Thursday, July 31, 2008

Bape LA Opening Party





Bape opened a LA Store in april but I haven't had the chance to show you the results, so here they are, the Bape store looks doooopppeeee. Its great to see Bape make its way to the US. Buy A Bathing Ape now.

The Hundreds 5th Anniversary Series


The Hundreds is celebrating their 5th Anniversary with these two limited edition T-shirts. They added all of their best logos over the 5 years. Sorry folks this T is sold exclusively in 3 stores only, 5TH, The Hundreds LA, The Hundreds SF.

Jordan Six Rings


Ever since the success of the Jordan Dub Zero's and the Spiz'ike's the Jordan Brand has been releasing a lot Hybrid shoes. Some like it, some don't, I personally am a fan of all them. The next Hybrid, the Jordan Six rings, was designed by Octavio Lebrano and is a combination of all the Jordan VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII, XIII and XIV which he wore during championship runs. The shoes are retailing at $150.00 and are set to release on August 16th. Check out more Jordan release dates here.

Featured Artist - Daim





Our featured artist today is Daim, his work is incredible. His graffiti speaks for it self and looks 3-D in a really amazing way. Daim published a book that showed his best work from 2000-2004. If you dont wanna buy the book check out some more of his work here now.

Air Force One Birds Nest


I know this is the third olympic post in a row but Nike finally released the Air Force Ones "Birds Nest" edition a couple of weeks ago. The design is based of architecture of The Bejing National Stadium which is supposed to resemble a birds nest. Six years, $423,000,000, and 91,000 seats later it was completed and is now ready for the opening ceremonies for the olympic games. Buy them for $175.00 on ebay.

Nike Courage Commercial

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Nike just released a new ad campaign for the Olympics. You've might of seen this already but its better the more times you watch it. Sneakhype staff its really likin the fast pace cuts of some of our favorite athletes. The commercial commemorates the 20th year in which Nike will be using the “Just Do It” slogan. Check out nike, just do it.

Jordan Olympic 6


Manny. Freh.. E fre E fre e FRESH. $150 at Eastbay.

Nike - Slpatter



This is the new Nike Splatter T-shirt, it comes in the orange pictured above and purple. The price is a little higher than you would expect from a Nike shirt, but it is worth it. The Splatter tee will definitely grab peoples attention in public. It is fairly exclusive but they can be found online as well at some select stores, such as Major in Washington D.C. where i picked up mine.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Kevin Durants Signature Kicks - KD1


Kevin Durant, the star player for the Supersonics who have recently moved to Oklahoma, will have his signature shoe released by next season. The shoe is called KD1 and it should be out late this year or early 2009.

Victoria's Secret makes swim suits? when did this happen?


Ladies -- if you wanna look sneakhype, you should buy this. It comes in different colors and it's only 50 dollars.

T-shirt changes color with heat - shows off your pitstains


We at sneakhype do love big asses. And the word "whip"...? They should have made it spell "whipped" -- I think that would have made more sense. It's pretty cool that it changes colors with heat, but seriously, if you're a dude who already had problems with pitstains, this shirt would only serve to highlight your own embarrassment. It also comes in a reddish color and you can buy it here.

T-Shirts from Miskeen



Miskeen is definitely sneakhype. Buy their gear here dear.

Featured Designer - Isamu Noguchi



How come all dope designers and artists have dope names? Isamu Noguchi, Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapierta. It's like the doper the name, the dopiest the design. This table comes in a few finishes, and you can buy it here, along with lots of other stuff made by Noguchi. This guy makes everything from spoons ($90) to sofas ($10,000). The table's only a couple G's though.

The Represenitives from Lawrence, Kansas


The 3 coolest rookies in the NBA are pictured here wearing some sick shoes (except Arthur). As you can see Rush is wearing some of the AJF 3’s while Chalmers opted to wear the black and white AJF 12’s. Arthur must have forgotten his kicks or something. This picture is from the rookie photo shoot that went down a few days ago. If I were to guess who is going to do the best this season I would have to vote Mario, especially if he starts at the point for MIA. He does not have a number yet because he is trying to get 13 which is currently held by Alexander Johnson. Sneakhype will keep you posted on their NBA status, as well as their kicks - The Chronnoisseur

Hoon - Street Jewelry - Sophisticated bling



Hoon, a brand out of Paris, was derived from a long-establish, and well respected French jeweler, Arthus-Bertrand. Hoon is branch of Arthus-Bertrand that is now making sleek and well refined jewelery for the urban sneakerhead. All their peices of jewlery come in sterling silver or gold. Other peices consist of gun chambers, turntables, and they also make stylish rings as well. The pendants above, the ghetto blaster and robot, are retailing for about $500 a piece. They are a little pricey but they are also an instant status symbol, get one here.

