Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving Nike #3

Nike iD Bespoke is a cool customization experience available to consumers by appointment at 21 Mercer in Soho. You can design your own Air Force 1’s (for an insane amount of cash, I imagine) using premium materials that will not be found online in the near future, and in a month your one-of-a-kind sneaks will be sent to you. The experience is pretty cool for those hardcore kick-heads out there, as you get to work with the actual materials while designing your pair(s). Nice offering, says I…gobble, gobble. From the Nike Website:

“NikeiD Bespoke is a new and innovative by appointment design experience offering consumers the opportunity to work one-on-one with Nike design consultants to customize select Nike footwear styles. Globally exclusive to 21 Mercer, Nike Sportswear’s first stand-alone retail space located in SoHo, New York, it is the natural evolution of Nike’s personalization and customization offering, first brought to consumers with NikeiD.com in 1999.

NikeiD Bespoke takes individual design to new heights with an unparalleled, creative individual design experience. It provides consumers with the greatest design freedom ever offered by NikeiD. Launching with the iconic Air Force 1 sneaker, consumers will be able to create a unique design by customizing up to 31 parts of the shoe, including the base, overlay, accent, lining, stitching, outsole, laces and deubré. Consumers will also be able to choose from 82 premium, iconic materials and color options.

The Air Force 1 material options were meticulously selected to represent Nike’s heritage and innovation through the perspective of Nike Sportswear. Exclusive options include iconic Nike material prints Elephant and Safari – a design first used in 1987 by Tinker Hatfield who utilized two naturally occurring patterns on his Nike Air Safari running shoe and Nike Air Assault basketball shoe. Additional premium options include premium full grain suede, nubuck and leathers, Italian full grain patent leather, premium denim and reflective synthetic leathers.”

(Sneaker Freaker)

Thanksgiving Nike #2

The Nike Air Max 90 Moire, scheduled for release in Spring ’09, has a one-piece upper and is just classy as hell. If I was gonna work out I’d work out in these, I think…

(Slam X Hype)

Thanksgiving Nike #1

Nice, clean AF One collab with Berlin-based artist Marok…love the transparent mid-sole.

(High Snob)

Visvim Moccasins

Visvim FBT 2-Tone: Really nice kicks, even though I’m not usually into the fold-over leather upper or leather laces. Definitely work rock-able, you know.

(Thanks, High Snobiety)

Frezno by Tony Stamolis

I’ve only been to Cali once, and that was to San Fran waaaay back in the day (though me and my brother got to skate at Union Square in the middle of the night, which was nice). So, I don’t know much about Fresno, but from the looks of Tony Stamolis‘s new book, Frezno, it’s alright: growers, gangsters, and skateboarders, what more could you ask for?

(Cool Hunting)

Lacoste X Shoes-Up

Though the French can be really annoying, and continue to rub that whole “we invented democracy” thing in our faces, you just can’t help but love a little Lacoste…Am I right? Of course.

Lacoste hooked up with Shoes-Up and dropped this nice shoe with a wool upper, which just looks smooth. If you hurry and go to Colette you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the stylish hat box that shoes come in, along with a beret for you to wear to your favorite night club.

(SneakerFreaker)

Neighborhood Winter Coats

Neighborhood makes really nice pieces, though they are definitely on the pricey end. Their Fall/Winter offering includes a purple and black windbreaker and a sick flannel coat. Get ’em at Cliff Edge.

(Hypebeast)