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  • New Balance CM576 Tartan Check Pack
    By on December 8th, 2007 | No Comments Comments

    New Balance CM576 Tartan Check Pack

    New Balance just released their Factory Plaid collection and now they have another interesting pack – the CM576 Tartan Check Pack.

    The New Balance pack features two colorways – red and blue – each with a tartan pattern running over the toe box, tongue and heels.These shoes are much cleaner looking than the plaid collection, featuring some blocks of white.

    The tartan pattern on the blue shoe features green and gold for a very regal look. The heel is metallic gold with “new balance” in green. The red shoe is very similar but obviously in red.

    Checks and plaids are very popular with New Balance right now. In addition to the aforementioned Factory Plaid Collection, they also release the Porter Buffalo Check Collection recently.

    These shoes in the Tartan Check Pack are relatively inexpensive at only 13,440 yen, which is about $120 USD, at View More Photos/Info

  • Nike Court Force Hi Premium “Earth Pack” @ Purchaze
    By on December 7th, 2007 | No Comments Comments

    Nike Court Force Hi Premium Earth Pack at Purchaze

    Purchaze received the

    Nike Court Force Hi Premium “Earth Pack” in the “Gum Yellow/Dark Cinder-HP Orange” Colorway.

    Featuring light leather upper and a dark brown swoosh. Velours side parts with a stamped leaves design. This design was also used for the ankle area in green coloring and is revealed by the transparent sole parts. Light green inside fabrics and logo details on the brown velours tongue with stamped layers of earth.
    Metal logos of Ryo’s label “Bush Hunter Music” in brown and gold. Comes with a second pair of orange laces!

    Check that out.

    More pictures after the jump.

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  • Nike Dunk High Customs that Miss the Mark
    By on December 7th, 2007 | No Comments Comments


     I spoke glowingly of fellow Wisconsinite Chris “C2″ Hui in my last post. The Nike Air Force Ones I highlighted in that entry were exceptional in terms of design and execution. Great sneaker artists fall flat once and awhile though their failures still eclipse the successes of lesser designers. The Nike Dunk Highs highlighted above fall short of the C2 standard.

    I dislike the Dunk Highs in question for two reasons: color scheme and finishing. The light blue/black combination sends this shoe back to the early ’90s when neon colors were in style. The pictures I have viewed of C2’s work on these Nike Dunk Highs make it look unfinished. A look at the finishing on the heel show that these sneakers could use some additional work.  C2 will get a hit nine times out of 10 with his custom sneakers; you can check out some of his masterpieces at www.c2-customs.com.

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  • Patrick Punch Ostrich
    By on December 7th, 2007 | No Comments Comments

    Patrick Punch Ostrich

    Patrick’s latest release features a sweet ostrich skin perforated upper. These low shoes are available in two colors – black and brown, which both feature a white sole and trim.

    These high-end sneakers are very simple, but the ostrich skin makes them a very rich looking shoe. You can easily pull off wearing these as a dress shoe because the style is so chic.Both colors are available right now at Atmos-Tokyo.

    I prefer the brown pair because I think black shoes are played out. But really both of shades of the Punch Ostrich are cool. These luxury shoes are priced at 61,950 yen, which is about $550 USD.

    Patrick Punch Ostrich

    Patrick Punch Ostrich

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  • Adidas TS Lightswitch Gil II Zero x Vote For Gilbert
    By on December 7th, 2007 | No Comments Comments

    Adidas TS Lightswitch Gil II Zero x Vote For Gilbert

    Look for this latest release from the Gil II Zero series. The theme of this shoe is to try to get everyone to vote for Gilbert Arenas for the Best Celebrity Blog of 2007.These shoes came out today – Friday, December 7th.

    Only 3,000 pairs of these shoes will be released. Along with the sneakers, a special T-shirt is included. Price of these kicks is $110.

    These sneakers feature a shiny gold upper and solid black midsole. I think the “MVP” tag on the tongue is a little too much, but these shoes will sell.

    Even though Gilbert is sidelined with an injury for the Washington Wizards, you can still support him with these shoes and with the votes!

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  • Union NY Holiday 07 T-Shirts
    By on December 6th, 2007 | No Comments Comments

    Union NY Holiday 07 T-Shirts

    Union NY has released some holiday t-shirts in 5 new styles. Thet-shirts will be available at Union NY and Union LA only. via pointblack.com

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