Release Reminder: Reebok x Hanon Classic Leather “3 Castles”


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Hanon is back with a second iteration of the Reebok Classic leather. Last year they released the “Leopards” colorway and this year they follow that up with their “3 Castles” CW.  The shoe retains the same color blocking as the previous pair, but in green, grey and red hues. Like all their shoes, the inspiration comes from their home base. It shares the same story as the ‘Leopards‘, but focuses on the castles and hills of the Crest. Therefore,  you have green and red pigskin suede at the toe and heel areas, while grey embodies the shoes inner upper representing grey bricks. The last accent to finish of the tale is the inclusion of a granite speckle to the ankle liner….

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camerasNsneakers: Puma R698 OG ’93


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 Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2014

One of my favorite general releases of 2014 is this Puma R698 Og ’93. For a shoe with some interesting details and paneling, it looks great covered up in this mostly black upper. I think it hides and at the same time, brings out the silhouette in a weird kinda way. Never really a fan of this model and never owning one, I have come to appreciate it after wearing them. But, it was this understated make-up in black, infrared, and nice material accents that drew my attention. However, there were a couple of other releases prior to this that were nice also; one was the tropical pack. I just missed out on them. If you don’t have these, my suggestion would be to grab a pair if you’re into this color scheme. Oh, and they are really comfy. Check out the uncropped photo and three others…

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Release INFO: ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte V “Rose Gold” & “Sage”


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The next release of endless releases from Ronnie Fieg with ASICS is here. It comes as a double launch with one that is a re-hash from one of his previous shoes and another that looks like he got the idea from the wet ASICS Gel Lyte lll “Cove”. First up is the Gel Lyte V “Rose Gold” colorway that mimics his GTll; you can read my breakdown of the two shoes here. Aside from the differences I wrote about, there is nothing really here to be excited about; other than missing out on it the first time around. Personally, I prefer the GTll. My biggest complaint would be with the hue of this release. It doesn’t match the OG at all. It looks dull here and a bit more orange. This was also an issue with the recent Gel Lyte V “Mint Leaf” and “Cove” releases which were a bit off when compared to the OG make-ups. The other issue is the abundance of that blue hue. There’s just too much of it here. So if you have the GTll “Rose Gold”, you still winning. Again, this release feels like it was meant for the people that missed out on the first one. I’m good with the OG, thank you….

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camerasNsneakers: Abandoned Converse Low Top


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I came across these Converse in Astoria-Queens, NYC. I actually had to jump over a wall to get down and take this shot near the waters edge. The things I do for a simple shot.

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F.O.T.B.: adidas ZX Flux “Woodland Camouflage”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2014

My pair of the adidas ZX Flux “Woodland Camouflage” has finally arrived. Like I mentioned in the first post, this ZX Flux pair originally released in Europe, but are now available on adidas.com. It’s a simple make-up with a classic woodland camouflage print on the upper. It has black accents, a yellow lace lock and off white out-sole. Nothing special, but if you’re a sucker for camo like me, than it’s up your alley. Here you’ll see a F.O.T.B photo slideshow, but unlike my regular outdoor shoots, these are done indoor. I’ve decided to spend more time practicing in a studio-like space; I have a tones of ideas on how to present shoes and can’t wait to do them. This is nothing new as far as the type of image because I’ve done ‘floating shoes’ before, but never did a full set for one sneaker. This time though, I’m looking to be a bit more dynamic with my presentation of shoes. Anyway, I hope you like the photos and I look forward to sharing more of this new direction in the future.  Enjoy!…

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