Posts Tagged ‘release dates’

Fall is here across the country and what better time to get back into this blog thing. Today we take a look at a great sneaker collaboration from the, relatively speaking, new to the scene shop Bait out in Diamond Bar, CA. I say relatively as the shop is the brick and mortar iteration of Eric Cheng owner of the popular web retailer Bait opened its doors in 2012 and hit the ground running with a multi-shoe Asics collaboration dubbed the “5 rings” pack. In my opinion the pack was a little all over the place and thus didn’t have the success typically seen with collaborative sneaker releases. In the past year Bait has collabed on several other shoes and brands(thankfully one at a time). The results proved much more successful and focused. For this go round they have chosen the Asics Gel Saga silhouette and named them the Phantom Lagoons. The Gel Saga is a model that isn’t quite as popular as its brand mates the GL3 or GT2 but when done right on materials and color blocking can be a stunner in its own right. The Phantom Lagoons definitely fall into that category for me featuring velvet suede and perforated nubuck uppers in a great mix of colors. Its tough to go wrong with purple and navy and Bait has done superbly sticking with the phantom theme dressing the suede in each of them. The perf nubuck is seen mostly in a teal blue hue that takes you straight to thoughts of tropical water and the additional white hit on the tongue is a nice touch. Laced up with two tone rope laces the shoes pop from top to bottom. The Asics Gel Saga Phantom Lagoons release today in store at Bait as well as on their website at 12pm PST. Take a look at some additional shots via Sneakernews Select after the jump and let me know if you’ll be copping in the comments below!



The upcoming Jordan retro releases continue to pile up! They are snapping necks and emptying bank accounts of sneakerheads young and old alike. Announced today is the first retro release of the historic Jordan IV in the White/Cement colorway since 1999! This is a color that is timeless and put Jordans on a lot of people’s radar back when originally released. Tinker Hatfield hit a home run back in ‘88 on his second Jordan design with the lightweight mesh and speckled midsole previously unseen on basketball shoes at the time. This highly anticipated release will DROP on 2/18/12 just in time for a late Valentines gift to the sneaker lover in your life. 2011 was the year of the III and 2012 looks to be the year of the IV! One note on the release is the $10 price increase from the $150 standard retro pricing. This is to be expected with Nike’s plans to increase profits over the coming year. Thanks to the peeps over at Modern Notoriety for the heads up.

Air Jordan 4
White/Cement Grey