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

12/21/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Kith Launches First Women’s Store and Store

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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It about time! Kith launched its first women’s collection. The new women’s store is roughly 400 square feet and features a minimalist aesthetic, with a herringbone white Carrera marble floor and mirrors covering the left and right walls. The new space also boasts a fully marble dumbwaiter, placed in the middle of the store’s floor, which is used to retrieve stock for customers. Products are brought up on a marble tray from beneath the floor and into a glass case and then handed to the customer. Continue reading

12/16/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Store List For Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 “Black”

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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The Adidas Yeezy 750 Boost “Black” will release on Saturday, December 19th. This is probably the most anticipated pre-holiday release so we have listed the confirmed stores releasing the shoes. Most of the retailers will likely employ a raffle or giveaway of some sort, so be sure to follow their social media handles for the latest information on how to secure a pair. In the meantime, check the store list below and stay tuned.  Continue reading

12/11/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez: Air Jordan and Public School Sneaker and Apparel Collection First Look

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Public School, New York’s upscales streetwear label, and Jordan are is set to collaborate on two sneakers and a full apparel collection.

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The Air Jordan XII and the Jordan Horizon are the two new sneakers behind the latest footwear collaborations poised to create the first pre-holiday buzz. Sporting Public School’s signature monochrome look the Air Jordan XII featuring concrete grey nubuck upper complemented by tonal detailing. The Jordan Horizon takes it a step further with a brand new Jordan silhouette, which sports a knitted upper  adorned with some pretty eye-catching patterns.

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Public School fans will want to wear the full collab look from head to toe. The all-black colorways with urban camouflage patterns are the right amount of edgy and atheletic. Prior to the December 12 release the was an exclusive release party at Terminal 23, which featured a performance by Bones The Machine and DJ Aaron.  

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12/4/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Air Jordan 6 Retro Off White/New Maroon

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

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The Air Jordan 6 Retro is back in its original form, for 2015. This pair comes in the original off white and new maroon colorway. Featuring an off white-based leather upper with maroon accents, finished off by OG “Nike Air” branding. A limited release, look out for them at select Jordan Brand accounts worldwide in early December of 2015.

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Retail is set at $220 for men’s, and they will also be available in full-family sizing, running down to toddler.

 

 

 

12/4/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Nike Air Max 1 In Molded VT Leathers

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

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Nike Sportswear is always retooling the Nike Air Max 1 (AM 1) for releases that reflect the ever-changing streetwear style. For winter 2015 Nike is bringing back the Nike Air Max 1 VT, and upper is reminiscent of the Oregon Ducks color way.

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The color blocking  represents the trendy move for retro runners to have solid portions throughout the silhouette. With a head-turning green shade on the overlay and heel, an ominous black dominates the rest of this AM1 to allow for the classic gum light brown bottom to standout.

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This pair will be available in Europe this Friday, December 4th, and we’ll keep you updated on a stateside release date in the days to come.

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12/2/15 O&A With WaleStylez- Fashion: Adidas Confirms There Will Be No Yeezy Boost Release This Week

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr

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Here’s a terrible way to start the new month – no Yeezy Boosts! Rumors of a December 5th release have been swirling around over the last month, with notable retailers even suggesting that a Yeezy Boost 750 would drop. But two important updates have gone down recently – one being today’s confirmation from adidas that no Yeezy Boost sneaker will release this week, and Ibn Jasper going the extra step and saying the all-black Yeezy Boost 750 is a big ‘ol fake.

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Yeezy Talk WorldWide notes that retailers are now confirming a December 19th release, but we’ll wait for more details as we near that date. We went from all-black Yeezy Boost 750s releasing on December 5th, to no adidas Yeezy Boosts at all. Bummer, huh? We’ll bring you the latest Yeezy Boost updates as they arrive, so in the meantime let us know if this alters your weekend’s sneaker purchase plans.

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11/30/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Cyber Monday Gets A Special Air Jordan Release

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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Jordan Brand’s 30th anniversary stole the show this year! 2015 saw the Jumpman aka Michael Jordan collaborate with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design and  skateshop Supreme. Even beyond outside influences, the Jordan Brand continuously churned out colorways and models that would thrive off of the hardwood.

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The Air Jordan1‘s three decade celebration was highlighted not by OG colorways this year, but instead by an attention to luxury like never before. The Pinnacle 1s saw a premium price point of $400 (and no, that wasn’t the resale value). Now the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG is getting toned down for a simplistic black and white color known as the Air Jordan 1 “Cyber Monday”. The entire upper is encased in a black remastered leather while a white on white midsole/outsole combination adds a clean finish. Available this Monday, November 30th for $160. 

11/25/15 O&A NYC With WaleStylez- Fashion: Hologram Foamposites Release Today

By Adewale Adekanbi Jr.

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This pair definitely ranks high on our list of Black Friday Must-Have Sneakers, and it isn’t too hard to see why with the iridescent upper full of a rainbow array of metallic hues once light hits at the perfect ankle. The early 2000s basketball model has yet to cool off in 2015 as Nike Sportswear continues to revitalize the iconic silhouette in new and exciting ways. Here the traditional combination of a black lining, tongue, and laces matches that icy translucent outsole to keep your focus tuned in on the molded Posite upper throughout. Sure, the Aqua 8s are a top priority for mostly everyone setting out to grab a new pair of sneakers this week, but this Foamposite  might make you reconsider your priorities. The Hologram Foams will drop today, November 25th for $230.

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