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Undefeated’s Eddie Cruz Talks Nike and the Latest Lunar Force 1 Pack

With the Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 pack set to launch, we caught up with Eddie Cruz to talk about the upcoming shoes and collaborating with Nike. Having already worked on several stellar collaborations with Nike, the collaboration business is nothing new for Cruz but with age comes experience, and Cruz has been able to leverage that experience to create what may be Undefeated’s best Nike collaboration yet. Check out what Cruz had to say below and be on the lookout for the Lunar Force 1 pack at Undefeated and select retailers.


Starting from the Bring Back Pack

You spoke about the Undefeated x Nike “Bring Back 2003″ pack in Taipei. Is this an ongoing project from the Bring Back pack?

The Bring Back Pack was based on the originals we did in 2002 and 2003, which were not available to the public — they were for promotional use only. This new project is different – it’s a celebration of something we did, but with modern elements added to it. In this case, instead of an Air Force 1, we worked with a Lunar Force 1 and added a Hyperdunk tongue for comfort.

What sort of design approach did you take for this pack?

Well, we felt the best approach was to design a conceptual shoe that tells a story and exudes the brand. At Undefeated, all things sport and military inspire us, so we wanted to make something hard yet super comfortable. That’s what people want — it’s what we want!


Classic Sneakers and Nike Collaborations

Eddie Cruz talks about the Undefeated x Nike Lunar Force 1 pack

With technological developments always coming to the forefront, what does that mean for classics like the Air Force 1? Can they live on forever?

100 percent. Its the best design in the history of sneakers. Clean, simple and wearable. The Nike Lunar Force 1s have all the fresh elements of the classic Air Force 1, but with a much lighter feel. The Lunar Force 1 did not compromise the integrity of the original Air Force 1 at all. It gave Air Force 1 loyalists and new heads on the scene a cool option.

What is it about Lunar that you love/appreciate?

The sole is ridiculously light and it’s nice to know I can walk around LA and feel no pain. Not like anyone walks in LA – but if I did!

How do these rank with your previous efforts with Nike?

James Bond and I have been doing this for a long time. He would agree that these are probably the best executed collaboration we have ever done with Nike – the technology is getting next level. Experience matters.

Now as far as with your collaborations, anything that sticks out as your personal favorite?

I really loved the Bring Back Pack Hyperdunk because it was the first time we ever had the opportunity to work on something other than a classic. It was more challenging. Which was fun for us.

Have you taken a different approach to designing and collaborations having had so much experience under your belt?

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Undefeated Going Forwards

Eddie Cruz explains the goal behind Undefeated Technical Gear

Do you think that the average consumer is looking for something different now than say when you first started Undefeated?

I look at Undefeated itemized sneaker sales every single day of my life. If I had to guess, I would say its about even. It’s a much better situation nowadays, because there’s a history. The classics are never going to go away and with Nike in particular, they are the only shoe company that can turn something new into an immediate classic. That’s what they do. Period.

With Undefeated Technical Goods having been introduced in 2013, is there anything you can share with us on the performance and training theme of Undefeated?

We try to make Technical Gear that can perform with the best of them, but with our customer in mind. Our customer likes alternatives and that’s what we try to bring to them.

What’s the next move for Undefeated?

Look out for our new centrally located Undefeated shop this coming Fall 2014. It’s exciting but heartbreaking for us — we’ve been at the original location since 2002, but we’ve outgrown the space. It’s just right across the street. A much larger spot.


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adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2014 “Oil Spill” Sneaker Pack


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Taking some of their classic silhouettes for Spring/Summer 2014 and giving them a more high-fashion ‘dark’ look, adidas Originals unveils their new “Oil Spill” sneaker pack. The “Oil Spill” offering takes three classic adidas silhouettes: the Enforcer, Tech Super and the newly revived Stan Smith, and sees them rendered in a beautiful Italian leather. The leather uppers are specially treated to give them an “Oil Slick” effect, at times varying in color from gloss black to a rainbow of shades. Fans will be able to any of these “Oil Spill” editions beginning February 1 from adidas Originals retailers.

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Nike Tiempo ’94 “Air Jordan 1″ Pack Officially Unveiled

Italian soccer star Marco Materazzi is a force on his own field, but also a fan of the best in another arena. An avid adorer of Michael Jordan, the G.O.A.T. has inspired his own athletic greatness, his jersey number, his tattoos, his wedding date and his son’s birthday. MJ has also inspired his interest in footwear and his latest foray, the Nike Tiempo ’94 “Air Jordan 1″ Pack. Set to launch on February 23rd online at Nike and at his own shop, Space23, the classic soccer kicks draw color blocking from the instantly iconic OG AJ series. Mark your calendar for the Nike Tiempo ’94 launch at the said spots this Sunday, followed by select Nike Sportswear accounts worldwide on March 1st.

