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