Posts tagged with "footwear"

Franky Baca, 360 MAGAZINE

Franky Baca Footwear

Franky Baca [FB] is a breakthrough designer for 2020. With 70’s inspired unisex athleisure, he has fabricated key components for all. A stand alone piece of his recent collection consolidates a sophisticated pallet for sneaker heads and shoe aficionados alike. Possessing snap-on lace guards as well as a removable sock extension, his designer tennis shoes are ideal for any major music festival attendee. As most fashionable avid travelers, not having to carry additional pieces for a comfortable casual outfit is always ideal. The functionality of this affordable accessory with suede accents and robust patent leather tongue makes them unparalleled.

For a cool golf look, bump off the guard and rock a polo shirt. Or, sport a guard and sock on alternating foot for an avant garde exhibition. Whatever the case, FB has struck gold by making a dynamic tier for fashion/istas and mavens during a period of personal style. With durability, customization on a whim coupled with a generous price point, this layer is soon to be SOLD OUT by Gen X, Y and Z.

Established in 2013, self-taught designer Franky Baca set out to construct his first garments. The brand drew inspiration from nature, architecture, classic paintings, motion pictures and his Bay Area neighborhood, ultimately creating a sense of individuality for both men and women.

In 2014, their products were available to the public using futuristic yet historic silhouettes, its singularity is what differentiated the collection from what’s already been offered in the marketplace.

Franky says “My goal in creation is for the customer to question why something so different from there style is still beautiful to them. I want to challenge them to what they thought they knew about beauty. I always wanted to design clothing and loved fashion but I was hesitant because I didn’t want to design for others. I thought it took away from my individuality. I realized I could never be them and they could never be me, and I knew I must move forward. We need to inspire people and it’s the inspired people that create heroes of tomorrow.”

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Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE, Vince's Village Cobbler, NYC, LA, shoe repair, custom sneakers, handbags

VINCE’S VILLAGE COBBLER

Experts in Leather × Luxury Accessory Care

Established in 2009, Vince’s Village Cobbler is a modernized shoe, handbag and accessory maintenance provider.

They are a team of skilled artisans which are experts in handling high-end personal products.

They service a wide range of goods from shoes to handbags as well as many other small accessories (i.e. wallets).

Experience first-hand their sophisticated methods and outstanding customer service. Their meticulous approach to detail is what sets them apart from the rest.

OFFERED SERVICES:

SHOES × BOOTS

Sole × Heel Replacement
Weatherproofing
Cleaning
Restitching
Sole Protection
Corking Replacement
Shine & Polish
Shoe Resizing/Stretching
Zipper Repair/Replacement
Dying & Painting
Conditioning
Tapering
Taps

BAGS, BELTS × MORE

Handle & Strap Repair/Replacement
Rivet, Gromet, & Snap Replacement
Zipper Repair/Replacement
Leather & Suede Patchwork
Leather Piping Repair
Hand Luggage Repair
Conditioning
Restitching
Painting
Cleaning

For additional information go HERE.

Vaughn Lowery, Armon Hayes, Beyoncé, IVY PARK, Adidas

Adidas × Ivy Park

By Armon Hayes × Vaughn Lowery

“These barriers are not going to stop me,” is the opening line of the latest #Adidas×IVYPARK campaign.

The highly anticipated collaboration with Beyoncé and ADIDAS made the world stop this past weekend. Like her music, the lifestyle brand is inclusive, evoking strength and identity. Gender fluid with neutral color pallets for effortless layering during the time of year. On trend. It’s aesthetically pleasing athleisure with the intended functionality backed by the workmanship of an apparel powerhouse.

The collection includes footwear which will entice any sneakerhead. Four sleek vibrant designs starting at $99 coupled with accessories and branded grillz.

In activation of the release, this week the Beyhive sent orange care packages to various celebrities: Megan Thee StallionReese WitherspoonCiaraCardi B and Diplo. Rolling racks, trunks and boxes were chosen by the superstar herself with ‘love and respect.’

360 MAGAZINE teammates rocked the unisex cargo sweat ($85) paired with matching sweatshirt. The Nite Jogger sneakers ($159) were enunciated with a branded key chain.

And, if you were one of the lucky handpicked few, you received a luggage tag alongside of an inserted note from the Queen Bey herself.

With many of the items being SOLD OUT within hours of its online discharge, this launch is sure to be one of the most successful drops in both brand’s histories. Definitely a strong departure from Topshop (originally a partnership with British billionaire Sir Philip Nigel Ross Green, she’s now the sole owner).

