Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BAIT x G.I. JOE x New Balance MT580 "Storm Shadow" & "Snake Eyes"*~

Childhood favorite action figure G.I. JOE collaborates with BAIT once again on another triple partnership with Massachusetts-based sneaker company New Balance for BAIT’s three year anniversary. This time utilizing the MT580 silhouette, the legendary rivals Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes face off in a yin-yang-esque release of two opposing colorways; Storm Shadow sees an all-white upper with red accents on the midsole, laces and inner sock liner, heat-debossed tonal branding, and icy outsoles with Storm Shadow camo underneath. Both shoes feature the iconic Arashikage symbol on the lace locks and heels, to signify their association with the deadly clan. In order to purchase your favorite ninja, enter the raffle for a chance to purchase online, or visit a BAIT chapter store on October 10 for $160 USD. As an added bonus for buying both pairs a BAIT x G.I. JOE Arashikage Tactical Assault Bag will be included, or can be purchased separately for $80 USD.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Sneaker Shopping With YouTube Sensation Lilly Singh*~

When she's not making you laugh, YouTube sensation Lilly Singh is looking for a cool pair of sneakers that complement her exuberant personality. To make sure her feet are correctly laced, Singh linked up with Complex's Joe La Puma to head over to Flight Club in New York City to find the perfect pair. Singh, who has a childhood love of adidas, got a chance to check out Kanye's Yeezy Boost 350s as well as other sneakers that fall in line with her penchant for bright colors. In the process of the trip, Joe is able to point Singh in the right direction and give her a touch of knowledge on sneakers, too.

First Look: Nike’s LeBron 13 “Written in the Stars”*~

Nike follows up the LeBron 12 and adds yet another tally to James’ phenomenally successful signature sneaker line with the LeBron 13. Outlining the shoe’s key design features, the Swoosh highlights the breathable, sock-like fit, the Hyperposite material and the Zoom Air cushioning unit. The last feature specifically sees improvement via four Zoom Air units in the outsole, two of which are 13 millimeters thick, larger than those in the LeBron 12 in total volume. The LeBron 13 “Written in the Stars” colorway will be available October 1st in Greater China and globally on October 10th, followed by the LeBron 13 “Away” colorway denoting Cleveland’s season tipoff on the road in Chicago on October 27th.

Le Coq Sportif LCS R900 Runner*~

Considered a staple of the line from the strong French sportswear player, Le Coq Sportif’s LCS R900 gets a bold rework for late 2015 following the success of the Monochrome pack 12 months ago, with a three sneaker pack for men in silicone, while women get treated to mesh. Very much in the cut of the retro runner sneaker, the LCS R900 men’s pack comes in a choice of four colorways: black, white, titanium and neon red, with a solid geometric silicone upper offering extra texture and dimension, and sitting on a bold sole unit. Meanwhile, the women’s pack comes in grey morn, a bold and brash red coral and a classic black silhouette.

BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Originals Superstar 80s "Camouflage"*~

Back in April, BAPE, UNDFTD and adidas Originals joined forces to release a pair of camo-accented Superstar 80s. The trio is back together this month, gearing up to release the same Three Stripes silhouette in even more camouflage colorways. Optioned in blue as well as black, the low-tops note construction from leather and suede, then showcasing all-over camo print on the uppers. Gold branding has been implemented alongside and towards the heel, while each shoe comes equipped with tonal laces and is contrasted by an off-white midsole and matching shell toe. The latest BAPE x UNDFTD x adidas Originals Superstar 80s pack will be available at select retailers beginning October 3rd.

Diadora N9000 Nylon Sneakers*~

Diadora’s recent resurgence continues with a handful of new offerings from its archives. Among them is the N9000 Nylon, which updates the Italian footwear brand’s flagship model with top-notch materials and quality construction, as well as several fresh colorways. Available in blue, grey or red-based options, the throwback running silhouette features sumptuous suede and nylon uppers, cushioned EVA midsoles and solid rubber outsoles, resulting in a trio of premium, casual options for the coming months. Look for Diadora’s N9000 Nylon sneakers now at select retailers.

Accessories To Match: Freemans Sporting Club x ayame "GENERAL" Sunglasses*~

Freemans Sporting Club Tokyo has put an elegant spin on eyewear designer ayame’s “GENERAL” sunglasses. The clothier’s artisanal American traditions are reflected through the striking combination of indigo blue and gold, resulting in a design that can be worn during both casual and more formal occasions. Complete with a custom leather case and lens cloth with dual branding, purchase a pair at the brand’s Tokyo location for $291 USD.

