Puma Suede x Collectors "Made in Japan"

by Henrik Buzzi

In honor of the Suede’s 50th anniversary, PUMA is releasing exclusive Suedes over the course of the year. The collaborators: the legends of the music world, the streets, the fashion industry, and pop culture. Meet the ultimate Suede. Puma put authentic Suede collectors from around the world in one room together, and the result? One perfect shoe. Produced in Japan, the MIJ x COLLECTORS Suede appears in soft, premium suede and iconic purple and yellow colors. Releasing December 16 at selected retailers such as 43einhalb.

Jägermeister x KangaROOS Ultimate

by Henrik Buzzi

The colorways of the first KangaROOS X Jägermeister collab is based on the Jägermeister colors forest green, orange and white. On the heel, the bottle cap and the Jägermeister stag are emblazoned with gold. On the flap there is "56" - for the number of exquisite herbs that are contained in the liqueur. The limited collab model is based on the popular KangaROOS "Ultimate". Deerskin was mainly used for the occasion, because that fits wonderfully with this absolute "Made in Germany" premium copy from the shoe manufacturer Hummel & Hummel. Releasing at selected retailers in Germany such as Afew.

UNDFTD x adidas Consortium Prophere

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Originals and UNDFTD join forces for the first collaborative iteration of adidas’ newest silhouette, the Prophere. A style inspired by the provocative and bold designs of the 90’s, Prophere takes its lead from those found at the periphery of the mainstream and is a style designed to challenge the norm. Think underground musicians, graffiti artists, and guerilla club night promoters and you’ve entered the Prophere realm; inspired by a new generation of creatives who are developing their own aesthetic codes and working according to their own rules. Bringing together the best of adidas with the discerning style of UNDFTD, the first collaborative Prophere is inspired by these underground creators and the disruption of the status quo.

Prophere introduces an unexpected silhouette that is both disruptive in design and innovative in construction. The adidas Originals by UNDFTD model features a primeknit upper with a raised tiger camo print, offset by 90’s inspired bold TPU stripes prominently integrated into the forward-thinking lacing system. adidas Originals and UNDFTD branding is purposely placed on the iconic Consortium tongue tab and tongue strap drawing further attention to the aggressively bold and sculptural midsole, a signature detail of the new silhouette which blends elements of sock-fit and chunky sneakers for an unexpected hybrid of two of 2017’s most notable sneaker trends. Wholly original and set to be a future icon, the first collaborative iteration of the Prophere silhouette is set to take its place in the sneaker hall of fame. The adidas Consortium x UNDFTD Prophere will release at selected retailers such as END. on December 23.

Nike Air Max 97 OG “Silver Bullet” restock.

by Henrik Buzzi

This late-1990s style defines the era of big design with a futuristic approach. With its reflective fluid lines and silvery tone inspired by Japan's bullet trains, and its early venture into full-length Max Air cushioning, this shoe continues to turn heads. On December 26 you will have the last chance to get your hands on 2017’s most popular silhouette. Releasing at selected retailers such as Footlocker.

Nike Air Max 1 "Aqua"

by Henrik Buzzi

Celebrating 30 years since the OG Air Max silhouette debuted, Nike proudly placed their pioneering cushioned technology on display for the first time allowing athletes and sneakerheads alike to see the tooling at work. Thirty years on, the technology has applied to countless silhouettes in endless variations, but the tooling has always remained the same. In honour of this momentous anniversary, Nike unveils the Air Max 1 Anniversary shoe to pay homage to the sneaker that made Air iconic. Featuring the same design as the OG legend, updated with modern materials in a retro, straight-out-of-the-80s colourway, the bold pop of aqua and purple accent details celebrate the style with contemporary streetwear flair. The Nike Air Max 1 Anniversary will release at selected retailers such as END. on December 14.

Kith x Moncler x Asics Gel-Lyte III

by Henrik Buzzi

With the second delivery of the Kith x Moncler Collection comes a three-way footwear collaboration with Asics, as the trio create a luxurious winterized version of the Gel-Lyte III. Fieg’s intention for the design was to sit cohesively within the timeless collection, while also offering a unique transformation for the silhouette.

Red, beige, and navy models were created to tie into the overarching color palette of the range. Each style is crafted from premium pigskin suede with perforated panels and is lined with plush sherpa fleece for the cold weather. Other details include a rubberized Kith x Moncler patch on the split tongue and added heel pulls. The GEL-cushioned midsoles are adhered to translucent outsoles and display repeated Kith x Moncler logos throughout. Lastly, each pair comes in special packaging with additional lace options and an extra set of sherpa fleece insoles. The Kith x Moncler x Asics Gel-Lyte III Collection releases December 9 at Kith.

