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June 2019

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After dropping teasers back in April, Virgil Abloh finally unveiled yet another Nike collaboration at another Paris Fashion Week, revealing a collab take on the Nike Dunk with famed graffiti artist Futura. Using two familiar color schemes of the “Syracuse” and the “UNC” as the base – Virgil adorns it with some familiar touches such as the bold print on the medial side and laces as well as the exposed mesh on the tongue. Futura added some touches also including the “FL” (Futura Laboratories) placed on the heels, his signature on the translucent outsoles and the insoles, and his landmark style of type used alongside Off-White Helvetica. 

The Nike Dunk Low X Off-White X Futura also appears to be treated with some vintage flair; the Carolina pair has some yellowing around the shoe, while the Syracuse pair features blotches of orange on the blue panels – a usual detail on Futura’s artwork. See a detailed look at these shoes ahead and stay tuned for a release update.





When thinking of the culture of the early ’90s, one would reminisce about the skate shoe brand, Airwalk. It was a fashion staple back in the day, releasing various shoe designs and colorways on a regular basis. The Airwalk Prototype 540 saw a super-limited re-release in 2009, and we're hoping that it will happen again this 2019. If you're in the lookout too, for these Prototype 540s, we've found a US 10.5 pair on eBay costing $292. It's new, in the box with a loose hang tag.


The feet provide all the stability needed during training. They are the point of impact and require the best shoes for protection and support. When it comes to the gym and weight training, your feet will be under a lot of strain at all times whether you are doing barbell squats, leg presses, deadlifts or skipping. Therefore, everything boils down to the use of the best shoes out there. This is why knowing the best shoes for the gym and weight training is so important.

Choosing the Best Shoes for the Gym

Before anything else, you have to know how to choose the best shoes for this activity. And this entails knowing the factors to consider in this case. What you should know is that these shoes come in different materials and designs.

The first consideration to make is choosing the right shoe size. People wear different sizes, and therefore, the manufacturers make the shoes in different sizes. Ensure that your choice of shoe fits well and has a little extra space after the longest toe.

Another important thing to consider is the material. Although there are many types, fabric materials are the best since they let your skin breathe. If you ask any serious weightlifting guru like those who use steroids from https://120kgs.com, she or he will tell you that a good pair of shoes determines your success.

Examples of the Best Shoes for the Gym in 2019
  • Nike Romaleo 2.0 – the level of comfort in this pair of shoes is very high. After all, Nike is one of the best sportswear designers and manufacturers in the world today. Other notable features include a slightly raised heel to Olympic standards, breathable materials and recommendations by credible weightlifting professionals.
  • Pendlay 13PGRAY – the Olympic weightlifter Pendlay is the founder of the company Pendlay, which produces a lot of excellent sportswear including this pair of shoes. The slightly raised heel is the signature reason why the shoe is recommended by the Olympic Foundation as one of the best weightlifting shoes. The level of comfort is also very high because they are especially light.
  • Reebok Crossfit Lifter 2.0 – we all know Reebok as another giant in making excellent sports shoes. If you frequently go to the gym, these are the kind of shoes you should go for. They are comfortable and provide all the support that people need for training.
  • Adidas Performance AdiPower – the brand Adidas has been in the sports gear market for many years. Even before the sports shoe hype by other brands, they were there. Today, they have these Adidas Performance AdiPower shoes that are reliable and trusted by professionals in this category.

Conclusion

As you choose the ideal shoes for the gym and weightlifting, going for the best is not optional but a must. The choice will significantly impact your success. Luckily, you now have some helpful insights on the best shoes for the gym and weight training.



Founded in 2016, Former is a clothing brand that has relied on the creativity of four of the most influential riders of our generation: Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, Austyn Gillette, and Dylan Rieder. After so many years spent working for various companies, Dane, Craig, and Austyn have taken the initiative to create the brand they want to ride and the clothes they want to wear. With their suede upper and topstitched Sidestripes, the Vans x Former Sk8-Hi 138 FT features custom designs, modernized rubber end caps and inserts, and custom Vans x Former art on elevated UltraCush insoles. $77.


Beloved by SB and Jordanheads alike, Nike SB‘s “J-Pack” first brought Air Jordan-style color blocking onto Swoosh Brand skate shoes all the way back in 2005’s “Pink Box” era. Now, it is coming back to the SB Dunk Low again, thanks to this new black and green makeup. Part of the reason “J-Pack” releases remain so popular is that they do more with less than many other SB Dunks, and that ethos is continued here in this Nike SB Dunk Low Pro J-Pack Dark Green. It comes with a simple black nubuck base that is mixed with rich dark green accents on the toe box, midfoot Swoosh, tongue, and rear collar. Just like other dunks, the Zoom Air unit is placed under the insole’s heel for enhanced comfort/board feel, and down below the look is completed by a contrasting white midsole and green outsole.

The Nike SB Dunk Low Pro J-Pack Dark Green will roll out gradually over the summer and are available now at select stockists like Premier for $90 USD.  


