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Converse x Marimekko Sneakers Autumn 2011

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Looks like there are more canvass sneaker styles to come from the Converse collaboration with Finnish design house Marimekko, and this one includes “the most famous Marimekko Marimekko print of all time, the Unikko [poppy] design, originally from 1964 by Maija Isola, to which her daughter Kristina Isola has created a new coloring and scale for the Converse shoes.” Look for this to hit retail June 23rd. Via Hs.

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Stussy x Keds ‘Bardot’ Shoe Now At Retail

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That Stussy collaboration with Ked we were drooling over is now at retail. The toe is tapered and it features a espadrille-inspired rope wrap around the bottom. Priced at $63, it also comes in white.

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Puma ‘Super Tribal’ Hightops

02 May 2011, 19.33 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | 1 comment »

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Puma via Rakuten offers a “Super Tribal” hightop for the ladies, which uses a few different details to create an earthy appeal, including over-sized stitching, plus textured fabric details and fruity colors. See more angles of these shoe, plus a black one–which has a Reggae flavor–on the next page.

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Married To The Mob x Casio Baby G Watch


Check out the promo video for Married to the Mob’s collaboration with Casio Baby G. It features made M.O.B. woman, Sarah McSweeney, and puts a spotlight on some of the brand’s past collaborations, including a design hook up with Nike and MCM. The video also gives a nod to McSweeney’s love of cooking and her aspirations to become a chef, a factoid we uncovered in an interview we did so long ago we can’t even link to it!

The watch is available for sale now on the M.O.B. site. Check out the watch and packaging on the next page.

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Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka In Leopard Print

28 April 2011, 20.08 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | 2 comments »

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The Wookie of the Nike family, Nike launches its Footscape Woven Chukka Motion in a leopard print. Highsnobiety tells us this particular style is part of Nike’s 11K pack and is hitting stores now.

Converse Prom Sneakers

25 April 2011, 22.59 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | 1 comment »

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A cute idea whose time is long past due–sneakers for prom. We’ve been harping on this for a while, but for women in their teens and twenties (and thirties, forties and up if they’re on the progressive side), sneakers are a part of their fashion wardrobe. And it’s funny, too, as much as we feature sky-high heels (see previous post!), I’ve been noticing lately in my travels around New York that one of the defining characteristics of younger women is that they do not wear much in the way of heels. Tons of military boots, canvas lace-ups and flats, but not much past half an inch. Via Glamour.

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Adidas Originals X Jeremy Scott Sneaker Extravaganza

18 April 2011, 23.00 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers | 2 comments »

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Adidas Originals and Jeremy Scott continue to have a lot of fun working together, boldly going where no sneaker designers dare to go. Especially given that the dictate these days is more about sleak, clean and light, unlike this mid sneaker, which stuffs every loudly-colored material known to human kind on one shoe. Only Scott can do this and make it work–he has special powers, which never last forever, but they’re at their height right now. Image courtesy of Highsnobiety, where you can find more details.

Video: Vans x Jesse Jo Stark

There have been sneak peeks of Jesse Jo Stark’s collabo with Vans and here is a video giving a look into the life of the California-born designer and singer. Up until this point , Van’s collaborations with women have been shoe-focused, but this one  includes a backpack, tees, lace-trimmed shorts, creepers(!) and sneakers.

Video: Katy Perry For Adidas ‘All In’ Campaign

31 March 2011, 19.54 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Music, Sneakers, celebrity | 2 comments »

A cute video of Katy Perry for Adidas as part of its “All In” ad campaign, in which the pop star bats those big doll eyes of hers and chats about what inspires her. She also mentions her favorite designers, which, no shocker, one of them is Jeremy Scott who is part of the campaign, too.

Alexa Chung For Superga

30 March 2011, 16.51 | Posted in Chicks with Kicks, Sneakers, advertisement | 4 comments »

Superga looks to Alexa Chung to sprink her magic fairy fashion dust on the brand, which has struggled to make headway in the U.S. market (not sure how it’s held up in Europe–probably better as it’s Italy-based). Whether or not she succeeds in upping the brand’s profile on our side of the pond, it’s nice to see a woman known for trend-setting speak to the appeal of sneakers. We’ve always found it odd that fashion mags more or less ignore the casual side of women’s wardrobes as though we only care about style as it applies to work or eveningwear.