The time has come for Abel Tesfaye a.k.a. The Weeknd, Puma’s creative collaborator and global Brand ambassador, to finally release the much-anticipated debut collection with the Global Sports Brand. Teasing some of the key styles during his current Legend of the Fall World Concert Tour that kept his fans, sneakerheads and the fashion set intrigued, The Weeknd is ready to show the world the new styles that reflect his personal style merged with Puma’s sport-inspired silhouettes. The collection releases in 3 drops, each differentiated by a unique aesthetic. The first drop is the first-ever Puma x XO footwear – the Puma Parallel. Inspired by military and utilitarian gear, the all-new silhouette is a mid-cut sneaker boot that’s fully decked out in luxurious Italian nubuck leather upper. The smooth rubber midsole features IGNITE cushioning technology. The boot boasts of a contemporary blocked heel design with an extended Formstripe and co-branded label. Releasing August 24 at selected retailers such as hanon.
Sneakersnstuff and adidas Originals teams up again for the Sneakersnstuff exclusive ”EQT Materials” Pack. The pack consists of two colorways of the EQT Support Ultra PK – a dark blue version and a white version. The EQT Running Support shoes were originally released back in 1993 and were the forward-looking design of their time. In this new version the original look meets modern and innovative adidas technologies – a premium one-piece primeknit upper riding on a full-length boost™ midsole for comfort and energy return. For the campaign Sneakersnsuff and adidas Originals joined forces with Swedish design duo Wang & Söderström to bring to life and elevate the core materials used across the pack. Breaking down to an abstract macro level, the boost™ technology and primeknit construction and the other elements of the shoes are presented like never before across 3D animations and renders.The adidas Originals ”EQT Materials” Pack is exclusive to Sneakersnstuff and drops August 26th.
The sneakers are inspired by models from the ‘80s and ‘90s, in a surprising adaptation for current tastes. The exclusive LCS R 921 mita sneakers is a fusion of the technical LCS R 1000 (upper) and the LCS R XVI (sole and heel), including the Dynactif shock absorber system, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The brilliant colors are inspired by the archive EUREKA shoe co-created with Shigeyuki Kunii, creative director for mita sneakers. The red, blue, green, and beige accents punctuate the shoe’s contour and bring out the main navy color. These hybrid sneakers’ original design is accentuated by technical characteristics like Aérotop Open Mesh technology, which makes the shoe breathable. The sole is printed with the text « (Tokyo Kai)» the official mark of the collaboration with mita sneakers. Now available at selected retailers such as 24 Kilates.
Taking design cues from Nike Special Field boots, the Nike SF Air Force 1 Mid Men's Shoe lets you add a military-inspired look to your everyday style. Releasing 25 August at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.
adidas Originals by Hender Scheme was born out of the exploration between the relationship of performance and lifestyle footwear. Hender Scheme takes iconic adidas Originals silhouettes from their past and present and through attention to detail and meticulous design, creates a collection which unites them - transcending eras and celebrating artisanal practice in footwear design and execution. Releasing September 2 at selected Consortium accounts.
Even in the digital age, there’s no substitute for pounding the pavement. Featuring classified newspaper ad art work on the tongue and insole, The Saucony x Bodega ‘Classifieds’ bring the bold style and rugged spirit of classic, 90s sportswear to the enduring performance aesthetic of Saucony’s Grid 8000. Because, sometimes outdoor adventure is nature trails and rock climbing, but sometimes, it’s in the back pages. The Bodega x Saucony Grid 8000 “Classifieds” releases August 19 at Bodega.
For the latest addition to Size? exclusive Archive collection with adidas Originals, they’ve created a three shoe pack themed around traditional methods of public transport used to get to football games in two of the nations largest footballing cities.
Releasing across three consecutive weeks, the pack consists of two different colorways of the Gazelle Super, and an Indoor Super. Both London and Manchester each have a strong wealth of football teams representing their cities, and with that comes a legion of devoted fans that travel great lengths to make it to games every week to support their beloved. The colorways for each shoe involved in the ‘London to Manchester’ pack reference tickets and travel cards used to journey across the city to your teams hallowed ground. London is represented by two inverted blue & pink combinations on the Gazelle Super that will get you onto the London Underground, snaking through the underbelly of the city. Both shoes are dressed with suede and nubuck uppers and finished off with a red heeltab and brand detailing.
