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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2 Chainz Designs The Ewing 33 Hi

After previous collaborating with adidas, it looks like 2Chainz is getting back into the sneaker market with an upcoming project with Ewing Athletics. The 33 Hi, a bold high-top design that seems to be a match made in heaven with 2Chainz’s style, is the canvas for the rapper’s latest collab, featuring the classic model in an all-new taped seam construction and black and grey checkered upper. Ewing Athletics just dropped this early preview on their Instagram page, so stay tuned for full details and a release date.

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Hood By Air Cancels FW17 Paris Fashion Week Show

Something fishy is going down at the house of Hood By Air. Just this weekend, we received a rather abrupt email from the brand’s PR stating that the show, which was scheduled for Sunday, March 5 during Paris Fashion Week, had been cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances". This marks the second schedule change for the brand this fashion month, as they were actually meant to show during New York Fashion Week, but opted instead to show in Paris just a few weeks before the Big Apple’s circuit.

Hood By Air Cancels Paris Show for Women's RTW

OFF THE CALENDAR: Hood By Air has cancelled its runway show during Paris Fashion Week, the contemporary streetwear brand designed by Shayne Oliver said Monday. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we inform you that the fall-winter 2017 Hood By Air show scheduled on Sunday, 5 March 2017 is cancelled," a statement from the brand said.

Pharrell x adidas NMD HU Stan Smith

Pharrell is taking up the iconic adidas Stan Smith tennis model for inspiration on his latest collaborative effort with the three stripes, as the Pharrell x adidas NMD HU will debut this Spring 2017 season featuring a classic combination of pearl white and classic green in modernized form for the perfect lifestyle selection. Expect this offering to be rather limited, and note that this isn’t your traditional adidas NMD offering either. Instead, the woven Primeknit upper features a brand new midsole and outsole unit with absolutely no trace of Boost technology. Instead, diamond-esque cutouts form an intricate pattern on the midsole while a unique insole shows a diagram of the foot with a Chinese pressure point map. Check out a first look after the jump.

adidas Ultra Boost ST "Grey/Navy-Pink"

Always overshadowed by the standard adidas Ultra Boost, the Ultra Boost ST designed to offer runners more stability is still a great performance-meets-casual sneaker in its own right. Case in point: this new colorway featuring a clean blend of grey and navy Primeknit up top with a pop of hot pink for the medial support walls on the Boost midsole to combat over-pronation during your run. With no hype or fanfare, the Ultra Boost ST is an easy pick-up available at adidas Running retailers now.

Air Jordan 4 Retro "Pure Money"

The clean white “Pure Money” colorway of the Air Jordan 4 is coming back, and it looks like it will have all the details from the last time it released in 2006. The crispy all white leather upper; the chrome accents; and one special touch you might not even have know was on the original version, “PURE $” embroidered tonally on the inside of the heel tabs. See the proof after the jump, and don’t forget to mark the May 13th release date on your calendar if you’re after a pair.

New Balance 247 Classic Collection

First came “Luxe”, then came “Sport”, and now the New Balance 247 simply goes “Classic” for this latest set of upcoming colorways. Keeping things simple and stylish to drive home the shoe’s ethos of everyday wearability, New Balance presents the hot new silhouette in some classic tones associated with any number of New Balance running shoes throughout the years. Of course, no shade is more iconic on a pair of classic suede and mesh New Balance sneakers than grey, which highlights this collection also including standard colorways in navy, black, and white. Similar to the construction of the Sport version, the 247 Classic features a mesh toe with synthetic nubuck on the midfoot and heel paneling, finished with a stretchy neoprene collar and tongue for foot-hugging comfort.The New Balance 247 Classic collection arrives at finer New Balance retailers globally and NewBalance.com on March 4th.

