Saturday, October 31, 2015

PUMA x Frank the Butcher "Eat What You Kill" R698 & Blaze of Glory*~

Last week we got a glimpse at PUMA’s recent collaboration with B.A.U.’s Frank the Butcher via an enticing promotion clip that brings viewers from the streets to the studio. This week, the storied R698 and Blaze of Glory have unveiled. Both classic runner take on a reptile patterned makeup, with black and gray featured across the mix-fabricated uppers. Tinges of yellow is found on the outsole and lining, in all making for two stripped-back designs appropriate for your winter sneaker collection. Look for the “Eat What You Kill” pack now at select stores including KITH.

High Point x Reebok Ventilator Supreme*~

Arizona-based boutique High Point collaborates with Reebok on this subtle iteration of the brand’s Ventilator Supreme silhouette. Featuring all the trappings of Reebok’s rich footwear heritage and a simplistic and stylish colorway chosen by the Scottsdale sneaker veterans, the shoe is yet to be endowed with a US release date. The neutral and subdued take on the classic runner is available to buy from Titolo however from November 7th, for around $200 USD.

Friday, October 30, 2015

#EF79 Top 10 Halloween Kicks*~

#10 - Nike SB Blazer "Blood Splatter"

#9 - Nike Little Posite One "Magma"

#8 - Nike Air Force 1 Premium "Frankenstein"

#7 - Reebok Omni Lite Pump "Halloween"

#6 - adidas Basketball "Ballin' Dead" Collection

#5 - Saucony Grid 9000 "Hallowed" Pack

#4 - Nike Air Trainer 1 "Dawn of the Dead"

#3 - Nike Dunk Low Pro SB "Pushead"

#2 - Nike SB Dunk Mid "Halloween"

#1 - Nike Dunk Low Pro SB "Freddy Krueger"

Quickstrike Alert: Nike Dunk High CMFT QS "Coffin"*~

Nike’s latest premium quickstrike Dunk takes on a seasonally appropriate look for Halloween, landing in a new “Coffin” edition. Outfitted with a black leather upper, patent Swoosh and red quilted panels on the upper heel, the ghoulish shoe also features a coffin-shaped lace jewel to round out the motif. Priced at $120 USD, Rock City Kicks is currently offering the “Coffin” Dunk through phone and e-mail orders only, while a release is set for November 5th from select retailers.

Nike Lunar Force 1 Duckboot Black/Team Red*~

Nike Sportswear’s Lunar Force 1 Duckboot is black in a blood-red look, just in time for Halloween. Sporting an official colorway of Black/Team Red, the design opts for a tumbled red leather upper, pairing the look with a rubberized black toe box, matching ripstop collar and gum rubber outsole. The bloody aesthetic is taken a step further thanks to speckling across the white Lunarlon midsole while additional boot details like waterproof construction and D-ring lacing grommets cap off the design. Retailing for $165 USD, the latest Lunar Force 1 Duckboot is available now at select retailers.

Reebok Ventilator "EXP" Pack*~

Reebok Classic has reworked one of its models just in time for the tough weathered seasons. Using its Ventilator silhouette as the canvas, the winter-ready Explorer Pack will deliver three colorways in teal, blue and violet. Materials consist of premium nubuck, ballistic mesh and Thinsulate lining in order to maintain a warm and dry feel for your foot. Additionally, a mash-up of bright and earthy tones pay homage to outdoor footwear and apparel from the ’90s. The Reebok Ventilator “EXP” pack is currently available now for approximately $120 USD.

ASICS GEL-Respector Black/Atomic Blue*~

Originally released in 1991 and long absent before ASICS resurrected it this summer, the GEL-Respector returns for Fall/Winter 2015 in a black and blue make-up. Donning a predominately black look of suede and mesh, the design sports “Atomic Blue” branding while incorporating a combination of white and grey accents throughout. This GEL-Lyte III successor, and precursor to the GEL-Lyte V, is available now for $120 USD.

END. x Saucony Grid 9000 "WHITE/NOISE" Teaser*~

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Restock Alert: Villa Air Jordan Restock*~

Anyone who missed out on any Jordan 1's, 4's, 5's, 6's, 7's, 9's, 10's, 11's, & 14's this year now has another chance at a handful of those courtesy of a Jordan restock at Villa. The sneaker chain just went live with a restock spanning those four Air Jordan silhouettes. Click through at the links below to see what's available for this Air Jordan restock.