DGK pays homage to UGK

DGK pays homage to one of the greats UGK,RIP Pimp C. This white T with yellow and black lettering signifies what UGK are about. Its limited so get it now at Karmaloop

Air Questo with Gold Toe



Sneakhpye showed the first release of the Nike "Air Questo", the third installment in the 1WORLD collection, last week. This week a new version of ?uestlove's shoe was released. The new Air Questo features a bright gold toe that was completely red in the first release. Like the first Air Questo's there are limited quantities of these shoes being released and they are only being sold at select locations, and probably cost somewhere around $250. Check out the rest of the 1WORLD collection here.

New Era Birmingham Flagship Store




New Era just opened there second flagship store in the UK in Birmingham. As far as the store goes it looks good, and I bet the hats are no different. The store resembles the ones of New York and London. Support New Era's domination of the world now.

Dream Team 2008

The Olympics are little more then a week away and the U.S.A. is looking to avenge there embarrassing 3rd place finish in Athens. After demolishing Canada in a exhibition game 120-65 the team looks ready as ever. I watched some of the highlight reels of the FIBA Americas Championship last year I think this team will be better then the Dream Team of 92. Check out some highlights at YouTube.

Benny Gold Fall Collection Sneak Peak

Fall 08 is looking good already. Benny Gold just gave us a sneak peak of the upcoming collection. Take a look at the hats.

Kidrobot X Lacoste





Lacoste hooked up Kidrobot and came up with a really loud shoe shoe. These limited edition leather Lacoste shoes feature a colorful eye pattern outlining the upper sole. They also come with a limited edition "PEECOL" toy which Kidrobot also designs. To learn more about PEECOL toys go here, or to buy these shoes click here.

Gucci on mah wrist




I think the black one is the cleanest, but every now and again I want a little more pizazz in my ensemble, so the red would do the trick. The red one is 1500 bucks, and the black is 2K. I mean, sure, that's expensive, but come on... it's Gucci. Check out more Gucci stuff.

Nike Air Max 90 X KEvin Lyon



Nike teamed up with another well-known artist, Kevin Lyon, to work on the Nike Air Max 90 Currents. Lyon's has already worked with Nike on two previous shoes and just as before, this collaboration was a success. The Currents consist of soft mesh that covers the shoe from the tow to the tounge, unlike the original Air Max's. The shoe is set to release in August. Courtesy of sneakernews.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sneakhype Wallpapers - The Original 2



So... there's only 2 of them as of now, but I thought I would just keep you posted on new ones as they're added. Just click here to see both of them, then click on the one you want, then click "all sizes" above the thumbnail, and then download your size. The largest sizes aren't too big BUT you can just make your background white or black to fill in the excess space.

Speed Painting - MLK Jr. Freedom


Local Lawrence, KS artist Jordan Tarrant is an old friend of Sneakhype. Obviously, the dude's got mad talent, but this isn't even the half of it. His site at nawkturnalart.com is currently down, but sneakhype will be sure to let you all know when it's back up. Meanwhile, check out his youtube profile for a few more videos.

UNDFTD - DANK


California has always been far ahead of the pack when it comes to fashion. This new shirt by UNDFTD, which is also a hugely popular California store among sneakerheads, truly embodies the Cali lifestyle. They will probably go fast but you can get one here at Sold Out.

Crooked - Crooks and Castles Biker Hoody


Sneakhype is keeping you one step ahead of the game. Fall is closer than you think and before you know it, it will be jacket season. This new and exclusive Crooks and Castles jacket, Check out other jackets by Crooks and Castles or by this one, here.

Keep your sneaks fresh

Don't you hate wearing your brand freshest pair of kicks out for a night on the town and getting them all scuffed, smugged, and dirty? Those days are over. With the original Jason Markk Premium Sneaker Solution cleaning kit you can remove practically any damage done to your favorite shoes. The kit comes with a 2 0z. bottle of solution, a handcrafted cleaning brush, a medium bristle toothbrush, a microfiber towel, and a pair of socks. The kit comes in a specially designed shoe box. Get more life out of you sneaker, purchase this kit here.

Undercrwn - Only one t-shirt

I'm sure everyone remembers the "There Can Be Only One" commercials from this years NBA Finals. Inspired by those commercials, Undrcrwn created this great "Only One" T-shirt, with 2pac and Biggie on it. Undrcrwn has a lot of other creative material at their website. This shirt, and others, are available for purchase at Ubiq.

Art Gallery - Depthcore.com




Depthcore.com is pretty sweet. Sometimes they have some stuff that is a bit whack, but they put together a solid gallery with "pack releases", which are essentially themed galleries. They come up with these packs sometimes bi-monthly, sometimes quarterly, sometimes monthly. But if you're looking to kill some time and are in need of a new wallpaper or some prints for your bedroom... check them out. You may remember a post about Theo Aartsma... I found out about him through depthcore, and he is featured in their newest pack release.