Nike Air Max 97 “Japan”

by Henrik Buzzi


Continuing to celebrate Christian Tressers elaborate runner, Nike have brought out an extensive range of Air Max 97’s this year to commemorate the icon and it’s 20th Anniversary. Drawing design inspiration from both Japan’s 200mph Bullet Train and Tresser’s favorite mountain bike, the “La Silva” was a revolutionary design that found itself adopted by many Italian subcultures. This particular colorway of the shoe was exclusively available in Japan and this will be the first time Nike have reissued it outside the country. The Air Max 97 “Japan” releases on October 28 at selected retailers such as size?


Nike Air Presto Mid Utility “Bordeaux”

by Henrik Buzzi


Cold-weather comfort perfected, the Nike Air Presto Mid Utility Men's Shoe features a stretchy, sock-like upper, warm lining, water-repellent finish and ground-gripping traction to help you face the elements. Inspired by apparel design, the stretchy textile and synthetic plastic upper provides a sock-like fit and minimalist look. A DWR (durable, water-repellent) finish helps keep your feet dry and comfortable in rainy weather. The mid-cut collar offers snug support, while a warm lining delivers a soft, plush feel for total comfort wherever you go. Sticky rubber and an aggressive outsole pattern enhance traction on cold and wet surfaces. Available now at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


Sneakersnstuff x adidas Origianls NMD CS2 "Class of 99" Pack

by Henrik Buzzi


Sneakersnstuff and adidas Originals join forces to release the NMD CS2 "Class of 99" Pack. Taking inspiration from two classic collegiate colorways the silhouette drops in both green/white and burgundy/gold. To complete the look Sneakersnstuff have printed custom made, heavyweight Russell Athletics sweatsuits for you to represent to the fullest. The adidas Originals CS2 ”Class of 99” Pack is exclusive to Sneakersnstuff. The pack drops October 28 at all Sneakersnstuff.


The must-have sneaker book

by Henrik Buzzi


Journalists Alex French and Howie Kahn, and designer Rodrigo Corral have teamed up in creating the absolute must-have book for design devotees and sneakerheads of all ages. Sneakers is a definitive exploration of the creative energy, innovation, collaboration, and visionary intelligence behind the cultural phenomenon of sneakers. This beautifully illustrated book features over 270 pages of photos and interviews.

Sneakers goes behind the scenes of an 85-billion-dollar-a-year industry, revealing what inspires and drives the global community of artists, designers, influencers, entrepreneurs, and sneakerheads that make it tick. Sneakers features interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry and beyond, including iconic artists and designers Virgil Abloh, Tinker Hatfield, Tom Sachs, and Alexander Wang, as well as superstar athletes Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant.

 The fact is, we love sneakers. We line up for them, collect them, show them off on Instagram; we can literally never have enough of them. Why? Alex French and Howie Kahn wondered. “How do shoes capture the imagination?” they speculate in the book’s introduction. “How do uppers and midsoles combine to generate feelings of lust, or even love? What makes sneakers timeless, obsession-worthy, and cool?”

 From Tokyo to London to Dubai to New York City, Sneakers captures the voices and stories of some of the biggest names in sneaker culture around the world. They share stories that are intimate, technical, artistic, even comedic; dish on collaborating with icons such as Kanye West and Michael Jordan; reflect on the past and speculate on the future. Sneakers is an absolute must-have for sneaker lovers and anyone who is interested in design, creative process, street culture, branding, entrepreneurship, art and fashion. Pre-order the book now at Penguin Random House before the worldwide release on October 24. Follow Sneakers Instagram account for more updates on the book.


hanon x Diadora Squash “St. Clair”

by Henrik Buzzi


The Spirit of '83 is a tribute to Aberdeen Football Club and its finest moment in May 1983, when on a rainy night in Sweden, a team of 11 Scots players led by upcoming manager Alex Ferguson won the European Cup Winners Cup. Up against the might of Real Madrid and against all odds, Aberdeen scored the winning goal in added time to secure the Club's first ever European trophy.

To mark AFC's moment of glory, hanon have worked with Diadora on a special edition of their Squash court shoe. Drawing inspiration from the team's European fairytale, they pay homage to the St. Clair - the legendary ferry chartered to ship Aberdeen's fans in one-off voyage to the Final in Gothenburg.

