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.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

First Look: Nike Air Sock Racer Flyknit

The Nike Air Sock Racer designed by Tinker Hatfield is revived in 2017, as the classic ’80s runner is now upgraded with flyknit.

Perfectly suiting the modern times, the sleek model is rendered in timeless colourways of black and white, while it’s also updated with a refined sole that is infused with Nike Free flex grooves. Further detailed with two adjustable straps on the midfoot, a ribbed-like collar and an enlarged Swoosh across its forefoot.  

The Nike Air Sock Racer Flyknit is available at selected retailers.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

First Look: PUMA x Packer Shoes PUMA Clyde ‘Cow Suits’ Pack

PUMA and New Jersey stalwart sneaker retailer Packer Shoes band together once again, this time paying homage to the flamboyant style of basketball legend, Walt “Clyde” Frazier.

Dropping in two tonal colourways - Black & Red, both are constructed with plush suede uppers, each pair complimented with a faux fur cow print Formstripe inspired by two of Clyde’s most iconic suits. The attention to detail is remarkable and as sublime as how Walt Frazier commands his custom suits to be – stylin’ and profilin’. The cow print appears again on the sockliner with Packer branding in a gold print. A premium leather tongue label, milky white outsole and gold branding throughout put the final touches on this top notch collaboration.

The Red and Black colourways is available at PUMA SELECT Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

First Look: adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 ‘Black Silver’

The adidas Ultra Boost features a similar design to the Triple Black pair but with touches of silver throughout its Primeknit constructed upper.

A semi-translucent lockdown cage is also seen. A Black heel counter, midsole, and rubber outsole completes the look for this new adidas Ultra Boost 3.0.

The adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 ‘Black Silver’ is available at selected retailers.

Monday, 10 April 2017

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 13 Low ‘Brave Blue’

Originally released back in 1998, this will be the first time, the Jordan Brand re-releases the classic colourway.

Originally dubbed, ‘Midnight Navy’ when they were released in 1998. For 2017, the Air Jordan 13 Low comes dressed in a Brave Blue, Metallic Silver and Black colour scheme. Featuring a Black nubuck and leather constructed upper with a Brave Blue mesh and 3M reflective underlay. A Metallic Silver Jumpman on the upper ankle and White midsole finishes off the design.

The Nike Air Jordan 13 Low ‘Brave Blue’ is available at selected retailers.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Check Out The Next Chapter in NMD

Inspired by the city of Tokyo, the technical modern footwear channels collective memory of the classic three-stripes DNA. 

The evolution of sockfit re-imagined with newness in product through design, materials, tooling and new colorways.

The second generation of the groundbreaking NMD series is available at adidas Originals stores, AREA3 and from selected retailers.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Sneakers Dropping Today: FENTY x PUMA Creeper

The first FENTY x PUMA Rihanna Creeper release of 2017 with two new offerings drop today, 6 April 2017. Crowned Sneaker of the Year at the Footwear News Achievement Awards in November 2016, the most iconic item of the FENTY collection arrives in stores with anticipation.

Featuring an all-over white leather upper with a classic black PUMA Formstripe, the first Creeper in the pack has a timeless look.

Complementing the pack with a totally new look is the Creeper Cracked Leather. The sneaker features an all-over black look with a tonal outsole and Formstripe. Looking closer, the upper has a subtle cracked patent leather effect for a more street look and feel.

Sporting the signature FENTY stacked outsole, the new pack adds to iconic collection. Signature branding details include the PUMA by Rihanna tongue patch.  

The FENTY x PUMA Creeper is available at PUMA SELECT stores and selected retailers.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Check Out The Levi’s® Orange Tab Collection Campaign Featuring Sydney & Will

First used on a line of affordable slim-fitting jeans, jackets and shirts, Levi's® Orange Tab symbolized style and youth during the counterculture of the 1960s.

