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Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2014 / 3:15 pm

K-Swiss Reissuing Limited Edition Si-18 International OG This Weekend (Pics)

K-Swiss Si-18 International OG

This weekend, on Dec. 6, heritage American K-Swiss will release the Si-18 International OG in limited quantities. It’s the first reissue from the back catalogue of K-Swiss, so come check why it deserves that distinction. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 4, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Joakim Noah Uses Body Double As Decoy In New Spot For Swingman Jerseys

Joakim Noah

Dwight Howard used a mini-me for his body double. Andrew Wiggins’ model forgot that he was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. And Damian Lillard opted for preparation over likeness with his Swingman. Joakim Noah’s stand-in, though, is clearly the best and most committed actor yet. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 3, 2014 / 9:30 pm

Nike Basketball Introduces Kyrie Irving As Signature Athlete, Unveils Kyrie 1

Kyrie Irving

LeBron James. Kobe Bryant. Kevin Durant. Those aren’t just the three biggest names in the game of basketball, but the players whose lines of footwear and apparel are among the most successful in sports. And whether or not he’s ready to join that esteemed trio on the floor, Kyrie Irving will be doing so off of it. In association with Facebook, Nike Basketball introduced the Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard as its latest signature athlete. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 3, 2014 / 5:30 pm

Reebok Classic Releasing Limited Edition Shaq Attaq IV “Wrapping Paper”

Reebok Classic Shaq Attaq IV "Wrapping Paper"

So many fun sneaker releases for the holidays. Reebok Classics is bringing the acclaimed Pump – Shaq hybrid back by re-releasing limited numbers of the Shaq Attaq IV featuring an all new “Wrapping Paper” colorway. There’s something fun about wrapping “Wrapping Paper” inspired kicks, so this could be just the thing for your holiday gift giving. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 3, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Dime Q&A: Brandblack Co-Founder & Trend-Setter David Raysse, And Creative Director Billy Dill

David Raysse, Jamal Crawford

One of the toughest things to attempt, and perhaps the most rewarding if you can pull it off, is to become your own boss. The upside is prodigious: You have the opportunity to fully realize your creative vision without fighting through layers of red tape and middle management.

That sort of freedom, however, doesn’t come without an enormous amount of risk. Working for a bigger institution with an established reputation brings its share of frustrations, but it also features an inherent sense of security. Nothing is too big to fail, per se, but things are a lot more difficult for an upstart than for a company that has developed a following over time.

That said, for designer extraordinaire David Raysse, the positives behind controlling one’s own destiny far outweigh the potential negatives. As such, frustrated with having been forced to sacrifice artistic integrity and premium quality for the sake of marketing, Raysse launched Brandblack, a fusion of basketball culture and high-fashion sensibility. Read More »

All-Star, Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 2, 2014 / 10:15 am

The NBA And adidas Unveil 2015 All-Star Game Uniforms Commemorating NYC

adidas NBA All-Star Collection Lay Down East

The NBA and adidas got it right this year with All-Star game uniforms that didn’t try and overdo it with bold colors and outrageous designs. Contrasting with prior years, the uniforms revealed on Monday offer a simplistic look that harkens back to the game’s infancy, and the barnstorming teams early in the 20th century who used to wow crowds taking in the new sport. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 1, 2014 / 2:00 pm

adidas Introduces “Bad Dreams” Kicks Collection For X-Mas Day Games

adidas "Bad Dreams" Christmas Day Collection

Today, adidas introduced their Christmas Day unveiling called the “Bad Dreams Collection” with their biggest sneakers in holiday colors, a unique mix of textures and glow in he dark accents to signify their signature athletes haunting the dreams of their opponents. The D Rose 5 Boost, J Wall 1, Crazylight Boost and Crazy 2 all get the X-Mas Day makeover, so come check them out. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 29, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Exclusive Hand-Printed Wu-Tang x ISlide Collaboration

ISlide x Wu-Tang Collaboration

ISlide and the Wu-Tang Clan have teamed up to present custom Wu-branded sandals in time for the holidays. Releasing yesterday, Black Friday, come five hand-printed slides feature official Wu Tang logos, graphics and branding. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 26, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Hoop Culture Drops “I Go Hard” Backpack

"I Go Hard" HoopCulture Backpack

Hoop Culture has a new item just in time for the holidays. They’ve dropped a new backpack featuring the slogan every baller can love: “I Go Hard.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 25, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Cop These Limited Edition DimeMag X Point 3 Hoop Shorts With Built-In Towel

Shorts (photo. Point 3)

Do you hoop? Do you read Dime? Then these limited edition DimeMag X Point 3 collaboration shorts – with built-in hand towel! – are the perfect fit for you. Read More »