G-DRAGON x Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise"

by Henrik Buzzi

Progressing as a performer and blossoming into a worldwide phenomenon, G-DRAGON has made the Air Force 1 an integral part of his uniform. The Nike Air Force 1 "Para-noise" reflects this overtly with a unique upper fabrication that features a black painted overlay designed to slowly wear away over time to reveal a personal artwork created by G-DRAGON.

The artwork conveys a sense of optimism, inspired by the singer-songwriter's vision of a world where the youth are unified through creativity and a free exchange of ideas. For G-DRAGON, art is an important expression of self that pushes culture forward. Additional embellishments include a daisy embroidered on the tongue and removable custom pins in the upper eyelets. The Nike Air Force 1 Para-noise launches globally November 23.

Travis Scott x Nike Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi

Camouflage, corduroy, duck canvas, flannel, leather, suede and wool are all sturdy materials associated with hard-wearing, tough products. Mixed together, these form the primary canvas for the Nike Air Force 1 x Cactus Jack, an ode to Travis Scott's Texas roots that encapsulates everything buzzing in contemporary streetwear.

The design blends the fabrics with burlap accents, a reference to farm product and a metonym for resilience and hard work. There’s an underlying characterization of hustle — keeping nose to grindstone — imbued in the shoe too. Scott’s personal Cactus Jack logos from tour merchandise meld with the textiles to form a biographical tableau.

Much of Scott’s youth was spent in Missouri City, Texas, and the small town is called out on the snaps at the shoe’s heel. The snaps are among several details that channel the styling of traditional work coats, along with the corduroy collar, heavy brass zippers and removable lace cover. Releasing November 16 at selected retailers worldwide.

New Balance 860 V2

by Henrik Buzzi

Throwing it back to the early 90’s, New Balance have looked towards the reimagination of one of their runners. Known for its innovative appearance, the 860 harnessed a wealth of new technology making it popular amongst runners.

Fusing both N-ergy technology with Acteva lite makes a defining feature in the 860’s appearance. Both situated beneath the upper, the N-ergy allows for extreme shock absorption with elastic return whilst the Acteva keeps the 860 as a lightweight, sleek silhouette. Adding a touch of aggression, the upper has been constructed out of an open mesh with overlays of slight metallic details giving a modern twist on a heritage runner.

Taking these inspirations, the 860 V2 has been reimagined for 2019 and is now ready to dominate todays streets. With a mix runner and lifestyle built within it, the 860 has become the sneaker that is ready for those daily wears, the sneaker that will go with everything. Coming soon to selected retailers such as Footpatrol.

Feature x Vans Vault "Sinner's Club" Part II

by Henrik Buzzi

On the heels of our successful launch of the first "Sinner’s Club" pack with Vans Vault, Feature are returning with another Vegas inspired collaboration. The Sinner’s Club project embodies all of the ways to find trouble in “Sin City,” with the first pack paying homage to the gentlemen’s club, and the newest release paying tribute to Old Vegas with its glimmering lights, lavish hotels and decadent casinos.

Vegas wasn’t built on “winners,” but acquiring a pair of the Sinner’s Club Vans will make you feel like you hit the jackpot. The Old Skool LX  and Authentic LX, feature premium materials such as velvet, patent leather, and suede, with glitter fabrication for a touch of signature Las Vegas flair. As a bonus we’ve included something for the young players under 21 with both Sinner’s Club Old Skool and Authentic silhouettes made especially for toddlers.

The newest collection is also bringing in some major players for the capsule collection. New Era is coming in strong with a headwear collection that will guarantee buy-in, the Sinner’s Club Stance socks are like pocket aces, and our own ready-to-wear is sure to pay-off no matter where you wear it. The entire collection will be available at this year's ComplexCon in Long Beach, California at Feature’s Sinner's Club Casino activation.

Concepts x Nike KYRIE 5 “Orion’s Belt”

by Henrik Buzzi

World-renowned lifestyle brand, Concepts, adds another chapter to their history with Kyrie Irving and Nike. Releasing on October 26th, the Concepts x Nike KYRIE 5 "Orion’s Belt” is the second installment of Egyptian-themed collaborations between the brands, inspired by Irving's deep fascination with ancient Egyptian culture, the mysterious construction of the pyramids, and their connection to the solar system.

