MC Shan was without a doubt one of the biggest b-boys in his day. 1983 marked his breakthrough year with the Juice Crew All Stars. His classic hit “The Bridge” is the influence behind MC Shan’s Yo! MTV Raps Puma sneaker. One of the immediate things you’ll notice is the mis-matched colortones, staying true to Shan’s style of mixing sneakers. A gold embroidery of the Queensborough Bridge can be seen on the side. Puma has also brought back the track jacket and the bucket hat as seen by MC Shan on the cover of his 1987 album “Down by Law”. A red shirt with MC Shan striking a pose is also included.
About Yo! MTV Raps x Puma
Nobody can forget last years highly anticipated Yo! MTV Raps x Puma Clydes. Now, once again, theyÃ¢Â€Â™re back for a second run. Each pack featuring Doctor Dre & Ed Lover, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh includes not only a pair of fresh sneakers based on the Clyde/Suede silhouette but also matching apparel such as t-shirts, track jackets/hoodies and accessories. The collection will release on September 15th so be on the look out for this to drop.
From 1988 to 1995, Doctor Dre (not to be confused with Dr. Dre) & Ed Lover were the hosts week in week out bringing hip-hop to the forefront of the hit show Yo! MTV Raps. Their personal sneaker for part 2 of the Yo! MTV Raps x Puma includes a white upper with extensive “Yo!” shout outs on the left and right of the shoe. Matching apparel will come in the form of a hoody and a t-shirt.
About Yo! MTV Raps x Puma
Nobody can forget last years highly anticipated Yo! MTV Raps x Puma Clydes. Now, once again, they’re back for a second run. Each pack featuring Doctor Dre & Ed Lover, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh includes not only a pair of fresh sneakers based on the Clyde/Suede silhouette but also matching apparel such as t-shirts, track jackets/hoodies and accessories. The collection will release on September 15th so be on the look out for this to drop.
Alife’s 2007 Fall/Winter Footwear Collection has started to roll into stores. Like in the past they’ve divided up the Everybody High/Low into certain themes which include the Estate Pack, Frog Pack, Back Pack, Perforate Pack and Infringement Pack. The Estate Pack features extensive Brogue perforations along the toebox and lace holes. The Frog Pack includes dotting seen on poisonous frogs common in exotic tropical locations. The Back Pack collection contains cues taken from back packs such as elastic laces with toggles. The Perforate pack is as described and includes accent colors seen through the holes. The Infringement pack contains a subtle all-over print of copyright logos. Check your local Alife account for your fix.
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Although mid-August is upon us, KICKS/HI has just offered up their late Summer 2007 collection. Also included in the late summer drop, is the highly talked about KICKS/HI x Sig Zane Converse. These pieces will only be available at HUF and KICKS/HI. You can check the lookbook here. KICKS/HI, founded by Ian Ginoza and Eddy, has been in operation since 2001. Some of you may recall the KICKS/HI Nike Dunk they spearheaded a few years ago.
Crooks & Castles from Los Angeles has just dropped their latest New Medusa t-shirts. Priced at $35 USD, these tees which feature a Medusa head graphic are only available in limited quantities at their online store.
In it’s relatively short existence, the urban fixed biking crew from San Fran, Mash SF, has become a recognizable force in the industry. Their Benny Gold designed logo has created a lasting impression extending from shirts, business cards, stickers and now a dying form of branding, the almighty stamp. Anything ordered from the Mash SF store will be given the stamp.
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