END. x adidas Consortium Terrex Agravic XT

by Henrik Buzzi


Colliding the outdoors movement with innovative technologies, END. joins adidas on its first journey into heat-reactivity with their collaborative take on the Terrex Agravic XT. Dubbed ‘Thermochromic’ the trail-ready runner delivers on both form and function for a pioneering expression of contemporary athletic ideals.

Tooled up with an EVA midsole for cushioning, sock-like support, and a Continental Rubber outsole for all-conditions grip, the sneaker delivers the custom specification of the Terrex Agravic XT silhouette, for the first time applying Thermochromic color-changing technology, designed to let the wearer know when they’re performing at their best. With uppers crafted in a tech-focused material palette of neoprene and mesh, the sneaker is finished with reflective stripe accents and TPU overlays for structure and support.

Shifting from a stealth black base to the red-hot glow of embers when the wearer gets warmed up, the sneaker’s heat reactive panelling combines contemporary trail DNA with premium curb-appeal. Built in a primarily black palette, with pops of color across the upper and Continental outsole, the sneaker is trail-ready design with a street state of mind.

Arriving in a bespoke collector’s box with END. exclusive trail-runner laces, the sneaker features co-branded details throughout. Raffle is now open at END.Launches


Packer x Reebok Aztrek

by Henrik Buzzi


The Reebok Aztrek by Packer is an exercise in subtle simplicity — applying the shoe with a greyscale wash that allows the lines and shapes of the design to come to life through tones and textures.

Originally introduced in 1993 as an all-purpose, all-surface runner, the Aztrek has aged like fine wine. Conceptualized by renowned footwear designer, Christian Tresser, the contours of the shoe maintain a bold balance between aggressive and elegant — a feat we sought to amplify with Packer’s collaborative take on the silhouette. Contrasting shades of grey premium suede and pigskin come together with OG mesh underlays and reflective 3M accents to present the Aztrek through an alternate aesthetic lens that completely reimagines what the shoe can be. Releasing at packer Shoes om March 15.


Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan

by Henrik Buzzi


Mr. Link, the protagonist of LAIKA's new film, "Missing Link," is the inspiration behind the latest collaboration between Nike and the animation studio. In the story, Mr. Link, a lovable creature, supports Sir Lionel Frost, the world's greatest monster chaser, on a globetrotting adventure to find a remnant of Mr. Link’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan, designed by Nike VP of Advanced Concepts, Tinker Hatfield, and former animator Michael Berger, translates the materials and textures of Mr. Link's plaid suit, created by LAIKA costume designer Deborah Cook, to a Nike Air Max 1.

Production of the Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan and its unique elements benefit from a blend of LAIKA's specialty in 3D printing (the company was awarded a Scientific and Engineering Oscar® plaque for its innovation in 3D printing in 2016) and Nike's rapid prototyping. The team also used LAIKA's Stratasys PolyJet-based 3D printing solutions to create an exclusive pair of the Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan for Mr. Link. The Missing Link x Nike Air Max Susan releases April 9 at selected retailers worldwide.


New Balance 1500 30th Anniversary

by Henrik Buzzi


Few silhouettes are as iconic as the New Balance 1500. The understated runner provides the perfect blend of aesthetic and function, and has become synonymous with the New Balance brand.

First introduced in 1989 as part of the now widely known ‘Made in England’ range which (as the name would suggest) is produced and manufactured entirely in Flimby, England. Despite 30 years worth of technical advances the approach to creating the NB1500 hasn’t changed. Each pair is still handmade by a team of over 200 dedicated and expert staff at the New Balance factory, just off the coast of Cumbria.

Combine this human touch, and the attention to detail that comes with it, with the clean and timeless look of the shoe itself and it’s easy to see why it’s had such longevity. The 1500 has transcended the running subculture and has been adopted by everyone, from hardcore sneakerheads to indie kids, drawn to the shoe’s retro aesthetic.

