BallerStatus.com https://www.ballerstatus.com News, Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 23 May 2019 19:07:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 https://i0.wp.com/www.ballerstatus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-icon4.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 BallerStatus.com https://www.ballerstatus.com 32 32 Vans Introduces the New Made for the Makers 2.0 Collection https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/23/vans-introduces-the-new-made-for-the-makers-2-0-collection/ Thu, 23 May 2019 19:07:41 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249165 Vans reintroduces the “Made for the Makers” footwear collection for their new season, which was created for tough jobs and the creative communities that embody them.

This time around, the collection features slip-resistant outsoles in addition to vulcanized lugged outsoles and Vansguard® canvas uppers to repel liquids and dirt, as well as molded drop-in UltraCush sockliners for long-lasting comfort.

As …]]> K-SWISS & Gary Vee Releasing New Sneaker Through NTWRK https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/22/k-swiss-gary-vee-releasing-new-sneaker-through-ntwrk/ Wed, 22 May 2019 17:55:55 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249159 American heritage brand K-Swiss once again teams up with entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary Vee) for a limited edition duo of the Gary Vee 004 sneaker, debuting exclusively through NTWRK.

Available in a low top and a mid-top, the Gary Vee 004 sneakers boast premium full grain leather uppers, each featuring a bold “positivity and optimism” graphic print. The shoes are …]]> Vans Unveils New Version of their 1990s Classic: the Sid NI https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/22/vans-unveils-new-version-of-their-1990s-classic-the-sid-ni/ Wed, 22 May 2019 17:46:47 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249153 Inspired by 1995 skate silhouette, the Sid, Vans brings back the classic style for their upcoming Fall 2019 season with the Sid NI.

Following the limited release of the Sid Pro last year between Vans and streetwear brand Supreme, Vans reissues the Sid NI with design cues that reference the original American made construction with updated design elements.

The sneaker …]]> HEX Opens New Los Angeles Store https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/21/hex-opens-new-los-angeles-store/ Tue, 21 May 2019 18:17:52 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249150 Fashion accessory brand HEX recently opened the doors of a new store in Los Angeles.

Located in Downtown Los Angeles, the new retail location serves as a step up in both in size and in profile, becoming the brand’s true flagship store, following their previous location by the Tower Theatre.

Located at 939 S Broadway Los Angeles 90015, the new …]]> KITH and Branded Arts Honor Dr. Maya Angelou With Charitable Capsule Collection https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/17/kith-and-branded-arts-honor-dr-maya-angelou-with-charitable-capsule-collection/ Fri, 17 May 2019 18:18:11 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249115 Ronnie Fieg’s brainchild in KITH took the form of a lifestyle brand and retail emporium in 2011. Since then, the New York-based clothing company has become one of the most prominent streetwear labels in the culture today. KITH has curated some of the most sought after collaborations with the world’s top product creators including adidas, ASICS, …]]> Urbanista Celebrates new Wireless Earbuds In Los Angeles https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/17/urbanista-celebrates-new-wireless-earbuds-in-los-angeles/ Fri, 17 May 2019 16:09:30 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249129 Urbanista is the Swedish market leader in wireless audio and its latest collection, dubbed Stockholm, is considered to be true wireless earbuds that deliver a quality audio experience for those who want to enjoy music wherever they go.

We were invited to the Margot restaurant in Culver City, CA to celebrate the …]]> Vans Unveils Upcoming Harry Potter Collection https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/14/vans-unveils-upcoming-harry-potter-collection/ Tue, 14 May 2019 15:51:38 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249112 Vans unveils yet another new collaboration. This season, the brand will team up with Warner Bros. Consumer Products for a Harry Potter-inspired shoe collaboration.