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Reebok, Zignature, 360 MAGAZINE, sneakers, footwear

Introducing Zignature

Reebok unveiled the highly anticipated release of Zig Kinetica Concept_Type 1, an all-new silhouette dropping in November.
 
To preview the new sneaker, Reebok is releasing a short film today, entitled ‘ZIGNATURE.’ Built on the concepts that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred, and that with every stride, every step forward, your energy grows, ‘ZIGNATURE’ takes viewers on a journey to redefine the idea of energy and what it means to have “your energy amplified.” On a wave of its own, Zig Kinetica Concept_Type 1, is energy return in shoe form.  
 
Zig Kinetica Concept_Type 1 will be available on https://www.reebok.com/us/zig_home and select retailers on November 8 for $180. 

About Zig Kinetica Concept_Type 1
As seen on the runways of Paris and New York Fashion Week with partners from Cottweiler to Chromat, the unique Zig sole embodies physical and creative energy. Now, with that same striking zig zag sole designed for energy return, and an upper expertly designed by Ian Paley, founder of Garbstore, Zig Kinetica Concept_Type 1 subverts the traditional spectrum of style that pits fashion and human performance at opposite ends. This silhouette shows what bold creative energy and inspiration can achieve, delivering an all-day performance experience with superior energy return and enhanced cushioning. 
 
Product highlights include:

The three-part Zig energy system in the sole features:

Floatride Fuel: Exclusively-formulated Floatride Fuel offers high rebound properties that cushion your heel as you strike the ground

Energy Shell: As your stride continues, downward force compresses the Energy Shellthat provides added stability and durability

Energy Web: A uniquely designed rubber web component, the Energy Web expands and contracts like a rubber band to provide spring like response, propelling you into your next movement

Microvent mesh on the shoe’s upper for breathability

Adjustable guidance band for added fit and style

 
 
 

REEBOK, XIMONLEE, china, 360 MAGAZINE, trail sneakers, fashion, style,SHANGHAI FASHION WEEK, DMX Hydrex sneaker, unisex

REEBOK × XIMONLEE

DEBUT SUSTAINABLE DMX

AT SHANGHAI FASHION WEEK


New DMX Hydrex sneaker is inspired by scuba boots

The two brands unite to educate consumers on conscious consumption

 
Reebok launched their partnership with Berlin-based Chinese designer XIMONLEE through an iconic new release of sustainable DMX Trail Hydrex silhouettes. Briefly teased at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year, the Reebok x XIMONLEE DMX Trail silhouette took center stage in the designers’ 2020 Spring/Summer Shanghai show.
 
Global sportswear brand Reebok and boundary-pushing designer XIMONLEE are bound by the belief that creating more sustainable offerings creates newness, with the shared goal being to awaken a consciousness in consumption within their consumer. XIMONLEE’s explorative yet commercial collections provide a unique vision on social topics, identities and philosophical quests brought to life through Reebok’s demonstrable footwear expertise.
 
Debuting in three new colorways, the new DMX Trail Hydrex sneaker was inspired by a mix of scuba boots and archetypal Reebok footwear, fusing the core aesthetics of XIMONLEE’s vision with Reebok’s undeniable heritage.
 
A trail-inspired outsole sits atop a functional water boot upper in vibrant colorways of brick red, mint green and purple. Nodding to the rise of outdoor-inspired high-fashion silhouettes, Reebok amplified its all-terrain functionality without sacrificing XIMONLEE’S signature aesthetic.


The silhouette, as featured on the Shanghai Fashion Week runway, will be available for purchase in late 2020 through its official retail launch.
 
 
About Reebok
Reebok International Ltd., headquartered in Boston, MA, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of fitness and lifestyle footwear, apparel and equipment. An American-inspired global brand, Reebok is a pioneer in the sporting goods industry with a rich and storied fitness heritage. Reebok develops products, technologies and programming which enable movement and is committed to accompanying people on their journey to fulfill their potential. Reebok connects with the fitness consumer wherever they are and however they choose to stay fit – whether it’s functional training, running, combat training, walking, dance, yoga or aerobics. Reebok Classics leverages the brand’s fitness heritage and represents the roots of the brand in the sports lifestyle market. A subsidiary of adidas, Reebok is the exclusive outfitter of CrossFit and the CrossFit Games, the exclusive authentic global outfitter of UFC; the title sponsor of the Reebok Ragnar Relay series; and exclusive apparel provider for Les Mills. For more information, visit Reebok at www.reebok.com, or, for the latest news at http://news.reebok.com/
 
