The Nike Air Foamposite One “Gone Fishing” will be first thing you grab before your tackle box and fishing pole this summer. The “Gone Fishing”edition of the uber popular Foamposite One features a fishscale pattern on the Foam’s upper, along with a fishbone detail that is seen in place of the Penny Hardaway’s 1 Cent logo on the heel. According to SneakerNews, it’s no surprise these are releasing right around time the NBA finals will be ending, because as the saying goes, after an NBA team loses in the regular season or playoffs, the’re gone fishin.’
The Nike Air Foamposite One “Gone Fishing” drops Saturday, June 20th in-store at 10AM, online at 11AM (pending availability). Adults: $250|Grade School: $180
Sometimes, you can’t tell a story as good as the person who originally told it. And in the case of the Nike SB “Lost Art” collection, we felt it was one of those times. So, without further adieu, here is Nike’s story on how the “Lost Art” Collection came into fruition.
In 1999 there was a void in the Liverpool skate scene that local skater David Mackey was compelled to fill. The result was Lost Art. We (Nike) caught up with Mackey to get the low down on the latest Nike SB Support Your Local collaboration.
Mackey on the genesis of Lost Art
“The shop name is inspired by a track on a mix tape I was given around that time. The skate shops we’d grown up with had gone and I felt the style of street skating I had been raised on was, at this time at least, becoming a lost art. Thankfully pockets remained all over the globe and the current skateboarding landscape feels like those early days again”.
On Brian Anderson
“I’ve always admired BA’s skating, the tricks he chooses to do, spots he skates, his sponsor choices and the shoes he wears have all had an influence on my skateboarding throughout the years.”
Mackey explains that the Project BA also brings him fond memories of a certain late 90’s shoe he wore to death that had been released around the same time as he opened Lost Art.
On the Bruin
“By far my favorite Nike SB skate shoe, I always loved the fit and board feel plus it always looks good on peoples feet”.
On direction and design cues
“The direction was old and new. This is the reason why the two silhouettes were chosen. The Bruin for the old and the Project BA for the new. Both coloured up in ways that are suitable for their styles taking elements from past and present. The Liverpool Overhead Railway that served the Liverpool Docks provided the main design cue. The docks are mostly derelict now, just moving recycled metal from boat to ship so the BA takes its colours from the elements that surround them; the water, brick and concrete of the docklands. The Bruin takes its colours and materials from the guard’s uniforms and the LOR itself. Black pigskin upper with two woolen Swooshes colored to represent the faded numbers on the front of the trains. The wool being used is also a nod to the main import to the docks at the time and the term ‘Woolybacks’ being given to the dockers who unloaded the ships.
As time went on it became more and more apparent to me that the route the old overhead railway line had taken was where we would mostly skate from late 80’s until the present day, where the vast majority of skate spots are, so the route itself has become the final piece that has brought the whole project together and back to skateboarding”.
For the specific mixtape that inspired the store name and the true secret meaning behind the Swoosh color choices we encourage you to stop by the store and quiz the man himself.
The Nike SB “Lost Art” Collection will be available in-store at 10AM, and online at 11AM on Wednesday, April 8th.
New Balance fans are rejoicing since the news of the very popular New Balance 1300 JP hitting retailers once again. This will be only the second time this banger will hit shelves in the US. The sneaker made its initial appearance in 1985 and blew away avid runners with it’s superior craftsmanship and advanced cushioning system. In fact, because it was so comfortable, it was referred to as “the shoe version of a luxury car” for the luxe ride. This luxury runner was first released in the states in 2010, and now once again, we’ll see another release outside of Japan in 2015. For those worried about the structural integrity of the runner, don’t be; the 1300 JP will in fact be re-issued with the classic Vibram outsole.
Look for the New Balance 1300 JP to drop soon at UBIQ. Stay up with us on IG and Twitter for updates. In the meantime, peep the pictures below.
Jordan Brand is rolling right along with their Remastered Campaign. Up next to drop is the highly anticipated Air Jordan 10 “Bulls over Broadway.” Featuring a high grade tumbled leather upper, the Air Jordan 10 “Bulls over Broadway” is just as fierce as Jordan was back in his glory days at the Garden. Its all red colorway and grey speckled midsole will sure grab the attention of all the honey dips on Valentine’s Day (single or not).
