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Friday, January 19, 2018

Release Date: Air Jordan 8 Retro "OVO"

Drake’s OVO camp took to Twitter to confirm the much anticipated release date for their next collaboration with Jordan Brand. This time around, the Toronto-based collective is bringing their signature white/gold aesthetic to the Air Jordan 8 Retro, with red accents hitting the Jumpman on the tongue. A special edition box will also come with this premium release, which is now confirmed to hit select retailers on February 16th. Of course, there’s the black pair that’s looming, as well as the two Kentucky-inspired “Calipari” joints. Will 2018 be the strongest year for the OVO x Jordan partnership?

Air Jordan 8 Retro "OVO"
Release Date: 02/16/18
Color: White/Metallic Gold-Varsity Red-Blur
Style Code: AA1239-135
Price: $225

New Balance Unveils The 574 Classic “Pastel Pack”

On the heels of its “Peaks to Streets” pack, New Balance is back once again with multiple women’s exclusive pastel iterations with the warmer months in mind. Dressed in five different colors, female NB fans will have their choice of purple, white, pink, blue, and green, all equipped with the 574‘s new modernized construction. Sporting a suede and vintage-inspired mesh upper, combined with the Classic 574 tongue and signature leather logo, the “Pastel Pack” perfectly embodies the timeless aesthetic of the 574. Head over to your local NB retailer or log onto NewBalance.com and pick your pair on February 1st for $80 USD.

Counterfeit Money Used in Yeezy Robbery

One sneaker transaction took a turn for the worse last week when the potential buyer tried to purchase pairs of Yeezy Boosts with counterfeit money. According to the Stamford Advocate, 21-year-old buyer, Malik Claybourne scheduled a meetup for three pairs of Yeezy Boosts in exchange for cash. According to lead investigator Mike Longo, the parties arranged the sale on social media. Claybourne and two friends met up with the seller on Summit Ridge Road in Connecticut. “When they purchased the sneakers and handed over some of the money, the victim immediately realized it was counterfeit money and confronted them, and that’s when it turned into a robbery,” Longo told the Advocate. Claybourne is being charged with first-degree robbery and 10 counts of first-degree forgery for the counterfeit bills. Police are still trying to identify the two other suspects.

JUICE HK x adidas NMD Racer

JUICE HK’s adidas NMD Racer collaboration made its debut exclusivey at the Hong Kong-based retailer. Tomorrow, the first Racer collaborative effort will be unveiled to the world as it arrives at Consortium accounts all around the globe. CLOT’s Alienegra motif takes center stage as its unapologetic aesthetic encompasses the Core Black Primeknit upper and makes its way all the way down to thew marbled outsole. Form truly does meet function with the new NMD Racer, as its updated tooling creates extra support while also providing designers with new elements to dress up. The JUICE HK x adidas NMD Racer will be available at select Consortium Accounts on January 20th with an $220.00.

Air Jordan 13 Retro "Oregon Ducks" PE

Following last year’s Air Jordan 13 Oregon PE, it appears that the Swoosh brand has hooked the Ducks up again with another exclusive of that same silhouette. Most significantly, the signature Jordan 13 hologram has been replaced with an Oregon logo to mach the giant “O” embroidered on this offering’s tongue while being dressed up in grey suede with white leather detailing. Dubbed the “Mathew Knight” PE, this new look pays homage to nike founder Phil Knight’s son. Oregon’s basketball arena is also named after Mathew Knight, furthering the well-documented relationship between brand and school. Check out a look at the PE here and enjoy it, because this is likely the closest you will ever get to a pair.

China Exclusive: Reebok Answer IV "White/Red"

Allen Iverson’s Reebok Answer IV silhouette is set to return in the form of this masterfully crafted DMX Metal Box Set. Sadly for you stateside AI fans, this set will be a China exclusive and will be limited to only 500 units. Much like the Answer IV Playoff Playoff pack from last year, this pair will be housed in special packaging, and will come with a bit of extra swag. The DMX Metal Box set will be exclusively available at Soulgoods Sanlitun in Beijing. Check out a closer look at the Answer IV, after the jump.

Selena Gomez Unveils The New PUMA "En Pointe" Collection

PUMA has tapped Selena Gomez to star in a new shoot showcasing its En Pointe line, a collection designed for confident women. The brand in turn worked with the New York City Ballet in order to gain insight into what a dancer needs to be at their best during hours of rehearsals and performances. The result is a trio of sneakers highlighted by linear elements, wide strapping, and woven details pulled from ballet technique. Pleating, rib textures, and buoyant fabrics create structure, while metal details and sporty trims emphasize motion. We thus see the Phenom Satin, Phenom Low Satin, and Fierce Satin done up in the ever-popular “Millennial Pink” as well as other pastel shades. Priced between $90 and $100 USD, visit PUMA to shop its new En Pointe collection today.

adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Multi-Color

The adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 receives another “Multi-Color” makeover as an expansion to their women’s winter lineup. This latest adidas Ultra Boost rendition features a bright knitted upper in a mix of Blue, Grey and White hues. A set of vibrant multicolored laces are contrasted with a White lacing cage and Dark Blue heel counter. An All-White Boost midsole and Black Continental rubber outsole completes the design. You can now find the latest adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Multi-Color available in women’s sizing through select retailers.

Vince Staples x Converse Collaboration

Following the release of the Tyler, The Creator x Converse One Star, could Converse have another rap collaboration releasing this month? According to a page up on Converse.com, that looks to be the case with rapper Vince Staples. Along with Staples is a number of brands and individuals also working with Converse, influenced by L.A. culture. Those stated to work with the brand are Dr.Woo, Born x Raised, Rokit, and Babylon, along with Chicago's RSVP Gallery and China's CLOT. Each collaborator provides their unique perspective of the city, whether it's the city they're from or the culture that brought them there. There are no confirmed sneaker release dates for the collab, but it should be available through Converse.com, and select Converse retailers.

Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Rae Sremmurd & Lil' Yachty Featured in New Reebok Campaign

With a strong, improved roster of influencers, Reebok Classics introduces an all-new campaign dubbed "Always Classic." The campaign, which features the new "What Makes a Classic" commercial, unites silhouettes such as the Freestyle Hi, Classic Leather, Club C and Workout Plus by capturing each ambassador in their element. The lineup also includes model Sharina Gutierrez, Teyana Taylor, graffiti artists Felipe Pantone and Sany and K-pop sensation Somi. Acclaimed photographer Atiba Jefferson was tapped for the imagery, which "sees each brand partner fronting the silhouette that mirrors their unique character and physically represents what the style stands for at its core."