Friday 28 July 2017

First Look: adidas Originals by White Mountaineering Fall/Winter 2017

adidas Originals and Japanese menswear label White Mountaineering reconvene for FW17, bringing Yosuke Aizawa’s inimitable aesthetic to a comprehensive range of adidas Originals footwear and apparel. True to White Mountaineering’s philosophy of creating an elevated technical product with an unparalleled sartorial touch, the latest collection presents a range of cold weather designs in a stripped-back seasonal colour palette, complemented by footwear of different silhouettes, including the NMD_R2 and NMD Trail. 

For the latest collection, Yosuke Aizawa’s signature aesthetic returns across a number of silhouettes including cargo pants and jersey pieces. Premium outerwear offerings include a Hooded Windbreaker reinterpreted with a technical design language. Each design is distinguished by signature paneled constructions and atypical 3-stripes placements in black, white and olive. 

Accompanying footwear to the collection continues the military theme with both classic and contemporary 3-stripes silhouettes. Returning, the NMD Trail steps out in a duo of colouways with reflective print details and a saw-tooth outsole for a better grip. Likewise, the NMD_R2 returns with essential paneled construction and signature 3-stripes details. 

The collaboration encapsulates the commitment of both labels to creating striking street-ready designs with an uncompromised performance edge. 

The collection is available from AREA3 in Braamfontein and astore in Cape Town. 

Thursday 27 July 2017

First Look: Nike Dunk Low Flyknit

The Nike Dunk Low Flyknit debuts in two clean colourways,  covered in University Red/Wolf Grey  and or Black/ Teal, atop the breathable Flyknit upper with leather detailing on the Swoosh, heel tab, and tongue.

Additional features include “NIKE” and “DUNK” written on the heels, “Flyknit” written inside of the tongue, a white midsole, and a University Red rubber outsole.

The Nike Dunk Low Flyknit will drop on Tuesday, 1 August 2017, at selected retailers.  

Wednesday 26 July 2017

PUMA Partners up with Naturel for a Collection that’s out of this World

PUMA continues to go beyond the limits of sport-style design by partnering with fresh creative talent, this time linking up with renowned US-based graphic artist NATUREL. Known for his symbolism-heavy illustrations, street conscious assertions on Neo-Cubist styles, he injects references from sports, fashion, and music into his art.  What you can expect from this collaboration is nothing of this world.

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. And NATUREL is definitely from a far galaxy where the norm is thrown out the window. The PUMA x NATUREL collection consists of footwear, apparel, and accessories inspired by space travel and a vision of an urban landscape on the moon, accented by military details. NATUREL spins timeless icons like the Suede and Clyde making them street wearable art. No limits, no boundaries, pure NATUREL.

The first drop of the collection is now available, followed by a second drop in September. 

Tuesday 25 July 2017

First Look: Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0

Tom Sachs is a US based artist known for his contemporary and abstract pieces. Working alongside Nike, Sachs attempted to create a work of art that is functional as it is striking.

Back in 2012, Tom Sachs and Nike linked up to introduce the coveted NikeCraft Mars yard, a shoe for Tommaso Rivellini, a mechanical engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The coveted kicks quickly became a highly sought-after commodity and an instant classic thanks to their retrofuturistic design, going for thousands of dollars on eBay. Similar to the 2012 release, this pair showcases a vintage inspired look throughout. Cream coloured mesh hits the sidewall and also appears across the toe while premium suede offers a nice contrast in a deep shade of brown. The vintage swoosh sits across the sidewall in a deep red colourway and soft fleece makes an appearance to the inner lining.

The Tom Sachs x NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 will drop on Friday, 28 July 2017, at selected retailers.

Friday 21 July 2017

PUMA x Extra Butter present ‘Kings of New York’

PUMA and Lower East side sneaker stalwart Extra Butter present the latest premium iteration of the PUMA Clyde with the ‘Kings of New York’ pack. The drop pays tribute to the go-getters and hustlers of New York City who are the kings of their own trade – from B-boys, graffiti artists, street ballers, musicians and style savants.

The PUMA x Extra Butter “Kings of New York” Clyde comes in two colourways: Cabernet and Peacoat. 

Available for R2 499 at PUMA SELECT and Shelflife from 26 July 2017.

Thursday 20 July 2017

First Look: Air Jordan 13 ‘History of Flight’

 Michael Jordan’s historic days in Chicago is celebrated with this upcoming release of the Air Jordan 13 ‘History of Flight’.

The Air Jordan 13 ‘History of Flight’ comes with a White tumbled leather upper offset by the Red hits noted on the sole unit, lining, and branding. White laces, the traditional hologram on the lateral side of the ankle, the White midsole and the Metallic Silver Jumpman on the tongue round out the main features on the shoe. This is the same colour scheme used on all the other retros from the History of Flight series but this is the first time one of those models releases to the public.

 The Air Jordan 13 ‘History of Flight’ will drop on Saturday, 22 of July 2017 at selected retailers.

Wednesday 19 July 2017

First Look: NikeLab Pocket Knife DM

NikeLab is resurrecting the Nike ACG Pocket Knife silhouette, an all but forgotten trail model from 1998, by upgrading the model with a new outsole, premium tumbled leather and two unique casual-themed colourways.

Blurring the line between sportswear and smart casual, the Nike Pocket Knife sneak boasts a bootie construction on the upper – similar to that of the Presto, along with an all new sole underfoot that splits into four rubber pods for enhanced flexibility and grip. 

