Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hustle Simmons "The Rundown"

Hustle Simmons is Dave Ghetto and Tha S Ence. They're droppin' an eponymous LP on Breakbread Projects June 24th. It'll be available on itunes and other digital spots so make sure and look for it. In order to whet your appetite for some of that ole' boom bap, here is their single "The Rundown" featuring fellow Breakbread Projects label mates 84 & Fel Sweetenberg. June is a big month for Breakbread Projects as both 84 and Fel have digital releases alongside Hustle Simmons.

Download: Hustle Simmons "The Rundown" feat fel sweetenberg, & 84

New Balance 574 "Graffiti Pack"

Due to come out in June is the new New Balance 574 "Graffiti" pack. It consists of two 574's. They both feature a multitude of colors and materials on the upper. One comes in a brown/pink colorway, the other one in a grey/blue colorway. Details include bold stitching on the toe box as well as patent leather around the ankle and on the heel. A large "New Balance" graffiti font goes over the heel. This seems like a better use of the graf styles than what new balance initially developed with the AO9 pack. I'm diggin' the Blue/Grey colorway a lot. It reminds me of the easter egg pack New Balance dropped a few years ago. These 574s however, are a real mash up of materials and colors and design. This shoe may not appeal to the most diehard NB heads because it veers far afield from the simple, classic design.

Mita has them already in stock.

New Balance 320 "The Cherry Bomb"

Feast your eyes on an exciting new release from New Balance, this time consisting of the 320.

In this pack it comes in overall 3 colorways - yellow/red, white/green and black. Each shoe features multiple color accents on the upper as well as the mid-sole. Also each sneaker features an icon embroidered on the heel, including a cherry on the yellow model and an explosion on the black model.

Mita has them already in stock, with the official release only being in June.

Puma Bites NikeWith a Teddy Bear

Puma continues to push the First Round since last year and brings alternative designs of the sneaker. Now they present us the "Teddy" First Round Pack. A straight style bite of the nike Dunk 3 Bears pack from last year.

The shoe features teddy fur on the lining and the tongue. On the outside it comes with buttons and further stitching details. The back heel as well as around the laces features suede and an embossed star pattern. Via Sneaker Freaker.

The sneaker comes in two colorways. A release date is not known so far.

Saucony "Duct Tape" Pack

Saucony is certainly back on the map and the sneaker world is watching them. Collaborations with David Z and others that are in the works, will certainly help.

Here is one of their latest styles - the Jazz O Duct Tape. Taking inspiration from the days where you needed tape to hold your favorite pair together, the brand has used the same method on the Jazz O. There is a black/neon pink and black/neon green colorway, with the stitching also coming in the respective neon colors. Via SneakerFreaker.

Definitely an interesting sneaker and considering the current output of "special" sneakers, they managed to come up with something that we have not seen so far.

New Balance 576

A 576 Pack, consisting of three new styles of the sneaker that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The New Balance 576 comes in this pack in a grey, blue and a purple colorway. All three come in a mix of premium suede and mesh, which turned out really nice.

Mita has them in stock now, with the official release coming in June only.