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The Resurgence of L.A. Gear

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For years, yes literally years, I’ve been in search of a crispy pair of L.A. Lights from L.A. Gear (so I could be as cool as this guy). But since the model was discontinued in the early 90’s and L.A. Gear as a company has been seemingly nonexistent for years, it hasn’t been the easiest task. Well now with some shakeups in the company, L.A. Gears is finally making a comeback…

Star Shooter Hi

K.A.J. (Kareem Abdoul-Jabbar’s old signature model)

Fire Hi

Over the past year L.A. Gear has been teaming up with Sportie LA to slowly implement some retro releases from their Unstoppable line. The most anticipated models of LA Lights and LA Techs (featuring the light up heel) have not yet been released but it was just announced that there are plans to have them out by year’s end.

I’ll definitely keep you updated on the future releases of the LA Lights and LA Techs, as I’ve been watching this L.A. Gears comeback project for a while now.

DISCLAIMER:
For those of you who didn’t grow up with L.A. Gear, it wasn’t always some joke of a line. In fact some of the biggest athletes in the world used to endorse the brand, such as Kareem Abdoul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, and non athletes like Michael Jackson and Paula Abdoul. Crazy right? It was basically Nike/ Reebok/ Adidas before they took over the endorsement game.

Buy L.A. Gears now, exclusively through Sportie LA.

-john-

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May 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm

The Resurgence of L.A. Gear

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For years, yes literally years, I’ve been in search of a crispy pair of L.A. Lights from L.A. Gear (so I could be as cool as this guy). But since the model was discontinued in the early 90’s and L.A. Gear as a company has been seemingly nonexistent for years, it hasn’t been the easiest task. Well now with some shakeups in the company, L.A. Gears is finally making a comeback…

Star Shooter Hi

K.A.J. (Kareem Abdoul-Jabbar’s old signature model)

Fire Hi

Over the past year L.A. Gear has been teaming up with Sportie LA to slowly implement some retro releases from their Unstoppable line. The most anticipated models of LA Lights and LA Techs (featuring the light up heel) have not yet been released but it was just announced that there are plans to have them out by year’s end.

I’ll definitely keep you updated on the future releases of the LA Lights and LA Techs, as I’ve been watching this L.A. Gears comeback project for a while now.

DISCLAIMER:
For those of you who didn’t grow up with L.A. Gear, it wasn’t always some joke of a line. In fact some of the biggest athletes in the world used to endorse the brand, such as Kareem Abdoul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana, Hakeem Olajuwon, Karl Malone, and non athletes like Michael Jackson and Paula Abdoul. Crazy right? It was basically Nike/ Reebok/ Adidas before they took over the endorsement game.

Buy L.A. Gears now, exclusively through Sportie LA.

-john-

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May 25, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Y-3 Hayworth Mid II – a/w 2009

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For the Fall 2009, Y-3 is adding some color to the usual grayscale Hayworth Mid II by releasing a red and blue pair along with the staple black variation.





The Y-3 Hayworth is one of the most comfortable shoes I own, and I’m really liking these new solid colors. However I still think I like the all black best as it’s interesting to see it with the black midsole and no color touches at all.

These will be available in Y-3 stores and accounts next season.

-john-

via HB

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May 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Posted in Sneakers, y-3

Y-3 Hayworth Mid II – a/w 2009

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For the Fall 2009, Y-3 is adding some color to the usual grayscale Hayworth Mid II by releasing a red and blue pair along with the staple black variation.





The Y-3 Hayworth is one of the most comfortable shoes I own, and I’m really liking these new solid colors. However I still think I like the all black best as it’s interesting to see it with the black midsole and no color touches at all.

These will be available in Y-3 stores and accounts next season.

-john-

via HB

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May 20, 2009 at 3:14 pm

Posted in hayworth mid, Sneakers, y-3

A Bathing Ape – Bapexclusive Gold/ Silver Bapesta

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While solid gold and silver colorways of the Bapesta, Roadsta, and 88 have all dropped in extremely limited quantities over the past year or so, there is now a gold AND silver pair that just released at the Bapexclusive store in Aoyama, Tokyo.







Normally I’m not a big fan of mixing gold and silver in clothing and jewelry but these actually don’t look bad at all.

Sometimes I feel bad posting things like this because these will be more or less impossible to get your hands on unless they eventually made a more wide release. But I do thing that they are quite interesting and hey, maybe Cliffedge will restock (where they already sold out for $530 a peice!).

-john-

via HypeBeast & Bape Nerd

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May 15, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Android Homme Footwear- s/s 2009

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While we see new tee shirt and clothing lines pop up everyday more or less, it is way more rare to see a new footwear line come up. Well Android Homme is a new line out of LA that is doing some serious things with their futuristic space themed sneakers.


Lunar Rover (Aluminum)

Propulsion (Grey Matter)

Propulsion (Black Hole)

Propulsion (White Light)

Jet Pack (Gold Wing)

Jet Pack (Silver Space)

Using really interesting silhouettes, sticking with mostly gray-scale, and using materials and textures to make the sneakers pop, Android does a really good job of giving the luxury footwear look that blurs the line between sneaker and shoe. The Jet Pack also features a really nice pocket on the sides of each sneaker with a zip close.

In stores soon, for now you can grab Android Homme straight from their site.

-john-

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May 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm

adidas Original x Fafi Honey Mid Collab

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Here’s Adidas and Fafi’s third collab! Like many of you out there, I’m a huge Fafi fan too! Fafi managed all the graphics and designed all the pieces with her team. Her design is inspired by her own Parisian dressing and her trips all around the world. This here is the adidas Original x Fafi Honey Mid teaser, which will be released later on this year in October. Today, she can only give us an early look at the sneaker from the collection. More news on this project will be revealed soon! The mid top sneaker comes in a white leather colorway with metallic accents and Fafi graphics across all side-panels. There will be five pairs of sneakers for each collection and a new style of Adidas clothing all debuting soon.


“One more thing, even though you’ll find 5 pairs of sneakers for each collection, the clothes are not exactly what we are used to see at Adidas everyday, get ready!” -Fafi

-hellzajoan

Via Fafi, HighSnobiety

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May 13, 2009 at 12:02 am

Posted in Adidas, Fafi, Honey Mid, Sneakers