Following up on the release with Craig Stecyk, Nike SB and Air Jordan have now enlisted skate veteran Lance Mountain to work his magic. Known for his contributions to pool and jump ramp shredding in the late 1980′s, Mountains affiliation with the Air Jordan 1 dates back to the time of Bones Brigade’s highly-influential In Search of Animal Chin video, in which he filmed his footage in a mismatched pair of the iconic shoes customized with paint markers and multi-colored laces for durability and uniqueness. Fast forward more than 20 years, and Mountain has applied this unique idea to this official collaboration, with two renditions that both feature red and blue accents. As each pair is worn in, the shoe creates its own unique appearance for each person that wears the sneaker.
Look out for the release of the Nike SB x Air Jordan 1 by Lance Mountain on June 7 at select Nike SB retailers.
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Compound‘s first collection of in-house cut and sew apparel, Tabor, is set to release this weekend in Portland. The lookbook for the line not only highlights the quality collection of contemporary streetwear, but also features a preview of upcoming adidas footwear, including the adidas Element Refine, the Pure Boost and a promo version of the Consortium ZX Flux. The line, which is manufactured in Portland, includes a Reflective Jogger Pant, Constructed Longsleeve Top and City of Roses Coach’s Jacket, as well as two t-shirts with graphics inspired by the Rose City’s style and heritage. Before the collection launches at Compound Gallery tonight, check out the images from the lookbook below, which were shot by photographer Yulia Nidbalskaya. Also, be sure to follow @tabor_made on Instagram for all the latest from Tabor by Compound.
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Street Art in Pentiction: Garage Text
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Street Art in Pentiction: Garage Text
When will be seeing more of the Nike Flystepper 2k3? The sneakers showed up as the sort of sleeper hit amongst this years “All-Star” set from Nike Sportswear and disappeared shortly thereafter, with just one other colorway making it to retail. Injecting some extra life into the design is this Gourmet Kickz creation that places a brilliant gold sheen onto the shoes along with some Yeezified python touches. Continue reading to see the results and, if you like what you see, get up with Gourmet Kickz to see what he can do for you in terms of custom creations.
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Officially they’re known as “Nightshade”, but for reasons unknown, Jordan fans are calling these “Green Snake” instead. Beside these technicalities, this Air Jordan 11 Low will be the ideal footwear to go with you Sunday best this Easter. In crisp grass green patterned with a snakeskin accent, the black leather/mesh overlay on top and the white midsole below amplify the green’s sharpness even more. Add to the translucent outside with hits of Volt colorway and you have the perfect kicks for spring. Available starting tomorrow at select Jordan Brand accounts, including UBIQ of Philadelphia.
Air Jordan 11 Low “Green Snake/Nightshade”
Color: Black/Nightshade-White-Volt Ice
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Release Date: April 19, 2014 (Saturday)
Hearing Frank Rivera aka Frank The Butcher talk about one of his many sneaker collaborations — such as the Insta Pump Fury 20th Anniversary sneaker that he did with Reebok or the Forum High Crest that he did with adidas — is like listening to a historian recount some important event; he takes his time to explain why the shoe’s original release was important, how it affected the culture at the time, why it’s still important today, and how his design pays homage to the shoe’s past while making it relevant to a new generation of sneakerheads.
If ever there was such a thing as a streetwear historian, Frank The Butcher is him. And his collaborations aren’t the only place he brings his deep understanding of the culture. It’s in everything the Boston transplant does: his The Butcher’s Block interview series, the gear he’s curated as a director at Concepts and Boylston Trading Co., the designs he does for his own Business As Usual clothing line, even the hip hop mixtapes that he helps produce and curate. Everything exists in context for Frank; this shoe was worn by such-and-such a person during this period of Boston’s sneaker movement, this or that rapper’s music inspired a whole generation of underground imitators. In a world with as notoriously short a memory as streetwear, nothing gets by Frank The Butcher. He’s the Google of streetwear.
Frank The Welder
Yet, ironically, the story of Frank The Historian begins with a piece of sheet metal. Well, lots of pieces of sheet metal. He told XXL,
“I had my first daughter when I was 19. So I went to work, for real, at a young age. I was welding, factories, sheet metal. So while all of my friends were out enjoying themselves, the joke was, I was the blue collar guy. Like ‘Frank the Welder,’ and then it landed on ‘Frank the Butcher.’ It was a joke, but it stuck and I kept it.”
But after the death of his little brother in a car accident in 2005, Frank decided to make a run at his dreams, to flip his passion for fashion and the local radio show that he and at the time into a profession.
Almost ten years later, Frank is not only a local street culture legend in Boston but the genesis for collaborations and projects that have reached people all over the world.
Concepts X New Balance 999 “Kennedy”
He began with The Weekly Drop, flipping the show into the “a voice for the culture” by bringing his friends and contemporaries on to talk about everything streetwear.
