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The Rundown: Chance The Rapper For Chicago, 'Trap Queen' by Blake Griffin, NBA Swaps Adidas for Nike x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @productofsinner x Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Bred" Around The Web:

McKinney, Texas and the Hypervisible Invisibility of Black Children (HuffPost)

Showdown shaping up in hunt for escaped killers? (CBS)

Chance the Rapper Brings Free Festival for Teens to Chicago (NBC)

Kim Kardashian's Butt Is Being Used For Good (BigAssNews)

Have No Clue What ‘Trap Queen’ Is Really About? Allow Blake Griffin to Explain (Vulture)

Jimmy Kimmel Exposes Fake Warriors Fans in 'Lie Witness News' (Yardbarker)

This Is The Perfect Way To Respond When A Rock Star Calls You A "Bitch" (Refinery29)

‘Power’ Lands Third Season Renewal From Starz (Variety)

NBA Leaves Adidas, Signs New Apparel Deal with Nike (OnSmash)

Nicki Minaj Fires Back At Her Ex Safaree Over ‘Love The Most’ Track (TSS)

Uber Creates A Mobile Game To Help Drivers Navigate San Francisco (TechCrunch)

This New Balance 997 "Pumice Stone" is Hitting For $200. Would You Buy? (Hypebeast)

WATCH: Torii Hunter strips down during meltdown (Yardbarker)

Pina Colada Oatmeal Smoothie (SlenderKitchen)

6.11 The Rundown

Kicks Of The Day: June 10, 2015

unnamed-7 Angela Simmons and MyeMichi posted up in classic NYC style via their A-D-I-D-A-S. Michi in the adidas Superstar City "London" and Angela in the adidas Superstar Up in white/black.

unnamed-6 Do you recognize those legs? JoJo showed off the yams and a pair Nike Free Flyknit 4.0 in black.

unnamed-5 Singer Ciara kicked it tough backstage during her 'Jackie' tour looking absolutely gorge in the Nike Air Max 1 PRM "Picnic." 

reese-witherspoon-leggy-in-shorts-out-in-la-june-2015_1_thumbnail Reese Witherspoon got leggy in floral shorts out in LA.  She paired with a denim button down and simple Vans Classic Slip-on sneaks in white.

Snaps: Liu Wen in Converse For ELLE China

Liu Wen poses alongside her ‘We Are in Love’ co-star Choi Siwon for the June 2015 cover story of ELLE China. The Chinese model certainly looks ready for summer with brightly colored looks including lace and tulle embellished skirts paired artfully with classic Converse Chuck Taylors in Light Sapphire. Liu-Wen-Elle-China-June-2015-Cover-Shoot06

Photographed by Zack Zhang and styled by Katherine Cao, Liu is gorgeous in the glossy feature. See more snaps below.



Cop or Can? Kylie Jenner's Minna Parikka 20MM Bunny High Top Sneakers

Over the weekend, Kylie Jenner took to Instagram to show off her shadow and a pair of sneakers that instantly made us inquire. Luckily we were able to find the deets on her crispy Minna Parikka 20MM Bunny Calfskin High Top Sneakers. 002_438a0315-e9cc-4509-a76c-6d908c9e825d


The all whites from this cute Helsinki-based boutique come equipped with a 20mm rubber sole, leather lining and are 100% calfskin. And yes, those are leather "bunny ear" tongues.


The sneaker retails for about $354.00 USD and comes in a number of colors including black and leopard. So, are you copping or canning these kicks? Personally, while I think they are super cute, I'd have to pass up that $354.00 price tag. Let us know your take and if you're looking to purchase, head to Minna Parikka's online shop now.


