Under the watchful eye of entrepreneur extraordinaire Damon Dash, Pro Keds have taken a distinctly retro approach to their Summer 2007 line up. Not only have Pro Keds dug into the proverbial archives to re-release some old classic Keds models they have also chosen a fun 80’s video game direction to utilize the colors and graphics of the era to create some bold looking shoes. Two models part of the men’s range include the 3rd Avenue which was one of the first Pro Ked running models. The other model is the Sky Hawk, a variation of the Royal Lo vulcanized. It is based off of an 80’s basketball sneaker profile.
Pro Keds has also taken a proactive stance to create a firm identity for itself in the women’s market. This Summer 2007 flagship shoe features the Royal Swerve, inklings of rubber modelings, as well as light and metallic highlights represent this sneaker. You can find more images after the jump.
Mumble Magazine is back at it with fresh new features for May, including Transworld Skateboarding’s 25th Anniversary, JosÃƒÂ© ParlÃƒÂ¡ and Don Pendleton art shows, Andrew W.K.’s favorite songs and more. Great content as promised. Don’t miss it.
The Zoo York Institute and NYC non-profit youth organization, Stoked Mentoring have teamed up with renowned artist, Mike Giant, to produce a limited-edition skateboard deck and T-shirt to benefit NYC youth. Set to release in June, a portion of all proceeds from the sale of both items will be donated to Stoked Mentoring to help further its mission of developing Ã¢Â€ÂœSuccessful Teens with Opportunity, Knowledge, Experience, and DeterminationÃ¢Â€Â through action sports, mentoring, and coaching.
To celebrate the official release of this collaboration, a launch party / fund-raiser will take place Wednesday, June 6th in NYC at Pink Elephant.
Here’s a sneak peak at an upcoming New Era cap from Mishka entitled Boney M. The cap is made of waterproof nylon with a raised grid pattern, which is definitely something you don’t see everyday.
In other Mishka news, a few new items will be added to the shop this week, including Women’s Stabouflage Hoodies. They’ll also be doing a final restock on the first round Spring gear, so check back at Mishka’s online shop at the end of the week for your last chance to grab these items.
May 1st will see the release of A Bathing Ape’s Camo Mesh Trucker hats, each hat represents it’s respective Bathing Ape store in that city. Missing from the picture are the caps slated to release for New York, London, Hong Kong and Taipei since they will drop at a later date.
Here’s the list of the cities and the caps they represent: (Left to right, top to bottom) Kyoto, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka, Maebashi, Sendai, Shizuoka, Aomori, Aoyama, Niigata, Matsuyama, Kagoshima, Sapporo, Hiroshima, Harajuku, Kumamoto.
Image: The Locust via Official Bape