The Air Jordan XI could be the greatest shoe ever. Every time Nike and Jordan Brand releases a version of the Air Jordan XI sneakerheards come out of the woodwork to cop a pair. Even those who causally buy sneakers are drawn to them. With the summer approaching low sneakers are a must have. The AJ XI is a perfect shoe to match your summer wardrobe.
The Air Jordan XI follows His Airness’ insight of bringing a formal look to the court, featuring patent leather for the first time in an athletic shoe. Jordan Brand celebrates the 30th anniversary with a new Air Jordan 11 Retro Low, taking the classic Black/True Red colors from the original high version. Available May 23 on Nike.com (10am EDT/7am PDT).
The duo of Reebok Classic and Finish Line partner to bring fans another exclusive look into the lives, styles, and creative processes of some of the world’s top musical artists through its new video series entitled “Studio Sessions.”
In this second episode of Studio Sessions, Kendrick Lamar sits down with Finish Line reporter, Jacques Slade, in the same studio where he created his latest album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The two rappers, with a mutual love for classic sneakers, discuss where Kendrick the person—not the rapper—draws his inspiration from. Lamar’s answer?
Kendrick says that meeting people and taking a nugget of wisdom from each interaction is what keeps him inspired. Musically, Kendrick says he’s most inspired by his father and his love of music, which introduced him to the artists from which he’d learn: mostly oldies and gangsta rap.
Stay tuned for future episodes of Studio Sessions with Kendrick Lamar, coming soon.
The perfect pairing of Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny took the world by storm when they teamed together for a Jordan Brand TV commercial in 1992. The two global icons let the world into their friendship, a friendship that has spanned 23 years, six championships and countless threats from the intergalactic cartoon world. The Air Jordan 7 Retro ‘Hare’ returns in the original colorway from 1992. Get yours May 16 on Nike.com.
We are now in the month of May. The weather is fantastic. We all have the urge to go outside and grill something. I have known a few friends in the past to have grilled their bacon for their breakfast to just enjoy the morning outside. Yes, it is that nice out even when the sun is rising.
While you are outside grilling your dinner you may want to grill some limes as well. The reason why is that I created a very refreshing drink recipe courtesy of the good folks at Ketel One Vodka. They gave me a bottle of their famous vodka as well as an outstanding grilling kit. They must have known I needed any help that I can get when it comes to grilling.
I was asked to create a cocktail for the spring and summer months. I created the Grilled Lemon and Limeade. It is perfect of Cinco De Mayo parties or anytime you are looking for drink to go with a BBQ. Below is the drink recipe. Here is to a very fun spring and summer!
• 1.5 ounces of Ketel One Vodka
• 2.5 ounces of Raspberry Lemonade
• 1.5 ounces of Lemon – Lime Seltzer
• Lime halved
Place limes on grill, cut side down, and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from grill. Next in a regular 8 ounce glass add a few ice cubes. Pour in the Ketel One Vodka, raspberry lemonade, and lemon and lime seltzer. Mix ingredients. Finally add one grilled lime into the cocktail.
As always please enjoy Ketel One vodka responsibly. For more great cocktail recipes go to the Bar.com
Guess who is back? For those who love a good whiskey you will be happy to hear that the I.W. Harper is coming home to the United States after nearly 20 years abroad with the release of two new Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeys inspired by the brand’s historic past. Whiskey fans can look out this spring for I.W. Harper.
Back in 1867, German immigrant Isaac Wolfe (I.W.) Bernheim arrived in America with little more than four dollars in his pocket. Within 12 short years he co-founded Bernheim Brothers, where he began producing a whiskey known as I.W. Harper. The whiskey won its first gold medal in 1885 and continued to gain adorers across the country and around the world throughout the twentieth century.
As the popularity of brown spirits and the demand for high-quality whiskeys in Asia surged during the 1990’s, I.W. Harper’s focus transitioned overseas and the brand ceased distribution in the United States.
Now fast forward to 20 years the brand will release two new whiskeys nationwide. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Limited Edition I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey were both inspired by the original I.W. Harper variants. I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was distilled at the Bernheim Distillery, historically located at 17th and Breckinridge in Louisville, KY, while owned and operated by United Distillers. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey mingles whiskey also distilled at the Bernheim Distillery during this time with other fine whiskeys. Both bourbons have been aged, most recently, at the legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery and are hand bottled in Tullahoma, Tenn.
I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (82 proof, 41% ABV) delights discerning whiskey lovers with initial hints of creamy vanilla flavor coupled with bursts of oak and spice. These flavor notes are followed by a subtle fruitiness and end with a sweet, pleasant finish. The whiskey will be available for a suggested retail price of $34.99 (750 mL).
Limited Edition I.W. Harper 15-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (86 proof, 43% ABV) is sweeter on the front palate with hints of oak, dried fruit and caramel. A distinct spice appears on the back palate for a long and lasting finish. The limited time offering will carry a suggested retail price of $74.99 (750 mL).
You can enjoy I.W. Harper neat, on the rocks or as the key ingredient in a classic bourbon cocktail, such as a Manhattan or Old Fashioned.
This upcoming weekend is going to be insane in the world of sports. What are you looking forward to the most to watch? Is it the Mayweather-Pacquiao “Fight of the Century,” the Kentucky Derby or is there a NHL or NBA playoff game you want to watch? Heck even Chelsea is set to square off against Manchester City or Tottenham for their fourth straight title. Did I mention that the Yankees are playing the Red Sox? Plus we have the NFL draft starting this Thursday.
