Air Jordan 1 OG ‘Rookie of the Year’

Nike finds new inspiration for their classic Jordan 1, through the personal style of a young Michael Jordan. Inspired by the suede brown outfit worn by MJ during the rookie of the year acceptance speech in 1985, this new model brings out a clean take on the Jordan 1 high. A mi x of white, tan and black bring offer up a clean fall offering. Suede panels help further differentiate the shoe as something different than the usual all-leather Jordan 1s.  The colorway will arrive at Nike and Jordan retailers on November 17 in men and women’s sizing.

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Nike React Element 87 “Dark Grey” & “Desert Sand”

If the public demand is any indication  Nike’s React Element 87 is a certified hit.  With an Undercover version of the sneaker still pending, Nike brings out two new color ways of the stand out shoe. The translucent TPE upper, futuristic detailing, and unique React midsole appear in both a “Desert Sand” and a “Dark Grey” version.  The first uses ‘volt’ accents as an eye-catching detail while the latter opts for bold photo blue detailing.

Both of these new React Element colorways are set to release August 14th at US retailers and on Nike SNKRS and August 16th at EU retailers including BSTN.

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Nike Vandal High Supreme

The Nike Vandal is an under appreciated classic hi-top model. The sneaker has attracted the attention of Raf Simons in the past, with the designer putting out his own take on the style in the past. Great to see that Nike is bringing some classic color ways of the sneaker including a Black/Metallic Gold version and a shoe that features University Red/Metallic Silver . Even better the shoe brings back the classic nylon upper and pairs it with a simple white midsole unit.  Expect these to hit store shelves on August 8 at select Nike Sportswear retailers including Nordstroms at a retail of $99USD.

 

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Nike Sportswear EXP-X14 Sneaker

Nike has really invested in their tech-friendly running offerings with the Zoom Fly and Epic React models. The latest shoe in the same vein is the new EXP-X14, a futuristic-looking sneaker that was first unveiled last week. Nodding to Nike’s rich running heritage while still pushing the envelope of technology, the EXP-X14’s translucent upper is an upgrade … Read more

Comme des Garçons Black x Nike Collaboration

Comme des Garçons Black is a lesser known sub-line from the Japanese company. The label focuses on re-issues of classic Comme designs in a simple monochromatic color assortment.  A new collaboration with streetwear Nike giant features mens and womenswear, the capsule mixes Nike’s penchant for streetwear graphics and mixes them with CdG styling. The most captivating piece from the collection is the tech-friendly anorak and the track pants overlaid with a a pika-dot skirt design. Also launching along with the collaboration is a new color way of the archival Nike Night Track model with a patent leather heel.

Check back soon for pricing and availability, as the collection is expected to hit retailers including Dover Street Market and Hong Kong’s I.T , click through for more images.

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Gucci Off-White ‘Gucci Cube’ Rhyton Sneakers

The bulky designer sneaker thing is literally everywhere this season and of course Gucci isn’t missing out on the trend. Gucci is experiencing huge growth for many reasons, it’s a favorite amongst the Hollywood/celebrity elite and their designs are distinctively gaudy in a way that stands out in today’s market. Their entrance into the sneaker category this season however is carefully balanced between luxury branding and minimal design. These leather low tops are featured a Logo flag at padded tongue and a padded collar for comfort. The Gucci Logo stamp is delivered in glittered gold-tone and the usual stripes in red and green printed at outer side. These will set you back  a pretty penny but for the ballers out there, the stunt factor alone may be worth it.

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Air Max 98 ‘Fossil’ and ‘Triple White’

I covered two of the upcoming Air Max 98s dropping last month. Now comes news of a couple new color ways. With the shoe’s 20th anniversary just around the corner, a couple more great models are dropping. First off is the ‘Fossil’ Air Max 98. These woman’s exclusives combine a simple cream/white color way with a classic black outsole. These are set to drop Feb 9 at Nike retailers online and in-store. Also dropping are a triple white color way for men that is one of the cleanest takes on the 98 to date and are dropping that same day.

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COMME des GARÇONS HOMME x Nike Air Max 180

The Nike Air Max 180 is a classic model that hasn’t gotten much attention in recent years. That’s about to change now with this COMME des GARCONS HOMME version which first appeared at last season’s Paris Fashion week. Official images of the sneaker have not been released and they are heavy on the pink. While not to everyone’s taste these will fit in with well with any full Comme fit. In total there are three variations on the sneaker.

 

All three color ways are now available at SSENSE.

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