Sneaker customizer Johnny Barry has unveiled his latest creation, a Game Boy-themed Nike Air Jordan IV. The sneaker features an all-white construction with Game Boy-inspired detailing on the heel and tongue.
Only 10 pairs were officially released for sale. The sneakers cost $1,350 and are all sold out as per Barry’s website.
The inspiration for this project is the year 1989, which brought with it the Nintendo Game Boy as well as the original Nike Air Jordan IV. The Game Boy ended up selling over 120 million units and the Air Jordan IV became one of the most iconic basketball shoes ever.
Check out images of the sneaker above and leave your thoughts in the comments.
After getting a first look at the upcoming BAPE x Mitchell & Ness NBA collaboration, we can now take a look at every piece from the collection. As part of BAPE’s 25th-anniversary celebrations, the Japanese brand is partnering with Mitchell & Ness on a collection comprised of NBA-themed T-shirts, jerseys, shorts, and outerwear.
The collection is modelled by none other than LA-native Snoop Dogg and can be checked out in full below.
Featuring teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and more, each jersey is elevated with BAPE’s signature 1st camo motif, while also featuring the ape head logo prominently on the front.
Additionally, a limited edition Spalding basketball draped in the same aesthetic to finish off the collection.
The authentic jerseys will retail for $399, the swingman version of the jerseys for $199, the shorts for $179, the T-shirts $115, while the jacket costs a princely $319.
All items will be available at BAPE LA on Saturday, October 13th and at all A BATHING APE locations except BAPE Harajuku starting Saturday, October 20th
What do you think of the collaboration? Let us know in the comments below.
In other news, Kanye West is recording new music in Uganda and made a return to Twitter. Find out more about that developing story here.
Travis Scott is following up his highly-popular Astroworld with the release of a deluxe version of the album alongside more merchandise, including a golden mask.
The mask is available separately from the album. The physical deluxe album comes shipped in an eight-inch tall plastic head that looks a lot like the giant Travis Scott head that popped up in various locations ahead of the original release.
Although officially available on Travis Scott’s store, there is no indication as to what the difference is between the deluxe version and the regular version.
Both Travis Scott’s deluxe Astroworld album and mask are available now online and are priced at $95 and $50 respectively.
G-SHOCK has just unveiled a “Glacier Gold” colorway of its new DW-5035E timepiece. The new colorway is part of the brand’s 35-year anniversary, which has seen collaborations with the likes of BAPE, Gorillaz, PORTER, and kolor,
The DW-5035E is based on G-SHOCK’s original DW-5000 model, which has been redesigned for the 35-year celebrations. The timepiece’s transparent armband and case is a design cue not seen regularly on G-SHOCK watches, making this a very special colorway.
Tastefully contrasting the transparent resin are hits of gold on the face and hardware of the watch. The “Glacier Gold” DW-5035E is available now at select G-SHOCK retailers, as well as at G-SHOCK’s website directly.
The watch retails for €219 (approximately $255). Flip through the images above and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In other news, StockX is now available in Europe. Find out more here.
With another week behind us, we’re back with shopping highlights from Highsnobiety‘s shopping team, as curated by our very own commerce content curator Nigel Minani. After trawling through countless online stores, Nigel is here to give you a necessary dose of retail therapy with a selection of the latest and best in streetwear, sneakers, fashion, and lifestyle products. For more of the most up-to-date shopping recs, be sure to hit the button below.
While our roundup last week was all about keeping you cozy and steezy, this week’s highlights see an abundance of dope accessories and collectibles. With everything from an uber-sleek Medicom x BAPE Be@rbrick toy, to a Supreme marker and a polite “Goodbye” doormat from Parra, this week’s list has something for everyone.
So, without further ado, we’ll let Nigel take the lead with a piece-by-piece rundown of everything in Highsnobiety‘s shopping cart right now.
Vans Colorblock Velvet Authentic
“Although the recent Vans Old Skool hype is slowly dying down, the brand continues to release dope in-line silhouettes. This latest velvet iteration of the Authentic gives strong Supreme x Vans FW13 vibes.”
Medicom Toy x BAPE Be@rbrick 1000% ‘XXV’
“BAPE’s 25th-anniversary collabs have begun to roll out and, of course, a Medicom Be@rbrick toy is part of it. Unfortunately only sold in-store, this multi-colored collectible should be available from the respective accounts as of now.”
Bandulu Runner’s Club Vintage Nike T-Shirt
“My favorite Boston brand is back with some newly-embellished vintage heat. Again, everything’s one of one, or as our British colleagues would say “absolute units!” Be sure to cop if you’re looking for something truly unique.”
Carhartt WIP Storm Mask
“There’s a slight smell of balaclava hype in the FW18 air. Gucci has included them in its latest collection and one of the hottest rappers around, Sheck Wes, regularly sports custom balaclavas by CPFM. Cop this Carhartt WIP balaclava to be ahead of the curve, while also staying warm and cozy.”
C.P. Company Waistpack
“A new season requires a new waistbag!”
