The best sneaker of 2011 by Complex Magazine.
At a recent New York Knicks and Miami Heat game Lil Wayne was spotted wearing a pair of Nike Air DT Max 96 LE with a matching Chicago Bulls cap. In the same game DJ Khaled wearing his bright blue Nike LeBron 8 V/2 Entourage.
The event hosted by Melbourne creative juggernaut ACCLAIM built a display to show case Feiyue’s products and other works of art. We’ve sent PlusSixOne’s Melbourne correspondent Norman Roxas to cover the event. With Feiyue’s spirit of creative collaboration, four Australian artists have been invited to create their own Feiyue reinventions to exhibit alongside the Asian installations at the event. Australian artists involved are Brisbane artist Haw and Drewfunk, Tom Vincent and Prizm all from Melbourne. PlusSixOne would like to thank Acclaim Magazine for inviting us to this exclusive event.
Photos by Norman Roxas
Feiyue is coming to Australia! Stay tuned for more info on the official launch/release of this new sneaker in the Australian market.
Excerpt from the Feiyue “Bible”:
Feiyue is a French company whose head office is located in Paris. Originally from Asia, for 4 years Feiyue has been creating sneakers under the Feiyue brand, distributing them in France and 20 countries around the world. France is currently Feiyue’s main market and its secondary markets are Europe, Asia and the United States. The philosophy of the brand is to explore new territories and create new products that are in harmony with its values, with a strong commitment to being accessible to all.
Feiyue literally means “Flying Forward” Today, the name is the only remaining link between the brand and its Asian origins, since everything is now done in Paris. Full of meaning and difficult to pronounce or understand, it shows that the brand does not deny its roots, even though it is naturally moving away from them.
Click image above to download Andre Feiyue Press Release
Glasgow based designer Gerry Mckay drafted this concept designs for a Facebook and Twitter Adidas sneakers. Remember this shoes are just concepts and not available for sale. Gerry was interested in how an Adidas Superstars would look if they were released in limited edition Facebook and Twitter colourways.
Courtesy of Mashable
Blackberry is targetting the youth consumer market with their new STYLE 9670 flip phone. Their advertising campaign featuring Jesse Villanueva of ARC. It shows Jesse showing off his Blackberry in his daily routines and of course showing off his extensive sneaker collection and representing ALIFE because he’s the manager of the ALIFE Rivington Club.
Chris Brown while attending the premier of his new movie Takers was caught wearing the new line of Christian Louboutin leopard sneakers complementing his all black suit and Louis Vuitton Bandeau.
Crooks & Castle‘s first footwear collection. This is Crooks’ first attempt in the shoe game. Not including their collaborations with other brands but this is their first time doing it on their own. The sneakers are simple, one colour, made in canvas, leather and suede. And of course a choice of high tops or low tops. A straight forward classic design that never ages or goes out of fashion. Take note of the RedFoot edition serial number around the heel of the shoes.
The Crooks & Castle Footwear is available now at its flagship store on Sunset Blvd. and selected retailers.
Pictures courtesy of Freshnessmag.com and Crooks & Castles
Ronnie Fieg showsoff the latest colourway of the Asics Gel Lyte III. The sneakers follows a simple theme with alot of navy blue and aqua shades. More details will be release very very soon. And of course what better compliments this sneakers – the beautiful model Joli Robinson. Sneaker + Model = HOTNESS!!!
Courtesy of freshness.mag and Ronnie Fieg's Blog
Jeff Staple has always stimulated the way street culture functioned. From his design work with labels like Nike, Apple, Burton, and many more, there is only a few people that can influence things worldwide.
Jeff Staple been a sneaker collector since back in the days, before we all even got into the sneaker collecting game. Because of his influence in the graphic design community and his experience he definitely knows what makes a sneaker noteworthy – working with Marc Ecko’s Complex Magazine – this is what he’s come out with.
Also check out his website: www.stapledesign.com
Courtesy of Complex Magazine
Plus.Six.One missed out on this event, so thanks to the organisers, Sneaker Freaker here is a recap of the event. A brief background regarding this swapmeet – This is it’s second year. It’s an event where you can sell/display your unwanted sneakers, street clothing, art, bike, etc etc. It is also a place where b-boys can battle, DJs spin on the ones and twos, and live graffiti artists. It’s a jam-packed 6 hour event and we missed out!!!
We hope to attend this event next year. But for now enjoy the video and pictures courtesy of SNEAKER FREAKER.
Vans has grown with the times, and many new sneakers styles have been devised and manufactured over the years. However, the original classic designs like the SK8 HI, ERA and HALF CAB are still the favourite by the sneaker freaks. So naturally Vans has started to bring back to life this old models and unleashing them in their original colours.
Courtesy of GETTRY
The Hundreds will release their Summer (US) 2010 footwear collection this week. They will be available at The Hundreds stores in LA and SF. There are a number styles to be released such us; Johnson Mid, Johnson Low, and Valenzuela Low. Each of the styles has three new colours that is bright and cheery. The sneakers are playful mix of colours, different shoe lace combinations, different patterns, pin stripes and speckles are used to make the sneakers stand out from the norm. This bright new colourfull sneakers are just perfect for the coming US summer and maybe winter for us here in Australia.
HUF a San Francisco street/skate brand has a loyal following because of its nice collection and over all good taste. Their style has won fans because of its simplicity and embody the skateboarders way of life and comfortable style. So adding to their street wear collection is a footwear collection coming this fall (Spring here in the southern Hemisphere).
The sneaker is called the HUF 1 Hightops it closely resemble the Nike Dunk High but decorated in the HUF’s trademark simple style. It’s only available in three colourways of black, grey and purple/grey. The shoes is constructed with the skateboarder in mind so that it can last the abuse that skaters administer to their footwear. Stay tuned for more information to come.
Courtesy of HUF
Sexy girls wearing kicks is always a sure fire hit. It’s a tradition that never fails. Look at Kikstyo with their tees, and I think Playboy magazine did a similar thing awhile back. But now it is UK magazine FRONT’s turn – the pictures speak for themselves.
Let’s see how many of the sneakers in the last photo you can name?
Thank you to the guys of FRONT magazine. We wish this magazine is available here in Australia.
Guys if you are in the Auckland, NZ area please don’t forget to visit the SOLEJAM Annual Swap Meet @ the Qubic Store.