Feature x Saucony Shadow 6000 "Living Fossil"

by Henrik Buzzi

Inspired by the  Ichthyosaur, Nevada's state fossil, and the colors it possessed during its existence - we bring to you our latest Saucony collaboration. Officially titled "Living Fossil", our newest footwear release is crafted on one of Saucony's most iconic silhouettes, the Shadow 6000. The sneaker is accompanied by a small apparel capsule including dual-branded shorts, tees and a cap - which will be available exclusively at Feature.

Crafted with a luxurious finish in mind, the runner features a Beryl-colored suede and nubuck upper paired with water-resistant panels that help represent the water-based Ichthyosaur. Dark green holographic accents dress the traditional Saucony dots, as well as the heel window providing a shimmer when hit by light, while nylon details and a gradient speckled outsole add further detailing. Additional elements include alternating colored medial and lateral panels surrounded by a cracked nubuck finish. Two oversized stitched details at the forefoot and heel, as well as a special fossilized Saucony Wings logo woven label complete the look. The sneakers will come with three lace options and a special pull-out box. Releasing June 22 at Feature.

The Hundreds X Reebok Classic

by Henrik Buzzi

An early pioneer in the athletic shoe industry, Reebok’s roots stretch back as far as the late 1800s. The brand later exploded onto the footwear scene in the 1980s, and is celebrated today for its fitness-as-lifestyle ethos and innovation in the last four decades of footwear technology with models like the Pump, DMX, and the first athletic sneaker ever designed for women, the Freestyle. Reebok’s Workout and Club C models are widely known favorites of the skateboarding community for their tech build and gum soles, with popular skate blogs and forums deeming Reebok “skateboarding’s favorite unofficial skate shoe brand.”

The Hundreds x Reebok Workout Plus comes in black suede with an oiled full grain leather top and a black full grain leather lining and footbed. It has a black EVA midsole and gum rubber outsole, with “Reebok” embossed on the side of the right shoe. The Hundreds x Reebok Workout FVS comes in a fuchsia oiled suede top with an off-white full grain leather lining, along with a teal full grain leather footbed and off-white rubber outsole. Both models have flat poly laces featuring our classic “Solid Bomb” logo on the lace tips, in addition to having a classic The Hundreds “Bar” logo embossed on the side of both shoes. Available now at The Hundreds.

KangaROOS Coil_R1 "Playmaker"

by Henrik Buzzi

Football fever seems to have gripped KangaROOS too. The German brands latest hand crafted effort dubbed the "Playmaker" refers to the creative spark on the football pitch. Often praised for their flamboyant style of play its clear to see its part in the inspiration on these Coil_R1s.

Featuring a rich red & navy suede with butter soft perforated nubuck upper. KangaROOS branding is called out on the tongue, with luxurious gold flashes on the logo and lining  honoring footballs biggest prize. crafted to strict limited number in Germany with some of the finest pig suede and calf skins available. The package is rounded off by way of a custom football pitch themed box with a limited edition KangaROOS print, football sticker style cards celebrating previous collaborations and a certificate of manufacture. The KangaROOS Coil_R1 "Playmaker" will launch on June 16 at selected retailers such as hanon.

size? Exclusive Nike Air Max 1 “Safari”

by Henrik Buzzi

The year’s 1987, and architect-turned-footwear designer Tinker Hatfield has just created one of the most iconic shoes of all time. But if you’re going to score one home run in a year, you might as well try and get another, right? Cue the Air Safari, a lightweight running shoe that kept the nitrogen fuelled technology sealed inside the midsole, but applied another head-turning design trait to the exterior. The Air Safari itself was a bit of a blip in the radar of the brands activities at the time; Tinker and the other heads behind project put their blinkers on and were going against the grain, not listening to tried and tested advice from the suits at the company, and really trying to do something different.

The speckled pattern itself drew inspiration from a luxury sofa store Tinker found himself in one time (and ended up getting kicked out of!). He loved the idea of using luxury materials on products, but not the oversized price tag that came along with them. The varying sized specks are representative of those found on premium Ostrich skin, stylised to look a little more like an animal print of sorts. Following on from last weeks Air Max 95, size? Exclusive Air Max 1 is more subdued in its approach to color, with orange hits featured on the mesh collar and toebox. The Safari print is featured tonally around the mudguard surround and in contrasting greys on the mid-panel. Finishing up the details, Nike Air branding is stitched into the heel in the vibrant contrasting orange once again. The size? Exclusive Nike Air Max 1 will be available in all size? stores June 15.

