Friday, April 18, 2008

ATMOS Launches English Website!!


Good news for international shoppers.

Tokyo boutique Atmos has launched an English version of their website and online store.

Still some glitches to be worked out (for instance where are all the New balance???)


Make sure to check it out!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Balance 575 Japan pack

I think this is a New Balance Trailbuster pack. It consists of grey, white and black colorways. The upper sports a fish scale pattern and mantching accent stitching makes the overall look a little more exciting. I'm not a great fan of this shoe overall. Just a very plain looking pack from the new Balance japan team.

The pack is now available at Flauge.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Video: Dizzee Rascal "Sirens"

Nice video. Look out for Dizzee's sophomore album "Maths + English" on Def Jux. April 29th is the release date.

Lazy Snags his Holy Grails - The New Balance 574 Almond "For Love Or Money"

Hell Yeah!! I never thought I would have these kicks! I was surfing on ebay and saw these come up in my size at an unbelievable price. This was a limited Japan only release. Pink/Gold/Black colorway. Star eyelets, and gold widgets on the laces. Embroidered "For love Or Money" logo on the tongue, and three stars on the heel make the detailing superb on this 574. Plus the materials are top notch. Worth every penny. For all you sneaker heads out there, think back to a time when you came up on some joints that you never thought you'd ever have. Those fantasy, dream kicks that you'd resigned yourself to only ever talking about but never actually wearing . Then you can rejoice with me because these are some pick ups that I never thought I'd have and that I new I'd always dream about. Finding these is what collecting is all about for me. I am so happy right now!!!

New Balance AO9 "Limited Edition A22"

Saw these New Balance AO9 "Limited Edition A22" over at Mita. I was initially not a big fan of the "graf" style painted "N" logo when NB first rolled them out but it is growing on me a little bit. This detailing really sets the shoe off with the mountain design on the back heel and the splatter effects on the rest of the shoe. This pack comes in three different color ways, Black/White, Tan/Orange, & Brown/Black & Green. The graf lettering on the tongue and the gold lace lacks are a nice touch. The one piece construction might take some time for me to get used to and I am a little wary of the burlap/canvas material (is it hemp???) but I'm more intrigued than anything by these joints.

Mita Sneakers x Realmad Hectic x New Balance MT580 Pack

Japanese sneaker store Mita got together with Realmad Hectic and New Balance to work on my favorite NB sneaker the MT580. It's a two pack and it will be released on the 19th of April. I like the shoes but not sure what to think of the white toe box on the brown shoe. Kinda shocking. I'd love to get a look in person to see what the deal is. Who knows when it'll get to the states...

Flosstradamus Returns to Tampa This Friday!!!

Valley Girl Turns 25 That 80s Night @ The Orpheum

this month That 80s Night @ The Orpheum is a tribute to John Hughes and his excellent movies! come as your favorite Hughes movie character!!!

Like, remember how awesome the songs on the
"Valley Girl" soundtrack were: "Who Can It Be Now?""Love My Way" and "I Melt With You"? The movie turned 25 years old on Tuesday, which is, like, totally trippendicular. This got us thinking about the '80s rock that still rules.

Here's the 411 on what stokes us: '80s lyrics, compilations, power ballads and one-hit wonders.
Quiz time. How well do you know the one-hit wonders behind these '80s unrequited love lyrics? Name the song and artist:

"Jenny, Jenny
You're the girl for me
You don't know me but you make me so happy."

"You know I feel so dirty when they start talkin' cute
I wanna tell her that I love her but the point is probably moot."

"You've been around all night and that's a little long
You think you've got the right but I think you've got it wrong."

Saturday, April 12, 2008

New Balance 1300

Seriously, I am moving to Japan and laying down a sleeping bag at Shoe Planet because I am never leaving that spot!!!
These New Balance 1300s come in three different colorways. Yellow/Green, Purple/Pink, & Teal/Orange. Nice design on the heel box and mid-sole. Suede and mesh materials. These kicks just look light and comfortable to me. I'd rock 'em in a second!

