Customizer: New Balance US574M1 “His Or Hers”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

Purchased on September 19, 2012, this year + old New Balance 574 Custom has sat in a corner collecting dust until my New Balance Excellent Makers video was released. The colorway takes inspiration from a woman who was walking in front of me with a dress that had similar hues. I took a photo of her and interpreted it into what you see above. One thing I decided to use was a darker blue instead of a lighter blue/greenish hue on the bottom part of her dress (I did however add a light blue accent on the heel tab which still sticks to the original idea of the dress). I felt that the darker blue gave it a borderline look in which either gender could wear. Though these days it really doesn’t matter what color shoes are on men or women and why its called His or Hers; His or Hers. It’s  a pretty straight forward CW design….

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F.O.T.B: Saucony x Footpatrol Shadow 6000 “Only In Soho”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

Footpatrol has been banging out some FRESH collabs as of late. The two that have stuck out for me are their LeCoq Sportiff Eclat and this. A shoe delayed right after it’s announcement in April of this year. Almost 7 months later we finally see it make it’s debut at the Footparol location. No doubt because of that, the store received a major queue for the shoe with strict check in times and a no brainer sell out. Having the shoe finally in my hands after a week of waiting, I can understand the hunger to want a pair. For one, the suede on this Shadow 6000 is buttery smooth on the entire upper. It’s also thick which adds a nice weight to the shoe overall. The accents of different color reflective on the heel, medial and lateral sides is a sweet touch. The leather ankle liner is a win-win for me, because I’m a big fan of that over cotton lined pairs. Add splatter to the mid-sole and you have a make-up that screams quality. Let us not forget the simple and stellar color-way inspired by the atmosphere where Footpatrol is located, Soho. Hence, why it’s dubbed “Only In Soho”…

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Wallpaper: ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte V “Volcano”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

I mentioned before on my twitter that I wanted to restart some old and new content for my blog. One of them is going back to posting wallpapers for some of my photographs. It will be a mixture of product, shoes, and scenery. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, than you should know what to expect for some of these wallpapers. This time around the wallpapers will come tagged with a small and unintrusive watermark with my copywrite information. As always, the photos are for your desktop. The files are 2500 x 1667 JPG, so if you don’t have a high resolution monitor, you’re assed out. Sorry. You gonna have to re-size them to your monitor. Please read these rights before you decide to move forward to download the file.

First up is Ronnie Fieg’s stellar ASICS GEL Lyte V “Volcano”  (If you don’t have this shoe, you’re missing out. Quality is on point across the board). This was originally a test shot for an idea with sheets. It came out so good that I wanted to share it. Hope you enjoy this and the many other photos in the future…

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Release INFO: ASICS x Ronnie Fieg Gel Lyte V “Volcano”


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Red. Probably one of the most popular hues on a shoe that both genders tend to love. We’ve seen Ronnie Fieg use the color on multiple ASICS from a Gel Lyte lll to a GTll and now the retroed ASICS Gel Lyte V dubbed, “Volcano”. To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the prior models at all. But this, this here is something else. Taking a combination of red, burgundy and soft pink, RF’s take on a Gel V is stunning. The way the colors intertwine to compliment each other is what makes the colorway stand out and unique. Even better, the material application of pigskin suede, nubuck, mesh and neoprene brings it full circle and nothing short of the quality expected from RF’s shoe collaboration. Another few things I love about this make-up is the attention to details like the off white mid-sole which tones down the upper slightly. The rope laces look great here too. I know a few people out there are not fans of them, but I think they work very well on this shoe and CW. The last detail I like is the way he accented the wave on the heel part of the mid-sole. The light pink adds a great in-between separation to the upper and lower part of the shoe. It also looks like lave dripping off from the Volcanos upper. All in all, I’m very impressed with RF’s Gel Lyte V “Volcano”. It’s a story well executed with loads of details to admire…

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F.O.T.B.: ASICS Gel Lyte lll “Captain Blue”


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Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker ©2013

After 10 months of waiting one of the most anticipated ASICS Gel Lyte lll is finally in my hands. Part of the Urban Camo pack that includes a Gel Saga, these beauties were previewed all the way back in January of this year ( I believe it was at Bread and Butter). This is one of those rare times when you read about a general release receive an abundance of hype without the word “collaboration” behind it. Though fully synthetic, there are certain details which make this make-up stand out. For one, the suede is a bit thicker here. Much more than the “Black and Tan” color-way I posted yesterday. It comes dressed with a perforated toe-box as opposed to a mesh one. An accent very popular nowadays with the Gel Lyte lll. Something we can thank Ronnie Fieg for. The release also contains 3M beneath the tiger stripes and on the heel. Something I forgot to mention in the post for the “Black and Tan” pair because it doesn’t have that. The last two details has the ankle liner with some cool decoration on the material and the insoles have a camouflage print of blues and black. Off course, I can’t forget the dope color blocking of grey, black and light blue that brings everything together nicely…

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