A New Nike Air Max Plus Tuned 1 Gets Special Treatment

The Nike Air Max Plus Tuned 1 has been seen more often lately! 


Nike Air Max Plus 1 which is the new vintage runner shoe that has been displayed in an assortment of different colorways as of recently. The newest display of the Nike Air Max Plus 1 is covered in black and white with the word ‘Nike” in black all-over. The bottom of the shoe is decked in all-white giving the shoe a spectacular glow. No info has been released at the moment on if these shoes will even hit shelves but of course we will keep you posted here at The Source. Check out more images of the Nike Air Max Plus 1 below.


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Kanye West Debuts Possible All Black adidas Yeezy 750 Boost at NYFW

Kanye West spotted in another colorway of his creations, once again.


Kanye West has been making headlines after the pricing of his Yeezy Season 2 made it’s way around the net. Yeezy has been sporting different colorways of the low-top Yeezy 350’s so he decided to switch it up with the 750, which grew a larger anticipation from fans with his arrival at the Givenchy fashion show on friday. According to many sources who attended Kanye wore a all-black colorway of his adidas Yeezy 750 Boost alongside Kim Kardashian who flaunted a Givenchy piece. The shoe is featured within a black suede upper with translucent boost cushioned sole. Perhaps the best part of the shoe remains the gum sole. Check out some of the images of Yeezy’s possible second colorway of the 750 Boost below.







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Vans Presents the Vault by Vans x WTAPS Original Classics Collection

Check out the newest Vans x WTAPS Originals Classics Collection


With nearly a decade of stellar collaborations between them, Vans and WTAPS come together once again to unveil an eight-piece footwear capsule for Vault by Vans. Under Vans’ premium imprint, WTAPS crafts a deluxe assortment of Original Classics that is emblematic of both brands’ design legacies. Vault by Vans and WTAPS ready these collaborative executions of the OG Era LX, OG Sk8-Hi LX and OG Style 36 LX for release this September in limited quantities.


Deeply rooted in a philosophy derived from Japanese master craftsman, WTAPS takes an approach to aesthetics that strives to recognize the essence of the items that comprise the material world and realize their hidden potential. Where shape determines function, a sophisticated creed wants to “place things where they should be” in order to release the creative energy that can be found in every form and materialization. The Vault by Vans x WTAPS project takes shape on iconic footwear silhouettes in their truest forms – their original forms. Vans Original Classics are rebuilt from the ground up using the same design specifications as their first size runs, featuring the same fit, padding density, width, foxing height and other characteristics from decades ago.


The collaboration kicks off with a trio of OG Era LX colorways that are inspired by the Japanese school uniform and “uwabaki” concept. The uppers are presented in true white while the outsole is marked in various colors – blue, red and green – colors that originally signified a student’s grade level. From there, the OG Sk8-Hi LX is brought forth in a set of materials and tones that channel the vintage styling of another iconic Vans silhouette, the Vans Caballero. A favorite sneaker of WTAPS Founder Tetsu “Tet” Nishiyama’s youth, the Vans Caballero debuted in 1989 as skate legend Steve Caballero’s signature shoe featuring embossed reptile nubuck and durable suede reinforcements. This material build can be seen once again on the OG Sk8-Hi LX in grey/black and all-black styles. The last silhouette in the line-up, the OG Style 36 LX, was created with unity in mind. Taking one hue to all parts of the shoe, the OG Style 36 LX introduces black/black, navy/navy and burgundy/burgundy versions of itself in the Vault by Vans x WTAPS collection.

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The Vault by Vans x WTAPS Original Classics Collection releases globally on September 12 at the following retailers:

USA: Vans DQM General, Barney’s, Bodega, Blends, Bows & Arrows, Conveyor, The Darkside Initiative, Dover Street Market, Feature, Fice, Hot Rod, Kicks/HI, Kicks/HI Guam, Kith, Nice Kicks, Odin, Pilgrim, Proper, Shoe Gallery, Sole Classics, Steven Alan, Today Clothing, UBIQ, Undefeated, Wish and The Webster

Canada: Off The Hook, Gravitypope, J2 Sneakerbox, NRML and Rooney

Europe: Back Door, Baskets, C Store, Colette, Dover Street Market, Firmament, Foot Patrol, Fott, GoodHood, Hanon, Kapa dokya, Mini, MRQT, Naked, Offspring, Proudlaces, Saint Cream, Slam Jam, SNS, Societe Anonime, Starcow, The End, The Good Will Out, Titolo, Très Bien, Übervart, Veteran, Victoire Barber & Shop, Vier and YME.

