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Starter Black Label: Negro League Baseball Collection

Starter has seen a revival this past year and they have been steadily working to regain their footing  they once had in the 80′s and 90′s.  They have collaborated with many big names like Ronnie Fieg, UNDRCRWN, Stussy, and yours truly. They’ve been pushing the envelope with their own apparel and have recently introduced THE Negro League Baseball Collection. The collection features teams such as the Philadelphia Stars, the New Jersey Cuban Giants, and the Pittsburgh Crawford. Check out the pictures below, and decide which one you’ll be rocking.       starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (2) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (3) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (4) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (5) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (6) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog (7) starter_negroleages_snapback_blog

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New Hall Of Fame at UBIQ

Football jerseys, numbered tees, pixelated sports graphics – must be new Hall Of Fame at UBIQ! The design of this Cali-based brand is often inspired by American Pro sports and then reinvented with their twist, and this season proves to be a winning play.

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Hall Of Fame is available now in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online.com at UBIQlife.com here.

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New Herschel Bags Are Here!

The onset of Summer means trip season has officially started. Whether you’re backpacking somewhere obscure, taking roadtrips to countryside backwoods counties, luxuriating it up at some rather opulent choice of a vacay – or sadly, but understandibly biding your time in work-sponsored air conditioning – you will need some means of a travel bag. Thankfully Herschel’s new stock has arrived at UBIQ, so you can look the part of savvy traveler, even if all you’re doing is the routine commute. Hey, appearances still count for something right?

To set things off right, is the Malibu Collection. Inspired by the warm sandy beaches of this sunny town, each bag is decorated in bright nautical stripes and an offwhite base.

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Next up is the Fine China set, which isn’t exactly your usual cup of tea. Using florals for the exterioir and blue-and-white-porcelain drawings for the interior, you might want set this on display with your other precious items.

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From the Rad Cars set, a collaboration between Herchel and Rad Surfboards designer Kevin Butler, a cali-based artist, whose whimsical car illustrations make up the majority of the prints seen here.

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A simple grey-yellow two tone action for the perfect everyday backpack. Note the mesh bottle bag on the side.

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herschel_summer_blog (3)Last but not east a few backpack styles featuring a very nice minty-seafoam green in your choice of an almost allover color, or a vibrant red checkerboard.

 

If any of these new Herschel bags have tickled your fancy, you can check them out for yourself in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at UBIQlife.com.

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Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500

New Balance has teamed up with Chicago’s Saint Alfred for this latest collaborative release, using its 1500 silhouette. The Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500 reinvented the iconic model with premium long-haired suede for its predominantly rich red upper, which was inspired by the luxurious lifestyle of royalty. In addition, Saint Alfred’s take also features 3M detailing, a ballistic nylon mesh toe box, leather lining, white midsole and gum outsole.

A beautiful shoe with an understated color palette for a timeless look and feel, it also comes with a luxurious cloth bag and hang tag. The Saint Alfred x New Balance 1500 will be available at UBIQ 12/28/13. Please stay tuned for more details including price, and online availability.

Awesome Toy Commercial Inspires Girls to Become Engineers, Set to Remixed Beastie Boys Song

A ridiculously cool and awesome commercial from toy company GoldieBlox, which has developed a set of interactive books and games to “disrupt the pink aisle and inspire the future generation of female engineers”  according to founder Debbie Sterling. The commercial stars three young girls who shun the princess doll gender stereotypes by creating real inventions of their own —all to the soundtracks of a remixed Beastie Boys song “Girls” (rapped by an 8-year-old girl, no less). This one deserves extra cool points.

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Liberty X Nike Air Force 1 “Downtown” Pack

We just gotta say that we are LOVING these Liberty x Nike collaborations and the Liberty x Nike Air Force 1 “Downtown” Pack does not disappoint. The fabrics, prints, and textiles created by Liberty are on point and downright memorable. For a design company typically known for its floral patterns on lady’s sneaks, Liberty really stepped it up for this men’s pack. Ever since the first Liberty x Nike collab with the “Downtown” High, the duo has been churning out trend setting originals one after another. The only difference between this pack and others like it is the fact that it includes 3 incredibly eye-catching and diverse shoes. Each sneaker displays a different multicolored print accompanied by a semi-translucent rubber sole. The simple sole allows you to focus on the most important elements of this collab. We’ll have the Midnight Turquoise, Dark Obsidian, and the Grand Purple colorways at UBIQ this Saturday. Available at 10AM EST in-store and 11AM EST online.

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Nike Air Trainer – OG Air Max Pack

In the spirit of Halloween, we have the Nike Air Trainer OG Air Max Pack bringing back the dead…dead colorways that is! Okay, so they’re not really dead but we’d like to see this as a resurrection. A tribute to Air Maxes of the past. First, we have the Air Trainer I MID PREMIUM QS paying homage to the Nike Air Max 90′s signature “Infrared” colorway. We think Bo Jackson would be proud. Then, we have the Nike Air Trainer 2 PREMIUM QS, which reminds us of the Air Max BW and its Persian Violet colorway. You can find these resurrected colorways at UBIQ Walnut this Saturday at 10AM EST or online at 11AM EST.
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Women’s Air Revolution Sky Hi “City Pack”

Since the introduction of the wedged sole, female sneakerheads around the world have a new way to show their love for kicks without having to wait for grade school sizes of mens’ shoes. Now, Nike Sportswear is celebrating all women around the world with their Nike Women’s Air Revolution Sky Hi “City Pack.” All five installments of the City Pack are crafted from premium materials and each sneaker in this limited edition collection grabs bold and creative inspiration from the city that it takes its name from. The collection is comprised of NYC, London, Tokyo, Milan and Paris, five fashion forward cities world-wide that each have their own unique personalities and cultures. They will be running for $200 a pair at UBIQ starting Saturday, October 26, in-store and at UBIQlife.com.

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PUMA Suede “Since ’93″ Pack

You’re looking at one vibrant throwback pack from PUMA. The classic Suede silhouette, that launched in 1968, gets some early-90′s inspiration to create this October release of the PUMA Suede “Since ’93″ Pack. The Suede profile was made popular throughout the decades by athletic greats, like basketball’s Walt “Clyde” Frazier and track’s Tommie Smith, and by gracing the evolving hip-hop culture. It is even regarded as the original b-boy shoe after rising to fame among the break dancing crews. Of course, there have been many changes and renditions of the Suede since it was born into the sneaker industry, but now the original classic model is back but with an exciting and energetic twist in the “Since’93″ Pack, which will be available in-store and online.

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New Balance 577 “Rain Mac” Pack

Fresh out of New Balance Flimby UK headquarters, we are getting the new 577 Rain Mac pack. Drawing inspiration from Charles Macintosh’s patented waterproof fabric and world-renowned outerwear, the two-shoe drop is braving the elements. Coming soon to UBIQ.

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Reebok Kamikaze II “Acid Rain”

One of the most exciting hoops stars of the 90′s is continually celebrated with every new release of the Reebok Kamikaze II but this Halloween version has taken an exciting form with “Acid Rain.” These stylish kicks were once worn, in original form, by SuperSonic’s player, Shawn Kemp, in his prime but this drop only shares a skeleton of the same shoe. The glow-in-the-dark panels has another aspect and adds another dimension to the Reign Man’s Kamikaze series. The “Acid Rain” will be available at UBIQ, in-store and online starting Friday, October 25, 2013.

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NEW UBIQ Air Freshener

Get your space smelling so fresh and so clean-clean with the new UBIQ Air Freshener from Frsh Airs. Featuring our star circle logo in black and white in a refreshing minty scent that will have all your friends asking “Who’s got the gum?” For $5, you can get a whiff of the good stuff for your car, room, or locker and pick it up at UBIQ Walnut and UBIQlife.com
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Reebok x Garbstore “Inside Out” Pack

Reebok teamed up with UK-based retailer Garbstore to create this distinctive new version of their classic silhouettes. Dubbed the ‘Inside Out’ pack, Garbstore took an experimental approach to materials, placing those that are usually seen on the inner lining for the outer shell of Reebok’s iconic shoes. Of the Reebok x Garbstore “Inside Out” Pack, we got the Pump Fury and Classic Leather 600. Get your hands on a pair of these limited edition shoes at UBIQ Walnut or at or online shop here.

