Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Part II Best of 2008: Sneaker

We get the ball rolling with the Hundreds once again. In October the Hundreds released their Black Box Collection with Gravis. The pack consisted of a Jetway roller bag, Shadow pack, Hold All Trio, Terminal Case and the Lowdown and Hi-Cut sneaker. The shoe featured the custom Jags print with fluorescent accents and of course the Adam Bomb logo.

I don' think Supra gets as much love as they should. The Vaider came out in the Spring of this year and featured comfortable high memory polyurethane insole, ankle support and an overall deadly design. I personally am captivated by the yellow but the release of the Snake Teal and Silver makes me wish I had a little more pocket change.

Then came the Concepts x Nike Dunk Low Premium SB Lobster. This shoe is probably the most conceptually sound shoe to come to the market (no pun intended). Every inch of this release reeked of perfection. No detail, and I mean no detail, was overlooked. Aside from the lobster colours, rubber claw bands, classic picnic table lining the shoe release included a lobster trap replacing the contemporary Nike SB box (first 50 pairs), and the first 200 pairs came equipped with a lobster claw rubber band (branded Concepts Fishing Company), a tee shirt, a condiment box (which includes lobster shell cracker, fork, bib, an extra set of laces, and wet nap) and a poster, all put into a traditional paper bag used by typical lobster retailers. The release was even catered by Legal Seafoods. I just want to dip this shoe in butter.
I don't think there is too much to say about the Supreme x Vans release of the Half Cab. The Half Cab should be a mandatory "go to" shoe in every ones wardrobe.
Last, but most definitely not least, is the Alife Everybody Mid Hi-Lite Parachute Pack. The shoe was released in four fluorescent colorways: blue, yellow, green and pink. The shoe came with matching fluorescent laces as well as white and black alternates. The release was a great follow up to the 07 release of the Alife x Barney's New York Everybody Mid.
Honorable Mention: In4mation x DC Double Label Project Volcano