Sneaker Freaker were recently put in charge of creating a special commemorative quasi magazine/book regarding the Air Force 1. With no short of experience in writing and magazine production, who better to instill this honor upon. Included in this piece are interviews with many of the leading Air Force 1 heads in the world such as DJ Clark Kent, Bobbito Garcia, and Stash. It doesn’t stop there, a lesson is provided in the history of the New York “Uptown” scene, as well as the upcoming range of AF1’s releasing this year. Unfortunately this book is only available at Australian Footlockers, and directly through the Sneaker Freaker store
Despite the fact that toys are often as simple an outlet outside the workings of the real world and life, Daniel and Geo Fuchs manage to put an unorthodox spin on things and photograph various toys from over the years in a political limelight in their book Toy Giant. It’s always fascinating the different perspectives people can put on things considered so trivial to others. All the toys featured are from Selim Varol’s personal collection.
Images: Dream Team Clothing
Umbro by Kim Jones is slowly making it’s way to dealers worldwide, and these new Spring ‘07 trainers definitely caught our eye. The reason being is the simplicity. Rather then go out and produce many colorways of the same models, they have done simple colorways exclusive to each model. The Vulcanized Hi Woven shown on the left, and Mindy Lace Leather Lo offer two very different sneakers that can make that illusive task of finding the right trainers to go with your denim that much easier. Check them out at Haven.
Rebel Ape by SSUR are set to debut a new Spring/Summer Colection. Slamxhype was able to get a good look at the upcoming line sheets that carry many variations of the familiar Rebel Ape face. Check the rest of the line after the t-shirt side of things after the jump! The reason I say t-shirt, is that there appears to be a lot more to this line including denim and hoodies, so stay tuned!
Burton’s special ultra technical and innovative line, iDiom has recently put forth some new pictures regarding the hardware for the 2007/2008 season (the soft goods were previewed not too long ago). Although the upcoming Idiom apparel possess a more colorful approach, the iDiom hardware is a bit more low-key with a lot of black being used. Check the pictures after the jump to check out the bindings and boots.
Image: High Snobiety
etnies and etnies Girl will take part in a collaboration project with Club Tattoo to be released this spring. Club Tattoo is co-founded by Linkin Park frontman, Chester Bennington. Bennington who actually played a part in the design process for the models will host a launch party in NYC this Thursday for the project. The styles included in the collection utilize traditional Japanese art, mainly focusing on a dragon and Koi fish design that represents courage, luck and strength in Eastern culture. Check etnies retailers this June to buy the sneakers.