VIDEO: Banksy sells his art on the street for $60 a pop – and we all missed it!

This past weekend graffiti artist/prankster/statement maker Banksy pulled another one of his stunts by selling his art on the street for a mere $60 a pop. He brought in an older man to play the street vendor, set up shop with 100% authentic pieces on display – and documented the one day sale on video. Watch it all happen in the clip above as much of the prices get haggled by customers, many of them unfamiliar with Banksy’s work obviously, as one man put it “I just need something for the walls.” Perhaps this is art being appreciated in the purest form, without hype or expectations, but don’t we all feel dumb for missing this one.

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Nike KD VI “PBJ”

First seen during Kevin Durant’s last stop in France for his European tour, his most recent elating signature shoe KD VI, were nonetheless inspired by his favorite snack and our most loved sandwich, PB&J. Who doesn’t love a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Kevin Durant shows his love for this sandwich through his latest sneaks, Nike KD VI “PBJ.”

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Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid “Florida Gators”

On his way to the NFL draft and his very decorated, Hall of Fame career with three Super Bowl championships with the Dallas Cowboys in the ’90s, Emmitt Smith was a Gator at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. At the Swamp, the accomplished running back had an equally bright career with three All-SEC teams, the SEC Most Valuable Player award, unanimous first time All-American honors in 1989, and he broke the school’s all-time rushing records. To recognize this Hall of Famer, Reebok has designed the truest rendition of a “Florida Gators” palette, to date. The Reebok Pump Paydirt Mid “Florida Gators” will be available at UBIQ starting Friday, October 18, 2013 for $125.

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The Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle QS “People’s Champ”

Keven Durant is all over the place these days, and he can thank his hard work ethic for that. The guys over at Nike Sportswear have also recognized this quality and felt they should pay homage with a new collaboration. The KD x NSW “People’s Champ” follows up the popular “Birthday” edition, but has an entirely different feel to its predecessor. Since the shoe recognizes Durant’s humble working class roots they’ve gone for materials synonymous with blue collar workers, thus illustrating yet another trait that makes him so great. The Nike KD 6 NSW Lifestyle QS “People’s Champ” is going for $120 and is available in-store today and online tomorrow, October 17th, at 10AM EST.

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Nike Roshe Run QS “Marble” Pack

If there’s one sneaker that hasn’t been a disappointment, it’s definitely the Nike Roshe Run. For the better part of 2013, this sneaker has been nearly unstoppable and now Nike is releasing three special colorways for the standard Roshe Run with the Nike Roshe Run QS “Marble” Pack. This quick-strike release features a trio of Nike Roshe Run models in unique colorways – Platinum Grey, Dark Navy, and Bamboo – that are highlighted by their marble-inspired Phylon midsoles. All three are coming soon to UBIQ, in store and online.

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Reebok – Shaqnosis “Escape from LA”

The Shaqnosis debuted way back in 1995, but as of late it’s been getting quite a lot of attention again. This time around, Reebok has chosen to use the iconic shoe to illustrate a key event in Mr. O’Neall’s career. As you probably guessed from the title, we’re talking about when Shaq fled the Los Angeles Lakers to seek refuge with the Miami Heat in 2004. While we feel that Kurt Russell’s 1996 escape from the same city may have been a little crazier, the fact remains that this was a milestone in basketball history. The Reebok Shaqnosis “Escape from LA” will is available at UBIQ now, both in-store and online.

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Jordan 6 Rings “Bel-Air”

This year has been full of retro release surprises from Jordan Brand but they’ve also found a way to turn heads without relying on a popular retro model. Instead, they revealed a West Coast inspired collection as a tribute to the WB Sitcom from the 90s, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” This ‘Bel-Air’ collection started with the Air Jordan 5 Retro a couple weeks ago and they’re not done; they’ve got a plethora of silhouettes lined up to take on the name. This weekend, the ever-popular hybrid, the 6 Rings from Jordan, will now be getting the West Coast treatment. Forget the dougie, harlem shake, and twerking. Let me see you do the Carlton!!! The Jordan 6 Rings “Bel-Air” will be dropping this weekend at UBIQ Walnut.

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adidas Originals x Jeremy Scott

After a decade of collaborating, adidas and the ingenious fashion designer, Jeremy Scott release the new adidas Originals. There are seven sneakers to look forward to in this Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals footwear collection, including the most popular JS models; “famous bear.” This collaboration is one of the most successful mergers ever and continues to be today. The newest model, “Money” Wings 2.0 looks like it might take the place of the most popular model.

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Nike Air Veer “Red October”

“The Hunt for Red October,” a popular 1984 novel by Tom Clancy, tells the fictional story of a submarine captain in the Soviet Navy who defects to the United States. Not only does Captain Ramius escape to the United States, but he steals a revolutionary, submarine vessel that makes sonar detection nearly impossible. The vessel, “Red October,” was a crucial component in the plans to initiate a nuclear attack against the United States because of its ability to avoid detection in US waters (Thankfully he stole it!). That being said, it’s pretty ironic that the Nike Air Veer “Red October” is one of the most noticeable shoes on the planet. I mean its loud! The University Red screams at you. It demands your attention and time to reflect on its bold features. The only other shoes we can think of that required so much attention are the Nike Air Yeezy II “Red October” and the Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo,” and we still think these Veers take the cake. UBIQ will have the Nike Air Veer “Red October” this Saturday, in-store, for $120.

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Air Jordan X Retro “Steel”

No one would have thought that these would be back on the sneaker market, especially after its 2005 release, but they’re back! Jordan Brand has re-retroed the Air Jordan X Retro “Steel” in its original form and build from 1994. Bringing back memories of MJ getting down on his hands and knees and kissing the floor in Chicago goodbye, this shoe originally released during His Airness’ first retirement, while he was playing baseball in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions. Now, these Steels are back for a release this weekend, Saturday, October 12, 2013 in a full family size run.

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BAU x The Distinct Life x Saucony Shadow 5000 “NOVEM” Pack

This weekend, a special, triple-branded two-shoe collection is releasing. Frank the Butcher’s Business As Usual label and Rick Williams’ The Distinct Life brand have come together, again, and this time, they worked on the Saucony Shadow 5000 silhouette to make it their own. The BAU x The Distinct Life x Saucony Shadow 5000 “NOVEM” Pack has yielded two sneakers that each represent the two designers’ individual brands and both shoes are set to release this weekend, on 10/12, at UBIQ Walnut, 9AM online and 10PM in store.

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Nike LeBron XI “King’s Pride”

Everyone has been patiently waiting, and it’s finally arrived; good ol’ number six has graced us with his latest offering. Out of all the shapes, heights, and silhouettes that James’ line has seen, they really seem to have hit the nail on the head with this one, giving us a low and lightweight shoe that has a totally unique flavor. The Nike LeBron XI “King’s Pride” is available at UBIQ on Saturday, October 12th, for $200. They hit the store at 10AM EST and will be online at 11AM EST.

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Nike Flash Pack

What else can be said about the Air Force 1? We won’t even waste your time trying to come up with something new, and just get straight to the point. The Nike Flash Pack features two new colorways of Bruce Kilgore’s 1982 classic. At first glance, they are very different from one another, but the commonality is in the fact that they feature 3m reflective tape throughout the uppers. Although they’re night and day from each other, both pairs from this pack are a must have for any die hard Air Force fan. The Nike Flash Pack will be available 10AM EST at UBIQ, in-store and online, on Saturday, October 5th. Each shoe is $100.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”

Hybrids are making a push right now and we’re not just talking about the cute, little cars that run on vegetable oil. We’re talking about sneakers. Artificial fusions of two completely different shoes to make the ultimate hybrid. MJ had his chemists working overtime for these beauties and we ain’t complaining. Two Jordan hybrids will be invading UBIQ this weekend in the form of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Bred” and “Concord”. MJ borrowed elements of the Jordan 11′s “Bred” and applied them to the original framework of an Air Jordan to create the Retro ’95 TXT “Bred”. The Air Jordan 1 Retro ’95 TXT “Concord” applied a similar design using that colorway we know and love. Both sneaks sport side panels wrapped in heavy mesh coupled with patent leather around the toe box. “JUMPMAN JORDAN” stands out nicely on the tongue tag accompanied by the “23″ above.  Carbon fiber accents the wings logo providing a classy finish to this retro hybrid. We’ll have them for you in-store, this Saturday for $130.
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Ewing Guard Pack and Ewing 33 HI

NCAA champion. Eleven time NBA All-Star. First NBA basketball player to form his own footwear brand. I mean, what hasn’t Patrick Ewing done? But somehow the BIG man did it again. Even after rebounding 11,607 basketballs during his NBA career, Ewing continues to put up an All-Star caliber effort. So add another rebound to the stat sheet as Ewing Athletics brings back the classic silhouette from 1990. This pack is headlined by the Ewing Guard Retros with an extra treat in the form of the Ewing 33 HI. Ewing Guards come in “Sunflower” and “Prince Blue” while the Ewing 33 HI comes in white with a classic gum bottom. The Ewing Guards and the Ewing 33 HI will be available at UBIQ Walnut this Saturday and online.

