Saturday, April 22, 2017

Doze Stan Smith online now!

Doze is selling a limited Edition Adidas Stan Smith™ Sneaker run. 
Customized in a limited quantity of 100.
Get them here

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Frohe Ostern

Das wird nie alt....

Friday, April 14, 2017

Boxes Boxes Boxes

When you really should get your act together and clean up that mess, 

but it's too nice to chill on a Friday and you watch cartoons all day instead...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Alba Creators Lounge

This weekend I exhibited some of my shoes at the Alba creators lounge for 
the fourth time. An evening full of fun people, snacks, drinks music and a 
gripping basketball game, that kept everyone in suspense until the last minute.
Thanks for everyone who showed up, including boxing legend Axel Schulz!
All pictures after the jump

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sneaker History - Nike Sock Dart

Over the last two decades, running footwear has consistently evolved thanks
to a rigorous focus on innovation. The sleek design of the 2004 Nike Sock Dart
was unlike anything before it, born from the innovative thinking of those
imagining what was next for Nike. During an inspirational trip to Japan, a Nike
employee came across a pair of kids' socks. Not just any pair of socks, the pair
had fully-formed mouse ears with not a single stitch in sight. The discovery of
the seemingly simple kids' socks led the Nike team to what they called the
"X Machine", a circular knit machine made by an Italian company.

"The machine was originally made to produce argyle socks. But what we also
found out was that you could program it to make shapes. And not only that,
on the fly, you could make openings. It could make holes, or it could make a
hole within a layer to basically form a pocket", explained Tobie, who was at
the head of the project he called the "Dimensional Support System", or "DSS".
A new way to use the machine was discovered, and the journey towards
creating a circular knit upper began through a partnership with a sock
manufacturer in Iowa.
"They happened to have a programmer who knew how to program the X Machine,
even though they didn't have one themselves. So we got a machine, sent it to
Iowa and started to work with that programmer."

In order to create what the team was looking for, the programmer needed

specifics, like where to add stretch, where to create static and in what
directions the stretch should go. This led him to doing a bit of his own legwork.
"He started making strips of material to show us the stretch he could do with
certain materials. He basically made a map for us to choose from. It pretty
much became us saying, 'Okay, we'll take that for here, and this for there'",
said Hatfield.
Once a foot map for the Nike Sock Dart was nailed down and produced, the
team needed to create a structure within the sock. Filling the pockets in the
collar created by the machine, a 3D collar foam was developed to maintain form
in the upper.
"I came up with the idea of creating a 3D mould for the collar foam where the
top radius and bottom radius were perfect, the top-line was shaped and it
actually grabbed underneath your ankle and supported your ankle", says
developer John Hurd.
The pocket was filled with foam thanks to a tool specifically developed by the
innovation team and inserted via an opening in the back of the pattern, which
was then covered by the signature heel piece of the Nike Sock Dart.

With this structure in place, the Dimensional Support System quickly came to
life. A unique midfoot strap was then added, making the shoe far more runnable
thanks to additional midfoot support.
"I had worked a lot with different polymers, so we actually picked a TPU that had
a lot of stretch so it would be a dynamic midfoot. Then, I came up with the idea
of the mushroom heads, so you just pull the strap over and snap it",
Hurd explained.

Once a complete design was in place, it was time to refine the details.
Enter designer Mark Smith, who was called upon to ensure the Nike Sock Dart
stayed minimal and worked as a complete, holistic design.
"It was just an exercise in refinement. I kept saying the closer we can get to
this very simple, clean shape, the better", Smith revealed. Smith's eye for
detail helped finalise the construction of the heel, which features a heavily
sculpted finish that acts as a launch lever for the foot when striking the ground.
Down below, Smith's graphic design roots helped etch in HTM's subtle influence.

"As far as the outsole is concerned, I created the HTM logo as one whole logo

and then we decided to pull it apart. So, some of them will have H, some of
them will have T and others will have M. We thought that would be a fun way
to uniquely change out some of the details here and there", Smith explained as
he reminisced on the outsole.

When it came to colourways, the Nike Sock Dart took inspiration from the
tree dart frog for its beneficial colour palette.
"We were looking at the bold colour of the tree dart frog and it was a lot
about being dangerous, but also being in nature. The idea was to use colour
as a weapon. It also became part of why we ended up calling it the Nike
Sock Dart", according to Smith.

In the end, the Nike Sock Dart as a whole was just the tip of the iceberg when
it came to knit footwear. What started as an idea based on a simple kids' sock
led to a whole new world of Nike Flyknit footwear for generations of athletes
to come.

