Limited Edition PF Flyers Sell Out First Day Offered at Sportie LA; PF Flyers by BUA Will Be Available at Select Retailers in the Coming Weeks!
News Editors/Lifestyle Editors
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2004
PF Flyers PF Flyers are a brand of shoes that are currently manufactured by New Balance. They were first produced by BF Goodrich in 1937. They had popularity in the 1950's and 1960's, but lost steam during the 1970's, 80's, and 90's. announce that their limited edition shoes designed by visionary street artist, Justin Bua Justin Bua is a painter popular for his graffiti-inspired portraits of city life. His prints are some of the best selling works amongst college aged students. Biography
Bua was born in 1968 in the Upper West Side of New York City to a single mother. , "PF Flyers by BUA," sold out at Sportie LA in Los Angeles last night. Sportie LA was the first retailer in the U.S. to offer the shoes that went on sale late yesterday afternoon. Other select retailers around the country and the world will be offering the limited edition shoes over the next few weeks. BUA's designs are applied on an original PF Flyers shoe, the Grounder Reissue. The three limited edition styles of PF Flyers by BUA include, The Baller, The D.J. and The Boombox.
The shoes are being sold at select retailers across North America, Europe and Asia. Only 1,008 pairs of each style are available worldwide. For local retailer information visit www.pfflyers.com.
For the last ten years, BUA has been making a mark in the art world with his combinations of graffiti-esque style, distorted realism and urban themes. Born in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral Manhattan street life. BUA attended the High School of Music and Performing Arts ("Fame") and complemented his education on the streets by writing graffiti and performing worldwide with breakdancing crews such as The New York Express The New York Express were a soccer team based out of Uniondale, New York that played in the Major Indoor Soccer League. They played only one season, the 1985-1986 season. Their home arena was Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. and The Dynamic Breakers. BUA went on to the Art Center College of Design Art Center built its reputation as a vocational school, essentially, preparing returning GIs for work in the commercial arts fields. It has traditionally maintained a strong "real-world" focus, emphasizing craftsmanship, technique, and professionalism while somewhat de-emphasizing theory. in Pasadena, CA where he earned a B.F.A. in Illustration. In addition to his studio art BUA currently teaches at the University of Southern California The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission . For more information about BUA and his art please visit www.justinbua.com.
First introduced in 1937 by the B.F. Goodrich Company, PF Flyers was relaunched in 2003 through independent retailers worldwide. To learn more about PF Flyers, the legendary action shoe, please visit www.pfflyers.com.