Friday, 23 August 2019

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG - 'Obsidian'

The classic 'UNC' colourway is given a slight twist with the inclusion of Obsidian to complement the lighter blue colour-blocking on the ankle collar. Overlays are mostly doused in a dark Obsidian tone throughout, providing strong balance to the brighter hue that lies right at the heel wrap and ankle flaps.

Iconography matches the former, with bases of a smooth leather adding segments of a slightly off-kilter white shade. Midsoles then follow suit while hits of the midnight navy line its bottom.

The Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG - 'Obsidian' drops Saturday 31 August at selected retailers. 

Thursday, 22 August 2019

First Look: Nike Shox TL - 'Metallic Hematite'

The Nike Shox TL continues to impress as it basks in its pleasant aggression, intricate molds, and wildly alluring pistons.

Shimmering hardshells, which split up the nylon uppers into scattered segments, add an overall sheen much like the glossy bottoms while matte swooshes and wide knit mesh contrast in illusive shadowing.


The Nike Shox TL - 'Metallic Hematite' is available at selected retailers.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Nike SB x Jordan 1 OG High - 'LA to Chicago'

This pair sports a Los Angeles Lakers colour scheme with a white leather toe box and side panels, purple used on the toe, eyelets, and heel, and yellow colouring in the Swooshes and ankle collar.

The colour on the Jordan 1 x Nike SB 'LA to Chicago' actually wears away over time to reveal a Chicago-like palette underneath!

The Nike SB x Jordan 1 OG High - 'LA to Chicago' is available at selected retailers.

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max 270 React - 'Hyper Jade'

Comprised almost of the same singular tone, the pairing of similar shades is a mix wholly cool in its place on the spectrum; deeper, aquas rest across the waved profile segments as well as the heel support, sitting immediately adjacent to one more green-tinted, a hit that also finds place across the toe cap, eye stay, and outsole.

Midsoles bear a slightly white yet slightly off-kilter hue, with the base layers left in a bright barely volt.

The Nike Air Max 270 React - 'Hyper Jade' is available at selected retailers. 

Friday, 16 August 2019

First Look: adidas Yeezy 500 - 'Bone White'

This adidas Yeezy 500 comes highlighted with Bone White mesh across the upper. Following, the latest verison features the traditional thick midsole which is inspired by the classic KB3, while suede lands on the overlays.

Completing the look is a Cream rubber outsole.

The adidas Yeezy 500 - 'Bone White' drops 24 August at selected retailers.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

First Look: PUMA x Sue Tsai Second Collection

For her second collection with PUMA, visual artist Sue Tsai takes on the concept of “Love 101” – exploring the nostalgia of inspiring high school memories and the emotional experience of our first love.

The PUMA X SUE TSAI co-created sneakers include renditions of acclaimed PUMA silhouettes like PUMA Cali, PUMA Aeon and PUMA NOVA bedecked with scribbled lines of poetry, hand-drawn doodles, vibrant embroidery and chenille patches, transforming the nostalgia into something unexpected new and accomplished with emotionalizing beauty.

The PUMA X SUE TSAI collection extends to chic apparel including tees, jackets, hooded dresses and sweatpants adorned with embroidery, badges, all over prints and placed graphics. Complementing the collection, the artistic decoration theme of PUMA X SUE TSAI also includes matching accessories such as backpack, cap and pouch.

PUMA x SUE TSAI drops at PUMA Select stores and selected retailers from 17 August 2019.

Tuesday, 13 August 2019

First Look: Nike WMNS Air Jordan 1 - 'Satin Black Toe'

The colour blocking and cut are true to the original, the construction is what’s different here, as the red heel piece and collar overlay are constructed of premium textiles to play up the shoe’s lifestyle feel.

The iconic ball-and-wings logo deviates from its original form as well, trading out stamped branding for a three-dimensional metal badge. There’s no skimping on the rest of the upper either, as it’s made up of a supple leather. The look is then completed by a white midsole and red outsole.

The Nike WMNS Air Jordan 1  - 'Satin Black Toe' drops this Saturday at selected retailers. 

Thursday, 1 August 2019

First Look: Jordan Mars 270 - Crimson Tint

The shoe’s hybrid upper draws from the Air Jordan 1, Air Jordan 4, Air Jordan 5, and Air Jordan 6, and is dressed in black with grey accents. A white Swoosh/pink Jumpman logo on the tongue offer branded flair, while a cut-out take on the Air Jordan 5’s mid-foot provides what’s unquestionably the shoe’s most unique design detail.

Although several different silhouettes are fused together to create the upper, the midsole/outsole keeps things simple by comparison, equipping an Air Jordan 6 forefoot and Air Max 270 heel unit for a yin and yang of new classic and old favourite. An icy translucent outsole completes the visible part of the look, while hand-scrawled detailing on both the inner tongue and insole present hidden homages.

