with models like the legendary Converse Chuck Taylor, sneakers intended for the hardwood have always found their way to the street as well, and each era since can claim at least a few iconic silhouettes that were the must-haves of their time.

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SELECT Vintage: Karl Malone’s LA Gear Catapult

January 16th, 2014 by | 14 comments

sn select karl malone la gear catapult cover SELECT Vintage: Karl Malones LA Gear Catapult

It doesn’t get any better than the early-90s when it comes to iconic sneaker designs. More universally beloved models have come out of that era than any other, but for all the timeless classics that have stood the test of time and remained relevant, there are still tons of great blasts from the past that have slipped through the cracks and will most likely never be seen or heard from again.

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Back to BASICS with the BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Guardian”

January 14th, 2014 by | 28 comments

sn select bait asics gel lyte iii guardian cover2 Back to BASICS with the BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte III Guardian

The iconic Gel Lyte III has no doubt been a popular canvas for collaborations over the years, but it’s been pretty rare to see it appear as a multi-shoe pack. Between their Olympic-inspired “Five Rings” pack and last year’s “Phantom Lagoons” Gel Saga, California retailer BAIT, has proven that they’re plenty capable when it comes to coloring up Asics’ classic silhouettes, so a lot of ears perked up when news broke that they would be doing a three-shoe Gel Lyte III collection.

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SELECT Collections: Ken W.

January 9th, 2014 by | 65 comments

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As we’ve seen here in our SELECT Collections features, there are all sorts of collectors out there with all sorts of different tastes and approaches to the kind of stuff that they hunt down. While Air Jordans and LeBrons will always be a popular starting point, some individuals are more dedicated than others when it comes to the funds and legwork that they’re willing to pour in to cross off the rare and elusive items on their sneaker wishlists. While most of us just drool over photos of these high-priced and hard to find items from afar, there are those who go all in and pull out all the stops to get their hands on the kind of stuff that others can only daydream about owning.

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Reebok Classics FVS “White Pack”: Vintage Vulc

January 7th, 2014 by | 3 comments

sn select reebok classics fvs vintage collection cover Reebok Classics FVS White Pack: Vintage Vulc

Every major sneaker brand has at least a few timeless silhouettes that have managed to achieve classic status and remain in circulation year in and year out. And while we all love to see them in their original form, companies constantly need to explore new ways to keep them fresh and evolving. Traditionally, this has been done through different colorway and material iterations, but in recent years, it has become more and more commonplace to tweak and even reinvent the actual design of a shoe to create an interesting new twist on an old familiar favorite.

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Best of Sneaker News SELECT: 2013

December 31st, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Back in July, we proudly launched Sneaker News SELECT – a premium showcase that would allow us to tell deeper stories and give an extra spotlight to some of the most interesting topics swirling around the sneaker world. The idea was that once a day, we would slow down from the breakneck speed of the oncoming news flow to really take our time on bringing you something with more substance than your typical blog post. As a result, we delved into all sorts of nooks and crannies and came back with some stories that we hope have taken you further inside the industry.

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adidas Originals Revisits Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis”

December 12th, 2013 by | 1 comment

sn select adidas originals superstar 80s christmas in hollis cover adidas Originals Revisits Run DMCs Christmas in Hollis

When Run DMC contributed the track, “Christmas in Hollis” to the 1987 fundraiser compilation album, A Very Special Christmas, they basically did for Christmas songs the same thing that they did for adidas sneakers – namely, giving a gritty street edge to something that had never been seen as anything but wholesome and traditional.

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