Slam Jam x adidas Consortium

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Consortium and Slam Jam joined forces  on  two  exclusive  new  footwear  styles.  The collaborative duo picked two  styles  from  two  different  ends  of  the  adidas  spectrum  – one  draws from  adidas’  rich  heritage,  while the  other  from  the  cutting-edge  of  the  sportswear  brand’s  developments.

First  up  is  a  new  take  on  the  ever-iconic  80s  Superstar, a masterclass  in  minimalism,  which comes offset  by  distinctive  detailing.  The  instantly-recognizable  shelltoe  of  the  Superstar  is  here  presented  in  smooth  leather,  while  the  heel  panel  is  blacked  out.  This  refined  approach  is  offered  with a  subtle  counterpoint  by  the  introduction  of  asymmetrical,  zig-zagging  stitches  on  the  shoe’s  lateral.

The  second  style  sees  a  similar  aesthetic  approach  to  a  very  different  type  of  shoe.  The  P.O.D.  S3.1  is  a  contemporary  running-inspired  style  that  offers  an  evolved  take  on  90s  style  cushioning.  BOOST  technology  is  utilized  on  the  heel  where  it  matters  most  and  a  ‘Point  of  Deflection’  bridge  offers  the  perfect  midpoint  between  stability  and  flexibility  for  a  lifestyle  shoe.  The collaborative  version  is  presented  in  an  understated  colorway  of  whites  and  creams,  rendered  across  uppers  that  move  between  snug  neoprene  and  soft  leather.  Contrast  materials  and  colors  on  the  heel  tab,  lacing  and  exposed  tongue  add  the  perfect  amount  of  subtle  finesse  to  a  shoe  designed  to  endure. The adidas Consortium x Slam Jam collaboration will be available as of November 10 at Slam Jam.

Afew x BEAMS x Asics Tiger Gel Lyte III "Orange Koi"

by Henrik Buzzi

The Afew x BEAMS x Asics Tiger Gel-Lyte III “Orange Koi” is finally here! Three years after their first collaboration with Asics Tiger. The "Orange Koi“ central theme is the German-Japanese friendship, visible in the details of the shoes. The left patch on the heel shows a world map and the patch on the right shoe shows the word „Friendship“ in Japanese letters. In addition to this, the names of the partners are embossed on each side of the shoe. With an astonishing attention to detail, the sole has been designed with the „Orange Koi“ Camo. Otherwise, you can find a transparent part of the sole where you can see the Koi. With the Instore Release, we will have a Special Packaging, which includes a limited Wooden Special Box, an "Orange Koi Bandana", Inscent Sticks and a History Booklet. Additional laces complete the set. Releasing 10. November at Afew.

Find out about the whole story of the Koi. Started from the 1-of-1 handmade Asics Gel-Lyte III “Koi” to the latest collaboration with BEAMS. Do you ever wonder why we collaborate with Asics Tiger and not with another brand? Check this episode and learn everything about the story of the Koi and you will possibly get a glimpse of the “Orange Koi”.

24 Kilates x Mizuno Wave Rider 1 “King Kobra”

by Henrik Buzzi

Following the Kazoku program, 24 Kilates teams up with Mizuno honoring the exotic reptile King Cobra (Ophiophagus hannah), paying respect to one of the most tough and fascinating animals on earth, well known on their second motherland, Thailand.

This collaboration re-works the Wave Rider 1 silhouette, an open mesh base is topped with faux snakeskin highlighting the design lines, mixed with premium suede parts and reflective details. Combining classic athletic colors as navy, red and gold leaded by the reptile natural range of tones. Keeping a classic white sole, a tribute to the running silhouette of the mid 90’s. The 24 Kilates x Mizuno Wave Rider 1 “King Kobra” releases October 27 at 24 Kilates.

Nike Air VaporMax FlyKnit 2 NRG "Jacket Pack"

by Henrik Buzzi

Dressed in a Team Red, Black, and Vachetta Tan color scheme. This Nike Air VaporMax features a combination of Red and Black throughout its Flyknit constructed upper. Nike also adds leather detailing on the tongue, toe, and wrapping around its heel. Finishing off the design is a full-length Black VaporMax sole unit. Releasing October 30 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

DTLR VILLA X New Balance 998 "Four for Four"

by Henrik Buzzi

As the founding fathers of the DTLR VILLA X New Balance exclusive "Four for Four" sneaker, we present to you a city-inspired 998 silhouette to keep your victorious spirit loud and proud! And if you already live and breathe the true enthusiasm of Philadelphia, this sneaker is perfect for you.

