visvim F/W12 FBT RICO-FOLK Kids Shoes - This season, Elite Japanese streetwear brand, visvim, has released a kid sized version of their classic moccasin-esque LHAMO-FOLK silhouette. The RICO-FOLK shoe is made with hand-stitched premium UK cowhide suede and has the visvim signature moccasin footwrap construction just like the adult version. These lil shoes are available in three subtle earthy brown tones and in black.
The RICO-FOLK is a Japan exclusive, however, they seem to be available to order via visvim’s fb page for just under 420 bucks (HKD 3200).
Nike SB Janoski for Toddlers - Having been quite popular with both adults and kids, it was only a matter of time before Nike would introduce the favorite SB Janoskis in itty bitty baby sizes. Slated for spring 2014, the Baby Janos will feature all the SB support as well as the timeless boat shoe aesthetic minus the round or leather laces commonly seen in the adult sized model of this shoe.
As the younger generation of skate kids appear to be introduced to the sport at younger and younger ages, we think that Nike is really moving in the right direction with this release. Good moves.
Air Jordan 5 GS in Cement Grey and Raspberry - A new pair of girls GS Jordan 5’s have become available this week and these babies are bringing all the boys to they yard. Their cement grey upper is sleek and clean and is well accentuated by a pretty raspberry mid-sole, a purple liner and those icy blue soles.
Victor Cruz for Foot Locker Kids - In this new Foot Locker Kids commercial, Victor Cruz, a New York Giants wide receiver, befriends Scott, a cool kid that is sad that after their 30 seconds of commercial time together they will no longer be friends. Cruz decides the best thing to do is “Make it Count” and so the two go on several quick adventures before Scott gets the boot. Funny, witty and well done; this is great advertisement.
adidas Kids Springblade - If your kids are looking for an explosive reaction on any surface, the new Springblade introduced in-stores today by adidas might be the running shoes they need.
The adidas Spingblade’s newly engineered outsole features 16 forward angled blades made of a high-tech polymer. These blades absorb energy when loaded and unleash it on the launch.The highly elastic like blades react quickly and efficiently to every movement without disrupting the runners regular flow.
The Techfit construction on the upper part of the shoe was engineered for a natural, yet flexible support system while still locking the foot and helping in delivering the energy returned from the springy outsole.
All in all the new Springblade, available in Black and Red for kids, is a really neat new take on performance running shoes. Pretty impressive if I do say.
Nike Free 5.0 GS “Camo” - In keeping with the on-going camouflage trend, Nike released a great new colorway on their Free 5.0 for your grade school kids. Mixing black, silver, light grey and just a lil bit of subtle red, this light sneaker not only looks amazing but feels great when out to play. Sorta wished they were in my size.
Check them out at Titolo.ch or at your local Nike retailer.
TOMS x Shark Week Collection - To celebrate the world most notorious predator, TOMS has teamed up with the great people at the Discovery Channel on an limited edition run of women’s, men’s, youth and infant sized shoes.
The original blue camouflage pattern is inspired by the majestic, yet dwindling, sharks of our world’s great oceans and seas. FIVE dollars from every pair sold will go to support Oceana, the largest ocean conservation organization in the world.
So pick up a pair for the whole family at toms.com and be sure to tune in for Shark Week on Discovery starting August 4th!
New Balance Kids 574 in Brown and Green - Slip those tiny feet into a pair of kid-friendly retro New Balance runners. The very popular 574 lifestyle sneaker has been adapted for easy on-and-off access and features a dark brown suede colorway highlighted with bright green branding, midsole and heel tab.
Great for kicking around this summer or for the dreaded “back-to-school” season.
Nike Air Max 1 GS - Blue & Volt - Resting upon Air Max’s groundbreaking visible Air sole unit, this AM1’s blend of bright blue hues, Volt yellow accents and textures on the mudguard and Nike Swoosh, make it a perfect addition to any young enthusiast’s growing sneaker collection.
This iconic runner has been ever present for a number of seasons and we are so glad to see that Nike has been shrinking it to youth sizes.
The Beano x Dr. Martens Limited Edition Collection - In celebration of their 75th anniversary, Britain’s best selling and most popular comic, The Beano, has decided to collaborate with the equally recognizable and bad-ass British icon, Dr. Martens, to create a limited edition range of boots especially for kids.
The collection will feature legendary characters Dennis the Menace, Gnasher and the fierce, Minnie the Minx on four different printed 1460 8-eye boot reproductions. The boots will boast all your standard Dr. Martens identifying features (including those Bouncing Soles) plus an added side zip for easy on-and-off.
The collection will feature four Beano printed 1460 8-eye boot reproductions, boasting all your standard Dr. Martens identifying features, including those Bouncing Soles, as well as an added side zip for easy on-and-off.
The limited edition collection will be available at Dr. Martens shops and selected independent retail stores on as of August 1st, 2013.
Vans Vault X Disney Retro Collection - This fall, Vans Vault will be releasing a collection of Original Classic featuring re-issued 1980’s Disney prints. In an effort to regain that classic Disney aesthetic, two Mickey Mouse prints, a Donald Duck print and a Winnie the Pooh print have been placed on a selection of vans shoes including four magical, toddler-sized Authentics.
Nike Footscape Free For Kids - One of Nike's newest cult classics, the Footscape Free, is now available in Toddler and Pre-schooler sizes. The hybrid sneaker, which married the Footscape's upper with Nike Free's sole, is a perfect combination of style and substance.
It’s quirky asymmetrical appearance, its fun combination of bright colours and its light barefoot-feeling stride puts these mutts at the top of our list when it comes to kids footwear.
Air Jordan 8 GS “Laney” - Tomorrow, Saturday April 13th, Jordan will launch an exclusive Air Jordan 8 for grade school girls. The Jordan 8 “Laney” will boast a grey upper, with blue and yellow accents - gender neutral in our opinion.
While dads will have to wait until next week for their “Bugs Bunny” Air Jordan 8s, your girls can kick it in their strapped up jays.
Keds x Taylor Swift Collection - Keds has launched its first footwear collaboration with seven-time Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift.
A dozen new pairs of Keds’ classic “Champion” sneaker are available now world wide printed with polka dots, stripes, mini guitars, flowers, nautical themed patterns and more.
In addition to the collaboration, Keds’ has wisely chosen miss Swift as an ambassador for their new Bravehearts initiative. Slogans such as “Life is something you have to take head on,” “Try things lots of times” and “Say Hi,” are part of Keds’ efforts in helping young women feel confident and courageous when encountering their every lives. What better choice then this self-made, valiant and beautiful young artist!?
The Taylor Swift for Keds collection is now available at retailers worldwide and online at keds.com. Select styles will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com.