Air Jordan 1 Restock
Air Jordan 4 Restock
Air Jordan 5 and 6 Restock
Air Jordan 7, 9, and 10 Restock
Air Jordan 11 and 14 Restock

New Store Alert: size? Copenhagen*~

The UK’s size? will soon be expanding by opening a new store in Copenhagen. The shop is scheduled to open its doors in early December, and will carry an array of reputable brands such as Nike, adidas Originals, New Balance and Carhartt WIP, among others. Everything from footwear to apparel and accessories will be available. size? chose Copenhagen because it’s one of their favorite European cities; the boutique was designed by the outfit’s in-house team, drawing inspiration from local architectural aspects. Again, look for the shop to open in December of this year. size? also recently opened a new women’s flagship in Manchester.
size? Copenhagen
Kobmagergade 47
1150 København

Watch the Full Restoration of This Original 1989 Air Jordan IV “Military Blue”*~

Raised by Wolves x Filling Pieces Serve Up a Moccasin-Inspired Sneaker*~

Raised by Wolves aligns with Amsterdam’s finest Filling Pieces for a revised take on the Mountain Cut silhouette. Key inspirational cues were drawn from authentic Canadian-made moccasins, combining Canadian heritage with European craftsmanship for this latest drop. Noteworthy accents include a saw-cut tongue, “X” stitched details and an Italian gum sole, resulting in a strong product that is executed in two colorways. Priced at $220, watch for the collaboration to release on Friday, October 30th.

Marcelo Burlon 2015 Fall/Winter Block Sneakers*~

Marcelo Burlon may be known best for his bold graphic T-shirts, but the designer has been expanding his range recently to include a diverse line-up of products. Case in point is Burlon’s Fall/Winter 2015 footwear collection, which includes the latest version of his signature Block Sneaker. Constructed from premium leather, the paneled high-top silhouette features a throwback ankle strap closure, padded collar and rubber sole unit, while the removable tongue guard adds a unique touch to its minimalist silhouette. Available in all-white or black/white, Marcelo Burlon’s Fall/Winter 2015 Block Sneakers are available now from select retailers.

Pusha T x adidas Originals EQT Black Friday Teaser*~

First announced earlier this summer, Pusha T and adidas’ latest collab now has an official drop date. Supposedly dubbed the “Black Market,” new kicks, a follow-up of sorts to last year’s EQT Guidance ’93, will once again fall under adidas’s EQT umbrella and hit retailers Black Friday, November 27th. Judging by the latest teaser and the nickname, you can bet the collab will don an all-black look. Stay tuned for more info and a full look at the release ahead of its post-Thanksgiving drop.

HEX Unveils the Perfect Duffel for Sneakerheads*~

A brand with heavy roots in street culture, HEX has finally produced a special bag just for sneakerheads. Simply dubbed the Sneaker Duffel, this carry-on features two side sneaker pockets, each of which are separately lined and offer a polyurethane divider to prevent odor from seeping into the main clothing compartment. Mesh sock pockets were also designed into these sneaker compartments along with ventilation eyelets. Additional details include a padded laptop compartment, quick access pockets at the front, heavy, surplus grade web strapping for durability, genuine leather zipper pulls, and luggage-style feet. Aside from accommodating sneakers, the duffel’s tough interior is the perfect encase to house your tech essentials. The Sneaker Duffel is currently available in a matte black coated canvas or a custom PU coated camo print at and other select high-end retailers for $160 USD.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals Superstar "Wings"*~

Jeremy Scott proves that with this new pair of adidas Superstars, which ends up as one of his tamer creations. The sneaker is a classic Scott creation, with his trademark wings arriving to flank the iconic shell toe. An all-white pair of these hit back in the spring, but this one is outfitted with the white/black combo that's more commonly associated with this shoe. Find this Jeremy Scott x adidas sneaker now at select retailers.

Skateboarding in Supreme x Jordan 5*~

Jordan Brand Officially Reveals the New Spike Forty*~

Jordan Brand is back with another model and this time around its not a highly anticipated Jordan retro silhouette. Introducing the Spike Forty, the third installment in the Spike Lee Series which follows the inaugural Jordan Spizike and Jordan Son of Mars that followed after. It seems the Jordan 5 plays a strong influencer in the latest silhouette as it features a clear outsole and lace-lock, reminiscent of the signature Jordan shoe that debuted back in 1990. Additionally, you can expect the Spike Forty to play hosts to a phylon midsole along with a zoom air unit in the heel. The Total Orange/Game Royal edition of the Spike Forty is available now via Nike’s website for $180 USD. More colorways will be available in the future with Game Royal/Orange releasing on November 4th, White/Fire Red on November 18th and Black/Fire Red on December 16th.

GREATS Pronto "Beach"*~

This fall, GREATS is updating its Pronto runner with brand new materials for the season at hand. Donning a “Beach” colorway, the kicks utilize a hairy suede upper, pairing it with a gum rubber Vibram sole unit as matte grey reflective 3M details accent the upper. Capped off with a ballistic mesh toe and a hand-cut leather heel stabilizer, the Pronto “Beach” is due to drop online October 30th for $199 USD.

