This upcoming Court Force High designed by the same mind who created the Sakura Ueno Air Force 1 back in 2005 is a tribulation to a variety of different events and symbols in this upcoming month of April. This month signifies the Festival of Cherry Blossom’s, which takes place in the Ueno area of Tokyo. Incidentally, Ueno also has a strong affiliation with sneaker culture as Mita among various other sneaker spots call Ueno home.
The shoe itself, is highly detailed. The upper is a reflective black 3M coupled with a translucent pink sole. There is extensive lasering along the tongue featuring Cherry Blossom’s. Rounding off the features are star-shaped cuts along the collar to reveal a gold pattern underneath (much like the tearaway feature seen in McFetridge Vandals etc), the same Ueno embroidered logo as seen on the AF1’s and gold lace locks.
For those proficient in Japanese, Mita has an interview with the designer, Sneaker Wolf.
Caperino and Peperone are making their rounds of Colette’s 10th Anniversary products. Previously seen on Medicom Bearbricks, they’re now making an appearance on this newly released skate deck available at Colette’s online shop.
Image: High Snobiety
Bounty Hunter has just updated with some new pieces that include both a simple black button up and tiger camo long sleeve (both pictured). They also have two new t-shirts, and to signify summer is on the way, a pair of black khaki shorts and raw denim shorts with the Bounty Hunter logo screen printed on the back.
New Balance are set to release a Nickel (producer of “Serious Skincare for Men”) designed New Balance 410. Each sneaker will be packaged with Nickel’s “Corps de Glace” Cooling Gel. After seeing the cross promotion of Sapporo earlier in the week, it’s interesting to see the different types of collaborations we’re seeing put forth.
Image: New Balance Blog
Converse continues their effort to fight AIDS with good style. They have teamed up with the world renowned photographer Ricky Powell to design an all hemp Chuck Taylor featuring Powell’s graphics which is seen through the transparent icy sole. The shoes will be dropping on June 1st.