Referenced in the “Orion’s Belt” design, is the theory that the constellation aligns perfectly with all three Pyramids of Giza, which along with The Great Sphinx, were believed to be submerged in water at one point. The pyramids on the sneaker’s shroud are in accordance to the actual size and order, while the constellation sits above, on the tongue. The shades along the swoosh and heel-counter represent where the water levels would have receded over time. The Concepts x Nike KYRIE 5 “Orion’s Belt” launches October 26 at Cncpts.


by Henrik Buzzi

 adidas + KANYE WEST announce the YEEZY BOOST 700 Teal Blue. It will be available globally on October 26. The YEEZY BOOST 700 features an upper composed of teal and navy suede overlays and premium leather with grey mesh underlays, reflective heel, and Three Stripe details. The full-length drop in boost midsole provides comfort and stability. 

Cactus Plant Flea Market x Nike Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi

Two of Cactus Plant Flea Market’s favorite Nike silhouettes come together in a unique mashup for the second Nike By You release with the New York-based brand. The Air Force 1, first released in 1982 and a consistent rotation wear by CPFM, is given a bold aesthetic embellishment channeling graphic lettering from the 1996 Wilson-Smith designed Air More Uptempo.

Available in a classic black or white base, the Nike AF1 CPFM By You launches October 21 and offers three customizable options; Nylon or leather tongue, graphic lettering on the left shoe: "Flea," "Sunshine" or "Air" (the right shoe stays the same with “Air”) and reflective underlays for the letters on the left and right independently.

CLOT x Nike “Royale University Blue Silk” Air Force 1

by Henrik Buzzi

Following 2009’s CLOT x Nike Air Force 1 “1WORLD”  in Royal Red and 2018’s Silk Force 1, CLOT is linking up with Nike once again, marking its third Air Force 1 collaboration - the CLOT x Nike "Royale University Blue Silk" Air Force 1

Inspired by the concept of Yin and Yang, the shoes feature two separate layers in the upper. The top “Game Royal” layer maintains the pair’s distinct blue colorway, which peels away to reveal a hidden gray layer that has undergone a special color treatment. These two layers aim to represent the balance between externalism and internalism, reminding us that peace is something to be found within rather than through an external entity. It also represents CLOT’s message to the community, letting the world know that beauty can be found both on the outside and inside.

The “Royale University Blue Silk” Air Force 1 will be available at JUICE Sheung Wan on October 18, as well as online at JUICESTORE . Then, the shoe will be available at JUICE Shanghai (Julu Road), JUICE The Box Taipei, JUICE Taichung, JUICE Beijing and JUICE Chengdu starting on November 1 and at JUICE Los Angeles on November 11.

Nike SB Dunk Lo "Night of Mischief"

by Henrik Buzzi

Nike SB's limited-edition Dunk Lo "Night of Mischief" screams Halloween with holiday-themed elements including Jack-o'-lantern perforations on the orange leather vamp, purple web detailing and the words "Trick" and "Treat" on the left and right heel. Releasing October 19 at selected retailers.

END. x New Balance 878 "Grey Gull"

by Henrik Buzzi

Continuing their illustrious collaborative partnership, END. and New Balance take a trip to the coast with their latest limited-edition sneaker, the END. x New Balance CM878EN ‘Grey Gull’. A rejuvenated interpretation of the 878 silhouette, this chunky style boasts the perfect blend of street-ready aesthetics and an approach that offers an ode to the age-old heritage of New Balance. 

Capturing the essence of the avian, the Grey Gull swoops in with a colourway that pays homage to the sea birds that are synonymous with coastal Britain. Emulating the gull’s light plumage, blue-grey leather is punctuated with smooth grey and black suede overlays to deliver a textured take on an athletic look. Underfoot, the 878 features a pop of orange, yellow and red to the rubber outsole, offering an eye-catching interpretation of the seagull’s distinctive and colourful beak. Kitted out with New Balance’s signature Abzorb cushioning technology for exceptional support, the Grey Gull’s foundation will have you feeling like you’re soaring through the sky.

Serving as the core inspiration for this new sneaker collaboration, the wily birds are celebrated as a classic part of British seaside life. Glide through the skies with the Grey Gull this season; the perfect way to add a touch of coastal flavour to your footwear rotation.   A retro silhouette offering a fresh take on classic New Balance style, the END. x New Balance CM878EN ‘Grey Gull’ will launch exclusively via the END. Launches platform on 19th October. 

