ADIDAS TOP TEN 2000 “NIGHTMARE” PE

With Christmas approaching, all sorts of brands are releasing player editions in Christmas colorways. While green and red may be commonplace this time of year, adidas is taking another route with their lesser-known Top Ten 2000 “Nightmare” release. The shoes are themed after Tim Burton’s famous A Nightmare Before Christmas film, and reflects the classic in its design. A purple upper with hints of black makes up most of the shoes, while shades of gray take up the midsole and bottom. With wavy laces and a “12-24-12” printed on the tongue, you can pick up your own pair for $125 now at Eastbay.

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MEDICOM X NIKE LUNAR FORCE 1 “BEARBRICK”

Today popular streetwear brand Undefeated released their newsletter which told of the collaboration Medicom and Nike. Alongside a varsity jacket from Nike and a Bearbrick toy from Medicom, the sneakers come in two colorways with matching accessories for both. The simple redesign of the sneakers matches the Bearbrick style and minimalism perfectly, both in the white, blue and orange makeup and the monochromatic black and white. You can pick up a pair of Nike Lunar Force 1 “Bearbrick” sneakers now at UNDFTD in Santa Monica. 

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ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY JEREMY SCOTT JS WINGS “TOTEM”

With another out of this world pair of sneakers, designer Jeremy Scott may have completely topped himself with his “Totem” JS Wings. Loosely tied into a Native American iconography, his loudest pair for the Spring/Summer 2013 pair looks toward a totem pole for inspiration, and explores a wide variety of colors in its makeup. The adidas Originals Attitude high-top shoe sits on a black EVA midsole with a ton of Native tribal design work with a mock warrior face on the tongue.
You can preorder the shoes at LUISAVIAROMA for about $270.

ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY JEREMY SCOTT JS WINGS “TOTEM”

With another out of this world pair of sneakers, designer Jeremy Scott may have completely topped himself with his “Totem” JS Wings. Loosely tied into a Native American iconography, his loudest pair for the Spring/Summer 2013 pair looks toward a totem pole for inspiration, and explores a wide variety of colors in its makeup. The adidas Originals Attitude high-top shoe sits on a black EVA midsole with a ton of Native tribal design work with a mock warrior face on the tongue.

You can preorder the shoes at LUISAVIAROMA for about $270.

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CALL TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS - YOU ARE HERE II.
Continuing to raise awareness for our open call!
Whether you live in Los Angeles or can get here for a few days next month, the new challenge for part II of our exciting YOU ARE HERE series is going to be a fun one. Check out the recap of part I here and more details for part II at the official call.
And please share with all of your friends to help make this show the best it can be!

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CALL TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS - YOU ARE HERE II.

Continuing to raise awareness for our open call!

Whether you live in Los Angeles or can get here for a few days next month, the new challenge for part II of our exciting YOU ARE HERE series is going to be a fun one. Check out the recap of part I here and more details for part II at the official call.

And please share with all of your friends to help make this show the best it can be!

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LOS ANGELES - THE NEW WAVE OF BARBERSHOPS

Subculture Club is a series by Thrash Lab that showcases everything from freegans to custom motorcyle builders, and in their newest piece they chose barbering as the newest world to enter and expose to the world. Learn about what drives these artists to make dudes look good and feel better, and visit some of LA’s best shops as owners of Capsule Barbers, Bolt Barbers and Proper Barbershop speak about their creative vision and business philosophies. I was first exposed to Thrash Lab and their series with this piece, as I met the filmmakers when I was getting a haircut at Bolt. Indeed, I show up a couple times in this piece.

If you like good haircuts and bottomless beer, as well as an old-timey aesthetic with a modern mentality, check out Bolt Barbers in DTLA on Spring St. And check them out in the video above or Thrash Lab here.

If any of the 500 of you follow either of my other blogs, you know that things have been in a transitional period of late.

