[ SNEAKER NEWS ] There was a period during the 1980s and ’90s that if you were a top-tier vert skater, chances are, you were at least at some point affiliated with Powell’s mighty Bones Brigade.
[ SLAMXHYPE ] Having enjoyed a successful introduction, here is a look at the latest addition featuring the Nike Flyknit technology.
[ FRESHNESS MAG ] As part of its Fall/Winter 2012 collection, adidas Originals has reworked both archive classics and new additions in a season appropriate forest green.
[ EU KICKS ] Here is a look at Nike Sportswear's collection of Air Max 1's for November. The kicks are premium and do not feature mesh but a mix of suede and leather with the third sneaker mixing a textile and leather.
[ SLAMXHYPE ] Minimal and understated, yet making a statement, that is what these Vans x Metallica "Kill 'Em All" Half Cab Pro have written all over them.
[ HIGHSNOBIETY ] Heritage and British lifestyle brand Barbour and Vans today debut a footwear capsule as part of Vans’ premium California Collection line hitting stores globally just in time for the holiday season.
Many times, it looks like a simple case of taking an element (a midsole unit or a lacing system, for...
[ SLAMXHYPE ] Nike Sportswear are on a real roll at the moment, with a series of subdued releases that are taking clean lines and a much more refined aesthetic and applying them to classic trainers and performance wear, resulting in casual street appeal.
[ HIGHSNOBIETY ] After previously showing you the full men’s and women’s Nike x Undercover Fall/Winter 2012 Collection, we now take a closer look at the running shoes that come as part of the line this season.
[ CROOKED TONGUES ] The New Balance 576 is deeply important to the Crooked Tongues narrative. These 'Cutting Room' editions help thicken the plot. The 1988 running classic (supposedly made from 675 components) developed a life of its own by the late 1990s when it became a bestseller alongside the 572 (a far less memorable shoe).
[ FRESHNESS ] Reebok wants you to take a look at their new Court Victory Pump “Nautical Pack,” which gives the old school ’90′s sneaker a fresh new oceanic feel based on the uniform worn by its sea-going sailors.
[ SIZE? ] With a shift in trends towards prints and patterns evident on many releases this last season, we thought it fitting to follow suit for our latest collaboration with Nike Sportswear.
[ HYPEBEAST ] For Rick Williams and Roland Coit of Detroit’s Burn Rubber, footwear design is something that is not only the bread and butter of their boutique business, but also a passion that the duo take very seriously.
[ EU KICKS ] With Nike SB gearing up to debut the Koston 2, the original Koston is gearing up to release hybrid style. The fusion sneaker dons Air Max 90 styling on the upper and comes in a choice of two colorways.
[ FRESHNGOOD ] From the mind of Nike Skateboarding professional Paul Rodriguez, the new Lunar Rod model is the product of combining the sole of a Lunar Braata shoe with the upper from Paul’s latest signature model, the P-Rod VI.
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] When adidas Originals showed off new colorways of their classic Tech Super runner last week, we were reminded of how major brands have enjoyed significant success with resurrecting some of their more obscure running OGs.
[ HYPEBEAST ] Nike All Conditions Gear continues to churn out expert trekkers as evidenced by their latest wolf grey colorway of the Okwahn II Quickstrike. Once again featuring a speckled sole like previous models, red accenting serves the outdoor-inspired shoe quite nicely.
[ HIGHSNOBIETY ] After the Ocelot Pack, Gourmet is back and presents their new Camo Pack for Fall/Winter 2012. The series includes overall 4 sneakers – The 21 LX, Quadici LX, Dignan LX and the Dieci 2 LX.
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] The ’87 catalog continues its rebirth in 2012 with the re-release of the Air Trainer 1 in the OG ‘Chlorophyll’ colorway.
[ HYPEBEAST ] After showcasing a preliminary preview, Nike rolls out a video highlighting the premium crafted details on the Inneva Woven.
[ SNEAKER FREAKER ] Behold the final Nike Air Current from our stash box! Decked out in an NYC-type colourway with orange highlights leaping off the Royal Blue and black upper, this tidy addition to the Current family is welcomed with open arms.
