Air Max Day brings a new execution of the series’ first member with the Nike Air Max 1 Essential. This premium take on the Air Max 1 maintains the original silhouette, but integrates premium materials all over. A nylon frame houses soft suede overlays and a leather Swoosh, with this specific “Pro Green” style code placing both textures in deep green. Contrasting the featured tone is a sail Swoosh and midsole, all finished off with a gum outsole. Tell us your thoughts on these AM 1s in the feedback box, and pre-order a pair today for spring shipment at Afew.
If the name isn't familiar, it will be. Before Sam Lao burst onto the scene with "Pilgrims" and a solid Brain Gang co-sign, the girl with the hair was already generating local buzz due to her swoon-worthy snapshots and her history as one of the minds behind Unkommon Kolor. This Dallas-based artist offers a "Jill of All Trades" ability that most of us couldn't pull off even with Kanye levels of confidence. Painter, sculpter, poet, style goddess, and now, musician, are all titles Lao can display on a resume that would result in high-fives from anyone who has respect for those who can and do.
But, don't put Sam on a pedestal. The girl with curls that spawned an actual name of sorts (Sam...With The Hair) is just like us, right down to her Marvel obsession. Lao is a certified fangirl for the comic giant - just take a gander at the S.H.I.E.L.D. card that bears her name. "Storm," she confessed, is the character she would be if we all turned into superhuman OGs overnight. No hesitation.
Her effortless chic and knack for putting together pieces (see that bralette/Centre-buttoned bomber jacket/leather pant combo) is basically 2% trend and 98% Sam being Sam which made her a joy to work with, specifically because we didn't have to do a thing other than point, shoot, and ask questions. The thing we dig most, though? Her idea of creature comforts are remarkably similar - we share an affinity for Air Maxs and lighter-than-air Roshe Runs, simplicity and getting off the grid at least for a day.
Now, as Lao finds herself redefining her role as an artist and giving audiences another year of her behind-the-mic prowess, she's taking on a new project (the follow-up to 2013's West Pantego) and a distinct vision of what it means to be Sam Lao.
Check out the shots below as we meet up with Sam in order to spread some love and show off our balloon bouquet in honor of Valentines Day. Plus, we got shots of her in our signature tee and in some pretty amaze Nike Air Max 90s in "Hyper Pink." Win and win.
My Best Valentine:"I'd had a bad week and I tweeted about needing cupcakes and my BF showed up to my job with them. We just spent a quiet night in, but it was sweet and simple."
If the name isn't familiar, it will be. Just you watch. This Dallas-based artist offers a "Jill of All Trades" ability that most of us couldn't pull off with Kanye levels of confidence. Painter, sculpter, poet, style goddess, Comic connoisseur, and now, musician, are all titles Lao can display on a resume that would result in high-fives from anyone who has respect for those who can and do.
This week (tomorrow, to be exact) we'll introduce you to this rising star as she talks inspiration, being the first lady of Dallas' marquee collective, and L-O-V-E.
Whether you love, hate, or love to hate Valentines Day (or as I like to call it, S.A.D.: Singles Awareness Day), you can't deny that February 14th brings with it some pretty nice brand releases. Melody Ehsani (aka: shoebae) gave us a sneak-peek at her 2015 V-Day Capsule Collection with Reebok last week, but now we thought we'd issue a friendly reminder: it's coming tonight, homegirls.
Following the success of the Reebok Pumps, “Love Me or Leave Me Alone,” and the Holiday Pumps, Melody is given the opportunity to create an entire Valentine’s Day collection which, to our delight, includes clothing. Shine mutha-effin shine. This time around, Melody puts her spin on two silhouettes: the Blacktop Pump and the Ventilator in addition to a skirt, a bag, a varsity jacket, t-shirts, pants and shorts.
To top off your purchase, each shoe comes with a dose of Ehsanispiration:
“The only way you can be of service is by being your true self. If you show people your mission, it will inspire them to follow theirs. Stay wake! Leave your mark by doing things your way – not by doing them the way they’ve ‘always been done.’ You are that girl. That it woman. Manifest the ‘impossible’ into I’m possible. Follow your truth and your heart. Remember: when you’re climbing up the ladder of success, don’t let anyone look up your dress. You are enough. Love, M.E.”
The Melody Ehsani x Reebok Classic 2015 V-Day Capsule Collection drops TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT exclusively via www.MelodyEhsani.com and on February 13th at select Reebok retailers.
When Gillian Jacobs isn't bringing the funny on Yahoo's Community, HBO's Girls, or in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, she's posted up in her kicks and talking about them with Marie Claire" target="_blank">Marie Claire.
Peep the snippets below and be sure to pick up the January 2015 issue of Marie Claire on newsstands now.
My boyfriend loves Jordans. I'd go with him to the store, but they would only have little boys' sizes left, so I'd buy all his dream shoes in a boys' 5½.
I'm trying to have more fun with my wardrobe—and more fun with my life in general. Collecting sneakers is part of that.
AND NOW, YOUR STARTING LINE-UP
I own seven or eight pairs of Jordans, two pairs of Nike Air Maxes, a pair of Andre Agassis, and some Liberty London Nike Dunks.
Girls talk to each other about fashion, but I don't have conversations with dudes about what I'm wearing unless it's Jordans. You meet a guy, you can tell he's into sneakers, and it's like, OK, no more awkward small talk.
JACKET $543, MSGM at Distractions; (970) 544-9946. DRESS $785, Christopher Kane at Barneys New York; (212) 826-8900. SNEAKERS $120, Nike; nike.com.
As gift giving and holiday activities continue to deck our halls, we decided to take a beat in order to bring you our favorite CNK Celeb Kick Picks of the week. Gwen brings the goods in her adidas while Ashanti, Ciara, Tahiry and more bring in the festivities in Jordan Brand. Zendaya Coleman keeps the sneakerboot craze alive and Angela Simmons is a vision is white classics.
Who brought their A-game this week? Let us know by voting after the jump.