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Jim Jones in the Nike RT1 – DTLR Summer 2009 Photo Shoot

March 4th, 2009 by | 16 comments

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The Nike Air Yeezy is unquestionably the hottest rapper-inspired sneaker on the horizon.  Its success in generating hype has been so great that Nike capitalized on it with another super-high model: the Nike RT1.  In keeping with the hip-hop tradition of sampling, mid-Atlantic sneaker supplier DTLR got a hold of Harlem MC Jim Jones to add some star power to their Summer 2009 photo shoot.  He’s pictured above and after the jump in the black, white and red pair, and we’ll have more detailed pics of the RT1 tomorrow, right here on Sneaker News. Thanks DTLR

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Billionare Boys Club – Space Pattern – Canvas Sneaker

February 24th, 2009 by | 2 comments

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Pharrell’s dual fashion label Billionaire Boys Club (BBC)/Ice Cream  has become popular as a high-end destination for urban apparel enthusiasts since it was first introduced almost a decade ago.  Along with dope clothing releases every season, BBC/Ice Cream manages to put together some fresh kicks to go with the somewhat exclusive threads.  Better known for shoes is the Ice Cream side of the label, but ever now and then Pharrell decides to include some clean footwear in the BBC line.

Making it’s debut over at the BBC/Ice Cream fashion house is this Chuck Taylor-inspired canvas sneaker, adding another model to accompany the shoes that come under the BBC name.  The shoe features an all canvas upper in a navy color with white speckles that give a starry night effect, touching on the common theme of “Space Beach” used in much of BBC’s apparel.  Standard’s  Atlanta location is said to have them now, but they should be available at BBC stores and select BBC retailers.  via Clothejl

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Nike Dunk Low – Lazything – Bloody Lazy

February 19th, 2009 by | 5 comments

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Not too long ago, we saw a fresh denim take on the Nike Dunk High in the form of the Savage Denim Dunk High from none other than Lazy (Lazything, Akalazy).  Usually, we don’t see full size runs of dope custom sneakers available to the public for purchase, especially from the likes of Lazy.  In a move that will surely solidify his position as one of the world-wide sneaker community’s leading customizers, Lazy has cooked up a ridiculously fresh take on the Nike Dunk Low.  Dubbed by its creator as the “Bloody Lazy” Dunk Low, this shoe takes the use of fabric and exotic textures to another level.

The upper of the shoe is completely adorned with a rich, red textile that flows seamlessly from section to section without the use of visible stitching.  Adding am appropriately high-end flavor to this work of art is the croc skin Swoosh, which is styled with a rich, mahogany finish and a slight tint of red.  To add the icing to the cake, Lazy has skillfully stuffed the tongue on this Dunk Low in order to give the shoe that comfy, Nike SB vibe.  Unlike his most recent releases, this Dunk will be available in a super-limited quantity of 6 pairs.  Be sure to get your credit cards/Paypal accounts ready come this Sunday night (February 22nd) at 10pm EST when you’ll need to cross your fingers in the hopes of beating everyone else to copping these beauties off of Lazy’s website.

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SBTG – New Custom Sneakers Section – Spring ’09

February 17th, 2009 by | 6 comments

 SBTG   New Custom Sneakers Section   Spring 09

Over the years, SBTG has truly become a force to recon with in the world of custom sneakers; both in terms of quality/creativity as well as market share.  The success and popularity of the recent Dead Generals Dunks and the demand that has been growing for SBTG’s one-of-a-kind custom kicks has prompted him to put together a broader selection of designs and quantities for this Spring’s collection.  Two themes that should be familiar to SBTG fans will be available in a more D.I.Y. context.

The first series of note available from the deft hands of SBTG is the SAWTOOTH Dunk Series, which draws a design cue from the SBTG x Phu “Death From Above” collaboration that come out back in 2008.  Sticking with his fondness of military themes, the SAWTOOTH series of Dunk Lows features the type of shark teeh design that you may recognize from American war planes during WWII.  Along with the shark teeth comes an Acid Pop twist with metallic accents, bright colors and leopord-like animal prints.  These SAWTOOTH Dunks will be available in four schemes; Instinct, Bloodspot / Sable, Royal / Mono, Venom & Teal and straight up Venom.  The availability of these will be a little more open-ended than typical SBTG releases, and with a price tag of $450.00.

