Converse recently gave Buff Monster, Andrew Schoultz, Jersey Joe, and Bwana Spoons a classic blank canvas to work with, the iconic Chuck Taylor. The results of their creativity are now on street level display in the latest custom Converse Graphic Editions series. Full of familiar elements from each of the artist’s work, the shoes retail at $80 and can be customized for your own personal collaboration.
There was a Puma shoe that was very popular with graffiti writers in DC in the early 90s. It was worn by those who didn’t wear gazelles or had moved on from gazelles, and came in an assortment of colors. I think our friend Roger Gastman had purple? From the look of this Icra Trainer model, Puma might be bringing that shoe back. Or maybe this is that shoe? 20+ years of footwear leaves holes in the memory.
Dunking was banned in the NCAA from 1967 to 1976. Most people attribute the ruling to the dominance of 7 ft. 2 in. Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Here’s a funny little video with Kareem and Bobby “The Bounce Pass” Mitchowski (Glenn Howerton)about the ridiculous ruling.
For those who like to subtly stand out from their acquaintances wear cool shit, the adidas Consortium Stan Smith collection features a luxury upgrade to the classic shoe using materials like ostrich, and reptile leather. The shoes go on sale this weekend (1/25) at select Consortium retailers worldwide (google it).
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