Highs and Lows x Coq Sportif R1000 "Cygnet"

by Henrik Buzzi

For spring 2018, le coq sportif along with Highs and Lows collaborate to reinterpret the LCS R 1000, once more. This latest collaboration on the iconic LCS silhouette is the finale to the story that began in 2014 that took inspiration from the southern hemispheres black swan and northern hemispheres white swan. This third pair is inspired by their young, the cygnet – and is executed in very soft and premium tones. The sneaker combines bright white leather with white-grey suede for an elegant interplay of materials reminiscent of the cygnet’s feathers. At the front of the foot is scallop shell pink perforated leather, complementing a smooth suede in the same colour that evokes the bird’s beak. Subtle gunmetal navy details, in particular at the top of the heel, add a touch of contrast to the design. Releasing April 21 at selected retailers such as hanon.



by Henrik Buzzi

New Balance develops as a new collection focusing on the lifestyle for users who enjoy skating and action sports based on the West Coast skateboard and related culture. A relaxed style active in the fashion / lifestyle scene will be sent to new users beyond every borderline. BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS teamed up with New Balance one these must have items for the spring and summer season. Available now at BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS.

Nike Air Max 1 "Sand/Sail"

by Henrik Buzzi

Nike presents the Air Max 1 in "Sand/Sail". The classic silhouette is back, still providing the same Air Max comfort while incorporating premium materials. The model features a leather upper with suede panels and a full-length polyurethane midsole. Finished off with a classic Nike Air Max 1 outsole for added traction and durability. Available now at selected retailers such as Feature.

Puma RS-0 "Futro Pack"

by Henrik Buzzi

Puma constantly look back to their sports roots to inspire their current Sportstyle collections. In 2018, the global sports brand take cues from the past and moves into the future by completely rebooting the RS design. Going back to zero, stripping the silhouette down to the basics then building it up with a modern aesthetic and technical materials. This ‘0’ starting point turns PUMA’s new RS-0 franchise into a platform: every RS-0 design celebrates the reinvention of a unique moment or movement in culture. Call it future meets retro. The original RS (short for RUNNING SYSTEM) was an innovative, high quality cushioning technology established in the 80’s. The RS was Puma’s answer to the demand for high-tech stability runners back in the day.

Today’s generation recognizes the past and where styles or innovation originate from while constantly moving at the speed of light, pushing culture forward.  This subsequent Neo-Nostalgia design trend seeks out something meaningful from the past and makes it new and relevant for today. It offers an inspiring mix of rediscovery and original thinking.

Originally released in 1986, the PUMA RS-100 is a running sneaker that was considered extremely advanced for its time. This fashionable and comfortable model has a textile and leather upper, padded collar, PUMA R-SYSTEM technology for cushioning, and a rubber outsole.

Shortly after RS-100, the RS Computer Shoe was released. It was the first-ever analytical shoe that gave runners the power of computing to aid in performance. A custom-designed computer chip built into the right heel automatically records the time, distance and calories expended then communicates the results once plugged using a 16-pin cord to any Apple IIE, Commodore 64 of 128 or IBM PC Computer. It was the intelligent way to run and was way ahead of its time. Following the success of the two R-SYSTEM models, the RS-350 was released 1987. The RS-350 is an example of streamlined ‘80s running design, offering support in the midsole as well as rubber details on the heel, definitely an elevated version amongst the R-SYSTEM family.

The new RS-0 has undergone a future-retro makeover with a totally new model that lives in the future and yet resembles its past. This RS-0 introduction model indicates what "next" means for PUMA and its green colorway is a futuristic take on PUMA’s iconic Archive Green. Starting Spring-Summer ’18, PUMA will kick off its RS stories of reinvention with the RS-0 model followed by modern retro iterations of the RS-100 and RS-350. PUMA has also partnered with influential and creative brands, individuals, and institutions that push culture forward through innovation in design, style, technology, and more. Together they will create drops that explore themes such as gaming, music, photography and more. Releasing April 14 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Sneakersnstuff x Converse One Star

by Henrik Buzzi

Fueled by a desire to modernize the Camo print, a staple on the scene, Converse x Sneakersnstuff introduces a bold twist on ERDL, a print developed by US Army Engineer Research and Development Laboratory in the 60s. The One Star take on the military print comes to life through texture and color. Translating a traditionally graphic application into a unique patchwork of suede and leather, Converse and SNS focused on two palettes – the classic “canteen” palette, and a “deep lavender” palette, which is exclusively available from Sneakersnstuff. Releasing April 12 at SNS.

hanon x Diadora “Aberdeen”

by Henrik Buzzi

To celebrate an anniversary milestone, we are proud to join forces with Diadora and mark their 70th birthday year with a special collaboration on the ‘Aberdeen’ - a 1979 court shoe reimagined in a luxurious material treatment. Often referred to as ‘the Granite City’, our hometown of Aberdeen earned its nickname from a period throughout the 18th to mid 20th century when the city’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite.

