Supra’s iconic Skytop has entered its third generation with the release of the Supra Skytop III, which should be available mid-summer for sneaker buffs everywhere. Inspired by the 90’s technical era, the shoe seems to be a more mature version with it’s solid coloring and clean outline. Notable changes includes a rubber cage around the midfoot, and a decline in height from the Skytop II.
While we all wait in suspense for the shoe to drop in the upcoming months, a full interview about the Skytop III with original Skytop creator Chad Muska can be found here.
King of fresh kicks, Converse, has just catapulted itself into legendary levels of cool with their Converse Chuck Taylor Canvas Experiment. To celebrate their classic All Stars, Converse has engineered a giant 5 x 4 meter interactive wall displaying 480 red and black Chuck Taylors, which are motorized to rotate when triggered by motion sensors.
Upon inviting friends to experiment with with the installation, two musicians, Mitch the Drummer and a guitarist named Bjorn, hooked up their respective instruments to the Canvas Experiment and orchestrated their own Chuck Taylor Canvas Experiment performances. You can check out more videos of the experiment as they are added to the Converse Blog, or visit the exhibition yourself at the follow locations:
May 3rd-15th: Courir, 104., Avenue des Champs Elysees, 75008 Paris, France
May 3rd-15th: Converse Store, Münzstraße 18, 10178 Berlin, Germany
May 25 (by invitation only): The Canvas Experiment Exhibition, Paris
The clay kicks off at Roland Garros for the 2011 French Open in just fourteen days, and Nike Tennis has crafted this new collection for defending Champion Rafael Nadal. The undisputed king of the clay courts, Nadal seeks to retain his title and the world number one ranking. The Air Max Courtballistec 3.3 is done in bright blue, and plenty of lateral support that helps Rafa’s game. Roland Garros opens on May 17th, 2011.
The boys from Rockadelic Shoes hit South by Southwest, to get the word on the brand out. Check out this look at the world famous music festival, from the eyes of a bunch of shoe makers and fans. We wish we could’ve been there, but with this video, it’s nearly the same thing.
Viktor & Rolf presents a new pair of high top sneakers in brown canvas and leather. Featuring gunmetal eyelets, logo patch at the tongue, padded heel collar and logo detail at the textured white sole, the combination of materials makes for subtle visual interest. Made in Italy, you can get them online.
Alife presents its Moc sneakers in three new colourways for summer 2011. The smooth suede slip-on sneakers are available in grey, black and white, with matching laces, cork footbed and embossed Alife logo along the side. A nice comfortable and clean-looking slip-on for summer, they’re available now through Primitive.
Supra has released these new Pilot high-top sneakers in grey, featuring black lace-up closure and logo tab at the padded tongue. Detailed with paneling and topstitching at the sides and an asymmetrical topline, they offer a clean but fresh look. Go get ‘em online now.
Hitting stores this week, 10.Deep and Reebok present the Night Sky Mid. 10.Deep was looking to apply a vintage look to the release, and requested an early 90s all-terrain shoe from Reebok’s archives. Made of a soft suede upper, nylon rip-stop, a die-cut EVA midsole and a high-abrasion rubber outsole, it’s available in the pictured brown and blue colourway.
Produced in very limited numbers, look out for it at select retailers worldwide Friday, April 29th, and online via 10.Deep at noon the same day.
Billy Reid and K-Swiss continue their collaboration, releasing new tennis shoes for summer 2011. The Venice Surf & Court tennis shoe is made of garment-dyed canvas duck cloth in blue, black and white colourways, with tonal stripe details on the uppers. Finished with brass eyelets nad vents, rope laces and antique mattress ticking lining, look out for them in stores now.
The Vans Era Wingtip makes its return for summer 2011. The sneaker combines black and white leather and canvas, and is offered in both the classic Era and slimmed-down Era Lo Pro. Detailed to resemble wingtip oxfords, they offer quite the distinguished touch for a pair of sneakers. Look for them now where Vans are sold.