VANS INCA FLOWER PACK

The latest addition to the Vans Vault range are these brightly adorned ‘Inca Flower’ Eras and Sk8-Hi boots. Featuring premium leather and pig suede with thick rope laces, the vibrant uppers sport a looping geometric pattern inspired by native South American textile art. Available right now at Proper.

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NIKE WARDOUR MAX 1 TXT (STADIUM GREEN)

Nike and their ACG gang are long time masters of marrying hiking and street, so it’s no surprise that the Nike Wardour Max 1 TXT strikes a harmonious balance of exactly that. This release features a Stadium Green nubuck and ripstop chukka-style hiking upper planted firmly on what’s arguably Nike’s most iconic sole. The package is neatly tied off with black rope lacing woven through riveted D-rings. Pick up a copy of Sneaker Freaker 25 to check more colours.

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‘TASSIE DEVIL’ SNEAKER FREAKER x NEW BALANCE 998

As part of our marathon 10 year anniversary celebrations, we have jumped back into the cage with New Balance to produce the tough Tassie Devil, a sabre-toothed version of the under-appreciated 998 model.

As Yoda would say, ‘Theme, there is no theme!’ Indeed, our self-imposed brief was simply to knock-up a beastly colourway and smash it out of Hobart. If you don’t like purple, you’ll pass. We’ve got eggplant, violet, mauve, lilac, lavender and another un-nameable shade that looks like three-day-old chewing gum but slots perfectly into the mix, delivering total synchronicity. For a little extra vim and vigor, we added some triangular fangs to the forefoot, and they ride proudly within a lovely bone midsole with just a hint of peppery speckle. The Wolverine suede is top-notch, the shape of the toe is oh-so right and there’s a little extra stuffing in the tongue for mad comfort.

Proudly named after our native Australian marsupial the Tasmanian Devil (and with a respectful nod to the Solebox series of NB Devils), it’s a sad fact that the chunky little carnivorous critters are suffering from an epidemic of facial tumour disease that threatens their existence. Some estimates suggest up to 50% of the wild population has perished. To that end, we will be making a healthy donation to the campaign to save these unique animals.

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Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium “Chlorophyll”

The Nike Air Trainer 1 Mid Premium is one of the most storied sneakers in the Nike archive and it is about to return in an original colorway. The Nike Air Trainer Mid Premium “Chlorophyll” will release in limited numbers on October 20th at select Nike retailers around the globe.

You can pre-order your pair already now from Mita

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Master-Piece (MSPC) x nowartt – Fall/Winter 2012 Bag Collection

The Japanese textile designers from nowartt supply fabric to a variety of brands throughout the region and for their Fall/Winter 2012 Bag Collection, master-piece takes advantage of their long-standing relationship to offer a pair of tropically-themed daypacks. Even as the weather continues its transition, it’s never to early to begin to dream of summer again and with nowartt’s original artwork, called Summer Santa, placed against a black or white background you’ll have more than enough inspiration. Both bags are carefully crafted in Japan using heavy duty nylon material and are detailed with tan leather on the front and for the zipper pulls while white pads the straps on the back. Head to oki-ni’s online store to grab these bags now.

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Nike Air Max 1 Leopard Holiday Pack

As we get closer to the release of the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 Leopard Pack, we can give you another look at the two sneakers. The Air Max 1 remains to be one of the most popular sneakers of the Nike collection. For Holiday 2012 it returns in two leopard colorways – Charcoal/Sail-Gym Red and the much stronger Black/Sandtrap-Dark Gold Leaf-Sunburst version

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Vans OTW x Primitive Blvd Denim Bedford

For the second time Vans and the Paul Rodriguez owned brand Primitive Apparel team up, this time under the Vans OTW brand. Together they give us a first look at the Blvd Denim Bedford. “Mainly constructed of black suede & denim, accents like tortoise leather, reverse denim & copper detailing offer just the right amount of sophistication.” The sneakers will release at Primitive on September 1st, 2012.

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