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Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke – Infrared – Teal by Mayor

February 10th, 2009 by | 6 comments

air force 1 bespoke mayor infrared 01 Nike Air Force 1 Bespoke   Infrared   Teal by Mayor

When the word “mayor” comes up in typical conversations between people are not engaged in the sneaker world, the image that usually comes to mind is figures such as  Michael Bloomberg or Rudy Giuliani.  Conversations and colloquials between sneaker fiends tend to be a little different, however, when it comes to words like “mayor”, as the The Mayor is known as a person who owns one of the dopest collections of Air Force 1s in existence.  It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything from the Mayor, who whose enormous Air Force 1 collection of samples, tier zeroes and quickstrikes was made official by his 1000th AF1 designed for him by Nike Sportswear and DJ Clark Kent.

The Mayor couldn’t help but go back into the Nike iD Bespoke studio at 21 Mercer Street to design some new Air Force 1s to add to his ever-growing collection.  Being an Air Force 1 addict proves to be a pretty fun habit to have, as Mayor quickly began to mix and match colors, textures and materials within 21 Mercer.

The first of three Air Force 1s Mayor thought up during his last visit is this infrared and teal design that thoroughly exploits the fresh array of lux materials available at the Bespoke studios.  Let’s start with the sole, where we can see how Mayor uses the clear, icy treatment on the mid-sole with infrared stitching and keeps the out-sole colored solidly in teal.  Moving on to the upper, you can see the infrared useage on the front and mid-panels along with the heel-tab.  Teal accents the entire upper in the stitching as well as on the entire Swoosh, laces and “Nike Air” on the back.  Topping it all off is metallic silver on the back panel, which adds a fresh flavor to the entire shoe.

Note how all the materials look more luxurious than what we typically see on standard Air Force 1s.  This is because the Bespoke studio allows the designer, like the did with Mayor, to use the best materials Nike Sportswear has to offer.  If you’re feeling jealous of The Mayor for creating and obtaining this 1 of 1 Air Force 1, don’t worry, just make an appointment at the Bespoke studio located within 21 Mercer.

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

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Nike Air Zoom Toki Lux – Black + Gum Medium Brown + Blur

February 6th, 2009 by | 8 comments

nike air zoom toki lux Nike Air Zoom Toki Lux   Black + Gum Medium Brown + Blur

Taking cues from the iconic Blazer and the perhaps even more so from the lesser known Zoom Sabaku, the Nike Air Zom Toki Lux takes its luxurious label seriously.  Appearing in clean black and gum medium brown colourways, each with a sail blue-accented white midsole, the Zoom Toki takes the chukka/sneaker hybrid to a new level.  The sail blue bottom eyelets and heel-tag are also nice touches.  The lighter brown “blur” pair is coming soon only to the 21 Mercer Street store in NYC while the brown and black pairs are set to drop nationwide next Friday, February 13.  Click the link below for the list of exclusive retailers and more pics.

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Reebok WMNS Smooth Fit All Out – Gold + Silver

February 5th, 2009 by | 1 comment

 5560 01 Reebok WMNS Smooth Fit All Out   Gold + Silver

In recent releases, Reebok has relied heavily on bangers from their late 80s’/early 90′s peak of power.  With this new style just for ladies, it looks like they went back to the future for a design that’s best described as “spacey”.  The Reebok Smooth Fit All Out features a metallic upper with a few patterns of perforations swooping around the curvy silhouette.  Throw in a hexagon-laden Hexride-equipped heel and the effect is both distinctly futuristic and distinctly RBK.  Available in the gold pair pictured above and another set in silver, both are ready for you now at retailers like Overkill.

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Carmelo Anthony’s Air Jordan & Nike Collection

February 3rd, 2009 by | 33 comments

carmelos collection 01 Carmelo Anthonys Air Jordan & Nike Collection

Every sneaker collectors dreams about getting free shoes from Jordan Brand. However, few of us have the skills or business relationships to do so. Only a couple of basketball athletes have been skilled and daring enough to attempt to fill the shoes that is being a Jordan Brand Athlete. Carmelo Anthony is one of them. Here we see some of the shoes that Carmelo has accumulated over the years. Apart from the expected Jordan basketball shoes, he also has quite a collection of trainers, and lifestyle shoes. He also seems to be quite fond of the Nike Air Force I. Info: CarmeloAnthony.com

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Journal Standard x Danessa Boat Shoe – Spring 2009

February 2nd, 2009 by | 2 comments

 journal standard danassa deck shoe mid 1 Journal Standard x Danessa Boat Shoe   Spring 2009

It looks like a trend now: first, adidas reappropriated the boat shoe in a hybrid sneaker, but now, it’s unavoidable that colourful boat shoes are the flavor de jour.  And with these releases from Portugese label Danessa, that flavor is ever so satisfying.  Danessa got up with Japanese retailer Journal Standard and pumped out a set of seven stunning deck shoes.  Instead of relying solely on the traditional brown and occasional navy blue, Danessa and JS added striking kelly greens, brick reds and cobalt blues.  Each in rich suede atop a gum sole, the entire collection is ready now at the JS e-store.

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Ato Matsumoto x Roc Star – High Top

January 29th, 2009 by | 6 comments

roc star ato matsumoto sneaker Ato Matsumoto x Roc Star   High Top

We recently showed you two Ato Matsumoto sneakers in new colorways that were announced as part of the brand’s Spring/Summer collection.  Another pair of the cow hide high-top sneakers has just surfaced as a collaborations between Ato Matsumoto and Japanese label Roc Star. The shoe as a whole looks like a throwback to the popular designs of the late ’80s and early ’90s with a modern twist of patent leather all around the upper.  Colors are kept simple and flashy with a mostly black scheme along with pink thrown in on the out-sole and the upper.  Pink is used as a solid color and speckled design on the two straps and tongue while the rest of the upper rocks some dope, black, patent leather.  These are due to hit the Phenomenon Harajuku in the very near future for a price tag of 30,450yen or $337.00USD.  via Hypebeast

Stussy x Dr. Martens – Summer/Fall 2009

January 27th, 2009 by | 1 comment

stussy dr martens boots 2 Stussy x Dr. Martens   Summer/Fall 2009

For some of the more notable collaborations Stussy has had a hand in, Neighborhood was the other.  Their Boneyard Pack of Terminators and Blazers met with mixed reviews, but the surf-inspired clothing label isn’t done yet.

Working with Dr. Martens, Stussy has managed a stunning reworking of the classic Desert Boot.  Appearing in standard as well as unexpected colours, we see the Stussy touch in the rich suede uppers and contrasting laces.  Both of these companies enjoyed their first great success in the 90′s, but this collection is set for a late Summer/early Fall 2009 release.  Via UrbanCamou

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