Kith x adidas Soccer Season 2 “New York Cobras”

by Henrik Buzzi

The footwear for Kith x adidas Soccer Season 2 focuses on the innovative Nemeziz boot upper and adapts it for street and turf terrains. For the street, Kith and adidas utilized the Nemeziz UltraBOOST 17+ silhouette, which combines adidas’s most disruptive laceless soccer upper with a BOOST sole unit. The upper is designed using Torsion Tape for lockdown fit and advanced durability. The turf model stays within the Nemeziz family, opting for the Nemeziz 17.1 silhouette due to its thinner Climacool tooling. Kith modified the 17.1 upper by removing the laces, thus maintaining laceless footwear styles across the range. Both the street and turf models feature intarsia Kith logo hits throughout the Torsion Tape, while 3M accents the lateral side Three Stripes.

The Cobras colorways of the Nemeziz UltraBOOST 17+ and Nemeziz 17.1 TR align with their overall palette. Both models receive blackout executions, including black BOOST on the street model and a smoky translucent black Climacool sole unit for the turf version. Kith x adidas Soccer Season 2 releases this Friday at Kith.

New Balance “Modern Gentleman” Pack

by Henrik Buzzi

Boston based New Balance Athletics, Inc. proudly presents the “Modern Gentleman” Pack. Crafted from premium materials at our UK factory at Flimby, Cumbria, and inspired by the refined aesthetics of the modern gentleman, the collection takes an elegant and timeless approach to luxury and style.

The 991GMC takes cues from the idea of the classic gentleman, the 770MGC references the country gentleman, and the 1500MGC takes inspiration from the contemporary gentleman. All 3 shoes utilize rich leathers and premium fabrics, espousing style over fashion, refinement over trends.The Made in UK New Balance “Modern Gentleman” Pack will be launching at selected retailers such as hanon on November 4.

END. x Diadora V7000 “Opera”

by Henrik Buzzi

Centuries apart in Italian history, heritage sportswear brand Diadora step into the opera to form a dramatic iteration of a 90s runner. Inspired by opulent auditoriums, the V7000 merges its athletic roots with the romanticism of the Renaissance period. Marrying theatrical settings with the classic, the stage has been set for the END. x Diadora duet, ready for the V7000 to step into an unforgettable experience at the opera house.

As powerful today as it was in 16th-century Florence; the traditions of the opera and its prestigious décor influence this sprinting sneaker. Made in Italy, with a passion for the elaborate architecture, royal suede and red leather layer the uppers like balconies tiering the stage. Ornate touches of gold sit at the toe box and heel with an END. printed footbed delivering the finishing touch. To the lacing, rope ties bear a resemblance to the tasseled curtains that elegantly drape the stage, whilst underfoot, the gold-specked midsole presents the finale, like the confetti drop at the final bow.

Launching exclusively to END. on November 4th, the END. x Diadora V7000 ‘Opera’ is highly limited, with every one of the 150 pairs individually numbered. Housed in bespoke packaging, the red carpet rolls out to reveal a soft velvety box and travel bag – truly the ultimate in luxury.

Bodega x Vans Vault "Sub Rosa" collection

by Henrik Buzzi

Here’s a little secret from the pros.  A night of sensual pleasures starts with your footwear.   These aren’t just uninhibited, fun loving girls; they’re sophisticated ladies who won’t settle for anything less than exactly what they want.  They’re certainly not going to waste their time on someone who can’t even get their shoes right.  Lucky for you, there’s one shoe that’s never wrong: Vans. 

Latin for “under the rose” sub rosa is an age-old phrase denoting discretion and secrecy, the Sub Rosa pack is all about erotic entertainment amongst enthusiastically consenting adults in a high class, safe and comfortable atmosphere. Featuring a romantic rose motif, incorporated into the classic skate deigns of the Old Skool and Mid Skool , the Sub Rosa design is a discreet, tasteful way to let your partner know that you are adventurous and up for anything, while also being sensitive and aware of their needs.  Releasing at Bodega on November 4.

Extra Butter x Ghostface x Asics Gel Lyte MT

by Henrik Buzzi

Extra Butter and legendary Wu-Tang Clan rapper, Ghostface, have teamed up to work on a capsule featuring AsicsTiger and New Era. Inspired by one of Ghostface’s many nicknames, “Pretty Toney” lent an aesthetic of extravagant yet smooth, rugged yet premium. The Extra Butter x Ghostface x AsicsTiger Gel Lyte MT was designed with the rapper’s love for leather jackets in mind- featuring a burgundy upper of various leather treatments such as ostrich, perforation and quilting. Extra Butter meticulously added element never seen on classic Asics footwear before such as rivets, belt straps and a zippered lace gaiter to fully emphasize the jacket story.

