In more sneaker news, Nike put out a new take on the Mercurial model, this time using white flyknit and combining it with the famous Spiridon sole. OG Spiridon themselves are being brought back soon as a retro but these have a decidedly sci-fi feel with the all white color-way. Might be a little difficult to keep these clean for long given the colorway, but you can scoop em now for $200 at Nike.
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News that Louis Vuitton creative director Kim Jones is working with Nike had been circulating for several months. Now we get the first glimpse at what a joint venture between the two looks like in the form of the NikeLab Air Zoom LWP. The model is based on it’s OG 1995 counterpart but has been modernized for a 2016 release. A perforated white upper is combined with beige accents and heel tab. Expect a July release for these over at Nike Lab retailers.
It’s been years since I been to a proper outlet mall but visiting one in suburban Virginia gave me a renewed appreciation for what they can represent. Growing up outlet malls were somewhat of an event for my family. If we travelled to visit an aunt/uncle or family friend that lived near one, it was almost a certainty that we’d be shuttled to some suburban locale where the shopping choices and deals were plentiful. For Chinese families like mine, it was a point of entry into the American dream we saw on TV – video games, designer fragrances, chain restaurants and all.
Today marks the release of Endgame’s new Savage EP under PTP. The London based producer gets some assistance with this remix from producer Yung Sherman. The remix of XOX is flipped and given visual accompaniment through an incredible video that borrows scenes from anime Patlabor 2 directed by legendary anime auteur Mamoru Oshii.
American streetwear label BURMA has been quietly making a name for themselves with impactful graphic designs that reference the 1990s. While the brand has been available exclusively online up until this point, they have created two designs exclusively for Detroit based Revive. The collection goes live today at noon and you can shop the collection here.
Products are a reflection of the culture they are created in and one of the best parts of travelling is being able to bring home items from diverse foreign cultures. Tiger Beer was Singapore’s first locally brewed beer and they have brought some great products from across Asia together for a special New York pop-up store. Tiger Beer has turned the storefront of 343 Canal St. into Tiger Trading Co; a carefully curated pop-up with over 800 items that span design, fashion, artwork, and technology. The items include rare products from labels including Opening Ceremony, Undercover, Neighborhood, Head Porter and Snow Peak. The items originate from countries including China, Vietnam and South Korea. The best part about the experience is that visitors can take home something from the store absolutely free.
Gucci Mane’s release from prison was widely celebrated by rap fans the world over. The news of his release spread quick and true to form Gucci already released a new track ‘First Day Out the Feds’. His career has not been without it’s share of controversy but through it all he’s been one of the most prolific and influential rap artists of our time. You’d be hard pressed to name a producer or artist he hasn’t worked with at this point. A great primer on his life story is this FADER piece that was released last year.
As a fan of his music I am glad to see that he’s getting so much love. This mix is a tribute to Guwop and features many of my favorite Guwop tracks to date. Listen to it on Soundcloud below or click through directly to it.
The release of the ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Forces last year showed that designer Errolson Hugh was not afraid to make drastic design changes to a flagship Nike model. Photos have now surfaced online of what appears to be the next shoe collaboration between the techwear innovator and Nike.
Two sample color ways have emerged both featuring a mid height design with a zippered inner bootie and some new protective layering around the toe. One appears to be navy with cream accents and the other is a wild pink and volt combo. Time will tell if other variations might also be released.
Expect a release later this summer through Nike Lab outlets.
Hender Scheme has made a name for itself by putting out extremely high quality handmade sneakers. While most of the shapes are borrowed from classic 90’s sneakers, there is no substitute for the quality of natural leather and hand-stitching found on their models. The Spring/Summer ‘Post Modern’ includes their take on the IV, an Air Force and a tan natural leather version of the Nike Presto. With no external branding and attention to detail down to the leather laces, these will set you back a good stack but they are sure to last for years. Expect to find them online at their usual outlets – Need Supply, END and Mr.Porter.
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I have been posting items from some of the key techwear brands for some time now. Pieces by the likes of ACRONYM, Stone Island and Y-3 have been some of my recent grails. I had the chance to write a little introductory guide to techwear for Grailed. In it I cover some of the key basics – softshells vs hardshells, a rundown of waterproof materials, and the top brands to look out for. Check out the feature over at Grailed.