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.
Jordan Brand and Russell Westbrook are already teasing the Jordan 32, but there are still a few must-have pairs of the Air Jordan 31 Low before summer ends. The Jordan 31 was a performance beast thanks to the explosive response from FlightSpeed technology and a full-length Zoom Air unit for cushioning. Inspired by the Air Jordan 1, the low top moved a little bit away from the call back to the original Jordan model but kept the synthetic leather heel paired with Flyweave throughout. What resulted was a modern Jordan signature offering that was the peak of performance but could also be readily worn off-the-court with colorways like this.
The Jordan 31 Low is a serious performance model upgraded from past generations thanks to Flight Speed technology, Zoom Air cushioning, a woven upper paired with a leather heel counter, and more. Inspired by the Air Jordan 1, the shoe also possesses a certain crossover appeal for those of you just looking to casually stunt in your favorite retro-inspired colorway. Today we get a look at yet another military-themed offering from Jordan Brand after a series of Air Jordan 1s have displayed the classic woodland camo motif. The Jordan 31 Low Camo benefits from an army green upper, a classic gum bottom, and just the right amount of contrasting red peeking through on the Dynamic Flywire support cables. Select international spots are stocking this pair today. Head over to our Jordan Release Dates page for more updates.
The Air Jordan 7 has been relaxing in the shadows since a collaborative Patta iteration released globally back in June, but it’s set to step back into the spotlight this October with a fresh women’s makeup that boasts a brand-new patent leather construction and bright accents. As the AJ7 typically utilizes a smooth nubuck for its base layer, the material switch-up to a glossy full patent black leather provides a striking alternate look that’s undeniably bold. The tongue adds two shades of grey into the mix, and further embellishments are offered by colorful pops of orange and purple on the upper’s branded hits, the heel tab, the midsole’s signature jagged peaks, and the outsole, which also injects a small dose of maize to complete the look.
Patta‘s pink-adorned colorway just recently took up shelves this past weekend, though as one of the most monumental collaborations with the Jumpman this year, it wouldn’t be quite fair to leave it as is. In perfect compliment to the first’s much more vibrant execution, the newest Air Jordan 7 — this time dubbed “Icicle” — is tinted far down and composed of many an earth tone. Where deep browns once stood on the overlays, a now sultry olive lies, sitting adjacent to perforated panels of a very slightly green-tinted off-white.
It’s long been reported that Patta‘s special take on the Air Jordan 7 would release in a duo of colorways, and now we finally have a look at the second pair. Dubbed “Icicle,” these collaborative AJ7s offer a look that’s quite similar to the well-known “Shimmer” pair, but with a slightly chilly blue tint that tones down the design’s sporty aesthetic for one that’s more lifestyle-geared. A light “River Rock” base and dark “Sequoia” overlays provide the 7’s signature layered contrast, while all the Patta branding remains intact, appearing twice on the grey midsole as well as on the heel tab. A pattern on the tongue and a red Jordan logo on the lateral collar add a little extra flair, while the look is completed with a tri-color design on the outsole.
After dropping a teaser preview yesterday, Size? has officially unveiled two distinct colorways of the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon built in dark green and mocha brown suede uppers. These lifestyle-oriented colorways speak to the silhouette’s reputation as one of Nike’s most popular retro shoes by adding materials that are typically found in footwear meant for casual wear, but keeps it “OG” with the reflective taping and mesh overlay.
The Nike Air Zoom Generation is returning this month in one of the most hallowed PE colorways in the annals of LeBron James. The green and gold pairing is a nod to Saint Vincent-Saint Mary aka SVSM, LeBron’s alma mater before taking off on perhaps the best NBA career in history. Sneaker info source Soleheatonfeet notes a May 26th release for the Air Zoom Generation “SVSM”, a shoe that LeBron himself wore earlier this year – just one of several shoes the King himself mercilessly flexed on the rest of the world. Just how limited this drop will be remains to be seen, but there’s no questioning that the demand for this sought-after PE is high.
After a busy 2018, Nike’s Air Max Deluxe seemingly took a brief hiatus, but now it’s back and just as striking as ever thanks to a new colorway that boasts bold neon accents. A black mesh upper interwoven with high-vis reflective material provides a simple base, while the aforementioned neon embellishments are split between magenta on the tongue, collar, and heel, and volt on the full-length Air Max unit/heel’s trim. This provides a familiar color scheme that we’ve seen on everything from Nike ACG to classic NSW releases, one that’s sure to delight Air Max fans and retro Swoosh Brand lovers alike. A crisp white midsole and textured back piece then provide a buffer between the shoe’s mix of simple and wild tones, and the look is completed by a colorful outsole that keen-eyed observers may also recognize from the Air Max 97 and Air Max 98.
Initially releasing right before the turn of the millenium, Nike’s heavily slept on Air Max Deluxe silhouette enjoyed a resurgent 2018 campaign alongside other more popular models the likes of the Air Max Plus and the Air Max 98. Celebrating its 20th anniversary campaign in 2019, the Deluxe will likely experience even more of an uptick as the Swoosh has never shied away from emphasizing special years for its NSW offerings. Customarily, the Deluxe equips boisterously designed uppers, but the soundwave-inspired shell keeps things much simpler this time around, opting for an elegant combination of Sail and Desert Ore. Giving you the chance at owning this head-turning design without an overwhelming upper, this clean take on the Deluxe sees its sole unit usher in black and white for even more contrast and simplicity.
Developed by Mark Parker and designed by Tinker Hatfield, this is the shoe that dared to be different. By contrasting bold red with clean white, the shoe showcased the first ever Visible Air unit, and boasted a new midsole foot frame, heel notch and lace locks, making the Air Max 1 a bubbling cauldron of Nike innovation. The Air Max 1 is also sometimes know as Air Max ’87 as the sneaker was released in 1987.
Nike has been issuing some hybrid shoes as of late, taking a bit from great shoes here and there and putting them together in order to make up a completely new model. However, their latest Hybrid Sample creation differs a bit using two historic sneaker models on one silhouette; the Air Max 1 and the Safari 87. The bottom of the shoe features an original Air Max 1 colorway; White/Sport Red-Neutral Grey, while the top of the upper is a Safari 87; Tan/Charcoal-Black.
A lot of Air Max collectors and casual heads were out this weekend looking for this particular sneaker picture above- an Air Max 1 taking inspiration from the classic Air Safari 87, more on that later. A few years back, Atmos put out their version of the Air Max 1 with the safari pattern and is one of the most sought after Air Max 1s ever. This new version should satisfy for now and will be on the list of the most collected Air Max 1s as well.
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.
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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