To celebrate the shoe’s 30th anniversary New Balance have reissued the classic navy blue color-way of the 1500 and introduced a brand new silhouette, the 1530. Featuring the same basic aesthetic as the 1500 combine with elevated technology and a subtle redesign, the 1530 is the perfect modern homage to a classic. The 1530 comes dressed in the inverse color-way of the OG 1500, making the parallels between the two all the more apparent. Available now at selected retaielrs such as Footpatrol.


Karhu “Catch of the day” pack

by Henrik Buzzi


Following on from last month’s aptly named ‘monthless’ pack Karhu are back with their latest assortment of archive runners, drawing inspiration from Karhu’s early days selling fishing tackle to keen Finnish anglers.

Consisting of two Synchron Classics, two Fusion 2.0’s & a solo Aria the pack takes its color palette from vintage Karhu fishing waders & vintage fishing rods with color pops inspired by bright and bold fishing lures. Each shoe in the ‘Catch of the day’ pack features a mix of soft pigskin suede that’s boldly color blocked across the three upper patterns, with portions of Karhu’s signature nylon mesh offering a contrasting texture and color. Signing off the Angling themed pack is a special edition footbed with a Karhu fishing tackle all over print. The Karhu ‘Catch of the day’ pack drops 07.03 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Vans Highland ‘Yukiko’ – size? Exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi


Referencing Japanese anime, Size? teamed up with Californian skatewear icons Vans to deliver a colorful collaboration. This time they’ve put their creative spin on the brand’s classic Highland silhouette, delivering the ‘Yukiko’.

Similarly, the creative spark of anime was set alight across the US during the ‘60s. Hailing from Japan, the iconic Astro Boy cartoon made its debut on 1st January 1963 and introduced the colorful, otherworldly genre to a whole new continent of fans. Highly-influential, the animated series would go on to inspire many of the well-known anime series we know and love today, be it Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, or Yu-Gi-Oh! So how better to honour the decade than creating an anime-inspired Vans silhouette, fusing the two creative forces into one colorful design.

Size? limited edition ‘Yukiko’ (or ゆきこ in Japanese) Highland shoe takes its title from the popular Japanese girl’s name. Loosely translating into “Happy Child” in English, the vibrant pair draws influence from the colorful hues found at cosplay events around the globe. For those who don’t know, the practice of cosplay is where anime and manga fans dress up as their beloved Japanese characters, sporting highly detailed decorative costumes. Infusing the Highland with this imaginative flair, the pair’s low profile uppers are cut from blue suede, offset by pops of patent pink leather to the midfoot side stripe. Further pink bursts paint the pairs padded lining, granting enhancing protection to your ankles when on the board. A slight deviation from the pairs usual detailing, this luxury version is tooled up with a cushioned exposed foam tongue for a deconstructed aesthetic, while white stitching is used throughout for stark contrast from the tonal background.

Other key features include Vans vintage ‘Off The Wall’ cotton labelling to the tongue, a new flexible cupsole, and an UltraCush drop-in sockliner to grant elevated support and comfort. Finally, detailed perforations feature across the uppers to keep your feet cool when on the move. The size? exclusive Vans Highland ‘Yukiko’ will release March 8.


Nite Jogger Sneakersnstuff Exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi


The adidas Originals Nite Jogger dates back to the late ’70s. Debuting as a running sneaker designed for runners that ran during dawn and dusk, which explains the Nite Jogger moniker. For 2019, adidas Originals is rebooting the silhouette with a more modern look. SNS takes this thinking and positions the model in the heart of New York City club (night) life. Linking with legendary NYC club curator, Oscar 1992 to piece together fits to compliment the Nite Jogger's bold colorway. The silhouette consist of an upper constructed using a nylon ripstop with reflective detailing on the lacing, 3-stripes, heel patch and highlight overlays. Outside of the bold colors, the mesh panelling, suede overlays and a full-length Boost sole complete the style. The adidas Originals Nite Jogger exclusive to Sneakersnstuff releases March 9. The RAFFLE is now open.


