Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Kanye West Unveils More Saint Pablo Tour Merchandise

Kanye West has unveiled a couple of new additions to the merchandise lineup for his ongoing "Saint Pablo" tour. In addition to the black hoodie, which he was first seen rocking a couple days ago, T-shirts and long-sleeved shirts featuring new "SAINT PABLO" graphics and specific dates have been unveiled at the most recent stop, alongside previously released tributes to Donda West and Robert Kardashian. The new pieces will likely be exclusive to his ongoing tour, but we’ll make sure to keep you posted if they ever see a wider release.

adidas Originals ZX Flux ADV w/ Yeezy Laces

The Three Stripes announces a suave update to the popular ZX Flux ADV silhouette. Taking a more minimalistic approach, the off-white breathable mesh upper mounts atop the just-as-clean midsole, and rounds off the core unit with a retro-inspired outsole design and a suede makeover on the heel counter. The modified model pays homage to the Yeezy 350 Boost with an almost-identical rope lacing system, and stands out with the embossed trefoil adidas Originals’ motif on its tongue. Available with a price tag at $160 USD, place your order via Titolo.


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Sneaker BR x Rider Slides Collaboration

Brazilian sneaker publication SneakersBR has teamed up with homegrown heritage sandal brand Rider on a collection of slides perfect for the summer. A traditional brand founded in 1986 with roots that date further back than the first pair of adilettes or Nike Benassi, Rider’s sandals are simple and functional. For the project, SneakersBR came up with four iterations, all inspired by different decades. Each pair is packaged in a special box with release dates spanning over the next few months for each pair.

Nike Basketball "Summer Pack"

It’s been a wild ride for all four of Nike Basketball’s signature athletes. LeBron James won his third NBA Championship, leading the Cavs to an improbable come-back over the Warriors. Teammate Kyrie Irving became just the fourth athlete in history to win a Finals and Olympic Gold in the same Summer. KD added a second Olympic gold to his trophy room after relocating to Golden State, and Kobe Bryant rode off into the sunset and is already making major business moves. The Nike Basketball “Summer Pack” actually ebbs from the all-business attitude of these four elite athletes and offers up a fun and laid-back “Summer” theme, with gum soles, bright tones, and casual appeal making this set one of the best Nike sig-shoe release of the year. All four are set to hit select stores tomorrow, so familiarize yourself with all four after the jump.

Air Jordan 4 "Navy Pinnacle"

This highly anticipated Air Jordan 4 is dressed in a premium navy blue leather upper with unseen stitching patterns on each panel of the shoe following the body line of the silhouette as well as replacing the mesh that we usually see on the side of a Air Jordan 4. The laces are made of navy blue leather and are accompanied with a gold metal eyelets that compliment the luxurious high-end feel that the shoe portrays while sitting on a white mid-sole. The gold accents continue on the back of the shoe above the Jump man on the pull tab. As we all have learned this past year, these Pinnacles will have a suggested retail value of $400.00 USD.

PacSun Exclusive: Fear of God x Vans Sk8-Hi

The first sneaker in the collaboration between Fear of God and Vans is now available. The Fear of God x Vans Sk8-Hi launched today exclusively at Pac Sun stores. The black and off-white sneakers feature an extended midsole, a nod to the original Sk8-Hi, and white contrast stitching. We caught a glimpse of this collaboration back in January, when Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo teased the sneakers on Instagram. The collaboration will also include an all-over print take on the Vans Era which will be released at a later date. Despite today's in-store exclusive release, the Fear of God x Vans Sk8-Hi is expected to drop online soon.

MAMA Shelter x CLAE Collaboration

Footwear brand CLAE has been spending the summer celebrating its 15th anniversary in style, which is to say, churning out hella collaborations. The past two months alone has seen the label partner up with Publish Brand for a dark new silhouette titled the Bradley Mid and with mega-footwear retailer Feature Sneaker Boutique for a “Safari Pack.” For its newest project, CLAE has turned to the unlikely source of hospitality company and boutique MAMA Shelter for the latter label’s first ever sneaker creation. The MAMA Shelter x CLAE Bradley Court shoe will retail for $130 USD. It goes on sale September 1st, and will be available in MAMA Shelter’s Paris and Los Angeles retail locations.

