Wood Wood x Asics Gel-DS OG

by Henrik Buzzi

Following up on the metallic silver W.W. X ASICS Tiger GEL-DS Trainer OG that released early May, Wood Wood and ASICS Tiger will now release an additional version in warm greys and beige tones. Wood Wood ?s second interpretation of the classic running silhouette will be available at the international network of Family & Friends retailers on May 27th 2017.

Whereas the first version of the W.W. X ASICS Tiger GEL-DS Trainer OG was reminiscent of disc based media players from the 90s, the second version seems to hint more at Dieter Rams designed electronics of the 60s. The subtle take on the 90s runner features a mesh toebox, grey suede ASICS Tiger stripes and tan leather panels on the heel. The skeleton upper provides extra midfoot stability, ASICS GEL technology makes for perfect density and the neoprene bootie the perfect fit. Also the GEL-DS Trainer OG features a Duo-Sole outsole for enhanced flexibility, durability and traction. Additional details include red eyelets, olive green lace tips and outsole, yellow leather accents, oval laces and W.W. branding on the tongue. Wood Wood's second interpretation of the classic running silhouette will pre-release at Wood Wood stores in Berlin, Copenhagen, Aarhus and Frederiksberg on May 24 and will be available at selected retailers on May 27.

New Balance- Made in UK “Cumbrian Pack”

by Henrik Buzzi

The stunning county of Cumbria in North West England is home of New Balance’s famous Flimby factory, and provides a constant source of inspiration for the New Balance footwear design team. This collection of 3 classic shoes consists of a 770, 1500 and CT300, each synonymous with New Balance’s long tradition of UK manufacturing, and references the colors from the Cumbrian flag, adding to a proud legacy of Flimby story-telling through premium product. The “Cumbrian Pack” drops June 3 at selected retailers such as Hanon.

COOGI x Puma Clyde

by Henrik Buzzi

Great ews for those who missed out on the original Puma x COOGI Clyde released in March. The OG style will be back in shelves on May 20th featuring the all-over COOGI sweater material and black formstripe. The pair features the authentic COOGI sweater material made popular by hiphop movers and shakers, so no two pairs are alike. Exciting addition to the relaunch is COOGI-inspired Puma sportstyle apparel that includes a co-branded tee and a windbreaker with COOGI print. Following up the OG relaunch, the sportswear giant and beloved hip-hop streetwear brand will release a new design of the classic PUMA Clyde silhouette. The latest iteration has a clean black leather upper with a COOGI patterned formstripe. The style features a gold foil Puma branded tongue with gold-plated lace tips and eyelets. Dropping May 26 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Avenue x adidas Consortium EQT support 93/16

by Henrik Buzzi

When the moment presents itself and you get the chance of a lifetime; you've got to grab it with both hands and never let go. When Avenue was founded in 2007 by Lina Frederiksson and Sven Aerts, the aim was to bring the best quality and styles in the entire sneaker world - add ten years and we can safely say that aim hasn't changed in the slightest. When adidas contacted them to celebrate their birthday by collaborating with them for the Consortium World Tour series, they needed about 0.5 seconds to decide. On May 27th they finally get to present you what they've been working on: a EQT support 93/16 with an UltraBoost sole and a full aniline leather upper, in two colorways: Tan/White and Black/White. The shoe features different tongue labels and custom embroidery that nods towards the Swedish style, homeland of Frederiksson. The adidas Consortium x Avenue EQT support 93/16 releases 27 May at Avenue

Concepts x New Balance Trailbuster “des Sables”

by Henrik Buzzi

Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. and Concepts join forces for the debut of the Trailbuster Fresh Foam “des Sables.” Part of a year-long collaboration, the style is inspired by the desert landscape and designed for the trail blazer. The Trailbuster Fresh Foam “des Sables” will be released May 19 exclusively at Concepts. The Concepts x New Balance Trailbuster Fresh Foam “des Sables” features deconstructed paneling, an embroidered applique N logo and removed overlays for a lightweight, breathable design for the warmer summer months. The fully engineered knit upper is inspired by desert hues, while the blue accents are reminiscent of a desert oasis. The Fresh Foam midsole and rubber outsole offers the comfort and quality craftsmanship expected from New Balance. Concepts-branded lace aglets and foot bed further enhance the premium quality of the luxury shoe.