Adidas POD-S3.1

by Henrik Buzzi

This new silhouette from the three stripes comes with a knitted mesh all throughout the upper in black with welded three stripes branding on the side panels and hits of volt/lime green on the midsole. Pops of blue on the tongue and heel tab and a Boost injected heel complete the look. Releasing June 13 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

Nike React Element 87

by Henrik Buzzi

Debuted on the Paris runway, the Nike React Element 87 has a futuristic, technical vibe that belies its origins. A slab of foam and a drill.

These two simple articles were the starting points for the silhouette, developed by Nike Sportswear’s special projects team and spurred by ideas related to maximizing cushioning for everyday use. What exactly does that mean? Essentially enhancing underfoot comfort for the variety of discrete movements that people do during daily life (think: standing, shifting, walking and occasionally sprinting). Equipped with a series of pressure maps and a drill, designers entered full discovery mode. They got the foam. They drilled holes. They found, through trial and error, which depths and densities accomplished comfort goals. Then, they pivoted.

The densities and pressure maps were figured through what is known as a tile (essentially the graphic part of an equation) to create a patterned midsole delineating where the drill experiments had realized those different densities but now perfectly scaled to every shoe size. In this action, the design of the Nike React Element 87 is similar to that of the Nike Epic React. In fact, the pattern on the Nike Epic React — tighter and stiffer — relays the running shoe’s performance capacities while on the Nike React Element 87 — looser and wider — it visualizes the casual silhouette’s soft bounce. It’s there that a rudimentary approach yields sophisticated results.

Savvy contemporary refinement to an old design device is also evident in the upper of the React Element 87. While its 100-percent TPE yarn textile upper exudes a very of-the-minute translucence, the treatment of the eye stay and the employment of a heel clip nod to iconic silhouettes of the past. This is consistent with Nike's overarching design theory: The problem a product needs to solve will always create its form. In many cases, this is balanced with a bit of familiarity so people can still connect with some of the simple elements from earlier Nike designs.

The antecedent of the React Element 87 is the Nike Internationalist, not only in its original 1981 configurations but also in later make-ups (check the heel clip). With the reference, however veiled, the special projects team hints at its program: scouring NIKE, Inc.’s past, present and future to rework, reinterpret and, ultimately, reconceive expectations about the possibility of lifestyle footwear. With the Nike React Element 87, that mission was realized by drilling foam and applying a computational design filter. The results presented a new articulation of Nike’s React technology while an out-the-box interpretation of a friendly runner from the past yielded an avant garde new upper. It’s proof that the new requires mastery of the old, command of the cutting-edge and a healthy dose of old-fashioned ingenuity. Releasing at selected stores worldwide on June 21 and in the US on June 13.

Adidas SolarBoost

by Henrik Buzzi

These versatile running shoes are designed for comfort that goes the distance. They have an upper that hugs your foot in compressive support, and a flexible outsole that adapts to your unique foot strike. Runner type Neutral shoes for the long distance runner Energy return Boost is our most responsive cushioning ever: The more energy you give, the more you get Precision support Tailored Fibre Placement offers stitched-in reinforcement for targeted support at the midfoot Natural movement Fitcounter moulded heel counter provides a natural fit that allows optimal movement of the Achilles Heel-to-toe stability Solar Propulsion Rail helps guide and propel the foot; Torsion System between the heel and forefoot for a stable ride. Available now at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

Nike Air Max 98 SE "Habanero Red"

by Henrik Buzzi

Nike is back with a new tonal take on the classic Air Max 98. The label expands their wide range of runners with a new "Team Red/Habanero" rendition, constructed from its traditional mesh and suede combination. The familiar 3D texture beneath the embroidered micro Swoosh gives the sneaker added depth, while an all-white midsole offers a contrasting break. Embroidered branding at the tongue and toe, alongside a "Team Red" visible Air Unit give the sneaker a finished look. Releasing May 24 at selected retailers such as Feature.


New Balance "Caviar & Vodka" Pack

by Henrik Buzzi

New Balance present us with three new variations of their .9 hybrid series. Taking classic Heritage runners (the 1500,770&991) and reworking the sole by applying the chunkier and cushioned 990V3 sole unit.

