Linking up in the sneaker surf to ride some waves with the Stan Smith resurrection, adidas Originals have suited up their Rod Laver court classic for a 2014 retro. Seen here in two options, both white sneaks come hewn from leather and mesh with olive or maroon leather heel caps and bumper plates. Peep your local adidas Originals retailer from April 1st to get amongst the action.
Turbo Green tune-ups from the Swoosh farm have been all the rage over the last couple of months, with both an Air Huarache and Air Max Triax ’94 sporting the suiting. The latest sneak to receive the colour combo is the Nike Air Max 95 No-Sew. Flipped from its current brothers and sisters, the 95 works off a dark grey basing, using the white bubble outsole to contrast the calming green hue. This one’s an auto-cop no brainer for us, but we want to hear your thoughts. Before bouncing to Concepts to obtain yourself a pair, leave your comments below on this new no-sew iteration.
Well isn’t this interesting?! We know Nike loves to play around with their sneaks and chop and change, slice and splice models together, so don’t be too surprised to see this update to Gary Payton’s signature sneak, The Glove. Bearing an upper similar to The Glove when the sheath is pulled down, there are some modern accoutrements here, with Flywire around the ankle and a big slab of Zoom Air in the heel. The debut colourway is a gimme, it’s the green and white of Peyton’s beloved extinct Seattle Supersonics, with lashings of red just to show that it’s serious. You can nab a pair from Nike retailers, including Social Status, right about now.
This year we can expect to see more and more World Cup themed sneaker releases, there’s no doubt about it. In fact we are surprised we haven’t seen a million and one already. Adidas Skateboarding are on the ball though, and have flipped up a few of their pro models into colourways of their football boot range to create the ‘Futebol’ pack. Here we peep French team rider Lucas Puig’s Lucas Pro painted up in the same solar blue as the adidas Football F50 silhouette. Check your local adidas Skateboarding stockist as these street slayers are arriving at retailers right about now.
We recently snuck a few words quick with Lucas over the internets to talk about the release… and other things.
Hey Lucas, how are you? What have you been doing for the past 24 hours?
I’m fine thank you. I’m in Paris trying to film for the adidas jersey campaign.
How is the skate scene in Toulouse France right now? You seem to have a pretty tight crew there.
I’ve been traveling a lot the past few months so I haven’t had much time to spend with the crew.
Before you had your own pro model with adidas, what kind of shoes were you skating in?
I was skating the adidas model called Skate and the Buzenitz for sure!
We read in an interview with you on the adidas Skateboarding website that you go through a pair of shoes in 10 days when you are skating a lot. That’s bonkers! Do you have a graveyard of beaters in your house or do you just throw them away? I wish I could keep all of them but I’m a stinky Frenchy
Your pro model has the same tech tooling as in Lionel Messi so it fits perfectly into the FUTEBOL PACK. Can you tell us a little about the shoe? The Colours? The performance?
The shoe is technical, we tried to do a very light shoe with not much material. I don’t really care about the colour, as long as they aren’t pink.
Are you a football fan Lucas? Do you attend any games with friends or watch it on TV?
Yes, but i’m still waiting for the 1998 French team to come back (with Zidane). I sometimes go to see my hometown team with my homes.
Who are your favourite guys to travel and skate with on the adidas Skateboarding team?
Chewy Cannon aka Ogbobbyjohnson.
Aside from skate models what are your favourite adidas models?
How about this. What is the best pair of shoes to wear if you were attempting a switch hardflip feeble grind down a 46 stair handrail?
Flip flops or sandals
OK, we love jokes in the Sneaker Freaker office, can you share one with us?
Q. How do you call an intelligent man in the USA ?
A. A tourist
Hey so, down under here in Australia we call fried potatoes ‘hot chips’, but in America they call them ‘french fries’… Are they really French? In fact there are from Belgium.
If you dare, please tell us one weird thing about yourself that nobody knows. I used to dance alone every morning, in front of my mirror
Finally what are your plans this year? Will you attend the World Cup?
I will try to film as much as i can for the new adidas video and Cliché. I am also looking forward to seeing this World Cup!
Generally when a custom comes across our screens we discover lavish and outlandish creations, some work and some others… not so much. Thanks to Russian sneaker photographers Snkrshot, we get a detailed view of the new Air Jordan 5 custom by Maggi dubbed ‘Violet’. Based atop the Burgundy variant of the AJ5, Maggi keep things eloquently essential with this joint, replacing standard materials for premium violet Italian suede. Harnessing that exquisite Italian eye for detail, premium leather borders are in-layed below the suede, complementing the premium leather inner lining. Sometimes it is the littlest details that make the biggest impacts – you can check out more and enquire about getting a lil something done for yourself from Maggi by contacting him here.
Alongside its FILA 95, FILA 96, and FILA Stackhouse 2 counterparts, the all-new “Red Pack” rounds out with the debut of the FILA KJ7 “White/Black-Fila Red”.
Back for a second time this season following last month’s release of the “Rising Sun” variation, this FILA KJ7 takes on a white leather construction with contrasting hints of black and Fila red. For most Kevin Johnson fans, these are a must-cop!
The FILA KJ7 “White/Black-Fila Red” is now available online through FILA.com.
As the NBA post-season approaches, Nike have looked to gear up star athlete, Kevin Durant, with the ‘KD VI Elite’ for the rigours to come. We reckon it bears a slight resemblance to the LeBron 10 Low, due in part to the full length Air unit. Nevertheless, KD should have no problem dominating the post-season in these beasts cos they’re packed full of Nike tech, including plenty of lightweight Flywire support, and they come in ‘Turbo Green’. Green goes faster? More colour options should emerge, so keep an eye on Sneaker Freaker for updates and release info. Pics via Sole Awesome.
This one’s for all the Melbourne heads! This coming March 7, AKA tomorrow, local retailers Prime, in association with Clarks will be hosting the Melbourne launch of the MF Doom x Clarks Wallabee ‘Brown’. Proceedings kick off from 6pm at the Prime store in St Kilda, with beverages on hand to quench that line-long thirst. Following the event, the George Lane Bar, a mere stones-throw away from the launch, will be hosting the official after party alongside Obese Records and GRN GLD Zine, and Discourse of Crate Cartel spinning Doom tunes all night long.
The sneaks will be available in very limited numbers at 6pm, with an equally limited free T-shirt, available strictly for the Australian launch, on hand for all those that cop. Check the flyer above for all the deets, and get your party pants on for the big event this Friday.
Yo Bay Area banditos, you dig sneakers? Silly question, why else would you be on this site? Anywayz, just a quick one to let y’all know that the killer Sneaker Con buy/sell/trade event is headed your way next month on April 12th! Get amongst it.
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
12:00pm to 7:00pm
1414 Harbour Way S,
Richmond, California 94804
It’s no big secret that from skateboarding to punk rock, Converse have some serious roots in pretty much every subculture. Tying in with the recent unveiling of their new fleet of fresh ambassadors, the Cons crew have flexed their collaborative creative muscle to team up with a gang of artists including Trash Talk x Flatbush Zombies, RATKING x Eric Copeland Of Black Dice and more. Another of CONS’ ambassadors, VIZIE , created the dope cover art pictured above, so it’s seriously an all hands on deck situation. You can download the CONS EP VOL. 1 here for free and check more from Converse Cons here.