Kicks Flow: New Balance M574 Ballistic Nylon

In addition to various special editions we’ve seen in the past, New Balance is rolling out the M574 in Ballistic Nylon. Faithful to a model that first made its appearance back in 1988, the revival sees the aforementioned nylon paired with suede on the upper and leather on the logo and heel. 
Available in a bold royal blue/red colorway, smartly accented pieces are revealed in grey and white along the bottom. Expect to see the New Balance M574 Ballistic Nylon on the shelves at select New Balance retailers in the very near future. Shoutout to FreshNGood for the news.
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Top Shelf: 2012 Shelby 1000 – The Most Powerful Shelby Mustang Yet

Shelby is set to introduce the most powerful Shelby yet at the New York International Auto Show on April 5th. The 2012 Shelby 1000 takes its name from its horsepower figure, which is approximately a mind-boggling 950 horsepower on the street trim and 1,100 horsepower for the 1000 S/C track version. 
To accommodate the extravagant power output from the Ford 5.4-liter V8, the Shelby team installed a new beefier suspension, larger brakes and a custom aluminum solid driveshaft connected to a new nine-inch rear end. A limited number of 2012 Shelby 1000s will be built, with orders accepted following the car’s unveiling at the New York International Auto Show. A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to cost around $200,000.
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Models & Freshness: Skullcandy X Kate Upton

All the blockbuster dealmaking today isn’t limited to just Tim Tebow and the New York Jets. Audio accessories label Skullcandy made an announcement as well on the creation of a brand ambassador team comprise of some of the world’s most beautiful women. Leading the initiative will be the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover girl, Kate Upton. As the current “it girl” for both Sports Illustrated and fashion, Upton will be appearing on a series of exclusive Skullcandy media contents and special appearances, like the one she made with Kevin Durant and James Harden last week. 
Upton will also be the first of “Skullcandy Supermodel Crew” to take part in upcoming Skullcandy festivities, with the rest of supermodel lineup to be revealed in April. For more information, visit Kate Upton’s own microsite on the Skullcandy website or see some of preliminary photoshoot images after the jump. This summer indeed will be a sizzling one…


Fly Season: GQ: The 25 Best Men’s Stores in America

You must learn..
In their April 2012 issue, GQ has once again named the 25 best men’s stores in America for 2012. From a grooming shop in Seattle to America’s top tailor in Brooklyn, rather than being too focussed, we appreciate that the list gives a very complete look at men’s shopping. Most stores listed, we report about in a very regular basis, either here on Highsnobiety or over on Selectism. What we appreciate most about it though, is that we still get surprised and find new ones on there that we need to check out ourselves. Congrats to all retailers who made the cut. Check out the full list here below:
  •   Baldwin, Kansas City, MO
    - Billy Reid, Florence, AL
    - Blackbird, Seattle, WA
    - Bodega, Boston, MA
    - Cabazon Outlets, Cabazon, CA
    - George Bass, New Orleans, LA
    - Hickoree’s Floor Two, Brooklyn, NY
    - Imogene + Willie, Nashville, TN
    - Ina, New York, NY

    - Martin Greenfield Clothiers, Brooklyn, NY
    - Need Supply Co., Richmond, VA
    - Nepenthes New York, New York, NY
    - Nordstrom, Seattle, WA
    - Paul Stuart, New York, NY
    - Portland Dry Goods Co., Portland, ME
    - REI, New York, NY
    - RRL, East Hampton, NY
    - RTH Shop, Los Angeles, CA
    - Saturdays NYC, New York, NY

    - Sid Mashburn, Atlanta, GA
    - South Willard, Los Angeles, CA
    - Stag, Austin, TX
    - Tom Ford, Los Angeles, CA
    - Unionmade, San Francisco, CA
    - The Webster Miami, Miami, FL