Air Jordan 5 Retro Premium

by Henrik Buzzi

The Air Jordan V remains one of the purest expressions of Jordan flight to date. This luxury edition arrives in a satin cinch sack bearing the shark-mouth nose art that inspired the model's most distinct design lines. It's constructed from heel to toe with rich, full-grain leather in a deep purple shade. Woven leather side panels and a quilted interior bring the premium execution to every part of the shoe. Releasing December 14 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

Asics Gel Lyte III "Made in Japan"

by Henrik Buzzi

For each and every upper used, the production starts from carefully applying indigo dye to each piece of leather by skilled dyers. The shoe’s standout characteristics are a unique depth to the color, and subtle color variations and unevenness that come from hand dyeing. The color shade and depth are determined by the number of times the dye is applied, as no chemicals are used in the process. Both a dark indigo color and a lighter indigo color are available. The excellence of Japanese craftsmanship is reflected in each shoe, as great care is taken in the shoemaking process and leather cutting, sewing, shoe assembly and the finishing touches are all carried out in Japan. Releasing December 9 with special package exclusively at Afew.

Footpatrol x Puma TSUGI Shinsei “Sashiko” Pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Footpatrol’s latest collaboration with Puma leads us to Tokyo, Japan. A place where ancient traditions are effortlessly fused with modern life. Imperial palaces, dense cities and mountainous national parks have the power to enthral any traveler.

FP were given the opportunity to work on one of Puma’s newest and most techy silhouettes to date, the Puma ‘TSUGI Shinsei’. The TSUGI Shinsei wraps a stunning amount of ideas, cultural forces, and aesthetic experiments into a single silhouette. All these attributes make for a popular silhouette but the heart of the shoe is in its name.

The name of the shoe, “TSUGI” is Japanese for “next” and “Shinsei” means “rebirth,” connected to TSUGI in theme but a separate idea of beginning, essentially a rebirth. A remarkable statement for a brand founded almost 70 years ago. We have seen the PUMA brand grow faster and stronger lately, injecting new visions of fresh creativity and processes to its line, The TSUGI Shinsei shows not only confidence of growth but also a healthy dose of grit.

The TSUGI is bold in its design, traditional Sashiko designs and Footpatrol branding adorn this futuristic model, the upper sits on Puma’s Ignite Foam with more texture and shape. Ignite is the soul of PUMA’s running program, athletic flexibility elements exist but a contemporary aesthetic makes for a shoe that encompasses both technology and style. The Footpatrol x Puma TSUGI Shinsei “Sashiko” Pack is available in two colorways Olive & Birch at Footpatrol on December 8.

CLOT x Converse Fastbreak Mid

by Henrik Buzzi

CLOT has once again teamed up with Converse to remake the Fastbreak Mid, the classic basketball silhouette first introduced in 1983. The release of the shoe comes along with our '80 Degrees North' Fall 2017 collection where we pay homage to the hues and natural textures of the Arctic. This collaboration finds CLOT’s founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon dabbling in the nostalgic vibe of 1980s sportswear, their love for the classic basketball shoe and the great outdoors.

This new take on the Fastbreak Mid fuses this once basketball court-bound sneaker into a heavy-duty, all-weather hybrid. Lined in premium leather, a bright and durable textile upper, and accented with a suede Star Chevron logo, the CLOT Fastbreak Mid is a statement-making sneaker fit for the coldest climates. The new shoes are constructed with waterproof leather and heavy fabric uppers provide two bold color choices: Gravel/Halogen Blue/Pale Khaki and Royal Blue/Catawba Grape/Peat. The shoes come in an exclusive collaboration box while each pair also includes contrast color shoelaces. Releasing at CLOT on December 7.

Saucony Originals Grid 8500 “Ramen”

by Henrik Buzzi

Taking inspiration from his time in Asia, Senior Lifestyle Footwear Designer Josh Fraser created a beautiful rendition of one of his favorite Asian inspired dishes on the Grid 8500. From the engineered embroidered noodle material to the transparent broth outsole, Fraser paid close attention to detail with his design. Ramen has a long standing history, preceding it’s Japanese association in the 17th century, the true origin of Ramen is in China. In it’s early days, the popularity of the dish was how comforting and filling it was for the cost. In 1910, Chinese cooks popularized “shina soba”. Shina for China and soba for the already popular noodle dish. Shina soba would then catch on with the working class; it was the perfect dish for those without much time or money. Fast forward to present day and you can get all different iterations of Ramen, but our love remains in a traditional bowl.

