The gap tooth sporting former FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo and his signature boot the Mercurial R9 debuted in 1998 in what was arguably a golden era for soccer boots. Up against the (in my books) legendary adidas Predator Accelerator, the Mercurial R9 was the beginnings of a new era for the soccer world and Nike that stressed lightweight minimalistic boots on the pitch. His Brazilian inspired silver, blue and yellow colorway would be the catalyst for Nike as they set out to create a full fledged direction behind the Mercurial line. Keeping consistent with Nike’s recent trends, the look of various models have been lifted and superimposed on the Dunk. Available in June with a suggested price of $125 USD.
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ONLY NY, clothing brand based out of Manhattan, recently came out with their 2008 Spring look book. Since 1997, ONLY NY has been striving to make classic and timeless clothing representing the street culture of New York. Their collection includes some both bright and plainer tees that all relate to the Big Apple. The look book all showcases the clothing in a New York setting such as on top of skyscrapers or in Central Park. Check it out here.
Masterpiece collaborated with the folks at 7Stars on a Skull tee for April. The tee comes in black and white, each with 3 different colors: light green, brown, and pink. The graphics include an Egyptian-looking skull, wearing an intricately designed crown. It also has a Masterpiece logo written in cursive. An overall nice collaboration that produced a simple but attention-grabbing tee.
Keith Haring, a 80s New York-based pop culture artist, teamed up with Nuit Blanche to create a few candles. Nuit Blache is a company aiming to combine images of modern art with confectionery items. The candles come in 4 scents: Caramel, Ginger, Santal, and Cinnamon Orange. The four candles come in different colors all with signature Keith Haring graphics such as his Radiant Baby. These candles are sure to make your room smell nice all night long. Now available at Colette.
Provider, one of the premier Australian streetwear store, teamed up with New Balance to release their 1500 Provider trainers on May 3rd only in Europe. The shoes come in a bright blue color in the front and dark grey and black in the back. Also, the white accent detail on the front of the shoes are mirror images of each other rather than the usual duplicate. This will be an in-store only release at Solebox.