Nike Air Force 1 Low GS "Flax"

“Wheat” is back once again on the Nike Air Force 1 Low with this all-new Flax nubuck colorway for kids. The Air Force 1 features the now-standard “Wheat” look, featuring a soft nubuck upper in tan with a gum rubber sole to match. Only showing up so far in Gradeschool sizing, let’s hope Nike is also dropping them in men’s sizing soon. If not, there’s going to be some jealous Air Force 1 fans out there.The Air Force 1 Low GS “Flax” is arriving now at select Nike Sportswear retailers

Hanon x Diadora V7000 "Midnight Express"

Now frequent collaborators, Scottish sneaker shop Hanon and Italian brand Diadora are teaming up once again for another impeccable look for V.7000. The retro runner is once again outfitted in a premium set of materials by Hanon for the stealthy “Midnight Express” edition, including ostrich textured leather and suede in black with white accents. Today we only have an early preview of the shoe for you, so stay tuned for Hanon to fully unveil images and the story behind the “Midnight Express” colorway sometime before they drop in April.

adidas Originals x Alexander Wang Collection

Featuring a black sock-like Primeknit upper, the Alexander Wang x Adidas Run uses a unique bungee cord lacing system that tightens at the back of the shoe, Boost midsoles and gum bottoms. The Alexander Wang x Adidas Run Clean is a slip-on version that uses a simpler white and off-white Primeknit upper, upside down Trefoil logos, Boost midsoles and gum bottoms. The fourteen piece collection will be available on March 1st at Barneys in New York, Colette in Paris, Antonioli in Milan, Storm in Copenhagen, Dover Street Market in Ginza, Boon the Shop in Seoul and Joyce in Hong Kong. A wider release will follow on March 4th on adidas.com/originals, alexanderwang.com and select Adidas Originals and Alexander Wang locations.

Sneaker Shopping w/ Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson

It's been many months since the release of the "Chef Curry" Under Armour sneakers and the takes are still rolling in. During the latest episode of Sneaker Shopping from Complex, guest Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson cites the shoes as a low point in signature sneaker history.

"Based on the type of player he is, everything has to flow," Johnson says. "That didn't flow with who he was at the time and still is."

Check out the video clip below.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Diadora UK B.Elite Collection

Italian sneaker brand Diadora gets nostalgic this spring with a special collection paying homage to the brand’s popularity in the UK in the 1980s. The “80s in the UK” includes apparel and multiple colorways of the B. Elite tennis sneaker to herald back to the terrace style of the time. The collection is available in both men’s and women’s pieces, as you can see here by the photoshoot on the streets of Hackney, London. The “80s in the UK” collection is available now at select Diadora retailers globally. Check out the collection after the jump.

Unboxing The Air Jordan 4 Retro "Motorsports"

Similar to the pair that was exclusively gifted to Michael Jordan's Motorsports Team in 2006, the shoe features blocking similar to the original "Fire Red" colorway, but with blue in place of red. Unlike the sample, the retail pair does not bear the Mars Blackmon stamp near the heel. Ahead of next month's drop, Complex's own Rich "Maze" Lopez and Brendan Dunne hopped on Facebook Live to unbox the retro. Check out the video below.

SoleCollector - Unboxing "Motorsports" Air Jordan 4s | Facebook

Unboxing "Motorsports" Air Jordan 4s

Rip Hamilton Thanks Jordan Brand in Jersey Retirement Speech

During his brief stint as a Washington Wizard, Michael Jordan took a young Richard "Rip" Hamilton under his wing ... somewhat. As Hamilton tells the story, he asked Jordan to be part of his brand when they were teammates, but Jordan declined. "Hey Rip, my sneaker's for All-Stars," said Jordan according to Hamilton. Not to be deterred, Hamilton went on to become an All-Star and NBA champion as a member of the Detroit Pistons, and Jordan made good on his word by making him a Team Jordan athlete. Hamilton finished his career wearing Jordan sneakers, including some of the best Player Exclusives to date. 

Seth Rogen Wears Nike Mag Sneakers at the Oscars

When you present an Oscar with Michael J. Fox, there's only one way you can hit the stage. After starring in a Back to the Future bit, Seth Rogen and Fox pulled up to the stage in the DeLorean car from the trilogy. On Rogen's feet, Nike Mag sneakers, famously worn by Fox's character Marty McFly in the sequel. The auto-lacing sneakers were made available through a Nike drawing last October and have sold for $30,000 - $60,000 on eBay since.

ASICS GEL-Lyte V "Carbon Red"

Lately we’ve seen a number of neutral, outdoor-inspired colorways of the ASICS GEL-Lyte V, but the brand is back to its bold color combos with its latest release in Carbon/OT red. The comfy sneaker with its unique mono-sock fit features a premium upper constructed of suede, nubuck and ripstop nylon, in contrasting red, grey and mint green. The look is finished off with a speckled midsole, mint green outsole and embossed branding on the tongue and side profile to match. The new colorway is currently at retailers for $110 USD.

