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Friday, May 26, 2017

adidas Originals Stan Smith Canvas "Black Camo"

Decked out in durable canvas, the classic tennis kicks come with a “Core Black” base and couple the look with olive throughout. Capping off the look is black leather lining along with the silhouette’s usual stark white sole unit and a matching scaly leather heel for good measure. The canvas-constructed camouflage Stan Smiths are available now from adi spots like Las Vegas-based Feature for $85 USD.

Adidas Originals Stan Smith - Camo

The first-ever leather tennis shoe, the Stan Smith quickly became a legend much like its namesake. Since its introduction in the '70s, the Stan Smith has crossed from the court to the street and remains one of Adidas' most iconic sneakers. This pair of Stan Smith shoes get a modern-day makeover with energy-returning boost.

Carhartt WIP x Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star 70

Converse and Carhartt WIP have collaborated on three Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 reworks, each inspired by Carhartt’s workwear legacy. The low-top sneakers all come in a different one of WIP’s utilitarian fabrics: drill, canvas, and ripstop. The workwear influence is acknowledged in subtle details including triple stitching on the eye row and heel counter, red accents on the outsole, and premium cotton woven laces. The sneakers are available in three different colorways: brown, white and Carhartt WIP’s iconic tiger camouflage print. The collaboration is dropping on June 1st from the Carhartt WIP web store, Converse’s online store, and other select retailers.

This Rich Sneaker Teen Has His Nanny Ship Shoes for Him

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Like it or not, teens with thousands of dollars of expendable income to use on sneakers is very much a thing. The latest of these affluent children to emerge is 13-year-old reseller Mitchell Sozio, who is the focus of a profile at the Daily Front Row. The piece is full of incredible quotes, perhaps the best of them Mitchell's response to a question about whether his resell business has made him a regular at the post office.

Meet the Hamptons' Tween Tycoon! - Daily Front Row

Who needs camp when commerce awaits? Mitchell Sozio, a 13-year-old city kid who summers in Southampton, has turned his generation's sneaker obsession into his main hustle. How does he hunt down the buzziest sneakers on the market...and resell them for top dollar? Listen and learn, kids! So, what exactly do you do?

Jordan Jumpman Pro Quick 2017 Retro

For those that may not be aware of this classic model, it originally debuted back in 1998 and was made famous by Jordan Brand athlete Eddie Jones. Returning in White/Royal Blue-Black and a “Triple Black” colorway, both pairs are built with tumbled leather and mesh tongues. They also come complete with Zoom Air cushioning, quick lacing system and TPU panels. You can now find the Jumpman Pro Quick available in these two colorways at select Jordan Brand retailers.

Nike Be True 2017 Collection

Nike has officially unveiled their Be True 2017 Collection that will release on June 1st, 2017. Nike believes in the passion and pursuit of sport by all athletes, a message articulated in the EQUALITY initiative that launched last February. The footwear collection includes the Nike Air VaporMax, Flyknit Racer, Cortez and the Pegasus 34, along with matching apparel. Each pair comes accented in rainbow colors with other prominent symbols of Pride, including the color pink and the triangle, with Nike innovations and the encouraging message, RUN FIERCE, printed onto the shoes’ sock-liners.

Jordan Spiz'ike "White Cement" OG Retro

The Jordan Spiz’ike is coming back in its popular White/Cement colorway first released back in 2007 over a decade later on June 20th, 2017. Fans of the Jordan hybrid model that pays tribute to all of Spike Lee’s contributions to the brand over the years can take solace in knowing that more colorways are on the way too, as it was confirmed back in early-April that Jordan planned to bring the silhouette back in a major way. These official photos showcase the Jordan Spiz’ike White Cement with contrasting Varsity Red Spiz’ike print on the lining, a contrast black tongue to match the Air Jordan 3 midsole, and cement speckling on the side panel ‘Wings’ in honor of the Air Jordan 4. Another notable update is the price, as international retailers have hinted at a price drop from the normal $175 USD retro price to a slightly discounted $160. Check out more detailed shots after the jump.

