Toy Story’s Buzz and Woody may be cut from vastly different cloths, but the two have become inseparable over the course of the beloved franchise, and now their bond is providing the inspiration for a BAIT x Reebok Instapump Fury. Buzz’s “the most important thing is that we stick together” quip has become one of the most memorable pieces of the Toy Story canon, so BAIT is taking those words to heart on this collaboration, dressing the left shoe in the colors of Buzz’s spacesuit and the right shoe in the palette of Woody’s western getup. Buzz’s shoe features a white base with green and purple accents and plenty of astronautical detailing throughout. Its most standout details arrive via yellow “LIGHTYEAR” hits, a blue “Space Rangers” tongue badge, and a red Pump button, a clever nod to the hero’s wrist-mounted laser beam. On the other hand, Woody’s shoe puts the humble cowboy’s “aw shucks” nature on full display, with a blue denim base and cow-print overlays that are an obvious nod to his signature outfit.
Lately adidas is on a spree with their celebratory colorways, tapping Game of Thrones as it rears its way to the end of the series, Marvel in the peak of End Game buzz, and now Toy Story as it reaches its fourth entry after what many presumed to be the end of Woody and the gang’s many adventures. The Three Stripes model fortunate enough to don the colors of the main protagonist is none other than the much newer Ultra Boost 19 as its weave reflects some of the strongest tones in the palette of the pullstring sheriff. White boost midsoles are neutralizing along the underside of the body and heel wrap, accented by a gum bottom much like his pair of cowboy boots. Knit threads swap in and out between a rich olive, bright yellow, and subtly placed red while the cage’s classic tripled logo features only the latter two of the earth tone spectrum. “Toy Story 4” iconography finds its way onto the tongue tab with the insole revealing a toon graphic of the character himself.
The Nike Air Max2 CB 94 Low is definitely a nominee for one of the best basketball retros of the summer of 2017, as we now see it arriving in another clean look. Already dropping in Triple White and Gym Red editions, now the low-top version of Charles Barkley’s 1994 signature model shows up in a very effective black and white colorway. The simple two-tone look makes for a perfect wear-with-anything retro hoops shoe to round out your summer.
The Air Max2 Uptempo may not have the overall cachet and cult-like following that the original Uptempo does – it doesn’t have that bold ‘AIR’ printed on its side panels – but it is one awesome basketball retro beloved by basically any superstar playing college hoops in the 90s. Ray Allen wore these during his tenure at UConn and Barry Sanders even took this to the turf. And while the Nike Air Max2 Uptempo “Duke” is releasing tomorrow, there’s even more heat on the way from this March Madness icon in the near future. This White/Black colorway isn’t a true and through OG look but it definitely is simple enough to look straight from an Eastbay catalog.
Nike Basketball’s Uptempo series has benefited from a number of “Triple White” colorways throughout the summer season, and now Charles Barkley’s Nike Air Max2 CB 94 will release in Triple White in the near future. Sir Charles championed a number of Nike technologies throughout his tenure as a signature superstar for the Swoosh, but he ushered in the era of chunky midsoles and 180 degree visible air cushioning on the heel for the perfect support system for the Round Mound of Rebound. If you always thought that it was a little difficult to rock the Air Max2 CB 94 Low given the often high-contrast purple-laden Suns themes that ran rampant on retro releases, this “Triple White” look will be the perfect installment for you.
Jordan Brand is ready to unveil the next chapter of the storied Air Jordan legacy with a groundbreaking thirty-fourth model. Prior to the official debut, this teaser of the Jordan 34 silhouette gently hints at some new innovative elements while sharing some familiar design qualities as the Air Jordan 4. Beginning with the Air Jordan 31, Jordan Brand chose to infuse DNA of its predecessors – specifically its ancestor from exactly thirty models ago. That said, we can expect the Air Jordan 34 to introduce a modern take on the Air Jordan 4’s signature features, and this teaser does reveal a translucent mid-foot panel that is likely a nod to the netting of the ’89 model.
Today, Jordan Brand officially unveiled the latest chapter in the storied legacy that is the Air Jordan. The new shoe debuts at the heels of the brand’s recent expansion of its revitalized roster – one that now includes Zion Williamson and Jayson Tatum. It is apparent that the chief task of the AJ34 was to reduce weight; A design team led by Tate Kuerbis focused on a reductive approach, stripping away unnecessary parts of the shoe while ensuring the utmost in performance.
