adidas Originals Tubular Shadow

by Henrik Buzzi

Taking the heritage of the Tubular style, slimming it back and adding an asymmetricalupper adidas bring their brand new silhouettethe Tubular Shadow. The Tubular Shadow take the Tubular style in an edgy direction with its new streamlined shape with bold details. The uppers consists of a mixed-material make up of leathers, suedes and knits. The asymmetricalupper works in to a burrito style tongue with a contoured design which makes for a snug fit, with a quick lace style lacing system. The tyre inspired tubular outsole remains whilst adidas branding is seen throughout on the tongue label and heel counter. The Tubular Shadow is launching in four styles with a monotone all black and all white make up whilst a perforated leather is combined with a knit, with the fourth style consisting in an all over knitted upper. Available now at selected retailers such as Footpatrol. 

Nike LunarCharge Premium

by Henrik Buzzi

Surging innovation, the Nike LunarCharge powers you through the bustle to conquer the streets, every day. The next revolution in modern city style, the Swoosh mix five iconic silhouettes – Air Flow, Air Current, Presto, Air Max 90 and LunarEpic – to create a versatile shoe. Utilising a laser-cut Lunarlon sole, the all-new model delivers powerful comfort, fitted with neoprene uppers, suede detailing and TPU eyestays. Dropping December 9 at selected retailers such as END.

Saucony "Dirty Winter" pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Last winter Saucony Originals brought you the Grid 9000 “Dirty Snow”. They were inspired by the record-setting Winters they’ve seen in previous years. Let’s face it, Winters in Boston suck, and they’re here to relieve that pain with the Dirty Snow Pack. Year after year they get hit with record snowfall, black ice and bone chilling temperatures, this year they want you to own the Winter. The Dirty Snow Pack is available in three silhouettes, the Grid SD, Grid 8000 CL and Shadow 6000. Dropping on December 10 at selected retailers such as hanon.

The Grid 8000 CL has always been for those who are always on the move. They’ve stripped down the model to focus on materials and deliver you a premium product this time around. The Grid SD features their coveted G.R.I.D. cushioning system, (Ground Reaction Inertia Device). Combining innovative technology with premium cushioning. Their Shadow 6000 is a little something for stability and support.

X-Large x 24Kilates x Diadora “Copito”

by Henrik Buzzi

X-Large and 24Kilates partner with Diadora to celebrate X-Large’s 25th anniversary. X-Large clothing and 24 Kilates mark a first by partnering with Diadora in this joint take on the N.9000 silhouette. Famous for its iconic Gorilla logo, X-Large takes inspiration from 24Kilates’ native city, Barcelona – or the same town that’s home to “Copito,” the world’s only known albino gorilla. Using a combination of premium materials to portray the different hues of white found on Copito, this “Made in Italy” N.9000 features off-white bases of perforated suede and nubuck. Touches of white kangaroo leather debossed with “X-Large” branding add definition to overlays and tongue, while a laser-etched 24 Kilates logo on the back heel comes complete with pony hair in a direct reference to Copito’s fur. Then in a nod to X-Large’s 25th anniversary, which has made 3M reflective a celebratory leitmotif, there are subtle 3M reflective panels on the shoe. Further enhancing the color palette is the soft shade of pink that identifies the mesh tongue plus elements of sole and midsole. A special selection of apparel will also complement the collaborative footwear drop and will be sold at all selected retailers. X-Large x 24Kilates x Diadora “Copito” release will take place on December 17 at 24 Kilates. 

Packer x New Balance 999 “CML”

by Henrik Buzzi

Back in March, Packer celebrated the 20th anniversary of the New Balance MT580 with 500 pairs of their global exclusive “Pine Barrens” edition. Now before the year ends, Packer Shoes is honoring another beloved NB classic, the 999, which also celebrated a milestone birthday, turning 30 years old in 2016. For their take on the timeless runner, packer looked to New Balance’s incomparable history when it comes to the use of premium materials on their shoes. Inspired by camel hair and its popularity in fashion today, they outfitted the 999 in tan nappy suede for a look derived from the desert sands, but geared towards city streets. Packer’s “CML” edition of the 999 features a combination of luxurious materials, supplementing the rough suede with micro-perfed pigskin on the toe box and side N logos and rich nubuck on the tongue and heel tabs. Supple brown leather trim combines with gradient coral accents to complete the look, along with reflective 3M panels on the heels and contrasting hits of cool grey on the midsole and outsole. Like the “Pine Barrens”, this shoe will be a worldwide exclusive release only at Packer on December 10. 