Nike Air Max Uptempo "Triple White" Pack

Three classic Nike Air Max Uptempo models get perfect summer makeovers with the upcoming “Triple White” pack. Of course, the hottest retro hoops sneaker of the year, the Air More Uptempo, is included in the white-out collection, along with two more unforgettable classics, the Air Max2 Uptempo from ’94 and Air Max Uptempo from ’95. The only problem with all three is deciding which one is best. Maybe you’ll just need to grab all three when they drop Today, May 26th from select Nike Sportswear suppliers around the globe.

ASICS Gel-Lyte V "Reef"

The ASICS GEL-Lyte V gets ready for summer with this subtly tropical color scheme. The clean look features ‘Reef Water’ blue mixed with sandy tan and light green for the premium suede upper, all accented with red for the branding and coral pink on the outsole. The result is a colorway so nice, it looks like it could be a premium collab, but no, it’s just another stellar general release from ASICS Tiger. Find you pair now at select retailers.

adidas Nemeziz Tango 17.1

adidas' rich heritage in international football continues with the official unveiling of the Nemeziz cleat collection, a brand new design that features AGILITYBANDAGE and TORSIONTAPE technology. As one of the brand’s key silhouettes, the new Nemeziz will be worn by superstars Leo Messi, Renato Sanches and Roberto Firmino.In addition to the on-pitch options, adidas will release a few off-pitch street-ready options like the Tango 17.1 that boasts a City Sock-esque design aesthetic,AGILITYKNIT 2.0 upper construction.The entire adidas Nemeziz cleat collection, including the off-pitch Nemeziz Tango 17.1, is available for purchase now on

Half a Million Pairs of Fake Shoes Valued at $87 Million Seized in China

Today, the Global Times reports that half a million pairs of fake shoes were seized by police in Anhul, China. The shoes were intended to be exported to the Middle East and Africa, with a total value surpassing 600 million yuan, or $87.3 million dollars. According to China Central Television (CCTV), fake Nikes, Converse and Vans were made to resemble authentic pairs, but were made with cheap materials. They're being produced for about 20 yuan ($3 dollars), then sold for about 400 yuan ($58 dollars) in foreign markets. Though tagged as being manufactured in countries like Vietnam and Malaysia, the shoes were made in the neighboring area of Bengbu.

Half a million pairs of fake shoes seized - Global Times

Anhui police have recently busted China's biggest-ever case of counterfeit sneakers, seizing more than half a million pairs of sham shoes that were intended to be exported to the Middle East and Africa. The total value of the goods involved surpassed 600 million yuan ($87.3 million).

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nike PG1 "Elements"

While Paul George's on-court future is up in the air, everything appears to be figured out when it concerns his debut signature sneaker. In mid-June, the Nike PG1 will arrive in an olive-based, nappy suede make-up. The style is complemented by black, bright orange and a speckled midsole. Before the "UNDFTD" nickname begins to stick, this pair is already dubbed "Elements," possible in connection to its multi-textured, all-weather construction. The "Elements" PG1 will release on Friday, June 16th for $110.

Nike PG1 "Elements"
Release Date: 06/16/17
Color: Olive/Black
Price: $110

Michael Jordan Comments on Charlotte Being Awarded 2019 NBA All-Star Game

In response to North Carolina legislature's decision to pass a law reversing an ordinance extending rights to gay and transgender people, the NBA decided to relocate the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans last summer. Now, following the announcement of a repeal of the controversial "Bathroom Bill," the league has decided to re-award the game to Charlotte. Today, the NBA announced that Charlotte will host the All-Star Game in 2019. Though there's still work to do to eliminate all remnants of the bill, the league believes positive steps have been taken. Check out the full article below.

Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan Statement Regarding 2019 NBA All-Star Game | Charlotte Hornets

May 24, 2017 - Charlotte Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan released the following statement today: "We are thrilled the league has awarded NBA All-Star 2019 to the city of Charlotte. We want to thank Commissioner Silver for his leadership throughout this process and for the decision to bring NBA All-Star back to Buzz City.

