In what amounted to a ridiculous amount of press over Kanye West’s Nikes worn at the Grammys, Kanye West was spotted wearing a new colorway of his fabled Nikes on his Glow in the Dark Tour. Straight from Kanye’s mouth has slated they will see a retail roll out but no word yet on a date.
Source: Kanye West, Individual Sole
The always popular line of Visvim backpacks have been updated for the 2008 spring/summer collection. The majority of these bags are created in low-key understated colors albeit with attention garnered by the use of colorful zippers. Both the Ballistic 20 and Ballistic 25 (formerly know as the K Pack) are available in black/blue, green/orange and tan/yellow. Available now at select Visvim dealers including Re In Force.
A new update has taken place at Berlin’s Nike iD Studio. New materials and colors go hand in hand to provide a more thorough experience. A vast palette of colors has been updated as well as the inclusion of nubuck, full grain leather and other fabrics. Unfortunately the studio is only for invites only.
In a second collaboration, Japanese fashion label Undercover has re-aligned itself with well-known sandal makers Birkenstock. The printed leather portion references a pattern previously seen on their Chukka model. A hard sandal to pull of either way, look for these to hit select Undercover accounts soon.
Source: Jun Takahashi
A new series of features are embedded in the newest Kiefers, known as the “Patala”. Colors on the domestic versions are always subtle but there have some brighter insertions as you can see on the heel cap of the dark green model and on these really cool front zips. We’ve seen the side apertures on the Masterpiece collabos, later borrowed by Cause and even Wings & Horns, but Visvim is using their own original idea for this release. It’s a definite hit, and though brightly colored, it is revealed mainly to the wearer exclusively, since the zip is camouflaged by the laces. The toe cap is an EVA pylon material, and the vulcanized overall structure of the shoe provides lightweight and comfort technology.
Source: Re In Force