Nike Tiempo ’94 “Air Jordan 1″ Pack

Release Date: February 23, 2014 (Nike.com & Space23)/March 1, 2014 (Nike Sportswear retailers)

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Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

Nike Tiempo 94 Air Jordan 1 Pack

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New Balance “Barber Shop” Pack Available Now

Taking after the helixed pole, New Balance presents a not-so-subtle ode to the art of cutting hair with the “Barber Shop” Pack. On the duo, suede dominates the upper, adhering to the New Balance standard, as a cool grey option is matched up against a red pair. With blue accents as a constant, the pack comes together nicely, paying close attention to striking a balance and spreading the color combo evenly throughout the set. You can pick up both the 999 and the 580 now at shopnicekicks.com, where they’re available for $ 120 each. 

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Vans 2014 “Love Me, Love Me Not” Valentines Day Sneaker Pack


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Never a brand to forget the most romantic day of the year, Vans has created this “Love Me, Love Me Not” Valentines Day sneaker pack featuring two special editions of the Sk8-Hi Slim and Slip On for the lovely lady in your life. Playing with a daisy floral print, the Sk8-Hi Slim features the vibrant little flowers set against a black canvas base for a simple look. Both sneakers feature a “he loves me, he loves me not” scrawl printed on the sidewalls. Expect these to hit Vans retailers starting February 1st.

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adidas Consortium Stan Smith Sneaker Pack


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Making waves in 2013 by announcing the return of the iconic Stan Smith sneaker silhouettes, adidas’ Consortium offshoot has started 2014 by remaking the shoe in four premium material options in this special edition pack. Available in a cracked leather, reptile, ostrich, and ‘pebbled phoenix’ leather, the silhouettes remains completely original (as does the mix of white and green). Although not available until September 25th, 2014 we’re sure there will be plenty of iterations of the Stan Smith coming out before then.

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Nike “Tiempo 94″ Suede Sneaker Pack


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Nothing takes a classic silhouette like Nike’s “Tiempo 94″ to the next level like a full-suede upper in a solid colorway. Available in the Red, Black, Green, Blue pictured, the Tiempo 94 cuts a distinctly vintage look, especially in this suede.

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Vans California Spring 2014 ‘Era’ Obre Dred Pack


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The Vans California Collection prepares for the spring season with a fresh take on the Era CA. Putting a modern twist on trending patterns, the laced low-top is presented with two new dip-dyed colorways dressed in cheetah and camouflage prints. The dyeing process is done by hand and creates a slight density fade over each pair, making every piece of footwear a one-of-a-kind creation. The deluxe material palette showcases brushed twill uppers, classic silver eyelets, waxed round laces and leather hangflag branding. Ortholite® insoles bring additional comfort to the sophisticated aesthetic with moisture-wicking properties and long-lasting cushioning making the Era CA the ideal shoe for the warmer months ahead. The Ombre Dyed editions of the Era CA are available now at select Vans California Collection retailers.

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New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack

What can you do in a day? The New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack pays tribute to the ultimate 24-hour hike. The Three Peaks Challenge is an event in which participants aim to climb the tallest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales all within a calendar square. Three colorways pay tribute to the peaks, seen by the Blue/Orange “Snowdon” style, yellow accented “Scafell Pike” pair, and purple tinted “Ben Nevis” makeup. Technical hiking gear inspires each iteration, with textured logo work also taking this pack to new heights. Check out video and pictures above and below and look for the Flimby Factory built New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack now at NewBalance.com.

New Balance 576 “Three Peaks Challenge” Pack

January 6, 2014

New Balance 576 Three Peaks Challenge Pack

New Balance 576 Three Peaks Challenge Pack

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adidas Originals Spring/Summer 2014 “Phantom” Sneaker Pack


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A classic 1980′s silhouette, adidas Originals’ “Phantom” sneaker is an icon in it’s own right, and for Spring/Summer 2014 it gets a stylish rework. Dubbe the “Phantom Pack,” the offering features three retro-style takes on the classic silhouette: red, white, and yellow colorways are worked in a combination of mesh, suede, and weather-resistant ripstop. These features rest stop a cushy EVA midsole, which provides performance and all-day comfort. Look for the “Phantom Pack” to drop at adidas Originals retailers on January 1.

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