Skate footwear brand Supra have teamed up with Los Angeles skate shop Brooklyn Projects on the coveted Skytop model. This preview presents a fresh baby blue and black upper with a zebra pattern. Only 150 pairs will be released in December.
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Some more previews of the upcoming adidas Consortium Series have surfaced. This World Series Poker pack takes its inspiration from three largest gambling destinations in the world, Las Vegas (USA), Monte Carlo (Monaco) and the up and comer Macau (SAR of China). The three sneakers given the gambling theme are the ZX 8000 (Monte Carlo), Superskate (Macau) and the Decade Lo (Las Vegas). There is no word on a release date but stay tuned for more information.
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This Saturday August 18th, ALIFE will be releasing a classic high top from Puma’s archive, the First Round. Designed by ALIFE themselves, these ALIFE First Rounds will be made in the colors white and black and will feature “a custom woven label on the tongue, four different fluorescent patent leather stripes, custom footbeds and 10 pairs of laces – 5 thin and 5 thick.” Only 10 stores worldwide will carry them including ALIFE NYC, ALIFE LA, ALIFE Vancouver, Slammin Kicks (London), Patta (Amsterdam), Colette (Paris), Black Chamber (Singapore), Highs and Lows (Perth) and Provider (Melbourne). There will also be a matching t-shirt released with the shoes which will be sold exclusively at ALIFE LA, ALIFE NYC and rivingtonclub.com.
Almost 16 years since it’s inception, XLarge has continued to be at the pinnacle of mixing the gen-x with living large. XLarge originally began in Los Angeles as a retail location for some of the hottest brands at the time including adidas, Carhartt, Ben Davis, Puma and of course the XLarge in-house brand. This inevitably led to something bigger. Within 13 months, another XLarge shop, XLarge Japan, had already opened up. In the infantile stage of streetwear, some could say it was XLarge who was at the roots of defining t-shirts as a staple wardrobe. From the beginning to 2007, Eli Bonnerz has been at the reins of this wildly successful label.
Today we present a look at XLarge’s Fall 2007 collection which marks a stepping stone to a planned official relaunch in Spring of 2008. The official relaunch next Spring will be XLarge’s start to re-educate the upcoming generation of streetwear enthusiasts about XLarge’s past history.
On the heels of the 2007 IRAK NY x adidas Torsion we brought you a few days ago comes what appears to be another version of this collaboration that is quickly drawing attention. As signaled by the 2008 seen on the orange suede upper, this could be the 2nd release from IRAK and adidas for next year. Aside from the obvious 2008 release date, stay tuned for more details.
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