Handcrafted in Italy at Diadora’s original factory in Caerano di San Marco, our edition of the Aberdeen draws inspiration from the famous granite of the city as the silhouette is executed in a mix of grey tones and silver hits whilst offset red and white accents and finished with a rich black outsole. Utilising only the most premium materials, a super soft calfskin nubuck upper is offset with rugged teasel suede on the toe in silver grey, a kangaroo leather heel tab, a double-layer side stripe which features kangaroo leather layered with ostrich leather, and lastly, a pin-prick perforated kangaroo leather tongue.

Attention to detail is applied via a silver print emboss treatment at each heel with 'ABERDEEN' on the right shoe, and our flame logo on the left shoe, whilst dual branding is featured on each tongue by way of a leather patch, and also on the heel tab via a silver print emboss. Both the lining and tongue backer are finished in a white and fiery red calfskin leather with pin-prick perforation, and the insole comes in dual-branded printed textile base with a stitched calfskin top layer completed with embossed HANON branding. The hanon x Diadora ‘Aberdeen’ has been manufactured to a strict edition of 200 pairs and this shoe will be sold only by HANON from April 7. Each pair will come in a custom box with dustbag, a special hangtag, and four lace sets.

Limited Edt Vault x New Balance 574 Sport

by Henrik Buzzi

New Balance and Limited Edt continue their long standing partnership by reworking the 574 Sport to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their very first New Balance collaboration from 2008. Featuring a premium black and burgundy upper with gold accents reminiscent of the original collaboration, the colorway pays tribute to the interiors of the Limited Edt Vault store.

The shoe offers a modernized interpretation of the original for today's style-conscious consumer. Included in the set are Limited Edt Vault branded lace locks, 2 sets of laces in black and burgundy and insoles. The Limited Edt Vault x New Balance 574 Sport is an Asia-Pacific exclusive style and will be available beginning April 7 at Limited Edt Vault and selected retailers in Asia-Pacific. The 574 Sport features a sporty yet sleek silhouette with a re-envisioned sole unit including Fresh Foam cushioning and an Abzorb crash pad for a new level of comfort. The non-traditional tongue and bootie construction provides slip-on appeal for an on-the-go consumer.

adidas Originals x Oyster Holdings

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas Originals presents a brand new collaboration this month, teaming up with Los Angeles-based lifestyle brand Oyster Holdings to create a collection of premium sportswear and footwear built for travel. Developing the elevated simplicity of adidas Originals’ XBYO line, the collaboration brings Oyster Holdings’ central mantra, “Traveling is a Sport”, to the forefront of the design process. In apparel, this manifests as premium, understated takes on classic adidas silhouettes, with subtle tweaks designed to make life in transit more seamless.

Most notably, the classic adidas Track Top, Full Zip hoodie and Crewneck sweatshirt are remade in a premium French terry cloth, with subtle adjustments to their silhouettes and gold metallic zippers on the pockets to keep valuables secure. This is then complemented by premium sweatpants for men and women, featuring the same premium construction and attention to detail, while an XBYO t-shirt with its unique paneled construction rounds out the apparel offer to create a comprehensive luxury travel collection.

As always, apparel is then countered with a number of collaborative footwear models, presented in a similar soft, pastel color palette. The retro Handball Top silhouette steps out in a premium suede construction with leather panel overlays offset by a translucent chalk rubber outsole, offered in Ash Blue/Chalk Coral and Easy Yellow/Ash Blue colorways. The collection breaks away from end of winter with a refreshing colour palette made for the journey into spring. Alongside the Handball Top, the adidas 350 model assumes a simpler, tonal aesthetic constructed from premium nubuck leather with textile 3-stripes, rendered in Trace Scarlet or Ash Pearl across the upper with a contrast chalk rubber outsole. Each shoe is designed to perfectly blend with apparel, allowing the wearer to mix and blend to create the ultimate outfit for life on the move. The result is a new expression of classic adidas design language, creating the ultimate wardrobe for life in motion. Dropping today at selected retailers such as hanon.

size? Exclusive adidas Originals Archive Berlin

by Henrik Buzzi

Continuing to re-issue classic shoes from their City Series back catalogue, adidas Originals have dipped back into the archive to re-release the classic Berlin, with a subtle difference.

Apparently, the original foil branding on the first sample of the shoe had the ‘Berlin’ insignia printed upside-down, which has been replicated in the latest version to change things up slightly. Identical in shape to other models within the’ City Series’, which consists of icons such as the London, Bern and Dublin, the Berlin is a classic within the adidas Originals archive. The simplicity and minimalist nature of the shoe is what has made it an icon, and why it’s been such sought after shoe for four decades. So, following on from the January ‘Argentina Blue’ and ‘Sky Blue’ re-issue, Size? flipped the colors. This time it still features the OG palette, but the ‘Sky Blue’ occupies the upper, with ‘Argentina Blue’ three stripes, in a simple but effective color flip. The size? Exclusive adidas Originals Archive Berlin will be available at size? On March 30.

Nike Air Max 97 "South Beach"

by Henrik Buzzi

As an expansion to their Air Max Month celebration, Nike is back with another take to the iconic Air Max 97 silhouette. Dubbed the "South Beach" rendition, the latest design features Kinetic Green and Pink Blast color blocking placed atop a contrasting white upper. The same color combo is seen on the 360 air unit, while the Pink Blast hue continues on the embroidered swoosh branding. Black accents on the outsole add further contrast and give the sneaker a finished look. Releasing March 31 at selected retailers such as Feature.

