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M. Nason Avenge Boots

M. Nason Avenge Boots
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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.

Chuck LX Japan Exclusive

Chuck LX Japan Exclusive
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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.

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J. Jessee x Vans Syndicate

J. Jessee x Vans Syndicate

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 Gradient Pack

New Balance Gradient Pack

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!

Supra Duct Tape Pack

Supra Duct Tape Pack

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.

Video: Gymkhana Two

Video: Gymkhana Two

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.

Metal Detecting Sandals

Metal Detecting Sandals
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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.

Seale Fold-Down Hi-Tops

Seale Fold-Down Hi-Tops
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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.

Nike Air Flytops

Nike Air Flytops
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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 Hemla F/W09

Y-3 Hemla F/W09

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.

Vael Borg Mids

Vael Borg Mids

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.

Camo Nike AM97 Lux

Camo Nike AM97 Lux
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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.

Vans Era White Crocs

Vans Era White Crocs
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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.

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Nike Blood Oncore Highs

Nike Blood Oncore Highs

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 Superstar II TL

Adidas Superstar II TL
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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.

NDC A/W 2009 Boots

NDC A/W 2009 Boots

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.

Danner Light Boot

Danner Light Boot
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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.

Nike GS Transformers 2

Nike GS Transformers 2

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.

Methane 2 Sandals

Methane 2 Sandals
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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.

Adidas ZX700Y

Adidas ZX700Y
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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.

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Vael Terminatrix His

Vael Terminatrix His

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.

Nike Trainer 1

Nike Trainer 1

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.

Nike Premium Metallics

Nike Premium Metallics

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.

Vintage Racing Collection

Vintage Racing Collection

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.

Nike Tennis Ball Shoes

Nike Tennis Ball Shoes

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.

MSDC Xander Shoes

MSDC Xander Shoes
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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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