Monday, 16 October 2017

First Look: adidas NMD R2 Japan Pack Core Black

adidas Originals expands their “Japan” Collection with their latest adidas NMD R2 release dressed in Core Black.

This adidas NMD R2 comes constructed out of a Primeknit upper that has been coloured in black with a subtle texture placed throughout. Additional features include a black leather heel tab, an elastic ankle, “The Brand With The Three Stripes” text in Japanese on the Three Stripes branding on the side panels, a full-length white Boost midsole, and a gum rubber outsole.

The adidas NMD R2 Japan Pack Core Black is available at selected retailers.

Friday, 13 October 2017

First Look: PUMA Kiku Pack

PUMA is launching the all-new Kiku Pack, drawing inspiration from Japan and its tradition of enjoying the fleeting beauty of flowers throughout each season. The Kiku Pack is named after the “Kiku no Sekku”, also known as Chrysanthemum Day – one of Japan’s five ancient festivals that is celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month.

Inspired by the chrysanthemum, known in Japanese as ‘Kiku’, the flower itself holds huge cultural significance in Japan as not only a national symbol but also the seasonal flower of September. Following on from PUMA’s beautifully intricate Hanami Pack in March to usher in the spring season, the Kiku Pack celebrates the start of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Kiku Pack sees the introduction of new versions of the Clyde Fashion, Blaze Cage, and Platform Mid, executed in soft white leather with embroidered floral detailing. More information on each product can be found below.

The Kiku Pack is available from today, 13 October 2017, at PUMA SELECT selected retailers.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

First Look: Nike Air Zoom Generation QS “First Game”

Nike Basketball will retro the Nike Air Zoom Generation First Game shoe that LeBron James wore during his first NBA game on October 29, 2003 on the road against the Sacramento Kings. This is a follow up to the Nike Air Zoom Generation that debuted back in January 2017 as a nod to LeBron’s Cleveland debut.

The Nike Air Zoom Generation QS “First Game” will drop on Saturday, 14th of October 2017, at selected retailers.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

First Look: The Suede FENTY Slide

The latest hot drops for Rihanna and PUMA’s FENTY University collection is the Suede FENTY Slide.

These season must-haves are a chic twist on the slides usually worn by soccer players off the field. Cruise the halls in comfort with it's soft design or rock them with rad socks to complete the sporty fashion look.

The Suede FENTY Slide is available in three different colourways; Clematic Blue-Scarlet Ibis, Golden Brown-Scarab and Scarlet Ibis–Bright Green.

The Suede FENTY Slide is available at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers.

Monday, 9 October 2017

First Look: Nike Vandal High OG Metallic Silver

Originally released during the 1980s, the Nike Vandal High is a classic basketball shoe that has made its return as a lifestyle silhouette this year.

Featured in a collaboration with John Elliot earlier this year, this Vandal High goes back to its roots as the shoe comes dressed in a Metallic Silver upper with red accents on the Swoosh, heel tab, and the Nike branding on the tongue. Finishing things off is a grey/blue/red ankle strap along with a white rubber midsole and black rubber outsole.

The Nike Vandal High OG Metallic Silver is available at selected retailers.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

First Look: FENTY x PUMA by Rihanna Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection

PUMA, and FENTY Creative Director, Rihanna, officially ushers in the third season of FENTY x PUMA by Rihanna by opening up the doors of FENTY University, where varsity sport gets a high fashion makeover and everyone can mix and match the variety of looks.

Rihanna designed the collection to represent different youth cultural cliques and their unique styles that set them apart in hallways and locker rooms – Nerds, Jocks, Skaters, Preppies, Goth kids and of course, Bad Gals. Lending her signature FENTY style, the collection features chunky hand-knit sweaters, chenille PUMA Cats and varsity F’s adorned rib knit sweaters and dresses, over-sized coats in faux sherling and furs.

Classic uniforms and track suits were reinterpreted with technical sport fabric and fashion touches serving up elevated Ivy League-style. Signature branding details appear throughout the range most notably Rihanna’s lucky number 13, badges representing her birth year 1988, the FENTYxPUMA piercing zipper and FENTY PUMA branded buttons and trims. Unique patches, hardware and sporty taping enhanced the collection’s sport theme even further.

