Kustomyzed Kicks

 

 

While brands like ADIDAS, CONVERSE, VANS and NIKE offer hundreds of colors and styles, for those who want their own unique design, these days you can have your sneakers anyway you like them. All have customizable options for most of their classic models. Adidas Sambas and Gazelles, Nike Dunks and Free Runs, Converse Chuck Taylors and Jack Purcells, Vans Originals and many more can be made to order… from the laces to the soles, from the stripes to the swooshes, AND you can even have your nickname put on too. So for all you running, skating and other athletic artists, it’s time to get creative. Gotta go order mine!

 

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ALL SNEAKERS CUSTOM “CLAUDIATOR” DESIGNS

 

Sport Flicks Part Deux

 

AMERICAN FLYERS (1985)

Welcome to another installment of Sunday Night Sports Flicks. Tonight I give you 5 more sport movies favorites inspired by the fall season, back to school and the great outdoors. Click the images/movie titles for previews (ignore cheesy voiceovers).

While some may argue that Breaking Away is the best cycling movie, my favorite is an 80’s classic called “American Flyers” starring a mustached Kevin Costner and Rae Dawn Chong. Directed by John Badham (Saturday Night Fever), the film is about two brothers training to compete in a grueling bicycle race across the Rocky Mountains called “The Hell of the West”. There is a family history of illness and the plot takes a twist when we see which brother is actually affilicted. Set in The Rockies and filmed during the Coors Classic, a now-defunct stage race that was one of the world’s leading cycling events at the time, the movie features breathtaking scenery and action packed race photography.

 

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HOOP DREAMS (1994)

This documentary follows the story of William Gates and Arthur Agee, two African-American inner city teens who dream of one day playing in the NBA. They are recruited by a predominantly white high school with an outstanding basketball program, St. Joseph High School, in Westchester, Illinois, from which NBA legend Isaiah Thomas graduated. Both face different struggles adjusting to the demands of the program and acclimatising to a new socio-economic environment. Originally intended to be a 30-minute short produced for PBS, the movie was filmed over a five year period and documents the lives of two young men, their families and communities from recruitment through to their college freshman year.

 

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VISION QUEST (1985)

Vision Quest is a coming of age drama about a high school wrestler named Louden Swain, played by Matthew Modine, who embarks on a mission to wrestle and beat a menacing undefeated 3-time state champion, and he must drop two weight classes to do so. All changes with the arrival of a boarder, played by Linda Fiorentino in the role that made her famous, who moves into his family’s house. A love story follows and his committment is tested. For Madonna fans, the true movie highlight is her cameo as a club singer performing “Crazy For You” in her first screen roll.

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A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (1992)

While one might not consider this a sports movie, Brad Pitt fly fishing is a major qualification for me. The film is the story of two sons of a Presbyterian minister growing up under the watchful eye of their father. One is a straitlaced scholar played by Craig Sheffer and the other a rebellious gambler played by Brad Pitt. The film chronicles their intertwining and often conflicting lives, and looks at the fierce ties that unite and divide families. It is the three mens’ love of fly fishing for trout in Montana’s rivers that ultimately brings and bonds them together. Directed by Robert Redford, the film won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

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DAYS OF THUNDER 1990

This is Top Gun on the race track and stars Tom Cruise as the cocky upstart stock-car racer Cole Trickle. Set in the high-pressure world of Nascar racing, he’s a hot driver with a hot temper, which gets him into trouble on and off the track. His rivalry with a fellow racer leads to an accident which lands him in the hospital and he develops a relationship with his doctor, played by Nicole Kidman. Directed by Tony Scott, this entertaining flick is also where Tom and Nicole began their off set relationship.

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE SPORTS FLICKS: PART 1

SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE SPORTS FLICKS: PART 3

“OSCAR SUNDAY” NIGHT AT THE SPORT FLICKS

 

 

The Color Of the Month: PINK

 

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, the color of the month for October is PINK. It is a happy color and makes everything fun. A little hit goes a long way, so whether your on the slopes, cruising around town, swimming laps or lounging around the house… THINK PINK!