Kicks Flow: Nike Mercurial Vapor 8

Regardless of what you personally feel for The Whites from Madrid, there’s not doubt about the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most dangerous attackers on the pitch today and the salary he demands is the highest in the world. So the fact that the Ronaldo has chosen to wear only one particular boot his entire professional career, the Nike Mercurial, no higher endorsement can be had for Nike Football (Soccer). But that doesn’t mean that Nike can loosen their grip on cleat innovation and with the new Mercurial Vapor 8, the brand as delivered yet again. 
The Mercurial Vapor 8 is a boot that delivers light weight, comfortable, and responsive performance  within a re-engineered upper built for explosive speed. Arriving in a bright mango colorway with a new eye-catching signature on the heel, the Mercurial Vapor 8 has been designed to prevent unnecessary foot movement within the boots while the Teijin Microfiber upper increases ball control and touch through its suede-like finish. In the traction department, the Mercurial Vapor 8 employs two twin studs at the back that allow for quick release from the turf while the asymmetric stud layout cuts through the grass and provide the grip you need for quick  direction changes. The new Mercurial Vapor 8 will make its on debut on March 24 and will be available at Nike retailers beginning March 29th.
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Some Otha Sh*t: Banksy: The Bristol Legacy Book | By Sansom & Co

Bomb First..

Without a doubt Banksy have proved to be a force to be reckoned with in the art world, no matter how you view him or his work. Banksy have maintained to keep his secrecy while still breaking into the mainstream. Back in 2009, Bansky held an exhibition inside the Bristol Museum, Banksy vs the Bristol Museum, where he drew a massive crowd causing long que to form at the museum entrance.

The Banksy: The Bristol Legacy is a book edited by Paul Gough and published by Sansom & Co, capturing the behind the scenes of the exhibition set up and the whole frenzy that surrounded the exhibition. Although, the book is published independently to the famed artist, it still manages to document one historical exhibition by one of the most controversial artist today.

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Kicks Flow: Art & Sole X Nike Cortez ID Project At BOXPARK Pop-Up Mall | London, England

4 designs for 40th anniversary, that’s the premise behind the Art & Sole Nike Cortez iD Project, now exclusively available through the just opened NIKEiD Studio at London’s BOXPARK Pop-Up Mall. Curated by Intercity Studio, the creator of Art & Sole book series, four young artist were asked to design four different covers for the book as well as pairs of Nike Cortez iD in matching colors.
Illustrator Jiro Bevis utilized references from London and his home country of Japan for an expressive (and fun) juxtaposition of cartoonish beaver, as in Beaverton, OR, in red. As for designer Matthew Nicholson, his magenta colored graphics are representations of children’s toys and the tangible elements of them. A globetrotter and modern day nomad, Shantell Martin illustrates freely on her computer about her travels to Tokyo, New York, and beyond. Because her computer is also her medium, there is a USB drive to her custom green Art & Sole cover as well. As an image maker, Rose Stallard interprets the world through her screen prints with the occasional doodles in blue felt-tip markers.
Limited to 40 units per design with each book and sneaker pack priced at £125, the Art & Sole x Nike Cortez iD Project will only be available at the new NIKEiD Studio within the BOXPARK Pop-Up Mall.
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Dopeness: IWC “Muhammad Ali” Big Pilot’s Watch

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Founded in 1994 by Jimmy Walker, the annual Celebrity Fight Night was established in order to raise money for an array of local Arizona charities. For this year’s event, IWC has produced a special edition timepiece in honor of Muhammad Ali, who will be in attendance, alongside numerous entertainers and athletes. 
Dubbed the “Muhammad Ali” Big Pilot’s Watch, the one-of-one production features white gold, a black face with red Super-LumiNova and a black alligator leather strap lined in red – meant to represent the hue of traditional boxing gloves. Complete with a special inscription on the case back alongside Ali’s signature, the watch will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to charity. This year’s Celebrity Fight Night is set to take place on March 24.
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Dopeness: EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis 2 – VIP Pack

All day..
You might not be destined to play on the vibrant clay courts of Roland Garros or the rolling lawn of Wimbledon in person. Yet, you could still try your signature forehand spin shot thanks to EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis 2 for Sony PlayStation 3. Coupled with the new PlayStation Move motion controller, you could realize your fantasy of winning against Novak Djokovic or partnered with Maria Sharapova in mixed doubles game all in the comfort of your home.
And for those fortunate few, there is this VIP Pack from EA Sports. Comes with everything you will need on an actual tennis court, from Babolat tennis racquet to specially branded LACOSTE polo shirt, Wilson tennis balls for U.S. Open, and a pair of Grand Slam Tennis 2 Rod Laver tennis shoes from adidas Originals. In case the confines of the great outdoor isn’t your thing, the VIP Pack also includes the game itself, the PlayStation 3 console, and the PS3 Move accessories. Each conveniently packaged in a customized duffle bag, there is all but one draw back – only 20 of these will be available worldwide.
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