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Wish List: Emmi Teams Up With Asics For a Ladies Exclusive Gel Lyte V

Whenever I see 'ladies-only' in a sneaker headline I feel pretty giddy all over. Emmi, a Japenese Women's retailer, has teamed up with Asics for a ladies-only exclusive Gel Lyte V. The sneaker seems to be completely built for the fairer sex complete with a simple color way and intricate features. Just like us gals, huh? LOL.

A perforated leather toe box, tweed and rope laces combine for a sporty-chic look while a "houndtooth" design (used regularly in women's clothing) lends a femine feel. Women's exclusive or not, hats off to these two brands for a well executed take on a classic model.

This sneaker will be available starting in November in Japan for approximately $158 (or ¥17,000). You can find more details and pre-order now at







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Wish List: Even Benassi's Are Getting The Tech Fleece Treatment

I looks like the JDI edition of the Benassi will also be receiving Nike Sportswear's Tech Fleece treatment. The popular slide gets a semi seasonal make over (because, who really wears slides in cold weather?) for Fall 2015. Built on the comfy black footbed we've all come to know and love, the design sticks to the same aesthetic we've seen in Tech Fleece family: all grey and black everything.

Take a more detailed look below:




While I won't be stomping in the snow wearing these babies, I'll definitely to buy a pair to rock in the spring. For those of you thinking along the same lines, expect the slip-on Quickstrike to hit NSW spots (like Titolo) this Saturday, September 12th in limited quantities.

Wish List: Premier x New Balance M998 "PRMR"

Michigan-based retailer Premier teams up with New Balance for an ode to Motor City with the classic M998. The "PRMR" 998, which has me aching to do a two-step with this two-tone colorway, is a tribute of sorts to Ford's Model T - widely revered as the car that solidified the start of the automotive industry in the early 20th century. The sneaker's upper comes equipped with black and gold suede while the interior comes with a printed insole, mimicking quilted leather seating.


The design is in the details with this one as a clever key-shaped hangtag adds to the whip appeal of this collaboration.


The shoe has a retail price of $220 and will be available for purchase at 9 a.m. on August 22nd at Premier stores, with a limited online release to follow, starting at noon. For the shoe’s limited online release, the retailer will post a link to purchase the shoes on the company’s Twitter account. A wider release to select retailers will hit the streets beginning on September 5.



#CNK Wish List: NAKED x ASICS Gel-Lyte V "HAFNIA"

Photos: Kenneth Nguyen @kennethnguyen Let me just make it clear from GP that my birthday is in August and I wouldn't mind these showing up on my doorstep. Feel me?

Copenhagen-based women's sneaker boutique NAKED teams up with ASICS for a very special interpretation of the brand's iconic GEL-Lyte V. A nod to late summer Euro nights, the HAFNIA (Latin for Copenhagen) is a majestic combination of mint, coral, and rain camo designed to channel the copper-plated rooftops scattered throughout the city.

Denmark is so on the travel bucket list.

The sneaker, in women’s sizes only, drops on August 5 on NAKED's website and August 15 with selected retailers. Check out the snaps below and head to NAKED’s website for more information.








Wish List: Reebok Classic x RIME Diamond Ventilator

Another Reebok Ventilator collab got past our early July radar, but better late than never - right? Just for us ladies, Brooklyn sneaker boutique RIME and store owner Susan Boyle bring forth a sneaker that shows off "her brilliance, her glamour, her style...a sneaker that celebrates HER and shines the way SHE does." And shine it does. The Reebok Classic x RIME Diamond Ventilator is the first US product launch in the Reebok Classic SheCertified collection and features an upper made of premium suede with foil treatment and a hologram effect. Built-in Hexalite cushioning technology and a IMEVA midsole make for enhanced shock absorption and comfort.


Grab your exclusive pair via or Reebok Online.









Wish List: New Balance WMNS “Tartan” Pack

The words "expanding women's portfolio" are always a terrific look when it comes to sneaker brands so, when we heard New Balance was stepping up there she-sneaker game, we took immediate notice. The brand adds two popular mid-90's men's silhouettes to it's female-friendly offering with a brand new take on the 999 and the 1600.  The "Tartan" Pack is inspired by the bagpipes and kilts of Scotland legend and features premium suede uppers with pops of tartan on toes, tongues, and sneaker collars.

