Monday, July 16, 2018

adidas Prophere “Desert Camo”

adidas’ chunky new Prophere silhouette is ready to usher in an always-admired “Desert Camo” look that utilizes mesh on the majority of its upper. Three Stripes take center stage on this offering’s midfoot, done up in a stately Core Black hue that matches its throat as well as its multiple heel stripes. Its bulbous and spiky outsole that truly gives the sneaker character opts for a creamy sail hue that perfectly compliments the rest of its desert camo aesthetic. While this pair is indeed a GR, the second Prophere colorway ever was a collaboration with UNDFTD that came with a woodland print as opposed to the desert variety here. Check out a detailed set of images below.

Vans “Checker Flame” Pack

Throughout the illustrious history of the world’s most iconic skate footwear brand, Vans has utilized checkerboards on all of its models, creating an aesthetic that has almost become synonymous with its brand. Now, Vans has taken three of its staples, the Old Skool, the Authentic, and the Slip-On and added a brand new “Checker Flame” look that will be sure to give you the hottest kicks at your local skate park. The Authentic, dressed in black, and the Slip-On, done up in red, carry the checkered graphic inside its flame graphic toward the toe, while the culture shifting Old Skool, sporting navy blue, sees its flames and checkers flowing all the way to where it wraps around the heel. In customary Vans fashion, each of the three offerings comes with an “Off The Wall” license plate dipped in red attached to its heel. Enjoy a detailed look at all three selections below.

Kyrie Irving Reveals Nike Kyrie 4 “Cereal Pack”

Kyrie Irving took to his IG stories to reveal three more cereal-inspired sneakers in colorful and boisterous color schemes. Fans of this upcoming collaboration and of Irving’s growing signature line in general will have their choice between a Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Kix, and Luck Charms colorway that all come equipped with their cereal’s branding on its tongue. While no release information has currently been reported, Irving does mention that they are “coming to you soon” in the stories posted to his IG that you can view below.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Sneaker Con Launches App to Help Authenticate Your Sneakers

Popular sneaker convention Sneaker Con has launched its very own mobile app. Along with a content feed that includes news and release dates, the app features a new buy/sell marketplace. The key element of the marketplace is its Sneaker Con Authenticated program, which provides NFC chip-equipped legit tags. Users can then scan the chip with the app and it will immediately legit check the sneaker on the spot, while providing specific details for each pair to confirm its authenticity. The Sneaker Con app is available for free download now for Apple and Android devices through the App Store and Google Play.

The Jordan Legacy 312 “Nike Pack” Is Releasing August 11th

The rollout of Don C‘s Jordan Legacy 312 is in full swing, with both the “Ghost Green” and “Storm Blue” colorways releasing this weekend. However, the collaboration doesn’t stop there, as there’s three more pairs set to release later this summer. The shoe itself is already a loving homage to Nike and Jordan archival models, as it boasts design features from the Jordan 1, Jordan 3, and Air Alpha Force Low. However, the three upcoming colorways take the old-school inspiration even further by utilizing classic archival Nike color palates.

Reebok x Lust Mexico DMX Fusion "Axolotl"

Reebok recently added on to its laundry list of feats, taking its expertise overseas for its first-ever Latin American collaboration. Side-by-side with noted sneaker boutique, Lust Mexico, the duo went to work on the Reebok DMX Fusion, utilizing the tonal palette of the Axolotl, a rare Mexican sea salamander said to have healing powers by locals. The “fluid and organic” uppers give way to a tightly-knitted textile composition with a gradient of orange/pink hues that embody the lizard-like amphibian, while a pale shade of blue rests up top by the collar, symbolizing the Axolotl’s underwater habitat. A mixture of orange and blue comprise the shapely sole unit, while the distinct lacing system, made to mimic the gills of the Axolotl, and decorative black divider lines add artistic depth. Lastly, the lower translucent material simulates the creature’s living habitats. The collaborative Reebok DMX Fusion will make its debut on July 13th at Lust Mexico.

Invincible x New Balance 574

Japanese fashion label Invincible is set to take its collaborative efforts back to New Balance for a brand new take on the iconic 574 silhouette. Having previously worked on models the likes of the 1400, the two entities have a rapport that has led to another collaboration that will undoubtedly entice consumers. Dressed in dark hues, Invincible decided to use multiple materials on the sneaker to give it life, with shaggy suede around one of its mudguards, and smooth on the upper. That mix-and-match aesthetic continues throughout the rest of this offering, as elements the likes of its patented “N” branding as well as its heel switch on and off from the left sneaker to the right. A light grey instep, heel stamp, and midsole provide the 574 with nice contrast, to match its co-branded NB and Invincible insole. Take a look at a detailed set of images below.

Nike Brings Back The Air Max 95 With An Important OG Detail

Nike’s Air Max 95 has released in a veritable cornucopia of new styles over the summer months. From satin uppers to all-over Just Do It prints, the classic sneaker has seen many a fresh take-but even 23 years later, there’s still nothing like a pair with OG detailing. Thankfully, this “Solar Red” pair that’s slated to release mid-July boasts time-honored detailing in spades, as an original gradient pattern appears on the upper’s paneling: the shoe starts with a light dusty grey up top before fading to a medium grey and then to a dark granite directly above the midsole. The majority of the upper’s colorful flair upper arrives via the bright red lace loops, exposed under the white mesh surrounding the throat. Further red detailing arrives on the tongue’s Air Max patch and the small swoosh on the medial heel, and a dark grey toe cap ties the upper together. A black midsole, red Air Max unit and black outsole complete the contrasting old-school look.

BAPE x adidas Rumored 2019 Collab Includes UltraBOOST & Cleats

Bape and adidas will once again team up in 2019 for another collaboration as a follow up to their NMD and Dame 4 collection. This time, the streetwear brand and the Three Stripes will be releasing an upcoming Ultra Boost. This adidas Ultra Boost will feature Bape’s signature camouflage print covering its entire Primeknit upper. It will come with a USA Bape head flag on the left shoe tongue and insole. While no leaked photos of the shoe have surfaced, it’s unknown what exactly the Ultra Boost will look like. There are two different renderings below to check out. Look for the Bape x adidas Ultra Boost to release sometime in January 2019 at select adidas Originals retailers and adidas.com.

Concepts x adidas Energy BOOST "Shiatsu"

adidas teams up with Concepts for a new adidas Consortium release. Specifically, the two brands have come together for a special “Shiatsu” Energy Boost. The new style features a white knit upper with green detailing, signature Boost sole, Jade terrycloth knit lining and marbled Jade Continental outsoles. adidas and Concepts’ Energy Boost “Shiatsu” takes its inspirational cues from high-end hotel spas, and also pays homage to Asian culture’s appreciation for the Jade stone and the “traditional Shiatsu Massage". You can take a look at the new adidas and Concepts Energy Boost “Shiatsu.” Consumers can pick up their own pair on Saturday, July 21 at Concepts’ New York and Newbury Street stores, as well as the brand’s official website. The shoe is set to retail for $200 USD.