Posts Tagged ‘Weekend’

A Weekend in Hollywood at Foot Locker’s New LA Flagship Store

Everybody is a star, or so they’ll tell you out in Hollywood. Hustling CDs and dressing up like comic book heroes on the same sidewalk entertainers are immortalized, both the making it and faking it all takes place in LA.

Entering a market as influenced by Kobe as Kendrick, Foot Locker is back in Los Angeles like they never left. Wait, back? Yup, the New York retail titan actually opened its first doors many moons ago in California. While they’ve never truly left — they have an inordinate amount of shops on the Left Coast — their new flagship on Hollywood & Highland is bigger and brighter than them all.

Replacing Timbs with Vans and KP jerseys with KB, the western flagship takes to the climate change from that of its 34th Street shop across from the Garden, playing to local trends while still sporting the striped associates and House of Hoops buildout born in the Big Apple.

A grandeur greeting from local sneakerheads working the shop is met with product picked for the region ranging from Blake Griffin and Lonzo Ball jerseys in the HoH space to the Star Wars x New Era x Stance collection that mirrors the movie that’s causing a line at the cinema across the street.

So, what’s it like to shop there? It’s actually the star treatment like you might expect. Upon entrance, guests are greeted by a round of applause — no joke — with the two story retail space sectioned off quite smoothly.

Perusing through the Nike section which is half House of Hoops/half running, employees are both of the city and of the culture. Attending the grand opening, I meet a manger that un-DS’d his DMP Air Jordan 11s for the event — after over a decade on ice — that’s as geeked to be wearing his old favorites as the kid is in line to cop the “Blue Tint” Yeezys. When scaling the store during the set up and VIP shopping event the night before, I spot employees wearing local favorites like the Black/White Kobe 1s and “Carpe Diem” Kobe 4s. I chop it up with an employee named Austin who’s making his managing debut after a college hoop stint in North Carolina and Nike internship for the Kobe line during the Avar years. Surprisingly, and also impressively, he’s sporting a slept on team take of the LeBron Solider III in home white with red patent accents. The morning of the opening event, the outside launch lounge has guests gaming as they await their turn to purchase Yeezys, wearing everything from Off-White VaporMaxes to Pigalle Ndestrukts.

Passing by the DJ booth, occupied by CSS standout Orange Calderon, the adidas section in backed by a staff laced in everything from NMDs to EQTs. That same section would later be visited by Laker star Brandon Ingram who chops it up with me and the rest of the media about listening to Chicago drill and Meek Mill before games while later posing for pics with purple and gold diehards both young and old.

Looping around the main entrance which features everything from Mitchell & Ness swingman shorts to Thrasher Vans, the second story sees a tall wall decked out in local graffiti, leading the way to a miniature version of Kid’s Foot Locker and the female focused 602 shop. Kid’s can cop Foams just like their folks while ladies of all ages can shop favorites from Rihanna’s FENTY line, Beyonce’s Ivy Park and of course Air Max makeups in the most trending of tones.

While what’s inside Foot Locker’s LA Flagship store is impressive with or without restocks, it’s the surrounding ambience of Hollywood that makes it unique. Whether walking by Marilyn Monroe’s wax museum figure or seeing the likes of Victor Cruz, Chili from TLC, Akon and DMC all in a few block radius (all actual examples in a two and a half day stay), the celebrity scene of the neighborhood is a spectacle people from all over the world literally pay to see.

However, on a block where half the intrigue is trying to decipher whether or not you actually just saw Karruche Tran or if it’s really Tobey Maguire pretending to be Spiderman, there’s no mistaking the people or the product in the new Foot Locker flagship and there certainly aren’t any tourists to the culture wearing referee shirts.

Yup, on a block where everyone’s trying to be somebody and a scene where everyone’s just trying to cop something limited, maybe the big box brand from New York and its striped shirt employees will be the ones offering a fair shot to buy limited product on the Left Coast.

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Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II Drops This Weekend

Missoni and Converse join once again for another installment in a long tenured partnership. This time around the two canvas the budding Chuck Taylor All Star II in knitted uppers ripe for summer functionality.

Consisting of both Hi and Low variations, Missoni’s colorful knit fabrication in vibrant hues including purple, black, red, and grey colorways highlighting essential summer shades over rubberized midsoles. Look for the Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II tomorrow, June 9, at select retailers like Feature.

Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II
Missoni x Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II

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Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff” Lands This Weekend

This Saturday, the Air Jordan 12 “Playoff” emerges in low-cut form celebrating the very same heritage and history as its traditional counterpart.

True to the original in every facet with exception to its height, this spring release of the Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff” allows for ankle-bearing wears during the warm weather months. Not to mention securing “Playoff” 12’s without the resale prices of the original, which range upwards to $ 500 for the 2012 retro.

Calendar the February 25 Jordan Release Date this weekend and make sure to let us know if you plan to pick up a pair in the comments section below.

Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-White
Style #: 308317-004
Release Date: February 25, 2017
Price: $ 170

Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”
Air Jordan 12 Low "Playoff"
Air Jordan 12 Low “Playoff”

Source: RCK

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Every All-Star Weekend Sneaker Worn By LeBron James | Kicks On Court Classic

words // Nick DePaula:

With twelve NBA All-Star Game appearances behind him, LeBron James is already the all-time All-Star leader in points scored, dropping a combined 291 points that he’ll most certainly be adding to again this weekend.

