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Rockin the Sneaks-Spring Vans x Bad Brains Collaboration

Posted by jhochstat on December 3, 2008

Via Sole Blvd Blog

This February, Vans will continue the Bad Brains collaboration that it originally put together with the help of Supreme last spring. The updated line will go into broader release, with a series of T shirts and three footwear models: a ‘46 LE, a Sk-8 Hi LE, and a Chukka Boot LX.

Bad Brains, if you don’t know, isn’t new. They came up in the Washington D.C. hardcore scene, and made spots like NYC’s CBGBs famous. Meet any lost child of the 80s or 90s and they’ll tell you that Bad Brains saved their life. If you don’t want to ask, or don’t want to sit through an hour of muddled explanations, check out the Wikipedia. Or, if you know, and you’re down, petitition Obama to have them play his inauguration here.


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Rockin the Sneaks-KISS x Vans Sk8 Hi Ace Frehley

Posted by jhochstat on September 17, 2008

From Kicks on Fire via mashKulture / NiceKicks.

Vans has recently come together to collaborate with KISS on a pair of the iconic Sk8 Hi model. The shoe actually features Ace Frehley, better known to fans as Space Ace. Their first collaboration is seen on top and sports a black and blue colorway. The second pair is the newest, and is also inspired by the classic album cover Dressed to Kill. Now word yet as to a release date but we’ll notify you guys.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Reebok vs Monolopy

Posted by jhochstat on August 12, 2008

From Nice Kicks via: Nitrolicious

Reebok and the ever so famous board game Monopoly have teamed up to make a collaboration set of 12 shoes in total. Now it is finally time for these shoes to release. There is going to be 6 shoes this month in August, and the following 6 in November. You will see some classic Reeboks being collabed with Monopoly, as well as some pretty unique color schemes. This is for sure something a little different than we are used to seeing, although Reebok approached this one well. As far as price goes, these are going to be anywhere from $75-85. and $40-45 for toddlers sizes.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Converse Kurt Cobain Chuck Taylors

Posted by jhochstat on June 30, 2008

Uncrate had these upon their site today, and they hit the nail right on the head when they said:

We’re pretty sure this posthumous collaboration should never have happened, but the Converse Chuck Taylor Kurt Cobain sneakers ($50) announced earlier this year are now available. Featuring doodles and words from his personal notebook, the printed shoes are (or aren’t) perfect for hardcore Nirvana fans.

Available at Nordstom in either low or high.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Kobe in Croc By Sole Junkie

Posted by jhochstat on June 27, 2008

Sole Junkie just finished making these dope Kobe’s, thought everyone should know about them.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Undrcrwn Illustrates The NBA Draft For Adidas

Posted by jhochstat on June 26, 2008

Individual Sole put up a piece earlier today about how Undrcrwn & Adidas have partnered up on the eve of the NBA Draft tonight.

Here is what they had to say:

With the NBA Draft airing tonight, Adidas is getting a little cleaver with attracting the soon to be NBA rising stars to their company.   Adidas tapped street/sportswear company, Undrcrwn to create designs of 5 prospects, which were then printed onto T-shirts and jackets and given exclusively to each player.  Included in this special project is Derrick Rose, Michael Beasley, O.J Mayo, Jerry Bayless and Eric Gordon who all got the Undrcrwn treatment.  Sadly all of these special collaborations won’t see a retail release unless they end up signing with Adidas.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Custom Kicks Book by Maki Design

Posted by jhochstat on June 26, 2008

The other night when I was seeing DJ Logic & Project Logic perform (with Hub from The Roots on bass), I received a text message from our good friend Sole Junkie.  He was texting me to let me know that he was in a book about custom sneakers that was just released (and real psyched about it too).  Sole said he made a small yet considerable appearance in the book on pg 210!

The name of the book is Custom Kicks. It was written by Kim Smits and Matthijs Maat of MAKI Design who are based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

This is what Kim & Matthijs had to say about the book when they broke the news about it on their site at the end of February:

We’ve been working on a book about customized footwear for a long time now.  It is called Custom Kicks and will be published by Laurence King Publishing in May.  The book features the works of about 140 artists including Skwak, Steve Harrington. Chuck Anderson, Mike Perry, Boris Hoppek, Jeremyville, Emil Kozak, Jon Burgerman and many many more.

Here are some photos from the book from the Maki site.

all images © 2007 MAKI ontwerp en illustratie

Customized Maki Design Shoes (Photos by Ciska vd Ven)

meeuwerderweg 59
9724 EN groningen
the netherlands

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Rockin the Sneaks-Air Jordan Retro 1 Premium GS Dream Team

Posted by jhochstat on June 23, 2008

Kix in the City put these sneaks up Saturday, a tribute to the original Dream Team as we get closer to the 2008 Beijing Olympics starting 8.8.08

Here is what they had to say:

With the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics approaching, Jordan Brand recently released their ode to the original Dream Team with the “Dream Team” Air Jordan Retro 1. The “Dream Team” Air Jordan Retro 1 features a White based upper with a mix of Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, and Metallic Bronze for each of the medals in the Olympics.

The “Dream Team” Air Jordan Retro 1 is available now in GS sizes at select Jordan accounts.

Tech Info:

Air Jordan Retro 1 Premium GS (Youth)

Metallic Gold/White-Metallic Copper



Pics: Timothy Dean for

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Rockin the Sneaks(For the Yankees)-NYC All Star Game Air Force 1 High

Posted by jhochstat on June 21, 2008

Nice Kicks were the first to report on Saturday the 21st about these cool Yankee themed kicks being released by Nike in honor of the MLB All Star Game taking place in Yankee Stadium this year.

Here is what they had to say:

The MLB All-Star Game returns to Yankee Stadium this summer for the first time in more than 30 years. With the festivities set to kick off July 11th, Nike has arranged for a special Air Force 1 release to celebrate the ASG returning to NYC. July 4th is the official launch date of the “All-Star” NYC Air Force 1 High. This shoe features familiar white/navy pinstripes and a gum sole bottom. Several other cosmetic changes were made for the special AF1 like NYC inscribed on the lace tag and a cursive NYC on the heel rather than the traditional Nike Air logo.

Just two weeks separates us from the official launch date of this sneaker, but expect a lot of stores to sell these as soon as they get in. Info thanks to Nemisis.

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Rockin the Sneaks-Nike Air Penny II Retro

Posted by jhochstat on June 19, 2008

Every now and again, sneaker companies come right and re-release some kicks that have been out of circulation, hard to find or too expensive to afford.

A couple of days ago, Nice Kicks tipped us off that this fall two of the three original colorways will make their way back to the public.  The Penny II retros release in October (Black/Varsity Royal) and November (White/Varsity Royal). MSRP is set for $140 and for those with big feet (and concerned), they will release up to size 15.

Thanks Nike!

Penny Hardaway Nike commercial: Lil penny friends with KG

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