Monday, 24 April 2017

First Look: Nike Air More Uptempo Black Reflective

The Nike Air More Uptempo Triple Black is the latest release that celebrates the model’s 20th anniversary.

The sneaker is essentially defined by the large ‘AIR’ branding across its side panels. That design element is outlined by 3M reflective accents to pronounce the overall profile, while the model’s entire smooth nubuck composition is simply doused in tonal black. Striped reflective laces further accentuate the model, as it’s all topped off with a matching rubber sole unit that includes its signature visible air bubble component throughout.

The Nike Air More Uptempo Black Reflective is available at selected retailers.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Introducing the Strett by G-Star RAW

For Fall/Winter 2017 G-Star welcomes a new take on classic! Born from its innovation lab, G-Star presents the Strett.

Strett is available in two distinctive silhouettes, the Strett jacket and the Strett parka.

Strett was first introduced as part of the RAW Research collection. Made by G-Star’s innovation team and led by its Executive Creative Director Aitor Throup the style now made its way into the main collection. Steeped in sportswear tradition, the Strett reworks classic shapes in a radically modern way. Constructed from a lightweight high-tech fabric and featuring an integrated detachable backpack, the Strett offers a lightweight, packable solution marrying heritage design with modern day demands.

Strett is available in-store and online.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

First Look: The Air Jordan 1 High Royal

Last released in 2013, the Royal 1’s now return four years later in a remastered form. The 2017 version of the Royal 1’s is nearly identical to the Bred/Banned 1’s that released last year as far as materials go.

The sneaker features soft smooth Black leather throughout with Varsity Royal tumbled leather on the toebox, Swoosh, and ankle/heel. Nike Air branding has been placed on the tongue and insoles for the OG look. Capping things off is a white midsole and royal blue outsole.

The Air Jordan 1 High Royal will drop on Saturday, 22 April 2017, at selected retailers.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

PUMA Drops The All-New Tsugi Shinsei

PUMA is elevating its sports-inspired streetwear game to the next level with the latest innovative footwear silhouettes debuting throughout 2017 under their Run The Streets campaign. PUMA has taken design cues from their performance heritage, refreshing them with contemporary styles and amping them up with new technologies. Driven by design and functionality, the new Sportstyle platform features a number of running-inspired products with a street-ready look for those whose hustle never stops.

At the forefront is the all-new TSUGI silhouette. PUMA took to the sensibilities and functionalities of Japanese design to perfect this iteration.  ‘TSUGI’ that translates to ‘NEXT’ in Japanese, incarnates the fusion of modernity, technology and traditions, bringing a new wave of aesthetic to progressive streetwear. With TSUGI, PUMA brings to the table their successful track record Sportstyle Running footwear design and long-standing commitment of pushing the boundaries of innovation. This was the foundation for the creation of TSUGI and it defines the future direction of the Brand.

PUMA injected their most innovative running cushioning technology, the IGNITE FOAM, into the new TSUGI range. Strategically placed under the foot-bed, IGNITE offers ideal flexibility in the forefoot and cushioning in the heel for comfort. What gave runners the optimal rebound and comfort can now be enjoyed by sneakerheads on the streets looking for the latest high tech streetwear solution.

First to drop from the range is the TSUGI SHINSEI. ‘SHINSEI’ which in Japanese means ‘REBORN’, takes on this progressive philosophy a step further. Always forging the way in offering alternative closure systems to the market, the TSUGI SHINSEI features a unique lacing concept for a progressive look and extra comfortable fit. By pulling the lacing along the lateral and medial side of the foot, the wearer is assured of the right amount of fit. The TSUGI SHINSEI also features a sock construction, nylon padded tongue and textile vamp for an ultra-snug fit. More than its functionality, it boasts a minimal, contemporary style that’s beautiful and unique to the market.

The TSUGI SHINSEI Black and White colourways will drop on Friday, 21 April 2017, for R2 299 at PUMA SELECT Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein Johannesburg, PUMA stores and Anatomy.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

First Look: Nike LunarCharge Premium Suede Pack

The Nike LunarCharge is one of Nike’s latest and greatest silhouettes to come out of their Sportwear division. Defined by a blend of elements from classic silhouettes such as the Air Flow, Air Current, Air Max 90, Air Presto and LunarEpic Flyknit — the newly introduced silhouette is rendered in versatile palettes of black, mushroom and pink.

The sneaker features suede paneling, synthetics and neoprene for its upper. A sail white laser-siped lunarlon outsole with distinctive ‘NIKE’ branding across the heel finishes off the sleek profile.

The Nike LunarCharge Premium Suede Pack is available at selected retailers.