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Exclusive Sneak Peak: Puma City Pop-Up Shop Takes Over NYC

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The World Cup invasion has begun, and Puma is taking over the Big Apple this summer with their Puma City. We caught up with them yesterday down at the South Street Seaport and with a little persuasion from SampleSaleShop we were able to get an exclusive sneak peek. From June 11th-July 11th, it’s gonna be football by day, and parties by night! The big Puma City launch is this Friday, June 11th and it’s going to be a party you don’t want to miss! Peep through our gallery to see the shots we took of Puma’s soccer fields, merch, the photobooth, schedule, and more.

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Stuff to do at Puma City:

  • RED Bar – Puma’s official beer garden
  • PUMA Social Club will hosting ping-pong tournaments, Foosball games, darts, video games, athlete appearances and more, with DJ nights every Wednesday from 9 PM to 1 AM
  • Suits and Boots – Puma invites business executives to challenge co-workers and friends in 30-minute soccer matches at the pop-up soccer field from 12 PM to 2 PM Mondays through Fridays. Games are free and everyone is welcome.
  • Women’s Professional Soccer Clinics and Viewing Parties – Sunday nights, watch the games on JumboTrons.  Local and visiting teams will host clinics for players wishing to brush up on their soccer skills.  Soccer superstar Marta will be making an appearance on Monday, June 14, and New Jersey’s very own Sky Blue FC, the reigning WPS Champions, will host a meet-and-greet on Sunday, June 27.
  • iCycle Bike Day – Puma and Hub Station will offer free bike repairs on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20.

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sources: Puma City, The Original Winger, and SampleSaleShop.com

World Cup Video | adidas Originals – Star Wars Cantina 2010

Adidas strikes back! Adidas and George Lucas have released The adidas Originals Cantina Film as part of the “Street where originality lives” campaign.  It features cameos by Snoop Dogg, Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Ciara, Jay Baruchel, and Star Wars faves Han Solo, Chewy, ObiWan, and C3PO – plus David Beckham, who plays for the LA Galaxy, far, far away from South Africa.

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This couldn’t wait til World Cup Wednesday, but you can check out all of our World Cup-related posts here.

Watch Nike’s “Write the Future” World Cup video campaign.

World Cup Wednesdays | Splurge On It: Hublot’s Official World Cup Watch

Luxury watch brand Hublot Geneve is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. Check out the ultra-sleek watch, below.

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This is the first time in the history of the Cup that a watch brand has been named the Official FIFA Timekeeper. To commemorate the agreement, Hublot unveiled the Official licensed watch of the FIFA World Cup.

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Kick, Push, Fly: A Real Hoverboard for Lupe?

French artist Nils Guadagnin made a legit, real life hoverboard. Sick! Check out the video below.

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“McFly” is right.

According to Gizmodo, “The board floats through simple electromagnetism, but the more brilliant part of the design seems to be a laser stabilization system that, we’re assuming, dynamically adjusts the magnets to keep the board afloat under duress. Just watch Nils push on the board near the end of the clip. It responds with little more than a shrug.”

We wonder how much weight this thing can support at the moment, and how long it’ll be til we can try to be like Marty McFly.

Who do you think will be the first to own a working hoverboard –  Lupe Fiasco? or Pharrell? Click here to listen to Lupe’s “Kick, Push”.

Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, and Rob Gonzales
Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, Rob Gonzales

Pharell Williams

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Pop-Up Shop | Umbro’s at Norml

Shops are Popping in Canada!

Check out Umbro’s Pop-Up Shop and art installation at Norml in Ottowa, Canada. The shop will carry the original Manchester-based football brand’s limited edition World Champions collection, commemorating this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.

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For the World Champions Collection, Umbro selected seven diverse artists from seven World Cup winning nations, to design a crest for Umbro’s home kit.

Italy Tanino Liberatore, Illustator
Brazil Fernando Chamarelli, Visual/Tattoo Artist
Germany – Marok, Art Director/Magazine Mogul
Argentina – ZZK Records, Record Label
Uruguay – Martin Albornoz, Mixed Media Artist/Designer
England – Ben Eine, Street Artist/Graffiti Pioneer
France – Andre, Graffiti Artist/Fashion Authority/International Night Club Owner

We know, we usually post World Cup items on World Cup Wednesdays, but we didn’t wanna make you wait 😉

Umbro @ Norml
184 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 5X6
613-562-2043

(source: Norml Clothing)

World Cup Wednesdays | Nike Video Awesomeness!!!

Nike Done Did It Again:

Watch “Nike Write The Future” – Full Length

Look for Kobe “Feets Don’t Fail Me Now” Bryant & Homer Simpson

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Maloof Money Cup: NY and CA

The third annual Maloof Money Cup takes place in two spots this summer: an East Coast MMC: June 5-6th in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY and a West Coast MMC: August 4-8th at the Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa, CA.

The NYC roster includes: Cole, P Rod, Ryan Sheckler, Rowley, Dollin among 48 Top Pro Skaters competing for a $250,000 Prize Purse and Title of MMC NY Champ.

All about the Benjamins, baby: The Benjamin t-shirt, available in black and white, has been released to commemorate the MMC. It reads “Right on the Money” over Ben Ef’s face. Get yours at CCS.MaloofMoneyCup-Shirt

We spotted this MMC truck in Little Italy, NYC– We wonder if the MMC founders, brothers Joe and Gavin Maloof, were in town placing bets with the local wise guys. After all, their family owns the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise and the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Tinted windows = Gangsta

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