Monthly Archives: July 2014

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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Ryan Putnam’s Illustrations of Famous Movie Costumes

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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.

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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.

Ozwald Boateng x Nike N98 Suit

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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.

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