The Nike Sock Racer was considered a radical racing shoe when it debuted in the mid ’80s because of its minimalist design. No laces, just a sock-like upper that kept the foot in place due to the lightweight buckle system. The design inspired many staple running designs. It’s 2017 and the sneaker gets modern revamp, a Flyknit construction and a lightweight Ultra sole for an even more comfortable feel, while maintaining the original silhouette in a standout yellow and black color-way for the spring. These are currently available at rime locations.
Creative Recreation’s Castucci taupe Cement silhouette is a casual sport shoe that merges technical components and lush leather, The hybrid sneaker is set on a lightweight EVA creeper inspired sole, a TPU cage and matte eye stays rounds of the look of the shoe. The innovative details like the ridges on the outer sole and the lines on the heels combined with the earthy color-blocking palette allows for the shoe to be both wearable and stylish. These are currently available at rime locations and on rimenyc.com.
Nike’s Air Footstep Woven, is the silhouette known for its distinct asymmetrical lacing system. The upper is deconstructed premium leather and suede, that has a strong lifestyle appeal. Suede is a majority of the upper along the standout woven textile overlay that takes over the the sneaker’s entirety. The clean white sole is a nice contrast against the grey and dark teal upper, while the suede and leather adds a luxe touch. These are currently available at rime locations.
The ladies over at Cozy Girl Squad, a collective of women who use the Cozygirlsquad.com platform that unifies women who are part of streetwear and sneaker culture, are hosting an event called C.A.K.E. with House Of Malcolm on April 29th. Cozy Girl Squad platform is a collective of women shining a light on the things they find attractive and feminine while abandoning society’s idea of what that is. The squad allows women to see that confidence is more important than what is expected from them to be ladylike. . It’s a platform to discuss, learn and connect, without judgement on what it means to be a woman in love with streetwear culture. C.A.K.E stands for chicks. art. kicks. the exhibition, a fusion of art and fashion, showcasing sneaker themed art by female artists. All artwork will be centered around sneaker culture from the ladies perspective. rime is a sponsor for the event, giving away two pairs of Reebok Diamond Ventilators. for more info head to chicksartkicks.splashthat.com.
The Nike Sock Dart Breeze Breath is a standout for its revamped upper that features a lightweight, cooling construction for extra comfort. The yellow-ish-green-ish colorway below has darker hues on the toecap and the signature modeled mid-foot strap with an adjustable closure for a personalized fit, takes on a shade of the overall color-way, allowing the monotoned shoe to really shine. These are currently available at rime locations.
The Nike Foamposite Metallic Copper takes the Penny Hardaway inspiration to another level by having the Foamposite shell done in a penny-copper color. Classic black nubuck accents and a traditional translucent sole. The iconic metallic color-way is back for its 20th anniversary. Currently available at rime locations.
The Nike Air Max Zero silhouette is a never before seen Air Max 1 pre-concept design. The bootie inspired construction and sock-like upper are nods to Tinker Hatfield’s vision, while a visible Max Air unit in the heel delivers lightweight cushioning that the Air Max is known for. The textile upper provides ultimate breathability, while also having a tongue-less design. These are currently available at both rime locations.
The ladies over at Cozy Girl Squad, a collective of women who use the Cozygirlsquad.com platform that unifies women who are part of streetwear and sneaker culture, are hosting an event called C.A.K.E. with House Of Malcolm. C.A.K.E stands for chicks. art. kicks. the exhibition, a fusion of art and fashion, showcasing sneaker themed art by female artists. All artwork will be centered around sneaker culture from the ladies perspective. rime is a sponsor for the event, giving away two pairs of Reebok Diamond Ventilators. for more info head to chicksartkicks.splashthat.com.
Rihanna and PUMA are rolling out a another drop of footwear from their collaboration. The 17th century french inspired collection for spring ’17 is pastel filled color palette with hints of army green. The Bow Sneakers and Bow Slippers push the boundaries of traditional footwear design, giving fashion-forward ladies something different. The Bow Sneaker is a runner silhouette similar to the PUMA classic R698 with the addition of a large satin bow. The Bow Slide mimics the look of the sneaker with the large bow on the mid-foot, over its formed footbed. There’s PUMA branding on the midsole and Fenty branding on insole. Currently available in Lavender and a clean white at rime locations and online.
The Nike Air Max 90 gets a makeover for the warmer season. The silhouette has been a star since its debut and continues to have any iterations, ranging from leather to suede updates. The latest takes on Flyknit technology with an updated Ultra outsole for an extra lightweight feel, designed with dual-density foam for plush cushioning and support. Lightweight flyknit fabric areas of stretch, support and breathability. The infrared color-way is a nice nostalgic nod against the updated innovation. These are available at rime’s Brooklyn location.