Nike Matsuri Pack

To commemorate the Japanese summer festival “Matsuri”, Nike have just released this Matsuri sneaker pack. The brightly colored yellow, green and white colorways are a tribute to the timeless Japanese traditions remembered each summer. The pack includes an Air Max 360 x 95 hybrid, a Court Force Low and a Court Force High. They are currently available at Japanese retailers such as Mita & Atmos, however no word on whether these will be available stateside.

ALIFE x Puma First Round & Tees

This Saturday August 18th, ALIFE will be releasing a classic high top from Puma’s archive, the First Round. Designed by ALIFE themselves, these ALIFE First Rounds will be made in the colors white and black and will feature “a custom woven label on the tongue, four different fluorescent patent leather stripes, custom footbeds and 10 pairs of laces - 5 thin and 5 thick.” Only 10 stores worldwide will carry them including ALIFE NYC, ALIFE LA, ALIFE Vancouver, Slammin Kicks (London), Patta (Amsterdam), Colette (Paris), Black Chamber (Singapore), Highs and Lows (Perth) and Provider (Melbourne). There will also be a matching t-shirt released with the shoes which will be sold exclusively at ALIFE LA, ALIFE NYC and rivingtonclub.com.


Surrender x UNKLE x Levi’s Fenom Black Disco 207

UNKLE, a British group founded in 1994 by James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy, will have a pair of Fenom denim jeans specially designed for them from Levi’s. This pair of Black Disco 207 has the UNKLE logo designed by 3D from Massive Attack printed on the back as well as black Swarovski crystals lining the back pocket. Unfortunately, these won’t be available to the public as all 15 pairs will go to UNKLE.

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Colette 1000% Bearbrick

The extremely rare Colette 1000% Bearbrick, marking Colette’s 10th Anniversary, has recently been made available at Sold Out and Colette. The almost 30 inch (75 cm) tall 1000% Bearbrick features signatures of some of world’s most promient street artists such as AndrĂ©, Devilrobots, Brian Damage (aka Perks), Pete Fowler, Futura, James Jarvis, KAWS, Michael Lau, Stash, Will Sweeney and Kuntzel + Deygas (the parents of Cap & Pep). Only 100 pieces are available exclusively between Colette and Sold Out. They are priced at 350 Euros (approximately $484 USD).

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Sophnet. 2007 A/W Collection


Ubiq eL Crocodile

Japanese footwear brand, Ubiq, has released the new Ubiq eL Crocodile which is exclusive to the store Chapter World. This elegant sneaker which comes in four colors (black, red, brown and white) features quality leather with a stitched on quilted pattern on the upper. Faux crocodile leather is applied onto the back of the shoe giving it a classy finish. The Ubiq eL Crocodile is now availble at Chapter World and retails for 15,000 Yen (approx. $127 USD).


Atmos Free Trail Bike Seat by Nash

Sneaker customizer Nash who recently created this neck-breaking Visvim FBT x Air Max 360 custom is at it again. This recent custom uses the unmistakable Nike Atmos Free 5.0 Trail, superimposed onto a bike seat. The piece was created for the upcoming We the People BMX exhibition. We look for more interesting customs from this talented individual.
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adidas Consortium Status Pack Americana


Puma x Evisu “True Love Never Dies” Black Denim

The relationship between athletic lifestyle brand and Japanese denim brand have extended in the upcoming season with this latest update to the Puma x Evisu: “True Love Never Dies” Collection. This line of black denim is sheen treated resulting in a nice glossy look. An iconic black on black formstripe is seen on the back pocket. The womens models include an exposed heart on the front pocket while the mens version features a dagger hidden away under a watch pocket flap. The symbolism denotes that often women are willing to expose their true emotions and let them be publicly known, while men are less open to displaying their true emotions and only display them at certain times.

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Head Porter Plus Fall/Winter 2007 Collection


adidas Snakeskin Stan Smith High

Following the adidas Originals Party in China, Bigz from ACU was presented with a pair of adidas Snakeskin Stan Smith Highs. The texturized upper features irregularities which contribute to the realism of the faux snakeskin material. No word yet on a release date.

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atmos x Ubiq EL

Japanese brand Ubiq has recently been involved in many nice releases. Their design aesthetic allows them to appeal to a wide variety of audiences. This latest project involves Atmos in which three special EL colorways (black, purple and white) were created. Each EL features a quilted suede upper and a buckle strap across the ankle. This collaboration will remain an Atmos exclusive with a release date in mid-August. The EL will be priced at 14,700 Yen (approximately $124.00 USD).

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Wired Delta Watch

Japanese watch maker Wired (a subsidiary of Seiko) have just debuted their latest Delta line of watches. These watches are characterized by their unconventional dial shapes and multi-faceted crystal glass faces set along metal bands. The watch also allows for secondary functions such as a stop watch. The prices for the Delta Collection ranges anywhere from 27,300 Yen to 33,600 Yen (approximately $229.00 USD - $282.00 USD). Available starting early to mid August at Zozotown with pre-orders currently being taken.

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JB Classics Peddler Green/Gold Hexell

JB Classics has just put up a preview of their new Peddler Hexell model which comes in a bright and vibrant green and gold colorway. The gold forefront and mid looks great against the green heel. Of course the return of the Aunt Tub (of Hexel) inspired hexagonal pattern is what inspired the sneaker. No word yet on release dates yet.