Since 1982, Nike has had great success pushing the innovation envelope. From the development of cushioning technology such as Shox, Zoom Air to space aged materials and designs such as Foamposite and Flywire, for one NBA athlete these advancements have done little to sway his respective choice of footwear. Rasheed Wallace has been a dedicated follower to the Air Force 1 movement and the lone NBA representative of the 26 year old sneaker. Up until recently, the AF1’s design was unscathed, however recent times have brought the Air Force 1 up to par with the inclusion of such (relatively speaking) recent techs such as Air Max. To once again commemorate Rasheed Wallace’s affiliation with the AF1, Nike threw together a set of kicks for the Detroit Pistons player. Each pair features the silhouette of “Sheed” on the ankle portion.
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Neighborhood will mark May 30th with the release of their online exclusive Army t-shirt. Available in both black and white, the t-shirt features the statement “Join the Fury Rebellion” on the back in a stylized font. Available at the Neighborhood Web Store.
Motive has teamed up with footwear makers Terrem in the creation of the Ribb8 sneaker. The upper of the Ribb8 is comprised of raw denim with two different models separated by red suede/red stitching as well as white suede/white stitching. The heel also includes a Terrem tab keeping in line with the denim inspired sneaker. Available now at Cueve.
A look into Stussy’s 2008 summer t-shirt drops features a wide range of eclectic graphics from a brand with a storied 20+ year history. Some of the highlights include graphics produced by artist heavyweights Futura on the Solar Tee and Haze (as part of the Artist Series) on the Swirl Tee. A further look into some of the Artist Series tees for the summer can be seen here. Available now at stussydirect.com.
Last week saw the initial unveiling of the Atmox x Puma Endangered Species pack which featured footwear based on a variety of endangered animals. While part one included animals based largely on the North and South Poles, a follow-up reveals other animal based styles such as the Ibis (bird) Clyde and the Panda Mid. Each sneaker includes a detailed photographic shot on the insole, captured by award winning Japanese photographer Mitsuaki Iwago. Set to release July 28th at Atmos locations.
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