Feature x Saucony Shadow 5000 “Dreamland”

by Henrik Buzzi

Introducing “Dreamland.” A collaborative effort brought to you by Feature and Saucony that combines eclectic elements inspired by the world’s most TOP SECRET “AREA” and all things extraterrestrial. At the center of the collection is the Dreamland Shadow 5000 silhouette, featuring a mix of materials including a variety of tumbled leathers, perforated nubuck and suede, with illuminated details like reflective accents and glow-in-the-dark components.

The Dreamland Shadow 5000 features a premium mix of materials from perforated nubuck, to tumbled leather and suede. Patent leather and 3M reflective accents, combined with glow-in-the-dark elements, take this shoe to another dimension. Releasing October 18 at Feature

adidas Consortium Gardening Club collection

by Henrik Buzzi

The adidas Consortium Workshop is a place for exploring the pure story of adidas Originals. Designed ‘without affiliation or association’ by the brand’s in-house team, the apparel and footwear showcases their pioneering outside-the-box creative and technical thinking. The resulting collections are an ode to both the functional considerations and cultural touchstones at the heart of adidas Originals.

 For FW19, the adidas Consortium Workshop have carefully tended to their latest creation: the adidas Gardening Club. The good-humoured, gardening-inspired capsule collection is a clarion call to all the like minded ‘avant-gardeners’ out there. It is for those who lovingly nurture lawns and meticulously scatter seeds.  But the range of apparel, accessories and footwear also offers a fresh take on modern, outdoors and hiking trends, resulting in ‘horti-couture’ that can move effortlessly from the lawn to the streets.

 Three footwear styles take center-stage, presented in a color palette that blends floral bursts of bright blues, purples and orange with a well-grounded array of earthy tones. Like every piece in the collection, their names will resonate with true gardening aficionados. The specially created Response Hoverturf is a shoe ready for almost any terrain and available in two iterations: a more understated grey version for everyday gardening tasks and a sleekly blacked-out version with lace cover panel for more covert, night-time pruning operations. Rounding out the footwear offering is the Novaturbo, another brand-new style which introduces open elements for the ease of slipping on and off, inspired by some of the most innovative mid-2000s designs from the adidas archive.

 Even the most green-fingered wearer will be satisfied with the amount of ripstop nylon at hand and will find plenty of pockets for tools and fuel.  That airy feel continues into the apparel offering, with each piece built for breathability: from the asymmetric mesh panels of the Sonicdrive vest to the above-knee zip that enables the Sonicdrive pants to transform into, well, Sonicdrive shorts.  The adidas Gardening Club collection drops on October 12.  

Norse Projects x adidas Consortium Torsion TRDC

by Henrik Buzzi

This year, adidas Consortium is focusing – both collaboratively and in-house – on a range of releases that celebrate the 30th anniversary of Torsion System technology. First appearing in the iconic ZX running range, it has since become an enduring, revered part of the adidas mythos, bringing high degrees of stability to countless footwear styles over the years. By using a TPU arch to bridge the heel and forefoot, Torsion allows the front and rear of the foot to operate and adapt to surfaces independently.

 One of the adidas Consortium partners to join in these celebrations is the Danish fashion brand Norse Projects, who also operate an equally pioneering apparel and sneaker store under the name of Norse Store. Founded in 2004 by Anton Juul, Mikkel Grønnebæk and Tobia Sloth, it has since been recognized numerous times and by numerous publications as one of the most revered and distinctive Scandinavian brands of all time. Norse Projects are old friends of adidas, and in 2017 brought their refined approach to the outdoors-oriented adidas Terrex range, with a highly sought-after version of the Agravic trail running shoe.

