Today (7/7/07) Active is releasing their “Drop Sneakers Not Bombs” collection. To celebrate the occasion they hooked up with Estate LA to produce a series of matching caps for five of Active’s DSNB collaboration shoes. Only 24 pieces per style of these Estate LA fitted caps were made, and they are available now exclusively at the following Active locations: Valencia, Burbank, Santa Monica, and Long Beach. Check out all the caps after the jump.
Today also marks the grand opening of Active’s 20th retail location in Southern California; Long Beach. The DSNB sneaker premiere begins at 8pm. A run of limited Obey shirts, hats and posters designed by Shepard Fairey will be available as well.
ACTIVE Long Beach
7585 Carson St.
Long Beach CA 90808
Image: Strictly Fitteds
Today (7.7.07) marks the release of MAJOR’s latest New Era 59Fifty fitteds. The hats are available in 4 colorways and feature a rich and detailed elephant flocking print reminiscent of prints on original Air Jordan 3s. MAJOR also wanted to create something unique for their customers to rock, so they had New Era embroider under the visor in bold text, which is exclusive to MAJOR. Finally, MAJOR had been waiting for the right moment to unveil their alternate logo. The stylized M logo represents the athletic side of MAJOR: Team MAJOR. This release also features new rear embroidery: both the Trinity Logo (3 Bars & 3 Stars) and the MAJOR wordmark. You can have a closer look after the jump.
Here we have another sneak peek at some upcoming The Simpsons Movie x Vans collaboration shoes designed Futura and Todd James. Futura chose the Sk8 Mid as his canvas to illustrate Apu Nahasapeemapetilo, while Todd James went with the always classic Sk8 Hi in sketching out Bart Simpson.
As we mentioned previously, The Simpsons x Vans collection is set to release on July 14th, and includes just 100 pairs for each of 14 different shoes (a total of 1,400 pairs in the series.) The shoes will be available only at Conveyor at Fred Segal (Santa Monica), Supreme (LA), DaveÃ¢Â€Â™s Quality Meat (NY), UNDEFEATED (LV), Kicks/HI (Honolulu), Blends (San Diego), Proper (Long Beach), Bodega (Boston), HUF (SF), and St. Alfred (Chicago). Retail price is $100. The full list of artists involved in this project can be seen here.
At the Converse booth we saw a lot of new products but what especially caught our eye is the new stuff from the Converse Red line, a line designed with the vision to help the AIDS cause. For this line, they will be collaborating with a 100 different artists to create the red products. Parts of the sale will go towards supporting the AIDS cause. Another line that caught our eye is the new shoes from the Converse by John Varvatos line. You can check out some of the images after the jump.
Untitled is a book featuring artwork and photography from various figures in the industry including Haze, Mash SF, Michael Lau, Mark Gonzales and Fatsarazzi. At BBB, they were showing select pieces from the latest issue no. 7.
Free Gold Watch is a relatively new brand based out of San Francisco. Their line consists of t-shirts, cut and sew pieces and accessories with a humorist spin to them. The designs are bold and innovative and the sunglasses have “hater blocker” printed on the inside of the frame.