This, hanon feel is their most premium collaboration with Diadora to date. Handcrafted in Italy, the shoe mimics the colours of the St. Clair and is finished in sky blue and black with white accents. A luxurious pig suede upper is offset with a kangaroo leather tongue and heel tab, calf leather lining and footbed, and ostrich leather side stripe.

Attention to detail is applied via an emboss treatment at each heel with '112' depicting the time of the winning goal whilst dual branding is featured on each tongue and backtab. Both the footbed and tongue backer are leather laminated and a rain pattern is printed on the insole to depict the weather on the night of the Final. Lastly, the side stripe applied to the medial side of the foot is finished in silver grey to commemorate the Cup win.

The hanon Squash St. Clair has been manufactured to a strict edition of 150 pairs and this shoe will be sold only by hanon. Each pair will come in a custom box with dustbag and 3 lace sets. The shoe will launch at an invitation only event at hanon on October 25, so make sure to register you entry.


Footpatrol x Juice x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange

by Henrik Buzzi


The latest instalment of the adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange is here with ourselves coming together with Hong Kong based Juice to bring our take on two classic models, the Matchcourt Mid and the Handball Top.

Both London and Hong Kong are thriving cities for city dwellers and seekers. Alongside travel and tourism comes an economy for souvenirs and memorabilia. From the sprawling street-level market stalls of Hong Kong to the traders that operate just down the street from the Footpatrol store in Soho there's a shared appreciation for this form of trade and commerce which serves as a reference point for this release.

The Matchcourt Mid and the Handball Top are richly detailed with embroidered artwork - the first, bold and striking on the upper, the second, hidden and subtle on the inner lining. This execution highlights both ourselves and Juice's respect for craftsmanship and meticulous detailing which is involved in the creation of classic souvenir jackets. Often these features elaborately stitched designs of mystical or heraldic animals, alongside a reference to the country or city of origin.

The Matchcourt Mid is a formal basketball shoe embraced by the global skateboard community. Its traditional canvas upper is embellished with a boldly coloured dragon and further embroidery. The Handball Top has been through a similar route from indoor sports to a street icon and comes in a more low-key take of the duo, with a blue suede upper with gold embroidery. Featuring a lion paw on the heel and Tudor rose details on the tongue. The pack arrives with an extensive collection of bespoke souvenir merchandise detailed with both Footpatrol & Juice branding. The adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange Juice & Footpatrol 'Matchcourt Mid & Handball Top' is due to launch at Footpatrol on Saturday October 28.


Tyler, The Creator x Converse One Star “GOLF le FLEUR*”

by Henrik Buzzi


Building on the energy and excitement of a successful partnership this past Summer, which celebrated the heritage of culture and sport in the Converse One Star silhouette, Tyler,The Creator brings his imaginative design aesthetic and bold spirit to create something entirely new with the GOLF le FLEUR* Collection.

Tyler’s new GOLF le FLEUR* signature sneaker transforms the One Star with an outsole featuring GOLF le FLEUR* graphics, exaggerated eye stays, comfort collar, tongue and heel counter overlay. It comes in three colors: Jolly Green, Solar Power, and Vanilla. The new GOLF le FLEUR* collection launches November 2 at Converse retail stores and on Converse.com.


Nike Vandal High Supreme "Doc Brown"

by Henrik Buzzi


With the latest Star Wars’ instalment just a couple of months away, classic SciFi fanaticism and nostalgia has reached its peak. Riding the wave, and always ready to give the global sneaker market what they crave, Nike has heeded the demand from its customers and taken the Vandal High Supreme back to the future at last.

Following the re-release of the iconic OG colourway earlier this month, Nike unveils the iconic orange colourway made famous by the inimitable Doc in the 1985 cult classic Back to the Future Part 1. Referencing details from the movie original, but giving it a contemporary update with fresh materials and brand details Nike reinterpret 80s sports nostalgia for today’s streetwear market.The Nike Vandal High Supreme “Doc Brown” will launch at selected retailers such as  END. on  October 21.