Emotionally Unavailable x Nike Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi


Emotionally Unavailable was a lighthearted partnership founded by Edison Chen and KB Lee in 2014. Teaming up with Nike og the AF1. The silhouette and material (canvas to nod to the Nike Vandal, which Lee recalls first thinking was an AF1) represent the designers' roots and relationship with Nike. "Growing up in Korea, the canvas Air Force One is a universal shoe. Hip-hop heads wore it. Skaters wore it. It covered multiple subcultures," says Lee. "It also just looks cool because it wears down so well." The shoe is intended to be well-loved — which will become evident through a beautiful patina. The zippered gusset makes it easy to take on and off and also helps form Emotionally Unavailable's recognizable heart logo. Releasing March 14 at selected retailers.


Nike Air Zoom Alpha OG

by Henrik Buzzi


Originally released in 1996, the Nike Zoom Alpha was the first shoe to use Zoom Air technology. With a Zoom Air unit that runs from the heel to the forefoot, it delivers the same aesthetic and feel as the original. The inception of Zoom Air, the slim Air bag that utilized tensile fibers, allowed Nike to experiment with creating a zonal platform of cushioning that would be applied in relation to the specific needs of a sport.

For the first-ever running shoe powered by this new innovation, Nike chose to create tactically arranged pods of Zoom in four anatomically urgent zones, creating a unique support system that would later inform the future iterations of Air technology.  The silhouette is making its first-ever return in its original navy and orange colorway, you may recognize the midsole due to the proliferation of Zoom Spiridon models that have appeared over the last year and a half, but it is indeed the Alpha that is the original of the two of this design. Releasing February 28 at selected retailers such as Footpatrol.


adidas Originals Nite Jogger

by Henrik Buzzi


Following on from Januarys introduction, the adidas Nite Jogger returns in two brand new colorways.

For the 2019 Nite Jogger adidas looked to their vast archive for some inspiration, the brands first 'low light' jogging shoe was pulled out. Originally intended for runners who ran at Night and before everyone else was up, the 3M reflective detailing was not just a cutting edge safety feature, it's distinctive flash finish inspired this contemporary redux. These editions opt for a very clean and considered palette of colors using black, white and a natural off white color. A mix of suede, mesh and reflective detailing define the uppers and lend an air of refinement and a call back to the originals mixed material upper. Releasing February 28 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Introducing the Y-3 KASABARU

by Henrik Buzzi


Introducing the Y-3 KASABARU, a fearless new stylewith roots in the adidas archiveThis Spring, Y-3 reimagines an icon of the adidas archive to create the Y-3 KASABARUa daringnew vision for courtside.An update on thethick, flexiblesole of the ’70s-era adidas Trimm Trab, the KASABARUis a basketball-inspiredshoe articulated in themodernlanguage of Y-3: bold, progressive, essential, and completely unexpected.

Y-3 designed the experimental Y-3 KASABARUas a study in contrasts: sleek, smooth nylon uppers against anexaggerated,scallopedrubber outsole. Y-3 constructs the uppers from the lightest weight nylon for tensile strength, while a light, resilient Japanese rubber comprises the durable and comfortable outsole. In a reference to the Spring/Summer 2019 collection’s themes, the shoe features sail-inspired stitch reinforcements and stitched finishes along itseye-stays. A leather heel lining and logo-stamped leather tongue complete the look.

An aesthetic departure, the Y-3 KASABARUalso innovates in comfort and fit. The shoe’s 360° elastic rubberlacingtube enables itsnylon uppersto adapt to each wearer’s unique sizewhile at the same time adjusting to the foot in motion.

The Y-3 KASABARUis an interplay between past and future informed by the latest adidas innovations.Inspired by and intended for the streets, theY-3 KASABARUheraldsa new chapter inY-3 footwear.Available in two color combinations: core black/white and white/core black, the Y-3 KASABARU will drop on February 28 that Y-3 flagship stores, Y-3.com, and select retailers worldwide.


