Customizer: Nike iD x Vagrant Sneaker Free 3.0 “Colors Around NYC” PT. 3 of 3


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

Back in March of this year Nike iD invited me to take part in a private online design session. They gave me the duties of finding inspiration from anything to create a color-way for the new Nike Free iD builder with the engineered mesh. Without hesitation, I took on the project. What you see here is the fruition from a few photographers I took around the East Village, NOHO, Soho and China Town in lower Manhattan, NYC. Out of the four photos I submitted to Nike iD, I decided to focus on two that inspired me the most. One is this truck parked in NOHO and the other is this mosaic light pole in the East Village. It’s these images that scream New York City to me by representing the artsy, colorful and dark nature of NYC. Originally, I wanted to use blues, orange and black to showcase my interpretation of NYC. But, I chose not too because it’s what most people would use an ideal color-way for NYC…

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Exclusive: Nike iD Flyknit


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About two months ago a friend of mine sent me this image for the Nike iD Flyknit. At first, I told him it was most likely fake. We went through some lengthy discussion about why I thought so. Both of us agreed on some points and others not so much. Afterwards, I put some more thought into it and decided to do some digging because it all started to make sense and eventually, come together. If you think about it, Nike iD has been home to many Nike silhouettes we would have never seen years ago. Like key name basketball shoes Jordan, Kobe, Lebron, etc. Nike even released a few models on Nike iD before they hit retailers for consumers to buy. To my surprise, I even came across these Nike iD for toddlers while I was at the studio designing my Roshe Runs. Whats next? iD’s for dogs. Crazy right? Well, not so much. Why wouldn’t Nike put up their latest technology and popular shoe that’s doing very well for them. Just like The Roshe Run iD it makes sense for Nike to churn out this models because Nike iD has become a huge hub for fans, corporate iD parties, families and school sports teams. Every year it gets bigger and bigger. They also started an official Tumblr where you can submit your own Nike iD photos to display…

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Customizer: Nike iD x Vagrant Sneaker “Colors Around NYC” PT. 2 of 3


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The Nike iD that dawns the color-way I designed with NIke iD through a video chat has finally arrived. I’ll be out this weekend shooting them in the place where I got the inspiration from. This was a lot of fun to do and the colors will not be as obvious as you may think. For now, here’s the photo I posted on my Instagram…

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le coq sportif x Footpatrol Éclat “Macaron Edition”


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After some unforeseen troubles with the Saucony collaboration, Footpatrol moves forward with their next calendar collab release for 2013. Working with Le Coq Sportif Eclat for a second time, TeamFB draws inspiration from the very popular desert, Macaron. They focused on three specific colors from the meringue-based confection to create the eye pleasing make-up you see above. Just like the premium and elegant Macaron, this edition of the Eclat is dressed in lush pigskin suede embodied by a perforated toe box top, tongue and side paneling. Smooth satin accompanies the pigskin for the ankle lining and you’ ll see hints of gold and black throughout the silhouette with some 3M placement on the shoe; Even the laces get laced with an accent. To top off the make-up a soft and comfy gum-out-sole completes this catchy color-way that makes the Eclat look absolutely stunning. This one will be a definite must have shoe release for 2013, and without a doubt, one of the better collaborations for 2013 in my book. Unfortunately, we only get one photo to tell the story for the inspiration, but honestly, this photo says it all. Well done Footpartol, well done. More info in the coming days as the launch of the shoe will be June 1st, 2013.

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Customizer: Nike Roshe Run iD “Urban Volt”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

After a month of waiting for my Nike Roshe Run iD’s, I can finally share 1 of 2 color-way designs I put together. Before I talk about the design inspiration, I have to say that the quality of the product is as good as I would have hoped it to be. Just good Ol’ Roshe in it’s pure form of mesh and foam. True Roshe Run fans wouldn’t want it it any other way. It’s one of the reasons this shoe is so popular and has spawned consumers everywhere. Right down to brothers, sisters and even mom and pops. To add more fuel to that fire, Nike came out with the Nike iD version of the shoe that has seen a lot of love from many fans. Including two orders from me…

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