Just Don x Air Jordan II “Artic Orange”

by Henrik Buzzi

Previously collaborating on the Air Jordan 2 in 2015 and 2016, Chicago’s own Don C is now returning with an “Arctic Orange” iteration of the much-loved style for spring 2017. Bringing luxury to the hardwood, the silhouette features a premium quilted leather upper, suede overlays and metallic gold accents. Additional details include the iconic wings logo displayed on the tongue of the sneaker in a light tan as well as full-length rubber sole unit. With family being the inspiration behind the latest collaboration, Don puts family first with the sneaker releasing in only women’s and kid’s sizes. Dropping May 13 at selected retailers such as END.

Urbanpeople x Kangaroos Coil-R1 MIG “Glacier”

by Henrik Buzzi

The collaboration between the traditional „Made in Germany“-Sneakerbrand from Pirmasens and the Swiss Allrounders focuses on just one theme: glaciers. These impressive natural phenomenons are still quite common in the beautiful landscapes of Switzerland. Glaciers are a mirror of time and they need some key factors to emerge. This is exactly what happend while urbanpeople.com and KangaROOScollaborated. Knowing each other for a while, discussing some concepts, and the will to create something together were the hotbed for the Coil-R1 „Glacier“, which will probably affect the sneaker-culture slowly but lasting.

Design on mudguard, upper and heel was arranged to be simple, featuring two high-quality, light blue suedes from calf. All logos have been embossed by a brass-stamp. The tongue got extended and lined a bit to perfect the models’ silhouette. Anavy heelcounter plus outsole build the contrast while white eyelets in the lacings last hole lend remarkable accents. The white lining corresponds just perfect with the two tails on the outside. The inside part of the heel was reinforced with a superstrong and elastic goat leather. You’ll find the tunnel entry on the back of the heel as a hint to the surprisingly red insole, referring to the color of the Swiss Clacier Express, which is famous for smooth glidings through the fascinating landscape with enormous power.

The Coil-R1 „Glacier“ is a quiet but sustainable classic for the streets! Manufactured in Germany and designed by El Zapatillaz Tio & M.A. the Coil-R1„Glacier“ comes with an extraordinary packaging. Four different laces, an exclusive pair of socks produced by Swiss DillySocks and a special totebag with graphics from MM75 Design complete this one-of-a-kind collabo. Releasing may 27 at selected retailers such as hanon.

Footpatrol Reebok Workout Lo Plus "Blackbuck"

by Henrik Buzzi

Footpatrol reconnect with Reebok Classics on their fifth collaboration together under the Certified Network partnership, on their Workout Lo Plus silhouette. Footpatrol digs deep into the origins of Reebok on their latest iteration of the Reebok Workout Lo Plus. Utilisng the brand names original meaning into their concept design (originally spelt rhebok), the Footpatrol Reebok Workout Lo Plus takes inspiration from the Indian antelope also known as the Blackbuck.  Known for their unique two-tone colour, the Blackbuck has a dark brown to black upper coat with white underparts and legs.

The Footpatrol Workout follows the same suit combining a premium Black pig-skin nubuck upper with pony hair accents on the H-Strap panels, sitting atop a clean White outsole. To give the shoe a premium look we replaced the embroidered Reebok vintage logo with a white leather logo with debossed branding. A tonal woven version of the vintage logo features on the medial H-Strap panel also. Premium leather is used one the tongue label - the right tongue label is home to the Footpatrol Gasmask in Reebok Royal blue with details of the silhouette’s origins beneath. The left tongue label features the 1977 Reebok font logo and Starcrest graphic beneath. Other details include dual-branded FP and Reebok logo’s on the right and left heel respectively.

The Footpatrol Reebok Workout Lo Plus ‘Blackbuck’ comes with three sets of laces - tonal black, tonal white and black with a repeat Footpatrol bar logo print in white. Dropping May 13 at Footpatrol.