Asics Gel Lyte V - Carbon/OT Red

The versatile, very comfortable Gel-Lyte V is a popular choice for all sneaker addicts. Having over two decades of performance heritage, it offers a unique mono-sock design for remarkable fit and comfort, built on a well executed sleek silhouette.Item: Asics Gel Lyte V Color: Carbon/OT Red

Kim Kardashian Is Giving Away YEEZY BOOST 350 V2s in "Zebra"

For those who weren’t able to obtain a pair of the limited YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Zebra” which dropped yesterday, Kim Kardashian West might be the answer to your prayers. The social media mogul posted an image of the sneakers last night on Twitter. She then went on an Oprah-esque spree, giving away multiple pairs to a few lucky fans who expressed their disappointment or simply took the opportunity to ask for them by replying to the tweet. So far, she has given away four random pairs, but there’s no telling whether she might give away more as she clearly has an abundant supply of YEEZYS and has been generous in the past. Take a look at some of the responses below and try your luck by responding to her tweet yourself.

Finessor on Twitter

Tell ye to send me a pair! I'm a broke college hypebeast https://t.co/9ZXV071Xel

Kim Kardashian West on Twitter

What size Yeezy are you? I got you! https://t.co/qi4G2pfLRc

Nike Air Max 1 "Atmos Elephant"

Nike recently unveiled its upcoming Air Max Day Collection, teasing eight different variations of the classic silhouette, including the Air Max 1 “Atmos Elephant.” Crowned as the winner of the 2016 Vote Back contest, official images of the beloved colorway have been released. Initially launched in 2006 as part of a “Zoo Pack” collection, we see that the original design remains intact, along with eye-catching details such as jade-colored accents and a gray elephant texture throughout the shoe. Get an in-depth look through the images after the jump, and expect this sneaker to drop on March 26th for Air Max Day.

PUMA Blaze of Glory EvoKNIT

PUMA‘s popular Blaze of Glory silhouette returns in a new EvoKNIT construction just after receiving two limited edition colorways from Stampd. The material upgrade transforms the original BoG into a mid-top model, featuring a heather gray weave on the quarter panel, perforated details on the vamp and heel counter, black accents along the heel stabilizer and EVA midsole, as well as a hit of tan above the midfoot midsole. The clean profile is rounded out by a crisp white midsole and black outsole, while Trinomic cushioning retains the shoe’s signature comfort. The PUMA Blaze of Glory Limitless Hi EvoKNIT retails for $169 USD at retailers such as Titolo now.

Nike's VP of Global Design Reveals Rarest Nike SB Dunks

To celebrate 15 years of SB Dunks, Nike‘s VP of Global Design Sandy Bodecker took to his Instagram account to reveal some super rare and never-released SB Dunk samples. The offering includes a pair of snazzy “Logo” SB Dunks, a pair of one-off highs made for Japanese baseball player Ichiro Suzuki and a rare “Dutch Porcelain” colorway. Bodecker joined Nike in 1982 as a footwear wear-test coordinator and in 2001, he was appointed as General Manager of the new Nike Skateboarding branch. Take a look at the rare gems below

A couple of very limited SB Dunks MP Logo Dunk (3pr)

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Supreme x Vans 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

For its latest addition to a longstanding partnership with Vans, the brand has unveiled an array of colors that most notably feature an inconspicuous leopard theme. Choosing the Sk8-Mid Pro for this iteration, the sneakers are offered in four different colorways of yellow, pink, blue and black, which all incorporate velvet leopard uppers. Finishing touches include contrasting white laces, leather linings, vulcanized outsoles and embroidered Supreme branding on the rear suede, as well as on the red vans hit at the heel. The collection will be available at Supreme’s New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris locations, as well as its online store from March 2nd. Japan will see a release on March 4nd.

Friday, February 24, 2017

VLONE x NikeLab Air Force 1s Are Releasing Again

When the VLONE x Nike Air Force 1 originally debuted at ComplexCon back in November, it was so limited that they apparently sold on eBay for more than $90,000. Well, A$AP Bari gave fans without deep pockets like that a second chance at the sneakers with a Harlem exclusive release during New York Fashion Week and now, there's another drop going down soon. This time, the VLONE x NikeLab Air Force 1 will be releasing in London. A$AP Bari took to Twitter to confirm the release of only 200 pairs.

