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Iconic Sneakers Illustrated by Mateusz Wójcik


Talented graphic designer Mateusz Wójcik has unveiled some of his latest work as he gives us his illustrative renditions of some iconic sneakers. Using various elegant images as backdrops, Wójcik pairs various silhouettes such as the Adidas ZX Flux, Nike Air Max 90 and Nike Roshe Run, along these images to create vibrant art. Each sneaker contains various gradients and triangular patterns that adds multiple dimensions to each pieces of art. Check out all of illustrations below and check out some more work by Mateusz Wójcik over at his site.

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Vans “Mountain Edition” Footwear Collection


With a change in season just around the bend, Vans gets the jump on Fall with its new seven-piece “Mountain Edition” collection. Centered around both the Era and Sk8-Hi silhouettes, each variation features weather-resistant upgrades with premium Scotchgard™ protected uppers, fleece inner linings, and white vulcanized midsoles. With each of the Era offerings retailing at $ 65 a piece, and the Sk8-Hi’s priced at $ 80 each, the entire Vans Mountain Edition Footwear collection is available now in-store select Vans retailers and on Vans online shop.

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

Vans Mountain Edition Footwear Collection

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Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 “Rag Flag”


It’s hard to rework one classic, let alone two. The Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 “Rag Flag” finds the iconic All Star silo reinterpreting the American Flag. Burgundy and blue patterns and patchwork cover the Chuck Taylor in asymmetrical fashion, celebrating the last days of the summer. Look for the limited edition Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 “Rag Flag” to launch at the Converse San Francisco store and select Converse First String accounts on September 5th for $ 120.

Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 “Rag Flag”

Release Date: September 5, 2014
Price: $ 120

Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Rag Flag

Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Rag Flag

Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Rag Flag

Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Rag Flag

Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 Rag Flag

Converse All Star Chuck ’70 Rag Flag

Converse Chuck Taylor ’70 Rag Flag

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Nike Zoom Field General


With College Football commencing this past weekend and the NFL season starting this Thursday, its only right for Nike to capitalize on this momentum by unveiling the latest colorway of the Nike Zoom Field General. This Nike Zoom Field General model incorporates a leopard print motif along a majority of the upper that ultimately flows into an ombre shade of black. A side panel also extends from the ankle collar to the medial of the Nike Zoom Field General along with inhibiting a back pull tab. The Nike Zoom Field General will hit select Nike Sportswear retailers September 4th for the retail price of $ 130. Of course, stay tuned to Nice Kicks for additional coverage and exclusive content.

 

Nike Zoom Field General

Colorway: Turbo Green/White-Black
Style code: 654859-310
Release Date: September 4, 2014
Price:$ 130

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Nike Air Command Force Upcoming Colorways


A hardwood classic, made famous by David Robinson, the Nike Air Command Force is primed to make its triumphant return after over two decades away. Originally released back in 1991, this highly anticipated retro stands just as tall as it did during its inaugural drop. Seen here in both an OG-inspired leather-based White/Black-Wolf Grey-Volt-Vivid Blue and suede-based Black/Wolf Grey-Hyper Jade-Hyper Pink style code, each of these variations are scheduled to arrive at select Nike Sportswear retailers, including Kinetics, Saturday, September 20th. Read on for another look at these upcoming Nike Air Command Force releases, courtesy of Hypebeast, and be sure to let us know if you are feeling this latest retro outing in the comments below.

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Nike Air Max Lunar 90 Grey/Yellow/Orange


Nike Sportswear continues the preparation for the wetter fall months with another edition of the Air Max Lunar 90 WR, the Lunar equipped update to the Air Max 90 with a water resistant upper. In a fittingly ACG-esque color palette, this pair receives a grey-based upper with accents in black, red, orange and volt. Be on the look out for them here in the States soon, or pick them up now via mita of Japan.

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ASICS Gel-Kayano Trainer Black/Blue/Red


ASICS delivers a modern look for the classic Gel-Kayano Trainer with this sleek appearance in black, blue and red. The 1993 edition of the Kayano gets updated with today’s style, featuring a dark upper in black and blue, then accented with red, light blue and a white midsole. If you’re feeling this latest look for the Kayano, pick them up now at select ASICS retailers, like Oneness.

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Jordan Future Premium “Gum Sole”


The Jordan Future recently released in “Premium” form with 3M stitching, but this newly spotted version takes it up to another level. This top-shelf Jordan Future Premium “Gum Sole” rendition that was revealed at the brand’s event yesterday features a leather woven upper in black, paired with a pure white midsole and a classic gum Air Jordan 11 outsole. Black also blanks the tongue, laces and lining to keep it consistent up top, finishing off this sleek upper-class concoction. Drop your first take in the comment box below, and keep refreshing Nice Kicks for any future release information.

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Big Sean Discusses Growth with adidas & Oahu-Inspired Metro Attitude Collab


Artist endorsement deals, all-red sneaker collabs, Nicki Minaj twerk tutorials in club shaking music videos? Welcome to 2012 if you’re Big Sean. Though all the above may be #trending in today’s Twittersphere, the inventor of the hashtag flow has been a true influencer long before it was a self-appointed social media bio credential.