Embracing this past and reinterpreting it for the youth of today, Levi's® South Africa chose Sydney Davy and William Kuna as the fresh, local faces for the new Levi's® Orange Tab Collection campaign. Sydney is a model and make-up artist and William is a DJ, producer, model and fashion design student.

Orange Tab 2017 features vintage-inspired finishes along with updated fits and fabrics. A new addition to the bottoms range is a Vintage Kick Flare and a zip front skirt with design features such as patch pockets and additional belt loops. Men’s and women’s tee’s feature Levi's® logos and prints pulled right from the Orange Tab Archives, while the iconic Trucker gets some Orange Tab touches in the form of Arcuate pockets and zip fronts.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

First Look: Nike Air Max Plus Slip SP

Nike Sportswear has upgraded the classic Nike Air Max Plus with the debut of the Nike Air Max Plus Slip S.

The Nike Air Max Plus Slip drops in  two bold colourways. The first colourway features a clean Black upper with a slip-on bootie for easy access when getting on and off. A Metallic Gold heel counter and its signature Tuned Air cushioning finishes the new look off. 

The second colourway of the Nike Air Max Plus comes dressed in a Midnight Navy, Metallic Silver and Light Ash Grey colour scheme. The laceless silhouette is highlighted with a Chrome heel, while keeping its visible Air sole unit.

The Nike Air Max Plus Slip SP is available at selected retailers.

Monday, 3 April 2017

PUMA Brings Back An Icon! Welcome Back The Mostro!

PUMA brings back a sneaker icon with a cleaner and sleeker look. When it debuted in the 90s, the PUMA Mostro – Italian for monster, exceeded expectations to become one of the most unconventional trend pieces in the last few decades – a fusion of innovative design and fashion in one progressive looking sneaker. This season, PUMA pays tribute to the OG’s disruptive silhouette by reimagining it in a lightweight and minimalistic style. The Mostro is primed to make a statement once again.

With its signature alternative Velcro closure system and subtle spike and high-traction features inspired by running spikes and boat shoes, the PUMA Mostro OG was ahead of its time and proved to be one of the brand’s most iconic, bestselling silhouettes to date. Its gamechanging design, uniqueness, incomparable comfort and style made it a hit with celebrities and high street fashion styling.

The new PUMA Mostro features an advanced ultra-light midsole combined with a minimalistic upper and an updated zigzagging closure system. With a sleeker execution of the OG outsole combined with new lightweight materials in the upper, the new Mostro has a comtemporary and understated look that promises an ultra-comfortable feel. Available in several iterations and colourways this season, in Black and White and exclusive designs inspired by fashion capitals of the world – New York, London, Paris and Milan. A fusion of fashion and functionality, the new Mostro is a versatile statement piece in every wardrobe. It fits seamlessly with high fashion and streetwear pieces as seen styled by tastemakers on the streets at fashion week.

The new PUMA Mostro fashion week inspired pack and PUMA Mostro Core (R1 499) range is available at PUMA stores and selected retailers nationwide.

Friday, 31 March 2017

First Look: PUMA Clyde Sock NYC Pack

PUMA makes a progressive move with the PUMA Clyde Sock by giving new life to an OG silhouette. Always pushing the boundaries of innovation and design, it was only natural for PUMA to combine one their most iconic silhouettes with their latest technology – evoKNIT. It’s a perfect synthesis of the past and the future.

The PUMA Clyde Sock NYC takes cues from the signature kicks and tube socks that Walt Frazier wore during his basketball games. The reimagined classic features four different colour ways, two of which pay homage to his New York City home team with blue and orange making up the upper and the other two keeping it simple with black and white hues throughout. Balancing vintage appeal with modern tech, the new silhouette is amplified with an attached fully knitted sock featuring PUMA’s evoKNIT technology that ensures a cozy, snug fit with the right amount of comfort and support. In keeping with its sports roots, the upper is decked in premium leather paneling that resemble the texture of a basketball.

The new PUMA Clyde Sock NYC drops Thursday, 13 April 2017, for R2499 at PUMA SELECT Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg and selected retailers.