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nonnative & ASICS Unveil Military-Inspired GEL-Yeti Tokyo Hi G-TX “Desert”

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Brand: nonnative x ASICSTIGER

Model: GEL-Yeti Tokyo Hi G-TX

Key Features: This “Desert” edition of the GEL-Yeti Tokyo Hi G-TX draws clear inspiration from military boots, from the tonal colorway and the rugged sole to the tactical lacing system. Japanese brands nonnative and ASICSTIGER have worked with GORE-TEX to equip the utilitarian boots with industry-leading waterproofing.

Release Date: December 8

Price: ¥20,000 before tax (approximately $176)

Buy: nonnative, COVERCHORD, Billy’s

Editor’s Notes: The ASICS GEL-Yeti was first conceived and released in 2000 as a recovery shoe, designed to alleviate tired feet after participating in grueling endurance trail running competitions. This collaborative effort with nonnative brings the boot back as an all-purpose military-style kick. Get up close with the new version in the preview clip below.

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Robyn Teams up With Björn Borg for Debut Capsule Collection

Robyn has teamed up with Swedish sports brand Björn Borg for her first-ever capsule collection. Titled “RBN” and featuring an array of unisex tracksuits and undergarments, the pop star revealed to Vogue that it will launch in Spring 2019.

Robyn is still fresh from the release of Honey, her first studio album in eight years. Revisit the title track below.

In other news, A$AP Ferg has collaborated with G-SHOCK on a diamond-inspired watch. Check it out here.

Gender-Neutral & Environmentally Conscious Label ULLAC Reveals Its First Fashion Film

Gender-neutral denim brand ULLAC has released its first short film titled “DYING TO MEET YA” in partnership with the East London creative studio, Vidsett. The short is a dark and cerebral fashion film and lookbook exploring the pitfalls and perils of growing up in a suburban town.

The concept behind the film is based on the experiences of the brand’s three founders — brother’s Chris and Kyle Lynd and long-term friend Gavin Weigh — growing up in a small town in the North of England. “Once a year the village has this little festival,” Chris Lynd explains. “The village elders appoint a 10- year-old girl to be ‘queen’, then the whole village makes a walk of witness to the next village, a traveling fair comes to town and there’s a scarecrow festival. We’re talking 30-foot spiders everywhere. It’s real horror movie set up stuff.”

“As it gets later into the evening the older, naughtier kids would turn up and hang around on the waltzer, smoke cigarettes, drink Hooch and swear, stuff like that. I was young and shy and scared and fascinated. It really felt like we were about two minutes from actually being in a horror film. Their look was kind of a version of that Baggy, Hacienda, Acid House vibe, with hints of hip hop. They wore a lot of baggy denim in really ace colours. Reds, greens, orange, loads of bold mad colours. That look has been a big influence on us and we wanted to speak to that with the film.”


Chris Lynd, co-founder

The film nods to movies such as Let The Right One In, The Virgin Suicides, and Heathers, exploring themes of youthful innocence in a provincial and restrictive suburban town. The concepts are explored further in the accompanying lookbook shot by photographer Willow Williams and styled by Jordan Schneider. As with ULLAC’s previous lookbooks and collections, “At the Baths” is overflowing with pop culture references to ‘90s slasher movies, late ‘90s and early ‘00s album covers, and classic teen films.

ULLAC creates socially conscious and gender-neutral garments that are ethically sourced and produced, and mostly organic. Its designs are inspired by utility, function, people, places and pop culture. Working out of London and Helsinki, the team uses a family atelier in Italy for manufacturing while the various modules of its garments all come from independent producers.

Check out the “DYING TO MEET YA” fashion film and “At the Baths” lookbook above now. Visit ULLAC’s online store to shop or find out more and keep up to date with all the latest on Instagram at @ullac_denim.

Vans Donates Thousands of Sneakers & Clothes to California Camp Fire Victims

Vans has donated thousands of pairs of shoes and items of clothing to the victims of Camp Fire in Northern California. According to local newspaper Chico Enterprise-Record, the skate company showed up at the Chico High School gym with approximately 4,000 to 5,000 pairs of sneakers, socks, and shirts, as well as around 1,000 hats.

“It’s just heart-wrenching,” Vans VP Steve Van Doren said. “We’re just trying to help them out.” Van Doren added that the team came to the school to “put a smile on their faces — they’ve had some real hard weeks the last couple weeks.”

This isn’t the first time Vans has donated items after a natural disaster. In August, it gave away sneakers to victims of the Carr Fire and also donated after Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina. Prior to Vans’ most recent donation, adidas, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West had jointly donated $500,000 to California wildfire relief.

In other sneaker news, you can still cop the adidas YEEZY 500 “Salt” at StockX.

Meek Mill Talks Jay-Z’s “What’s Free” Verse, Kanye West & Prison Reform on CNN

In a recent interview with CNN, Meek Mill discussed whether or not Jay-Z was going after Kanye West in that headline-grabbing “What’s Free” verse, alongside highlighting the importance of prison reform.

The verse in question appears on Mill’s most recent LP, Champions, and features Jay-Z rhyming, “No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and ‘Ye // They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA” —  bars that have since been interpreted as mocking West for wearing Trump’s “Make America Great Again” caps.

The line clearly meant don’t pit me against my brothers no matter what our differences are (red hat) now go pick up Meek album . Drake and Meek on there together .

— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) November 30, 2018

Jay-Z himself has debunked the drama, stating the verse “clearly” doesn’t go after West, which Mill reiterated to CNN. “I think he actually just says, ‘Don’t let him separate us like they did Michael Jackson and Prince,’” he offered.