Nike Air Huarache Ultra "Bred"

With the release of the “Banned” Air Jordan 1s just around the corner, Nike looks to bring Jordan themed colorways to some of its other silhouettes. The modernized Air Huarache makes a stunning entrance in a “Bred” inspired iteration, which sees a black color treatment applied to just about everything apart from the front portion of the sneaker’s midsole. Hints of red adorn the tongue and insole, while additional touches of crisp white provide some flair to the sleek design. Unfortunately this particular release will only be available in grade school sizes, but this “Cargo” colorway should be a worthy consolation prize.

Tim Tebow Signs Multi-Year Deal with adidas

Looks like Kanye West is not the only influencer who takes part in the Three Stripes squad game. From now on, we can all expect to encounter more occasions of Tim Tebow dressing in adidas‘ apparel and footwear. According to ESPN, the former NFL player has reportedly signed a multi-year deal with the German sportswear company, before he heads to the Major League Baseball tryouts. Previously in an endorsement deal worth $300,000 USD per year with Nike, Tebow is the latest member in the roster which already includes other baseball stars, namely Kris Bryant from the Chicago Cubs and Carlos Correa from the Houston Astros.

Sources: Adidas steps up to plate, signs Tebow

2:34 PM ET Darren RovellESPN Senior Writer Close's sports business reporter since 2012; previously at ESPN from 2000-06 Appears on SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and with ABC News Formerly worked as analyst at CNBC Tim Tebow, who is trying out in front of Major League teams Tuesday, is wearing Adidas shorts and cleats as the former Heisman Trophy winner has signed a multi-year deal with the shoe and apparel brand, sources told ESPN.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nike Ad Calls Serena Williams "Greatest Athlete Ever"

Nike is getting behind Serena Williams' claim that she's more than just one of the best female athletes of all time. On a new billboard spotted by Jason Gay of the Wall Street Journal, Nike effectively does the same thing Williams did when asked about her greatness by erasing the "female" part. Williams signed with Nike in 2003 at the conclusion of her endorsement deal with PUMA. The billboard in Brooklyn is timed to coincide with the 2016 US Open, where Williams will play her first match on Tuesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Finishing touches in Brooklyn.

Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 4 Fashion Show Will Air on TV

Can’t make it to New York Fashion Week this season? No problem. E! News has partnered with NYFW to become the official media partner, as they will in turn be covering Kanye West’s YEEZY Season 4 debut, as well as an exclusive reveal of Gigi Hadid’s Tommy Hilfiger collection, among other shows and events. E!’s extensive coverage kicks off on September 8th at 7 p.m. EST. To round out there coverage, E! News will be airing exclusive specials with the likes of TV personality/fashion designer/author Lauren Conrad and model Ireland Baldwin.

Air Jordan 1 Banned Charity Raffle #NickEngvall

Nick Engvall, a name you probably recognize from Sole Collector, Complex Sneakers and StockX to name a few, recently received the news that his mother has been diagnosed with cancer. With no medical insurance due to a pre-existing condition rejection, covering up to $120,000 in treatment bills has proven to be a tough hurdle for him and his family. In need of assistance and out of answers, Engvall humbly turned to GoFundMe to help his beloved mother. With a donation of any amount to Engvall's GoFundMe, you will be entered in a giveaway to win the "Banned" Air Jordan 1. To complete the entry, add the message "Much Love" in the comments. Each donation will count as a unique entry leading up to the Sep. 3rd deadline.

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All of our lives we never seem to think about the bad things that can happen, blinded by hopefulness and faith that "it won't happen to us" until unexpectedly everything you planned on, living a normal, happy life, gets thrown in front of an emotional bus that shatters your once stable world.

ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Chameleon Pack"

The "Chameleon" Pack features two vivid colorways of the ASICS GEL-Lyte III made up in two-tone woven mesh. One half of the pack features a GEL-Lyte III predominately made up in a shade of "Guava"; a pink hue that burns hotter than an equatorial summer. The bright blast is balanced out with calming dabs of neutral grey and deep blue nubuck panels running across the side panels, Tiger Stripes and toe box. We mentioned the second half of the pack earlier this month, a darker drop that almost inverts its sibling’s complexion, swapping pink for blue and eschewing grey for some sleek black accents. The GEL-Lyte III Chameleon pack is a split-tongue yin yang release perfect for retro running fans with capricious colour appetites and is available now from select ASICS retailers.

