Friday, August 29, 2014

Nike 2014 Fall Solarsoft Run Pack*~

Nike’s all-new Solarsoft Run silhouette looks to receive two special colorways for the forthcoming fall season. The casual trainer will now be available in a patriotic red, white and blue rendition as well as a black, white and mint version. As for its features, the super lightweight Solarsoft Run incorporates a dual-layered mesh paneled upper for a breathable fit that’s very comfortable and versatile.

Quartersnacks “End of Summer/Labor Day Weekend 2014"*~

Kicks Deals: 30 Nike Basketball Facts That Will Blow Your Mind*~

Think you know all there is about Nike Basketball? Think again. Kicks Deals broke down 30 interesting facts about the Swoosh's basketball division that might stump even the most seasoned sneaker fanatic. Read more Nike Basketball facts you might have forgotten about here.

Hanon x Reebok Classic Leather “3 Castles”*~

Hanon is again cranking out a sneaker release pointing to their Scottish heritage, this one referencing the coat of arms of their native Aberdeen and the castles found there. The Reebok Classic Leather creation hence features a stony grey suede that looks particularly rich and some green sections that stand in for the rolling lawns that surround those castles. These will of course show up at Hanon first, who will have them on September 6th.

Release Reminder: Nike SB Dunk High "Cali"*~

Nike SB Dunk High

Converse CONS Aero Jam Blue/Red/White*~

The retro department at Converse drops a new look for Larry Johnson’s classic signature shoe, the CONS Aero Jam, in a bright blue makeover. Gone are the original Charlotte Hornets-themed colorways, in favor of this classic color combo in blue, red and white for a brand new feel to one of Grandmama’s most popular signature shoe ever. Pick up your pair now at select CONS retailers, or online directly from the Converse web store.

Greats “Schools You on the Fundamentals” Infographic*~

Greats prepares for the drop of their Wilson silhouette, a vintage-inspired basketball sneaker that features a classic vulcanized sole and rubber toe cap—in a new grey colorway with this informative infographic on the history of the basketball sneaker. From the invention of basketball, to early sneakers manufactured by rubber factories, to Chuck Taylors and PF Flyers, it’s all here. Study up, and then remember that the Wilson arrives in a new grey colorway, as well as a restock of the red and blue colorways, on September 2nd.

SN’EADS: “The Hunt for Red Ferraris” & “Pose Pursuit”*~

Release Reminder: Air Jordan 6 Retro “Sport Blue”*~

After a 23 year hiatus, Jordan Brand finally decided to drop one of the original colorways of Michael Jordan's sixth signature, and this looks to be quite the occasion. The triumphant comeback was preceded by a number of other retro silhouettes donning the Sport Blue shade to ready us for this exact moment.

Air Jordan 6 Retro "Sport Blue"
White/Sport Blue-Black

Air Jordan Spring 2015 Lineup*~

Remastered refers to the Jordan Brand's intention of producing retros held to the same quality standards as the originals. That means better materials and more attention to detail. They're refining everything from the paint to the fingers on the Jumpman logo. Below is a look at the first wave of remastered retros, which you can expect to release early next year. The lineup includes the 'Oreo' and 'Columbia' Air Jordan 4 Retros from 1999, as well as an all-new 'Teal' colorway. Fans of the 'French Blue' 7 will be happy to see it back for another round. The 'Chicago' Air Jordan 10 makes a quick return, this time with PE-style '45' embroidery. And for All-Star Weekend, Jordan Brand serves up the new 'Bulls Over Broadway' and 'Lady Liberty' colorways of the 10.

Shirts To Match: A Bathing Ape x Peanuts Capsule Collection - Part II*~

A Bathing Ape follows up their first capsule collection done in collaboration with the Peanuts gang, with another featuring a Snoopy-heavy set of goods. The Japanese brand’s signature full-zip hoodies come loaded with the beagle’s likeness floating around BAPE’s camo pattern, while Charlie Brown and Schroeder make appearances as well. Medicom Toy gets in on the fun, too, with exaggerated silhouettes of Snoopy and Woodstock. Look for the colorful collection to hit BAPE locations in the coming weeks.

