PSNY x Nike Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi


Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne are no strangers to fusing seemingly disparate elements of street and high fashion. Their brand, the award-winning Public School, is predicated on the energy of their hometown, New York City, and its style diversity. Born from this environment, the duo's interpretation of fashion includes recognizing a few tried-and true-standards, like Nike's 1982 classic, the Air Force One.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the AF1 last year, Chow and Osborne created an all-new high version of the shoe by deconstructing low, mid and high models and using the unaltered pattern parts to reconstruct their own vision of the icon. That shoe, the PSNY AF1, will launch in three colorways (black, white and grey) at PSNY's pop-up space on 3 Howard Street, New York, on September 4. A global release follows on September 5.


Air Jordan I Hi OG NRG

by Henrik Buzzi


The Air Jordan I Hi OG NRG colorway takes inspiration from professional BMX rider and Nike, Inc. family member, Nigel Sylvester. Serving as his go-to riding shoe, Nigel’s AJ1s are often seen with heavy distress marks created during the trial and error part of mastering tricks.

This pair mimics those marks with distressing done by hand on a discolored Sail, white, Varsity Red and Muslin colorway. For the medial Swoosh, a reflective material is employed to provide a flashing effect while night riding. Within the inner collar of the shoe is the designation "Jordan Biking Co., Est. 2017," which signifies the year the project was kicked off. Finally, the heel exhibits scuff marks reminiscent of the abrasions on Nigel’s old AJ1s.In addition to those elements, the shoe features a mini Swoosh on the lateral toe box and a deconstructed lateral Swoosh and Wings logos. The shoe releases late August.


HANON x hummel "Standing Only" Football Pack

by Henrik Buzzi


This August HANON is proud to join forces with Danish sportswear brand hummel to launch the ‘Standing Only’ footwear and apparel pack inspired by terrace culture. ‘Standing Only’ pays homage to the part-time and lower league football clubs in Scotland, shining a light on grassroots football, which plays a huge part of the cultural fabric of the UK.

Both brands draw inspiration for this pack from three teams within the Scottish Highland League; Huntly FC, Forres Mechanics FC and Rothes FC, all of which are situated in the North East of Scotland, where HANON is based.

Each shoe and jersey draws inspiration from the kit colors associated with the retrospective teams. Huntly FC’s away kit colors are reimagined on the hummel Super Trimm in a strong blue suede with a dark black sole unit. Rothes FC’s team colors are depicted on the hummel Marathona using full grain leather in black and white with light grey suede panels and bright orange pops. The final team, Forres Mechanics FC’s colors are reflected in the hummel HB Team, a golden yellow full grain leather and super soft pigskin suede upper, sat atop a dark gum sole unit. All three styles come with dual branded hummel x HANON detailing including a specially designed box to coincide with each team release. Three jerseys will also be available for each team to correspond with each sneaker release. For the first release, which is the HANON x hummel Super Trimm releases by raffle August 18. 


adidas Originals = Pharrell Williams Solar HU Collection

by Henrik Buzzi


adidas link up with long time collaborator Pharrell Williams once again for new takes on the NMD HU style.  The Pair draw inspiration from East Africa for the capsule collection consisting of three HU NMD's. All with East African inspired patterns and motifs throughout. The adidas originals Solar Hu Collection releases August 17 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Nike Air Swoopes II

by Henrik Buzzi


When Nike’s Air Swoopes dropped in 1995, Sheryl Swoopes became the first woman to get a signature Nike basketball shoe and the second athlete behind Michael Jordan to have an eponymous model. In the late ’90s, Swoopes and Nike also lead the charge in women’s sports advocacy. Through TV spots and print ads, Swoopes encouraged young girls to be proud of their strength and athleticism.

Even now, the iconic athlete gets emotional thinking back to what the Swoopes II meant to a nascent women’s sports movement. “It feels surreal to know that I had my own shoe,” says Swoopes. “I look at where the game is today, and how far we as female athletes, as women, have come — and how much work we still have to do just to be appreciated. I feel like now is such an important time for women and female athletes everywhere.” Today, as ’90s pop and basketball culture make a comeback, Nike will pay homage to the era with a new series of retro female footwear, and the Swoopes II will be the first silhouette rereleased. With it, new generations of women can connect to the sport through Sheryl Swoopes’ incredible story. Coming soon to a store near you.