A$AP Bigga Bar$ on Twitter

Releasing 200 Vlone Kicks On London Somewhere 🤷🏾‍♂️🇬🇧🤷🏾‍♂️

First Look: adidas x YEEZY Boost V2 "Cream"

Yeezy Mafia has done it again. The YEEZY Boost rumor specialist has just shared what appears to be official adidas images of the YEEZY Boost 350 V2 "Cream White". The site has correctly called a number of popular release dates, and even shared official images of the “Zebra” YEEZY weeks before this weekend’s drop. The “Cream White” colorway sees the redesigned V2 model dressed up in a silky smooth off-white. The images show that the “SPLY-350″ lettering has also been whited out to the point where it’s almost indistinguishable from the rest of the upper.

Yeezy Mafia on Twitter

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 Cream White / Cream White April 2017 #MafiaSZN RT

ETQ SS17 Pastel Collection

Amsterdam-based sneaker label ETQ has unleashed a pastel-soaked SS17 arsenal which offers up a fresh twist on traditional looks. Like last year, the collection will be divided into two drops; the above images offering a glimpse across both. While ETQ has always been unisex, the latest range will feature a tonal women’s pack as well as two new runners: The Vortex and Delta. Each pair of creps comes with its own dust bag and a spare set of laces.

Air Jordan 13 Retro Low "UNC" PE

The Air Jordan 13 Low UNC PE features a clean Carolina Blue mesh upper with accents of Wolf Grey on the mudguard and midsole to contrast the premium white leather toe. Perhaps the most interesting feature is what won’t readily appear on television when the Heels wear these this March, the classic argyle lining to match the signature stripes on UNC’s jerseys truly pops and is something we’d love to see actually hit retailers to give UNC fans the world over something special to add to their collection. But alas, this is just the perks of being one of the top college basketball players in the country lucky enough to play for Roy Williams. Check out more detailed shots after the jump.

Raf Simons x adidas Ozweego "Bunny"

Raf Simons hops into the spring sneaker season with his latest adidas Ozweego creation dubbed the Bunny. Giving the retro adidas running shoe a new life as a high-style sneaker with his own modifications, the Ozweego arrives again with this new edition featuring a creamy white and light tan upper constructed in premium leather with the usual silicone “bubbles” across the upper and added text for an industrial-like detailing. The Raf Simons adidas Ozweego Bunny is arriving now at finer adidas retailers.

adidas "Fear the Fork" Harden Vol. 1

adidas Basketball revisits James Harden’s days at Arizona State University for the new “Fear the Fork” edition of the Harden Vol. 1. Paying homage to his status as one of the greats players in ASU basketball history where his number is now retired and hanging from the rafters, Harden’s debut signature shoe arrives just in time for the March Madness ahead with a black knit upper and the school’s bright and sunny gold hue contrasting on the leather toe, translucent outsole, and accents throughout.The “Fear the Fork” Harden Vol. 1 drops March 4th for $140 USD at adidas.com.

Minions x PUMA Collaboration

The Minions are about to take over the world this June as Despicable Me 3 is set for a theatrical release on June 30th, but this invasion will spill over into footwear as Puma and the film franchise announces a collaboration for adults and kids. Based on this teaser image released by Puma, we can expect the Puma Suede and the Disc Blaze adorned with Minions-specific details around the shoes.The Puma x The Minions collection is set to release in adult and kids size ranges beginning in June at Puma.com and select retailers.

Customers Are Receiving Moldy Air Jordans From Nike

In recent years, numerous Nike and Air Jordan releases have been scrapped or delayed due to problems with mold growing on the sneakers during transit. Perhaps the same should have been done for this past weekend's "True Red" Air Jordan 13 Retro release. Multiple shoppers have come forward with mold-ridden pairs of the retro Jordans that were purchased from Nike.com. Photos shared show the sneakers covered in mold, some pairs worse than others. In a few instances, the leather is warped, likely a result of the presence of moisture. Some buyers, such as Instagram user @tl_yo, have had trouble contacting Nike to correct the issue. However, the Nikestore Twitter account has been providing assistance to those with complaints. Take a look below.

