Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sneaker Spotlight: Nike SB Zoom Tre “Safari”

Nike SB Zoom Tre "Safari"

It is hard to fight the blended aesthetic of the Nike SB Zoom Tre. Though clearly a skate shoe, the model takes slight hints from the Nike Running category to create a slim toed model that could easily translate to a lifestyle sneaker if given the right colorway.  Continue reading

Sneakerpedia Twitter Sneaker Showcase

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@WhiteSoles Florida

Goodies new and old make up the latest Showcase, showing that #sneakerholic from all around appreciate the new and old school. Kicking us off this week is @WhiteSoles in the new Kobe 8 release. Let us know who rocked the best sneakers in the comments section and on Twitter. Don’t be shy and follow fellow #sneakerholics you admire in the Showcase as well. Remember to share what sneakers you’re wearing all week-long. The Showcases are randomized but the more times you sure, the better the chances to make it in. All you have to do is mention @Sneakerpedia and/or use the #sneakerholics tag along with your picture to maybe see your shot next week.

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Sneaker Spotlight: Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III “Mint Leaf”

Ronnie Fieg x Asics Gel Lyte III "Mint Leaf"

If we told you that a running shoe line was based on the first line of a poem by Roman poet Juvenal, you probably wouldn’t believe me. However, when it comes to Asics, an acronym for the Latin phrase anima sana in corpore sano which translates “a sound mind in a sound body”, that is exactly how it works. But before we dig to far into the history of the brand, lets flash to the present and look at some of the current work that has come out of the brand.

For many brands, collaboration has always been a part of their style. From street graffiti and tattoo artist, to Basquiat, brands have often reached out to other creatives in order to interpret their styles in their own way. For Asics, one of their most recent and popular collaborators has been Ronnie Fieg. Once a Buyer for DavidZ in New York City, he has now opened up his own store, Kith. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Hyperdunk Supreme “Marty McFly”

Nike Hyperdunk Supreme “Marty McFly”

2015 may be on the horizon, but Nike hasn’t lost sight of its past when it heads back to the future. When the Nike Hyperdunk Supreme “Marty McFly”released in 2008, it was a combination of both past ideas meeting new school technology; using the inspiration of a “newer” sneaker release to help with color placements and design implementation. With an obvious nod to the then unreleased Nike Air Mags, the Hyperdunk 2008 colorway used a draw of future appeal to a line of basketball kicks looking for the fast forward flare.  This limited release of only 350 pairs saw #sneakerholics dreaming to get a piece of a world that Robert Zumeckis created with Marty McFly’s travels in “Back to the Future” movie series. Continue reading

Sneaker Spotlight: Nike Lunar Air 180 OG

Nike Air Max Lunar 180 OG

When new meets old, Nike hits the ground running when joining a classic with newer technology. Nike has experimented with this formula before, seen with both implementation of 360 air unit and Flywire added to some of the more memorable sneakers in Nike’s catalog. Seeing the Nike Lunar Air 180 OG for the first time, it breathes life to a past silhouette, fusing new technology and comfort  to the styles and designs of old. Using original colors to help in the design of a sneaker definitely increases the visibility and familiarity to #sneakerholics trying to get into newer technology like LunarLon. Adding Lunar and a few newer technologies while keeping the original influences to the trainers seeks to give a revival of the classic to this Hybrid sneaker. Continue reading