Further up North and above ground, Manchester’s rendition comes in the form of a white & yellow Indoor Super. A three material hit of suede, leather and nylon sit in their rightful spots above the brown gum midsole unit, and are accented with silver leather touches on the three stripes and heeltab. The first shoe to release from the size? Exclusive adidas Originals Archive “London to Manchester” pack will be the Gazelle Super in Royal Blue/Pink, launching at size? On August 18.
Kith and Coca-Cola partner with Converse to create a special rendition of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star ’70. This silhouette fits seamlessly with the rest of the Kith x Coca-Cola Collection, standing as one of the most classic American sneakers ever. The upper is crafted from vintage white denim and features asymmetrical puffed embroidery that reads Coca-Cola across both shoes. The medial side also features a bottlecap-shaped leather Velcro patch that when removed exposes concealed Converse branding. The uppers sit atop vulcanized rubber midsoles, which display Kith branding near the forefoot. The outsole is translucent green, inspired by the green glass used for original Coke bottles. Each model is accompanied by custom packaging, which includes an exclusive red label Kith x Coca-Cola 8oz glass bottle. Releasing August 11 at Kith.
Adidas Consortium release 2017’s interpretation of the Nemeziz Tango, repurposing the classic stadium silhouette for the street. Designed to bring the performance of the stadium off the pitch and into the streets, the Nemeziz Tango 17+ from adidas Consortium expertly combines the classic soccer silhouette with inimitable boost technology. Consistently defining the standards of sneaker performance, the latest Nemeziz release repurposes the laceless Torsion Tape upper for next level comfort and responsiveness. The rubber outsole provides optimum levels of traction and control in wet and dry conditions, alike. Releasing August 10 at selected retailers such as END.
BAIT and Puma collaborate to bring a story of texture and richness to the BOG sock. The BAIT “CHALK” design is inspired by The Needles, situated off the Isle of Wight, a natural wonder of England. The rich formation of chalk stacks is translated with a material story of premium grit suede, fine powdered nubuck, and butter chunk suede; all in an off white chalk hue of colors that compose an assortment of textures. leather Tonal branding is debossed on the tongue, which becomes more apparent with wear. Lace options come in chalk white rope, white leather, and black leather. BAIT x Puma BOG Sock “CHALK” releases August 12. Register on their raffle HERE to get the chance to cope these.
Spotlighting the three-letter word synonymous with Nike technology, the Air More Uptempo was worn by the quickest players in 90's basketball and turned heads with its fashion-forward aesthetic. Our newest colorway radiates cool in three separate color blocks of black, grey and white. Releasing August 12 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.
The Le Sportif “Blanc Alpin” Pack features three silhouettes; the Turbostyle, AA Mid, and Icons, with the Icons being a new model for the season. The Le Coq Sportif Icons is inspired by two iconic pairs from their tennis archives, the Arthur Ashe and the Noah Comp, and it has the sole of the first, with the upper style of the latter. The upper on this version comes in textured leather, with outdoor vibes channeled through the laces, eyelets, and rubber sole unit.
Next up in the pack is the AA Mid which is what happens when the Arthur Ashe meets a high-top mountain shoe. Continuing with the tennis style of the Arthur Ashe, we see perforations throughout, as well as the usual heel overlay and sole, but again, outdoor vibes in the form of the laces, eyelets, and rubber sole unit.
Last but not least, the Turbostyle. An icon from Le Coq Sportif’s 1980’s running archives, and at the time, it was designed for marathon running, with it’s unique and particularly comfortable sole. This particular version continues the “Blanc Alpin” theme and combines textured resistant technical nylon with full grain leather overlays, and is finished off with contrasting laces, debossed logo, metallic studs, and again, that speckled rubber sole unit. Now available at selected retailers such as hanon.
This SF AF-1 covertly adds a military look to the classic hoops silhouette. Durable nylon wraps up and around the ankle, while a double-zip in back lets you slip in and suit up easily. A sleek, black leather vamp lends a touch of luxury against the utility-inspired design. Releasing August 10 at selected retailers such as RockCityKicks.
