A sneaker collaboration might provide a much-needed boost in funding, but no, Supra’s latest tag team effort is not a joint effort with the Public Broadcast System. Instead, the Supra “Nova Pack” is intended to produce a spacey vibe thanks to vibrant turquoise accents on otherwise tonal grey makeups. Both the Supra S1W and Society feature white speckling on the cracked leather that contrasts their Satin TUF sections, while the Skytop III instead applies a black splatter to its blue midsoles.
As football season heats up, Jordan Brand drops an Air Jordan 1 Phat that any Pittsburgh Steelers fan will love. Black leather is contrasted by yellow ripstop material and laces. A white midsole, as well as a grey Swoosh and outsole finish up this sneaker. Pick your pair up today from Premier for $105.
We knew Nike Sportswear was bringing it back thanks to a preview of three Vintage suede makeups previewed last month here on Sneaker News, and today the Nike Bruin Mid makes its return in a more pristine form. Featuring a black suede upper paired with Signal Blue branding, the Bruin Mid’s tab-toe construction offers an alternative to the familiar blucher construction on the Blazer for another low-profile vulc-soled style that’s become one of today’s casual standards.
We have seen them on the feet of celebrities, and glimpses of them as part of the “Kilroy Pack”, but a detailed look at the Air Jordan 9 “Motorboat Jones” shows the all red suede upper wrapped in red 3M. Black hits on the heel, laces, and inner lining combine with the black outsole featuring a white Jumpman symbol to create a clean color palette that will surely turn heads. Specific attributes include “MOTORBOAT JONES” replacing the “AIR JORDAN” normally stitched on the tongue, and Jones’ team, Bilings, and its mascot stitched on the inner portion of the tongue and printed on the insoles.
Nike KD4 ID x Yeezy II Make Your Sole Glow Customs by @GourmetKickz
The influence of Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy is forever growing. Wouldn’t it be crazy to have had the Yeezy I and II released with no story of who “designed” them and see how well they’d sell? Regardless they hold a unique spot in design and color blocking amongst sneaker history so it is no wonder a custom here and there takes on their colorway. The latest is a KD4 customized by Chef of GourmetKickz, who didn’t want to take all the credit as the base shoe was an Nike ID chosen by his customer. The missing piece though to the black and solar red upper was the glow in the dark sole. Using his signature “Make Your Sole Glow” service Chef whipped up two pairs of these for his customer.
If you missed out on the Yeezy II and want your soles to glow contact Chef at GourmetKickz.com and be sure to follow him on Twitter and Instagram @GourmetKickz
Mirror Mirror Custom Nike Dunks by Jason Bryant @BryantPaintings
Vines twirling around the shoes onto the wall and rose petals going to the ground as they fall. As part of a transition from regular canvas artist Jason Bryant added painting skate decks to his arsenal. Looking to use another unconventional canvas Bryant decided to use a high top Nike Dunk which was a natural choice considering the his long interest in Nike and skateboarding since the 1980s. The pair titled Mirror Mirror is part of his full exhibition Smoke and Mirrors at the Porter Contemporary Art Gallery in New York that explores moments of human weakness and deception in photo-realistic oil paintings of vintage film still shots combined with vintage skateboard inspired graphics.
Specifically for these Mirror Mirror Nike Dunks Bryant first primed the entire upper white prepping for a mirrored design on each shoe. The first graphics made were a hand painted image of 1940s and 50s actress June Allyson looking into her reflection, though with some obstruction. In the way of her view are bold painted roses, twisting vines, petals, and bones breaking through the surface of the shoes inspired from a 1990 Powell Peralta skate graphic. If viewed from the correct angle it appears the vines are reaching to the ceiling and petals flowing towards the floor on the blank gallery walls. A pair like this makes sneakers even more so PaintOrThread’s vote for the best choice to when trying to find a canvas to paint.
The Nike Air Penny V range just got a bit more interesting, sliding in an upcoming colorway with no clear connection to any of the teams that Penny Hardaway played for during his professional career. Not that the pair needs any sort of backstory, the tour yellow meets cool grey mixture is a head turner regardless of personal details involved, not to mention the slick graphics etched in around the upper and the midsole.
Nike Air Penny V Black/Black/Cool Grey-Tour Yellow 12/26/2012 $165
After appearing in high top form yesterday, the Vans CA 106 gets the “Water Resistant” treatment for the holiday season. Blue, red, and neutral tone uppers get painted in pigskin, dipped in a Scotchguard sealant to protect from spills and splashes. Expect these to hit Vans California accounts worldwide in the near future.
Who is Slim Jenkins? His sneaker has been the most mysterious from the gigantic Air Jordan IX ‘Kilroy Pack’, with the further out release date preventing too many previews from popping up so far. Luckily our man Johnny Kilroy has let go an image, this one suggesting that Michael Jordan donned a fake mustache and quite the afro to get away with the disguise. Click through with us to check one of the better views provided so far of the Air Jordan IX ‘Slim Jenkins’ and let us know if you’ll be picking up this November 24th release.