Asia Pacific: Vans Lab Store, Beams, Beauty & Youth, Crossover, Deal, EXI.T, GIP-STORE, Greyone Social, Hoods, Hotel V, Invincible, IT, Juice, Limited Edition Chamber, Limited Edition Vault, Ron Herman, Sole What Unik, Supreme, United Arrows & Sons and WH101.


The Vault by Vans x WTAPS collection releases globally at select retailers on September 12, 2015. See more from Vault by Vans atwww.vans.com/vault and join the conversation by using #VansxWTAPS on social networks.

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The Air Jordan 10 ‘OVO” Release Has Been Pushed Back to October 3rd

If You’re reading this you won’t be able to cop the OVO 10 until October 3rd


The Air Jordan 10 OVO 10 was expected to release on this weekend but looks like Drizzy and company have a different plan in mind for the release which has been pushed back to October 3rd. You know it does seem more accurate for them to release the shoes in October noting that “OVO” means “Octobers Very Own” and we just might be receiving an album along with the release sources say. Looks like Drizzy is getting geared up for Drizzy season as he plans to take over. The Air Jordan 10 will most defintely be one of the most sought after kicks coming out this year. The hype around the shoe continues to grow and now the anticipation will continue to grown even more with the push back of the release. But, the great thing about a pushed back date is that hopefully the shoes will be available for more people around the world. We will keep you updated on more news emerging about the Air Jordan 10 OVO’s. Check out images of the shoe from the gallery below.


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Co-Founder and Creative Director Of Extra Butter Speaks On the Vanguard Collection with Adidas Originals


Extra Butter continues their legacy as being one of the largest sneaker boutiques in NYC and in the world, Sept 12th they will be releasing their highly anticipated “Vanguard Collection” with adidas Originals worldwide which features a ZX Flux model and ZX Trail model that represent significant stories within the company we got  a chance to catch up with Jason Faustino, co-founder and creative director at Extra Butter gives us a few details before the official release, to find out what each shoe represents read up on the full interview below.




The Source: Introduce yourself?

Jason Faustino: Hi, my name is Jason Faustino I am one of the co-owners and creative director at Extra Butter.


The Source: How did you guys start up the boutique?

Jason Faustino: So I started Extra Butter In Long Island Rockville Centre that was the first location we opened in August 2007. The way it got started actually is I was working for Redheart footwear in 2005 or 2006 it was a mom and pop sneaker store out in Long Island instead of going to get my masters degree in sociology I studied for Grad School working at Red heart at a sneaker store and I was working for the owner’s of Red Heart and I learned the business from A to Z basically through them. I always had aspirations to want to do my own sneaker boutique in use of my creativity and art influences and stuff like that and we came up with the idea of doing a sneaker and clothing boutique under the theme inspired by movies.


The Source: What was you guys goal with Extra Butter what did you want to accomplish?

Jason Faustino: What Extra butter wanted to accomplish by becoming a sneaker boutique was adding a lot of fun and creativity into it’s work we liked the sneaker boutiques that existed at the time in the mid 200’s but we liked them mostly for their product and some of the stores were cool and all but some of them also had a colder tougher environment and we took what we’ve been doing in the family footwear environment and being like a very warm community oriented like very just open and embracing of the customer we took that practice and applied it to the boutique settings so we also wanted Long Island and Rockville Centre where we opened our first location their was no real sneaker boutiques at the time that were offering some of the select and limited edition retro product that we do, so we wanted to bring that to the market, out there.


The Source: What is the difference in Extra Butter Now compared to when you guys first opened?

Jason Faustino: The biggest difference I would say is just the growth. There was days when we first opened it was just 2 or 3 of us working and now were like 17 deep and our website, were a global brand now before I think it felt like we were just a local sneaker store but we always had aspirations to get to this point I just didn’t know how soon and not soon we would get there to be a global brand website that ships products all around the world our own products we see being ordered in all different countries social media just changed our whole world we were putting out messages on myspace and seeing reaction to that compared to now one instagram photo we have over 100 thousand followers it’s just completely changed it in the past year or so ever since we opened our second location which is in the Lower East Side New York City that’s been open since october 2013 we’ve received like a lot of awesome accolades and awards like Complex just listed us Top 10 sneaker stores in New York City last year they did Top 15 sneaker stores in the world and we were apart of that as well so different signs of recognition like that have just completely changed where we are today compared to where we first started.