Philly is much more than cheesesteaks and Ben Franklin. A declaration of patriotism and Philly honor stems from the pride of our glorious die-hard intensity. This silhouette is a melting pot of all Philadelphian hues and representation from all over the city. The standout features of this collection range from all of the city's most iconic staples and colorways. This exclusive NB 998 boosts as a celebration of the city, a trophy for its brilliance and a time capsule to commemorate the triumphs. Inherit the ups (and downs) of a true Philadelphian in the New Balance "Four for Four." Releasing October 26 at DTLR VILLA

Saint Alfred x adidas Consortium Temper Run

by Henrik Buzzi

Founded in 2005, Chicago's Saint Alfred and adidas Consortium partner for their second collaborative shoe, the Temper Run / STA. The Temper Run is given a fall season color palette and 1990's outdoors-wear construction with suedes, ballistic nylons, reflective panels, and gum outsole.

Saint Alfred worked alongside Chicago artist Stephen Eichhorn who created new visual works to help capture the spirit of the adidas Consortium Temper Run / STA shoe. The adidas Consortium Temper Run x Saint Alfred releases October 20 at Saint Alfred.

size? Exclusive adidas Originals YUNG-1 “Craft Ochre”

by Henrik Buzzi

Following up on the release of the recent “Ivory” colorway, another adidas Originals YUNG-1 enters the scene, this time in a size? exclusive “Craft Ochre” colorway. A reconfigured version of the original Falcon Dorf training shoe from 1998, the updated Yung-1 is strikingly accurate in appearance as far as retro releases go, albeit with a few branding tweaks that take the shoe away from the performance category and bring it into the Originals family. The first time around the Falcon Dorf sat in amongst an assortment of memorable shoes from the same era, including the Galaxy in all it’s different iterations, and runners from the iconic Equipment range.

Returning in a slightly different guise for 2018, the Falcon Dorf’s influence is noticeable in the uppers, with the only obvious differences being the restructured tongue and removal of performance branding. Torsion technology sits inside the midsole, as it has done since the 90s, to provide support underfoot and improve cushioning. This latest size? exclusive colorway offers a vibrant version of the silhouette. Rich shades of orange coat the shoe’s premium nubuck, suede and mesh uppers, and these striking shades continue to envelope the entirety of the midsole and gum outsole. The size? Exclusive adidas Originals YUNG-1 “Craft Ochre” drops October 20 exclusively at size?

Highsnobiety x Diadora N9000 "Eastern Bluebird"

by Henrik Buzzi

After helping Diadora commemorate its 70th anniversary with a special collaboration dedicated to Highsnobiety’s hometown of Berlin, part two of this joint celebration pays homage to our second home in New York. Releasing exclusively at on October 24, the New York-inspired N9000 design comes by way of frequent Highsnob collaborator Hikmet Sugoer who looked beyond our office’s urban landscapes to the vast wilderness just outside of the city and happened upon the official bird of New York State—the Eastern Bluebird. Our N9000 features a distinct blue color palette with the bluebird emblazoned on the insoles and hits of peach nectar along the side panels for a truly unique ode to the Empire State.

Patta x Nike Air Max 90/95 "Publicity Publicity, Wohoooow!,”

by Henrik Buzzi

Inspired by the phrase "Publicity. Publicity. Wohoooow!" Patta’s latest collection with Nike features multiple creative expressions including apparel, footwear and a campaign for which they collaborated with a group of 11 artists. “Traveling. Visiting each other. Getting to know each other. For us, that is where the collaboration between Nike and Patta started,” explains Patta’s Vincent Van de Waal. The phrase, "Publicity. Publicity. Wohoooow!,” stems from another sort of collaboration — the spontaneous “happenings” of 1960s avant garde artists, like Amsterdam’s Robert Jasper Grootveld. For the Patta crew, these engagements remind of a need not just for self-awareness and irony, but as Van de Waal notes, about how wearing overtly branded items becomes an act in space in and of itself. Releasing October 20 at Patta.

END. x PUMA Thunder “Shadow Rise”

by Henrik Buzzi

Stepping out from within the shadows, PUMA's Thunder returns, delivering the 'Shadow Rise' in collaboration with END. In the wake of its predecessors, the latest Thunder silhouette brings dimension and architecture with a pared-back recoloring. Embracing the new era of sportswear with a solid stance that refuses to falter, ride the wave of the dad-core movement with the END. x PUMA Thunder “Shadow Rise” at your feet.