Release Date: adidas Pure Boost Raw

adidas Originals will be debuting the adidas Pure Boost Raw to kick off the month of September. This new design of the adidas Pure Boost features a sock-like fit that has an elastic band wrapping the heel and includes a cage lacing system for support. The shoe is built on a flexible sole with Boost technology for added comfort. Check out these three upcoming releases below and look for this flexible, breathable and lightweight adidas Pure Boost Raw make its global debut on September 1st.

Nike Huarache ACG Pack

Nike Sportswear will be debuting a new Nike Air Huarache Fall 2016 lineup that includes a pair of Huaraches resembling the OG "ACG Pack" from 2007. On pair is dressed in a Gold Leaf and Hyper Cobalt color scheme, while the other has a Pure Platinum and Pink Blast color option. They’re built with perforated toe box and rests atop a Grey speckled midsole with matching Grey tongues. There’s no official release date set at this time. But you can check out the both upcoming Nike Air Huarache colorways for Fall 2016 after the jump.

Diadora N9000 & V7000 Little Italy Pack

Italian sneaker brand Diadora has seen a resurgence over the past few years through premium craftsmanship and a dedication to collaborating with only the best boutiques in the business. Their latest in-house effort takes on an Italian inspiration by paying homage to the streets of Little Italy in New York City with a brand new Diadora N.9000 and Diadora V7000.The Diadora N9000 “Little Italy” features an ominous array of luxurious black leather throughout paired with a microperforated toebox, suede accents, and a gold pattern that matches the branded overlays perfectly. The hidden insole dons a picnic blanket graphic in honor of the tablecloths seen throughout Little Italy’s restaurants during the summer.

This Infamous Yeezy Reseller Has Moved Onto The Banned 1's

Allen Kuo has made a name for himself as a reseller. His ability to track down an insane number of Yeezy Boosts that would prove difficult to find even one pair of isn’t a skill exclusive to him, but his Instagram photos have sparked controversy in the past given the polarizing view of sneaker resellers today. And while this surely attracts a fair amount of negative attention, his latest Instagram photo will undoubtedly spark the same just by the sheer number of Air Jordan 1 “Bred” pairs that he’s posing with.The Jordan 1 Banned will be one of the most sought after releases of 2016, but Jordan Brand has made an effort to crack down on resellers by increasing the number of stores that will be stocking this iconic offering. Pair that with a number of store raffles, potential re-stocks in the future, and you might not need to go after the Jordan 1 Banned on the resale market at all. Happy hunting this Saturday.


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adidas CEO Speaks on Kanye West's Influence

Just how much has Kanye West helped adidas sell sneakers? It's a question that's been endlessly debated online, and one that the brand's soon-departing CEO recently answered in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. "Kanye has definitely helped us, no doubt," said Herbert Hainer, adidas CEO. "But he is not only a celebrity who is wearing our products. He was here day and night and worked with the design team. Sometimes he drove the designers crazy, but this also gave our people inspiration." Check out the entire interview below.

Adidas CEO Reflects on His Game Plan After 15 Years

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. As Herbert Hainer prepares to retire, the veteran talks about rekindling sales, working with retailers and finding the right people Herbert Hainer has spent his 15 years as chief executive of Adidas AG trying to best larger rival Nike Inc.

mita sneakers x ASICS GT-Cool Xpress "Lotus Pond"

ASICS and mita sneakers are back at it, this time eschewing the popular GEL-Lyte III for a collab with a more underrated silhouette as its canvas. Calling upon the GT-COOL XPRESS (which was just resurrected in OG form back in January), the design takes cues from the gorgeous lotus ponds that can be found throughout the nations islands. The result is a predominately brown leather execution punctuated by flower-inspired pink accents throughout. The ASICS GT-COOL XPRESS “Lotus Pond” is set to hit mita this Saturday, September 3rd, in limited quantities.

Jordan Brand Says Goodbye to "Wings" Logo on Iconic Jordan 1 Silhouette

Jordan Brand is ushering a new wave via its most iconic model, the Air Jordan 1, by swapping its traditional logo with special Air Jordan branding, like the Jordan Brand’s “Rare Air” Collection. In addition to the heel’s brand swap, the unforgettable Nike Air logo will make its way into the mix onto the model’s heel. Reminiscent of the original “Chicago” Air Jordan 1, this pair incorporates premium leather throughout and hosts a Jumpman logo on its tongue as a complement to its white, black and red color combination. There’s no specific release date as to when we should expect these to hit shelves, but stick with us and we’ll provide further details upon availability.

