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S&M handcuff trainers? From Adidas???

By Gerald Lynch on June 15th, 2012

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Looking for a new pair of kinky boots? Jeremy Scott has been showing off his latest styles for Adidas’s fall/winter 2012 collection, and may have something that’ll crack your whip.

At first glance, his purple/navy/grey/orange trainers don’t stray too far from the usual Roundhouse Mid mould. That’s until you see the day-glo handcuff and chain bolted onto the back of each shoe.

Elsewhere, you’ll spot a grey striped pattern now sitting across the tongue and strap.

You’ll have to wait till the end of the year to get your rubber-gloved hands on them. Makes you wonder what else Scott’s adding to his line. Fingers crossed for a paddle on the tongue…



features, Trainers

Reebok X Marvel Superhero Sneakers: Avengers, X-Men, Spider-Man trainers!

By Gerald Lynch on June 12th, 2012

Marvel Sabretooth Reebok Night Sky Mid

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Seriously, what a year to be a comic-book fan. First the Avengers movie kicks up a storm in cinemas all over the world, then that’s soon to be followed by The Amazing Spider-Man and Batman Dark Knight Rises, and soon after that is the Judge Dredd movie and the Watchmen prequel comics.

And now these totally, totally ace superhero sneakers from Reebok. Above is a preview gallery of the new Reebok X Marvel collection, a collaboration between the comic book giants and the footwear veterans.

Put together by designer Anthony Petrie, these limited edition trainers include The Spider-Man Insta Pump, Captain America Ventilator and Wolverine Pump Fury HLS, the Sabretooth Night Sky Mid, Deadpool Pump Omni Lite, Red Skull Pump Omni Lite HLS, Chamber Blast, Venom Night Storm HLS as well as Freestyles for Emma Frost and Black Widow.

It’s a footwear fetish for “true believers”, as Stan Lee used to call his loyal readers!

What’s really great about the collection though is the attention to detail. I love how the Reebok logo is slashed on the Sabretooth pair, while we could totally see Andrew Garfield’s Amazing Spider-Man running around in those webhead-inspired Insta Pumps.

We’re totally loving these. While you’re at it, check out Petrie’s personal site. He’s got mad skillz.



Trainers

These gold trainers will always believe in your sole

By Gerald Lynch on May 21st, 2012

We bling out pretty much everything these days. From ruby-encrusted wristwatches to diamond-studded laptops, if there’s a surface to be made shinier (and a cash flow as rapid as Niagara Falls to be squandered) then you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll decorate our tat with enough glittery bits to make Tutankhamen blush.

We thought we’d seen everything until we saw the Indulgences No. 5  from designer Kenneth Courtney.

But, GOLD! You’ve got the power to know you’ll never be able to afford these trainers.

A limited run of five pairs, Courtney’s trainer series sees a pair of  Nike Dunk High sneakers dipped in 24K gold. They’ll cost you $4,000 (£2,472).  And probably the use of your ankles, too.

If you’ve more money than sense,  grab them here.



Footwear, Sports, Sportswear, Trainers

Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize trainers out now

By Gerald Lynch on May 14th, 2012

Nike LeBron 9 Elite Varsity Maize

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On the lookout for a new pair of basketball shoes, and still want to look the buisness on the court? Check out these limited edition trainers from Nike.

The Nike LeBron Elite 9 Varsity Maize launched over the weekend alongside the Air Jordan 4 Cav and Zoom KD IV Aunt Pearl, and come with a seriously eye-catching yellow upper. All eyes will be on your feet, not the ball as you weave around in these.

Elsewhere, the trainers sport Max and Zoom Air cushioning and Pro Combat-style padding, along with inset carbon fiber wings.

However, you’re going to have to move faster than Jordan himself if you want to bag yourself a pair. A limited edition, they’re not even available at Nike’s own online NikeStore.com shop. Instead, you’re going to have to head instore to grab a pair while stocks last. There will also be a scant few pairs over on the FootLocker web store.

Expect to pay around the $250 mark on import for these beauties, not including shipping. See them from all sides in the gallery above.



Competitions And Promotions, features, Footwear

Contest: Win a Beta code for Sneakerpedia – the digital sneaker archive

By Laura on March 10th, 2011

Sneakerpedia Trailer from Sneakerpedia on Vimeo.

Love sneakers? So do we, so when the guys from Footlocker offered us 50 exclusive beta codes to access the new Sneakerpedia site we jumped at the chance.

Launching on April 4th, Sneakerpedia is one of the world’s first online digital sneaker archives. The aim of the site is to document every single sneaker, ever made…. Contributing to the site are some serious sneakerheads with the rarest, coolest sneakers on the planet, not to mention some of the all time classics. These unique codes will give you access to the site before anyone else in the world. You’ll have the chance to check out the cool collections and even upload your own.

