Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ta'Raach and Blu are C.R.A.C. Knuckles

C.R.A.C. Knuckles (Collect Respect Anna Check) consists of Blu and one of my favorite emcees, Detroit MC Ta’Raach (formerly known as Lacks). Check out these tracks from their album, "The Piece Talks," which is due out in April. I seriously cannot wait for this record to drop.

Download "Love Don't"
Download "Buy Me Lunch"

Nike Air Zoom Talache Mid

Quite simply I love this colorway. I don't know if I'd wear this style shoe but the colorway is a dead knock off of the Dunkesto Ronaldino. I love that shoe too.

The Air Zoom Talache Mid. Check out the leather covered mid-sole.
SoldOut has them in stock now in two colorways.

New Balance M574 Reptile Pack

New Balance presents an interesting new pack - the M574 Reptile Pack. It consists of three styles, each influenced by a different reptile - Snake, Lizard and Alligator. Overall the sneakers keep a subtle look and feature premium materials on the upper. These leave me a little cold (haha reptile...cold haha). A little derivative of the luggage pack and they coulda really gone out there with this kinda design. Like on the dragon release last year. Instead this pack is a high end but conservative shoe that I respect but would probably not pick up. It seems like these are an exclusive for the Japanese market. Via Conope.

New Balance A09 Hemp Pack is Tight

The A09 pack are new release sneakers made entirely of seamless hemp. Currently available in Japan, there is no guarantee we will see them in the Western market soon. More as the story develops. Saw these on the Conope site (can't read it at all but nice pics over there).
I have not been very interested in the NB A0 releases so far and the graff style N really turned me off but I am finally seeing NB do some interesting design with the style and this is the first of the line that I would definitely rock.

Provider x New Balance 1500

SNKR FRKR drops a nice surprise on us with the scoop on this interesting collaboration.
Australian store Provider teamed up with New Balance to work on the 1500 model. The outcome is a nice black/charcoal/blue colorway, with the entire upper coming in premium suede. The sneaker will be released in March and will also come with matching wayfarer sunglasses.

Check the interview at snkr frkr dot kom

Via Sneaker Freaker.

Reebok x Kool Aid

Reebok brings the ruckus with a nice colorful collaboration with that summer sensation, Kool Aid! Matching colors, smiley faces. Is this the return of late 80's acid rave?!?! I don't know but I'm diggin what they are doin here. Check the website Reebok X Kool Aid for more pics.

New Balance MT580J International Limited Ediiton

This is a HOT SHOE!!!!!

An Internation Limited Edition sneaker by New Balance. The MT580J comes in three colorways. The model should seem familiar, mainly due to the various collaboration between Undefeated, Stussy and Hectic on this model. In this release it comes in a grey/neon yellow colorways as well as in black/purple and white/grey. The Black Purple is my favorite. The subtle, distressed shading and materials combine with what is my favorite NB style (the MT580 rules!) in a bangin' shoe right here.

Mita in Japan will release all three styles on the 9th of February. I just hope they make it over to the U.S. of A.

More pics here

New Balance Fall '08 Preview

High Snobiety released a Fall '08 New Balance preview. Some new stuff comin' from New Balance. Some I'm feelin' and others I'm not. But all in all NB is mixing materials and colors with an eye toward uniqueness. So I can't hate on that. Check it out for yourself.