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Second Edition of the PUMA® Vaughn Bodé Clyde Hits Stores Saturday

Posted by samplekickz on 18 May, 2007

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Off-White Version of Limited Edition Shoe Follows up on Popular Yellow Bodé Clyde That Dropped in March

Boston, Massachusetts, May 15, 2007 — PUMA® introduces the second edition of the Vaughn Bodé Clyde, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Vaughn Bodé’s iconic cartoon character, Cheech Wizard. This limited edition run of shoes first hit stores in March with a yellow version of the Bodé Clyde, selling out in most shops across the world in just minutes. On Saturday, May 19, the second version makes its debut.

These second edition Bodé Clydes use the same PUMA Clyde silhouette and share the same graphic design elements as the first, complete with big stars, colorful Cheech Wizard sockliner and 50th anniversary tongue logo. This latest version comes in a more neutral off-white colorway, however, with grey and black accents to honor the first published cartoon of the Cheech Wizard, which came out in black and white print.

Like the first version, the shoe features three sets of laces for color customization and a Cheech Wizard key chain, explaining the history of da Big Hat himself, Da Cheech. The sneakers are made of nubuck leather with high gloss printed stars and branding throughout. For comfort and breathability, the interior lining is made of soft, full grain pigskin while the quarter linings are compiled of brushed synthetic suede.

Mark Bodé, Vaughn’s son, teamed up with PUMA to design the limited edition sneakers in order to keep the Bodé magic alive. Only 264 pairs of these limited edition shoes will be available worldwide. The Cheech Wizard is giving everyone a second chance. Don’t miss it!

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PICKUPS: AJ 1 RETRO NEW LOVE OLD LOVE BMP

Posted by samplekickz on 9 May, 2007

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

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PICKUPS: ADIDAS SUPERSTAR “BLACK PRIDE”

Posted by samplekickz on 9 May, 2007

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

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Milk x Nike Air Force 1 XXV Anniversary Lace Lock

Posted by samplekickz on 3 May, 2007

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

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PICKUP: AF1 LOW MR. CARTOON 1ST EDITION

Posted by samplekickz on 30 April, 2007

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

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PICKUP: ADIDAS ULTRASTAR PATENTED LEATHER

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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

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Undftd x Vans and New Era

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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Undefeated collaborated with Vans and New Era to release some nice products for the summer featuring their “U-man” allover print. They will be hitting all US Undefeated stores on May 5th. More pictures after the jump.

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Puma Clyde x Sneakersnstuff

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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With the upper made in premium Swedish reindeer leather, Swedish boutique Sneakersnstuff takes the classic Clyde to a whole new level. With the lining inspired by the traditional settlers of Sweden – the Sámi people – Sneakersnstuff hopes to educate the world of the Scandinavian natives and tribute the first people of Northern Europe. The Puma Clyde x Sneakerstuff will be limited to 586 pairs, and will be available in selected stores worldwide August 2007. Check out Sneakersnstuff for more info.

info/Image: hb via Puma Clyde

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Milk x Nike Air Force 1 XXV Anniversary Lace Lock

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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The Hong Kong based magazine Milk magazine has teamed up with Nike to create some very special lace locks for Air Force 1’s 25th anniversary. Interestingly, they claimed that the lace lock can be used as a multi functional accessory such as an earring, a key chain, a necklace and more.

info/Image: hb via Milk via Free Problem

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Nike Free 7.0 x Transformers Megatron & Convoy

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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The release of Transformers the movie is still over 2 months away, however the anticipated release can derive some ease with the pre-releases of various licensed memorabilia. Nike have gone and used the silhouette of the Nike Free 7.0 and done quite the mash up with Megatron and Convoy to create a pair of transforming sneakers. The execution is turned out quite well and would satisfy both Nike/Shoe and Transformer collectors out there. They have been released in Japan and will retail for 2,625 Yen.

The collaborations between Nike and the Transformers doesn’t stop there, awhile back we posted pictures of a Transformers x Nike Air Trainer III.

info/Image: hb via whkvictor / burago @ HK-Kicks

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Victim x New Balance x Mita Sneakers CM670

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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Japanese apparel brand Victim and Japanese sneaker store Mita are set to release two new colorways of the New Balance CM670. Although the most liberal colorways usually emanate within New Balance Japan, these CM670’s are an appeal to more traditional New Balance fans.

info/Image: hb via Mita Sneakers

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Air Jordan XX2 Stealth Cat Figure by Brian Flynn

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007

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During the 2007 All-Star game, Jordan Brand release a series of figures inspired by the Air Jordan XX2. Since the XX2 was created with the stealth bomber in mind, these XX2 figures took a similar approach and were themed as pilots of the shoes. As well, Michael Jordan often considered himself as a “black cat” on the court. Together these ideologies formed the XX2 Stealth Cat figure.

