Skateboarding has become more mainstream and popular throughout both urban and suburban regions around the nation. Because of this, select Jimmy Jazz locations will soon be catering to the needs of its clients by offering kicks from the Supra Footwear Collection. Casual Lifestyle reports the brand was created by Angel Cabada, a skateboarder from Orange County, Calif. After working a string of dead-end jobs, Cabada decided to start his own clothing brand, TSA.
The company remained popular for about 10 years before Cabada decided to part ways with his business partner. In 2002 the now-savvy businessman opted to start his next line, KR3W, with the help of One Distribution, which solely focused on clothing. He then branched out on his own to create Supra Footwear, a name that means "above and beyond" in Latin, the news outlet reports.
Over the years, Supra Footwear has continued to evolve, and now the company sponsors a slew of professional skateboarders. According to Supra's official website, the brand sponsors Chad Muska, Lucien Clarke, Stevie Williams, Neen Williams and Kevin Romar among others.
Are you excited to score Supra Footwear kicks?
Some fans might have thought Jay-Z would struggle to find his groove as a sports agent, but his latest move might have even the most critical haters out there changing their tune. Taking a note from other famed agents, Jay opted to show college basketball star Skylar Diggins, a recent Notre Dame graduate, he wants her on his team.
BET reports Hov surprised the graduate with a brand new Mercedes-Benz to congratulate her on her accomplishment and getting picked in the draft. Diggins was selected third overall at the 2013 WNBA draft pick and she signed to Jay's Roc Nation Sports agency in April. Diggins signed with the Tulsa Shock and was just that - shocked - by her expensive gift from Jay.
"I got 99 problems, but a Benz ain't one," Diggins posted on her Instagram and Twitter accounts along with a photo of her new ride.
Jay seems to be showing the love to women athletes and agents, as Forbes reports the business savvy rapper recently hired Kimberly Ann Miale from Boston, Ma., as a contract advisor for Roc Nation Sports. Miale was brought on board to help represent any football players Jay's new company scores.
Do you think Jay is doing well as an agent? Are you surprised by the gift he got Diggins?
Charles Barkley was a force on the court, though fans of today most likely tune in for his outrageous sports commentary on NBC. Despite his popularity off the court, some sneaker enthusiasts might be thrilled to learn his wild kicks from his time with the Phoenix Suns, the Nike Barkley Posite Max, will be released May 18.
According to Kicks On Fire, the latest in the Nike family is full of life and color, just like Barkley himself. The sneakers boast an almost entirely purple colorway with fun silver crocodile print adding major flair to the bottom portion of the kicks. Sneakerheads are sure to look fly when they rock these shoes, as they also feature an orange midsole, Nike Swoosh symbols and pops of teal on the sole of the high-tops.
The colors work perfectly to pay homage to Barkley's time on the Suns team. Sole Collector reports the scaly texture of the sneakers also plays on Barkley's personality - representing Barkley's Godzilla alter ego. Fans looking to add these kicks to their collection might also be pumped to learn the outsole glows in the dark. Those interested in purchasing the Nike Barkley Posite Max - Phoenix Suns can check out Jimmy Jazz stores or JimmyJazz.com.
From the creative minds of Joe King and Jon Garcia, Rook Brand clothing was formed. Joe and Jon have been designing in the skate/ surf/ streetwear world for over 6 years and now we at Jimmy Jazz bring them to you. Check out the some of the new summer release below and the rest online or at a store near you.
Fans of famed baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. are most likely thrilled to learn that his popular Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey kicks will soon be back on the shelves. In fact, the sneakers, which come in a variety of fresh colorways, are set to be re-released May 11. Sneaker News reports one of the most popular styles of the collection is the turquoise sneaker with pops of neon yellow, perfect for the bright colored craze that's still sweeping the nation.
Not only do the bold colors stand out on their own, but people walking by are also likely to stop and stare at who's wearing these kicks thanks to their unique patterns. The 360 Diamond Griff's, as they've come to be called by fans, boast what's meant to look like three blue waves on the sides, mixed in with neon green crisscross vertical stripes that seem to imitate lasers.
Aside from the colors, sneakerheads might also be psyched that the kicks are comfortable to wear. According to Kicks on Fire, the cross-training sneakers have a Dynamic Flywire upper for ultimate support.
Extra Butter NY adds that even though the latest sneakers to be brought back from the Griffey collection are a perfect addition to a collector's summer wardrobe, they aren't the only colorway of the shoe that's been released from the vault this year. In fact, the red and white version of the Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey's came out just a month earlier on April 16. This earlier version boasts an almost all-red look with just a few pops of white, mainly on the wave lines, the lace holes and wherever the famous Nike swoosh symbol shows up.
Fans excited about the release of the Nike Air Max 360 Diamond Griffey kicks in the neon and turquoise style can check out Jimmy Jazz locations or Jimmy Jazz's website to pick up a pair May 11.
Are you excited about the re-release of these sneakers?
Time is likely standing still for sneakerheads around the nation who are anxiously awaiting the midnight release of the Air Jordan 5 Retro kicks. Not only are these sneakers going to be a perfect addition to any summer wardrobe, they also fit right in with the popular, old-school vibes of 2013.
