Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Freedom Trail Collection

When Concepts had the oportunity to work with New Balance for the 2nd time on a shoe, it seemed natural to source inspiration from the home town of Boston.

The 875 trail hybryd & the classics 1500 are hitting select reatilers November 27th. If your on the west coast stop into: Goods Seattle, HUFF SF, Sportie LA and of corse Undftd stores. get em while you can!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

PF FLYERS Holiday 09 Astor

The Astor returns for its second delivery. The HOliday up-date has really nice waxed leather laces and features italian nylon. This newer PF style gets its influence from another PF style called the Albin & gets exagerated retro detail from the iconic Glide basketball high top. get em while you can

Kangaroo 850's are comming Dec 5th

To ring in the upcoming Sneaker Freaker x New Balance M850JST collaboration shoe, a video has recently surfaced on behalf of the “Skippy Appreciation Society”. The video helps further accentuate the shoe’s main focal point of featuring a kangaroo leather upper. For more details on the Sneaker Freaker x New Balance M850JST, check out the previous post.

South Bay Ride

Sunday Nov 15th, our friends at Podium (DVS, Matix, Lakai) will be hosting a special bike ride event in the Southbay. The benefit is for DVS founding father, Winston Dunlap, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Podium, along with Huf , Cadence, Incase and 686 will be there in full effect!

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Balance 686 Partnership

So we are just a few days away from the West Coast launch of the 686 X new Balance collection launch here in LA. I just got my NB580 Snowboard boots & I'm ready to hit the hill. Unfortunately I have a sales meeting in Florida that is going to keep me from getting out on the hill, but rumor has it that I'm going to get some snow with my Turkey this year so stay tuned for a full review on the new boots.

for a full run down & all the technical features of the new boot & outwear collection go to:

Monday, November 2, 2009

686 X Super Nova LTD

Every season Mike west from 686 does a crazy super limited colab project in addition to what ever Times project he is working on. Last year he did these un-real Levis X 686 3 ply selvage denim snowboard pants (no I didn't get a pair, LAME) This season to tie into our New Balance project he did 20 "super nova' collectible box sets. Each box set comes with a MT580 boot, MT580- sneaker, 3 ply jacket and a new era cap which is one solid piece! Pretty rad to have hanging on the wall. Come out and see one 1st hand at the Blends launch party in LA this next week!

NB X 686 Launch Party

Over the past 2 years both 686 & New Balance have been working together to create an evolution from the MT580 NB trail show to snowboard boot. The end result could not have come out much better and we defiantly could not have a better partner for the project. Come out this next week & check out the collection & enjoy some music & drinks

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Undftd X Stussy & Hetic November 580

So Undfeated, Stussy and Hetic continue their footwear collaboration with the latest version of the MT580. The shoe will be available at Undefeated Tokoyo, Los Angeles, Stussy Japan, and Hetic store locations. the shoe should retail for around $150 US stay tuned for official launch date (could get pushed out to December) & peep this blog for specific launch date TBD


Well I'm kicking myself. Just got back from the north west & now I find out that Nichole from Blackbird has opened a new concept shop. Unfortunately I was a day late & a dollar short and missed the opening while I was up there. I look forward to hearing from anyone who has been able to pop in to see what Nichole is up to! While your in the Ballard area make sure you stop into Senior Moose for a o so delightful Mexican lunch. 5242 NW Leary Ave, you wont be disappointed