Patta x Karhu Synchron Classic

by Henrik Buzzi

To celebrate KARHU’S 100TH anniversary, KARHU and Patta have partnered once again to collaborate on a special footwear release. The category of shoes known as the Synchron first made their debut in the early 1980s. Over the years, as the assortment got bigger it was always easy to recognize the group by the unorthodox lacing system in the toe box. The research and design team wanted to provide a better fitting upper and came up with the innovative lacing system for added comfort and durability. Patta’s take on the KARHU Synchron Classic is crafted from premium nubuck on the uppers (a first for the silhouette), balanced out with durable mesh, pigskin leather lining, and 3M reflective accents. The heels feature embroidered Patta and KARHU branding on each shoe. The woven tongue label is kept intact from the original Synchron Classic, which now highlights both brands. The collaborating partners are again highlighted on the sublimated sockliners. Each pair comes with 3 sets of laces with aglet branding, including the original zigzag-pattern characteristic of the original Synchron Classic. The Karhu x Patta Synchron Classic is set to release on December 10 at Patta. 

Nakes x adidas Consortium "Waves pack"

by Henrik Buzzi

The Naked x adidas Consortium ‘Waves Pack’ brings you two diverse styles for Naked’s first collaboration with adidas. Consisting of a Samba and an ultraBOOST in light aqueous tones, Naked steers back to their roots with their signature color palette, inspired by the ocean that surrounds us.

The Samba gets a refreshing update, featuring an upper of turquoise ostrich leather as Naked takes this classic indoor trainer and transcends it into a thing of casual beauty. The UltraBOOST, a contemporary runner, is shifted to occupy a similar space with its light flexible Primeknit woolen upper and adaptive BOOST sole. Both models play with texture and material, the Samba through the leather and the UltraBOOST through its knit. Dropping December 16 at Nakedcph and selected retailers worldwide such as YME on December 23. 

END. X Filling Pieces “Heat Map”

by Henrik Buzzi

In uniting with Dutch sneaker brand Filling Pieces, END. looks to rework the vivid imagery achieved by innovative heat map technology. Serving as a two-dimensional representation of the distribution of temperature, this uniquely organic design has inspired a two-piece END. x Filling Pieces pack.

Whilst one iteration of the classic low top silhouette provides a multi-colored rendition of the heat map design on its sidewall, the collaboration’s second offering translates this composition into a sophisticated greyscale. Both shoes utilise a premium leather construction that cleverly depicts the heat map design on the sidewalls through a series of leather overlays. They’re set on the label’s honeycomb textured GF rubber sole, specially moulded to provide supreme comfort and traction with every step. Constructed with a padded heel and collar along with a full leather lining, the silhouette’s sign-off arrives in the form of the END. logo debossed to the tongue and heel. Dropping December 3 at END.

Feature x Saucony Courageous “Eggs & Bacon”

by Henrik Buzzi

Feature introduces their latest collaboration with Saucony, designed on their classic Courageous silhouette. The first installment of their Breakfast pack grabs inspiration from America's favorite breakfast staple, bacon & eggs. The retro runner is treated with satin and washed suede uppers along with nubuck panels seen in off-white and pink color blocking. Saucony's "S" logo receives a pink leather makeup on the lateral side, while the medial side sees off-white leather paired with pink 3M dots for a contrasting touch. Feature branding is placed along the TPU heel counter, as well as on the custom woven tongue label and atop the bacon & egg graphic insoles. Unique details include a reflective tongue trim and heel tab, intricate overstitching on the rear panel, and a speckled midsole. In conjunction with the "Bacon & Eggs" Courageous, they have designed a range of retro-inspired tees and hoodies featuring simplistic graphics and off-white co-branding. Dropping December 10 at Feature. 

