London based boutique sneakersnstuff was given the opportunity to create their own Adidas Ultra Boost. Part of the ‘tee time’ pack the shoe sold out almost instantly when it dropped there. Today the wider release takes place with select boutiques around the world releasing the minimal sneaker. White and black knit upper is complimented with a clean white back heel and a golf hole’ inspired detail on the tongue.
FPAR stands for Forty Percents Against Rights and was started by WTAPS designer Tetsu Nishiyama in 1993. The line uses political statements and guerrilla messaging as the crux of it’s designs. A wide array of inspirations helped shape the spring/summer range, from Beavis and Butthead logo to old horror films. You can pickup the pieces at a number of names store* , End Clothing and Slam Jam Socialism.
Nike has not been afraid to adapt and change some of it’s best known sneakers. The Air Force 1 is one of their longest running classics and the latest iteration adorns the upper with their patented flyknit construction. Not only is the sneaker completely transformed by the switch in materials, there also fundamentally changed the sole itself, resulting in a shoe that’s half the weight of the original Air Force One. This multi-color flyknit model is now available at Nike along with red and black colorways. Expect more variations on the AF1 Ultra Flyknit to drop soon.
Canadian retailer Haven announced their second collaborative collection with Urahara based streetwear legends Neighborhood. 4 pieces will release this saturday under the name “Dark Savage”. Included are two flannel “Lumbers” button downs, graphic tees and the heavily distressed, damaged and repaired “Savage” denim and Western inspired “Highliner” shirt. All the gear will be exclusively available at HAVEN in-store and online.
Neighborhood’s new lookbook Spring/Summer 2016 is divided into three distinct sections. The first shows looks that play on military staples and styling. The second is a denim themed, with full outfits of indigo distressed jeans and jackets. The third harkens back to early 1900s American looks, bringing back the types of pieces that may have been worn by craftsmen and factory workers of the era. More information is available on the Neighborhood website in anticipation of a February release.
WTAPS founder Tetsu Nishiyama also runs FPAR (Forty Per Cent Against Rights), which is a niche graphic based line. Many of the graphics are straight to the point and draw influence from propaganda and fringe rebel movements worldwide. Two standouts from the 2016 release are this Beavis and Butthead logo flip and the collegiate styled Courage crewneck. Both are available at END Clothing.
After stopping production on the Stan Smith, it came back in a big way in 2015. Adidas released countless colorways and collaborative models with this base sneaker. Along with the shelltoe Superstar, the Stan Smith is the most iconic and popular sneaker Adidas has in their archive. One colorway that was missing was the simple all-white execution, luckily they decided to bring back this model. While not the most exciting sneaker, it’s hard to go wrong completing an outfit with this classic. Get it now at sneakersnstuff for 90EUR.
The Free Mercurial Superfly is a hybrid sneaker that combines the base Mercurial Superfly soccer shoe with a free sole making it street ready. This dark grey colorway brings to mind the highly sought after HTM version of the sneaker. The sock liner upper is accented by a silver swoosh, speckled midsole and back leather heel give this a refined look that can be easily worn with techwear staples from the likes of Acronym, Arc’Teryx and Stone Island.
This colorway and 3 others are available at Nike at a retail of $200USD.
The Hiking boot is a versatile style that matches well with denim, cargo pants or other military/outdoor styled pants. Ideally these boots offer durability, comfort and are good style switch-up when it comes to navigating both cities and rural areas in cold weather conditions. One of the better iterations on the style are these WTAPS Jammer Boots. Tough cow leather upper and a vibram rubber sole ensure that these will last many seasons to come. Padded tongues and collar and contrast hiking laces add a little individuality to an otherwise pretty classic design.
Available for $795 at END Clothing.
Dover Street Market has spend some time beefing up their t-shirt selection. One of the brands they’ve carried and worked with for some time is Brain Dead. Together they present an exclusive capsule collection available only at DSM location and the DSM webshop. Priced between 45 GBP (approximately $64 USD) and £300 GBP (approximately $429 USD) the capsule collection includes a jacket, t-shirts, crewnecks and select accessories. Check the whole selection after the jump.