The Rundown: McKinney Officer Resigns, The Hate-Watching of Lebron James, We

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @WatchMe_Werk_ x adidas Originals Samba in Black/White Around The Web:

McKinney Officer Resigns (WFAA)

No sign yet of escaped killers in small town (CBS)

Michelle Obama Remembers 15-Year-Old Girl Lost To Gun Violence (NYTimes)

Isis slave markets sell girls for 'as little as a pack of cigarettes', UN envoy says (Guardian)

Cavaliers stun Warriors with Game 3 win, take series lead (Yardbarker)

The Hate-Watching Of LeBron James (TSFJ)

monkey time x ASICS 2015 GEL-Lyte V Scheduled for U.S. Release (Hypebeast)

Kendrick Lamar Listened to High-School Students Read Poems About To Pimp a Butterfly Like a Real Sweetheart (Vulture)

Kesha Claims Sony Puts Female Artists in "Physical Danger" in Dr. Luke Lawsuit (THR)

Hogwarts Hops The Pond: Rowling Reveals U.S. Version Of Wizards' School (NPR)

Watch Vic Mensa’s ‘U Mad’ Video With Kanye West (TSS)

You'll Never Need to Buy Another Pair of Sneakers Again if This Happens (Complex)

Fifteen-year-old Cole Hammer qualifies for U.S. Open (Yardbarker)

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Do To Be A Grown-Up (Refinery29)

The Solebox x Puma "Adventurer Pack" Gets a Global Release Date (SneakerNews)

6.10 The Rundown

Kicks Of The Day: June 9, 2015


Jennifer Lopez hit the streets with her kiddos in casual gear wearing Giuseppe Zanotti London Birel High Top Lace Up Sneakers and a Rick Owens Asymmetric Zip Hoodie.


Hilary Duff exited an LA studio wearing her favorite Golden Goose Suede Sneakers and Current/Elliott the Conductor Ankle Jeans.


How adorable is Kiersey Clemons!?! The 'Dope' actress swapped her heels for a coveted pair of Stan Smith sneakers from the Pharrell x adidas Originals Floral 'Jacquard' Pack. LOVING THIS.


Dej Loaf keeps the milky looks coming with all white everything combined with some pretty chic gold trainers.


The Rundown: Kalief Browder, Shame For McKinney, Drake + Apple, Brad Pitt's Taking His Talents To Netflix x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @shoequeendom x Converse All Star Ox Women's in Pink Paper Around The Web:

Kalief Browder, 1993–2015 (TheNewYorker)

A shame for McKinney and for all of us (DallasMorningViews)

Vince Staples: "Whether It’s Violent Or Not, Take Action" (TheFADER)

Importance of NBA Finals Game 3 cannot be overstated (Yardbarker)

Bowing to Pressure From Labels, SoundCloud Makes Dramatic Changes (Vulture)

From combat to comedy at "The Daily Show" (CBS)

Netflix Can Afford Brad Pitt (Wired)

Airbnb Uses Data in San Francisco to Fight Back Against Critics (TIME)

Kid Cudi Started Twitter Beef With Angie Martinez Over An Old Interview (TSS)

Where Are the Gilmore Girls Characters Now? (Flavorwire)

George Zimmer Fashions a Second Act With ZTailors (Yahoo!)

Nike Celebrates The Women's World Cup With The Release Of Nike WMNS Air Max '90 HYP WC QS - Teal/Vapor Green (SneakerPolitics)

Warriors owner moved seats because Rihanna was annoying (Yardbarker)

Drake Curated An Art Exhibition for Sotheby's Entitled "I Like It Like This" (Hypebeast)

Slam Jam and Vans Get Colorful For New Collaboration (SneakerNews)

Kim Kardashian rents out Staples for Kanye's birthday (ESPN)

How Drake's Vintage Jacket Nearly Stole the Apple Music Show (AdWeek)

Snoop Dogg Is Suing Pabst Brewing Company For $70 Million (THR)

Montana: 49ers linemen used to put silicone on their jerseys (Yardbarker)

Reebok 2015 Spring/Summer Footwear (Hypebeast)

6.9 The Rundown

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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The Rundown: McKinney, Cavs Stun Warriors, Apple WWDC 2015, The Best Pre-Kimye Footage Ever, Serena Williams Is Everything x More

#ChicksNKicks Chick Of The Day: @ChanelMishon x Nike Air Huarache White/White/Pure Platinum Around The Web:

