Allen Iverson and Reebok have done a tremendous job reviving some his most beloved signature sneakers, ranging from the Reebok Question to the Answer IVs and Answer Vs. Next up for the Iverson retros is the “Origins” Reebok Question Mid which pulls inspiration fro A.I.’s alma mater, the Georgetown Hoyas.
As you’d expect from a Hoyas-themed sneaker, the kicks stick with a super clean navy and grey motif, featuring a blue tumbled leather construction highlighted by grey suede detailing on the toe. Hits grey can also be found on the Reebok branding, eyelets and outsole, as well as the “3” detailing on the heel.
The Question Mid, priced at $150, will be available at retailers such as Foot Locker on February 28th, alongside a special “Bethel” Answer V ($140) inspired by Iverson’s high school. Continue scrolling for the ficial photos both colorways.
High end fashion labels such as Maison Margiela and Balenciaga have perfected the art creating the grossest sneakers possible that people will still willingly pay thousands dollars for. The latest example this phenomenon is the Maison Margiela Black Fusion Low, a shoe that cums equipped with a “transparent rubberized trim throughout.”
The Maison Margiela Black Fusion Low, which retail for approximately $2,000, are described as follows:
“Taking the distressed trend to the extreme, the black chunky trainers draw inspiration from the fashion house’s pioneering work the 1990s surrounding deconstruction. Each pair is crafted by hand, the hot glue droplets symbolic the human craftsmanship that has gone into their inception.”
In simpler terms, it looks like a Skechers shoe that just went 10 rounds with Lisa Ann. Check out some the reactions to Maison Margiela’s “cum shoes” in the tweets embedded below.
Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently spoke with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 and explained how Travis Scott was a major inspiration for his new album The Slow Rush.
“It was awesome. He’s so enthused by ideas,” Parker said regarding Scott. “He doesn’t waste time kind doubting himself or doubting things. Which is extremely valuable, because you need that burst conviction. I tried to take on some that conviction when I’m working, because doubt and all that kind stuff is poisonous in creativity.”
Tame Impala is credited on Astroworld as the producer for “Skeletons.”
The Slow Rush is Tame Impala’s first album since Currents in 2015 and contains the singles “Lost in Yesterday,” “Posthumous Forgiveness,” “It Might Be Time,” and “Borderline.”
“It was over a long period time and had a lot sessions to it,” Parker continued. “At some points, there were 10, 20 people in the room. You could just be there and hang out and not do anything for like an hour. And then something perks your ears up, and you can be like, ‘Oh yeah yeah, plug me in, I’ve got an idea.’ We’d go for hours until three in the morning.”
Ewing Athletics has today announced ficial release details for their latest collaboration – this time coming as part a partnership with Grammy Award-winning artist, David Banner. The special edition Ewing Rogue celebrates black ownership and pulls inspiration from the Pan-African flag.
“We create so many styles – most the things popular on Earth come from young Black people. Now we need ownership and to guide where it goes; we create what’s popping, so it’s time for our community to benefit.”
The David Banner x Ewing Rogue collab is outfitted in a predominately green upper, equipped with splashes red and black throughout. Says Banner, “Red is the blood our people, black is our people, and green is the land.” The Black Fist, a worldwide symbol resistance, is featured on the tongue.
Additional details include tumbled leather cross straps, speckled midsoles, and gum outsoles. Look for the kicks to drop exclusively at EwingAthletics.com on Friday, January 31st for the retail price $140.
Jordan Belfort, the inspiration for the film The Wolf Wall Street, is suing the producers the film (Red Granite) for $300 million in a fraud lawsuit.
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Belfort claims the film was funded with cash from 1Malaysia Development Berhad, whereas he was told it would be financed by “legitimate high-net-worth individuals and companies, including Goldman Sachs,” as described by The Hollywood Reporter.
Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz has been accused taking $700 million from 1MDB into his personal bank accounts. Aziz is facing jail-time in Malaysia.
Belfort’s lawyer told THR: “Red Granite and its principals did not disclose to Mr. Belfort that they were using funds obtained from engaging in racketeering and other criminal activity … Had Mr. Belfort known those facts, he would have never agreed to enter into this contract.”
Belfort is attempting to cancel his contract with Red Granite: “Belfort is significantly damaged by Red Granite’s tainting his book/story rights, coupled with Red Granite’s inability and/or refusal to exploit and maximize the rights acquired from Belfort … due to the highly publicized scandal,” his lawyer explains.
Red Granite’s lawyer Matthew L. Schwartz Boies Schiller Flexner has responded in a statement sent to The Hollywood Reporter that you can find here.
Pressional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez has another limited edition Nike SB collab in the works, drawing on inspiration from P-Rod’s Mexican heritage and the country’s boxing roots. The P-Rod x Nike SB Dunk High first launched exclusively at select skate shops on Saturday, January 18 but they’ll release again the SNKRS app on Tuesday, January 21.
