Matt George and the Goodfoot gang are ready to play ball this spring with the Ice Caps New Era and matching crewneck sweater. These two pieces feature global warming themed graphics front and back, and come in several different colors including black, white and gray. The Ice Caps gear should available soon at your local Goodfoot retailer.
April 26th marked the store reception and live event party for the new F.I.L location in Hong Kong. There were many that showed up for this memorable event including Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hiroki Nakamura of Visvim, Edison Chen of Clot, Sam Lee of Subcrew, actor Shawn Yue, fashion icon/song writer Wyman Wong, Kazuki of Fragment Design and Masaaki Homma of Mastermind Japan. This opening reception was hosted at the new F.I.L. store which is located in Central, Hong Kong. The store was dressed in white creating a clean and exclusive appearance, which resembles the F.I.L. concept from their Japanese locations. After the opening reception, many guest were invited to L16 CafÃƒÂ© & Bar located in the heart of Hong Kong Park. The night also featured performances by Silent Poets DJ Shimoda and Hiroshi Fujiwara. The performances were excellent and that certainly marked the peak of the night. This was definitely a remarkable event and congratulations to F.I.L.
F.I.L. Hong Kong
18 Wyndham Street
Central, Hong Kong
Tel/Fax 2525 7550
You can find more pictures of the event after the jump.
Complex points out this fresh new “How To” on cleaning your sneaks with Jason Markk’s Premium Sneaker Solution. A must see for all you sneakerheads who don’t want your kicks getting scuffed. For those interested in the product, the set includes 8 oz. of solution and a cleaning brush packaged in a sneakerbox with koi paint splatter design. Available now from Jason Markk, HUF, Patta, NORT, Ubiq, Kendo, proper, and reed space.
2007 marks the 35th Anniversary of Ali’s fight with former boxing World Champion Floyd Patterson. Following Ali’s 7th round TKO of Patterson to retain NABF (North American Boxing Federation) title, Ali would go on to capture WBA and WBC titles in subsequent years. To mark this anniversary, adidas have created the adidas Ali Classic II. Imposed on both the instep and medial sides are the fight posters used to advertise the fight back in 1972.
Another special release (featured after the jump) is one created by American artist Leroy Neiman. Leroy Neiman rose to fame via his brilliantly colored semi-abstract paintings of sporting events. Ali and Neiman have actually shared a close bond since 1962 when Neiman was present in Ali’s locker room pre-fight. While sketching out the young champion, Ali requested to do a little sketch of his own on Neiman’s pad. This blossomed into an artistic friendship. Ali often painted portraits of predictions himself that he would go on to share with Neiman. Neiman is without a doubt the ideal candidate to create any portrait bearing Ali’s likeness.
Image: Sample Kickz
The success of the Nike Air Force 1 can be credited to three major urban sprawls. New York City, Baltimore, and Philadelphia have had a huge role in the rise of the Air Force 1 to the top of the sneaker charts. With each city getting extensive love based on various themes that are shared amongst the three cities, such as basketball team’s, monuments etc without further a due here’s a look at what the upcoming Philly Air Force 1 Pack has to offer.
PT3 (Puma Table Tennis Tournament) is back at it again after a successful first campaign in 2006. The basis of this tournament is to bring together members of the community to participate in a friendly tournament of table tennis a.k.a. ping-pong. This year the tournament will be held in conjunction with French 77; Puma’s new upcoming lifestyle lined inspired by 70’s playboy tennis player Guillermo Villas. PT3 will also feature exclusively designed paddle cases and ball cases created by long time ping pong fanatic Johan Liden from the New York-based aruliden design agency.
Saturday, April 28th @ 12pm
NYTTF 384 Broadway Street (Lower Level)
Check the tournament participants, paddles, and ball holders after the jump.