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Supreme x Commes des Garcon x Vans – 2014 Preview

February 24th, 2014 by | 6 comments

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Back once again for the very third time is the team of Supreme and Comme des Garcons to collaborate on a set of new Vans.  The Supreme x CDG SHIRT x Vans Era pairs polka dots and pinstripes, all in black and white.  There are inverted Box Logos on the heels and SHIRT’s script on the vulc sole sidewalls, which also have red Off the Wall insignias at the heels.  The same combo of branding and sole is present on a Sk8-Hi as well, but that pair’s upper has a multicolor graphic on its sides, with polka dots on the back.  Click in to see both and stick with Sneaker News for both more photos and release info.

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United Arrows x Vans “Digi Camo” Pack

February 21st, 2014 by | 1 comment

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United Arrows’ Beauty & Youth label has nurtured three main collaborative partnerships in the sneaker market in recent years.  One of these repeat teamups is with Vans, and today we have a look at the latest Off the Wall pairs in conjunction with the Japanese fashion brand.  The Beauty & Youth x Vans Authentic and Slip-On give you a choice of lowtops with or without laces, both sporting a desert-friendly digital camo on the ripstop uppers, which gives a unique double-pixel effect.  Click in to see how this material selection along with the all-white Waffle sole really makes these unique, then get with your overseas connects because it’s not likely to get a US release.

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Mastermind Japan x adidas Stan Smith

February 12th, 2014 by | 2 comments

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The adidas Stan Smith made its grand return in January and February has been about establishing partnerships for new collaborations.  We’ve seen Opening Ceremony’s ‘Baseball’ edition and the NEIGHBORHOOD and CLOT makeups, and pictured above is another elegantly expressive collab courtesy of a Japanese brand.  The mastermind Japan Stan Smith is as clean as they come in black leather with white on the laces, sole and branding.  The upper is covered with ‘x’ perforations mimicking the mastermind logo’s crossbones, so click in to see all the fine details and be ready when they hit select Three Stripes shops on February 22nd.

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X-Girl x New Balance MT580

February 10th, 2014 by | 2 comments

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Japanese ladies streetwear label X-Girl shows off its second new sneaker collaboration in as many weeks with our first look at this new pair that is apparently already available in their home country. The X-Girl x New Balance MRT580 treats the REVlite-updated 580 trail runner to a grey suede and white mesh combination that’s sure to get a few ‘South Beach’ tags thanks to the pink and teal accents. The latter comes in on X-Girl-branded laces with their familiar stars in between, so click in to see more details and stick with Sneaker News for updates including the slim possibility of a US release.

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adidas Crazy 97 “John Wall”

February 10th, 2014 by | 2 comments

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Young Washington Wizards point guard John Wall will make his first NBA All-Star Game appearance this Sunday.  Wall is scoring and assisting at career-record rates, so he deserves the ASG honor just as he should be celebrated by the brand who picked him up after he left Reebok.  This new adidas Crazy 97 does just that, by treating the Kobe Bryant dunk contest-winning silhouette with a vibrant take on Washington’s team colors that has the red sections approaching orange.  Click in to see these from more angles including that ’2′ hidden in the ankle holograms, and be on the lookout because they’re available now at select Asian retailers.

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X-Girl x Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star Hi “Crazy”

February 5th, 2014 by | No comments

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Japanese ladies streetwear concern X-Girl has come through with their latest collaboration, which brings together three pattern trends that had some recent history in that part of the world before blowing up here in the States.  This X-Girl x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star takes on both animal print and camouflage with a bit of polka-dotting thrown in for good measure, but because of the colors used, this wildly detailed design is actually fairly wearable.  Click in for a closer view of this ‘Crazy’ new All Star from XLARGE’s ladies label and let us know how these compare to some of the womens collab sneakers recently released and coming up on this side of the world.

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The Simpsons x Converse – Spring 2014 Collection

February 3rd, 2014 by | No comments

converse simpsons spring 2014 The Simpsons x Converse   Spring 2014 Collection

Following up on last June’s capsule comes another collaboration between America’s favorite family and (the Japanese subsidiary of) the country’s longest running sneaker brand.  This new set of The Simpsons x Converse kicks features five pairs, three of which are the classic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star covered in the main characters’ respective heads.  The other two models include one Jack Purcell Slip-On and the XL Pro Leather Canvas collab with Japan’s XLarge.  This five sneaker set is out now at select Japanese retailers; click in for a closer view and let us know if you plan to import.

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