Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Kicks Silverlake Celebrates 100 Years of Gola

Gola’s Centenary Collection

Gola Classics, the original British sports brand, has developed two limited edition styles to celebrate its centenary year. To honour Gola’s achievement of 100 years, only 100 pairs of each option will be available in the United States, retailing at $200. Each style features an individual identification number from 001-100 and comes with a certificate and limited edition pin badge, all of which emphasise the exclusivity of the centenary collection.

‘Centurion’ is a modern take on the traditional Gola Classics style, ‘Harrier’. This incorporates a crepe outsole and distressed white leather upper, the Gola wingflash is featured in gold for men and silver for women. (Images below)

‘Centennial’ is an innovative low profile option, incorporating a football inspired outsole, with a nappa leather upper featuring a nubuck wingflash. This is available in gold/black for men and silver/black for women.

Both styles feature a centenary themed in-sock and an embroidered logo on the tongue. With their unique features and desirable design, the centenary styles have already caused quite a stir amongst celebrities and requests for them are coming in thick and fast. The centenary collection will only be available at very select retailers and sales will be embargoed until 22/05/05, Gola’s official birthday!

Centurion - Gold (Men's), Silver (Women's).

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

From the PUMA Archive...Clyde

PUMA is re-launching the classic Clyde at New York's ALIFE RIVINGTON CLUB on Saturday, July 23. In celebration of the Clyde re-launch, Walt “Clyde” Frazier will be doing a special in-store signing. Make sure to head out to this event, only 150 pairs of the Knicks colorway will be available in the US. (More information below regarding the Clyde... )

Release information:
July 23 - NYC Launch
ALife Rivington Club, Classic Kicks, Nom De Guerre, Flight Club, Clientele

Aug 14 - Other US Markets
Goods (Seattle), Sportie LA and Conveyor (LA), Huf (SF), Classic Soles (Atl), Ubiq (Philly)

This July PUMA® launches a new heritage program entitled “From the PUMA Archive.” Each product housed under this concept is a reissue from PUMA’s storied sports history. The re-released product will be a combination of exact replicas and color or material updates in order to capture the essence of the original. The notorious and much sought after PUMA Clyde will be the first sneaker of this series to be released in July 2005.

Arguably one of the most beloved and significant shoes from PUMA’s past, the Clyde has been a part of contemporary sneaker culture since its inception in 1973. The first signature basketball sneaker, the Clyde was a custom version of the popular PUMA Suede, tailor made for basketball legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Nicknamed “Clyde,” as a reference to Bonnie and Clyde, for the way he stole the ball, Frazier was a pioneer for becoming a style icon both on and off the court during his all-star career.

The first re-issue of the PUMA Clyde is an identical of the original shoe. Distinguishing features include gold block CLYDE lettering, authentic green tongue label and single color cotton laces. In keeping with the 1973 edition, the signature heavily textured and seamless midsole transitions smoothly to the outsole with no demarcation lines. A gold stamp on the sock liner replicates the “Real Leather” ink stamp that was placed on the first Clydes.

To signify this early release, the addition of a city name is stitched onto the outside lateral heel to denote one of the key 2005 launch event cities, New York, London and Tokyo. The heel window features No 1., No 2. and No 3 to correspond with each launch city. 1000 pairs globally will be produced in navy-natural, the original style that Frazier wore the most, as well as natural-orange and orange-navy, two color combinations that reference Clyde’s game jerseys.

Packaged in the new From the PUMA Archive box, the July release of the Clyde will include also include a certificate of authenticity, shoe care instruction booklet, suede shoe brush and a picture of Walt Clyde Frazier sealed in a gold envelope. Collectors should note that one out of every 25 pairs per store will be packaged with an autographed picture.

The PUMA Clyde will hit 40 select retailers globally on July 23rd and retails for $100. In October and December 2005, additional color ways of the PUMA Clyde will become available with a larger distribution.

To celebrate the relaunch of his namesake sneaker, Walt Clyde Frazer and PUMA will reunite for a series of events starting in September in the New York, London and Tokyo. Clyde will host exclusive signings for sneaker aficionados and fans at select retailers in New York when the shoes hit stores in July. For more information on From the PUMA Archive and the PUMA Clyde sneakers consumers can email

Monday, July 18, 2005

LAMB x Royal Elastics

Gwen Stefani and Royal Elastics are collabing on a sneaker brand, bringing her LAMB line to the footwear market.

As Creative Director of L.A.M.B., Gwen Stefani oversees every stitch and intricate detail of each garment and ensures they are "Made with Love." "L.A.M.B. is very detail oriented. Everything matters. Everything counts. I wouldn't stand behind it unless it was perfect," states Stefani. The sneaker collection features classic silhouettes with unique treatments. Inspired mainly by her own closet, the collection incorporates Gwen's number one influence, music.

In stores this Fall, the L.A.M.B. Sneaker Collection will be available at high-end boutiques and better department stores, with retail prices ranging from $99- $180.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Stussy Blazer Release Info

Saturday, July 16th, at NOON
All buyers must take a class portrait with a gigantic version of the blazer before purchase. First 100 will receive a free picture-disk record with 2 songs from the designer Adam Weissman's band POLLYN.
".....Information stolen from Bobby Hundreds from"....BIG UPS

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

The Legacy by Run Athletics

Designed by the “Slanty Eyed Asian Rebel” Kevin Saer. The Legacy sneaker is inspired by the traditional classic aesthetics of vintage tennis sneakers, mixed with a hybrid of new design details and quality materials.

Suede Front Toe Guard
Cognac Vegetable Leather Wrap
Signature Mock Croc Run Athletics Eye Stay
Laser cut Leather Loop Label
Custom non sweat insole for Maximum Comfort
Perforated Suede Upper
Side Wall of Cup Sole with Laser Cut Detailing

Retailing around £65, the first editions of the Run Athletics sneaker will be available initially in the UK, Paris, Germany and Amsterdam. The later installments will be launched in the US in independent boutique retailers.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Gravis: The Collective Art Project

Famous for fusing art with footwear, Gravis breaks new ground by creating an exclusive collector's edition shoe constructed from three original canvases painted by celebrated urban artists, Marok, Delta and Matt Sewell.
Specially commissioned for the Gravis Collective Lounge at the contemporary streetwear tradeshow The Park, in Manchester Feb 05, the three 2mx2m canvas panels will be skillfully cut up to become part of the Comet Mid shoe. Artists Marok, Delta and Matt Sewell not only integrate the fabric of their actual artwork but also decide the Comet's style direction, colorway and creative detailing - an innovative first in art/shoe collaborations. By stepping away from basic customizing, Gravis involves its artists at a well-defined and significant level: 'With this initiative Gravis wants to encourage urban artists to become involved in artist/product development and chooses to use the Collective as a testing ground for future artist collaborations,' states Simon Nicholls, Gravis Footwear Brand Director Europe.
In keeping with the project's originality, only 36 shoes will be made from each canvas. Launched at the Bread & Butter tradeshow, July 05, the art-bred Comet will be displayed at the Gravis Collective Lounge at The Park tradeshow in August 05. After a European Store Tour in association with local media, the shoe will be later released worldwide at selected outlets.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Sneaker Pimps - Los Angeles

Photos by Mikey T.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Reebok - Ventilators

Sneak peek at the new colorways for Reebok's Ventilators. Don't sleep...
Top Left - July 2005 release, Top Right - Aug. 2005 release, Bottom Left - Oct. 2005 release, Bottom Right - Nov. 2005 release.

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