Kanye West Talks About His Fashion Line, Nike, Bape, Louis Vuitton and Not Taking A Versace Job Offer

 

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Last night Kanye West corrected some rumors with a series of tweets. He talks about his current fashion involvement and what we can expect from him in the coming months and years. One thing is for sure – he is excited and will make a lot of moves in this area.

First of all he mentions that his fashion line is called Kanye West and not DW by Kanye West. He also mentions that he is currently not represented by any agency for his fashion line. Also he says that there is no investors in his fashion line and that his first collection and show was all paid for by himself, with money that he made touring.

Kanye says that he has been offered to do urban clothing lines already 8 years ago and since then he is planning on doing something in the fashion world. Leave his mark. He talks about Bape turning down to produce his line and about shutting his first LA design office (which to our knowledge was for Pastelle at the time) after the MTV incident.

Afterwards he talks about interning at Fendi and being offered a position at Versace, which he could not take because of his working relationship with Louis Vuitton on sneakers. After 4 months at Fendi, Giuseppe Zanotti taught him to design women’s shoes already 2 years before starting the new fashion line. He goes and talks about designing a new Nike sneaker, the Yeezy, every 2 years.

Last he touches on his new design company, called DONDA, after his late mother. “DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford…”.

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January 5, 2012. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Nike Zoom Flight ’98 ‘The Glove’ Returns October 2012

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Gary Payton’s Nike Zoom Flight ’98 aka The Glove will make its return come October 2012.

While there is no official word on colorway(s) or price, we can all rejoice as we receive one of The Gloves best sneakers in Retro form. Gary will celebrate the re-release with alongside his Hall of Fame induction next year. The last time we say these on-court was back in the 2006 Playoffs while Gary and the Heat won their first title together.

November 29, 2011. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

JARRETT JACK ON WALE’S SNEAKER COLLECTION: “HE CAN’T COMPETE WITH ME.”

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Everybody would agree that D.C. artist Wale possesses one of, if not the best sneaker collections in the hip hop community. Not only does he sport an abundance of the most anticipated releases, he rocks them well in advance of their release dates. Does he own the best sneaker collection in D.C.? Not in Jarrett Jack’s eyes. We recently caught up with the D.C. native and New Orleans Hornets point guard at the Josh Howard Charity All-Star game in Dallas. In addition to giving us the five sneakers in his current rotation (stay tuned), the six-year NBA veteran talked about Washington D.C.’s sneaker scene and his uncontrollable fetish for sneakers. Also, Jack touched on how Wale obtains the majority of his sneakers early and how Wale “can’t compete” with him in regards to sneaker collections. Do you believe Jarrett Jack’s sneaker collection is as good as he says it is?

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On his sneaker fetish and Washington DC’s sneaker culture:

“I own about 400-500 pairs of sneakers. I have a problem. Some dudes like jewelry, some dudes like cars, some dudes like whatever. I like sneakers. It’s always been that way ever since I was little. Being from DC, it’s three things you can count on: dudes that want to crack jokes, a bunch of basketball players and fresh sneakers. Everybody wants fresh sneakers. Everybody. You see Kevin Durant in his new sneakers (at the Josh Howard charity All-Star event). You always see Wale in some new sneakers. That’s our M.O.”

On how Wale obtains exclusive sneakers early:

“I’m going to tell you how Wale gets all of the exclusives early. He wears size 9. That’s the sample size. He’s rapping and doing his thing right now. Shoutout to Wale; he got his album out right now. Most of us wear 12s and 13s. Wale wears sample shoes. Those are 9s. You don’t know too many grown men that wear 9s. I’m not trying to be funny. But yeah, my man gets some exclusive stuff. But he can’t compete with me. He knows that.”

November 21, 2011. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. 1 comment.

On my feet today

So comfortable!!

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October 26, 2011. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

MARCUS & JEFFERY JORDAN TO LAUNCH HEIR JORDAN

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What’s it like to be MJ’s kids? We’ve all wondered and we’ve all played it out in our heads. With the launch of Heir Jordan we’ll finally find out. The lifestyle site focused around Marcus and Jeffery Jordan will play host to exclusive and personal content. If this teaser video is any indication we’ll see plenty of sneakers.

October 17, 2011. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Nike Dunk Low – Google ‘Shoegler’

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It pays to work for a company like Google, don’t you think? Well, for co-founder Larry Page he’s probably feeling pretty good about his very own exclusive Nike Dunk Low ‘Google’ that pays tribute to his company and the boss himself! As we’ll never see a release on these sneakers, they are very similar to the Nike Dunk SB Low ‘eBay’ in company colors. Designed by Google Community Manager (for Android and Mobile) Evan Steinberg, the Dunk Low features Larry’s face on the tongue, Google logo on the side panel, the co-founder’s signature on the upper, and is finished with a black outsole.

October 10, 2011. Tags: . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Nike LeBron 9 “Kentucky” – Release Info


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When Jason Petrie showed off the LeBron 9 last week and answered questions about the kicks for fans, he showed off a number of sample colorways for LeBron’s signature sneakers. However, it appears that at least one of those is more than a sample.

Joining the Ohio State LeBron 9 will be a black and royal blue colorway for the Kentucky Wildcats. Thankfully, these kicks won’t only be a player exclusive and will actually see a limited release this upcoming weekend.

