The Mystery of Flying Kicks

Ever wonder why sneakers end up on powerlines? Me neither for the most part. I notice them all the time but don't give it a second thought. Well, this doc gathers some international theories on the subject. I thought it was gonna be some eye-rolling sneaker nerd shit, but it's not. I ended up getting sucked in.

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*Millions of Comic Book Nerds Masturbate Furiously.

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POW! BLAM! WHAM! SKABOW!

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Vans OTW: Holiday 2011 Alomar

Vans OTW sent through a preview of the “Alomar” for Holiday 2011. Shipping 10/1/11.

Click below to check them out.

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Vans / Supreme

Supreme + Vans = Dope!

Even though these might be hard to buy and you could technically bleach your Vans yourself, these are still dope.

Available in-store and online on May 27th. Available in Japan on May 29th.

More info HERE.

Rad Rides The Best of BMX Book

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Inercity, the London based design studio and authors of Art & Sole, are working on a BMX book that will showcase all types of BMX bikes.

“Rad Rides: The Best of BMX (working title) looks to explore the world of BMX through photographs of bikes and Q&As with their owners. Some of the bikes are knackered, well worn by owners that have been riding for years. Others are beautiful, sculptural works of art, built but never ridden as a keepsake. Why are these bikes so sacred to their owners? What do these BMX riders do for a living? Where do they ride their bikes? What is it about the BMX that appeals to them? Is their bike a classic production bike or is it a custom build?”

They have an open call for entries going on until October 2009, so if you have a bike you’d like to submit, click here to download the call for entries PDF. To get an idea of what the book will be like, check out a few images from Art & Sole after the jump.

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SNEaK PEEK: NEW EDDIE’s

Check out the upcoming Eddie shoe from Lotek in Turkey Blue Suede. Available in August.

CHET BLACKSMITH TROOPS

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When images of the upcoming Chet Blacksmith Troop re-issues surfaced recently, I got stoked since the Troops were my favorite Loteks (remember the brown with the gumsoles?).

Anyway, the new denim and leather midtop Chet versions will be around in Fall time. Keep an eye on the Lotek site for info.

Click below for the full pic.

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VANS: STORIES OF SOLE…

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I’m pretty sure everyone at one point or another has worn Vans in their life. You really can’t deny their history.

With that said, Vans will be releasing a book on June 1st.

The book weaves together the multi-generational story of the community and culture of all that has influenced and has been influenced by Vans: boards, bikes, art, music, and street culture, and the iconic shoes that have united them together.

Get some info, and check out some videos HERE.

TIP OF THE DAY

Don’t wear perforated sneakers when it’s raining.

PROPER

My friend Tristan, who runs Proper (a Long Beach sneaker and clothing spot), has an interview up on Sneaker Freaker.

Proper has done some tasteful sneaker collaborations in the past, and this interview focuses on their upcoming series of Vans, which have an emphasis on materials and details instead of just slapping 5 different colors on a pair of shoes.

Check it out HERE.