Bodega x Asics Gel-Mai "Underground"

by Henrik Buzzi

The Bodega x Asics GEL-MAI 'Underground' is a techy, performance model that deliberately suggests the dynamism of human movement, and the skeletal structure as the foundation of this physical vitality. The collaboration represents a deep material study, with use of ostrich, nubuck, suede and pebbled leathers that are broken up by the stark striped mesh and tangerine nylon webbing. Furthermore the model employs a lavender jewel heel branding hit, speckled soles, and translucent ice outsole that reveals the anatomical make-up of the human foot. Each pair will include custom branded Bodega x Asics packaging and three lace options (tangerine, white, + lavender). Accompanying apparel components include a blacked out made in USA fleece sweatsuit with tonal 3M prints that when hit with light reveals the human skeleton. Additionally, Bodega branded hoodies, longsleeves, and shortsleeves work to round out the project. The Bodega x Asics GEL-MAI 'Underground' releases at Bodega on June 23.

Afew x Le Coq Sportif x Tour De France R1000 "Grand Départ"

by Henrik Buzzi

On July 1st, Afew will release their first collaboration with Le Coq Sportif and the Tour de France, for the "Grand Depart" in Düsseldorf, Germany. The super limited R1000 is inspired by the official "Grand Depart" Jersey and only 100 pairs were "Made in France". A premium Pigskin Leather adorn the complete upper, in which the toebox come in a super soft Nubuck. Through the light touch you'll get the plushy character of the leather. On the inside of both shoes, you'll find the coat of arms of Düsseldorf, aswell on the outside the LCS Logo stamped into the leather. The Icysole shows the Racing Track of the Tour de France.  All 100 pairs come in a special "Wooden Box" packaging and to get your very own look you'll find 2 extra laces with the shoes. Releasing July 1 at Afew.

Naked x Onitsuka Tiger GSM “Cotton Candy”

by Henrik Buzzi

Summer has officially arrived. Sneaker store Naked teamed up with Onitsuka Tiger for their take on the iconic vintage tennis shoe, the classic GSM. The collaboration brings you a delicious cotton candy vibe with its light pink and white colors, staying true to Naked’s roots with their signature colorway. The Naked x Onitsuka Tiger GSM collaboration is a perfect symbiosis of premium Japanese seersucker and nostalgic 80s vibes. The shoe has a refreshing and feminine summer look with stripes in a light pink and white colorway. The upper is made of soft, breathable all-cotton premium Japanese seersucker material with Onitsuka Tiger artwork present on the tongue, and the Naked logo embroidered on the heel tab, both in light pink. To finish off the lookthe sock liner is co-branded. Releasing June 23 at Naked.

DTLR x New Balance 990 “Stars and Stripes”.

by Henrik Buzzi

This Fourth of July, let your freedom flag fly in the DTLR x New Balance 990 “Stars and Stripes”. Crafted in America, this exclusive release features a number of patriotic details from the hits of red, blue and white on the heel and eyelets to the signature Stars & Stripes insoles. The gray/black suede and mesh upper adds just the right amount of balance to this classic silhouette. Releasing 23. June at DTLR.

adidas Originals NMD_R2 ”Grey Melange”

by Henrik Buzzi

Grey Melange – one of the most iconic colors around. You can either wear it neutral or as a statement color. Sneakersnstuff love it so much that they decided to cover their latest adidas Originals SMU pack in it. The pack consists of two different colors of the adidas Originals NMD R2 model. The upper is made of a stretch material with added details of nubuck. To launch the adidas Originals ”Grey Melange” Pack they linked up with French artist Ichon and his crew to capture a day in one of the Sneakersnstuff cities - Paris. The adidas Originals ”Grey Melange” Pack is exclusive to Sneakersnstuff and drops June 28.

