Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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adidas Americana Low OG

Originally introduced in 1970, the adidas Americana changed court shoe style permanently, with a perfect balance of then-groundbreaking performance and influential aesthetics. For decades, collectors have admired the OG low-cut take, with a more minimal look than the high top variation.

Mixing mesh with leather, plus felt stripes and a heel panel, the ABA (American Basketball Association, of which the Americana was the official shoe) red and blue combination remains timeless for this resurrection of a slimline, lightweight classic that harks back to the French made original.

To complement this seminal design's return, the Americana Low OG also comes in a reflective snakeskin effect, blended with premium suede for a striking, contemporary interpretation of this silhouette. Both shoes will be dropping exclusively at O-Stores soon.

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In4mation x Etnies Sal 23

Its been a long time coming, however the release date for the almighty return of the Etnies Sal 23 is set to drop this weekend, thanks in part to a collaboration with Hawaiian lifestyle brand In4mation. The sneaker has received a contemporary update with a slimmed down profile to reflect the evolution of skate footwear. Both a black leather and red suede version will release at In4mation's two locations Ward & Waikiki on June 7th.

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Nike 2008 Fall/Winter Footwear Preview

Previews have surfaced regarding various Nike sub-collections and their upcoming footwear releases for the 2008 fall/winter collection. The usual suspects include the Dunk and Air Max 90 which is featured alongside some interesting hybrids including the continuation of the Air Jordan x Air Force 1 campaign. Another highlight includes an ACG Gore-Tex version of the Blazer.

Source: Sneakers.fr

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Chinatown Soccer Club x adidas Top Sala

When I first came across this collaboration, I was pleasantly surprised to see the soccer loving collective of Chinatown Soccer Club rewarded with a collaboration with the quintessential soccer brand adidas. In a soccer world where aside from signature models, collaborations are few and far between this was a definite surprise, on one of adidas' little known contemporary products nonetheless. For those unaware, the CSC is a group of individuals who from different backgrounds were brought together sharing similar loves for the Beautiful Game. With an intense passion for the game, this isn't overruled by a respect for others on the pitch and a strong desire for developing great experiences. The Top Sala will launch on June 14th with special festivities taking place. At CSC's home turf, the venue will be filled with BBQ, drinks and of course soccer with special events and projects as well. Look for New York's streets to also develop a CSC flare as a special poster campaign is initiated. A list of retailers includes the following, ACU, D-Mop, Addict, Bodega, Huf, Arkitip (Online), DQM, Limitedition, Undefeated (US & Asia), Solebox, Sneakers'n Stuff, Stil Laden (Austria), Colette, No.6 (London / adidas Concept Stores) and No.74 (Berlin / adidas Concept Stores). For additional info, check out CSC.

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CLOT Royale x Visvim Christo

Last year we had a preview of the first samples for the CLOT Royale x Visvim Christos. From a recent visit at Kaws' office, EDC gives us a look at the newly updated samples of the Christos featuring gold buckles instead of black, seen on the original. These will be available later this month at Juice in Hong Kong.

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adidas Skateboarding Food Court Collection

In an unofficial team-up with your local food court fast food purveyors, adidas has created a pack of sneakers in their color likeness. For the Polson ST and the Superstar Vulc, each pay homage to cheap delights such as Orange Julius and Sbarro respectively. These should hit most adidas skate retailers later this month with another two models to feature alongside these.

Source: Complex

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Jun Matsui x Nike Dunk Electric Part 2

We gave you a preview of the Dunk Electric by Jun Matsui and Nike here, now let us show you some pictures from the launch event and take a closer look at the shoes itself. It seems that the left and right shoe uses different shoelaces, one gold and the other brown. Overall, the shoes give off a very natural vibe, being covered with brown leather and shown off on a tree trunk podium.

Source: SneakersBR

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Nike Team of Heroes

With all the rage with super hero films and the like, Nike has incorporated this theme into their Nike Team of Heroes, a site dedicated to Israeli basketball powerhouse Maccabi Elite. The team has been transformed into a legion of heroes complete with their own comic cards. Also incorporated with the project is a capsule of products ranging from custom Air Force 1s and t-shirts. The site can be seen over at niketoh.com.

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Air Jordan Force XX (AJF 20) - Black - Varsity Red

The Air Jordan Force XX (AJF 20) has just been previewed via the Nike/Jordan Holiday 2008 collection pictures that were released via Sneakers.fr. It’s say to say that although these Force Fusions looked like they had some potential the final product if this is what will be released is a bit lackluster in the aesthetics category. Using an all patent leather Black upper this Force Fusion does nothing to really bring out the best qualities of the Jordan XX. Maybe some of the other colorways will do a better job. via Sneakers.fr
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