le coq sportif x Footpatrol Éclat “Macaron Edition”


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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Interview: In Their Shoes – Angel aka Vagrant Sneaker

  me 2012 (Text)

I was recently interviewed by Lester Jones for a new feature called “In Their Shoes” on I Dig Your Sole Man. It’s a series about people in the sneaker/fashion arena that are intriguing to him and will have a unique story to tell. I’m very humbled by the fact that I was chosen first to kick off the series. The interview had strong questions and they were answered as you would expect them to be. Humbling and honest. If you want to know a little more about how my passion came about, than enjoy the read…

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3 Years And Counting, Vagrant Sneaker


First off, Happy New Year to everyone out there that reads my blog and follows what I do. Hope you all had a great and unforgettable New Years Eve 2012. I sure did. Now that 2013 is here it’s time to move forward with another year at vagrantsneaker.com. It’s been over 3 years now that this blog has existed and you can expect many more to come. Though 2012 was a very slow year here with very few posts, that didn’t stop anyone from visiting the blog to see if there was any new content up. That only solidifies that the readers are interested in what I have to say…

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The New Crack Epidemic: Why Are Kids Getting Killed For Their Sneakers

In Sneaker Freaker 24 I wrote a story about the current state of buying elusive and limited sneakers. Most notably, those coming from Nike but not limited to just them. The story was exclusive to the print magazine, but those that didn’t get or couldn’t acquire it can now read it in its entirety after the break.WARNING! There are no photos, just words. It’s done on purpose because most people don’t read. Instead, it comes down to just looking at photos in a blog post. But, if you would like to see some photos you can check them out over at Sneaker Freaker.  Thank you to Woody and team over at Sneaker Freaker for giving me the opportunity to tackle this story and for the help with acquiring the snap shots of the videos. Enjoy the read and feel free to leave your opinion on this subject. On to to the next story…

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Coming Soon: Le Coq Sportif x Hanon “Arthur Ashe” Retro 2011

Update: 3.9.2011 – These are available at Hanon now.

This collaboration, but not really one, of the Le Coq Sportif x Hanon “Arthur Ashe” is intriguing. The premium Le Coq shoe once helmed by Arthur Ashe will be retroed by Hanon this year in a special way. Just in case you don’t now anything about who Arthur Ashe is, he was the first African American tennis player to win the U.S. Open and gain a total of 72 titles. In those titles are included the Australian Open in 1970 and Wimbledon in 1975. Yeah, he played hard. Check out the first full pics of the shoe…

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