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Friday, April 28, 2017

JBF Customs Brings Back His "Shadow" Air Jordan 1 Python

Just a couple of years ago, we linked up with JBF Customs for an exclusive rendition of the Air Jordan 1. This month, the renowned customizer is bringing back one of his most popular creations: the “Shadow” Air Jordan 1 Python. Handmade using genuine python and lined in buttery soft vegetable-tanned leather, the kicks are a faithful, luxurious take on the original high-top and even go so far as to use genuine Jordans for the base. Complete with leather laces from LaceLab, JBF’s “Shadow” Air Jordan 1 Python is available online until 12 p.m. ET today, April 28th.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pope Francis Is Gifted Michigan Football Air Jordan 5s and Helmet in Vatican City

Coach Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan Wolverines presented Pope Francis with a team helmet and exclusive Air Jordan 5 PEs during their trip to Vatican City today. The classic UMich helmet had Italian and American flags on the back while the sneakers featured the team’s “M” logo in yellow on the lower lateral heel of the all-navy upper with yellow tongue. From the photos it looks like everyone enjoyed themselves even though we had no idea the Pope was into basketball, football or fire fits.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Charlotte Hornets Will Wear Jordan Brand NBA Jerseys Next Year?!?!

Major changes are coming to the NBA’s wardrobe next season, as the league is switching from longtime apparel partner adidas for an eight-year contract with Nike. That’s reason enough to celebrate if you weren’t a fan of those sleeved jerseys or missed the opportunity to buy Swingman jerseys at retailers across the country. Not only will the Swoosh be featured on freshly sponsored jerseys in-game for the first time ever, but the Charlotte Hornets announced that they will be the only team wearing uniforms featuring the Jumpman logo given that their owner is the one-and-only man that made the logo famous himself, Michael Jordan. In a press release regarding a change to the team’s stadium fan shop, the Hornets snuck in that information and also unveiled that the Hornets shop will stock other merchandise with the team’s logo sponsored by Jordan Brand.

Hornets Sports & Entertainment Announces Plans to Switch Locations of Spectrum Center Box Office and Hornets Fan Shop | Charlotte Hornets

April 24, 2017 - Hornets Sports & Entertainment today announced plans to switch the locations of the Box Office and Hornets Fan Shop at Spectrum Center. The Box Office will move to the Trade Street Plaza, where the Hornets Fan Shop is located currently.

Nike LeBron Ambassador 10

In a leaked photo, we get a first look at the Nike LeBron Ambassador 10, a new sneaker that hasn’t been announced yet. The shoe features a bold strap on the upper similar to the Soldier 11, and a similar sole. For this particular colorway, a predominantly black upper is flanked by multicolored neons and an embossed upper.

Monday, April 17, 2017

This Unofficial Nike x adidas Mashup Solves Your “Swoosh or Three Stripes” Problem

If you were having a tough time choosing which sports brand to cop some slides from, an unofficial New York-based mashup has answered your dreams. The slides are designed by Shirt NYC, who has also released dual-branded Nike and adidas T-shirts and hoodies, an”Impossible is Nothing, Just Do It” tee, and hosted a whole pop-up for his bootlegs. Shirt previously described his designs as “100% fake real” but while these sliders may not be exactly co-signed by either brand, they’re also not fakes. Each pair consists of one legitimate Nike slider and one adidas, so you know you’re getting the brand’s quality, if not their blessing.

Love to everybody if I could do this shit 100 cities at the same time I would

397 Likes, 9 Comments - SHIRT (@shirtnyc) on Instagram: "Love to everybody if I could do this shit 100 cities at the same time I would"

Sneaker Shopping w/ Jesse Williams

Actor and activist Jesse Williams goes Sneaker Shopping with Joe La Puma at Kith in New York City, and talks about his parents not buying him Jordans because it was too dangerous growing up in Chicago and his feelings on adidas. Check out the video below.

Afew x Diadora V7000 Highly Addictive

Inspired by sneakerheads being addictive to their kicks, the shoe is an offering of a pill of which a doctor would give you to help cure your addiction. Made in Italy, this Diadora V7000 is crafted out of kangaroo leather, pigskin suede and leather lining. The sneaker comes in a special blister packaging. Look for the Afew x Diadora V7000 Highly Addictive to release in a limited size run on Saturday, April 22nd. The release will take place in-store at 8:00 AM CET and online at 3:00 PM CET via raffle, which you can enter now here.