Overkill x hummel HIVE Marathona CDO OG

by Henrik Buzzi

First released in 1983 the hummel Marathona was one of the few runners designed and produced by the Danish sportswear brand. Now, after more than 33 years in hummel’s vast archives, OVERKILL brings it back in a collaboration version honouring the original specifications, including the classic double chevrons and the hallmark – a quartet of ventilation eyelets. The owners of OVERKILL, Thomas & Marc, browsed through old catalogues and archive products when visiting the hummel HQ. They knew immediately that the original Marathona had potential and was a silhouette worth resurrecting. The collaboration version of this Marathona is a result of a funny evening in the sacred halls of OVERKILL. Celebrating the colorful and golden moments of the 90s, and the era where Hypercolor was the shit, the CDO Marathona OG is decked in an optical white micro suede and a gradient mesh that transitions from light violet to deep purple. You find OVERKILL branding on the tongue, forefront, lace tag and lace tip. Together with matching “old school“ tube socks and a premium packing, oozing of 90’s illustrations, the collaboration is targeted the nostalgic sneaker fans and the lovers of true retro runners. Dropping today at selected European retailers such as hanon. 

Sneakersnstuff x adidas Consortium D Rose 7 PK

by Henrik Buzzi

Sneakersnstuff is the next stop on the adidas Consortium Tour. Four those of you that need the background check on the model The D Rose 7 PK, is the signature shoe of Chicago-raised, New York Knicks point guard Derrick Rose. A gymnastic scorer, clairvoyant passer and ingenious playmaker. When it comes to basketball footwear adidas pulls out all the stops, the Primeknit upper and BOOSTTM sole provide strength and support, flexibility and cushioning while additional grip on the sole allows the D Rose 7 PK to be super responsive. Historically, there is a rich heritage of basketball footwear becoming casual footwear with time. However, today, models are already designed with a versatile aesthetic to fit both the sporting arena and the streets from the beginning. Rather than taking a decade to be embraced by the wider world, basketball footwear makes the immediate crossover. The SNS D Rose 7 PK arrives in soft grey, with yellow and blue detailing. The two accents, the colors of the Swedish flag, are a and nod to Sneakersnstuff’s adidas Stockholm we designed a few years back and a reference to Derrick Rose’s highschool team. Now available at SNS. 

STIHL x KangaROOS “Ultimate”

by Henrik Buzzi

Highend chainsaw-producer and leading player in this business, STIHL, collaborates with KangaROOS on a Made-in-Germany “Ultimate” sneaker to celebrate their 90th company anniversary. The brand was founded in Waiblingen – a small city close to Stuttgart, in an area withloads of wood. This might be the reason for STIHL being the best selling provider of chainsaws worldwide – since 1971. The “Ultimate” is a classy 90s runner from KangaROOS with only a few collabs sofar, but be sure to get the highest possible quality product – cause this is what KangaROOS Made-in-Germany is known for. Dropping December 9 at selected retailers such as hanon. 

Diamond Supply x Puma Clyde Q4

by Henrik Buzzi

For their first collaboration, Puma and Diamond Supply selected a classic sneaker silhouette that boomed in street and skate culture popularity in the late 80s and early 90s. Puma & Diamond Supply pay tribute to this era by bringing back the Puma Clyde and decking it in Diamond Supply style. The upper is composed of premium soft suede leather in signature Diamond Supply color, aruba blue, contrasted with a black Formstrip that extends to the heel. The tongue is marked with co-op branding that features the iconic diamond logo. The insoles have been given a Diamond Supply treatment as well with an original prism diamond graphic. All these premium detailing sit atop the Puma Clyde trademark grippy rubber sole that skaters find perfect for boarding. Dropping Desember 3 at selected retailers such as END. 

Cam'ron x Reebok Ventilator Supreme "Fleebok 2"

by Henrik Buzzi

Reebok Classic confirms its second collaboration with American hip-hop artist, actor and entrepreneur Cam’ron, announcing the Reebok Ventilator Supreme Cam’ron. The hip-hop artist first teamed up with Reebok Classic earlier this year with his popular take on the Ventilator Supreme which sold out in less than 24 hours. For his latest collaboration with the brand, the resulting sneaker pays tribute to Cam’ron’s signature colour, pink, featuring a pink outsole combined with pink camouflage laces and a Dipset logo stamped on the shoe’s heel. Releasing on November 28 at selected retailers such as hanon. 