Kanye West Flaunts Unreleased Yeezy Boosts Following the 2016 MTV VMAs

Following the 2016 MTV VMAs show on Monday, Yeezy was once again spotted; this time, flaunting the coveted and speculatively called 550 shoe in a new color scheme and an updated silhouette outside of Madison Square Garden in New York City. The pair presumably sees a more undulated midsole, a painted stripe across its side panels and is fittingly swathed with a knitted zebra-like upper as seen on past variations. Moreover, the side stripe is also inscribed with “SPLY – 350” in red lettering. Thanks to Kim Kardashian West, fans can get an even closer look at the sneakers via her Snapchat photo above. There is no word yet on when the shoe will be released, but expect the Yeezy Season 4 collection to drop in NYC this September 7th.

mastermind JAPAN x Reebok Collaboration

Japanese favorite’s signature aesthetic mastermind is back on yet another footwear release, this time gracing a couple of classic Reebok silhouettes: the Pump Omni Lite and Instapump Fury Road. As you might expect, both pairs come decked out in black and white, in this case coupling monochromatic black uppers with contrasting white sole units. mastermind’s skull and crossbones joins the fray as well and decorates both the heel and the Pump apparatus of each shoe. Expect both collaborative designs to hit select Japanese retailers this Wednesday, August 31st, before making their way to additional Reebok retailers in the weeks ahead.

adidas Originals Tubular Doom PK "Triple Black"

adidas may have introduced an all-black Tubular Doom back in March, but the German sportswear giant is already revisiting the release for a brand new Summer 2016 release. Differing every so slightly from the original release, these retain their blacked-out look, but now feature a full Primeknit sock while a zig-zag motif decorates the silhouette’s elastic straps. Otherwise, these are nearly identical to the OG and even sport the same supportive suede-covered overlays as their predecessor. Expect the Tubular Doom PK “Triple Black” to land soon at Three Stripes retailers worldwide.

First Look: Air Jordan 4 Retro "Wheat"

The Air Jordan 4 Wheat is a brand new Air Jordan design that takes inspiration from the iconic Timberland work boot. While having no official ties to the brand, this Air Jordan 4 is dressed in a work boot style covered in Wheat. From these first set of images, the shoe is built in a leather upper with perforated midfoot panels replacing the signature netting. Completing the look is a light shade Gum outsole. There’s no official release date set at this time, but you can get a first look at the upcoming Air Jordan 4 “Wheat” after the jump.

The Nike Kobe 11 Releases In Six Team Colorways

The Nike Kobe 11 gets ready for the upcoming basketball season with enough colorways for just about any team on the court. The new team-based colorways for the high-performance and low-top hoops shoe feature the Kobe 11 in white, black, navy, royal, green, and red colorways, ensuring your squad can match up your sneaker and uniforms in style. The Kobe 11 team colorways are available now at select Nike Basketball retailers like Eastbay.

FILA Game Over Pack M-Squad FX-100

FILA takes it to the arcade with their all-new “Game Over” pack this fall. The two-shoe collection including the FX-100 and M-Squad is inspired by arcades and classic 8-bit games and the message you never want to see while playing: GAME OVER. Both classic FILA models from different eras of FILA’s hoops history are featured in matching black nubuck uppers with bright red accents, taken from the bold appearance of the “Game Over” text when you fail your mission in a vintage arcade game. The FILA “Game Over” pack drops this September at FILA retailers and

Karhu “Villapaita” Pack

New up from Finnish heritage brand Karhu is the “Villapaita” pack, featuring two new editions of the Aria and Fusion 2.0. The pack’s name comes from vibrantly coloured knitted sweaters that are characteristic of the Nordic region, and the traditional patterns they are associated with. The Fusion 2.0 boasts a trail-ready ghillie lacing system, the Aria keeps its familiar sock-like construction for a cozy fit, while bright pigskin suedes punctuate both sneakers in the release. Look for the Karhu “Villapaita” pack to land at Karhu online as well as select stores around the globe on September 2nd.

adidas D. Lillard 2 "Tennis Ball"

Damian Lillard is currently on his second signature shoe with adidas and each colorway manages to tell a story. This time around his D Lillard 2 is coated in a lime green throughout, reminiscent of a tennis ball and aligned with the US Open. Furthermore, during his younger days, Damian and family members would get creative at a local tennis court that wasn’t too far from his grandmother’s home in Brookfield. Staying true to its build, the adidas D Lillard 2 ditches the popular Boost Technology and goes the traditional route with a molded TPU heel that’s complemented by BOUNCE technology for elite response and support. adidas’ D Lillard 2 “Tennis Ball” is expected to exclusively launch on August 30 for $105 USD via Foot Locker‘s NYC location on 34th Street.