When he takes the floor for the 66th annual game tomorrow night in New Orleans, he’ll once again be debuting a special edition pair of sneakers, which has become a customary occasion throughout his career. Ever since taking part in his first All-Star weekend in the wheat Air Zoom Generation during the 2004 Rookie Challenge held in Los Angeles, James has worn a collection of coveted kicks for each February’s festivities.

Check out every single sneaker worn by LeBron at All-Star Weekend over the course of his career in our latest edition of Kicks On Court Classic, and let us know your favorites in the comments section below.

Nike Air Zoom Generation
(2004 / Los Angeles) 

Nike Zoom LeBron 2 
(2005 / Denver)

Nike Zoom LeBron III
(2006 / Houston)

Nike Zoom LeBron 4
(2007 / Las Vegas)

Nike Zoom LeBron 5
(2008 / New Orleans) 

Nike LeBron 6 
(2009 / Phoenix)

Nike Air Max LeBron 7
(Dallas / 2010)

Nike Air Max LeBron 8
(Los Angeles / 2011)

Nike LeBron 9 
(2012 / Orlando)

Nike LeBron X 
(2013 / Houston) 

Nike LeBron 11
(2014 / New Orleans)

Nike LeBron 12 
(2015 / New York)

Nike LeBron 13 
(2016 / Toronto)

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Air Jordan 6 “Heiress” Releases This Weekend

Alongside the men’s and boys Air Jordan 6 “All-Star” release this weekend, Jordan Brand will also debut a grade school girls edition of the 1991 originated silhouette under the “Heiress” moniker.

Joining a black suede baselayer with shiny leather overlays, the “Heiress” 6’s are made whole by a traditional white midsole unit and glowing ice blue outer. The shoe is priced at $ 160 and will release on February 17 at select Jordan Brand retailers like Rock City Kicks.

Air Jordan 6 Retro Premium HC GG “Heiress”

Colorway: Black/White
Release Date: February 17, 2017
Price: $ 160

Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”
Air Jordan 6 "Heiress"
Air Jordan 6 “Heiress”

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Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” To Debut During All-Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend is always full of entertainment, fun, and surprise sneakers. After the long awaited retro of LeBron James’ signature line came to fruition, more interesting information has come about. You can expect the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” Quickstrike to release during 2017 All-Star weekend. While early images have yet to surface, LeBron’s first retro sneaker can be expected to look similar to previous Nike releases using the same motif.

Stick with Nice Kicks for up to the minute updates on the Nike Air Zoom Generation “Vachetta Tan” QS and other NBA All-Star surprises.

Nike Air Zoom Generation AS QS

Vachetta Tan/Vachetta Tan – Sail
308214-200
Release Date: February 2017

Source: @J23app

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Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat” Arrives This Weekend

Acting as the final curtain call on 2016 where Jordan retros are concerned, December 31 holds court for the highly anticipated Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat” release.

Outfitted in micro-perforated black leather with 3M reflective detailing, the shoe also denotes a stripe of white at the midsole finished with a black outer and a black cat logo at the footbed.

Expect the Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat” at Jordan Brand retailers this Saturday, December 31 for $ 190. Take an official look below and let us know if you plan to cop a pair.

Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”

Colorway: Black/Black-White
Style #: 384664-020
Release Date: December 31, 2016
Price: $ 190

Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Air Jordan 6 "Black Cat"
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”

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Kith x adidas Ultra Boost Mid “Aspen” Releases Globally This Weekend

Following the release of the Kith x adidas Ultra Boost Mid “Aspen” last weekend and a subsequent sell out merely moments after they became available online, the first-ever UB Mid in collaboration with Ronnie Fieg’s brick and mortar will release (again) globally this weekend at select adidas Consortium retailers.

Landing on December 31 at shops including Solebox, No.42 Paris and No.74 Berlin at 9am EST, this impressive collaboration was undoubtedly one of the most sought after Ultra Boosts of the year. If you missed out, redemption could be yours this Saturday.

Kith x adidas Ultra Boost Mid "Aspen"
Kith x adidas Ultra Boost Mid “Aspen”

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The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is Releasing Again This Weekend

Another run of Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 releases are on the way, starting this weekend at select Nike stores across the U.S.

This Saturday, December 17, the HyperAdapt 1.0 will be available for purchase via appointment at Nike NYC, LA, SF and Chicago locations. Customers must sign up for appointments at each of the respective stores to purchase the $ 720 shoe.

Nike HyperAdapt 1.0
Nike HyperAdapt 1.0

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BAPE x adidas NMD R1 Finally Releases This Weekend

After rumors, initial confirmation and then a waiting game, the BAPE x adidas NMD R1 collection is finally due in stores this weekend.

Of the two colorways dropping on November 26, the camouflage green pair seen here is undoubtedly the favorite. This detailed look by Hypebeast only confirms those thoughts as BAPE’s legendary camo motif engulfs the upper alongside beige accents and white three stripes branding.

Do you plan to pick up a pair of the BAPE x adidas NMD R1 this weekend for $ 150? Share your thoughts below.

BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1
BAPE x adidas NMD R1

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