Fred Durst Unveils The Hundreds Osiris D3 Collaboration. Aside from being the frontman of the hugely successful band, Limp Bizkit, of the early 2000s, Fred Durst was also known for his affinity for Osiris — which largely included the D3 silhouette. For those interested in picking up a pair, The Hundreds x Osiris D3 sneaker will be releasing on June 20th at select retailers and on The Hundreds’ online store.

via [Hypebeast]


Lego Inspired SB Dunk Lows? Why not?

"Everyone loves LEGO no matter how old you are. Every individual has their own story to tell interacting with these interlocking blocks of fun. Handcrafted with pressure points & I.D that encapsulates what Lego is all about…… FUN & PLAY! Same can be said about one of the most influential & iconic Nike silhouettes of all time… the Nike SB Dunk Low."

Encased in a mixture of most supple baby calf suedes, kangaroo, lamb & deer skins, this Nike Dunk SB “Lego” inspired sample will allow genuine Lego pieces to be attached to the tongue tag for some toy & sneaker ‘clout’. Dropping on BespokeIND's web-store www.bespokeind.com.au this Sunday 16th June 9:00pm EDT New York (GMT -4) or Monday 17th June 11:00am Melbourne Australia AEST.






The Nike SB Air Trainer 1 has made a long-awaited comeback in the latest collaboration with Polar Skate Co. Eric Koston provided a first look at the new model, showing off the skate performance silhouette’s eye-catching details. Sporting a main colorway of black, blue, and white, the upper is made with premium leather along with nubuck overlays on the toe cap and heel.

Polar’s branding emblem can be found on the forefoot strap while the Nike logos are placed on the panel, heel, and tongue tag. The shoe sits atop a white midsole and gum rubber outsole, tied together with stark black laces for adjustable fitting.

The Nike SB Air Trainer 1 QS (Polar) is now available on select retailers including Premier. $100.

Image: Premier


The Hundreds has collaborated with Osiris to revamp the iconic D32001 sneaker. As a silhouette known for skateboarding during the early 2000s, its popularity was heightened via celebrity endorsements along with an elevated price point.

This time around, The Hundreds and Osiris, 2 OGs in the game, brought the shoes as true to the original as possible, but with some minor touches afforded by the collaboration. Seen from the image above, The Hundreds X Osiris D3 2001 will feature a mostly-black upper, but its large-ring eyelets will be adorned by a textured tonal graphic print. Signifying the partnership is The Hundred’s mascot “Adam Bomb” placed at the heel. The entire shoe is finished off with a gum sole.

The Hundreds X Osiris D3 2001 will be available in limited quantities at select stockists around the world, and online this coming June 20 at midnight EST. TBA.

Images: Hypebeast



The Polar Skate Co and Nike SB have another collaborative piece of footwear on the way, and this time the beloved SB Blazer Low is their chosen silhouette. The Polar Skate Co x Nike SB Blazer Low features a white suede upper equipped with a bold blue Swoosh. It comes with a blue Polar text logo embroidered on the heel, white midsoles, and a co-branded details appear on the vintage foam tongue/insoles. You can expect the Polar Skate Co x Nike SB Blazer Low to release at select SB stockists June 10th, and enjoy a first look at the design right here while you wait as well. TBA.


Images: NikeSBorNothing

Palace Skateboards has collaborated with adidas Originals to bring us a set of 3 bold adidas Superstars. Yup, the adidas Originals Superstar was the chosen silhouette for the collab, served up in three bold colorways — black, white, and neon. It comes with a premium leather upper with three-stripes branding at the sides as subtle perforations. At the top of the tongue, you'll see a Palace logo placed over an embossed stick-figure motif. Never gets old” appear below in gold. It also comes with wide tonal laces, heeltops that are stamped with Palace’s logo in a subtle sheen over soft suede, a creamy ecru midsole, and Superstar’s classic rubber toe-cap shell. The Palace x adidas Originals Superstar will be available at Palace’s website alongside its upcoming weekly drop at 11 a.m. EST, tomorrow (June 7th). $130.


Tony Hawk showed that he’s still got it, posting images Sunday of him catching air on his skateboard in and around Detroit.

Hawk, also poked fun at himself in his Twitter post:

“Thanks to @CameraJesus for capturing me in motion today in and around Detroit,” he wrote Sunday evening. “I can’t begin to explain how frightening handrails are for me these days, considering my AARP status and long dormant street skills.”

Tony has been a longtime proponent of skate parks. In fact, he helped to design the now-closed "Wayfinding," a temporary art installation and skatepark in downtown Detroit. His foundation last summer awarded more than $1.5 million to build free, public skate parks in low-income areas throughout the U.S. Riverside Park was one of the Summer 2018 Built To Play Skatepark Grant recipients.


The Vans Bucky Lasek II is a classy court skater shoes that hug the toes and the ball of your feet very nicely. It has that general feel/fit of skater shoes, featuring a flat sole, wide laces, and you practically don't need to worry about them because they're made for you to thrash the streets with them on, showing off your moves and ill skills. It features a suede and leather upper, internal elastic tongue stays, molded EVA sockliner, and molded heel clip for added stability. These are hard to find these days. But if you're a 9US, you're in luck as a used pair is available on eBay for $125.

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