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Oktoberfest 2014 – Like the world famous Oktoberfest, K1X hails from Munich, Germany in Bavaria. This fall, the basketball brand -which has made a yearly tradition of releasing limited product for the occasion- has teamed up with the beer fest’s oldest exhibitor, the legendary Teufelsrad. Owned and operated by the Feldl family since 1908, the “devil’s wheel” holds a special place in the Oktoberfest’s rich legacy. Here, people pay entry to watch- or earn a spot on a rotating platform, which gradually increases in speed, while staff members try to get people off with lassos, medicine balls and other devices. All the while, the running commentary from a Bavarian “MC” pokes fun at the action. The sarcasm directed at the contestants is a main reason why the Teufelsrad has remained a veritable crowd magnet over the years.
Initiated by close personal friendships between both crews, K1X and the Teufelsrad have created a collaborative t-shirt for this year’s 181st Octoberfest. Limited to 200 units, the design will be presented to Teufelsrad and K1X crews only.
Niels / K1X
“We are really proud of this local collaboration. The Oktoberfest tends to get violated by tacky bullshit paraphernalia directed at tourists who don’t know any better, so I like the idea of a small and authentic team-effort between two Bavarian institutions. The Teufelsrad is an iconic landmark in Munich, legendary for good times – as well as a hallmark of Bavarian trash talk habits, locally referred to as “derblecken”. And that of course, is a notable parallel to basketball culture. Our good friend Maxi (who is also featured in our current fall/winter lookbook) and his family are great hosts – see you at the Teufelsrad!”
Maxi / Teufelsrad
“Just like K1X is known as basketball’s “Park Authority”, the Teufelsrad is notorious as an “Oktoberfest-” or “Wiesn Authority”. Our staff and friends are already sporting the t-shirt (alongside the traditional Bavarian “Tracht”) with great pride. The K1X headquarters are located just a short walk from the fair, so I am looking forward to take them for a spin many times this season. Play hard!”
Peep the video here!
Photography by Sascha Höchstetter
…join us for a tour of the Oktoberfest and Teufelsrad, in honor of a very local collaboration.
Seattle’s finest is wearing our Pinup Babes Hoody.
The collection’s claim “No sleep ‘til Hall of Fame” is a tribute to greatness, on- and off the court. Our latest collection embodies values such as ambition, courage and a fighting spirit as well as team play and loyalty. Highlights include classic sportswear looks feat. bonafide chenille applications, iconic cues at bike-gang uniforms and the functional performance capsule “Core”. Proprietary patterns like the all new “Desert Rose Camo” and “K1X Tropics” designs, neon pop prints and various artworks by “Lil Thugs” make sure this fall comes with some color.
New training silhouettes such as the “J-Train” and “All Net” complement the footwear offering of winter boots and basketball sneakers.
The fall/winter 2014 lookbook was shot in NYC by streetball documentarist Jonathan Lopez, who portayed friends of the family, local ballplayers and artists such as DJ Bamba Nazar and microphone fiends Torae & Skyzoo.
This is one that we’re truly proud of: Atlanta Hawks F Adreian Payne has officially signed his endorsement deal with us. Payne, the 15th pick in this year’s NBA Draft, will exclusively wear K1X footwear in all of his games for the Atlanta Hawks, starting with the current Anti-Gravity model. AP has already been spotted in a silver version of the K1X Anti-Gravity during the NBA’s rookie photo shoot in New York in August.
Welcome to the fam’, AP!
For the full press release, head over to SLAM online!
Dillon Cooper from Brooklyn, NY is definitely that type of artist you should have on your rap-radar from now on. His “Cozmik” mixtape is fire for sure and there is more about to come very soon!
His bio says that if you “mix a little Kendrick Lamar and Drake; add a sprinkle of Lupe Fiasco’s conscious lyrical clarity and the urban edginess of A.S.A.P. Rocky then you’ll begin to get some idea of what Dillon Cooper sounds like.”
Sounds like his camp is preparing for something big! We like that! K1X salutes you.
Photo by: DK of FullClipMedia
Rafal “Lipek” Lipinski (Anti-Gravity, silver) won this year’s edition of the prestigious Midnight Madness Dunk Contest. In what turned out to be a loaded final round, Lipek beat out Porter Maberry (aka. “What’s Gravity) who had won Friday’s FIBA contest in Lausanne, Switzerland as well as other Dunk Elite pros including Smoove, Jus Fly and Kristaps.
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Clark took home the trophy at the Brighton Summer Madness 2014 Dunking Contest in his volt Anti-Gravity.
Photo by Nat Dodman Photography
Head over Highsnobiety to for an exclusive look at our upcoming Fall / Winter collection 2014. Stay tuned for more details on the release!
Lipek is wearing the K1X Anti-Gravity X-Organge.
Photo: Ghetto Games