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The Influence of Kanye West

Few figures have had the impact on so many varied sectors of culture as Kanye West. After toppling the rap game, Kanye quickly parlayed his influence to the fashion and sneaker arenas. Kanye burst onto the hip-hop landscape by crafting a signature hip-hop production sound by chopping and speeding up old soul music samples, but… READ MORE

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BRANDBLACK: Form and Fashion

In today’s basketball sneaker landscape dominated by monster-sized companies, a few bold brands are elbowing their way the into the arena to compete. BRANDBLACK is one such competitor. Founder David Raysse is no hack new-jack designer looking to simply slap a new color scheme onto a retro model. With 15 years of experience, ranging for designs for Tracy McGrady as director of design for the basketball division at adidas to crafting… READ MORE

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Greats: The Footwear Company that could Change the Game

]It’s a tall order to suggest that you can re-shape the sneaker world, yet that’s exactly what Greats is setting out to do. Spearheaded by Ryan Babenzien and Jon Buscemi, Greats is motivated by the desire to shift the landscape in the footwear industry by giving the consumer access to high-quality selections at the lowest prices in the… READ MORE

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Fresh + Creative – Grotesk

The work of Kimou Meyer, aka Grotesk, has been an integral part of streetwear and sports design for years. You may not know it, but his work has adorned designs for Nike, Uniqlo, Alife, Stussy, Only NY, and many others. An angular, accented Swiss-born artist with a penchant for whimsical provocation has slowly… READ MORE

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Chaos At Supreme x Nike Foamposite Campout

A rumor a few months back called for a Supreme collaboration version of the popular Nike Foamposite sneaker. Many quickly turned down the idea as something Supreme would never do. We certainly didn’t think so either. The early rumors called for the Supreme “Box Logo” across the … READ MORE

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VANS OTW Alomar Geo Pack – Spring 2014

For Spring 2014, Vans OTW is releasing the “Geo Pack” consisting of two colorways of the Alomar, one Black/White and the other Grey/White. The black colorway uses premium leather throughout the upper while the grey colorway uses canvas. Both shoes feature a laser-etched geometric design around the … READ MORE

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Louis Vuitton Slalom Sneaker – Mono Red

As a part of their Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Louis Vuitton has given their Slalom Sneaker model the ever-so-popular all red colorway. Most of the upper is made up of mat calf leather, while the toe and heel feature a suede calf leather. One of the shoe’s trademark … READ MORE

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Nike LeBron 11 GS – All-Star “NOLA Gumbo League”

As we get closer and closer to this year’s All-Star Game, which is currently scheduled for February 16th, it only makes sense that we will start to see pictures pop up of the 2014 All-Star Game colorways of various Nike Basketball models. Most of the upper on … READ MORE

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The Game Plan by Champs Sports – New Year New Game Plan

Happy New Year to All! And with the new year comes new resolutions for 2014. For Kevin Durant and his teammates on the Oklahoma City Thunder, however, their resolutions have been one of the same since 2011, to bring home a NBA Championship title. In support of … READ MORE

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The Game Plan by Champs Sports – Year in Review

Just like that and another 365 days are gone. While 2013 was uneventful for the most part, there was plenty of ups and downs throughout the year for sports fans. There was the triumphant moment when LeBron James and the Miami Heat retook the NBA Championship title, … READ MORE

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The Top 10 Instagram Photos From Art Basel 2013

Presented by Boost Mobile Generally a misconception, but December tends to be the most stressful month of the year. Between gift hunting for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, there are those silly holiday decorations you need put up, along with that sickly looking Christmas Tree currently in your … READ MORE