So I just got my order from @nike delivered from UPS , I'm all excited and I open this . @jumpman23 @nikebasketball Somebody got somebody got some explaining to do . This is a health issue . I have small kids including a 6 month old baby . No help via the 1800 number . I have reached out via Twitter , Instagram , Nike plus app . No responses so now I'm taking this route . I don't think they fully understand this over the phone . I've asked to send pictures . They lady was nice but she didn't understand what I was sent . She asked "what does it feel like " I told her I wasn't touching it to find out . @sneakerdave @heskicks @nightwing2303 any help would be appreciated .@mjo23dan ❌slide to view more pics ❌

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Y-3 Noci High Black/Silver

Yohji Yamamoto’s space-inspired Y-3 Noci High reemerges with an even fresher makeup for Spring 2017. This time, the futuristic silhouette’s breathable mesh upper comes in a “Core Black,” silver metallic and “Crystal White” remix. A clean grid pattern on the heel and ankle highlights the hi-top design, while a unique lace-zipper fastening system and transparent Y-3 branding heel counter showcase the shoe’s unconventional design. Finally, Poron cushioning system and an EVA midsole ensure function and form. The adidas Y-3 Noci High in “Core Black/Silver Metallic/Crystal White” is available at select retailers such as Titolo for a retail price of $400 USD.

Jordan Brand Is Set to Release An "Obsidian" Air Jordan 15

Originally released back in 2000, Jordan Brand is set to retro the “Obsidian” Air Jordan 15. The release will celebrate the original by mimicking the woven leather upper and plush cushioning for elevated comfort found on the 2000 model. Additionally, the shoe will feature the same rubber herringbone pods for multidirectional traction, midfoot shank for added support and Dynamic Fit inner sleeve. Retailing at $190 USD, the Air Jordan 15 “Obsidian” will be available online and at Jordan Brand retailers March 4th.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fat Joe Involved in Multiple Lawsuits Over Sneaker Store

On Feb. 15th, the payment processing company handling the store's credit card sales sued Spina and Fat Joe (birth name Joseph Cartagena) for $318,815 over allegations of credit card fraud. On Feb. 21st, Spina sued Cartagena, claiming the rapper banned him from the store shortly after its opening and left him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in sneaker sales. The Feb. 15th complaint, filed by payment processing company Cayan in the Southern District of New York, alleges that the store used customers' credit card information to rack up fake charges. In it, Cayan accuses the defendants of fraud, breach of contract, unjust enrichment, negligent supervision, and a violation of the RICO Act. Cartagena's name doesn't appear in the lawsuit, but the defendants listed are Spina and All the Way Up LLC, a company formed by Cartagena and Spina.

OFF-WHITE x Nike Equality Collaboration Tee

Nike continues its powerful message of Equality throughout the month of February with a limited-edition t-shirt designed in collaboration with Virgil Abloh’s OFF-WHITE fashion label. The key detail in this product is the mosaic of country flags on the chest overlayed with bold-stripes that represents the flags of the world combined into one. Stenciled “OFF” logos and small Swoosh logos appear adjacent to the the neckline, This limited edition t-shirt is now available for purchase at NIkeLab 21 Mercer in-store for $40 USD.

Release Reminder: adidas NMD R1 "Monochrome" Pack

The adidas NMD R1 Monochrome Pack features the standard-issue sports mesh construction for an extra ventiliated feel, but the colorized Boost midsole unit and bumpers are anything but thanks to hints of an eye-popping Solar Red, an alternate black Boost that was the first color to pop-up outside of the traditional white, and more.Check out an updated look at the latest international shops stocking the adidas NMD R1 Monochrome Pack after the jump.

First Look: Air Jordan 5 Retro "Red Suede"

It’s a big morning for Jordan updates. Not only have we received word that the classic Air Jordan 1 Mid “New Love” is coming back to retailers later this year, but a select group of Instagram notables have started posting the Air Jordan 5 “Red Suede” retro for July 1st, 2017.For the uninitiated, there was a premium-themed Air Jordan 5 offering that first appeared back in 2009’s “Raging Bull” Defining Moments Pack alongside an all reflective 3M colorway for just $310 USD. This pair posted earlier today features a decidedly different approach and comes equipped with the “Fire Pack” name meaning that there could be more colorways on the way.The Air Jordan 5 Red Suede features an updated red mesh ventilation cage on the side panel while a matching University Red midsole gets contrasting black shark teeth to coincide with an icy outsole unit. Traditionalists will love the fact that the reflective 3M tongue still remains, but for the most part, this is an almost all-red Air Jordan 5 option.