That said, the kicks are already available at StockX in a number sizes for just slightly more than the $125 retail price. Considering the collaborative Dunks are a limited release, you’d be wise to secure your pair today before the resale prices blow up even further.
P-Rod’s Mexico-themed Nike SB Dunk High comes equipped with a pristine, white leather upper, highlighted by red and green detailing as a nod to the colors the Mexican flag. The kicks also feature a championship belt inspired lace dubrae, a matching Paul Rodriguez logo on the tongue and a tri-colored outsole.
Zoe Kravitz spoke about her upcoming role as Catwoman for Matt Reeve’s The Batman during the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, according to Variety.
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Kravitz emphasized the character’s strength and power through femininity as opposed to Batman’s typically masculine approach: “I think Catwoman, Selina Kyle represents really strong femininity, and I’m excited to dive into that.” She added, “I think femininity represents power, and I think it’s a different kind power than masculine power. That’s something that’s really interesting about Batman and Catwoman. I think Batman represents a very kind masculine power, and Catwoman represents very feminine power — slightly more complicated, and ster, too. I like the idea that you can be st, you can be gentle and still be very powerful and still be very dangerous.”
She also spoke during a panel for the upcoming Hulu series, High Fidelity. She praised Michelle Pfeiffer’s take on Catwoman in particular: “I think Catwoman is an iconic character,” she said. “I was never into a lot comic books, but that world was always really intriguing to me. And then, course, Michelle Pfeiffer — her performance has always been super inspiring to me. It just felt iconic.”
Kravitz’s next project, High Fidelity, drops on Hulu, February 14th.
This past week, the wrestling community was struck by strategy as it was revealed that legend Rocky Johnson had passed away. Johnson is the father Dwayne The Rock Johnson and was an inspiration to wrestlers around the world. Numerous wrestlers have since reacted to the news Johnson’s passing and have sent plenty condolences “The Rock’s” way.
Today, Johnson took to Instagram where he spoke about his father’s passing and how much his dad means to him. The post was quite emotional and contained a nice tribute. Johnson talked about some the memories he had his father and how his dad was able to inspire a whole generation wrestlers.
“I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar,” Johnson wrote. “You lived a very full, very hard, barrier-breaking life and left it all in the ring. I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high.”
Losing a loved one can never be easy but Johnson’s memory will forever live on. RIP to a legend.
The Petersen Automotive Museum will debut a new exhibit featuring vehicles from James Hetfield’s car collection. Dubbed ‘Reclaimed Rust: The James Hetfield Collection,’ the display opens February 1.
The museum says the exhibit will celebrate James Hetfield’s creativity as an artist through his built-from-scratch custom car collection. Guitars, photos, and memorabilia will also be on display at the exhibit.
Some of the vehicles on display include a 1948 Jaguar ‘Black Pearl’, the 1934 Packard ‘Aquarius,’ the 1953 Buick Skylark ‘Skyscraper,’ the 1937 Lincoln Zephyr ‘VooDoo Priest,’ and the 1936 Auburn ‘Slow Burn.’
Other vehicles included are a 1936 Ford ‘Iron Fist,’ the 1937 Ford Coupe ‘Crimson Ghost,’ and the 1932 Ford Roadster ‘Black Jack.’
Alongside the custom vehicles, an ESP Hollow Body guitar and a Mesa amplifier painted to match the Buick Skylark will be on display.
As part of the exhibit, pictures display the build process of each car at various stages. A short presentation of James Hetfield talking about each of the vehicles is part of the exhibit. PAM Executive Director Terry Karges is thrilled about the new exhibit for the public.
“This is the first time the James Hetfield car collection will be showcased to the public, and we can’t wait to share the inspiration behind these extraordinary vehicles with the world,” Karges stated in the press release.
James Hetfield is a lifelong car enthusiast and says his collection is a form of expression. The museum will offer a ticketed opening reception on January 30. That reception includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new exhibit and a fireside chat with James Hetfield. The museum is also auctioning off two limited-edition ESP guitars in celebration of the exhibit.
The ‘Reclaimed Rust’ exhibit is sponsored by the ESP Guitar Company and will run through October 2020. Tickets can be purchased online.
Pressional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez has another special edition Nike SB collab in the works, drawing on inspiration from P-Rod’s Mexican heritage and the country’s roots in boxing. Although the high top dunks are beautifully crafted, Rodriguez is clearly hoping those who purchase the kicks will put them to use at the local skate parks, rather than keeping them on display.
The Mexico-themed Nike SB Dunk High comes equipped with a pristine, white leather upper, highlighted by red and green detailing as a nod to the colors the Mexican flag. The kicks also feature a championship belt inspired lace dubrae, a matching Paul Rodriguez logo on the tongue and a tri-colored outsole.
