Monday, June 30, 2008

Aki Hoshino Sneaker Lover Classics

Here we have the special Aki Hoshino Sneaker Lover Classics showcasing the 2 designs that made headlines all over the globe. This special collection feature the collaboration between Aki x KiksTyo x Quolomo. For those that missed out on the original release, here's your 2nd & final chance. In-store now so u guys better be quick coz stocks are extremely limited.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Kaws x Yue MinJun

The new holy grail of designer vinyl.


Friday, June 27, 2008

Blast from the past

Here's a look again at the video showing the very first KiksTyo collaboration with TV personality Aki Hoshino. In the video you will see her posing for the Dunkle and Tiffany tee that became an instant cultural phenomenon and at the same time receiving international media attention.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Charity Pairs

Here we have the charity pairs of the NIKE Tennis Classic which was designed by Mr. Hiroshi Fujiwara to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake in China.

Source: Rakuten



The corner of Haight & Asbury was ground zero for San Francisco’s track bike & messenger culture when RVCA opened their “Pressure” exhibition of collaborative art bikes with esteemed Italian cycle maker CINELLI.

Pics: Mike


Everything else

Back to the future

When the 2nd part of the movie "Back to the future" was released, many tongues were wagging for the futuristic toys that were played in the movie. Aside from the hoverboard that made skipping over obstacles a piece of cake, the pair of self lacing Nike hi-tops nickamed Air McFly was THE wet dream of sneaker heads. While the pair did not materialize commercially, Nike has carefully played it's cards and here comes the NIKE HYPERDUNK.

What many do not know is the Nike Hyperdunk itself is inspired by the Air McFly, while it does not feature the self lacing automation, the pair consists of 2015 stamped on the tongue, speckled outsole, and a overall color-way that was inspired by the original Air McFly.

pic: marqueesole


NB756 China Mask

Our friends from Streething have recently been invited to Shanghai, China for the unveiling of the Chinese Opera influenced design NB576, where the kicks feature a different colourway for each side.

The NB576 China Mask is designated to be an Asia Pacific only release & is limited to 576 pairs only.

All in all, it is a solid pair of yet another China influenced pair of kicks to come.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fresh heat from Quolomo

......coming real soon.

Nike Air Max 90 - K.O.T.M

Here's the latest Nike Quickstrike model that has arrived in the mold of the Air Max 90 but with a classic twist. The colorway is reminiscent of the classic Air Mowabb that was a hit!! This Air Max 90 pays tribute to the classic pair but have added some twists of it's own; like the cracked leather and the heel that says "KING OF THE MOUNTAIN". There's also a graphic on the lower part of the outsole which u can discover for yourselves when u hold it up in the air to proclaim the KING.

The pair will drop exclusively at Sole What?

Date: Friday, 27th June 2008

Time: 10.00am

Monday, June 23, 2008

Frank Kozik x Oakley Hijinx

Our friends at Leftfoot are hosting an event to launch the Frank Kozik x Oakley Hijinx sunglasses at their latest branch at The Cathay, Singapore. A whole list of special guests & performances have been arranged for the special launch. If u happen to be in the Lion city during those dates do make your way there to check it out.


Nike AF-1 "Neon"

Nike has embarked on projects that embraced the highly successful icons from it's archives of notable timeless classics. This sweet pair of AF-1 takes it's inspiration from the unforgettable Air Max '95 "Neon". The color of the upper is unmistakably that of the Air Max '95, the sole makes use of an Air Max heel, the back tab is reflective 3M, and the tongue is made of the same materials of the Air Max '95 tongue.

The pair has hit our shores and is now available in-store!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Sneaker Freakers

It was the day of the launch of the 2nd Sneaker Freaker x Blaze of Glory. What a day it was as peeps came from far and away & as early as 7am for a pair of this super Freakingly wonderful pair of Puma. It was never known that Puma would ever cause such a stir in the local sneaker scene. The 1st was a hit & some have said it was a fluke but to have it happen a 2nd goes to show that the Malaysian Sneaker Heads are showing a maturing taste for sneaker palettes & they truly know a great pair that just can't be missed.

It was a buzz...

The early birds that arrived at 7am

The allocation was SOLD OUT quicker than u can spell S-N-E-A-K-E-R F-R-E-A-K-E-R!!!

Once again thanks to PUMA & Sneaker Freaker. The peeps love u here!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Quolomo Collection

The latest brand from Tokyo, Japan which we mentioned that will rock the scene has finally reached our store. This will be the first wave of many great things that will be coming from the collaborations that Quolomo has in store for all u peeps out there.

Quolomo logo tee

Here are just the 1st wave of Aki Hoshino x Yone tees:

Close up tee

Wallpaper tee

On The Sofa tee

Better be quick & check them out in-store!!

KiksTyo updates @ Sole What?

The latest from KiksTyo have hit the store:

(L-R) "On the Street" and "With Sneakers" tee

Pete Rock tee

YO! TYO tee

Tied Up Logo tee

Kiks Warriors cap

Come check 'em out now!

Sneaker Freaker Blaze of Glory II

The 2nd colorway of the awesome collaboration between the thunder from down under, Sneaker Freaker and Puma in the form of the Blaze of Glory will be launched at Sole What?

Date: Sunday, 22 June 2008Time: 12 Noon

Make sure u are early to ensure u don't miss the chance of owning this special pair!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Vans @ Sole What?

Dear Customers, Friends and Associates,

We have many people asking us whenever they visit us, where are the Vans collection? and very often the conversation ends with aren't you guys an Official Stockist?

Here is our official reply:

Everything is fine on our side. We have been committed since day ONE to be an Official Stockist and with that we have made an official stand to be with our Business Partners.

The problem stems from the inside of the local Vans distributor. Promises have been made to us and it seems somebody (no name/s mentioned) has a HUGE problem in keeping them.

Our orders dating back to Autumn/Winter '07 have been mysteriously canceled without prior consultation with us. However, the mysteriously canceled products were then re-offered to us in Spring/Summer '08 at current market prices. Kindly note that we at Sole What? are not here to offer past season products to our customers & friends at current prices. It makes no sense to us as we are here to offer the latest product offerings at recommended retail prices, for us to offer last season's offerings at current prices would be cheating our customers & friends.

The working ethics of the Vans distributor in Malaysia is highly questionable and we are very sure that VANS INTERNATIONAL are not vary of this situation and at the same time we are sure it's not in their interest as well.

As such, we will now adopt a HOLD approach on Vans until the local distributor get their act together. If VANS INTERNATIONAL would prefer to directly deal with us, you know how to reach us.

Lastly, be rest assured that Sole What? will continue to offer the other latest offering from our other brands and WE WILL NOT stock past season items so that we can sleep well at night and our customers have total assurance when they make a purchase from us.

Thank you.

Sole What?

Saturday, June 14, 2008

NB1500 x Provider Launch

It was a cosy affair over at Sole What? for the special launch of the NB1500 x Provider. The launch was made even more special with the fact that heads who been rather quiet recently have made their way for this special pair. Guess these true sneaker heads truly know a good pair when they see one.

We apologize for the small allocation that was made available to us and to make it as fair as possible, we used a ballot system.

To those that did manage to cop a pair, cherish & wear 'em with love.

Special shout out to the Komodo Ninja Crew for coming to the launch.

Thank you NB SEA, Provider and the local NB guys for the support once again.