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Artist Highlight: Alex da Corte

Philly-based artist Alex Da Corte is an all-around multi-tasking multimedia creative. Known to also be an avid collector and scavenger, he often draws inspiration from found objects and his works in video, installation, and painting consists of “mis-matched” objects. Through Alex’s creations, he makes work that transcends its material origins, inviting his audience to challenge the notion of authority while simultaneously outlining the communities from which they exist. His latest works (which includes sneakers he bought from UBIQ) can currently be seen in the “Camp Paradox Days” group exhibit at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery at the University of the Arts, right here in Philly. We caught up with Alex to see what his transformative pieces were all about.
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Asics Gel Lyte V: Back For Its 20th

When you talk about classic running sneaker catalogs, Asics can go shot for shot with any brand in the industry. Asics is a performance running brand first and foremost so their primary focus when releasing fresh new products is for top-of-the-line modern runners. However, their classic models from the 80′s and 90′s are still beloved by, both, their growing cult audience and the running community. They’ve realized that they have an opportunity to claim a larger segment of the retro runner market since they have barely scratched the surface when it comes to retro resurrections. Now the Gel Lyte V, originally released in 1993, is back for its 20th in two OG color schemes! These will be available tomorrow, Friday, October 4th, and are priced at $110, in stores and online!
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Reebok Shaq Attaq ‘Big Shaqtus’

Pop Quiz! When did Shaquille O’Neal play for the Phoenix Suns? Bet you didn’t even remember that he was down in the sunny Phoenix, Arizona dessert for one season, unless you’re a Suns fan. Diesel played for teams like the Orlando Magics and the Los Angeles Lakers so Phoenix often gets out-shined with you think of Shaq’s career history. Well, Reebok is setting the record straight, reminding us of the 467 days that Shaq spent sweltering with the Suns during the 2008-2009 season, with the Reebok Shaq Attaq ‘Big Shaqtus’ which is set to release tomorrow for $160!

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Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”

One of the greatest trash talkers in NBA history is yet again making his presence known with the Nike Zoom Flight ’98 “The Glove”. Gary Payton took pride in getting in his opponent’s head. He enjoyed twisting their words, getting personal, and telling the greats how much they really sucked. He even talked Jordan into a loss once or twice and swears John Stockton was a tougher match-up. Aside from his verbal assault on the NBA from 1990 to 2007, Gary was one hell of a defender. He was so good that his opponents coined the nickname, “The glove,” as a sign of respect. Nike showed their respect by giving Gary Payton his very own signature sneak and even letting him play a large role in the technology and design.

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Travi$ Scott does UBIQ Walnut

Up-and-coming Houston, Texas-based rapper, Travi$ Scott, stops by UBIQ Sunday at 12NOON for a meet & greet. We’re really psyched to have him come by the shop, so you know there’s gonna be some giveaways to celebrate. His appearance comes just a few hours before he takes the stage at the TLA for this year’s Philly stop of the Sneaker Pimps tour.

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The Sneaker Pimps Tour Hits Philadelphia Sunday, October 6th.

You know the deal. The world’s largest touring sneaker/hip-hop/lifestyle exhibition is back in Philly this Sunday, October 6thfrom 1PM-6PM at the TLA. Tickets are ranging in price from $15 to $100, depending on which level you prefer. A link to purchase tickets has been added at the bottom of this post, so get psyched and make sure you get yours before they’re gone. The event will feature over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, and signed kicks as well as shoe inspired artwork, fashion, and photography. The tour also focuses on related fringe cultural elements such as skateboarding demonstrations, basketball competitions, street art instillations, and of course; live music. This year’s performance is by Grand Hustle’s own Travi$ Scott, an up-and-coming rap artist who has been gaining a buzz from his TI and 2 Chainz collaboration “Upper Echelon.”

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Nike – Kobe 8 “Pit Snake”

The Black Mamba is the fastest snake in the world. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also the longest poisonous snake in Africa, armed with a bite that is almost always fatal. It’s long been said that Kobe embodies the persona of this deadly reptile, so Nike set out to exemplify that through a new edition of his latest signature shoe. The “Pit Viper” is the first Kobe 8 release to evolve the snake aesthetic from inspiration to photo-realism. They wanted to capture the nocturnal nature of the snake with darker colors while aligning its predator instincts with the dynamic fit and traction Bryant’s kicks are already known for. The Kobe 8 “Pit Viper” is available for $140 at UBIQ on October 5th; in-store at 10AM EST and online at 11AM EST.

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Air Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’

In September 1990, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air sitcom debuted on television. That same year that Jordan Brand dropped the Air Jordan 5, making 2013 the 23rd anniversary of the shoe. Considering how much Jordan Brand feels about the number 23, is it any wonder these coincidences had any influence on the release date of this shoe? A breathtakingly FRESH new colorway the Air Jordan 5 ‘Bel-Air’, as its name implies, takes inspiration from the very colorful Will Smith character of the legendary 90′s TV sitcom. Known to for his flashy clothing, among them the reversed Bel Air Academy blazer, Will usually showed (everyone) up on set in dope kicks – in the show’s opening scene Will famously rocked the Air Jordan 5 with no laces. With it’s neon pop of colors and wild prints, these kicks personify 90′s fashion fit for a – wait for it – Fresh Prince.

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Bodega x New Balance 577 ‘HYPRCAT’

Boston retailer Bodega teams up with New Balance for their 577 “HYPRCAT,” inspired by the ’90s video game Star Fox. The Bodega x New Balance 577 ‘HYPRCAT’ models its design from the game’s outer space setting and vintage graphics. The predominantly light-colored low-tops are presented with bright color pops throughout and the outsole in a light translucent blue, which is said to give a 3D feeling to the 577. These colorful kicks feature a fine upper construction, comprised of premium suede and nubuck.

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Hanon x Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 “Northern Liites”

The guys at Scotland-based sneaker retailer Hanon present another amazing collabo for the Fall 2013 season. Following their 2010 ASICS GTII “Northern Liites,” Hanon joined forces with Onitsuka Tiger to rework the Colorado 85 silhouette – originally launched in the mid 80′s as a trail running shoe for the great outdoors. Like their ASICS GTII, inspiration for the great colorway was also drawn from the Aurora Borealis, commonly referred to as the ‘Northern Lights’.
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Concepts x New Balance 998 “C-Note”

The guys over at Concepts have linked up with New Balance again to rework one of their classic shoes this fall. The pair in question is the 998, with the idea to make it look like the new one-hundred dollar bill from our good friends at the Federal Reserve. Although the actual C-note currency piece won’t be issued by the U.S. Mint until later in October, these inspired kicks will see a UBIQ in-store only release at 10AM EST on Saturday, September 28th, for $175.

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Bodega x Saucony Elite Shadow 6000 “African Print” Pack

Boston-based retailer Bodega’s newest addition to its ongoing collaboration with Saucony Elite turns up in the build of the Shadow 6000 silhouette, in not one, but two unique print colorways. These special-edition Saucony fuses the uppers of a Shadow 6000 to the off-white midsole of a Shadow 5000, mixing full-grain premium suede and graphic pattern nylon throughout its upper.

