If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area this Saturday July 7th, check out the grand opening of Sole Bar (by Sole Collector). A brand new initiative in the sneaker world that will allow sneaker heads from all walks of life to congregate at one spot to just kick it. The event will feature a variety of rare and never before seen footwear to coincide with the release of these exclusive Upper Deck Kobe Bryant Black Edition All-Star Figures. The black and gold highlighted 11-inch figures are limited to only 250 pieces at a price of $100.
Sole Bar Grand Opening
5911 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028-5409
Converse Japan are set to release an upcoming NY Pack. Each sneaker will bear some association with some local landmarks and institutions in and around New York City. The sneakers featured include NY Subway ST SB, Times Square ST SB, Columbia University Weapon, Brooklyn Beer Ox Weapon and a Harlem-inspired Graffiti Pro Leather 76.
Image: SteP Japan via Slamxhype
Like many other footwear companies, New Balance was at the Bread and Butter tradeshow showing off some of their sneakers that they will be releasing in the Holiday season. Other than new colorways of original sneaker models, New Balance will have some interesting projects up their sleeves. One of these projects is the Ndividual where the New Balance logo can be replaced with exchangeable velcro “N” signs. This allows you to customize how you want your sneaker to look like. There are many other nice projects as well and you can find some pictures of them after the jump.
Footwear company, Vans, also had a booth at the Bread and Butter tradeshow. There isn’t much information on the sneakers right now but it looks like they will be doing collaborations with Dennis Mcnett and Independent Skate Company. More information will be released over time but for now you can have a sneak peek after the jump.
Greg from Mishka gave us a sneak peek of some of the upcoming items from the brand Mishka. Like previous seasons, Mishka’s designs are fun and playful. Their clothing embodies a lot of artwork. For example, for the upcoming collection, they will have a collaboration t-shirt with Derek Riggs who originally designed the Iron Maiden album cover. It is nice to see how full blown Mishka’s upcoming collection is because just few years ago and like many other brands, they were just making t-shirts.