Dubbed the “Espresso Ristretto,” this nod to the coffee drink marks Diadora’s most limited release to date as only a handful of stockists will have the opportunity to offer the premium Italian-made silhouette. Constructed at the brand’s Caerano San Marco factory and coupling bold turquoise accents with a combination of black and grey, the “Espresso Ristretto” edition of the S8000 is due out July 18th.
ASICS has supplemented this summer’s colorful “Sunset” pack with a predominately black colorway of the GEL-Lyte V. Like the pack’s purple, red, and gold editions of the silhouette, this take on the retro runner boasts premium nubuck and leather construction, this time coupling an all-black upper with a matching neoprene bootie, red lining, matching tongue embroidery, gold text branding and a dash of purple along the heel portion of the white midsole. Fans can find the black colorway from the “Sunset” pack now at ASICS retailers.
The “Wavvy Blue” version of the sneaker comes conspicuously stitched with deep blue suede throughout the paneled upper, which is complimented with matching neoprene and at the back counter and through the sole unit. Despite a monochromatic execution, the sneaker somehow manages to avoid a “cliché” billing, the use of the right hue is both apt and distinctive here. At the interior, the sneaker is complimented with custom floral lining at the back of the tongue and through the sockliner. A definite statement pair, pick up the Lemar & Dauley x FILA Cage “Wavvy Blue” online beginning July 6th.
Nike Sportswear continues to drop patriotic kicks for this year’s Independence Day holiday, this time taking a different route than the usual red, white and blue executions to instead pay homage to Lady Liberty. Dubbed the “Preserved Icons,” this pair of Statue of Liberty-inspired Air Force 1's dons a heat-activated copper-hued upper that changes color to green, thus reflecting the transformation the statue has gone through since 1886. The kicks even sport lace jewels that mimic the look of the statue’s torch while the unique green hue makes additional appearances on the tongue branding badge and star-patterned insoles. Look for the color-changing kicks to hit select NSW stockists just in time for this Saturday’s July 4th celebration.
After a slight hiccup involving shill bidders, the eBay charity auctions for the "What the Doernbecher" Nike SB Dunk Highs have come to an end. Although they didn't break the six-figure mark, the results are impressive nonetheless. Check the breakdown below courtesy of Bleacher Report:
The Nike KD 8, Kevin Durant's latest signature sneaker, is no slouch on the technology side. The design features two firsts for a Nike Basketball shoe, a Flyweave upper and an articulated, full-length Zoom Air unit on bottom. The former is something like Nike's Flyknit tech, although it provides more structure and is better suited to accommodating different parts of the foot. The latter guarantees responsiveness, working in tandem with the notches running the length of the sole that flex with the foot. First up for the sneakers are the "4th of July" colorway and the bright crimson "V8" that pulls its colors from Durant's Camaro that he customized back in 2010. The Nike KD 8 will hit NIKEiD on June 23rd. After that, the "July 4th" colorway will release on June 27th, followed by the "V8" colorway on July 11th.
Converse debuts its summer collection with a new iteration of their iconic ’70 Hi silhouette, featuring a traditional black and white color palette and contemporary printed design. Equipped with an extra cushioned insole, rubberized outsole, silvery eyelets and classic Chuck Taylor branding, this Archive Print iteration of the famous American hi-top is available online and in-store from Feature, Las Vegas now.
The classic ASICS GEL Saga sneaker gets the summer treatment with a dipped Orange Pop toe cap. Constructed of a predominantly black upper with white accents comprised of premium leather and nubuck for textural variety, the shoe is is contrasted with an orange sock liner and outsole. ASICS branding finishes off the design, which retails for $95 USD and is available now at select retailers.
Solebox has teamed up with PUMA on the “Adventurer Pack,” featuring PUMA’s classic Trinomic XS850 silhouette. Another peg to add to PUMA’s list of stellar collaborations, this time two colorways make up the pack. Both styles are comprised of premium suede and adorns Solebos branding upon its heel tab. The pack comes with a blast from the past, with Jelly Belly packaging and a scented Jelly Bean perfect for your car or sneaker shelf. In addition, a custom pair of limited edition, made in Germany Burlington socks come with the pack, available nowhere else. Anticipate this pair to drop June 26 at Solebox’s retail store and online for $145 USD.
Overkill have teamed up with ASICS for a joint take on the GEL-Sight running silhouette. The “Desert Rose” colorway sees the retro runner done up in a deep burgundy base with touches of summery pastelle hues along the sidestripe and heel counter, while an eye-catching Moroccan print embellishes the heel and inner lining. Constructed out of a dual suede and mesh, the breathable upper is placed atop of a contrasting white midsole complete with ASICS’ GEL cushioning technology.