Foot Locker to Release Pensole World Sneaker Championship Winning Shoe Design

Sixty-four finalists around the globe entered the PENSOLE World Sneaker Championships and now it’s down to one. This winning design, crafted by Maxwell Lund of Morton, MN, is what remains from Pensole’s bracket-style sneaker design tournament, and this Saturday, Foot Locker will release the shoes exclusively at select stores across the globe. Lund’s design was handcrafted in Portugal by Portugal Footwear and features a FE (For Ever) molded EVA outsole, three different grades of fine Portugal leather, lasered signature of the winning designer on top of the pull tab, World Sneaker Championship logo on the heel and metal lace tips. Each shoe is individually numbered on the back of the tongue and comes in a box with straps so it converts into a backpack. Check out the Foot Locker launch locator to see which shops are carrying them, and tune into the Foot Locker Facebook page to see a live stream of the official unveiling today at 6PM EST.

The CopDate App Wants to Solve Sneaker Release Problems

“No more bullshit. No more ambiguity. No more anxiety. No more being beaten up by bots.”

Sounds pretty good, right? That kind of utopian sneaker release is what Andrew Raisman, the mind behind the app Copdate, is working towards. The app looks to put hyped sneaker releases in the palm of shoppers’ hands, minimizing madness and bots that compromise the experience. This is achieved by partnering with retailers to host launches for coveted product. New Jersey boutique Packer Shoes is the latest shop to team up with Copdate, releasing the recent black/red Yeezy Boost 350 V2 on the app.

Ex-Nike Employee Auctioning Original Jordans to Protest Trump

After receiving the shoes from a longtime family friend and tucking them away in his collection for a couple years, Nguyen-Long is selling this Air Jordan relic on eBay and donating the proceeds. He hopes to sell the shoes for around $2,000 and split the money up, sending some money to organizations like the ACLU in protest of President Trump. Nguyen-Long got the shoes from Roseann Yeagley, his mother's college roommate. He and his family visited Yeagley in Delaware in 2013 and the topic of Nike came up. In that conversation, Yeagley casually mentioned that she had a pair of sneakers she'd bought for her son when he was in high school still laying around decades after the purchase. A year later, she sent Nguyen-Long the shoes in the mail. "A FedEx time capsule of basketball and sneaker history," is how he described the shoes in a Facebook post.

My mother, Thuy, came to the U.S. from... - Victor Nguyen-Long | Facebook

My mother, Thuy, came to the U.S. from Vietnam in 1961 on a scholarship to Misericordia University (then College Misericordia), a tiny Catholic college...

Nike Zoom KD 9 Elite

Earlier this month, Kevin Durant laced up a modified take on his signature KD 9 and now we finally have a proper look at the Elite kicks. More than likely the design Durant will don throughout the upcoming NBA Playoffs, the Zoom KD 9 Elite retains the general aesthetic and full-length Zoom cushioning of the original, but extends the collar, which now appears in a thin stretch fabric instead of Engineered Mesh, skyward a bit while employing thick Dyanmic Flywire cables throughout. If you take a look at the heel of the shoe, you’ll notice the Flywire even extends all the way around the ankle (beneath the thin fabric) for improved support and stability. Though Nike has yet to officially announce the Zoom KD 9 Elite, the Dark Grey/Sail-Hyper Jade version of the kicks are listed as a February 23rd release.

Sneaker Shopping w/ Juelz Santana

On the latest installment of Sneaker Shopping, Harlem’s own Juelz Santana takes a trip to atmos to shop and discuss traditional New York footwear and much more. Alongside host Joe La Puma the two reminisce about the initial popularity of the Nike Air Force 1 growing up and its current resurgence. Another popular New York silhouette which made the conversation was the Timberland boot. Emphasizing that one must buy the correct pair, Juelz also remembers the quick popularity of the Nike Boot. Alongside showing love for A$AP Bari’s VLONE collaboration with the Swoosh, Santana talks about Dipset’s iconic photos and the possibility of a long-awaited reunion. Check out the video below.