Saucony Shadow 6000 “Avocado Toast”

by Henrik Buzzi


Holy Saucamole! Celebrate your health kick with the delicacy of the exclusive "Avocado Toast" Shadow 6000. Featuring toast-ed leather, smashed avocado textured suede, red pepper flake collar lining, and the "Saucamole" shout out on the heel. It's everything you avo-wanted, even if the guac is extra. Releasing 26. February at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


adidas Consortium ZX10000 C

by Henrik Buzzi


Since it first came into being, adidas Consortium has been committed to bringing together partners, retailers and collectives who exemplify a unique, fearless approach to collaboration. Each new partnership offers up a creative new take on the iconic styles that adidas has developed over the decades. In doing so they shine an entirely new light on the sportswear brand’s high-performance technologies and commitment to craftsmanship.

While this latest release diverges from the usual adidas Consortium way of working, in that it was created in-house by adidas, the final outcome was only made possible – and elevated to such great heights – due to the input of former adidas Director of Footwear Creation, Jacques Chassaing. Jacques was the designer responsible for one of the most iconic adidas lines of all time - the ZX running shoe series – which utilized an equally enduring technology also designed by Jacques, the adidas Torsion system. The sleek craftsmanship of the ZX range – which originally ran between 1984 and 1989 and was later in 1991 replaced by the equally as iconic Equipment range – ZX embodied adidas’ commitment to high-performance functionality, with the Torsion system playing a key role. By using a TPU arch to bridge the heel and forefoot it allows the front and rear of the foot to operate and adapt to surfaces independently, offering high degrees of support and stability. The adidas Consortium ZX10000 C releases February 22 at selected retailers such as hanon.

The ZX 10000C is the long-awaited answer to many collectors question ‘what happened after ZX 9000?’ The ZX 10000 C retains the Torsion system that remains a proud part of adidas’ performance capabilities to this day, in a shoe that at first glance reads like a never before seen model from the original ZX archives that has only just been unearthed. Its aqua, orange and neutral coloring inspires nostalgia for a very specific era of performance footwear, utilized across a diverse blend of natural and technical fabrications that include mesh underlays, webbed Three Stripes, premium suede overlays and reinforced TPU on the ghilly and heel.


Nike Zoom Rookie Premium “Galaxy”

by Henrik Buzzi


The “Galaxy” concept created and delivered by Nike Sportswear in 2012 is returning soon. Using color themes and graphics inspired by outer space, Nike transformed the iconic Air Foamposite One and the modernized Zoom Rookie silhouette with the attractive print, adding glow-in-the-dark details and the hang-tag that enhanced the space travel aesthetic. The recently unearthed Zoom Rookie LWP appears to be returning in the original Galaxy form, complete with the same hang-tag and glowing soles. Releasing February 25 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


Social Status x Air Jordan VI NRG

by Henrik Buzzi


James Whitner, founder of Social Status, has partnered with Jordan Brand to release a distinct shoe that speaks to the similarities between Social Status and Michael Jordan; two figures in their industries. Striving to be one’s best self championed the materials Social Status chose for the Air Jordan VI NRG. Through Social Status’ belief in supporting the community, this iteration of the popularized silhouette can continue the tradition of owning the game and now stands as the catalyst for dialogue. Releasing today at Social Status.


AFEW x Hummel Marathona "Stay Foolish"

by Henrik Buzzi


“The floor is lava” is one of the most famous examples for the imagination of a child. A game that everyone can imagine, and a game as silly as it sounds. But if you are able to “see” the lava as an adult, you never lost sight of your inner child. The goal of the “Stay Foolish” project is to thematize exactly this topic. Stay foolish and remind yourself to stay foolish.

A branch become a sword, wooden bricks become an animal and the floor turns to lava – the imagination of a child is infinite. Even more, it is funny, sometimes unrealistic but mostly foolish. But the best stories and moments started with a crazy or foolish idea. That's why we should never lost sight of our inner child. The "Stay Foolish" project is exactly pointing this out.

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The design refers to the carefree years as a child. Therefore, the sneaker has toy block lace locks and the insole is showing a bucket list. The logos of HUMMEL and AFEW on the Sneaker have a different font than usual. Both are looking like handwritten by a child. In addition, there are hand prints embossed on the heelcap. The Marathona is made of leather and suede. Releasing at AFEW on February 23. Sign up for the online raffle HERE. 


