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Nike Brings Back The Air Force 1 “Hong Kong” Kicks

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Nike takes it back to early 2000 for the release of limited edition Air Force 1 “Hong Kong” kicks! The 2001 revival sneakers feature a dark green leather and maroon upper which are inspired by Chinese jade accessories. The Hong Kong’s also feature white outline on the Swoosh, maroon Nike Air branding at the heel tab and a white sole with a dark green “AIR” insignia on the mid sole. This kicks are FIRE!!
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The significance of jade stone to Chinese culture is evident, not only historically, but at present as well. The Chinese term for jade, “yu” is often used in family names as well as in terms that describe people or things that are beautiful.

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The ancient Chinese were using nephrite jade to make ornaments and weapons between 7000 and 8000 years ago.

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The Chinese word “yu which we translate as “jade” actually refers to any rock that is carved. Some 30 or 40 different kinds of mineral in China are called yu.

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No release date on these yet.
Find out more about the history of Jade in the Chinese culture HERE

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Vans Vault & Pilgrim Surf, Spring/Summer Two Tone Old Skool

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Vans has link up with Pilgrim Surf + Supply and launched a collaborative Vans Vault capsule. Our favorite set of kicks from the collabo is the two tone Old Skool’s. The kicks are featured in a olive/white colorway. The olive colorway is featured on most of the upper with the exception of the inner side. White is used on the vans stripe, laces and soles. The inner side panel of the upper is white and the vans strip is also white.
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Be on the lookout when these badboy’s drop on May 17th. Price is said to be $75..Nice!

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Nike’s Air Force 1 Low – Phantom Snakeskin – Sneakers

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The creative team at Nike released a fresh set of Air Force 1 kicks in a “Phantom Snakeskin” colorway. The sneakers feature a light tan snakeskin texture made from premium leather on the upper. There’s some black spatter paint accents across the upper as well. A big bronze patch is featured on the tongue, and to complete the look, a rose gold metallic accents on the deubré and lace tips. These joints are dope!!


You can get you feet in a pair of The Nike Air Force 1 “Phantom Snakeskin” at select Nike UK locations for £90 GBP (approx $110 USD). Hopefully we’ll see these land in stores in the U.S. this summer!

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VANS x A Tribe Called Quest Collection

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Two iconic legends, VANS x A Tribe Called Quest come together for an amazing collection of footwear. Inspired by ATCQ’s impact on Hip Hop and Hip Hop culture, Vans takes it’s Old Skool, sk8-hi, Ultrarange, slide on and slip on models and customized them with ATCQ album art themed images. There’s inspiration from the”Low end Theory” album, the Bonita Applebum video, the “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” album and there’s also one inspired by the lyrics of Phife Dawg. The kicks are available in adult and kid sizes.

The VANS x A Tribe Called Quest Collection are available now on the Vans website and at Vans retailers

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