Since the introduction of the wedged sole, female sneakerheads around the world have a new way to show their love for kicks without having to wait for grade school sizes of mens’ shoes. Now, Nike Sportswear is celebrating all women around the world with their Nike Women’s Air Revolution Sky Hi “City Pack.” All five installments of the City Pack are crafted from premium materials and each sneaker in this limited edition collection grabs bold and creative inspiration from the city that it takes its name from. The collection is comprised of NYC, London, Tokyo, Milan and Paris, five fashion forward cities world-wide that each have their own unique personalities and cultures. They will be running for $200 a pair at UBIQ starting Saturday, October 26, in-store and at UBIQlife.com.
Reebok teamed up with UK-based retailer Garbstore to create this distinctive new version of their classic silhouettes. Dubbed the ‘Inside Out’ pack, Garbstore took an experimental approach to materials, placing those that are usually seen on the inner lining for the outer shell of Reebok’s iconic shoes. Of the Reebok x Garbstore “Inside Out” Pack, we got the Pump Fury and Classic Leather 600. Get your hands on a pair of these limited edition shoes at UBIQ Walnut or at or online shop here.
When you talk about classic running sneaker catalogs, Asics can go shot for shot with any brand in the industry. Asics is a performance running brand first and foremost so their primary focus when releasing fresh new products is for top-of-the-line modern runners. However, their classic models from the 80’s and 90’s are still beloved by, both, their growing cult audience and the running community. They’ve realized that they have an opportunity to claim a larger segment of the retro runner market since they have barely scratched the surface when it comes to retro resurrections. Now the Gel Lyte V, originally released in 1993, is back for its 20th in two OG color schemes! These will be available tomorrow, Friday, October 4th, and are priced at $110, in stores and online! Continue reading
One of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history is yet again making his presence known with the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”. Gary Payton took pride in getting in his opponent’s head. He enjoyed twisting their words, getting personal, and telling the greats how much they really sucked. He even talked Jordan into a loss once or twice and swears John Stockton was a tougher match-up. Aside from his verbal assault on the NBA from 1990 to 2007, Gary was one hell of a defender. He was so good that his opponents coined the nickname, “The glove,” as a sign of respect. Nike showed their respect by giving Gary Payton his very own signature sneak and even letting him play a large role in the technology and design.
You know the deal. The world’s largest touring sneaker/hip-hop/lifestyle exhibition is back in Philly this Sunday, October 6thfrom 1PM-6PM at the TLA. Tickets are ranging in price from $15 to $100, depending on which level you prefer. A link to purchase tickets has been added at the bottom of this post, so get psyched and make sure you get yours before they’re gone. The event will feature over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, and signed kicks as well as shoe inspired artwork, fashion, and photography. The tour also focuses on related fringe cultural elements such as skateboarding demonstrations, basketball competitions, street art instillations, and of course; live music. This year’s performance is by Grand Hustle’s own Travi$ Scott, an up-and-coming rap artist who has been gaining a buzz from his TI and 2 Chainz collaboration “Upper Echelon.”
In September 1990, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air sitcom debuted on television. That same year that Jordan Brand dropped the Air Jordan 5, making 2013 the 23rd anniversary of the shoe. Considering how much Jordan Brand feels about the number 23, is it any wonder these coincidences had any influence on the release date of this shoe? A breathtakingly FRESH new colorway the Air Jordan 5 ‘Bel-Air’, as its name implies, takes inspiration from the very colorful Will Smith character of the legendary 90’s TV sitcom. Known to for his flashy clothing, among them the reversed Bel Air Academy blazer, Will usually showed (everyone) up on set in dope kicks – in the show’s opening scene Will famously rocked the Air Jordan 5 with no laces. With it’s neon pop of colors and wild prints, these kicks personify 90’s fashion fit for a – wait for it – Fresh Prince.
Boston retailer Bodega teams up with New Balance for their 577 “HYPRCAT,” inspired by the ’90s video game Star Fox. The Bodega x New Balance 577 ‘HYPRCAT’ models its design from the game’s outer space setting and vintage graphics. The predominantly light-colored low-tops are presented with bright color pops throughout and the outsole in a light translucent blue, which is said to give a 3D feeling to the 577. These colorful kicks feature a fine upper construction, comprised of premium suede and nubuck.
Bummed that summer’s over? Maybe the WEST NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Tequila Sunrise” will help you reminisce in the coming Fall season. WEST NYC’s partnership with Saucony uses the classic early 1990′s classic silhouette, the Shadow 5000 to create a colorful farewell sneaker which pays homage to the summertime, tequila-filled cocktail by way of gradient side panels. Drawing inspiration from long nights that carry over into early mornings, the combination of teal, grey and black make up the majority of the upper to represent the night sky, with black and orange gradient symbolize the coming of dawn, and the insole is designed like the scales on a worm that you might find in a tequila bottle. Continue reading
The Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack breathes new life into four iconic silhouettes in their most recognized and beloved colorways – “OG Red” Nike Air Max 1, “Infrared” Air Max 90, “Neon” Air Max 95, and “Silver Bullet” Nike Air Max 97 – by rewrapping them in Nike’s no-sew tape material. As one of the most popular and memorable sneaker lineups in Nike history, the Nike Air Max series is set to make their classic shoes even more legendary by bringing them back with Nike’s latest technology. Constantly researching and developing new technologies for new kicks, while also upgrading the older styles to optimize form and functionality, Nike introduces its new “tape” upgrade that forms and binds shoes in a more lightweight and constructive manner, all while not compromising look and safety. Continue reading
When the Foamposite came out last year it took basketball by storm, forever changing the way sports footwear is designed – and it looks like it will happen again. A new Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” edition emerges this Friday August 31 2013, inspired by NBA player and Nike-sponsored athlete Kevin Durant’s childhood desire to be a weatherman. We’re thankful he found the his way to sports, but even more that Nike has found a way to illustrate this short-lived career dream through one of their most revolutionary sneakers. Graphic, Doppler-esque depictions of inclement weather patterns grace the uppers of each shoe. The blue colorway demonstrates a quick transformation from calm to intense, while the red represents the constant pounding of a soaking thunderstorm. Don’t get left out in the storm, pick up your Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” at UBIQ Walnut this Friday for $250.
Available this Saturday 10AM at UBIQ Walnut, Nike launches KD VI “NYC 66” in honor of Kevin Durant dropping 66 points, breaking the all-time record at Era Rucker Park in New York City back in 2011. The name takes after his impressive performance during the NBA lockout, which took place for over a month, causing many players to take their talents to the streets to stay in shape. Many well-known NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played at Era Rucker Park, located in Harlem, NY, but not too many are remembered for scoring 66 points. During the fourth quarter, everyone exploded onto the court, crowding over and admiring KD after scoring four 3-pointers back to back and slamming his 60th point of the game home. The OKC Thunder Forward, Durant, appeared at this park for the first time only to leave his mark of greatness. Continue reading
To celebrate the re-release of the adidas Mutombo, the “House of Mutombo” video series presents an illustrated and animated history of basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo as told by the man himself. This is the 2nd episode entitled “The Courts”, which follows Mutombo’s many accomplishments on the court.
Illustrations from Nathan McKee, animation by Jamal Qutub, and music from PJ Portlock.
The adidas Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut on 8.24.13