Mastermind World x adidas Originals collection

by Henrik Buzzi

This season adidas Originals and Mastermind World have collaborated on a comprehensive collection of apparel and footwear, translating the iconic Japanese label’s distinctive visual language into a striking, athletic context.Focusing on the uncompromised, utilitarian ethos of adidas’ ‘90s Equipment series, the collection presents a range of essential adidas silhouettes, elevated through the premium constructions and ornate details that underpin Mastermind World’s creative vision.

An blacked-out palette with mixed textures and understated contrast blue panels runs across the range, branded through mixed texture engineered knit EQT 3-stripes details and Mastermind World skull & crossbone branding. Progressive panel constructions and luxury details complete the picture, finished with reflective details, D-ring hardware touches and EQT-branded printed labels.

Footwear then applies the same philosophy to two of the EQT series’ most progressive silhouettes. First up, the BOOST-upgraded EQT Support Ultra steps out in a premium leather and mesh materialway, placed atop a contrast white BOOST midsole. White laces and an EQT tongue label complete the picture, finished with Mastermind World branding on the lateral ankle.

Accompanying the EQT Support Ultra, the EQT Support 93/17 continues the story, reconfiguring the futuristic EQT model with a blacked-out stretch-textile and breathable mesh construction, bolstered by high-end details. Minimal branding in the form of a skull & crossbone lace-lock rounds off the release. Both the EQT Support Ultra and EQT Support 93/17 will release in tonal Black and Mystery Ink colorways with contrast white details, combining with the apparel offer to create a premium sportswear collection informed by the enduring and inimitable aesthetic of Mastermind World. The adidas Originals x Mastermind World Collection will be launching at selected retailers such as hanon om September 29.  

LimitEDitions x Diadora N9000 “Correfocs”

by Henrik Buzzi

Correfocs originate from a form of medieval street theatre called ‘Ball de Diables’, representing the fight of good against evil. According to Joan Amades,an outstanding ethnologist and Catalan folklorist, in 1150, at the wedding banquet of the Compte de Barcelona, Berenguer IV with Princess Peronella, daughter of the King of Aragon and Catalonia. The first action that we have documented, of a Colla de Diables took place. Hundreds of years later,during the dictatorship,Spanish dictator Franco banned many aspects of Catalan culture, so after his death, Barcelona wanted to fill the streets once again with fire and festivity.

Correfocs ,literally in English "fire-runs" are among the most striking features present in Catalan festivals, makes sure that any festival goes with a bang! In the correfoc, a group of ‘colles de diables’ (groups of ‘devils’) dressed in red and black as devils , wearing horns and masks and light fireworks - fixed on devil's pitchforks or strung above the route. Dancing to the sound of a rhythmic drum group, they set off their fireworks among crowds of spectators. The spectators that participate dress to protect themselves against small burns, like with straw hats and cottonbandanasand attempt to get as close as possible to the devils... running with the fire. The LimitEditions x Diadora N9000 “Correfocs” is limited to 400 pairs and is releasing soon at LimitEditions.

Afew x Saucony Shadow Master 5000 "Goethe"

by Henrik Buzzi

Wolfgang Johann von Goethe is one of the most respected poets in the world and belongs to the inner circle of representatives of the world literature. With that being said, Afew would like to introduce to you their upcoming project, in collaboration with Saucony. Inspired by the near by Goethe Museum in Düsseldorf, you can get a first impression of the beautiful colorway they have used, with a lot of premium materials and a little hint to its unique details. Set to release October 14. RAFFLE now open. Stay tuned for more info.

Jordan Fall delivery

by Henrik Buzzi

This holiday season, Jordan Brand continues to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the XIII and explores new colorways, materials and make-ups of the Air Jordan I, VI and XII.

The Air Jordan I and Nike Flyknit technology both share a place in sport, fashion and sneaker history. Released nearly three decades apart, the shoe and technology defied the status quo and transformed the way the world views and wears sneakers. This season, the Air Jordan I High Flyknit gets its second iconic colorway: Royal and Black.

Taking inspiration from Bordeaux, France’s rich winemaking tradition, this tone became an instant hit as an accent color in 1991. The XII now gets its second Bordeaux version, which features a fully-flooded smooth suede upper.

The Air Jordan XII was cemented in history on the court in 1997, and since then the silhouette has taken on new life as an off-court style. The Dark Grey colorway swaps the leather upper for suede and nods to the original “Taxi” colorway by featuring gold lace eyelets.

