The flagship Ewing Athletics shoe, the 33 HI is an exact retro of the 1990 original, and features a classic reversible ankle strap that can be worn on the front or back of the shoe, and a full length PU midsole for cushioning. For the first time, we have combined all past suede classic 33 HIs into one new colorway set atop a clear ice outsole. Now available at selected retailers such as RockCityKicks.
Lucem Hafnia by Norse Projects and New Balance is celebrating the classic 770 model first introduced in 1986, adopted by runners worldwide for its advanced features, such as the Fethalite midsole, which offered unparalleled stability and softness.
The color scheme for Lucem Hafnia is inspired by the architecture of the University of Copenhagen's main building and the interior of the University Library. Established over 530 years ago, the University of Copenhagen is one of the oldest institutions for knowledge and research in Northern Europe. Lucem is a reference to the architrave of the institution's main building, where a gilded statue of an eagle resides. Beneath this eagle is the Latin inscription 'COELESTEM ADSPICIT LUCEM', which translates to 'The Eye of the Celestial Light'. Hafnia is a reference to the Latin designation for Copenhagen. Stories from a bygone era are being told through the architecture. The shoe has been updated with embossed New Balance branding on the side and features include smooth nubuck, full grain leather, EVA midsole, woven tongue label and finished with Norse Projects branding on the in-soles. The shoe comes in two colorways: Brown Navy and Rainy Olive. Dropping April 28 at Norse.
The Nike Air Max 97 set a precedent upon its release two decades ago with its futuristic approach. The sneaker‘s wave-like linear uppers added a new dynamic to the sneaker world, with 3M reflective technology adding a touch of performance functionality to a silhouette that was already packed with personality. For spring 2017, the iconic silhouette will release in an ultra modern, metallic gold colorway. Following the shoe’s 20th anniversary, the OG returns with the full-length Air sole and hidden lacing that helped make the Air Max 97 be so ground-breaking. Dropping on May 18 at selected retailers such as END.
The Air Jordan IV makes a return in this season's lineup with the iconic "Pure Money" colorway. Offering an almost identical look to its '05 predecessor, the sneakers feature an all-white leather upper complimenting the tonal white laces, white wings, and a matching heel pull tab. The only accents come in the form of metallic silver plating on the Jumpman branding and eyestay. An embroidered "Pure $" is seen on the inside of the heel tab for a subtle finishing touch. Coming soon at selected retailers such as Feature.
Asics have unveiled their latest colorway for the Asics Gel Lyte III. Originally released back in 1989, the upcoming silhouette features a strong textured black leather upper with red interior and a glow-in-the-dark translucent outsole featuring GEL visible in the heel. The GL3 – famed for its split tongue detailing, which eliminates the problem of having the tongue slip down the side of the shoe – is finished with a black midsole, tonal black lace set and gold callout and branding decals throughout. Releasing April 28 at selected retailers such as END.
Oslo Sneaker Fest (OSF) is an annual event, but for the first time we decided to organize a small pop-up event. The Easter pop-up was held on April 15 for those who stayed in the city for Easter. The event was held at Melahuset. We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported us, and to those who participated in making it a successful event. Pictures by Magnus Aune.
2017 has already been a great release year. As we have seen the return of, upgrades of and new models popping up. We are excited to see what's next. Here are our 20 favorite releases so far in random order.
Introducing a new collection of classic sportswear from adidas Originals and wings+horns, blending traditional craftsmanship, contemporary fabrics and progressive design. The footwear is highlighted by a fluid one-piece Campus 80 with tonal embroidered 3-stripes. A Primeknit NMD_R2 features the collaboration’s signature geometric motif, alongside a second pair constructed from a single piece of hand stitched premium leather. Dropping at selected retailers on April 27.
No shoes influenced basketball style like the Air Jordans. From I to XXXI, through design iterations of each, through different athletes that repped the brand over the years, Jordan has taken its place at the head basketball sneaker culture. Many know the shoes, but few understand the history and background behind each release. For them, The 4th Quarter will go through a listing of all Air Jordan releases, and give a rundown of the circumstances surrounding each release. Check out the Jordan list Here.
