July 4, 2017
ICYMI: The Sneaker Week in Review – July 3
A week is a long time in the sneaker game – you’d be forgiven for falling behind on the latest news. And so we give you ICYMI, a curated recount of recent need-to-know stories: releases, colourways and industry chatter – it’s all here… in case you missed it!
A$AP BARI REVEALS NEW NIKE COLABS
Responsible for one of the hottest Air Force 1 releases in recent memory, VLONE have once again linked-up with the Swoosh for another round of collaboration. This time, VLONE have put their spin on the high-cut version of the AF-1, as well as the classic Nike Vandal – the latter of which was previewed in the brand’s showroom in five different colourways.
ADIDAS FINALLY RELEASE THE ZISSOU
After more than a decade of pleading, the adidas Zissou finally released to the public last week, much to the delight of Wes Anderson fans and Three Stripe aficionados the world over. The shoes – which featured in 2004’s The Life Aquatic, starring Billy Murray – were released through an uber-limited drop, exclusively in Paris.
VIRGIL ABLOH CUSTOMISES OFF-WHITE JAYS FOR MICHAEL JORDAN
While we all patiently await the release details of Off-White’s Air Jordan 1 colab, the label’s creative mastermind, Virgil Abloh, made extra sure a pair made its way into the hands of His Airness. Abloh even personalised the GOAT’s pair, thanking him for ‘a lifetime of inspiration.’
NIKE CREATE A SUPER-LIMITED PARIS-EXCLUSIVE BESPOKE AIR MAX 1
In celebration of Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Nike created an ultra-exclusive Air Max 1 ‘Bespoke’, designed by two winners of a NIKEiD competition, to be released exclusively in the City of Love. Of 75 pairs produced, only 50 will be made available to the public.
ADIDAS Y-3’S SPRING/SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION REVEALED
For 15 years, Yohji Yamamoto has continued to create inventive luxury sneaker designs for adidas under Y-3. At Paris Fashion Week, Yamamoto gave us a glimpse into the future, debuting the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The collection sticks to a fashion sporstwear focus, featuring a selection of new models in bold black and white make-ups.
NIKELAB DROP NEW POCKET KNIFE DM COLOURWAYS
Inspired by a Nike ACG design from the late 90s and reimagined for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, the newly introduced Pocket Knife DM has proven a surprise smash hit for the Swoosh. To meet growing demand for the once cult favourite, NikeLAB brought us three stunning new colourways.
JUSTIN BIEBER'S RIGHT YEEZY BOOST HITS EBAY
At a recent performance at Wireless festival, Justin Bieber took off his ‘Triple White’ Yeezy BOOST 350 V2s and hurled them into the crowd. While the owner of the left shoe decided to have a bit of fun with their acquisition by creating its own Instagram page, the fan that secured the other was quick to put it up for grabs on eBay with a €5000 starting price.
JORDAN BRAND REVEAL FIVE NEW AIR JORDAN 5S WITH MATCHING FLIGHT SUITS
Following a mass of leaks in the preceding months, Jordan Brand finally revealed five new Air Jordan 5 make-ups releasing between July and September. Better still, the brand also announced the return of the classic Jordan Flight Suit, with five vintage-inspired designs hitting stores alongside the AJ5 releases.
NIKE'S BREAKING2 SNEAKER HITS EBAY WITH FIVE-FIGURE ASKING PRICE
Created for a select handful of athletes striving to run a sub two-hour marathon, Nike made only 10 pairs available to the public through a Nike+ Run Club giveaway. One winner decided to try their luck selling their pair on eBay, starting at $10,000.
SUPREME X LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION RELEASED
After months of leaks, whispers and speculation, the much-anticipated collaboration between Supreme and Louis Vuitton was finally released to the public on June 30. Released through a handful of pop-up locations around the globe, the collaborative collection featured two colourways of LV’s Sport Sneaker and three versions of the Run Sneaker.
NIKE ARE BRINGING BACK THE FLYKNIT TRAINER
First introduced in 2012, Flyknit has since become a staple for the Swoosh. While we continue to see new models blessed with the lightweight material, it seems Nike are taking a moment to reflect on its origins with the rumoured retro release of the OG Flyknit Trainer.
RONNIE FIEG UNVEILS 574S COLAB WITH DSM AND NEW BALANCE
The New Balance 574 Sport has only just been revealed but we’ve already been given a glimpse of the model’s first collaboration. Announced through Ronnie Fieg’s Instagram, the Kith head honcho has collaborated with NB and Dover Street Market to produce a traditional grey suede version equipped with interchangeable velcro ‘N’ logos in a multitude of colours.