Kids New Balance 410 "Toy"

Shoe Planet has some more New Balance Japanese designs that I have never seen or heard of before!!!
This kids NB 410 is called the "Toy."
An almost candy like veneer on these 410s draws the eye. At any moment I expect 'em to turn into a Transformer or something! Velcro, no laces, and a dope "N" pattern sole set this shoe off. More a sock than a shoe with a hard toe and heel box. I'd wear it if I were a kid.

New Balance M574 "Basket Weaver" Pack

A New Balance M574 pack that I'll call the "Basket Weaver" pack is out in Japan. It consists of two 574's, a teal/black/white and a grey/black/white colorway. The design is a little too "crafty" for my tastes but an ok idea and execution. Why does the japanese market get these hot wild designs and the American market stays locked into the same ole same ole??? Baby steps I guess...Gotta crawl before they walk, or run or whatever.

The pack is now available at Shoe Planet.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

New Balance Easter Display at Lazy's house

In the words of The Grouch, "You ain't artsier than me!"

New Alife Spring '08 T-Shirts

Alife NYC has released a large batch of new Spring 2008 t-shirts. This drop includes some classics in new colorways, one long-sleeve and also several Krink collaboration t-shirts. Alife makes good stuff!!

Puma Unlimited Hi & Lo "Limited Edition"

Despite the oxymoronic title of this post, I am feelin' this Puma Sneaker. The Puma Unlimited Hi & Lo's were first introduced in 1991. Mita Sneakers has two limited edition packs. They gave them an upscale make-over adding fat laces with vibrant colors as well as croc skin. Both sneakers come in three colorways and will be available as of April 21st.

Nike Air Max 97 Lux "Rainbow"

I have to be honest, I like these sneakers but I don't know if I could ever rock them. I'm the most flamboyant color and design sneaker head out of all my friends. But even I have to take a step back on these rainbow joints. They look cool though...
the AM 97 Lux "Rainbow." The base color of the sneaker is white with a multicolor pattern going over the sneaker. I really dig the disco influenced insert! It is now available at Bingo Runner.

Nike Air Max Light "Mexican Blanket"

Hey look!! Nike takes cues from a New Balance material! Here is an Air Max Light colorway, that has arrived at Size?. The Japanese give it a fresh face in this limited colourway with a touch of stingray material, patent and perforated leather and Mexican bandana style trim on the ankle piece. Even though a pretty wild mix of colors and materials, the sneaker keeps an overall clean look, mainly due to the white base color.
Via Hypebeast/Sneakerfiles.

New Balance CM576 MC Special Edition

Check out this special New Balance 576 version! this was never put on sale (thus assuring it's status and legend). Since the brand is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the shoe this year, they gave it out as a present to their best retailers. It mixes different New Balance sneakers out of the 20th anniversary collection into one, featuring a multitude of materials and colors. I love these vibrant colors and am totally ready for anbody to send me a pair.

Shoe Planet has only two of these in stock now and is auctioning them off!

Vans x Supreme x Bad Brains Sk8 Hi

I'm not a fan of these Vans at all but I am a huge bad brains fan so here ya go...

New Balance x Stussy x Undefeated x Hectic - Triple Threat MT580 "Synthetic"

The Triple Threat project of Undefeated, Stussy, Hectic in collaboration with New Balance continues this season and once again they worked on the MT580. And can't we all be thankful that new balance has finally answered our prayers and has begun to release 580s in the U.S.A.! The "Synthetic" pack consists of three colorways of the New Balance MT580. These are a seeming return to earlier colors and I for one am excited. The vibrant colors and materials are a welcome change from the more subdued sneakers that New balance released throughout the fall and winter. The pack will be released on the 26th of April in Japan.
info via Nextedge.

New Balance M1400 "Chicken Run" Pack

New Balance released a new pack of M1400 Made In USA sneakers - the Chicken Run Pack. It consists of three colorways of the M1400 and only premium materials have been used. The sneakers have an embossed running man graphic on the upper. This is a nice lookin shoe!