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

Posted by samplekickz on 18 May, 2007


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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Undftd x Vans and New Era

Posted by samplekickz on 28 April, 2007


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


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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Greedy Genius V.I.P. Paratrooper

Posted by samplekickz on 25 April, 2007


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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DC Artist Project x Methamphibian

Posted by samplekickz on 17 April, 2007


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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Supreme x Vans Old Skools, Half Cabs, & Chukkas

Posted by samplekickz on 6 April, 2007


Seriously, Supreme is probably going to set a record for the most collaborations this year. It seems like each week there is a new one.

We heard about Supreme working with Vans to make some awesome versions of the Old Skool, Half Cab, and Chukka, and make awesome sneakers they did. The sneakers are truly unique keeping an old and classic style, but colors and design that are ahead of their time.

They will be available at the Supreme NY and LA store on April 12th.

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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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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.

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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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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

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Puma x Solebox Clyde

Posted by samplekickz on 13 March, 2007


Solebox has a new collaboration with Puma on the Clyde. This shoes with faux snake skins and gold lining will soon be available at Solebox. You can read a little bit more about the shoes and an interview with the mastermind behind the design, Hikmet, at Sneaker Freaker. Also watch out for a pair of Asics by Solebox coming out next.


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Reebok Royal Straight Flush Pack

Posted by samplekickz on 9 March, 2007


The Reebok Royal Straight Flush pack is a very interesting yet nicely designed Reebok. Some information from when we previously reported the new Reebok Pack to you: The Reebok ERS 2000, NPC UK Pump, The Ventilator, The Court Victory Pump and Pump Omni Lite, each sneaker will release once a week and if you purchase every pair out of the collection then you will get the opportunity to customize a free pair of Reebok Insta-Pump Fury. Also the higher the face card the more rare the Reebok is.

info/image: sneakerfiles Via Zzubo.

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Supreme X Vans Half Cab.

Posted by samplekickz on 5 March, 2007


Supreme’s longtime relationship with Vans continues this year with a follow up to last years checkered Half Cab, this time, there are 3 colourways available in April!

info/image: slamxhype Via Bigmag.

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Puma Clyde X Solebox.

Posted by samplekickz on 5 March, 2007


Heres a sneak peak at the upcoming Solebox/Puma Clyde colab. Solebox have produced some of the most talked about colabs in the last few years and this is set to be another. Black Upper with gold foil inside liner, Hikmet of Solebox has let me know that an official release will come soon, with much more info.. so stay tuned!

info/image: slamxhype Via Sneakerfiles.

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MITA x Puma Clyde

Posted by samplekickz on 2 March, 2007


Fresh of of their collab with CT, Puma has linked up with MITA to design the Clydes pictured above. The MITA x Puma Clydes feature a Black Suede upper with a Clyde Money Print wrapped around the side. The MITA Clydes are set to release, at select stores worldwide,

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Puma GV Special “Guillermo Villas”

Posted by samplekickz on 1 March, 2007


Complex reports about the most limited Puma GV Series sneakers so far, in honour of Guillermo Villas, an Argentinean Tennis legend. He dominated the tennis tour in 1977. Since he made it into the Tennis hall of fame in 1991, that’s the number printed on the back heel of the sneakers. The exact numbers are unknown, but they are very limited and will bes released in June.

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Puma Clyde x Mita Sneakers

Posted by samplekickz on 27 February, 2007


Puma and Mita Sneakers joined forces to produce a very special Puma Clyde model. This new collaborative release gives the Puma Clydes a special print design of 1000 dollar Clyde Frazier bills. And to cap off this collaborative effort, the Mita Sneakers logo is placed on the tongue just right about the puma logo. For all you Puma Clyde fans, these will release on April 21st and will be limited to 558 pairs.

Info/image: hb via PumaClyde Blog

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Vaughn Bode x Puma Clyde

Posted by samplekickz on 27 February, 2007


New Pix of the posthomus collaboration between legenday artist Vaughn Bode and Puma have hit the Net. The Vaughn Bode x Puma Clyde, set to release on March 31st in an amount of 264 pairs worldwide, features a colorway inspired by Bode’s instantly recognizable Cheech Wizard character. In addition to the kix, Puma is set to release a matching hoody on the same day. The Bode x Puma Clydes will release at 20 select shops worldwide.

Images/Info: slamxhype via Solebox

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Reebok Freestyle 25th & Converse (Product) Red Fall Preview

Posted by samplekickz on 14 February, 2007


The people from Caliroots recently hit up the tradeshow in Copenhagen. Their they also visited the Reebok and the Converse booths. Reebok was showing the line-up for the 25th anniversary of the Freestyle High. Aside from the artist styles that we already showed you, they will also release the sneaker in many uni color-ways. Their are lots of strong color-ways in the line-up, which will certainly make the sneaker stand out.

Converse also always surprises us with their (Product) Red line. Above also a little preview of what you can expect from them, aside from various collaboration in that line, that will come on top.

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SBTG Online Store Update.