How adidas Boost's Biggest Fan Became the "BoostGod"

Teddy Safarian is an artist / vlogger more commonly known as "BoostGod" on social media. He's turned his passion for all-things-Boost into a successful Youtube channel and profitable business, the latter of which has given him the opportunity to travel across the country to open pop-up shops for custom merchandise. He sold out of product during an appearance at New York's Rime. Before he handled his business, Teddy stopped by Sole Collector's sneaker-themed talk show, Full Size Run, to tell everyone exactly how he became the "BoostGod".


On today's Full Size Run we're discussing Odell Beckham Jr.'s massive Nike deal, and we're chatting with the Boost God.

NikeLab Zoom Fly SP

Earlier this month, runner Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record on the Formula 1 track at Monza, nearly breaking the elusive two-hour marathon barrier in Nike‘s Zoom Vaporfly 4%. With the kicks set to hit retail this summer, the Swoosh is celebrating its Breaking2 initiative with a special NikeLab rendition of the release. Inspired by the early prototype phase of the Breaking2 footwear, the Zoom Fly SP features a translucent, stretch-woven upper while incorporating a bevy of unique details throughout. Intended to be “fast enough for race day, yet durable enough for everyday training” and complete with Lunarlon foam, an embedded full-length carbon-infused nylon plate, a 10mm offset, and a 3mm stack height, the Zoom Fly SP is set to launch on June 8th at select NikeLab dealers.

BAPE Releases Color Camo Shark Shorts for 2017 Spring/Summer

Trailing behind its limited series of bucket hats is BAPE‘s new gamut of sweat shorts for the 2017 spring/summer season. The warm-weather offering features four distinct bottoms swathed in the streetwear mainstay’s infamous Color Camo Shark motif. Fans can choose from beige, blue, red and multicolored options. Take a look at the drop after the jump, and stay tuned for more details.

Patta x Vans "Mean Eyed Cat" 2017 Collaboration

The all-black “Mean Eyed Cat” Old Skool was a Japan exclusive and fans of the Dutch skate brand around the world have tried to get their hands on a pair. Patta and Vans have now announced that the two brands have teamed up for two new takes on the much-loved collaboration, this time with a global release. Coming in either “True White” or “Black Coffee,” the two sneakers both combine premium suede with canvas on the upper and come with leather signature jazz striping, as well as the “Mean Eyed Cat” text on the midsole, Patta branding across the side panels, and a pair of Team Patta laces. The Patta x Vans Old Skool collection is dropping in-store at the brand’s Amsterdam and London locations on May 27 and will be available from the Patta web store a couple of days later on May 29th.

CLOT x Nike VaporMax Collaboration

Following a subtle preview via Edison Chen, official images of the CLOT x Nike VaporMax collaboration have surfaced. Black Flywire and lacing provide the perfect complement to its red Flyknit upper which rests on the same colored Air Max system. Subtle detailing can be found thanks to co-branding on the tongue as well as the same seen on its reflective material on each heel. The silhouette is closed out by a small phrase on its Air Max unit reading “dense clouds of smoke and toxic vapor.” There’s currently no confirmed date as to when we should expect these to hit shelves. Stick with us as we’ll provide release details upon availability.

adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 "Bronze BOOST"

As the trend of colored BOOST keeps growing, we’ve seen red, silver and black along side the classic white, this iteration features the strong bronze color contrasted to a core black Primeknit upper. The Three Stripes caging system is composed of leather, while the heel counter takes on a matte finish. Look for the adidas UltraBOOST 3.0 “Bronze BOOST” to hit shelves on May 31st for $180 USD.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Anti Social Social Club x DSM x Vans Vault Collaboration

Anti Social Social Club is teaming up with Dover Street Market and Vans Vault for a surprise collaboration slated to release at select DSM Ginza, Japan this Friday, May 26th featuring new premium styles of the Vans Sk8-Hi and the Vans Authentic. Each pair features simple, traditional materials of classic canvas and touches of leather while contrast stitching highlights light pink vulcanized outsoles. Check out more photos below and know that you can enter a raffle to win a chance at grabbing your pair here.