Disney x Vans 2015 Fall "101 Dalmatians" Pack*~

Disney and Vans have unveiled the first of three capsule footwear offerings titled “101 Dalmatians.” As the name already hints, this capsule footwear range sees Vans’ iconic Sk8-Hi Reissue and Authentic silhouette’s done up in a 101 Dalmatians-themed print, with the former rendered in a off-white/beige colorway and the latter seen in a vibrant red colorway. Priced at $75 USD and $60 USD respectively, look to purchase these limited edition models starting October 10th at select Vans retailers.

PUMA Disc Blaze "Felt" Pack*~

PUMA is set to introduce a “Felt” take on the Disc Blaze next month. Available in both black and “Potting Soil Brown,” the design sees the silhouette with a fuzzy felt upper and leather overlay. pairing the look with tonal pull tabs, a white Trinomic midsole and gum rubber outsole. A Holiday 2015 release, PUMA’s “Felt” pack will be available from Tokyo’s atmos next month before making its way to additional retailers around the world.

Accessories To Match: Stussy x Sun Buddies 2015 Fall Sunglasses*~

Stussy has turned its attention to Sun Buddies, teaming up with the premium Swedish eyewear label to introduce some collaborative shades for Fall 2015. Taking on a classic wayfarer, the design updates the timeless silhouette with translucent detailing throughout the frames as co-branding hits the inside of each of the arms. Retailing for $217 USD, the sunglasses are available now via Stussy’s Japanese chapters, the Stussy Japan web store and ZOZOTOWN.

New Balance M1400CBB*~

Long one of New Balance’s most popular silhouettes, the sleek 1400 is back for fall in a predominately burgundy make-up. Pairing a mesh base with suede paneling throughout, the design comes decked out in burgundy while incorporating matching leather branding, reflective 3M applications and a molded heel counter. Finished with a contrasting white midsole and crafted in the United States, the M1400CBB is available now for $170 USD.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

First Look: Air Jordan 1 "Green Croc Suede"*~

Considering that her father is a global icon, Jasmine Jordan keeps a relatively low profile. But she does keep heat on deck for the occasional stunt. Earlier today, Jasmine debuted a never-before-seen green colorway of the Air Jordan 1 with metallic gold Swoosh branding in an Instagram photo. Twitter user JustJaes followed up moments ago with a closer look, revealing a green suede version of the classic sneaker, with croc texture, no Wings logo and a gum outsole. long with her photo, Jasmine added the caption "Signature," along with a green heart. Is this her personal version of the Air Jordan 1? Perhaps an upcoming Pinnacle version? As of now, there is no release information.
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adidas Celebrates London Sneaker Culture With an Exclusive Tubular Runner Primeknit*~

In celebration of London sneaker culture and to celebrate the one year anniversary of the adidas Originals store in Fouberts Place, adidas is releasing a special London exclusive Tubular Runner Primeknit. This special Tubular features a combination of black and olive colors which are incorporated into the Primeknit as well as the marble finish on the outsole. A laser engraved "London's finest" graces the tongue loop which commemorates the shoe's exclusivity.

Vans Vault OG Slip-On 59 LX "Black/Marshmallow"*~

Vans Vault announces its new collection with the unveiling of the remastered OG Slip-On 59 LX silhouette. A faithful reconstruction of the iconic original, the slip-on features a premium black sued upper accented, white full-grain leather detailing to the heel, a vulcanized rubber midsole, and waffle outsole. The shoe is finished with Vans’ classic red ‘Originals’ logo at the base of the heel. Retailing for $80 USD, the Vans Vault OG Slip-On 59 LX is available from select retailers.

Athletes and Celebrities Share What Jordan Brand Means to Them*~

Jordan Brand athletes such as CC Sabathia, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, as well as friends of the brand, including Don C, Marlon Wayans, Bow Wow and DJ Skee, have come together to describe what Jordan Brand means to them. From heartfelt testimony to sentimental childhood memories and some words from a member of the Jordan family, the short film shows how a footwear brand became something far more symbolic.

Air Jordan 1 Low OG "Royal"*~

Jordan Brand is offering another OG colorway to its much-loved Air Jordan 1 Low silhouette. Appearing in another classic iteration earlier this year in “Bred,” “Royal” is next in line and Shop AWOL offers us a first look. Featuring striking blues against pure blacks, the shoe is set atop a white midsole and finished off with a matching “Royal” outsole for a sleek look. Super clean, and available October 7th for $150 USD.

Barneys New York x Filling Pieces "BNY Sole Series" Capsule Collection*~

Partnering with storied retailer Barneys, Filling Pieces is offering up five pairs of special collaborative sneakers for a capsule collection. The collection is made in association with Barneys “BNY Sole Series,” in which the retailer taps various footwear staples to create special shoes for the series. Previous BNY Sole Series participants include adidas with a special Stan Smith, and Vans which premium checkerboard slip-ons. Check out its offerings above, which include variations on Filling Pieces’ signature styles in reds, whites and blacks. The collection drops on September 25th.