The Source: You guys have a collection dropping with Adidas Originals, can you give me a few details on that?

Jason Faustino: Sure. The collection were dropping with adidas originals is called the “Vanguard Collection” vanguard meaning you know a lot of people associate vanguard with the MTV award that people give out but it really is to honor people that are pioneering and exploring and breaking new boundaries in their industry and we’ve kinda created two characters with each of the shoes the ZX Flux were calling the chief Diver and the ZX Trail were calling the scout leader and basically each shoe represents a character that is a Vanguard in their field the ZX Flux chief Diver represents someone that is on the forefront of exploring the ocean life and were is the ZX trail the scout leader is someone that’s on the forefront of exploring the outdoors and nature and anyone knows with Extra Butter because of our Film theme Extra butter’s name is inspired by a old new york slang describing things as butter that were really premium and we also have a strong movie heritage and some blogs were able to catch on that these shoes are also inspired by favorite films of ours.






The Source: What Made you guys want to us the ZX Flux model?

Jason Faustino: The ZX Flux model the way that came about this project is something we’ve been working on for about 4 or 5 years actually it just took a lot of time to get it where it to where it is with just changes within our company and adidas and just the natural back and forth of production, design marketing plans all that stuff but originally when we wanted to do this project me and Bernie gross who’s my co- creative director of the designer we wanted to work with the ZX 8000 which is one of our favorite adidas running shoes and one of their classic staple heritage shoes and over time we saw that the flux was coming out which was very similar and it shared a lot of pieces and design elements of the ZX 8000 so are Flux is a little bit different than everyone else’s it incorporates  a lot of the lines design work and line aesthetics that the ZX 8000 does but because our ZX Flux is on their neoprene upper to drive on the ocean inspiration because that’s what divers use as their materials with for their wet suits the lines like they act as tape scenes so it’s like a really cool upper as opposed to a traditional sewn on overlays on the shoe it’s like fused onto the flux to make it look like the ZX 8000.







The Source: How is this collaborations similar to some of you guy’s previous collaborations?

Jason Faustino: You know it’s similar to are previous collabs because we always tell like a pretty multi story with every collab project we’ve done except one they’ve been a multi shoe concept because were really strong at telling a story that has various layers to it and it can be centered around more than one concept so that usually results in more than one shoe coming out because we tend to have so many ideas that come to life when were wanting to tell a story and then they end up looking good in our design and strong enough that we realize we want to tell this in a deeper story than one shoe but all of them have Extra Butters signature personality in it which is a story that goes beyond it’s initial like perception theres always deeper elements hidden into it and deeper layers of the story theres always a personal connection to Me and Bernie and the rest of the staff like we wouldn’t push out a story if our staff wasn’t really feeling it and stuff that we’ve already bonded as friends like inside and out of work throughout our days like you realize certain films when we did space race the love with space was something we all connect on and the other thing that I think we do a really good job of that isn’t told enough is that all the projects we work on have some kind of tied back to the brands themselves  you know like, if it is inspired by the films if they go back and look at certain films they would realize that adidas product or asics product reebok product was actually worn in those movies and that’s why we chose that company to work with on these projects so it does a great job of telling our own film story with a little bit of the brands like they have little cameos and were highlighting that of  a special moment.


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The Source: When is the collection release and do you feel everyone will be pleased with the final product?

Jason Faustino: Yeah the collection releases saturday sept 12th online and in-store it will be your first chance to really get the product without having to play our scavenger hunt games we were doing last week. Last week when we launched it we had scavengers hunts in Central park and Hempstead Lake Park where customers got to find us through photos on instagram and each customer that did find us received a special survival kit that goes along with the theme of each shoe a waterproof case or rut sack for the ZX trails waterproof case for the ZX Flux each had different survival tools like Extra Butter flashlight towel blanket binoculars glow sticks field notes all little accessories that made the scavenger hunts and in-store purchase experience very special but the general release will be on saturday sept 12th and I think the response is going to be awesome you know a lot of people are hype on it through instagram but once you see the product in person you just see the quality really is there the colors look amazing in person and the shoe turns people head once it get’s on foot and with the ZX Flux people never really seen a Flux like that before with all those new lines and tape seams and the glow in the dark really stands out once you get to mess with it in person and as far as the ZX Trails I think people are going crazy because of the patchwork detail and just the fact that there’s a trail shoe that is hitting the market in a exciting way as opposed to you know like the market is pretty saturated with running shoes, so were excited to bring something a little bit different with the trail to the table.


