In honor of their new collaborative MLS Cup Champions collection, Vancouver-based Canadian brand Reigning Champ and American soccer team LA Galaxy threw a launch party that was hosted at BLENDS’ downtown LA shop. The event unveiled the limited edition collection, which celebrates the soccer team’s recent achievement of the MLS championship title. The gallery-esque presentation featured black and white photographs to highlight the collection’s monochromatic grey and black color theme. LA Galaxy defenders A.J. DeLaGarza — who also modeled in the collection’s lookbook — and Dan Gargan were also in attendance. The LA Galaxy x Reigning Champ MLS Cup Champions collection is now available for purchase online, while items in limited quantity are being carried at TEAM LA Store at StubHub Center.
words // Ian Stonebrook:
Who’s the latest artist with their own Air Jordans? You know it’s Nicki Minaj. Joining Drizzy on the short but strong list of entertainers with their own Jordans, Minaj just showed the world her “Pinkprint” Jordan Westbrook 0 PE.
Thinking out loud, Minaj took to IG to debut the new shoes and even made a joking jab at the Yeezys. Her PE of the Jordan Westbrook 0 — a lifestyle signature shoe for Russell Westbrook that’s yet to even see an official unveiling — keeps it glittery and glossy, sporting appropriate pink paneling, golden mudguards and rainbow soles. The Westbrook 0 carries somewhat of a Balenciaga meets Air Jordan 1 meets Air Jordan 1 silo, appearing to draw from JB’s heritage and Russ’s runway wardrobe.
Minaj will perform in the Jordan Westbrook 0 “Pinkprint” PE at tonight’s Jordan Brand Classic. Previous performers include Macklemore and Drake who also have their own Air Jordan PEs. As you may recall, Minaj wore Jordans on the cover art and in the video for the very viral “Anaconda” single. Could Nicki be the latest member of Jordan Brand? The move would make sense with her upcoming tour and the brand’s increased efforts in ladies/GS drops. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for official info and let us know your thoughts on Nicki x JB in the comments section.
When you’re a girl but your custom #PinkprintJORDANS are about to shit on every male rapper who’s ever stepped FOOT in the sneaker game!!!! LMFAOOOOOOOOOOO ???????????????????????? This is just a TASTE of the secret that’s about to be revealed!!!!! See ya in a sec BROOKLYN!!! Barclays CENTER. #JordanBRANDClassic ???? PrettyGANG bout to be LITTTTT ???????? Yeezy’s aint seein these! Let’s go!!!!! ???????????????????????? #ThisIzAMadCOCKYPostOrNAH? ????????????
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What to Wear Today: A new kind of swimming trunks.
In celebration of the silhouette’s 25th anniversary, Reebok has teamed up with Japanese style purveyors BEAMS for a special rendition of the Ventilator model. This time around the beloved sneaker features a tonal upper constructed out of a light blue Oxford shirt cloth and breathable mesh side panels for increased ventilation, placed atop of a contrasting white sole. The complementing white inner lining and laces provide a nice clean touch, while the lacelets are reminiscent of the shirt’s buttons. Priced at ¥12,960 JPY (approximately $ 109 USD), the BEAMS x Reebok Ventilator SP “BLUE OXFORD” will be available for purchase at BEAMS locations starting April 24.
What to Wear Today: The classic suit, surf-ified with layering (and a surfboard if you’ve got it).
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With tax day arriving and leaving within the same breath, plenty of Americans are patiently waiting by the mail box or combing their bank accounts for potential federal refund opportunities. However, various sneaker companies are looking to garner a portion of that refund as several noted silhouettes will soon be available as we present the latest edition of Sneakers Releasing This Weekend. Headlined by a bevy of Reebok models as well as several Nike Elite silhouettes, the respective kicks soon to be available will certainly peak your interest.
To see for yourself, flip through the pages below to get a detailed account of the #SRTW.
Reebok Kamikaze I “I Love the 90s”
Release Date: April 17, 2015
Model: Reebok Kamikaze I
Price: $ 125
Where to Cop: Select Reebok Models
Having recently unveiled the collaborative effort with Dover Street Market, NikeLab presents a new colorway of its Free TR 5.0 V6 training shoe exclusive to Shanghai’s X158 location. The sleek cross-trainer sports a gradient red hue across its lightweight mesh upper, which sits atop of a speckled Free midsole and a gum outsole. Nike’s Flywire cables and Dynamic fit technology ensure a locked-down fit and increased support. Dotted laces, and X158 branding at the heel and tongue round out the slick design. A select number of cities are set to receive their own Free TR 5.0 colorway, with this particular model being available exclusively at NikeLab X158 in Shanghai. However the “White Out” colorway will be available globally.