Jordan Brand Has Something in Store for China*~

Giving insight that something huge may be happening within the next few months, Jordan Brand has teased us with its preparation. 2015 marks the 30 year anniversary of Jordan Brand and its celebration has been in full swing over the past few months. Furthermore, it seems that its festivities are far from over in the greater region of China. Showing off files of NBA stars such as Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and many other athletes signed to the brand, it comes to a close with final confirmation the Michael Jordan will also be in attendance. Watch the teaser video below and stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Complex Closets: DJ Khaled Shows His Sneaker Closet*~

adidas Originals Douse the ZX Flux in Camo*~

adidas Originals has just dropped their latest addition to the ZX Flux family. The sneaker features a subtle take on the always on-trend camouflage print, in neutral hemp tones appearing across the shoe’s upper, Three Stripe branding and molded heel cage. Head over to Afew to cop yours and check out the ZX Flux’s previously-dropped “Frost” colorway.

LimitEDitions x Diadora N.9000 "Castellers"*~

Barcelona is the capital of Spain's Catalonia region and the collab pays tribute to its castells, the Catalonian word for castles. But it's not the castles that most of us are familiar with. It's actually refers to the region's tradition of erecting human towers. It's one of the more unique subjects to have ever served as inspiration for a collaboration. Created on Diadora's N.9000, the project has been dubbed "Castellers," which is what you call the people that take part in the human tower process. The shoe's color story, which featues a mint forefoot, black midfoot with light tan accents and a playful hit of a red-based polka dot print, seems to have been derived directly from the costumes worn castellers. The collab is set to hit retail beginning this Saturday, September 26th.

Nike Presto - Available Soon on NIKEiD*~

Officially, Nike made the announcement on its NikeStore Europe account, so there's a chance that U.S. heads might be left out. We're keeping our fingers crossed that this won't be the case. As far as the iD options, exact colors weren't specified, but you can gather a few of them based on the monochromatic examples shared. Some of the treatments that will be available include the choice of different fabric uppers and the ability to upgrade the shoe's plastic cage to a metallic one. Last, but certainly not least, fans will also have the choice to add embroidery to the Presto's toe, though no further details were given as to what type of designs would be included. Make sure to mark Monday, October 5th on your calendars.

Nike Employee Steals $10K Worth of Merchandise by Stuffing it Down His Pants*~

Memphis' WREG News Channel 3 reports 20-year-old Markell Fossett, a former Nike store employee, was arrested after Nike's Asset Protection Investigator contacted local authorities to inform them that Fossett confessed to the crime. Fossett told the investigator that he began stealing from the shop as soon as he started working there in February 2015 until his termination in June 2015. His method of stealing involved stuffing sneakers down his pants, one at a time, and then dropping them off in his car. Fossett he did his three times a day during his employment and Nike estimates it lost 205 pairs of sneakers valued at $9,225.

First Look: Nike Air Cruz*~

The newest athlete to receive the honor of their own signature sneaker line from Nike is Victor Cruz of the New York Giants. While images of the shoe have been leaked online in previous months, this is the first official look at the silhouette, which has been rendered in a minimal black-and-white palette with hits of orange on the Swoosh and lining, and a white Air midsole with orange speckles. Prominent features of the Air Trainer lookalike include the leather-clad straps over the vamp and heel, as well as the pyramid-shaped molds covering the rear half of the design. A translucent grey outsole and reflective finishes on the strap edges and tongue finish off the first of its line, which will retail for $145 USD.

New Balance M530 "'90s Running Solids" Pack*~

New Balance goes back to basics with this two-piece pack for the fall, titled the '90s Running Solids pack. The silhouette in question is the M530, the upper of which has been rendered in a base of perforated pig suede with tonal leather paneling throughout. Meanwhile, the leather branding on the lateral side and embroidered on the tongue remain white in solidarity with the ENCAP midsole, and a gum rubber outsole provides the finishing touch to this dependable silhouette. Place an email order now for the navy M530AAE or the grey M530AAG for $107 USD from select retailers.

Sneakersnstuff x PUMA "Adventurer" Pack*~

Back when Peter Jansson and Erik Fagerlind started Sneakersnstuff in the late ’90s, the two Swedes used to travel to New York, scouring the city for sneakers they couldn’t find in Europe before bringing them back to Stockholm to sell in their store. Inspired by those trips, the duo have teamed up with PUMA to launch an “Adventurer” pack as a nod to those trans-Atlantic flights and jaunts around Midtown, Brooklyn and Harlem. Look for the personalized kicks to hit Sneakersnstuff locations and the SNS web store this Saturday, September 26th, and watch the video below to get a better look at the all-new collab.