XHIBITION x adidas Consortium Terrex Tracefinder

by Henrik Buzzi


Teaming up for their first collaborative project, Cleveland-based retailer XHIBITION and adidas Consortium turn to a rugged silhouette for their autumn 2017 release. Sat on the southern shore of Lake Erie, Cleveland is subjected to tough winters. Heavy snowfall and cold conditions make high-performing, technical outerwear a fundamental part of daily urban life. XHIBITION presents a Terrex Trailfinder which combines outdoor performance requirements with striking aesthetics – fit for the streets and the ridges.

The model contrasts grey boiled wool with black leather overlays, the result is a compact, weather-resistant upper designed to keep the wearer well protected. A rugged, hardwearing sole is vital for grip but it is complemented by a partially exposed BOOST midsole for further cushioning. While the strap provides enhanced ankle stability, it is also a small nod to adidas’ sporting heritage – evoking images of an era in which most tennis, basketball and running shoes were constructed with this detail to add further support. The strapping has three subtle stripes and with the bright, eye-catching lacing it creates a bold accent against the darker tones of the body. While developing the model, XHIBITION imagined the wearer lost in the nearby mountains of Appalachian Ohio. The goal was to create a shoe suitable for survival. If the Terrex Trailfinder was good enough to survive in the wilderness, then it would also stand up to the challenges of urban life. Releasing at selected retailers such as END. On October 28.


Nike Air Max 1 Premium “Velvet Brown”

by Henrik Buzzi


The Nike Air Max 1 Premium Men's Shoe updates the legendary Air Max design while maintaining the same lightweight cushioning of the original. Genuine leather, pig leather, synthetic leather or textile upper, depending on color. PU midsole with Max Air heel unit for stability and cushioning. Rubber Waffle outsole for traction and durability. Available now at selected retialers such as RockCityKicks.


HUMMEL HIVE presents the “Fashion pack”

by Henrik Buzzi


HUMMEL HIVE present reinterpretations of both the classic Diamant and Marathona. The AW17 ‘Fashion Pack’ embraces true Scandinavian minimalism to produce redesigns of two of the most iconic sneakers in the brand’s history.

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First, in the duo, the DIAMANT FASH uses premium nubuck leather alongside subtle naturally tanned leather details to create an effortless silhouette that embraces the shape and style of the 1970’s. Tonal chevrons then pair with an ultra-soft pigskin lining and sock liner for a distinctive aesthetic that offers both durability and unprecedented comfort. The sneaker is finished off with a vulcanized outsole and an additional pair of naturally tanned leather laces for further versatility.

Also featured within the ‘Fashion Pack’, HUMMEL HIVE gives a solid nod to hummel’s 1980’s heritage as they present the MARATHONA NUBUCK. The highly revered silhouette, famed for its style and durability embraces the shoes moulded side panels, EVA midsole and iconic ventilation eyelets to create one of the brand’s most striking designs to date. Like its DIAMANT counterpart, the sneaker is crafted using ultra-soft pigskin lining, naturally tanned leather and premium nubuck, all packaged up with a contemporary twist for AW17. The Fashion pack is now available at selected retailers worldwide.


Limited Edt x adidas Consortium Superstar

by Henrik Buzzi


Limited Edt takes the Superstar silhouette and reworks the model to pay homage to their Vault store. While its previous collaboration with adidas Consortium was unequivocally bold, this one plays with contrasts. The outside of the upper is the more refined section. In burnished burgundy and with the stripes removed, it looks reminiscent of a dress shoe. As well as arriving in a similar color to the store’s interior, Limited Edt draws inspiration from smoking jackets and cigar rooms.

The grade on the shell toe reimagines the Superstar’s signature detail as though it was part of a leather sofa. The result is an luxurious and understated profile.The medial part of the Limited Edt Superstar is bolder. It shows a detail from the 2015 ZX Flux which was covered with floral, Batik-inspired patterns. The complex dying method is traditionally used in Southeast Asia and in 2017 Limited Edt incorporates this regional element as an embroidery. In greens, red, gold, and blue, it is a rich and eye-catching explosion of color. Limited Edt's ambition was to create a Superstar that was clean on the outside and detailed on the inside – both sophisticated and flamboyant – and it manages to do both. It literally just depends on one's point of view!" Launch at Limited Edt on October 21 and globally on October 28.


