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Mountain Research’s Reebok Alien Stomper Appears In Black

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Founded in 1994 by Setsumasa Kobayashi, the Tokyo-based label Mountain Research hasn’t permeated mainstream audiences in the U.S.A. like other Japanese imprints. Yet, over the last several years, the outdoors-obsessed brand has cultivated a cult-like following stateside thanks to footwear collaborations with Reebok, which now include a predominantly black pair of the Alien Stomper silhouette that debuted over 30 years ago.

Back in May 2020, the Kobayashi-founded label reworked the once-movie-prop through an instructional theme, stamping messages like “Keep Strapped To Hold Firmly” across the sneaker’s high-quality leather upper. Mountain Research’s latest Reebok collaboration maintains the same design approach, but covers the high-top model in a pitch-dark color scheme that speaks to Japanese fashion sensibilities. The sneaker’s D.N.A., however, is easily recognizable given its overall shape, use of lockdown straps and 1980s sole unit. Mountain Research’s two-tone logo replaces the Massachusetts-based company’s standard branding on the tongue, adding yet another tally to the partnership’s catalog.

An official Reebok.com launch date hasn’t been confirmed by the brand, but that’s likely to change soon. In the meantime, enjoy product shots of the pair ahead.

In other sneaker news, the Yeezy 450 “Cinder” is expected to release during Spring 2022.

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’13 Reasons Why’ Producer Lists Grand Windsor Square Colonial

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Michael Sugar House Windsor Square

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Michael Sugar, Lauren Wall Sugar

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Location

Windsor Square, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Price

$13.9 million

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Architect

B. Cooper Corbett

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Specs

10,821 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

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0.41 acres

Less than a month ago, Michael Sugar put his $6.3 million ocean-view mansion in the OC community of Dana Point up for sale. Now the Oscar-winning producer and his wife Lauren have decided to clean house entirely in California — the couple is also selling their Colonial-style main residence in Los Angeles. The asking price is nearly $14 million for those stately digs, which the Sugars picked up back in 2018, paying $9 million to previous owner Don Hankey.

Built in the early 1900s for produce wholesaler Thomas O’Neill, and designed by architect B. Cooper Corbett, the home’s exterior retains its historic charm, though the interiors have been fully modernized. Ritzy amenities of the three-story, 11,000-square-foot mansion include a plush movie theater and billiard room with wet bar and mirrored gym, plus a lounge room that spills out to a covered terrace ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.

Resting on a nearly half-acre parcel, and separated from the street and sidewalk by a wide walkway flanked by a manicured lawn, the red brick and white stucco structure is crowned by a trio of dormer windows. The front door holds court beneath a columned and arched portico, and opens into sun-drenched interiors punctuated throughout by stone accents, rich hardwood floors, intricate moldings and coffered ceilings, along with a Crestron home-automation system.

A double-height foyer greets and displays a crystal chandelier and grand wraparound staircase. From there, a spacious formal living room boasts a fireplace; and a gourmet kitchen is outfitted with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, an eat-in island, and Wolf and SubZero appliances. A separate butler’s pantry leads to a huge blush-colored formal dining room, and an adjoining fireside family room has French doors that open to the backyard.

Upstairs, a library/office is adorned with ingrained shelves, while the sumptuous master retreat features a fireplace, private balcony, showroom-style closet, and marble bath equipped with dual vanities and a soaking tub. As for the picturesque backyard, you’ll find a firepit area, built-in BBQ, children’s playhouse, and large rectangular pool and spa. There’s also a detached guesthouse with a full kitchen, living room and bath.

Sugar is CEO and founder of Sugar23, a management, production and private-equity company with a multiyear Netflix deal. He garnered a Best Picture Oscar for “Spotlight,” and Peabody Awards for the TV shows “The Knick” and “Dickinson.” Additional credits include “13 Reasons Why,” “The Laundromat,” “Maniac,” “The Report” and “Worth.”

Oren Mordkowitz of Pinnacle Estate Properties serves as the listing agent.

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Gnarhunters Tease Upcoming Nike SB Dunk Collab

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Featuring removable Swooshes.

The Nike SB Dunk is poised to have another huge year in 2022 with several collaborative styles on the horizon.

One of the pairs that are coming is this all-black makeup of the SB Dunk Low designed in partnership with the skate and surf label Gnarhunters. Newly leaked images from both Gnarhunters on its Instagram story and leaker account @Die_sel666 show that the collab will feature an unconventional terry-like material combined with matching nylon overlay panels on the upper. The collab also features removable Swooshes while Gnarhunters branding appears on the tongue and heel tab. Breaking up the stealthy execution is a yellow insole and a white outsole.

Prior to this collab, Gnarhunters and Nike SB joined forces in 2019 for the first time to deliver a similarly styled SB Blazer Mid.

Despite an early look, release info for the Gnarhunters x Nike SB Dunk Low hasn’t been announced by the brands, but check back soon to Sole Collector for updates.

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Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Powerphase Collab Is Coming

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Bad Bunny is taking a break from churning out new colorways of his Forum Buckle Low and adding another silhouette into the mix of collaborative releases with Adidas.

Pictured here is the Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Powerphase, a hybrid model that combines design elements from the Forum and the Powerphase. The shoe also includes key details from previous Bad Bunny x Adidas sneakers including dual tongues and heel tabs, while the tongue tag features a logo of an eye. The Puerto Rican rapper’s first name, Benito, also appears on the lateral side.

In addition, Bad Bunny and Adidas are expected to drop a new iteration of the Response CL soon after images of the shoe recently surfaced.

As of now, release details for this Bad Bunny x Adidas Forum Powerphase collab have not yet been confirmed by the brand but check back soon to Sole Collector for updates.

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