Browsing the "Stash" Tag
November 13th, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
Whatever it is that Stash is currently working on with Reebok it’s gonna be big, with the legendary visual artist taking to the social media sphere on the regular these days to drop teasers. The latest appears to be a version of the Reebok Ventilator done up with some of his signature blues, the preview promising that the sneakers will indeed stay in line with the palette we’ve come to expect from the man over the years. Stay with us after the jump for the full teaser of these blue suede shows and stay tuned to Sneaker News for word on the extent to which Stash is involved in this pair.
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November 2nd, 2012 by Brendan Dunne
It looks like graff master and long time sneaker curator Stash has got a little bit more work to do with the likes of Reebok, his killer Packer shoes Reebok Pump Graphlite and upcoming Reebok Classic apparently joined by the likes of this-a Reebok Insta Pump Fury HLS release. There’s not too much info about the project as of yet, so it’s sort of unclear as to whether or not this specific silo will have Stash’s name stamped on or if he’s involved in a more hands off way. Click through with us to check out the Stash x Reebok Insta Pump Fury HLS and stick with Sneaker News for more info.
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September 25th, 2012 by John Kim
The idea of a partnership between a major footwear brand and a collection of trend-setting retailers and artists isn’t a new concept, but it’s one still in use today by a wide variety of labels such as Reebok, New Balance, Asics, and more. Reebok’s been one of the bigger players in the ‘collaboration’ game this year, showing no reservations with its massive fifteen-pronged Reebok Workout 25th Anniversary Collection and its out-sourced designs of the Question, etc., and we’re sure to expect the same for 2013 as we get a look at a Reebok Classic designed by Josh ‘Stash’ Franklin – a true pioneer of the sneaker game.
What we see here is Stash’s signature grey/blue colorway (seen in his first Reebok collaboration with the Graphlite Pumps, done in conjunction with Packer Shoes) and a unique graphic pattern on the upper quarter that appears to be of a 3-D effect. A second pair of Classics in the background could either point to a second Stash design, or perhaps a design by another artist/store that may allude to a similar collaborative capsule release like the Workouts. More below, so take a look and stay tuned for more updates.
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August 20th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE COLLABORATIONS WEEK
So we’ve covered a ton of major sneaker collaborations within all the categories we’ve touched on for Classics Revisited, but there are still a few heavy-hitting releases that haven’t found a place yet – until now. For this week, Classics Revisited will highlight five awesome sneaker collaborations with some of the most notable figures of that exclusive club, and what better way than to start with perhaps one of the best Air Max releases of all-time – the Stash x Nike Air Classic BW. This 2003 release would mark the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the Brooklyn-based Josh Franklin and Nike, resulting several releases similar to the iconic colorway seen here.
The first-ever Stash x Nike partnership was for Nike’s Artist Series, which gave hand-selected artists the opportunity to display their distinct qualities using classic Nike sneakers; Stash colored up the BW in what would prove to be one of the most iconic colorways in sneakerhead history, embroidering the tongue with his insignia and adding graffiti-styled insoles. The shoes were limited to just 1,000 pairs and were housed in a limited edition slide-out box, accompanied by a special hangtag. Each of the 1,000 released pairs were available only at select Niketown locations worldwide. Expect ‘Artist Series’ to be a common theme this week, so check out the Stash BWs after the jump and let us know if you’ve got these in your ‘stash’!
Stash x Nike Air Classic BW
Sport Royal/Neutral Grey-Harbor Blue
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July 24th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 HIGH WEEK
Classics Revisited continues to touch on the Nike Air Force 1 High for the week, this time with a look at one of the most significant sneaker collaborations in the history of the ‘sneakerhead era’ done by a true legend in the game – Josh ‘Stash’ Franklin. We’ve focused on another one of Stash’s Nike Air Force 1 works before, but before he transferred the BW-born sublime ‘blue’ colorway, he delved into his personal life by revealing this unique story of the spray nozzle head; Stash rich history in the graffiti/street-art scene was retold in this grey/white graphic print on the upper comprised of a wild scattering of nozzles.
The Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High was limited to just 1,000 pairs and distributed in three cities – New York City, London, and Tokyo. NYC and London received just 250 pairs each, while Tokyo had a larger crop of 500. In addition, each regional release was distinct from one another, as each city featured a different colored suitcase box with matching colors on the outsole graphic seen through the translucent sole. What makes the Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High much more interesting is that this collaboration was ‘Retro’ed’ in a sense, as a limited run of 231 pairs were made available in late 2007 during the Nike Air Force 1 25th Anniversary celebration. Stash is duly credited as a true pioneer of the sneaker-led madness of the early 2000′s, with the ‘spray nozzle’ Air Force 1 Highs being just one of his many ground-breaking partnerships with Nike. More of this classic below, so take a look and stay tuned for more high-top Force treasures tomorrow!
Stash x Nike Air Force 1 High
Light Neutral Grey/Magnet
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July 5th, 2012 by John Kim
NIKE AIR MAX 95 WEEK
Is the Stash x Nike Air Max 95 the greatest Air Max 95 of all-time? Some may agree, while others still consider the original Neon colorway the untouchable when it comes to ’95 colorways, but either stance can’t really be argued against. We touched on Stash’s ‘Blue Pack’ when we featured the Stash x Nike Air Force 1 during Air Force 1 Week, and we knew we would revisit this 2006 release again because the Air Max 95 counterpart is in fact one of the greatest Air Max releases of all-time. These featured the same Harbor Blue colorway and introduced that durable weather-ready material on the upper, but the 95 possesses an identity all-too distinct from it’s Air Force 1 Low brother.
The Stash x Nike Air Max 95 was the first Air Max 95 to feature a speckled midsole, as Stash ‘sprayed’ it with Harbor Blue on a Black base. Not to say Stash’s rendition of the ’95 was too distant from the original, because he utilized the outstanding gradient effect to his advantage by tying in the Black with Midnight Navy to create a dusk-til-dawn effect, while the speckle gave the shoes an additional ‘night sky’ effect. The Stash x Air Max 95 is certainly one of the most sought-after Air Max 95s of all-time, floating around the $600-700 level of value, but good luck finding a pair in new condition because anyone who got their hands on these rocked ‘em the first chance they got. So is the Stash x ’95 the best Air Max 95 of all-time? You tell us and stay tuned as always for more from Classics Revisited.
Stash x Nike Air Max 95
Harbor Blue/Black-Varsity Royal-Midnight Navy
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April 12th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
Recon relaunched last September with a refreshed, cleaner aesthetic and a Clarks Originals Wallabee collabo that was apparently just a prelude for bigger things to come. And since they already have legendary street artists Stash, Futura and Wane contributing to the Artist Series, what better way to launch the new Recon footwear lineup than with a Skytop-looking silhouette worn by a skater who resembles Tyler, the Creator? Two generations of the urban underground come together on the Recon Global Hi, the first model from this collection designed to offer “Madison Avenue-level” designs at “people prices” at points ranging from $70 to $120. This puts them squarely in Supra’s neighborhood, but will Recon’s footwear lineup get off to an even faster start than the Crown brand thanks to a distribution deal with Finish Line that commences May 1st? Click below to see ‘A Day with Recon’ and stick with Sneaker News for updates.
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