A Bathing Ape 2014 Summer ROAD STA

A Bathing Ape presents its newest crop of ROAD STAs for the summer months ahead. Offered in red, white, and navy colorways, each shoe features a simple leather upper with the brand’s star logo plastered across the side. Underneath is a comfortable, white air-cushioned sole with a black outsole. Priced at ¥18,144 JPY (approximately $ 180 USD), these ROAD STAs are available now at BAPE locations now. Info wired via: A Bathing Ape 2014 Summer ROAD STA

Inventory 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook

Aside from producing well-curated lifestyle content both online and in print, Inventory also looks to its store to highlight labels and designer it admires. Here the 2014 spring/summer lookbook showcases a number of styled looks that blend traditional and contemporary motifs. Lightweight, functional jackets from Needles and Arc’teryx Veilance are layered over shirts by Maragret Howell and John Smedley. Bottoms come courtesy of pleated pants and shorts by Engineered Garments, while reinterpreted classic footwear silhouettes from Haco Schuh, Sols and … Continue reading

The Making of the Bodega x Reebok Instapump Fury

Fresh off the full unveiling of its Reebok Instapump Fury collaboration, Boston retailer Bodega has released this video on the “back story” of the shoe. Dubbed the “Full Contact,” Bodega takes on the iconic Reebok silhouette is all about a maximalist approach with a wild mix of colors and patterns. The upper features tan, yellow, blue, black and red panels accented with a printed dot pattern on the inflatable cage inspired by vibrant neon candies and trippy ’80s and ’90s graphics. … Continue reading

Dior Homme 2014 Summer Sneaker Collection

Dior Homme presents another compelling sneaker collection as part of its 2014 spring/summer release. Reinterpreting classic athletic footwear designs with modern riffs, the collection consists of a mix of low and high-top silhouettes, where patent and metallic leather , Prussian blue, burgundy calfskin and a blend of subtle color schemes lend themselves as color accents. Contrasting rubber sole units round out each shoe with a sporty finish, presenting a read-to-wear range that continues the French fashion house’s progressive motifs. Info … Continue reading

The NY Times Profiles Sneaker Reselling and Somebody Who Turned Down $98,000 for Signed Yeezy 2s

The NY Times recently published a piece documenting the growing rise of young footwear traders. In the era of hyper-inflated resale prices for sneakers, kids barely in their teens can be found at events trading and selling thousands of dollars worth of shoes. The article includes insights from older collectors who draw parallels between the boom in footwear trading and that of baseball cards in the ’90s. The piece also tells the story of one Jonathan Rodriguez, 18, from Deer … Continue reading

Tailored For Flight: Air Jordan XX9 New York Event Recap

Today marks the official reveal of the latest drop from Jordan Brand, the Air Jordan XX9. Throughout the summit, the focus was clearly on the sneaker’s latest innovation technology: the use of “Flight Weave” and “Flight Plate.” With the famed Tinker Hatfield speaking on behalf of the brand and as the shoe’s designer, the main highlight of the event actually came in the form of a surprise guest appearance by Michael Jordan himself. With both Hatfield and Jordan on stage, the … Continue reading

Converse Jack Purcell First String Crepe Sneaker Collection

Just want to buy a pair right now? Click Amazon An early First String release for the year for Converse comes as a rethink of their iconic Jack Purcell silhouette. Here they take the low-top Jack Purcell and add a crepe sole, taking it up over the toe but maintaining the designs signature ‘smile’. Made form heavy canvas, the sneaker comes in three colors: white, navy and black. You can pick up a pair now at Haven. The post Converse … Continue reading

Diversifying the Portfolio: adidas Invests Heavily Into Lifestyle

In what was arguably the cherry on the top, Pharrell Williams’ announcement as the latest high-profile adidas endorsee capped off a whirlwind signing spree for adidas. Despite its role as one of the earliest sports brands with a penchant for developing performance product and sporting champions, it was also among the first brands to truly embrace the intersection of sport, fashion and music on a relatively mainstream level with its ongoing Y-3 collection with Yohji Yamamoto, as well as Run-D.M.C. … Continue reading

BAIT x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Basics Model-003 Nippon Blues”

