adidas Originals Archive Dublin ‘St Patrick’s Day’ – size? Exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi

One of the most coveted releases from the esteemed adidas Originals City Series, we’re pleased to bring the Dublin back into the spotlight as part of our size? exclusive Archive Collection, this time in a ‘St Patrick’s Day themed colorway.

First introduced in 1976, the Dublin, alongside it’s other siblings from the City Series, was originally designed as a lightweight training shoe. Very minimal in design and material application, it made for the perfect base silhouette to apply a myriad of different renditions to sum up the personality of each of the nominated cities included in the series. The Dublin shape itself was also replicated for the London, Koln, and Berlin releases.

The three key elements to the Dublin are the smooth suede upper, dyed this time in a vibrant emerald green, overlaid with contrasting off white leather stripes, and finished off with a solid black midsole unit. The gold foil branding sits on the sidewall, and for this release we’ve even thrown in a subtle Shamrock graphic on the traditional insole branding.

Big Sean x PumaSuede 50 Mid

by Henrik Buzzi

Once again, Big Sean brings his legendary style and Detroit-bred hustle to PUMA classics. His custom Suede, designed in honor of the Suede’s 50th anniversary, appears with unique lacing, dedicated Detroit branding, and Big Sean’s signature stamped at the heel. It’s a shoe that’s as legendary as he is: It’s smooth and streetwise. It makes no excuses. And it’s got the moves. The PUMA Suede 50 Mid x Big Sean will be launching at selected retailers such as Hanon on March 24.


by Henrik Buzzi

Premium sneakers boutique KICKS LAB has teamed up with sneaker brand Asics Tiger om the Gel Lyte III silhouette dubbed "KLSHINOBI".  KICKS LAB. Developed a story "what if a Ninja wears a pair of sneaker". Using many kind of materials such as premium Some of them. Some pair themselves as a part of the upper and large-meshed net. This pair features monotone color blocking such as Black, gray and white which is matured yet crispy. On the insoles and the outsoles Japanese idioms related to Ninja are printed. Available now at KICKS LAB.

Sean Wotherspoon x Nike Air Max 97/1

by Henrik Buzzi

Sean Wotherspoon, one of the world's premier collectors of vintage shoes and clothes, created Air Max 1/97 SW for the Vote Forward competition in 2017 - and won. The design expresses Wotherspoon's passion for the 80's culture, while gaining inspiration from vintage caps in the string, his roots in Virginia and LA and his two favorite makers: Air Max 1 and Air Max 97. Wotherspoon is also the face of consignment shop Round Two. which was originally established in Virginia, before moving to Los Angeles and then New York City. Releasing March 24 at selected retailers worldwide.

adidas Originals introduces Deerupt

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Originals introduces its newest sneaker, Deerupt — a contemporary take on adidas heritage realized in a radically new look. At once minimalist and bold, the silhouette looks to the archive for its grid design inspiration, while debuting a new profile that remains undeniably adidas.

Inspired equally by urban planning, architecture, and natural phenomena, Deerupt holds the grid as its central design principle. Initially featured in adidas running silhouettes in the 80s - once a key feature on the New York runner and Marathon Training shoe – today the grid design is stretched to envelope the entire shoe. When warped to exaggerated proportions and injected with electric color, the grid is transformed into a bold visual motif for today.

Constantly playing with the grid itself through textures, layers and different perspectives, the collapsible, runner-inspired design features an ultra-lightweight construction with knit uppers covered in stretchable netting. Inside, zoned foam pockets molded along the shoe’s interior lining ensure the highest degree of fit by locking the foot into the shoe to create a supportive compression. The result is a product with a truly unique benefit: a shoe that conforms to its wearer ensuring ultimate comfort.

Deerupt launches in the hero colorway Solar Bird, a meld of two iconic adidas tones: Solar Red and Bluebird. Designed with a strong visual identity - simple authenticity provides maximum impact. The Deerupt silhouette drops worldwide on March.

Clear Weather Cloud Stryk “Vintage Blue Jay”

by Henrik Buzzi

Californian footwear label, Clear Weather returns this season with a new take to the Cloud Stryk model. The latest delivery showcases a vintage white colored upper with suede and perforated neoprene sock bootie that stays true to the silhouettes futuristic aesthetic. An off-white molded STRYKTEC midsole adds a hint of contrast, offering light weight support and cushioning.  Additional details include Vintage Blue Jay accents at the toecap, heel panel and tongue branding. Available now at selected retailers such as Feature.

Nike Air Safari QS “Jungle Flashback”

by Henrik Buzzi

Originally released as part of the 1987 Air Pack alongside the Air Max and Air Trainer, the Air Safari set the groundwork for a colorway that has become a Nike staple. As a tastemaker, the Air Safari has influenced silhouettes from Jordan to Air Max to Mercurial with its ostrich skin-inspired print. This release recreates the original colorway that started it all. Releasing today at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.

JUICE x adidas Consortium Gazelle

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Originals teams up with the multinational street wear boutique JUICE this month, bringing their unique interpretation of the iconic adidas Gazelle.

The legendary Gazelle gets an upgrade with an all-new material developed specifically for this JUICE Consortium shoe. This new woven like upper material is flexible and adaptive as the much loved adidas Primeknit but with greater support for the user while still giving it a snug, sock-like feel. The JUICE consortium Gazelle also features the toecap, stripes and heel in smooth pigskin nubuck rounding out the clean mature design. Serrated 3-Stripes keep it rooted in adidas heritage. The feature that most stands out though on this JUICE Gazelle, is the oversized crepe sole, giving the shoe a distinct silhouette and providing one of the most comfortable rubber soles on the market. JUICE x adidas Consortium Gazelle will be available on March 17 from the JUICE store and CLOT.