[ GQ.COM ] To sneakerheads, there is one god above all others: the elusive Tinker Hatfield, Nike designer behind almost every pair of His Airness's kicks. In a rare interview, he explains why he works nights and what it's like to collaborate with the greatest ever.
[ SNEAKER FREAKER ] We just released the first images of our Sneaker Freaker x New Balance 998 'Tassie Devil' so the timing is ripe to show another pristine purple and black daubed sneaker. Featuring the same colour blocking as the University red and Stadium Green versions complete with specked midsole.
[ THE DAILY STREET ] After a few weeks of teaser images, today we finally get a full look at the soon to be released collaboration between London store Foot Patrol and ASICS, on their Gel Saga II model.
[ THE DROP DATE ] The relationship between A Bathing Ape (AKA Bape) and adidas goes back a long way – back as far as 2003, when the 'Respect is Mutual' Superstar and Superskate range dropped. Almost a decade ago, this set the standards for all future collaborative projects, displaying incredible attention to detail on the product itself, within the packaging and on all marketing communications.
[ THE DROP DATE ] The first instalment created a great deal of interest and the second most definitely doesn't disappoint.
[ HIGHSNOBIETY ] The Nike Free footwear is spreading at an incredible speed these days. By now it has gone far beyond running and sports and has rather become a street staple.
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] Expect more (almost) forgotten heritage models as Reebok continues to experience success by expanding its Classics lineup under Swizz Beatz’ watch.
[ FRESHNESS MAG ] In the sneaker firmament, Nike‘s pursuit of innovation in design has achieved numerous pinnacles that effectively changed the game. One of those moments occurred in 2000, when Nike introduced the Air Woven and effectively altered what we expect from prototypical sneaker design.
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] In early 2011, a series of jaw-dropping sneaker auctions on eBay began circulating around blog headlines, sparking quite a bit of chatter among our readers around the world.
[ NICE KICKS ] Reebok Classic continues to build its line-up of celebrity collaborations with a new collection with Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Alicia Keys.
[ HIGHSNOBIETY ] To herald the 35th anniversary of the iconic Vans “Jazz Stripe” – the white stripe you see on the side here – the Vans Syndicate division has revamped the two most enduring colorways of the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] If there were something like a National Hiking Association, it seems a foregone conclusion that Nike All Conditions Gear would have the same stranglehold on the league’s talent as the Swoosh’s Basketball division.
[ NICE KICKS ] Nike is pushing you to literally walk on the wild side with a new set of leopard inspired Nike Blazers.
[ SIZE? ] Established in 2010, the Adi’s Archive collection by adidas Originals has since brought together some of these most revered models from adidas’ extensive back catalogue, including vintage silhouettes like the Marathon TR, Malmo, Tobacco, A.P.S and Milano.
[ HYPEBEAST ] The Nike Air Max 1 first hit shelves in 1987, but still remains one of the most celebrated sneakers of all time.
[ HYPEBEAST ] No stranger to collaborating with Vans, Japanese-born, Santa Monica-bred designer Taka Hayashi has been tapped by Steve Caballero for the latest 20th anniversary edition of his signature Half Cab.
[ EAT MORE SHOES ] After twenty seven years we finally see the return of adidas’ 1985 running model, the Phantom. Originals have dug down deep into their archives once again and have brought one of their most sought after runners back to life.
[ SNEAKER NEWS ] So last week, Sneaker News gave you a look into some sick sneaker collections compiled by a number of celebrities and professional athletes. But really, the true props go to those who spend the hours and hard-earned dollars to put together some insane sneaker collections, transforming empty garages into mini-shrines.
[ THE DROP DATE ] Some will argue, and rightly so in most cases to date, that the quality of Nike's reissues is really not up to the standards that their price tags suggest. But it seems that such a factor isn't really a priority with a large section of the buying public anymore.
[ THE DROP DATE ] Images of the Nike Air Max 1 Leopards first surfaced back in May and what with all the top draw releases these past few months you can be forgiven for forgetting about these two colourways, scheduled to drop in the last quarter of this year.
