Upgrade Your Sneaker Style with Levi's
Sometimes all it takes is a few fresh cuts to really get the drip going on your rotation. Levi’s are celebrating sneaker culture with their latest 2019 collection, specifically introducing four new styles to spotlight your footwear. From pairing niche builds to emphasising classics, Sneaker Freaker linked up with Levi’s to find even more ways to emit heat from your favourite kicks.
Turn Heads With a Neon Camo Combo
First seen during Paris Fashion Week in 2018, Comme des Garçons delivered one of the most nuclear interpretations of the Air Max 180 ever seen. With the retina-burning palette, pairing these with neutral hues is an act of mercy. Thankfully, Levi’s have remixed their popular Hi-Ball Roll Cargos in two-tone jungle camouflage, which is perfect for detuning visceral visual statements.
The Levi’s Hi-Ball Roll is all about maxing out your footwear capability. With ‘Laser Pink’ nylon mesh and contrasting micro-suede overlays, the neon 180s roll deep when paired with the military-spec Levi’s camo. Just pop the cuffs and add some extra dichotomy with black sports socks.
Lucas Blackman, a Melbourne-based photographer and sneakerhead, explains how to nail the Hi-Ball Roll look.
Can’t get hold of this high-end remix? Try pairing Levi’s Hi-Ball with the classic Air Max Plus in ‘Volt’.
Max Out a Streetwear Staple
It’s always nice to bring fresh perspective to an OG. The Air Max 1 is a staple in any self-respecting sneakerhead catalogue, and it always looks the goods when paired with another cultural benchmark: classic faded denim.
The Levi’s Hi-Ball Roll is specifically designed from the shoes up.Offering balanced width to complement the spacious curves of Tinker Hatfield’s unconventional masterpiece, the denim fade allows for multiple options when it comes to colour and style, but a sockless Air Max 1 in ‘University Red’ is an absolute no-brainer.
Keen for some more Max attacks? Try pairing the Hi-Ball Roll with heavy-hitters like the Air Max Light or the low-cut Air Skylon II. The choices are endless.
1500 Ways to Model a Classic
Everyone needs a nice pair of 1500s in their rotation. The brand is unstoppable when it comes to dissolving boundaries between sport and streetwear, and the 1500 is no exception. True to the legendary design blueprints of the 1989 original, the latest ‘Made in England’ series continues to thrive on 90s nostalgia, while also implementing some more nuanced sneaker technology for the new millennium.
The sneaker has the kind of graceful verticality that’s matched perfectly with Levi’s Hi-Ball Roll in black, the utilitarian fit perfect for multiple pinroll options, while a denim shirt picks up some of the more complex overlays in the 1500. Levi’s continue to expand on their tapered catalogue for their new collection, and the streetwear aesthetic is perfect for leveraging your sneaker choices.
Keen for some more classic looks with the Levi’s Hi-Ball Roll?
Bring in the 990v4 in classic grey — a streetwear kingpin!
Take-Off in Force!
The ultimate New York baller hasn’t taken a backwards step since debuting back in 1982. The versatile, minimalist blueprint — especially in white-on-white — is still a big seller. Pairing the Air Force 1 with the Levi's Hi-Ball Roll Cargo in a light wash denim is a no-brainer. The baggy fit is perfect for a bulky classic. The Levi’s taper style has become a streetwear staple, and pairing them with a grail like the Acronym Lunar Force 1 ‘AF100’ allows for some clever accenting on Levi’s custom stylings.
Running a little low on bank digits? Close your eyes and pluck out AF-1 GRs in any retail catalogue — these are some of the most perpetual silhouettes in the whole damn sneakersphere!