Converse continue to get musical, this time hitting the studio with Mick Jones & Paul Simonon of The Clash, Frank Ocean and Diplo. The crew jammed together to write a song called ‘Hero’ which features some tight backing vocals from the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir. Listen to and download the track for free on the Converse Tumblr page here.
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Adidas Originals continue to pillage the Three Stripe vaults and have rustled up the Metro Attitude for a refresh. The 1986-born sneaks is notable for its fusion of fashion and sports styling, something that was still rare in the mid-80s, with snakeskin-like debossed leather flanking the sides of the big ball boot. The Metro Attitude arrives at adidas Originals stores, adidas.com/originals, and Packer Shoes this Saturday, March 15.
Dig your teeth into this latest JD Sports Exclusive, as we preview the Nike Air Max 1 in ‘Wolf Grey/Game Royal – and what a killer concoction it is. Those familiar with the silhouette will hold high appreciation for such a simply executed clean-cut colourway, retained to four hues over the entire make-up. As always, don’t expect these JD-only joints to last very long at all, so make haste and boogie over to JD Sports now to cop your pair before they all disappear.
Fans of the Air Max 95 will be rejoicing with the abundance of bubble-bearing goodness that Nike has been rolling out since the start of the year. The latest number to roll off the production line is the ‘Medium Base Grey/Volt’ edition we have in front of us. Setting the scene, volt contains the aerated outsole, further injecting electric shots through the symbolic AM95 logo up high. A deep turquoise splices the layered grey midfoot, backed by black wrapping found in the lower half of the upper. Not the most flashy of 95 variations, but any true Max head will find it hard to deny the supply – get your own pair via Caliroots.
Vans introduce their tidy ‘Primera Pack’, with the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madera CA and Old Skool Reissue CA given classy herringbone fabric treatments. We don’t know what ‘Primera’ means, Google says it’s the world’s Fastest and award winning DVD duplicator, but we’re sure Vans mean something else by it. For these shoes Primera means premium suede, supple leather, Ortholite insoles and moisture wicking uppers. Tasty. The Primera editions of the Chukka Boot 69 CA, Madero CA and Old Skool Reissue CA are available now at select Vans California Collection stockists.
Before the KD VI Elite’s drop, it looks like Nike has decided to pump out more colourways of the regular KD VI, and we think that’s great, because it gives people plenty more options to look forward to leading up to the post season. The new addition to the KD VI lineup sees the shoe draped in a schmick anthracite upper, assisted by orange and green highlights. March 15 is the date set for these to appear on shelves, so you can look to grab your pair real soon from Soleawesome and other Nike retailers.
When it was first released in 1989, the ZX 8000 was more than just a new shoe. Part of the pioneering ZX Family, it was a calculated step forward that captured the hearts of dedicated athletes and street-level casuals the world over. 25 years later, through the next generation, the ZX FLUX, we see the original formula of the ZX 8000 taking a brand new direction that strips it all back to the strictly essential, original DNA.
Doubling as the official CARBON launch party, this event will see artists Patrick Martinez (LA) and Vans the Omega (ADL) interpreting the original DNA of the ZX Flux through multiple installations around the venue. Installations will be accompanied by a soundtrack provided by Can’t Say DJs.
CARBON ticket holders get exclusive access, including Free Bulleit Bourbon and Temple Brewing Company beers, from 7.00 – 8.00 pm. (Ticket holders’ names will be on the door.)
Old silhouette, new life, adidas Originals are all about bringing heritage into the modern day and hit the nail pretty sweetly on the head with their ZX 5000 RSPN edition. Using the ZX 5000 as the base, the model sheds a few panels, and an inner sock provides a new lock-down feel. All three editions pictured in the gallery above are available at select adidas Originals retailers globally, you can get amongst the action online here.
Something look familiar here? For those playing at home, a couple weeks back we previewed a bunch of upcoming colours in the Trinomic XT2 Plus range from Puma, including this juicy pomegranate and tiger lily tune-up. Backed by a fresh supply of soft suede and sports mesh, black plastic overlays are prominent in the mid and heel, easing blue accenting into the equation, breaking up the predominantly fruity factors across the board. Ripe and ready to be plucked from the tree, head over to Sneaker Politics to enjoy a touch of the Trinomic taste.
In an effort to celebrate and bridge the gap between two extremely stylised cities, California’s Publish Brand, alongside graphic designer and San Francisco native, Benny Gold, present their latest collaborative capsule collection. Utilising’s Gold’s established Fog Camo pattern-work, the capsule was created to translate a collection that could adopt the climates of the two very different cities. Shot by Chicago-based photographer ‘trashhand’, check out the extensive collection above, and look to acquire your favourite pieces now at select retailers including Benny Gold and Publish Brand.