Pierre Hardy Fall/Winter 2014 Sneaker Collection*~

Avant-garde footwear designer Pierre Hardy unveils his latest Fall/Winter 2014 line of ostentatious sneakers, with a range of both men’s and women’s models offering a uniquely flamboyant aesthetic to the world of athletic footwear. Premium leather uppers have been adorned with everything from wild patterns and metallic colorways to feathers and side zips, in a color scheme that is somewhat subdued compared to the designer’s previous Cubist and Roy Lichtenstein-inspired sneakers.

Nike Air Force 1 PEs "Kyrie Irving"*~

Kyrie Irving just received a Nike Air Force 1 Low PE with treatment that O.G. 'heads will likely recognize. Outfitted in black, red, and yellow leather, the special sneakers, equipped with Irving's signature "KI" logo, also feature clear paneling on the sides and toebox. Considering this specific iteration is a PE, you'll need some serious connections if you want to get your hands on a pair. Until then, consider these clear Air Force 1's nonexistent.

Restock Alert: Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High "Paparazzi"*~

If you missed out on the Quickstrike release of the Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High "Paparazzi," the sneakers just restocked on Nike Store. A full-size run is now available here for $120.

Invincible x Reebok Reserve Pump 25*~

Invincible, known as one of Taiwan's premier boutiques, continues to make its global presence known with another project with Reebok. Fresh off its Instapump Fury collab, Invincible now takes on the brand's Pump 25. The shoe carries a vintage aesthetic featuring premium materials highlighted by an all white leather upper, off white midsole, and a "Purple/Teal" pattern. Slated to release tomorrow, August 30th, at Hanon.

Nike Air Foamposite: The Definitive Guide to Colorways*~

Originally released in 1997, Nike Basketball debuted their Foamposite technology in the form of two models, the Nike Air Foamposite One and the Nike Air Foamposite Pro. Penny Hardaway debuted the Ones in the only original colorway released, which also featured his "One Cent" logos. The Pros featured an added jewel Swoosh on the sides, sans the Penny branding, to help set to two apart. While the Foamposite Pro was retro'ed first, it took quite some time for the Foamposite One to make its return, an idea some can hardly fathom these days. SOLE Collector put together a definitive guide to all foamposite colorways, Check out the entire article here.

size? Exclusive: Nike Pegasus 83/30 "Pure Platinum/Cool Grey"*~

Nike celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Air Pegasus last year with the release of the updated Pegasus 83/30. Exclusive to UK retailer size?, this silhouette is presented in a seamless pure platinum mesh upper with Nike’s no-sew tape technology at the side panels and toebox. Cool grey overlays surround the heel, and blue mesh accents the medial and lateral panels. The shoe sits atop a white midsole with a blue accent and features a burgundy heel counter and embroidered branding at the heel. Additional details include a grey faux snakeskin Swoosh, a branded tongue tab, and flat blue laces.

Fitteds To Match: Coca-Cola x New Era 2014 Collection*~

Internationally known soft drink brand Coca-Cola recently partnered with New Era on a collection of headwear. Composed of 59FIFTY fitted caps, 9FIFTY snapbacks and cuff knit beanies, the range is executed in a basic color palette of red and black and finished with classic Coca-Cola branding. Included in the release is also a Chinese version. The collaborative collection is now available at New Era’s online store.

PUMA x Sneakerness Paris XT2 “Parisian Lights”*~

Next weekend, September 6th – 7th, Paris will host their own edition of Sneakerness for the very first time. To celebrate the inaugural iteration, Sneakerness Paris teamed up with PUMA to rework the athletic brand’s famed XT2 silhouette. Grained black leather is featured throughout, alongside reflective 3M print inspired by American school notebooks. "SNEAKERNESS PARIS" comes embossed along the heel while the insole acts as a tribute to the French flag. In total, 150 pairs were made, 75 to be sold on each day in honor of Paris’ zip code 75019.

Nike Blazer Mid ’77 PRM VNTG “USA”*~

A bonafide hoops classic, the Nike Blazer Mid goes patriotic for its "USA" style code. Put together with canvas uppers, vulcanized midsoles, and rubber outsoles, flag print detailing runs the full length of the models timeless build. Priced at $105, the Nike Blazer Mid ’77 PRM VNTG "USA" is currently available in select retailers.