4/16/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez Fashion: Today’s Sneaker Releases

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Today is a very busy day in the footwear apparel business. Industry leader Nike and the “new upstart” adidas are battling for your latest paycheck by releasing over a half dozen sneakers today. Parents you may want to cover your teenager’s eyes, because this weekend there is definitely something for everyone. 

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Pictured above: Nike Air Foamposite “University Red”, SNS Adidas Stan Smith “Flowers”, Adidas Tubular Doom “Pink”, Concepts New Balance 997 “RivalryPack” NewYork, Concepts New Balance 998 “Rivalry Pack” Boston, Air Jordan 9 Low “Bred”, Air Jordan XXX “Black Cat”, Porsche Design Adidas Ultra Boost.

3/29/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Nike Air Max 1 Atmos Wins The Nike Air Max Day Vote

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The World Air Max Day votes are in and the public has chosen the Elephant Nike Air Max 1 Atmos.  The sneaker, originally released in 2000, remains one of the most sought after collaborations in the Air Max series. So get ready A year the Nike Air Max 1 Atmos will return in its original form in less than 363 days. 

 

3/11/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Upcoming J. Crew and New Balance Collaboration Honors Classic Candy

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The upcoming J.Crew x New Balance collaboration pays tribute to a retro treat. Coated in a mix of neutral hues, this co-branded product is inspired by butterscotch candy. Continue reading

3/4/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Air Jordan 12 “Valentine Day” Releases Saturday March 5

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

10455575_964124063643236_4235740230408575371_nIt seems like Nike want us to celebrate Valentine’s Day in March. The festive Cupid-referencing Air Jordan 12 Grade School pair will finally be released  March 5th.

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The new release will be an exclusive for the ladies thanks to the combination of Dynamic Pink-mudguard a pristine tumbled white based leather while a Dynamic Pink-mudguard does most of the heavy lifting on this pair.

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The usual heart-basketball logo found on past Valentine’s Day releases is absent with this pair unfortunately, but the vibrant pink shade definitely makes up for it. So my female sneaker heads be extra nice today… this is a great post V-Day gift. 

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3/2/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez FASHION: Supreme Launches Motion Logo Vans

By Adwale Adekanbi Jr.

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Supreme recently launched its SS16 campaign in stores and online, and just one week after the online launch, fans are treated with the customary seasonal Vans collaboration – and this one might be the cleanest one in recent memory.

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Opting for the Vans Era this time around, Supreme chooses four tonal options with white contrast stitching on the upper and the signature Motion logo wrapping the sole of the shoes. The Supreme and Vans Era Motion Logo Pack releases on Thursday, March 3rd at Supreme chapter stores in NY, Los Angeles, and London as well as on the website supremenewyork.com. A Tokyo in-store release is scheduled for Saturday, March 5th.

2/22/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- FASHION: Converse Opens World Biggest Store In New York

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Converse is making big news in the Big Apple with the reopening of their new flagship store in SoHo. This new renovated Converse store will serve as the largest Converse store in the world and will include over 10,000 square feet of selling space. There will be two floors full of Converse products highlighted by the Converse Blank Canvas customization experience that allows consumers to customize footwear, apparel and accessories.

Converse-3-565x372Some of the customization options include screen print on clothing as well as messing around with certain parts of a shoe like adding grommets, switching laces, adjusting colors, adding patches, and other things to create their own 1-of-1 sneaker.

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2/22/16 O&A NYC WITH WaleStylez- FASHION: Nike Air To Release Cruz Black Cement

By Adewale Adekanbi

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New York Giant Wide Receiver Victor Cruz’s signature sneaker gets a Black Cement treatment inspired by the Air Jordan 3. In the past, Cruz has mentioned the Air Jordan 3 as one of his favorite sneaker, which explains the similar colorway on the next release.

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Although Safari dresses these up nicely instead of cement print, you can still see the obvious nod on the uppers. Tumbled leathers and smooth collars finish these off nicely, alongside the Nike Air tongue.

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The sneaker will be coming to a retailer near you soon. 

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2/13/16 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- SPORTS: 1996 NBA ALL-STAR GAME The Best Collection Of Sneakers On Court Ever!

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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If you know sneakers, you know 1996 was one of the best years ever for basketball shoes Some of the all-time classics from Air Jordan, Nike, and Reebok were released that year, and this fact is no more evident than when you take a look at the feet on court in the 1996 NBA All-Star game. O&A NYC takes you back to the glory days of athletic footwear. Continue reading

1/29/16 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Unboxing Air Jordan XXX (30) With Tinker Hatfield And Mark Smith

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Nike’s Vice President for Design and Special Projects, Tinker Hatfield, and Senior Creative Director of Innovation, Mark Smith. Tinker take a closer look at the Air Jordan XXX.  Continue reading

1/19/16 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: The Secret Sneaker Market— And Why It Matters by Josh Luber

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Josh Luber is a “sneakerhead,” a collector of rare or limited sneakers. With their insatiable appetite for exclusive sneakers, these tastemakers drive marketing and create hype for the brands they love, specifically Nike, which absolutely dominates the multi-billion dollar secondary market for sneakers. Luber’s company, Campless, collects data about this market and analyzes it for collectors and investors. In this talk, he takes us on a journey into this complicated, unregulated market and imagines how it could be a model for a stock market for commerce. Continue reading