Kiks TYO is a Tokyo-based brand for true sneaker freaks. They often do hookups to their favourite sneakers, and show love and appreciation to the culture they so deeply love. References and twists on everything sneaker related! When Kiks TYO are not busy making their own clothing, they work with heavyweights such as New Balance and G-Shock. This brand comes by flight, straight from Japan!
WORDS from the HERO
Aiiiight Simple, KIKS TYO has been A regular at The Hobbyshop Hero, For those New to the site feel free to do some back tracking to catch up. KIKS recently launched A few new designs for PRE-ORDER and They Sold out Immediately. That should show you the type of Demand these cats have. Anyways Not much to say, Just wanted to Showcase A few of my select few favorites of the moment and make them available for purchase (only, some are currently SOLDxOUT) but enough of my ranting. Enjoy this Slightly Random Grab bag of KIKS.
KIKS TYO ARTIST SERIES - "JIMBOW" TEE - BLACK / WHITE / PURPLE
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For Autumn/Winter '08, KIKS TYO partnered with 4 diverse friends from the artworld to create the first KIKS TYO Artist Exclusive series. Featuring both world reknowned and up-and-coming artists from Tokyo and the USA, this collectable, one-of-a-kind Tee series is a celebration of creativity with roots in the sneaker subculture or the the urban fabric from which it emerged.
KIKS TYO ARTIST EXCLUSIVE: "JIMBOW" TEE
Jimbow began his art career in the early 1990s, and embarked on a journey that found him exhibiting his work via galleries in Tokyo and beyond, all the while focusing on his work and deepening exchanges with artists from arcross the globe. After settling in Japan, he was embraced by club king Shigekazu Kuwabara, and together they released a variety of works including Tees and post cards sets that became known throughout underground Tokyo.Jimbow's work can be seen in numerous designs for labels like Mr hollywood, Mob Styles, Artifuct, Voice, HARLEY, Light on and KIKS TYO.
YUKO ISHIDA x KIKS TYO - "CYBER" TEE
SHANADOO x KIKS TYO - "GOLD PACK" TEE
(UPDATE - THIS ITEM IS CURRENTLY SOLD OUT)
PLEASE NOTE: This is a PRE-ORDER item. Reservations may not be canceled. PRE-ORDER ENDS JANUARY 4, 2008 or while supplies last. This item will ship LATE JANUARY TO EARLY FEBRUARY, 2009.
SHANADOO x KIKS TYO - "GOLD PACK" TEE
Debuting in the Spring of 2009, as the third collaboration in KIKS TYO's Sneakers & Girls series, is SHANADOO. The group, made up of Avex Japan recording artists and gravure model stars Manami Fuku, Marina Genda, Junko Fukuda and Chika Shibuya, will appear in 4 long-awaited releases that make up the KIKS TYO x SHANADOO series.This first ever KIKS TYO group shot features SHANADOO in a gold metalic theme. The limited edition "GOLD PACK" tee is the first in a series of 4 SHANADOO tees and features a large black, white & gold print of SHANADOO on the front with signature series print on the back.
So this Concludes THE HOBBYSHOP HERO x KIKS TYO Mega post haha. You know, its funny thinking back.....I remember one day, My EX was using my Laptop and the ScreenSaver came on (it was one that compiled all of the pictures on your computer to make another picture)
And she looks over at me and in A typical digusted voice starts asking who the half naked little girl is on the screen. Hahahahaha ahhhh how I love The KiksTyo "Sneakers & Girls" Collection.... I dont enjoy it because it is beautiful Asian girls half Naked, Well part of me does hahaha, but I enjoy it cus its Stylish and A Dope Concept. "Sneakers & Girls"
In Retrospect, my previous Relationship was Doomed from the start because I entered into A Relationship with someone with a wounded heart. If there is not absolute Trust in A relationship, Any for that matter, not just romantic, but Any Human Relationship must have complete Trust.
hahaha Then again, Who am I Kidding..... People can be very dishonest and mean....
Not Everyone Can be THE HOBBYSHOP HERO =)
HsH 2009 "5000, BOOM"