The Extra Butter x Ghostface x New Era capsule features designs that also portrays the “Pretty Toney” direction. A premium 9Fifty Strapback matches the footwear with an all leather design, showcasing a quilted visor and an embroidered eagle graphic that all true rap fans will reference the infamous golden eagle gauntlet that Ghostface would don in music videos and concerts. The full Extra Butter x Ghostface “Pretty Toney” collection will release exclusively at ComplexCon Nov 4 and Extra Butter on the November 7.

BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi

by Henrik Buzzi

BAIT and Stranger Things teamed up with Reebok recently for a special collaborative project that will be featured in the highly-anticipated Season Two of Stranger Things.  The 80’s throwback Reebok Ex-O-Fit features minimal styling that serves as the perfect canvas for this collaboration and aligns with the time period of the show’s new season.  It’s safe to say that this collaboration has allowed these brands to find refuge, like the cast, in each other to create a special shoe that allows you to not only watch the new season but to live it!

 In the Summer of 1984, Ghostbusters was the #1 movie in Hawkins, Indiana. Dustin had just seen the movie for the 5th time as he sat in his bedroom and reimagined the ghosts onto his shoes, not knowing what lay ahead in his own story…

The new shoe features Dustin’s own drawings, making the shoe distinctively his own.  Featuring a soft full grain leather upper for comfort and support, mid-cut design for stability, and EVA foam midsole for shock absorption, this shoe is certainly one-of-a-kind. In limited quantities, the BAIT x Stranger Things x Ghostbusters x Reebok Ex-O-Fit Clean Hi releases October 28 after Stranger Things 2 premieres. The shoe will be available via raffle and select Reebok retailers worldwide on November 11.

Packer Shoes x Solebox x adidas Consortium “Silfra Rift” Collection

by Henrik Buzzi

In the spirit of the Sneaker Exchange campaign, Solebox and Packer Shoes were inspired by the idea of geography and what it meant for two shops from two continents to come together to create a common vision. For their concept, they looked to the Earth’s tectonic plates — specifically the place where the North American and Eurasian plates meet. Within a national park in Iceland, the Silfra Rift not only joins the two continents together, but is also a world-renowned scuba diving sight known for its clear waters and the unique ability to swim in between the huge rock walls of the continental plates. The Packer x Solebox x adidas Consortium “Silfra Rift” pack features the adidas UltraBoost Mid and the adidas Energy Boost and will be exclusively dropping at both partner stores on November 4 with a worldwide release on November 11.

Todd Snyder x New Balance 998 "Dirty Martini"

by Henrik Buzzi

Todd Snyder and iconic athletic footwear brand New Balance announce the launch of their latest collaboration: the Dirty Martini NB1 MADE US 998. A smart modern twist on the classic men’s sneaker, this premium style is inspired by one of Snyder’s favorite drinks and served straight up in the designer’s signature color: olive.

Says Snyder, “This is my third New Balance 998 collaboration, each inspired by a drink I love. It doesn’t get much more classic than a dirty martini — with olives, of course — and there’s something really fresh about a contemporary city sneaker with such a timeless and gentlemanly reference.” Crafted in the USA from premium and exclusive dark olive suede with Horween® leather accents and functional details including midfoot cushioning and a non-marking outsole, the Dirty Martini is limited to only 200 pairs. Now available at Todd Snyder.

Whoolrich x New Balance 997

by Henrik Buzzi

Teaming up to retool the Made in US 997 silhouette, New Balance and Woolrich come together to demonstrate the power of their combined attention to detail. Both renowned in their own right as purveyors of the finest quality items, the collaborative 997 arrives in a contemporary gradation of greys, accented with flashes of blue and coral for depth.

In a masterful combination of New Balance’s deft eye for an essential sneaker silhouette and Woolrich’s inimitable outdoor expertise, the 997 is updated with flashes of Woolrich’s premium performance-wool on the toe-box, vamp, and tongue. This is met with New Balance’s signature ENCAP midsole technology for comfort. The remainder of the upper is built in a luxe suede and breathable mesh for a year-round finish. Alongside the sneaker release, a limited edition Woolrich woollen blanket will be available, adding a unique twist to a well-conceived partnership. The New Balance x Woolrich Made in the US 997 will release at selected retailers such as  END. on October 28.

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

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.