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Leaders 1354 x Akomplice – Survival Of The Fittest Pack

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In celebration of their 10th season, Akomplice has teamed up with Leaders 1354 in Chicago for a special “Survival of the Fittest” pack and launch party.

Together, Akomplice and respected Chicago-based retailer, Leaders 1354, have a combined 12 years in the industry, allowing them to build an understanding about what it takes to survive in this game. With that in mind, Akomplice has teamed up with Leaders 1354 to save the day by producing a stunning “Survival of the Fittest Pack” which includes an Akomplice x Leaders Swiss Army knife, an Akomplice x Leaders T-shirt, a certificate of authenticity and a lemon (That’s right, because when life chucks a lemon at you, say “fuck it” and make some juice.)

Limited to just 30 packs worldwide, this very special release will drop on May 23rd, at 12 noon, and is available exclusively at the Leaders Boutique in Chicago (1400 Milwaukee Ave). Later the same evening, Leaders will be hosting the official Akomplice Season 10 launch party.



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May 22, 2009 at 3:06 am

Hot Chicks – Cool Kicks by Playboy x Leaders 1354

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Chicago’s famous local sneaker boutique, Leaders 1354, and world famous mens magazine Playboy, also founded in Chicago, have collaborated for a spread simply called “Hot Chicks – Cool Kicks.”

The Leaders 1354 x Reebok – Reverse Jam

The Hundreds – Johnson Mid

Nike Dunk SB Hi “Big Gulp”

Supra Skytop

Supra Vaider

I’m not exactly a Playboy man but I thought that it was blog worthy and some big news for Leaders 1354.
The rest of the spread includes sneakers from Alife, Puma, Adidas and more from Nike and Supra. It can be seen here as modeled by Playboy Playmate (Miss January 2001) Irina Voronina.

I think this just became long time SwaggerDap reader, Matt’s favorite post.


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March 29, 2009 at 10:52 pm

Nike Air Yeezy Release Date #1

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Out of the 3 colorways of the Nike Air Yeezy the 1st release will be the Zen Grey/Light Charcoal set to drop April 4th.
A detailed view:

As you probably would have guessed, being associated with Kanye, these will be extremely limited to certain Quickstrike and Tier 0 Nike accounts. For example Leaders 1354 of Chicago is already letting their customers know the business so they can prepare for the camp. So unless you already got them in the mail for free and have it like that, start checking if any of your local spots are getting these babies.

Next colorway will be the Black and Pink for the 1st week of May then the Net colorway for the 1st week of June. So if you miss on these keep saving up for those as the retail is will be $215.

In NYC, in addition to the 21 Mercer store, The House Of Hoops in Harlem, and both the 34th street locations of Footlocker and Footaction will now be getting the Yeezy.


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March 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Leaders 1354 Nike Huarache 2K8

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After the success from their collaboration with Reebok, Leaders 1354 in Chicago has now teamed up with Nike for a veery nice Huarache 2K8.

Not the biggest athletic shoe fan, but these are really clean and I’m loving the texture they used with the silver. These were given away to friends and family of LDRS1354 so no public release as of yet.

From the LDRS blog:
“This project has been under wraps since the Summer and we were definitely excited about the outcome. Our first thought when working with the 2K8 was making it jean friendly and giving it more of a high end appeal. We wanted people to have the same reaction when they saw a pair of polished calf skin Lanvin or Dior sneakers. From there we figured the colorway would have to be somewhat simple but yet still have that wow factor. After we settled on silver we tied it all in with one of the six liquid elements, Mercury.”

Check for more pics and further info on a true release here.


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March 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm

New BBC Ice Cream Bowties

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Hmm..Bowties and Cardigans Jeff?


BBC | Ice Cream recently released these Bowties now available only at Leaders 1354. SMH…I guarantee you if John gets married, the Groomsmen will be forced to rock these.


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December 4, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Reebok x LDRS 1354

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Chicago boutique Leaders 1354 has done a new collab with Reebok for a very nice Reverse Jam.

Once again it’s all about the details here.
The grey looks humble but the speckled mid sole and laces, along with the cool blue gel sole that shows the chigaco subway map just makes these sneakers pop.

Available in April, most likely at the 2 LRDS locations in Chi Town … so if you want a pair make sure to have that phone number ready (we’ll keep you updated)


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February 19, 2008 at 6:32 pm