With slim silhouettes at a pinnacle for popularity, Vans has enjoyed a great deal of success. Their classic profiles have been as relevant as ever with a solid release set for 2008 fall collection. A mixture of both bold patterns characteristic of the DIY days of Vans when your own choice of materials could be applied as well as solid colored offerings are on hand. Despite the usual releases on hand here like SK8-HIs, Eras, Slip-Ons etc, look for more original releases to pop up soon into the Vans roster. Available now for pre-order at ripe.
Nike’s insatiable appetite for making things faster and lighter has seen them push the performance envelope time and time again. New for this year was the creation of Lunarfoam, a space age material which offers uncompromising weight and responsiveness relative to Nike’s previous most lightweight material, Phylon. Coupled with the weight reducing Flywire material, the Lunaracer has the makings of an incredibly featherweight but highly supportive piece of footwear engineering. When weight is not paramount, the Lunartrainer features a highly breathable mesh upper to get you through the most intense training sessions. Both are available now at Sold Out.
Simplistic in design, Alife’s ever-recognizable logo can be seen on a new pack of BIC lighters. The product fits in nicely for a brand who’s wide-reaching products and projects have made it a true lifestyle initiative. Three different box-logo colors are seen on the white lighters and regardless of what you’re smoking, show your love for Alife.
Continuing with their special Original Intent collection, DVS has hooked up with longtime DVS skater and HUF brand founder Keith Hufnagel on a diverse range of sneakers for the 2008 summer collection. With the careful eye of Hufnagel watching over, we’re met with some choice colorways which we feel adhere to the present direction of the HUF brand itself with not only a bit of flash but a mixture that includes refined styles as well. Three models include the HUF 5 Runner, HUF 5 Low and HUF 5 Mid. Check your HUF local Original Intent dealer for availability.
“Untitled” Project and JB Classics are teaming up to create a Getlo Mid for the “untitled” no. 8 tour taking place right now. “untitled” represents a convergence point for many symbolic and interesting cultural icons, from sneakers to graffiti, skating and art. Much like many JB Classics, this shoe features numerous details and accents. Stay tuned for a further release date.