With all of these games and sporting events you will definitely be celebrating at home or at a bar. Now the only thing you need is a cocktail to match up with the epic weekend. Here is a list of a few great tasting drinks for you to enjoy responsibly while taking in the fight, the NFL draft, playoff games and derby! We even have a video for you to learn how to do the Peli Rita Back Shot.
1oz. chilled Peligroso® Silver tequila in a shot glass
1oz. chilled margarita mix in a shot glass (mix = .5 oz orange liquer, .5 oz fresh lime juice)
Take the shot of Peligroso® Silver Tequila. Follow with the shot of fresh margarita mix.
Pineapple juice to top
Build in a tall glass combining all ingredients over ice. Top with a grapefruit slice for an extra tropical feel!
1.5oz. Crown Royal Regal Apple
4oz. Cranberry Juice
LA based designer Melody Eshani and Reebok Classic are back at it again with another collaboration, this time featuring the iconic Blacktop Pump and Ventilator sneaker models.
Each sneaker features the luxe python leather featured on the first Reebok Classic x Melody Ehsani collaboration – a unique texture that takes inspiration from a creature which embodies Melody’s definition of a Classic woman. The shoes also feature the designer’s signature take on the Evil Eye, which brings a sense of individuality and creativity to the look. The clean gum outsole adds a fresh finish to the shoe’s rich tones.
The Blacktop Pump is updated with a hidden interior heel wedge for a feminine, streamlined silhouette, while the Ventilator says true to its retro runner design.
These shoes will be exclusively available at Melody’s LA store (424 1/2 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 272-3934) and her website www.melodyehsani.com on April 24th. The shoes will then be available at select global retailers and Reebok.com starting May 1st.
The collection ranges from $120-$200.
Captain Morgan White Rum is fantastic. How can you improve upon this rum? Well the Captain has figured out how. He added Sports Illustrated cover model Chrissy Teigen into the mix. She has teamed up with Captain Morgan to debut the brand’s newest flavor offerings: Captain Morgan Pineapple, Captain Morgan Coconut and Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum.
Chrissy stars as a peg-leg pirate with a taste for island cocktails. She forces beach inhabitants to “surrender” to the three new flavors now available by everyone’s favorite rum brand. Check out the video below the list of cocktails.
With warmer weather right around the corner, we’ve also included some cocktail recipes that feature the new Captain Morgan White Rum Flavors. As always please enjoy Captain Morgan responsibly.
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum
Juice of ½ lime
Grapefruit soda to top
Directions: Fill tall glass with ice. Pour in Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge.
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
1 oz. Pineapple juice
1 slice(s) pineapple(s)
Directions: Fill tall glass with ice. Pour in pineapple juice and Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum. Top with cranberry juice. Garnish with pineapple wedge.
The Shark Puncher
9 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum
3 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
6 oz. Cranberry Juice
Directions: Combine all ingredients including Captain Morgan Coconut Rum in a pitcher and stir.
Last week, in New York City and Miami, an army of Reebok Classic bicycle messengers swept through both cities delivering the first pairs of Day Glo Ventilator sneakers set to hit stores this month. The messengers rode custom Day Glo-inspired, single speed bikes — in blue, yellow, pink and orange hues that matched the colors of the sneakers — to messenger advanced pairs of the Ventilators around in NYC and Miami.
In New York, messengers battled downtown and uptown traffic to deliver the Ventilators to select, unsuspecting recipients all around the city, hitting the Financial District, Tribeca, Midtown, Upper West and Upper East Sides, as well as Harlem. In Miami, the messengers endured the unrelenting heat and sun to surprise residents all over South Beach, North Beach, Little Havana and Wynwood with the neon colored kicks.
Didn’t receive a pair? Not to worry. The Reebok Classic Day Glo is currently on sale at www.reebok.com and everyone who purchases a pair will be entered in a special drawing to receive one of the custom Day Glo bikes!
In 1990, Reebok released one of their most timeless running designs: the Ventilator. Incorporating Hexalite technology into the shoe to provide greater comfort and better shock absorption it was the perfect shoe for the faster, lighter runner. The durable lugged outsole was designed to give sure-footed traction for both on and off-road running. The visible archbridge in the middle of the shoe was perfectly placed to offer optimum motion control. And the name Ventilator? That came from the ventilated side panels that allowed cooling and breathability. The shoe was ahead of its time. Twenty-five years later the shoe is a classic. Still as light as it ever was but now worn for street fashion instead of road running.
Capturing the electric energy found within unforgettable days and even hotter nights, Reebok Classic’s latest iteration of the Ventilator – Ventilator Day Glo – puts a bold, neon spin on the classic silhouette. Fearless and unapologetic, the bright colorways that make up this unique pack are for those not afraid to stand out or stand up.
Ventilator Day Glo – Men’s
Colorways: Yellow, Blue
Retailers: Jimmy Jazz, Villa, Shiekh’s, and Shoe Palace
Ventilator Day Glo – Women’s
Colorways: Orange, Pink
Retailers: Finish Line, Urban Outfitters, Jimmy Jazz, and Reebok.com
In honor of Earth Day, today, 13th Witness teamed up with Budweiser to showcase the company’s new patriotic summer packaging. There was a photo shoot in NYC in famous locations around the city. This unique summer packaging features the Statue of Liberty in celebration of Budweiser’s partnership with the National Park Foundation which the brand announced today, complete with a donation and much-needed manpower to support the Foundation’s “Find Your Park” initiative.
A monumental packaging conversion like this one was worthy of a monumental debut – so Budweiser commissioned cityscape photographer and Instagrammer 13th Witness to capture images of the new Budweiser bottle against iconic New York City backdrops, including aerial shots above Liberty Island.