To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of the most iconic sneakers of all-time, the Question, Reebok is releasing 20 different colorways throughout the year to commemorate the shoe and the man that introduced it to the world, Allen Iverson.
This Question Mid “Unworn” is modeled after a colorway from 2000 that was originally set to be worn by Allen Iverson in February 2000 during the annual exhibition basketball game that took place in Oakland, CA.
It was set for a global release with major hype in the basketball world as it, along with Iverson, graced the cover of the most popular sneaker magazine. The colorway was ahead of its time, as no one was yet wearing crazy colored sneakers in the game.
After some back and forth with Iverson about wearing the shoes leading up to the game, he ultimately opted not to wear them and this “Unworn” colorway never saw the light of day, making this the Iverson shoe that never was.
Although these sneakers never left Iverson’s duffle bag that day, he went on to be the leading scorer in that game with 26 points, creating a unique story for this pair that was inspired by the 2000 host team in Oakland.
This Question features navy blue nubuck toe and heel hits with a yellow leather upper and a translucent blue outsole with the Reebok Question logo and Iverson’s iconic jersey number 3 on the heel. The Reebok Question “Unworn” will release for $140 on Saturday, February 20th in the US at Reebok.com and Finish Line.
As a reminder, the Question Mid OG will launch tomorrow, Friday, February 12th, for $140 at retailers including Reebok.com, Finish Line and Sneaker Villa.
If you are in Toronto for this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game you need to check out the good stuff that Mountain Dew will be bringing out. Mountain Dew announced its plans as an official NBA partner to deliver a damn good time throughout NBA All-Star 2016, including “Court Vision: An Interactive Virtual Reality Art Experience” and “Make An Introduction,” a television spot airing in the U.S. and Canada featuring DEW athletes and 2016 NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Jimmy Butler, and rising star Julius Randle.
In 2015, PepsiCo and the NBA announced a multi-year marketing partnership to unite the passionate fans of the NBA with the power of PepsiCo’s food and beverage brands, including Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Brisk and Ruffles. Mountain Dew serves as the lead brand in North America for the partnership, joining longtime PepsiCo brand Gatorade, which has been an NBA partner since 1984.
Mountain Dew plans to unleash a number of interactive and energizing events in and outside of Toronto during NBA All-Star 2016.
Sneakerheads have been waiting a long time for this shoe’s return. A classic in every sense of the word. Jordan Brand launched the Retro Remaster initiative in spring of 2015. In response to consumer feedback, it incorporated enhanced color options, cushioning, materials and shapes while retaining each shoe’s original character. The brand sustains this initiative by evolving the remastering process and reintroducing the Nike Air logo on the heels of storied silhouettes. The decision, which honors original designs like never before, was approved by Michael Jordan and continues with the Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Cement’.
The fan-favorite Air Jordan 4 Retro ‘Cement’ returns for the first time since 1999, complete with randomized paint splashes, premium leather uppers and the famous NIKE AIR logo on the heel. Available February 13 on Nike.com (10am EST/7am PST).
With so many things battling for position in your pockets, the days of carry around a George Costanza wallet are long gone. It’s just not practical to pack brick in your back pocket with every receipt, card and form of identification that you’ve ever owned. Plus, it’s uncomfortable as hell to sit down with one butt cheek padded extra high with an overstuffed wallet. You find yourself pulling out your wallet whenever you want to take a seat and that can lead to forgetful wallet misplacement. No one wants that.
Enter the Tribe Wallet. A super-slim alternative to that back pocket brick you’re lugging around. The Tribe Wallet features two plates made with aerospace-grade materials fastened together with a tight band. It’s available in carbon fiber, texalium or titanium. You place all your cards in between the two plates and use a push and pinch motion to access the specific card you need. The outer band let’s you quickly fold and slide bills for safe keeping. This thing features RFID-blocking to shield your card chips and it can even open bottles and prop up your cell phone for hands-free video viewing.
This wallet has front pocket utility written all over it. It takes up minimal space and still let’s you keep all your essentials handy. The one gripe is that it’s almost too space saving. If you have 20 cards that you want to carry around with you, things are gonna get pretty tight. But do you really need to have your Vegas player cards and SCUBA certification card handy on a daily basis? I didn’t think so. The Tribe wallet forces you to streamline your wallet and be judicial about what you carry around with you. And that’s a good thing.
To learn more about “the sexiest minimalist wallet” out there, check out the Tribe Wallet Kickstarter page.
DeMarcus Ware is now a champion in the NFL. Ware knows that it takes a whole team effort to win championships. Now it is time to celebrate with his teammates. In addition to their diamond-studded rings, each player will also responsibly enjoy some extra special whisky as a gift from linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
After helping Denver to victory, with the Defense dominating the Game, DeMarcus Ware gifted his teammates with specially embroidered bottles of Crown Royal XR (retail value $129.99). Available in limited quantities, the whisky hails from the famed LaSalle distillery near Montreal which no longer produces whisky. Beer might do in a pinch, but quality trumps quantity and the team will be sipping something smoother tomorrow when Ware distributes this gift to his Championship teammates.
“We worked incredibly hard this season, so I wanted to give my teammates something to honor the fact that we’re the best in the world,” said Ware. “Since we took the Crown and are officially Champs, I’m giving everyone on the team a bottle of Crown Royal XR, an extra rare whisky that has been specially embroidered to commemorate our championship. I can’t wait to take the time to enjoy this moment by toasting the best whisky with the best teammates; it really doesn’t get any better than this!”