Nike Air Force 1 High Perforated Leather "White/Black"

Since its introduction back in 2014, the Swoosh’s NikeLab imprint has been home to the majority of the best Air Force 1 releases, especially the premium, tonal colorways its been dropping since black and white lows and mids debuted a couple of years back. But don’t think Nike’s beloved ’80s classic has just been relegated to limited-edition form. Case in point: this brand new high-top release. Highlighted by a clean white and black colorway, these Air Force 1s come decked out in perforated leather and employ details like a nylon ankle strap, red lace tips and even special embroidery along the heel. Arguably one of the better AF1s to hit NSW spots in recent months, this perforated high-top is available now from spots like Packer Shoes.

Reed Space Set to Close Its Orchard Street Store After 15 Long Years

Tucked in the booming Lower East Side district of Manhattan, Reed Space on 151 Orchard St. has been relentlessly serving up the latest in streetwear, fledgling publications and artwork for 15 years. On September 30, the innovative lifestyle boutique will officially shut down operations in the LES, as noted presently via a “for rent” sign and a heartfelt note posted on one glass panel of the flagship store. “[Founder jeffstaple] wanted to revamp our whole image of what we want to do for the culture and the people, so we’re probably going to look into a new direction starting next year,” said manager Ted Sazon to DNAinfo.

Reed Space Leaving Orchard Street After 15 Years for 'Complete Reset'

LOWER EAST SIDE - Creative streetwear boutique and art gallery Reed Space will shutter its flagship store on Orchard Street on Sept. 30 with vague plans of unfurling a new Manhattan location in the near future. The self-described "lifestyle boutique" - which has hawked casual and athletic apparel, lifestyle publications, and artwork out of 151 Orchard St.

adidas Y-3 QR Boost EQT

Y-3 is releasing its QR BOOST in an awfully familiar colorway. Inspired by the ’90s classic EQT Running Support, the latest QR BOOST features a hint of green amidst a palette of gray and white. Simple curves offer this silhouette an avant-garde look, all mounted atop a BOOST sole for comfort and unparalleled support. Keep an eye out for this colorway to hit Y-3 stockists soon, such as The Good Will Out, where it’s available for approximately $400 USD.

fragment design x Oakley Latch Sunglasses

Oakley‘s Latch sunglasses were born out of the skateboarding world, featuring a classic keyhole bridge and an interior kick-up feature that allows it to be clipped on your shirt. Hiroshi Fujiwara’s fragment design imprint has offered its own iteration of the shades, with two neutral colorways. Available in a matte black and dark gray, the sunglasses feature both brands on its arms alongside a product number. The collaboration will release on September 10th, at THE PARK · ING GINZA, prior to dropping at Oakley’s Shinsaibashi Osaka store on September 22nd. Expect a retail price of $215 USD.

Sneaker App GOAT Raises $5 Million USD Investment

Sneaker reselling app GOAT has raised $5 million USD in a new round of investments led by Matrix Partners. The relatively new app has already been on sneakerheads‘ radars, having offered rare kicks, such as Kanye West’s Yeezy Boost 350's, at retail prices in an effort to get people to download the app. Now, GOAT has over 10,000 sellers on its waiting list, with new users being added slowly in an effort to maintain quality. Those who want to sell sneakers on the platform need to send their goods to GOAT’s headquarters for inspection, where employees can verify they’re not knockoffs. When a sneaker is bought, it is sent directly from the warehouse. Have you tried using GOAT?

New Balance Fresh Foam Zante ML

One of New Balance’s newest silhouettes, the Fresh Foam Zante ML, adds two new colorways to its roster in anticipation of cooler weather. A lightweight knit upper adorns both silhouettes, with one in olive and the other in a rich blue tone. An off-white Fresh Foam midsole and gum outsole round out the running-specific sneaker. Pick up a pair online now at COVERCHORD for $135 USD.