Also available will be a monotone twist to the SBTG x Lazy Paramount Dunk, titled “White Noise”.  This Dunk Low is adorned with premium Gucci selvage denim along with a black and white Palestinian Shemagh and a reptile-textured Swoosh.    Both the SAWTOOTH and White Noise Dunk Lows are available on a made-to-order basis, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble getting your hands on a pair.

This time around, SBTG will be mixing up his selection with some 1 of 1s in the form of four Air Max 90s.  Dubbed the “Shark Attack Air Max 90,” all four pairs feature similar designs to the SAWTOOTH Dunk Lows utilizing a teeth design, animal print and vivid colors.  These will NOT be available on a made to order basis, so grab them while you can because once they are gone, they are gone.

This myriad of great designs fresh off the desk of SBTG are available now on RoyalFam’s Website, and be sure to peep all the rest of the designs after the jump.

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Nike Sportswear Air Elan Pinnacle QS

February 10th, 2009 by | 3 comments

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Nike Sportswear is not only absolutely wreckin’ it by imagining new horizons for old favourites, they’re also carving out a subtler, more ‘mature’ niche for the Swoosh.  Created to spearhead the super high-end Pinnacle collection, here we see the Nike Sportswear Air Elan Pinnacle QS burst onto the scene.  These one-colour do-ups feature lush full-grain leather uppers atop identically hewn soles while a perforated naked Swoosh lends an air of sophistication.  The patterned linings provide the only real contrast here, and the total effect is a shoe you can rock at every nightclub imaginable.  They’re set to drop on Monday, February 16 at the Hong Kong NSW store as well as Lane Crawford’s e-store.  Via HB

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Nike Air Force 1 – Bespoke – Reverse Denim by Mayor

February 10th, 2009 by | 16 comments

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Mayor could not leave a great session of designing some fresh to death Air Force 1s at the one-of-a-kind Bespoke studio without adding a denim touch to his favorite sneaker.

Starting with the obvious, for the third time in a row, we see a clear and icy mid-sole…maybe Mayor is trying to send a message to Nike Sportswear because an icy mid-sole would be great to see on some general releases.  This time, however, the stitching remains white and does not match the solid yellow out-sole.

On the upper denim is used to construct everything but the Swoosh, which is made up of a yellow cloth material.  The denim on this AF1, however, doesn’t look like it typically does when applied to most sneakers and that is because the denim seen here is reverse denim (which is basically what your jeans would look like if you turned them inside out).  Regular denim is used on the heel tab and surrounds the “Nike Air”, which is embroidered in yellow to match the out-sole, Swoosh and Laces. Giving the shoe classic look is light brown, premium leather inner, which allows this AF1 to really bring a fresh and novel style to the table.

Unfortunately, unlike the materials in the previous two Air Force 1s designed this renowned AF1 collector, reverse denim won’t be making it onto any more shoes as it is not an available option at the Bespoke studio.  Don’t be discouraged because regular denim is always available to apply to your favorite kicks at the bespoke studios and you shouldn’t have too much trouble coming up with something dope…even without reverse denim.  Make sure to check out all the photos below.

Nike Sportswear
Nike iD Bespoke Studio
21 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10013

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Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – Red Metallic by Mayor

February 10th, 2009 by | 7 comments

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Up next from The Mayor’s trip to the Bespoke studio at 21 Mercer is an Air Force 1 that might make you think of a certain holiday that is quickly approaching.  Once again, Mayor uses a dope, icy mid-sole with a solid, red bottom and red stitching.  The upper is decked out in a metallic red material making this look like an extra fresh, extra tasty Valentine’s day candy.  Lightening up the metallic red is a metallic silver Swoosh and metallic silver heel-tab.  Just like the pair below, you can cook up something with the same premium materials at 21 Mercer’s Bespoke studio.  Make sure to peep all the pictures of this beauty after the jump.

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