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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty “Hawaiian Print”

May 27th, 2013 by | 1 comment

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Converse just released two ‘Hawaiian Print’ Chuck Taylor Lows last month, but here we say ‘aloha’ to a whole bunch more floral canvas.  Not only is the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Specialty higher than its Ox predecessor, both pairs are accompanied by matching premium backpacks, complete with the same embossed leather All Star patch that marks the shoes’ medial ankles.  These will hit select Chinese retailers on Friday, June 14th, so stick with Sneaker News to see if we get a wider release.

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F.C.R.B. x Nike Solarsoft Waffle Cruiser

May 21st, 2013 by | 1 comment

fcrb nike solarsoft waffle cruiser F.C.R.B. x Nike Solarsoft Waffle Cruiser

The last FC Real Bristol x Nike collaboration hit Japan in late December on a couple of mastermind co-signed Air Max 2012s.  Prior to that, this fragment design x Uniform Experiment teamup had crafted a Solar Soft Sandal, and they must have liked the result because here’s another summer sneaker with the same sole stuff.  The F.C.R.B. x Nike Solarsoft Waffle Cruiser will arrive at FCRB retailers this Saturday, May 25th in a couple of colorways that are similar to some seen on the Solarsoft smash hit Roshe Run.  You might not be able to get your hands on these here in the States, so that exclusivity along with a $58 pricetag means these will go fast.

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Converse One Star J Red “Made in Japan”

May 18th, 2013 by | No comments

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Converse Japan has issued countless standouts over the past few years, the majority of which are Chuck Taylor All Stars.  Here we see a special Made in Japan edition commemorating the Chuck’s little brother, as the Converse One Star ‘J Red’ celebrates forty years of this popular lowtop.  Crafted in colors borrowed from Japan’s famous Nisshōki aka Hinomaru flag, with white/red and red/white colorways offering roughly inverted distributions.  Click through to see more and get with your overseas connects because these are unlikely to hit US retailers.

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Li-Ning Wade All City

May 15th, 2013 by | 3 comments

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Dwyane Wade’s first Li-Ning signatures sold so well that the Way of Wade has spawned a second line.  The Li-Ning Wade All City is another example of the design language used in D-Wade’s sig series, including the unique ‘W’ shaped eyestay that’s one of the defining features.  These are more affordable than the Way of Wade, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be easier to get your hands on, especially for US sneakerheads.  Furthering this notion is the fact that the Wade All City hit for April in China, so check them out after the jump below and let us know if you plan to leverage overseas connects to grab a pair.

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star

May 10th, 2013 by | No comments

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The latest Converse Chuck Taylor All Star collaboration comes from the Far East in tribute to a long-running manga.  The Japanese comic JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure now extends beyond Dreamcast throwback on your Xbox Live Arcade with a new Chuck Taylor hightop bearing ‘Phantom Blood’ embossing on the leather tongue tags and an illustrated upper inspired by protagonist Jonathan Joestar.  These JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All Stars will hit select Japanese retailers with a pre-order starting Monday, May 20th, and you can see more images below.

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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star BK “Sweatshirt Pack”

May 2nd, 2013 by | No comments

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Converse’s use of the ‘sweatshirt’ theme in the 2010s is a good example of how to extend a concept over a long period instead of milking it dry in one shot.  There were Chucks in 2010 and ’12 with a Star Player Sock Mid in between, and now we see a release for 2013 that outnumbers the past three years combined.  Again exercising restraint, we see Converse Japan issue not a rainbow, but more of a Punnett square of Converse Chuck Taylor All Star BK Hi and Oxes.  Each height gets grey/green and blue colorways, all four of which you can see in more photos below.

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Nike Cortez Classic Nylon “Floral Pack” QS

April 11th, 2013 by | 2 comments

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Asia continues to be a hotbed for Nike Cortez releases as following up on the five ‘City Pack’ Quickstrikes comes another quartet of special editions. The
Cortez Classic Nylon ‘Floral’ QS pack looks much as you would expect from the name, these tonal nylon/suede builds adding a bit of color by way of the botanical printed sides, as well as contrasting leather Swooshes for half of the group. Say ‘Aloha’ to this Hawaiian-flowered pack in more images below, because that might be the closest you’ll ever get to greeting this one in person.

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