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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Serena Williams Wears Bedazzled Nike Cortez For Her Wedding Afterparty

Serena Williams got married to Reddit-founder Alex Ohanian last week, and while the ceremony was filled with glamour and luxury, the standout piece of decorum may not have made its debut until the afterparty. The top tennis star performed a quick change following her vows and switched into a glistening bedazzled edition of the Nike Cortez. The shoe featured pastel tones and was covered heel to toe in rhinestones. This is not the first time the star Nike athlete has gotten a special edition shoe, but it may very well be the one she cherishes most.

Concepts x Nike SB Drunk Snowman

It appears that Cambridge-based Concepts sneaker boutique has another holiday-themed Nike SB collaboration based on this new photo leaked by the shop’s creative director Deon Point. While the model they’re using is unclear, these insoles reveal the theme of the drunken snowman as it features an inebriated character with his vomit spelling out Nike SB and Concepts. With the success of their epic “Ugly Sweater” Dunks from a few years back, we can only imagine what the shop has in store. Stay tuned for updates.

Diadora Reissues Made in Italy IC 4000 OG

Tying in with the brand’s 70th anniversary, Diadora is issuing one of its staple silhouettes: the IC 4000 returns, fabricated entirely in Italy. Debuting in 1989 as the IC 4000 NYL, the new IC 4000 OG features upgraded materials and an eye-catching color palette, the muted tones allow the logo on the sneaker’s side and rear branding, both executed in red, to pop. The upper sports a variety of suede and grain leather, while the sole features Diadora’s trademark Impact Control Vibrassorb technology. Check out the making-of video below. The Diadora IC 4000 OG will arrive at select retailers on November 24th.

Vans Launches a Special Collaboration With 'GeGeGe no Kitarō'

Vans is paying homage to legendary Japanese cartoonist Shigeru Mizuki with its latest footwear collaboration. The special range draws inspiration from the cult manga series GeGeGe no Kitarō which made its debut back in 1960. Graphics of yokai characters created by Mizuki are embellished on the two unique Old Skool iterations alongside yellow checkerboard patterns to boot. Accompanying the sneakers are limited six-panel caps in tonal black and long-sleeve T-shirts in white with co-branding details.

KITH x nonnative Black Friday 2017 Collaboration

KITH and nonnative have joined forces to kick off the holiday season with some heat. The two merge military garb and traditional workwear with quality fabric executions to deliver a range that’s comprised of outerwear, tops, bottoms and footwear. For the selection of outerwear and tops, the duo welcomes a Trooper Boa Shearling Parka, Stroller Pullover quarter-zip, Explorer Zip Shirt, Trainer Hoodie and more. The bottoms include Farmer Patchwork Denim , a cargo pocket Trooper Trouser, and Trainer Sweatpants. Ranging in price from $220 to $1,281 USD, the KITH x nonnative Collection will be available on November 24 (Black Friday) at all KITH Shops and at midnight on KITH’s official webstore. It’ll also be available at United Arrows Sapporo and Nagoya, United Arrows & Sons, and its online store, in addition to Coverchord.com.

adidas Originals EQT Support ADV Mid

adidas Originals is elevating the design cues of the EQT Support ADV silhouette for 2018. The all-new runner will be introduced as a mid-top variant complete with premium suede and leather paneling, black vertical striping on the uppers, a crisp white midsole, and what looks to be reflective details on the heel counters. Collectively, the futuristic shoe is adorned with the brand’s popular Core Black/Sub Green colorway. View the EQT Support ADV Mid above and expect an official release on February 8th, 2018, at select retailers.

Timberland Unveils "Black Ice" & "Frost Bite" 6-Inch Premium Boots

Timberland is launching two special iterations of its classic 6-inch boots as part of a pre-Black Friday promotion. Dubbed the “Two Below Zero” collection, the limited high-tops are swathed in unique “Black Ice” and “Frost Bite” color schemes. The black variant is made up of full-grain leather alongside 3M reflective detailing on the collar and lacing system. On the other hand, the white model is draped in white leather with a metallic silver lacing system for a lavish look. Both boots arrive in an ultra-cool packaging, which is designed to make the boots appear like they’re encased in ice. Expect an official launch on Timberland’s official website and select retailers this November 21st.

GraphersRock x PUMA Tsugi Kori & Disc Blaze

Tokyo design firm GraphersRock once again teams up with PUMA for more futuristic sneakers, including another Disc Blaze. The Tsugi Kori and Disc Blaze have received bold, graphic makeovers. GraphersRock outfitted the pair with one monotone and one multicolored colorway apiece. The Tsugi Kori arrives in all-black, while the Disc Blaze sports an all-white colorway, appropriate for techwear aficionados who shun color. Both offer small white graphics across the upper and midsole alike, which vary between geometric shapes and small phrases like “TOKYO JAPAN” while the PUMA logo also appears alongside biohazard and abstract symbols. The Disc Blaze boasts a graphic sockliner, while the Tsugi Kori features the graphic hit on the top of the shoe, beneath the elastic bootie. Both shoes arrive at PUMA’s Harajuku store and web shop on December 1st.

END. x Vans Reveal Winter-Inspired Old Skool LX Models

END. has joined forces with Vans to launch two special iterations of the Old Skool LX model. Inspired by spending time indoors during the winter, Nordic Wool is incorporated into the sneaker with both hosting a “Turtledove” pattern. Two pairs make up the pack, as one hosts a black base with a white stripe and turtledove graphics, while the other welcomes white coloring with a white branding stripe and a black turtledove pattern. White laces are added for both pairs, while leather is placed on each heel as well. Scheduled for a launch on November 24th, both will retail for $95 USD each and will be available at END.

Unreleased Off-White™ x Air Jordan 1 White Colorway Spotted On-Feet

If you missed out on the Off-White™ x Nike “The Ten” releases, you’ll get a second chance at copping Virgil Abloh‘s Air Jordan 1 rework, in a brand new white colorway. Lately, rumors have been spreading online regarding the white AJ1’s existence, and now we have an on-feet photo to confirm the speculation. Apparently slated to drop in 2018, this never-before-seen Off-White™ x Nike Air Jordan 1 features Virgil Abloh’s signature deconstructed design in a clean white and gray color scheme, rather than the original’s “Chicago” look. No word yet on the confirmed release date, but the price tag is reported to be set at $190 USD.