Jordan Brand takes a crack at luxury footwear

Re-releasing retros annually isn’t enough anymore; Jordan is going after the luxury footwear corner of the shoe game that other high fashion brands occupy.  Their first release, the Jordan Shine (above), is rumored to be available soon at select upscale spots with a price tag of $400.  One thing is probably certain: this is only the beginning for “Jordan Luxury.”

Via: InsideTheSneakerbox

Video: “SVDDXNLY” (A$AP Rocky Documentary) Trailer

Noisey presents to trailer to a full-length documentary starring A$AP Rocky’s ascension in music.  The film will feature home videos and new footage from Rocky’s past, including interviews with friends and family.  Definitely will be a must-see for A$AP fans worldwide.  Cameos include Drake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and other artists that Rocky has worked or toured with in the past few years during his rise.

No exact drop date is known, but the full-length documentary will be available on Noisey’s Youtube channel within the coming weeks.

Apps: What’s new in Twitch for Android 3.0

Twitch, the game streaming site recently bought by Youtube, finally released their long awaited overhaul of their Android experience, and it’s pretty impressive.  I spent a chunk of last night testing it out and comparing it to my previous fave Twitch client Gameplay Alert.

I flipped back and forth between Twitch and Gameplay Alert while watching the same stream on both.  The Twitch app’s video quality is superior/smoother and is the closest thing to watching via desktop/laptop.  Twitch’s new UI gives it some of the things I liked about Gameplay Alert, and the only thing I can think of wanting still is GA’s ability to ‘track’ specific games.  GA also has better options for showing a stream’s chat, but I imagine that will come to the native app eventually.  Everything else is there for the new Twitch app: seeing streams you’re following, find popular games or users, changing the video quality of streams, much better experience on tablets, and others.  Overall, it’s a much better app now and will only get better.

If you weren’t a fan of the native app, like I and many others weren’t, than give it another try.

Video: The Expendables 3 Featurette

Check out this short featurette of Expendables 3, with some bts clips mixed in with action scenes from the upcoming movie.

Though it’s the first film in the series to not be rated R, the excitement is still real for the upcoming summer sequel loaded with action movie icons.  One could make the argument that July has been pretty dry for summer blockbusters, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes being the headliner.  So it’s nice that Expendables 3 along with a few other releases will get things back on track in August.

Look for it in theaters on August 15th.

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LEGO ‘The Dark Knight’ Tumbler

This week, Comic-Con: San Diego is once again upon us, and at the event, LEGO plans to unveil a LEGO version of the Tumbler, Batman’s modern and uber-intimidating Batmobile from the Dark Knight trilogy.  At 15” tall and 9” wide, this will almost assuredly be a hot pickup for Batman fanatics or just LEGO collectors in general.  Features include an armored exterior, adjustable wings, a detailed interior, and a fact sheet about the movie version of the vehicle.  Mini figures of Batman and the Joker are also in play as part of this special LEGO series.

The LEGO Dark Knight series will be available in September in stores and on LEGO.com.

Via: High Snobiety

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Official Issue XO 2014 Ladies Summer Collection (Drop 2)

Photographer Nick Ramirez did his usual m.o. by working with hot models for a shoot, but this time it was for The Weeknd's Official Issue XO brand.  The second drop for Summer features a collection for the ladies, with bodysuits, tank tops, crop tees, sports bras and leggings among the selections.

Items are available now on the brand’s online store.

Video: Tekken 7 Announcement Trailer

Nerdgasm on deck.  Despite earlier leaks in the day, Tekken 7 has now been “officially” revealed with more info coming soon at Comic-Con San Diego later this month.

"The Final Battle" is kinda saddening.  Then again, Namco pulled the same thing with early Soul Calibur IV trailers, making it seem as though it would be the last game.

All in all, fighting game players have Mortal Kombat X and now this to look forward to presumably in 2015.

Germany beats Argentina, wins World Cup

Considered one of the best World Cup competitions ever, this year’s event sparked massive interest and viewership from plenty of non fans and will be remembered for quite some time.  But after the dust cleared, Germany was the victor after their complete destruction of Brazil days earlier in the semi-final and now a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final.

So, what’s next?  Well, basketball fans have the FIBA Basketball World Cup to look for forward to in late August.  And Brazil will look for some redemption when they host the Olympics in Rio in a couple of years.

Photo cred: Hassan Ammar

LeBron James rejoins the Cavaliers

There wasn’t a TV special this time.  LeBron has always cared what people thought about him, even if he said he didn’t.  So this time he released a lengthy statement via Sports Illustrated explaining his choice to rejoin the Cavaliers, giving up the super team dream he established in Miami to return to Cleveland.

For all those that hate the guy and think he only cares about himself, in the end all he wanted to do was win, and once he felt he did that enough somewhere else, he felt it was time to return home and try to bring back success to the place that he started his career with.  Though he does have realistic expectations and knows his patience will be tested with a young team, as he stated.  It will be interesting to see how that team evolves.

Four years ago, he was willing to give up public adoration to be part of a dominant force.  Now he’s willing to give that up in order to win back the fans that burned his jersey.  LeBron James is definitely a puzzle that people haven’t quite figured out.

Video: How Zoo Jeans makes their authentic worn denim

Japanese brand Zoo Jeans throws their denim to lions and tigers, letting them have fun with it with their claws and teeth.  The finished result is the worn and torn denim they sell.  They might be pulling legs here, but they probably aren’t.

Some of their denim models also specifically say “Designed by” lions, tigers or bears, as seen in the video.  Pretty unique concept.