First Look: Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Wheat"

Dressed in an Elemental Gold, Gum Yellow and White color scheme. This Air Jordan 1 features a Wheat nubuck upper, perforated detailing and matching stitching throughout. White accents cover the “Nike Air” branded tongues, Wings logo and midsole atop a Gum rubber outsole. Finishing off the theme is a set of Timberland boot-inspired rope laces. Look for the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Wheat” to release this November 2017 at select Jordan Brand retailers and Nike.com.

Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG "Wheat"
Color: Elemental Gold/Gum Yellow-White
Style #: 555088-710
Release Date: 11/2017
Price: $160

Freshness x Vans Old School Era Sk-8 Pack

Vans is ushering in their newest Freshness Pack for the summer season that includes the Vans Sk8-Hi, Old Skool and Era silhouettes. Both the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi Reissue include the founding year on the back of the shoe, while the Vans Era dons Vans’ signature checkerboard pattern. They all come dressed in hues of Red, White and Blue that can be perfect for the hot summer days. Check out the detailed images after the jump.

ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Yeezy"

This latest colorway for the ASICS GEL-Lyte III will indeed call to mind the classic “Blink” look of the Nike Air Yeezy 1 and 2. The red shade in the interior of this GEL-Lyte III is quite a bit darker than the bright tones used on the Yeezy, but the all-black upper and glow-in-the-dark outsole are pretty close.Whether they remind you of Yeezys or not, the colorway is strong on its own thanks to the subtly textured black leather upper with a red satin inner lining and glowing outsole with the GEL visible in the heel underneath. If you like what you see, you can pick up your pair now at select ASICS Tiger retailers around the world. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

This Airline Turned Sneakers Into a Traveling Pass to Amsterdam

Geography is often used as a source of inspiration for footwear design. While brands like Nike and Adidas regularly create sneakers for specific cities, this Amsterdam-themed sneaker comes from an unlikely company, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. Yes, that's right. The Dutch airline company is getting into the footwear industry with its new shoe, The Amsterdam Sneaker. According to PSFK, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines designed the sneaker as a way to offer tourists a package deal while traveling. Last month, the company auctioned off 150 pairs of sneakers bundled with a flight to Amsterdam and the "I Amsterdam" card, which grants access to a handful of museums and attractions in the city.

Airline Creates Limited Edition Sneakers As A Special Pass To Amsterdam

KLM designed and sold 150 pairs of footwear which give the wearer access to some of the best museums in Amsterdam Cities often have deals for tourists looking to see the biggest and best sites- special cards, tour packages or even colored bracelets.

Air Jordan 5 Premium "Pure Platinum"

Much like the "Take Flight" colorway, the "Pure Platinum" Air Jordan 5 Premium uses a premium leather upper that extends to the midsoles and sock liners. Traditional Air Jordan 5 elements like icy netting and lace locks are replaced with a leather weave design and leather lace locks. Rounded laces and semi-translucent white outsoles complete the luxe look of the sneakers. The sneakers also packaged with a special fighter jet-inspired dust bag. The Air Jordan 5 Premium "Pure Platinum" is scheduled to release for $400 USD on April 22nd.

Air Jordan 5 Premium "Pure Platinum"
Release Date: 04/22/17
Color: Pure Platinum/White-White
Style #: 881432-003
Price: $400

Nike Air Presto & Sock Dart Trooper Pack

Two of Nike’s most popular lifestyle silhouettes, the Air Presto Ultra and Sock Dart, see an update in earthen hues ahead of the summer months. Here, the Sock Dart is given a more substantial knit upper in a khaki-pale grey blend, accented with an olive forefoot strap. This colorway is also applied to the Air Presto Ultra, alongside a third triple-white model. Find the “Trooper” pack online now at Livestock.

The Daily Paper x PUMA Court Platform Colorways

Sportswear label PUMA and Dutch label Daily Paper have recently released two new colorway options of PUMA’s Court Platform silhouette. The streetwear imprint reimagines the classic by draping the uppers in a premium suede finish complimented by the embossed PUMA stripes and metal eyelets. Sitting directly beneath is a thick white sole unit decorated with splashes of green and orange speckles, not to mention a vibrant orange-hued block hitting the lateral midsole region. Available in light green and light grey, dual branding found on the tongue rounds out the shoe’s overall design. The Daily Paper x PUMA Court Platform is available now at participating retailers such as BAIT.