Christened as the Caviar and Vodka pack each shoe utilizes rich textures and colours drawn from the luxury gastronomic pairing; a design story connecting the legendary New Balance Flimby factory, renowned for it’s premium sneaker manufacturing, to an age of opulence and refinement in the East. The New Balance Caviar & Vodka Pack will release on June 2 at selected retailers such as hanon.

adidas Originals “I-5923 Pack” Sneakersnstuff exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi

It’s time to relax and spoil yourself with the coziness of the new I- 5923 Pack from adidas Originals that is exclusive for Sneakersnstuff.

With the softest touch, snug slipper-like comfort and full Boost cushioning, one could argue they are as cozy as kittens. The Sneakersnstuff versions of the I-5923 comes in two colorways – pale nude and dark blue. This adidas Archive inspired model is a puuurfect sneaker for the spring/summer season thanks to its low profile silhouette, stretch-mesh lightweight breathability, mesh tongue and suede overlays. The adidas Originals “I-5923 Pack” is exclusive to Sneakersnstuff and drops May 26 at all Sneakersnstuff locations.

HANON x Le Coq Sportif LCS R800 “The Good Agreement”

by Henrik Buzzi

Le coq sportif joins forces with Scottish retailer HANON, to offer a bold and original version of the LCS R800 utilizing some unique materials for this special make-up, which has been dubbed “The Good Agreement”. This collaboration takes its name from the English translation of ‘Bon Accord’, the motto of the city of Aberdeen, where HANON is located. It dates back to the middle ages, a period during which there was an alliance between France and Scotland. HANON and le coq sportif have thus taken their inspiration from this ancient alliance to create a new one, bringing together the best of France, Scotland and England.

The mix of unique materials, which is the signature of this LCS R800, finds its perfect expression through the union of three companies, each with a history that dates back over a century: le coq sportif, C.F. Stead and Halley Stevensons.

Based out of Sheepscar Tannery in Leeds, England, since 1904, C.F. Stead provide the three different lush suedes in a rich blue and light turquoise on the lower half of the upper, which contrast perfectly with the burnt orange on the upper half of this LCS R800. Thanks to know-how resulting from over 120 years of experience, the tannery still to this day produces suede for the most renowned luxury brands. In combination with the C.F. Stead suedes, HANON have also brought on board Halley Stevensons, who are specialists in waxed and weather resistant cotton fabric. From their historic Baltic Mill in Dundee, Scotland, where they were established in 1864, their water resistant, durable and breathable P200 Discovery fabric in a rich Cumin colour covers part of the upper.

A micro-perforated pig skin lining is applied to the inside of the shoe enhancing the all-round premium feel, and the insole features a special collaborative logo lock up printed on a stitched pig skin top layer which is then completed by way of a C.F. Stead suede laminated footbed. Additional details to symbolize the exchange of know-how and history appear in the form of embroidered dual branding on the tongues in the form of a neat Halley Stevensons woven tongue tab as well as further dual branding embossed on the heels of each shoe.Presented in a sleek black box printed with both logos, as well as a hang tag and four lace sets. Only way to be able to cop these is by registering your interest HERE. Registration for this release will close on Friday 25th of May at 09:00BST and then we will give successful registrants the opportunity to purchase

Brandshop x Asics Gel Vickka TRS

by Henrik Buzzi

Brandshop was founded in 2008 and for ten years has gone from a small showroom to the most important street fashion store in Russia.

A significant place in the range of our store is occupied by the Japanese AsicsTiger. Their processing of archival models invariably attract the attention of connoisseurs, and the famous GEL technology does not leave indifferent the supporters of perfection.

