July 30th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The Skytop II offered an obvious homage to the Air Jordan VI through its use of a distinct looped tongue, but could even the Skytop II claim to be more like the AJ6 than the Supra Pilot? Particularly in this ‘Oreo’ colorway, it’s easy to see how the Pilot borrowed lines from the AJVI’s groundbreaking design, even despite the fact that they don’t strongly favor the total effect from the original model by that name. They’re part of Supra’s Royal Collectoin and are joined by another pair in red along with tonal black suede/leather Skytops and Wraps. Rounding out the set is a Cuban lowtop with a nautical printed canvas upper, and you can see all of these after the jump, then go grab a pair from retailers like Atlanta’s Wish.
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March 24th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
We sometimes refer to Supra as ‘the Crown brand’ in allusion to their logo and the name takes on further regal implications with the announcement of a new premium tier. The Supra Royal Collection marks the brand’s top of the line releases and today we have five new releases spread across four silhouettes, each with its own take on luxury. Let’s start with the Supra Skytop II, which comes in the Navajo Pack pattern we previewed a short while back plus another in a super-nappy sand brown suede. The OG Skytop comes in with a grey waxed twill look while the society and pilot round out the bunch by showing us how radically different two black kicks can look. Click through to see more shots of the entire set and if you want a pair, you’ll need to dial up Factory 413‘s Los Angeles flagship cos they’re not taking online orders for these babies.
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