After getting an early preview, we’ve now got a full look at the latest installment of BAIT and ASICS “Basics Model” program. Moving away from the military inspirations of the two prior shoes, the design of the Gel Lyte III “Basics Model-003 Nippon Blues” draws inspiration from Japanese tradition and culture. The upper features Japanese indigo Kasuri textile paired with rugged, navy nailhead suede, and red accents and laces. In a subtle nod to ASICS’ place in footwear culture to the … Continue reading

Jordan Brand Unveils the Air Jordan XX9

Coming this fall from Jordan Brand is the 29th installment of the flagship Air Jordan franchise: the Air Jordan XX9. Building on the brand’s storied history of pioneering innovation and premium craftsmanship, the XX9 boasts two revolutionary technologies: an evolution of the Air Jordan XX8′s Flight Plate and the brand’s first-ever performance-woven upper. Providing structure, support, comfort, and abrasion resistance, the brand new upper takes cues from Italian craftsmanship and is created with state-of-the-art machinery that can combine all of … Continue reading

Bodega x Reebok Instapump Fury 20th Anniversary

Following up Louisiana retailer Sneaker Politics’ successful Reebok Instapump Fury collaboration, Boston retailer Bodega offers up its take on the classic silhouette. With a love for gum soles, it was only natural that Bodega chose to start with a gum sole base for the shoe. From there, Bodega has added a riotous mix of colors and materials to build up the upper and capped it all off with speckle print and monotone detailing. Simple at first glance, a closer look reveals … Continue reading

Nas Speaks On The 20th Anniversary of ‘Illmatic,’ Its Namesake Documentary and Sneakers

Nas recently took stage at Coachella 2014 in homage of his timeless debut LP, Illmatic. Celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary, the performance was joined by former rival Jay Z alongside Diddy who contributed to iconic cuts like “Dead Presidents,” “Made You Look” and “Hate Me Now.” Following the show, HYPETRAK sat down with Nasty Nas to chat about the Time is Ilmmatic documentary which will make its debut at this year’s Tribecca Festival, how certain elements of hip-hop continue to be … Continue reading

Video: A Look at Prada’s new Driving Shoes

Just want to buy a pair right now? Click Amazonor Ebay Prada Driving Shoes are crafted with attention to every detail, and hand-stitched using the most intricate techniques. A single expert shoemaker carries out the 200 steps of the process, assuring a lasting, superior quality and excellent product. In addition to Saffiano leather and calf suede, Prada uses fine ostrich and crocodile skins which add to the sophistication and exclusive nature of the shoes. The post Video: A Look at … Continue reading

Nike Opens First Football-Only Store in Brasil

Coinciding with this year’s World Cup, Nike has opened its first football-only store in Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana district. Celebrating the sporting heavyweight’s heritage with Brasilian football, the three-story outpost is outfitted in the Brazilian national team’s colors while Carioca graffiti artist Mateu Velassco’s compelling illustrations take on the distressed brick walls. Elsewhere, Nike pays tribute to the country’s football culture with a special section displaying the iconic Nike Tiempo 94 — worn by the likes of Ronaldo and Ronaldinho … Continue reading

Distinct Life X Reebok GL6000 Part 2

Distinct Life and Reebok are back with part two of their four-part collaborative collection. Once again, Distinct Life has chosen the GL6000 silhouette, but this time around its been given a green makeover. The upper features Distinct Life’s proprietary “Ghost Camouflage” pattern, which has been subtly debossed onto the green leather panels. Tonal green mesh and nubuck, tan liners and suede accents, and extra touches like custom lace locks complete the recipe for the uppers. Add to that the pebble … Continue reading

J Dilla – Give Em What They Want

Following up his Diamonds & Ice EP, today J Dilla’s family-run Pay Jay label releases the first cut to the late great rapper’s latest record Give Em What They Want. The five track effort includes Dilla’s 2002 collaboration with Supa Dave West on “The Doe” alongside vocal cuts from 2001 and unreleased heat, “So Far.” The five tracks will be available in translucent 12″ vinyl from Pay Jay Productions on May 6. Stream “Give Em What They Want” here and stay … Continue reading

Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip Camo Suede

Cole Haan has got a great new footwear option for those who need something a bit more dressed up but don’t wan’t to give up their sneaker’s completely: the LunarGrand Wingtip in camouflage suede. The shoe features a premium rough suede upper with an eye-catching woodland camo print paired to a tan Lunarlon sole. A rich leather lining and waxed laces round out the details for this latest LunarGrand release. Get yourself a pair now from select stockists like Feature … Continue reading

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