About XIMONLEE
Ximon Lee is a Chinese born Korean designer currently based in Berlin. Since graduating from Parsons as the Best Menswear Designer of the year, and later winning the H&M Design Award as the first ever menswear designer, he launched his eponymous brand XIMONLEE in 2015. Ximon is known for his meticulous and boundary-pushing work which explores topics ranging from gender, identity, society to ideologies and ethics. His vision is presented through thoughtfully treated garments, well studied silhouettes and innovative development of fabric, creating cutting-edge and inspirational collections every season that have garnered international appraisal. Ximon views each season as a study, posing questions towards specific issues and enable the clashing of ideas to prosper. In his garment making, he pushes and blends conflicting materials and collaging details to disjoint the standard idea of clothing. This is the signature visual methods the studio uses to reflect the contradictory identities Ximon views in contemporary society. Ximon was shortlisted as a LVMH Prize finalist in 2015 and later selected as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2016.
www.ximonlee.com

Rnw garments, 360 magazine,Raphael Na’te Walton

RNW Garments

RNW Garments is a Los Angeles based independent street wear label founded in 2011. The brand philosophy “Since Birth” is born out of their tagline NO GUTS, NO GLORY. Hailing from South Central LA, designer Raphael Na’te Walton has organically grown RNW Garments to be a brand for people of all walks of life no matter their ancestry or background.

For all the old and young souls still chasing their glory, to those who have achieved the greatest achievements, but strive for more; RNW Garments embody the hustler spirit and serves as a symbol of that fire within all of us to chase our own glory.

RNW currently offers traditional street wear pieces such as tees, hoodies, jackets and headwear but will soon transition into cut and sew production which will allow founder Raphael Na’te Walton for the opportunity to bring the brand to new heights.

www.rnwgarment.com
@rnwgarments

Adidas X Kid Cudi

Adidas has officially confirmed its partnership with Kid Cudi, with a product set to be released later this year. No stranger to the brand Kid Cudi’s collaborative efforts with the Three Stripes began in 2018 with the release of the TRESC run. This was just the beginning of the relationship as Adidas has confirmed more footwear and apparel is coming soon.

The partnership was announced Saturday morning with cryptic wheat pastings across Miami (where Cudi will headline this weekend’s Rolling Loud festival), Los Angeles, and New York. The graphic depicts a feminine half head with a burning moon inside and will be present on all upcoming Adidas x Kid Cudi product. A URL at the bottom of the poster invites you to visit adidas.com/kidcudi where there is a sign-up page for the collaboration now live.

Beyond the product, the partnership will provide a platform to share the positive impact that creativity can have on mental wellness through music, art, and design.

Native Shoes & Zappos for Good

Native Shoes & Zappos for Good Partner to Turn Recycled Shoes into Playgrounds

Project aims to collect 10,000 shoes by the end of 2018

Native Shoes is excited to announce it’s joining forces with Zappos for Good, the community outreach arm of Zappos.com, the customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing and more, to collect well-loved Native Shoes to be recycled and made into playground matting. The initiative, called The Remix Project, is one of Native Shoes’ programs that aims to have each and every pair of their shoes 100 percent life cycle managed by 2023. Consumers can help build playgrounds by visiting Zappos for Good, requesting a free shipping label, and sending all styles of well-loved Native Shoes to be recycled. The project’s goal is to receive 10,000 recycled shoes by December 31, 2018 and build its first playground in 2019.

“Our customers are always showing us how to keep it lite and have fun when they wear Native Shoes. It seemed like a perfect fit to turn them into something useful, on a playground where communities gather to have fun and play,” said Kyle Housman, President, Native Shoes. “We’re excited to be working with Zappos for Good on this project, what a great opportunity to team up and bring fun to communities.”

“As an advocate for environmental sustainability, joining forces with Native Shoes is an amazing opportunity to help communities do more with less by encouraging an environmental best practice in the retail industry that simultaneously creates a fun space for kids¬–and their imaginations–to run wild,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Zappos for Good at Zappos. “With our overarching goal of delivering happiness, this project’s sustainability efforts allow us to spread smiles on both a national and local level.”

