After previously introducing you to the LeDünk apparel pack of K1X’s new boutique line, here’s an exclusive preview of K1Xclusive’s inaugural footwear offering (spring 2011). The Decade Pack is the basketball brand’s homage to thirty years of basketball footwear design. The Pack consists of three lifestyle silhouettes, each one representing one decade: 80s, 90s and Y2G. Read More »
A cool 3-pack limited edition set: Decade (80s, 90s, 2K kicks – 6 styles total), Sierra Leone DCAC (kicks with matching lids – 330 pairs worldwide), and Le Dunk (4 tees, 1 crewneck, 1 cap – limited run), is coming to leaders of the boutique streetwear scene: Colette (Paris), Back Door Bottega (Bologna), Pool (Munich), Ateam Shoe Shop (Manhattan Beach) amongst others. To view some of the gear hit Read More »
Red Cafe & Pete Rock
“THE HEART & SOUL OF NEW YORK CITY”
A K1X film by Kevin Couliau
Yes, it’s about that time. Rain, sleet and snow have made way for the sun, long evenings and fresh sneakers. Early may, when Europe’s hardwood champions have been crowned and the NBA playoffs shift into full gear, marks the inofficial start of the real basketball season: the streetball season! That’s when reputations are made, nicknames are born and every ballplayer naturally gravitates towards that “thump”, “thump” sound of his or her home court. Playground basketball is where it all started. Playground basketball is where talent is honed and friendships are made. It’s where neighborhoods gather and where skills and sweat are a currency. That’s especially true for the mecca of basketball, New York City. Nowhere else do streetball tournaments, players and games attract a quasi-religious following. Dollars, pride and bragging rights are on the line. Believe the hype!
Today we present to you the third installment of K1X’s “4-E” B-Ball Collection. Born and bred in San Diego but now living in NYC, graphic designer Bill McMullen put a sizzling orange, black, and white spin on the rock’s glossy cover to represent his element of fire.
McMullen has designed promotional packaging, DVDs and music videos for the likes of DMX, The Beastie Boys and N.E.R.D.
Hit the link to see the first two installments of K1X’s “4-E” Collection. Hi-res photos of McMullen’s ball are after the jump! Read More »
On Oct. 17, Kadour Ziani turned 36. Better known as the Flying man, Zianimal, the Dunkfather or whatever nickname he earned the past 20 years, the French-Algerian 5′11″ dude kept doing his thing on the worldwide courts: double windmill, 360° over people, kick the rim and other signatures moves acclaimed by numerous athletes and dunk fans.
Before getting this status of “legendary dunker,” Kadour played soccer professionally, broke some records in high jumping, played volleyball and handball. (He has this talent of being good at any discipline.)
Recently, he was invited to Phoenix, Arizona, to shoot a training DVD with Sport Videos, a distribution and production company specializing in multi-sport DVDs.
In this video Kadour will reveal some of his secrets to improving your body strength, suppleness, footwork and of course vertical leap.
Available Dec. for $30 on Sport Videos
I just got the word from an inside source that Corey “Homicide” Williams’ contract with K1X has expired, and he is now a free agent on the prowl. The Bronx representative is currently playing in the NBL down in Australia and is fifth in the league in scoring and ninth in rebounding.
“I have nothing against K1X, and I thank them for putting me on the map. I really appreciate what they have done for me,” Williams said.
Who will be the next sneaker company to pick up on the man who was once called the EBC’s most dangerous player?
What happens to K1X from here on out? You can’t market a bunch of dunkers forever. I can’t imagine anyone wearing a pair of T Dub’s. Maybe it’s time to shell out a shoe for Ryan “Special FX” Williams. He does deserve it with the performance he put on this summer.