The “Black/Altitude” XIII is a style that reached legendary status off the court almost immediately after its 2005 debut. Now, the colorway returns this season in its truest form complete with an OG leather upper.

The Air Jordan I, VI and XIII have all been recreated with winter-inspired colorways: Golden Harvest and Elemental Gold. While the colors are synonymous with the winter elements, the soft suede materials calmly contrast those with understated style.

adidas Originals EQT Cushion ADV – size? Exclusive

by Henrik Buzzi

In 1991 a new sub-label of adidas was born, designed to cater specifically to the athlete, and ensure their needs were met with the correct apparatus. Enter, the birth of the adidas Equipment line. Designer Peter Moore’s aim with the range was not to merely create the most expensive or most technical, but purely the best performing to serve the users requirements. ‘Equipment’ was a word that sounded like it meant business, you didn’t just ‘play’ with Equipment, you ‘used’ it. These were tools of sorts so this needed to be represented through its brand identity.

The EQT Cushion ADV sits alongside other new incarnations of classic silhouettes from the line. We saw the EQT Running ADV make an appearance towards the start of this year, and I’m sure we can expect to see new variations of classic shapes further down the timeline. Presented in a full Primeknit upper, the sleek profile of the Cushion ADV is reminiscent of some of the greatest technical runners to come out of the brand throughout the 90’s, albeit with a modern twist. Available now att size?

Nike Special Field Air Force 1 High

by Henrik Buzzi

Last November marked the release of the Special Field Air Force 1, a shoe that fuses two of Nike's most iconic shoes for winter, the Special Field Boot and the Air Force 1. Today, the shoe — known simply as the SF AF-1 — evolves into a high, maintaining the premium, full grain leather and rip stop ballistic nylon of the original and mid. The Special Field Air Force 1 High debuts with a new rope accessory, which comes in two options, for styling the shoe multiple ways. The shoe can also be worn without it. This SF AF-1 High will release November 2 at Nike and at select retailers.


Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle "Saturday Night Live"

by Henrik Buzzi

Jordan Brand unveils an exclusive Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle inspired by the Flight Jacket worn by MJ during his appearance on Saturday Night Live back in 1991. Dubbed the "Saturday Night Live" rendition, the latest iteration features a premium satin-like olive green hue throughout the upper, accented with black details around the toe, heel and collar. Quilted patterns appear at the sides, while a translucent outsole and air unit give the sneaker a touch of contrast. Additional details include a black lacelock, embroidered Jumpman on the lace guard and a brand new box design for a cohesive feel. Purchase your pair September 28 at selected retailers such as Feature.

Solebox x Puma "Champagne" pack

by Henrik Buzzi

A good champagne is a champagne you are proud of and share with your friends. But every now and then you create a great champagne. An outstanding product, perfect in every way." The Puma x Solebox "Champagne Pack" includes the Blaze Of Glory with an upper mix of premium nubuck leather and mesh, the proven Trinomic sole unit and an insole made of cork.B.O.G. The Limitless with a black engineered mesh upper, black leather cages, a white Ignite midsole and a "glow in the dark" outsole.  By the way: The colorway is inspired by a champagne bottle. Releasing September 16 at Solebox.

OVERKILL x FRUITION x adidas Consortium Sneaker Exchange

by Henrik Buzzi

The pack takes the EQT Lacing and the Tubular Doom and portrays them in a new light. The influence behind the colors comes from the catwalk. OVERKILL and Fruition discussed use of tweed in couture fashion and determined to express something similar with the two footwear models. The EQT Lacing is constructed using plush velour with a translucent outsole. The EQT range has been frequently utilized for collaborations but rarely has it ever looked so fresh and so removed from its sporting origin. The collaborative partners have worked alongside Consortium to deliver a sneaker drop designed to appear striking in isolation but also complement the wearer’s clothing. Both models seek to capture an essence of modern womanhood: elegance, beauty, fierceness and strength, fusing comfort and wearability with a stylish design concept. Releasing at OVERKILL and Fruition on September 23

Undefeated x Nike Air Max 97

by Henrik Buzzi

Two anniversaries collide in the Air Max 97 OG / UNDFTD. The venerable retailer turned brand is 15, while Nike’s Air Max 97 is, of course, 20. In celebration, the two parties combine forces for an Air Max model that neatly ties together a shared, future-focused ethos. “The Air Max 97 is one of those pinnacle sneakers that changed everything when it came out. Nothing had looked like it at the time; the shape, lacing system and metallic silver gave it a more premium feel people hadn't really seen before. Upon its release it stopped everything, it screamed future,” says UNDFTD co-founder Eddie Cruz.

