This holiday season, the Vans OTW Collection is hooking up with rising star, Publish Brand for a deluxe colorway of their popular Brenton Boot SE. The collaboration draws inspiration from Publish Brand’s street-meets-menswear aesthetic for the Vans’ deluxe silhouette by focusing on upgraded materials and clean detailing. The upper exhibits an athletic influence with water-resistant ballistic nylon swatches and continuous hit of black through a Vibram® Cristy outsole. However the minimalist color scheme bares a sharp contrast below the ankle with stark white embossed leather heel paneling and midsole clips. A neoprene tongue and collar, and a full-length UltraCush™ HD footbed promise all-day comfort, while reflective 3M™ ankle strips ensure added visibility for the night owls. Finishing details include co-branded woven labels and printed insoles. Look for the Vans OTW x Publish Brand Breton Boot SE to debut in-store at KICKS/HI for $160 on Saturday, October 25, followed by a release party on Sunday, October 26 featuring Just Blaze, Dam Funk and Salva at The Republik. If your not on the islands no worries brah, a wider release is scheduled at select retailers in early December.
No stranger to Nike collabs, the WORLD FAMOUS Supreme New York skateboarding lifestyle boutique is ready to drop their own rendition of the timeless Air Force 1 High for the very first time. Arriving in three familiar colorways; white, cherry red, and black, the shoes feature all premium leather uppers offset with a neutral colored pebble leather swoosh. “WORLD FAMOUS.” wraps around the ankle strap, while a ’94 on the heel tab pays homage to the store’s inaugural year. Lastly a Supreme embossed baseball logo covers the heels, and the tongues are topped with custom co-branded tags. Look for the Supreme Nike Air Force 1 High to stomp in Thursday, October 23rd exclusively at Supreme’s Los Angeles, London and online stores for $150.
Nike Sportswear has chosen six of the globes most stylish cities — London, Milan, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Shanghai — to be the face of their Holiday 2014 Women’s City Collection. This collection consists of six variants of the classic Air Force 1 silhouette (three high, three low) each finished in rich, saturated monochromatic tones that pay homage to the tradition of each. With a stylized street map stitched onto the leather upper of each silhouette to denote specific attributes of each city’s unique layout, and a subtle circle on the maps to highlight prominent Nike retail locations in each of the respective cities, it is made obvious that this collection was designed to wow the world over. Releasing alongside the Air Force sneakers are matching Nike Benassi Slides and Nike City Collection Capes. The clever perfection known as the Nike Sportswear Holiday 2014 Women’s City Collection drops online at nike.com and worldwide at select Nike Sportswear retailers on Thursday, October 23, 2014. [Read more →]
Jordan Brand has teamed up with Japanese manga artist, Takehiko Inoue for a pack paying homage to his Michael Jordan inspired “Slam Dunk” 31 volume manga series from the mid 90’s. The collection features two shoes, the classic Air Jordan VI recapturing historic moments from the Manga’s main character Hanamichi Sakuragi, and the new Super.Fly 3 showcasing brand new artwork bringing the epic’s hero back from nearly a two decade long injury hiatus. The Collection continues to showcase the impact of Michael Jordan’s career on fans worldwide by showcasing the manga’s art on the shoe’s special packaging as well as a matching collection of apparel. Look for the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk Collection to draw a crowd Saturday, October 18th in select Asian markets, followed by a wider global release Monday, November 1st.
FILA is looking to make a splash this fall with their new “Lemon and Lime” Pack. The brand digs deep in their archives to 1994 making a Player Exclusive colorway designed solely for Grant Hill’s Sprite commercial available to the public for the very first time. Two shoes are included in the pack including Grant Hill’s former signature model, the 95, and FILA’s popular Overpass retro runner. Vibrant white, and atomic blue are the predominant colors on the uppers while safety yellow accents and branding add a bit off pop (no pun intended) to the design. Obey your thirst and pick up a pair or two when the FILA “Lemon and Lime” pack is served at select stores Friday, October 24th starting at $75.
Following two successful capsules, Vans and Star Wars
join forces once again to unmask two limited edition Vans x Star Wars prints exclusively for the Vans Customs program. If the designs in their previous collections weren’t the shoes you were looking for, starting Wednesday, October 15, Vans and Star Wars fans alike can customize select Vans silhouettes with exclusive Yoda and Darth Vader collage patterns for a limited time until Saturday, November 15. With 27 color options and 24 print swatches to choose from, one can design a shoe unlike anything the galaxy has every seen. Hit lightspeed to www.vans.com/customs now to design your own pairs in Jedi’s, Princess’, or Padawan’s sizes. May the Force be with you.
Back again with the final shoe of their four shoe pack, Distinct Life offers another classic Reebok GL6000 running sneaker. The pack has been dropping since February with it’s “Blue Suede”, “Olive” and “Black Leather” options. Finally “Deep Burgundy” is used as the predominant color on the final shoe’s upper, while tan hits and Distinct Life’s “Ghost Camo “embossed throughout the leather panels keep the theme of the pack. Look for the Distinct Life x Reebok Classic GL6000 “Deep Burgundy” to run into select retailers like Burn Rubber Detroit on Saturday, October 18th for $130.
Two fall fashion staples collide with Nike Sportswear‘s new Air Foamposite One “Wheat”. Drawing inspiration from timeless rugged work boots, the equally iconic Nike Air Foamposite One is outfitted with a fashionable “wheat” nubuck foam molded upper geared up with metal boot eyelets and nylon boot laces. All of the familiar Foamposite features fall in line with the colorway including; the carbon fiber shank, 1Cent heel and tongue insignias, all which rest atop a gum out sole. Look for the Nike Sportswear Air Foamposite One “Wheat” to hammer their way into select doors including Nike.com Saturday, October 18th for $250.
Nike SB is releasing a pair of limited edition Nike Dunk Low Premium SB to celebrate the tenth anniversary of legendary skate artist Sean Cliver’s book “Disposable: A History of Skateboard Art”. With the title font “DISPOSABLE” gracing the heel, and both insoles showcasing the cover art, the commemorative Dunk Low Premium SB features the same color motif as the celebrated book. Look for the Nike Dunk Low Premium SB “Disposable” to roll into select accounts including Nike.com on Saturday, October 18 at 8am EDT for $105, while Sean’s book can be found now at select retailers in both hard and soft cover.
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Nothing quite says fall like a brown pair of shoes, and this season Jordan Brand is saying it with their Air Jordan Future Premium “Dark Chocolate”. Yes, the newest Jordan Future is looking sweet while it continues to pay homage to the symbiotic relationship between the court and the street by blending the timeless Air Jordan XI sole sporting a gum bottom, with a futuristic one-piece “Dark Chocolate” leather woven upper. Look for the Air Jordan Future Premium “Dark Chocolate” to drop on Nike.com Saturday, October 18th at 8AM EDT but be prepared to chip off $375.