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Monday, August 29, 2016

adidas NMD_R1 Primeknit Graphic

Somewhat of a throwback to the "OG" adidas NMD colorway, these upcoming Primeknit releases feature red, white (or black) and blue detailing. Tricolored stripes adorn the sides of Primeknit-constructed pairs in Core Black and White, which also feature graphic patterns throughout the uppers. Each shoe rides atop Boost cushioning with corresponding stabilizers and outsoles. Both of these NMD's are pegged for Dec. 2016 releases at a price of $170 USD. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

Nike 2016 "Iridescent" Pack

Nike will be releasing a new “Iridescent” pack. The collection consists of a number of brand-favorites, including the Air Max 90, Air Force 1 ’07, Air Force 1 Hi and Tennis Classic. Each sneaker boasts white leather on the upper, accented with iridescent detailing. The kicks also come with tonal laces, boasting an overall notably clean look. You’ll be able to pick up the women’s “Iridescent” sneakers beginning Thursday, September 1st.

Release Date: Livestock x adidas Consortium

Canadian boutique Livestock joined forces with adidas Consortium for a luxurious collaboration that focused on the theme of motion and rhythm. The two-pair collaborative effort featured the lifestyle-ready Livestock adidas Samba and the Livestock adidas PureBoost in a completely new construction. Livestock had the exclusive release on August 27th, and now this upcoming weekend a bevy of stores will be stocking the two pairs on Saturday, September 3rd. Catch more detailed photos after the break and if you’re interested in grabbing a pair, be sure to check out our full store list.

Foot Locker Restock NYC 34th Street

Foot Locker has a new flagship store opening in the sneaker capital of the world this week, and it's marking the occasion with a hefty restock. The new Foot Locker spot on 34th St in New York City will have all the shoes pictured in the video below when it opens on Tuesday, Aug. 30th. The most exciting stuff here is on the Air Jordan wall, which features sold-out shoes like the "Gift of Flight" Jordan 11's, "Chrome" Jordan 8's, "Shattered Backboard" Jordan 1's, "CP3" Jordan 13's, and more.

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Nike "Just Do It" The Next Wave TVC

In the West, “Just do it” has a profound motivational weight to it, and an instant association to Nike. However, in China where English isn’t the first language, the classic tagline takes on a whole other meaning, or rather, no meaning. Those who say it, often say it as a personal catch phrase to convey a feeling in the moment, but don’t understand it. With a powerful voiceover of lines like “You don’t have to do it to be famous… you don’t have to do it for the boys…. you don’t have to do it right… we never said to do any of this. Just do it,” the incredible single shot ad helps to finally define “Just Do It.”

A New York 7th Grader Is Using Sneakers to Stop Bullying

The 13-year-old 7th grader started a sneaker drive to give away new or slightly used sneakers to students in hopes to prevent bullying over sneakers, while simultaneously giving his peers the confidence that we all have felt when rocking a new pair of sneakers for the first time. During the month of August alone, Downs has has collected upwards of 50 pairs of sneakers ranging from Nikes, to Adidas, to Air Jordans, as well as $1,535 out of his $5,000 goal on his GoFundMe page that will go towards purchasing sneakers that he will give away. If you are in New York and are looking to help the cause, Downs will be distributing the sneakers at a book bag giveaway this Saturday at the Thomas P. Ryan Center at 530 Webster Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rochester, NY.

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ASICS Gel-Lyte Speed "Cockatoo Green"

Joining the recently released "Hot Coral" Asics Gel-Lyte Speed is a similar make-up in minty green. Officially dubbed "Cockatoo," the hue covers the runner, with black cutting in on the tiger stripes, lining and an all-over speckle. Men's and GS sizes are available now at retailers like 12AMRUN.

New Balance Goes to the Archive for Its MiUK Surplus Pack

Celebrating its storied 110th anniversary this year, American sportswear manufacturer New Balance has created a commemorative MiUK pack of six sneaker silhouettes. Of the styles, five are classic, recognizable NBs (the 1500, 670, 575, 576 and 577) while a brand new model, the 991.5, which combines the 991 upper with a 1500 sole, makes its debut. The concept behind the limited, UK-made drop is the use of premium, surplus materials from its factory in Flimby. Each representing a different part of New Balance’s history in Britain, the iconic styles are all primarily crafted with leather and suede in black, grey and earth tones. Completing the pack are details like a Union Jack tag and individual numbering on each pair.

