This season, Vans took off for a galaxy far, far away to launch the Vans x Star Wars™ collection for fall 2014. The collaboration brought the best of both worlds, with vintage Vans prints infused with iconic Star Wars™ artwork. To celebrate the successful project and to thank fans for their support, Vans will release limited edition posters featuring the unique sneaker prints exclusively at Comic-Con San Diego. Join Vans in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at booth #2913-V on Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 for a special signing with Vans x Star Wars™ designers. Vans designers Taka Hayashi, Calvin Garcia and Tony Munoz will be on hand for this event. Check out the fall 2014 Vans x Star Wars™ collection at www.vans.com/starwars and prepare yourself for Vans x Star Wars™ round two coming this holiday season. May the Force be with you.
Vans California brings together pig suede and snakeskin for their latest installment of the Era CA. With a focus on sophisticated textures and soft tones, the Vans California Collection presents three P&S colorways of the legendary low-top. Unique tortoise eyelets, a tan snakeskin texture heel tab and a fan favorite gum outsole complement the premium pig suede uppers in three seasonal colors with matching braided laces. An Ortholite® footbed keeps things cool and comfy with moisture-repelling properties, upgraded cushioning and added airflow. The P&S editions of the Era CA are available now at select Vans California Collection retailers in beetle, red ochre, and dress blues for $75 a pair.
adidas Skateboarding introduces the A League collections to honor adidas Skateboarding’s special relationships and their common affinity for skateboarding. The debut project released within the A League pays homage to adidas’ long-standing alliance with Primitive dating back to when the influential retailer first opened doors on Encino, California’s Ventura Boulevard in 2008. Since its opening day, Primitive and adidas Skateboarding have grown alongside each other and that unique relationship is honored in this first ever A-League collaboration. The A League Primitive collection was inspired by our combined passion for skateboarding and a clean & classic design aesthetic. The collection contains an authentic adidas track jacket for $85, a T-shirt for $35 and a pair of Stan Smith Vulcs at $85, all customized with Primitive’s specially designed Primitive crest and colors. The adidas Skateboarding x Primitive A League Collection is available now at select adidas Skateboarding accounts.
Influenced by the outdoors, the Vans OTW Collection revisits the form of the Bedford with their new Timber pack. Utilizing a boot-inspired material and color palette, the Bedford resurfaces in three new colorways – brown/antique, charcoal/antique and black/gray/antique – all arriving this fall. Warm tones hue the assortment as premium leather and canvas detail each pair. Vans OTW’s modern take on the classic Vans Half Cab is finished with rope-styled laces, metal eyelets and a contrasting foxing stripe wrap. Full-length UltraCush™ Lite HD insoles provide comfort for an all-day wear while the Bedford’s heritage-based silhouette and vulcanized waffle tread outsole tie back to Vans’ footwear legacy. The Timber color-ups of the Bedford are available now at select Vans OTW Collection retailers for $90.
Reebok Classic The Reebok Pump technology changed the sneaker game when it first arrived in 1989. While the inflatable apparatus originally appeared on the tongue of a pair of basketball sneakers, the technology soon trickled down to plenty more categories in the Reebok repertoire including running and tennnis. In the years that followed, future classics were issued and the general public again and again put their stamp of approval on The Pump. For 2014, hallmark Pump models like the Reebok Pump AXT, Reebok Pump Omni Zone, Reebok Insta Pump Fury, Reebok Pump Omni Lite, and Reebok Court Victory Pump will return, unified by a combination of jet black, rich red, and highlighter yellow.Look for the Reebok Classic Pump Respect Pack at global Reebok accounts and Reebok.com.
After the success of the Fall/Winter 2013 “Outside In” collection, Reebok Classic teams up with Garbstore for their third collaboration effort. The new Fall/Winter 2014 collection sees another distinctive and adventurous range which explores the same creative thought; unexpectedly reversing materials and using vintage Reebok fabrication and color to form unfamiliar versions of remodeled Classics. The collection comprises several colorways of four much-loved Reebok Classic silhouettes: the Phase II, Classic Leather 6000, Classic Inferno and Pump Running Dual Mid. Look for the Reebok Classic x Garbstore FW14 collection to drop between July – November 2014 at select retailers worldwide as well at www.reebok.com.
Converse introduces their newest skateboarding interpretation of an iconic silhouette with the new Converse CONS Weapon Skate. Developed to address the needs of the Converse CONS skateboarding team the Converse CONS Weapon Skate is tailored specifically for skateboarding. The new shoe combines the classic elements of the iconic Weapon with elevated functional design for skateboarding including enhanced durability, comfort and fit. The sneaker comes equipped with a drop-in Lunarlon sockliner that provides cushioning, perforated memory foam and a gusseted tongue construction. A mesh underlay on the hallmark Star Chevron increases breathability and CONS Traction Rubber enhances a skater’s grip while providing the resilience needed to match the rigor of the streets. Check out the three debut colorways after the jump and enjoy a short film, featuring Converse CONS Skater Zered Bassett, capturing his creativity as he skates through his hometown streets of New York City. The new Converse CONS Weapon Skate is available now at Converse retail stores and Converse.com/CONS for $85.
Reebok Classic is back with another Athletic Pack, this time featuring their popular 1985 runner, the GL6000. The new Athletic Pack introduces a little leather to the traditional GL6000 suede and mesh mix, whilst pushing towards the contemporary lifestyle realm with some fresh, dark colorway choices inspired by varsity athletics. Look for the new Reebok Classic GL6000 “Athletic Pack” this Fall/Winter at global Reebok accounts and Reebok.com.
adidas will be dropping their Primeknit technology in the US for the first time on the new adizero Prime Boost running sneakers. The Primeknit upper is constructed by digital knitting technology, and carefully engineered to provide a precision fit that keeps your foot locked in place while adidas’ unmatched Boost cushioning provides energy return mile after mile. The environmentally friendly shoe’s sole uses the same design as the adizero Adios Boost, which has been worn by winners of 17 major marathons. The adizero Prime Boost will be available for $200 on Sunday, July 13 at adidas.com and adidas Sport Performance stores in Black/White/Solar Red.
Converse is not only known for arguably the most popular silhouette of all time, but they’ve also been recognized for some classic music artist collaborations over the years. The latest of which the brand teamed up with Rock icons Black Sabbath for their third footwear collection. The new Black Sabbath collection offers three classic Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers featuring highly acclaimed album artwork from Black Sabbath’s classic records “Never Say Die” and “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath” as well as iconic live photography. The latest Converse Black Sabbath Collection is available now on Converse.com for $60.