Enter to win a beta code by leaving us a comment below or tweet at us here indicating your all time favourite sneaker.

We will select 50 winners at random on March 17th.



Footwear, Lifestyle & Gadgets, News

Back to the 90′s…

By Jonathan Smith on December 16th, 2008

I’ve always been of the opinion that my shoes lack the neon effect of a porn shop window, which is why I nearly shit a brick when I saw this video. These light up neon laces are the focus point of a pair of Solebox x Puma collaborative sneakers, which will hopefully be released soon- perhaps coming a little late for New Rave however there are probably a few hangers on out there, after all American Apparel is still doing business…

[Via: Soulbox]



Designer Spotlight, Sportswear

Jeremy Scott and Adidas- I really like it, I mean hate it

By Jonathan Smith on October 8th, 2008

jeremyscott.jpgThe first lovely preview of the Adidas x Jeremy Scott colab is upon us, and I’m looking to those who boldly go where I choose not to… no, fear to tread. Those who say yes to leopard print and knocked off Armani. To those who still rock a greasy mullet and large faux jewel earings. That’s right, I’m looking to the Portuguese and their king Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jeremy Scott has created quite an enigma in this line, pieces being both awesome and totally shit all at the same time, which is quite an achievement. For example the sneakers have wings on them- awesome, but then they are gold and have wings on them- totally shit. All pieces are eye catching to say the least and do genuinely have a little extra oomph on what Adidas has produced in the past with any of its previous colabs (Yohji Yamamto and Stella McCartney spring to mind)- which is definitely a plus. Still I’m left wondering who exactly is going to wear any of it. Oh. Ronaldo.

Jump through for more images.

[Source: Trashbag Aesthetic]

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Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities, News

Soulja Boy signs sneaker deal

By admin on July 11th, 2008

soulja boy trainers sneakers yums.jpgYoung rapper Souja Boy has signed a multi-year sneaker and apparel contract with Yums Shoes, a Dallas-based clothing company.

The line of shoes will debut at the same time as his second album, and the teen star is also releasing a cartoon this autumn.

Soulja Boy is working with Tex, a graffiti artist and designer on his own signature Yums “Block Star” sneakers as well as a clothing line.

[Matt Baron/BEI/Rex Features]



Footwear

Etnies Plus

By admin on February 19th, 2008

Etnies
Etnies Plus is the more fashion forward line from Etnies. But of course they’d never say ‘fashion forward’, those were my words. What Etnies say is that it’s a “a truly one-of-a-kind, numbered, limited-edition shoe series”. Rather than talk about namby pamby fashion, they turn it into something masculine and competitive, but really it’s the same thing.
Whatever you call it, it’s a rose that smells sweet. The colours are proper gorgeous, I love them, and the shapes are really contemporary – especially the Junior on the far left.
Left to right we have Junior, Rocksteady and Upsetter styles. They are only available in the States as far as I know, so if anyone’s going on holiday, can they pick me up a pair? Thanks.



News

Transformer Trainer

By ShinyMedia on April 25th, 2007

Transformershoe

The wonderful Manolo posted about these transformer trainers today that Japanese company Takara are making. They go from miniature trainers complete with laces to fantastic toy robots, but I don’t think you can wear them! You can get Convoy, above, or the evil Megatron (see after the jump) or both if you want to do robo-battle. It’s available from May for about $30, and you can pay an extra few bucks to make sure the boxes arrive in pristine condition for all you collecting freaks out there.

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Footwear, Heroes and Celebrities

Nike ‘Fallen Heroes’ range inspired by Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice and Pee Wee Herman

By Isabelle on April 10th, 2007

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Nike have released a ‘Fallen Hero’ range of sneakers in which they pay homage to one hit wonder Vanilla Ice, Milli Vanilli who were exposed as fakes then either Milli or Vanilli killed himself, and Pee Wee Herman who found out that masturbating in a porn cinema is not compatible with being a children’s presenter. Click on the thumbnail to see the disturbing insole in Pee Wee’s trademark grey and red colours showing a figure, sitting alone in a cinema, hand on ‘lap’ and click the link to see a picture of the Vanilla Ice shoe.

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Footwear

Mihara Yasuhiro for Puma

By Isabelle on March 21st, 2007

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Japanese designer Yasuhiro Mihara’s latest collaboration with Puma throws up some pretty interesting things. Psychedelic patterns, gold leather, studs and rivet details gives your everyday sneaks an out-of-the-ordinary touch. Mihara also has his own shop in Japan, called Sosu (prime number) selling men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. My favourites from the Puma collection are the reptilian MY-25, they’ve got a fetishy touch but are kind of geeky at the same time. Fetish-geek, now there’s a new look!




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