Nike’s Air Max Retro revival has mos def been a big focus from the Swoosh this year, but the new 2013 addition to the bubble brigade from Beaverton has been holding its own. Seen here in an upcoming Sprite-esque rendition, the Air Max 2013 comes engulfed in prize blue with a squeeze of flash lime for added flavour and some reflective high-vis silver Swooshes flanking the lateral sides. Stay tuned for release info and keep your eye’s peeled for more Max perfection in the upcoming Sneaker Freaker issue 27.
We have a first look at a Grey and Orange Nike Air Zoom Flight 98 The Glove 2013 retro scheduled to release later this year.
The Nike Zoom Flight 98 ‘The Glove’ was made popular by Bay-Area native Gary Payton during his playing days for the Seattle Supersonics. With his speed on the court, sleep design and the availability to leave them zipped or or down, Nike had a hit in 1996.
For the 2013 Zoom Flight 98 shown, the shoes features a grey base with a metallic like finish, black accents including the Nike Swoosh with orange stitching around it. Zipped down bright orange glistens on the sides and laces.
As of now, a release date has not been set but we should see The Glove Nike Air Zoom Flight 98 Grey/Orange drop Fall 2013.
Nike look to extend their Roshe Run fam with the new addition of the the Slip silhouette. Part Roshe, part Air Moc, these slip-on sneaks come strapped with elasticised drawstrings and super lightweight mesh uppers. The Nike Roshe Run Slip is available now in women’s sizing in a trio of tonal options including total crimson/pink, sport fuchsia/pink force, and hyper blue/ice blue. Head over to kicks-crew.com to make like a police officer and cop.
Nike Air Force never seems to disappoint with its original yet unique color ways. 2013 seems to be a big year for Air Force, since this incredibly detailed sneaker is supposed to hit shelves later this year. This shoe has a variety of materials used including, white tumbled leather, royal blue suede, and red stitching around the heel and toe. The blue, white, red AIR seems to tie in with the Puerto Rico heritage and fold the shoe as a whole together. The detailing of the graphic on the white leather is very decorative. The tongue has some fashion to it as well, it sports a little Puerto Rican flavor to it with its multiple colors. There is no word yet on the specific release date but stay tuned to hear more info.
Soleheaven have thumbed through their Rolodex of Rolex flashin’ rappers again and got together a dope crew to cut a new track dedicated to sweet, sweet sneakers. Producer Smoove took care of the semi quavers while Jehst and Micall Parknsun dropped bars about Ewing, Nike and adidas and discussed the evolution of the sneaker scene. Watch the visual for the track below and grab the free download of the track here.
Fresh Pair – Smoove Feat. Jehst, Micall Parknsun & DJ Jazz T from Sole Heaven on Vimeo.
Adidas introduces the Court Attitude by releasing these two smooth color ways to the sneakerhead community.These Adidas are dressed up nicely in leather overlays and nubuck underlays. The whole form of the shoe itself looks fashionable. The heel end looks very stylish and comfortable and well equipped. Seems like you can just slide your feet in without nudging on the laces. The red scarlet and blue bird color way is now available on Adidas at a very affordable price. Stay tuned on these original’s, as there are sure to be more color ways.
Hypebeast are gearing up to unveil a new colab release with Puma very soon, but to keep you licking your lips we’re sharing a quick sneak peak of the double pack. We discussed the project with Hypebeast’s Eugene Kan in Issue 26 of Sneaker Freaker; he told us the Dim Sum pack includes a Puma OG Blaze, which takes its epicurean inspiration from Shui Mai, a golden pork dumpling, while the LTWT was inspired by the shrimp-filled Har Gao dumpling. Watch the teaser clip below and stick with us for more details on this release as we report live from the Hong Kong launch this week!
Nike tee up a super spritely neo turquoise/volt edition of their grass grazing Air Zoom Turf Jet 97 model just in time for the spring sun. With their wavy rippled uppers in aquatic turquoise and sea foam midsoles lined with jellyfish translucent outsoles, these mid-cut sneaks bring an ocean of funk to your feet. Snatch ‘em up now over at Concepts.
If you’re not on the J1 train but still love red, black and white on your kicks, it might be worth hopping aboard this Nike Dunk High AC. These flips are tight n’ tidy, with a textile treatment played up nicely with the black wraparound Swoosh, while crisp white dominates the midsole and upper. The colourful tongue tag also adds a bit of razzle dazzle to put off potential swatters on your flight to the ball bucket. You can grab these jams from Titolo.
Ok, we admit it. Most of us weren’t ready for the adidas Kobe 1 when they first retroed in 2006. Then again, most of us weren’t ready for the Penny 1 when they first came back in ’00– or the Air Jordan 5 in ’99 for that matter. Time, variety, and a Kicks On Court sighting has these space boot sneakers looking good again. No, these aren’t going to look great with skinny jeans or even camo cargos, but maybe with basketball shorts? Like, on a basketball court? Of course these don’t have to be restricted to the hoop game, as they always looked awesome with leather racing gear, too. We just need some variety. Bring ‘em back!