Tag Archives | Kicks

…Nike and Transformers are teaming up again?

Nike Transformers

It’s not often that shoe fanatics and Transformers fanboys collide (except for the shoes that came out after the first Transformers movie) but when custom kicks like these are on the line, I would be surprised to see riots breaking out in the streets.

The line of shoes, which draw heavy (and officially licensed) inspiration from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, include customized versions of the Zoom Sharkalaid, Zoom FP and Zoom Flight Club, with Bumblebee, Soundwave and Megatron all represented.

If you want a pair, you better start looking around though, because you can’t just expect to walk into your local Foot Locker and pick a pair off the shelf.

[Via: Shoe Collector]

…RYZ wants to customize your kicks?

RYZ

RYZ is trying to be the Threadless of the shoe world, and looks to be doing a pretty good job at it so far.

Like the other user generated content companies, you can design a shoe, vote on shoe designs buy the winners, and discuss shoes with other shoe lovers in the community.

Right now it’s still in beta, so there aren’t a lot of shoes in the store just yet, but what’s there shows promise, and it’s definitely got a nice little vibe going. Plus, rocking custom kicks is sure to score you some instant street cred, so pick up a pair and support the artists.

[RYZ]

…Death From Above looks amazing?

Death From Above

Phu! And SBTG’s line of “Death from Above” Nikes is going to be one hot shoe release.

With the Death Seeker AF1s battling the Phantom Mirage AM90s, each side is limited to just eight individually numbered pairs, and at $500 a piece, they’re not exactly cheap, but when features include “weathered fuselage as an armor and cloaked in an urban desert storm camouflage” and “armored with metallic olive drab, battle dressed in desert storm and accented in a venomous acid green chompers”, it just might be worth it.

Available March 30th from Royalefam Shop.

(Be sure to check out Phu!’s Vinyl Is The New Canvas for some fantastic behind the scenes shots of what goes into a pair of very custom kicks.)

[Royalefam]

[Vinyl Is The New Canvas]

[Via: Freshness Mag]

…It’s Things Thursday: Lakai Recycled Program?

Lakai Recycled Program

If you’d like to go green in style, then check out the Lakai Recycled Program.

By “applying excess shoe materials that would otherwise be thrown away to selected styles each season”, Lakai is turning trash into unique pairs of kicks that are good looking and good for the environment.

In addition to the recycled materials (leather, suede, mesh) the Recycled Program shoes will also feature soles comprised of new gum rubber mixed with regrind rubber waste, reducing new material by up to 50%.

Another benefit of the program is that each shoe will have a unique look that is the result of whatever materials they happened to have around that day, so no two pairs will share the same material and/or color combinations.

Are you ready to go green?

[Lakai – Recycled Program]

[Utility Board Supply – Lakai Kost-One Recycled Shoe]

…Reeboks smell like Kool-Aid?

Reebok Kool-Aid

Reebok/Kool-Aid kicks aren’t exactly groundbreaking, since the shoe game is known to bring some unique partnerships together, but what is interesting is that not only do these shoes look like their respective Kool-Aid flavors, they smell like them too thanks to scented sock liners.

Run one includes cherry, strawberry and grape, and more are planned (orange, lemon and lime) if the scented shoe takes off like Reebok surely hopes it will.

What’s your flavor?

[Complex – Reebok/Kool-Aid]

[Thanks Stephen (NSFW)]