Number Of People Killed By Police Is Shockingly High In New Database (Guardian)

Texas Police Officer On Administrative Leave After Pulling Weapon On Teens During Pool Party (Buzzfeed)

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools (TheAtlantic)

Obama's New Patriotism (WashPost)

Hillary Clinton Calls the Republican Bluff on Voting Rights (NYMag)

Apple Set to Announce Streaming Service In Today's WWDC Keynote (Apple)

Catfish, Cornbread, and Condos: South LA on the Verge of Transition (Gawker)

Cavs stun Warriors in sloppy Game 2 (Yardbarker)

Serena Williams Is America's Greatest Athlete (NYTimes)

Get Your First Look At The Nike Running "Photosynthesis" Pack (SneakerNews)

American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Talks Triple Crown Win (TIME)

Can Silicon Valley Fix Women’s Fashion? (Buzzfeed)

Chipotle Will Give All of Its Employees Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Vacation Days (Eater)

Sneakernomics: The NBA Finals Sneaker War? Not So Much (Forbes)

Nike Roshe Run NM "Polka Dot" Pack (SneakerNews)

Married To The Mob 2015 Summer Lookbook (Hypebeast)

Hands down the best pre-Kimye footage you will ever see (Redbook)

I Went On The 5:2 No-Makeup Diet For A Month (Refinery29)

Andrea Pompilio x Onitsuka Tiger 2015 Spring/Summer "White" Sneaker Collection (Hypebeast)

Mixed Mushroom Egg Bakes (TheKitchn)

6.8 The Rundown

KOTD Weekend Recap: Jasmine V, Serena Williams, Draya, Dakota Johnson, Lily Collins x More

Happy Monday everyone! June is in full swing and I'm definitely excited about it.

Celebs were spotted this weekend keeping their sneak game on point, while out and about in the Big Apple, winning epic tournaments in France (hint, hint), and even crouching behind plants...yea, that.

Check below for our favorite weekend sneak moments!

Janelle-Monae-Janelle-Monae-Wears-Leather-nyc While out and about in NYC, Janelle Monae had her black and white look in layers comprised a black leather jacket, graphic tee, culottes, and the same $265 L.A.M.B Freeda Mesh Panel Wedge Sneakers we spotted her in back in March. Thoughts?

cnk-kotd-kylie Kylie Jenner captured her shadow and these cute Minna Parikka White 20mm Bunny Calfskin High Top Sneakers.

296F309100000578-3114830-Match_made_The_29_year_old_investor_matched_his_lady_with_his_wa-a-3_1433739653082 Karlie Kloss roamed the streets of NYC with BF Josh Kushner wearing Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 Runners in Black/Pink Pow .

unnamed-2 Serena Williams captured her 20th Grand Slam (!!!) over the weekend at the French Open wearing custom hot lava Nikes made just for her. Congratulations Serena!

Dakota+Johnson+is+seen+at+LAX+9DaLFVZrD8lx 50 Shades star Dakota Johnson high tailed it at the airport wearing Converse Chuck Taylor Classics  in Red, a Rag & Bone Floppy Brim Wool Fedora Hat in Pecan and a Rag & Bone Striped Boyfriend Tee.

lily-collins-los-angeles-pic203137 Ever the cutie, Lily Collins was spotted wearing Supra Stacks II Sneakers in Cayenne.

CNK-KOTD-Jasmine-V-Nike Jasmine V got her crouching tiger hidden Jasmine on for the gram in the Nike Juvenate slip-on sneaker in white.

unnamed Draya showed off a release that most sneaker heads didn't have access to (thanks to Nike's online release cancellation) with the Air Jordan 1 Retro OG "Chicago."

unnamed-1 Ashanti showed off her pair of the Air Jordan 1 Retro OG "Chicago" as well in a studio snap.

CNK-KOTD-Blogess-Nike-Sky-Hi Youtube blogging sensation Alyssa Forever was spotted on her black/white game in Nike Lunar Force 1 Sky Hi.

Who was your weekend favorite?