Japan and Germany collide thanks to this collaboration set to release in the coming months. The mastermind JAPAN x adidas Originals Collection consists of an adidas Gazelle, adidas Country, adidas Pro Model, Library Hi and ZX 500. The sneakers sport all-black premium uppers with mastermind Japan skull branding. Unfortunately, pictures of the Library Hi and ZX 500 have not been revealed, but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for further details on this pack.
The Vans California Collection is coming out with a “Camo Suiting” collection. The Vans CA “Camo Suiting” Pack features a mashed up motif that pairs camouflage print and premium suiting materials across the upper of an Era and Slip-On. Painted in a “Captain Blue” base, the “Camo Suiting” Pack will go on sale at select Vans retailers in June 2013.
Summer, summer, summertime. For most of us, summer means either no class or a much needed vacation, with the number one destination being the coast. Whether it is the East Coast or West, or maybe you’re lucky enough to be heading to the Caribbean, Nice Kicks has your roundup of the Best Kicks to Wear on the Beach. Let's face it, not everyone likes to wear flip flops or sandals, so check out our choices below and let us know your favorite beach kicks in the comments.
Nike Roshe RunThe Nike Roshe is essentially the perfect shoe. Breathable, snug fit, comfortable, the Roshe Run can be seen either on shore, on a boat, or on the coast. The one pictured above can be purchased at finishline.
Vans Slip-OnEasy access, easy to take off, the Vans Classic Slip-On is versatile for the coast or a walk down the pier. The pair above can be purchased at shopnicekicks.
adidas adiPure Barefoot TrainerWhether your at the beach training for next season, or you like a versatile sneaker that has a snug fit. The adidas adiPure Barefoot Trainer gives just that with the five-toe fit system. You can purchase the above pair at EastBay.
Under Armour Micro G Toxic SixWant laces? Want a nice tight, but comfortable fit? Then, the Under Armour Micro G Toxic Six is the beach sneaker for you. The minimalist sneaker features a neoprene upper and Micro G upper to give you a breathable and comfortable ride. You can pick up the vibrant makeup shown above at EastBay.
Nike SB Zoom Stefan JanoskiThe Nike SB Janoski is arguably the second most popular silhouette from the skatboarding brand next to the dunk. The boat shoe-like silhouette is low-cut, durable, and can be worn with or without socks. Also, the Janoski also comes in many different colorways. You can pick up a pair at your local Nike SB retailer.
Vans AuthenticLet's just go ahead and say any low-top silhouette from Vans is perfect for the beach. The Vans Authentic is for anyone who loves the feel and comfort of Vans but want laces instead of a slip-on look. You can purchase above pair from shopnicekicks.
Nike SolarSoft MoccasinThe Nike Solarsoft Moccasin may look like a pelican's head and rightfully so. Pelicans love the coast and so does the Solarsoft Moccasin. The dual-mesh upper allows air to flow freely, while the solarsoft cushioning gives a great comfortable feel. You can purchase the above pair at finishline.
adidas adiPure AdaptThis sneaker is perfect for those who don't like to be barefoot at the beach and want a minimalist look/feel. The adidas adiPure adapt gives the natural barefoot feel with the added protective ADIWEAR outsole. You can pick up the above pair at shop adidas.
Nike Solarsoft MuleThe Nike Solarsoft Mule is for those who likes to wear a sneaker until they set up camp on the coast. The Solarsoft Mule comes off with an easy kick and is easy to put back on. You can pick up the Solarsoft Mule at finishline.
Yes, we love sneakers. We also love sneaker references, especially in hip hop. Complex has found 25 Outdated Sneaker References in Rap and collected them for your listening pleasure. The nostalgia will have you revisiting classics from the '90s and early 2000s. Click here to check out the complete list.