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Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ Arrives October 5th, Cue the Music…

Though not it’s official name, the Jordan 5 ‘Bel Air’ arrives in a brand new colorway complete with bright hues and a wild 90′s print fit for, well, a Fresh Prince. The Air Jordan V was the obvious choice for this release, with Will Smith (whose birthday it happens to be today) famously rocking the popular silhouette in the opening credits of the legendary 90s sitcom. October 5th is the drop date for these hyped up Js. Cue the music…

Filmmaker Casey Neistat Shows ‘The Dark Side’ of Waiting in Line For the New iPhone 5s

In a move that is unfamiliar to sneakerheads, Apple customers camped outside their flagship stores this past weekend in the hopes of being one of the first to get their hands on the newly released iPhone 5s. In his latest video, filmmaker Casey Neistat shows “The Dark Side”, a short film about waiting in line, interviewing everyone from overly eager Apple fanatics to professional line sitters and others who are being paid to wait, asking them the age-old question of “Why?”

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Sneaker Releases, A Few Things To Know About Them.

Let’s talk about sneaker releases. Not any specific releases, nor general releases, but releases, in general. Gone are the days of stumbling into your local sports equipment shop and finding a pair of kicks you just happen to like. No, the shoes that drop nowadays, come with an entirely new marketing campaign that starts with a “leak” on a blog that tempts customers even further with a release date, or a street date as its called in business. On the one hand this ensures that consumers who want certain items know when to coordinate their paychecks to get them. On the other it creates an atmosphere of anticipation, with camp-outs for in-store releases, and the potential for website server crashes from the onslaught of online buyers when a web product goes live.

Yes, we know it comes with the territory. But there are a few things you didn’t know but should know about sneaker releases and release dates…

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Nike Air Foamposite One “Thermal Map”

The second half of the Foamposite “Weatherman Pack” is finally upon us. Like the Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” before it, the “Thermal Map” utilizes an all-over map print on a Foamposite upper. This pair takes the mapping concept further by using thermal imaging, which causes things to be visible even in absolute darkness based solely on changes in heat. The abstract imagery has got everyone in a whirl, most people fanning out pretty hard. They’ve managed to stack some pretty crazy nicknames so far, our current favorite being “tamposites,” but as most of the internet concurs you really just have to see these ones in person to fully appreciate how ill they are. They drop on Saturday, September 28th for $250.

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Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Linen” and “Acorn”

Remember when the Air Force 1 was everything? Well, Nike Sportswear does too, and after quite the wait they’ve decided to reuse some of the classic colorways from its golden era onto another iconic shoe of theirs, the Dunk High, as part of the “Special Projects” line. The “Linen” and “Acorn” colors debuted on the AF1 in 2001 and 2002 respectively and quickly sold out in their initial runs, becoming collector’s items in no time at all. Now these neutral hued palettes are re-imagined on some Premium Dunk Highs just in time for the fall. The Nike Dunk High Premium SP “Linen” and “Acorn” are both available at UBIQ, in-store and online, at 10AM EST on September 28th, for $140 each.

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Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print”

The Air Jordan XX8 is finally making a comeback and is featuring the Jordan Brand signature elephant print in two bold looks with the Air Jordan XX8 “Elephant Print”! This weekend, these two Quickstrikes and the AJV 3LAB5, together, join the legacy of Jordan sneakers to don the signature print for the print’s milestone 25th anniversary. The print first debuted in 1988 on the Air Jordan 3 and has continued to grace different silhouettes throughout the years. Now, the forwards, point guards, and shooting guards of the basketball world can enjoy a performance-focused sneaker in the brand’s distinctive print with a model created by the famous sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield.

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Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’

When it comes to big sports brands in skateboarding, people tend to gravitate towards the remakes of old classics rather than the freshly designed “skate” shoes. With Nike SB in particular, the popularity of their original SB models such as the Bruin pales in comparison to reworked classics such as the Dunk or the Blazer. One exception to the rule is the Janoski. Between skateboarders and collectors, this shoe definitely give those other two a run for their money. The shoe is the result of Stefan Janoski, a skater’s skater, remaining steadfast that Nike give him the shoe he designed as he designed it. His stubbornness paid off, because not only has the Janoski become a skate staple since its release in 2009, shoe collectors and Nike enthusiasts have also shown it a ton of love. We’re excited to see his Nike SB Stefan Janoski ‘Blue Digi Floral’ making its rounds starting September 27th, hot on the heels of his ‘Pink Digi Floral,’ which dropped this past Spring.
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FILA 95 Retros

The resurrection of the FILA 95 Retros are the perfect send off for a seven-time NBA All-Star, who retired at the end of the 2013 season. Grant Hill debuted the classic FILA during his ’94 – ’95 season when he shared Co-Rookie of the Year honors with Jason Kidd. Originally named the FILA Grant Hill I, the FILA 95 Retros are a part of FILA’s “Re-Introduced Pack.” The collection re-establishes an OG style signature to the mid ‘90s and is highly anticipated by both FILA and its supporters. These 95 Retros come in two colorways: navy/white/red, reminiscent of Grant Hill’s on court colors, and black-on-black .
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Air Trainer Max ’94 Premium QS “Madden NFL 25”

Well, we guess if there are two things everyone loves it would be sneakers and the Madden game franchise. Someone somewhere was listening and decided the two would make a perfect pair. Announced just four weeks ago, people have been going nuts over these Air Trainer Maxes that pay homage to the 25th installment of the legendary video game series. Are you surprised though? Nike’s famous basketball retro has always been a hit regardless of collaborations, which only seem to sweeten the deal even further.
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Nike LeBron X NSW Lifestyle

To say LeBron’s shoe game has been on point this year might be the biggest understatement you could possibly make. Just when you thought 2013 would be quiet for him (at least until October), Nike goes and releases something else really dope with his name on it. While the Championship Pack is focusing on more basketball oriented kicks and apparel (who would have thought?), Nike Sportswear’s Lifestyle collaboration with LeBron takes a much different route, closer to a pair of skate shoes than anything else. Previously we’ve seen midnight and hazel versions, but we think this Dark Olive color might be the most versatile yet. As per usual these things were released in Asia a little while back, but we’re finally on the cusp of an American release, so get hyped.

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Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus

The Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus is a fresh retro running silhouette dug straight out of the 90′s archives by Puma‘s design team updated with brand new colors. The return of the Puma Trinomic XT2 Plus, an early 1990s heritage model also means bringing back its green OG sneaker box for the full retro effect. These retro releases are a solid reproduction of the original, complete with the premium suede, knobbly mesh and rubber used in the original release. Using silver, green and yellow for its base, this is a refreshing colorway for the shoe.
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We’ve made it to 10K Instagram Followers!

Slowly but steadily we’ve been growing our customer base, be it in-store visits, Twitter questions answered or simply product release posts on Facebook. Despite a few gripes from unlucky buyers who couldn’t get their pairs (welcome to the game, Sneakerheads), we seen our fan base grow and grow. So we’re proud to announce that our Instagram has made it to 10K followers! Because of the support of followers like you we are able to keep doing bigger and better things and we hope the coming season is the more reason to keep doubletapping and keep living that #UBIQlife. From the entire UBIQ family, #ThankYou.

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Air Jordan V “3Lab5″

It’s a big year for the Jordan V. To honor 23-year old model, Jordan has been giving it a bunch of shine via releases such as the “Fire Red” and “Fear”. They’ve definitely outdone themselves with the “3Lab5” though, taking the classic Elephant print that first debuted in 1988 for the Air Jordan III and bringing it to the V for the first time ever. Part of the The Air Jordan Elements collection, a brand new series of Jordans brings their iconic patterns and design elements to shoes that never featured them in the past. As the most legendary of all Air Jordan design elements, Elephant print made for a obvious starting point for this new creative endeavor. This is sure to be an instant classic, even if it took them a whole bunch of years to get around to it, better late than never.

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Nike Lunar Fly 306 QS Pack

First made available in Tokyo, the Nike Lunar Fly 306’s are finally starting to see some American releases as well. Combining an extremely unorthodox one-piece upper with some really loud colorways, these Quick Strikes were built to give you a whole new running experience. For as simple as they look, the fit is second to none, feeling like a rather comfortable second sock. In classic form, the shoe sits on a grippy black outsole and a Lunarlon midsole that work together, creating a high performance shoe.
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New Leather Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips

Since Nike bought the Chicago shoe maker Cole Haan in 1988, the sneaker giant made its way into the formal footwear market. Using the opportunity to incorporate some of the latest sneaker technology into dress shoes, Cole Haan started featuring classy silhouettes with Nike Air technology in their boat shoes, boots, brogues, and loafers.  The Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip is the latest successful collaboration collection and they are an absolute must-have for any man’s closet!