Friday, April 14, 2017

adidas Ultra Boost ATR Mid

First seen last December, the Adidas Ultra Boost ATR Mid surfaces in a new colorway ahead of its expected fall launch. This sample is styled in burgundy Primeknit, with bright red visible throughout the upper and along the heel pull-tab. Built for trekking on all terrains, the sneaker is finished off with a heavy duty Continental rubber outsole. Check out detailed photos after the jump.

atmos x Nike Air Max Zero iD Pack

In a little over a week, atmos will be dropping an apt followup to this year’s Air Max 1 “Elephant” retro: an exclusive Nike collection inspired by two other collaborative Air Max 1 classics. Paying homage to 2002′s AM1 “Safari”, which made an unexpected retro return last year, and the “Tiger Camo/Snake” drop from 2013′s “Animal Camo” pack, the drop is highlighted by two renditions of the Air Max Zero to go along with graphic tees, a matching KUMANOKOIDO teddy bear, and custom KIXSIX laces. Expect the full range to be available as an in-store exclusive from a special SPORTS LAB by ATMOS x Nike Harajuku pop-up on April 22nd.

Nike Air Force 1 CMFT Lux High "Easter"

Nike’s Air Force 1 is here to assist you during the time of the year where everyone brings out their cleanest fit, Easter. The model was initially revealed within Nike’s “5 Decades of Basketball” Collection. This time around the CMFT Lux High iteration of the Air Force 1 is presented in a special Easter Pink colorway. Its monochromatic aesthetic hosts Pearl Pink/Pearl Pink-Metallic Gold Silk throughout. Its upgrades can be found within its detailed stitching, double-layered Swoosh, metallic accents, laces and more. Nike’s Air Force 1 CMFT Lux High “Easter” is scheduled to launch on April 17th for a retail price of $275 USD at select Nike Sportswear retailers and online.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

You Can Finally Design Your Own Nike Kyrie 3

Four months after its launch, the Nike Kyrie 3 is finally available to customize on NIKEiD. Designers can tweak the colors of various elements, add a speckled midsole, choose between different outsoles and iD the tongue tags. Furthermore, there's a premium version that provides different options, such as gold foil iridescent uppers, graphic-filled Swooshes and outsole patterns. Regular men's and women's sizes are available now for $165, while the Kyrie 3 Premium is tagged at $185 in men's sizes at nike.com.

Jewel-Swoosh Nike Air Force 1s Release on April 13th

Longtime Nike Air Force 1 fans will be happy to know that a cult-favorite take on the silhouette will be back in stores tomorrow. The Nike Air Force 1 Jewel, which features a small version of the standard side Swoosh, is releasing via three Low and three Mid versions. While these sneakers were originally said to be releasing on April 1st, such a launch never materialized. Now, ahead of Thursday's launch, stores like Kith, Sneakersnstuff, and Sneaker Politics are confirming an April 13th release date.

Teens Steal Sneakers, Get Their House Shot Up, Get Caught

According to Joliet Patch, three Illinois teens, one 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds, made a deal on Facebook to purchase two pairs of Air Jordans for $175 each, with the plan to steal the sneakers upon meet up. The teenaged stick up crew arraigned to meet up with a 22-year-old man, a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old at an address on Pine Street in Joliet, Illinois on Sunday around 8:30 p.m. The meet up went bad when the teens handed over a roll of 10 single dollar bills, instead of the agreed $350. When they were asked about the rest of the money, the 16-year-old snatched a pair of Air Jordans, one of the 17-year-olds pulled a gun, and the other 17-year-old grabbed the second pair of shoes and punched the 15-year-old in the face.

Teenage Stickup Crew Steals 2 Pairs of Overpriced Sneakers, Gets Caught After Somebody Shoots Up Their Place: Cops

JOLIET, IL - A teenage stickup crew stole two pairs of overpriced sneakers but got caught by the cops after their home was shot up, police said. The thieving teens - a 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds - brokered a deal on Facebook to buy two pairs of Air Jordans at a price of $175 apiece, police said.