That explains the gaping hole in the midsole. The cored out unit features thick Zoom cushioning at the forefoot and the heel, with the Eclipse Plate, an evolved form of the Flight Speed plate from the Air Jordan 28, providing a piston-like springiness for the high-flying aerial attacks to the rim – a common aspect of the respective games of Zion, Jayson, Blake, and Russell. Not only does the Eclipse Plate refuse any added weight, its uncased nature allows for zero restraint in movement. The Air Jordan 34 is already one of the lightest basketball shoes ever created by Jordan. Clocking in at 13.1 ounces for a men’s size 9, the Air Jordan 34 needed proper traction to ensure precision cuts and jumps. The herringbone traction is a rather classic pattern (why mess with what works), with circular windows revealing the Zoom cushioning.
New imagery of the upcoming adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 “Alien” continue to surface as the silhouette is slated to make its debut this holiday season. Noted as the successor to the Yeezy Boost 350 V2, this V3 edition boasts a similar profile compared to the V2, but now bears a new Primeknit constructed patterned upper in white/grey, the absence of the distinct lateral side stripe, and boasting a slightly thicker Boost midsole with more height on the heel area.
The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 “Cloud White Reflective” is essentially a more exclusive variation of the “Cloud White” colorway, defined by its reflective element. Scattered throughout portions of the Primeknit construction, instead of the traditional full detailing like on recent Yeezys, the model is topped off with its signature translucent sidestripe, matching laces and milky translucent ribbed sole that encases its Boost cushioning.
Look for this reflective adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V3 “Cloud White” at select adidas stores and online in September. Click and bookmark our official adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 “Cloud White + Cloud White Reflective” hub page now for everything you need to know about the sneaker and where to buy it online.
Following the Air Jordan 1 and Air Jordan 4, the Travis Scott x Air Jordan 24 “Medium Olive” consists as the next collaborative Air Jordan silhouette made in conjunction with rapper Travis Scott. Covered in an official mix of Medium Olive, Black, Sail, and University Red, the sneaker dons an olive nubuck/suede construction to evoke military appeal, while black detailing and red accents all over provide a solid complementing palette. Other details include a side pocket on the collar, semi-translucent heel tabs and Nike Air/Cactus Jack branding throughout. Finally, it’s all adhered atop a sail midsole and translucent outsole.
The Air Jordan 24 Gym Red comes with similarities to an unreleased colorway of the Air Jordan 9 that was unveiled way back in 2003. This Air Jordan 24 comes with a two-tone finish with white covering its textured and smooth leather upper, while red patent leather graces the mudguard, across the heel and collar area. Additionally, the glossy hue flows towards the midsole as well, while a white rubber outsole and subtle black accents throughout complete the design.
Jordan Brand will be releasing a new iteration of the Air Jordan 4 that’s better suited for the colder season. Dubbed the Air Jordan 4 WNTR, the first colorway of the model set to release later on this year is the Loyal Blue pair you see on here.
The Air Jordan 24 WNTR comes dressed in a Loyal Blue, White, Habanero Red, and Black color scheme. It starts off with a Blue upper offset by the Red accents. With the model’s WNTR marking, the shoe is enhanced to withstand the colder season as the upper’s usual mesh underlays is replaced with a weather resistant material, while the construction flaunts a nubuck/leather makeup. Finally, a fleece-like material for the liner offers additional warmth, while it’s topped off with a black/grey rubber sole.
Check out this brand new upcoming Vans Vault Multicolor LX Pack that will include unique iterations of the Vans Sk8-Hi, Old Skool, and Era.
Rocking a similar motif all across the board, each pair from the pack comes constructed out of both suede and leather. All three pairs also come with multicolored panels to give the shoe a bit of a “what the” motif. White laces, Cream/Gum-colored midsoles and waffle outsoles are also in play for all three pairs.
Get a good look at the Vans Vault Multicolor LX Pack and look for select retailers such as 43einhalb to begin having them in stock on September 1st. What pair from the pack are you feeling the most?
Nike expands their Air Max 2017 lineup with an all-new women’s “Hot Punch” colorway for the summer months.
This offering features a White to Red gradient upper atop a Bright Red Air Max sole unit. Bold Black Swoosh logos on the side and Air Max branding on the air bubble completes the design.
Grab a detailed look below, and you can find this Air Max 2017 available at select retailers such as Feature. The retail price tag is set at $190 USD.
Nike Air Max 2017 WMNS
Color: White/Hot Punch
Style Code: 849560-103
Somehow, in the midst of ‘Storm Area 51′ being the most unavoidable meme of the moment, Nike roll through with impeccable timing and drop the PG3 ‘NASA Moon Landing’. Is this an amazing coincidence, or part of a grand conspiracy?
Also this week, Jerry Lorenzo is back with a ‘Light Bone’ remix of the Skylon II, and, perhaps sensing the dawn of a dynasty at the Staples Center, Jordan takes it to the west coast with a purple and yellow spin on the Jordan XIII.
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