According to Sneaker Files, the shoes, which boast a white, emerald, grape and ice blue colorway, are perhaps more in style now than they were during their original release. In fact, when the kicks were first created in 1990, they were anything but popular with consumers. The sneakers sat on the shelves for months and were then sold at a discounted price.
Times have certainly chanced, as now fans will be lining up at retail stores like Jimmy Jazz or checking out the Jimmy Jazz website to try and get their hands on these too-cool-for-their-time kicks. The sneakers, which cost $124.99 in 1990 and will go for around $160 in 2013, feature an all white-body with accent pops of purple, green and black, making them the perfect summer accessory.
Are you going to try and pick up a pair of these kicks at midnight?
U.S. gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas should have been on cloud nine after her impressive win at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but her golden moment was overshadowed by controversy. The young gymnast was hit with critique over the way her hair looked while she was competing.
Douglas' mom, Natalie Hawkins, openly slammed the criticism in an interview with Fashionista website shortly after the controversy in late summer 2012, telling readers that haters had no right to come at Douglas for such a mundane thing.
"How ignorant is it of people to comment on her hair and she still has more competitions to go," Hawkins told the news outlet. "Are you TRYING to ruin her self confidence? She has to go out there and feel good about herself, and if she feels good about herself on that floor, who are YOU to criticize her?"
Despite Hawkins coming to her daughter's aid, Douglas has stayed quiet about the issue until now. The gold medalist recently opened up to Huffington Post Live about the incident. Douglas shared that she decided not to focus on the controversy because it would have ruined her huge accomplishment. Instead, she opted to enjoy the fact that she not only won the all-around gold medal, but also that she was the first African American woman to do so in the category.
Were you surprised people attacked Douglas for her hair? Do you think she handled it correctly?
Nike continues to stay ahead of the pack - both in terms of sneaker style and keeping up with technology. The popular shoe and athletic clothing brand is at it again with its latest social media website, Nike PHOTOiD. According to Freshness magazine, the site is a unique service that "allows users to tap on pictures from their personal Instagram accounts and then apply their favorite colors in the snapshot to a pair of Nike Air Max sneakers using the color palette option offered via the site.
Sneakers available to personalize include the Nike Air Max I iD, Nike Air Max 90 iD and the Nike Air Max 95 iD. Don't have a smartphone? No worries. The fun program can be used with tablets or on computers. Plus, fans of the idea, but not necessarily the price tag that creating their own shoes comes with, can still have fun making the sneakers based off of their favorite sunset picture and then they can post the shoes to their social media outlets to show off their unique kicks.
Gizmodo reports playing around with the different colorways is half the fun. Fans of the application have already embraced the idea - creating sneakers out of the colors of everything from their fast food meal and their salad to a sunny day by the pool and a funny Halloween costume.
If you do decide to purchase the kicks you create, be prepared to pay a pretty penny. According to the news source, the Nike Air Max I iD and the Nike Air Max 90 iD run for $135, while the more advanced Nike Air Max 95 iD will run you upwards of $220.
Do you like the unique idea behind Nike PHOTOiD? Are you going to play around with the Instagram-based website?
The rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox is one for the books, but it has been put aside in light of recent events. The two teams have battled each other both on and off the field for decades, though deep down, both cities have love for one another when tragedy strikes. During the Boston Marathon April 15, multiple homemade bombs went off near the finish line, taking the lives of three people and badly injuring more than 170. According to USA Today, Yankees' fans rallied around Boston during the team's April 16 home matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
New York's love for Boston was projected on the outside of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx where a large banner with the message, "United We Stand" with both teams' logos was proudly displayed. The support didn't end there, inside the stadium a message on the scoreboard further infused the camaraderie reading, "New York stands with Boston ... Pray for Boston."
ABC 2 News reports Yankee fans continued to show love for their neighbors to the North, belting out the signature Red Sox song, "Sweet Caroline," by Neil Diamond at the end of the third inning.
The support may not come as much of a surprise for Boston fans who rallied around their New York neighbors following the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks. Red Sox nation sang "New York, New York" in honor of the city after the tragic events.
Are you shocked by the Boston Marathon attacks?
Dr. Dre has had a successful rap career for more than two decades, but it seems as if his focus has changed from making music to creating products for people to best listen to their favorite tracks. His headphone line, Beats by Dre, came out in 2009, and since then everyone from crooners to professional athletes have been seen representing the gear.
The seasoned musician has teamed up with a number of elite public figures like LeBron James in the past to create unique headphones, and now it seems as if Nicki Minaj is looking to get involved. Dre recently branched out from headphones to portable Bluetooth speakers known as Beats Pill and Minaj has now created her very own line for the brand.
The Pink Pill version is right up Minaj's alley thanks to its bubblegum pink colorway. The singer and "American Idol" judge discussed her new speaker with Rap-Up.
"I am so excited about this product. It's something I actually use," Minaj told the news outlet. "It's a little tiny speaker that I can travel with, yet the sound is incredibly loud and rich. I knew the Barbz [what Minaj calls her fans] would not only love it, but that they'd want it in pink! So, here ya go Barbz!!!! My PINK PILL!"
Minaj's commercial for her Pill is set to premiere during "American Idol" April 10.
Do you have any of the Beats by Dr. Dre products? Would you be interested in Minaj's Pink Pill?