Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Oakland Museum of California
My sister scored Streetzblog some great pictures from a museum in Cali that featured SNEAKERS! Can you believe it, Sneakers, Kicks, Gym shoes, have made it to the museum and the Oakland Museum of California was PACKED with people checking out the vast selection of foot wear!
The exhibit featured over 140 iconic sneakers from the 19th century to present time 2017. Brands included: Nike, Adidas, Puma,Reebok & a few extras. Run DMC and B-Ball Dribbler extraordinaire, Bobbito Garcia donated some of their cool kicks to add to the excitement.
You can learn more about the exhibit here: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture.
Which are your Fav’s. Let us know your thoughts or Fav’s in the comment section. I personally vote for the White Nike Samples. Enjoy the pictures that my sister spent 3 hours battling the crowds on a Sunday afternoon just for me to show to you!
See you on the Streetz! I’ll be checking out Adam Sandler this Sunday night. Should be funny!
Heat on the Street!
Nike Lab teams up with Balmain’s designer of the Celebs; Olivier Rousteing. This collection brings you High End Black and Gold Jackets and Pants for Men and Women. Along with 4 pairs of Football kicks. Including my favorite pair shown above. I like the Simplicity of the Style and the Gold Metallic Back Zip the best!
The whole collection is Black and Gold, Olivier’s favorite colors and the perfect Color-Way for an Olympic year!
I find it pretty amusing that most websites and bloggers are calling the shoes Football inspired. Which, YES, they are in most of the world. But even the U.S sites don’t mention that they are what people in the U.S call Soccer Kicks. I know I got in trouble 1x on YouTube for siting a movie as a Soccer movie. Almost incited an internet riot. So, they’re probably better off calling them Football compared to Soccer. And The Whole Black and Gold ensemble is entitled the “NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing: Football Nouveau” collection. I just figure, I can take the Heat on the word Soccer. I think some are gonna’ be a little confused.
But in reality, this collection will most likely be worn more at the Club then on the Pitch/Field.
This is some pretty Styling Gear. Even though the hype is only 10 days. I suspect it will fly off the net and out of the NikeLab locations.
On June 2, 2016 you can try your best to cop the Kicks and Gear Here. For now, check out the Vid starring OR himself…Hey-Where’s his A-List posse of beautiful people? Playing Football? Maybe Soccer? Probably taking a nap, getting ready for the next party. Wherever they are, it’s good to see OR in action working and the collection is Pure Fire. 🙂
All Sold Out on the PUMA Site, You might Want to Head to the Store NOW if You want these!
Rihanna teamed up with PUMA for the Men’s and Women’s Punk influenced Creeper. Various colorways continue to release. But you’ll want to check back frequently to the PUMA site or sign up for the newsletter. As I last checked (11/22/15) The Black x Oatmeal colorway was Sold-Out for both Men and Women.
Check out the Rihanna x Travi$ Scott Creeper video below to see some Cool shots of the shoes and Hot shots of the two stars. Rumor has it they were crushing on each other during the vid shoot. I can’t really tell, Whatcha’ think of the possbible romance? And thoughts on the Punk influenced soles of the PUMA x Rihanna Creeeper Sneakers?
*BTW: The Daily Mail has the two hitting the 40/40 Club in NYC together on 11/20/15. They do look like a couple, however Rihanna is wearing some Pointy toed black Lace stiletto’s and Travi$ has some blacked out J’s on his feet. In my opinion, they should be rocking their new Creeper Sneakers! I can give Rihanna a pass, since her Stiletto’s matched her outfit, but TraviS was wearing the competition’s gear. #whatsupwiththat
And The even BIGGER story at this moment in time (11/22/15) is: Justin and Selena-Are they really back together?
The Missing Black and White Shoes were found on the Red Carpet and at SSENSE.
The Public School Website is running very low on most of their black and white Kicks. We found out where you can get your own pair of the flashy patent black and white sneakers/black tie affair shoes. They are available at SSENSE. There are also a few of the Pebble-Grain sneaks at the PSNY website and Derby’s on SSENSE in the same sweet colors available Today/May 7, 2015. (A Streetzblog Wish-List for sure. But, could sell-out before I save up for them. Cost of any of the 3 is $440-$490). The Pair I like best is seen below and they are $480. Enjoy the pix of the Kicks:
A couple weeks ago, a few of us were wondering what ever happened to the Chemical Brothers. And low and behold, they are back with a brand new video entitled: GO! See and Hear what you think?