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Available Today: KD VI Lifestyle ‘Birthday’

When it’s not quite appropriate to wear your birthday suit, a birthday shirt is a great alternative. Just ask Kevin Durant who couldn’t hide his affinity for polka dots on his last birthday. Taking inspiration from KD’s personal style Nike Sportswear presents the KD VI NSW Lifestyle ‘Birthday’.
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Nike Mayfly Woven QS Pack

Nike’s Woven Mayflys are back, and just in time for the end of the warm weather and the start of the crisp fall season. Based on the iconic marathon running shoe of the same name, this woven quickstrike pack has a style all its own, and was a huge surprise hit last time. Each available color is has a uniquely woven, and soft to the touch, monotone suede upper that rests upon a clean white rubber outsole. This keeps everything neutral and assures that you can rock them with just about anything you can think of. Obviously, the true highlight here is the intertwined detail at the quarter panel, which circumvents a solid toe cap and heel piece to go around the entire shoe. The Mayfly Wovens seem to stress minimalist design, so in keeping with that the branding is light; with a small same color swoosh on the tip of the tongue and heel only. Trust us though; you’ll thank them for it after you see the “less is more” theory so beautifully executed in person. Inside, the foot bed is constructed from forming leather on top of a light and springy Phylite midsole, keeping things comfy too. Plus, there’s just something classy about having leather inside your shoes. Anyway, I digress. The real standout of this pack is the Lite Iron Ore colorway. It’s a new edition to the collection, but with its smooth light grey suede upper and white sole color combination, it fits right in with the rest of the bunch as an extremely versatile anytime/anywhere shoe. Swing by and pick your favorite from the Nike Mayfly Woven QS pack up at Walnut or online today.
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Remembering 9/11, A Stunning GIF of NYC’s Skyline

It’s been 12 years since the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks. Still, the construction of One World Trade Center has transformed New York City’s skyline since 9/11. The development of the 104-story building is expected to be completed early next year. Take a look at the stunning evolution through via the gif above.

 

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WEST NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Tequila Sunrise”

Bummed that summer’s over? Maybe the WEST NYC x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Tequila Sunrise” will help you reminisce in the coming Fall season. WEST NYC’s partnership with Saucony uses the classic early 1990′s classic silhouette, the Shadow 5000 to create a colorful farewell sneaker which pays homage to the summertime, tequila-filled cocktail by way of gradient side panels. Drawing inspiration from long nights that carry over into early mornings, the combination of teal, grey and black make up the majority of the upper to represent the night sky, with black and orange gradient symbolize the coming of dawn, and the insole is designed like the scales on a worm that you might find in a tequila bottle. Continue reading

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Concepts x Asics Gel Lyte III “Three Lies”

Did you know that the Concepts x Asics Gel Lyte III “Three Lies” wasn’t actually inspired by Boston’s rich history, but rather an urban legend? Nicknamed the “Three Lies,” after the famous John Harvard statue aka the “Statue of Three Lies” because of all the inaccuracies inscribed on it (the truth is here on Harvard’s blog). In addition to it’s misquotes, the landmark has been said to bring luck to those who rub the toe box of his shoes, causing the statue’s shoes to turn from copper to gold. Judging by the color on those shoes, many have been cheated of a fortune.
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Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack

The Nike Air Max OG Tape Pack breathes new life into four iconic silhouettes in their most recognized and beloved colorways – “OG Red” Nike Air Max 1, “Infrared” Air Max 90, “Neon” Air Max 95, and “Silver Bullet” Nike Air Max 97 – by rewrapping them in Nike’s no-sew tape material. As one of the most popular and memorable sneaker lineups in Nike history, the Nike Air Max series is set to make their classic shoes even more legendary by bringing them back with Nike’s latest technology. Constantly researching and developing new technologies for new kicks, while also upgrading the older styles to optimize form and functionality, Nike introduces its new “tape” upgrade that forms and binds shoes in a more lightweight and constructive manner, all while not compromising look and safety.
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Nike Air Penny V “Highlighter”, Lil’ Penny in a shoe

There’s a storm of new releases coming out tomorrow morning and one of the most coveted pair of the lot has to be the Nike Air Penny V “Highlighter”. Nearly a year has passed since the release of the last Penny V, “The Invisibility Cloak”, and tempers are running high as sneaker enthusiasts wait for the next Pennies. Well, as the heel says “The Storm is Over”, so read up on the shoe in the meantime.

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Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks”, A Tribute To A Formidable Foe

The Air Jordan 1 “Atlanta Hawks” keeps the ball rolling with its NBA team-based looks, here sporting a Black/Gym Red-University Gold color-scheme, a nod to the OG uniforms of Atlanta Hawks, a team considered to be one of MJ’s “Formidable Foes”. Closer details of the sneakers reveal the film graphics across the upper that seem to point to Dominique Wilkins, aka the Human Highlight Reel, as the foe called out.
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Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Raspberry Red” 9.7.13

Hot from Nike Basketball and Lebron James, the next Nike Air Max LeBron X Low “Raspberry Red” is determined to stand out among its brothers and from all this buzz we’re hearing, the release is expected to be a hot seller. These are the last of the 10s that we’re promoting before the 11s come our way, so get yours while you can!
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Air Griffey Max 1 & Air Veer “Safari Pack” Releasing 9/7/13

Tomorrow we get the new Air Griffey Max 1 & Air Veer “Safari Pack”, the latest kicks to rock the beloved safari-motif. While Nike hasn’t really linked the two together, they are referring to it as an “Informal Safari Pack” on the blog, because you know they love to run themes even when they pretend they aren’t. This year seems to be big on that print though, as we’ve already seen it on the Air Foamposite One and Air Griffey Max 360 amongst a plethora of others. Continue reading

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M.I.A.’s New Pop Sound?

Yesterday, former Indie Queen M.I.A. previewed “Come Walk With Me,” the first single off her forthcoming new album Matangi, which after many fake threats to leak, finally looks like it’s going to drop on November 5th. The song starts off like an easy-breezy new wave track highlighting the singer’s voice over a faint instrumental and hand clap background before escalating into that familiarly repetitive electro beat, cutting in and out of effects over M.I.A.’s jittery vocals. Unlike her older material which jumps right into drum loops, the softer intro lead-in almost makes it more inviting to listen all the way through to the fast tempo of the full song, perhaps giving it a bit pop appeal. Hmmmm, will M.I.A. get regular radio airplay? Guess we’ll have to find out in November along with her stalled documentary about the album. Here’s to finishing.

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Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB “Walk of Fame”

Brooklyn Projects and Nike SB team up once again for their collaborative Dunk Low SB “Walk of Fame”. Set over the Dunk Low silhouette, this limited edition draws inspiration from the infamous Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, not too far from BP’s doors. Though because of copyrights/trademark issues, the shoe will not be branded with “Brooklyn Projects” lettering at the heel. Instead the SBs feature a black speckled upper that resembles the iconic Nike Safari print and the pattern that represents the granite surrounding the sidewalk star, while red suede panels and gold branding tie in the Hollywood theme. To finish out that guilded detailing, the Swoosh is blinged out gold. If you’re not too Hollywood, grab your pair from us either at the UBIQ Walnut Shop or UBIQlife.com for $120.
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Air Jordan Retro V “Fire Red”

It’s going to be a very fire red summer, as the Air Jordan V “Fire Red” re-releases releasing for the fourth time tomorrow in a color way straight from the sneaker’s 1990 debut. This 2013 edition boasts the same features of the 2006 retro, with a white leather base contrasted with fire red and black accents. Whereas the other version featured a 3M tongue, this pair takes on a black one. Meanwhile, the colors on the midsole have been flipped, with black working the infamous shark teeth and an icy blue sole to complete the look. Included in the rerelease is the #23 branded along the heel and the retro cement box.
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Friday Forecast: Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman”


When the Foamposite came out last year it took basketball by storm, forever changing the way sports footwear is designed -  and it looks like it will happen again.  A new Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” edition emerges this Friday August 31 2013, inspired by NBA player and Nike-sponsored athlete Kevin Durant’s childhood desire to be a weatherman. We’re thankful he found the his way to sports, but even more that Nike has found a way to illustrate this short-lived career dream through one of their most revolutionary sneakers. Graphic, Doppler-esque depictions of inclement weather patterns grace the uppers of each shoe. The blue colorway demonstrates a quick transformation from calm to intense, while the red represents the constant pounding of a soaking thunderstorm. Don’t get left out in the storm, pick up your Nike Air Foamposite One “Weatherman” at UBIQ Walnut this Friday for $250.

