For their next capsule Vans Vault has teamed up with Mexico’s Huichol tribe to feature their traditional artwork on two classic skate silhouettes. The Huichol Tribe took 10 months to carefully embroider their cultural art onto 360 unique pairs of Vans Slip-On LX and Sk8 Hi LX. The Vault by Vans x Huichol capsule releases Saturday, September 20 at select boutique accounts including the Vans DQM General New York and Boston locations, Blends, Bodega, Conveyor, Darkside Initiative, Opening Ceremony, Proper and St. Alfred with retail pricing at $150 USD for the Classic Slip-On LX and $180 for the Sk8-Hi LX.
As we wind down the 2013-14 MLB season, Jordan Brand will tip it’s cap one final time to their original signature athlete (save Michael Jordan of course), New York Yankee’s All Star Derek Jeter as he finishes his illustrious baseball career. Jordan Brand’s #RE2PECT campaign honoring “Mr. November’s” final season will conclude with the release of the Jordan Jeter Collection featuring two Jordan shoes drawing inspiration from the Bronx Bomber’s legend. The collection features the classic Air Jordan 1 Retro and the new Jordan Flight Flex Trainer both adorned in the classic Midnight Navy and Sail colors synonymous with Jeter’s career. Pinstripes and Gold accents provide an additional touch of personality from Derek’s storied championship career as a Yankees Captain. Look for the Jordan Jeter Collection to slide onto Nike.com Saturday, September 20th starting at $120.
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After a successful release of the Air Jordan 14 ‘Challenge Red’, Jordan Brand goes deep in the archives for a 1998 OG release with the ‘Black Toes’. Known as the debut Air Jordan 14 release this predominantly white ‘Home’ version are the very shoes Michael Jordan himself would lace up for his final of six championship runs with the Chicago Bulls. Now back in it’s original form for the first time in over 15 years, the Air Jordan 14 Retro ‘Black Toes’ will be available once again for the entire family Saturday, September 20th and priced at $55 Toddlers, $75 Pre School, $120 Grade School, $170 Mens.
Nike Sportswear is preparing to release their third and final Air Force 1 installment with Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci. After a successful launch of predominantly white and then black sneakers, the final R.T. collection will feature a new beige colorway to showcase unity. All four of R.T.’s high fashion inspired sneakers including his Air Force 1 Boot, Hi, Mid and low will release one more time in exclusive packaging on Thursday, October 16th at NikeLab locations around the world and online at nike.com/af1rt.
Patta and Diadora proudly present the third Patta x Diadora N9000 collaboration. The N9000 is a model from the 80s archive of Italy-based sports brand Diadora, worn by track & field athletes and Olympic gold champions like Daley Thompson and Sebastian Coe. Patta took the original running silhouette from Diadora’s vault and embellished it with premium materials on a new colourway, paying homage and respect to Diadora’s home country, Italy. The shoe combines smooth pigskin suede with premium nubuck and soft Italian leather. The off white upper sits atop a clean white EVA moulded sole and gum bottom, with subtle tonal Patta-branding to be found on the red leather upper part of the tongue. Each pair also includes a set of leather laces for a different look and original Diadora packaging. The Patta x Diadora N9000 “Italia” is set to launch exclusively in store at Patta on Saturday September 20, 2014 11:00 GMT+2 and will be offered online and at other retailers at a later date. Available size range US 7-13, $195 a pair.
Next Tuesday, September 16th Nike Basketball will unveil the highly anticipated LEBRON 12 signature basketball sneakers at an exclusive media launch event at Nike World Headquarters. Check out the LEBRON 12 teaser video after the jump and keep it locked to Sneaker Summit for breaking info on King James’ new kicks.
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Professional skateboarder Peter Ramondetta and HUF footwear shred back onto the skate scene with another sneaker from the pro model collection. The nylon HUF Ramondetta Pro ‘Camo’ features a low profile rubber outsole with a triple wrapped toe for durability, an army camo design story and otholite memory foam midsoles for increased comfort. Promising you a durable, impact resistant ride, why wouldn’t you want to add the Ramondetta Pro to your rolodex of skate sneaks? Cop yours now for $75.00 at select accounts and HUFworldwide.com. [Read more →]
The latest premium offering from Nike SB looks to a skate mecca of the east, as Beijing’s unique architecture and culture is used for inspiration on the classic Dunk Low. The upper’s dark gray color is based on Bejing’s legendary brick courtyards, while antique leather on the side panels imitate the look of it’s weathered ancient walls. Next a double layered Swoosh inspired from iconic golden door buckles and red lanterns adorns the side panels, and finally a mythical copper lion rests on top of the tongue tab, whilst traditional calligraphy graces the insoles. Look for the Nike SB Dunk Low Premium ‘Bejing’ to rise into select accounts and Nike.com on Saturday, September 13th for $110.
Zumiez is inviting everyone out to Las Vegas to experience the Diamond Life with a VIP Private Party. RSVP now to hang out with Zumies and the Diamond Supply Co. fam plus special guests at Sky Villa At The Palms on Saturday, September 13th at 10PM. Enjoy live music and FREE food and drinks (21+). 18 to enter. Entry is by RSVP only. Entry is not guaranteed. Please arrive early. First come first served.
Born during the golden era of Reebok Classic design and technology innovation, the Ventilator was a game-changing runner when it was first introduced in 1990. The first Reebok lightweight runner with a focus on breathability, the Ventilator was a bold, expressive silhouette that was years ahead of its time. Today the Reebok Ventilator remains an extremely versatile, one-of-a-kind sneaker, with the chameleon-like ability to take both clean and bold executions. Over twenty years later, Reebok Classic spins new, bold colorways and reflective materials onto this iconic silhouette with the Ventilator “Night Vision” pack. Look out for limited pairs of the Reebok Classic Ventilator “Night Vision” pack now at select accounts like Sneaker Politics, and Reebok.com for $85.
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