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NIGO x adidas Originals Rivalry High Sample

April 11th, 2014 by | No comments

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Remember in our sneaker headlines and predictions for April 2014 when we said we might finally get a look at what was coming from either Pharrell, Nigo, or Kanye’s adidas partnership? That prophecy has come true with this leaked sample, which is an adidas Rivarly Hi that was worked on by the Bape mastermind. You’ll notice a “25″ tongue label, which is an allusion to the Japanese meaning of “Nigo” as quarter or 25 (The partnership was announced on 2/25). Tell us what you think of this first look at the group and then bid on this early sample from karamouzas7 on eBay.

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Super Ape Star: History of Bape x adidas Originals

February 25th, 2014 by | 6 comments

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adidas Originals just announced a new partnership with Japanese streetwear legend Nigo. It’s the latest in a line of key signings for the Brand with the Three Stripes, but not quite as big a surprise as a convert like Kanye West. We say that because stretching back for about half as long as Nigo’s keystone brand, A Bathing Ape, has existed, it has collaborated with adidas and created some of the most sought-after sneakers in the burgeoning hobby.

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adidas Originals Announces Partnership with Nigo of BAPE

February 25th, 2014 by | 16 comments

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The adidas team continues to bring all sorts of star power on board. Following up on the Kanye West partnership, adidas Originals has now announced a long-term partnership with Nigo, the streetwear maven who built BAPE from the ground up. There are no details regarding exactly what will become of the collection, but given past sneaker collaborations between the three-stripes brand and the Japanese designer/tastemaker, this newfound partnership could mean footwear releases down the road. The collection will apparently launch in Fall/Winter 2014, meaning that the latter half of this year looks to be pretty stacked with collab efforts between this and the Kanye range. Also interesting is the fact that Pharrell, who has worked with Nigo no small number of times, has been flying the adidas flag as of late. Let us know in the comments if you’re excited for this partnership and stay tuned to Sneaker News to see if we will see sneaker releases down the road.

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Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor Hi Canvas

April 10th, 2012 by | 1 comment

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Just about two weeks ago, Sneaker News shared with you a preview of two upcoming Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Stars that added zippers to the lateral sides similarly to what we’ve seen from a few other Japanese guest designers.  The Bathing Ape founder’s latest goes a different route, instead opting for the simplest (ultra premium) construction possible on two colorways so neutral you could wear them all spring.  Soft green and grey canvas designs both share Vibram PORON soles, brushed silver eyelets and lush cotton uppers, and they’re available now at Converse Addict retailers in Japan.  via HB

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Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star

March 27th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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Japanese fashion superstar Nigo’s A Bathing Ape label has its own Chuck Taylor tribute in the Apesta, but BAPE’s leader reached outside his brand’s bounds for this latest project, a new set for the ultra-premium Converse Addict line that applies the designer’s signature approach to an old favorite.  The Nigo x Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star adds a zipper to its lateral sides, a move that switches to the exterior-facing side a feature we’ve seen applied to many classic basketballers’ medial panels in recent months.  Furthermore, the zipper placket is more fully exposed than those other zipped kicks, and this distinct application serves as the exlamation point on the ‘opposite day’ vibe.  This unique feature in addition to top-notch materials and a Vibram sole has these north of $300USD; are they worth importing from the select Japanese retailers that now have them in stock?  via HB

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NIGO x Converse Addict

January 20th, 2012 by | 2 comments

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As you might expect from a guy who’s known for reinterpreting American classics and shifting Stateside trends with his releases from the Far East, A Bathing Ape founder Nigo was well ahead of the game when it comes to the Converse Addict Chuck Taylor All Star series.  Nigo showed off a pair from the second season of Addict Chucks a good while before they dropped at select Japanese retailers in late 2009, and it looks like the upgraded, Vibram-soled super All Stars made a serious impression on him.  Fast forward two and a half years later and we see that there’s a new set of BAPE Nigo x Converse Addict All Star Highs, both of which switch up the medial zipper trend and go for a lateral entry so as not to disturb the Chuck’s signature medial ankle patch.  Brown and white pairs will arrive at select retailers on March 10th, so stick with Sneaker News for word on their availability.

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