“During this time of the year, we see an abundance of boots due to the cold, rainy weather. However, you don’t have to necessarily rock boots every day. Nike has given us a very nice boot substitute in the form of the Air Force 1 Duckboot. This new pair features a smooth black leather upper combined with a sturdy, nylon-like toe cap. Additionally, Nike incorporated red cord laces, a black wool inner lining, a white midsole and a gum bottom. The Nike Air Force 1 Duckboot Black/Khaki-Sail is now available at the Nice Kicks shop (512.320.8100).”-via NiceKicks
When the world’s most famous sneaker debuted in 1985, it was met not with celebration but censure. The dramatic red-and-black Air Jordan I crossed swords with the NBA’s uniform police, who banned the shoe from the league for its “non-regulation” colors. Michael Jordan, then a Chicago Bulls rookie, bucked league brass by wearing his signature kicks, a decision which cost him $5,000 in fines every time he set foot on the court. You can’t put a price on fashion. Or winning.
Since its launch, the Air Jordan has become a global sports and style phenomenon, unquestionably the most famous icon of one of the world’s most famous brands. Every year since 1985, even after Jordan retired for good, a new pair of Air Jordans has been released, along with a countless number of colorways and models. In honor of the legendary sneaker, we asked a preeminent sneaker collector and Nike expert from Austin, Texas to rank the top 23 Air Jordans of all time.
Bo knows Bulls on the Nike Air Trainer SC II Black/Varsity Red. Borrowing the colorway commonly associated with the Windy City, the first retro of the Trainer SC 2 delays OG themes. A black uppper is highlighted by red hits on the tongue, midsole, lining, and eyelets with small touches of grey. White dresses the midsole to balance out this new release. Get ‘em now at Premier. -Via Nice Kicks
Nike Air Trainer SC II
” Inspired by the original Nike Air Pressure from 1989, Nike has dropped the updated Air PR1 at retailers this year. With additional design cues taken from shoes like the Nike Air Flight Like and Air Jordan III, the Air PR1 is a sport-inspired sneaker intended more for style purposes in the same vein as a shoe like the Air Yeezy. Thus far, the original white-based colorway has been released at retailers, but a new black-based look is on the way.
This pair features a black and dark grey nubuck upper with tonal leather elephant print along the side panel and ankle. Tiffany-like water blue offers a sharp contrast to the darker base on the inner liner and Jordan III outsole. You can pick up a pair today at shops like Schuh-You.”-Via Sole Collector
Jeremy Scott is a maniac. Master of all things too cool to be kitschy, J.Scott continues to have his way with the tongues of adidas Originals designs. The latest collaboration in their ObyO capsule is the Jeremy Scott x adidas Cross Combat boot that we first saw as the centerpiece of Scott’s FW 2010 preview. The boots feature a TRX sole but the key distinguishing feature, of course, is the ornate golden crosses you’ll find on each shoe’s tongue. -Via Sneaker News
For the last three years Polo Ralph Lauren has supplied us with great Fall Winter boots. This year they expanded their already wide assortment and offer us 2 new styles The Radbourne and Redding. You can really see Polo’s DNA in these Radbourne’s, the lining and fold down option made these a must buy for me this season.
The Radbourne is a higher version (8″) of the Ranger boot (7″) and is tweed lined for the fold down option. The square leather patch on the side of the boots might look a little familiar, Polo crushed that patch in the 90’s. Both the brown and black versions are made of rich pebbled oily leather and when you see these in person you’ll see what i mean.
The Redding is a lower “Chucka” version of the iconic Ranger boot. I know some people who couldn’t find a way to rock the Ranger boot because of it’s height, here is a perfect solution for you. Same rich leather used on the Radbourne but no tweed lining and at a cheaper price point. –Ronnie Fieg
All four boots are available at the David Z flagship store (556 Broadway bet. Prince and Spring st.) and for phone purchase order today:
The Radbourne 8″ boot double buckle – (Phone# 212.274.9044 ext. 640 $175, Style# Black – 812123270001 Brown – 8121232701FJ)
The Redding “Chucka” boot – (Phone# 212.274.9044 ext. 640 $130, Style# Black – 812123278001 Brown – 8121232781FJ)
Here is a new colorway for the Jordan Rare Air’s that caught my eye. This version uses a USA theme that coincided with the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship games. Available at select spots worldwide, including this one.