Air Jordan 5 Retro "Bronze"

The Air Jordan 5 has already been subject of numerous makeovers over the past couple months, most notably the “Gold Tongue” colorway. Now, the basketball sneaker is slated to release in a “Bronze” iteration next month, featuring a striking metallic obsidian base and bronze accents along the tongue and midsole. A finishing touch is provided by translucent blue outsole. Check out the upcoming release above and purchase a pair for $190 USD at select Jordan Brand accounts starting September 24th.

Kanye West Gifts Paparazzi Free Pairs of Yeezys

Kanye West’s relationship with paparazzi has been anything but smooth sailing. Following incidents of heated verbal exchanges, ‘Ye was involved in a physical altercation with a photographer back in July 2013 which resulted in him getting sued. However, it seems that he has been making a greater effort to improve his relationship with them as of late, even gifting pairs of Yeezys to photographers, a promise which he made back in November of last year. Jack Arshakyan confirmed that him and a few other photographers received the coveted Yeezy Boost 350 “Pirate Black” from the 39-year-old himself in a recent Instagram post. Check it out below.

Thx to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for hooking me and my fellow papz up with Yeezy boost 350. @kimkardashian #yeezyboost350 #kimkardashian

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Nike Football X "Heritage" Pack

Bringing some old school inspiration to more contemporary silhouettes is nothing new for Nike, but the Swoosh’s upcoming “Heritage” release is one of the more interesting old-meets-new offerings in recent memory. Featuring off-pitch editions of the Mercurial, Hypervenom, Magista, and Tiempo, the collection brings some of the most iconic colorways of all time to the small-sided game: the Magista meets the Air Max 90 “Infrared” and the Hypervenom gets an Air Max 95 “Neon”-inspired makeover while the Magista dons the Air 180′s iconic “Ultramarine” make-up. Finally, the Tiempo, the only low-top of the bunch, comes in the “Varsity Blue” that decorated one of the OG Air Max 1's. Look for all four to hit the Nike Football App this Sunday, August 28th, before making their way to and select NSW spots on August 30th.

adidas Originals EQT ADV Primeknit "Grey" & "Burgundy"

adidas Originals continues to slap new color palettes on the Equipment ADV silhouette. The Three Stripes is now offering two brand new iterations of the acclaimed model: one swathed in rich burgundy and the other wrapped in tonal grey. Culling design cues from past EQT releases, each pair possesses a Primeknit upper, TPU overlays and a webbed lace system of the iconic logo for a seamless look. This latest pack is expected to drop at adidas Originals stores and select retailers this September 16th.

Nike Brings Back the Air Max 96 SE

The Swoosh is bringing back an even lesser-known Air Max: the SE version of the 96. Featuring a completely different upper than its predecessor, the 2016 retro of the Air Max 96 SE comes in the shoe’s original combination of navy mesh, white leather and golden accents for an apt throwback to the mid-’90s. Sadly, however, the release, like this year’s other Air Max 96's, eschews the original ’96 sole unit in favor of Air Max 95 tooling. While concrete release details are currently unknown, the limited-edition Air Max 96 SE XX should soon be available at select NSW retailers across the globe for $175 USD per pair.

Staple Design x PUMA Pigeon Pack

jeffstaple’s longstanding Staple Design imprint revives its infamous “Pigeon” theme this fall in collaboration with PUMA. The two-piece sneaker pack will render the Blaze of Glory and Suede silhouettes in special colorways reminiscent of the streetwear maven’s favorite flying rat, with the Suede daubed in a black-and-red duotone upper, while the Blaze of Glory sees a mix of grey and red elements atop a white mesh upper. Special co-branding is evident on the tongue and insole, indicating the one-off status of this collaboration. Stay tuned for release details on this eye-catching pack to surface in the coming days.

OFF-WHITE Releases the Kudu Leather Deck Sneaker in Two Colorways

Seemingly taking inspiration from a certain classic Vans model, OFF-WHITE has released the Kudu sneaker for lifestyle purposes. Featuring an upper of antelope leather paired with tonal suede trim throughout, the Kudu also incorporates flourishes like a padded collar and serrated tongue. Made in Italy, the Kudu is now available online at SSENSE for $450 USD.