The NikeLAB Pocketknife utilizes a mesh upper, as well as a textured leather sidewall, an interlocking webbing lace system with fastening toggle and elastic lace supports. The colourways range from the above pictured Burnt Sienna, Sail, and the Gold option to a Light Grey, Mushroom, Sail with just the right touch of Barely Green.

The NikeLab Pocket Knife DM will drop on Friday, 21 July 2017, at selected retailers.

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Sneakers Dropping Today: Rihanna’s Fenty x PUMA Trainer in a new sculptured shape!

Brand new for the season, the FENTY Trainer takes a completely new spin on its shape. With an aggressive and sculpture tooling, Rihanna’s new trainer takes the concept of runway to real life to a new level.

Technically on point and fully functional as a training sneaker, The Trainer also has a unique, fashion-forward look that goes beyond your traditional gym work out.  The sneaker features an IGNITE outsole, with a lightweight foam midsole for guaranteed extra comfort.

The new FENTY Trainer is available in PUMA Black and Whisper White from 18 July 2017 at PUMA SELECT stores and X-Trend. 

Monday 17 July 2017

Futuristic and Transformative, adidas Originals NMD Marks the Next Chapter of Three-stripes Design

Designed for a nomadic lifestyle without boundaries, the NMD fuses iconic adidas Originals DNA with breakthrough technology. Micro-engineered BOOST™ and Primeknit fabrications meet a bold visual language that pays homage to moments from the brand’s collective memory.

This season the NMD_CS2 PK takes center stage with full-length BOOST™ and material innovation in the form of a one-piece construction in fully engineered Primeknit. Ever progressive, the product is crafted with a Shadow Knit technique and features the Japanese Sashiko stitching method, a form of decorative reinforcement stitching. Tonal uppers with engineered patterns are finished off with embroidered tactile colour pops, and a signature NMD heel pull.

Along with the NMD_CS2 PK, this season we see new iterations of the NMD_R2 featuring patterned Primeknit uppers and striking graphics for men and women. Along with footwear the pack also contains NMD accessories and apparel for men and women. 

NMD is available from, adidas Originals stores, and selected retailers. 

Friday 14 July 2017

Rihanna’s FENTY x PUMA Fur Slide Drop in Three New Colours

The Fur Slide from the FENTY x PUMA by Rihanna collection returns, but this time in three fun new colours: Cool Blue, Bay and Orchid Bloom.

Making over a timeless PUMA performance sandal worn by soccer players off the field, its soft, comfortable design features a faux fur strap and a satin foam backing.

The latest FENTY x PUMA Fur Slide is available at PUMA SELECT stores.

Thursday 13 July 2017

First Look: Air Jordan 2 Decon

The lifestyle updated sneaker features a suede upper instead of its traditional leather makeup, with tonal leather detailing seen on the wings branded tongue, Nike branded heel and tan insoles featuring the classic Jumpman.

 A contrasting white rubber sole completes the sleek and simple look altogether.

The Air Jordan 2 Decon will drop on Saturday, 15 July 2017, in clean Sail White hue along with a second colourway called Thunder Blue at selected retailers.

Wednesday 12 July 2017


Continuing their commitment to developing game-changing innovations PUMA has revealed NETFIT. NETFIT is debuting across many of PUMA’s top footwear silhouettes including both performance and lifestyle, including the latest Sportstyle silhouette, TSUGI.

TSUGI NETFIT features a unique lacing concept for a progressive look and extra comfortable fit. With the NETFIT all-new netted mesh, sneaker enthusiasts will now have complete control and versatility over how they lace up. No matter the style, needs, or shape, adapt your shoe the way you see fit. The options are limitless, bringing customization to another level and giving everyone the chance to be as creative as they possibly can.

The TSUGI NETFIT will be retailing for R1 999 from Saturday, 15 July 2017, and will be available from PUMA stores and selected retailers nationwide.

Thursday 6 July 2017

First Look: adidas Originals EQT Support 93/17 Still Breeze Glitch Camo

The adidas EQT series continues to get modernized revivals thanks to the ongoing combinations of Primeknit, Boost, and just the right amount of retro inspiration with popular silhouettes like the adidas EQT Support 93/17 holding down the release slate.

Presented in Wonder Pink and Core Black, both of these iterations of the EQT Support 93/17 feature a classic pixelated graphic on the Primeknit upper with premium nubuck overlays, structured by the shoe’s signature molded TPU support panel and heel cap. Additional details include touches embroidery on the vamp, EQT branding on the medial side and essential EQT webbing tape showing the 3-Stripe mark. Down below we see a full-length BOOST midsole with molded EQT features showing the 3-Stripe mark.

The adidas Originals EQT Support 93/17 Still Breeze Glitch Camo on Saturday, 8 July 2017.

Wednesday 5 July 2017

First Look: adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Multi-Colour

The adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Multi colour is one of the most anticipated colourways yet for this popular range. Looking closer at this adidas Ultra Boost, they feature multilevel shades used across the Primeknit upper.

The Ultra Boost 3.0 takes performance and comfort to a whole new level. A textured material across the upper features a lined imprint, which is both snug and contemporary. Thanks to the woven thread, a multi-coloured upper is now a possibility. Bold shades of orange, red, blue and green contrast against black detailing on the upper of the sneaker. In addition, we have a semi-translucent Three Stripes cage that appears to be smokey. Following, Black is used across the laces, heel counter, liner, and outsole. Finishing the look we have White used across the Boost midsole.

The adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 Multi-Colour is available at selected retailers.