Welcome to Summer Bay, where the sun shines golden all day long and life’s a flaming beach. It’s so perfect, it’s like walking on air, and now thanks to our friends at Le Coq Sportif, you too can hang out in Summer Bay.
But first, let us introduce you to Le Coq Sportif’s Flash, an early-90s runner with just enough zippy paneling and more than enough savoir faire. We can’t honestly say we had any great sentimental connection to the Flash, but we know a thing or two about tidy runners, and the chance to work on a fresh retro model that hasn’t been thoroughly rinsed has max appeal.
The Summer Bay colourway was intended as maverick-OG, and by that, we mean it’s ‘almost’ legit for the 90s, but there’s a few subtle twists and turns that take it out of the predictable zone. Cornflour blue, dusty pink strobes and banana yellow heels are a harmonious pastel mélange, but it’s the cunning deployment of both white and pale-blue silky mesh that is the off-kilter key, at least to our deep-fried retinas. Praise to Le Coq for their attention to detail. The materials are first class and the nubuck is shaded to perfection.
Summer Bay is timed for release in July. We’ll post a list of global stockists once all the details are confirmed. Roll on Summer Bay, you know we belong together!
Sneaker nicknames can derive from a variety of inspirations. Some sneaker companies and collaborators opt for local flavor, while others reach into other cultures for the first step in the creative process. We uncover the usage of both techniques in the latest installment of Sneaker Nicknames Explained. Let us know which sneaker nicknames you would like to see us explain further in the comment section.
Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat”
Outside of occasionally going by a derivative of “Air” (i.e “His Airness”), Michael Jordan never had a well-known nickname. MJ or Jordan sufficed both during his career and afterwards. However, a little known fact is that friends began to call MJ “Black Cat” around 1996. Though the Air Jordan 13 was designed with a Black Panther in mind, it was the blacked-out Air Jordan 4 “Black Cat” that released in 1996 that was inspired by the little known nickname.
Sneaker collecting is not frowned upon these days, and on the contrary, it almost commands the same respect as collecting vinyl or toys. In many ways, everyone owned at least one pair of sneakers in their lifetime, linking each one of us with this specific footwear genre. Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is holding an exhibition titled, Out of the Box: The Ride of Sneaker Culture, currently in their spacious museum. It chronicles the start of sneakers, as well as the classics silhouettes from major athletic brands, alongside recent sneaker designs from fashion labels. Whether you are into vintage, athletic, or fashion sneakers, this exhibit encompasses the sneaker phenomenon in the broadest sense.
Bata Shoe Museum
327 Bloor Street West | Map
Exhibition Dates: April 25, 2013 (Thursday) – March 30, 2014 (Sunday)
After hugely successful stops in NYC, Miami and DC, Sneaker Con landed in Chicago over the weekend for its biggest event to date. With over 60 Chi-town natives hosting vendor tables, the spread of heat ranged in all shapes and forms, with a couple of rare gems seeing the light of day too. Browse the flicks below to see all the freshness that was on hand, and check out upcoming tour dates for Sneaker Con, as they prepare to make stops in ATL, NYC and MIA in the coming months. For a full recap head to the SC Facebook page.
Having kicked off their summer tour in Chicago, the next stop for Sneaker Con will be in Atlanta on June 15th. If you know anything about Sneaker Con, then you know that there will surely be a hell of a whole lot of heat under one roof come June 15th. For all the ATLien sneakerheads, make sure you mark the 15th and you calendars and check the flyer after the jump for the address and ticket information.
Sneaker Con Atlanta
2220 Campbellton Rd SW
Atlanta, Ga 30311
Whip out your calendar and clear your schedule because Sneaker Con is coming to HotLanta this June 15th. Making another trip below the Mason Dixon line following the recent trip to Chicago, Sneaker Con will again be offering up some of the most sought-after kicks en masse, both by professional vendors and everyday sneakerheads, each packing the show floor with thousands of visitors at the venue off Campbellton Rd. This will be Sneaker Con’s second visit to ATL, a city that has long proven its affinity for the hottest and rarest sneakers on the market, where local brands, vendors, and collectors can buy, sell, and trade their gear. The event will last 7 hours, which more than enough time to drain your bank account as you round out your collection. Ahead of the event, check out the official Sneaker Con Facebook page and Twitter accounts for the latest info and for tickets head over to eventbrite.
Sneaker Con Atlanta
2220 Campbellton Rd SW | Map
Atlanta, Ga 30311
Event Date: June 15th, 2013 (Saturday) | 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Looks like Lil Wayne was spotted taking in more NBA Playoff action. This time around, Tunechi was in Oracle Arena to watch the Golden State Warriors play host to the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference Semis.
Known for his well documented infatuation with the color red, largely due in part to his questionable gang ties, Wayne’s current off the wall style has been noticeably void of his “favorite” color.
Opting for a more subtle approach, Wayne was seen rocking a pair of the upcoming “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s as he watched the Spurs trump the Warriors on their home floor and head back to the Western Conference Finals yet again.
Check the pics after the jump to see Weezy rocking the “Toro Bravo” Air Jordan IV’s and feel free to share your feelings on his fit in the comments section below.
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Thanks to Puma and Hypebeast, SF got to spend a day on Hong Kong’s fabled ‘Sneaker Street’ recently and we loved it! Nestled under a mad gang of scary skyscrapers, Fa Yuen Street is one of the most incredible retail marvels on the globe. With infinite Swooshes, stripes, cats and the occasional deadstock gem, you should keep a towel handy as this incredible area will make all sneakerheads drool. Enjoy our holiday snaps below.