Thursday, December 29, 2011

WHAT is Inkodye

Want to make your own t-shirts? This is a good start. Inkodye uses a “unique photographic print process that uses the sun to develop the dye, Inkodye can be used in a variety of ways to create lasting images on any absorbant natural fiber.”

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nike Zoom Kobe VII – Upcoming Colorway Preview

Earlier today Sneaker News provided you with some insight on the design of the , as Kobe Bryant himself sat down with architect Eric Avar to discuss the latest features of the Kobe VII. Now that we’ve got all the technical specifications down, how about a look at some upcoming colorways? If the upcoming Christmas colorway the Nike Zoom Kobe VII ‘Leopard’ is any indication, we should expect some crazy color-combinations and concepts, like the upcoming Poison Dart Frog Pack that is currently set for a Summer 2012 release, or even the ‘Barcelona’-inspired colorway that we showed you earlier this month. We also get a look at a true leopard-print skin which could point to a possible release of that colorway. Check out some of the stills we’ve grabbed for you after the jump and be sure to make Sneaker News your one-stop shop on all the best news for the hottest upcoming releases, and don’t forget the cop the Nike Zoom Kobe VII System Supreme in stores now!

Air Jordan vs. Santa

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nike LeBron 9 ‘Big Bang’

The other worldly Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ Gentry Humphrey was spotted wearing at a recent event in Las Vegas has apparently been scrapped, no longer a part of the Nike Sportswear 2012 release calendar. But that doesn’t mean the Swoosh isn’t ready with some intergalactic planetary funk in the form of a cutting edge basketball design. The Nike LeBron 9 ’Big Bang’ is a superb example of how to reach beyond the typical inspiration for sneaker colorways without getting overly convoluted or bogged down in esoteric references. The blazing colorway is something like the star from which each atom once eminated, the sewn-on tongue tag a first for this year’s LeBron James signature, and the groovy space image insoles finish off the theme perfectly. This is a shoe that represents a shift in how we’ve come to think about the way basketball shoe palettes come together, one that reflects the impressive technical prowess of this design and one that fits the burst of energy when LeBron’s creating on the court. Click through to see more and let us know how this ‘Big Bang’ LeBron 9 compares to the ‘All Star’ edition we just showed you

Friday, December 16, 2011

Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper

You can just make it a plain hamburger if you only have 5 gifts!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nike Basketball Christmas Pack 2011 – Release Date

Christmas Day will be an exceptional day for three big reasons: for one, it’s Christmas. Secondly, the NBA is back. Thirdly, the Nike Basketball Christmas Pack 2011 will release. It’s a bit peculiar for three high-demand items to release on the holiday it was meant for (shopping is typically done beforehand), but the timing is certainly a lot better than last year’s Christmas Pack, which dropped after the holiday. Sneaker News already gave you a look at all three – the Red/Green LeBron 9, the Metallic Bronze KD IV, and the feral Kobe VII Supreme, so keep your eyes peeled for a release on Christmas Day on Nikestore and other select retailers and let us know which of the three you like best by quickly voting in our poll below.

Fashion Fridays: HTDOGWTR Clothing Line

We love to support local designers who are putting Charlotte on the map in the fashion industry, so this week for Fashion Friday, Yasmin Young caught up with Jeffrey Lee of line Htdogwtr, who was raised in and lives in the Queen City to show off some of the designs! Htdogwtr is now available for purchase nationally at all Zumiez stores! Peep some of Htdogwtr’s graphic tees, trucker-hats and eye-wear!

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