It's the first Monday of the new year and today's briefing will get you caught up on all the happenings from the weekend of January 4-6. Big headlines in entertainment, fashion, and footwear, as well as the food & beverage industry occurred: Tony Hawk talks about how "Skate Jam" nearly happened back in 2003, Jeff Staple revealed how to purchase his latest collaboration with Nike SB, and a tuna sold for $3.1 million USD at the legendary Tsukiji Market auction. Check out these stories and more below.
Jeff Staple x Nike SB "Panda Pigeon" Release Info
Jeff Staple took to his personal Instagram account over the weekend to share the planned release roll-out for his latest collaborative project with Nike SB. The "Panda Pigeon," sporting a black and white colorway with neon green accents will be available in China first before making its way to "Support Your Local" skate shops and eventually the SNKRS app, staplepigeon.com and Extra Butter. Check out the image below for the release specifics.
Tony Hawk "Skate Jam" Animated Film That Never Happened
In 1996, Space Jam, starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes became a cultural phenomenon. In 2003, Tony Hawk was approached by Warner Bros. for a skate-inspired version that was tentatively called "Skate Jam." But before anything could happen, the Looney Tunes: Back in Action film bombed and "Skate Jam" was shelved. All of us can only sit back and wonder "what if..." You can read the full story on Tony Hawk's Instagram and although the movie never happened, Hawk has recently released a mobile game called Skate Jam.
mastermind JAPAN x Vans 2019 Capsule Collection
Longtime collaborators Vans and mastermind Japan will team up again on a new capsule collection for 2019. The offering will include a black tee with co-branding on the front chest and large "OFF THE WALL" Vans labeling and mastermind Skull on the back in white. A pair of Vans Slip-Ons in black will be offered in two versions: one with black lettering on the tongue and black Skull (California Dept. exclusive) and one with gold lettering and silver Skull (mastermind Tokyo store). The web raffle for the California Dept. pair is now closed but a wider release is scheduled for January 11.
Release Date: 1/11/19 (Friday)
Y-3 Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
For its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Y-3 designer Yohji Yamamoto once again incorporated his love for "air between the body" with adidas' engineering for pieces that are lightweight, foldable and packable. GORE-TEX as well as light nylon, engineered patchwork mesh Adizero and tech cotton span the selection which is offered in black and white colorways true to each brand's aesthetics. You can purchase both the men's and women's collections now on y-3.com.
Release Date: Available now
Nike Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo GC "2019 Hong Kong Marathon"
To celebrate the 2019 Hong Kong Marathon, taking place on February 17, Nike has released a new Zoom Pegasus 35 Turbo GC. The sneaker takes design elements from the classic Pegasus and incorporates the ZoomX outsole. "FAST" is imprinted onto the tongue while "RUN HKG" can be seen on the back on the midsole, HKG is a reference to Hong Kong International Airport's IATA code. Finally, black and white complement Flourescent-Yellow and Racing Blue for a sneaker that will truly stand out during each stride. Pick up a pair on nike.com.hk for $1,399 HKD, approximately $179 USD.
Release Date: Available now
Record $3.1 Million USD Tuna Sold at Tsukiji Market
The first auction at Japan's famous Tsukiji Market kicked off with a record sale of $3.1 million USD (¥333.6 million JPY) paid for a 613 pound (278 kilogram) bluefin tuna caught off the coast of Japan's Aomori prefecture. The buyer, Kiyoshi Kimura, is the owner of the Sushizanmai sushi restaurant chain. He broke his own record set back in 2013 by paying double for the fish.