KITH x adidas "Element Exploration Agency"

by Henrik Buzzi

This spring, Kith will present a multi-dimensional collection created in partnership with industry-leading brands influenced by the sand-swept terrain of Canyon Point, Utah.

The Southwest’s uncanny balance of tantalizing vistas and treacherous conditions can be as rewarding as they are daunting, as the brutal elements and dangerous landscape is not for the faint of heart. Those who cannot only endure but conquer these harsh conditions, however, can have experiences that most never will. These outdoor pioneers and their camaraderie serve as the inspiration for Kith’s creation of the Element Exploration Agency. Three adidas Terrex styles are reimagined by Kith, including the Jawpaw Slip-On, the Agravic, and the Response TR Boost. Each model features a unique colorway that aligns with the three color palettes of the collection. These colorways also symbolize the intended usage of the footwear, which ranges from water sports, mountain climbing, and hiking. The Kith Utah Collection will be released at all Kith shops and at 11AM EST on Kith.com on March 30th.

KangaROOS Racer MiG

by Henrik Buzzi

This shoe is like a kid of the 80s meeting the most comfy midsole ever, the DYNACOIL. The shape is sharp and style-defining combined with the best characteristics concerning durability and quality, and to top it all off, it’s Made in Germany. The KangaROOS Racer MiG launches March 31 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Atmos x Asics GEL-INST 360

by Henrik Buzzi

The "GEL-INST 360", "Black / Orange" color which was a limited drop exclusive to Atmos sold out instantly. Their second colorway also became a hit, so now Atmos and Asics are dropping their third colorway on the GEL-INST 360. The designers used GEL-QUANTUM 360 as a base and uses GEL material luxuriously 360 °, realizing the comfortable comfort of the entire sole. Simple upper excluding the seams as much as possible by addition of running shoes + lifestyle shoes, changes the expression depending on the coordination, finish corresponding to the mode and also the street. The Atmos x Asics GEL-INST 360 is dropping March 30 exclusively at Atmos.

24 Kilates x Le Coq Sportif "Flash II"

by Henrik Buzzi

After two successful collaborations in 2013 and 2016, le coq sportif and 24 Kilates Barcelona have teamed up again for an exclusive version of Flash and, for the second time, a textile collection.

As a tribute to the running shoe models of the 1990s, le coq sportif and 24 Kilates are giving the Flash, the brand’s iconic running model, a do-over. Along with its characteristic shape, the model boasts the colours, patterns and materials typical of the decade. The pair is in retro white nylon-with ice blue base and sheen contrasting the matte quality of the white leather. On the inside of the shoe, navy blue stripes meet a yoke insert to create a pea coat effect. A navy suede yoke bears le coq sportif, above the 24 Kilates logo, both embossed in ice blue leather. The inner lining is white sponge. The pair comes with 3 laces in different colours and on the tip of each lace is “24 KILATES – BARCELONA” and on the other, “24 KILATES– BANGKOK”, referring to the two stores.

This retro spirit continues with a mini collection of three textile pieces, in the same shades and patterns as the Flash. The t-shirt with Navy blue stripes on white also bears le coq sportif, dividing the right sleeve in half. The sweats play with the sneaker codes: stripes, solid navy and glacier blue, the logos of collaboration. Finally, the collection is completed with a pair of white logo socks.

The new le coq sportif x 24 Kilates collaboration will be available from April 7 2018, on the e-shop lecoqsportif.com as well as in selected stores such as Shoez Gallery in France, Sneakers76 in Italy, Hanon in the United Kingdom and of course, 24 Kilates in Spain and Bangkok.

Acronym x NikeLab Air Vapormax Moc2

by Henrik Buzzi

Errolson Hugh, co-founder of ACRONYM®, has worked on three previous Nike models: the Lunar Force 1 (2015), much-lauded Presto (2016) and AF1 Downtown (2017). Each of these introduced a plausible solution to solve a discrete functional problem (for example, the Lunar Force 1 incorporated an easy-entry zip component).

He took a slightly different approach for his fourth shoe with the brand, a Nike Air VaporMax Moc 2. “There is absolutely nothing retro about it. It's so forward,” he says of the shoe. “The physical aspect of it, once the laces are removed and with the elastic tongue…there is not really much that we felt we wanted to do functionally because it’s great.”

Instead, he and his team pivoted from their typical design process and considered the shoe “as a visual project.” They contemplated graphic applications conveying aggression and speed. And within these experiments, considered just how far they could possibly push while still keeping the shoe wearable. Eventually, Hugh landed on a unique take on camouflage he built off his brand’s wordmark. “The patterning is basically the A from Acronym. It's the original shape, and then it just gets turned into a grid. Each of the intersecting lines of the A inside the square makes the surface, and we just delete and inverse the various surfaces that result from those intersections. It makes for a kind of progression that you get these surprising shapes out of,” he says.