Articles by: John Kim

Air Jordan 4 Retro “Tech Grey” | Release Reminder

Tomorrow sees the first Air Jordan 4 silhouette released through Jordan Brand‘s nascent “Remastered” program. The colorway — commonly known by Jordan fanatics as the “Oreo” — hasn’t been seen on store shelves since 1999, so the return of this retro-plus colorway makes for a special release. …

Sneakersnstuff x adidas Originals “Shades of White” Pack

Sneakersnstuff uses a homegrown inspiration for its latest collaboration with adidas Originals. The three silhouettes that make up the “Shades of White” pack — namely, the Stan Smith, Superstar and Tubular runner — are all finished in a neutral shade known as Stockholm White, or Stockholmsvitt. The pale …

Stussy Spring 2015 Lookbook

2015 marks the 35th anniversary of Stussy, the pioneering brand that paved the way for a legion of followers that would take up the mantle now known as streetwear. In recognition of the milestone, Stussy’s Spring 2015 collection is inspired by its ’80s and ’90s heyday. Silhouettes …

Mercedes-AMG GT3 | Teaser

The racing version of the new Mercedes-AMG GT is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show early next month. Launching in 2016 as a successor to the SLS AMG GT3, the race car is simply dubbed the GT3. It will be available to customer teams on an international scale, …

Shwood for Pendleton Spring/Summer 2015 Sunglasses

For Spring/Summer 2015, Shwood joins forces once again with American heritage brand Pendleton. The two Oregon-based companies have created six new styles, each featuring a polished black acetate exterior and an interior adorned with a choice of two different Pendleton patterns. Details include metal accents — highlighted by the subtle logos …

Packer Shoes x ASICS Gel Lyte III “Dirty Buck”

Packer Shoes has teamed up with ASICS to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the brand’s celebrated Gel Lyte III silhouette. Dubbed the “Dirty Buck,” the design takes inspiration from the classic suede oxford of the same name. The build utilizes taupe suede construction across the upper, along with white …

adidas Originals 80s Superstar Metal Toe “Pony Hair”

The classic adidas Superstar 80s gets a fashionable makeover for this latest women’s release. The tonal black build uses a number of disparate materials, including faux pony hair covering the majority of the upper, shiny metal at the signature shell toe, and a subtle reptilian texture on the …

The Nike Kobe X Launch Space at L.A.’s Nike Vault

The Nike Vault at L.A.’s Staple Center has been the site of various special installations for Nike footwear releases, and Kobe Bryant’s 10th signature shoe was the impetus for the latest such project, conceived and created by L.A.-based Denton-Cardew Design. The Kobe X was inspired by various aspects of the …

visvim Fall/Winter 2015 Collection

For visvim‘s Fall/Winter 2015 collection, brand mastermind Hiroki Nakamura looked to his own travels to devise the collision of cultures evident in the designs. A cross-country U.S. road trip with his family played a pivotal role, reinforcing Hiroki’s habit of mixing classic American designs and traditional Japanese manufacturing methods. …