Before the re-release of the “Grape” Jordan 5 even had a chance to turn into fine wine, Jordan Brand dropped a remixed version of the iconic sneaker in the form of the “Black Grapes”. Needless to say, the colorway was well-received, but left the door open for the possibility of other OG colorways of models in the Air Jordan line to get the blackout treatment. With that being said, we’ve done some creative exploring with a few predominantly white silhouettes that wouldn’t look bad dressed in black. Check out the series and cast your vote on which blacked out Air Jordan you’d like to be released.
Black “Cardinal” 7
Release a Jordan 7, and it’ll sell out. The same typically goes for Jordans released in a black and red colorway. Put the two together, and well, you know what to expect.
Volcom rider and international surf sensation Harry Timson takes to the rolling waves of Indonesia for a new video part: “Black | White.” Filmed in – you guessed it – grayscale, the film finds Timson tackling some sizable water currents in the lake peaks of Sumbawa. Though originally from the landlocked Leicestershire, the Englishman shows off some serious sea legs while dominating indy grabs and sharp wave cuts. The clip was dazzlingly filmed by cinematic production company Light Colour Sound, who specializes in epic aquatic filmmaking. Enjoy the hard-hitting clip above.
London-based design duo Dan Black and Martin Blum of Black + Blum offer us another functional yet decorative item of utility. Known for their quirky yet simple designs of housewares, this time they present a one-kilo, cast iron tape dispenser that doesn’t look anything like those chunky (and rather boring) ones you find at Staples. It’s actually interesting and modern, and you get the convenience of being able to cut off a piece of scotch tape with one hand. Get it here for .50.
A Modern Tape Dispenser from Black + Blum is a post by Elaine YJ Lee on Selectism.
The delighted adidas Crazyquick series was introduced earlier this year with many fascinating colorways. Now, adidas is initiating a new Black/Vivid/Pink colorway marking the retail price at 5. The whole sneaker is glossed with a petroleum feel having non uniformed colors like purple and pink. Also, the shoe features both pink and blue in the bottom midsole of traction.This is a great sneaker to hoop with on account of the minimum burden. You can now purchase a pair at Kicks-Crew.com
One of the most recognized brands in the sports apparel industry, Starter is set to release a collaborative headwear collection, one with designs that replace the rival teams on the playing field with opposing forces on a galactic scale. The Star Wars x Starter Black Label caps are made up of a pair of snapbacks and two five panels. The former features one style with the iconic Star Wars logo, the other emblazoned with Jedi Knights in classic Starter fashion. On the five-panel side, one is adorned with an over-all design made up of X-Wings and Tie Fighters, the other reminiscent of the flight suit of a Rebel Alliance pilot. Look for the collection to launch at select retailers and online in July.
Taking on the color scheme of one of its most popular brethren, the Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape” will release this weekend. Black durabuck material covers the majority of the shoe, and is accented by grape ice and teal accents. As with all Air Jordan 5 models, the shoe is finished off with a crisp, clean and translucent ice blue outsole. The “Black Grape” 5 will be available at select Jordan Brand retailers on Saturday, June 15 for 0. Will you Cop or Drop the Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape”?
Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape”
Black/New Emerald-Grape Ice
June 15, 2013
The day most of you sneakerheads have been waiting for is almost upon us. In just 24rs, the “Black Grape” Air Jordan V will be making its highly anticipated retail debut to what will surely be an instant sell out.
All of you sneakerheads have already seen the triumphant return of the “Grape” Air Jordan V back on May 4th, but now it’s time to welcome its outrageously popular flip colorway counterpart to the sneaker scene. Sporting a sleek black nubuck upper along with an emerald and grape midsole and icy outsole, this latest AJV colorway will be making a hell of a whole lot of noise come tomorrow.
Keep reading after the jump to check out your last look at the “Black Grape” Air Jordan V’s before they hit retail tomorrow and be sure to let us know whether or not you will be picking up a pair.
Air Jordan V
Black/New Emerald-Grape Ice-Black
A new color on old favorites is nothing new in the world of sneakers. The Air Jordan 5 “Black Grape” is the third colorway of the Jordan 5 to release this year, but it is the first time we see this color scheme on the model. The “Black Grape” colorway is inspired by the popularity of the Air Jordan 5 “Grape”, but the blocking is similar to that of the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua”. Check out a detailed look at the all-new shoe in the latest installment of Nice Kicks Unboxing. The “Black Grape” 5′s will release on Saturday, June 15 at select locations, including Nice Kicks in Austin, TX. Do you plan to cop this shoe tomorrow?
Black Scale marks the opening of their Seattle Pop-up Store with a collaboration with Alive & Well dubbed the BLVCK SEA Collection. Ultimately, the set will include graphic tees, caps, and skate decks created to coincide with the Black Scale’s mix tape, but they’re kicking off the venture with a short video that gives a more detailed look into the pieces and the collaboration itself. With Seattle being one of the major players in developing the ’90′s grunge movement that pushed Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain to the spotlight, you’ll notice that the skateshop and the streetwear label give a strong nod to him and the Emerald City itself, donning images of the front-man and the classic M logo of the city’s baseball team, fully embodying the city’s spirit without plaid button-downs or JNCO’s. The collection will drop on June 15th in-store at Alive & Well and online via Black Scale and their new pop-up shop in Seattle.
Release Date: June 15, 2013 (Saturday)
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