Titolo x New Balance 247 “Deep Into the Blue“.

by Henrik Buzzi

Together with New Balance, Titolo created the perfect companion for spontaneous summer adventures – 247 “Deep Into the Blue“. Long, warm evenings, chirping crickets and the taste of cocktails and ice-cream – summer is almost here, and so is the latest collaboration between New Balance and Titolo. It’s not just the name that brings back memories of spontaneous, carefree summer days – the sneaker’s aesthetics are just as summery. Beautifully crafted dark blue suede will remind you of cool water, while the high-tech neoprene details add contrast. The terrycloth New Balance logo brings beach towels to mind, and is sure to delight fans of all things vintage. Meanwhile, the pink and purple heel taps steal the show, complementing the terrycloth logo on the outside of the shoe. And of course, you’ll find the Titolo logo on the tips of the laces. This fresh new shoe will captivate you with its spontaneity and exciting mix of materials. Dare a leap into the blue with Titolo, dropping 24. June.

Nike Air Max 1 Premium SC

by Henrik Buzzi

The classic Nike Air Max 1 silhouette is the latest model to receive the gemstone-like mini Swoosh treatment. The model stays true to its original design aesthetic by keeping things clean and crisp, whilst the jewel swoosh and a translucent outsole breathes new life into this archival icon. A hint of ‘Rare Ruby’ hues inside the visible Max Air unit adds to the vast possibilities of the timeless sneaker, whilst the huge swoosh branding to the outsole gives a nod to the AM1’s roots. Releasing 15, June at selected retailers such as END.

Asics Gel-Lyte III "Patta Exclusive"

by Henrik Buzzi

Asics and Patta celebrate their long relationship with a Patta-exclusive SMU. This SMU (Special Make Up), is a partnership between the two brands to create an exclusive colorway which will only be available at Patta. The selected silhouette is one of Patta's favourite models from the Asics catalog: The classic Asics Gel-Lyte III, which also happens to be the model of choice that jumpstarted Patta's relationship with Asics in 2007. Patta and Asics have chosen for an SMU to bring back the feel of the old sneaker scene, bringing back the times where sneaker releases were about a certain model and colorway, and not about who's the collaborating partner or the exclusivity of the product.

The Asics Gel-Lyte III “Patta Exclusive” combines birch and burgundy as base colors for the upper materials, which consists of nubuck and premium suede. Detailed features include a perforated toe box, 3M reflective heel logo and underlay beneath the Asics striping. Every pair comes with a rubber “Patta Exclusive” keychain hangtag. The ASICS GEL-Lyte “Patta Exclusive” at Patta on June 9.

Stance x New balance 997 & 1978 "First of All"

by Henrik Buzzi

Boston-based New Balance Athletics, Inc. and San Clemente-based Stance join forces for their first release in an ongoing series of collaborations in 2017. The first release will debut June 10th, entitled ‘First of All,’ includes two unique kits that each pay homage to the respective brand hometowns – Boston and San Clemente. Together, they tell the story of how two distinctly different companies, from opposite coasts, have come together to celebrate the art of the kit.

The Boston kit features the iconic New Balance 997 in copper rose and tan, and celebrates the city’s famed brownstone architecture. In addition to the color palette, a cobblestone patterned deboss is featured on the leather accents, while a teal reflective underlay represents the patina copper often found on the brownstones. The 997 is paired with a Stance 144 Needle crew silhouette in premium cotton that sports a classic, understated design to compliment the rich tradition of New Balance’s 997 shoe. 

To represent Stance, the newly introduced New Balance 1978 silhouette in slate blue and tan pig suede is paired with a Stance 144 Needle crew sock with athletic stripes to evoke the famed beaches and surf breaks of San Clemente where Stance came to life only seven years ago. The kit is as clean and easygoing as the place where Stance reimagined and reignited a category once left for dead. 

While each company has a distinctly different history and lifestyle, both New Balance and Stance share pride for their hometown, a love of art, and a passion for quality craftsmanship. Touches such as sole inserts featuring an East Coast map graphic on the 997 and a West Coast graphic on the 1978, highlight each brand’s headquarter coordinates and emphasize the collaboration between the two brands. These coordinates are also found in the welt cuff of the socks. The shoes and socks are sold together with the socks housed in a special compartment inside the shoebox. All of the shoes and socks in the ‘First of All’ kits are Made in the USA.  

