Adidas Consortium teamed up with Canadian menswear label wings+horns for a small collection of apparel and footwear. The sneakers are Stan Smiths in high quality Horween leather and the garments are all made in Canada at wings+horn factories. The bomber jacket comes in a nice tan colorway as well as black , and the general laid-back athletic vibe of the capsule makes this easy to work into alot of different fits. Check Haven for more info on the collection.
There’s been a ton of Adidas Stan Smith collabs releasing over the past couple months but none of them struck me as much of these heaters. The premium suede upper meshes nicely with the remixed tongue and heel details. The colorways really play to the shoe’s strengths and ensure that these models will be highly sought after for some time to come. The shoe releases in navy/white and charcoal.
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Juun J made a name for himself at his debut collection by showing sneakers he had designed with Reebok on the runway. He’s been a bit quiet on that front even as he has grown a significant following from his home base of South Korea. Juun takes the base ZX 8000 model and freaks it out in these strapped monochromatic colorways. Adidas shows it has no signs of slowing down it’s design collaboration program and the results of this latest teamup are definetly making a statement. While I might slow my roll on grabbing these due to the sticker price of $500-$585 USD, expect these to be available in selects stores and online in the coming months.
Adidas and Rick enter into their third season of collaborations with this new entry for the Spring/Summer 2015 season. Similar in nature and materials to last year’s tech runner, the shoe switches to a striking Springblade sole. The sneakers are a bit sleeker and lower than the former tech runners. Part of me wishes the upper on these was chunkier but the all black colorway definitely grew on me and stand out as the best model of the three.
All three versions of the sneakers are available now at Oki-Ni.
2014 was a huge year for sneakers with countless memorable releases having come and gone. The sneaker industry is witnessing massive change and one can see the growing popularity of sneakers in the fashion community running parallel to the continued innovation within the sports/performance sector.
One of the key themes with sneaker design this year has been the development of more lifestyle releases that result from collaborations with varied parties from the streetwear and fashion worlds. In particular Adidas has continued to apply pressure to Nike through it’s established relationships with the likes of Yohji Yamamoto, Rick Owens , Kanye West and Pharrell. The later part of the year saw Nike continue to develop its SP (Special Projects) division with more limited and quickstrike releases that combine higher quality materials along with outside design influence from the likes of Errolson Hugh and Jun Takahashi.
As part of this commitment to the fashion industry, we see prices of certain more ‘luxe’ releases such as the Tisci x Nike Air Force 1 nearly reaching the pricepoint of high fashion designer sneakers. I think this is a good development in the long run as the sneaker giants are able to develop more innovative designs compared to largely apparel designers needing to figure out their own production and technology. It’ll be interesting to see if these trends perpetuate in the near year but in the meantime here is my personal list of the best sneaker releaes of 2014.
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Anticipation for the release of the Adidas Tubular runner has steadily climbed and now that day is here (at for those of you in Europe). Hype first started building through blurry leaked photos of the sneaker allegedly linking the design to the forthcoming Kanye West ‘Yeezi’ collection. Since then we’ve seen a steady flood of news and photos from sneaker and streetwear websites, basically billing the shoe as a brokeboy version of the Adidas Y-3 Qasa. Seeing that the retail price of $110 is less than 1/3 the price of the Qasa, it’s no wonder that there’s so many people excited to rock these sneakers. The sneaker itself is an amalgamation of popular Adidas models; borrowing the sole unit from the aforementioned Y-3 Qasa and the back support from the ZX Flux. The sneaker is an attempt to update the Adidas classics line with a more minimal high-tech feel and in that goal it’s successful. My only criticism of the sneaker is that the branded front leather tab feels out of place and takes away from the other clean lines.
If you’re looking for these sneakers, they’re available at quite a few stockists worldwide. If you’re looking to cop online, I hope the below links help , note that not all the links will be live just yet. Expect them to sell out quickly but rest assured that more colorways of the sneaker are on their way and there should be more stock arriving at stores soon.
Footlocker (8AM Release)
Footaction (Midnight Release)
Adidas and Rick Owens team up again on their second collaborative sneaker model the Tech Runner. The first release was a love it or hate it affair and it looks like the same will hold true this time. Inspiration this time around comes via the B-2 Stealth Bomber, and you can see these angular lines transalted on the EVA midsole. I actually prefer these to the original model though the grey suede/sand colorway stands out as the one I’d wear from the bunch. Expect these to release later this summer so look out for updates here on their release.
Adidas have been making headlines all this last quarter of the year with their signing of Kanye West, their collaboration with Raf Simons and the re-release of the Stan Smiths.
You’ve probably seen these before but now we can take a look at all the colorways of the Rick Owens Adidas sneaker which is dropping for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. To me the best colorway is still the white/black joints. I’m not really feeling the brown or tan colors as much, but time will tell if they grow on me. I’m on the fence about buying these myself but I’m definitely looking forward to seeing and trying them on in person.
The shoes will be available for €440-490 EUR (approximately $600-670 USD) at Sneakerboy and other select outlets.
Adidas has been cranking out the designer collaborations with the Yohji Yamamoto Superstar, the Rick Owens collaboration and the current season Raf Simons joints. For Spring/Summer 2014 more Adidas are on the way and they’re just as crazy as the FW13 ones. Some would say they’re ugly, but if you saw the SS14 Paris runway show , Raf found a way to make some of them work. Personally I can’t cosign many of these design but I do enjoy the boot and the Air Max 1/90 inspired sneakers. There’s something childish and pop-art about them, I have a feeling these will be something alot of Raf fans will regret sleeping on.
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In grade school all I wore were Adidas shelltoes. I had a bunch of pairs in different colors and the sneaker still holds a special place in my heart. Adidas Originals teamed up with Yohji Yamamoto for this special model of the Superstar, dubbed the Y’s Super Position. The hard shelltoe is gone replaced by a smooth leather toebox. The zig-zag seams feature loose thread that can be left to drag and fray or cut entirely.
Available in a black and white colorway you can find these August 10th at Y’s stores Tokyo, No. 6 London, No. 74 Berlin, No. 42 Paris, and select boutiques worldwide.
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