Friday 29 March 2019

First Look: Nike Blazer Mid 77 - 'Habanero Red'

Taking its name from that of the Portland basketball team when it joined the league, Nike Blazer became a classic on and off the field already in its debut in 1972. Reproducing the magic of its originating decade, the Beaverton brand is donning the mid-top a tooling that includes an exposed foam tongue, autoclave construction, and a beautifully yellowed midsole.

White, Red, and Sail make up the old school palette and effectively calls back to one of the shoe’s most OG colourway.

The Nike Blazer Mid 77 - Vintage White/Red is available at selected retailers.

Thursday 28 March 2019

PUMA Drops RS-X Tracks Which is Inspired by Music Culture

Keeping with the stories of extreme reinvention, PUMA is launching the all-new RS-X Tracks sneaker. Inspired by the evolution of music in this digital age, the latest addition to the RS-X range features aggressive, future-retro design elements that aptly play to the reinvention of music culture.

Built with a mesh and textile upper, RS-X Tracks is decked with stylish leather overlays. Fitted with the OG RS technology on the midsole, the sneaker is embossed with a textile heel piece and moulded sockliner with specific RS PUMA branding. The bulky silhouette debuting in Gray Violet – Charcoal Grey colourway is all-things extreme, exaggerated and remixed.

The RS-X Tracks sneaker, available in men’s and women’s colourways and retailing for R1 999, will drop at PUMA stores and selected retailers from 29 March 2019.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max Dia ‘Throwback Future’

Combining a slightly chunky shape with a streamlined upper, the Dia calls upon a beloved semi-translucent TPE material for its upper as well as a larger-than-life Air bubble on its heel. Next up for the Dia is a Laser Fuchsia colour scheme that also equips hits of black and a multi-colour iridescent glow that resembles other iterations on models the likes of the Air Max 95, Air Max 270, and the Air Max Deluxe.

Up top, the Dia borrows its look from performance-engineered Beaverton creations like the Zoom Fly SP, but down low, its thick midsole offers up some clear lifestyle vibes while also granting the wearer all-day comfort.

The Nike Air Max Dia ‘Throwback Future' is available at selected retailers.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

PUMA and The Kooples Drop New Iterations of the Thunder and Suede

PUMA’s curated capsule collection with French fashion retailer, The Kooples, brings together the best of classic and future styles with brand new iterations of the PUMA Suede and Thunder sneakers.

THUNDER THE KOOPLES (R2 699) features a mixed material upper consisting of premium leather, mesh, neoprene and rubber. Subtle features that finish up the design include metallic eyelets, loop puller on tongue and heel, and two set of laces – white and black round ones with screen-printed branding. The Kooples signature skull branding is affixed on the heel while the insoles bear a contrasted co-branding. SUEDE THE KOOPLES (R2 499) on the other hand features a premium suede all over upper with crystals adorning the lateral Formstrip and heel. It’s finished off with debossed co-branding on the tongue and contrasted co-branded insoles.

PUMA x The Kooples will be available at PUMA SELECT stores from 1 April 2019.

Tuesday 19 March 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max 720 Saturn – White/University Red

Making use of the chunkiest Air unit design yet, which is fashioned from over 70% of recycled manufactured waste, this offers wearers a nimble and buoyant feeling.

A zip runs across the lateral side of the Air Max 720 Saturn White Red, with “NIKE AIRMAX” branding printed across it. Painted in a predominantly white and black colour palette, a red Swoosh outline shoots across the lateral and medial sides for a pop of contrast.

The Nike Air Max 720 Saturn – White/University Red will drop on Thursday, 21 March at selected retailers.

Wednesday 13 March 2019

First Look: adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Geode'

The Yeezy Boost 700 V2 Geode features an upper composed of black roller knit and premium leather with grey and brown nubuck overlays with reflective details throughout.

The full-length drop in boost midsole provides comfort and stability.

The adidas Yeezy Boost 700 'Geode' drops 23 March at selected retailers.

Tuesday 12 March 2019

First Look: adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Hyperspace'

The Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Hyperspace features an upper composed of two-toned re-engineered Primeknit. The post-dyed monofilament side stripe is woven into the upper. The midsole utilizes adidas’ innovative Boost technology.

Boasting a greenish look, the Yeezy 'Hyperspace' features a semi-translucent Primeknit upper, complete with a see-through side stripe replacing the accustomed “SPLY 350” branding.

