The latest bold concept to come out of the Puma creative lab is this upcoming Puma Suede 4th of July Firecracker Pack. Created with a strong likeness to your typical 4 of July activities, the monotone uppers feature a detailed tongue label complete with mock fuse and an image on the heel. If you aren’t down for the shenanigans of a concept like this, at the root of each pair is still a versatile pair of sneakers. No word on a release date, but typical of holiday-related releases, except these to drop in June.
Bape founder Nigo was on hand today as Bape Hong Kong was at the center of two huge celebrations. As previewed yesterday in a series of t-shirts, both the 15th anniversary of Bape as well as the 2nd anniversary of Bape Hong Kong were given tribute. Three different styles of tees were on hand including a special t-shirt available for signing by Nigo. This should mark the end of an extensive visit by Nigo and crew in Hong Kong as this trip has seen not only the celebration of various Bape anniversaries but the throwing of the successful World Wide Bape Heads 2008 Show as well.
Here is a look at the new Jun Takahashi’s creation for Undercover. This new tee will be introduced to the public on April 19th, during “The sound and the Fury” event held by Undercover Japan at Laputa Garden in Matsuyama. True to his Bizare-but-kawaii style, Undercover pays tribute to the William Faulkner southern gothic novel which match perfectly with the japanese label philosophy.
Source: Jun Takahashi
Earlier today, we showed you the video of Kobe Bryant’s jump over a moving Aston Martin. With all the talk surrounding Nike’s uber impressive Hyperdunk sneaker, it is difficult not to believe in its technology. Many wondered whether it was authentic or not. After all, Los Angeles is within very close proximity to Hollywood. Kobe breaks down the truth before a recent Laker game.
Earlier this year Nike released the Be True Collection where the classic Dunk Hi’s were treated to look vintaged. Another Dunk Hi in a sail/black colorway has just been released as part of the Nike Vintage collection. As always these shoes are made to look worn-in, with stained laces and yellowed soles. They are now available at LTD Online.
After the “Sneaker Lover” Photo tees, the “Sneaker Lover” book and the DVD, Kiks TYO is releasing Tees once again with Aki Hoshino lying semi-naked with your favorite sneakers. The merging of sneakers and girls in bikinis are always popular amongst sneakerheads. The shirts are available on pre-order at the Kiks TYO store.