An OG Returns
The Nike Air Flight Huarache returns in an OG colorway. The shoe features a white upper with hits of black and lyon blue and bold berry on the neoprene bootie. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Friday, June 12th for $ 115. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
The newest Nike LeBron 12 pays tribute to the man himself. The shoe honors LeBron’s greatness, power, style of play as well as his fans at home and around the world. It features an orange upper, black hyperposite wings and icy sole. See more detailed images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Saturday, June 13th for $ 200. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
This latest Nike Kyrie 1 colorway was inspired by Kyrie’s High School team. The shoe features a Tour Yellow and Teal upper and a White outsole. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) on Saturday, June 13th for $ 110. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
The Nike Elite Series returns in a new Rose Gold Collection merging advanced innovation and inspirational story telling for Kobe, LeBron and KD. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Friday, June 5th. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
Nike Kobe X Elite – $ 225
Nike LeBron 12 Elite – $ 275
Nike KD VII Elite – $ 200
One of Barkley’s most recognizable shoes in his signature line, the Nike Air Max2 CB ’94 returns in its original Old Royal colorway. The shoe features a white tumbled leather upper, straitjacket inspired straps and black and old royal detailing. See more angles below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Friday, June 5th for $ 140. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
The classic Air Jordan 5 Retro returns in a new Poison Green colorway. The shoe features a white leather upper, speckled midsole, translucent sole and hits of Infrared 23 and Poison Green. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Saturday, June 6th for $ 190. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
Low Profile Explosiveness
The Nike LeBron 12 Low arrives in a new Wolf Grey colorway. The shoe features a grey upper, lava accents and an icy sole. See more angles below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Thursday, June 4th for $ 175.
The Nike Air Max 90 originally released back in 1990. Now, on the 25th Anniversary of the sneaker Nike brings back the original Infrared colorway. The shoe features a white mesh base, grey nubuck and black leather paneling and infrared accents throughout. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Thursday, May 28th for $ 120. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
It All Started With The One
The timeless classic Air Jordan 1 returns in the original colorway celebrating Jordan Brand’s 30th Anniversary. See more images below and pick these up in stores or online (10am EDT) Saturday, May 30th for $ 160. Check out Launch Locator for stores.
Last week, we released our fourth installment of Footaction’s Style Means series starring Kid Ink. Preceded by G-Eazy, Hit Boy, and YG, Kid Ink joins an elite group of hip hop stars known for their signature style. During filming, Kid Ink, poised for super stardom, sat down exclusively with Star Club to discuss everything from style to his musical influences to his plans for the future. The full interview, picked up and reassembled from the editing room floor, can be read below and will give you even more insight to the psyche of Kid Ink.
On his personal style:
I think my style definitely changes. I might change periodically throughout the day based on certain situations. You have to be comfortable. Everything has its moments. During the day it’s more sports wear, more shorts, sweats, things that are more comfortable. I might start off with some tank tops and shorts and by the time night comes, that’s when there are flashy moments.
Cali and the West Coast has influenced my style a lot. High knee socks has been something I’ve grown up with throughout LA all my life. I was wearing high knee socks when everyone was wearing ankle socks just because that was something that me and my friends were always in to. I’ve watched how that now went all the way to people wearing the dry fit pants under shorts and that’s giving the same effect and look and I’ve seen that grow. Tattoos for me with tank tops and tattoos and cut offs are something that’s from LA just because it’s hot all the time. It’s not something I would have picked up from the East Coast because you can’t wear that all the time out there.
On what he wears on stage:
The number one go to is Jordan 1s because those are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn on stage.
I tried to step my show up to having a theme to it. My theme lately has been like a dark knight/vampire/Dracula type theme so I’ve been sticking to a lot of blacks and longer clothes and layers – stuff that looks more villain-ish. On stage it needs to be something you would never even wear off stage. It’s a show so you want to give people a show.
It’s more of the villain side of things, the vigilante thing. When you see the villains come through with the trench coats – I think that played a part in my stage presence. I feel like the villains are always more fashionable than the super heroes.
On how he got into music:
I got into music first just from it being around me from my mother. My mother was a writer herself and she used to play the piano and sing. I knew how to play the piano to an extent, I knew how to hold a tone to an extent, because those are things she did with us growing up. From there, always having a respect for music and loving the culture. It was later introduced to me by my friends in junior high who were all going to an after school type situation and learning how to produce, write and record music and I was just going there to have fun and be with my homies and it turned into a big thing to where it turned from doing that to bringing it to school and selling beats in school to selling beats outside of school to really becoming an artist and it just trickled down.
On his mindset on and off stage:
My mindset changes from when I’m chilling to “on” probably the opposite of what you think. When I’m chilling my mind is moving faster and it’s going and going thinking about stuff but when I’m on, everything is a little slower and I’m in that moment and not really thinking.
On his style influences:
I have picked apart different things. Whether it be Jay Z telling everyone to wear button ups or everyone in Cash Money running around in white tees and bandanas – even if it’s Cam’ron wearing pink. You pick it and make it your own. I’ve never had an artist wear something and wear the exact same thing. I look at everything and see how I can make it my own. I want to be a trendsetter.
On getting off the road:
I become a homebody for the first week. I have a lot of friends and family that come on tour with me but when we get back is when we actually get to just chill and not work and be our fun selves. We turn up all the time.
To check out for personal health is very important and it’s something I learned starting out this year having such a hectic last year with more than 220 [show] dates. Being on the road and then being in the studio every day I wasn’t on the road and really working as hard as possible – last year hit me as soon as the top of the year started and I found myself almost passing out at shows from not eating and not sleeping well. That’s the kind of stuff that comes back on your body.
On if he could tell his former self a piece of advice:
If there’s anything I could go back and tell my younger self back in high school is probably be a little bit more confident. Back in high school I was a little less confident in certain areas. Whether it be the work ethic side of things or just talking to people in general.
Now I’m a little bit more confident but it was something that was forced with being a producer at first and feeling like I was a lot more behind the scenes. I was a homebody sitting behind the scenes making beats all day and not really in the face or having to meet fans. As soon as I became an artist it’s more of me not only having to speak for myself but then you become the person who is speaking for other people – this movement, your group, and your fans – and they’re responsive about how much your songs meant to them.
You have to break out of that shell after a while.
On his future:
I feel like I see myself in a more comfortable space with the same craft. I don’t want to drift away and do too much outside of music unless it involves music. Even if I’m in to certain things, I don’t want to jump out of my character to be something else. I don’t ever want to be introduced as Kid Ink the rapper slash … slash …
On what he wants fans to know about him that they might now:
Their opinions matter more than they think. I’m definitely listening to the fans and making sure that everything that they’re saying is reflected back towards me because those are the people that I’m speaking for and the people that are going to buy my records and as soon as they get bored with what I’m talking about is when that stops.
On when he knew he “made it:”
There’s a lot of different moment where I felt like I made it. A time I felt like I made is when my family found out but not necessarily money or being successful. It’s when they started treating me like a celebrity – even when people I know aren’t calling me by my first name. It opened my eyes – it’s bigger than just fans now.
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