For the collaboration, the silhouette AsicsTiger Gel Vickka TRS is chosen - a popular classic released in the 80s of the last century and has not appeared in the AsicsTiger line for a long time. The release is presented in two colors - white, inspired by the color palette of our country, and red, referring to the splendor of its capital. The silhouette is especially relevant on the eve of the main sporting event of the year - the World Cup, which will host a number of historical cities of Russia from Kaliningrad to Yekaterinburg. Pay attention to the details of the silhouette: from the holes for laces, inspired by the colors of the Russian flag, to the recognizable national ornament on the lining sneaker. Cyrillic is used for the model name for the first time. She also performed the name "BRANDSHOP" on the side of the sneaker. On the insole marked the anniversary of our store, which turns 10 years old. Releasing today at Brandshop.

adidas Originals Archive Trimm Star "VHS" – size? Exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi

After spending several years out of the limelight since the last time size? brought Trimm Star back as part of the Archive series, they’re pleased to announce it’s return this year. Originally released in 1971 and designed as a lightweight training shoe, the Trimm Star follows in the footsteps of a strong lineage of sportswear legends. The slim, low-profile look has been ever present on some of the greatest release from adidas Originals over the decades, each with performance always in mind. The shoe itself takes its name from a German sports initiative introduced by the government in the early 70’s to try and get people out of the house and getting healthy after the economic boom.

Branding is minimal across the whole shoe, with the signature gold foil emblazoned on the sidewall calling out the shoes namesake, and embossed lettering moulded within the gum midsole unit. The lacing system on the Trimm Star was also a bit more developed than some of the older silhouettes it’s related to. Ghilly loops replaced the standard eyelets, allowing for a more controlled fit that held your foot in place during physical activity.

A Duo of colorways, this latest size? Exclusive release pays homage to the cult practice of video-taping classic football games to VHS, with colors stemming from the palettes found on accompanying box graphics of the era. The first colorway to launch will be the black suede with accompanying blue, green and red leather stripes running across the sidewall. The second rendition switches out the suede for an all over cream premium leather, with the ‘drei streifen’ shifting hue’s to purple, red and orange.

The Black adidas Originals Trimm Star ‘VHS’ will be available May 25, with the Cream launching a week later June 1 at size?

New Balance MSX90GL

by Henrik Buzzi

New Balance updates their 900 series with the MSX90V1 that cuts weight and adds breathability. A sock-like collar provides a snug fit, and high grade grey suedes mix with mesh on the upper which includes perforations on the toe. A 900 series-inspired tri-colored sole finishes off the new model. Available now at selected retailers such as Packer Shoes.

White Mountaineering x Adidas Terrex TWO BOA

by Henrik Buzzi

Designed in Tokyo by Yosuke Aizawa since 2006, White Mountaineering unites design, utility, and technology to create outdoor-focused collections in technical fabrics. The collaboration between adidas and White Mountaineering evolves beyond adidas Originals to encompass the adidas TERREX line of innovative, technical outdoor performance.

Emphasizing cushioning, stability, and breathability, the TERREX TWO BOA is a competition- oriented trail runner intended for mid- to long-distance trail runs. Its unique fit, with a snug heel and wider forefoot, ensures a smoother ride, while its innovative Boa® closure system allows for quick and easy adjustment. Its Continental rubber outsole offers extraordinary grip with a lug sole inspired by the Continental MTB tire “Baron Projekt”.Innovative details include floating 3D-printed 3-Stripes branding, contrast-color TPU and ‘White Mountaineering’ graphics wrapping the midsole. Releasing May 18 at selected retailers such as 24 Kilates.

Skepta x Nike Air Max 97/BW

by Henrik Buzzi

Fresh from premiering his latest track and judging the London round of Nike's "On Air" workshops. Skepta and Nike link up once more to fuse together two Nike classics in the Air Max 97 and the Air Max BW.

Featuring a white Nike Air Max BW Upper- a shoe all about the swagger associated with its hard lines and 'Big Window' air bubble. "When I was younger, the Nike Air bubble was the flex", says Skepta. "The bigger your air bubble was, the more people knew you were stepping well".

The shoe pops with a contrasting red swoosh and sole inner colour on the right. With the same details on the left this time arriving in cobalt blue. All this is built on Nike's full length visible air sole borrowed from the 97. Before Finally as an added detail the SK Air logo appears on the outsoles. The logo pays homage to the Air Max Plus logo and is in the shape of a UK electrical plug. The Nike Air Max 97/BW x Skepta releases May 19 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Nike Air Vapormax '97

by Henrik Buzzi

Behold the striking fusion of two ground-breaking representations of full-length air. The iconic wave-aesthetic of the Air Max 97 upper and the revolutionary, heel-to-toe Air VaporMax cushioning system. The result is timeless; delivering a bold new silhouette that celebrates the past and present of the Max family. Now available at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.