Eddie Huang for Adidas UltraBOOST “Chinese New Year”

by Henrik Buzzi


Celebrity chef and gonzo food and travel journalist Eddie Huang is famed for his love of flashy streetwear and '80s hip hop. His Chinese New Year edition of the UltraBOOST comes with a lucky all-red adidas Primeknit upper that's supportive and flexible. The shoes are cushioned with Boost for an energized feel. Releasing today at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


OVERKILL x adidas Consortium ZX 10.000 C “I CAN IF I WANT”

by Henrik Buzzi


We saw the vibrant 90s in reunited Berlin with all its different facets such as graffiti, hedonistic underground techno clubs and enough space for those who want to give free rein to their creativity. In this era, OVERKILL was born and our DNA was defined. Moreover, a very special chapter in sneaker history has been opened: the iconic four-digit ZX series by adidas hit the market and delighted many people with its diversity in models and colors. Our love for it is still running at full steam today and there is probably no sneaker store which stands for this series of models in a more authentic way! OVERKILL is very pleased to announce that for the 30th anniversary of the 1.000 series, the series will finally be completed by the newly introduced ZX 10.000 C.

The new model, which unmistakably carries the ZX-DNA, results from teamwork by creative adidas designers and it optically blends in perfectly with the ZX history. In addition, Jacques Chassaing, who was decisively involved in the development of the ZX series in the 1980s, contributed valuable tips and ideas with his in-depth knowledge. The upper of the ZX is combined with a Cushion sole which was also used for the Equipment series. This creates a connection between two different concepts that shaped adidas in the 1990s. For the market launch of this new silhouette, OVERKILL has been honored to design its own ZX 10.000 C in collaboration with adidas Consortium.

The inspiration for our version came from the 4-digit ZX models. Their legendary colourways have always been among our favorites. To express our passion for these models, we’ve selected the most iconic of these colorways and incorporated them into the design of the ZX 10.000 C – a “best of”, so to speak. The challenge was to place this multitude of strong colours on the model. But we wouldn’t be OVERKILL if we hadn’t found a way! The model name is based on the adidas Torsion slogan from the original campaign in 1989 but with a twist: “I WANT , I CAN!” has evolved to: “I CAN IF I WANT” in a tongue in cheek nod to what really makes this pack extra special.

The OVERKILL x adidas Consortium ZX 10.000 C “I CAN IF I WANT” consists of the regular pair, plus another single shoe in a completely different colourway*, which complements the homage to the 1000 ZX series. All three shoes together will come in one oversized box, held in the design of the original 90s ZX boxes. For the first time we are offering the consumer a choice in how they want to wear the shoe, from the true homage ZX 1000 – ZX 9000 oddity pair – or the ZX 5000 – 9000 “hydra” pair. What you do with the third shoe is up to you! Wear the true homage, choose to display the shoe or try and purchase or swap the other foot from another ZX lover so you can wear the blue one as a pair too! Releasing at OVERKILL on February 9.


Nike Air Max 98

by Henrik Buzzi


The Air Max 98 turned heads the moment it hit the streets in 1998 for its multi-leveled wave aesthetic and full-length visible Air unit. Nike pays tribute to the year it was released, an outlined "98" graphic is stitched on the leather overlay. The standout silhouette's latest colorway arrives in black with red, yellow and blue accents. Available now at selected retailers such as hanon.  


Air Jordan VI "Infrared"

by Henrik Buzzi


Kith presents an editorial for the Nike Air Jordan VI Infrared Collection. With a storied legacy, the Air Jordan VI Infrared has cemented itself as one of the most iconic sneakers of all time. Dating back to Michael Jordan wearing them to win his first NBA Championship in 1991, this model has stood the test of time with a lifestyle crossover. This 2019 Retro comes complete with all of the OG details, including embroidered Nike Air logos on the heels and reflective 3M underlays.

Releasing with the Jordan VI is a capsule collection of apparel that fuses retro styling with modern technology. Styles include a retro nylon windbreaker and basketball short, fleece hoodies, and a waterproof Gore-Tex rain jacket. Kith launches the Air Jordan VI Infrared and accompanying collection with a worldwide exclusive launch today.