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Archive for March, 2007

Comme Des Garcons’ CDG “White Box” hk opening limited edition tee

Posted by samplekickz on 31 March, 2007



The first shop by Comme des Garcons’ in Hong Kong is opening 31st March 2007 after more than 25 years of doing business in Hong Kong, Comme des Garcons’ is proud and happy to finally have its own shop to express its sense of values in a strong and direct way. The new store will carry an edited mix of all Comme des Garcons’ brand as well as specials and exclusive items.

Rei Kawakubo has envisioned a white box, a pure and monolithic structure, the Comme des Garcons’ castle. She liked the idea of people arriving at the castle through zetland street, the wonderful old Hong Kong market street up from queens road central, and into on Lan street, Juxtaposing the feeling of good old Hong Kong with ultra modern Hong Kong.

This tee is one of the exclusive Comme des Garcons’ White box opening special edition tee.

This is available on site ( and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.


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Beyondgoodnevil BGNE toy figure ” TIM TSUI DA MINCI”

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


info: It comes with a box and a blister inside, only 100 pieces have been made.

click HERE to see more pics

This is available on site ( and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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Bape Store HKG 1st APERIL FOOL’S DAY in Hong Kong

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


Few days before we reported the Bape Store HKG 1st Anniversary Exlcusive Tee and Milk Magazine revealed another exclusive tee for us today. The 1st APERIL FOOL’S DAY in Hong Kong Tee will also be available in Hong Kong on April 1st with HK$499 (US$64) price tag.

Please look carefully at the back of the tee, there is a empty bubble box which is plan for the use during the NICO autograph session. As stated in Milk Magazine, this tee will be launched with extremely limited quantity.

info/image: kf

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NIKE AF-1 XXV City Park Series.

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


Here comes the full preview of the upcoming Nike Air Force 1 25th Anniversary City Series which will start to launch in April to June. The City Series is original inspired by 3 cities, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the 3 main places that boosted Air Force 1 in the past. In which the Baltimore Series will firstly launch in April, Philadelphia Series in May and finally the New York Series in June.

It is happy to see the New York Gauchos Series is combining 3M croc reflector material on the toe cap. And even more special is the New York Rosie’s Dry Goods Series, the shoes featured in Air Force 1 07 Supreme model and comes with 3M croc reflector material and Vibram sole.

info/image: slamxhype via @ kix-files

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Nike Air Force 1 LeBron

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


Although we do not normally post unreleased/never to be released kix on KATC, it is only right that we finish what we started. After giving the world its first glimpse of the [Teal Suede LeBron Air Force 1 back in August], we are back with another unreleased/never to be released Nike Air Force 1 LeBron. These, never to be released, LeBron Air Force 1s feature a Maroon Nubuck upper, a University Blue Swoosh, and University Blue accents.
Special Thanks once again to Coffey

info/image: katc

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Nike SB Dunk Mid Back Off Evil from the Maneki Neko Pack

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


In addition to the High and Low Dunk SB that we previewed a while back, Nike SB is set to release a Dunk Mid SB as part of their “Maneki Neko” Pack. The “Back Off Evil” Dunk SB Mid features Black Nubuck, Black/Gold Leather upper with Red accents and a Gum sole. A confirmed release month is not available at this time, once a release month is confirmed, it will be posted.
info/Images: katc via tricknowledge via [NT]

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Nike Air Max 90 Polka Square

Posted by samplekickz on 30 March, 2007


After surfacing on the Net quite a while ago, the Nike “Polka Square” Pack has begun to hit select Nike accounts. As the name suggests, the “Polka Square” Pack features several Nike styles with Polka Squared uppers. As part of this pack, Nike recently released a Black/White Polka Full Leather Air Max 90. In addition to the Black upper, the “Polka Square” 90s feature a White Midsole, a Clear Visible Air Unit, and Teal accents.

info/image: katc

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Posted by samplekickz on 29 March, 2007


The gold lacelocks set were sold out within 5 days since they arrived, luckily we have the opportunity to restock them, but ONLY IN VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES, so if you are interested, please grab your chance to get these exclusively at Samplekickz.

And the shipping fees have been decreased as these lacelocks set will be shipped via Registered Airmail only, and there will be a standard world wide shipping fees of $11us only for the set. Tracking# will be provided the night these items are shipped, should reach all destinations within 7 to 10 working days.

info: There has nothing but hype since the release of the nike dunk low sb SBTG in late july, and now most sneaker lovers around the globe will be familiar with the name SBTG. To continue this hype, SBTG made these exclusive lacelocks to match those sb and definitely will look good with most other sneakers. There are 3 colours produced which include: black, gold and silver, all come with the special SBTG suede kit with SBTG’s logos, for black, the logo is white, for gold, the logo is gold, and for silver, the logo is silver. Now u can get them all here in samplekickz exclusively.

Its $25us+s/h per colour, and its only $60us+s/h if you wish to buy the whole set of 3.

