Reebok is back! Swizz Beatz made this proclamation almost two years ago, and it has proven true. Along with the Reebok Quesiton “Canvas” Pack, there are a number of Reebok options available under retail right now at Kicks Deals.
The Reebok Pump Fury has been colored and covered with numerous hues and materials. Black leather lays the groundwork for a textured black overlay on this fairly understated upper. Hits of red on the toe box, heel tab, and outsole blend well with the gold tongue pull and black and gold checkered inner lining. Gold also surrounds the Hexalite on the crisp white midsole. This Reebok Pump Fury may be a bit toned down from some that we have seen in recent months, but the Black/True Gold-Excellent Red colorway is a great option to start the fall.
Old School and vintage are synonymous terms in many ways. Vans has taken the two and created the Vans Old Skool “Vintage” Pack. The pack includes three colorways of one of Vans’ staple silhouette. White leather on the side branding and inner collar adds a luxurious element to the classic model. White canvas on the tongue and smooth white rubber on the sole return this pack of Old Skools to its vintage roots of old. The Rio Red, Sudan Brown, and Dress Blue colorways are all available now from Vans for $55.
On the heels of a bright yellow colorway, we see a slightly more subdued makeup of the Nike LunarSpider R4. A pure platinum, diamond mesh underlay is covered by black synthetic material that is designed in a leopard spotted pattern. Black also covers the laces and inner lining. Color splash meets functionality on the alternating black and pink foil Dynamic Flywire, which provides superior fit and enhanced lockdown. The shoe is maintains its light weight and low profile with a white Lunarlon midsole. Bright pink foil coloring on the large Swoosh branding and outsole provide the finishing touches to this technical runner. The Nike LunarSpider R4 Black/Pink Foil is available now at select locations.
The Nike LeBron X is quickly becoming a favorite among customizers. The Nike LeBron 9 Low “LeBronold Palmer” threw fans into a tizzy. Though they never released, custom shoe designers have made their own pairs in honor of the beloved colorway. Christian Fuda took to a pair of Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Easter” to recreate the look on the Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “LeBronold Palmer” Custom. Keeping the teal and crystal mint sole intact, Fuda painted the Hypefuse upper a golden yellow hue, and incorporated palm tree decorations similar to that of the original shoe. The LeBron tongue branding is colored to match the upper, and the shoe is finished with a pink inner lining. What are your thoughts on the Nike Air Max LeBron X Low LeBronold Palmer Custom?
After the release of the Air Jordan 3 Retro ’88, Jordan Brand will release another original colorway of the third Air Jordan signature this weekend. The Air Jordan 3 “Fire Red” Official Image shows that the retro takes on the look of its 1988 predecessor. White leather is accompanied by tonal black elephant print on the toecap and rear paneling. Grey perforated leather covers the majority of the tongue and upper eyelet inserts. Of course, eyes are drawn to the fire red on the midsole, which matches hits on the perforated ankle collar and branding on the tongue and heel. As with all Air Jordan 3 models, an Air unit is visible in the heel, before grey returns on the outsole.
Custom kicks have become a major part of the sneaker culture recently. Greenwich Vintage Co. has upped the customization ante with the Ronnie Fieg x Dr. Martens Camo Wingtip Brogue “Glow in the Dark” Custom. The exclusive RF x Dr. Martens collaboration kicks were very popular when they first released. On this custom, a gum sole replaces the original black colored outsole. However, the new sole is not just a simple swap. The gum sole actually glows in the dark, and adds another touch of pizazz to the black and camo kicks. The Ronnie Fieg x Dr. Martens Camo Wingtip Brogue Glow in the Dark Custom, and many other high end customs, are available for sale on the Greenwich Vintage website
Nice Kicks Presents: The Shoe Horn closes out Season 1 with Episode 6. In the latest episode, we continue to discuss the diminishing exclusivity of sneakers in conjunction with the random re-release of the Air Jordan 1 “XQ”. We delve a bit deeper to find out what value exclusivity holds to the reader, and if there has been an element of fatigue in relation to the Reebok Question. We also hit on the changing demographic at sneaker conventions, and if that effects the experience of those in attendance. After touching on divisive subjects, such as the alleged “Hypebeast” description, this week’s episode explores the “Deadstock” term.