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Former YEEZY Designer Launches Affordable Tabi Sneaker and New Brand

Joining the YEEZY alumni already dabbling in sneaker design, former junior YEEZY designer and Proenza Schouler accessories design Sara Jaramillo co-created a new footwear model alongside Alice Wang to kick off a new venture dubbed ILYSM. Self-described as a “non-conventional platform to launch merch and projects,” ILYSM’s aim is to present a debut offering that […]

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UBIQ & adidas Consortium’s Crazy BYW 2.0 X Celebrates US-Via-Korea’s “Sister Cities”

UBIQ is the latest stalwart sneaker store to be enlisted by adidas Consortium, this time around delivering a collaborative take on the Crazy BYW 2.0 X, dubbed “Sister Cities.”The story of “Sister Cities” dates back to 1947 and was created as a way to bring communities together following World War II. Inspired by UBIQ’s hometowns […]

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Nike Celebrates Ekiden Season With Updated Zoom Pack

Nike has returned to its Zoom family of silhouettes for a new pack celebrating Ekiden season in Japan. Beginning in October and continuing until the end of the year, Ekiden season sees thousands of teams from high schools and universities, as well as professional groups, compete in intranational road-racing relays across the country.The silhouettes included […]

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Nike Celebrates Ekiden Season With Updated Zoom Pack

Nike has returned to its Zoom family of silhouettes for a new pack celebrating Ekiden season in Japan. Beginning in October and continuing until the end of the year, Ekiden season sees thousands of teams from high schools and universities, as well as professional groups, compete in intranational road-racing relays across the country.The silhouettes included […]

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PUMA’s Latest RS-X³ Collaboration Celebrates the Rubik’s Cube & ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

PUMA has given its RS-X³ sneaker two retro reinterpretations with help from Sonic The Hedgehog and the Rubik’s Cube brand. The silhouette was introduced in October this year and has already seen a number of iterations, such as the bold “Hot Coral” and “Lime Punch” offerings.This time around, the chunky PUMA adopts the color palettes from […]

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Nike Gives the VaporMax Plus an Earthy “Baroque Brown” Makeover

Nike’s popular VaporMax Plus is deviating from its usual bright-hued styles with an earthy new “Baroque Brown” makeup. A modernized take on the classic Air Max Plus from 1998 complete with a modern-day VaporMax sole, this iteration offers a seasonally-appropriate look with its mix of bold tones.The textured neoprene upper features a gradient fade, starting […]

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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Debuts 3D-Printed Sneakers During Frontier Works Event in Dallas

Marking the fourth stop on its cross-country tour, the Bulleit 3D Printed Frontier Experience made its way to Dallas, TX recently for the debut of limited-edition Bulleit 3D Printed Sneakers. The limited-edition kicks are the product of a collaboration between Bulleit, Dallas-based artist Kyle Steed and 3D printing experts at industrial design and manufacturing firm […]

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Alexander McQueen Introduces Chunky “Tread Slick” Sneaker Boots

Alexander McQueen is placing its bet on the chunky shoe game for Spring/Summer 2020. The British luxury label has just debuted the “Tread Slick” model as an update to the “Tread Boots” from Fall/Winter 2018, introducing a hefty, workwear-inspired sneaker boot in an array of primary colors.Crafted in canvas along the upper, the shoes are […]

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Sneakersnstuff Celebrates 21 Years in Stockholm With adidas Stadt “Södermalm”

It’s been almost 21 years since Sneakersnstuff opened the doors of its first store in Stockholm’s Södermalm neighborhood, so the Swedish-gone-global footwear retailer is paying homage to its roots with a brand-new “Södermalm” iteration of adidas Originals’ Stadt. Combining a colorway that represents the area with a classic construction, the slim sneaker is a stately […]

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jeffstaple and SBTG Team up for Nike Air Force 1 “Pigeon Fury”

Designer jeffstaple and artist SBTG have joined forces for a special, limited-to-30 handcrafted take on Nike’s Air Force 1, dubbed the “Pigeon Fury.” Mixing Staple’s signature pink and grey color palette with SBTG’s hallmark camouflage, the design nods to both Staple’s home base of NYC and SBTG’s residence in Singapore.Constructed with a grey fabric base and […]

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G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE Shows off Bedazzled Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise”

With the release of its Nike Air Force 1 “Para-Noise” set to go down this weekend, K-Pop superstar G-Dragon’s PEACEMINUSONE has unveiled yet another collaborative AF1, one that features a completely-bedazzled upper. Just like the Big Bang frontman himself, the design is loud, bold and impossible to ignore. View this post on Instagram @para_noiseA post shared by […]

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Vans: The True King of Collaborations

Streetwear is all about the art of collaboration. Apparel and sneakers have informed the subculture since its inception, with important tastemakers often joining forces with like-minded labels for a jolt of authenticity and personality. Since streetwear’s breach into the mainstream in the past two decades, however, a glut of collaborations has at times combatted the […]

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Gucci Brings Cultures & Personalities Together With New Rhyton “Worldwide” Sneaker

Gucci continues its legacy of chunky Rhyton sneakers with the release of a “Worldwide” edition, reworking its “Ivory” leather upper with imaginary flags and bold branding.The Alessandro Michele-designed sneaker sports a large graphic on its lateral side panel much like other Rhyton sneakers before it, only this time the graphic focuses on a “community that […]

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Balenciaga Updates $995 USD Triple-S Clear Sole With “Neon Yellow” Highlights

Balenciaga continues its run of Triple-S sneakers — and most notably its introduction of the clear sole iteration — with the release of a “Black/Neon Yellow” offering.The Demna Gvasalia-designed chunky sneaker maintains its status as the frontrunner in the elevated footwear world, towering above the rest with its triple-stacked technical sole unit, trail-inspired looks and […]

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New Balance Revamps Made in US 997S in Multi-Paneled “Baited” Colorway

Following its recent collaboration with Aimé Leon Dore, New Balance keeps the premium footwear drops coming. This time around, the American footwear purveryor has revamped its 997S in a multi-paneled “Baited” colorway, glossing soft pastel tones all over the shoe.The sneakers are dominated by delicate pigskin suede, with a color scheme that begins dark at […]

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