Nike Summer 2014 Flyknit Racer

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The innovative Nike Flyknit Racer is now being offered in three new colourways ideal for summer. Getting its structure and support from the sportswear giant’s Flyknit technology, the runner is incredibly lightweight, with a precision fit that feels like a second skin. A forefoot Nike Zoom unit, full-length Phylon midsole, and a waffleskin rubber outsole with racing-specific diamond pattern further emphasize the silhouette’s design language. Arriving in Pink Flash/Hyper Crimson/Black, Game Royal/Pink Flash/Black, and Black/White/Photo Blue.

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Thom Browne Leather-Sleeved Cashmere Bomber Jacket

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Known for his quirky and conceptual standpoint in fashion, Thom Browne has released a contemporary rendition of the timeless bomber jacket. What was once used as a pilot’s jacket for military purposes, Browne reinterprets this by extending his signature slick and luxurious touches. Crafted in the U.S.A., the luxe jacket boasts a cashmere body, ribbed trims and contrasting full-grain leather sleeves. The Thom Browne Leather-Sleeved Cashmere Bomber Jacket can now be purchase at select stockists worldwide

Blood Brother AW14 Lookbook

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Blood Brother’s AW14 collection is its most luxurious so far – the signature butter soft leather pieces are combined to suede details, offering striking contrasts of matt and shiny. The seamless long lined bomber stands out as the ultimate sports luxe must-have with its beautiful finish. Soft alpaca jumpers are available in the collection’s dominant tons of black and red, while the selvedge denim is made from 13oz Japanese Kuroki. The injection of Kevlar gives the designs an innovative techy feel, which contrasts with other organic materials – the pony hair jacket is one of this season’s hero pieces.

These grown up designs and materials are then combined with details inspired by collectibles and sports – panini football stickers, trophies, scars – giving the collection a fun, playful twist. Building on the brand’s reputation for graphics, the key repeated eyes and roses prints are available on shirts and tops. Subtle sport themed embossments can be found on tops, offering an alternative to the brighter printed pieces. Available soon at Concept by Cruise & Van Mildert.

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Y-3 Yohji Boost Black/White

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After getting an early preview of the Y-3 Yohji Boost, we’ve now got a better look at the shoe in an eye-catching black and white graphic colorway. A design that eschews superfluous details and unnecessary bulk, the shoe features a minimal and super breathable mesh upper with a black and white stripe pattern running across almost the entirety of the shoe. A black semi-rigid suede heel and tongue provide a bit of added support without taking away from the sleek design, and underneath is a supremely comfortable Boost sole. Look for these soon at Cruise & Van Mildert

Balmain Fleece-Back Cotton Biker Hoodie

balmain-fleece-cotton-biker-hoodie-1-960x640Luxury fashion house Balmain have added this motorcycle-inspired cotton hoodie to their seasonal offerings. Crafted from cotton jersey and finished with motocross style quilting and metal zippers, the piece is a lightweight way of adopting the biker aesthetic without resorting to heavy leathers. Balmain’s recent forays into biker style has added an element of toughness to the normally delicate and precious world of high fashion.

Footpatrol x Nike Air Huarache Light “Concrete”

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London’s own Footpatrol has teamed up with Nike to create an Air Huarache Light inspired by the grey winter days of London and how it seems to magnify the abundance of grey building facades in the bustling capital. Taking the inspiration quite literally, this Huarache Light features an all-grey upper composed of rich suede and lightweight mesh, all of which is tied together by the semi-translucent grey molded eyestays. 3M accents, embroidered tonal Swooshes, speckled laces, a light grey, speckled sole, and perforated white leather lining round out the details for these special kicks. Limited to just 500 pairs worldwide, the Air Huarache Light “Concrete” will be available in-store and online exclusively at Footpatrol starting at 9:00 a.m. local time on Friday, July 18

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Saucony ‘Cavity’ Pack

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Saucony‘s “Cavity” pack, which consists of the Shadow 5000 and Shadow Original, is gearing up for its official launch in the coming days. Offering up two new colorways, the “Minty Fresh” rendition features a suede and mesh mint green upper with hits of red at the collar, tongue and eyelets. The “Black Razz,” on the other hand, sees a suede, leather and mesh upper executed in black and pink as a nod to its raspberry and licorice-inspired design. Both iterations rest atop a contrasting white midsole and black rubber outsole. The Saucony “Cavity” Pack will be available at select retailers on Tuesday.

Size? x Nike Air Huarache Light Atomic Mango

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The days of quickstrikes in the kicks world has been lost for a while now. The proliferation of information out and the number of people willing to leak the info makes keeping a release secret. However, Nike and UK retailer size? have managed to pull off one of the better surprises in years with the Nike Air Huarache Light ‘Atomic Mango.’

The shoe is a beautiful progression piece that combines seldom used elements from the Huarache lineage to generate a new look. The colour scheme comes from the long forgotten Huarache Racer OG from ’94 and an unreleased version of the Huarache Burst made in 2005 but never seeing the light of day. The 2014 version uses the Huarache Light design, included the sole and not the Free version seen on the last Huarache Light-lookalikes. I’m sure some purists will find a way to down-talk them as not having minute details related to the original Lights but I like em plus expect more colourways from Nike over the next couple of seasons. Available now.

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The Americanness Of Manchester United’s New Kit

Fa14_Match_Manchester_United_PR_H_Front_R_detail-801x572Goodbye, Patrik Ervell. Hello, Chevrolet. Manchester United has a new home kit. The previous, a sharp number that paid homage to Manchester’s connection to the textile industry (i.e. gingham), clothed the Red Devils during David Moyes’ remarkably dreadful tenure as manager. And, as such, goes the way of the gray kits that rendered players invisible on the pitch during the ’90s. Those little collars have been told to fuck right of, except on Puma’s new Arsenal alternate.

In replacement of the Ervellian design is a new look that borrows, seemingly, from Little League baseball. There is a single button henley placket and then there is, well, a fantastically large Chevy ribbon. Americanness doesn’t suit football (sorry, Glazer family), and unless Louis van Gaal rights the ship, this one should, like last year’s kit, go the way of the dodo in 12 months time.

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adidas adizero Feather Primeknit Black/Phantom

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adidas has unveiled a new addition to the Primeknit family with its adizero Feather Primeknit. Featuring a fully woven Primeknit upper in black/phantom, this shoe offers up a slim profile that is both snug on the foot and airy. Standout details include the woven details at the heel and tongue, as well as the hard plastic heel support at the rear. The upper rests atop a contrasting white lightweight midsole and black rubber outsole.