An SB counterpoint to St. Nicholas’ bias for the well behaved, Nike and skate artist Sean Cliver introduce a collection featuring a horned hero of the moral spectrum’s darker extreme. Depicting a faun-esq type character named Krampus, the special edition kit features a custom Nike SB Dunk Hi dawning red and black colorways, tongue branding, custom graphic insoles and hits of fur lining throughout. An additional line of supporting Krampus products are also in the pipeline, including a branded hat and two t-shirts. Available exclusively through select Nike Skateboarding stokcists, the full line hits store shelves on December 5.
In honor of Danny Kass’s return to snowboarding’s silver screen, appearing in Absinthe Film’s latest production ‘Resonance,’ Nike announces the re-release of his signature DK Double Tongue Quick Strike boot. After a two-year hiatus, the special edition Zoom Force 1 silhouette re-emerges, featuring a double tongue system, improved performance and art inspired by the classic WWII American ‘shark mouth’ fighter planes. Supporting the limited edition boot release, Nike has also designed a special DK Van Patten Jacket complete with complimenting art, Storm_FIT insulated fabric and adjustable performance features. Available exclusively at Nike Snowboarding’s core retail accounts, both the Zoom DK QS Double Tongue Boot ($350 USD) and DK Van Patten Jacket ($320 USD) drop early November.Danny Kass, Nike Snow
Teaming up once again, for an update on the pair’s original release, Burton Snowboards and Red Wing Heritage re-introduce the Rover ‘Restricted’ snowboard boot for Winter 2012/13. Marrying Red Wing’s traditional style and celebrated durability, with Burton’s expertise in performance and comfort, a new variation of this classic boot is born. Drafting off last season’s collaboration, the re-designed Rover features a full grain leather upper, Vibram EcoStep rubber outsole (30% recycled), Red Wing’s signature yellow laces and Burton’s latest advancements in action support technology. Offered exclusively in a hazelnut/cream color way, the boot retails for $349.95 USD. Available this winter at Burton’s Flagship stores, burton.com and select retailers worldwide.Burton, Red Wing
The latest addition to it’s comprehensive boot fleet, Nike Snowboarding introduces the new flex-customizable Nike Zoom Ites, with help from team rider Gigi Rüf. Created alongside Gigi’s own detailed insights, Zoom Ites takes into account the need for a softer or stiffer boot, to suit daily changing snow conditions and desired riding styles, with the addition of an articulate Flex system in the liner itself. Developed to cover the full spectrum within the the snowboard boot market, Zoom Ites delivers three unique levels of flex, with quick rider-removable inserts – for Soft (no insert), Medium (added infrared insert), and Stiff (added ultramarine insert) requirements. Modeled after the brand’s legendary hoops shoes, the retro designed boots also feature an ultra-strong Flywire cuff to hold the rider’s heel in place, as well as a Nike Free inspired grooved outsole for enhanced boardfeel and rider control. See images of the boot breakdown and check out the newly released Nike Zoom Ites commercial starring Gigi Rüf and Scotty Lago below. Available here and select snow retailers worldwide.Nike Snowboarding
Supporting the brand’s exclusive California Collection, Vans introduces it’s latest variation on the Authentic silhouette, with the CA Stained release for Spring/Summer 2012. Featuring a distress stained canvas upper, brown waxed laces and leather Vans labeling, the latest California pack is offered in light blue and olive. The Vans Stained Collection ($65 USD) is available through retail and online at DQM.Vans, Vans California
Supporting the brand’s vintage inspired Year 0000 Collection, surf outfitter Globe introduces it’s first hi-cut oxford design through the Year Zero Boot. Pieced together from contrasting brown leather patchwork, complete with custom forged “Year Zero” rivets, the boot combines it’s premium upper with a stepped heel, black leather outsole. A rubber hell tap, breathable eyelets, soft textile lining and cushioned footbed have also been added to allow for increased comfort. Check out images of the Year Zero Boot above. Available at retail and direct at globe.tv.Boots
Vans California has recently dropped a pair of sophisticated takes on the Era 59, which together comprise the “Nubuck & Wool” Pack. Optioned in green and black colorways, each colorway of course holds true to the name in featuring nubuck and wool upper construction. Waxed laces accompany each set, while a contrasting midsole has been placed underneath. Check your nearest Vans California dealer for availability.Nubuck & Wool, Vans, Vans California
Releasing it’s newest Vans shoe collaboration, NYC skate-fashion touchpoint, DQM, introduces the Harrington Lo Madero. A purely Vans Madero silhouette, the Harrington Lo will be available in red, navy and green herringbone cotton canvases, each complimented by a classic plaid cotton lining. Designed with color block siped soles, custom striped/checked laces and gold foil printed ‘New York’ & DQM General logos at the leather heel tab & insole, respectively, the collaboration is a product of the city’s refined skateboard style. Also, being released with the Harrington Lo Madero are custom DQM for Vans pique cotton polo shirts in three corresponding colors, complete with ‘The General’ logo embroidered on the chest, color block socks with print on the foot, and a pair of Vans Spicoli sunglasses in tortoise shell with ‘The General’ branding, in gold, on the arm. Dropping April 27, the Harrington Lo Pack will be available exclusively at The Vans DQM General and the DQM online store.DQM, Vans
If you can’t tell already, we’re pretty excited about all the new spring collections coming out this season and shoes are a staple. The ‘Brushed Twill’ pack by Vans California</a> features their classic Authentic model in a variety of springful colorways, including white, soft pink, soft blue and yellow along with premium leather laces to match.
The Vans “Brushed Twill” Collection will be available this spring at all authorized Vans California retailers.Brushed Twill, Vans