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Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 “White” & “Green Glow”

This Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 takes its design inspiration from an original Air Jordan IV, also released in 1989. Using the silhouette of the Jordan 1, the borrowed Jordan IV elements come in the form of reinforced mesh overlays covering the Swoosh on both sides, plastic heel tabs and classic “Flight” branding on the tongue.

For this Retro ’89, Jordan gives you two options, “White/Cement” and “Green Glow”. The first one comes in a colorway identical to the OG 4′s, using white-base leather upper, black on the heel Jumpman logo, Swoosh, outersole and tongue trim, Fire Red on the tongue branding, while Cement Grey splatter covers the midsole and branded heel tabs. The “Green Glow” edition of the Air Jordan 1 Retro ’89 come in the exact same build as it “White/Cement” counterpart, but its colorway is identical to the Air Jordan IV “Green Glow” released just last week. Featuring a black-based leather upper with Green Glow accents, white midsole and Cement Grey accents. Available 9AM at UBIQ Walnut for $130 on Saturday 8.24.13.
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Air Jordan Fear Pack featuring Jordan 3s, 4s and 5s

Scared you might not get your hands on a pair of Air Jordan “Fear Pack”? Don’t worry, each of the Jordan 3s, 4s and 5s will be available at UBIQ Walnut, this Saturday 8.24.13 at 9AM.
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That Mutombo Game (Yes, We’re Playing It Again)

Remember when Old Spice created the “Dikembe Mutombo’s 4½ Weeks to Save the World” Mutombo game, that hilarious 8-bit video game where Dikembe Mutombo is the action hero whose adventures consisted of weekly missions based on current events to save the world from destruction? Although it was originally released on December 21st (which according to the Mayan calendar was the end of the world), we decided to bring it back again, to bide our time while we await the release of the adidas Originals Mutombo which drops this Saturday 8.24.13 10AM at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.

Yes the Mutombo game is relatively simple, as you fight flying bananas and ask talking bears with sweaters for advice — but the real dilemma is will we get any work done the rest of the day? *Finger wave*
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adidas Originals Mutombo – Available at UBIQ 8.24.13

First released in 1993, the adidas originals Mutombo returns 20 years later looking as fresh its first debut. With its signature African-inspired pattern, bold colors and sky-high cut, the adidas Originals Mutombo is a shoe that has been on many sneakerheads’ re-release wishlist.

For this year’s lineup, the adidas originals Mutombo uses a different colorway, designed as a tribute to the retired NBA center and his Congolese heritage. The new Mutombo shoes maintains the trademarks of the original including the black and white African mud print, the shield-inspired graphic on the tongue, and the number ’55’ in yellow on the sides of the collar. The upper is crafted out of a combination of leather and synthetic materials, which also features a padded collar, plastic lace details and contrast stitching along the front of the outsole. adidas originals Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut and UBIQlife.com for $105 at 9AM this Saturday 8.24.13.
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UBIQ The World Over: August trip to NYC

Last week, UBIQ made its way up to NYC for the day to visit with some of our favorite vendors and shops. It’s always nice to pop out of Philly once and a while and see all the innovation and creativity that New York City has to offer. Take a closer look as UBIQ buyer/brand manager Paul Lee and I tour the city, traveling up and down Manhattan, stopping in at the Asics Showroom, Stussy NYC, Vans x DQM General Store, Reed Space, and many more exciting places on this rainy day in NYC for this UBIQ The World Over feature.
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Vans Vault x Wtaps OG Classics Collection

Wtaps pairs up with Vans Vault again for their August delivery. The Vans Vault x Wtaps OG Classics Collection features six distinct shoes: the SK8-Hi, the Chukka, and the Slip On, each in two different colorways following a military theme. Available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut in limited quantities. Check out the full collection in greater detail after the jump or click here to shop today.

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Jordan Brand Air Jordan IV Retro “Green Glow”

The Air Jordan Retro IV gets a facelift with the “Green Glow” colorway. Featuring a Dark & Cement Grey nubuck upper with Green Glow highlights, this Air Jordan IV is sure to be a show stopper. Available 10AM this Saturday, 8.17.13 at UBIQ Walnut in limited quantities.
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KD VI “NYC 66″

Available this Saturday 10AM at UBIQ Walnut, Nike launches KD VI “NYC 66″ in honor of Kevin Durant dropping 66 points, breaking the all-time record at Era Rucker Park in New York City back in 2011. The name takes after his impressive performance during the NBA lockout, which took place for over a month, causing many players to take their talents to the streets to stay in shape. Many well-known NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have played at Era Rucker Park, located in Harlem, NY, but not too many are remembered for scoring 66 points. During the fourth quarter, everyone exploded onto the court, crowding over and admiring KD after scoring four 3-pointers back to back and slamming his 60th point of the game home. The OKC Thunder Forward, Durant, appeared at this park for the first time only to leave his mark of greatness.
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Nike Barkley Posite Max “Gamma Green”

One of Nike Sportswear’s most popular models of 2013, the Nike Barkley Posite Max is back right in time before the Summer’s over. After a short hiatus, Nike Sportswear brought back the Barkley Posite Max in an all new “Gamma Green” colorway. The shoe features a black nubuck base with gamma green Foamposite overlays for a godzilla-inspired look with hits of 3M accent throughout the upper, while a translucent outsole sits below. The Nike Barkley Posite Max “Gamma Green” is available 10AM today, August 14th, at UBIQ Walnut Street.
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adidas Originals | The House of Mutombo | The Courts

To celebrate the re-release of the adidas Mutombo, the “House of Mutombo” video series presents an illustrated and animated history of basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo as told by the man himself. This is the 2nd episode entitled “The Courts”, which follows Mutombo’s many accomplishments on the court.

Illustrations from Nathan McKee, animation by Jamal Qutub, and music from PJ Portlock.

The adidas Mutombo will be available at UBIQ Walnut on 8.24.13

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Shop Looks: End of Summer Highlights

As we near the end of summer and start to introduce Fall 2013 products, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite products for the end of Summer. Cooler days are ahead, and many of us are starting to bring pants and long sleeves back out of the closet to layer up. Featuring new arrivals from Publish Brand, Bounty Hunter, Komono, and Nike, we have tons of new apparel, accessories and footwear to help you transition into Fall. Click to take a closer look at our End of Summer Highlights interactive Shop Look, modeled and styled by our very own Kahlil.

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New Balance x Herschel Fall 2013 Collection

Herschel has once again gotten together with New Balance for a collection of 420′s & H710′s for this fall. The 420 running shoe comes in 3 colorways this fall, including burgundy, grey, and army. The 420′s are constructed with a ripstop nylon and textured suede upper, and feature a printed paisley sock liner. The H710 hiking shoes come in either army or burgundy, and also feature a ripstop nylon and suede upper. The full collection is available now at UBIQ Walnut, and will be available in the coming days at UBIQlife.com. Click below to check out the Fall 2013 New Balance x Herschel lookbook.

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adidas Springblade – Available now at UBIQ

After 6 years of development by the adidas Innovation Team, adidas has released the all new Springblade for Summer 2013. The adidas Springblade features individually tuned Energy Blades instead of a traditional outsole, that help to propel you forward, making this a one of a kind running experience. The adidas Springblade also features a techfit™ upper, which wraps and forms around your foot similar to a sock, and features a air mesh tongue that adds to increased breathability and comfort. UBIQ is proud to carry the adidas Springblade in the Infrared – Metal Silver – Black colorway, which features a predominantly Infrared techfit™ upper and springblades, and Metal Silver adidas 3 Strikes raised logo on the sides. The adidas Springblade is available now at UBIQ Walnut, and available in limited quantities soon at UBIQlife.com. Click for a closer look, as well as a detailed video from the team over at adidas.
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Air Jordan 3 Retro “Fire Red”

Originally debuting in 1988, the “Fire Red” Air Jordan 3 made its first appearance on Michael Jordan’s feet perfectly matching His Airness’ intensity on court, (as well as Chicago’s team colors). With so many retro Jordans colorways making their way again in 2013, what sets Fire Reds apart of from the OG rereleases is that it’s only Jordan 3 with an all-black Elephant print. It’s going to be a very fire red summer. Get yours this Saturday August 3, 2013 at 10AM EST.
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Ewing Focus Pack at UBIQ

Perhaps the second most popular Ewing shoe in the line after the 33 Hi, Patrick wore this shoe in the 1993 season and at the time of release it was the most technologically advanced shoe the company had released. This updated version of the original Focus features a leather upper, as well as mesh, neoprene and nubuck accents throughout. Other details include “Focus” embroidery across the tongue strap, “Ewing” across the tongue and heel, and Patrick Ewing’s signature on the side.

