In recent years, we’ve seen Marc Dolce resurrect the signature sneaker lines of Nike legends like Charles Barkley and Penny Hardaway. The designs typically speak to the heritage of the lines, while introducing modern elements.
If you’re a fan of Dolce’s work, and also happen to be a fan of the Air Pippen signature line, you’ll be happy to know that Marc and Scottie Pippen have come together to work on an all-new sneaker.
On Instagram earlier today, Pippen shared the photo below, along with the caption, “Designing Pippen 6 w/ Marc Dolce. Coming soon!”
It’s exciting to see another brand legend back in the fold and working on a new shoe. What do you hope to see on the Pippen 6? Let us know in the comment section and stick with Sole Collector for updates.
Fans of Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers have another showpiece they can add to their game room. Listed now for auction is a pair of purple and gold Converse Weapon sneakers, signed by the 6’9 point guard himself. This vintage collectible comes on the heels of Michael Jordan’s game-worn, autographed “Playoff” XIs and “Flu Game XIIs hitting the web, offering an alternative bit of nostalgia for members of Laker Nation. Peep photos of these classic Converse kicks below and bid now at eBay.
Today’s news brings us our first detailed look at this year’s upcoming release of the ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 3 Retro.
The all new retro from the Jordan Brand takes on an OG-inspired look with a black leather build and classic elephant print overlays. Grey nubuck appears to take care of the tongue, while sport royal handles the tongue and collar lining, eyelets and parts of the midsole below.
The ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 3 Retro is set to hit authorized Jordan Brand accounts on August 16th.
What do you think of women and sneakers? Read the following from Tina Nabati on how she feels :
Character. Charm. Class. Qualities women can possess while wearing sneakers? YES.
In a world where the pain of regular waxing has been replaced with a handful of laser sessions and frizzy hair has been replaced with a Brazilian blowout treatment, why can’t the pain of heels be replaced as well? Beauty does not always have to be pain.
When I first got into sneakers around the age of nine, it was due to the Air Jordan XI in black and red. I became obsessed with the patent leather combination—and with the thought of how sneakers can have an effect on any ensemble.
Since then, and throughout my schooling in footwear design, I grew a deeper love for sneakers simply for the challenge of dressing them to look just as feminine as a pair of heels. Wearing sneakers allowed me the benefits of heels, yet with no pain and the while making a statement in the process (a win-win in my book). What else was a non-tomboy to do? Now as a 28-year-old woman, I want more than anything to share my knowledge with other women so they too can be unique and comfortable at the same time.
“In the fashion world, trends don’t really happen until the fashion gods say so.”
No matter how late they are to the party, The New York Times is right on track in questioning whether women’s sneakers are the next big trend. It started with the glamour mags and blogs, and is now at the big-time publishing rigs.
In the past couple years, I have noticed the effort more and more footwear brands have put into making sneakers cool for women, and for any age. I have blogged and spoken about it endlessly. But as with any product in the fashion world, trends don’t really happen until the fashion gods say so. That’s when brands take notice, and the trickle begins to affect the masses.
Beyond trend, fashion as a whole has been pushed to many limits. I walk the streets of LA and see styles that defy labeling. It’s time this type of individuality come with the comfort of sneakers as well. They’re all it takes to completely change an outfit.
At the end of the day, everything has a time and place. So I say, mix it up. Street style sites and fashion blogs have endless photos of chic women in sneakers, with plenty of ideas on how to dress them femininely, with more than just jeans. Plus, we can definitely start looking forward to brands bringing us more innovative and attractive sneaker designs to experiment with in coming seasons.
Female sneakerheads have been ready, and now it’s a fun and challenging way for the fashionistas of the world to incorporate comfort with a new sense of character, charm, and class.
* via Complex Sneakers
There’s a good case to be made for the Air Jordan XI being the most important and popular sneaker in modern times. And judging from the success of each and every retro release, chances are that there wouldn’t be much argument.
But how exactly did the Air Jordan 11 come to be? What inspired it? How was it designed? You may accept it as a classic, but do you know the whole story?
Check out the video here.
As previewed back in March, the ‘Royal’ Air Jordan 1 KO High in scheduled to drop this fall.
Well, kind of. This pair actually makes use of Sport Blue to achieve the classic look. As you know, the blue hue will be featured heavily on Jordan retros this fall, coinciding with the first ever re-release of the ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 6.
Does the less-then-royal shade throw the look off or will you still be in line for the release?
This shoe may be nicknamed after an ice cream, but we have a feeling a few of you will be thinking ‘Tiffany.’ The shoe’s Crystal Mint canvas upper is completely covered black speckles, along with having a black Swoosh and lining.
* via Sole Collector
Nice Kicks and the DXC invade Northern California on June 28th at Cow Palace. Cow Palace is located right next to many SF freeway and popular locations and is a perfect venue to host the DXC.
Come out and buy, trade, and sell with the best that the West has to offer. Live Music, Art, and a special Jordan Memorabilia display from Fully Laced will only add to the sneaker and clothing experience.
Jason Markk will also be in the building as the official sneaker cleaner of the DXC. Free product will be making its way around the show as well as other raffles and giveaways that we will be doing.
We will also be hosting the popular DXC Heat on your feet battle. Make sure to rock your heat to have a chance to win some great prizes.
Mark your calendars June 28th 2014 from 1pm to 6pm. Tickets are only $15 pre sale and $20 at the door. Tables are also open for only $100.00. Click the link below to book your booth or pre sale tickets.
LOCATION: Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Ave Daly City, CA 94014)
DATE: JUNE 28TH
TIME: 1PM TO 6PM
ADMISSION: $15 PRE SALE $20 AT THE DOOR
VENDORS: $100 PER BOOTH
Were you lucky enough to get a pair of the “Paid In Full” Blacksheep x Nike SB Dunk Highs?
Unfortunately, we are all sold out of our Rope Lace Locks and Gold Tip Laces Pack as well.
Congrats to the lucky few. #thestruggle
* Photos taken by Dunksrnice