One of the biggest trainer brands in the Eighties, Etonic is making a comeback this year – starting with this collaboration between the brand and Coogi, a knitwear label made famous by Notorious BIG in the Nineties. This particular shoe based on their staple Trans Am style. It has multicoloured woven upper very similar to the Coverse x Missoni a few years back. This has a much more premium finish hence the £295 price tag. Watch this space as the brands nears the relaunch.
Since 2009, Marc Hare of Mr Hare has made quite the name for himself in the quality footwear scene. Concocting beautifully crafted collections of handmade Italian footwear, the British designer puts an end to the search for sleek, modern shoes with a luxurious tone. Take a look at the latest model, the Cunningham leather low-top sneaker created exclusively for Mr Porter. This model features a prime Italian leather body, with patent leather heel and toe caps, finished off with specialty foam insoles to ensure you’ll be as comfortable as you are stylish.
COPA MUNDIAL IN ALL BLACK!!!! Whoooooo! adidas has launched its latest range of football boots dubbed simply as the “Black and White” collection. Adhering to a crisp makeup, the collection brings to light iconic models from the past, the Copa Mundial as well as modern models such as the f50 and Predator. Available in black or white, the boots are made up of supple monotone uppers, while gold detailing at the tongue, vamp and heel panels round out the boots with a luxe finish. Check out a preview of the “Black and White” collection here and stay tuned for more information on release dates.
Sportswear retailer Foot Locker has teamed up with Nike and adidas Originals to release an exclusive “Triple Black” collection. As the name suggests, the offering sees sought-after sneakers from both brands in black on black on black colour schemes. Consisting of the well-liked ZX Flux, Air Huarache, Air Max 1, Air Trainer 1 Low and Roshe Run Woven silhouettes, the ”Triple Black” collection will be available exclusively at Foot Locker Europe beginning August 4
The adidas Originals ZX 500 2.0 for women is the classic retro runner redux, featuring a sleek one-piece neoprene upper with suede and textured leather overlays. The latter is finished in a glossy snakeskin-like print, adding a distinctive design element to the minimalist build. Mounted on a clean white EVA midsole, the shoe features the signature three-stripes in cut-out form, with a white trefoil-embossed heel tab completes the simple duo-tone look. The adidas ZX 500 2.0 “Black Snake” is available now through adidas retailers.
British sneaker brand Reebok has hooked up with retail spot size? on an exclusive pastel pack for summer. The “Purple Oasis” pack features two of Reebok’s most iconic styles, the Classic and the Workout Plus. Both styles have been given an allover pastel purple and display their bold and distinctive features without any distractions. The upper on each style is crafted from a brushed micro-perforated nubuck on the base, while the outer paneling exhibits a soft, buttery suede, both complemented by a white midsole and an iced gum sole unit. The pack launches worldwide on August 8 via direct links on their Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in store. Be warned the styles are limited to 500 pairs worldwide so move fast
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.
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’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.
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