END. x Bodega x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange “Boro Denim” Pack

by Henrik Buzzi

The upcoming collaboration between END. and Bodega, as part of adidas Consortium’s Sneaker Exchange, showcases both brand’s incredible knowledge of contemporary clothing, with a keen eye for detail taking precedence when it came to selecting the sneaker’s materials. Dubbed the ‘Boro Denim’ Pack, the upper on the Iniki Runner and the 3-Stripes on the Haven are reworked in a patchwork, extending the theme of repurposing and ever-evolving roles. Design influence is taken from Boro denim and the Japanese Sashiko stitching method, originally used for repairing jeans but used increasingly for decorative purposes in contemporary menswear. A constant design element throughout the pack is the gum sole which rounds off the “crafted” look and feel of both silhouettes. The END. x Bodega adidas Haven and Iniki Runner are both perfect for the sneaker enthusiast who is inspired by the past but constantly looks to the future. Dropping July 1 at END.

Guerlain x Le Coq Sportif Arthur Ashe “La Petite Robe Noire”

by Henrik Buzzi

For the release of the new fragrance “La Petite Robe Noire” this June, le coq sportif and Guerlain are unveiling a sneaker developed together, inspired by the singular world of this already legendary perfume. This exclusive shoe, the perfect addition to any sportycasual wardrobe.

The two iconic French brands chose an emblematic shoe, the Arthur Ashe, reinterpreted in black and white, with design elements borrowed from La Petite Robe Noire. Woven black and white strips come together in a graphic contrast motif. The outer sole is made of clear rubber filled with silver glitter, evoking the sparkling scent. The left tongue features the fragrance’s signature little black dress, paired with the le coq sportif logo on the right tongue. In this version of the Arthur Ashe, the icons are paired again, this time switched, on the heel tab. A mini ceramic pendant and the sophisticated La Petit Robe Noire perfume come with the shoes, the perfect pairing with the fragrance that inspired the unique creation. The le coq sportif x La Petite Robe Noire capsule collection is now available at selected retailers.

Kith x adidas Soccer Collection

by Henrik Buzzi

Kith and adidas Soccer partner to create a multidimensional collection themed around Kith’s two soccer clubs – the Cobras and Flamingos. Kith worked with adidas to modify and redesign their most elite soccer apparel and footwear. A full range has been designed for both teams, including on- and off-pitch apparel, home and away kits, and all-new footwear for street, turf, and grass. The on-pitch apparel includes full kits, warm-up tops, goalie jerseys, compression tops and bottoms, and socks. Off-pitch apparel includes a track suit, a velour suit, and tee shirts. The footwear encompasses adidas’ iconic COPA Mundial silhouettes and their new disruptive ACE 17+ Purecontrol footwear.

The Flamingos symbolize Kith’s second home of Miami, and is their latest soccer club. Themed around the team logo, a color story of soft pink, grey, slate, and navy is used. Unique branding elements include the Kith logo in adidas font, as well as Solo Nosotros text which is the Spanish translation for Kith’s Just Us motto. Indicative of the Flamingos’ more vibrant color scheme, the footwear showcases adidas’ innovative ACE 17+ Purecontrol franchise. The cleat features an incredibly lightweight Primeknit upper, as well as Kith’s signature toe colorblocking. The next model is the ACE 16+ UltraBOOST, which is dressed in the team’s primary pink color and includes premium suede tongue and heel tabs. The final model is the ACE 17 TR1, which sees the ACE 17+ upper reimagined on top of a cushioned EVA turf midsole unit.

The Cobras represent Kith’s hometown of New York, and compete in the Bowery Premier League. A lethal color palette of black, white, red, and yellow is utilized throughout, while subtle snakeskin patterns speak to the team’s logo. Other branding details include asymmetrical Three Stripes logos, a Strike First Strike Fast motto, and a twist on the Kith logo using the adidas font. The footwear offering is comprised of the COPA 17 cleat, the Mundial Team TR, and the COPA 17 UltraBOOST. The COPA 17 cleat features a kangaroo leather upper and a chrome copper cleat plate. The COPA Mundial Turf is a brand new silhouette that combines a kangaroo leather Mundial upper with adidas’s all-new EVA turf midsole unit. The COPA 17 UltraBOOST is also a new model that features a kangaroo leather upper with a debossed snakeskin pattern that sits atop an UtraBOOST midsole. Dropping June 2 at KITH.