How to Participate in The Remix Project

Recycling Native Shoes is easy:

●Visit the Zappos for Good website

●Select Recycle with Native Shoes – The Remix Project and box up your well-loved Native Shoes (all styles are welcome) in any shipping box

●Login or create a new Zappos.com account and print your special prepaid shipping label

●Attach the label and drop off your box at any UPS Store in the continental United States

To contribute a pair of well-loved Native Shoes today, visit https://zapposforgood.org/recycle/native

For more information or to learn more about The Remix Project, please visit nativeshoes.com

Dr. Joan Oloff x Bloomingdale Shoe Launch

World-renowned celebrity podiatric surgeon and luxury shoe designer Dr. Joan Oloff is thrilled to announce the launch of her namesake footwear brand at Bloomingdale’s.  The Joan Oloff Shoes shop-in-shop will open on September 27, 2018 at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street at 1000 Third Avenue in Manhattan.

Designed by a woman in the medical field with a keen knowledge of a woman’s needs in footwear, Joan Oloff Shoes is a fashion footwear collection that combines style, elegance and cutting edge insole design technology for women on the go.  The brand is best known for its top selling classic three inch, 9am to 9pm “go everywhere” pump, the Deborah, and the lower kitten heel version, the Callie.  These, along with additional classic styles of flats, heels, boots, booties and sandals in eye catching leopard, red suede and every day neutral shades from the Fall/Winter 2018 collections will be showcased on the recently renovated 5th floor shoe complex for several weeks before moving to other Bloomingdale’s locations across the U.S. in a traveling trunk show.  The brand will also be available online at bloomingdales.com.

Dr. Oloff will make a personal appearance during her launch event at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street on Thursday, September 27th, 2018 6:00pm – 8:00pm.  The event is open to the public, and guests are invited for champagne, lite bites, music and shopping.

The Joan Oloff patent pending insole technology is unlike that of any other brand and has already begun to disrupt the footwear industry.  Dr. Oloff’s design aims to protect a woman’s foot and body by eliminating scrunched toes and correcting misalignment of the body that leads to aching legs and back pain that is quite common among many women.  It is Dr. Oloff’s tenacity in changing industry standards that has brought light to her brand thus far and will continue to drive her.

The New York opening is a homecoming for Oloff who grew up in her grandfather’s shoe store in Brooklyn and went into the podiatric medical field wanting to make a change after witnessing many women complain about their aching feet and back pain.

“I had seen the damage caused by poorly constructed shoes to so many of my female patients over the years and thought to myself, ‘In this day and age of technology, there has to be a better way to design heels.’  The time is now for women to stop accepting the way shoes have been wrongly constructed for decades by designers who do not have their best interest in mind,” says Oloff.

She continues, “I want to let women know that it doesn’t have to be this way, and my mission is to design shoes that allow women to stand taller, more confident, and focus on being and feeling their best in their day to day lives.”

A portion of proceeds of all Joan Oloff Shoes funds ReachUP, founded by Dr. Oloff and women’s soccer icon Brandi Chastain, to support women and girls in need.

“When we elevate the lives of women and girls, we elevate society as a whole.  I wanted to create a brand for women, by women, to elevate all women!” says Oloff.

The brand has been well received at Bloomingdale’s in San Francisco and Chestnut Hill, MA.  Joan Oloff Shoes is excited to be a part of the iconic 59th Street store in New York City and will announce trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s in additional cities across the U.S. in the coming months.

Reebok’s New Pump Supreme

Reebok just released their latest version of the Pump Supreme on September 1st. The first iteration of the shoe, the Reebok Pump was introduced in 1989 and draws inspiration from the 90’s while featuring a clean, modern edge. The Pump Supreme is a modern, sophisticated performance shoe that features a laceless upper and one of Reebok’s most iconic technologies, The Pump, which delivers a hyper-customized fit.

The striking silhouette has quickly gained attention in both performance and high-end fashion circles, with previous iterations from Vetements and Opening Ceremony. With its clean look and innovative style, this new iteration of Pump Supreme features a speckled midsole and Flexweave technology, which add to an already impressive design.

Check out the product highlights here:

  • STYLE: Drawing inspiration from 90’s, the Pump Supreme is a contemporary fusion of performance and lifestyle in one silhouette with an all-over technical knit upper that forms to the foot.
  • INNOVATION: The Pump technology design inflated for a custom fit, allowing the shoe to sit closer to the foot.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN: The speckled midsoles, laceless upper and revolutionary Flexweave technology are combined to deliver a unique, customized fit that results in a shoe engineered to perform as you train for your next competition.

A full array of product images can be viewed HERE.

The Pump Supreme will retail at $130.00 and will be available on Reebok.com. Please reach out with questions and if you’d like to share with your readers.