Behind the Design: atmos Animal Pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, what some call the global epicenter of sneaker collecting, atmos has had a long standing relationship with Nike. Working on their first collaboration back in 2001, one of atmos’ most revered collaborations was the Animal Pack released in 2006. More than a decade later, the Air Max 1 and 95 are being brought back for the first time to celebrate Air Max Day, 2018.

Alphabounce Beyond Extra Butter exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas unveils the Alphabounce Beyond Extra Butter colorway exclusive, a white and aero blue silhouette inspired by VO2 Max training. The shoe is exclusively available at the New York sneaker and streetwear boutique pop-up shop at 101 Stanton Street starting March 16.

To celebrate the launch, Extra Butter will offer complementary services for runners throughout the month including livestreamed VO2 Max testingby custom performance on a Woodway treadmillandRecovery by NormaTec.VO2 Max is the measurement of the maximum amount of oxygen that an individual can utilizeduring intense exercise. A recovery space will be available where customers are provided with 20 minute NormaTec leg compression sessions.In addition, Extra Butter and adidas will host a series of free runs and yoga sessions.

The Alphabounce Beyond is the first major franchise update for the running shoe designed for athletes who use running as a tool to dominate their sport. The Beyond, one of the only training shoes built for running with heel to toe cushioning, is updated for more versatile multidirectional movement including a wider midsole and forged zones for stability and quick cuts and a Continental Rubber outsole for more traction on all surfaces.

Nike Free x Metcon

by Henrik Buzzi

For the first time, Nike Free’s flexibility and Nike Metcon’s durability collide in a new men’s training shoe, the Nike Free x Metcon. The TPU-faced open mesh through the vamp is similar to chain mesh, so it’s light and breathable but also durable. The toe clip offers protection on the medial side during burpees, while the heel clip helps minimize drag during wall exercises such as handstand pushups. The triangle mid-foot rubber wrap and provides stability.

Laser-siped flex grooves in the forefoot maximize natural motion and forefoot flexibility for running and jumping, while minimal siping in the heel creates a stable platform for lifting. The black core that pops out through the tri-stars at the bottom is a softer-density foam that provides cushion underfoot, while the outer shell is a firmer-density foam that doesn't compromise stability during lateral moves. Small laser dots on the outsole provide grip. The Nike Free x Metcon training shoe will be available in men’s sizes on April 1 globally.

Asics Tiger "Orange/Navy" pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Asics kicks off the season with two new renditions to the Gel-Lyte V and Gel-Lyte III runners. Both classic models are seen sporting a mesh and suede upper in a White/Orange/Navy color scheme for the latest delivery. Neoprene accents are seen on the Gel-Lyte V, accompanied by leather trims across the signature Asics stripes on both silhouettes. The collection is completed with black detailing at the heel, and a blacked out outsole for a finished look. Available now at selected retailers such as Feature.

Karhu Fusion 2.0 "Linnut" pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Karhu looks upward to the sky for inspiration on the latest LEGEND release. The “Linnut” Pack takes flight, paying homage to the thriving Finnish bird watching tradition. Local experts guide bird-loving tourists in search of exotic arctic species like the red-flanked blue tail, hawk owls, Siberian jays and white-tailed eagles. To the unfamiliar observer, spotting a rare bird in the wild, is similar to finding an exclusive pair of sneakers.

The Linnut (Finnish for Birds) Pack’s color palette is reminiscent of the rare collection of species found in Finnish nature. The release features the Fusion 2.0 in three different color ways. The material selection predominantly consists of soft suede and soft nylon mesh. The rope lacing adds an outdoor feel and connection to adventure in nature. The color ways vary from feather like blues, natural greens and light tans to soft greys and light rust. The Fusion 2.0 remains a salute to the original Fusion model from 1996 when it was the most technical running shoe in the collection. Releasing March 10 at selected retailers such as Hanon.

adidas Originals by Hender Scheme

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Originals by Hender Scheme was born out of the exploration between the relationship of performance and lifestyle footwear. Hender Scheme takes iconic adidas Originals silhouettes from their past and present and through attention to detail and meticulous design, creates a collection which unites them - transcending eras and celebrating artisanal practice in footwear design and execution. Releasing March 16.

END. x Asics Gel-Lyte III “Wasabi”

by Henrik Buzzi

A fashion-food collaboration packed with flavour, END. and ASICS launch the GEL-LYTE III ‘Wasabi’. A fresh take on a future icon, the new split tongue model packs some serious heat. Drawing on the flavour of the native Japanese herb wasabi, the GEL-LYTE III 'Wasabi' is designed to whet the appetite of sushi enthusiasts around the world.

Typically found growing alongside stream beds in the mountain river valleys of Japan, authentic forms of this Far Eastern delicacy are typically served as an accompaniment to traditional Japanese sushi dishes such as sashimi. The GEL-LYTE III’s ‘Wasabi’ pigskin nubuck uppers mimic the seafoam green color of wasabi, paired with ASICS' stripes in an atmospheric gunmetal grey to depict the rocky regions in which the herb originates. Tropical peach tone accents sit in complement to the green to reflect the classic combination of sashimi, wasabi and pink pickled ginger.

Pushing the boundaries with its sole, GEL cushioning, and signature split tongue, the END. x ASICS GEL-LYTE III 'Wasabi' is finished with an END. Japanese character patch on the tongue, dual-branded leather footbed and heel patch. Repackaging the sushi experience for the global sneaker enthusiast, the sneaker is packaged in a custom END. x ASICS bento box, complete with END. branded wasabi bowl and chopsticks; elevating the collaboration to deliver an immersive food-fashion experience grounded in traditional Japanese cuisine and custom. The END. x asics GEL-LYTE III 'Wasabi' is now available for registration on END. Launches.