The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 'Hyperspace' is dropping this Saturday 16 March at selected retailers.

Monday 11 March 2019

First Look: PUMA x Sue Tsai Wildflowers Collection

PUMA partners with New York-based artist and designer, Sue Tsai to create a bold and edgy capsule collection with custom renditions of classic PUMA silhouettes – Cali and Nova. Known for her bold and edgy style, the debut collection beautifully showcases the crossover of art, fashion and pop culture.

For the debut of PUMA x SUE TSAI, Sue uses her signature style to tell a story of flowers gone wild, rising up to take the planet back from humanity. Vibrant cherry blossom bombs and lotus rocket ships explode onto a camouflage backdrop, creating a streetwear collection that’s at once gorgeous and untamed, delicate and powerful.

Beautiful and delicate on the outside but powerful and strong within, her collection brings a contemporary and playful set, that combines her vision of art and fashion across footwear, apparel and accessories. An evolution of the court platform silhouette, Cali 'Peonies Camo' S.TSAI is designed with a soft leather upper with an all over military camouflage print overplayed with hand-painted feel flower graphics. The heavily textured rubber sole with moulded rubber inserts on toe and heel create a chunkier look. Nova 'Cherry Bombs' S.TSAI is a sleeker fashion-forward running silhouette with soft leather and neoprene upper and contrast mesh lining. Featuring intricate hand-drawn flower graphic on the upper with bold colour blocking, the sneakers are built with a sculpted split sole design and thick outsole tread. The round two-tone poly laces and added heel tape with co-branded silicon print complete the look.

For the apparel, Sue chooses a mix of sporty and streetwear silhouettes. Inspired by original PUMA style from 1994, the PUMA x SUE TSAI XTG Track Top with an iconic curved cutline on the chest boasts a black peony allover print on the lower. The cropped PUMA x SUE TSAI Hoodie with branded tape along the sleeve features digital wild flower print at center back and PUMA x SUE TSAI Tights with contrasting T7 side inserts can be paired with the PUMA x SUE TSAI Tee.

The PUMA X SUE TSAI collection drops at PUMA SELECT and selected retailers from 16 March 2019.

Wednesday 6 March 2019

First Look: Nike M2K Tekno Quickstrike Lux 'Twill Denim' Pack

Nike’s M2K Tekno pays homage to the Monarch, the original dad shoe, designed with comfort and support in mind.

Nike’s Monarch 2.0, the M2K Tekno, is no stranger to new fabrications as prior releases have used diverse sets of swatches that completely outdo past iterations. Now arriving in a set that’s reminiscent of the ever-classic denim material, the pair is touching on retro themes and adding that final piece to a much darker Canadian Tuxedo puzzle.

The model is introduced in two denim iterations, one coloured in a dark hue with yellow accents all over. More tonal pops of yellow are used for the Swooshes, parts of the eyestays, toe box and heel area, while a chunky white midsole with a light blue rubber outsole completes the style.

The second colourway comes with twill denim across the upper as well as on the overlays. Featuring a clean white upper, Hyper Crimson accents help give this pair some pop. Other details includes White across the midsole and a contrasting lilac rubber outsole. Each pair comes complete with a limited edition Nike Swoosh Palm keyring.

The Nike M2K Tekno Quickstrike Twill Denim Pack is available at selected retailers.

Tuesday 5 March 2019

First Look: Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro - 'Hot Lava'

Though contemporary in its base, an almost graffiti-style element comes into play with the Lava 4s, innovating on the kit the pair often sees.

A white base leather complements the various accents with the black overlays and cages arriving with a red zig-zagging electric print adorned along its entire face, complimenting perfectly with the tones found along the lining and outsole.

The Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro - 'Hot Lava' drops this Saturday 9 March at selected retailers. 

Monday 4 March 2019

First Look: Nike Zoom Alpha

The Air Zoom Alpha Binary Blue is dressed in its original colour scheme that it dropped in over twenty years ago back in 1996.

Constructed of a slew of premium materials, including luxe leather breathable mesh, the retro runner sits on top of a Zoom Air cushioned sole for endless comfort. The design is rounded off with Swoosh branding on the side panels, tongue, and heel.

The Nike Zoom Alpha in Binary Blue is available at selected retailers.