Supercompressor

Dope sneaks at the Lenox Square Mall

Published On 08/24/2009 Published On 08/24/2009
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1. Alife 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Started as a secret-ish, buzzer-entry NYC kick-erdasher/duds-maker before expanding to their own signature line of shoes, Alife just released their Fall collection: fresh colorways of their venerable sneaks, and tees with varied creative takes on their logo, which, if they were Tropicana, would stay really fresh and innovative for exactly a month. New hi-tops start with the Everybody High series, including the red leather "High All Over", with white rubber outsoles and a lowercase Alife logo printed randomly...all over; the Mono Applique in black or charcoal suede, with embroidered "Alife" lettering on the outer sides; the white "Hi Lite", with a bright yellow highlight streak from mid-foot to around the ankles; and the monotoned suede/leather, oversized-tongue "Everybody High America Cup", which, thanks to its consuming focus on Cheetos and that Baraka movie, probably didn't win the sailboat race. More subtle options include variations of the Chuck, including the streamlined "Shephard" (hand-stitched leather upper, built-in interior sock), and the grey, and split-colored "Suede" (suede/canvas upper, w/ red back & black front); for tees, there's the white "In Stereo" (w/ an Alife logo and a gold Grammy with legendary Def Jam A&R man Dante Ross's name engraved on the base), and various colors of the similar "Bubble" logo shirt, minus the Grammy, and the ability to say you turned Carlos Santana into a dirty whore.