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.
With Halloween being right around the corner, Vans has announced their latest collab, the The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans Collection.
Shown above, the The Nightmare Before Christmas x Vans Collection will include special iterations of the Sk8-Hi, Authentic, Old Skool, and Slip-On.
Each model from the collection comes dressed in several characters from the movie with personal detailing and texts spotted throughout. Details include the subtle Easter Bunny print hidden inside the sockliner of the Authentic, whereas the Slip-On features a plastic piece of Jack Skellington’s bowtie.
Very few things go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly, especially when it comes to sneakers. One of those very few things is Vans sneakers and checkerboard print. If you’ve ever owned a pair of Vans there’s a good chance that one of your pairs probably had some checkerboard print on it. If you’ve never owned a checkerboard covered Vans, and are looking to add a pair to your collection then hesitate no more as they have just dropped the new Camo Check Pack. In addition to the popular checkerboard print, Vans has also added another favorite of ours, camo print, to three of their most popular silhouettes, the Authentic, Slip-On, and Old Skool.
The Puma Fenty Suede Cleated Creeper is Rihanna’s latest sneaker for the sportswear brand and it’s now in stores. Sporting a similar style as her original Fenty silhouette, this version is highlighted by an extra thick, cleated-style rubber sole. Coming in two colorways, the featured pair is in golden brown and features a premium suede upper with leather detailing throughout to complete the design altogether.
Rihanna’s Puma Fenty Suede Cleated Creeper is dropping soon and it’s featured in its all-black colorway. Sporting a similar style as her original Fenty silhouette, this version is highlighted by an extra thick, cleated-style rubber sole. Premium suede covers the upper with leather detailing throughout to complete the sleek design altogether.
Puma and Rihanna gave the ladies not one, but two different colorways of the all-new Fenty Bow Sneaker. Utilizing the same satin construction throughout the entire upper as the Olive Branch colorway that we just showed you, this new sneaker from Ri-Ri and Puma seems to take design inspiration from the Puma R698.
A pop of color and exotic materials combine together on this new colorway of the Nike Air Max 90 that will be releasing later this week.
Dubbed the “New Species” colorway, this Nike Air Max 90 starts off by being covered in Pure Platinum (grey) all throughout the upper in premium materials that include suede, nubuck, and a textured scale print that adds a layer of depth and luxury to the shoe. Bio Beige is then seen on the upper eyelets as well as on the inner liner along with Electric Green on the Swooshes and the semi-translucent midsole unit.
More fall-appropriate iterations of the Nike Air Max 90 continue to surface as the popular runner is now revealed in an exotic makeover. Sporting hues of brown and olive green to suit the season, the model’s upper takes on a faux animal fur pattern, while olive crocodile leather is utilized for the mudguard and ankle collar to highlight its theme. Finally, red for the inner lining and interior of its translucent rubber sole completes the design.
Following a “Grey Fog” iteration, London-based Facebook group “The Basement” is teaming up with the Swoosh for another colorway of the classic Nike Air Max 90. Colored in a darker Grey finish with a bold orange tongue for contrast, the runner is composed of mixed materials such as suede, leather, textile and plastic eyelets. The highlight is directed at the removable Swoosh logos and branded heel area that reveals a netted pattern in white, while the matching grey midsole bears text that reads “Real People Do Real Things” printed on the translucent outsole to round out the style.
The popular “South Beach” colorway that first graced the Nike LeBron 8 is utilized once again, this time on the Nike Air VaporMax 3. Sporting an official mix of “Hyper Turquoise/Pink Blast-Black,” the sneaker’s flyknit construction is colored in teal with black accents, while the South Beach vibe is evident with pink laces, branding on the heel, tongue label and insoles. Finally, subtle gold hits on the tongue, a blacked-out VaporMax sole and teal outsole round out the design.
Summer is over but the Nike Air VaporMax Plus is introduced in a new vibrant “Neon Red” colorway for its latest variation this season. Composed of molded neoprene across its upper, the synthetic wavy lacing cage overlay is colored in pink for additional vibrance. More pink flows throughout the midsole, while hits of navy are applied for the laces, branded areas and portion of the outsole. Finally, a lightly tinted pink VaporMax sole tops off the design.
Summer is just about over, but that won’t stop Nike from releasing bright colorways of one of their most popular sneakers, the Nike Air VaporMax Plus. Seen above, this new rendition of the hybrid VaporMax gets doused in a vibrant Sunshine Yellow all throughout the neoprene construction on the upper which has then been overlayed with white plastic paneling and more white detailing on the heel and midsole. Black accents on the branding and tongue and heel tabs, and a translucent VaporMax sole unit down below with smoke grey detailing wrap things up on this Nike Air VaporMax Plus that will be releasing soon for $190.
Fall is only weeks away, and the Air Jordan 32 Low Wheat will be one of the silhouette’s latest iterations ready for the colder months. Featuring a mixture of Golden Harvest, Metallic Gold, and Sail, the theme gives the basketball sneaker a more lifestyle makeup. Made of flyknit across its upper, a darker brown hue is seen on the suede heel which also displays its signature Wings logo. Finally, a sail midsole, metallic gold Jumpman branding, and a milky translucent outsole tops it all off.
Before we say goodbye to the Air Jordan 32 and welcome in the Air Jordan 33, Jordan Brand still plans on releasing a couple of more colorways. The next pair dropping at the top of September is this Wheat colorway.