DSM Ginza :

Dover Street Market Ginza

Nike SF-AF1 Mid "Tiger Camo"

We’ve already seen several upcoming colorways of the Nike SF-AF1 Mid that boast various color-blocking styles, but this “Tiger Camo” colorway will indeed be the debut release of this Summer’s highly anticipated silhouette. Catapulting off the massive success of the SF-AF1 High, the Mid version will make its retail launch in a black tumbled leather paired with camouflage print that blends in black with grey tones. If you caught the pre-game between the Cavs and Celtics Game 4, you might’ve caught J.R. Smith wearing the shoes before tip-off as well. Stay tuned for an official release date.

Restock Alert: adidas x Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas

The Calabasas-branded sneakers will launch online via Adidas on June 4, with reservations hitting the brand's Confirmed app on May 31st. adidas has not announced the re-release of the Kanye West sneakers in question, but info from the brand should coming soon if they are indeed arriving next week. This adidas Yeezy model has been one of the most difficult ones to buy so far, its release to date limited just to West's Yeezy Supply website. Despite the shoe being a no-frills retro model, it sells for around $700 on the secondary market thanks to the limited nature of its release. The adidas Yeezy Powerphase originally released on March 28th.

adidas Yeezy Powerphase Calabasas
Color: Core White/Core White
Style #: CQ1693
​Price: $120

Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern

Reebok has updated Shaq's first signature shoe to celebrate its 25th anniversary, releasing the Shaq Attaq Modern over the weekend. The brand made sure to get the man himself in the sneakers, inviting him out to its Massachusetts headquarters recently to play in the Shaq Attaq Modern at its on-campus court. The Reebok Shaq Attaq Modern is available in stores now for $160. This debut colorway is inspired by the cover art for the 16-bit fighter Shaq Fu, according to Reebok designer Xavier Jones.

PUMA x FENTY Jelly Slides

Rihanna and Puma will release their next collaborative capsule this week, the footwear in the group consisting of the Jelly Slide styles seen here. The slip-ons will release on May 25th in the black, white, and pink colorways pictured. The bad news is the prices on these don't exactly line up with the ubiquitous slides they're inspired by, these Rihanna Pumas retail for $90 USD each. The Puma x Fenty Jelly Slide should be available at a decent number of retailers, with big box stores like Finish Line and smaller boutique accounts alike, carrying them.

Odell Beckham Jr Re-Signs With Nike in Huge Endorsement Deal

The new deal came about as Beckham's original Nike contract was set to expire on May 1. Beckham and his agent, Zeke Sandhu met with Adidas, which also offered a very lucrative deal that included signature cleats, apparel and influence on the brand beyond Football and Training categories. Per Nike's "match clause," which states the brand will match any competitor's offer, Beckham ultimately decided to stay with the Swoosh. Check out the full article below.

Just dough it: OBJ inks richest NFL shoe deal

7:09 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 After a competitive battle, Nike re-signed the most valuable football player on its roster in New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

BAPE x "Alien" 2017 S/S Collection

Hot off the heels of the release of Alien Covenant, streetwear label BAPE teased an upcoming collaboration with the Alien franchise just yesterday via its Instagram account. The photos featured BAPE’s iconic Ape Head logo with an unmistakable Xenomorph superimposed. Now the full collection has been unveiled with an abundance of graphics that won’t let fans down. Comprised of Shark hoodies, crewnecks and tees, graphics include Xenomorphs and Facehuggers attacking the Ape head and Baby Milo. The Alien x BAPE collection is set to launch this Saturday, May 27th at your local BAPE store. Check out the lineup after the jump.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Semi-Frozen Yellow"

After revealing last week the first potential YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 colorway for December, a “Blue Tint” look, we now get a mockup of the next potential drop. Taking to its social media handles, Yeezy Mafia has revealed a rumored second pair of 350 V2s for the holidays, this time in a Semi Frozen Yellow/Raw Steel/Red combination. The much brighter color schemes look be a change in direction for the sneakers in general. Once again “SPLY-350″ retains and a sharp red composition while a grey base gets laced with a healthy dose of the highlighter-esque yellow.

