Posts Tagged ‘hypebeast’

If you follow sneakers at all you know that Nike’s Roshe Run was the surprise hit of 2012 with tons of colors and styles selling out worldwide. Continuing on that model of low price point and extreme comfort Nike is pumping out the Solarsoft line at record pace this year. So far we have seen the standard moccasin and woven moccasin in a variety of colors and materials and that doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Featuring the super comfortable solarsoft outsole these are a perfect summer shoe for whatever you may get yourself into. The uppers are of varying material as the standard has a light weight mesh upper while the wovens feature suede or leather uppers giving a more refined look. I have a few pairs and have noticed that the insole is almost identical to the Roshe Run but is sewn in vs easily removable like in the Roshe. Either way the no sock gang can rest easy as these are perfect for letting your feet breathe. I personally like the woven look the best and have picked up the navy suede colorway as well as the limited Year of the Snake makeup. Given that the shoe was designed by the same designer as the Yeezy 2 its no surprise these are a hit with sneaker fans of all shapes and sizes. Plenty of sizes & styles are available from Nike right HERE. Do you plan to pick up a few pairs? Check out some other examples after the jump and let us know in the comments below!

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Its worlds colliding for this writer. The Hundreds and The Grateful Dead collaborating on a collection together? I mean am I dreaming? I have loved the jam music scene for years and spent many of them traveling around seeing bands like Phish and STS9. I was never fortunate enough to see the Grateful Dead with Jerry but have seen iterations of them over the years. Now add to that one of my favorite labels in streetwear? Seriously grate stuff! This is a collection that kind of came out of nowhere as not many people would put streetwear and The Grateful Dead in the same discussion but Bobby Hundreds did a great job describing it on their blog so I will let his words speak for themselves:

A timeless American brand, rife with legacy and cultural history, amassing a devout niche following by encouraging grassroots awareness and community. We could be talking about The Hundreds, but we could also be referencing the Grateful Dead.

In 1965, the Northern California rock band set off on a long, strange trip, infusing psychadelia, space rock, jazz, and blues into a hypnotic concoction of music that converted followers around the world. A large part of this cult fandom was by way of the Grateful Dead’s mailing list, by which the band maintained direct communication with their base, disseminating tour information, band happenings, and release dates (not unlike how The Hundreds utilizes the web to speak to our customer); the Grateful Dead were social networkers before the technology or ideology was even imaginable.

Furthermore, the band not only embraced, but supported the live taping of their shows, prompting a subculture to foment around the procurement and trade of this underground music network––Just as, you may think, The Hundreds fans value the brand’s exclusive offerings. The Hundreds partners up with the Grateful Dead in a perhaps unexpected and unpredictable collaboration range of apparel this Spring, but it’s also not hard to see how similarly both creative projects are composed. As with the Grateful Dead, The Hundreds puts the people before the product, drawing our own lines, and pioneering our own subcultural marketplace beyond the traditional path.

Sounds good to me Bobby! This collection has a little something for everyone with both loud tie dye items and more toned down colors with the focus on graphics like the Hundreds has become known for over the years. Some of my personal favorites from the preview are the black dancing bears T with a TH twist (reminiscent of their take on Disney’s The Lost Boys) and the Steal Your Face/Adam Bomb tanks. Take a look at the preview of the items below and look for these to release in the Hundreds retail locations on 4/20 and their online store 4/22. Will you be grabbing anything from the collection? Let me know in the comments below.

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Le Coq Sportif is a French brand that IMO doesn’t get enough love here in the states. Other than sponsoring the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah you just don’t see much from them in the US yet their popularity soars in countries like Japan and Korea as well as their native France. Taking advantage of the surge in popularity of 90s retro runners the brand is bringing back their Flash model which is sure to please fans worldwide. These shoes haven’t released to market in nearly 25 years and is returning this  month. The model reemerges in strong fashion with a pair of colorways perfect for warmer weather. The first is a silver/grey/purple/black makeup featuring synthetic suede for most of the upper and a shiny smooth mesh on the toe box and quarter overlay. Its a primarily basic tone with the purple used as highlights on the midsole, logo, and base of the lace section. The second pair uses an identical makeup only swapping out the purple hits with royal blue. Its a perfect throwback to the 90s and sure to please. These will release at several European retailers this month including Hanon. Will you be adding these to your collection? Let me know in the comments below!

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Busted out the New Balance 999 SEALS by Concepts. Zanerobe pants work great with these too. Always love the premium NB collabs

The Nike twitter had been hinting at it all weekend but its finally here. The Nike Roshe Run ID is available on Nike store. You can design the regular version HERE for $110 and the Premium Suede version HERE for $120. I played around with both versions a little bit and really like the options they made available. There are both brighter and toned done colors and you can customize the overlay, toe, lining, swoosh, out sole, tongue/heel loops, and of course the laces. I messed around and made both a Salmon Toe and a Rose Gold inspired version with the Salmon Toe being mesh and the Rose Gold the premium suede. Given that the Roshe has been arguably the most popular singular silhouette for Nike the past year I am sure we will see plenty of examples of these in months to come. Do you plan to make a pair? Let’s hear about your design in the comments below!

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Today we take a look at not 1 shoe but a collection of shoes that just DROPPED for the Spring/Summer season from California brand The Hundreds. The Hundreds is a personal favorite of mine in the clothing realm and their footwear is getting better and better with each season. The first DROP of their spring/summer collection features several well known lifestyle models such as the classic Johnson mid and lows, Riley low, and the Valenzuela low and high as well as two of their newer running shoe inspired models the Scully and Hoya. A couple of the standouts of the well known models for me are the Chambray Johnson mid and the Chambray Johnson low. Both shoes feature a chambray upper sitting atop an all white vulcanized midsole for a clean look. The mid version is a grey chambray and the low is a sweet baby blue. The shoes feature red liners as well as a red “bomb” logo hit on the back for a little bit of pop to an otherwise toned down palette. Also in the DROP, as mentioned, are a Scully and 2 Hoya silhouettes. The Hoyas are part of what they are calling the “Marble Pack” and come in both a khaki and black upper sitting atop brightly colored ‘marbled’ midsoles that I personally feel have a little too much going on but are sure to be popular in the right circles. Their leather and mesh combo uppers are comparable to something we would see from a runner out of that company up in Beaverton. The last shoe I am mentioning is the super star of the whole DROP to me, the Scully in an Infrared makeup. Featuring an almost all infrared leather upper with 3M and black detailing these shoes standout to say the least. As you can see in the picture above they look great and can you really ever go wrong with a grey/black/infrared combo? You can purchase the entire spring/summer drop HERE or at your favorite The Hundreds retailer nationwide. Plan to pick up one or several from this line? Let us know in the comments below!

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Typically speaking one would think that pumas and pigeons would not be the best of friends in the animal world. It appears the same is not the case in the sneaker world as photos have popped up via TSG of Jeff Staple’s most recent sneaker collaboration. The model of choice looks to be the Puma Clyde and the look will be familiar to many. This rendition of the Clyde is the closest match to the original Pigeon Nike Dunk Low SB that we have seen from Staple designs since that riot inducing release. The shoes are made up of a two tone grey premium suede upper with a pink liner and outsole. The familiar Pigeon sits proudly on the back ankle which is nice to see after its absence on the recent New Balance collaboration with Staple. Will these create the same sort of hype and chaos as the Dunks? Only time will tell. Take a look at the picture below and let me know what you think!