Footwear from Japanese brand Ubiq has hit new levels of popularity as of late with some of their simple albeit innovative vulcanized stylings. Their new Presern model is some sort of boot meets sneaker styling. The extra high cut is met with a second flap which can be rolled town to reveal a plaid pattern. The leather laces round out that industrial work boot feel… they can’t all be winners. Available now at Flauge.
Pop artist Ron English has been behind some of pop cultures most witty and inspiring pieces. Offering his insight on the corporate world, his latest show Big Picture Pop kicked off at New York’s Opera Gallery late last month. The show runs until December 29th.
Big Picture Pop
115 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012
You can see more at Supertouch.
The 1Vote project from Nike allows true die hards of the Air Force 1 to cast their votes in select areas to determine the areas favorite AF1. Long considered an important piece of the AF1 puzzle, Baltimore has selected the Ueno Sakura Air Force 1. Having said that, expect the Ueno Sakura to release only in the Baltimore area in the near future as part of the 1Vote contest. Other cities with opportunities include Philadelphia (currently taking place) and New York. Philadelphia heads can vote at select Sneaker Villa 1Vote kiosks. The New York population can vote on their favorite AF1 starting in January.
Nike 1Vote Philadelphia
Date: 12.01.2008 – 12.26.2008
4 South 52nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
Sneaker Villa – Gallery
Gallery II, 1001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Based out of Los Angeles, The Seventh Letter Crew features a star studded cast of talented and well known artists from the graf and underground art world. Together they have teamed up with skate & graffiti orientated brand JSLV to create the Blackbook jacket. The jacket is themed after the hardcover textures and inscribed pages of a writer’s blackbook. Details include a spray can pull-tab and a lining including handstyles from artists such as Chaz Bojorquez, Rime, Push, Sever and Revok among others, which feature the whole Seventh Letter crew. 366 hoodies have been produced and will be available at Versus, Brooklyn Projects, FTC, Street Machine, as well as from Seventh Letter directly.
JB Classics has released a new sneaker for the FAME Collective exhibition that took place this week in Miami. This Getlo Mid was designed by Jason Bass and Mdot and are limited to only 48 pairs in total. The shoe itself features details like ostrich leather and a reversed pigskin inner lining. All shoes come with double oval laces as well as a certificate of ownership, a gold JB hang tag and each shoe is hand numbered. Unless you were at the FAME Collective event, you probably won’t be able to get a pair of these.