Please click HERE for orders

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Supreme x Vans & FILA

Posted by samplekickz on 29 March, 2007


Supreme could be considered the absolute best collabo brand out there. They seem to be able to put out consistently the most desirable and hottest stuff. Two upcoming collabo’s include Vans and FILA. Vans and Supreme are definitely no stranger’s to each other, slated for this next release are some dope colorways of Old Skools, Half-Cabs, and Chukkas. However the Supreme x Fila Apparel is definitely something nobody could have fathomed ! No word yet on release dates for either, but stayed tuned for new pictures and info!

Image/info: hb via Boon / Smart / Cool Trans via Secret Base

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Transformer x Nike Figures: A Closer Look

Posted by samplekickz on 29 March, 2007


While on the topic of Transformers, I’m sure a lot of you don’t really ponder “what if Prime and Megatron can transform into a sneaker?” But maybe you have. So here’s are a closer look at the Nike Transformer figures that take the meaning of “robots in disguise” to a new level. The figures are of both Prime and Megatron that can transform themselves into Nike sneakers. Oddly enough, if you look closely, the figures are wearing the same sneakers they transform into.

You take a closer look here and here.

Info/image: hb via i like toys

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Nike Dunk High Easter QS

Posted by samplekickz on 29 March, 2007


Although there are no planned signature Holiday AF1s scheduled for the rest of the year, Nike is still producing Holiday kix utilizing different and popular styles. To celebrate the upcoming Easter holiday, Nike is set to release the Nike Dunk High “Easter” this Saturday, March 31st, at Nike Quickstrike accounts. The “Easter” Dunk Highs feature a premium Brown leather upper combined with Pink/Brown Nubuck and a Pink Polka Dot midsole

info/image: katc

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Nike SB Dunk High Pee Wee Herman

Posted by samplekickz on 29 March, 2007


In addition to the recently released “Milli Vanilli” Dunk SB Lows and the “[MC Hammer]” Classic SB, Nike SB is set to release the “Pee Wee Herman” Dunk SB High as part of their “Fallen Heroes” Pack. The “Pee Wee Herman” Dunk Highs feature a Suede/Leather upper in a Grey/Red colorway inspired by Pee Wee’s suit and bow tie. To highlight Pee Wee’s less infamous moment in Pop Culture history, the “Pee Wee Herman” Dunks feature an illustration of Pee Wee sitting in a movie theatre on the insole. The Nike SB Dunk High “Pee Wee Hermans” should reach Nike SB accounts soon.
info/image: katc

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Greedy Genius Desert Rally Pack – 2007 Lineup

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


We officially have a full preview of the Spring 2007 Greedy Genius line. My favorite out of the Greedy Genius lineup is the Desert Rally Pack which is inspired by the road map of Paris Dakkar. Paris Dakkar is a off road rally race starting in Paris, France ending in Dakar, Senegal. Greedy Genius decided to use the Desert Rally theme because of the underlying strategy from the experienced drivers of the race that say the race is not about the swiftest its about those who can endure it. Finishing the race is the key to success. Click below to see all the images.

info/more pics: sneakerfiles

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Nike AF1 Baltimore Series

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


After dedicating most of the Nike AF1 releases this year to the players, soon the second chapter will start, which will dedicate sneakers to the cities in the US that had most impact on the AF1 in its 25 year history.

The first city that is being honored is Baltimore and thanks to LaMJC we can show you some pics of the release. The cities along the Route 95 (New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore) are the first ones to be honored. The month of April is Baltimore, May for Philadelphia and June will be dedicated to NYC.

info/more pics: hs

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Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


Foot Patrol has released today the “Year of the Pig” pack consisting of a Dunk Hi and a Footscape Woven 360. Definitely one of the more special packs this year. Lots of details such as patches, embroideries and premium materials. In terms of color it’s of course also not a pack for everybody, which it is anyways not, due to extremely limited quantities.

info/image: hs

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DQM X Converse (Product) Red.

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


Take a closer look at DQM’s collaboration with Converse as part of the (Product) Red campaign. The shoe looks great and the cause of course is huge! Read more and see more after the jump!

info/image: slamxhype Via Hypebeast.

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Even More Upcoming AF1s

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


Thanks to the people over at kicksclusive, we now have even more pics of upcoming AF1s. Some of these shoes are part of the NBA city series, as well as several other packs. The quality is looking pretty good, I’m glad to see Nike taking the time on some of the products again. More pics after the jump.

 info/image: slamxhype

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Nike Air Force 1 Gauchos from the Upcoming I95/NYC Series

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


As part of their ode to the AAU Basketball programs located in New York, Baltimore, and Philly, Nike is set to release the “Gauchos” Air Force 1. Embedded within local NYC Basketball lore for the past 40 years, the Gauchos AAU team consistently produces marquee NBA ballers including, Stephon Marbury, Jamaal Mashburn, Eric Mobley, Kenny Anderson, and many more. The “Gauchos” AF1 feature a 3/4 colorblokced colorway of Green and White with a White Croc print Swoosh, Yellow accents, 3M CHOZ/Croc print on the toe cap, an embossed S. Bronx on the heel tab, and multi-colored stitching around the midsole. The Nike Air Force 1 “Gauchos” are set to release in June along with the rest of the “NYC” pack.
Related Site:

[New York Gauchos]

info/image: katc

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Bape x Tatami Sandal

Posted by samplekickz on 28 March, 2007


Bape followers have something else to look forward to:
Set to release on April 28th worldwide is the interesting Tatami x Bape crossover. Included in the drop are three different models, a male (Bape) version, a female (Apee) version, as well as a kids (Bape Kids) version. Retail for the adult model’s will be 13,650 yen, while the kid’s model will be 7,350 yen.

info/Image: slamxhype via Secret Base via Hypebeast

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Posted by samplekickz on 26 March, 2007


This is available on site ( and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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Crooked Tongues x Puma Clyde Part 3

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


These are the third installment in the Crooked Tongues x Puma Clyde series and the best. The grey is a great accent to the bright orange. Stay tuned for when these release. 

info/image: nicekicks via HypeBeast and CT

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Visvim X Neighborhood 7-Hole

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


Earlier on Hypebeast previewed the highly anticipated collaboration between Visvim and Neighborhood. It was a joint venture that took two years in the making, and the result is the Visvim x Neighborhood 7-Hole Boot. No detail was spared in creating this heavy duty staple, with the work boot dawning a decidedly authoritative shade of black and adorned in rich suede and leathers No firm release date has been set but a tentative release is scheduled for early April.

info/Image: hb via  Shinsuke Takizawa

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Air Jordan Spiz’ike – White/Grey/Fire Red

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


Not many sneakers that Michael Jordan HASN’T worn on the court has escalated to the same success as the Air Jordan Spiz’ike (and the B’Loyal which is huge on the selling charts). But as long as they continue to sell, Jordan Brand will give the people what they want. It seems as though there has been a progression in colorways. Originally, many differing opinions existed with the white/red/green colorway, but slowly but surely each colorway has gotten progressively better reviews, and I don’t think these are any exception.

info/Image: hb via Nice Kicks

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Jordan Stretch Fitted

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


Here’s something that we havent seen in a while. A stretch fitted hat from Jordan Brand. I guess Jordan Brand decided to use stretch fitteds because they are so comfortable, and they put the classic Mars Blackmon face on it along with the always present questions: “is it the shoes?”.

info/image: slamxhype

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Adidas X Undr-Crwn.

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


We first heard about this colab a few months back, a tee with Adidas, Undr-Crwn, and Fruition dropped during Magic, the collection of shoes built by Adidas with Undr-Crwn styling will release in May! I wasn’t sure what to expect from the collection, but after seeing this initial shoe (Via High Snobiety)…I’m pretty excited to see more..The GIL ZERO LOW was worn by Washington Wizards guard Gilbet Arenas last night…

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Bobbito Garcia on his Upcoming Nike Air Force 1 Low “Kool Bob Love”

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


With all of the grandiose celebrations and sneakers dedicated to almost mythical figures, it is inspiring to see an Air Force 1 dedicated to a man whose love for sneaker culture began, and still exists, in the streets of NYC. On April 14, Nike is set to release the “Kool Bob Love” Nike Air Force 1, a collaborative effort between Nike and Hip-Hop Pioneer/DJ/Author/Actor/Street Ball Legend/Founder of Bounce Magazine/EA Sports/Personality/and Much More, Bobbito Garcia.
Bobbito designed the “Kool Bob Love” Air Force 1 to embody his love for DJing/Music and Basketball.
KATC caught up with Bob to ask about his design and his inspiration in putting it together.

info/image: katc

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Vaughn Bode x Puma Clyde

Posted by samplekickz on 23 March, 2007


The Vaughn Bode x Puma Clydes are set to release at select Puma retailers on March 31st in a quantity of 216 pairs worldwide. Featuring Yellow Nubuck leather, High Gloss Red Stars, an interior lining made of soft, full grain pigskin and the a quarter lining compiled of brushed synthetic suede, the “Bode” Clydes embody the iconic print found on the hat of Vaughn Bode’s legendary Cheech Wizard character. In addition to the “Bode” Clydes, Puma is also set to release a matching hoody on the same day.
The Vaughn Bode x Puma Clydes are set to release at the following locations:
Solebox -Berlin
Thomas I Punkt – Hamburg
Sneakrsnstuff – Stockholm
Sole Service – Oslo
Wooodwood – Copenhagen
Hanon – Aberdeen
Foot-Patrol -London
90sqm – Amsterdam
40 Gradi – Rome
Shinzo – Paris
Colette – Paris
Alife Rivington – NYC
Good – Seattle
Classic Kicks – NYC
Bodega – Boston
Premium Goods – Houston
Undefeated – LA
Beams Harajuku – Tokyo
BE – Tokyo
Hype DC – Sydney
Livestock – Vancouver

info/image: katc

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Posted by samplekickz on 21 March, 2007


This is available on site ( and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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Posted by samplekickz on 21 March, 2007


This is available on site ( and at store (MR..SK), feel free to come and check them out.

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