From Couch Potato to Kicks Creator-Vittel’s French Bottled Water Sofa Sneakers
Getting rid of your couch? Wait a second and grab some of the material so that Vittel Brand Water can turn your favorite couch into a pair of fresh, stylish (depends on your couch) newish kicks. The Vittel Couch Converter service is a marketing campaign to help deter the amount of time Europeans spend kickin’ it on their couch instead of kickin’ it on the courts.
Vittel will transform your old Couch/Sofa/Covered Furniture into a pair of personalized running shoes. Here’s the plan of attack: Customers upload a photo of their couch to Vittel’s website, then send in a slice of the fabric and a team of designers use said fabric to create a one of a kind pair of sneakers. Kicks are sent within a few weeks and you can see some of what they’ve already created on their website.
From what I can tell, the shoes are free, but seem limited to the first 10 people per month through August 15, 2015. Most of the Vittel information is in French, German or Japanese, so it’s a little hard to decipher all the details of this fun couch for kicks campaign.
The pictures I’ve noticed on the French Vittel website look pretty fresh, but so do the couches that were provided. Almost too nice to be real. Before you slice and dice your sofa, you might want to read some of the fine print of this promotion.
And whether it’s 60 pairs or 600 pairs of kicks, this will be a fun promotion to watch as the months go along. I think I may check out Goodwill and see what kinds of materials I can find there, then send them some and see what happens.
Since I’m such a big Sneakerhead, I love this promotion. FreeCustom Kicks!! And hopefully it will get some people more active ad healthy. I know that just drinking water each day helps your digestion, hydration, skin, and general health. Throw in a new pair of kicks and you should be good to go. Although, some of these kicks look too good to run in. So far, the kicks I’ve seen, look better to wear to a friends dinner party or a Sneaker Convention.
Check out the video for more of the deets: See you on the Streetz:
I spot Some nice Patent on This video
Last year, I was very close to getting a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. They were Black patent leather. They just didn’t have my size and it was 8:55 p.m-Not the greatest time to shop. I can’t quite tell what color these patent leather kicks are, but if they look as good in person as they do in this video, I just may need to re-visit my Jimmy Choo dealer. You may not even notice them, they flash across the screen so fast!
Also, it’s pretty sweet how this video uses 2 of the top 8 visual trends of 2015 in their video. Monochromatic Color and Sensory Immersion. These top 8 trends were announced earlier today (1/20/15) on an iStock Webinar. I’ll go over the top 8 iStock Top Visual Design trends in 2015 in-depth a little later this week. For those, who can’t wait, I’ve listed the trends below the video.
iStock Top Visual Design Trends For 2015:
- Point of View/POV
- Letterbox Look
- Busy with Boxes
- Monochromatic Color
- Sensory Immersion
- Super Still Life
- All Kinds of People
- Dynamic Women
See you on the Streetz on Oahu this week.
New Louboutin’s for October 2014
Check out these styling new Louboutin’s for Men. So many Studs, Such fun colors. I suspect, also pretty pricey. But I’m afraid to look. If you want to see more of the new collection and dare to check the pricing, see these and others on Louboutin’s French Website here.
I would probably get the black one’s first, just because I like to stay a bit ghost with my style. But the pair above have a really nice shade of medium blue that doesn’t always come out, these might be the best bet for the money. The plaid pair would go nice with a dark brown suit. And Wow! Check out the candy colored studs. They look good enough to eat, like a retro candy necklace or sharper versions of the little dots of colored candies on the thin strips of paper. If you really want to meet some new people at a party, this is the pair to purchase. Some very tasty treats!
See the trailer below for the Focus movie. It has a bit of an independant vibe, yet stars Will Smith! Looks very exciting, suspenseful and a must see movie.