For its collaboration, UNDFTD gives the Air Max 97 a luxury twist — not in material, but in direct ode to Italian fashion. Just as the shoe represents two anniversaries, the conceit works two times over. First, it pays homage to a nation that championed the silhouette from the start, and second it nods to the intersection of high and low that’s been staple of streetwear for generations. “Celebrating our 15th anniversary on the 20th anniversary of the Air Max 97 felt like a natural opportunity .Why not use a model that is not only respected by our organization but also spoke of the future in its time?” says Cruz. “The design embodies Undefeated. We offer an elevated aspirational life style. Something for people to aspire to, to be driven towards and when you have it, you want people to know it.“ The Air Max 97 OG / UNDFTD releases in both black and white exclusively at UNDFTD on September 16. A global launch of the black colorway follows on September 21.

The Good Will Out x adidas Consortium “Ankoku Toshi Jutsu”

by Henrik Buzzi

Shinobi were often tasked with espionage or assassination and “Ankoku Toshi Jutsu” is their legendary technique which allowed them to see in complete darkness. It would take years to master and required the Shinobi to “see” with their other senses. As well as navigating in the darkness, the Shinobi would have to be enveloped into it, themselves. They moved through the night surreptitiously cloaked in a black garb. In a contemporary homage to the covert agents of feudal Japan, the NMD CS1 arrives in full-on stealth mode.

The Good Will Out picked a theme for its interpretation of the NMD CS1 that couldn’t fit any better. It suits the current trend of exploring the use of functional apparel and footwear in urban environments. This all black NMD CS1 is yet another striking execution of an already iconic silhouette. The upper is constructed from three interconnected Primeknit patterns, all in a single shade of black but with subtly-altering textures. The model’s BOOST™ midsole provides the wearer with further support and cushioning. It is complemented by a rippled outsole which adds extra grip and gives the NMD a tough appearance. Releasing at TGWO on September 16 and selected Consortium retailers worldwide September 23.

Fear of God Military sneaker “Infrared”

by Henrik Buzzi

Fear of God’s Creative Director, Jerry Lorenzo, releases a vibrant ‘Infrared’ iteration of the streetwear stalwart’s original footwear silhouette. The Italian nylon uppers are primarily fabricated in a vibrant red, accented with flashes of black for a graphic finish. In the name of balance, the sneaker/boot hybrid sits atop a chunky white sole unit with serrated outsole detail. Resistant to the elements and finished with leather detailing, lace closure, and embossed branding to the heel, the Fear of God Military sneaker sits masterfully where streetwear silhouettes meet a grunge state of mind. Now available at selected retailers such as END.

The Good Company x Reebok NPC UK

by Henrik Buzzi

Hailing from Allen Street on New York’s notorious Lower East Side, The Good Company is committed to stepping outside their comfort zone in search of new experiences. Using Reebok’s NPC UK trainer as the guide for their latest collaborative journey, the store has designed a classic sneaker for fellow jetsetters – making it the only way to travel first class!

For anyone planning a journey to foreign lands, the most essential piece is the humble passport. Inspired by the pocket-sized proof of identity, The Good Company have produced a pair of Reeboks that you likewise won’t want to leave home without.The plush navy suede and golden branding mimic the cover design of American passports, while grippy gum soles are reminiscent of the dog-eared edges of your most faithful travel companion. To round out the look you can match with the rest of the featured capsule collection, which features a versatile cap, socks, tee shirt, hoodie, sweatpants, and duffle bag. With this look you will certainly be the most stylish traveller wherever you go! Originally known as the Newport Classic, Reebok’s NPC tennis shoe first appeared in 1985. Quickly establishing itself as a country club staple, the model was soon adopted by hip-hop culture, remaining a go-to option for street style aficionados ever since. The Reebok NPC UK x The Good Company is set to release September 15 at selected retailers such as hanon.

