The release of the ACRONYM x Nike Lunar Forces last year showed that designer Errolson Hugh was not afraid to make drastic design changes to a flagship Nike model. Photos have now surfaced online of what appears to be the next shoe collaboration between the techwear innovator and Nike.
Two sample color ways have emerged both featuring a mid height design with a zippered inner bootie and some new protective layering around the toe. One appears to be navy with cream accents and the other is a wild pink and volt combo. Time will tell if other variations might also be released.
Expect a release later this summer through Nike Lab outlets.
Hender Scheme has made a name for itself by putting out extremely high quality handmade sneakers. While most of the shapes are borrowed from classic 90’s sneakers, there is no substitute for the quality of natural leather and hand-stitching found on their models. The Spring/Summer ‘Post Modern’ includes their take on the IV, an Air Force and a tan natural leather version of the Nike Presto. With no external branding and attention to detail down to the leather laces, these will set you back a good stack but they are sure to last for years. Expect to find them online at their usual outlets – Need Supply, END and Mr.Porter.
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The ACG Lupinek first made an appearance last winter in the form of a snowboot. The design has been tweaked and now will be releasing as a low-cut sneaker. Distinctive elements of the original design made thier way over in the translation: the VAC-TECH mud guard, Phylon midsole and a perforated tongue really help this sneaker stand out. Available in two stylish flyknit treatments – dark grey and grey/white, look for the Lupinek to release online and at select Nike Lab outlets. The only downside of the shoe is it’s hefty $275USD pricepoint.
Palace and Adidas have once again teamed up to bring back the Palace pro sneaker. This time around the model features a logo embossed tongue and comes in two colorways – navy with white accents, and black with orange with a gum sole. These have been instant sellouts in the past so expect these to fly off shelves when they do release on May 21. For more of the apparel side of things on this collab, check the SS16 Palace Adidas collection here.
Streetwear OGs Fuct have teamed up with Revive to bring back some of their classic t-shirt designs. These three vintage FUCT tees which were originally created and dropped in the 1990’s. On each tee you’ll find one of Erik Brunetti’s classic streetwear designs. For this series, each shirt is limited to 50 available per style and only availble at Revive.
The tees will be released this Friday, May 20th at Noon EST.
Canadian athletic wear experts wings+horns have teamed up with New Balance in the past with excellent results. Their pursuit is a MT580 being released to commemorate the model’s 20th anniversary. The shoe comes in a natural and a black colorway, fabricated from premium leather and suede. The modern three-piece silhouette features laser-cut panels of premium leather is teamed up with a Neoprene mesh sock liner. Along with the release wings+horns finessed a lookbook showcasing the sneaker to go with the release. Look for these to launch May 28 at select wings + horns and New Balance retailers.
Air Max 95s have been a solid summer footwear option since they originally released. Nike has started to bring out a remixed version of the sneaker featuring flywire technology. The flywire cables are integrated with the laces to dial in a snug, custom fit. The light off-white colorway is really clean and versatile especially given the grey offsole. You can find the sneaker over at END and Nike.
WTAPS released this baseball jersey this season. There’s always been a close association between streetwear and sportswear and for those who aren’t trying to rep any particular team, WTAPS does a good job of re-creating a 1950’s style American baseball jersey.
It’s available at END.
Windbreakers have long been a staple in sportswear and Adidas one of the primary purveyors. Adidas collaborated on this high-tech take on the design with Kolor. Kolor designer Junichi Abe brings his brand of distinctive patterning to this piece. Slightly oversized fit, in nylon with a silver rear zip pocket.
Available at Haven.