The Grid 8500 “Ramen” features a mix of smooth & perforated Miso Brown leather - paneled in an engineered embroidered noodle like material to round out the upper. The outsole features a transparent Miso broth with a garnish flecked design and an egg inspired Grid device to top it off. We’ve transformed the infamous Saucony river logo into a transparent Brown Miso river. On the tongue, you will find a debossed leather badge featuring a white Ramen bowl to symbolize a traditional porcelain serving bowl. To tie it all together, they’ve given you two choices of rope laces: a Nori Green Miso speckled lace and a secondary Red Miso speckled lace.

Special packaging can add so much to the story of a sneaker. It’s only right that Saucony accompany each pair with a special Saucony Ramen bag. The Saucony Ramen ziplock back features custom art and nutrition facts. You will be able to use this bag as a dust bag or keep it clean as an artifact from this iconic Saucony Originals release. The Saucony Originals Grid 8500 “Ramen” will be available exclusively at Saucony on December 13.

Limited Edt x Reebok Workout Plus Low

by Henrik Buzzi

The island nation of Singapore harbors one of the world’s most culturally diverse communities. The majority of the population trace their heritage to China, India and Malaysia, while expatriates from all over the world have also added their individual flavor to the mix.

For their latest Reebok collaboration, they have plucked threads of inspiration from the fabric of this industrious melting pot, producing a truly distinctive Workout Plus Low that promotes acceptance and harmony. The textile patchwork draws elements from a variety of traditional reference points, including Islamic, Oriental, Indian and Western motifs. Speckled midsoles and icy blue outsoles add contemporary flavor, emphasizing the eclectic aura created by the cacophony of voices. The Reebok x Limited Edt Workout Plus Low Releases at Limited Edt on December 2.

A Ma Maniere x INVINCIBLE x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange

by Henrik Buzzi

For the 12th release, A Ma Maniere and INVINCIBLE reworked two of adidas most iconic contemporary silhouette – an NMD_R1 and an UltraBOOST – linked together by a shared love of ornate details and interior design.

In an increasingly experiential economy, sublime interior design and innovative shop fits have become vital components in the success of premium retail locations. Apart from furnishings and fittings – an awareness of space, understanding of perspective, technical ability, and creative flair are now fundamental requirements in the development of next-generation retail spaces. This focus on the importance of luxury interior experience is central to both A Ma Maniere and INVINCIBLE’s successes in their respective homelands.

Uppers on both the NMD R1 and the UltraBOOST are constructed in a cashmere wool Primeknit – arriving in a clean black and white palette respectively. Through subtle decorative detailing such as the inverted last patterns, lacquered rivets and luminescent fibres and branding on the UltraBOOST, A Ma Maniére and Invincible create upscale footwear utilizing innovative materials with meticulous precision. Releasing at selected retailers worldwide on December 16.

Puma Muse Echo

by Henrik Buzzi

Global Sports Brand Puma ushers in Spring-Summer ’18 with the continuation of Puma Women’s “Do You” campaign. Inspiring confidence in hearts and minds everywhere, this powerful mantra continues to motivate women to live unapologetically, be their own bosses and embrace their individuality.

The ever-inspiring face of Puma Women and “Do You”, International Model, Actress, Activist and Brand Ambassador Cara Delevingne is leading the pack once again. Cara sparked conversations earlier this year with the much-talked about “Do You” Docuseries that put the spotlight on strong women with unique stories to incite change. This season she is featured in the campaign imagery photographed by Cass Blackbird kitted out in the latest Puma Women’s Sportstyle collection. With this in mind, PUMA created their latest range to ensure that women have the right product to be fierce in everything that they do.

An all-new progressive sneaker that takes design cues from both the world of martial arts and ballet, the MUSE ECHO fuses the contrasts of geometric shapes and exaggerated proportions with feminine, soft, and lightweight materials. Performance-inspired and fashion-forward, the woven upper sits atop a daring, split outsole for a progressive look. First launching in all-over monochromatic iterations with metallic accents, the MUSE ECHO starts as it means to go on – unapologetic and truly badass. The Puma Muse Echo will be launching at selected retailers such as hanon on December 1.

Future x Reebok Furikaze

by Henrik Buzzi

High-top panelled suede and neoprene sneakers in black. Round toe. Tonal lace-up closure featuring engraved metal aglets. Signature 'InstaPump' system at vamp. Pull-loop and embroidered logo at padded tongue. Pull-loop featuring bonded star graphics and rubberized cinch tab with Velcro fastening at heel collar. Tonal treaded rubber island sole. Silver-tone hardware. Tonal stitching. Releasing December 3 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

24 Kilates x HUMMEL HIVE "Takraw"

by Henrik Buzzi

In an epic new collaboration, heritage sports and lifestyle brand hummel meets the internationally acclaimed streetwear store 24 Kilates. Created in HUMMEL HIVE, hummel’s hub for premium collaborations, this limited edition drop focuses on 24 Kilates’ other home – Thailand.