CLOT x Converse One Star '74

by Henrik Buzzi

On September 14th, CLOT and Converse will issue a special release One Star sneaker to celebrate the alignment of their CLOT Fall 2017 collection "INNER PEACE".  Having collaborated with Converse since 2012, the new collection by founders Edison Chen and Kevin Poon cements the long standing relationship between the brands. This special edition of the Converse One Star sneaker hones in on our mission to creatively merge the East and West. The CLOT x Converse One Star sneaker is an homage to all things Tai Chi and as well as the icon’s roots in popular culture via basketball, music and skate. The shoes are housed in premium packaging with an ode to traditional martial arts with illustrations scrawled on top of a diagram of Tai Chi movements on the box lid. Also included, is a contrasting pair of cotton laces in Vanilla and Black.

Kastel Shoes Fall/Winter 2017 collection

by Henrik Buzzi

Kastel Shoes is set to drop their Fall/Winter collection in the next couple of weeks. Kastel is a "Street Function" footwear brand inspired by California and shaped by Scandinavia. It embraces the laidback lifestyle of Southern California combined with the clean and functional design of Scandinavia. Kastel aims to only add functions that make everyday life easier while maintaining a clean and simple silhouette. This season Kastel have widened their Water Resistant program over a range of different silhouettes. They continue to innovate while striving to make high function footwear look clean and low tech. The collection will be available at Kastel and selected stores in Norway and Finland. 

UNDEFEATED x Nike Air Max 97 OG

by Henrik Buzzi

As the style celebrates its 20th anniversary, sneaker imprint UNDEFEATED announce the release of their iteration of the iconic Nike 97 silhouette. The latest in a slew of industry names to announce a rework of the sneaker classic, UNDEFEATED are in good company. Collaborative releases already announced this year include Skepta and Virgil Abloh of OFF-WHITE, with more likely to surface as Nike fan the two-decade long fanfare around one of their most successful shoes to date. The UNDEFEATED 97s feature a matte black base, complemented with a patent leather mudguard which offers a sleek visual detail that doubles up as wipe-clean protection from the elements. Red and green tracks encircle the shoe (rumoured to draw reference to the silhouettes close affiliation to Italy), with UNDEFEATED making clever use of logo placement across the red strip. The soft nylon upper sits alongside a chunky padded tongue, offering supreme comfort and cushioning – standard specification on this internationally celebrated runner. Releasing September 21 at selected retailers such as END.

OMC x Le Coq Sportif LCS R Flow Velvet

by Henrik Buzzi

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Onze Mètres Carrés, Le Coq Sportif has teamed up with the top women’s sneaker store to design an exclusive pair.

The LCS R Flow Velvet, created for the occasion, is made of cross-dyed forest green velvet and features a number of feminine details, like a mesh sock and a metallic-accented insole. The cotton-satin laces strike the perfect balance between elegance and sophistication.

According to the store’s founder, the ideal size of a women’s closet is 11 sq.m, «onze mètres carrés» in French. This observation was the impetus behind this collaboration and the box designed for the limited edition shoe. Like a doll’s house, the box top opens to reveal a dressing room in relief. The pair of sneakers is meticulously set inside a drawer. Releasing soon at selected retailers such as Janne & Julia.

Concepts x New Balance M997.5 "Esplanade".

by Henrik Buzzi

Continuing our 2017 collaborative partnership, Concepts and New Balance unveil the M997.5 "Esplanade". Inspired by the scenic leisure and activity area which spans along Boston's Charles River, the Esplanade's upper is made up of smooth grey synthetic leather, an eye-catching teal mesh toe panel, a lush premium pig suede tongue, set off with silver and white reflective hits. This limited collaboration also comes with 3 sets of laces and a special Concepts box with a hidden hint at another angle that inspired the shoe's design. The Concepts X New Balance M997.5 "Esplanade" is releasing on September 8 at Cncpts.

adidas EQT "Refill pack"

by Henrik Buzzi

Few shoes have experienced as powerful a resurgence as the adidas EQT has through 2017, with affinity for both new and classic iterations on the rise on the international sneaker scene. Quick to respond to the global market, adidas have released another sleek pack of the iconic EQT support silhouette in a monochromatic palette of neutrals, counterbalancing previous, more bold iterations on the style. Seamlessly blending the best in current adidas technology with some of the best-loved original elements which earned this silhouette its (three) stripes, the pack is aplomb with primeknit fabrication and a cushioning EVA midsole. Releasing September 7 at selected retailers such as END.