CROSSOVER Concept Store has partnered with Reebok for a second time for a special edition collaborative release that celebrates the Malaysian sneaker boutique’s 10th anniversary. Inspired by the second IndoChina War, also known as the Vietnam War, the “NAM” Ventilator has a Black Ops-inspired colorway that dresses the classic Reebok model in an all-black nubuck leather upper, contrasting white detailing on the side panels, a black and white speckled midsole and a white outsole. The tongue is co-branded with “Reebok Ventillator” and the concept shop’s trademark skull logo in white. “NAM” is embossed on the metal lace lock at the front.
Nike and Pigalle rekindle their relationship with a collaborative take on the iconic Dunk silhouette. The timeless hi-top is rendered in a black base, and features an all-over white speckled print, which can be seen on many of the Parisian brand’s garments, the Swoosh rendered in a translucent rubber material, and Pigalle’s upside down “P” branding placed at the heel counter. Technical elements are also incorporated in this design, including a translucent mudguard that wraps around the entire upper, rubber reinforcement for increased support, and a transparent lacelock for an improved fit. The weatherized upper is placed atop of a tonal black midsole, further accentuating the speckled pattern. Pigalle’s brainchild Stephane Ashpoole is an avid basketball enthusiast, making this silhouette an obvious choice for a collaboration.
The latest iteration sees the iconic basketball silhouette done up in a canvas-based upper, boasting the timeless black and red color combination widely dubbed “Bred.” Those of you who weren’t able to get your hands on the “Royal” colorway or “Rivalry” pack last year, have no fear as this classic iteration could be the best canvas release yet. Set for an August 8th release, purchase the Air Jordan 1 Retro High KO “Bred” for $157 USD.
Balenciaga’s staple Arena Creased leather sneaker has received the long overdue, all red treatment. The luxury fashion sneaker flaunts a tonal red, creased leather body and matching colored laces, which travel through metal D-ring eyelets. A rubber outsole and plush inner lining complete the most recent addition to the expanding line of sneakers. Purchase your pair from MR. PORTER for the retail price of $585 USD.
For this summer season, Stussy drops a range of sunglasses that offers three new styles along with some classic silhouettes that have been updated with new colorways. Stussy debuts the Norton, Gil and Bruno styles along with the usual suspects Luca, Santana, Louie, Luigi and Zoey in a color palette of black, tortoise and champagne, as well as different lens colors like dark grey, green and brown. All of the models are crafted from optical grade materials and feature frames made of mixed acetate and metal temples. The Stussy 2015 summer Eyegear collection is now available for purchase at all Stussy Chapter stores as well as online at a price range of $125-145 USD each.
Vans follows up its premium Old Skool Zip collection with a trio of new colorways for its Sk8-Hi Zip silhouette. The iconic hi-top’s upper is realized in premium leather with tonal nubuck overlays, and features the distinct sidestripe logo in contrasting hues. Zipper detailing at the heel and perforations along the toe box rounds out the design for the upper, which is placed atop of a crisp white sole. Purchase the premium Vans Sk8-Hi Zip in “Lead,” “Coffee Bean,” and “Blanc de Blanc” colorways at select accounts.
Here we get a look at Supreme‘s full T-shirt range for the 2015 summer season. Arguably the most eye-catching release is its collaborative tee with Thrasher, which features vertical Supreme branding along the front and the skateboarding publication’s iconic flaming logo across the back. Another standout piece is the collaboration with reggae and dancehall artist Ninjaman, whose 1993 release Original Front Tooth Gold Tooth Gun Pon Tooth Don Gordon artwork embellishes the front of a crisp tee. Finally, Supreme’s “International”graphic, which was previously released on decks, crewnecks and coach jackets earlier in the year, will also see a T-shirt release for the warmer season.
Nike's popular Roshe One silhouette makes a return with a stylish Rough Green/Black-Sequoia iteration for the summer season. The runner’s Flyknit upper is rendered in a tonal clean Olive hue, and features an embossed Swoosh across the premium leather side panel a unique 3D pattern, similar to the one seen on the luxe Kobe X Mid EXT lifestyle silhouette. A crisp white midsole rounds out the sleek design of the runner which is available for purchase for $153 USD.
The luxurious BUSCEMI 100mm makes a return for the summer with a new “Wheat Gum” colorway. Hand-crafted in the Marche region of Italy, the hi-top features a full-grain nubuck leather upper and tonal lacing, while the Hermès Birkin bag-inspired three-piece mechanical closure provides the imprint’s signature flair. The opulent upper sits atop of a classic gum sole, marking the first time it has been utilized on a BUSCEMI silhouette. Priced at a cool $970 USD, purchase the “Wheat Gum” colorway here.