Each characteristic of these figures maintains a relationship with the shoe it is modeled after. The whiskers represent the zig zag pattern of the sneakers while the vents on the back of the figures parallel the vents seen on the XX2’s. The similarities don’t stop there. Camo seen on the XX2 can also be seen on the front and back of the figure. Other little neat characteristics are the XX2’s worn by the figures as well as the Jumpman logo seen on the back. Each figure’s colorway is a representation of five exclusive Jordan Brand athletes in Ray Allen (green and yellow), Chris Paul (yellow and light blue), Joe Johnson (red and yellow), Rip Hamilton (Dark blue and red) and Carmello Anthony (light blue with yellow).

The figures were masterminded by Brian Flynn of Hybrid Design and Super7. The difficulty in the manufacturing process to create these figures is something to marvel at. These figures were created at a factory in Japan that is touted as the absolute best factory when it comes to clear vinyl. It is often a laborious process to create clear vinyl without any bubbles, however this Japanese factory is able to create perfect vinyl all the meanwhile maintaining consistent wall thickness throughout the figure.

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ADIDAS ALI CLASSIC II SAMPLES

Posted by samplekickz on 26 April, 2007

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

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Nike Bobbito Air Force 1 2nd Edition

Posted by samplekickz on 25 April, 2007

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After the release of the first Nike x Bobbito Air Force 1 colorway, the second colorway of this series is set to release. This time the colorway is done in beige, light green, and burgandy featuring materials of leather and suede. Like the first edition, this second colorway also features the Bobbito logo on the back panel of the shoe. This sneaker is set to release next weekend at select locations like Nort, Footpatrol, Colette, and many more.

You can learn more about Bobbito by watching this video.

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F.I.L. Hong Kong Products and Launch Party

Posted by samplekickz on 25 April, 2007

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As we reported before, F.I.L. will be opening in Hong Kong and this will be their third location in total and first outside of Japan. For the opening, they will have a variety of products lined up for release including a Hong Kong exclusive Visvim Christo Hexagon, Logans, Nomad Jacket 2.5Paclite, Original Fake x Visvim Zahra, Fluxus Denim, and other quality items. The store opening will be this Thursday April 26th and to celebrate this occasion there will also be a grand opening party. This party will feature many industry big names including Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hirofumi Kiyonaga of Soph, Hiroki Nakamura of Visvim, and many more.

info/Image: hb via Touch Magazine

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Greedy Genius V.I.P. Paratrooper

Posted by samplekickz on 25 April, 2007

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After a successful run throwing premium materials on silhouettes that resemble the Air Force One, Greedy Genius will drop new models this summer, taking on different uppers like this chukka. Dubbed the “V.I.P Paratrooper,” expect this style to drop in different color ways, along with brand new high-top styles that will separate the GG brand from the AF1 mold they’ve been known for in the past.

Image/info: hb via Complex

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Nike Chen Shui Bian Air Force 1

Posted by samplekickz on 23 April, 2007

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Nike has just produced an Air Force 1 exclusive for Taiwan President Chen Shui Bian. This sneaker is done in white, green and beige featuring Chen Shui Bian’s face lasered on the side of the shoe. This is definitely something that doesn’t happen everyday and it might even catch on and become a trend.

Image/info: hb via Kenlu via ISS

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Hanon x Schoeller x New Balance M990HSN

Posted by samplekickz on 23 April, 2007

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New Balance presents their latest collaboration, which is a Hanon x Schoeller x New Balance M990HSN. Schoeller is a Swiss based company known for producing high technology textiles and this time they have used many innovative materials on the M990 model. The Hanon M990 is constructed with a Schoeller 3XDRY encapsulated sock upper. 3Xdry is a treatment applied to technical fabrics that deals predominantly with 3 areas, the moisture management, stimulates cooling effect, and repels water and stains. The Hanon M990HSN will be released on Saturday April 28th.

Image/info : hb via Hanon Shop

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Visvim x Neighborhood 7-Hole

Posted by samplekickz on 23 April, 2007

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Here is another look at the highly anticipated collaboration between Visvim and Neighborhood on the Visvim 7-Hole Boot model. From the last sample photos, the quality of the leather and suede combination have been upgraded and now displays a sleek and smoother look. These are scheduled to drop soon, so be sure to check back for more information.