Premier x Nike SB Dunk High "Win some/Lose some"

by Henrik Buzzi


The thing about odds is they are rarely in your favor, and under normal circumstances losers walk away with nothing. Premier teamed up with Nike SB to offer an alternate outcome: win or lose, you’ll still walk away with the shoes on your feet. The “Win Some / Lose Some” Dunk High features a rich vachetta tan and white leather upper, a gold flaked translucent under sole and flat laces with gold metal tips in addition to the standard SB round laces. Gold foil stamps appear on the co-branded leather tongue tag, leather insole and hidden beneath the lace flaps.

The real hidden detail lies beneath the swoosh itself. While the vast majority of the swooshes will wear away to reveal a gold security pattern, some select pairs worldwide will feature a limited edition alternate swoosh with a co-branded pattern.  There is no additional prize if you receive one of the alternate swooshes, however you will be the owner of a very limited pair of Dunk Highs.  Each pair comes packaged inside a sealed, co-branded rigid box containing a foiled sticker pack and a lucky gold coin in a velvet pouch. Releasing August 18 at Premier.


Nike React Element 87

by Henrik Buzzi


The Nike React didn't actually hit the ground running. In its first form—this form—it was designed for casual wear, pure and simple. The React Element 87 is the official debut of the original technology, the one that took comfort to the cutting edge. Its super-soft sole has been optimised for the urban commute—proof that innovation can walk before it runs.


Afew x Bobbito Garcia "Rock Rubber 45s"

by Henrik Buzzi


The Nike Air Force 1 is one of the most iconic sneaker ever. It is not a surprise that Bobbito, a Hip-Hop legend and member of the infamous Rock Steady Crew, is addicted to this sneaker as well. Bobbito has had multiple collaborations with Nike before… but this one is different. This Nike Air Force 1 is a 1/1 custom designed by us and made by @blunt_shank and shows Bobbito’s characteristics. The different shades of blue in the swoosh symbolizes the five elements of Bobbito: Writing, DJing, Basketball, Filmmaking, and sneaker. The orange highlights represent his hometown New York City and pay homage to the New York Knicks. In addition, you can find the five elements shown as icons on the heel cap. On the insole, there is the cast of his movie “Rock Rubber 45s” shown by name. In addition to the shoe, they've designed an exclusive shirt, limited to 50 pieces. The shirt features a photo of Bobbito Garcia from the late 80s rocking his Air Force 1.

End of July the movie “Rock Rubber 45s” was released. It’s a cinematic documentation about Bobbito and his connection through lifestyle topics such as basketball, sneaker, and music. To celebrate Bobbito's "Rock Rubber 45s" Movie, Afew invited him and a handful of guests, to watch the movie with us, screened in an Old-School cinema. After the movie screening, Bobbito will play an exclusive DJ Set at the aftershow party hosted by Afew. Check out the event HERE.


Nike Air Max 1 & Air Span II “Mountain Blue”

by Henrik Buzzi


Nike's iconic and universally loved Air Max 1 has received a lot of attention of late from collaborations with Dutch Artist Piet Parra to sold out GR Drops. The team at Nike show off the Air Max 1's latest rendition. Constructing the upper from a mixture of Suede, Canvas & Leather. Utilizing Mountain Blue & yellow Ochre hues to complement one another across the materials.

A long side the Mountain Blue/Yellow Ochre Air Max 1, Nike drop a matching Air Span II that uses the same material and colorway make up to maximum effect. Both dropping August 11 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Packer x Reebok Club C "Marcial"

by Henrik Buzzi


Ever since the debut of the Club C in 1985 (then known as the Revenge Plus), it has been one of the crown jewels of the Reebok arsenal. Its tasteful simplicity provides an enticing versatility that has always made the shoe a staple for all walks of life.

From its beginnings as a model built for the tennis court and country clubs, it has evolved and grown to reach everyone from the ‘80s fitness buffs to the fashion scene, skate culture to your dad on the couch, and nearly everybody in between. It’s a shoe that anyone can wear and look good doing it — a notion that we celebrate with Packer’s Club C “Marcial” edition. Putting a premium twist on the iconic model, its rich cream tumbled leather uppers and updated lacing bring a new level of sophistication to the timeless Club C formula.

While built on the idea of leisure and luxury, the “Marcial” is still a shoe for the people, giving appreciators of the ubiquitous silhouette a chance to dress it up a bit more than usual, while still offering the same multifaceted style applications it has always provided. Releasing at Packer Shoes August 10.


