Nike is all about innovation and they have always been experimenting with different possibilities of joining different sneaker models together or taking an existing sneaker and putting a twist on it to make it a newly inspired sneaker. The Nike Talaria has always been a classic running shoe and loved by many sneaker fans for it’s comfort and well choice of colors. Nike has now taken this classic running shoe and through their Innovation Kitchen, they developed and created the Talaria Chukka. They have created two colorways, one in white premium leather with laser etching and the other featuring black as its base color with other bright colors to that give it the Talaira look, this shoe also has laser etching. The white version is a hand-crafted sample that designer Tom Luedecke created and unfortunately this model will not be produced nor sold. The other Nike Talaria Chukka had launched at Nike Tier 0 accounts worldwide on February 14th.
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Bikes seems to be catching a lot of attention lately, maybe because the weather is getting warmer to bike and this hobby is getting more popular. Bodega and Independent Fabrication have teamed up to feature a series of new bike projects and the concept for the bike originated years prior and came to fruition in 06. Independent Fabrication, well known for their custom bike work has built this bike from scratch, putting piece by piece together and finally creating this wonderful white and blue work of art. Look out for more Bodega and Independent Fabrication projects coming this year.
Nike has a made an excellent and elegant Force Gold Legacy Pack which is limited and exclusive. This pack features an Air Force 1 Hi that showcases the Original Six scattered on a gold/white finished sneaker, an Air Force 25 in gold/white featuring the New Six designed with special graphics on the back panel and strap, a special Air Force 1 belt buckle and belt designed by the creator of the Air Force 1, Bruce Kilgore, an Air Force 25 buckle and belt designed by AF25 designer, Tracy Teague, custom cedar shoetrees, velvet shoe bags, and a special box design. Each pair of Force shoes features fine craftsmanship including an 18-karat gold-plated polished metal deubrÃƒÂ©, fine cashmere leather lining, and specially lasered tongue top and back-tabs. This limited edition Nike Force Gold Legacy Pack will on exhibition at Lane Crawford IFC mall in Hong Kong from February 14 to 16, and will be available for purchase from February 17 to March 4.
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As we all know trade shows in Vegas are kicking off and many brands have got a lot coverage, Alife has showcased their Spring and Fall 2007 collection featuring many signature designs with different creative twists, collaborations with Krink, Kangol, and IRAK. The photos you see are of their Spring Collection and these items will be available in April. Another brand that you’ll be seeing more of is PHENOMENON, which is brought to you by the good folks at Swagger. They have a wide rage of products including floral pattern hoodies, bow-tie and suspenders button up, caps, belts, and more. Be sure to check out more of their collection as it will be released in about 2 months.
Check out the previews of ALIFE and Phenomenon at Freshness.
Jordan Brand has been coming out with many shoes in packs and with the Beginning Moments Pack being highly anticipated, they will surely introduce more shoes in packages. Here are photos of a pair of Jordan I in a white/carolina colorway which resembles the patent leather Jordan I that came out years ago, but these are done in leather mixed with nubuck and features an off white swoosh. These are rumored to be coming out with a Jordan XXII as part of an Alpha Omega Pack, but no additional information at this moment so check back for more info.