Via Nike

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

OMFT – Asics x Disney 'Beauty & the Beast' Gel Lyte III

Thank you @zalando for this Asics x Disney Beauty&theBeast Gel Lyte III! 

As a child of the 90s I of course love babyblue!

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Shoe Drive

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Haus is opening today

THE HAUS is a street art project in a former bank building near one of the most 
well known streets in the centre of Berlin, the Kurfürstendamm shortly called 
Each one of the over 150 participating street artists have their own room in 
this building, graffiti and paintings are spread across 5 floors.
The Opening is today, 1st of April 2017 at Nürnbergerstrasse 68, but the Haus 
can be visited until may before it's destruction this June!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

OMFT – Nike Air Safari, 2003

I got so much love for these 2003 Safaris, I rarely dare to put them on!

TBT - Modelling in the 90s

TBT to that rare time when I took off my sneaker for a catwalk 

and event photography was all analog.
I kinda miss the 90s ...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The KLM Amsterdam Sneaker

Nike Air Jordan IV x Kaws

I heard these are the kaws of many sleepless camping nights...
Although their material is of insane quality; 
Don't believe the hype!

Monday, March 27, 2017

OMFT – Puma Duplex OG x Careaux Caroll

I kinda love everything about these Puma Duplex OG x Careaux Caroll. 
The suede is butter, the mesh on point and I just love gum soles, when 
they are well combined!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

OMFT – Nike Air Max 1 HOA 'Morning Glory'

Strolling in an Air Max Day kind of fashion with Sneaker TV

Happy 30th Anniversary Nike Air Max Pack!

I posted a video, which was only in german, so here are some things I am 
talking about in my last post.
The story of the Air Max 1 can’t be told without mentioning it’s designer 
Tinker Hatfield. Tinker studied at the University of Oregon, where he met 
Bill Bowerman, one of the founders of Nike. 

1981 he started working for Nike, but was originally designing displays and 
corporate building for the brand's Campus in Oregon. 
When Reebok hits the nerve of the aerobics trend with the release of the 
Freestyle, they suddenly surpass Nike in size. Nike is trying to upgrade their 
design and marketing department, so that Tinker Hatfield gets re-assigned 
to footwear design through a design contest in 1985. 
Within a short period time he becomes the lead designer an one of the first 
projects he is involved with is the Nike Air Max 1, which is released together 
with other models as the Air Max pack. 

The pack consisted of the Nike Air Trainer 1, which was made famous by 
tennis legend John McEnroe, the Nike Safari and the Nike Air Sock as well 
as the Nike Air Revolution, which was equipped, like the Air Max 1, with a 
visible Air bubble.

Until today the model has been a popular canvas for numerous 
collaborations.The colour and the shape of the Nike Air Max 1 has constantly 
changed slightly over the past three decades.

For it’s 30th anniversary, Nike showed some love for OG details and released 

an anniversary pack. Even the box is inspired by the original design and these 
booklets also used to be an accessory to every model sold.
The brand gives special attention to colour, shape and materials to keep these 

details as close to the original as possible.
In my oppinion, going in the right direction is already a success!

Today is Nike Air Max Day

Here a little history on the Nike Air Max 1, produced for and by Noizz
(only in german, sorry. I hope I can add english subtitles soon)

Friday, March 24, 2017

What's on your feet tomorrow?

Alba Creators Lounge Today

Today I am having another small exhibition of some adidas basketball 

sneaker history in the Alba Creators Lounge at the Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin

Monday, March 20, 2017

OMFT – Nike Air Stab Premium, 2006

This pair of Nike Air Stab premium from 2006 ist still an eye catcher 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nike's New Old Boxes

A vintage vs. retro about boxes...

Not quite the same colour as the OG boxes, but close enough I guess.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

OMFT – Nike Air Max 1 Atmos, 2006

Looks like time has come to unbox these... 
I am very curious about that 2017 toebox, releasing this Saturday!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Day with Noizz

Whenever there's a chance to work in sweatpants, I'll take it! 
This is me presenting the new Air Max 1 OG at the Noizz Studio, preparing 
for Air Max day 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy International Womens Day 2017

Pride, love and light, boss ladies; You are my sunshine!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Adidas Chancha Catalog Page

A great page from a 1988 Spanish basketball catalogue: 
adidas Cancha Low and Hi. 
Originally from 1985 this basketball model is a close relative of the adidas 
Europa (a leaner version of the adidas TopTen and also made in Spain) and 
the adidas Conductor (which was a technical beast and pretty sought after 
model due to it's impressive 'made in France' quality). 
The adidas Cancha is surely one of the favourite pairs I own!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Find something you love...

… and fuck it up beyond recognition

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