Customize Your Kicks with adidas

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Every five-inch-heel-loving fashionista needs to get casual every now and then.

adidas has launched a pretty cool option to help us stand out–even in sneakers and sweats.

They’ve launched “mi Originals” so you can design and personalize your sneakers online, anytime and anywhere.

Only four options are available for customization so far but the athletic brand promises to add more throughout 2009.

“All shoes can be customized in terms of colors and fabrics while almost every visible footwear component- such as eye stay, shoe laces, outsole and the iconic 3-Stripes- can be personalized,” they say.

And just like the Nike option that launched a while back, you can also personalize your own individual embroidery on the shoe.

Check out www.miOriginals.com/us or visit the adidas Originals Atelier store in Soho, NYC to craft your own sneakers.

Reebok Classic Remix Taps Rappers

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The 80’s and 90’s are back!

And to prove the point, Reebok has launched the Reebok Classic Remix collection.

Trying to make the launch successful, they’ve tapped emerging hip-hop artists to re-interpret original, influential 80’s or 90’s songs.

The athletic brand is redistributing the songs exclusively with the purchase of styles from the Reebok Classic Remix collection.

Last month, the collection launched with Kidz In The Hall re-interpreting “I Got It Made” by Special Ed.

Next up is Kid Sister (Downtown Music) re-interpreting “I’ll House You” by Jungle Brothers.

Check out more from the Reebok Classic Remix collection.

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Hello, High Tops!

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It’s no secret that the eighties are back.

The crazy fashion decade has taken over runways and crept into stores’ window displays.

Now we’re learning that footwear isn’t exempt either.

Today Lady Foot Locker unveiled their newest inventory, which definitely brings back memories of neon colors, printed tights and liquid leggings.

Can’t remember how you pulled it off in the eighties?

Here are a few quick tips on how to put the retro look together this spring.

Pop of Color

This spring, even the die-hard goth girl will find it hard to resist a little pop of color in her wardrobe. Take a cue from your Reebok Top Downs and pull some of those hues up into your look.

Use colorful scarves to highlight your pretty prints, and brighten your blacks with a neon tank. Mixing electric colors with black make for a perfect 80’s retro feel.

Like a Boy

It’s the tomboys’ turn to shine. The runways may have reignited that classic trend, but Converse Chuck Taylors help you bring it home. Pair your Chucks with all your menswear looks for spring, be it straight leg pants, short skirts and even wide leg pants. And be sure to borrow his skinny tie or straw fedora, as a girl does need to accessorize.

Black and White… and All Over

It never goes out of style. But the fun thing about black and white this season — you can mix it up with trendy colors and styles. Accentuate fun patterns with your Nike Blazer Hi’s and a contrasting striped shirt. Then break up the black and white with a neon tank.

And if you haven’t bought a pair of boyfriend jeans yet, it’s definitely time to add this great casual look to your closet.

Thanks to Fashion Herald for the tips!

The Simmons Dynasty…

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A few posts ago, news broke of the Simmons Jewelry Spongebob collection.

Now two members of the Simmons dynasty are making another money-making announcement.

Vanessa and Angela Simmons have formed a partnership with August Accessories.

The company will design, manufacture, and sell the new Pastry Accessories line.

According to a statement, the girls will be a major part of the design and creation of the accessories, which arrive in stores fall 2009.

Look out for watches, hats, and cold weather accessories from the Daddy’s Girls stars.

They’ll  be available at “better department stores and specialty stores” nationwide.

Price points? $15.00 to $150.00. Not bad for us recessionistas!

LA Gear is Back!!

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OMG! 

I can-NOT believe this!

The sneaker brand LA Gear is back.

The company’s new line of sneakers has revived many of the brand’s signature styles from the Unstoppable line, while updating some colors and materials.

The collection releases today in-store and online only at Sportie LA, with “select retailers” entering the mix next month.

More pics after the jump.

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Nina Sky + Fila = _______________??

Does anybody wear Fila anymore?

When’s the last time you listened to Nina Sky?

So can somebody tell me why the athletic brand and identical twin duo have partnered to launch a footwear line?!

I thought profits and money making endorsements were business priorities  but I guess I was wrong.

The collection is called “The Melrose” and will feature a “strong mix of colors and materials.”

Can’t wait for pics to be released.

Stay tuned!

60 Years of Soles and Stripes

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We’re gonna be seeing an awful lot of adidas from tomorrow.

The sportswear maker is celebrating “60 Years of Soles and Stripes”  and invading your living rooms with its first-ever TV commercial.

What’s special is that they’ve brought out A-isters from music, fashion and sport to take part.

Expect to see Katy Perry, Estelle, Young Jeezy, the Ting Tings, DMC-Daryl McDaniels, Method Man, Redman, Afra, Ryukyudisko, Russell Simmons, Missy Elliott, Kevin Garnett and David Beckham rocking the soles and stripes on a TV near you.