[ THE DAILY STREET ] Moving on to part 2 of our Nike Designers feature, we had the privilege of sitting down with Nike Innovation Kitchen Studio Director and designer Ben Shaffer, the man behind the now infamous FlyKnit.
[ FRESHNESS ] In some respects this upcoming collaboration between Carhartt WIP and Vans Syndicate emphasizes the best elements of both storied brands. The two names have chosen to work on the Old Skool silhouette.
[ 22.8.12 ART & SOLE ] Art & Sole regular Toby Neilan has recently been in touch to let us know about his latest art project; a triptych of prints which use the colourways of the amazing Nike HTM Flyknit as inspiration…
[ 22.8.12 THE SHOE GAME ] The latest colorway for the classic Nike Air Current model will be in another bright hue following the “Total Orange” and “Infrared“. The next colorway will a Black/Dynamic Blue color combination.
[ 21.8.12 LOOK/SEE ] It would appear that trainer print & colourway related accessories are pretty hot right now.
[ 21.8.12 SIZE? ] A release that’s generated quite a bit of interest and speculation recently, this Friday sees the launch of the size? Worldwide exclusive Nike Air Max Light double pack.
[ 20.8.12 SNEAKER FREAKER ] Low and behold the official rebirth of the neck-snapping Ewing Athletics 33 High! First two cabs off the rank of a scheduled four OG retros are red suede and white leather colourways.
[ 19.8.12 SNEAKER FREAKER ] Nike take a walk through Mr Robinson's Neighbourhood, coming home with two of the biggest, baddest sneakers in 90s basketball history! The Admiral's famously pumpable monsters will return in 2012...
[ 19.8.12 MSTRPLN ] Recently we linked you to a nice post on Art & Soles blog introducing the MSTRPLN MINIMAL SNEAKER PRINTS. Along with the prints, and as part of the ongoing Minimal Sneaker Project, the MSTRPLN Design Practice are carrying the concept over to iPhone cases.
[ 18.8.12 SNEAKER FREAKER ] These days the selling and use of illegal substances has been bumped from the limelight by a different addiction. It's not a dried-out plant loved by hippies, nor does it march in from Colombia. Most of the product is sourced from China and sold openly at your local mall.
[ 18.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] In the two and a half years since the most recent Carhartt x Vans collabo kicks were first previewed, and in that period, we’ve seen the major brands dole out all manner of work boot and otherwise rugged designs.
[ 17.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] 1987 was a big year for Nike by all accounts. We were reminded of that just a bit during this 25th anniversary with bringbacks like the Nike Air Safari, but one no doubt more momentous model from that pivotal year has been relatively quiet.
[ 17.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] After a first teaser the other day, here it is now – the Nike Air Foamposite One ParaNorman. Created in honor of the launch of the animated film on August 17, Nike has created the sneaker.
[ 14.8.12 COMPLEX - JEFF STAPLE ] When asked to compile a list like this, two emotions come to mind: ...
[ 13.8.12 HYPEBEAST ] While London celebrated the closing of the 2012 Olympic Games and the reunion of the Spice Girls in a big way last night, #adidasundeground honored the final chapter of their two week-spanning event series in quite some style as well.
[ 13.8.12 SNEAKER FREAKER ] The London Games have created the largest amount of social media buzz of any Olympics to date with 9.66 million tweets for the opening ceremony alone – more than the entire total for Beijing.
[ 11.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] About a month ago, previews of the Total Orange, Volt and Dynamic Blue Air Currents had us wondering if the Infrared edition might have been lost somewhere in the sampling process.
[ 11.8.12 COMPLEX ] The everyday struggle of trying to get the hottest kicks in the street has been exhausting in 2012 but spare us with the complaints and claims that the game done changed for the worse—it’s never been better.
[ 11.8.12 FRESHNESS MAG ] For you late adopters who have yet to jump on the New Balance bandwagon, this upcoming collaboration with Hanon – no. 8 for those of you keeping score at home — might prove to be an irresistible entryway to the storied brand.
[ 10.8.12 THE DAILY STREET ] It’s question time again, and this time we want to know what your favourite classic Air Max shoe is?