Last but not least, the collection’s footwear range instantly puts you on the honour roll of style. Get ready for new-to-cop styles and future icons - Chelsea Sneaker Boot and FENTY Trainer Hi and Knitted High MaryJane Heel. The iconic PUMA Creeper makes a solid comeback in two new stacked sole iterations -  the Cleated Creeper Suede and the Ankle Strap Sneaker available in women’s sizing in the latest seasonal colours.

Items from the PUMA FENTY University collection are now available at PUMA Select stores. 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Flyknit Royal

Rocking a lightweight Flyknit upper, the shoe comes in a Royal and Black colour scheme. Giving the shoe a bit of a classic look and feel are the leather hits noted on the Swoosh, tongue tag, insoles and lining. A Nike Air cushioned White midsole and Royal Blue outsole complete the modern style altogether.

 The Nike Air Jordan 1 High OG Flyknit Royal will drop on Saturday, 7 October 2017, at selected retailers.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

First Look: Nike Flyknit Trainer Bright Citron

The Nike Flyknit Trainer Bright Citron comes dressed in a bright Yellow Flyknit upper contrasted by the Black accents on the Swoosh, parts of the Flyknit upper, outsole and a line going across the White and Yellow midsole.

The Nike Flyknit Trainer Bright Citron drops on Thursday, 5 October 2017, at selected retailers.

Reyka Vodka - Iceland’s Award-Winning Vodka Is Now Available in South Africa.

Living in a place like Iceland, gives one an interesting view of the world. It’s a beautiful place, but it’s also rugged and provocative. It requires its people to live creatively and take an inventive approach. And so when it comes to making vodka, Reyka followed this path. You can see it in their unique distillation method and innovative process. And you can surely taste it in the distinctive flavour of Reyka’s award-winning vodka.

A product of Borganes, a small village steeped in Viking history, Reyka Vodka is hand crafted in preciously small batches in Iceland’s first vodka distillery.  Hailing from a land of fire and ice, Reyka makes the most of Iceland’s resources – using nearby glacier spring water and lava rocks as a natural filtration system.   On top of that, the distillery is also powered by geo-thermal energy from nearby hot springs. This gives every drop of Reyka its smooth taste and silky finish.

Reyka’s hand crafted process takes about 6 hours to produce a small batch of only 1,000 litres of vodka, using one of the only Carter-Head Stills in the world - and the only one that is used to make vodka. This precious spirit is then analysed by the Master Distiller to ensure each and every bottle retains the highest of high quality. 

Reyka made its debut in Iceland in 2005, when William Grant and Sons set out to make the cleanest and smoothest vodka in the world.  It has developed an exceptional taste reputation internationally; in 2011 Reyka was awarded the Vodka Trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and in 2013, the Gold Medal in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and ‘Very good—Strong recommendation’ at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

With a taste described as exceptionally smooth and rounded with a soft natural sweetness and a slight hint of wild fruits, Reyka Vodka is now available at leading liquor stores. Bottled at 43% ABV, RRSP R299.95

Monday, 2 October 2017

First Look: PUMA TSUGI Kori

The TSUGI is back with a new silhouette just in time for the season with the TSUGI Kori, engineered to protect from the elements and styled to perfection.

Featuring an aggressive rugged outsole, knitted sock collar, soft moulded overlays, and a woven heel gore, the TSUGI Kori offers plenty of support, grip and comfort. Constructed with water repellent materials and a neoprene construction, the sneaker keeps you dry and protected from the elements.

The TSUGI Kori is a season offering of the progressive silhouette that first launched earlier this year. ‘TSUGI’ simply translates to ‘NEXT’ in Japanese, incarnating the fusion of modernity, technology and traditions, and bringing a new wave of aesthetic to progressive streetwear. Developed from the TSUGI Blaze, the TSUGI Kori draws inspiration from the famous PUMA Archive, incorporating elements of the iconic Blaze of Glory running silhouette.

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 sneaker heads on the streets looking for the latest high-tech streetwear solution.

Available in PUMA Black/White, Black/Olive Night and Rock Ridge/Birch from selected retailers throughout the country.