Last season, Andre Johnson was one of a select few Jordan Brand members that was gifted a PE pair of the Air Jordan 9 cleats. Preparing for the 2013 season start, the Houston Texans wideout was spotted at OTAs in Air Jordan 12 “Playoffs” Cleats. Football fans and former players may remember that the AJ12 released in cleat form in “Playoff” and “Taxi” colorways back in the early/mid 2000s. This pair appears to be new, so stay tuned to Nice Kicks for more AJ sightings in the NFL.
Fusing their respective history and riches, Manchester City and the New York Yankees have come together to form the 20th member of Major League Soccer. Set to take the field as early as 2015, the two have aptly dubbed Gotham’s newest professional sports team the New York City Football Club (NYCFC). Although New York already has one MLS franchise — the Red Bulls — the NYCFC will be the only team with a home in New York itself as opposed to its neighbor New Jersey. Yankees president Randy Levine said of the partnership, “They know how to run a soccer club, we know our way around New York, it is a win-win.” Stay tuned over the next few weeks as the newest MLS member is expected to announce appointments for key positions, in addition to whether the rumors of Queens being its home is true.
An unexpected move from Peters Mountain Works. While no strangers to a bit of colour and print, the outdoors inspired brand present a fancy-pants, luxury range employing some fabrics and skins you wouldn’t necessarily associate with outdoors pursuits. Here we look at a couple of packs from the ‘Destination Unknown’ line. The Ohayo two ways, both feature python and glossy patent leather, the first in white, black and brown with gold-tone metal buckles, the other an all black affair. Head to the gallery for more, and get spending here.
Peters Mountain Works ‘Destination Unknown’ Luxury Backpacks is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed the FILA renaissance over the last few months and have seen some straight dope silhouettes drop from the big F. Fuse TV’s ‘Sole Searching’ program has stopped by the FILA office to talk with brand strategist Louis W. Colon III about the Grant Hill and Stackhouse releases as well as the effort that went into the Ninja Turtles colab. Louis W. also talked about what FILA has up its sleeve for the rest of the year and it’s got us a little bit excited. Essential viewing for ball shoe lovers, watch the interview below.
In the latest edition of ARTST TLK by Reserve Channel, host Pharrell Williams connects with one of his good friends and entertainer extraordinaire, Usher Raymond. Some hardcore Usher fans may already be aware of his life story, yet for the rest of us who are uninitiated with his background, this talk sheds light on his life. This might be the most natural episode, since Williams and Raymond are engaged in an in-depth but casual conversation. In the last five minutes of the show, Williams brings out his protégé, Leah LaBelle, who explains her experience as an up-and-coming singer. This video gives an insight into the music industry, and it is a must-watch for budding musicians and singers.
Best known for his use of captivating hues alongside engaging letter fonts, POSE’s accolades in the graffiti world makes him the “go-to guy” if ever the topic of Chicago’s graffiti scene is in question. While POSE confidently conquers different mediums of art both on and off the streets, his latest trip to South Africa for City Of Gold urban art festival proves the streets to still be the most gratifying backdrop for his bold work. As part of LRG Artist Driven series, this latest clip shows the American artist get busy on a few large-scale throw ups, using a mixture of tools to achieve awe-inspiring results and further adding a coat of certitude to the run-down landscapes.
After their buzz with the release of the Reebok Question Mid “Crocus” back in March, Stockholm-based retailer Sneakersnstuff has some else brewing with the classic Reebok Question Mid.
Just days ago, 106 & Park’s host, Bow Wow, was spotted in what’s suspected to be the brand’s latest interpretation of the Question which looks to come in a red suede and powder blue color combination. As its exact color scheme is still unknown, preview images reveal a white midsole and matching red/burgundy outsole for a complete finish.
As we anticipate a release in the coming weeks of Summer, stay tuned to Sneaker Files for more on these kicks!
A nice little film from THIS IS ME and Kanken backpacks going behind the scenes with London graphic designer and art director Kate Moross. Best known for her brilliant use of colour and bold pattern, Moross has been doing her thing for quite some time now, hitting some impressive career highs, still only 26 years old. Shouts. So, who’s she worked for? We’ll give you the edited list: Converse, Nike, Virgin, Nokia, Mini Cooper, Kiehls, Glastonbury, The Guardian and currently employed as art director for Simian Mobile Disco and Jessie Ware. Take a look around her Camden (NW1 Crew) office and hear from the woman herself in the film, shot by Paul Mahon, below.
3 Minutes and 45 Seconds With London Art Director Kate Moross is a post by Lena Dystant on Selectism.
Everlane has offered up a uniquely rugged take on your average denim construction with the introduction of its Reverse-Denim Collection for Summer 2013. Featuring a reverse design that sees the grey weft of the denim on the exterior of the pieces, the collection includes brown leather trim and water-resistant khaki twill interiors. The entirety of the collection – which includes a weekender, backpack, tote bag and dopp kit – can now be purchased online for between USD and USD.