The Nike LeBron 9 “Kentucky” is set to drop this Friday at Midnight via select retailers like Oneness in Lexington.

October 10, 2011. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection for 2011 – Release Information

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Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection for 2011. The collection of sneakers will be available to purchase November 5th at select Nike accounts including Niketowns and online at NikeStore.

Hate it or love it, these designs were created by the children of the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Oregon. All proceeds will go directly back to the hospital and the surrounding area to raise money for research and health care. Listed below is the pricing for the entire collection’s sneakers designed by their respective designers.

Warang McManus – Nike Skinny Dunk High – $82 adult, $70 youth

Mackenzie Short – Nike Free Run 2 – $90 adult, $75 youth

Dacia Kasenga – Nike Shox NZ – $115 adult, $95 youth

Isaiah Scott – Air Jordan IV (4) – $175 adult, $120 youth

Daniel Bair – Nike Air Max 95 – $145 adult, $95 youth

Anthony Roletto – Nike Vulc Rod – $65 adult




October 10, 2011. Tags: , . Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Nike Trainer 1.3 Free “Oregon Fighting Ducks”

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The Oregon Ducks rocked an awesome “Fighting Ducks” uniform last Thursday night in route to a 43-15 win over Cal, marking the first time in more than a decade that the Duck mascot has graced the football uniforms.

To mark the occasion, Nike has created a Trainer 1.3 Free to go with the uniforms. The kicks are predominately black with green and yellow accents. Both the Oregon “O” and the “Fighting Ducks” logo make appearances on the shoe.

At a retail price of $115, these were initially slated to drop on October 7, but have been delayed for some reason.


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October 10, 2011. Tags: . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Reebok Toning Shoes = $25 Million In Refunds

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This is definitely not good news for Reebok. According to the FTC (Federal Trade Commission), to settle a case, Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million for refunds to people who bought Reebok toning shoes or apparel.

The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, charged Reebok with making claims about EasyTone and RunTone shoes that the company couldn’t support. According to the FTC, Reebok claimed that using these products would strengthen and tone leg and butt muscles.

To settle the case, Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million for refunds to people who bought Reebok toning shoes or apparel. -FTC

Did you buy a pair or know someone that did? They can apply for their refund
here.

Read the FTC press release:

Reebok to Pay $25 Million in Customer Refunds To Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Advertising of EasyTone and RunTone Shoes

Settlement Order Prohibits Reebok from Making Unsupported Claims that ‘Toning Shoes’ Strengthen, Tone Muscles

In its ongoing effort to stem overhyped advertising claims, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Reebok International Ltd. has agreed to resolve charges that the company deceptively advertised “toning shoes,” which it claimed would provide extra tone and strength to leg and buttock muscles. Reebok will pay $25 million as part of the settlement agreement. The funds will be made available for consumer refunds either directly from the FTC or through a court-approved class action lawsuit. Consumers who bought Reebok toning shoes or toning apparel can submit a claim here.

“The FTC wants national advertisers to understand that they must exercise some responsibility and ensure that their claims for fitness gear are supported by sound science,” said David Vladeck, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

Consumers should carefully evaluate advertising claims for work-out gear and exercise equipment. For more information see: How’s that Work-out Working Out? Tips on Buying Fitness Gear.

Reebok’s EasyTone walking shoes and RunTone running shoes have retailed for $80 to $100 a pair, while EasyTone flip flops have retailed for about $60 a pair. Ads for the shoes claimed that sole technology featuring pockets of moving air creates “micro instability” that tones and strengthens muscles as you walk or run.

According to the FTC complaint, Reebok made unsupported claims in advertisements that walking in its EasyTone shoes and running in its RunTone running shoes strengthen and tone key leg and buttock (gluteus maximus) muscles more than regular shoes. The FTC’s complaint also alleges that Reebok falsely claimed that
walking in EasyTone footwear had been proven to lead to 28 percent more strength and tone in
the buttock muscles, 11 percent more strength and tone in the hamstring muscles, and 11 percent more strength and tone in the calf muscles than regular walking shoes.

Beginning in early 2009, Reebok made its claims through print, television, and Internet advertisements, the FTC alleged. The claims also appeared on shoe boxes and displays in retail stores. One television ad featured a very fit woman explaining to an audience the benefits of Reebok EasyTone toning shoes. She picks up a shoe from a display and points to a chart showing the muscles that benefit from use of the shoes, while a video camera continues to focus on her buttocks. She says the shoes are proven to strengthen hamstrings and calves by up to 11 percent, and that they tone the buttocks “up to 28 percent more than regular sneakers, just by walking.”

Under the settlement, Reebok is barred from:

* making claims that toning shoes and other toning apparel are effective in strengthening muscles, or that using the footwear will result in a specific percentage or amount of muscle toning or strengthening, unless the claims are true and backed by scientific evidence;
* making any health or fitness-related efficacy claims for toning shoes and other toning apparel unless the claims are true and backed by scientific evidence; and
* misrepresenting any tests, studies, or research results regarding toning shoes and other toning apparel.

Ftc.gov/reebok gives consumers the basic facts about the Reebok settlement and
directs them to apply for a refund if they are eligible.

The Commission vote authorizing the staff to file the complaint and approving the proposed consent decree was 5-0. The FTC filed the complaint and proposed consent decree in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio on September 28, 2011. The proposed consent decree is subject to court approval.

September 29, 2011. Tags: , , . Uncategorized. 4 comments.

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