Patta x Mizuno Sky Medal

by Henrik Buzzi


Known for their long and rich history, Mizuno was founded in 1906 as a shop that sold western sundries such as baseballs. Soon after the Mizuno brothers Rihachi and Rizo started to sell made-to-order athletic wear, which started the rise of one of worlds largest sportswear and gear companies.

The Sky Medal is a classic running shoe featuring the iconic Runbird. The Runbird, a beautiful, remarkably free-flowing graphic symbol, is unique in its design. It symbolizes Mi- zuno’s roots in Japanese culture and its approach to sports with unlimited space and energy. Respecting the rich history and aesthetics of Mizuno products, Patta decided to incorpora- te the colors of the Sunbird in the design of the Patta x Mizuno Sky Medal. The Patta x Mizuno Sky Medal releases August 11 at Patta.


Roland x PUMA RS-0 & RS-100

by Henrik Buzzi


Game-changing '80s sound and retro style collide in fantastic fashion in the PUMA x Roland RS -0. Inspired by the Japanese instrument manufacturer's famous TR-808 drum machine, this exclusive RS-0 drop serves the bass to our sneaker tune by way of reflective detailing and signature 808 tones depicted on the PUMA Formstrip. First developed in 1987, the PUMA Running System, or “RS”, model has continually evolved, and is now entering the realm of casual wear. For 2018, PUMA gives the RS a future-retro makeover with a totally new model that draws inspiration from the past and lives in the future. Releasing at selected retailers August 8.


AKOG x adidas Consortium UltraBOOST Uncaged

by Henrik Buzzi


The Munich-based contemporary fashion brand brings its commitment to premium materials and craftsmanship to a poolside-inspired pair of uncaged UltraBOOST.

The original UltraBOOST that launched in the early months of 2015 quickly established itself as the most impressive example of the high-performance functionality and meticulous craftsmanship that has come to define the adidas running shoe roster. The UltraBOOST Collective was formed later that year as an opportunity for some of the most revered brands and designers from around the world to create their own distinctive take on the shoe.

For their UltraBOOST collaboration, Munich-based brand A Kind of Guise teamed up with the adidas Consortium team and created the fictitious ‘AKOG Athletic Club’. Imagining the perfect holiday experience as a blend of gentle laps around the track, a spot of sightseeing and long lounging by the pool, the ‘club’ offers its guests the finest companions in the form of a new UltraBOOST style and accompanying towel. Their UltraBOOST boasts a chalk white Primeknit upper with a raised, rippling wave effect and an uncaged construction with wide, wraparound tonal lacing to emphasise the subtle yet distinctive textures. The BOOST cushioning is cloaked in a multicoloured, marble-effect outsole that lends just enough color to catch the eye of fellow holiday-makers. Releasing on August 25 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Nike Air Force 1 ’07 LV8 “Muted Bronze”

by Henrik Buzzi


Nike is back with another Chenille Swoosh design for summer. This time around the Air Force 1 silhouette gets treated to a lush suede upper featuring a tonal muted bronze colored upper, highlighted with a three-tone chenille swoosh at the side. Subtle forrest green accenting at the swoosh and heel counter provide a contrasting touch from the predominately tan upper. Nike branding throughout finishes the sneaker off with a signature touch. Available now at selected retailers such as Feature.


Outlaw x Puma

by Henrik Buzzi


For July 2018 Puma join forces with Moscow based brand Outlaw to present a capsule collection in true Outlaw style. Outlaw draft Puma archive styles & new styles alike sharing their ideas across 4 shoes. With detailing and a  color pallete inspired by their home in Russia.

First among the line up, is the Puma Te-Ku a timeless court shoe first introduced in the 70's. Here Outlaw offer two takes both dressed in a long premium suede with leather foxing and textured midsole.

The Outlaw team also work on the Trailfox. For this version the Russian brand give us a lifestyle take down version of Puma's serious off road trail shoe. Decked out in white leather with bright pops of red, black and blue. Further lifestyle elements are added with decorative yet functional heel pulls and exposed outsole tread on the upper.

