adidas Originals release a ultra clean version of its retro performance runner, the ZX 8000. Clad in virtually all black, the sneaker’s specialty is the careful pairing of materials and textures with perforated leathers, suede and smooth leather all finding its proper place on the upper. The leather goes as far as encapsulating the external heel counter for a clean and uniform finish. Available now at No74.
Skateboarding pioneer Mark Gonzales, aka “The Gonz,” has worked with adidas Skateboarding for awhile now producing his model in a variety of colorways. Also a well known-visual artist, Gonzales has been known to be involved in the design process of his signature sneaker, not merely allocating the work to an adidas design team. Newest from the adidas Skateboarding collection comes the Gonz adi Ease in a clean, tonal blue canvas. Complete with white stitching outlining the trademark adidas tri-stripe, and a vulcanized gum sole with blue piping and the “Gonzales” logo printed in gold, these all-purpose skate kicks are available now at select retailers.
New from Nike comes their Sky Force ’88 Vintage model in a medium grey colorway. Comprised of an entirely suede upper, the kicks are distressed subtly in signature Nike Vintage style, complete with a pre-stained midsole. The Sky Force ’88 is one of the more classic Nike basketball shoes – a little chunkier than a Blazer but less conspicuous than the Air Force 1. Although they can be heavily reminiscent of the ’80s when released in color-saturated models, the Sky Forces are surprisingly versatile in this monotone grey colorway. For those interested, the kicks are scheduled to drop sometime in the early fall.
New from adidas Originals, the iconic sneaker brand’s vintage-inspired lifestyle line, comes the Blue 4-BIT Textile. This eccentric high-top is sure to turn some heads, as it features a basic navy canvas upper complete with a leather trim, bright red piping and straps, and yellow heel construction all on top of a clean white sole. An experiment in pairing basic primary colors, the shoes look surprisingly put-together despite their patchwork “textile” design. Expected for release this July.
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Almost two years ago, German footwear flaek kicked off a new initiative in hopes of creating a crowdsourced sneaker brand. After much work and deliberation, the brand’s inaugural model, the kaalen hi, is available now. The minimalistic high-top is handmade with the added benefit of having a plethora of sizing options including 15 sizes spread over 4 widths. With this in mind, customers are given the ability to customize sizing relative to differences in fit between the left and right foot. The sneaker is available to start with shipping to Germany, Austria and Switzerland with a retail price of €280 EUR (approximately $396 USD) for a uniform pair (same size for both feet) or €340 EUR (approximately $481 USD) for differential sizing. Available through your.flaek.com and 43einhalb.
adidas Originals’ terrace classic, the Campus gets an entirely utilitarian update with this nylon release. There’s no questioning nylon’s versatility for both durability and stain resistance, so having said that there’s a good chance these will hold up to whatever abuse you may throw at em. But the sneaker does attempt to keep it classy thanks to a suede tongue. Available now at UNDFTD.
Amsterdam-based Filling Pieces was launched in 2009 by owner and designer Guillaume Philibert in order to “fill in” the gap between streetwear and high-fashion. These “filling pieces” marry quality materials and design-thinking with durability and performance in models that include a low top, high top, boat shoe-inspired “boat top,” and a take on the classic desert boot. Complete with white outsoles, atonal laces and butter-soft suede uppers backed by premium leather, these Filling Pieces kicks are a perfect compromise between mainstream sneakers and fashion-forward footwear. Available now online and through select Filling Pieces stockists.
The Air Jordan V is one of the most iconic and popular sneakers ever produced. Designed by Tinker Hatfield and released in an abundance of colorways since its inception in 1990, the V is getting paid special attention to as of late, with several releases being announced for this year. Quai 54, the famous Paris streetball tournament sponsored by Jordan Brand, has found its way onto the latest pair of the beloved kicks. Decked out in a white/black/radiant green colorway with metallic silver accents and the Quai 54 logo on the heel, these limited-edition Jordan Vs are sure to be sought after by sneaker fans all around the world. Who says Europe never gets any love?
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Having worked in the past with iconic establishments such as Pendleton and Atmos, Japanese label Loopwheeler has collaborated with British footwear legends Clarks to design this two-tone version of the classic Wallabee boot. Previewed late last year, the boot features a combination of suede and loopwheeled cotton, dual-branded blue insole, co-branded leather lace tab and a crepe outsole. Priced at £99.00 (approximately $160 USD), the boot is currently available for purchase through End Clothing.
Undoubtedly one of adidas SLVR’s most peculiar design, the S-M-L Concept will release in this blue colorway in the upcoming season. Featuring a three-size fits all concept, many have lauded the S-M-L Concept for its convenience as well as its progressive design which makes it a sneaker with few equals.