Posted by samplekickz on 7 February, 2007


From the SBTG sample lab. 3 pairs of 1 of 1’s available for purchase online at Royalefam.

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Greedy Genius Spring 2007 Preview

Posted by samplekickz on 7 February, 2007


Greedy Genius has in very short time made a name for itself in the sneaker game. The participation in a recent Toyota commercial is just the tip of the iceberg. Even though they had all this success, they always get compared to Nike and Bape for various reasons.

That said, we are very happy to announce you that Greedy Genius will be introducing four completely new models next week during Magic in Las Vegas, which are entirely designed and created by them. Here we can give you some teaser images so that you get an idea of what to expect. It seems like they are introducing some hi-tops, but keeping the signature funky color-ways, that made them famous.


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Clarks Spring Collection

Posted by samplekickz on 4 February, 2007


Proper has received some new shoes from Clacks Spring Collection and here are some photos of these well-crafted shoes. Clarks have always been a classic and these new releases are no exception, they are high quality and easy to match with different styles of clothing. If you are looking for a new pair of Clarks and haven’t decided which style to purchase, check out if any of these are right for you.

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Posted by samplekickz on 3 February, 2007


The second in our electro-themed PUMA Clydes was on sale exclusively via the Crooked Store. All orders for this classic b-boy makeup, the grey and burgundy-laced sequel to the mean green first chapter, will come with the exclusive CT x PUMA t-shirt in coordinating colours and mini puma clyde keychain, while stocks last, only 100 pairs available via Crooked Tongues and the remaining 200 pairs at selected retailers worldwide.

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

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Vans Valentines Day Slip-Ons

Posted by samplekickz on 3 February, 2007


Most companies, including the sneaker companies are getting ready for Valentines Day. In the case of Vans, they are presenting a “Big Heart” slip-on for girls that you can purchase already and right at this moment you can even win it from them. Either way, as a girl or a guys who is still looking for a present, you might want to consider these!

info/image: hs

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Reebok x Undftd Question – Answer 1 Vol. 2

Posted by samplekickz on 3 February, 2007


Reebok will do another collaboration with Undftd, and the shoe featured is the Question. The funny part is, undftd and Reebok are calling them the “Answer 1″, and I have no idea why this was not caught. Anyways, this pair in my own opinion is a lot better than the first collaboration, which is a multi colored Question, and this pair features black/silver Saturday February 3rd 2007 you can purchase a pair only at Undftd LA.

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Greedy Genius Spring 2007 Sneakers

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007


Introducing a preview of some sneakers from Greedy Genius’ Spring 2007 sneaker collection. Their sneakers will continue to be colorful and vibrant as always. Also they seem to be experimenting with materials such as carbon fiber, denim, croc-skin, patent leather and 3M reflective for their sneakers in this upcoming collection. They will be available sometime in February.

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Reebok Freestyle High 25th Anniversary Series

Posted by samplekickz on 29 January, 2007


This year is an exciting year for sneakers and sneakerheads. The Nike AF1 turned 25 ! And here we are in 2007 celebrating an icon of the women’s sneaker game as well: The Freestyle Hi by Reebok.

To celebrate the event Reebok commissioned a series of special editions of the Freestyle Hi. Feast your eyes on the very exclusive collaboration between Rolland Berry X Basquiat (our favorite of the bunch).

Here a brief bio of the sneaker so you get an idea:

The Freestyle Hi was made famous in the 80’s when it became the quintessential fitness footwear of the Aerobics crazed era, slouchy socks,tights, unitards and leotards, you get the picture.. The Freestyle which also exists in a low top version made of Reebok a pioneer and a leader in the athletic/lifestyle footwear for Women.

Since we all know that fashion is a cycle…. girls started to look for Hi top sneakers that were original and not as bulky as some men’s styles and there they were their moms 80’s kicks !! The Trensetters of this world gave the “Freestyle Hi “a new life you can spot them on the feet of Williamsburg Hipsters, Flatbush and Harlem round the way gals as well as Euro pop stars (M.I.A) who would have tought….(Sgp)

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“Galinsky Tennis Pack” Vans.

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007


“Galinsky Tennis Pack” from the Vans Vault 2007 collection. Available NOW at Atmos NYC.

info/image: slamxhype

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Vans – Iron Maiden Slip-On & Sk8 High’s

Posted by samplekickz on 26 January, 2007


Vans recently collaborated with Iron Maiden to produce a pack of Slip-On’s and Sk8 High’s. I think the writing on the midsole is a nice touch, for those originally fans of the same artwork seen on fake Dunk High SB’s, you can now grab something legit to add to the collection.

info/image: kf via slamxhype

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High Def Photos: Greedy Genius Woodstock 69

Posted by samplekickz on 25 January, 2007


Greedy Genius will release a limited edition Woodstock 69 with tie dye patent leather toe box, along with a a guitar neck at the heel which is the Woodstock logo. Also a great addition to the shoe is the ‘69 by the toe area. With premium leathers and a suede uppers this Greedy Genius is a must buy.

info/imagE: kick-fiend

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