Converse is blowing out 100 candles this year and to mark the event, they’ve released some models incorporating some current day styles over footwear taken from their extensive catalog of sneakers. For their 2008 Spring/Summer releases, look for the rarely seen Jack Purcell Mid in snake leather (based on a 1999 release), the All-Star Digilog Hi (based on a contemporary art collection from 1988), All-Star Asymmetry Hi (based on a 2000 release), All-Star Two Strap Shin-Hi (based on a laceless 2001 Chuck Two Strap) and ST Viphop Hi, an inspiration from the 1984 performance model Star Tech Hi. Look for these at select Converse dealers.
Source: Converse JP
Taking an image pretty pertinent to the sneakerhead crowd, Applebum took their Kicks Box concept to the max throwing it on anything and everything in sight. Within the collection you’ll find backpacks, messenger bags, hoodies, track jackets, skate decks, tees, pillows and an ottoman.
Everybody’s getting their panties in a knot over this years Beijing Olympics with various brands cashing in with Olympic themed sneakers. Here’s a look at a Dunk Low Premium with the added bonus of a Zoom Air. The white upper features gold foil on the swoosh and a sparkle sole. No word on a release date.
Source: Dunk CN via Conope
Having seen this most recent Ubiq crossover with Disney’s Tweety on their popular EL, the question is left to ponder, what the hell won’t the Japanese consider when it comes to collaborations? The metallic leather is marked with an allover Tweety monogram with a double ring strap. Available in two colors, starting February.
Today was the day all Apple fanboys were waiting for; Steve Job’s presentation at Macworld 2008. Sure there was exciting news on new iPhone apps, iTunes and Apple TV but nothing compares to the announcement on the new Apple Macbook Air. The Macbook Air is Apple’s newest laptop which is super duper thin, probably the thinest laptops ever made. The Macbook Air which sports a 13.3 inch screen and is .16 inches thick at the top and .76 inches thick at the bottom. Weighing in at only 3 pounds, this baby has an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor (1.6 or 1.8Ghz), 2GB Ram standard, a SSD 64GB or standard 80GB Hard drive, a multitouch trackpad with gestures like pan, zoom, rotate, and also has a full back lit keyboard. For the thinnest laptop ever made, the price is amazingly only $1,799. You can pre-order it now but will be shipping in two weeks.