Commanding attention with a minimalistic aesthetic, the sneaker's grand architecture combines black nubuck and leather with a stacked white sole underfoot. The perfect setting for dual-branding, the pull tab and cork footbed find light in the shadows, with earthy wooden suedes and concrete leather overlays wrapping around the heel. An extension of the IMEVA cushioned midsole, a semi-translucent gum rubber outsole takes the sneaker to new heights. Raffle is now open at END.Launches

Solebox x Atmos x Asics Gel Lyte III

by Henrik Buzzi

The first ASICSTIGER x Solebox collaboration now dates back 10 years – an explicite reason to celebrate and honor the classic. That’s why Solebox teamed up with their Japanese friends from Atmos to create a new product on the Gel-Lyte III silhouette launching on October 13th. The collaboration merges the DNA of both influential partners: While Atmos gives the model its own twist through its striking signature snow-tiger-camo pattern, the grey and purple color-scheme reflects both the urban Berlin vibe and the heritage of ASICSTIGER x Solebox collaborations. Coming from the 2008 Solebox collaboration “The Sun“, parts of the upper further change their color to bright purple once hit by UV light, further used as accent color.

Some upscale details accomplish the conspicuous design. The lace-tips as well as the backside got printed with both an atmos and solebox logo while the sole is partially icy on the heels and further features embedded emblems. The Gel-Lyte III comes with a smooth leather lining inside which ensures an exclusive appearance and provides convenience while wearing. Releasing October 13 at Solebox.

HANON x KangaROOS Coil-R1 "Moonshine"

by Henrik Buzzi

This October, for the first time, HANON are proud to come together with KangaROOS and debut their HANON Coil-R1 ‘Moonshine’. Known globally for their ‘Original Shoes With Pockets’ they have reworked the KangaROOS ‘86 Coil-R1 runner in a premium execution. Handcrafted in Germany at the Kangaroos factory in Pirmasens, our interpretation of the Coil-R1 is inspired by the one-time illegal production of alcohol in the US - commonly known as Moonshine!

Originally produced at night and under the cover of darkness, Moonshine was distilled in makeshift copper pots and typically made by fermenting corn mash to produce a high-proof clear whisky. Notoriously unsafe and depending on the reliability of the distiller and apparatus used, lead poisoning and blindness were often a result of a poorly made batch. The volume of alcohol in the liquid could be tested by shaking a clear container. Large bubbles indicate high alcohol content and small bubble low alcohol content whilst a flame test could also be implemented to check for lead and other toxins!

Utilising premium materials and handcrafted German production, our Moonshine edition of the Coil-R1 features a plush suede upper with contrasting cracked overlays and a full leather lining. Moonshine references appear throughout the shoe - highlighted via the tan colour to depict the mash, contrasting teal pops representing the oxidised copper on the stills, and patterned overlays to illustrate the bubbles in the liquid. Additional attention to detail appears in the rustic zig-zag stitches the tongue patch and footbed whilst the ‘illegal batch’ is depicted in an individually numbered edition of 408 pairs.  Finally, the coil-R1 is sat atop a DYNACOIL sole unit - a patented NASA tested shock absorbing material making the Coil-R1 out of this world comfortable. Releasing October 13 at HANON.

Nike EXP-X14 QS “Dare to Experiment”

by Henrik Buzzi

Inspired by the ultimate sport experiment—Breaking2 —the EXP-X14 brings bold ambition to life with an iconic, exaggerated shape and responsive React Foam cushioning that adds an extra pop to every step. Check out this black and grey colorway with blue and white accents. Available today at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

Air Jordan 1 "Court Purple"

by Henrik Buzzi

Following in the footsteps of the "Bred Toe", Jordan Brand presents another black toe style OG Retro 1 silhouette this season with the "Court Purple" rendition. The latest design features a combination of smooth and tumbled leather across the upper, sitting atop a rubber outsole. The upper features a predominately black and court purple color blocking  with contrasting white quarter panels. The tongue features a court purple nylon tab with a white Nike Air branding, while the ankle features the traditional wings logo in black to finish the sneaker off. Coming soon at selected retailers such as Feature.

Dragonball Z x adidas Originals

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas announce their latest collection celebrating the legendary global anime series Dragonball Z. With three of the most iconic battles re-imagined in sneaker form, the collaboration features seven silhouettes from the adidas Originals roster, carefully chosen to represent the characteristics of the heroes and villains to which they refer. First up is "Frieza" & "Son Goku" head to head. Deploying the latest adidas Yung 1 & ZX500 RM silhouettes. Each shoe is crafted to authentically pay homage to the character. Releasing September 28 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Packer x adidas Consortium EQT ’91

by Henrik Buzzi

When the adidas Equipment line first launched in 1991, its goal was to be “Everything that’s essential. Nothing that’s not,” and that included a very minimal approach to color. The initial EQT line-up is best remembered for its running silhouettes and their instantly recognizable white/green color scheme — a look that went against the grain by shifting the focus strictly to performance rather than relying on the bright color applications that dominated footwear trends at the time.