This Air Jordan 32 Low takes on somewhat of a lifestyle appeal as the shoe comes constructed out of the usual Flyknit material on the upper, but also comes with suede detailing on the entire ankle/heel area. The Flyknit upper has been done in light Golden Harvest while the suede ankle/heel also takes on a darker wheat look. Additional details include wheat laces, the Jordan Wings logo on the tongue and heel, a white midsole with a gold Jumpman logo, and a milky white translucent outsole.
The Nike Kyrie 5 Team Bank is a new variation of Kyrie Irving’s silhouette that continues Nike Basketball’s TB (Team Bank) range, and it’s arriving in six colorways. Featured in “Red/White,” “Navy/White,” “Grey/White,” “Blue/White,” “White/Black,” and “Black/White” — each version features the two-tone theme across with contrasting lace shrouds, Swoosh branding, speckled midsoles and matching outsoles to complete the look.
The highly-anticipated Nike Kyrie 5 “SpongeBob SquarePants” and its accompanying collection will make its debut this weekend. Reflective of the lovable character SpongeBob, the model features a porous bright-yellow mesh upper with a red and gum brown rubber sole to mimic SpongeBob’s signature outfit. Finishing details include Nike embroidering on the heel, Nickelodeon branding on the tongue, a portrait of SpongeBob on the insoles and more of the character’s marking behind the tongue.
The arrival of the special Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection is finally here and this “Patrick Star” edition in particular is offered in full family sizing. SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick Star is reflected on the silhouette with the character’s signature pink skin and lime green rubber sole to reflect Patrick’s tonal shorts. Finishing details include the character’s smiling portrait on the insoles, branding behind the tongue and Nickelodeon’s marking on the lace shroud.
Jordan Brand is releasing a new colorway of the Air Jordan 16 for the Fall of 2017 that serves as a nod to Michael Jordan being the CEO and first majority owner of an NBA franchise, the Charlotte Hornets.
The Air Jordan 16 CEO/Boardroom features a Black suede on the upper with subtle purple accents and iridescent patent leather placed on the toe and tongue. It won’t be easy to get your hands on a pair either as the inside of the tongue signifies that this shoe is limited to only 2,300 pairs. Finishing things off is a translucent outsole.
Michael Jordan’s greatness is celebrated with this Air Jordan 16 CEO edition, as he’s the first league superstar to become a team owner. Being the CEO and majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, the sneaker is colored in the team’s signature colors with a black-based upper that is accented with iridescent details in teal and purple hues. The shoe is limited to 2,300 individually numbered pairs and completed with a translucent outsole.
The Air Jordan 16 originally released more than 15 years ago (March 2001). This November, the shoe makes its return coming in the OG Midnight Navy colorway. The last time we saw any kind of version of the shoe was back in 2008 when the Black Air Jordan 16 released as a part of the CDP where it got paired up with the Air Jordan 7. Fun fact about the shoe, it was also the first Air Jordan since the Air Jordan 3 that was not designed by Tinker Hatfield.
Slated to drop this summer at Nike accounts including titolo is this pair of Nike Air Max 2006. The shoe features a white leather upper, while unique black print plays a secondary role. The shoe sits atop a Nike Air Max 360 sole, which runs the entire length of the shoe. Other features including hits of metallic silver, as well as a breathable mesh tongue. No word yet as to a specific release date but stay tuned in for more information.
Nike went overboard in 1993 with the huge Air unit, fully visible from the back of the shoe. The Air Max 93 still remains a popular member of the Nike Air Max family. The 2006 Air Max 93’s most talked-about feature was its large 270-degree exposed Nike Air Unit. The Air Sole Unit contained more air and therefore provided greater protection. It was manufactured using a new process called blow moulding, which involved gas being injected through an external tube that forced plastic into a mould. The Air Max 93 was the first to have a coloured Air Unit. Meanwhile, the upper featured a sock-like fit similar to the Air Huarache.The model was reissued in 2003. In the same year, Nike produced an Escaped-influenced edition and Air Mowabb edition, the latter of which was only available in Europe. Numerous colourways have since been launched worldwide.
The Air unit went full length in 1997. The Air Max 97 offered maximum cushioning and style. This still is one of the most popular Nikes out there, re-issued numerous times around the world. Rumor has it that this shoe was originally going to be called the Air Total Max 3. This ultra modern-looking Air Max was inspired by the high-speed Japanese Bullet train.
Shown up top, the Nike Air Max Plus Triple Black comes dressed in Black from top to bottom and comes constructed out of a Black mesh upper paired up with matching plastic overlays. The Swoosh branding, laced, lining, midsole and rubber outsole all come in Black as well. The only visible part of the shoe that does not come in Black is the Yellow on the signature “Tn” logo on the heel of the outsole.
Nike will soon be releasing this brand new colorway of the Nike Air Max Plus. This iteration of the model opts for a gradient motif on the upper as the Air Max Plus starts off with a Purple base on the toe and gradually transforms on to a Light Blue finish by the time you get to the heel of the shoe. Other features on the shoe include the Black detailing on the overlays, Swoosh logos, mudguards, and plastic toes, while the same Purple and Blue hues can be found on the shank plate between its White midsole. The “TN” logo on the heel, Light Blue air bubbles, Black rubber outsole and Yellow Tuned Air pods complete the look.
The Nike Air Max Plus is taking a walk on the wild side with the latest colorway that we see above. Incorporating a “What The” theme, this new offering of the Nike Air Max Plus has been dubbed the “Color Flip” colorway and takes on a mismatched look. For starters we see that the medial sides of both shoes take on a faded/gradient orange look with the right shoe being hit with purple detailing and the left with volt. Finishing details include orange accents on the eyelets and Swoosh logos, white midsoles, and volt or purple on the insoles and outsoles.