The classic 80’s runner hummel Marathona has been reengineered by Arkaiv with features such as a neoprene sock insert for maximum comfort, pull tabs on tongue & heel with logos. This I a treat made specially for woman, and is now available at selected Urban stores.
The Volcano colorway holds a special place in Kith’s, Asics’s, and Ronny Fieg’s timelines. Its original release happened at a pivotal time for their market, as classic running silhouettes began to take center stage and Kith started gaining more widespread attention than ever before. Through this colorway I re-introduced the Gel Lyte V, which was a risk, but one that was necessary to take to push the market forward. Back then Ronny remember thinking how strong that colorway could have been on the Gel Lyte III, but also felt that too many people were hopping on that silhouette. It was as important then as it is today that I differentiate myself and evolve with each release.
The Gel Diablo silhouette has been one of the most elusive Asics models. Ronny had been trying to bring this silhouette back for years now, but the old mold had been lost and it took time to develop it again. Finally, during mid-last year, he was told it was ready. He immediately conceptualized a variety of different approaches, however its name kept bringing me back to a fiery-themed palette, which led my mind to the Volcano. Ronny have always enjoyed deconstructing and rebuilding colorways, as its very challenging. After a few samples, he landed on the final design which is a unique takedown of the original. However, for the second coming of the Volcano, the Diablo was not enough…he needed another model.
Applying the Volcano colorway to the Gel Lyte III felt like an old itch Ronny was never able to scratch, until now. Similar to the Super Green, Salmon Toe, and Militia colorways from last year, he wanted to ensure that if he was to resurrect this colorway that it would be done in the most premium way possible. That is why all pairs of the Volcano Gel Lyte III were handcrafted in Japan using the highest grade materials available. The Volcano 2.0 collection pays homage to its predecessor in the most elevated fashion. It adds another notch in my timeline with Asics by introducing another new silhouette, while simultaneously celebrating our past together. Both models release 20.04 at Kith.
Concepts joins Vans for an exclusive trio of collaborative Old Skool colorways. Concepts' take on the classic skate shoe is inspired by a Vintage Jamaican print, featured prominently in the canvas paneling. The pack, which consists of a Green, Off-White, and a special friends and family Orange offering, each have premium suede and a padded tongue, along with the signature Vans waffle outsole. The Concepts x Vans "Jamaica" will be sold in-store 20.04 followed by an online release on 21.04 at Cncpts. A limited number of the friends and family Orange Suede Old Skool will be sold at Concepts NYC and Cambridge on 20.04 first come first serve.
NIKE and IKEA unveil their new partnership: NIKEA, A Build It Yourself Shoe Service. Will you be the first to pre-order?
Emerged from the canals of Amsterdam to become the King of the Day. The royal Air Max 1 features the hand-painted Gracht Ripple design in iconic Orange. To celebrate King’s Day and the 30th anniversary of the Nike Air Max 1, Quint Studio created a custom King’s Day edition of the iconic sneakers.
The ‘King of the Day’ custom design was inspired by the ripples of the water in the canals of Amsterdam. We chose to hand-paint the classic white and black sneakers in bright orange, paying tribute to the Huis van Oranje-Nassau. Quint Studio is an international design studio with a boutique approach. They explore ideas, come up with creative solutions, and make cool stuff. Check out their work and find out more at quintstudio.
SneakerBass has been rocking the Dutch sneaker scene since 2007, now is the time for the 10th anniversary. They celebrate this with a long-awaited collaboration with our good friends from Kangaroos. The Kangaroos Coil R2 is handmade in Germany and only 250 limited pairs will release worldwide. This sneaker was inspired by the world famous city of sin, Amsterdam. The iconic "Metje Amsterdam" (Amsterdam Bollard), Amsterdam crosses and neon lights are included in detail as the insole, sole, laces and special box. The color is related to the name of the epicenter of the sin city, Amsterdam. Releasing 22. April at SneakerBass.