Finally the duo present the Outlaw take on the Avid zip sneaker. A contemporary style that has been seen in Puma partner Rihanna's Fenty collection. Outlaw keep things simple opting for a clean all white upper, with contrasting hits of black on the heel. A lone zip features in the middle removing the need for laces, and a rippled chunky sole unit is used to further enhance the shoes presence. Releasing on July 6 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Nike Air Max 98 "Sequoia"

by Henrik Buzzi


Dressed in a Sequoia and Rose Pink color scheme. This Nike Air Max 98 comes constructed with a textile and leather upper highlighted with a floral pattern and Pink accents. Finishing off the design is a full-length Max Air cushioning in Pink atop a Gum rubber outsole. Available now at selected retailers such as RockCityKicks.


Panini x Puma Suede 50

by Henrik Buzzi


For the Suede’s 50th anniversary, PUMA teams up with Panini, worldwide leader in sports collectibles, to celebrate the passion for sport and the spirit of collecting. This collaboration represents the intersection of sport and street culture, bringing together sticker and sneaker collectors alike, to play a game of “Got, Got, Need, Got.”

Founded in Italy in 1961, Panini is renowned for its collectible stickers and albums. Much like sneaker collectors are hungry for the rarest drops to cop, Panini sticker collectors consider their hobby a serious sport. From international sports tournaments commemorative stickers to iconic cartoon character versions, Panini stickers have been keeping their fans stuck to the game for more than 50 years. The PUMA Suede 50 x Panini will release July 7 at selected retailers such as hanon.


Asics Tiger Gel-Saga OG

by Henrik Buzzi


First touching down in 1991 for the burgeoning Japanese and US markets, the Gel-Saga was designed for the everyman and amassed a decent following through its comfort, fair price and smart targeting of the mid-mileage runner. It boasted many functional details including innovative GEL in the rear, a cushioning EVA midsole, Nylex collar padding and distinctive branding to the sidewalls. Despite its low-key debut, the Gel-Saga has evolved into a sought-after collectable and this season it returns in a selection of original colorways.

There have been many forms of the Gel-Saga released over the years, with the more recent interpretations making use of the slightly chunkier, rounder shape. These latest efforts hark back more towards the traditional slimmer profile designed for distance running on the road. The innovative GEL technology is incorporated within the sole unit to propel you forward with each step, while a compression moulded EVA midsole absorbs shock to cushion the impact of hard ground contact. Making use of a traditional material swatch, suede and textile uppers are complemented with hits of burgundy to the sidewalls, pull tab and the brand’s distinctive branding. Coming soon to selected retailers such as size?


Nike Air Force 1 "Jester XX"

by Henrik Buzzi


Nike's Air Force 1 Jester XX is set to release this week in two multicolored options for the ladies. Available in a "Black/Sonic Yellow" and "Light Bone" renditions, both deconstructed silhouettes feature a premium tumbled leather upper accompanied by various color blocking designs and topped off with marbled outsoles for added flair. As with its predecessors, the Jester offers the Nike Swoosh branding offset onto its midsole and upper, with the traditional tongue label woven onto the heel for further detailing. Ladies, purchase your pair on July 5 at selected retailers such as Feature.


Parra x Nike Air Max 1 & Zoom Spiridon

by Henrik Buzzi


It started with a simple but high-pressure question: “How could I do something that has not already been done?” From there, other stresses revealed themselves to Piet Parra, the multidisciplinary Dutch artist who was beginning his latest collaborative Air Max 1 project with Nike. Who is the audience today? What risks can be taken? Where should the work be a little conservative? How do you balance the interests of multigenerational enthusiasts?

The pressure he was feeling is understandable. Parra is responsible for several of the most coveted Air Max 1 colorways in history (2005’s Brownstone/Blue Reef-Dark Oak version, for example) and it has been almost a decade since the last one dropped. “There are two people who sit on your shoulder and watch what you're doing all the time. One says, ‘The collector is going to like this,’” he explains. “And then the opposite, which queries: ‘How does somebody who is 17 or 18 years old — with no idea about what I did before — how are they going to look at this?" Since his last Air Max 1 with Nike in 2009, Parra’s work has shifted from the typographical humor he was once known for toward an experiment with abstract compositions. He transitioned from working as an illustrator/designer to focusing more on painting and gallery exhibition.

If the first of Parra’s works with Nike were on what were known as City Packs, this current collaboration could be defined as a revival of that spirit — with both idea and opportunity expanded. This is reflected in the flat representation of city and countryside that forms a pattern that was applied to both the Air Max 1 and the Zoom Spiridon. Releasing at selkected retailers worldwide on July 21.