The Air Jordan 1 Mid "New Love" Returns

2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of Jordan Brand’s “Old Love, New Love” pack and, to celebrate, the Swoosh imprint is rereleasing the pack’s bold yellow and black “New Love” make-up. Originally accompanied by the original “Black Toe” colorway when it debuted a decade ago, 2017′s solo “New Love” drop perfectly recreates the OG, retaining its mid-top cut and coupling black suede with yellow leather throughout while jewel wings logos accompany a contrasting white midsole. Yellow accents also handle the laces, Swoosh, and Jumpman logos, not to mention the translucent rubber outsole. The Air Jordan 1 Mid “New Love” is already available via Tokyo’s atmos and will surely hit additional Jordan spots across the globe in the weeks ahead.

Sean Malto Gets His Own Nike SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low

Not long ago, Nike took the wraps off the fledgling SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low model. Now, the Swoosh is offering another low-top variant that pays tribute to pro rider, Sean Malto. This latest iteration culls design cues from traditional samurai armor, touting brass details alongside decorative stitching on the upper and side panels. Not to mention, the skateboarding shoe comes with a unique sock-liner that is adorned with a Kabuto visual to aptly top off the theme. Take a look at the Nike SB Zoom Dunk Elite Low above and be sure to head over to nike.com and select retailers to purchase the sneaker starting March 2nd.

Nike Is Set to Release an Air Uptempo "All-Star" Pack

Nike is continuing to commemorate this year’s festivities in New Orleans. The next release comes in the form of a Nike Air Max Uptempo pack that is based around the iconic “University Blue” color. Featuring the Nike Air Max Uptempo, Air Max2 Uptempo, and the Air Max Uptempo 97 silhouettes, the pack gives the classic ’90s baskeball models a clean lifestyle-ready makeover utilizing supple “University Blue” suede. Retailing at $140 USD, $150 USD and $160 USD respectively, the Nike Air Max Uptempo, Air Max2 Uptempo and Air Max Uptempo 97 from the Air Uptempo “All-Star” pack will be available online and in-store February 25th.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

PUMA x Daily Paper Collaboration

PUMA has joined forces with Amsterdam streetwear brand Daily Paper for a vibrant SS17 collection inspired by Maasai cricketers. Spanning a variety of apparel and sneakers, the contemporary range goes in heavy on bold speckled graphics and bright, spring-ready colorways. Several PUMA staples have been reinvented with an East African, Maasai flavor including the Match crep which is featured in three styles. Elsewhere, the T7 Track Jacket, a key PUMA piece from the vault, has been revamped in red, black, mint and orange. Cop via the first drop at the link here, and look out for the rest of the collection coming February 24th.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” Available on Confirmed App

adidas has officially confirmed the release the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” for February 25. Sign ups on the Confirmed app are open now through February 22nd. As of now, the release looks to be extremely limited with availability at adidas SoHo, Miami Beach, Miami Aventura and Los Angeles Melrose. Select retailers will stock limited pairs of the shoe but it looks as though this will be one of the more scaled releases of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2. Take an official look at the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra” after the jump, and stay tuned for more.

adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Zebra”
Release Date: 02/25/17
Colorway: Footwear White/Core Black-Red
Style #: CP9654
Price: $220

Feature x Saucony Courageous “Belgian Waffle”

Breakfast anytime just got real with the Feature x Saucony Courageous “Belgian Waffle” collab. Packing too much syrup over sauce, this retro runner sports yellow and brown hues on premium suede and letather with purple, pink and green 3M dots representing fruit topping the waffle dish. Nothing wrong with that. Check these out in look book shots after the jump, and mark your calendar for a February 25th release date both in-store and online at Feature.

Nike Unveils 2017 Air Max Day Releases

Nike’s Air Max Day holiday celebration is just over one month away, and fanatics of visible Air will be treated with one of the most thorough sneaker release line-ups yet. In addition to the Air Max 1 “Master” that was revealed yesterday as well as the atmos x Air Max 1 that was voted in a year ago, Nike Sportswear has several other shoe releases in store for the big day that lead up the grand debut of the Vapormax silhouette. See the full line-up after the jump.