Bodega x Vans Vault “Return of the Dragon”

by Henrik Buzzi

同心: Vans Vault and Bodega enter the dragon, so to speak, with a new collaborative release that combines the extraordinary feats of the dragon with the pay it forward spirit of the hóngbāo. The Vans Full Cab + Half-Cab, the signature shoes of the legendary Steve Caballero, are decked out in reptilian scales inspired by skateboarding’s very own flying dragon. Chinese restaurant themed apparel, complete with take-out containers adds Bodega’s neighborhood spirit into the mix. The hóngbāo included with every pair of shoes contain best wishes for everyone, but a few lucky recipients will get an extra windfall of good fortune.  The Bodega x Vans Vault “Return of the Dragon” Pack releases June 3exclusively through Bodega.

Adidas EQT Support ADV "Milled Leather"

by Henrik Buzzi

adidas gives their EQT Support ADV silhouette another minimalistic makeover for the upcoming season. Titled "Milled Leather" this design features a classic black and white makeup comprised of a combination of mesh, canvas and synthetic overlays. This time around adidas adds tonal, laser-cut milled leather panels at the toe and heel counter for a subtle luxurious touch. The aggressive, contouring shape of the EQT Support ADV is placed atop a true white molded EVA midsole featuring a set of integrated 3-Stripes for a touch of contrast. Laser-engraved branding at the lace-lock, tongue label and heel give the sneaker a finished look. Now available at selected retailers such as Feature.

adidas Alphabounce EM

by Henrik Buzzi

Build up your strength and endurance in these women's running shoes. The breathable mesh upper hugs the foot snugly and adapts to its natural movement. Made with BOUNCE™, the flexible midsole offers energized cushioning from heel-strike to toe-off. Now available at selected retailers such as Sneaker politics.

Patta x Vans Old Skool collection

by Henrik Buzzi

Following up on the 2015 Japan-exclusive Patta x Beams x Vans Old Skool "Mean Eyed Cat", Patta has once again teamed up with Vans for another collaboration project, this time with a wider release. While the original "Mean Eyed Cat" came in an all black colorway, the 2017 edition will be available in two versions: true white and black coffee. Both colors combine premium suede and canvas materials on the shoes’ uppers, leather signature "jazz" striping, and feature the "Mean Eyed Cat" text on the midsole and Patta Script Logo printed across the side panels. Every pair is finished off with Team Patta laces. The Patta x Vans Old Skool collection is set to release in store on  May 27, and online at from Monday May 29.

Nikelab x ACG 07 Komyuter

by Henrik Buzzi

A fresh new silhouette from NikeLab this Summer, the ACG 07 Komyuter draws its complex inspirations from the humble brown paper bag. Created with assistance from Errolson Hugh of ACRONYM, this water resistant, all-conditions shoe was created for urban wear in a range of environments at both day and night. This new design comes with a four-way stretch water-resistant upper shell that conforms to the foot through an integrated draw cord and stabilises via a forefoot strap equipped with a Fidlock magnetic buckle. Ease of access is key and these sneakers may seem complex in their build but their function is executed with ease.Reflective branding and seam welding add an element of both flair and function. The NikeLab x ACG O7 Komyuter launches May 25 at selected retailers such as END.

Titolo x Diadora Intrepid "Five Almonds"

by Henrik Buzzi

Diadora and Titolo collaborate on a fresh, juicy Intrepid. Given the italian roots of the store’s three founders, Titolo looked at italian wedding almonds as a source of inspiration. These fancy, sugarcoated candies are rich in flavor and have a cultural meaning. They symbolize five wishes for the Bride and Groom which are health, wealth, happiness, fertility and longevity. Fresh almonds also have a bittersweet taste, which represent life; the sugarcoating is added with the hope that newlyweds‘ life will be more sweet than bitter. The colors of the different almonds are reflected in the choice of the color composition. The use of premier class materials such as super soft premium suede, the perfect interplay of form and color, result in a both unique and immediately striking sneaker. Dropping 27. May at Titolo.