Yeezy Mafia on Twitter

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 B37572 Semi Frozen Yellow / Raw Steel / Red Mockup December 2017 #MafiaSZN

A$AP Rocky x GUE$$ Club Collection

The sequel to A$AP Rocky’s collaborative capsule with GUESS Originals has hit select retailers with followers longing for more. Presenting a nostalgic aesthetic to the better days of the ’90s, its offering consists of a mix of bright colors on pieces available for both men and women. In the video above, we’re presented with an inside look at its shoot, which took place in West Hollywood. Dubbed “GUE$$ Club,” you’ll find ice cream, Nikes, skateboards and more that help paint the offering’s overall picture. Take a glance below.

Jerry Lorenzo Documents a Bootleg Raid on 427 Fairfax

As was recently called out by Fear of God’s Jerry Lorenzo and the legions of shoppers before him, the L.A.-based 427 N. Fairfax shop known as Old School, has been raided by the authorities for allegedly selling bootleg merch. Over the years, the shop has been scrutinized by the public for knowingly selling fake items while passing them off as true authentics. Earlier, Guillermo Andrade of 424 on Fairfax posted a video via Instagram documenting the actual raid, with Lorenzo adding in that MNML and Mint Crew are next in line for a potential fed visit.


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Air Jordan Finals Pack

Both Air Jordan Retro models were worn by Michael Jordan during his sixth and final NBA championship. The Air Jordan 13 will feature a White-based upper with the hologram displaying the year ’98 with an image of MJ, while the Air Jordan 14 is dressed in Black. Each are accented with Metallic Gold, as a nod to the Larry O’Brien NBA championship trophy. Jordan Brand will be packaging both shoes in a special box that features a print of the “Last Shot” play drawn up by coach Phil Jackson. Look for the Air Jordan Finals Pack to release on June 14th at select Jordan Brand retailers. The retail price tag is set at $500 USD. Check out more detailed photos, after the jump.

Air Jordan XXX1 Low "Black/White"

The Air Jordan XXX1 Low Black White is the next low-top Air Jordan XXX1 to release. This version is ready for battle as Jordan Brand gave them a stealth-look. Dressed in a clean Black and White color scheme that features an all-Black Flyweave and leather upper. White accents covers the Jumpman logo and midsole, while sitting atop an icy outsole. Look for the Air Jordan XXX1 Low “Black/White” to release on June 2nd at select Jordan Brand retailers. The retail price tag is set at $160 USD.

Nike VaporMax "Day To Night" Pack Releases Next Week

Celebrating runners who are on their grind before the sun even rises and after it sets, Nike presents the VaporMax in the “Day to Night” pack. In four colorways representing different shades you’ll find in the sky from dawn to dusk, the pack contains tonal unisex colorways of Arctic Pink, Violet Dust, Glacier Blue, Blue Orbit, and College Navy in a light-to-dark scale. Is your favorite colorway of the VaporMax yet included in the five options? Get a detailed look at each of them after the jump.

ASICS Gel-Lyte III "Patchwork" Pack

This summer brings an all-new construction for the classic split-tongued runner, featuring a unique patchwork denim upper with various solid shades and striped swatches all sewn together across the upper in your choice of blue or black. Each is balanced with a white midsole and gum rubber outsole to complete the interesting new looks. Expect to find the “Patchwork” pack at select ASICS Tiger retailers soon.

Edison Chen Reveals New CLOT x Nike VaporMax Collaboration

The Nike Vapormax is slowly shaping into the “IT” shoe for collaborations. Already teaming with COMME des Garcons and OFF-WHITE c/o Virgil Abloh, the Vapormax is now in cahoots with Edison Chen’s CLOT label as revealed by Edison Chen’s Instagram. Chen also wore the shoe during the Strawberry Music Festival in Xi’an, revealing a full red Flyknit upper and a red Vapormax sole. See Edison’s Instagram teaser below and stay tuned for release updates.