Stay Styling when it Rains in Cons rubber Kicks
Rain and J’s just don’t go together at all. Next time it pours get your Cons on. Converse is getting ready to debut their rubber versions of the long-standing, iconic street and court Chuck Taylor All-Star High-Top. The perfect cop for your rain gear wardrobe. These kicks have a Wellington style upper that provides awesome protection from water situations. They also have a nice soft fleece lining, brass eyelets and a gusseted tongue. The Rubber Kicks go on sale on September 15, 2014 in the USA. In-store and keep an eye out for them on-line. Adults ($65) Kids ($45)
Looks like a great shoe to wear in the slush in New York City, to a big muddy music fest or on a hike on a rainy day. I’m kinda digging the Purple or Yellow pair or maybe the white and I’ll trick them out with some colorful sharpies. There is possibly a blue pair out there somewhere? Just hard to find the picture. Below are 5 of the colors. According to Converse there are 7 total color-ways. Some websites say 6 and funny thing is there are pictures on the web of of just 5 (9/7/14). Looks like Cons is keeping us on alert. Maybe a flourescent pink for October or I bet they come out with a hunter green or even a camo down the line.
Here’s a look at 5 of the bold, buttery, eye-catching, monochromatic, rain resistant colors:
What do you think of the new kicks? See you on the streetz of Honolulu.This Sunday I’ll be at Inspiration Furniture, the Hawaii Woman Expo and the BIA Hawaii Remodel it Green Remodel it Right show. Then Hopefully home for some food and rest. Have a nice Sunday. Ciao and Aloha. SM on SB.
Public School x Jordan Brand/Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG
I’ll tell you right out of the blocks, don’t get too excited about this pair of kicks. They will be very hard to find. They are limited to 50 pairs which are going to the friends and family of the Public School brand. The Good news is a similar pair will be produced and available at the Flight 23 shops in New York City, depending on where you find your research on the web, this version could be out by end of Summer or in 2015. There’s some conflicting information about the release of the NY23 version of these kicks. The pictured version is entitled the PSNY.
I know, a little confusing. I do like the PS on the back of the pair pictured. That’s pretty cool. The Icey Translucent outsole is sick. And all black is a great color to sneak into work with or rock with a suit, maybe with a black or white T and a purple or blue pocket square.
See you on the Diner En Blanc Streetz this weekend! A very hard party to dress for, no black allowed, everything is suppose to be WHITE including the pants! Yikes! Maybe I’ll do a post on it, maybe I won’t. As you know, white’s not one of my fav colors to be rockin’.
Jordan XX9 Preview
Here is a preview of the new Jordan XX9. I was wondering where the 29’s were when the February 2014 All-Star Game happened. Nike typically releases their newest Jordan in conjunction with the NBA ASG. I don’t know when these come out, but it’s now April, February was a bit back. I doubt we have to wait until Feb 2015?
I do really like the fact that the Jordan brand went back to naming the shoes with numbers. When they screwed up and made up a new name instead of number for the shoe, I just boycotted and didn’t buy them. I’m so glad they have gone back to 28 then 29. Next one will be 30 which undoubtedly will be a BIG release.
The huge highlights of the 29’s is they have the design woven directly into the shoe and boast a special plate on the sole that should help you explode into the air, easier and with more propulsion. Hearing Tinker Hatfield tell us this, isn’t quite as awesome as seeing Michael Jordan actually doing it. But maybe, these will really help you jump like an NBA Baller? I know when I wore my V’s back in the day I could jump higher because the Ad campaign told me I could. Now maybe, the shoe will actually help everyone jump higher. For me the placebo effect of knowing I could Be Like Mike worked perfectly well.
Because back in the 80’s It was the Shoes that made me jump so high! I believed it and I seriously came one quarter of an inch from hitting the rim in the Jordan 5’s. Most of the time I hit the middle of net, but that one summer I did come very close to a real D-U-N-K!
With the XX9’s, we’ll just need to wait and see and give them a try when they do come out. I like the Black, Big Orange Jumpman and Ice Blue sole colorway. The other, ahh not so much, looks like a retro 3 mixed with a Gen release. Wonder how they hold up in the rain? Will they finally come out with some wider widths? Will these help you jump higher? Will you cop em? LMK. See you on the Streetz, maybe the court and this weekend for sure at the Beach. Happy Easter!