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Adidas, Run DMC and Keith Haring are bringing you a special gift this Holiday season. The “Christmas In Hollis” sneaker is a special edition of the popular Superstar 80′s model. Haring was brought on bored because his artwork was actually used for the original single of Run DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis”. The kick even comes without the laces, true to DMC. These classic’s are dropping right before Xmas, on December 21st. Will you be picking up a pair? I definitely will be. Hit the jump to see more photos of the kicks…


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DJ Premier unveiled a new pop up shop for Gang Starr merch this week, selling hoodies and t-shirts for the holiday season. According to Preemo’s Facebook page, the items will be available through January 1, so there’s only a limited amount of time to grab the gear.

“ANNOUNCEMENT!! The Official Gang Starr Holiday Pop-up shop is now Open! For the next 20 days Official Gang Starr Merchandise will be available,” he posted. “Thank you for supporting Real Hip Hop, big things coming in 2014! R.I.P. GURU. GANG STARR FOREVER!”

Hoodies will run you $50, t-shirts $30. Check out a photo of some of the merch below, and buy it at the shop online right here.


Whether you celebrate Christmas or kick it Kwanzaa style, Kevin Durant and Nike Zoom technology have the perfect gifts for your feet this December. Like he always does around this time, Durantula drops his Nike KD VI “Christmas” in metallic red so bright, it will have Rudolph feeling some type of way over his trademarked nostrils.  This year’s edition doesn’t pull out any stops including a medallion-like ornament that captures light hues in the middle of the sneaker and candy cane-colored #35’s on the bottom sole. His seasonal kicks joins his fellow All-Stars, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James for Nike Basketball’s Christmas 2013.  Not to be outdone but their Saint Nick brother, the Nike Zoom KD IV “Velvet Hoops” Custom showcase red, black and green, symbolizing the colors of Africa, the blood their ancestors shed and the shade of their people.  Surely true sneaker heads won’t be able to go without both when they release on December 26 but which ones will KD35 rock when he and the Oklahoma City Thunder square off with the ailing New York Knicks on Christmas Day? Decisions, decisions. In the meantime, hit the gallery and decide which ones are your favorite pair.


Carmelo Anthony’s New York Knicks are off to a terrible start, but his new kicks are kinda fresh, though. Today (December 11), Jordan Brand unveiled Melo’s latest signature shoe, the Jordan Melo M10. It’s no coincidence that the shoe incorporates elements from the Jordan XX8—Flight Plate tech for responsiveness and dynamic fit tech for a lock-down fit—since storied designer Tinker Hatfield had a hand in its creation.  “Tinker and I were focused on every detail from the foot molding down to the little specs. We looked closely at the evolution over the years – what’s your inspiration from then to now – and tied that in to ten years to make this the most powerful shoe I’ve had, to-date,” said Anthony via a press release. The Melo M10 also features molded quarter panels made with full-grain nubuck leather in the upper and features a chrome TPU heel counter that features the cursive logo made for Melo’s first Jordan shoe, 10 years ago.  At least the New York Knickerbocker has been winning off the court this year. He was recently named the brand ambassador to 50 Cent’s SMS Audio product line.  Check out Melo speak on his new shoe below, and detail photos of the model in the gallery. The Jordan Melo M10 will drop in the Black/DK Powder Blue colorway on January 4 for price of $165.


FILA will deliver another classic release before year’s end. This time, the classic Grant Hill 2 silhouette that he wore during a gold medal Olympic run will return to shelves.

Now coined the FILA ’96 (yes, the shoe Tupac made popular), these will be the latest sneaker in the brand’s catalog to receive the retro treatment. Expect this release to slightly differ from the original. The patent leather piping has been replaced with FILAbuck material. The recognizable trapezoid logo also dons chenille, a la your 15-year-old high school varsity jacket.

That said, feel free to refer to the kicks as the “Varsity” as well. Sneakerheads will have an opportunity to cop the FILA ’96 on December 12 via retailers like

New Gear Coming In 2014

Lyrical Cyborg – prototype