The White/Red/Black and the Black/Orange/Blue Ewing Focus will be available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.
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Nike Air Max Lebron X Low (Silver/Teal)

Nike Basketball pays homage to LeBron James’ hometown with a LeBron X Low inspired by the Akron Aeros, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The latest low-top edition of the LeBron X features a silver and teal color combo, accented by black on the Flywire, heel and toe swoosh branding, crimson speckle print on the midsole, supported by a teal and purple rubber outsole. Polka dot laces pull it all together for these LBJ shoes, making it an easy Summer pickup.

The Nike Air Max Lebron X Low (Silver/Teal) is available now at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut.
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The “House of Mutombo” Video Series, By adidas

To celebrate the re-release of the adidas Mutombo, the “House of Mutombo” video series presents an illustrated and animated history of basketball legend Dikembe Mutombo, featuring paper cut illustrations from Nathan McKee, animation by Jamal Qutub, and music from PJ Portlock. Here, is the first video.

The adidas Mutombo will be available at UBIQ on 8.24.13.

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Vans Vault x Disney Classics Collection

Vans’ latest collaborator is none other than Disney, an unexpected yet surprisingly pleasant partnership from the two classic brands. Presenting a new Vault collection for Summer 2013, Disney patterns decorate two Sk8-His and four Authentic LX silhouettes. The instantly recognizable prints featuring Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh are said to be straight from the 1980s Disney archives. There’s just something to be said about our most beloved cartoon characters adorning fan favorite skate shoes – some things you never grow out of. The Disney x Vans Vault 2013 Fall OG Classics Collection in Men and Grade School sizes are are available in-store at UBIQ Walnut and online at UBIQlife.com here.
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24 Kilates x Saucony “Mar y Montaña” Pack

The guys behind Barcelona sneaker boutique 24 Kilates have whipped up a very special “Mar y Montaña” pack with Saucony. Using the Shadow Original silhouette as a base, the pack borrows its color palette from the world-famous paellas of Spain’s Catalan region, which combines ingredients from the ocean and highlands. “Montaña” utilizes a brown/grey/cream mountain-inspired colorway while “Mar” dons a seafaring navy/olive/cream profile – each sporting custom graphic tongue branding and “24 KILATES” embroidered along the lateral suede mudguard. Garnished with multiple sets of laces, the palatable 24 Kilates’ “Mar y Montaña” pack delivers in both presentation and flavor.

The Mar (Sea) Shadow Original will be sold exclusively online at UBIQlife.com at 10AM EST this Saturday 7/27, while the Montaña (Mountain) can be purchased in-store at UBIQ Walnut. Both are available for $110.

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Nike SB x MIA Dunk Low

To celebrate their 10-year anniversary MIA Skate Shop links up with Nike SB for a special collaboration Dunk Low Premium. The teal/orange colorway is an obvious nod to the hometown Dolphins team colors but other design details include lots of beachy vibes, such as clear aqua outsoles, water-like graphic suede upper and sandy tan hits throughout – this is sure to be a summertime hit. Additional features include a perforated leather toe box, custom graphic insole and Nike SB palm tree tongue tag. The Nike SB x MIA Dunk Low Premium will be available for $98 at UBIQ Walnut & online at UBIQlife.com this Saturday 7/27 at 10AM EST.
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Komono Watches at UBIQ

KOMONO’s retro-futuristic watches blur the line between simplistic and daring, yet remains so balanced in design that it’s neither biased for men or women. From their Wizard Print Series, these modernized, unisexy timepieces combine the clean, minimalist faces of analog chronometers with bold prints and colorful patterns on textured watch straps that are as comfortable as they are adventurous. Whether it’s work mode or play mode, you know what time it is.
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Agenda NY 2013 Recap

As many of our brand friends make their way to Long Beach for the West Coast Agenda tradeshow, here’s a brief look at who actually attends these things. Sure, there are buyers and sales reps taking orders, creative directors and store owners talking potential collabs or the next pop-up shop, but also marketing directors looking for “inspiration”, media bloggers prepping their upcoming season editorials, the occasional cool kid who would rather been seen than see anything being shown, and of course crashers/groupies/interns hoping to catch glimpses of street wear’s future (and maybe Future). Despite the casual hangout atmosphere, real business ventures do take place at tradeshows like Agenda, and a few industry heads drop some sound advice.
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Nike – Air Force 1 Hi CMFT QS “White Ice”

A pickup that could easily make up for any you missed during the summer. The “White Ice” Nike is a fantasy shoe. There is nothing that anyone can say is missing from the Nike Air Force Hi CMFT. Everything from the look of it to the technical specs it has is unparalleled. Since the whole shoe is white it makes sense as to why some may not be interested in it. That perception will change when they hear about what this shoe brings to the table. Comfort sockliner, Ankle strap support.
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Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede”

Let’s be real, not everyone wants a colorful, “in your face” shoe. Some people just want a great quality shoe, that’s also easy to wear. The Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede” can easily slip into any wardrobe thanks to its predominantly solid black suede upper. With hints of brown and mint as the only other color details, it’s minimalist profile almost gives this sneaker a dress shoe feel. The Lebron X EXT also features a full-length Zoom Air sole unit, providing maximum cushioning.

The Nike Lebron X EXT “Black Suede” will be available in limited quantities at UBIQlife.com and UBIQ Walnut 10AM this Saturday, July 20th.

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Nike Air Max 90 Essential

Whenever a new Air Max 90 drops it’s already understood to arrive in a superb colorway. Despite the simplified, solid colors used for Essentials, the use of black on this shoe is no exception. Displayed in different shades on varying textures, this shoe is anything but basic. The upper is comprised of pebbled leather and suede, while the toebox gets a mesh treatment. To keep things interesting, atomic red accents the sole, heel tab and eyelets. Get your pair right here at UBIQlife.com.

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New Cease and Desist Apparel

UBIQ is proud to carry the “Extendo” Tee from Cease and Desist. Available in either Black or White, the “Extendo” Tee is an extended t-shirt that features a paisley extension, making this an extra-long fit, with gold metal zippers on either side to adjust the fit. The t-shirt also features a “DESIST” screen-print on the back of the shirt, and Minus logos on the front and back of each sleeve. The “Extendo” Tee is available now in limited quantities at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com.
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Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow”

Rising from the depths comes the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” which was last seen as a colorway in ’09. Using a black base, the “Shadow” is complimented by grey accents along the heel counter, toe box, and Swoosh branding, while a white midsole followed by a black outer complete the look. In addition ‘Nike Air’ replaces the Jumpman symbol on the tongue and the vintage Air Jordan “Wing” on the ankle overlay, making this specific Air Jordan 1 to cosmetically resemble the original the most (even though MJ has never worn this colorway in a game). The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” will be available this Saturday July 20 2013.
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Nike Roshe Run Safari QS Pack

Nike’s now-iconic lightweight runner gets a wild makeover. While the OG “Safari” colorway was orange/brown-based, the Roshe Run Safari QS Pack gets dipped in four bright summer-friendlier hues – light blue, red, black, and aqua/mint. The lionized print wraps only on the shoe’s mid-panel, which is surrounded by a matching tonal front, heel, laces and outsole. Available now at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com in limited quantities.
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Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo”

Black and red are significant colors for the Jordan line, with the lighter red hue used in smaller details to accent the darker black. Not this time. Air Jordan 4 “Toro Bravo” features a bright red nubuck upper — is a pretty bold look for the Air Jordan 4 Retro silhouette. Cement grey on the tongue and lining, plus a black heel tab and a white midsole, help to tone down the details of this fiery colorway.
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Nike Roshe Run “Hawaiian Camo”

The Nike Roshe Run “Hawaiian Camo” is available now at UBIQ Walnut. This new rendition of the popular Roshe Run features an all-over “Hawaiian Camo” print made up of a bold colors. Available now at UBIQ Walnut and right here at UBIQlife.com, along with many more new Roshe Run styles.
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Hanon x Saucony “Midnight Runner”

Scottish sneaker shop Hanon and US sneaker company Saucony have collaborated yet again! The Hanon x Saucony Midnight Runners are a hybrid of the Saucony Master Control and the Shadow 5000 silhouettes, fusing the best parts of each shoe with its dark colorway, inspired by midnights in Aberdeen, Scotland. This is a real treat for runners and collectors everywhere. Just to get the sneakers alone would suffice… but wait, there’s more – this release comes as a gift pack! The “Midnight Runners” comes with a black sneaker bag with the Hanon logo as well as a pair of matching purple/blue socks. Available now at UBIQ Walnut in limited quantities.
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New Summer 2013 10Deep at UBIQ Walnut

New apparel and accessories are available from 10Deep’s Summer 2013 Collection at UBIQ Walnut. Click below for a preview of the in-store only selections from the Paradise Lost collection.