But the EQT line meant much more than running, as it covered the gamut of footwear categories and athletic needs. One of the true high-points of the early EQT output was the “Adventure Equipment” line, featuring a full range of rugged outdoor footwear options that not only demonstrated the versatility of the brand’s new direction, but also introduced a wider spectrum of colors and materials. The Packer x adidas EQT ’91 celebrates the classic EQT Adventure palettes by taking color cues from archive models to create an homage to this seminal era of adidas footwear. The shoe features a combination of premium suedes and leather complemented by heavy duty mesh and technical synthetics. Limited to only 250 pairs and available exclusively at Packer on September 22.

Footpatrol x adidas Consortium 4D

by Henrik Buzzi

CONSORTIUM4D is a concept shaped by light, liquid and oxygen. Combining the worlds of the natural and the technological to birth a shoe unlike any other. Featuring the world’s first high performance midsole crafted with light, liquid and oxygen. Its single component design is precisely tuned for controlled energy return, providing lasting cushioning and stability for any activity. Pioneered by carbon this breakthrough 3D printing process transforms liquids into solids.

The adidas Consortium 4D / Footpatrol shoe draws inspiration from the theory of colour harmony. Using the colour wheel as a guide during the design process, FP selected an array of tertiary and secondary shades of green that blends harmoniously in a knit construction. The three-stripe Adidas branding features on both the medial and lateral panels of the shoe, screen printed in White on the medial and Black on the opposing lateral. Embroidered thread is stitch in a block form overlapping the knitted upper and synthetic suede heel counter. The Footpatrol Gasmark logo is situated on the embroidered Consortium label loop and heel of the footbed. The shoe is completed using a Continental rubber outsole for added traction. Releasing September 21 at Footpatrol.

Livestock x adidas Consortium

by Henrik Buzzi

Livestock’s collaborative history with adidas stretches back to September of 2008, when they released the adidas Consortium x Livestock ZX 450. The relationship has continued as the years pass, coming together to design the Livestock Pureboost ZG, and the Samba in 2016. Marking ten years since that first Consortium collaboration, the upcoming adidas Consortium x Livestock Ultra Tech GTX and Terrex Skychaser are crafted to reflect their lifestyle and surrounding. More information about this release coming soon.  

Overkill x Reebok Classic Club C 85 “Berlin 1985“

by Henrik Buzzi

Introduced in 1985 of the legendary Reebok Club C 85 is the source of inspiration for the first collaboration work between Reebok Classic x OVERKILL. Referring to their team members memories of East Berlin in the 80s OVERKILL put a lot of love into details.

Starting with different inlays which are strongly influenced by the colorful pattern mix trending at that time. Inspired by the characteristic designs of wallpapers tablecloths or floor patterns all together they recreate a typical living room atmosphere. The processing of a butter-soft upper leather with its ivory shades is as on fleek with color trends of mid-80s, as the green corduroy from which the tongue is made. “Berlin 1985” in the heel area, or the embossed co-branding on the upper and the woven tongue label OVERKILL is restaging the vibe of former East Berlin. Based on the well known sector signs that lined the streets during Berlin’s division, the labels on the insoles indicate when you are leaving or entering the “Sector Overkill“.

On the tonal lace-keepers made out of soft rubber you can read the pun „Bückware“. In the former GDR Bückware stood for strictly limited and barely accessible “hot goods“ which were often traded only beneath the counter. To revive that feeling OVERKILL is hosting their first extern and global exclusive release combined with a GDR theme party at Klub der Republik, an old-established club in East Berlin. Not only the use of contemporary materials and associations from East Berlin underline the authenticity of the project. Especially the special GDR boxing is: A tawny flap box in which the silhouette is wrapped in a then classic, loose-knit shopping bag. Releasing exclusively at OVERKILL on September 23.

Sneakersnstuff x adidas NMD_R1 PK “Datamosh 2.0”

by Henrik Buzzi

Sneakersnstuff are proud to announce the follow up release of the 2017 critically acclaimed Datamosh Pack with adidas Originals. The second rendition of the pack, Datamosh 2.0, is inspired by the technology known as datamoshing - a process of data corrupting and manipulating where moving images are being moshed together to achieve visual effects. Releasing September 22 at Sneakersnstuff.