NIKE CLOT ...... NEW CHAPTER IN A ONGOING COMMENTARY #swooshswoosh @clot @nikelab

7,989 Likes, 207 Comments - Edison Chen (@edcee3000) on Instagram: "NIKE CLOT ...... NEW CHAPTER IN A ONGOING COMMENTARY #swooshswoosh @clot @nikelab"

Nike Air More Uptempo "Night Maroon"

While the "Night Maroon" Air More Uptempo was originally scheduled to release on May 25, the shoes have arrived on Nike's SNKRS platform early. This colorway of the Scottie Pippen shoe is available now via the SNKRS app and the retailers listed there. This is Nike's first attempt at what it's calling a "shock drop," an unannounced launch of a shoe via SNKRS. The brand says that it will roll out more releases like this in North America going forward.

Man Steals 800 Pairs of Sneakers from Nike Outlet Store in Portland

According to KRON 4, 52-year-old Kelvin Torain Millage is accused of stealing approximately 800 pairs from the Nike Factory Store Store in Northeast Portland. With a retail value of more than $5,000, the thief admitted to police that he would steal shoes to fund his drug habit. The stark admission came after Millage was identified as the suspect through the store's surveillance footage and subsequently arrested with three bindles of heroin in his possession.

Felon to police: I stole 800 pairs of Nike shoes to pay for drugs

PORTLAND, OR ( KOIN) - A 52-year-old man, who has 23 felony convictions, is now accused of stealing more than $5,000 from the Nike Outlet store in Northeast Portland. Kelvin Torain Millage told detectives that he is drug addicted and steals the shoes to sell them on the streets, according to court documents.

A$AP Bari Continues to Tease Collaborative VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 High

VLONE founder A$AP Bari may possibly be providing fans with a followup to the highly coveted VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 silhouette. This time around the creative teased the high iteration of the collaborative model. The collab has been previewed via social media before and seen on the feet of A$AP Rocky during New York Fashion Week back in February. This time around we get a few more looks, which will undoubtedly generate hype leading up to a potential release. Take a look at the images after the jump, and let us know how you feel the higher edition stands up against its low-top predecessor.

NikeLab Air Oscillate Evolve RF

Two decades ago, Pete Sampras donned the Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Oscillate for the very first time, rocking the kicks on his way to the second of his back-to-back U.S. Open titles. Now, after dropping a patriotic rendition of the shoe earlier this year, Nike is giving the 20-year-old design an overhaul for the G.O.A.T., Roger Federer. Dubbed the Oscillate Evolve RF, the upcoming NikeLab release features the shoe’s original upper, but ditches the OG sole unit in favor of a more streamlined look that harkens back to the Swoosh’s tennis silhouettes of old. Look for clean white and navy renditions of the design, in leather and nubuck, respectively, to hit NikeLab spots this Thursday, May 25th.

Supreme x Louis Vuitton New York City Pop-Up Unanimously Denied by Community Board

The Supreme x Louis Vuitton New York City pop-up, which was planned for 25 Bond Street, has been unanimously denied by Manhattan’s Community Board No. 2. After a May 8 public hearing and full board meeting on May 18th, the 32 members of the board all voted that, “CB2 Manhattan STRONGLY recommends DENIAL of the Louis Vuitton/Supreme (Product) Launch, Bond St. between Lafayette St. and Bowery to be held from 6/29/17-7/2/17.”

Monday, May 22, 2017

Air Jordan 2 Decon Set To Release In June

The Air Jordan 2 was created to be part basketball performance shoe, part luxury off-the-court model thanks to an upper texture inspired by iguanas to suit Michael Jordan’s early love of hand-crafted materials. Rumor has it that His Airness hated the shoe so much that he was thinking about leaving the brand until Tinker Hatfield introduced the Air Jordan 3. Since then, Jordan Brand has made the silhouette into a bonafide must-have thanks to limited collaborations with Don C, the third of which is coming in men’s sizes soon. Today we get a look at another lifestyle turn with the Air Jordan 2 Decon slated to release in this “Mint Foam” and “University Yellow” colorways on June 15th for $160 USD. There’s also a “Bordeaux” colorway floating around, but we haven’t confirmed if that particular look will arrive on the same day or not just yet. The Air Jordan 2 Decon features lightweight suede panels throughout while the heel and ankle collar ditch any trace of protective padding so there’s no confusion that this colorway is just for rocking off the court.