The Air Jordan 10 “Bulls over Broadway” drops on Saturday, February 14th in-store only at 10AM for $190. Please register for our raffle in-store at UBIQ Walnut for a chance to purchase on release day. Deadline to register is 5PM on Wednesday, February 11th.
The Air Jordan IV “Legend Blue” will be the first remastered Jordan Retro launched in the new year. The Jordan Brand remastered project was put into motion when sneakerheads and Jordan Retro faithfuls voiced their disappointment with the quality of sneakers Jordan Brand was producing and releasing. To make things right again, Jordan Brand introduced the initiative to use high grade materials on future releases. Jordan Retros in 2015 and so on, will be crafted using a completely revamped construction process with an elaborate and intimate approach to the way the shoes are manufactured.
The remastered Air Jordan IV “Legend Blue” features a full tumbled leather upper with perforations in place of the mesh netting as well as navy blue accents and legend blue Jumpman logos on the tongue, insoles, and back heel.
The Air Jordan IV “Legend” will release in-store only on Saturday, January 10th. Retail is set at $190. Please enter our raffle in-store at UBIQ Walnut for a chance to purchase the sneaker on release day. The last day to enter the raffle is on Wednesday, January 7th at 5PM.
Take a look closer at the new and improved Air Jordan IV “Legend Blue” below.
The onset of Summer means trip season has officially started. Whether you’re backpacking somewhere obscure, taking roadtrips to countryside backwoods counties, luxuriating it up at some rather opulent choice of a vacay – or sadly, but understandibly biding your time in work-sponsored air conditioning – you will need some means of a travel bag. Thankfully Herschel’s new stock has arrived at UBIQ, so you can look the part of savvy traveler, even if all you’re doing is the routine commute. Hey, appearances still count for something right?
To set things off right, is the Malibu Collection. Inspired by the warm sandy beaches of this sunny town, each bag is decorated in bright nautical stripes and an offwhite base.
Next up is the Fine China set, which isn’t exactly your usual cup of tea. Using florals for the exterioir and blue-and-white-porcelain drawings for the interior, you might want set this on display with your other precious items.
From the Rad Cars set, a collaboration between Herchel and Rad Surfboards designer Kevin Butler, a cali-based artist, whose whimsical car illustrations make up the majority of the prints seen here.
A simple grey-yellow two tone action for the perfect everyday backpack. Note the mesh bottle bag on the side.
Last but not east a few backpack styles featuring a very nice minty-seafoam green in your choice of an almost allover color, or a vibrant red checkerboard.
If any of these new Herschel bags have tickled your fancy, you can check them out for yourself in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at UBIQlife.com.
New Balance has teamed up with Chicago’s Saint Alfred for this latest collaborative release, using its 1500 silhouette. The Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500 reinvented the iconic model with premium long-haired suede for its predominantly rich red upper, which was inspired by the luxurious lifestyle of royalty. In addition, Saint Alfred’s take also features 3M detailing, a ballistic nylon mesh toe box, leather lining, white midsole and gum outsole.
A beautiful shoe with an understated color palette for a timeless look and feel, it also comes with a luxurious cloth bag and hang tag. The Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500 will be available at UBIQ 12/28/13. Please stay tuned for more details including price, and online availability.
A ridiculously cool and awesome commercial from toy company GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers” according to founder Debbie Sterling. The commercial stars three young girls who shun the princess doll gender stereotypes by creating real inventions of their own —all to the soundtracks of a remixed Beastie Boys song “Girls” (rapped by an 8-year-old girl, no less). This one deserves extra cool points.
We just gotta say that we are LOVING these Liberty x Nike collaborations and the Liberty x Nike Air Force 1 “Downtown” Pack does not disappoint. The fabrics, prints, and textiles created by Liberty are on point and downright memorable. For a design company typically known for its floral patterns on lady’s sneaks, Liberty really stepped it up for this men’s pack. Ever since the first Liberty x Nike collab with the “Downtown” High, the duo has been churning out trend setting originals one after another. The only difference between this pack and others like it is the fact that it includes 3 incredibly eye-catching and diverse shoes. Each sneaker displays a different multicolored print accompanied by a semi-translucent rubber sole. The simple sole allows you to focus on the most important elements of this collab. We’ll have the Midnight Turquoise, Dark Obsidian, and the Grand Purple colorways at UBIQ this Saturday. Available at 10AM EST in-store and 11AM EST online.