[ 10.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] Yesterday we showed you the upcoming Nike Air Max 1 OG for Spring 2013. Here is now the next highlight for sneaker aficionados from the upcoming Nike collection – the Nike Air Max 90 Vintage ‘Infrared’.
[ 9.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] After having introduced the Re-Suede in 2011, Puma follows up with its latest The List limited edition release and presents the Re-Suede Color Pack.
[ 9.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] Today we can offer up a first exclusive and detailed look at one of the more anticipated releases of next season. For Spring 2013 the Nike Air Max 1 returns in one of its OG colors.
[ 9.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] You know you’re a sneakerhead when you have a bed in your 500 sq. ft. sneaker closet. Last year, ESPN Mag featured NBA All-Star Joe Johnson and his massive sneaker collection, but recently Dime Mag went spelunking in this cave of leather and laces...
[ 8.8.12 CROOKED TONGUES ] The shoe consumer is marginally more complicated in 2012. The cynics have got him or her pinned as a hype addled goon, but with New Balance, technical runners, Jordans that even includes onetime UK white elephants at retro level like the 12 and 14, it's a tough thing to call.
[ 8.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] To continue celebrating the 20th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s legacy on the global stage, Jordan Brand is releasing the Jordan Golden Moments Pack on Saturday, August 18.
[ 8.8.12 SIZE ] When adidas first debuted the Micropacer in 1984 it was seen as a massive technological advance in the world of running shoes. The bold/eye-catching design and use of metallic silver leather instantly set it apart from the competition...
[ 7.8.12 ART & SOLE ] A new series of eight art prints, entitled the Minimal Sneaker Project, sees Stefan Dukaczewski of design practice MSTRPLN® take an extremely minimal graphic approach to some of the most iconic footwear from the late 80s and early 90s…
[ 6.8.12 CROOKED TONGUES ] We know the adidas London pretty well, because we reworked it back in 2009. From that brief it was tough to shift from what made the shoe great - that plain heel, the City Series' cult status...
6.8.12 [ NO6 LONDON ] We’re back open for business and we’ve missed you all, believe me. If you haven’t already been to the shop then you must come and check it out, as it’s looking absolutely beautiful!
[ 4.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] In July we previewed the upcoming collaborative footwear collection by French brand A.P.C. and Nike Sportswear. Two two brands chose two of the most iconic sneakers of the Nike lifestyle collection to work on for Fall/Winter 2012.
[ 2.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] The final third of the calendar year is going to start off with a bang, as the Air Jordan VII in the original Black/True Red-Dark Charcoal-Club Purple will hit Jordan Brand retailers at the first of the month this September.
[ 2.8.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] Shoes like the Air Jordan III and Air Foamposite One have given fellas like Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar a small-time celebrity status, but let’s not forget that man responsible for some of Nike ACG’s greatest designs – Peter Fogg.
[ 1.8.12 HIGHSNOBETTE ] Liberty of London and Nike Sportswear have been collaborating for a while now. Nonetheless we are always full of expectation when a new line is about to be released.
[ 1.8.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] The Nike Roshe has become quite the unexpected hit for Nike this season. The light weight runner has released in a series of strong colors, bringing the expertise of the Swoosh in the running sector into the lifestyle sector.
[ 1.8.12 COMPLEX ] LIVESTRONG and Nike piece together a premium pair of the Air Max 90 Hyperfuse, featuring the expected color tandem of black, white, grey, and yellow.
[ 31.7.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] Renowned international artist Ron English, who was present at the 5th edition of Puma Urban Art, worked on the legendary and classic siloutte of the PUMA Suede, thus making them prized collectibles for fans of street art.
[ 31.7.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] Next to the Rainbow Pack, the Nike Air Footscape Woven Chukka will be released yet again for Fall/Winter 2012 in three wool options.
[ 31.7.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] Jordan Brand has been very thorough with its releases of original Air Jordan colorways, bookended by the Air Jordan X ‘Chicago’ and Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’. But let’s not forget another OG colorway that’s hitting stores next weekend
[ 30.7.12 HYPEBEAST ] Even though Reebok has a minor participatory role in these Olympic Games at London, it still feels like home coming for some who remember the brand as part of England’s J.W. Foster and Sons as well as one of the oldest footwear company in the world.