Named and styled after each house from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Vans will release four exclusive colorways in an equal number of Vans’ classic silhouettes — including a Sk8-Hi for Gryffindor, an Era …]]> “Magic: The Gathering” – Too Complex For PC Gaming Motherboards https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/14/magic-the-gathering-too-complex-for-pc-gaming-motherboards/ Tue, 14 May 2019 15:43:29 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249107 Sad news for fans of Magic: The Gathering playing card game. It is not going to be available to the computer gaming world anytime soon. Though the app or download has long been sought by collectors of MTG, it is simply impossible for coders and PC systems.  None of these gaming motherboards of today, even if high …]]> Top 11 Rap Videos That Travel Through Atlanta, A Hip-Hop Vacation https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/14/top-11-rap-videos-that-travel-through-atlanta-a-hip-hop-vacation/ Tue, 14 May 2019 15:35:13 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249103 The world’s most popular music genre and leader to Pop culture, is Hip-Hop & Rap. From the 1990’s days of 2pac and the Notorious BIG, a lot has changed. However, the music still celebrates the underdog from the streets. A rapper that is able to defeat the odds. Even with 2019’s new rappers, Migos and Cardi B to Lil Uzi …]]> SUPRA x Mod Sun Release Limited Collaboration https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/14/supra-x-mod-sun-release-limited-collaboration/ Tue, 14 May 2019 15:24:15 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249095 Supra links with musician/artist Mod Sun for a limited capsule that they call their trippiest and most artistic collaboration to date.

After expressing his love for the brand and his skate hero Chad Muska, SUPRA commissioned Mod Sun to customize their low top canvas silhouettes, as well as a pair of shirts.

Taking art straight from the mind of the …]]> Three Tennis Stars Who Are Associated with Top Sportswear Brands https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/13/three-tennis-stars-who-are-associated-with-top-sportswear-brands/ Mon, 13 May 2019 16:55:40 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249081 There has always been a significant crossover between tennis and fashion. From the Rene Lacoste era through to the present day, the sports biggest names are regularly seen adorned in some of fashion and sportswear’s most recognisable brands. We take a look at three players who have become strongly associated with their chosen labels over the last fifty years.

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LISTEN: Rosie Lowe x Jay Electronica Connect on “The Way” https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/11/listen-rosie-lowe-x-jay-electronica-connect-on-the-way/ Sat, 11 May 2019 14:07:16 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249072 Hailing from Devon, England, up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Rosie Lowe, is quickly becoming a standout act in the mainstream music industry. Throughout the early stages of her career, she’s released an EP, Right Thing (2014) and a studio album, Control (2016) before taking a brief hiatus from the limelight. Now, she’s back with her sophomore musical offering in YU which features a …]]> Urbanista Launches Wireless Earbuds: The Stockholm https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/08/urbanista-launches-wireless-earbuds-the-stockholm/ Wed, 08 May 2019 16:48:28 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249061 Everyone loves their Airpods, but there’s other options on the market. One of our new faves is the Stockholm from Swedish audio brand Urbanista.

The brand recently introduced their new collection of wireless earbuds, inspired by its trendy and modern Swedish capital, coming in eye-catching colorways: Dark Clown (Black), Fluffy Cloud (White), Rose Gold (Pink) and Olive Circus (Green.)

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Reebok Classic Club C: Perfect Summer Shoe? https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/08/reebok-classic-club-c-perfect-summer-shoe/ Wed, 08 May 2019 16:29:17 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249058 With summer coming, we’re coordinating some summer fits, which are usually paired with white sneakers. That’s where the classic Reebok Club C fits in.

From day to night, beach to BBQ, the classic sneaker pairs well with almost anything.

First released in the 1980s, when tennis shoes first hit the scene, the Club C because an instant hit. Today, they’re …]]> The Patta x Air Jordan 7 Is Jordan Brand’s Stand Out Collab of 2019 https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/08/the-patta-x-air-jordan-7-is-jordan-brands-stand-out-collab-of-2019/ Wed, 08 May 2019 16:20:44 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249035 In 1992, Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan VII while on his way to solidifying his second NBA Championship. Since then, the sneaker has become a staple in athletic footwear around the globe. Amsterdam-based streetwear retailer, Patta, originated from humble beginnings since opening their doors in 2004. The brand’s founders in Edson Sabajo …]]> The Ultimate Sandal: REEF’s Bottle Opener Sandals https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/08/the-ultimate-sandal-reefs-bottle-opener-sandals/ Wed, 08 May 2019 16:17:22 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249051 These are genius. No more heading to the beach or a summer party and forgetting a bottle opener, because REEF has you covered.

The iconic sandal brand returns with new colorways of its line of Bottle Opener Sandals, just in time for the impending summer months.

