Feature has returned with a new collaborative drop alongside Saucony. The Shadow 6000 takes on a “Living Fossil” theme as its inspired by Nevada’s state fossil, the Ichthyosaur. Suede meets nubuck on the upper in addition to water-resistant panels all treated in Beryl-green. You’ll also find holographic detailing on its signature dots as it rests atop a gradient speckled outsole. Additional Saucony branding is added to the tongue and heel for additional flair with reflective elements scattered throughout.
Crafted with a luxurious finish in mind, the runner opts for a water-resistant panel that further represents the water-based Ichthyosaur. A cracked nubuck finish to the lateral panels runs parallel to speckled detailing, with these final details creating a look straight out of Jurassic Park. A fossilized Saucony Wings logo woven label completes the look. Check the pair tomorrow July 20, at The Nines Uptown Mall.
The Jabbawockeez (stylized as JabbaWocKeeZ) is an American hip-hop dance crew, best known for being the winners of the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew 2008. They were initially formed by members Kevin "KB" Brewer, Phil "Swagger Boy" Tayag, & Joe "Punkee" Larot under the name "3 Muskee". By 2004, their members included Ben "B-Tek" Chung, Chris "Cristyle" Gatdula, Rynan "Kid Rainen" Paguio, and Jeff "Phi" Nguyen. Tony "Transformer" Tran joined the crew in 2013. The Jabbawockeez do not have a group leader; choreography for their performances, as well as music and design choices, is made as a collective unit.
"We want you to experience Jabbawockeez as a group and not just follow or be fans of one individual person. There's no lead dancer in our crew. Our philosophy is that when you watch us perform, you have to watch us as a whole... When we put [the masks] on, it's not about who we are or where we came from. We're all one."
The meet and greet was held last May 11, 2018. Sponsored by Heineken and Jack Daniels, a fun night for Jabbawockeez and The Nines Crew. From meeting fans way-back and just hanging out with the whole crew.
See you and stay tuned for our next event!
For A Tribe Called Quest fans, the footwear designs speak volumes to the the band’s beloved discography. The Slip-On style highlights the cover artwork from A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, with embroidery of the album title, while the Era features an all-over graphic print of album covers spanning from 1990 to 2016. Based on The Anthology album artwork, the group’s rendition of the Old Skool features a classic black on black colorway. The Sk8-Hi features odes to their well-known Bonita Applebaum track with album artwork and printed lyrics on the shoelaces, quarter panels and lining. And a truly special rendition comes from the Authentic, which honors the life of the late Phife Dawg, who passed away in 2015. Lastly, the group’s version of Vans’ newest silhouette, the UltraRange, features black leather uppers with a contrasting red sidestripe.
RIP N DIP is a Los Angeles based clothing brand originally founded in Orlando, Florida in 2009 by Ryan O'Connor. They have a very specific voice and it often focuses on eccentric designs that aren't afraid to stray from the norm. It is the brand that will keep your dreams alive, started out as just a group of friends at skate camp who wanted to shred in something else than the wack camp-issued gear. Today, it’s a serious label churning out full collections with a legitimate presence in the skate world.
O’Connor and his crew developed Rip N Dip the old-fasioned way, which in pre-internet times meant screen-printing tees in his mom’s garage, driving around the country giving away shirts to kids at skate parks, and storing the brand’s inventory in his cramped apartment.
IDGAF attitude that oozes out from its designs, shirts, camp caps and cut-and-sew collections. Streetwear is forever relevant and Rip N Dip is a prime example of why.