Mark Nason’s Avenge Boot hides nothing with a studded metal toe plate, front and center; it also sports a square toe, laser-etched dragon, scalloped overlays and dual buckle straps.
Quilts sound old fogeyish, but these Japan Exclusive Gravis Chuck LXs (limited to 25) are ultra-fresh with black/white leather uppers, a chunky white midsole and zebra inner-liner.
With a heel notch for ankle mobility, these Jason Jessee x Vans Syndicate SK8-His are designed for chopper riders; it’s also lined with OutLast, a material which regulates temperature.
New Balance’s MTG580 Gradient Pack looks like a bad run-in with an airbrush, but the halftone transition is fantastic up close; each is made with waterproof Gore-Tex. Thanks, RO!
Worshipped by geeks everywhere, duct tape meets urban style with Supra’s Duct Tape Pack; choose from a Skylow 1.5 or Vaider Hi, both of which are wrapped in faux black tape uppers.
Inspired by Gymkhana Practice, DC Shoes’ Gymkhana TWO may be an infomercial, but watching Ken Block tear up the Port of LA in an WRX STI (with Rob Dyrdek) is pure driving bliss.
Beach treasure hunters rank high on the dork-o-meter, but these Metal Detecting Sandals let you keep things (somewhat) on the downlow; it’ll find metal up to two “feet” underground.
G-Star’s Campus Seale Fold-Down Hi-Tops wear the fold-down style well with button and embroidered detail; a canvas upper contrasts with white rubber toe box, sole and laces.
Available today and exclusive to HypeDC, Nike’s Air Flytops are fashion hightops with a streamlined design, giant ankle strap and softer, premium leather; choose from red or blue.
Y-3’s hybrid boot and high-top sneaker, the Hemla is getting two sleek colorways for Fall/Winter 2009; the first is vintage black leather with brown trim, while the second is shiny black.
Coming in Fall 2009, Vael’s Borg Mids keep things simple with three solid colorways, textured leather uppers, clear lace loops, light-colored midsoles and the barest of gold contrast stitching.
The swoopy lines of Nike’s Air Max 97 Lux sneakers are perfect in this slate grey and blue camouflage colorway; true to the series, it features 3M reflective material and a clear outsole.
Sporting reptilian-textured panels, these Vans Era Crocodiles look fresh and ready for summer with a clean white colorway; they’re accented with red piping, stitching and logo tags.
Created with heavy metal band 3 Inches of Blood, these Nike Blood Oncore Highs are truly gruesome, but we give them props for a colorway only a vampire or zombie would love.
Adidas updates its Superstar line for 2009 with these adi Originals Superstar iI TLs; they sport an ultra-clean white colorway, perfed leather, a textured toebox and gold detailing.
Nom De Code’s full lineup of Autumn/Winter 2009 boots gets their big reveal above; their signature toe-rise is in place, along with an industrial, blue-collar aesthetic.
Purveyor of things of all things simple Erik Schedin has added a pair of Danner Light Boots to his highly selective inventory; we’re digging the clean lines and two-tone colorway.
They don’t turn into robots, but this Nike GS Transformers 2 Pack is Cybertron crunk with Optimus Prime Dunk Highs and Megatron Air Max 2 CB34s and Bumblebee Air Max 95s.
We’re happy with $10 flip-flops, but Oakley’s Methane 2 Sandals have us drooling over the tech: shock-absorbing RED CODE/EVA foam, Microban treatment and full-grain foot bed.
Winner of the Adidas Consortium aZX Project, these ZX700Ys sport wraparound silhouettes of famous worldwide landmarks as well as a reflective white toe box overlay.
Vael Projects’ quirky styling and quality materials are evident in these Terminatrix His, which despite their intense name are fairly sleek and simple with a removable convertible zipper.
Worn by Bo Jackson and John McEnroe, the legendary Nike Trainer 1 gets a 21st century update with a DiamondFLX outsole, flywiring, Max Air unit and a forefoot pivot point.
Get ready to moonwalk with these premium Nike metallic sneakers; both the Royal Mids and Nike Air Elans sport slimmed down toeboxes, a perfed swoosh and gold/silver panels.
Brown leather piping, suede inserts, and ultra soft leather stand out in OMP Racing’s Vintage Collection of helmets, boots and gloves, all inspired by 60s Bullitt-star Steve McQueen.
The bright yellow-green colorway isn’t for everyone, but these “Tennis Ball” Nike Hypermax kicks are definitely fresh; it also sports a breathable mesh tongue and felt markings.
Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park/Fort Minor) collaborates with the DC Remix Project on these MSDC Xanders; the Koi scale soles and characters all pay homage to his Japanese roots.
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