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2008 November
Reebok “Chapter Limited” Pump Omni

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  • Reebok Chapter Limited Pump Omni - #1

    Chapterworld, a Japanese sneaker boutique, is the benefactor of these three unique colorways of the Reebok Pump Omni. Old school fans of the Pump Omni, know them best for Dee Brown’s basketball conquests. But over the years, a variety of different colorways from flashy to subtle and everything in between have been released.

    Included in this pack is a brown and green style with orange accents and laces, which looks like a hiking boot mockup. There’s also a grey and black version, which is very simple – except for the bright yellow laces and trim.

    The final colorway is blue, black and white with touches or red – probably the most laidback and mainstream of the three. Get these sneakers at Chapter Select. Via Hypebeast.

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    Nike Footscape 2009 – neon orange & yellow colorways

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  • Source of image: here.

    Nike rings in the new year with some nice designs. This Nike Footscape collection is due for sale in 2009. Nike was pleased with the Footscape Wovens in 2008 so they have decided to continue some more Woven shoes for 2009. Nike and Hiroshi Fujiwara created these two latest wovens. One colorway is in neon yellow, while the other is in neon orange. The prices and details may become available later at the Nike retailers.

    The neon orange looks more striking. The white toe box bears the Nike swoosh. The shoe lace panel has been laid a little to the side of the shoe, and is curved. The mesh tongue in a complimentary orange is perfect for displaying one of the traditional lacing patterns used in Nike shoes. The lace winds through the braces like a snake. The black braces are color coordinated with the panel at the back of the heel. The Nike tag at the tip of the tongue follows the curvature of the tongue and is laid to one side. The white midsole looks good on the colored shoe upper. The outsole is black. The inner lining is also black.

    The neon yellow has a grey colored toe box. All other features are identical to its neon orange counterpart.

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    Poke Dunk High

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  • JBF used a customer’s personal design to create his latest pair of Nike Dunk Highs. These custom Dunks were created awhile ago but JBF has been too busy with other projects to post the Poke Dunk Highs. I found JBF’s Dunks at the Nike Talk post linked here.

    The designer used a red/black colorway with gold heels to create a rich look. The gold heels match the gold bear outline drawn on both shoes. The bear has small blue eyes and a golden paw reaching up to his mouth. This expression may indicate surprise or a polite afterthought during a midday meal; either way, JBF did a great job conveying the playfulness of this cute character.

    While JBF’s client gave the designer a clear image to recreate, JBF did an awesome job producing clean sneaker art. He has indicated that he is willing to do additional customs for readers who email blaise28@gmail.com. I would get in touch right away if you want to reserve some time with JBF as I imagine his schedule will fill up quickly.

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    Visvim x OriginalFake – Logan Low

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  • OriginalFake has hooked back up with Visvim. This time they worked on this new Logan Low. This shoe features artist KAWS’ signature artwork on a white canvas upper.

    These shoes are fairly clean with white laces and a white midsole. Expect to find these shoes at select OriginalFake and Visvim retailers in upcoming weeks, including the OriginalFake flagship store in Tokyo.

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    LaMJC x Asics Gel Lyte III

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  • LaMJC x Asics Gel Lyte III - #1

    LaMJC hooked up with Asics to work on the Gel Lyte III. These sneakers feature a nice white and purple colorway that is accented with pink, black and mint details.

    The result is a colorful shoe that is flavorful but still clean. These sneakers are limited to 100 pairs worldwide. They will be released exclusively at Colette in France on December 13th. Later they will be available at Patta (Amsterdam) and Solebox (Berlin) with each shop getting just 12 pairs.

    These shoes will be coming in nice matching leather bag. Via High Snobiety.

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    Nike Air Jordan 23 Quickstrike Pack

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  • Source of image: here.

    This is the latest Nike Air Jordan 23 Quickstrike Pack. It comes in 3 colorways. This pack of basketball shoes will be sold from this weekend onwards at Concepts Boston. The 3 colorways are white/navy, white/light blue and white/red.

    Let’s look at the white/navy colorway. The midsection has a background in black, and is covered by a weaving pattern in navy blue lattice and white lattice. They look like strands of twisted threads. The navy blue coordinates with the same color in the midsole and mudguard, which are in shiny material. The midsole under the heel has a special design to show the reflection of light and it gives the special effect like a “cut stone.” The front of the midsole is tri-colored and looks very nice. This tri-color theme follows the same theme at the midsection of the upper. The collar at the ankle of the shoe is white and is a good, stark contrast. The toe box and tongue are in white and sets off nicely against the colored midsection. The tongue has perforations to create detail.

    The other two colorways have the same features except for their colors. The light blue/ white and red/ white shoes look good. I think the weave pattern at the midsection is the highlight that sets the good look for the shoe.

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    Scooby Doo Dunks

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  • In preparation of his upcoming Scooby Doo Dunks, D@ Prince Customs has posted the first version of the shoes at the Nike Talk thread linked here. The designer has been busy in recent months with customs based on other cartoons including Winnie the Pooh and Dora the Explorer. His sophomore approach with Scooby Doo imagery is going to need to be extraordinary to surpass what he has done with these Dunks.

    The left shoe is painted with the words Scooby Doo in purple and orange lettering similar to the opening sequence of the cartoon. The right shoe shows Scooby in action, looking back with fear as a ghost or zombie chases the gang. D@ Prince Customs added his crown logo behind Scooby’s image while writing out D@ Prince Customs on the left heel.

    My favorite part of the original Scooby Doo Dunks was the “SD” lace lock designed to look like Scooby’s collar tag. I will write with an update once D@ Prince has made his second version of the shoes but his skills are pretty clear with these custom Dunks.

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    Vans Vault Avalanche Hiking Boots

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  • Vans Vault Avalanche Hiking Boots - #0

    If you are looking for a unique boot with a wintery look, check out these Vans Vault Avalanche hiking boots. These boots are part of the 2008 Vans Vault Holiday collection and can help your wardrobe get into the holiday spirit.

    The most interesting aspect about these boots is the plaid wool that is used throughout the boots. It gives them a really outdoorsy appeal. Also, the black and white shoelaces add to the festive nature of these kicks. You can pick up these durable and interesting hiking boots now at Flauge.

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