The Tartan Pack will be available starting on July 1 via retailers like BAIT and Rime, with prices ranging from $110 to $120 USD.



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Thoughts on the New Balance WMNS "Tartan" Pack? I'm definitely interested in copping the red and possibly the blue.

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First Look: Melody Ehsani x Reebok Classics 'The Classic Leather'

Images: ME Instagram/iammontechristo It seems like just yesterday we were admiring Melody Ehsani's Blacktop/Ventilator collab with Reebok Originals and now, we've got a brand new summer beauty to ohhhh and ahhhh over.

Melody took it back to the classic leather model this go around, opting to swap out Reebok's signature leather colors for a snake-skin tye-dye combination that captures the essence of an LA summer sunset. Le sigh. Peep what M.E. had to say about this latest collab below, be sure to check out the first look images and stay tuned for more info on this new Classic closer to its June 12th release date.

THE SUMMER OF MAD LOVE made a small run of Reebok Classic Leathers to brighten up life this summer. Inspired by girls with cool hair, pink LA skies & everything that moves from abstract to concrete. Will drop exclusively on on June 12th. More info 2 come.


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Wish List: adidas Climachill Cosmic Boost

Images via Hypebeast I've been promising myself that I'd nab a pair of those adidas Boosts for quite some time, but this Climachill may just give me the boost (yup...pun intended) that I've needed. As adidas moves forward with its proprietary sneaker technologies, the adidas Climachill Cosmic Boost combines two of those technologies (primeknit and boost) on this here solo shoe.

While the Climachill cuts down on the Boost technology utilized in the Ultra Boost, that also makes it a little less pricey ringing in at $140 instead of the $180 for the Ultra. Add the dope color way and it's safe to say that I'll be snagging these cozy beauties right now at adidas.

What are your thoughts on the adidas Climachill Cosmic Boost?





CNK Wish List: Topshop x Adidas Originals Collaboration

Second time is a charm for a Topshop x adidas Originals team up as the two companies link once again for a clothing and shoe collab which pays its respects to the three stripe's heritage. From that iconic trefoil logo to metallic sneaks, Topshop and AO add a bit of pizzaz to our wish list. But, this is Topshop - so, these looks won't come cheap.


Peep a few picks from the new collection available now on

superstar-color-block-sweatshirt-topshop-adidas Superstar Colour-Block Sweatshirt by Topshop for adidas Originals available for $90.00

trefoil-tee-topshop-adidas-originals Trefoil Tee by Topshop for adidas Originals available for $45.00

topshop-adidas-originals-premium-superstar-track-jacket Premium Superstar Track Jacket by Topshop for adidas Originals available for $270.00

topshop-adidas-originals-superstar-80s-trainers Premium Superstar ’80s Trainers by Topshop for adidas Originals available for $170.00

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CNK Wish List: Adidas Ultra Boost Collection w/ Stella McCartney

February 2015 found adidas following up the Kanye Boost release with the news that their flagship Boost-cushioned running shoe, the Ultra Boost, would be the foundation for the Ultra Boost Collective. The goal of the Ultra Boost Collective seems to shift towards embracing both a high-performance sneaker and a fashion staple, featuring creative collaborative designs by the likes of Stella McCartney, Kris Van Assche, kolor’s Junichi Abe, and adidas Creative Directors Dirk Schönberger & James Carnes.

Kicking off the collective is the just-unveiled silhouette by none other than Stella McCartney. Already a long-time collaborator with adidas, McCartney restructures the upper of the Ultra Boost and opts for a black/smoked pink/eggshell color palette paired with mesh side panels and striped detailing on the toes and heels.


The Ultra Boost by Stella McCartney will be available exclusively in London in honor of the London Marathon on April 25th. It will be available globally on May 8th and will retail for $295 USD.



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CNK Wish List: Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Wolf Grey"

While grey might be a bit less appealing to some of you ladies who find more joy in a good leopard print, you'll probably find the same number of women who (like myself) have an affinity for the simple silhouettes. For this crowd, the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moire "Wolf Grey" offers tonal appeal mixed with the same kick swag we're used to with the AM1. nike-air-max-1-ultra-moire-wolf-grey-02-960x640


Pick up a pair now at Overkill.

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