Marcus Jordan Teases Potential Air Jordan 17 Collaboration

Is a Trophy Room Air Jordan 17 on the way? Marcus Jordan has teased this collaborative pair featuring the traditional Jazz inspiration in a glass case that was once on display in his Trophy Room store location in Orlando, Florida and now it could be coming in a limited release in the near future. Trophy Room has focused most of its collaborative attention on the later models in the Jordan Brand signature series, and it’s definitely been refreshing to see the likes of the Jordan 16 and Jordan 23 featured over more traditional retros.

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Sneaker Shopping w/ ASAP Ferg

The ASAP Mob is almost as powerful a force in footwear as it is in music, with Rocky and Ferg both releasing Adidas sneakers and Bari creating major waves with his Vlone x Nike Air Force 1s. It's not over yet either—in the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping from Complex, Ferg says that he'll be releasing more sneakers and apparel with Adidas in the future. "The new model is crazy," he says while discussing his next sneakers with Adidas that are slated to release this year, "I can't wait till y'all see it." The Harlem rapper confirms that there's a capsule releasing in two different colorways with a jacket, shirt, pants, and sneakers.

First Look: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 "Blue Zebra"

A new sample colorway of the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 surfaces today, giving us a hint of what’s potentially to come in an already massive year for the Yeezy. This white and light blue color-combination shares a similar knit pattern of the “Zebra” edition that dropped in late February, complete with a milky why Boost sole and a heel-tab. Release information is not known yet, so check out this first look and stay tuned for more adidas Yeezy updates. Check out more detailed photos, after the jump.

Release Reminder: Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Barons"

The tuxedo-ready make-up pairs black patent leather and nubuck together on the upper, accented by white and metallic silver branding hits. Below sits a white midsole and clear translucent rubber outsole. Available in sizing ranging from men's to toddler, the "Barons" Air Jordan 11 Retro Low releases Saturday, May 27th for $175 USD and down.

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low "Barons"
Release Date: 05/27/17
Color: Black/Metallic Silver-White
Style #: 528895-010
Price: $175
$130 - Gradeschool
$75 - Preschool
$55 - Toddler

BAPE x mastermind JAPAN Summer Sunglasses Collaboration

After BAPE and mastermind JAPAN collaborated on a capsule last December and teased a new release on Instagram just last week, the two brands are back with a sunglasses-only collection. The frames come in a mix of gold, silver and black and include both brand’s logos, as well as the usual camouflage pattern. Each pair costs around $600 and come in a special box that includes a matching camo case and cleaning cloth. The collection will be available from June 3rd at BAPE stores in Japan.

Ralph Lauren Reports $204 Million Loss in Fourth Quarter

Ralph Lauren has reported yet another loss, making it the fashion outlet’s ninth straight fall in quarterly sales at established stores. Fewer customers are in turn visiting RL locations, as the company’s shares are currently down three percent, which accounts for levels last seen during the financial recession. In addition, Ralph Lauren expects sales to continue to decline in the current quarter. The company has experienced a 16.3 percent fall in overall sales to $1.57 billion, as the low numbers are predominantly due to sluggish spending on apparel and accessories. Check out the full article below.

Ralph Lauren Reports $204 Million Loss in Fourth Quarter

Ralph Lauren Store | Source: Shutterstock By Reuters May 18, 2017 13:20 NEW YORK, United States - Ralph Lauren reported its ninth straight fall in quarterly sales at established stores as fewer customers visited its stores, sending the company's shares down 3 percent to levels last seen during the financial recession.

Air Jordan 5 Retro "White Cement"

The Air Jordan 4 “White/Cement” is as iconic a model as any in the Jordan Brand lineup and now the cement speckling is moving onto the next signature installment with the Air Jordan 5 White Cement slated to release this August 5th for $190 USD. The colorway translated over in the perfect way to the 1990 Jumpman classic as a smooth white leather upper features a matching ventilated mesh side panel allowing for a black and red tongue to contrast the cement speckling on the midsole. An icy bottom might not fit in with the whole OG theme, but it definitely adds a clean finish. Check out more detailed photos after the jump.

