The New D Rose 4 “Chicago Nightfall”
Derrick Rose is Back in action for the 2013-14 NBA Season. He’s already given Chicago a blast of excitement with a swishing floater with less than 6 seconds left to beat the Knicks 82-81 on Halloween. This week he has a slight set back with a sore hamstring, but he’ll be around this season to light it up in Chicagoland.
The new Adidas D Rose 4 Sneaker’s newest colorway Rocks the City of Chicago with accents of the City. Including the purple that represents the twilight sky soaring above Lake Michigan. Growing up in Chicago, I know this color very well, It wasn’t quite this bright when I lived there, but it sure was a sweet combination of purplish, grey toned Black. This color is embedded in my memory bank for the rest of my life. Nice how they Adidas designed these kicks with the sky-line in mind.
Also notice the purple, white, yellow and aqua accents in the lining representing Chicago’s City Lights or as someone who grew up in Chicago, the Summer hues that allowed us to play B-Ball into the night.
If I wasn’t on my annual October 1-December 18, no new kicks/no new clothes buying Time-Out, I would consider picking up a pair of these joints. I’ll just have to see what’s brewing in NYC on December 18 and Chicago on December 23rd. I so can’t wait until my self-imposed no new kicks no new clothes Time-Out is done. For the rest of you, the “Chicago Nightfall” drop on November 21, 2013.
How and Why are those kicks up there?
Have you ever wondered Why you see shoes up on the power lines? This Video explains the oh so MANY reasons why kicks are in the sky. Where I live near Cartwright Park on Oahu,Hawaii I’ve never seen sneakers on the lines, I’ve seen them on shirts, a couple of times in L.A and Once in NYC. But, never in my neighborhood. I bet I start seeing them after more people see this vid and check out all the Shoe/Kick/Sneaker FITI sites out there. Do you have Kicks hanging in the sky where you live? If so, why are they there?
Now, I’m going to look for the video on how to best throw my kicks around the Line. Looks like it would take some skill, especially for those power lines many feet up in the sky. Have a nice Labor Day Weekend! Seee you on the streetz of Waikiki, Kaimuki, Hawaii Kai and Ala Moana this weekend. (Sept. 2013)
This is a pretty funny Jimmy Kimmel Video. He asks a bunch of people about designers that really don’t exist, check out their responses:
I Almost “Luxed” Control!
I prefer real life in person window shopping over Internet Window Shopping. But I really needed a rest this 4th of July Weekend so I tried the relaxing in-home version of window shopping and ended up finding many High-End-Luxe Sneakers, Shoes and Hi-tops.
Without reading anyone else’s trend opinion for the Fall 2013 season, I found High Shine Leathers, Patent Leather, & Black to be my favorites. Might be because that’s what I would like to wear or the fact that my feet really hurt. Either Way I made it through the Window Shopping without buying any new Kicks. I was very close a couple of times, but figure I can just look around my condo and find a new pair or two to wear this Summer & Fall. If you like anything here, many can be found on mrporter.com LN-CC shoes or check out all the major designers on The Cut.
Lanvin High Shine Derby
These exemplify Many of my chosen Hot trends perfectly. High-Shine, Black and Nice soft comfy Leather. They also take an excellent que from Nike’s clear and Ice soles. Check out the transparent soles on these babies. Sweet! And they have just a bit of Subtle blue on the heel, the color for of the Summer and yet another big trend I’ve been seeing on Men’s shoes over the last couple of years-the interesting slices of colorful soles in Yellow, Blue, Orange, Red and Purple. Lanvin Men’s snake-skin Panel Derby shoes in Midnight Blue (My favorite color other than Black) $1,123 on sale for $787.
Lanvin Canvas & Patent in Black w/Golden Strap
Even though these are low tops, I still like the black canvas and patent leather. They look sleek, slick and probably just as wearable out on a Saturday night as to work on a Monday morning. Lanvin Deacon Canvas and Patent Leather Sneakers in Black: $765.
Lanvin Suede and Patent in Black
Another pair of low tops , but irresistable. Simple yet elegant. And they bring back memories of one of my first pair of kicks-My Pro Keds Low in Blue back in the late 70’s.Would look great with a slim fitting black suit with thin purple stripes along with a pair of dark purple socks. Lanvin Suede & Patent Leather Sneakers in Black. $495
Jimmy Choo Shoes in Black Alligator
This is the first pair that caught my attention on my Luxe Kicks internet window shopping spree. Elegant Crocodile with soft leather construction and a slightly faded outer portion for that perfect worn in look. Belgravia Crocodile-Embossed High-Top Sneaker in black.$765.
Jimmy Choo Shoes in Red Alligator
Same pair of Kicks just different color-way. Belgravia crocodile-emobossed High-Top. Rich Burgundy $765.
Saint Laurent Classic black High Tops
Very understated yet full of style. This would most likely be my favorite of the pack. Even though I have every shade under the rainbow of kicks in my room, I tend to wear the more comfortable and less attention grabbing the most. I like the gold Saint Laurent label at the top of them. I wouldn’t mind wearing these to work sometime. When did the Brand stop using Yves at the beginning of their title? I’ve noticed a lot of Saint Laurent branding over the last couple of days. Saint Laurent SL01H High-Top Sneakers in black. $575.
Paul Smith High Shine Black and Full Grain Green
These would be my choice to purchase when I get a “Bonus” at work or design the next big “App”. Luxurious, attention-getting, one of a kind and very good-looking. Black suit, Black T-shirt, Black Socks and these is all you need. Paul Smith Grand Longwing Leather brogues with rubber sole/High Shine Black with Full Grain leather Green. $560 Also check out Paul Smith’s Bronze High Shine Grand Brogues. I totally dig this color-way. $586.
Comme Des Garcons Paris Cat Walk-Spring 2014
These would be the “Teaser” shoes for today. Spring 2014! I’ve seen these before in one of those $175 Fashion mags and now I found them on The Cut. Something to look forward to once we’re done with the black/Patent/High Shine or last year continuing through this year’s very colorful soles. Buckled Cat patterns in a Nifty gloss to be worn of course…without socks.
Hope you enjoyed today’s Shoe’s & Kicks Fashion Show. Can’t wait to buy my own High-Shine Shoes, maybe in September? Next Post will feature LoveFest 2013 coming up in June on the island of Oahu. Until then .. Have a great time on the Streetz of Summer 2013.
Today’s fav’s are the Pony X Ricky Powell’s. I like these because of the 1982 retro feel to them, that was the first year I had my first pair of Leather High Tops and they were Pony’s. I had White with a Navy blue Pony Logo. The Pair I had before these were Bright-Light Blue Con’s with flourescent Orange Laces-one of my favorite’s of all time! And the Pair before that were some brand I forget but I do remember I spray painted them GOLD-One of One Customs back in 1978.
These Pony x Ricky Powell’s are available in paris at Kiliwatch.
About All I want to say about these, is would you where them? Cop or Not? Can’t tell who they are made for? Maybe Charlie Sheen or Lindsay Lohan Fans? Or kids, hipsters, I really don’t know? Fill out the survey and let us know if you would cop or not? Me-I don’t think I have anywhere to wear them to. If I can think of a place to wear them..then maybe. or maybe they were made so people like me would give them free publicity by writing about them? I really don’t know.
*Picture is courtesy of shoes-up.com