Filmmaker Laura Greenfield recently created a documentary on the relationship between kids and money in the Los Angeles area. You’ll find situations at opposite spectrum which really enables you to classify your own personal financial situation. Some kids in LA are caught up in this perpetuating cycle where if you aren’t rocking expensive stuff then you aren’t popular. Another interesting point one of the interviewee brings up is our generation’s obsession with instant gratification. The interviewee openly confesses that buying a new pair of shoes results in that instant happiness that saving for a car won’t bring. You can view this interesting short film at NY Times Shorts.
Here’s a preview at what Japanese accessory makers Head Porter have lined up for the subsequent months. It looks like there will be an argyle and quilted Black Beauty collection in the works. As well the Savanna and the Lesson designs have received updates. Stay tuned for more details.
One of Toronto’s finest sneaker customizers, C. Williams was recently invited to create a series of custom AF1’s for the new and upcoming label, The Story. These shoes will drop later this month and go up for sale at The Story website. Much of what sets C. Williams’ apart from other customizers is the way he goes about his alterations. Often the actual upper of the shoe is changed and manipulated rather then just a paint job like other customizers. Some of C. Williams previous creations have graced the feet of celebrities such as Snoop Dog, Drake and Kardinal Offishall. A fourth shoe will also be released in the Fall. See more at Sneaker Freaker.
APC is set to cover all your needs on the West Coast as they open their 2nd US flagship store in Los Angeles on June 16th. With APC in town, shoppers can now enjoy a wide variety of quality products from the French brand. Aside from the APC raw denim comes a multi-faceted brand that extends well into jackets, tops, shoes and housewares.
619 North Croft Avenue
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tel. +1 323 297 0414
The European exclusive Ice Cream Boardflip release continues with a third vibrant colorway. These shoes are limited to only 26 pairs are will be available exclusively at The Hideout and Footpatrol on Saturday, June 16.