Creatively matched with functionality is what great products are created from. Because of the special relationship between Nike and the Surf brand Hurley (Nike owns Hurley), the creative minds behind Kicks/HI were able to do something unique. What they did was combine the lightweight properties of the Free sole from Nike and incorporating it into a slipper making this perhaps the best slipper on the market. Kicks/HI also comissioned Gio Estevez from Anx and Supreme for the artwork on the slipper. Perfect for the summer, these will be dropping soon at Kicks/HI.
Source: Ian Ginoza
Approximately two years ago, A-Ron from the brand aNYthing (who is no longer affiliated with aNYthing), started the aNYthing Glob (currently known as the The New York Glob) which was A-Ron’s voice to the world. In his blog, he would take photos of guest who would drop by the office. His guest which included artists, musicians and friends had their pictures taken at his office’s back door. A-Ron has taken those pictures and made it into the Back Door book. If you have followed A-Ron’s blog from the start, this book will definitely bring back some memories.
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One of Ubiq’s most popular model, the eL, will soon be available in a new colorway and style. Inspired by nature and the outdoors, Ubiq has used suede for the upper giving it a rather luxurious feel to the shoe. Four colorways are available including black, burgundy, grey and beige. These sophisticated and mature sneakers will be available starting February 18th at Flauge for 15,750 Yen.
The streetwear label FUCT will be releasing a set of pillows which will be produced by Medicom Toy’s lifestyle division. The pillows will feature FUCT’s signature ape logo and will come in two colors, white and pink. These pillows will only be available in Japan as well as some select dealers worldwide.
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The 2008 Spring/Summer collection from Visvim which is based on “the Future Relationship Between Materials and Technologies in Product Fundamentalism” will be releasing on Saturday February 9th. Included in the collection is the Folk Series which consist of shoes like the FBT Bear Foot-Folk (seen here). The Folk Series will only be offered at F.I.L stores. F.I.L Hong Kong will be getting their S/S collection including the Folk series on February 23rd!
Source: Hiroki Nakamura