While the MACKDADDY x FLAUGE x Reebok Reverse Jam of December took a relatively tame route in easing in the at the time newly inaugurated retro model, the three parties have pulled out all the stops for their second-coming. The Reverse Jam is revisited once again, however as opposed to the simplicity of a black/white colorway they’ve chosen a poppy yellow color to serve as the basis with pink highlights throughout to finish things off. These will be available exclusively through FLAUGE.
With the recent beginnings of the 2008 European Championships, most of the world regardless of geographic location is most likely tuned in to watch some of the best national talents outside of the World Cup. In accordance with the belief that art and football go hand in hand, Nike 1/1 was created to converge football and art together in a series of visual presentations. Providing the power of curation in the hands of Nick Knight, Knight and 5 other artists would becoming the founding members of the Nike 1/1 project which debuted in Milan back in April. The debut also included 11 new contributing artists. However, a sense of interactivity was brought in as budding artists from around the world contributed their own visions of football and art with a further 11 artists chosen. Now showing in Paris, the Art of Football Exhibition features 26 pieces of football inspired art in a showcase wrapping up on the 17th of June.
Nike “Art of Football” Paris
June 11th – June 17th
6, rue Saint-Claude
Source: La MJC
For Fall 2008, IPATH, the original skate footwear and apparel brand founded on the platform of sustainability and environmental consciousness, is joining forces with Douglas Miles’ Apache Skateboards, the first Native skateboard brand, to create the I-PACHE collaboration. The I-PACHE collaboration will consist of sneakers, a fitted hat and a t-shirt, all featuring unique Apache Skateboards imagery created by Miles who’s art has also appeared in several galleries and museums. The black sneaker will drop this fall, along with a fitted hat and t-shirt. The tan and white versions will come later to select retailers. “Walk Like A Warrior”, a documentary about the origins of Apache Skateboards, is to be released in late in the summer of 2008. A trailer for the film can be seen after the jump.
In Asia, it’s often customary to package little trinkets and other useless toys with the purchase of select items at convenience stores like 7-ELEVEN. However, this just might prove to be the best freebie yet with Medicom Toys teaming up Pepsi Nex to offer free 70% Bearbricks with the purchase of each bottle of Pepsi Nex in Japan. Sixteen different charms are available including Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Stormtrooper, Boba Fett, Jango Fett, TIE Fighter Pilot, Jawa ,Imperial Logo, Yoda, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Wicket, Clone Trooper [Ep II], Clone Trooper [Ep III] & Rebel Alliance Logo. The promotion of the less often seen 70% figures is slated to start in July.
If you visit HYPEBEAST’s main page and especially its forums on a regular basis then chances are you are familiar with HUF sneaker and clothing store. The San Francisco shop has been a staple on the west coast for years, providing consumers with hard to find kicks and tees that was usually associated with east coast style. HYPEBEAST recently sat down with skateboard legend and HUF creator Keith Hufnagel in an interview that gets in-depth on the origins of Keith’s skating career, why he decided to open HUF originally and some inside information on his brand new shop opening in Los Angeles. The video features some, vintage photos, excellent footage of Keith shredding the urban terrain on his skateboard as well as some shots of the HUF store. Skateboarding footage courtesy of DVS Shoe Company
Directed by Daniel Ahn
Here we’re showing you a sneak peek of the Adidas Micropacer for 2008 Fall/Winter collection. The shoe is covered with metallic silver and light blue accents, and the toe and heel has nice textural details. As usual, the integrated microcomputer is on the tongue, offering practical features such as pedometer, range finder, and stop watch. It is expected to be released in October.