The debut of our ongoing feature Essentials will highlight some of the necessities that get people within this industry through their day-to-day lives. Who better to start things off then with the Online Influencers also known as the bloggers which get you your daily fix of news and fuel your rampant consumerism, some more then others. Adam Bryce of Slam X Hype, Yu-Ming Wu of Freshness (among others), Joe La Puma of Complex and Jeff Carvalho of Selectism (among others) were kind enough to highlight their most important daily essentials.
Jordan Brand continues into June with another AJF5 release. Bringing together both the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan V, the two highly respected models in their own right have brought mixed reactions from your usual crowd of sneaker connoisseurs; Perhaps more so the first few colorways more so the concept itself. This June 10th release features a USA-esque colorway with white, red and blue with the use of patent leather and perforated leather.
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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.