The Jordan Mars 270 - Crimson Tint drops 3 August at selected retailers. 

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 4 - 'Cool Grey'

 Originally released in 2004. the Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro - 'Cool Grey' has had many clamouring for its return.

The premium makeup dons an all-grey suede upper, chrome Jumpman on the heel, and Varsity Maize hits on the tongue, Air bubble, and outsole.

The Nike Air Jordan 4 - 'Cool Grey' drops 3 August at selected retailers. 

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

First Look: PUMA RS 9.8 Sneaker Pack

Getting space-age swagger onto the streets, sports brand PUMA is introducing the all-new RS 9.8 sneaker pack. Inspired by new frontiers and galaxies, by people who defy societal rules and the laws of physics, the kick enters new realms with its aerodynamic simplicity.

A nod to Human’s growing interplanetary aspirations, the name RS 9.8 speaks to 9.8 m/s2 - the approximate speed of gravitational acceleration near the Earth’s surface. Just as the speed of an object falling freely here increases by about 9.8 meters per second every second, the sneakers powered with PUMA’s Running System technology adds much-needed momentum to a new, fashionable silhouette.

The influence of space explorations gives the shoe a FUTRO aesthetic that features cosmos-themed bold colours. Adding a fresh streak to streetstyle, the sneaker is imagined with a textile upper decked with suede and leather overlays. With a light weight PU midsole reinvented to create unique, space-inspired spheres, the sole is built to provide adequate cushioning. Pulling together elements from various models in the RS Family including super comfy sock liners and RS foam, the first iteration drops in PUMA White – High Risk Red colourway for men and PUMA White – Teal Green colourway for women.

The RS 9.8 sneaker is retailing at R1599 and can be purchased at PUMA and selected retailers.  

Friday, 19 July 2019

First Look: Jordan Mars 270 - 'Fire Red'

Paying homage to classic Air Jordan colourways, one of those will include an upcoming “Fire Red” iteration.

This release features a White leather upper with a Silver Swoosh underneath the mesh netting on the sides. Black detailing, Fire Red accents atop an Air Max 270 heel unit and translucent outsole completes the design.

The Jordan Mars 270  - 'Fire Red' drops Saturday 20 July at selected retailers.

Friday, 5 July 2019

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 270 - 'Green Glow'

The upper is dressed almost entirely in a pitch black, with the “Green Glow” sobriquet coming from the various luminescent accents.

These add vibrant splashes to the tongue, heel, and outsole, and the look is completed by a clear Air Max 270-style heel unit for cushioning and support.

The Nike Air Jordan 270 - 'Green Glow' drops Saturday, 13 July at selected retailers.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max 270 React - 'Bauhaus Art'

Wavy white and black panels make up the majority of the upper’s base layer, while vivid yellow, hot red, cool turquoise and bold blue all provide accents.

The insoles acknowledge Bauhaus even further with their flipped colour palettes/geometric shapes. Down below, a sublime blue Air Max 270 cushioning unit and React midsole fuse together to ensure the comfort stacks up to the look.

The Nike Air Max 270 React - 'Bauhaus Art' drops Saturday 6 July at selected retailers.

Monday, 1 July 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max 270 React - Black/Vast Grey

 The sneaker comes in a toned-down black, grey, and white makeup. The wavy layered upper uses a combination of black and heathered grey tones for a grayscale look that’s at once futuristic and inherently classic, then offers branded accents via a large white midfoot Swoosh and white detailing on the tongue.

The midsole offers the yin and yang of a white React foam forefoot and a jet-black Air Max heel cushioning unit, while a white/black outsole completes the look.

The Nike Air Max 270 React - Black/Vast Grey drops Saturday 6 July at selected retailers.

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

First Look: atmos x Nike Air Max 2 Light Pack

The shoe looks to keep its nostalgic vibes but is combined with new trendy colors and prints. Undoubtedly very colourful, the colourway contains a variety of different shades like, pastel green, salmon, and purple, which all pop throughout its core.

The shoe is also covered by a futuristic translucent material that is seen at specific points. A unique touch, the upper contains many various Nike logos that were used in the past as well as some that are still used today. Lastly, the Nike Swoosh can be found on the outer portion of the shoe in a contrasting red shade.

The Nike x atmos Air Max 2 Light Pack is available at selected retailers.

Thursday, 20 June 2019

First Look: Odell Beckham Jr. x Nike Air Max 720

Vibrant pink suede wraps the toe and heel, while blue suede hits can be found on the toe and heel. A grey overlay with volt mesh netting covers each side panel. The main detail on the upper is the colourful Coogi sweater-inspired pattern gracing the toe box and ankle collar.

Extras include removable patches with either Nike or Odell's branding for the tongue of the OBJ 270s. 

The OBJ x Nike Air Max 720 drops Saturday, 22 June at selected retailers.