Watch Chris Archer Talk Adidas Cleats and Pitch Boost Balls

In the video below, Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays confirms his desire to wear Yeezy cleats in the MLB, outs his sneaker plug, and discusses the influence of Jackie Robinson ahead of Saturday's Jackie Robinson Day celebration. Archer also came to play, in the video he hurls Adidas Boost balls at this writer, and we can confirm that readers will not be one bit disappointed by the athletic prowess on display. Readers wanting to own a Boost ball autographed by Chris Archer and handled by sneaker blogger Brendan Dunne can enter to win one by watching and sharing the video embedded.

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Watch Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer talk Adidas and throw Boost balls at us.

Inside the PUMA Archive with Chief Archivist Helmut Fischer

Walking into PUMA‘s headquarters, a huge, glass-panelled building nestled amongst the houses of the picturesque German town of Herzogenaurach, it quickly becomes apparent how cherished the brand’s rich athletic history is. Plaques of sports heroes wearing the panther logo line the walls. Photos of soccer teams holding international trophies and athletes celebrating the breaking of a world record sit above the shoes that carried them across the finish line. It is here, amongst these portraits of Maradonna, Linford Christie and Clyde Frazier that we’re introduced to Helmut Fischer, otherwise known as "Mr. PUMA." Helmut has worked with the brand for the majority of his life, nearly forty years in fact, and he’s seen PUMA help athletes from Usain Bolt to Boris Becker reach phenomenal levels of success. Check out more photos after the jump.

Brad Hall Suggests an Alternative to the YEEZY x adidas Originals "Calabasas" Powerphase

If you weren’t lucky enough to pick up a pair of Kanye West’s YEEZY x adidas “Calabasas,” internet celebrity Brad Hall has a suggested alternative, the Reebok Workout Plus Vintage. In his latest video, Hall gives us a tried-and-tested review on the Reebok Workout Plus to see if it lives up to Kanye’s latest coveted shoe. See how it compares below.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ewing Athletics Ewing 33 Hi "Remix"

Dubbed the Ewing 33 Hi Remix, this version of the high-top model is sort of a “What The” colorway of the model by coming equipped with different colored panels, each said to represent a colorway from past classic suede 33 HI’s. What you end up getting is a colorful designed upper consisting of colors such as Blue, Orange, Red, Yellow and Teal just to name a few. Done in suede fashion, the shoe is then placed on top of a clear sole and given a set of Black laces. Check out a first look below.

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Nike Air Foamposite One Retro "Copper"

The Nike Air Foamposite One Copper will be making a return in 2017 to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Nike Air Foamposite. Last released in 2010, the Nike Air Foamposite One returns in its original Black and Metallic Copper color scheme. Featuring a Black upper with a Copper makeover on its upper shell and that sits atop an icy translucent outsole. Look for the Nike Air Foamposite One “Copper” to release on April 20th, 2017 at select Nike Sportswear retail stores. The retail price tag is set at $230 USD.

FENTY x PUMA Bow Trinomic

Rihanna’s latest Puma Fenty sneaker offering is this alternative take on a running shoe from the Trinomic family. No, it doesn’t featured any 4D-printed tech or a midsole 30 years in the making, but it does have a cute and snazzy bow where the shoelaces are meant to be. These are unequivocally a shoe design for the ladies, and this Thursday Sweet Lavender and Pink Tint colorways will hit select retailers. Check out the detailed look after the jump.

Off White x Air Jordan Collaboration

Multiple sources have confirmed with Sole Collector that the rumored Off White x Air Jordan 1 is indeed happening. In addition, an Air Jordan 4 by Off White is in the works. While the images recently circulating of an Off White x Air Jordan 1 design (pictured here) are of dubious origin, this is what the retail version of the shoe should look like. Off White's creator, Virgil Abloh, has teased several Nike projects over the past year, although none have released just yet save for the Off White x Nike Equality tee. That may change this year though, apparently Abloh and Nike are sitting on a number of collab sneakers. So far, Abloh himself has only confirmed the release of the Off White x Nike Blazer.

