Perennial skate brand SUPRA has partnered with the foremost supplier of military, tactical and survival equipment, Rothco, to release a limited edition capsule collection. The range starts with two of the footwear brand’s more popular silhouettes, the Stacks Vulc II and Vaider, adding premium materials in traditional military colorways. While the former features an upper composed of black suede and ballistic fabric, the Vaider is built with an olive-colored ballistic fabric. Both models then offer custom rubber Rothco heel scabs, dual-density insoles and a lining with patterns from Rothco’s Shemagh tactical scarves. Rounding out the three-part collection is Rothco’s Medium Transport Pack. This utilitarian backpack sports various compartments of different sizes, a water repellent lining and a custom SUPRA x Rothco nametape. The Rothco x SUPRA Pack will be available around the world through select premium retailers.
Following the same path as the Nike Air Huarache, the Nike Air Max 1 finds its classic build reimagined with premium fixings for its “Stingray” style code. Based in black, the title material runs from the model’s toe through its mudguard and stops at its heel. With the rest of its upper fashioned with smooth leather, perforated detailing is featured on the toe and ankle collar. If you’re interested in looking up a pair, you can head over to atmos-tokyo right now to pre-order.
Nike Air Max 1 “Stingray”
Colorway: Black/Black-Black-Sea Glass
Style #: 705007-001
Price: 14,000 yen (~$ 119)
With the re-birth of Nike’s all-weather ACG collection, NikeLab ACG presents an updated weatherized version of the 2013 LunarTerra Arktos boot. The NikeLab ACG LunarTerra Arktos combines the comfort of a sneaker with the insulation and durability of a winter boot, while also removing the internal bootie in an effort to make it as light as possible. A sticky outsole ensures maximum traction even on the slipperiest of surfaces, while a newly designed water-repellant mesh upper, and leather vamp and heel help keep your feet dry. Additional features include non-wicking waterproof laces, Nike’s Flywire technology for a flexible fit, and a new thermal lining that provides a blanket-like warmth inside the boot. The newly-designed NikeLab ACG LunarTerra Arktos boot is set for an exclusive North American release on January 15, before it hits the European and Japanese markets.
If you follow @nicekicks on Instagram, you probably know that we have a pretty big interest in sneakers (of course), but also the art that it inspires. Now more than ever artists are able to get their work discovered with the use of hashtags on the digital image sharing platform including a ton of talented graphic artists who have started using the tag #sneakerart.
Today, we spotlight one artist who is a frequent contributor to the #sneakerart hashtag – @sneakerpie known in the real life as Brian Doyle. Brian, a native of Buffalo, NY, is a recent graduate of Canisius College, full time freelance illustrator and “is not trying to get a 9-5 anytime soon” as he puts it.
While Brian’s sneaker focussed account launched back in just October of this year, he has quickly built a following with more than 8,700 followers and fans of his work at the time of this article.
The beauty of the #sneakerart community on IG is that everyone has their own unique and creative spin on sneakers. Brian posts a variety of different styles, but one that caught our attention from jump was his mashups of the Nike Roshe Run with other sneakers. Classics of old and new have been Rosheified by him, but we have posted our favorite pieces he has done blending iconic Air Jordans with the Roshe Run.
Besides giving @sneakerpie a follow, we also encourage you to check out his online shop where you can obtain a wide variety of his work on different mediums from framed prints, to canvas prints, and wearables including T-shirts, hoodies, and even baby clothes.
Following our preview of the collaborative Lockwood x Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski sneaker, we bring you a new editorial highlighting its shinier side. This patent leather shoe is the first of two shoe styles to be released between the Belgian skate shop and the footwear giant, as it comes in all-black or all-white colors, save for its bright red soles. The shoe’s launch also coincides with Lockwood’s nomination as European skate shop of the year by the Bright European Skate Awards. The Lockwood x Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoskis will be released in-store at Lockwood December 18, followed by a limited stocking online on December 20.
Fresh off of passing Michael Jordan as the third all-time leading scorer in NBA history, the latest variation of the ever-so popular Nike Kobe 9 model is set to hit retailers. The Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red” is the model featured as this tonal silhouette features illustrious materials throughout the upper, such as premium leather along the heel, which is decorated in hues of challenge red. The aforementioned leather material features embossed “scaly” print which acts as an direct homage to Kobe’s recognizable nickname. In addition, the previous mentioned features rests atop a black midsole. If you’re looking to grab this towering silhouette, head over to select Nike Basketball retailers on December 19th as this model retails for $ 275.
Nike Kobe 9 KRM EXT “Challenge Red”
Colorway: Challenge Red/Challenge Red
Style Code: 716993-600
Release Date: December 19, 2014
Price: $ 275