Friday, February 19, 2016

Skateology: Fakie hardflip backside 180 with Joe Vizzaccero

A new adidas D Rose silhouettes has touched down known as the adidas D Rose Dominate 2016.
The Dominate silhouette returns for 2016 with a new look in what will be at least two different colorways. The first pair has a Chicago Bulls theme to it as red dominates (no pun intended) the upper in a a quilted textile material with black accents landing on the midsole, side panels, tongue and inner liner. The second pair features a white and grey camouflage upper with red detailing on the branding and heel tab. It’s also important to note that the Dominate 2016 does not feature BOOST cushioning and instead goes with Bounce foam to make them more affordable but still comfortable.
You’ll be able to grab the adidas D Rose Dominate 2016 at select adidas retailers in the near future. In the meantime let us know your thoughts on the silhouette in the comments below.
via: ATAF

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Greatest Skateboarding Tricks January 2016

Skateology: Nollie 360 flip with Chase Jones

Steve Mull Skates Chinatown - A to B

Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style by W David Marx

It’s well-established by this point that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of fashion: in particular, Japanese brands have been doing Americana better than American brands for quite some time. In particular, labels like visvim, Momotaro and NEIGHBORHOOD have seized upon a country-wide admiration of vintage American craftsmanship and style—dubbed Ametora — or “American traditional” in Japanese — and turned it into big business.
Cultural historian W. David Marx’s latest work traces the eponymous concept and the relationship between Japan and America over the past 150 years, from Harajuku’s souvenir sukajan jackets to the shuttle-looms salvaged from American factories that made the name of the Okayama synonymous with high quality selvedge denim. What emerges is an extensive cultural dialogue between Japanese and American fashion, charting the assimilation and integration of American fashion trends into the fabric of Japanese culture, as well as significant counter-flows in the realms of business and economics.
Ametora is available now on Amazon. For an alternative take, there is always the argument that Japan may have run out of American culture to admire and hence imitate. via

Monday, February 15, 2016

Kosten Photography

The XI 1996 Jet Black Melton & Faux Pebbled Leather Air Jordan XI "72-10" Matching New Era Hat

A Exclusive New Era 59FIFTY Fitted Cap
Featuring the XI 1996 and Made Exclusively for the Air Jordan XI "72-10" Ships in New Era Gift Box (One Per Customer)
Be the first with the exclusive The XI 1996 Jet Black Melton Faux Pebbled Patent Air Jordan XI "72-10" New Era Fitted Cap. This particular New Era Hat was made exclusively to match the Air Jordan XI "72-10" to commemorate the greatest NBA season ever by the 1996 NBA Champions: Chicago Bulls. 
It features a melton wool jet black visor and jet black faux pebbled leather visor with a faux patent leather button and black undervisor. The front features the XI logo in and garnet fire and glacial white outline with 1996 in Garnet Fire on the rear.
This is a rather perfect match with the XI on the front with the 1996 on the back to commemorate the year of the greatest season ever. Ships with a free New Era Gift Box included. Will the greatest season ever be topped? It remains to be seen.
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Star Wars Liquid Chrome 59Fifty Fitted Baseball Cap by Star Wars x New Era

The Star Wars craze has yet to slow down as not only New Era continues their production of merchandise but as well as the toys, apparel, board games, and so much more continue to bring out their inner Star Wars fan. This 59Fifty features the iconic Star Wars logo as it is done in New Era's latest hit the "Liquid Chrome" in Gold. The famous moniker " found in every beginning of every Star Wars move, the "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away" is found at the back of the cap in Gold. This is available today over here via

Pensole 2016 Sneaker World Championships

Pensole, the Portland based design academy solely focussed on footwear is currently holding the 2016 world championships of sneaker design. 
Testament to the accelerating growth of sneaker culture, the tournament is something sneaker heads could only dream of in the early days. The tournament based competition was created to inspire future designers, and show them that their niche aspirations have a very real position in the sneaker world. 
With the help of Foot Locker, this year will see the event become larger than ever before with the winner of the tournament banking a tidy $20,016, and also seeing their design sold IRL in select Foot Locker stores. 
If you’re a designer and think you could whip up some fresh sneaker designs, submit your creation to before March 16. From there, the best 64 designs will be chosen and the winner will be voted for online tournament-style. When you roll onto the site, it’s going to ask you who your info plug was, just be sure to let them know it was your fam here at Sneaker Freaker. via

"Kentucky" Inspired Air Jordan 8 PE

Nike Air Max 95 Essential "University Red"

Now a year past its celebrated 20th anniversary, the Nike Air Max 95 doesn’t lose steam with this new release under the “Essential” tab.
Electing for a white base contrasted in black, red and grey, though new, this model seems like something we’ve seen before. But don’t let these familiar colors steer you astray, the subtle nature of the shoe doesn’t at all combat its newness and effectiveness, as noted through the mesh and nubuck base married to Visible Air beneath.
The Nike Air Max 95 Essential “University Red” can be seen in greater detail below and purchased now at Rise. via

Nike Illustrates Kobe Bryant's All-Star Footwear Collection

In his final NBA All-Star appearance, Kobe Bryant received a hero’s sendoff, one filled with visual tributes, speeches and the adoring admiration of his peers. Nike Basketball is also inspired by Bean’s 18th and final All-Star game, and it’s prompted an illustrated tribute to his footwear collection for the game.
Dating back a decade to the Nike Zoom Kobe 1, the past 10 years have seen Bryant lace up in some of the very best All-Star footwear we’ve seen. That continued last night with the latest iteration of the Nike Kobe 11. And while his signature line will continue long past his playing days, it’s still to wonder if All-Star sneakers will be a part of that ongoing process.
Give Bean’s All-Star footwear catalog a look below and stay tuned for more on his farewell tour. via

Monday, February 1, 2016

Skating in Tokyo, Japan with Hirotoshi Kawabuchi, Laurence Keefe & More!


Whether you first fell in love with the car on its own merits or you were introduced to it through Back to the Future, either way, the DeLorean DMC-12 will re-enter production next year. The revived Texas-based DeLorean Motor Company will begin with a limited edition run of the replicas in early 2017 after earning regulatory approval that makes room for 325 replicas per year of models that are at least 25 years old. While the brand shares the old name, this DMC isn't the original, but much of its original vehicle design will be as faithful as possible. The one major change does come with an engine twice as powerful as the initial 130HP V6. via

G-Shock Valentines Day Pack

2016 finds G-Shock celebrating Valentine's Day with a pair of timepieces finished in a distinctive red, black and white color palette. The models take the form of the GA110RD-4A, built with a red case, black band and white accented dial, along with the GA201RD-4A, showcasing a fully saturated resin case in similar bright red coloring and a black face, matched with a black IP stainless steel bezel.   Both offer G-Shock's legendary toughness -- like Shock Resistance, 200M Water Resistance and Magnetic Resistance -- coupled with a raft of functionality features, including Auto LED Light, World Time, four Daily Alarms and 1 Snooze, 1/1000th Sec. Stopwatch, Speed Indicator, Countdown Timer and more. Look for the pieces to launch in stores in February. via