Image/info: hb via Shinsuke Takizawa

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Kaws x Visvim Zahra White Version

Posted by samplekickz on 23 April, 2007

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The previous release of the Kaws x Visvim Zahra black version was a sneaker that was talked about quite a bit and the past weekend marked the release of the white version of the shoe. This version is sold only at Original Fake and F.I.L. in Japan, so for those interested be sure to get them quick before there all gone.

Image/info: hb via KAWS

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Air Jordan Spizike King County Edition

Posted by samplekickz on 23 April, 2007

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There has been many different Jordan Spizikes coming out this year such as the True Blue and Fire Red editions. The newest addition to the family of Spizikes is the King County Edition. This sneaker features a black, red, white, and yellow colorway with materials of patent leather, nubuck, and leather. The cement print on the front and back heel is done in yellow, which definitely makes the shoe stand out. There isn’t any release information at the moment, but be sure to check back for more updates.

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DUNK LOW PREMIUM “ATMOS – LEOPARD PACK”

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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

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Undercover Polka Dot Jack Purcell

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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Undercover has already released a previous version of the Jack Purcell model around last year. The new version now will be different with polka dot designs on the kicks. It’s pretty much the same style shoe, except for the dots. The kicks come in either black or white and will release this Saturday April 14 at the HK Undercover shop.

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Koinobori Air Max 360

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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Streething have a bunch of exclusive, detailed pictures of Nike’s upcoming Air Max 360 Supreme from the upcoming Koinobori Pack, which takes its inspiration from Japan’s colourful ‘Children’s Day’ celebration:

“Koinobori, (鯉幟, こいのぼり) are carp-shaped flags traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day. Traditionally, the Japanese associate carp with boys because of the strength associated with carp that swim upstream. These flags are made by drawing carp patterns on paper, cloth or other nonwoven fabric. They are then allowed to flutter in the wind. They are also known as satsuki-nobori (皐幟, さつきのぼり).” – wikipedia

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AF1 preview on Riott

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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Peek at some upcoming AF1 releases up on Riott Squad. The purple, teal and gray ones are named after a particular city. No word on what that city is, or if all the releases pictured come from a single cities pack. Either way they’re looking pretty crisp. See more shoes after the jump.

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Nike Zoom Tre vs. Dunk Low SB – A Compartive Look at the Loon

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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For some, the Loon Dunk Low SB marked something on the truly upper echelon of grail status. With it’s existence rumored at only a handful of pairs, it truly is one of those sneakers worthy of grail status when the term has been thrown around so liberally. Originally fashioned after the Minnesota State bird, the Loon Duck, this symbol can also be seen on the $1 Canadian coin (the Loonie). This bird’s colors proved to carry over quite well when it’s colorway was superimposed onto that of a shoe.

Although some my be hesitant to pick up anything from Nike SB, I truly believe that good colorways can transcend the shoe barrier and look good on almost any model and the Tre proves my theory.

info/Image: hb via  Crooked Tongues

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Nike Free x Air Trainer 1 x Dunk Hybrid Sample

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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Calum @ the Crooked Tongues Forum recently unveiled a picture of an upcoming Nike Hybrid model involving the Free, Air Trainer 1, and Dunk. The brown reptile skin coupled with the pink splatter midsole will prove to be an interesting combination.

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DC Artist Project x Methamphibian

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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DC Shoes have continued their initial collaboration with sneaker customizer Methamphibian to release a 2nd series of exclusive sneakers. Four new models are slated to release, the first three involve a colored leopard print upper and contrasting skull/girl images on the left and right sneaker. A 4th model is nice clean white colorway with black accents

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Nike Air Force 1 WMNS Cloverdale Park

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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As part of their “Baltimore Series” of Air Force 1s, Nike recently released several AF1 Lows for the ladies including the WMNS “Cloverdale Park“. The WMNS “Cloverdale Park” is dedicated to the home of Baltimore’s “City Game”, the biggest streetball game played in the city of Baltimore. The WMNS “Coverdale Park” AF1s feature a tonal Blue upper with embossed clovers on the toe and an embossed “Cloverdale Park Courts” on the heel tab

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Nike Air Max 1 Rasta

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007

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Nike recently released a new Air Max 1 featuring a basic tonal Black upper. Past the simple colored upper, the “Rasta” AM1 features much more than immediately meets the eye including a Nubuck trim, a Mesh toebox, soft Leather eyelets and mid panel, and a vibrant Rasta inspired Red, Yellow, and Green sole

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