Japanese brand, Wacko Maria, is gaining momentum and keeps expanding its product line with a collaboration on Converse’s Chuck Taylor High. Founded by Japanese soccer players Keiji Ishizuka and Atsuhiko Mori, Wacko Mario aims to create high quality products, inspired by their friends, movies, music, and women. These Chuck Taylors are simple but effective with Wacko Maria’s signature skull embroidered on the side and a simple tag on the inside of the tongue. These are available now.
Nike is reviving another one of its classics, Nike Aerofit. With its high top and double velcro straps, the shoes have striking resemblance to the Reebok Freestyle, but it is an original Nike design from 1987. The shoe will come in multiple colorways such as black, metallic silver, army green, a dark maroon, and navy blue. The Aerofit is set for a comeback in the early Fall of this year.
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For Reason’s 2008 Spring Collection, they got together with New Era and designed this Monster Plaid 5950 fitted cap. The cap consists of many different patterns with checkers, polka dots, and large plaid print. It will come in both earth tone and slate colorways, and is available today at Reason retailers worldwide.
Two fledging brands from different parts of the world, New York based Amongst Friends launched their inaugural collection just recently, while Scandinavian label and design company Force of Nature debuted in fall of 2007. However, together they both share a common bond of pushing the boundaries of t-shirt graphics, as a result a collaboration featuring a detailed graphic outlining the battle of death was born. Look for this to release later this year as part of the fall 2008 Amongst Friends collection.
In honor of “Armed Forces Day” on Saturday, May 17th, Nike hooked up the USA’s armed forces with their own Air Force 1. Exclusive only to Navy Exchanges, the classic AF1 is done up in solid leather/perforated leather upper in red and white.
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