The motor sports racing venture of Michael Jordan originally began approximately two years ago and had some bearing in the creation of the Air Jordan XX. Some pictures have surfaced regarding some of the special customized helmets worn by riders of Team 23. Among the helmets are the recreation of the special blue Air Jordan IV on a helmet as well as a series of collage prints.
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Stüssy and Porter have updated their summer Vehicle Collection with some new releases. The original Vehicle Collection was highlighted by shiny patent materials. These latest releases have turned the corner and offered wallets in more understated matte nylon. Two wallet styles are available in yellow, black and navy. These wallets also include special branding rather then the customary Porter tag.
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Here’s a further look into the Air Jordan x Air Force 1 Fusion pack with this hybrid Air Jordan XII x Air Force 1 sneaker. The shoe combines the classic white/black-taxi colorway seen on the XII with a quilted upper, texturized toe and special lace locks. The Fusion series will release on January 5th, 2008 at Jordan Lifestyle Accounts. Price is set at $145 USD.
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To celebrate 15 years of technical innovation inspired by the mountains and the LA lifestyle, 686 teamed up with headwear maker New Era to create a series of products marking this milestone event. Embracing the snowboarding background of 686, a series of performance products were created such as jackets, pants alongside lifestyle products such as t-shirts, wallets and fitted caps. Seen here are the History jacket and 59Fifty jacket. Both jackets incorporate a first for each brand in the form of a built-in waterproof New Era 59Fifty cap. Despite the aesthetic features, each jacket is full of technological features which provide wearers with a comfortable day on the hill. Another by-product of this collaboration resulted in a wooden cap carrier, sure to maintain and protect your cap. Check your local 686 dealer for these limited edition products.
adidas has taken a step forward for the 2008 African Cup of Nations and created a special official match ball. Named the "wawa aba", the ball utilizes colors derived from the Ghanaian national flag, the hosts of the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. The use of the name, "wawa aba" includes various powerful references. For the Western African Akan culture, the name "wawa aba" is a symbol of persistence and the belief in strength and team spirit of the community. As well the wawa aba seed of the wawa tree is among the strongest and most usable woods in Africa. With the significant rise in football success for the African continent within the last few years, it was important for adidas to link this prestigious tournament and its own branded ball.