The P-Rod x Nike SB Dunk High will first launch exclusively at select skate shops this Saturday, January 18 followed by a SNKRS app release on Tuesday, January 21. The kicks will retail for $125.
Last night was huge for college football fans as the LSU Tigers took on the Clemson Tigers in the National Championship game. Both teams came into this matchup with undefeated records and fans were curious to see which quarterback would end up on top. Of course, the two QB’s were Joe Burrow for LSU and Trevor Lawrence for Clemson. In the end, Burrow and LSU came out on top with an impressive 42-25 win. Burrow threw for five touchdowns and ran for one as his team hoisted the championship trophy.
This season was one to remember for Burrow as he broke multiple touchdown records while also winning the Heisman. This Spring, Burrow will be drafted into the NFL and many people think he will go to the Cincinnati Bengals with the first overall pick.
Fans were quick to react to the win on social media, as many LSU fans were happy about the huge win. LSU has been in Alabama’s shadow for a while now although this year they were able to get the weight f their backs and come through with a season to remember. Coach O was a phenomenal source inspiration to the team and with Joe Burrow at quarterback, they were pretty well unstoppable.
Michael B. Jordan has kicked f the new decade is a major way since the 32-year-old Creed actor is no longer living with his parents after moving out the California home he shared with his mom and dad. Michael recently paid a visit to The Ellen DeGeneres Show to discuss the latter and his film Just Mercy that he’s all kinds proud to be a part .
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“It happened!” Michael told Ellen and the audience. “It’s good. It’s nice. I’m pretty sure they saged the entire house when I left. Like, they lit incense and bleached it down and got rid all me and then I got a place.” He detailed how his new home is close enough for him to make it Sunday dinners and keep their close bond.
On the topic his Just Mercy film, starring Jamie Foxx, that follows a civil rights lawyer who takes on a case an innocent death row prisoner, Michael said he wanted to play the role since the story is so “timely.”
“It takes place 30 years ago, but it could have been yesterday,” he said. “That’s what made me really want to get behind this project and put it on the biggest platform possible to get as many people to see this thing because it’s a human thing at this point, you know? It’s the humanity element it all.”
If you’re a big fan the Air Jordan 1 Mid, chances are you’ve been eating this year. Jumpman has come through with a plethora colorways for this mid-cut Air Jordan 1 and they’ve all been relatively fire. Jordan Brand is well-aware how accessible the Mid is compared to the High OG so it only makes sense that they would keep giving the former, new colorways.
For the next Jordan 1 Mid colorway, Jumpman is drawing inspiration from the upcoming Nike SB Dunk Low “Raygun” models. As you can see from the ficial images below, the shoe has a dark orange toe box and back heel, while the overlays and cuff are yellow. From there, the side panels and tongue are black. Finishing f the shoe is a white Nike swoosh. Overall, it’s a pretty clean colorway that will certainly be a hit amongst those looking for a cost-effective Air Jordan 1.
According to Sneaker News, a release date has yet to be announced so stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, let us know in the comments below how you feel about these.
Songstress Demi Lovato took her post-breakup moves to the gram by sharing a photo an inspirational new tattoo she’s just gotten. The tattoo is located on her back and consists an angel close to falling, but yet, supported by a set doves. The 27-year-old singer relied on the talent tattoo artist Alessandro Capozzi to bring her vision to fruition with this new ink. In the comments section the artist’s post, she added: “Thank you so much 🙌🏼 it’s incredible and you are so extremely talented 😊💕.” Capozzi shared that he collaborated with Demi throughout the process and was very pleased with the results.
“We created this piece together to represent a rebirth the spirit. The dark wings represent the bad times, their fading away is how she moved forward. The light from within represents the inner strength necessary for the change and the doves, pulling her up, symbolize the reach an higher state consciousness. Congratulations on your inspiring journey Demi, honored to have represented this for you,” were his words. Now, we’ve all been prone to partake in different practices as a way to heal from life’s challenges and this tattoo just happens to be Demi’s representation freedom and resilience.
Migos members Quavo, Offset and Takef were recently gifted their very own “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s, courtesy Philadelphia-based Garrixon Studio and Gallagher. The group took to instagram this week to share a look at their 1–1 AJ1s, each which was packaged in jumbo-sized takeout containers.
Garrixon Studio and Gallagher also posted some detailed shots the exclusive “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1 pack, revealing all the Asian inspiration that went into the collab. For instance, Quavo’s red-based pair nods to Asian imperial history, Offset’s ocean-inspired, blue-based colorway is highlighted by fish scale accents, and Takef’s comes equipped with a woven bamboo-textured leather.
All the “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s feature a velvety suede and leather construction with each artists name imprinted on the forefoot and tassels on the heel. Take a closer look at each the three “Stir Fry” Air Jordan 1s in the IG posts embedded below.