Sneaker Shopping w/ Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson didn't have to compete with Michael Jordan only on the court—he also went at him with footwear. In the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping, the Hall of Famer talks about keeping Air Jordans in mind while making his own models with Reebok. "That was always my competition," Iverson says. "So when we went into the meetings to create new shoes, I always had to put my input in with him in mind, knowing he was going to come out with something dope." Check out the video clip below.

ASICS Opens Onitsuka Tiger Pop-Up in New York City

ASICS opened a new pop-up location in New York City's Soho neighborhood last weekend centering around its heritage brand, Onitsuka Tiger. The store aims to display the current style of the Onitsuka Tiger brand while also giving customers a history lesson on its past. With this pop-up shop ASICS hopes to bring Onitsuka Tiger to a different group of customers by offering new products and a storytelling atmosphere. The pop-up will provide customers with retro apparel and footwear options from Tiger and a gallery with relics from its past. The store, located at at 92 Mercer St. in Soho, will be open through December, 2017.

First Look: Air Jordan 5 Retro "White Cement"

At the end of 2016, it was rumored that an "White/Cement" Air Jordan 5 would be releasing. Drawing inspiration from the widely popular Air Jordan 4 colorway, the idea of a "White/Cement" Air Jordan 5 had been executed by sneaker customizers well before Jordan Brand decided to make it a reality. Now, a first look at Jordan Brand's official take on the colorway on an Air Jordan 5 has surfaced. The Air Jordan 5 "White/Cement" features a white leather upper and white netting on the sides and tongue, which is very simliar to the Air Jordan 4. Cement accents are found on the midsole and top eyelets, while a black and red tongue add bold color. A traditional icy translucent midsole completes the sneaker.

A$AP Rocky x GUESS "Ice Cream and Cotton Candy" Collection

Vintage makes a return thanks to another installment from GUESS Originals and A$AP Rocky. Its forthcoming “Ice Cream and Cotton Candy” offering follows its inaugural launch, which was also complemented by its GUE$$ Club drop back in March. This time around, a selection of spring/summer pastels take over the capsule collection filled with numerous pieces. Its staple striped and co-branded T-shirts return while new color options enter the fold. You’ll also find a new striped dress in addition to a cropped version of its black and white co-branded tees. Lead by A$AP Rocky and his creative group AWGE, the A$AP Rocky x GUESS Originals “Ice Cream and Cotton Candy” collection will launch on May 2nd at select GUESS retailers.

Nike KD 9 Elite PE "Warriors"

Kevin Durant is back with an NBA Championship in his sights and some clean sneakers on his feet. The recently revealed Nike KD 9 Elite has been dressed up in Golden State Warriors coloring as a special PE for the Durantula. Its upper is dominated by rich blue coloring while yellow serves as a complement on its Swoosh branding and visible Zoom Air technology. Flyknit makes its way throughout the toe to its midfoot mixing the aforementioned colors for its finishing touches. Check out the Nike KD 9 Elite PE, after the jump.

Rumor Alert: adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 "Beluga 2.0"

The adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 “Beluga” made waves when it was released late last year. And as we await the release of this month’s YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Cream,” according to YEEZY Mafia, adidas Originals is set to release a YEEZY BOOST 320 V2 “Beluga 2.0.” The new model will feature the same grey colorway, bold orange lateral stripe and an extra pull tab detail. YEEZY Mafia reports that the adidas YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Beluga 2.0″ will be officially announced in September with an October release date. Expected price for the pair will be around $220 USD. Take a look below at the renderings and stay tuned for more details and a confirmation from adidas on this upcoming YEEZY BOOST model.

Yeezy Mafia on Twitter

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 AH2203 Grey / Bold Orange / Dark Grey OCTOBER 2017 Beluga 2.0 with pull-tab ? #MafiaSZN

Monday, April 10, 2017

adidas Futurecraft 4D Sneakers

Breaking away from the footwear industry's 3D printing gridlock, Adidas announces Futurecraft 4D, a collaborative project with Carbon that crafts midsoles using light and oxygen, or Digital Light Synthesis. Born from 17 years of running data, the Futurecraft 4D midsole is the result of a process that eliminates the need for traditional prototyping or moulding. However, unlike standard manufacturing technology, Digital Light Synthesis allows Adidas to create product that addresses the needs of each athlete in regards to movement, cushioning, stability and comfort. Carbon's programmable resin platform also offers unparalleled performance with respect to material durability and elastomeric responsiveness. Three hundred Futurecraft 4D sneakers will be released this month for friends and family, followed by more than 5,000 pairs for retail this Fall/Winter. Adidas hopes to have 100,000 pairs available by the end of 2018.