Vans Vault "Jungle Jacquard" Pack

Here's a look at a group of Vans offerings ready for summer with the Vans “Jungle Jacquard” Pack set to release on May 27th. The woven Jacquard tooling adds a lightweight construction to classics like the Vans Sk8-Hi, the Vans Old Skool, and the Vans Authentic, each featuring subtle embroidered fauna detailing for unique takes in black and white.

These IKEA Air Jordans Will Cost You $1,500

Perhaps the most unlikely sneaker story of the year, IKEA-themed customs continue to be a hot topic with The Shoe Surgeon's latest release. Along with Elliott Evan, The Shoe Surgeon has gone live with a limited edition two-pack featuring a pair of Air Jordan 1s and a matching bomber jacket. The Shoe Surgeon serves up a Special Field-like take on the Jordan 1, constructed with blue suede, yellow python and blue Frakta material. Evan's jackets are made from repurposed IKEA bags. The set, which runs $1,500, is available now at

Foot Locker Turns to Plan B After First Quarter Sales Drop

Foot Locker‘s first quarter sales are in and the athletic apparel retailer isn’t pleased with the results. Footwear News is reporting that Foot Locker’s shares are down 15% and profits have fallen 5.8%. Revenues did reportedly increase slightly, though the gains were less than 1%. As the retail industry continues to plummet, Foot Locker’s CEO Dick Johnson expressed to shareholders that he was “not satisfied” with his company’s first quarter outcome.

Foot Locker Thinking of 'Plan B' As Sales Weaken

As tough retail times persist, Foot Locker Inc. is reaching into its arsenal for a back up plan. The specialty athletic retail firm's shares are feeling the heat today - down more than 15 percent as of 11:45 a.m. - after its first-quarter profit results fell short of expectations.

Raf Simons x adidas Unveil 2017 F/W Collection

Raf Simons and adidas continue their long-lasting partnership after dropping a summer-ready Adilette slide, along with black and cream-colored renditions of the Ozweego Bunny. Now, the duo has released their 2017 fall/winter collection, featuring an updated Ozweego III with leather and mesh overlays on the upper, followed by performance cushioning on the sole. The color-blocked profile makes for an eye-catching silhouette, available in black/red and white/khaki/black designs. Also included in the lineup are the New Runner sneakers highlighting a canvas upper, along with an updated take on the classic Stan Smith. Peruse through the latest collection above and pre-order any of the kicks at Vrnts now.

Nike SF-AF1 Mid-Top Is Set to Release in Seven New Colorways

While SF-AF1 fans might be excited about the new mid-top design itself, they’ll be pleased to hear that the model will be debuting in seven new colorways. The new colorways include: “Black/Gum,” “Dark Grey/Light Bone,” “Ivory/Dark Red,” “Ivory/Olive,” “Mushroom/Light Bone,” a high-octane “Team Orange” and a winterised White colorway made in collaboration with outdoor wool label IBEX. The mid iteration retains most of the original high-top version‘s blueprints, keeping the same ballistic nylon and leather upper material construction, industrial-styled branding on the heel and buckled cross-straps at the ankle. New additions to the design include a double-zipper opening at the rear for easy entry, as well as “Nike Air” Swoosh branding within the upper canvas weave on the side, replacing the original stitched-on Swoosh branding.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Preview All 11 adidas NMD Releases for Tomorrow

This Saturday, May 20th is yet another unofficial adidas NMD Day as eleven different releases from the NMD lineage are release in stores worldwide. Four adidas NMD R1 Primeknits, four adidas NMD XR1 drops (including the “OG” colorway), and three styles of the adidas NMD City Sock 2 are confirmed to release at shops all around the globe. Of course, we don’t expect you to buy all eleven pairs, so if you need some help deciding, check out this quick rundown of the releases below before the May 20th release.