New Balance 997 “Made in U.S.A.”

by Henrik Buzzi


First released in 1991 among the New Balance 990 series, the 997 silhouette with its unique shape is still one of the most popular shoes designed by the Boston based company New Balance. The NB 997 PTB in this navy colorway combines this uniqe shape with the premium materials and the precision of American craftsmanship. Available now at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Club C 85 ”Premium”

by Henrik Buzzi


Smooth elk leather. Gold debossing. Minimal branding. Clean and simple lines. SNS is going back to basics with this Reebok project and aim to get beyond the hype.

The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Club C 85 ”Premium” marks the first drop in a series where they want to treat the most iconic silhouettes from Reebok with great respect. Sneakersnstuff don’t expect this to create a line of resellers outside our doors and they don’t expect their servers to crash from bots. SNS made this for those who want something more than just hype. In fact, they made this for themselves. No magic tricks. No gimmicks. No hype. Just premium. The Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Club C 85 ”Premium” will be available October 14 at Sneakersnstuff.


Nike Air Presto Mid Utility

by Henrik Buzzi


Cold-weather comfort perfected, the Nike Air Presto Mid Utility Men's Shoe features a stretchy, sock-like upper, warm lining, water-repellent finish and ground-gripping traction to help you face the elements. Inspired by apparel design, the stretchy textile and synthetic plastic upper provides a sock-like fit and minimalist look. A DWR (durable, water-repellent) finish helps keep your feet dry and comfortable in rainy weather. The mid-cut collar offers snug support, while a warm lining delivers a soft, plush feel for total comfort wherever you go. Sticky rubber and an aggressive outsole pattern enhance traction on cold and wet surfaces. Available now at selected retailers such as Sneaker Politics.


Adidas EQT Support ADV by Parley

by Henrik Buzzi


Together with Parley, adidas Originals is launching the first two EQT silhouettes, some of which are made from recycled plastic. Sustainable product cooperation is designed to remind people in the core of the importance of protecting the environment. The futuristic EQT Support ADV by Parley comes with a comfortable mesh upper that is made from recycled Parley Ocean Plastic ™. To produce the material, fish net and other plastic waste were collected and recycled on the coastal regions of the Maldives. The resulting polyamide Econyl® functional yarn is woven into the upper material and processed in the rubber outer soles. Accents set the wavy seams, which take reference to the origin of the material. The two silhouettes have a heel insert made from recycled plastic, the Parley trademark logo on the tongue and insole, as well as a white EVA midsole with side three-strip branding. The recycled rubber outsole completes the innovative release.

 

 


adidas Winter A.F./1.3 Primeknit

by Henrik Buzzi


To coincide with the cold season, adidas Originals presents two new silhouettes, driven by the unpredictable weather conditions of the winter. The AF 1.3 PK appears as a high-top silhouette and combines technical elements with modern aesthetics. The Primeknit upper material promises flexibility and comfort. The transparent coating allows water to repel and, together with an insulating inner layer, ensures optimum conditions for the winter. The white outer sole and the knitted 3-strip branding and a suede leather insert at the heel round the design of the sneaker are rounded off by the sole of a hiking shoe. The release of the AF 1.3 PK from AF 1.4 PK follows the same design ethos. The ankle-high silhouette appears with a black, weather-proof Primeknit upper material. The contrasting white outer sole ensures stability. Releasing October 19 at selected retailers such as Afew.


Patta x Asics Gel-Mai

by Henrik Buzzi


Following up on the recent Gel-Lyte joint effort, longtime collaboration partners Asics and Patta keep the momentum going by teaming up to deliver a new take on the 90s ASICSTIGER classic, the Gel-Mai. Originally launched in the 1990s, the Gel-Mai is back in 2017, and Patta have added their personal touch to this special shoe. The Gel-Mai offers a unique asymmetrical lacing system and fuzegel technology emphasizing the cushioning, which is a key feature of this shoe. By origin a trail model, The Asics x Patta Gel-Mai Knit has been outfitted with materials for daily wear, consisting of a dark brown premium nubuck overlay, set against a comfortable knitted upper in a rose cloud color. The sock-like upper features Patta’s Script logo interwoven throughout, and 3M reflective accents on the webbing. Every pair comes with additional rose cloud and brown laces. The Asics x Patta Gel-Mai Knit is set to launch at Patta on October 14, followed by a wider global release on Saturday November 4th