While the rest of rap’s rising talent has been buzzing, barking or even biting in 2014, Sean’s been relatively quiet. He’s been working. In Hawaii. The island of Oahu has been the source of inspiration, self discovery and the sounds that have blossomed from Sean and the rest of his G.O.O.D. Music team in recent years. We spoke with Big Sean about his love for Hawaii and his new adidas Metro Attitude collaboration that pays tribute to Oahu.

Nice Kicks: Back in 2012 you joined adidas. How has your relationship evolved with the brand over the last two years?

Big Sean: It’s just been great. Just the fact that adidas gets involved with anything cultural and they’re not afraid of taking any chances as a brand. They just go with what they believe in. I think that’s what gives them the advantage. Over the years, that’s made them not only one of the top brands in sport, but also in culture. It’s just great to be a part of that.

Nice Kicks: In that time, you’ve had a chance to welcome some of your peers, collaborators and even mentors to the adidas Originals team. What has that been like?

Big Sean: It’s been cool. I was telling Kanye way back about adidas– back obviously before he was with adidas. When I heard he was doing a deal with them I hit him up and said, “I told you!” We laughed about it. It’s just really cool. I feel like it was great for them to include me and I feel like I was a part of the resurgence of adidas in a new aspect. Obviously they’ve been popular this whole time, but it felt like a fresh new energy when I got with them and it’s just tight to be a part of that.

Nice Kicks: Last year on tour with Kid Cudi you wore the Attitude. When did the process of collaborating on that model begin and what was that like?

Big Sean: It really didn’t start until this year, I’d say a few months ago. It was easy really, it wasn’t too difficult. I’m sure as the relationship progresses, we’ll get deeper and deeper into designing. They’re down and I’m down. Doing things like this are just simple, easy and fun. I love the Metro Attitude. Like you said, I’ve been rocking it for a while. I love the Patrick Ewings (Editor’s Note: Patrick Ewing wore the Attitude during his early days with the Knicks) and it’s just tight to put my own flavor on it.

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Nice Kicks: What sparked the idea of putting an island vibe on such a city-centric sneaker?

Big Sean: It was actually adidas’ idea. They came to me with it and it just made sense. Hawaii is just one of my favorite places of all time. Especially after working out there with Ye and the whole G.O.O.D. Music family, and working out there for my projects as well. It’s just something special. When you wake up in paradise you feel energized. I feel like the idea of working in paradise was just great, and that’s something Kanye introduced to me. It’s definitely part of my life and it’s cool to just see that represented in a shoe. Every shoe I do I want it to be completely different and have a theme to it.

Nice Kicks: The island of Oahu is known as “The Gathering Place.” Over the years of recording there, what have been some of your best memories in regard to getting together and working with the G.O.O.D. Music family?

Big Sean: There are so many good memories. One of the best times out there was when it was me, Rick Ross, Ye and Nicki Minaj. I remember me and Ross were there in a cypher and Ye was there and everybody was just rapping. It was before Ross really knew who I was and now we’re homies. I remember Ross going back to Def Jam [after that] and telling everybody, “Man, you heard of this dude Big Sean? He’s crazy! He’s about to do something major!” and Def Jam telling him they just signed me. It was just cool for him to be energized like that when we were really just having fun. That’s when I developed a cool relationship with Ross and Nicki and since then we’ve really just been tight.

Nice Kicks: Moving forward, are there any concepts or ideas you’re tossing around for your next collab with adidas?

Big Sean: There are definitely ideas, but you’ve got to just wait and see. But not just shoes. With these, we have apparel coming out with the shoes, too. Just something fresh and easy. Be on the lookout because the next one will be bigger and better.

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Nice Kicks: Over the course of your career, you’ve been ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion trends. What are you currently on or calling next?

Big Sean: You’ve just got to wait and see. Stay posted on Instagram. We’ve got some new concepts and ideas that we’re going to start unveiling with this new music. You’ll see. I can’t wait for you guys to get it and hear what we’ve been working on. I’ve been in a cave working hard. I built a studio in my house and it’s been one of the best experiences ever.

Nice Kicks: Lastly, what can your fans expect in regard to footwear and fashion from Big Sean?

Big Sean: You can just expect something honest and whatever I feel like doing. Every shoe I do really just reflects what I’m doing then style wise. The first shoe I did was red, and bright with big gold accents on it. The next one I did was very subtle– still fresh, but more of an everyday shoe. These shoes are tight because they tell a story. They tell a story about me going to Hawaii and Hawaii is where I got the energy and confidence to be me. We were working out there and I literally went from not being known to being known and setting up my own spot in the rap game. It’s just tight that this shoe means more than just the actual shoe. I hope people can realize that and I hope people enjoy that.

The Big Sean x adidas Metro Attitude releases at select adidas Originals accounts on September 13th.

Photography by Kin Kwan

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Supra Owen “Tundra” Pack


Skate shoe brand Supra gets icy with their latest pack of their sneaker silhouette, with the Owen “Tundra” pack. Inspired by desolate arctic environments, the Tundra pack consists of one version of the Owen in chilly Sterling Blue suede while the other receives a black reflective nylon upper with the same light blue hue for the midsole and accents. The Tundra pack will be an exclusive to UK retailer size?, and should be in stock in-store and online soon.

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