I posted in September about the FW12 Nike Gyakusou footwear collection but now I am sharing photos of my personal pairs of Nike Gyakusou Lunarspider LT+2s from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection. After getting the purple pair I knew I wouldn’t be happy unless I had both colorways. The lunarspiders are built on the standard lunar sole but have Nike + and flywire technology built in to them making them a stylish and practical accompaniment to any running kit.
What these sneakers execute so well is the mixture of colors. The contrasting teal sole on the orange pair. The light blue patent hit on the back of the purple colorway. These sneakers pop without ever screaming for attention. My favorite detail on these sneakers is the gradient carbon fiber on the midsole.
I appreciate products that stand at the crossroads of aesthetics and function and that is probably why I cherish these pairs. To me their visual design tells the story of Gyakusou.
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I’ve been rocking and admiring Supreme since around 2006. I really respect the brands development because I feel as it has grown with me without ever losing touch with what its core identity is. There are always a few items in each collection that I can identify with and be excited to purchase and wear and FW2011 is no exception. The preview dropped earlier today and I’m going to highlight a few of my favorite items from the collection.
Supreme always incorporates a few key prints into each of its collections. This time around they did a really great Paisley print hoody. The only thing I can’t decide is Maroon or Navy. While some say this pattern is a little busy I personally just love it.
Supreme featured two colorways of a Liberty print t-shirt in SS11 and now they are back with two more. Not sure if I’ll scoop this up but considering that I love the shirt I got from last season ; never say never.
Love Hennessy. Drink Hennessy. This obvious Mobb Deep nod and return of the Hennessy design is a must buy for me. The Miners jacket has some nice details and the quality looks quite good. Navy would be in my pick in this design.
Good gloves are hard to come by. These fingerless gloves continue the design from last season sans fingers. I own the navy gloves from the past season and would love to pickup another pair in the grey or royal blue.
I’m a sucker for the kitschy collaborations and collectables Supreme makes. The highlights in that category this time are the dice and the FUCK carpet. The rug once again is made by Gallery 1950 and while not as great as their previous Fuck Em collaboration, I’m sure I would regret NOT getting this decorative item.
I will be sure to make continual updates as this stuff hits the shelves at Supreme New York. In closing a couple footnotes.
Shook Ones Pt.II about 85% of the reason I want that Hennessy jump-off so bad and a certified hip-hop classic.
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