 Norse Projects turns their attention to one of the more rugged runners from the adidas stable, in the form of the Torsion TRDC—an updated take on the Trediac model which first appeared towards the turn of the millennium. The original Trediac was tooled up to offer optimum performance for winter workouts and the new TRDC is a painstakingly faithful update of the silhouette, materials and technologies that made the original such a lost gem of the adidas back catalogue. The EVA midsole features an ADIPRENE heel component and sits, of course, above the Torsion System. The uppers are constructed from a blend of mesh and synthetic materials with an overall result that feels firmly rooted in the future-facing design approach of the late 90s. For their take on the Torsion TRDC, Norse Projects let these defining functional features take center-stage, with a stripped back color palette that speaks to engineering excellence and a Scandinavian sensibility in equal measure. Releasing October 26.

size? Exclusive Asics GEL-Citrek "Base Camp" & GEL-Venture 7 "Mission"

by Henrik Buzzi

Joining forces with Japanese innovators ASICS, size? turned their attention to one of the most treacherous trails on the planet. Taking you on a journey to Peru, our latest size? Exclusive ‘Base Camp & Mission’ collection sees ASICS’ hiking-ready GEL-Citrek and GEL-Venture 7 retooled in stand-out palettes.

For those of you who aren’t clued up on your global trails, the four-day trek is regarded as one of the toughest out there. Weaving its way through the Andean jungle and mountain-scapes, explorers can expect to battle the elements, altitude sickness and wild terrain, but the risk is definitely worth the reward. After following the same path the Incans would have followed back in the 1400s, and rising 7,970 feet above sea level, you’ll find yourself at Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders Of The World. While the majority of you out there won’t ever get a chance to witness the beauty of the ancient South-American site, it’s good to know there’s a duo of robust silhouettes out there to make storming the 45km trek a breeze. So without further ado let us introduce you to the GEL-Venture 7 and GEL-Citrek.

Don’t be mistaken, while the GEL-Citrek ‘Basecamp’ may be built for those easy-going days resting before your final push to the summit it still packs a serious punch. Built using synthetic suede and breathable mesh, rubber overlays to the toe box bolster the stone-coloured pair. Hits of neon green feature throughout, while ASICS’ revered GEL cushioning features in the heel to provide bouncy comfort with every step. Finishing the pair, a hardwearing rubber outsole prevents any slipping mishaps.

Next up, our GEL-Venture 7 is teeming with tech to face the toughest of excursions. Painted in a deep red hue, the robust runner sports a combination of breathable mesh and synthetic leather across its uppers, with yellow accents keeping you visible wherever you’re hiking. Below, an EVA midsole is strategically positioned with GEL tech in the heel: this cushioning innovation is built from a soft, supportive material that absorbs the impact of your every step to soften the blows of running. Just like the Citrek, this pair’s sockliner moulds to the contours of your feet to make each wear even more comfortable as the last, and the runners are complete with a rugged rubber outsole to keep you gripped on any terrain. The size? Exclusive ASICS GEL-Citrek ‘Base Camp’ GEL-Venture 7 ‘Mission’ will Release October 18 at size?

Packer x adidas Consortium ZX Torsion “Mega Violet”

by Henrik Buzzi

For the second phase of Packer's collaborative ZX capsule with adidas Consortium, the focus remains on our surrounding environment, and, more specifically, how it can affect us. The ZX 9000 “Meadow Violet”, released earlier this week, paid tribute to New Jersey’s state flower and its tremendous ability to thrive amongst all the madness. Part 2 of the story explores the extremes of what can happen when those conditions finally push things too far.

The Packer x adidas Consortium ZX Torsion “Mega Violet” tells the story of the meadow violet’s transformation from a proud symbol of nature's beauty to a corrupted byproduct of its environment. While the gradient purple stripes remain the same from the first shoe to the second, the color palette surrounding them becomes polluted with dark, muddy tones that effectively mutate its identity from something pure and natural to something twisted and aggressive.

The “Mega Violet" comes to life through a rich combination of premium pigskin and hairy suede contrasted by black nubuck and a plum-colored mesh underlay. Outfitted with translucent outsole panels, nubuck lace dubraes and a modified heel pull-tab, the newly introduced Boost-equipped model gets some additional personalized touches by way of co-branded tongue loops and graphic-adorned insoles.The Packer x adidas Consortium ZX Torsion “Mega Violet” releases October 12 at Packer.

AMBUSH x Converse Chuck 70 & Pro Leather

by Henrik Buzzi

Much like its moniker, Ambush, founder Yoon Ahn’s first collaboration with Converse capitalizes on the element of surprise with new takes on two classic sport styles: the Converse Chuck 70 and Pro Leather. Both are reconceived with inspiration from the Extreme Cold Weather Boot, a rubber military boot produced by Converse in the 1950s, to bring Ambush’s signature exaggerated styling to the traditionally canvas and leather silhouettes.