UNDEFEATED x Converse One Star

by Henrik Buzzi

UNDEFEATED and Converse have worked together to create a unique One Star. The benchmark silhouette features a hairy suede upper against a leather lining. A grosgrain heel stay holds a rubber printed UNDEFEATED logo. The sneaker is outfitted with a rubber outsole that boasts the timeless and sporty red and blue pinstripe as a nod to a classic era. In celebration of the collaboration, UNDFTD have chosen to work with artist and Los Angeles native, Delroy Edwards, to create a fractured, gritty and idiosyncratic short film that follows Delroy over the course of an evening. The film explores the timeless weirdness of LA and is scored to the sounds of Edwards. The UNDEFEATED x Converse One Star is now available at UNDFTD.

2 Chainz x Patrick Ewing 33 Hi

by Henrik Buzzi

The flagship Ewing Athletics shoe, the 33 HI is an exact retro of the 1990 original, and features a classic reversible ankle strap that can be worn on the front or back of the shoe, and a full length PU midsole for cushioning. They have teamed up with Grammy Award wining artist, 2 Chainz to have him design a custom 33 HI which features all new materials and construction. The upper is a 1 piece reflective with mesh overlay with silver metal hardware and round laces. The left shoe features the traditional 33 EWINGon rear strap and heel, while the right shoe features 2 CHAINZ branding on the rear. Features special premium packaging. Dropping soon at selected retailers such as hanon.

OVERKILL x adidas Concortium EQT Support ADV & EQT Support Future “Coat of Arms”

by Henrik Buzzi

OVERKILL is the OG sneaker emporium in Berlin. Since opening in 2003 in the multi-cultural Kreuzberg district, OVERKILL has become the city’s foremost hub for street culture. It has grown to become an urban lifestyle store stocking the world’s best footwear, clothing and graffiti equipment. Deeply proud of its civic identity, OVERKILL takes inspiration from the local area and delivers an impressive EQT Support pack in collaboration with adidas Consortium.

The pack features two models: the EQT Support ADV and the EQT Support Future, titled “Coat of Arms” as the color palette – red, black and white – is a reference to Kreuzberg’s traditional emblem. Despite opening a decade after the EQT Support was first released as a running shoe, OVERKILL holds a long-held love for this particular model and range, being among the stores heavily responsible for the its renaissance. Via events, showcases and previous collaborations, OVERKILL has been assisting the EQT’s revival among the new generation of sneaker enthusiasts and veterans alike who are looking for both heritage and a powerful aesthetic.

The EQT Support ADV is the classic; a tough runner-turned modern street icon. This model comes in mid grey with black and red accents and the OVERKILL logo on its distinctive ankle strap. The design elements and details lean towards the EQT Support 93 and EQT Guidance 93 which are OVERKILL’s favorites in the EQT series. The most important elements of these silhouettes were fused for this new interpretation. The EQT Support Future is the 2017 update with subtle adjustments to further modernize the original. With a slightly off-set lacing system and luxuriant material, its aesthetic is unique and contemporary. The “Coat of Arms” edition comes in two-tone grey with bold red stripes and OVERKILL detailing on the instep. This pack is an exploration of the relationship between footwear and the streets and a homage to the EQT range as well as the city of Berlin where it has found lots of love over the years. Dropping at selected retailers such as Hanon on May 27.

size? x Asics Tiger DS Trainer “24 Hours in LA”

by Henrik Buzzi

Exploring the varying palettes that can be found spread across the expanse of a city, the 24 Hours in LA pack focuses upon two specific areas within the city, Santa Monica and Down Town. A softer hue envelopes the beachfront area, with muted tones found on the Art Deco architecture and the pale sand of the beach sediment sitting in contrast to the teal and green accents found within the sea and 20ft upwards on the tips of Palm Tree’s.

Twelve hours later and night begins to fall. We leave the beachfront behind and progress further into the city, passing through alleyways and taking in the sights and sounds that Down Town LA has to offer. Toned down colors are replaced with blinding neons and vibrant sunsets, sitting atop a black backdrop of both the night sky and darkened street corners. Both colorways of the size? Exclusive Asics Tiger DS Trainer will be available at size? In May 12.

