RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Concepts and New Balance put together a special release to celebrate American Heritage and the 4th of July. The New Balance 575 shoes bring to life the spirit of the holiday, with parties, cookouts, and fireworks. The Patriotic sneaker features a sublimated print suede base with bandana-patterned graphics celebrating American working heritage. The 575 includes custom branded insoles and the “N” logo features a white reflective N underlay. Each pair also features custom branded insoles, as well as a custom branded firework box. This Concepts x New Balance 575 will be releasing in-store at Concepts NYC and Cambridge on July 1st, followed by an online launch at http://www.cncptsintl.com/
RELEASE DATE: Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
NikeLab has been busy lately, cooking up collaborations with numerous brands and altering designs. To follow up the French Open colorway of the Air Trainer 1, NikeLab and fragment design honors the pristine lawn courts of England with a striking green and white palette. Each shoe is covered in a solid white or green premium leather upper with a color matching midsole. The white colorway is nicely balanced by hits of green gracing the lining, as well as its outsole component. While the green silhouette keeps a tonal green appearance throughout with subtle white accents and solid white outsole. Pricing has yet to be announce, however the fragment design x Nike Court Air Trainer 1 Mid will be available at select Nike retailers in Europe starting July 2nd.
RELEASE DATE: June 2015
Nike‘s latest iteration the Roshe Cortez NM SP combines both heritage design and modern updates resulting in the ultimate hybrid silhouette. In the 1960s, Phil Knight and legendary Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, founded the running-centric Blue Ribbon Sports. Which would go on to become Nike in the early 70s. In 2015 Nike has reconstructed the Cortez NM SP with a Roshe One natural motion outsole for an updated take on a lifestyle legend. The silhouette features a full leather upper with a vintage treated tongue and leather heel tab details. The insole features classic Blue Ribbon Sports insignia; a nod to the Swoosh’s humble origins and the Cortez’s storied history. The Roshe Cortez NM SP will come in two vintage Cortez colorways and will retail for $150. Look for this limited sneaker at online retailers like Footpatrol.
New Balance has unveiled a new silhouette, the 1550, to usher in their expansion of their in-line offering. The 1550 is a combination of the classic New Balance 1500 and 1600 models, creating a tailored balance between the two. Creating a modern spin on the classic silhouettes, the 1550 offers a clean, streamlined toe box and revlite midsole for lightweight cushioning. Each pair incorporates a reflective-backed “N” logo on the side paneling, with mesh windows on the saddle, completely with a foxing underlay. Tanned leather stamped branding on the tongue and on the inserts, along with gum bottom soles finishes off the modern design. No word on pricing and availability, but stay tuned to sneakersummit.com for more details.
RELEASE DATE: June 2015
Nike’s Independence Day releases are full swing with a release of the Nike Benassi JDI Slider “Independence Day”. Drenched in solid red, white and blue and leather fore foot strap features 3D moulded stars with a polypag backer for additional comfort. Now you can be patriotic and breezy while barbecuing on the 4th of July. The Nike Benassi JDI Slider “Independence Day” is now available at Hanon, retail is set at $70.
RELEASE DATE: June 2015
adidas released the Andrew Wiggins home edition of the Crazylight Boost 2015. After establishing himself as the one of the league’s rising stars, the KIA NBA Rookie of the Year is primed for another breakout campaign as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ leading man. The silhouette features white maple leaves and deep blue accents for contrast. The upper features a metallic collar with an “AW” workmark featuring a maple leaf on both tongues. All paying homage to Andrew’s Canadian roots. The sneaker also features an iced outsole and a speckled white and blue midsole. Released just in time for Summer basketball camps, the Crazylight Boost 2015 Andrew Wiggins home edition is now available at select adidas retailers and adidas.com. Retail is priced at $140.