On April 15 we are at it again. Together with Melahuset we proudly present this mini OSF pop-up event. What better way to celebrate Easter, than with a family friendly sneaker event with private dealers, Oslo Mod Army behind the decks, sneaker documentary/movies on the screen and of course good food!? Come and join us for a chat, hang out, trade or buy some kicks. Free entrance. Check out the event here.
Honouring the idea of encapsulated innovation, Miniwiz CEO and architect Arthur Huang has created a lightweight package made entirely of post-consumer materials, complementing the Air Max and helping to redefine the possibilities of modern innovation. For Arthur Huang, the visionary CEO of Miniwiz, Nike Air demonstrates a perfect balance of performance and sustainability. “It cushions while at the same time reducing material usage.”
The equilibrium between responsible manufacture and function forms the backbone of Huang’s NikeLab Air Max Day collaboration. Huang, who is both an architect and structural engineer, has created a lightweight package made entirely of post-consumer materials (milk and orange juice containers, morning coffee lids). Specifically, the box is produced from a single process Polypropylene with no added chemicals. The modular design allows it to be used as a stackable, interlocking component of a product display or storage system. The package can also be used as a backpack and, should ideas about other forms of reuse sputter, it can be recycled. Furthermore, the shoe it was built to support, the NikeLab Air Max 1 Royal, a silhouette with its own application of sustainable production: Nike Flyknit.
Kith has partnered with Puma to introduce the global sports brand's latest performance-inspired lifestyle silhouette - the Tsugi Shinsei. The Tsugi takes sensibilities and functionalities from classic Japanese design and ushers them into a contemporary space. "Tsugi", which translates to "Next" in Japanese, blends technology with tradition, utilizing Puma's innovative Ignite Foam midsole cushioning. This design features a lightweight knit sock upper with a futuristic shield vamp that sits atop a rippled midsole.
Three colors of the Tsugi will be released - a black pair, a triple white pair, and a very limited Kithstrike edition. The Tsugi Kithstrike is limited to 150 pairs worldwide and utilizes a color scheme inspired by vintage aviator jackets, featuring an olive upper with a vibrant orange midsole unit. This colorway will also be accompanied by custom packaging. To launch this special model, we have collaborated with Puma to create a limited run of 50 Kith Treats cereal boxes. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday April 12th), Kith Treats Brooklyn will release these 50 Treats boxes with an all-new Japanese-inspired cereal special. Inside each box is a ticket that guarantees customers the opportunity to purchase this rare colorway on April 14th at KITH.
Detroiters, Comedy Central’s new hit TV show has gotten together with Detroit based creative agency DISTINCT LIFE to create this limited run of made in the USA New Balance 998. The shoe takes color inspiration from the office shared by the show’s main characters Tim Cramblin (Tim Robinson) and Sam Duvet (Sam Richardson). The shoe is made from premium suede and features the Detroiters logo embossed on the heal with a photo of the show’s main characters on the footbed rounding out the design. Catch Detroiters every Tuesday night at 10:30pm EST on Comedy Central. Head on over to DISTINCT LIFE information regarding this release.
Mutual respect and constant craftsmanship meet. From team players to the anti-authority icons that wore them to destruction, the Converse All Star 70 and One Star 74 embody a collection of cultures that shaped streetwear. For the latest collaboration with pioneering brand Neighborhood, familiar masterpieces of Americana are channeled through Tokyo’s attention to detail and uniquely undistilled vision. In line with their blend of zero-compromise technical detail and tradition that continues to amass a dedicated following, Neighborhood celebrates the cultural crossroad of music and motorcycle lifestyle with rugged materials and added durability for motorbike riding. The Chuck has been a longtime muse for the Neighborhood aesthetic, and this unique collaboration cranks up things conceptually. Releasing April 6 at selected retailers such as END.