Kicks Flow: Ronnie Fieg x Diadora Intrepid

I don’t know about you, but we’ve been entranced with the Olympics this year. Easily way more than any other time. This has truly been the Summer of Biles and Phelps. And with the games having such a huge presence in not just the media, but also in fashion, it was no surprise to see a few of our favorite streetwear icons get together for a fresh new team-up that’ll surely be making some noise in the world of kicks in a couple of days. 

To commemorate the Olympics, Ronnie Fieg has teamed up with Diadora to unarchive the Intrepid silhouette as part of the “From Seoul to Rio” initiative.
Featuring a retro palette inspired by the colors of track clubs of the late ’80s, the collaborative Intrepid sees teal, light orange, washed navy, pale pink and soft grey sit beside one another as a nod to the sneaker’s origin. The upper features rugged pebbled nubuck combined with a lush pigskin suede forefoot.

While branded tongue and heel pulls offer increased accessibility, other details include a color-blocked trail-running outsole, asymmetrical “From Seoul to Rio” footbed branding, two sets of multicolored woven laces, and custom packaging.

With only 500 pairs handcrafted in Italy, the Ronnie Fieg x Diadora Intrepid releases this Saturday, August 20th at KITH stores and KithNYC.com at 11AM EST. They’re gonna run at $180 and will surely go fast. So be sure to get a pair while they last.

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Kicks Flow: The END. x New Balance M575END "White Marble

Things done changed. But in a good way though. Where back in the days, you’d rarely see a sneaker collaboration worth dropping a few bucks on, today, it seems we see more and more quality collabos that make us want to swipe a little more for the sneaker stash. Brands are creating a lot of dopeness out there, and we’re all for seeing new styles that’ll keep us fresh on our way into fall this year. 

END. has revealed its collaboration with New Balance on the M575END "White Marble," inspired by the rarefied Carrara marble found exclusively in the most northern tip of Tuscany, Italy. Crafted in neutral tones meant to convey the material's limestone origins to its polished final state, the shoe has an upper combining smooth nappa leather and sandy pigskin suede. Details on the made-in-England shoe include a white heel counter, two-tone foam midsole with ENCAP technology and a gum rubber outsole. 

A powdered metal lace lock inscribed with the END. logo completes the look. The kicks launch in store 6-8PM on Thursday, August 18th, followed by an online release at endclothing.com on Saturday, August 20th.



Kicks Flow: BAIT x DreamWorks x Diadora N9000 "Skeletor"

Nostalgia can really make a pair of kicks so worth buying. Especially when it’s based in something from your childhood. We see cool collabos all of the time, but few take us back to a time when our lives were innocent and packed with wonder. Collected under the Copa America banner, BAIT had a nice run of Diadora N9000 collaborations centered around animated characters owned by DreamWorks Studios. 

The series concludes with a new Diadora N9000 inspired by Skeletor, the villain in the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon. Limited to just 400 pairs, the shoe is built with a combination of leather, suede and perforated nubuck, executed in a two-tone color palette of teal and purple. Priced at a cool $220 and accompanied by a custom box, the kicks drop August 13th at all BAIT chapter stores.  For online shoppers, you can register for a chance to purchase a pair at baitme.com. We suggest you run over and register now, as these will definitely not last long.

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Kicks Flow: Nike Free Inneva Woven 2 “Triple Black”

Every now and then a pair of kicks drop, and you fall in love with them at first sight online. After running out to pick them up, you see that they’ve sold out everywhere and were never to be found again. That happened to me when Nike dropped the Inneva Woven line in 2014. They seemed to vanish just as quickly as they arrived. Needless to say, my heart was broken.

So I was elated to hear last week that Nike reissued the Free Inneva Woven 2 in a slick, murdered-out “Triple Black” colorway. In quintessential Nike style, the high-tech shoe blends a cushioned ride with a head-turning, innovative upper. The shoe sports a striking woven textile and leather upper, riding on a Free 5.0 sole unit with a matching suede heel tab.

The kicks are available now over at Solekitchen for $198. Learn from my past mistakes, pick these up soon.

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Fly Season: Filson - Limited Edition "Smokey Bear" Collection

You may need to have a little age on you to really get the full grasp of this post. But we assume you’ve either been there to experience the old school commercials, or have done the research, and know what’s up. Either way, Smokey Bear was a fixture during the time when all of our favorite after-school cartoons came on. You couldn’t go a commercial break, it seemed, without seeing him pop up. So it’s good to see the great icon back around and on some cool product.

Celebrating its partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Filson is launching a special line of limited edition products inspired by Smokey Bear, the beloved outdoor-safety icon famous for the slogan, "Only you can prevent forest fires." The standout piece from the collection is the Smokey Bear Watch, limited to just 1,000 pieces and based on Filson's Mackinaw Field watch, featuring Smokey's likeness on the dial atop his signature slogan. 

The watch is accompanied by various collectible accessories, including a certificate of authenticity, a book that tells the story of Smokey Bear and the Filson relationship with the outdoors, a bandana printed with Smokey and outdoor safety tips, and six postcards of reimagined Smokey posters. As for the collection at large, there's also a T-shirt, water bottle and cap, as well as a Smokey Bear blanket made with 100-percent virgin wool by Pendleton. Shop the goods now at filson.com.



Kicks Flow: Nike Air Presto “Metallic Mesh”

Very few shoes have come out in the past year or so, that have been more comfortable or as stylish as the Nike Air Presto. No matter the color palette or model, these have just been winning over and over, since being relaunched last summer. In Nike’s new update to the classic Air Presto silhouette, the retro sneaker sees itself donning a new material for its toebox: metal mesh.

While the entire model remains relatively intact, the toebox has been entirely retooled to feature a new synthetic toebox with a metallic finish. The technology is reminiscent of the Nike SB x Jordan 1 Retro in its iridescent quality. 

The shoe will also boast a silver metallic finish on its cage which will balance out the metallic look of the toebox. Rounding out the shoe is a grey sockliner and black heelcage.

The Nike Air Presto “Metal Mesh” is expected to release late this month; check out Nike’s official site for further updates.

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Top Shelf: BMW "30 Jahre M3" Limited Edition

We’re back on the road again, and with one of our favorites. BMW is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the M3 by releasing 500 examples of the "30 Jahre M3" special edition, 150 of which will be available in the U.S. Aside from the exclusive Macao Blue metallic paint job, the Limited Edition comprises is distinguished by a power boost to the tune of 444 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. As part of the Competition Package, an adaptive M suspension has been comprehensively aligned for increased performance, with new springs, dampers and stabilizers, along with 20-inch forged Light Alloy. 

With the optional 7-speed M double clutch transmission, the car sprints from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and 4.0 seconds with manual transmission. Equipped with the dual clutch transmission, the car is priced at $86,150, while the manual-transmission model goes for $83,250. Availability starts this month through select BMW dealers.

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