2019 has definitely been a successful comeback year for the Nike Shox family thanks to a slew of releases of classic silhouettes and colorways. And the Shox R4 – one of the lineup’s earliest models from the year 2000 – looks to add to its already impressive catalog with the release of this brand new three-toned rendition. For its next act, the Sportswear silhouette opts for one of the Swoosh’s classic color combinations. Textured uppers are outfitted in a matted white hue, and contrasted with black perforated leather overlays and doses of glossy red accents adorning the Swoosh logos, and midsole plate, and four-pronged Shox cushioning system similar to the OG black/silver colorway.
With less than two weeks to go until the celebration of Halloween, Nike looks to get dive into the festive spirit with their next installment of the classic Air Force 1 built perfectly for trick-or-treating. Appropriately titled the “Skeleton”, this impending rendition pulls similar design cues from the white colorway that released last year, but switches up its foundation for an evening-styled black leather, allowing the spooky and skeletal foot-bone graphics to shine through as if pulled straight from the x-ray machine. Furthermore, the footbeds of these ghostly AF1s come packaged the same anatomical graphics, in addition to the outsoles featuring glow-in-the-dark capabilities that can certainly spruce up your costume look come the night of the 31st.
As we inch closer towards the colder days of Fall and Winter, Nike has been readying their fans with sneaker options engineered with upgraded materials such as GORE-TEX and technical materials designed for seasonal durability. One of those models included in this year’s winterized range is the Air Vapormax 2019 Utility, and it’s set to make it’s fourth appearance this season in a brand new two-toned colorway. Equipped with neoprene stretch booties, toggle closure lacing systems, and textured mesh uppers, the lifestyle silhouette is constructed with a clean makeover involving a gunsmoke grey upper accented with hints of sepia orange touching the heel clips and laces.
Sneakers and outer space have always had an interesting connection. From Nike’s wildly successful “Galaxy” pack in 2012 to Tom Sachs’s bricolage-inspired Mars Yard and Mars Yard 2.0s, the wonders of the universe have always managed to translate well to footwear. The latest shoe to adopt a space-inspired aesthetic is this recently-unveiled “NASA” Vans Old Skool, featuring the agency’s recognizable branding on the lateral side of the white leather upper. The astronaut uniform-inspired look doesn’t stop there though, as the shoe also features a “shuttle” tag on the grey tongue, a removable flag patch on the heel similar to what you’d see on a flight suit, a ridged midsole, vectran padding around the heel collar.
Virgil Abloh’s OFF WHITE imprint is currently busy with a rumored 10 pair Nike/Jordan Brand collaboration including the likes of a deconstructed Air Jordan 1, the Nike VaporMax, the Nike Air Max 90, and the pairs of the Nike Air Force 1 and Nike Blazer. If that wasn’t enough to hint at the fact that the fashion imprint wasn’t limiting their scope, then this upcoming Vans Old Skool shows that there’s no slowing down OFF WHITE’s popularity in 2018. The OFF WHITE Vans Old Skool features the signature “Everything in Quotes” seen throughout the Nike collaboration with “Blank Canvas” written on the white canvas upper and a contrasting vulcanized black midsole and outsole featuring the brand’s arrow logo.
Reinterpreting the checkerboard print seems to be Vans’ trend of the moment with this forthcoming Slip-On mixing their iconic print with that of their logo itself. While Engineered Garments did up the convenient silhouette in a fashion almost 3D, this contrasts greatly as its design is arguably heaps more sparing. The Anaheim imprint’s type branding emblazons in perpetuity across the entire canvas constructions with the black and white colorways opting for vastly different colored fillings. Choosing muted greens with purples and then dark tints with bright reds, respectively, both offer up vastly different alternatives with the luxe Vault LX upgrade being the most standout connecting factor.
Love wearing Air Maxes but can’t wear them during the Fall/Winter cause they’re not weatherproof? Well that all changes now as Nike has created new Winter Utility iterations of some of your favorite Air Maxes, including the Air Max 97 that we see above.
This colorway of the Nike Air Max 97 Winter Utility comes covered in shades of grey which has been constructed out of a one-piece waterproofed upper. For color we see the addition of neon green wrapping all around the upper as well as on the branding on the side panels and on the Air Max unit on the midsole.
The newly introduced Nike Air Max 200 is unveiled in a new “Red/White” colorway, as the silhouette that is defined by a new side-vis Air unit that offers 200% more Air compared to the traditional side-vis Air unit, in addition to boasting a full-length cushlon foam for underfoot cushioning. Composed of mesh and suede with synthetics, the runner is also detailed with an eye-catching wavy pattern. Finally, a white midsole and icy translucent outsole solidifies the style.
London-based Facebook group “The Basement” has teamed up with the Swoosh for another colorway of the classic Nike Air Max 90. Nicknamed “Manchester,” this pair captures Manchester’s fearlessness, as the model is composed of two densities of hard-wearing and water-resistant Cordura. Other details consist of plastic eyelets and suede mudguard, while the highlight is directed at the removable Swoosh logos in four different color options. Completing the look is a black midsole and “Real People Do Real Things” printed on the icy translucent outsole.