Click product name to shop. Row 1 from left: K2 MISSBEHAVED $599.95; MARMOT SAFIRE $165; SWISS ARMY KNIFE MINI $15.95; Row 2: NIKE MENS HYPERDUNK $140; EVERLAST PROSTYLE TRAINING GLOVES $39.99 ($1 of every purchase goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation); SMARTWOOL WARMER HAT $36; Row3: MULBERRY IPAD SLEEVE $500; TOYWATCH MONOCHROME CHRONOGRAPH $275; ACORN ANNIKA MULE SLIPPER $65; Row 4: ADIDAS ORIGINALS SPORTY SNOW PARADISE $90; POC FORNIX SNOW HELMET $159.95; J.CREW COLLECTION CASHMERE WAFFLE CARDIGAN $258; Row 5: GLAMOURPUSS RABBIT FUR FUNNEL $225; ROXY LOL GLOVE $24; TYR SPECIAL OPS GOGGLES $36

 

Freefall

 

 

Today Felix Baumgartner, an Austrian skydiver, basejumper and daredevil, smashed the records for the highest and fastest freefall in history,leaping from the stratosphere 24 miles above the earth’s surface and breaking the speed of sound in his descent. Perhaps because the new Bond movie “Skyfall” is out and I’m hearing Adele’s sultry theme song in the background, I am reminded of an old 007 classic “Moonraker”I thought I would share.

 

Real Men Wear Pink

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and one of the most uplifting places to see this campaign in action is in the NFL. For the month of October, all the players from every team wear pink cleats, gloves, mouthguards, wristbands and other accessories in support of the NFL program “A Crucial Catch”. In partnership with the American Cancer Society, the campaign focuses on the importance of annual screenings and provides outreach to women in underserved communities.

Yesterday was the first sunday of October and one of the most touching moments from the day was that of 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams dropping to his knees and pointing to the sky after catching a pass. His grandmother died from the disease. Williams said after the game, “I look forward to the whole month and being able to support it and wear pink. I was just saying hello. She was my rock.” To find out more about “A Crucial Catch”go to http://www.nfl.com/pink.

 

Pumped Up Kicks

 

 

It looks like some classic boots got busy last spring and hooked up with some heels, bringing us some sport with major style offspring for this fall/winter season. You’ve got hiking boots with platforms, desert boots with heels, work boots with stilettos and Uggs with wedges. So if you’re a girl who likes a classic but wants to pump it up a notch, here are nine of my favorite elevated booties.

CLICK PRODUCT NAME FOR SHOPPING INFO: Top Row from left: MANOLO BLAHNIK Suede & Leather Lace Up Ankle Boots $1175; ASH Suede Wedge Ankle Boots $290; YSL Ariane Wedge Bootie $1245; Middle row from left: TODS High Heel Leather  Platform Ankle Boot $945KENZO Leather & Suede Wedge Ankle Boots $395; HUNTER Suede & Wool Lace Up Ankle Boots $295; Bottom Row from left: FENDI Cathy Suede Wedge Ankle Boot $695MICHAEL BY MICHAEL KORS Elliot Bootie $175; ALAIA Lace-Up Calf Hair Ankle Boots $2625

 

Diana Vreeland:To be A Surfer

 

The documentary “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” (click to view preview), is a wonderfully entertaining portrait of the larger than life fashion icon DianaVreeland, editor of Harpers Bazaar (1937-62) and Vogue (1962-71).

Produced and directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, her granddaugher-in-law, the film features a dynamic collection of interviews with her and numerous legendary designers, photographers, editors and models, whose careers were launched, influenced and defined by Mrs.Vreeland.

But of course what got my attention most was her rhapsody on of all things… surfing! I scanned youtube for the clip, but unable to find anything decent, I paid my own homage by putting togther her audio with footage of another icon… surfing legend Buttons Kaluhiokalani. I think both compliment each other nicely.

 

Slipper Chic

 

 

If we did not love Celine enough already, now Phoebe Philo has really gone and done it showing these fuzzy slides and pumps for spring 2013. Can’t you just feel the cozy softness now?  If only those pumps were available for those cold NYC nights to come. Our feet would be so happy!

But we have a whole winter to get through first and luckily have been given license to wear fuzzy slippers for the next few months in preparation for these spring shoes. So if slippers are the new “it” shoe,  here are nine I think make the the fashion statement that its all about comfort now.

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1. ACORN: TEXTURED MOC 2. EMU AUSTRALIA: TOVA 3. UGG: ANSLEY 4. MINNETONKA: CALLY SLIPPER 5. PATRICIA GREEN: BONNIE 6. GIESSWEIN: GEROLDING 7. ACORN: SPA SLIDE 8. SMART DOGS: KENYA

ALL SLIPPERS AVAILABLE AT ZAPPOS.COM

 
 

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