The Vans Classic Slip-On is a great summer shoe. It’s comfortable and easy to get on or off. What could make it any better? Vans answers that question with their latest offering for summer 2013 with tie dye. The canvas upper shows off a psychedelic “Tie Dye” pattern that sits on top of an all-white vulcanized sole. Black leather lining takes care of the inside of the sneaker. The shoe can be purchased now at the Vans online store.
Summer is coming for North Hemispherians and Nike is getting in the spirit with this new Nike Classic Cortez Nylon ‘Aloha Pack’. Green, blue, red and black flips come draped in tropical flower prints, making you want to don the wreath and hula hard. The pack is available from Nike Quickstrike accounts this Saturday, May 18 including Mita.
Has there ever been a sneaker that you had as a child, that you wish would re-release today in its original form? Or perhaps a sneaker you wanted has been retroed, but it didn’t receive the proper treatment. Complex lists 20 Classic Sneakers That Deserve A Proper Retro. Check out some of our favorites from the list below, and click here to see the complete list.
Reebok are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Reebok Classic Leather with a stack of big name colabs and the always reliable design minds at Solebox have not let us down with their contribution. After a decade at the forefront of the European sneaker biz, owner Hikmet Sugoer has created some of the most highly coveted Reebok colaborations of all time, especially his Pumps which featured light-em-up ‘disco’ panels and glowing balls. This time around however, Hikmet has decided to keep it simple, utilising sleek black leather which is accentuated by a blindingly bright suede toebox that is somehow neither orange, nor truly red. These Solebox slippers will drop in-store on May 24 before hitting select Reebok retailers on May 25. Pics via Hypebeast.
Polish videographer Bartek Hlawka takes us through an exploration of time and space, to a period when 8-bit was the maximum resolution available. Hlawka’s celebration of technology past is delivered for Pixel Heaven 2013, a unique retrospective game conference held in Warsaw. Attendees will exchange stories, compete for high scores, and be treated to a live concert featuring some low-bit beats. From Mario to PacMan, floppy disks to pinball machines, this video utilizes a combination of throwback machines and stop-motion graphics to create a thoroughly pleasant nostalgic video.
If you were lucky enough to get your hands on the recently released Nike SB x Supreme Tennis Classic then you’d be smiling just like Val Kilmer does here as he shows off his pair in a recent photo.
As Val chose to go with the Volt colorway, these classic sneakers are highlighted by signature Supreme branding and 3M accents at each back heel. A perfect summer shoe to say the least, let us know if you picked up a pair as well.
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Continuing on their celebration of the Reebok Classic Leather’s 30th Anniversary, the brand has collaborated with Tokyo retailer mita Sneakers. As previously shown, this sneaker is a colorful combination of materials and tones, meshing pig suede, sky blue chambray, terry, and glow-in-the-dark on one nicely executed silhouette. Behind this is Shigeyuki Kunii, creative director at mita Sneakers, who is responsible for the innovative design process with which mita approaches its collaborations. Hypebeast was able to sit down with Kunii to discuss his creative logic behind the shoe, which was made to be fluid between different times of the day, and between environments. Enjoy the full video piece above.
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