Thursday 29 August 2019

First Look: Nike Air Barrage Mid - Black/White-Aqua

 Every inch of the design from the chunky construction to the bold branding and vivid accents practically screams ’90s, with the heavily-layered upper using both stark black and airy white tones.

Aqua accents are spread across the rubber tongue badge, lacing system, tongue, and heel, while the shoe’s most noticeable details arrive via the double-Swooshed midfoot strap and the block letter AIR branding on the midsole.

The Nike Air Barrage Mid in Black/White-Aqua drops 5 September 2019 at selected retailers. 

Wednesday 28 August 2019

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

Originally released in 2004, the Nike Air Jordan 4 Retro - 'Cool Grey' has had many clamoring 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 on 31 August at selected retailers. 

Tuesday 27 August 2019

First Look: Nike Air Max 90 'Viotech' Pack

The 'Viotech' name is provided by the rich purple on the toebox, while further coloured accents are provided by classic green and blue suede overlays plus a base made up of peach fabric.

A black heel badge with yellow logos and black trim tone down the look just enough, while a grey tongue with a black leather patch plus a plentiful helping of yellow accents scattered throughout both the upper and midsole round the look off.

The pack features two pairs with different colourblocking while maintaining the 'Viotech' theme.

The Nike Air Max 90 'Viotech' Pack drops Thursday 29 August at selected retailers.

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.