The disruptive take on the premium Chuck 70 breaks apart the iconic design and brings it back together in a new form, featuring an extra canvas overlay, double foxing and split outsole. Taking inspiration from Feng’s “My Half” collection, it portrays two distinct sneaker halves being fused together into one cohesive whole. Only Feng Chen Wang can design a Chuck 70 like this.
High top sneaker
Organic canvas construction with two-tone canvas overlay
Unique double foxing
Exaggerated outsole split into quadrants
Heel loop for wrap-around lacing
Feng Chen Wang branding
Premium Chuck 70 craftsmanship
The Converse x Feng Chen Wang 2-in-1 Chuck 70 will launch exclusively at Shelflife and Converse Sandton City and online at www.converse.co.za from Tuesday, 20 October 2020.
Von Dutch emerged as an early-2000’s icon, making their mark on American culture with apparel and accessories donned by the biggest names in music and Hollywood. For the PUMA x Von Dutch collaboration, interchangeable design elements from Von Dutch are combined with classic PUMA styles. The unisex collection is inspired by the ability to create your own world through fashion, tapping into the cultural subconscious to mix and match pieces and express personal style.
Footwear includes the PUMA x Von Dutch Ralph Sampson (R1 999) and RS-2K (R2 299) as well as the PUMA x Von Dutch Future Rider (R1 999), featuring prism pink touches on the sole and leather overlays with ripstop upper and an additional set of pink laces, and the Ralph Sampson Mid (R2 199) featuring interchangeable hook and loop patches, a classic leather upper, silky suede heel piece with mesh insert on collar and 3 sets of laces.
Utilising brand logos, plaid and graphic prints, the PUMA x Von Dutch apparel includes a Reversable Track Jacket (R2 399), Track Pants (R1 299) and Sweatpants (R1 199) as well as the PUMA x Von DutchAOP Bandeau Crop Top (R449) and Graphic Tee (R549).
Complete the collection with acccessories like the pink PUMA x Von Dutch Bucket Hat (R449) and the PUMA x Von Dutch Swop Cap (R599) featuring a front panel with all over embroidered PUMA and Von Dutch logos plus 3 different interchangeable badges.
Create your own story in the all-new PUMA x Von Dutch collection, dropping on PUMA.com and at PUMA Select Cape Town and Braamfontein, X-Trend and selected retailers from 16 October 2020.
Killer Gram, an upcoming artist who was born & raised in Cape Town’s notorious Parow Park public housing flats, was always inspired & influenced by outspoken artists during his youth (with his main idol being Tupac). As he grew older he found inspiration in artists of his own generation (such as Denzel Curry & XXXTENTACION) who shared this raw and outspoken characteristics he was so fascinated by, this led him on his own journey of creating music and promising himself to never hide the truth within his art.
From 2017 Killer Gram would go on to release a number of free Soundcloud projects and singles while working alongside VXraw, it wasn’t until late 2019 when him and VX realized they were onto something after both being booked every weekend to perform in Cape Town’s buzzing Long Street (Most frequently Sneaker Cartel and the now closed down Uncut).
Starting off as one of the first jogging shoes in the 80s, the Rider has a long history in the PUMA family. Influenced by ‘90s branding and jet-ski inspired graphics with retro inspiration, the Mile Rider features bright pops of colour, a synthetic leather look, patent overlays and pink checked print on the base.
Comfortable cushioning makes the Mile Rider the perfect shoe for outdoor adventures and time in the sun, whether safely strolling near the ocean or hanging out in your own back yard.
The shoe is bold and fashion forward, much like PUMA’s newest ambassador Winnie Harlow. “The Mile Rider has become my new favourite sneaker,” says Winnie. “I love the sporty look, the colour combination, and how comfy they are – they are definitely summer ready.”
Available from 25 September 2020, get the Mile Rider in PUMA Black-Elektro Green from PUMA.com, PUMA stores, Superbalist, The Cross Trainer, Side Step, sportscene and selected retailers or pick up a pair in PUMA White-PUMA Black from PUMA.com, PUMA stores, Superbalist, sportscene and selected retailers.
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organisation that aims to irradicate hunger by the year 2030, and is doing so by mobilising necessary resources to those in need across the globe.
Sign up to volunteer an hour of your time at Rand Steam Shopping Centre by visiting www.rahafrica.org. Click on Volunteer and select the event taking place on 24 October to book a suitable timeslot. Walk-in registrations will only be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
On the day, volunteers will receive gloves, hair nets and all necessary ingredients to help pack meals for those in need. Special guest Graeme Richards from the Expresso Morning Show will brief volunteers on the production line procedures. A large TV screen will showcase the number of completed donation boxes in real time and a bell will be rung to celebrate each one’s completion while members of the Expresso Show keep volunteers and passers-by entertained with interviews and music.
The aim is to pack 50 000 meal boxes by the end of the day, which will then be distributed to the beneficiary, Umpakathi, in Yeoville. Umpakathi’s activities range from hunger relief to crime prevention; their main goal being to restore Yeoville to its former glory.
Rand Steam Shopping Centre thanks those who are willing to partake in this drive to help alleviate hunger in its community. For more information, please contact Jade Sellers on 081 558 1996 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pretorian rapper SPACESAVELOGIC is set to release the music video for his hit single TRENCHES ft 25k in September’20. The track is featured from his project SpaceGod2 which the rapper released in 2019, along with the music videos for OPTIONS, HIT ME UP and an unofficial video for DILO TLHAKANA.
SPACEGOD2 consists of nine tracks, eight of them produced by Mamelodi Michael Jackson himself.