Commonwealth x Puma IGNITE evoKNIT

by Henrik Buzzi

Commonwealth and PUMA introduce a new update to the IGNITE evoKNIT for our first ever collaboration. The uma IGNITE evoKNIT exudes a contemporary street-inspired vibe, while intertwining design innovation and technology. It features a fully knitted upper for formfitting comfort, breathability and stretch. The midsole is pure comfort, with the famous IGNITE Foam along the bottom, providing wearers high-rebound and cushion. Commonwealth’s fresh take has a clean white upper that hits with bold details. The striking blank canvas allows the colorfully printed straps along the outer shell in turquoise blue, muted red and black to pop, while an orange heel loop adds a bright hit. Commonwealth’s version of the IGNITE evoKNIT is inspired by the Rarámuri of Northwestern Mexico. They are renowned for their long-distance running ability. Inspired by their endurance as well as their culture, Commonwealth translated the Rarámuri's bright colorful attire to become the accent details of their IGNITE evoKNIT. The outcome is the merging of an enlightened and inspired running experience from the canyons of Mexico to the streets of your city. Releasing May 13 at Commonwealth.

Akomplice x FILA Original Fitness

by Henrik Buzzi

For Akompice’s latest collaborative creation, they have teamed up with Fila on an apparel and footwear capsule collection. Part ode to Fila’s rich, 106-year history, part personal homage to the magic energy Patrick Liberty and Mike McCarney have experienced in the Yucatan of Mexico. Each aspect of the shoe is inspired by a distinct part of the region’s ecosystem, like the light green on the insole, tongue tag and heel, which represents jungle foliage and the Caribbean Sea. Purple on the outsole, logo and lining stands for ocean coral and the fruit produced by the tropical climate, while the light brown base symbolizes the sand and limestone on which the region is founded. In addition to the kicks, each pair comes complete with a color-matched box that bears the Akomplice maxim “3rd Eye Open / Made In Love.” Quantities of the capsule collection is limited and available exclusively on the Akomplice.

A History of Skate Shoes

by Henrik Buzzi

Simple Footwear’s History of Skate Shoes gives a whistle-stop tour of the history of skateboarding’s footwear, and through it, the history of the sport itself.

The development of the skating shoe runs alongside the growth of skateboarding. As skateboarding began to be taken more seriously, the sport’s forerunners, Californian surfers who needed to hone their skills whilst the sea was still, realized that they couldn’t continue to skate barefoot. Cue the dawning of one of the most commercially and culturally successful industries in the world. The interactive list, by Simple, features over 40 shows that best show how the industry has changed and evolved.

Sneakersnstuff x adidas NMD-R1 PK "Datamosh Pack"

by Henrik Buzzi

Sneakersnstuff are proud to present their latest project with adidas Originals – the Datamosh Pack. The pack consists of two loud colorways of the NMD_R1 Primeknit. The upper is inspired by datamoshing, a process of manipulating the data of media files in order to achieve visual or auditory effects when the files is decoded. Sneakersnstuff have linked up with UK grime legend D Double E and rising star Elf Kid to activate the campaign. The video was shot in London by Tim & Barry with an exclusive soundtrack provided by Dullah Beatz. On the 9th of May Sneakersnstuff and Just Jam will host an online release party that will feature live performances by D Double E, Elf Kid and friends. Be sure to tune in at 7PM GMT on Sneakersnstuff’s Facebook page. Everyone is invited. The adidas Originals Datamosh Pack is exclusive to Sneakersnstuff and drops May 12th at all Sneakersnstuff locations and online.

Nike Air VaporMax “Day to Night”

by Henrik Buzzi

Taking visible cushioning to new levels with the wearer experiencing greater flexibility than ever before. Nike will soon release their new “Day to Night” Air Vapormax collection, inspired by runners who like to workout on a morning or at night. The closest thing to running on air, the upcoming pack arrives with Nike’s breathable Flyknit uppers and Flywire lacing; delivering stability in the lightest model yet. Releasing June 1 at selected retailers such as END.

Off-White x Umbro SS17 Coach Sneaker

by Henrik Buzzi

The standout of the collaborative effort between Virgil Abloh’s high-end streetwear label Off-White and British football giant Umbro. Featuring premium quilted leather throughout and silver foil cobranding on the tongue, heel and insole. Now available at selected retailers such as Packer Shoes.