Those unis really are terrible.
Well isn’t that clever? Spanish soccer team Getafe debuted their new uniforms earlier this week. While the design is fairly ho-hum, save the gigantic Burger King logo splashed across the front, the team’s hamburger-peddling sponsor has really scored with another marketing gem. On the inside of the jersey. That’s right. The inside of these Joma-designed duds come equipped with an inverted image of the King. No, not Elvis — we’re talking about that crazy one from all the BK commercials that somehow freaks a lot of people out. I love him. And I love the fact that Getafe’s goalscorers this season of flipping their shirt up and donning the King’s visage over their own. What a classy blue-blood move on the team’s part.
I think they are on to something.
Now normally, I’d liken the day after Thanksgiving as one of the few dates on the calendar where venturing into the retail world is about as much fun as sleeping face-down in the Trinity River. But this morning I came across a Black Friday sale that has me interested. Those familiar with this site will know that I am quite the sneaker enthusiast, and one of my favorite boutiques in Dallas, aDiKt, will be having a huge sale on hoodies, sneakers, caps and tees with prices slashed by as much as 80%. And be sure not to miss the $20 shoe sale (what?). Sale will go down Friday and Saturday, 11am until 10pm at aDikt, 3839 McKinney Ave Ste 140, Dallas 75204. Get there early, the freshest of the fresh won’t last long!
When adidas released the ZX 800 in the mid-1980s the running world was turned on its ear with what was at the time one of the most technically-advanced shoes around. Now, over 20 years later, the Brand with the Three Stripes proves that it has indeed created a timeless classic. Today’s KOTW entry (late I know, blame the bachelor party) showcases the ZX 800 Lea, out this Fall in a sharp turquoise and black colorway. More after the jump. [via HighSnobiety.]
Tell me is this sounds familiar. You’re perusing your favorite shoe store, perhaps on the internet, and you find a shoe that seems like it was designed straight from the palette of your sugar plum-infested dreams. One problem, though. The fresh colorway that is so unbelievably cool is an exclusive women’s shoe of that model. Bummer. This happens to me all the time. At the N. Period, we definitely feel the jealousy bubbling in our veins more than once a month for the often better colorways available on footwear for the fairer sex. So this week’s KOTW submission is a special shout-out to the ladies.
As a long-time supporter of Nike’s Dunk line as well as the color blue, you can imagine my dismay when I saw this outstanding combination of azures and realized that they would probably never grace my masculine feet. But never fret, I’m hoping some fresh lady will read this and I’ll see her in the streets rocking one of my dream pairs of shoes. *sigh*
So without further ado we present the Cayman/Varsity Royal colorway of Nike’s women’s Dunk Low. Enjoy all you lucky lady sneakerheads.
Available at Caliroots. More pics after the jump.
Sneakerheads in the know will remember all the fuss caused by the Pigeon Dunks a few years back, whose worldwide run of 150 pairs nearly caused a riot in NYC when they were released on February 22, 2005. This naturally led to a number of fakes as people everywhere paid up to $3,000 for the chance to sport that sick grey and orange (pink?) colorway. Well now that same fresh aura, designed by original Pigeon craftsman Jeff Staple, has been transplanted onto the New Balance 575 and the results are admittedly head-turning. This release will be slightly easier to get your hands on (144 pairs per region, 800 global distribution). Sneaker Freaker exclusive. Check here for an interview with Jeff Staple about the Pigeon NB 575. More photos after the jump. [via Sneaker Freaker.]
This week The N. Period will kick off the first installment of its “Kicks of the Week” feature. This first entry comes from graphic designer Jeff Hamada and are part of the Converse 1 HUND(RED) collaboration, an effort by the company designed to help fight the war against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Check some info about the production of these from the artist here. More pics after the jump. Stay tuned for more fresh kicks each and every Monday here at The N. Period. [via KicksOnFire.] Continue reading