KICKS LAB x Sneakerwolf x Asics Gel Lyte III "HIKESHI-HANTEN"

by Henrik Buzzi

KICKS LAB the premium sneaker boutique located in Harajuku, Tokyo who has been generating Japanese sneaker culture to the world, Sneakerwolf, a world famous Japanese artist and Asics are doing something special. These great three representing Japan are going to collaborate and produce a unique and special sneaker "ASICS Tiger GEL-LYTE III "HIKESHI-HANTEN". This time KICKS LAB chose sneakerwolf as a collaboration partner. They held live-painting event in "KICKS LAB.". As you can tell they have a deep relationship. sneakerwolf has been developed his talent as a designer or a painter. "Asics Tiger Gel-Lytee III "HIKESHI-HANTEN" features "wa" -Japanese culture", one of his important motif of art, and he expressed his unique and bold designing sense into his special model.

The Japanese used to call a firefighter "HIKESHI" in EDO era (1603~1868). This time they feature "HIKESHI" for the concept of the sneaker. They adopted indigo, vermillion and white which are the main colors of "HIKESHI" uniform. A plain weaved cotton was used as a main fabric of the sneaker just like their uniform "HIKSHI HANTEN". For the details they used leather and suede which express fire-resistance. The most characteristic of all are the translucent outsole and the characters on the split tongue, the unique part of GEL-LYTE III. The both have the logo of "KICKS LAB." designed with sneakerwolf's signature style ""Kanji-Graphy". He designed those with unique alphabets paying respect to EDO style characters. For the insole, he printed a tiger and a dragon which used to be the symbols for representing "IKI". "IKI" is the way of behavior, thoughts or living that the men in EDO era such as HIKESHI, TOBI or HIKYAKU used to regard as stylish. The sneaker is very detailed with sneakerwolf's favorites and thoughts and it became a very special one. Dropping at KICKS LAB December 10. 

Ronnie Fieg x Asics "Legends Day"

by Henrik Buzzi

Ronnie Fieg celebrates his 10-year anniversary of working with Asics by releasing a collection of some of the rarest models to date. Entitled Legends Day, Fieg offers a 6-sneaker assortment split into two primary palettes inspired by some of his most renowned work – Salmon Toe and Militia. Each of the two themes is comprised of three silhouettes – the Made in Japan Gel-Lyte III, the Gel-Lyte III.I, and the Gel Mai. The first delivery of this collection releases on 11/22, and includes both colorways of the Gel-Lyte III.I and the Gel Mai. The Made in Japan Gel-Lyte III is scheduled to release at an undisclosed date later this year.

The Gel-Lyte III.I is Fieg's own creation, one he's been working on with Asics since 2009. This silhouette combines the classic Gel-Lyte III upper with a progressive Gel-Nimbus sole unit. The result stands as the evolution of Asics's most timeless model. The III.I is executed in premium pigskin suede and is offered in two tonal colorways – Salmon and Chocolate. Both feature asymmetrical formstripes and colored visible Gel technology on the midsole. Other details include custom-printed Ronnie Fieg insoles, Kith 5-Year logos on the heel wrap, and three additional lace options. Lastly, these will be the last two Gel-Lyte III.I's to ever release, and will proceed to go into the Asics archive.

Fieg reintroduces the Gel Mai for the first time from the archive for Legends Day. The Gel Mai was first released in the late 1990s, and was one of the first Asics not to feature their signature Tiger Stripes on the upper, instead opting to relocate them as a jeweled logo on the midsole. The Mai's one-piece bootie upper exudes technical function, and is equipped with an asymmetrical lacing system, TPU collar suspension, and floating heel counters. The Gel Mai is offered in two microperforated premium material executions – an all-white leather version with a salmon outsole, and an orange pigskin suede rendition with a speckled sand midsole and gum outsole. Both models also include custom-printed insoles and four additional lace options. Each model arrives in exquisite custom packaging that houses the sneaker in laser-cut foam beds contained in a flap closure display box. This box houses each sneaker's additional laces, as well as an exclusive set of pins, a pair of Kith x Stance Crew Socks, and either a carabiner or a fish-shaped stress ball (depending on a specific colorway). These boxes also feature external branding that depicts the silhouette of the shoe inside, in addition to Ronnie Fieg, Asics, and Kith logos. Dropping November 22 at KithNYC.