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Staple x Strada Bike Reminder

Be sure to enter the Staple x Strada Bike Contest this week at UBIQ Walnut, which ends this Thursday 7.11.13. To enter, head down to our UBIQ Walnut Street locations and take a picture of yourself with the Staple Strada Bike and tag it with #STAPLESTRADABIKE
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Nike Lebron X EXT Hazelnut at UBIQ Walnut

Lebron James. His name alone brings about mass hysteria, and his shoes are almost as famous as he is. The Nike LeBron X EXT has been released in wild variations of color, and now they’ve hit the bull’s-eye with a simple “Hazelnut Nubuck” arrangement. Accents of aqua blue tongue and laces with clear midsoles make this a simple yet appeasing shoe. The Nike LeBron X EXT “Hazelnut Nubuck” will be available at UBIQ Walnut Saturday 7.6.13.
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Ewing Athletics – Available 7.6.13 at UBIQ Walnut

Ewing Athletics returns with its second retro release, the Focus. Patrick’s 1993 game shoe first returns after Patrick Ewing’s 33 Highs successful relaunch last year. Silhouette-wise the Focus is classically bulky and connects well with its 90’s roots. The ankle straps have Patrick’s autograph on them as well as the word “Focus”. Ewing Athletics Focus, which will be available in 2 color ways: “Knicks Home” White/Blue-Orange and Black/Red-Grey. Available 10AM this Saturday 7.6.13 at UBIQ Walnut.
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Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey

The Swingman line keeps upgrading its’ hybrid silhouettes, but this latest release just added a juicy new colorway and sleek dark toned to counterpart. The first is the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Watermelon”, incorporating the summer fruit into every aspect of its color choices, a rind-like green and white upper is accented with black and bright red details throughout, with fruit flesh pink on the midsole and outsole. To contrast the bright colors of the “Watermelon”, the Air Max 360 Diamond Griff “Black-White/Wolf Grey” slips into summer in a rather subdued monotoned color-combo that takes on the spirit of the Chicago White Sox uniforms (Griffey was with the White Sox, remember?).
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adidas Originals by mastermind JAPAN

Luxury streetwear label mastermind JAPAN has partnered up with adidas Originals Consortium for one final project before they close up shop after 15 years in the game. The capsule collection, ‘BEST of adidas Originals’, footwear models chosen by MMJ, reworked with their signature jet-black palette and skull and bones logo.

mastermind JAPAN tackles classic adidas footwear – models much-loved by the Japanese market – such as popular running style ZX500, the basketball favorite Rivalry Hi, and training shoes Gazelle and Promodel CF. The collection is unified with the repetition of materials used such as soft leather, laser cut leather, pigskin suede, flocked reflective logos and bone lace jewels, though these elements are executed slightly different for each shoe model. Every pair is encased in a special black box.

The adidas x mastermind Japan collection will be available 10AM Wednesday 7.3.13 at UBIQ Walnut.
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Nike KD VI & Air Max Lebron X Low “Sonic Yellow”

The Nike KD VI (Yellow/Teal-Navy) and Nike Air Max Lebron X Low “Sonic Yellow” will be available in-store only at UBIQ Walnut tomorrow 7.3.13 at 10AM.
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“The Benjamin” Online Release Details

The UBIQ x New Balance 1600 “The Benjamin” will be available online and in-store at UBIQ Walnut tomorrow, Saturday 6.29.13, at 9AM EST for $175 on UBIQlife.com.
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Staple x Strada Bike Contest at UBIQ

Pigeons take flight high above the skyscrapers of New York and other great metropolitan cities, but now they’re about to cruise through the asphalt streets and traffic below. Staple and Strada Customs, long time Lower East Side and Chinatown neighbors in downtown New York City, have teamed up to create and produce a limited edition, custom-built Trackster bike inspired by the popular Pigeon icon.

Watch the exclusive video interview with jeffstaple and see more of the bike HERE.

TO WIN THIS BIKE — Head over to UBIQ Walnut and take a picture of this bike with you in the shot and hashtag it #StapleStradaBike to enter!
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Air Foamposite One “Sport Royal” – Available Tomorrow

Foamposites have become a household item. Not only is it a revered sneaker but it has a strong NBA lineage. Penny Hardaway first wore them in the Royal Blue and black colorway that complimented his Orlando Magic uniform in 1997. Rightfully it earned the title of “Sport Royal” due to its majestic colorway. The Foam technology part of the “Sport Royal” is a Royal blue while the rest of the shoe including the laces is a wolf grey color with an icy gum sole to freshen up the look. You can add the Nike Air Foamposite One “Sport Royal” to your collection tomorrow Saturday June 29th for $230.
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Nike Air Pippen 1 “Midnight Navy” – Available Now

Different colorway previews of the Air Pippen 1′s have been surfacing all over the Internet, but the Air Pippen 1 “Midnight Navy” is the first of many to release. What’s really ill about this shoe is the fact that the Midnight Navy upper keeps a certain consistency while the iridescent squiggly bubble underlays have a wild cosmic look to them. While also complimented by teal and yellow details, the jewel-like multicolored underlay definitely puts the icing on the cake. Nothing on this shoe seems amiss or out of place. While the brilliance of the Air Pippen 1 “Midnight Navy” can be discussed for years, less talk and more action is the only method to get these keepsakes. Available today Friday June 28, 2013.
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“The Benjamin” Box & Necklace from Good Wood NYC

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Air Jordan 8 “Playoffs” – Available this Saturday

A classic came back from the vault. Michael Jordan wore these during the 1993 NBA playoffs against the Phoenix Suns. The last these shoes were released was 2007. The Air Jordan 8 Retro “Playoffs” will be available in-store only 10AM at UBIQ Walnut Saturday June, 29 2013.
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“The Benjamin” Box Set

Presenting the limited edition box set for this Saturday’s release of the UBIQ x New Balance 1600, “The Benjamin”. Each box set contains a Good Wood key and kite necklace, a set of stickers and the red UBIQ x New Balance “The Benjamin” tee that is exclusive to the box set.

The box set is not for sale. Only 24 box sets were made. All those present at our Walnut street location on the day of the release will get a chance to win one. Winners will be determined by finding 1 of 24 keys hidden at random inside various New Balance 1600 shoeboxes. You must be present at the store on Saturday to be eligible to win.

See you on Saturday. Good luck to all who attend…
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Nike Denim Lebron X – Available 6.22.13 at UBIQ Walnut

The Nike Denim Lebron X is available at UBIQ Walnut this Saturday at 6.22.13.
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Asics x Saint Alfred Gel Lyte III

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Nike Kobe 8 NSW “Mexican Blanket”

The Nike Kobe 8 NSW “Mexican Blanket” is available now at UBIQ. Check them out at UBIQ Walnut, or click to purchase them at UBIQlife.com. Phone orders are also available at 215.988.0194.

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Nike Free Inneva Woven (Squadron Blue)

The Nike Free Inneva Woven is available now at UBIQ. Check them out at UBIQ Walnut, or click to purchase them at UBIQlife.com. Phone orders are also available at 215.988.0194.

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