The classic and iconic Nike Cortez will be seeing a radical new makeover this coming Spring/Summer courtesy of Nike Sportswear. The Cortez will see some significant weight loss, an increase in comfort, and some maximum flexibility, as well as an updated monicker to reflect these changes: the Nike Sportswear Cortez Fly Motion. You will also notice the addition of Flywire, which adds another dimension to this piece of footwear, as it makes the shoe much lighter, while enhancing its durability. The Cortez Fly Motion and other pieces from Nike Sportswear's Spring/Summer 2009 collection will be released this weekend at The Montalbán in Los Angeles.
Raf Simmons has released this pair of hi-top sneakers that I find interesting. The clean white leather really pops due to the bold black lining that is found throughout the shoes. I think the black lining against the white sort of reminds me of a Piet Mondrian sans the coloring and the velcro straps add to the overall look.
Our close and personal friend, Tak, along with our friend Jean-Marc recently put together the Los Angeles premier for the Macaframa video and it was a huge success, to say the least. Hundreds and hundreds of bike enthusiasts RSVP'd to a point that 3 showings had to be scheduled to accomodate all of the attendees. Anyway, Vimby was on hand to put together a nice video clip of the evening, so be sure to check it out.