Last Saturday saw the opening of Michael Lau’s latest exhibition in Hong Kong, ‘MiXTRA Shoe Shop (Sample)’ in Tsim Sha Tsui’s newest shopping destination, the K-11 Art Mall. Debuted in 2005, Mr. Shoe was first shown at the (now closed down) SIXS Gallary in Causeway Bay, and ended up touring the world by staging exhibitions at the dpmhi Store in London, LOGOS Gallary in Shibuya in Japan, and the Nike 706 Space in Beijing.
有一定年資的 NBA 粉絲們，相信都不會忘記90年代的後佐敦時代，在佐敦退休的期間，曾有不少新星湧現並被大家稱為佐敦接班人，而其中當年最受注目，被大眾認為最接近的就是外號PENNY 的 Anfernee Hardaway。當時PENNY 的出現很快就被 NIKE 選中了推出個人系列的球鞋，同時因佐敦退休令其專屬球鞋 Air Jordan 也暫時失去光彩，PENNY 的球鞋一直有售賣保證，特別是 Foamposite 系列，那種高科技、金屬感覺的物料，流線外型，還有魔術隊專用藍色，未推出就已令各位神魂癲倒，其後更推出了全白和全黑的版本。而 NIKE 於今季就把這雙曾經風靡一時的籃球鞋作為參考，把設計放在 Air Force 1 上。
I’m sure readers who has been following the NBA through the mid-90’s era where Michael ‘His Airness’ Jordan was still around would have heard or muttered the words ‘Foamposite’ before. The Nike Air Foamposite One was the signature shoe for Anfernee ‘Penny’ Hardaway, who was given the title of Jordan’s successor shortly after his retirement, and also found it’s way through to up-and-coming players out of NCAA such as Mike Bibby. For this coming season, Nike Sportwear has decided to move it’s Foamposite technology to be used on it’s Air Force 1 model.
In 2009, Lenny McGurr a.k.a Futura2000 has endured a relatively quiet year compared to all the globe trotting and big name collaboration project he is usually associated with. Japanese online magazine Defrag managed to catch up with the graffiti legend while he payed a whirlwind visit to Japan for the Stussy x Futura Laboratories ‘Live in Tokyo’ at the Stussy Shibuya Chapt. In the video he briefly spoke about growing up around the graffiti movement in New York back in the late-70’s, the influences from his surroundings, the modern day street culture movement and how he remains one of the most iconic street culture artists ever by thinking and planning ahead for the future. With a Footlocker-exclusive Futura x Nike Air Force 1 pack releasing in the 1st quarter of 2010 and the continuing Nike x Lance Armstrong LIVEStrong ‘Stages’ tour, we may see more of him in the coming months.
The video: Defrag x Futura2000