If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Nike Air Force 1 has solidified itself as one of the greatest sneakers all time. Well, even without its imitators, the AF1 is already considered among the greats which is why it comes as no surprise that another company this time, Valentino appears to have used it as a foundation for its newest release. The silhouette is very similar with strap and sole details mirroring its Nike counterpart.
What sets this apart from the AF1 is the premium materials. The shoe is made in Italy with an upper comprised of a calk-skin leather and fabric insets to mimic a camo pattern. Rubber stud details can also be seen on the shoe’s back heel as well as the forefoot of the shoe’s outsole. All in all this is a premium sneaker for those people who want to take it to that next level. Dont get me wrong this is a beautifully crafted sneaker but I personally will be sticking to the trusted Nike version…If you on the other hand can part with £600+ shop here
Hot off the heels from Air Max Day, Nike continues to churn out iterations of its classic line of Air Max sneakers. Honoring the unique occasion, Nike has released a special pair of Nike Air Max 1 Ultra Moires, clad in a white/white colorway. Appropriate for the spring and summer months ahead, the minimalist clean-white sneaker features a perforated upper, with complementing off-white tones on its gum outsole. Buy here
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Tagged 2, Air, Babies, Boost, II, Kicks, Mag, Nike, Picasso Babe, Sneakers, Trainers, Yeezy
For the next instalment of their exclusive Select Collection, footwear retailer size? presents two new colourways of the popular adidas Originals Tubular Runner silhouette. The “Tubular Mono” runner pack is comprised of tonal red and white iterations of the shoe, which feature a mesh base and suede laser-cut detailing along the breathable upper, sitting atop of a EVA midsole. Tonal laces and branding at the tongue round out the latest designs. This exclusive release will be available for purchase starting March 27 here
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Tagged adidas, Adidas Originals, Exclusive, Kicks, Mono, Runner, Size?, Sneakers, Trainers, Tubular
When it comes to New Balance, everyone loves a bit of “Made in…”, wether it’s our very own Flimby, allowing us to be proud of our nations flailing manufacturing industry, or the exotic Made in USA range such as this. This colourway of the 996 form the much loved 990 Series (one of NB’s best series) gives the shoe a tonal Mint Green suede and mesh upper that conjures up thoughts of Easter. Maybe that’s just me getting seasonal. Detailing is provided with 3M reflective material and matching hits of grey, while the N logo and midsole pop in white.
For some reason, I feel like this one might go a bit under the radar, mainly because New Balance seems to be living under the radar at the moment, but that just makes the brand even more cool, especially in todays era of super-hype. This premium New Balance Made in USA M996CSP is available now
Y-3′s ultra popular Retro Boost gets two new colorways for the fall, with the introduction of different luxury materials incorporated in the silhouette. A black colorway gets a luxurious remake with embossed crocodile leather paneled in the heel of the upper, for an inconspicuous twist against the neoprene upper and white pebbled outsole. A blue colorway sees suede included among neoprene and a striped midsole upon a pebbled white outside. Check out the pictures above, and expect the new styles to hit stores later this year. If you cant wait for a Y-3 head HERE for a vast selection to buy now.
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Tagged adidas, Autumn Winter, Boost, Concept By Cruise, Kicks, Retro Boost, Trainers. Sneakers, Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto
Following a preview in last month’s issue of L’Officiel Hommes Italia, adidas Originals and Pharrell officially unveil their massive Superstar Supercolor pack. In total, the classic silhouette is redone in 50 different colorways, spanning the majority of the color spectrum. Describing the pack, Pharrell offers, “Supercolor is a celebration of equality through diversity. With 50 colors of the Superstar, everybody will be able to select his or her color. It is more diverse than any pack ever before and therefore it is more individual than any pack ever before.”
Hender Scheme utilise incredible artisan craftsmanship in order to create what has to be some of world’s most unique footwear. Hailing from Japan, a nation where expertise, precision and quality are prised above all else, Hender Scheme have quite literally got footwear production down to an art-form, combining raw leather with expert execution in order to create a piece of footwear that will age and patina like no other.
Their ‘Homage’ collection, borrowing the silhouettes and detailing from some of the sneaker world’s best loved designs, the Hender Scheme products are hand-made, stripped back version of iconic sillhouettes such the german army trainer, micropacer & superstar Constructed with natural leather uppers that will patina and age unlike any other, this distinctive design sits on top of a stacked sole unit.
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Tagged Hender Scheme, Homage, Kicks, Micropacer, MMM, Premium, Sneakers, Superstar, Trainers
Nike has introduced the Spring/Summer 2015 lineup of their Nike Flyknit Lunar 3, the third generation of its popular Flyknit running shoes. Featuring a one-piece Flyknit upper, a tighter weave in the heel offers lockdown support while a looser weave in the mid- and forefoot enhances breathability. The collection consists of four distinctive colorways – Bright Crimson, Blue Lagoon, Classic Charcoal/Total Orange, and Black/Midnight Fog. Available HERE now