With 49 years of memories from the Super Bowl Mercedes-Benz wanted to showcase a ride that would fit the celebration. It is the golden anniversary of the Super Bowl so why not go to the game in style with a golden car? Taking part in Super Bowl 50 festivities Jamie Foxx and Extra Host Charissa Thompson joined Mercedes-Benz for a ride in the Iron Schöckl. Set up outside of AT&T Park as a way for the brand to engage fans, the Iron Schöckl features a G-Class SUV, one of the most powerful and rugged models in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Its capabilities were on display as Charissa cruised down a 45-degree angled steel ramp.
Sneakerheads pay attention! Reebok Classics is bringing back a one of a kind sneaker. The Question Mid OG was the first pair of shoes that Allen Iverson wore on court. From the pearlized red leather toe, the translucent ice outsole, Reebok’s patented Hexalite technology, and the iconic “Q” logo on the back collar, the Question Mid signaled a new era of basketball with Allen Iverson’s trademark lightning quick moves, cementing him as a true star.
Over the course of his first season, Iverson wowed audiences with a string of 40 point games and earned the title of Rookie of the Year. The Question Mid OG also birthed one of the top moments in Allen’s history, where a rookie Iverson went head to head with Michael Jordan with what became his legendary crossover move. This one play inspired legions of fans as they tried to recreate The Crossover on their own.
The Reebok Classic Question Mid OG will release for $140 on Friday, February 12th at retailers including Reebok.com, Finish Line and Sneaker Villa.
Plus today Reebok Classic released the Question Mid “Prototype” will release for the first time today, Friday, February 5th for $200 at Reebok.com, Packer Shoes and Concepts.
We are two days away from the Panther and Broncos facing off. Mtn Dew is giving a nod to their first in-game Super Bowl ad in more than 15 years by partnering with wide receiver Brandon Marshall, pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald and radio personality Mike Greenberg, to root on a real puppy, a real monkey and a real baby as they made their Super Bowl picks at the NFL Experience in the Moscone Center in San Francisco yesterday. The three awesome visionaries were brought together to tease the much-anticipated arrival of the Mtn Dew Kickstart “puppymonkeybaby” commercial, which will air in-game during the first quarter of Super Bowl 50.
In conjunction with the release of four new, bold Mtn Dew Kickstart flavors, “puppymonkeybaby,” the TV commercial for Mtn Dew Kickstart, a beverage that fuses three awesome things – DEW, real fruit juice and a kick of caffeine – stars a quirky, albeit endearing character that is also comprised of three awesome things fans love in a Super Bowl commercial – a puppy, a monkey and a baby. “Puppymonkeybaby” brings guys just the right amount of kick to spark a damn good time, anytime, anywhere…just like Mtn Dew Kickstart.
Playboy is doing something that some people might scratch their heads at. There will be no nudity. Yes, you read that correctly. The magazine company will officially unveil the most highly-anticipated issue in its 62-year history at the company’s annual party during Super Bowl weekend tomorrow night in San Francisco. The long-awaited March 2016 issue, which is on newsstands Friday, February 12, first created headlines last fall when the company announced it would no longer feature explicit nudity in the pages of its magazine.
Over the past six months, Playboy’s editorial team has been rethinking and redesigning the storied publication, using the intellectual, artistic and literary powerhouse years of the 1960s Playboy as their guiding light. The result is a Playboy magazine for a new generation, full of fresh contributors, new regular features, and an entirely contemporary take on photographing the beautiful women who have made the publication one of the most enduring and successful of all time.
Although the women in the new Playboy magazine don’t bare it all, it doesn’t mean that the March issue is not one of the sexiest in Playboy’s history. This month’s cover model is Snapchat/Instagram luminary Sarah McDaniel as the star of a stunning social media concept cover and pictorial; the March Playmate is Dree Hemingway, whose mother, actress Mariel Hemingway appeared in Playboy in 1982; and artist and model Myla Dalbesio works her magic by taking her own photos for the issue.
Inside the new pages, cover model Sarah McDaniel perfectly describes Playboy’s fresh point of view when she says, “The idea was to look at me from a boyfriend’s perspective.” The pictorials in the March issue are intimate looks at these beautiful women with a very real, relaxed vibe.
The new Playboy magazine include a section called the Francofile – the return of a high-profile interview every month by resident Renaissance man James Franco. Rabbit Hole – the maestro of miscellany Ben Schott’s monthly take on the subject of his choice. This month, appropriately enough, it’s “nudity.”
My Way – Entrepreneurial inspiration by those brave enough to follow their dreams.
Playboy Advisor – the magazine’s most famous column will now be written by a woman, columnist Rachel Rabbit White.
Artist In Residence – each month will feature an original artist. For March it’s artist and cartoonist Jay Howell.
No Filter – We give the mic to a woman who’s making waves in entertainment.
Politics – Each month will feature an essay from political columnist John Meroney.
I have had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans. It is a city like no other. I haven’t had the chance to be there during Mardi Gras. I hear that is one of most incredible parties of all time. If you won’t be able to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans we got the next best thing for you. They are cocktails inspired from that city! As always please enjoy responsibly.
0.75 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
0.75 oz. Captain Morgan White Rum
2 oz. passion fruit juice
1 oz. orange juice
Juice of half a lime
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1 tbsp. grenadine
Orange slice and cherry for garnish
Directions: Add Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum, Captain Morgan White Rum, passion fruit juice, orange juice, lime juice, simple syrup and grenadine into a shaker. Shake and pour into crushed ice-filled hurricane glass or other specialty glass. Garnish with orange and cherry.
1.25 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice
0.5 oz. honey
1 lemon wedge
Directions: Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake until cold. Strain into a glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.
0.5 oz. Cranberry juice
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a shot glass.
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Cannon Blast
Directions: Pour Captain Morgan Cannon Blast in a shaker with ice. Shake and pour into a shot glass.