Coming soon from Nike Sportswear is a special QuickStrike, EXT edition of this year’s Air Max flagship silhouette, the Air Max+ 2013. Appearing in two archival colorways – much like the previously-revealed “Flashback Pack” – as a nod to the OG Sail/Dark Obsidian-Neutral Grey colorway of the Air Max 1 and the Air 180‘s beloved Ultramarine look, the kicks retain the new silhouette’s contemporary technologies, pairing 360-degree Air Max cushioning with a Hyperfuse upper and Dynamic Flywire support. Each of the limited edition colorways are set for a June 21st release via hanon. [See More]
Sean “Diddy” Combs has successfully transferred his hustle in music to his newest ventures in entrepreneurship. Today, CIROC and Casio’s G-Shock have announced that they will be collaborating on a Breathalyzer Watch. CIROC and Diddy have always been advocates for responsible drinking – hence, the side of the transparent watch will feature a built-in breathalyzer that shows your blood alcohol content on the watch’s face. The watch is set to be featured in three colors – all of which resemble CIROC’s signature color gradient found across its bottles. With brash CIROC branding on the watch mixed with the functionality of a breathlyzer, the collaborative watch will surely be a conversation starter next time you’re out on the town. The CIROC x G-Shock Breathalyzer Watch will be available at select G-Shock retailers starting August 2nd.
Similar to last year’s Leather & Quilted Neoprene Hooded Jacket, Riccardo Tisci and Givenchy introduce the Double-Sleeved Leather-Stripe Cotton Bomber Jacket as a part of the luxury label’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection. Opting for a double-sleeve aesthetic that sees short leather sleeves layered atop those of black cotton, the piece sports a premium black leather body and matching hood along with zippered slit pockets, a zippered placket, and two stripes that stretch across the chest. The Double-Sleeved Leather-Stripe Cotton Bomber Jacket is available now at MR PORTER for ($2,330 USD).
Miami-based Del Toro presents a luxurious new lookbook for Spring/Summer 2013, continuing on its trend of excellent showcases with the follow-up to its Edition III lookbook – aptly titled Edition IV. The upscale shoe brand’s latest lush visual guide to this season’s offerings adopts ivy-covered mansions and antique Italian cars to subtly inform their smooth silhouettes. Bold colorways of the Alto Chukka, Wingtip, and cornerstone Slipper have been executed within the imagery, each of which make use of supple nappa leather, thick cognac suede, and even fine silk in their composition. Enjoy the well-executed photo set above and look for the latest pieces at Del Toro’s Miami boutique and online. [See More]
The latest colorway of LeBron James‘ cutting edge Nike LeBron X P.S. Elite is getting ready to hit retailers soon. The total Crimson/Fiberglass colorway features a predominantly total crimson upper with black carbon fiber elements appearing on the heel and midfoot. Volt appears on the laces, the outline of the Swoosh and the the full-length Nike Zoom unit while fiberglass coloring appears on the Swoosh and speckled midsole. This latest drop is available for pre-order now at Wish. [See More]
Having released the technical Solarsoft Mule earlier this year, Nike draws some inspiration from its design vaults to create a slip-on veteran sneakerheads can vibe with for the summer. Dubbed the Vandal Clog, this model comes complete with the Vandal‘s signature nylon upper and classic cupsole, however its height is chopped down to where the famous striped Velcro strap now rests on its instep. NSW made sure to add some premium material upgrades to maintain both breathability and comfort in various environments. Releasing in Metallic Silver/Challenge Red-Prize Blue-Black, Black/Metallic Gold-White and Hyper Red/Metallic Silver-White, the Vandal Clog will be available at select Nike stockists in the coming months and, for those in Japan, can be pre-ordered now via atmos. [See More]
For better or worse, NIKEiD has opened new avenues for anyone with a creative mind to flaunt their dream designs. As for the Air Force 1 profile, NIKEiD has now enabled options for invisible toe box paneling alongside sparkly patent leather, allowing an array of possibilities for the upper. Meanwhile the lower is not disregarded with classic, Lunar and Max Air soles available for cushioning in stride. Head over to NIKEiD now to customize your own Air Force 1 for $190 USD.
New for the season are these Flower Print High Top Sneakers from Raf Simons. Available in either black or navy, both options feature Raf Simons’ floral print pattern across the upper for a nice pop of color on these otherwise dark shoes. Instead of laces, the designer has opted to give these velcro strap closures. Simplistic closure aside, the sneakers also feature soft leather linings and black rubber soles. Get your pair now from MR. PORTER for $695 USD. [See More]
New Era is a brand that has managed to grow both vertically and horizontally throughout the years, effectively broadening its global exposure while simultaneously deepening its ties within new markets. Part of what has aided this expansion has been its ability to craft region-specific goods. For Summer 2013, New Era Korea introduces a well executed Floral Collection of headwear options. As the title implies, each of the hats within the initial four-piece range is mocked up in an all-over print red, white and green floral motif. Aligning with the ongoing flower print trend, each of the heats sees New Era patchwork along the front as well as a mixture of completely enveloped uppers as well as two-tone paneled options. Slated for a release date of mid-June 2013, the hats will range in price from ₩53,000 KRW to ₩63,000 KRW (approximately $47 USD to $56 USD).
One of Nike SB‘s most celebrated silhouette has been the classic Mid Blazer. Straightforward and clean, the model has seen a range of in-line and collaborative initiatives throughout the years. This edition of the shoe reveals the names of team riders such as Donovan Piscopo, Theotis Beasley, and Shane O’neill – all of which are confirmed contributors to Nike’s forthcoming Chronicles 2 video. The predominantly yellow upper is emblazoned with Neckface’s iconic black handstyle across the entirety of the anterior panels, side profile and lower rear heels. Yellow laces, a yellow tongue and matching interior lining round things out adjacent to a pure white Swoosh and outsole. Stay tuned for further release information on these, as well as the impending release of Nike SB’s The SB Chronicles – Vol. 2.