Pro-Keds recently released this Original Royal Mid that offers a good choice to those looking for a little something else but love the look and feel of vulcanized rubber shoes. Four different colorways are available and stray away from the conventional single colored sneakers usually associated with these types of shoes. Available now at Zozo Town
Here are the latest pictures in regards to an upcoming Nike P-rod II x Free Moire hybrid that was seen in an interview with James Arizumi by Crooked Tongues. The upper is that of the Paul Rodriguez P-rod II signature shoe in a myriad of different colors while the sole reflects that of the Air Zoom Moire. It is interesting to see the Moire implemented here rather then the traditional Free sole. Our guess is that since it’s still a skate shoe, the embedded Air Zoom in the Moire would be a much better call then the regular Free sole. The word circulating is that this will not be a general release.
Image: Crooked Tongues
XLarge recently released these latest A Tribe Called Quest inspired New Era cap. The caps feature extensive embroidery along all sides of the cap. These caps are available in two different colorways, black/red and brown/green. These will only be available at the XLarge LA store.
To celebrate Original Fake’s recent 1st year anniversary, KAWS had a very limited run of 20 bronze dissected Companions created. 10 were released to the public and 10 created as artist proofs. Under the watchful eye of master craftsmen in Japan, these 22lbs/10kg statues feature a sharp black shine. The statue itself includes a special KAWS hand-painted coffin box.
Image: TK / Super Touch
Puma Mobility is the latest movement from Puma to establish a connection with the high fashion market in mind. Their latest project involves the Puma 8 speed. This bicycle was a joint collaboration between two Japanese factions, Maruwaka and Keigo Kamide. Maruwaka is known as an up and coming street artist, while Keigo Kamide plies his trade as an artist/painter/Kutani maker (Kutani is a regionally exclusive form of pottery). Maruwaka created various bike parts with Kutani ceramic. This bikes will not be sold commercially but rather displayed first and auction off via silent charity to raise money for Hokuriku area earthquake victims. For more info, check out the website, Puma Kutani
Last night marked the opening night of the artist Parra’s exhibition at The Reed Space in New York. Some of you will know Parra for his Rock Well clothing as well as the mastermind behind the Amsterdam Air Max 1 sample. You can see more images from the night at Jeff Staple’s blog.