PUMA Suede Emboss Pack*~

The timeless Suede has been given a subtle update for Fall/Winter 2015 with the introduction of PUMA’s new Suede Emboss. Debuting in a trio of monochromatic colorways, the release sees the Suede updated with an embossed formstripe, pairing the branding with a gum rubber outsole and (naturally) suede construction throughout. Retailing for $65 USD per pair, the Suede Emboss trio is available now at select retailers.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Michael Jordan Produces Two Ridiculous New Videos to Sell His $14.85m Mansion*~

NBA legend and billionaire Michael Jordan, who still reportedly makes $100m per year, has had his house for sale since 2012. On the market at $14.85m, the property has so far failed to sell, prompting His Airness to produce some (we hope) tongue-in-cheek new videos showing off his considerable crib in the hope of finally finding a buyer. Check out the video below.

Highs and Lows x ASICS GEL-Lyte III "Silver Screen"*~

ASICS continues to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its iconic GEL-Lyte III, this time linking up with Australia’s Highs and Lows for a custom take on the silhouette. Dubbed the “Silver Screen,” the collaborative design pays homage to Mount Lawley’s Astor Theatre, an art deco landmark that dates back to 1919. Taking cues from the Astor’s interior and exterior alike, the GEL-Lyte III employs pale shades of aqua across soft suede, luxurious nubuck and premium leather. Inside, silkscreened insoles appear alongside leather lining while an embossed mayan motif and cracked paint-like detailing decoarte the heel and overlaying leather form stripes, respectively. Finally, contrasting maroon medial stripes, reflective 3M detailing and metal lace jewels cap off the look.

Nike Air Max 1 Leather Premium "Dark Loden"*~

Nike Sportswear is back with another premium leather rendition of the Air Max 1, following up the Gym Red/Black colorway with a “Dark Loden” rendition of the silhouette. Seemingly inspired by military uniforms, the design opts for an olive green and tan make-up, employing a rugged ripstop synthetic alongside tumbled leather throughout. Retailing for $125 USD, the kicks are available now via

Monday, October 26, 2015

Victor Cruz is Shipping His New Collabo To His Famous Friends*~

While Victor Cruz's first signature shoe, the Nike Air Trainer V Cruz, doesn't release until Nov. 20, it appears that a load of the sneakers are about to be sent out. Cruz just posted the above photo on Instagram with the brief caption of "Seeding" clarifying that all these are to be sent out to friends and family. So who made the cut? Rappers like Fabolous and Jay Z are getting pairs. So are Swizz Beatz and his son, despite the former's Reebok endorsement. The group reflects Cruz's eclectic interests, with room made for fashion figures like Riccardo Tisci and Phillip Lim as well.
Seeding. #AIrTrainerCruz #GodisGood #InDueTime

The “Tan” adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Is Dropping November 14th*~

First spotted on the feet of Kanye West at the 2015 VMAs, it looks like some first release information on the tan/beige colorway of the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 has come out. While YEEZY Season 1 will finally come to stores this week, with a planned retail release on October 29th, the new sneaker is supposed to drop some time in November, just a few weeks after the release of the apparel collection. Earlier rumors said that a new sneaker would release on Black Friday and since that date falls into the month of November it might just be that the tan/beige YEEZY BOOST 350 is releasing on that day. adidas Originals has confirmed via Twitter that YEEZY Season 1 arrives October 29 with apparel and YEEZY 950 footwear. The release will continue on November 14th with the YEEZY Boost 350.
adidas Originals on Twitter

Nike Free Mercurial Superfly CR7 "Savage Beauty"*~

Coinciding with Cristiano Ronaldo’s upcoming “Savage Beauty” Mercurial Superfly is a matching take on the off-pitch version of the boot. A nod to Madeira, the volcanic Portuguese island on which CR7 was born, the “Savage Beauty” Free Mercurial Flyknit echoes the aesthetic of its on-pitch brethren, in this case coupling a black and purple upper with a speckled Free sole unit and a bold magma-esque motif across its oversized Swoosh. Look for the Nike Free Mercurial Superfly CR7 “Savage Beauty” to be available in limited quantities November 14th at select retailers.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star '70 "Wetsuit" Collection*~

Converse has gained a new inspiration from adventurous water-sports and placed a twist on the classic Chuck Taylor silhouette. Dubbed the “Wetsuit” Collection, two pairs of Chuck Taylors host black and aquatic blue colorways that are reminiscent of functional wetsuits developed back in the 1970s. Each pair hosts a neoprene upper and seal skin graphics along with a vertical zipper along the heels. You can expect these to release on October 30 for $120 USD at Converse flagship locations along with Converse’s site.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Limited EDT x ASICS Gel Lyte III "Miss Joaquim"*~

The ASICS Gel Lyte III's 25th anniversary celebration still has a couple months left, so readers should expect more collaborations marking the big birthday before the year's end. This pair comes from Limited EDT, a sneaker shop that decided to honor its native Singapore with this floral release. The sneaker has one of the bolder prints that's ever hit this silhouette, with a flower print featuring Miss Joaquim, the orchid that is Singapore's national flower. Limited EDT will release this sneaker on Oct. 23rd via a special box set with a commemorative tie, a water repellant to protect the shoes, and an extra set of floral laces.