Benjamin Edgar Stainless Steel Hanger
“Not trying to tell you to drop $700 on a coat hanger, but this stainless steel iteration by one of Virgil’s former colleagues, Benjamin Edgar, is quite daring.”
Needles 7 Cuts Flannel
“Apart from the signature dope track pants, another one of Needles’ staples are the 7-Cut T-shirts and flannels. As they’re all made from vintage shirts, they’re all one of a kind pieces.”
ASICS x Harmony GEL-Venture 6
“Another dope ASICS collab that’s specifically for those who know. If you’re into lowkey fire and dad-core vibes, then this is for you! Unlike the Kiko collab, these come with an affordable price point, so they’ll hurt your wallet less while adding steez to your ’fit.”
Converse x JW ANDERSON CTAS ’70 Felt
“JW Anderson’s new collab is out, and it’s actually really good. I wasn’t vibing with the logo pieces as much, but these felt joints re-inforced the gravitas of this collab. This shoe features basically no lining and a midsole coating, as well as a felt toecap.”
Nike SB x NBA Dunk Low
“Dunks are making their comeback. While Travis Scott flexed with some pink box era SB Dunk Lows on IG, Virgil Abloh wore an iconic colorway of the Dunk High while presenting his latest collection in Paris. And of course, Nike will revive the silhouette that got so many people in the sneaker game (including myself) with dope in-line releases and fire collabs like these satin joints. Good times are ahead!”
Stüssy x Dickies Spanner T-Shirt
“It’s crazy how good this collab is, and most people won’t even notice it. Stüssy x Dickies just has it all, thanks to the dope heritage vibes mixed with actual genuine streetwear produced by one of the most exciting new brands out there at the moment — Affix. This one is super limited, so cop while you can. Pieces like this don’t just drop again.”
Pilot for Supreme Marker
“It’s funny how the Supreme pieces that are the most “Supreme” don’t even sell out sometimes. That’s because you kids out there don’t care for the brand, but for the logo and flex only. It’s a Supreme marker, guys. Buy it, go out there, and tag! It doesn’t get any more street than this.”
VFILES Foam Middle Finger
“Sometimes you just gotta show some attitude — what better way than with a charming foam finger from one of the best stores New York has to offer?”
NOAH Jolly Ranger Longsleeve
“NOAH’s back with their coveted Jolly Roger graphic — cop before it’s gone!”
Parra Goodbye Doormat
“Europe’s counterpart to Stüssy’s Welcome Mat, created by Amsterdam artist Piet Parra, is finally available again.”
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Key Features: The Tailwind was the first shoe to feature Nike’s Air sole unit, originally developed by aerospace technology specialist Frank Rudy at the Nike R&D facilities in New Hampshire and Maine in 1978. As well as the Air unit, the influential kick boasts a mesh and suede upper, leather Swoosh, and Waffle outsole.
Editor’s Notes: As the first Nike sneaker to feature the company’s patented Air technology (nearly a decade before Nike Air Max 1 designer Tinker Hatfield gave us the Air bubble), the Tailwind occupies a very special place in the Beaverton brand’s history.
The shoe made its first appearance at the 1978 Honolulu Marathon and was given a general release a year later. For runners, it was a revelation, its unprecedented cushioning platform a huge upgrade from the primitive prototypes that came before.
Last given the retro treatment in 2012, the vintage sneaker is set to return this month. Staying true to the original blueprint with a “Vast Grey/Photo Blue” color palette, the classic kick will be available to fans on October 17.
Do you dig vintage runners? How would you style the Tailwind in 2018? Leave some thoughts in the comments below.
Ever wondered how Nike’s Air technology actually works? Read on here.
German outdoor specialist g-lab has comes through with more high-performance gear, this time dropping a bunch of new jackets for fall.
The “JPN LTD” capsule comprises three different styles, with each of the jackets utilizing what is described as a “paper-like, crinkle-tech fabric” that g-lab specially developed in Japan. Arriving in black with a jolt of orange trim, each of the pieces is derived from the label’s Spring/Summer 2019 mainline collection. There’s the Maze hoodie jacket, complete with kangaroo pocket, the Joyce coat, which bears two side slits, and the Soley, a long parka perfectly suited for fall layering.
g-lab has made just 100 runs of each piece, with prices ranging from €800 (approximately $926) to €1,000 (approximately $1,158).
The collection is already available for pre-order. Find out more over on the g-lab website.
Staying with space-age clothing, our latest episode of The Dropcast discusses Tom Sachs’ latest NikeLab effort.
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Regular Supreme collaborator William Strobeck has shared the teaser trailer for BLESSED, the New York brand’s forthcoming skate video.
As a bonafide cultural phenomenon, it’s sometimes easy to forget that Supreme is, at heart, still a skate brand. The clip offers a timely reminder, and was uploaded on the two-year anniversary of Dylan Rieder’s passing. In it, Dylan can be seen along with regular cohorts such as Na-Kel Smith, Jason Dill and Sean Pablo Murphy, with the video mostly focussed on the crew hanging out and chopping it up than it is actual skating.
Watch the teaser for BLESSED above and stay tuned for the full version.
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