[ 30.7.12 EU KICKS ] Following on the 1994 Air Max2 CB, the Nike Basketball retrospective focused on the past twenty years moves to 1995 and one of the best sneakers to come out during the mid 90s, the Air Penny.
[ 30.7.12 SNEAKER FILES ] Making its triumphant return later this year is the classic Black/Cement Grey-Fire Red colorway of the Air Jordan 4.
[ 29.7.12 HYPEBEAST ] The adidas NEO Label is a range of product from the storied label that aims to blend sport and casual into a seamless fusion of apparel and footwear for all occasions. The latest release from the segment sees a special “NEO SUMMIT” footwear model.
[ 28.7.12 EU KICKS ] Nike Basketball is currently looking back at its catalog of sneakers over the past twenty years. The retrospective kicked off with the Air Force 180 Low and today, the series spotlights another Charles Barkley sneaker, the Air Max2 CB.
[ 28.7.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] Entering the world of knitted running shoes is adidas as they reveal the launch of the adiZero Primeknit, their first one-piece upper performance runner, using a new seamless engineering technology making the complex beautifully simple.
[ 27.7.12 EU KICKS ] Here is another classic from the Nike Basketball arsenal that the label has selected to include in its 20 Designs That Changed The Game series, which chronicles from 1992 to 2012.
[ 27.7.12 HIGHSNOBIETY ] One of our favorite adidas sneaker packs of the season is coming to retailers at the moment. The Snakeskin Pack consists of the Campus 80s and the Superstar 80s.
[ 26.7.12 EU KICKS ] Following on the Air Force 180 Low, the Nike Basketball retrospective that looks at "20 Designs That Changed The Game" from 1992 to 2012, focuses on a second silhouette from 1992, the Air Flight Huarache.
[ 26.7.12 MODERN NOTORIETY ] Popular by demand, the Roshe Run has become one of the best selling running shoes this summer, but it’s no mystery as to why these have become one of the greatest silhouettes ever.
[ 25.7.12 SNEAKER FREAKER ] Playing off the retro skate boom, Vans go back to their sidewalk surfing roots with this new colab pack with the venerable Skate Boarder Magazine.
[ 25.7.12 FRESHNESS ] When the Nike Air Force 180 Low hit the hardwood in 1992, it was not only a turning point for basketball, it was also a milestone in world of sneaker design.
[ 25.7.12 CROOKED TONGUES ] The whole Nike FlyKnit launch is the shoe highlight of 2012. It might seem a little presumptuous to make that statement just over halfway into the year...
[ 24.7.12 SNEAKER NEWS ] In early 2011, Sneaker News stumbled upon a cluster of impressive eBay listings put together by an unknown individual known only by his eBay handle ‘Sneaks Kicks’.
[ 23.7.12 FOOTPATROL ] Nike mix an OG colourway on an updated version of their classic runner the Air Max 90 Hyperfuse QS Infrared. This make-up last circulated the scene back in September 2011 and is back for summer 2012.
[ 23.7.12 THE DAILY STREET ] The Puma suede is a timeless number and one that needs no altering. However, Puma have altered it recently, not by making changes to the look or feel of the shoe, but to the composition.
[ 21.7.12 THE DROP DATE: REPORT ] As we mentioned earlier here on The Drop Date, the 10th anniversary Supreme Nike SB Dunk dropped this week – and whilst we guessed that interest levels would be high, the actual demand was unprecedented.
[ 20.7.12 HYPEBEAST ] After the recent release of the Air Jordan 4 Military Blue’s saw their release somewhat overshadowed by the heavyweight Air Yeezy 2 drop, the Beaverton boys are showing no signs of slowing...
[ 20.7.12 CROOKED TONGUES ] Nike Air Force 1s and the UK have a decent relationship, but they can be a tough sell in 2012 beyond the hordes of kids who wear JD's white on whites and blacks.
[ 19.7.12 FRESHNESS ] One week ago Liberty and Nike Sportswear unveiled their latest collaborative effort – a quartet of runners, made up of the Air Max 1, LunarGlide+, Free Run+ and Lunar Montreal...