Jordan Brand Strips Down the Air Jordan 2

A fashion-forward design when it was originally introduced in 1986, the Air Jordan 2 returns with a modern lifestyle update this spring. Tastemakers and Jordan Brand employees have previewed the Air Jordan 2 Deconstructed, a stripped down, suede-based take on the model. As of now, the shoe has surfaced in spring-ready Bordeaux, Mint Foam and Mineral Gold colorways, each monochrome with no varying details. A follow-up to the Air Jordan 1 Retro High Decon that's currently available, the Air Jordan 2 Decon is expected to release in July for $150 each.

Three of my favorite things combined: the AJ2, a deconstructed upper and a Bordeaux colorway. 😍

1,977 Likes, 62 Comments - @nunez on Instagram: "Three of my favorite things combined: the AJ2, a deconstructed upper and a Bordeaux colorway. 😍"

Kyrie Irving's Three-Point Contest Sneakers Are Releasing

Like the LeBron 13, the Nike Kyrie 3 is releasing in University Red this month. Fans will recognize this pair as Kyrie Irving's sneakers from this year's Three-Point Contest. The boldly colored shoe features black accents on the Swooshes, tongue, lining, midsole speckle and outsole. Look for this pair to release on Saturday, Apr. 15th for $120.

Nike Kyrie 3 "Three-Point Contest"
Release Date: 04/15/17
Color: University Red/Black-Team Red
Style #: 852395-600
Price: $120

adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 "Black Bronze Sole"

adidas continues to explore the use of colored Boost cushioning with this upcoming Ultra Boost 3.0. This time, bronze gets the call, painted onto the shoe's midsole. The upper features Core Black Primeknit, a leather cage and matte-finished counter. Below, white Boost peaks through black Continental tire rubber. The "Bronze" Ultra Boost 3.0 is expected to release in May. Keep it locked for specifics in the coming weeks.

Nike Air Max TR 17 New Colorways

The Nike Air Max TR 17 debuted in tan back in February and now receieves two new colorways in navy and grey for the spring and summer months. A neoprene sock construction once again makes its way onto the sneaker coupled with woven paneling but this time the leather upper is replaced with suede. In addition, both colorways have opted for a classic gum sole to complement the fully exposed Air Max bubble unit. Fans can expect this duo of Air Max TR 17′s to hit Nike Sportswear retailers soon for $180 USD.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Brad Hall Gives Us a Lesson on How to Lace the Air Jordan 1 "Royal"

If you were lucky enough to pick up a pair of the Air Jordan 1 “Royal,” you might be having a hard time trying to lace them. But thanks to internet sensation Brad Hall, aka Ben Kobold, Hall has conveniently made a video with everything you need to know. From solid techniques to “don’t-do-thats,” Hall has got all the bases covered. Take a look below.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nike Is Letting Converse Use Flyknit

As Nike owns Converse, the latter has long been able to borrow technology from the former to upgrade the comfort on its heritage silhouettes. It's doing that again on the Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 2, a model that's set to become the first non-Nike shoe to use Flyknit. Jordan Brand, which is also under the Nike Inc. umbrella, has used a similar material called Flyweave on modern performance shoes, but never actual Flyknit. The Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 2 is an updated version of the original ​All-Star, this one utilizing a Nike Lunarlon insole for cushioning. Converse has released knit footwear before, although those weren't built with Nike's Flyknit tech.

FENTY x PUMA Creeper "White Cracked Leather"

Next up from Rihanna's FENTY Collection are fresh takes on her original collaboration with PUMA. The Creeper is back for another round, this time in white and black cracked leather. Traditionally blocked, the first shoe features contrasting hits of black and a ribbed white outsole, while the other is completely blacked out. According to PUMA, these will release for $150 USD at puma.com at 10 a.m. EST today (Apr. 6th).

