On Style

Nike Snowboard Boots Fall/Winter 2008

It seems that Nike is set to release its Fall/Winter 2008 line of snow­board boots. They pro­moted their new line via some toy boots (as in the pho­tos in this post). I won­der who Nike will get to join their team. For sure not Shaun White as he just inked a 10-year endorse­ment deal with Bur­ton early this year. That, and it’s just going to be weird see­ing him go with Nike as Bur­ton has been there since he was a lit­tle kid.

I have to give it to Nike though, they’ll prob­a­bly attract some share of the mar­ket as they are a well known brand. I just don’t know if they will attract those season-riders (such as myself) as I have been a brand-whore with Thir­tyTwo in terms of snow­board boots. They are just damn com­fort­able and does what it needs to do to have me ride all day/night long.

Any­ways, time will tell if Nike’s snow­board­ing line will be a hit or miss1.

Source via CtotheJL.

  1. PS. Nike—if you need a tester/reviewer, I’ll be more than up for it =) []

Creative Recreation Cesario

I just have to say that since get­ting these back in late April from Zap­pos, I am totally impressed. They are well built and fit true-to-size. They just take a bit of breaking-in. To make things more com­fort­able for me, I paired them up with some Super­feet insoles like the black ones from below:

Mean­while, it has def­i­nitely grown to be one of my favorite kicks. I might have to get a sec­ond pair before this par­tic­u­lar style becomes extinct haha (i.e. Cre­ative Rec model #CR4C). It sucks that Zap­pos don’t carry the exact black ones any­more but I did find that Revolve Cloth­ing have them in stock.

Add Insult to My Injury — Bernard Pollard Fan Club T-Shirt

As if grown men (like me) every­where in Fan­tasy Foot­ball land haven’t suf­fered enough… Believe Merch has designed a t-shirt com­mem­o­rat­ing Bernard Pollard’s infa­mous hit on Tom Brady this past Sun­day. Not to men­tion, they were kind enough to add a small bio on him and why the tee came about:

Bernard Karmell Pol­lard (born Decem­ber 23, 1984 in Fort Wayne, Indi­ana) is an Amer­i­can foot­ball safety for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Foot­ball League. He was drafted in the sec­ond round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Pol­lard played col­lege foot­ball at Pur­due Uni­ver­sity. Pol­lard has been dubbed “The Bonecrusher” for his hard hits and tackles.

On Sep­tem­ber 7, 2008, Pol­lard was involved in a play that ended with New Eng­land Patri­ots quar­ter­back Tom Brady being taken off the field with a knee injury and not return­ing for the rest of the game. It was later revealed that Pollard’s hit on Brady most likely has ended the quarterback’s season.

The shirt is avail­able on red or white for $19.99. You may go to their prod­uct page by click­ing here.

Bas­tards! Good one =)

Nice Kicks on 2008-09-05

These caught my eye ear­lier in the week, and fig­ured I should post them just in case any­one else is look­ing for some­thing like ‘em.1

Vans Leather Slip On
Vans are so amaz­ingly ver­sa­tile. Sure, they’ve been the stan­dard skate shoes for eons now, but they can also dress up with­out break­ing a sweat. The per­fect exam­ple of that is this model, in soft leather with tonal gor­ing on the sides, con­trast stitch­ing and logo tag, with a hearty neu­tral sole that exudes not only easy com­fort but casual style that can hit the opera and skate on home with­out los­ing fash­ion points or street cred. Imported. Spot clean.
* Runs nar­row, con­sider siz­ing up by a 1/2 size
* Leather, rub­ber, EVA

Puma El Rey Pearl — Black
Named after the famed art deco the­ater in Los Ange­les, the El Ray from Puma is sleek and slick, a slip-on with style to spare. Pearl­ized leather uppers with per­fo­rated toe-box; wide leather strap with elas­tic gor­ing; con­trast lin­ing; striped mid­sole; gum rub­ber sole. Imported. Spot clean.
* Fits true to size
* Leather, rubber

Puma El Rey Tex­tured — Olive
Named after the famed art deco the­ater in Los Ange­les, the El Ray from Puma is sleek and slick, a slip-on with style to spare. Tex­tured can­vas uppers; wide coated strap with elas­tic gor­ing; con­trast lin­ing; striped mid­sole; gum rub­ber sole. Imported. Spot clean.
* Fits true to size
* Can­vas, nylon, rubber

Pen­guin Brown Perf Slip On — Brown
Clean slip-on sneak­ers from Pen­guin, with brown can­vas and per­fo­rated leather uppers. Elas­tic gor­ing at the sides, with leather sta­bil­ity strap; striped mid­sole with logo detail­ing; tex­tured rub­ber sole; logo patch at the heel. Imported. Spot clean.
* Fits true to size
* Leather, can­vas, rubber

Pen­guin Ernie Chukka — Tan
Pre­mium Chukka boot from Pen­guin, with rich pieced suede uppers and stitched moc-toe detail­ing. Striped mid­sole with logo detail­ing; tonal laces; tex­tured rub­ber sole; embossed logos at the tongue and side. Imported. Spot clean.
* Fits true to size
* Suede, rubber

Nike Court Force High AM95 — Grey
Hot Court Force high top from Nike, inspired by the clas­sic Air Max 95. Nylon and leather uppers with grey fade; con­trast neon laces and swoosh; black mid­sole; tex­tured rub­ber sole. Imported. Spot clean.
* Fits true to size
* Leather, nylon, rub­ber, EVA 
  1. This set is from Urban Out­fit­ters. Descrip­tion per shoe are pretty much from them. I got tired as it was hot today in the City. []

Lids’ Twisted Collection

I got the word from Lance ear­lier this week about Lids Twisted col­lec­tion of hats. It’s mostly for MLB teams which have “twisted” color-schemes. For exam­ple, a NY Yan­kees’ cap but with Boster Red Sox col­ors. But yeah, pretty cool col­lec­tion. I was think­ing of get­ting one from them. It might be the only way to show some Dodger-blue pride if I do decide to watch another Giants game. So which one do you think will do from the following?

LA Dodgers logo on SF Giants orange and black


SF Giants logo on white and blue