The ZX Flux ($130)

The ZX Trail Mid ($140)



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First Look: The Extra Butter x adidas Originals “Vanguard” Collection

The Extra Butter x adidas Originals “Vanguard” Collection will release online tomorrow and in-store on September 12th. 


Extra Butter and adidas Originals have come together to produce two pairs of the adidas ZX Flux. Both pairs will be in high command when they release. The ZX Trail Mid is notably paying homage to nature and survival of the fittest. The shoe comes contrasted within a duck canvas and a rugged suede upper with dope embroidered patches. The ZX Flux comes equipped with species print neoprene with taped seams and glow-in-the-dark detailing amongst the shoe. Let us know how you feel about the kicks on our Twitter and Facebook. Make sure to follow @ExtraButter on Instagram to stay up to date with their latest news for the “Vanguard Collection”. Extra Butter will launch a online release starting at 11am tomorrow, the shoes are initially set to release on September 12th at a set price of $130-$140 for each pair. Check out images of the “Vanguard Collection” in the gallery below.




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Drake Shares Closer Images Of Both Air Jordan 8 “OVOs” via Instagram

Drizzy got Air Jordan OVO’s on the way! 



Drake shows off his Air Jordan OVO 8’s on Instagram just weeks after debuting both pairs at the OVO Fest. Just a few minutes ago Drake took to instagram to give us a closer look of the Air Jordans and I must say these will be in high demand once they release. Both Air jordans are featured in leather uppers with suede detailing on the heel with gold OVO accents. If you pay close attention you will also see the shoes share the iconic OVO owl logo on the heel tab. He has named the white pair of 8s the “6IX Year” colorway that are written on the cross straps. No official info has been released on when the pairs will release but stay tuned for more info here at The Source.


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The ‘UNC’ Air Jordan 1 is Dropping in October

The Air Jordan 1 “UNC” is dropping VERY soon…



The Air Jordan 1 “UNC” is on the way, so be ready to cop in October. It’s super refreshing to see these babies back and we will actually get to witness the opportunity of purchasing a classic pair of AJ1’s. The remastered releases are always made to look exactly a-like the originals, did Jordan Brand snag it? Maybe so, but these are defintely still in high command. The shoes are set in true high form in a powder blue and will release on October 31st at a set price of $160. Check out more images of the Air Jordan 1  Retro High OG ‘UNC’ below.


Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “UNC”
Release Date: 10/31/15
Color: Dark Powder Blue/White
Style #: 555088-117
Price: $160










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The Air Jordan 1 “Pinnacle” Images Leak

Are we feeling them or nah?



The Air Jordan 1 “Pinnacle” are next up on the list for releases from Jordan brand. But, are we feeling these or nah? They seem a bit over fetched with the tan colorway but i’m sure someone out there is feeling the tan leather colorway. The sneaker comes with extra laces to bring out the all tan produce. The Air Jordan simply stands out because of the romantic and chill colorway with the tan pinnacle and heavy gold accents. This shoe is a must have in your closet if you want to step ahead of the crowd. No release date has yet been released for the kicks but believe we will keep you posted here at The Source. Many sources are saying the shoes will drop around November but no one has officially confirmed when these babies will hit shelves. Stay tuned for this premium Jordan brand release.


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The Supreme x Air Jordan 1 Is Coming Soon

Supreme x Air Jordan 1 Revealed.




Supreme is teaming up with Jordan Brand to produce an Air Jordan 1. By the looks of the shoe, this will most definitely be worth your money and your wait. What makes the shoe so dope is that it will be getting a supreme type touch. Instead of the wing Jordan logo on the upper ankle you will see “94” . The shoes are featured in premium black leather with a red nike swoosh. The shoes also feature “SUP” on the red nike swoosh for a small segement. There are no details present on when these will drop but be on the look out because these will be in high demand. Check out images of the Supreme x Air Jordan 1 in the gallery below.



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