Nike Air Force 1 Low uploaded by Elsey
October 31st means it’s Halloween all around world. Also known as “All Hallows’ Eve” this yearly celebration happens to fall in the middle of the week in 2012. Today we look at some of our favorite Halloween themed sneakers on the wiki as well as some of the black and orange options. This special showcase will also be one that San Francisco Giants’ fans will enjoy. Check out some of the sneakers on the Wikipedia below and let us know what your favorite Halloween sneaker is! Continue reading
In the midst of the heyday of Nike SB in the mid-2000’s we saw a special pack that took inspiration of the taxi cab. This special “Taxi Cab” series consisted of two Dunk Lows inspired by Tokyo cabs, an Air Classic for London and the Zoom Team Edition seen here for the iconic black/yellow New York City taxi cab. Continue reading
The last Showcase of October is kicked off by #sneakerholic @jkrulin from Barcelona rocking a pair of classic Air Jordan 1’s. The weekly showcase has been a special way to kick off the week for #sneakerholics around the globe and at the same time is made up of sneaker enthusiasts from all around. Getting into the Showcase is tough as the pictures chosen are random, so keep sharing your daily sneaker choices with us @Sneakerpedia, and/or use the hashtag #sneakerholics throughout the week. Let us know your favorite shots and #sneakerholics to follow on Twitter.
From early on, if you were a pro-rider signed to Nike SB you were able to design your own version of the classic Dunk to your own specifications. In October of 2004 Daniel Shimizu’s Dunk High was released to the world. Known also as the Skull Dunk for the skull logo replacing the normal Nike SB tongue tag, the sneaker’s design comes from Shimizu’s love for Japanese anime Macross.
Nike SB Dunk High “Shimizu” uploaded by kapology
The simple black, white, grey and yellow paneling takes influence from one of the anime’s main fighter plane robot. The special skull logo was added to ensure people knew the special nature of the sneaker. White laces were featured with grey as the alternate, but black and yellow laces were often swapped in as well and mix things up nicely. The flow and simplicity of the design fits with Shimizu’s skate style which has made him a long time rider for Nike Skateboarding.
This Dunk was part of the Custom Dunk Series. This series started the SB trend of releasing matching apparel and accessories, mostly featuring the skull graphic. Not as popular as some of the older Nike SB releases these Dunks are a nice addition to any SB fanatic’s collection.
Are these Shimizu Dunks a part of your collection?
Over the years premier Swedish retailer Sneakers N’ Stuff aka SNS has worked with a variety of brands. On the blog we have looked at collaborations with Reebok and Puma previously. Here we see a design they created with Asics, with whom they have a strong relationship, on the favorite GT-II. As with many sneakers the inspiration behind the design is very important and SNS has a great story behind this grey and red build. Continue reading