He started his career when he was only thirteen years old and he has never looked back ever since. He spent countless hours honing his craft that by the time he was nineteen he had released three mixtapes and four music videos.
SPACEAVELOGIC tells stories through his music that a lot of people can relate to, more than anything he represents Mamelodi. Most of the time the rapper produces for himself, he records himself and he also writes all his music, this is what makes him unique.
With a design that blends early 2000s influence with a futuristic aesthetic, the RS-2K Internet Exploring is inspired by Y2K and the prevalence of the internet in our lives. Featuring a richly layered upper and disruptive new tooling, the shoe is made for those who are inspired by reinvention and always moving forward. Design features include a mesh upper with a mix of suede, leather and synthetic overlays, a bulky silhouette, clear cut outs and bright colours.
Complete the look with the men’s Avenir Track Top (R1 399), Avenir Track Pants (R1 199) and Avenir Track Shorts (R799) or the women’s TFS Track Jacket (R1 399), TFS Track Pants (R1 199) and TFS Retro Crop Top (R449).
Retailing for R2 199, the RS-2K Internet Exploring drops at PUMA.com, PUMA stores, The Cross Trainer, Superbalist, sportscene and select retailers from 28 August 2020.
Cape Town born rapper VXRaw has served originality with his precise and bright style of Trap music. The Bizniz Blog got a chance to know alternative Hip Hop artist, VXRAW. He is an expert at orchestrating slick phrasing and quick flows combined with swagger and punctuality.
1. Where did you grow up?
Born in the heart of our Mother City, Cape Town, I was brought straight home to the lower middle class part of the Northern Suburbs, where I was raised and sculpted into a curious and creative young teen. Though my interests, passions and sometimes mischievous behaviour as a teenager was a direct product of my environment , as I was always out and about my home suburb and the surrounding neighbourhoods trying to find my identity by socialising in all kinds of circles and meeting people from different walks of life.
2. When did you start making music?
Well the short answer is around late 2017, However, from the young age of 7 (around 2005). After being intoxicated by the Hip Hop scene and old Punk Rock music. I decided I was going to become a musician or at least be involved in the musical process. So around the age of 14 , without any training or lessons, I decided to try out beat making, which was my first step into the world of sound. Throughout high school I would continuously try producing different genres of beats (from Psy-Trance to Festival Trap). Once I graduated high school I went on to study at Cape Audio College eventually graduating with my 3 year degree in Sound Engineering . But as mentioned before, it was 2017 that I first projected my voice into a microphone with the intent of releasing it to the public.
3. Who are you making music for?
I make music for the people who feel they belong to no social group or don’t fit into any status quo. I speak for those who feel ignored by society and are angered by the commercial garbage being shoved down their throats. I’m a misfit in the South African Hip Hop scene , so I figured I was made to cater to the misfits of the world.
4. What inspires you to make music?
Unlike most artists I don’t try to hide my influences. Hearing a new track that goes hard from any artist that I’m keeping an eye on motivates me to make even more music and experiment with different sounds and energies. I can’t go without saying the lifestyle I live definitely reflects in my music. Hip Hop (Especially Trap) is a very hostile and drug-filled culture at the moment, and I don’t hide my struggle with anxiety and substance abuse (mostly Weed and Xanax). Neither do I hide the fact that my anxiety causes me to be on edge in a somewhat aggressive way to the extent that I’m always anticipating a violent situation and “prepare in advance”. All these emotions and influences inspires my sound and inspires me to keep living and tell my story no matter how ignorant or trashy it may sound, because I know these kids can resonate with my music, because we are “these kids”.
5. What is the name of your latest project dropping this week?
The name of my first official mixtape is ‘Caps Lock’. My energy while creating it was inspired by the fustration of this quarentine and all the wrong this world is currently being filled with, at one point I felt like I was thinking in ALL CAPS which impulsively led me to naming the project ‘Caps Lock’.
6. What can we expect from this project?
This project isn’t what the world needs… it’s what the world deserves. Distorting bass, vulgar lyrics and mindless energetic adlips. THIS IS WHAT 2020 SOUNDS LIKE. This tape will have all the commercial sheep breaking their necks, rolling their eyes or starring in disgust, and that somehow brings me joy.
This collaboration reworks the original, keeping the loud colors but evolving the design for a more modern look. While the maxed-out pattern on the canvas isn’t the minimalism you expect from Lorenzo, the clean profile and sleek shape place this updated classic firmly in the Fear of God aesthetic.
High top sneaker
Digitally printed archival pattern
Silver tone brass eyelets
Primary oval lace, secondary cotton flat lace
Woven label with screen printed co-branding on tongue
Fear of God Essentials and Chuck 70 vintage license plates
Ortholite sock liner
The Converse X FOG Essentials Skidgrip will launch exclusively at Shelflife, Lemkus and Converse Sandton City and online at www.converse.co.za from Saturday, 29 August 2020.
After revealing the new home kit, adidas Football has returned with Manchester United‘s 2020/21 away kit. The new design contrasts against the bright red of the club’s home jersey, instead featuring a much darker color palette.
The black shirt is offset by a subtle hand-drawn and painted pattern running across the jersey. Alongside the dark jersey, Manchester United will also wear matching black socks and white shorts to reference the white detailing that appears on the club crest and three-stripe branding.
To launch the kit, Manchester United and adidas have release campaign imagery showing a number of its players on various forms of transport. This imagery is a tribute to the club’s away fans and the lengths they go to travel to away fixtures during the season.
Take a look at the kit in the gallery above. Manchester United will wear the kit for the first time on August 16, and it is available now from the adidas web store.