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.
Artist and graphic designer Ryan Putnam has created a series of simple yet eye-catching outfit grids of famous movie costumes. The simple illustrations cover several iconic film characters from movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and more.
Goodbye, 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.
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.
Blending Ozwald Boateng‘s sartorial know-how with Nike‘s acute eye for athletic designs, the two have joined forces to present the N98 Suit. Coinciding with the World Cup, the sharp silhouette is inspired by London’s Savile Row suiting and the original Away uniform for the Brazil team playing in France in the summer of 1998. Manufactured in Italy and reinterpreted for the Brazil National Team, the suit maintains Boateng’s quality cut and sew techniques while incorporating subtle team branding throughout including the crest on the chest, shoulder-to-wrist stripe and back print. Encompassing Nike technology means that the suits are laser-cut and sonically welded like the team’s on-pitch jerseys.
Nike is back with some new shoes which are basically just hammocks for your feet. With their woven upper, the new Summer 2014 versions of the Roshe Run Woven are super-breathable, and super-comfortable. They’re available now in grey/gold and black/fuchsia.
Mr. Brainwash has joined forces with Nike to do what he does best: Make things that can vaguely pass as art, and sell them for shit-tons of money. The controversial street artist has put his mark on two popular silhouettes, which is really just a fancy way of saying he messily splattered them with paint. They are available in the “We Just Did It” sneaker which is a modified version of the Air Force One, and the “MBW Shoe” which is a new spin on the Nike Internationalist. Not a colab I’ll be picking up but no doubt they will be swept up by relsellers and appear at the likes of Crepe City for a small fortune. I’m off to Jackson Pollock my Air Force Ones…They’ll both be available for purchase here starting June 26th in extremely limited quantities.