With its heightened platform midsole, the Chuck 70 is clad with embellished rubber layering. The shoe’s coconut-milk colored rubberized upper features matte detailing, a gusseted tongue for stability and insulation and matching laces for a monochromatic expression.

The collection sees Ahn become one of the first designers to completely rework the Pro Leather. She transforms the classic basketball shoe by employing a black rubberized upper with tonal 3D Converse Star Chevron logo, gusseted tongue and monochromatic black laces. The look is sharpened by cyber yellow instructional Ambush branding on the elevated heel. Converse x Ambush is available October 19 at converse.com and select retailers.

Toma Sachs x Nike Mars Yard 2.0 kids

by Henrik Buzzi

Nike and artist Tom Sachs re-launched the NikeCraft Mars Yard 2.0 to be light years beyond any other kids' shoe on the planet—the only shoe you'd want to learn to walk in while on Mars. It is designed for only the most serious young astronauts, and feels like two space stations on your feet. The Maple and Sport Red upper brings the style, while the VELCRO® strap keeps the whole system adjusted and intact. The entire unit is equipped for space travel or for just orbiting the living room. Releasing 09. October at selected retailers.

Packer x adidas Consortium ZX 9000 "Meadow Violet"

by Henrik Buzzi

After nearly a century in Yonkers, Packer planted its roots in New Jersey in 2003, and what has since grown from those seeds has exceeded our wildest expectations. Our latest collaborative project with adidas Consortium gives a nod to our surroundings with a celebration of the Garden State.

The negative stigmas of a drive down the turnpike can quickly be reversed once you venture inwards and come to find that the nation’s most densely populated state is also blossoming with natural beauty everywhere you look. Like the rose that grew from concrete, all throughout New Jersey's eclectic chaos, nature is fighting its way through the madness to coexist in harmony.

The Packer x adidas ZX 9000 “Meadow Violet” draws its inspiration from the New Jersey state flower, and the awe-inspiring resilience it demonstrates by thriving in an environment that’s constantly trying to stand in its way. Dressed in a premium combination of suede, nubuck and mesh, the shoe uses subtle hits of color to tell the story of the meadow violet’s perseverance even in the harshest of conditions.

Once the pinnacle model of the heralded ZX series, the 9000 holds a special place for adidas diehards. For Packer, it's a true honor to have had a chance to create something that is hopefully deemed worthy of adding to that storied legacy. Releasing today at Packer.

24Kilates x Saucony GRID SD "La Victoria"

by Henrik Buzzi

Inspired by the first ship to circumnavigate the world. The 85 tone carrack was built on the Basque Country and was commanded by the explorer Ferdinand Magellan leaving Seville in 1519, and after his death returned by Juan Sebastián Elcano to Sanlúcar de Barrameda on 1522.

Working on the Grid SD silhouette, an exercise to build a sneaker with shoe finishings, 24Kilates only used premium materials on “La Victoria”, a burnished light brown leather with contrasted dark brown pieces, both with a custom cross perforated pattern in some parts. The interior is lined with a red soft thin leather, even the insole. A white ripstop builds the tongue exterior as a reference to the ship sail.

A focused work on details such as extra zig-zag reinforcement stitching, brass grommets on side logo or a brass lace hook added to the lace system. 24Kilates crown logo is applied on an extra woven heel puller with the ship’s flag, and on the embroidered tongue label. A golden “La Victoria” logo is embossed on the heel piece. The pair comes in a special edition white box with red and gold embossed applications and a four-color lace pack. The release will be next October 11th on 24 Kilates, only 500 pairs worldwide.

Slam Jam x New Balance 990v3

by Henrik Buzzi

Slam Jam and New Balance team up on a limited run of the iconic 990v3. Customized through the special NB1 program, its upper is made to look unfinished. Sporting classic Slam Jam colors, the shoes feature a custom silver insole and will come with a special set of reflective, Slam Jam branded laces. It will be available at the Slam Jam stores in a run of 89 pieces only, the number which reflects the Italian powerhouse’s founding year and marks their 30th anniversary.The Slam Jam x New Balance 990v3 is set to launch via raffle on slamjam.com on October 9, while a hard launch is set for October 12.