Beginning with the REEF Fanning, named after pro-surfer Mick Fanning, the Reef Bottle Opener …]]> Mexico Is The Sh*t and other reasons to celebrate Cinco de Mayo https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/05/mexico-is-the-sht-and-other-reasons-to-celebrate-cinco-de-mayo/ Mon, 06 May 2019 01:06:58 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249011 Not everyone may be familiar with the origin of Cinco de Mayo (not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day), nor why it is predominately more of an American celebration than a Mexican holiday. Here’s a quick rundown: On May 5th 1862, the Mexican army unexpectedly defeated the French forces of Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de …]]> LA Taco celebrates 10th Annual Taco Madness for Cinco de Mayo https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/04/la-taco-celebrates-10th-annual-taco-madness-for-cinco-de-mayo/ Sun, 05 May 2019 06:08:33 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249019 Cinco de Mayo celebrations are well and truly underway in the City of Angels.

Local favorite LA Taco, the go-to platform for Art, Music, Tacos and Lifestyle in Los Angeles hosted their 10th Annual Taco Madness at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes this past Saturday, May 4th, alongside sponsors AT&T and Airbnb.

Thousands of guests descended upon the grounds …]]> From Old School to Present: How Do Drugs Affect Rap Culture https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/04/from-old-school-to-present-how-do-drugs-affect-rap-culture/ Sat, 04 May 2019 18:05:58 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249006 Words by Frederick Moore

There used to be a stereotype that every other rapper smokes weed or consumes at least one kind of drug. What is the root of these beliefs?

What role drugs played in hip-hop history and how has the attitude towards drugs changed over time?

For many years within rap culture, rappers have chanted the praises of …]]> Check out the Lexus RC F in “Men in Black: International” https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/05/01/check-out-the-lexus-rc-f-in-men-in-black-international/ Wed, 01 May 2019 22:51:39 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=249000 To complete their missions, the Men in Black needed vehicles, so Lexus supplies the horsepower with their 2020 Lexus RC F, which is featured as the Men in Black’s vehicle of choice in the upcoming film, Men in Black: International, slated to open in U.S. theaters June 14, 2019.

Check it out up above.

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Prague, Czech Republic’s Capital, Bans Plastic Cups At Rap & Pop Music Festivals https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/04/30/prague-czech-republics-capital-bans-plastic-cups-at-rap-pop-music-festivals/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 23:27:32 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=248995 The world’s best city for college students, Prague, is obviously a great place for music as well. Wherever you find youth raging to the beat of campus life, there is usually parties and booze in in circulation on a daily basis.  The Czech Republic is tired however of the level of litter being produced by the lively sector of society and …]]> Igloo and Independent Truck Co. Launch Collabo Capsule https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/04/30/igloo-and-independent-truck-co-launch-collabo-capsule/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 18:42:00 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=248990 Igloo, the makers of the iconic cooler, has announced a collaboration with legendary skate brand Independent Truck Co.

The Igloo x Independent collaboration is made to endure – coolers, lunch bags, and tumblers were made to keep your beverage of choice cool when you need it most.

The Igloo x Independent Truck Co. collection includes:

– Independent Limited Edition …]]> FKA Twigs Drops Stunning Visuals Alongside New Single “Cellophane” https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/04/24/fka-twigs-drops-stunning-visuals-alongside-new-single-cellophane/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 23:54:27 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=248955 Born from a Jamaican, jazz dancer father and English/Spanish-descendant gymnast mother, FKA Twigs existence was meant for the arts. It’s been over three years since the British singer/songwriter has released any original music of her own. And now, Tahliah Debrett Barnett better known by her stage name, FKA Twigs, has officially released her first single since …]]> Test-Driving the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 in Park City https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/04/24/test-driving-the-2019-gmc-sierra-1500-in-park-city/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 22:13:15 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=248956 Words by Felisha Carrasco

The all-new Sierra has been released by GMC and it’s an impressive one. Truck person or not, the 2019 GMC Sierra AT4 is a vehicle you would fall in love with. Whether it’s for work or play, you will get the best of luxury and ruggedness all in one… and we got …]]> PUMA Links With Motorola For Exclusive RS-X Tech Sneaker https://www.ballerstatus.com/2019/04/23/puma-links-with-motorola-for-exclusive-rs-x-tech-sneaker/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:53:20 +0000 http://www.ballerstatus.com/?p=248950 For PUMA’s latest collaboration, the sportswear brand links with Motorola for this exclusive rendition of the RS-X.

The joining of both brands results in the RS-X Tech, celebrating the reinvention of technology in the sneaker world. The sneaker is inspired by Motorola’s mobile phone designs from years past – with textures reminiscent of a cellphone’s keypad – and boasts a …]]>