According to Wikipedia is an iconoclast “A person who actively participates in dialectic arguments to prove two opposing views wrong. A destroyer of sacred images, points of view and cultural ideals for the sake of promoting awareness through realism.” Now skateboarding company Vans has decided to honor some true icons that for sure have had a huge impact on cultural ideas and everything that is real. Because can you say anything else people such as Lemmy from Motörhead, Henry Rollins and Stacy Peralta. The totally excellent boutique Colette in Paris also managed to squeeze their way in as an ICONoclast. Please visit the Vans website and read the stories these people have to tell.
Have you ever thought that yes, there are some cool sneakers out there but that you probably could come up with the coolest design ever..? If yes, your dreams of becoming a shoe designer now can come true! Go to the official Converse web site and click the “design your own” button – then “start your design” and then… Well, then you’re off! You’ll be in charge of everything from the outside body color to the heel stripe and the lace color. If you want to make them really personal – add an ID on either the heel stripe or the on the outside low rear. It’s all very easy and if you don’t like the design it’s simply to start over. Check out the Christmas sneaker we created above. We like!
Regardless of who you are there are always things that can be done to improve your style. It doesn’t matter if your name is Tom Ford or Hedi Slimane… You will always have off days, and there’s really nothing wrong with that. However, if you want a pair of shoes that will improve your look in an instant I would have to recommend the ones you see above. They’re called Achilles Mid Top and are from the luxurious Common Projects. With these on your feet you won’t have to think about how to feel beautiful – these will do the trick. Maybe you think that I’m exaggerating now but according to me are the shoes the single most important accessory. Or… I don’t really like to call them an accessory – they’re the outfit. The Achilles from Common Project will work just as good at the office, as for a night out on the town
Ok, I have to admit it. I love these kicks more than anything right now. They’re cool, beautiful and they can’t do me no wrong. These Adidas is perhaps the most perfect specimen of what ace kicks should look like. Building upon the classic Adidas style (think Run DMC) but just slightly chunkier. One of the things that I love about these shoes is that even though they are on the heavier side they’re in no way clumsy. I already have a pair and if you want to be ready for any situation – go out and your pair now! These kicks will never go out of fashion!
Not a single person in the world can have missed that Mr. Obama won the election last week (thank God). Basketball star Chris Paul was seen showing his support for the new President with the help of his Air Jordan’s’ and a black pen. Chris Paul wasn’t the only basketball star that showed his support of Obamarama through scribbling his name on the shoes – this seems to be latest trend in the NBA. So, pick up a pen and start customizing your kicks if you want to do it NBA style.
Winter is just around the corner (it’s scary how fast the seasons are changing) and outside it’s getting colder and colder for every day that goes by. Puma seems to recognize this with their new model Puma XS850. Not only will you look like a lumber-jack, no you’ll also be dressed in the spirit of Kurt Cobain and the old grunge era. That’s hip now, isn’t it? At first I wasn’t too sure that i liked this new model but the more and more that I’ve looked at it, it’s starting to grow on me. I mean, who wouldn’t like a pair of kicks in flannel? Pick up your pair today and put on your favorite Nirvana album. At least, that’s what I’ll do…
Ok, Halloween is just around the corner and it’s for sure the season when you can dress up (or perhaps dress down) like a bum and get away with. But why would you want to do that when you can look like a pro?! Nike has released these very cool kicks (part of the Nike Skateboarding Horror Pack) with the theme of Freddy Krueger – you know that scary guy from “Nightmare on Elm Street”. These shoes come complete with blood stains and even though they should be revulting we kinda like them.
Check out the trailer for “Nightmare on Elm Street” and get inspired for a Halloween costume.