Inspired by the powerful South East Asian sport Sepak Takraw, the black and gold collection is brought to life by the players from the Thai national team – the best team in the world. As Sepak Takraw – also known as kick volleyball – is a native sport to Southeast Asia that brings a vibrant, powerful and fierce attitude forth, this enticing collaboration centres around hummel’s vast sports heritage and 24 Kilates’ profound curation of modern streetwear.

Held entirely in black and gold, the drop presents four stunning designs; two jerseys, shorts, and a version of the classic hummel sneaker, the Marathona. The Marathona sneaker is created with a premium one-piece lamb leather upper, tonal stitching, and a golden brass pendant produced in Thailand. It is sold with a leather-look shoebox with gold debossing. With metal eyelets and three different laces, the sneaker has the same details as seen on the jerseys and the shorts: golden chevron tape, a unique logo badge, and a gradient pattern in nuances of gold and black. The apparel features sublimation print in gold and a debossed drawing of Siam Indrajit – one of the most important protector giants of Thailand. As the face of Siam Indrajit is seen on the front of the jerseys, his neck and the back of his head is visible on the back. In honour of Thailand’s national Sepak takraw team that models these stunning designs in the dynamic collection video, the words Team Siam Indrajit is written in Thai on the sleeves of the jerseys. Also seen is the motto of the team; Giant Battle Ready.

This premium collaboration is created in an exclusive limited edition drop with only 333 pieces of each design produced. The collection will be available on December 2 exclusively at 24 Kilates and in top-tier stores globally from December 7.

Air Jordan 6 Retro

by Henrik Buzzi

The Air Jordan VI first took the court back in 1991, the year MJ secured his first championship. Inspired by sports cars, its streamlined tongue, heel spoiler and lace toggle allowed the shoe to be pulled on and cinched down quick – at the speed of a pit stop. Now it returns in a black-dominated colorway that highlights its speedy look. Releasing 02.12 at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

Opinel x Le Coq Sportif Turbostyle

by Henrik Buzzi

Proud of their history and their French heritage, Le Coq Sportif and Opinel have come together to design a unique version of the Turbostyle. These symbols of French savoir-faire, both founded at the turn of the 20th century, have put their shared values into a men’s model which is made in France, and available from 1st December 2017.

This model was fully produced by the Compagnie Vosgienne de la Chaussure, founded in 1896, one of the last remaining French companies with so much know-how behind it, something that is rare in the footwear industry. Like le coq sportif, backed by 120 years of expertise, it aims to pass on its savoir-faire to future generations.

The Turbostyle was redesigned to be the perfect synthesis between Opinel’s world and le coq sportif’s. This shoe, made of premium camel leather, has a mountain look reinforced with hiking boot-style laces and metallic rivets. The rubber outer sole and the instantly recognisable shape provides excellent grip. The sole is topped with a blue-white-red line that contrasts with the leather, the perfect symbol of the spirit of this partnership. The heel cap is brown and features le coq sportif’s logo on the right heel and Opinel’s logo on the left shoe. For this collaboration, the two brands pooled their authenticity and their savoir-faire. The pair is presented in a beech wood box marked with both brands’ logos on the cover. Each box in numbered, in a series of 1 to 300 for the men’s model. An authentic Opinel Savoyard pocket knife, engraved with both brands’ logos, comes with the pair of shoes. This unique engraving on the handle and on the beech wood makes this knife a true collector’s item.The Turbostyle x Opinel Made In France collaboration will release at selected retailers such as hanon on December 1.

adidas Originals NMD_R1 “Invisible”

by Henrik Buzzi

Size? latest exclusive endeavour with adidas Originals, they are pleased to present the second part of the ‘Invisible’ pack, a duo of releases making use of colorways designed to help you blend into your surroundings. The next installment, following on from last months EQT Cushion ADV, is the vibrant ‘Orange Noise’ colorway. Sitting within the ‘Invisible’ theme, despite it’s almost neon hue, the blazing orange used on this release is actually invisible to deer. Their eyesight can’t comprehend the hue, and to them it appears instead as a murky brown or grey. The Primeknit upper on this size? Exclusive NMD_R1 makes use of the eye-watering orange, accented by black detailing on the heeltab and elasticated cuff. The signature plugs inspired by vintage adidas Originals products are colored black, with matching black branding sitting on top. The adidas Originals NMD_R1 “Invisible” will be available size? on December 2.