Then in 2011, while Frank was serving as a manager/designer at Concepts, he designed the Concepts X New Balance 999 “Kennedy”, a nautical-themed shoe inspired by JFK’s love of the sea and the president’s time as a lieutenant of PT-Boat during World War II. That shoe is still considered one of the best New Balance collaborations ever and marked Frank’s true arrival as a powerhouse in the world of sneaker collaborations.
Business As Usual X Reebok Classic 30th Anniversary
Since, it’s seemed to be a parade of successful releases, from the revival of adidas’ Forum High Crest, to sneakers co-branded with Burn Rubber’s Rick Williams’ creative agency, The District Life, to the redesign of the Reebok Classic Leather, which also marked the launch of Business As Usual (and was released alongside a pair of Mitchell & Ness collaborative hats). There’s been non-shoe collaborations too, like the Boylston Trading Co. X Lexdray luggage series and apparel from The Butcher’s Block.
The All Is Fair Mixtape
In all of his interviews, when asked about what inspires him and keeps him creative, Frank always comes back to his love of hip hop. He told Life+Times,
“I had a crew of friends growing up that were rapping and producing. Producing just became a hobby that I never left alone. It was always a want and need to do more music even as I got more acclimated to the fashion industry and being creative. Music is like my drug”
He fed his addiction for that drug again in 2013 with the release of his All Is Fair mixtape, a 17-track project done in collaboration with Paul Mighty and featuring a slew of underground rappers.
Frank The Historian
What’s next for Frank The Butcher? Well, the streetwear historian continues to make his own history with his Business As Usual brand, he continues to foster the next generation of history makers by exposing them to the best in streetwear via The Butcher’s Block, and he’s even taking his knowledge of the culture to the classroom, offering a SkillShare class with Rick Williams called “Fashion Collaborations: Creating a Successful Product Together”.
One thing is for sure, Frank will always continue to fight the good fight, to sell the things he thinks needs to be sold, to revive the classic shoes that need to be revived. For no matter how dark the days of Internet immediacy seem to become, Frank The Butcher, Frank The Historian will always be there, reminding us when that deep mahogany suede was first used by Nike, or why you can’t beat Reebok Classics, or some other tidbit of streetwear knowledge that had seemingly been forgotten in the let’s-make-a-buck fray.
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If you stepped away from the flow of sneaker news this week, you’ve got a lot to catch up on. Jordan Brand officially unveiled the Air Jordan XX9, the 29th signature shoe of the heralded Air Jordan legacy. In addition to that revelation, we got a first look at the next Nike SB Air Jordan 1 releases, which were revealed to be two different versions designed by skate legend Lance Mountain. This year’s EYBL PE for the KD 6 came to light, a new Flyknit Chukka with Max Air came to fruition, “Sprite” made a return to the LeBron, and much, much more, so check out all of the best headlines from Sneaker News over the last week right here in Sneaker News Weekly Rewind.
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We know you’ve got family plans for Easter weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can take Saturday off in terms of sneaker releases. If you need help figuring out what’s going down then you’re in luck, as we’re once again coming through with a detailed list of the Jordans, Nikes, and more that will all be in stores for tomorrow. Keep in mind that the big-footed among you should also be up early for the massive Eastbay restock that will offer up a second chance at a horde of recent Jordans in sizes 15 and up. Continue reading for the full breakdown and happy hunting.
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California-based footwear brand Thorocraft introduces the Hampton Oxford, a low-profile lace-up offered in three different variations that presents a new take on a tried and true classic. Two of the three styles features a denim upper, one in a “blue cloud” camo pattern and the other in black. A third is done up in a woven cotton/poly blend, adorned with a custom “Two Chainz” graphic. All three handcrafted pairs carry a smooth pigskin inner lining and raw, un-dyed Vachetta leather heel detail. A stacked leather and cushioning EVA sole unit finishes the look. Get the Hampton Oxford now from Thorocraft’s online store.
In 2010, Nike unveiled its inaugural Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), providing a platform for the nation’s top high school players to improve their game, featuring skills academies led by top NBA players. One such athlete is the Oklahoma City Thunder forward and MVP front-runner Kevin Durant, whose signature Nike KD 6 Elite gets an EYBL design makeover for the participants in the springtime youth league. The shoe features multiple colors finished across a Flywire-infused open-mesh upper, with purple laces and an orange midsole dominating the vivid color palette. Check out detailed looks of the Nike KD 6 Elite “EYBL” below.
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The Nike Roshe Run Hyperfuse is about to get way more colorful this summer by way of the three-toned soles coming up soon. But before we get to those, there are a few more tonal styles to enjoy like the pair pictured above. This is one of the most neutral Roshe Run Hyperfuses you’re going to find, with a Sail upper and Medium Orewood Brown sole a suitable match for — put it like this, there’s an infinitesimally small set of clothing options you could wear with any other sneaker but not these. This ladies release is right up there with the most versatile pairs of 2014 and so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled because they already sold out at Titolo.
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