In the spirit of Halloween, we have the Nike Air Trainer OG Air Max Pack bringing back the dead…dead colorways that is! Okay, so they’re not really dead but we’d like to see this as a resurrection. A tribute to Air Maxes of the past. First, we have the Air Trainer I MID PREMIUM QS paying homage to the Nike Air Max 90’s signature “Infrared” colorway. We think Bo Jackson would be proud. Then, we have the Nike Air Trainer 2 PREMIUM QS, which reminds us of the Air Max BW and its Persian Violet colorway. You can find these resurrected colorways at UBIQ Walnut this Saturday at 10AM EST or online at 11AM EST. Continue reading
If there’s one sneaker that hasn’t been a disappointment, it’s definitely the Nike Roshe Run. For the better part of 2013, this sneaker has been nearly unstoppable and now Nike is releasing three special colorways for the standard Roshe Run with the Nike Roshe Run QS “Marble” Pack. This quick-strike release features a trio of Nike Roshe Run models in unique colorways – Platinum Grey, Dark Navy, and Bamboo – that are highlighted by their marble-inspired Phylon midsoles. All three are coming soon to UBIQ, in store and online.
After a decade of collaborating, adidas and the ingenious fashion designer, Jeremy Scott release the new adidas Originals. There are seven sneakers to look forward to in this Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals footwear collection, including the most popular JS models; “famous bear.” This collaboration is one of the most successful mergers ever and continues to be today. The newest model, “Money” Wings 2.0 looks like it might take the place of the most popular model.
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.
Let’s talk about sneaker releases. Not any specific releases, nor general releases, but releases, in general. Gone are the days of stumbling into your local sports equipment shop and finding a pair of kicks you just happen to like. No, the shoes that drop nowadays, come with an entirely new marketing campaign that starts with a “leak” on a blog that tempts customers even further with a release date, or a street date as its called in business. On the one hand this ensures that consumers who want certain items know when to coordinate their paychecks to get them. On the other it creates an atmosphere of anticipation, with camp-outs for in-store releases, and the potential for website server crashes from the onslaught of online buyers when a web product goes live.
Yes, we know it comes with the territory. But there are a few things you didn’t know but should know about sneaker releases and release dates…
It’s been 12 years since the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks. Still, the construction of One World Trade Center has transformed New York City’s skyline since 9/11. The development of the 104-story building is expected to be completed early next year. Take a look at the stunning evolution through via the gif above.
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
Did you know that the Concepts x Asics Gel Lyte III “Three Lies” wasn’t actually inspired by Boston’s rich history, but rather an urban legend? Nicknamed the “Three Lies,” after the famous John Harvard statue aka the “Statue of Three Lies” because of all the inaccuracies inscribed on it (the truth is here on Harvard’s blog). In addition to it’s misquotes, the landmark has been said to bring luck to those who rub the toe box of his shoes, causing the statue’s shoes to turn from copper to gold. Judging by the color on those shoes, many have been cheated of a fortune. 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
Tomorrow we get the new Air Griffey Max 1 & Air Veer “Safari Pack”, the latest kicks to rock the beloved safari-motif. While Nike hasn’t really linked the two together, they are referring to it as an “Informal Safari Pack” on the blog, because you know they love to run themes even when they pretend they aren’t. This year seems to be big on that print though, as we’ve already seen it on the Air Foamposite One and Air Griffey Max 360 amongst a plethora of others. Continue reading
Vans’ latest collaborator is none other than Disney, an unexpected yet surprisingly pleasant partnership from the two classic brands. Presenting a new Vault collection for Summer 2013, Disney patterns decorate two Sk8-His and four Authentic LX silhouettes. The instantly recognizable prints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh are said to be straight from the 1980s Disney archives. There’s just something to be said about our most beloved cartoon characters adorning fan favorite skate shoes – some things you never grow out of. The Disney x Vans Vault 2013 Fall OG Classics Collection in Men and Grade School sizes are are available in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at UBIQlife.com here. Continue reading