Constructed in tumbled and smooth leather juxtaposed alongside ballistic nylon secondary materials, Deep Royal Blue and University Gold wrap much of the upper while the famed mini Swoosh appears in contrasting University Red. Available now at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.
Nike gives their SF Air Force 1 Mid a clean Ivory and Olive look for its latest release. This time around the military-inspired silhouette gets treated to a premium leather and canvas upper in a simple Ivory hue, along with complimenting metal eyelets, ankle straps and round laces. The minimal design is contrasted by an Olive rubber midsole for a two-tone look. Military-style tagging placed on the lateral heel, a gusseted tongue, and heel zipper detailing round up the newest rendition. Available now at selected retailers such as Feature.
Cutting through the noise with nothing but clean lines, this is a starkly minimal take on the Eaglezero, which debuted for the first time last season. An updated thin mesh, paired with an inner sock that hugs the foot, gives a truly unbeatable athleisure aesthetic. Architectural influences are made obvious in this style, with the lacing system taking its cues from the cable-stays that support the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark with their Swedish neighbors. Releasing tomorrow at ARKK Copenhagen.
Saucony adopts the Japanese trend of bro fabric for its own duo of Grid 8500s. One pair in “Washed Denim” mixes light-colored tattered denim with darker tattered jean material over a bright white sole, while the other opts for a dark blue denim with quilted white stitching, a light denim mudguard, and cream on the stripe, midsole, outsole, and tongue. Available now at selected retailers such as Packer Shoes.
In 2014, the first collaboration with the Australian footwear retailer resulted in an EQT Guidance 93. In late 2016 Highs and Lows worked on an EQT Support 93 inspired by Frankenstein cars and the Australian outback. Their final installment in the series is a luxurious rendition of the EQT Support ADV. Highs and Lows is Western Australia’s premier footwear retailer with three boutiques in the geographically remote city of Perth. Now veterans when it comes to working in the EQT range – adidas’ early 1990s performance running line – the team at Highs and Lows demonstrates a masterful execution on this EQT Support ADV. A well-balanced color scheme and sophisticated mix of fabrics and materials is key in any Consortium release. While many collaborations tell a story about inspiration and explain the creative journey towards the final product, for this project the concept is the actual design itself: HAL has refined this model by fine-tuning all visual aspects, by applying the finest details to round off an innately strong and distinct silhouette.
Over the three year period that adidas Consortium and Highs and Lows have been collaborating, the EQT range has enjoyed a real renaissance. The EQT Support ADV is perhaps the most street-ready model due to its profile and clean aesthetic. Here it is elevated to a new height of luxury by Highs and Lows. Releasing August 26 at selected retailers such as hanon.
The first release of the Shadow 5000 was at the peak of VHSs popularity in 1989. It was a workhorse running shoe that built the reputation of Saucony across the world. Even today, the Shadow remains in the Saucony performance line as a technical shoe.
The simple black VHS cassette was the main inspiration for the design of the Saucony Shadow 5000 VHS. The black upper is made of satin suede, the Saucony logo and heel tab are constructed from smooth leather and the toebox and side panel are predominantly mesh. The perforated suede leather tongue features a label with the TGWO script logo and the transparent eyelets represent spools of the tape. On the side of the heel you’ll find a debossed TGWO box logo. A TV test pattern color chart and a silver metallic VHSaucony logo top of the heel section. The mudguard of the right shoe features the classic control symbols of every video tape recorder: rewind, stop, pause, play, fast forward and record, whilst the eject symbol fits perfectly on the insole. Finally, the see through outsole was inspired by the TV screen and shows a mix of white noise and the TGWO script logo.
The Good Will Out x Saucony Shadow 5000 VHS comes in a video tape recorder box designed by Hollis Brown Thornton. The inlay paper was also made by him showing stacks of drawn VHS tapes. The first in store customers will get an original VHS tape featuring a real movie gem from the 80s. Releasing exclusively at TGWO on August 5 instore and online if any pairs remain. But you may still have a chance with signing up for their raffle HERE.