Timex x Red Wing for END. – END.’s successful run with Timex is revived by a new Waterbury collection that comes at the courtesy of Red Wing. The famous boot-maker gives Timex access to their beautiful leathers with a trio of classic timepieces that feature premium Red Wing leather straps. Look for this exclusive watch collection to be available only at END..
BAPE x Hello Kitty – Nothing says “I love you” like a monkey and a cat. A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and Hello Kitty increase your chances with the ladies through a special drop for Valentine’s Day. The two brands kick off by tackling the popular Shark Hoodie and throw on one half of the Baby Milo face with Hello Kitty. Besides the Shark Hoodie, there are other athletic fleece pieces along with a long range of co-branded graphic T-shirts and accessories. Look for this exclusive Valentine’s collection to drop the day before Valentine’s, February 13.
Vault by Vans Animal Pack – Vault by Vans takes premium to another level with a new collection that uses pony hair and luxury leather. These classic silhouettes come with high-end uppers in wild prints. Using a bold zebra and a vibrant leopard pattern, the collection brings life into some iconic Vans. The exclusive collection is definitely an attention grabber and will be available at select Vans retailers soon.
Fitbit Blaze – The Apple Watch gets a little competition from Fitbit’s new Blaze. Coming in at half the price is a fitness-tracking device with a color screen that passively tracks all your daily activity while providing GPS and heart rate monitoring. The watch also has additional features such as smartphone notifications, and total control over your music. Fitbit also ups the stakes with more personalization by allowing the Blaze to be swapped with a variety of bracelets.
Y-3 Backpack – Yohji Yamamoto’s best-selling Qasa returns seems to return season after season, but this time it has managed to inspire something entirely different. The new backpack from Y-3 is inspired by the sneaker and arrives with a trademark strap design that wraps around the Lycra Neoprene constructed daypack. A matte finish of the wetsuit material helps the bag maintain the stealthy look the shoes are known for, and employing a large compartment with four separate pockets allows things to be tidy and organized.
XLARGE x PUMA – Stealthy mode is engaged in this new capsule collection between XLARGE and PUMA. A foreboding black with hints of reflective 3M detailing dominates the new collection of sportswear. Dubbed the “BLACK OUT” collection, the project includes graphic T-shirts, fleece, and a special edition of the Blaze of Glory runner. The collection is a nice follow-up to their Fall 2015 collection, and is available now at XLARGE stores and online.
Diamond x The Beatles – It’s hard to see Diamond Supply Co. outside of their signature Tiffany blue, but their latest project with The Beatles arrives as a big win. The skate brand takes on the famously popular Yellow Submarine album and tackles on the theme of love across a series of graphic T-shirts and long-sleeves. Using hues of red and pink, the color the collection emphasizes “All You Need is Love” and comes with one of the better looking skateboard decks of 2016.
adidas Skateboarding Busenitz Pro – You have to hand it to adidas for bringing the soccer silhouette into skating, and the Busenitz is at the center. Over ten years ago Dennis Busenitz signed on the adidas Skateboarding and the shape of the Busenitz Pro arrives in upgrade premium look. Dubbed the “Classified,” the uppers are made from a buttery black tonal leather with a strip of soft brown at the heel. Look for this refined version of the Busenitz Pro to be available at select dealers soon.