Posts Tagged ‘Black’

adidas Energy Boost 2.0 ATR “Core Black”

Although we haven’t seen much of the adidas Energy Boost 2.0 silhouette, today we premiere a new iteration in a trendy black and white color combo. Designed to withstand various weather conditions, the lightweight runner comes equipped with a techfit™ upper engineered for natural, flexible support and a seamless, sock-like fit. Additional details include moulded TPU for added stability around the heel, and a grippy all-terrain outsole for optimal traction in wet conditions. You can purchase this model now for $ 160 USD at Feature Sneaker Boutique.


RETROSUPERFUTURE 2015 Summer “Black Matte Mirror” Collection

Following up a collaboration with Carhartt WIP, Italian eyewear label RETROSUPERFUTURE has unveiled a new range of sunglasses for the 2015 summer season. Titled “Black Matte Mirror,” the Milan-based imprint presents four of its classic frames rendered in a matte black, outfitted with mirrored “tri-alps” lenses that flawlessly complete the silhouettes’ sleek design. With prices ranging from €149 EUR (approximately $ 163 USD) and €229 EUR (approximately $ 250 USD), purchase the collection here.


Tyga x LA Gear L.A. Lights “Black Nubuck” Available Now

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Don’t call it a comeback, but LA Gear is certainly back on the scene in a major way. Teaming up with Tyga yet again, the brand’s iconic and luminous L.A. Lights has returned in premium fashion. Dubbed the “Black Nubuck”, this latest iteration comes equipped with its entire upper muted with smooth nubuck detailing while a hint of red hitting up the tongue branding, outsole and lights embedded at the heel. Priced at $ 120, the Tyga x LA Gear L.A. Lights “Black Nubuck” is available now exclusively at Shiekh Shoes.

Tyga x LA Gear L.A. Lights “Black Nubuck”

Colorway: Black/Red
Release Date: May 2, 2015
Price: $ 120

Tyga x LA Gear L.A. Lights Black Nubuck Available Now

Tyga x LA Gear L.A. Lights “Black Nubuck”


Nooka x FILA ‘Mars Black’

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Modernist/Minimalist watchmaker Nooka expands into the footwear market with sportwear giant FILA to create this ‘Mars Black’ sneaker. Exploring advanced technological concepts, the inaugural range incorporates sharp lines and premium materials to create a futuristic look. For the time being details on this project are few and far between other than the fact that it will likely be exclusive to the Chinese market. Stay tuned though, you never know what news might come out.

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Kanye West Says the Black adidas Yeezy Boosts Are Coming “Real Soon”

This morning, Kanye West joined The Breakfast Club to discuss a plethora of topics, including the adidas Yeezy Boost. When asked about the all-black Yeezy Boosts that have been making their rounds via Photoshop, Kanye stated that they were coming “real soon.”

On top of that, he said that the Yeezy Boosts are ready to play basketball in, expressed that he did not want them to cost $ 350 and be limited (“The College Dropout wasn’t a limited release”), stated that Boost is the best cushioning in the biz (hard to argue) and that he is the most influential person in footwear right now (also hard to argue). In addition, he playfully addressed the Uggs comparison and stated once again that he wants to make accessible product like a Ralph Lauren, H&M or Zara. All the Yeezy Boost talk is at the beginning, so peep the interview below.


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Nike 2013 Black History Month Collection

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To celebrate Black History Month, Nike has released this amazing collection of footwear and clothing under the tagline, “Be Bold. Be True.” Soccer superstar Didier Drogba, tennis legend Serena Williams and basketball phenom Kevin Durant provide creative inspiration for the products in the collection. The collection features a total of seven shoes, two T-shirts, a special-edition Destroyer jacket, Nike Elite socks and 5-panel hat. A collaboration between Nike Sportswear and Nike Basketball, the shoes include the Nike Lunar Force 1, Nike Air Force 1 Foamposite Hi, Nike Dunk Sky Hi and Nike Air Force 1 Downtown. Nike Basketball shoes complete the BHM collection with special versions of the KD V, LeBron X and KOBE 8 SYSTEM; all three featuring black, grey and orange with the signature Nike BHM print. These special edition shoes will debut on court during pro basketball’s Martin Luther King Jr. tribute on Monday, January 21.

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Rumor: Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” Release for Black Friday

The latest rumor to hit the sneaker circles is for the Black Friday 2015 release.  Several sources have nodded and indicated that the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua” is the Black Friday Jordan release of 2015.  While a few have said the Aqua 8s are the one, we will not confirm the rumor at this point.

Timing of this does make sense as we have not seen the “Aqua” Air Jordan 8s in years – nearly 8 years for those counting.  While 2015 is shaping to be the “Year of the Air Jordan 7″, perhaps the 23rd anniversary of the Air Jordan 8 will kick off a month and a few days early?  Only time will tell.

Stay tuned to Nice Kicks for all updates on upcoming Jordans and once confirmed, you will find the release date posted on our Jordan release dates page.

Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”

Release Date: November 27, 2015 (rumored release date)


Fashion Girl of Today:Jet black

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Nike Kobe 9 EXT High “Black Mamba”

With its “Christmas” colorway primed to deck the halls with plenty of fly boughs of holly, the Nike Kobe 9 EXT High has another premium variation on the way. Dubbed the “Black Mamba”, this tonal version sees the Kobe’s ninth signature shoe flaunt a sleek blacked-out palette. Done up with reptile-inspired detailing about its upper, leather works its way up the ankle. A hint of metallic silver adorns the midsole, with a set of waxed laces completing the premium look. Available now over at Brazil-based Artwalk, you can get a better look at the Nike Kobe 9 EXT High “Black Mamba” below. Drop us a line in the comments with your thoughts, and be sure to keep checking with Nice Kicks for info on a U.S. release.

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Hennessy Black: A Moment with Ben Clymer of HODINKEE

In 2008, Ben Clymer hung up his hat as Project Manager at UBS to focus full-time on editorial pursuits under his web-based platform HODINKEE. With a passion for discovering unique timepieces, the then fledgling blog has since built itself to be one of the go-to mainstays for the industry’s most noteworthy inventions. Delivering unique content via it’s multimedia channels, Clymer and his cohort of watch critics present in-depth interviews, reports and reviews, whether its a conversation with vintage sports watch collectors or putting the Rolex Submariner 1680 to test via a deep-sea dive trip in the British Virgin Islands. As an extension of the webpage, Clymer also creates limited-edition wristwatch accessories sold exclusively via HODINKEE’s e-boutique store. In conjunction with Hennessy Black, we caught up with the New York-based editor to learn more about how he turned his passion into a career, and the necessary traits needed to be successful.

Can you introduce yourself and what you do?

My name is Ben Clymer, I’m the founder of a watch blog called HODINKEE. I essentially fly around the world to discover all the latest new releases from the best Swiss, German, and Japanese watchmakers, and then report on them via HODINKEE. I also go out and chase fantastic vintage pieces that may not have been discovered yet. We try to tell their stories in an interesting way. In addition to the blog, HODINKEE also designs, produces, and sells hand-made accessories for people interested in watches and other mechanical things.

Where does your interest in watches stem from? What sort of emotional connection do you have with a timepiece?

I was always fascinated by mechanical things. I remember when I was six or seven, my Dad, who was a photographer, gave me a light meter. And I just loved this handheld object with a giant gauge in the middle. From there it was compasses, and eventually watches. When I was 16, my grandfather gave me the mechanical watch off his wrist – an Omega Speedmaster. That present set off the obsession.

What drew you to starting your own blog? Would you still consider HODINKEE a blog?

It was out of just a love for writing and photographing, and for the watches themselves. It was never intended to be a business. I was bored at my old job as a project manager at UBS. I don’t really consider it a blog, it’s much more than that. But then again I don’t get upset if people call it one. I went to journalism school, we produce beautiful original multimedia packages that put anything in the print world to shame. This has helped build my editorial ethics with HODINKEE. Because we’re online, people call us a blog. It doesn’t really do us justice but anyone who calls us a blog just doesn’t get it. They will, though.

Was it like flipping a switch when you started HODINKEE?

Not at all. It was a long process and a real hustle. I wouldn’t say we really took off until about two years ago, after I finished graduate school, almost 4 years into the project.

What motivated you/inspired you to pursue HODINKEE full-time?

For the first time in my life I really loved what I was doing. There’s so much that could and should be changed about the way luxury handled digital media. It just made sense to keep pushing.

What are some long-term goals you aim to accomplish? How far along would you say you are?

I just want to create a platform that lets new people explore the world of mechanical art, and do it in an educated way. I want HODINKEE to be the digital ambassador for watches for generations, to teach people in an insightful, interactive way. We are getting there, and you’ll see a total redesign and re-launch in the coming months to help this happen. There is still a lot left to discover.

Could you describe the traits necessary to be successful when there’s uncertainty ahead?

You have to be able to do everything, and anything. Whether its a private dinner with the CEO of Cartier or hauling a box of envelopes up seven flights of stairs, you just have to be reactive. Don’t be judgmental, be open to everyone and everything. When you judge other people, that’s how you miss out on learning from them. Be open.

Where do you go to for inspiration and knowledge? 

I surround myself with people I respect. I don’t know the most about any one topic, but I know a lot about many topics. I  think that’s a great way to go through life. When I develop interest towards a new topic, I become friendly with whomever is the leading expert and learn all I can.

Beyond work, how do you make time to relax and decompress? How often do you make time to unwind?

I don’t have much time to decompress. But when I do, it’s usually by discovering the area around New York by car. I love to drive, and there are so many beautiful things to see even within 2 hours of NYC.

How do you enjoy your Hennessy Black? 

I usually have it on the rocks or as a Manhattan.

How does time away from work and the grind put you in the right frame of mind for progress?

It’s really difficult, especially because we’re online and live all the time. It takes something or someone really special in order to separate.

What’s on the checklist when you’re looking for a new spot to hang out at?

I am over the point of where I want to be at a place that people are talking about. I want something comfortable, well designed, and cool.

What are some places you recently discovered that are on the cusp of blowing up?

There are some amazing coffee spots in Geneva and Paris that are doing great things. The idea of artisanal coffee doesn’t really exist in Europe like it does in the US. Coffee is just “good” in Europe. Soon, we’ll see the slow roasted SF and Brooklyn style cafe hit and blow up in Paris and Geneva.


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