Mill further explained, “Kanye came out of nowhere and just went ‘red hat,’ and that was kind of like against everything we represent. I don’t know what [West] represents, but coming up in the hip-hop community, we came up fighting and fighting for our rights for a long time. What that red hat represents doesn’t really represent what we’ve been fighting for our whole lives.”

On the topic of prison reform, Mill stated that often people are kept incarcerated for crimes they didn’t not commit, while their bail costs are less than the price of keeping them behind bars in the first place. “I actually spent time with men that had 28 months in prison for $100 bail, and they weren’t even found guilty for their crimes, and $100 kept them in prison. We as taxpayers, even myself, had to pay money to keep guys like this in prison.”

Watch the full interview in the video above, and then share your thoughts on Mill’s points in the comments.

In other news, Lil Xan has checked himself into rehab for opioid addiction

Gesaffelstein Throws Shade at 6ix9ine in New “Reset” Video

Gesaffelstein is back with a vengeance. The enigmatic French producer has returned with the new single “Reset,” along with a brilliant accompanying music video. Essentially a rap video without any of the actual rapping, the visual also features a clear reference to rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine. Watch it above.

Gesaffelstein’s last full-length release was his debut album Aleph, which arrived in 2013. More recently, he notably worked with The Weeknd on the latter’s My Dear Melancholy, EP, which was released in March of this year.

In other news, Ariana Grande has gloriously sent up your favorite rom-coms in her instantly iconic new video for “thank u, next.”

Win the OFF-WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly SP in Today’s Highsnobiety Advent Calendar

This year, Highsnobiety will be giving away one pair of sneakers every day until December 24, when the contest ends with a big surprise. Today’s prize is the OFF-WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly SP.

Leading up to Christmas, you must enter the contest each day through our Highsnobiety Sneakers chatbot on Facebook in order to be eligible on that day. Submitting your entry for one day does not make you eligible to win the remaining days, and the entry period will last 24 hours, ending each day at 12 p.m. ET.

A new sneaker model will be revealed each day, first through the chatbot, then on Highsnobiety.com. If you subscribe to the chatbot you’ll get notified each day once the new giveaway is live, and winners will be messaged when selected.

Day 1: Win the OFF-WHITE x Nike Zoom Fly SP



How to enter:
1. Follow Highsnobiety Sneakers and Xhibition on Instagram.
2. Subscribe to our Highsnobiety Sneakers chatbot on Facebook by clicking “Get Started” and send us a message with today’s hashtag: #HSxSnowman with your size in one message, for example “#HSxSnowman US7.” The hashtag will change with each subsequent day.

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Supreme’s FW18 Box Logo Crewnecks Rumored to Drop This Thursday

Get ready, bogo-heads, Supreme’s hyped FW18 crewneck sweater is rumored to drop this Thursday, December 6, in its nine previously teased colorways.

It’s that time of the year again. Supreme Box Logo Crew Necks dropping This Thursday December 6th in 9 colorways with an expected retail of $158.

What color are you going for?

Tag a friend who’s gonna cook with you! pic.twitter.com/2xqzD1LFkG

— J (@DropsByJay) December 3, 2018

The crewneck’s return was announced back in August when Supreme dropped its mammoth Fall/Winter 2018 lookbook and leads the pack in terms of must-cop FW18 items. The rainbow of colors in which the pullover drops means you can opt for in-your-face shades of peach, bright blue, red, or mustard yellow, or more muted, easy-to-’fit gray, navy, black, forest green, or white.

Per the rumor tweeted above, the crew neck will retail for $158, but you’ll need to be fast to cop at that price, as resale prices are sure to be much steeper.

Which color will you be looking to cop? Let us know in the comments.

Don’t understand the hype? Here’s everything you need to know about the Supreme box logo

 

The Best Luxury Boots to Smarten Up this Season

You can smarten up your sneaker rotation as much as you like, but some occasions are simply no kicks zones. Fortunately, not only are ankle-high boots much more weather-appropriate through the fall/winter season, 2018’s luxury offering abounds with both smart leather options and high fashion takes on hiking-primed footwear.

Leading the way on the luxury front, Chelsea boots were popularized in the ’60s as the de facto footwear for London’s affluent King’s Road dwellers as well as the mod subculture taking over London elsewhere. Now, the style has been adopted by fashion houses all over in both slick and chunky silhouettes, boasting a versatility that can sharpen up any ’fit or give it a less polished edge.

On the other end of the spectrum, hiking boots have emerged as a footwear style no longer reserved for naturists. Once considered a niche purchase, the likes of ROA and Camper Lab have taken the shoe into more fashion-forward realms. Now, even the likes of Gucci are coming forward with hiking boots designed to face the elements and provide an elevated alternative to durable standard-issue sneakers.

Below, we’ve rounded up our very favorite luxury leather boots and high fashion hiking offerings to invest in for the season ahead. Scroll on for some ankle-high inspiration.

Highlights of FW18’s luxury leather styles come from Prada‘s crackle effect Chelsea boots, which really make a statement in their white colorway. We’re also digging a chunky iteration from TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist and lower-key offerings from Common Projects, R.M. Williams, and Marsèll.

1017 ALYX 9SM can do no wrong in 2018, and its hiking boot — boasting technical fabric and knit uppers on Vibram sole units — are no exception. Meanwhile, more highlights come from the bulkier silhouette Gucci Flashtrek and Camper Lab x Kiko Kostadinov high-top leather number.

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