There is no need to introduce the longstanding relationship between Ronnie Fieg and ASICS. The newest pair set to release from the dynamic duo is the Ronnie Fieg x ASICS Gel Lyte III "Flamingo". Built with grey premium suede, mesh paneling, and flamingo pink branding, the “Flamingo” Gel Lyte III looks like a perfect sneaker to rock during the summer. No word on release information, but stay tuned to Nice Kicks for further details. Source: ronniefieg
The ongoing relationship between Vans and Supreme has led to another collaborative sneaker release. The Supreme x Vans Lampin will go on sale June 13, 2013 at Supreme both online and in-store. The Supreme x Vans Lampin will be available in four different color makeups, Black, Navy/Red, Purple/Gold, and Blue/Green.
In this edition of The Good, the Bad & the Ugly, we touch base with the Game, GS only kicks, and sneaker clogs. Check out each one and let us know if you agree with our selections. The Good: The Game Kicks off Season 2 of Sneak Peek Sneak Peek season 2 is in full effect and what a great way to start off. The Game not only showed us his extensive sneaker collection but some of his other interests as well. Sneak Peek Inside the Game's Sneaker Closets The Bad: Why you no make men's sizes? Most men's sneakers are made in GS sizes for the ladies and kids, so why not the Air Jordan 11 Low "Pink SnakeSkin? Pink isn't just for the ladies anymore, come on Jordan Brand, show everyone love. Air Jordan 11 Low "Pink Snakeskin" The Ugly: What the Clog? Some kicks shouldn't be made into clogs, end subject. Nike Vandal Clog
What a week it has been for sneakers, and what a weekend for sneaker releases. With all of the sneaker topics that have made headlines, how could our Nice Kicks Staff Picks narrow their choices to one for each individual? Check out our picks below, and let us know if you agree or disagree. I've never played tennis on a grass court, but these Vapor 9 Tours seem reason enough to start. Subdued yet endowed with just enough flash thanks to hits of green and pure platinum, these tennis shoes are definite winners. Nike WMNS Zoom Vapor 9 Tour "Pure Platinum" Peter Sim My staff pick this week is from the recent collaboration between Nike and Size?, particularly the Air Max Lights, which take inspirations from the Air Mowabb, Lava High, and Safari. They did an excellent job with the color blocking, but I also appreciate the restraint in using the Safari pattern. It's a nice touch. If you can get over the exchange rate, these are definitely great sneakers for the summer. Size? x Nike Urban Safari Pack Air Max Light Sid Ashford For starters, almost any Air Force 1 with a gum sole is a winner in my book, but it's the "Artic Green" upper that really set these apart. Too clean. Nike Air Force 1 "Arctic Green" Ian Stonebrook Between these and the “Viotech” Dunks, I really like the early 2000’s flavor coming from Nike and the other brands. Can’t say I’d drop $190 for the amount of novelty wear I’d get out of these, but I’m excited to see what’s next from NIKEiD and the AF1. Nike Air Force 1 Invisible Options on NikeiD TeeJay Void I wasn't all in on the LeBron X "Cork", but the customs it has inspired has been dope. This Roshe Run by AMAC Customs is crazy! Is it wearable? I don't know, but it's aesthetically dope. These would be an addition to the collection if they ever dropped. Nike Roshe Run "Cork" Custom Brett Pickert Clean, subtle, all-black, ballistic nylon, copped. Vans Authentic "Ballistic" Black
Finally, the weekend has come back to give us a well-deserved break, and an opportunity to cop some releases. Here are the trending sneaker topics that made Today’s Top Stories. Scroll through and let us know what you thought were the top stories of today. #KobeRecovery Here's an unboxing for some of this weekend's releases. What are your thoughts on the Nike Dunk Free? Will you try and cop the size? x Nike Roshe Run "Urban Safari" Pack?
Coming out of the bushes for a surprise release this weekend is the Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Army Camo”. The Forest Green and Black camouflage decorated Foamposite Pro features all the great aspects of any Foamposite Pro except this one sports a gum bottom, first of its kind. The “Army Camo” Foamposite Pro will go on sale at select Nike Sportswear retailers on June 8, 2013 at $240. Will you cop or drop the Foamposite Pro “Army Camo”? Nike Air Foamposite Pro "Army Camo" Nike Air Foamposite Pro Forest/Black 587547-300 June 8, 2013 $240