Watch NBA's Gary Payton II Rock the KAWS x Jordan 4 on Court

Despite coming off the bench, Payton II led the Bucks in minutes played with 30 and contributed six points while wearing the KAWS x Air Jordan 4. Though it’s not the first time a player has worn limited edition sneakers on the court, Nick Young of the Lakers wore a pair of YEEZY 750's, Payton’s move with the KAWS definitely brought some anxiety to sneakerheads everywhere. Take a look at the video below.

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Public School x Air Jordan 12 "Bordeaux"

Public School released its Air Jordan 12 collaboration back in 2015, but the brand doesn’t seem to be done releasing colorways just yet. We recently saw a “Wheat” colorway, but now, images have surfaced with a new “Bordeaux” iteration. Featuring a rich wine red burgundy color all-over, the shoe is constructed from the same premium suede that we’ve come to know and love from the original gray colorway. While no official news about this pair has been unveiled, keep it locked on our site for when a release date comes up.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Sneaker Shopping w/ Joey Bada$$

Joey Bada$$ goes Sneaker Shopping with Complex’s Joe La Puma at Alumni in Brooklyn. Heavily involved in Calvin Klein and Pro Era, the young breakout star is slowly becoming a style icon. During this latest installment of Sneaker Shopping, Joey talks about growing up being a Jordan head, along with how he felt when Malia Obama rocked his Pro Era shirt and recently meeting Russell Westbrook. Check out the full episode below.

ASICS Gel Kayano Suede Pack

ASICS Tiger presents their latest ASICS Gel Kayano Suede Pack that includes two bold colorways of their classic ’90s runner for the warmer months ahead. One pair comes dressed in Golden Yellow and the other in Agave Green. Both are constructed with suede uppers, mesh detailing on the tongues and around the collar, while sitting atop a clean White rubber sole. Take a closer look after the jump, and you can now find the ASICS Gel Kayano Suede Pack available at select ASICS Tiger retailers.

The KAWS Online Store is Releasing The KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Online?!?!

Missed out on the KAWS Jordan 4? So did nearly everybody this past weekend, but we have some good news for all you hypebeast hopefuls out there: the Air Jordan 4 KAWS will be releasing via KAWSONE.com in the near future. If you go over to the site now, you’ll be greeted to a Peanuts-esque drawing of a closed door with ‘Mailing List’ scribed across the front which we can only translate to mean that you have to join the KAWS mailing list in order to be notified about the purchasing procedures for the coveted all-suede collaboration. Stay tuned for more updates, because we expect the KAWS x Air Jordan 4 to be releasing in the near future.

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adidas NMD R1 "Vapour Pink" Pack

Another massive adidas NMD Day is planned for April 6th as the three-stripes brand is ready to unleash a variety of NMD R2, City Sock 2, and XR1 colorways to the masses. Also returning is the “Vapour Pink” Pack, the duet of womens-only releases that share an alternate grey/pink color-blocking on the standard mesh-uppered adidas NMD shoes silhouette. As you may recall, the shoes first dropped exclusively at Office in the UK and eventually released on adidas.com in the shameless “Best of BOOST” event on the eve of Air Max Day. According to the adidas.com website, both colorways of the adidas NMD R1 “Vapour Pink” Pack are set for a return on Thursday, April 6th.

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Nike PG1 "Black/White-Hyper Turquoise"

The return of the atmos x Nike Air Max 1 “Elephant” has no doubt been one of the biggest stories in the sneaker world so far this year, so this upcoming colorway of the Nike PG1 with a similar look should definitely pique the interest of many. No, there’s no elephant print, but the combination of black, white, and turquoise on the suede and mesh upper should definitely have you thinking of the beloved Air Max 1 colorway. today we get a preview of the upcoming PG1 in kid’s sizing, and we expect it to also release for men.

Artists for Humanity x Reebok Collection

Boston based non-profit Artists for Humanity and Reebok are teaming up for a collection of sneakers designed by four local teens. The collaborations comes in an effort to break down barriers for young adults by providing paid creative work through a unique mentorship program that involves designing sneakers. Featuring three silhouettes in limited edition colorways, the Artists for Humanity x Reebok Classic Collection includes the Reebok Workout Plus, Classic Leather and Club C. The Artists for Humanity x Reebok Classic Collection releases globally on Friday, April 7th at Reebok retailers, with a celebratory launch event at Reebok Union Square in New York City.