RELEASE DATE: Saturday, June 27, 2015
Last night, artists, musicians, designers and skateboarders gathered together to celebrate the launch of the Vault by Vans x Takaski Murakami collection at the Hotel du Grand Veneur in Paris. Famed art dealer, Emmanuel Perrotin, curated the space in his own gallery, which showcased new pieces created by Murakami just for the event. Murakami transformed the Vans canvas that was used in his footwear capsule into more than 30 unique pieces of art, painting Vans x Murakami in various ways across the smiling flower and skull canvases to introduce a new application process. Keeping with the outwardly lighthearted theme of Murakami’s work, two large-scale carnival games dominated the space and were enveloped with Murakami’s whimsical smiling flowers. In true Vans fashion, winners of the games took home a pair of the coveted Vault by Vans Slip-Ons and skateboard decks from the collection. To round out the evening, guests were treated to catering by Top Chef, Pierre Sang Boyer and a special performance by Ghostpoet. The day kicked off with a private press conference where Murakami sat down with Vans VP of Global Footwear Merchandising, Steve Mills and host, Michael Dupouy, author of All Gone, to discuss the process behind his work as well as his partnership with Vans. “As someone who wears Vans Slip-Ons nearly every day, the brand is as familiar to me as my own skin,” said Murakami. “It was a pleasure to take part in a project where I can be this relaxed and freely creative.” The much-anticipated Vault by Vans x Takashi Murakami collection is available now in limited quantities at select stockists for $75.
RELEASE DATE: Friday, July 3, 2015
FILA has had a long standing rapport with the Hip-Hop culture for upwards of three decades now. While, the brand has seen a plethora of Hip-Hop’s elite don the F-Box logo, other elements of the culture have gravitated equally. Graffiti and breakdancing, have also identified with the brand strongly as well. From graffiti murals across the world to some of the elite B-Boy’s sporting, the brand was embraced culturally across the board. FILA celebrates that portion of their lineage with the release of the “All-City” pack, a trio of classics paying homage to those pillars of the culture. The term was a term used when a writer or crew was considered to be “up”, only a select few were to be considered “All-City.” The “All-City” pack features new colorways of the Original Tennis, Original Fitness, and M-Squad. The Original Tennis sports a very clean look with a tumbled-leather white upper, with reflective and hints of red speckle detailing on the iconic-flag. The Original Tennis appears closely in look, also sporting a white/navy/FILA red color-up with a splash of gray. Other details include a contrast navy blue sole, Other details include a contrast navy blue sole, reflective back counter with red speckle detail, flat white laces and traditional FILA branding. The M-Squad is reintroduced for the first time in a number of seasons, sporting a tumbled-leather white upper, gum bottom, perforated underlays and tongue. The pair boldly holds a navy color-up on the midsole, as well as the FILA “M” detail quarter. The “All-City” pack drops July 3rd in celebration of Independence Day on FILA.com and select retailers starting at $70.
RELEASE DATE: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Reebok Classic has been dedicating this summer to women. In a recent collaboration with the Brooklyn based store RIME, Reebok launched the “Diamond” Ventilators. Designed to glisten and shimmer like a diamond, this shoe is meant to make women stand out the second they walk through the door. During their recent launch event; which was open to the public, RIME store owner Susan Boyle stated “I wanted a shoe that would show off her brilliance and glamour. A sneaker that celebrates her and shines just like she does!” It is evident that the first sneaker in Reebok’s new “She’s Certified” collection does just that. With it’s silver twinkle and silky interior these sneakers are the perfect cross between style and comfort. The Reebok Classic x RIME “Diamond” Ventilator is available now exclusively at RIME with a wider release on Wednesday, July 1st for $120. Pick up a pair and learn why they are sure to become a girl’s best friend. Words and some pics by: Melanar
RELEASE DATE: June 2015
MSRP: $12.00 – $70.00
With Summer in full effect and Independence Day around the corner, HUF released a special edition 4th of July collection. This pack consists of a coaches jacket, graphic print T-shirts, two hats and socks that resemble the national flag of the United States. All pieces in the collection adorn graphics and patches that represent America. Utilizing high quality fabrics and simple designs, this pack is sure to last you for years to come. The HUF USA 4th of July Pack is now available at our HUF online store and at HUF retailers worldwide.
HUF Stars & Stripes Socks – $12.00
HUF Blood Sweat & Beers Truckers Hat – $36.00
HUF USA Demin 6 Panel Hat – $40.00
HUF USA Heavyweight Tee – $38.00
HUF USA Eagle Tee – $30.00
HUF USA Coaches Jacket – $70.00