Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Married to the MOB x Nike Dunk Hi Sample.

When working on their collaboration with Nike, Married to the Mob went through a few samples based on luxury brands. One of the samples used Burberry’s trademark plaid pattern. Good thing they scrapped this version. The white/patent black colourway they went with turned out much better.

Update: Leah has stated that these are not MOB Dunks. They were part of the Canal Street pack that Nike scrapped, but they have absolutely no ties to MOB.

Married to the Mob x Nike Dunk Hi.

Married to the Mob have gone through their share of collabs in the past. Their latest is arguably their biggest to date. They got together with Nike on a Dunk Hi. It features a simple white sole and midsole with a white woven cotton upper set off by a black patent toe guard and gold accents. Limited to Tier 0 accounts, the shoe releases this Saturday at Patta.

Nike Dunk Low GS ‘08 Holiday.

Here we have a new Dunk Low GS for the ‘08 Holiday season. The white upper features several mini multi colour Dunk Lows.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hellz x Reebok Mid Top.

Just recently we got a look at the Hellz x Vans sneakers, and now it looks like my favourite brand has gotten together with Reebok on some Mid Tops. The sides are decorated by studs, and they have a fold-down ankle that reveals a Hellz graphic. The insoles read “I’m ten steps ahead of you”. Stay tuned for more news.

Hellz x Vans

I was so surprised today, when I began my regular rounds through the blogosphere and stumbled onto a collaboration between two of my favourite brands: Hellz and Vans! Here are two pics, but unfortunately they aren’t the best quality, but hopefully we’ll get a more detailed look at the two sneakers shortly. Until then, stay tuned!

Comme des Garcons x Converse Chuck Taylor

Finally a Converse collabo that has my interest. The brand got together with Comme des Garcons, on a Chuck Taylor Hi and Low in two colourways each. As can be expected, Rei Kawakubo didn’t over complicate things this time around either, and simply placed the trademark heart on the side of the shoes. They begin releasing this month at Comme des Garcons’ New York, Paris, London, Hong Kong, and Seoul stores. Come October, they will be available at select Converse retailers.

Nike Air Structure ‘White/China Rose-Neutral Grey’

Nike has come out with a new Air Structure for the ladies. This white/china rose-neutral grey colourway is definitely one of the better Structures seen recently. You can get them now through Purchaze.

Air Jordan 60 Plus ‘White/Red Plum/Black’

A new hybrid from the Jordan camp is the Air Jordan 60 Plus, paying tribute to Jordan’s over 60 point games. The shoe combines the Jordan I, II, V and VII. Considering they combined four sneakers into one, they still kept it simple, which is a good thing. The colourway is great too, but I could never pull off wearing Js.

Monday, October 19, 2009

UBIQ Presere x Atmos Girl.

Atmos introduce their Atmos Girls line, which consists of these new sneakers made in collaboration with Japanese label/shop, UBIQ. They come in four sweet colourways.

Adidas Top Ten Hi Sleek.

Adidas aims to please the ladies with their Top Ten Hi Sleek model. It’s more streamlined than the chunky Top Ten, which makes them much more wearable and versatile. Here we see a classic white/black/gold colourway.

Nike Womens Blazer Mid - Pink/Sail.

Spotted these dope Nike WMNS Blazer Mid in a pink/sail colorway over at Sneaker News via featuring a premium mesh on the entire upper in pink. The outsole is matched with a sail colorway to give the shoe some contrast. These will be limited to select Nike retailers when they are released in a few months. I’m going to be on a lookout for these, dope!

Here we get a look at a new Blazer Mid for the women. It sports a pink/sail colourway. I love the material and the monochromatic upper.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Onitsuka Tiger x Tokidoki Collection

Onitsuka Tiger and tokidoki have collaborated on a sneaker collection. The style bridges Japanese heritage, culture and art. The sneakers are set to release June 1st worldwide. The collection consists of to unisex and to women’s models, and will retail for $120-$130.
More after the jump.

Design your own Onitsuka Tiger

This is for those of you who’re into graphics and sneakers – and are in Singapore! Runner’s World is hosting a design competition for the Tiger -


1. Shoes available at: StarThreeSixty – Wheelock Place #02-08; LeftFoot – Far East Plaza #03-98; Limited Edition Vault – The Heeren #03-12. Submission of customized shoes only at StarThreeSixty.
2. Last day of submission 10th Feb 07.
3. Shoes to be purchased at S$149. Full refund after submission of entries.
4. Selected entries will be awarded an Onitsuka Tiger product hamper and in the running for the Top 3 prizes.
5. Top 3 winners will be announced at event at zouk on Friday, 23rd Feb 07.
6. Runner’s World Pte Ltd reserves all rights to the submitted entries.
7. 1st Prize: $1000 + S$500 Onitsuka Vouchers; 2nd Prize – S$500 cash + S$300 Onitsuka Tiger Voucher; 3rd Prize – S$300 cash + S$200 Onitsuka Tiger Voucher.

This reminded me of a time when I was in Milan – there was a similar competition by Havaianas – to turn their trademark slippers into works of art. A group of us each took the blank white slippers, while concocting the things we can do to them. In the end, only one of us submitted though – procrastination got the better of us. Which is probably why Rule 3 exists.

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