For the female sneaker heads that don’t like sandals and might need to let their feet breathe in the hot summer weather, Nike has created the Lunarsandiator. The look of the footwear is inspired by the sandal, gladiator ones to be exact, with the comfort of a sneaker, hence the name. The shoe extends above the ankles, giving it that Gladiator sandal effect. The cut outs gives a great peek-a-boo effect, giving glimpses to the skin. The closure is a zipper at the heel and the Lunarlon cushioned sole, with its geometric folds rounds out the shoe for great comfort. Available at RIME.
Janelle Monáe’s video for her single yoga is a collaboration with Monáe’s label mate Jidenna. The video has dancers moving from the bedroom to the yoga studio, then to a diner, while dancing in choreographed hip hop moves. The moves redefine the typical downward dog stances, and would not usually be associated with yoga. But at one point Monáe is seen to be levitating, signaling that she has reached a state of nirvana. The lyrics to the song turns the act of female dance from act done for men to a fun activity for women’s self empowerment. Monáe reclaims her body by describing herself as her “own private dancer”. Monáe received a twitter comment about her trademark outfits, “Girl stop being so soulful and be sexy…tired of those dumbass suits…you fine but u too damn soulful man.” Which Monáe then responded, “Sit down…I’m not for male consumption.” Her strong female, almost feminist response is no surprise after listening to Yoga, where she practically gives the free the nipple movement a shoutout, “You cannot police me, so get off my areola.”
Ever since his first Adidas collaboration, Jeremy Scott has created outlandish and zany sneakers that have consistently dropped jaws in the global sneaker community.His wings have remained a staple piece to his subsequent collections, however, not all of them have returned year after year in the exact same form. The original wings had a cartoon feel to them, whether tied to the laces and hanging at the shoe’s sides or attached to each side of the ankle and jutting out from behind. The colorways were loud and bold, from multicolored fleece to American flag printed. The wings even found themselves attached to ballet flats, sandals, and, recently, subtly poking out from a shell toe. His new 3.0 wings, while retaining their eccentricity, have also gained a new sense of sophistication. The sharper wings (lacking outlines that show interior wing details) along with the shiny and sleek material that folds over the laces makes the shoes more slick. Compared to the older, more bulkier wings, the 3.0′s silhouette is slimmer and even has a removable, insulated interior that provides a new level of comfort. Scott has completely radicalized the sneaker world once again with his reinvention of his wings, which had already taken the world by storm multiple times before. We can only wait to see what else he has in store for the future. But as of now, the 3.0 wings have landed at Rime. Click the picture to order online, or contact us at:
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The Foamposite is so popular, that the basketball sneaker has become a lifestyle shoe for sneaker heads. The signature sleek Foamposite shell is durable, while the sock interior gives comfort. The Gym red color way features the red on its exterior and inner bootie. The outsole is a translucent red with hints of black on the tongue and outsole. There’s also a checkered on the insole, the shoe is completed with gold lace tips. Which adds some luxe to the shoe. Available at RIME.
Ibn Jasper continues to collaborate with Diamond Supply Co, their latest collaboration is the Diamond Blue edition of the Diamond Jasper. The chukka inspired shoe is in all teal, with a detailed scaly effect. The lighter teal laces wrap around the collar, a white sole complete the look. Available at RIME.
Last year the Nike Air Command Force were brought back to life in original and new color ways. Now the original color way is back. One of those originals is the Hyper Jade accented color way that was worn on the court by David Robinson. The mostly all white sneakers, has hints of of jade, the Nike branding is in black and the midsole and is in speckled grey. The pumped-up high top has us nostalgic for another time. Available at RIME.
The women’s collection captures that laid back west coast vibe. Graphic logo are incorporated with a model design aesthetic. Gold bags and sandals, jerseys, classic graphic tees and Stussy’s signature bucket hats give the spring collection a fresh approach. The look book for the collection romanticizes the idea of wondering while still giving the Cali beach vibe. Check out the stuff from the collection available at RIME below.
Stussy’s Spring collection takes it back to their designs from the 80s and 90s. The streetwear brand updated updated their old school skate vibe for today. Pullovers, hoodies,graphic tees, sweatshirts and soccer shirts come in different striking colors and patterns. The collection’s cohesion is held together by logo placement and stripes. Check out some of the items below available at RIME.
The Nike Sportswear Women’s City Collection arrives right on time for spring, with six vibrant variations of the Nike Air Max 1 Ultra. The collection is inspired by style capitals, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo. Each city are also considered passionate running destinations. The designs features three distinct patterns, each inspired by representations of flowers and local heritage of two cities. The prints form individual color schemes that represents each city. Which allows each shoe to stand alone out of the collection. The Air Max 1 Ultra features a completely new outsole that uses less material than the original for improved flexibility and reduced weight. Although flowers aren’t exactly a new trend for spring, these sneakers are exceptional not just for the season. Available at both RIME locations on April 11