My full intention is to pick up this blog in a much more committed manner. What this blog does for my life and my career is priceless, and well worth my time. I am forced in running this blog to stay up on current trends, just like running my gallery’s blog forces me to be aware of happenings in Los Angeles arts. As I am committing more time to sneaker art again, this blog will once more become a place for my meditations in streetwear and art’s implications within that world.

I thank you for staying around.

Best,
Jacob 

LIL WAYNE X SUPRA S1W “CARTER IV”
Lil Wayne had teased previously about a new sneaker coming out with his name properly attached, and his new collaboration with Supra provides just that. The Lil Wayne X Supra S1W “Carter IV” comes in primarily red suede with white accents on the tongue and throughout the sole. You can get the Stevie Williams shoes for Weezy now at Sole Heaven with free shipping to the US by FedEx, for around $100.

LIL WAYNE X SUPRA S1W “CARTER IV”

Lil Wayne had teased previously about a new sneaker coming out with his name properly attached, and his new collaboration with Supra provides just that. The Lil Wayne X Supra S1W “Carter IV” comes in primarily red suede with white accents on the tongue and throughout the sole. You can get the Stevie Williams shoes for Weezy now at Sole Heaven with free shipping to the US by FedEx, for around $100.

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PMK X INTERNET EXPLORER - PMK DESIGN LABS
On Saturday, Internet Explorer and PMK Customs held a launch event for their innovative new collaboration “PMK Design Labs.” The unique new technology walks along the same lines as Nike ID, and allows users to push the boundaries of creativity in sneaker design, much as PMK has been doing for years in one of the most established positions in sneaker art. 
Check out the technology in this unlikely collaboration for yourself here. 

PMK X INTERNET EXPLORER - PMK DESIGN LABS

On Saturday, Internet Explorer and PMK Customs held a launch event for their innovative new collaboration “PMK Design Labs.” The unique new technology walks along the same lines as Nike ID, and allows users to push the boundaries of creativity in sneaker design, much as PMK has been doing for years in one of the most established positions in sneaker art. 

Check out the technology in this unlikely collaboration for yourself here

DWAYNE WADE SIGNS WITH LI-NING
Talks of D-Wade’s desire to resign with Jordan Brand have been a popular topic for some time now. The rumors have been put to an end after Li-Ning athlete Evan Turner tweeted a warm welcome of ”the homie D Wade to the Li-Ning family!!!”
Now that Wade has signed with a Chinese company, the American Jordan Brand will be looking for its new front man. It seems that Wade’s desire for an eight figure shoe deal from Li-Ning might have been too much for Jordan Brand, which may just as well move Chris Paul or Carmelo Anthony up into the limelight as they would sign a new star in Wade’s place.

DWAYNE WADE SIGNS WITH LI-NING

Talks of D-Wade’s desire to resign with Jordan Brand have been a popular topic for some time now. The rumors have been put to an end after Li-Ning athlete Evan Turner tweeted a warm welcome of ”the homie D Wade to the Li-Ning family!!!”

Now that Wade has signed with a Chinese company, the American Jordan Brand will be looking for its new front man. It seems that Wade’s desire for an eight figure shoe deal from Li-Ning might have been too much for Jordan Brand, which may just as well move Chris Paul or Carmelo Anthony up into the limelight as they would sign a new star in Wade’s place.

NIKE ZOOM ROOKIE “GALAXY” OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE

With the original release date slated for this coming Saturday, the Nike Zoom Rookie “Galaxy” was one of the most hyped releases for the end of 2012. While it remains so, fiends will still have to wait a couple more weeks to get the shoes, as the drop date has been pushed back to October 19th. The coveted and much-replicated Galaxy pattern covers the heel around to the toe of the shoe, with black nubuck and pods breaking it up.

At $215, the sneakers follow the recent trend of breaking the two bills cap that held sneakers to a more manageable price for the last generation, but there is little doubt that the model will still sell out.

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