The LD1000 Collection from Nike is based on the original LD1000 model, an innovative long distance sneaker in its heyday. This vintage treatment was meant to mimic the actual aging you’d expect from opening up a pair of brand new albeit 30 year old kicks. However, comfort has been updated with the use of Zoom Air in the heel, arguably one of Nike’s best cushioning systems. The collection also includes a t-shirt and matching hat set. Available at select Nike dealers now.
For certain species of tropical frogs, evolution has bestowed upon them bright colors and patterns to warn predators of their poisonous nature. Puma has captured this concept in a series of Puma Clydes. Three different Clydes all feature distinguished uppers reminiscent of their poisonous counterparts. Set to release in 2008. Available soon at Apartment 16.
Pop culture artist Banksy of the UK will have a variety of different pieces showcased this month in New York. So popular has Banksy’s street art become, special preservation programs have been instituted to maintain and touch-up some of his works. The exhibition will take place at the Vanina Holasek Gallery.
Virginia based boutique Commonwealth will be releasing a special Three Year Anniversary collaborative t-shirt with clothing brand Crooks & Castles. The t-shirt combines signature elements from each brand’s identity with commonwealth’s purple ribbon tying together the iconic Crooks & Castles double Cs. Available Saturday, December 1st at Cmonwealth.com.
The boat shoe has been making a come back these few years in the world of streetwear especially by efforts from brands like Visvim or Creative Recreation. It seems like Ice Cream will be making their own version of the Boat shoe as well sometime in the future. Nigo was spotted wearing a sample pair at a photoshoot in New York with Pharrell. Currently there isn’t any information on these but stay tuned for more information.
Vans previously created a collection of shoe with hi fashion designer Marc Jacobs and now it looks like Vans will be working with the leading British designer, Paul Smith for a collection of sneakers. Seen here are the Sk8 Hi and the Chukka which both utilizes Paul Smith’s signature pattern. Rumor has it that there will be other models included in this series including a Slip On and the Era. These will be available sometime in Spring of 2008.