Tuesday, September 18, 2018

adidas Officially Announces The Pharrell SOLARHU Collection

Pharrell and adidas are back to reprise their incredible relationship with a three-piece set of the brand new SOLARHU Glide silhouette. Utilzing a performance-engineered model inspired by the famed Ultra BOOST, this collection opts for a rich array of bold patterns and vibrant colors from the Eastern part of Africa. Through Williams’ distinguished collections of adidas footwear, he preaches equality, justice, and self-confidence, which goes perfectly with the sport of a running, an activity with one of the lowest barriers of entry across the globe. This collection’s color palette borrows hues from colors typical found on African nation’s flags while the matching apparel collection comes adorned in gold, purple, burgundy, cyan, and collegiate red and green. Upon this collection’s September 25th arrival fans will have their choice between three BOOST-equipped iterations, with one sporting primarily orange and the other two opting for white and black respectively with greens, reds, and more sprinkled in. Enjoy a detailed look at the entire collection below.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG NRG “No L’s” Pack

Jordan Brand will be releasing an upcoming Air Jordan 1 NRG “No L’s” Pack that consists of a “Varsity Maize” and “Varsity Red” colorways. The theme to these Air Jordan 1s are the details, which pokes fun at resell culture. This Air Jordan 1 comes dressed in a Sail, Black, and Varsity Red color scheme. Highlighting the shoe are its messages that includes “No Photos” heel embroidery, “Please Crease” on the toes, “Wear Me” tongue tags, and “Not For Resale” text on the midsole. It continues inside the shoe with “No L’s” insoles, “General Release,” and “Sorry, This Pair is Not Numbered” displayed on the inner lining. Look for the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG NRG “No L’s” Pack to release this December at select Jordan Brand retailers.

Carhartt x Nike Air Force 1 Low “Ale Brown”

Following the popularity of Eminem’s Carhartt Air Jordan 4, Nike will once again be collaborating with Carhartt WIP on two versions of the Air Force 1. The shoe features a canvas upper, Gold brass eyelets, Dark Brown corduroy heel counter, and co-branded tongue patches. Both shoes will come in a workwear aesthetic. Look for both Carhartt x Nike Air Force 1's to release in full family sizing this October. The “Ale Brown” colorway will retail for $135 USD, while the “Camo” pair has yet to receive a price point.

Don C Previews Upcoming Colorways Of The Converse ERX 260

During the era where high-top leather basketball kicks ruled the market, Converse entered the scene with the ERX line of footwear. Terms like Energy Wave might ring a bell if you were around during the 1989 launch, and if it does hit that nostalgic note, then you’ll certainly remember Magic Johnson wearing the Converse ERX as well. Earlier this week, Converse officially unveiled the first-ever re-issue of the ERX with a collaborative effort with Chicago’s Don C. His Converse ERX 260 was dressed in pony hair materials and leopard prints, but it appears that there’s more to the partnership as Don C posted a photo on Instagram showcasing various details such zebra-prints, metal studs, and more. It’s clear that Converse is aiming the fashion/lifestyle market with these offerings, but let’s hope that traditional leather versions aka the OGs make a return as well.

atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Animal Pack”

The Japanese boutique is responsible for some of the most special Air Max releases of all time, The “Animal Pack,” consisting of both the Air Max 1 and the Air Max 95. The special shoes feature a plethora of exotic prints, calling upon everything from zebra to cheetah, and come dressed with red and green details, nodding to the yin and yang between herbivores and carnivores. atmos creative director Hirofumi Kojima recently took to his Instagram to offer an interesting timeline of the iconic designs, posting a picture of the first release from 2007, the second release from 2018, and the third friends and family only release from 2018 as well, a welcome trip down memory lane for Air Max lovers worldwide. Of course, none of the three are dropping, but you can enjoy a look at the animal kingdom-centric collection above.

Nike Is Releasing A Matching Set Of NBA Satin Jackets And SB Dunks

Just two seasons into Nike’s eight-year deal with the NBA, the sneaker world has seen the league’s logo applied to a variety of shoes and apparel, from different Air Force 1’s with customizable options on NikeID to exclusive collaborations with streetwear company Supreme. Now, the Oregon-based brand’s skateboarding division has created a special iteration of the SB Dunk with a nod to the classic varsity jacket. Outfitted with a full royal blue satin upper, the shoe plays upon vintage satin jackets made and worn throughout the 80s. It also features waxed laces as well as NBA branding on inside of the tongue and the rear of the footbed to mark this official collaboration. Set to release alongside a matching co-branded jacket, the NBA x Nike SB Dunk Low is confirmed to release on Nike.com and SB accounts around the start of the new season.

Gary Warnett x Reebok Classic CL Leather "GWARIZM"

A year later, Warnett’s friends still haven’t forgotten him, and Simone Smyth has crafted a bespoke Reebok Classic Leather that pays tribute to the sneaker enthusiast/journalist/personality. Detail oozes from every seam of the runner, from the “BEDFORD” print on the insole that honors Warnett’s hometown to prison arrows embroidered around the shoe, a nod to the criminal-inspired Classic Leather designed by Warnett himself back in 2013. A single black eyelet offers another jail reference by touching on the “Borstal dot” prison tattoo. Black arrows seen under the icy ripple outsole are another nod to Warnett’s ‘13 design, while the tongue now bears an oversized Moomin design, which appeared as the header of his GWARIZM blog. Finally, the Reebok branding on the side bears a metal border with plastic overlay, a detail that hasn’t appeared on a Reebok Classic since the Reebok Ripples of the ’90s.

Pharrell x adidas NMD Hu "Clear Sky"

Continuing their ongoing partnership, Pharrell Williams and adidas gear up to deliver yet another pack for their popular NMD Hu collaborative sneaker. Ahead of the official reveal, we now have a first look at the “Clear Sky” look from the upcoming three-colorway “Inspiration” pack. This time around, the bootie-style sneaker expresses a light blue hue accented by black, embroidered Chinese characters along the vamp and multicolor collar piping at the ankle. Rounding up the design is the black lacing cage, trail style laces, a full-length white BOOST midsole and a contrasting yellow rubber outsole. Priced at $250 USD, the Pharrell Williams x adidas Originals NMD Hu “Clear Sky” is rumored to release sometime in November at select retailers.

SBTG x Limited Edt Gifted Custom Under Armour Curry 5's to Steph Curry

Stephen Curry recently toured Asia, linking up with both Singapore-based sneaker outpost Limited Edt and artist SBTG, in which the Golden State Warriors superstar received a special gift of note. Mr. Sabotage was handed a pair of Under Armour Curry 5’s and was tasked to reinvent the signature silhouette in such a way that spoke to the very nature of Curry’s DNA. Reimagined as a soldier kitted up to do battle, the RRC Fury SC5 spotlights an aggressive camo print which dominates much of the upper, while the midsole calls attention to a fierce feline print.

Packer Shoes x adidas Consortium EQT Cushion 91

Packer Shoes is once again joining forces with adidas, this time on the Three Stripes’ Consortium EQT Cushion 91 silhouette. Limited to only 250 pairs, the coveted model takes on a bold color palette for its upper which also features hits of blue, green, and purple found on the Three Stripes branding, outsole, and heel tab. Crafted from premium suedes, leathers, heavy duty mesh and technical synthetics, the ’90s running sneaker stays true to its original aesthetics. The Packer Shoes x adidas Consortium EQT Cushion 91s will be available this Friday, September 21st exclusively at Packer at 12 p.m. EST for $155 USD. The shoes will then drop online at packershoes.com on Satuday, September 22nd at noon EST.